02/01/2014 - 05/04/2014
CROWN CENTER SHOPS
There’s no place like Crown Center to celebrate the 75th anniversary of America’s favorite movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” Trace Dorothy’s footsteps through the Land of Oz: from the moment her house plops down in Munchkin Land until she clicks her ruby red slippers to return to Kansas. Level 1 Showplace. For more information, 816.274.8444. CrownCenter.com
03/06/2014 - 03/28/2014
THURSDAYS IN MARCH
This Toastmasters club helps members become better speakers and leaders. Whether you are a professional, teacher, stay-at-home parent, or retired, Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Guests welcome. Thursdays at noon at YRC Freight. MarathonMasters.org
KANSAS CITY FASHION WEEK
03/13/2014 - 03/16/2014
Kansas City Fashion Week’s fifth consecutive showcase in the historic Union Station showcases more than 33 designers. This season is a sure fire show stopper of the 2014 Fall/Winter collections. KCFashionWeek.com
Dinner Murder Mystery
March 14, 22
Enjoy an evening of serious laughter at “Murder at the Mansion,” a dinner murder mystery at the beautiful Longview Mansion in Lee’s Summit. 6:30-9 p.m. $40/person. Event sells out. 816.761.6669
SPRING LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon including lunch and a preview of the latest spring fashions from Alissa’s. A fundraiser for the continued estate preservation and presentation. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon. $25. Make reservations by calling 816.461.3491.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY RUN
In its 36th year, this race kicks off a lively St. Patrick’s celebration with a sea of green-clad participants. Hosted by KC Track Club. 10-11:30 a.m. StPatricksDay4MileRun.com
A photojournalist exploring Earth’s most remote and extreme environments, Paul Nicklen faces incredible hardships and personal danger in pursuit of intimate and powerful images of iconic wildlife. Program starts at 7:30 p.m. KauffmanCenter.org
Climb Every Mountain celebrates songs we’ve grown to love. Spend an evening listening to the beautiful songs from musical theatre classics: The King and I, South Pacific, Cinderella, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music. At Chestnut Fine Arts theater. Runs through May 4. ChestnutFineArts.com
TOMAHAWK TRAIL CLEAN UP
Help clean-up your park along Tomahawk Creek in this “feel good” event. 2-5 p.m. Leawood Parks & Rec will provide trash bags, gloves and snacks/drinks for this volunteer effort. Pre-registration required. Call 913.681.0902 x 10 to register.
L’ECOLE CULINAIRE ACADEMY
Cooking classes for food enthusiasts. Learn from the best at L’Ecole Culinaire Academy. Cost for class is $75. 6-9 p.m. Located at 310 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. 816.627.0100 LEcole.edu
PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE KICKOFF
BASS PRO SHOP, INDEPENDENCE
Visit booths and discover the treasures of local history, see live animals, and participate in hands-on activities. Pick up your 2014 Passport to Adventure. Once you have completed the passport, turn it in to a participating site by October 31 to receive a prize. Historic Oxford Schoolhouse and Prairie Oak Nature Center are participants. 913.764-7759 or Facebook.com/kcpassport
LEAWOOD GARDEN CLUB FUNDRAISING AUCTION
LEAWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Garden Club will hold its annual fundraising silent auction at 10:30 a.m. Kansas City artist Jim Hamil will also demonstrate painting flowers. Bring a sack lunch – beverages and desserts provided. Open to everyone. Call 913 642.3317 or email Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
03/27/2014 - 04/13/2014
The Off Center Theater presents a salute to America’s most gifted composer, Leonard Bernstein. Featuring West Side Story, Candide and more. MusicalTheaterHeritage.com.
Midwest Health & Wellness Open House
You’re invited to visit Midwest Health & Wellness and learn about medical weight loss, hormone therapy and aesthetic care at their facility, 2805 W. 47th Ave. Noon-6 p.m. Giveaways include Latisse, Lipo B injections and gift certificates. We will be serving food and drinks as well. KCHormone.com or 913.262.1992.