The Kansas City Zoo has treats to go along with their tricks. Children will trick or treat the zoo while enjoying Halloween-themed activities and entertainment. Skip, hop, crawl or waddle to trick or treat stations with the zooiest, gooiest treats in town. Put on your favorite costume and join the zoo animals for a trumpeting great day of not-so-spooky activities.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, "Into the Woods" is widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. This Stephen Sondheim masterpiece takes everyone's favorite storybook characters to "happily ever after" and beyond. Performance times vary. For more information, visit MuusicalTheaterHeritage.com
Come for an informative talk featuring live owls and an evening hike through the park. You’ll never know whooo you might spot! Come dressed for the weather and warm up with a cup of hot cider after the hike. This event is sure to be a “hoot." $8 per person, $9 for nonresidents. Register today by going to JCPRD.com.
Post-Halloween enrichment for the animals! Watch them crush, kick, bounce and play with big orange pumpkins at scheduled events throughout the weekend. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Experience this showcase of two distinct South African dance traditions, born from the perseverance of the human spirit. The two deeply rhythmic ensembles, Real Actions Pantsula and Stimela “The Gumboot” Musical, uplift, unite and tell a story as they entertain and spread awareness of socio-economic and political challenges. These communicative dances have become important parts of restoring, revitalizing and preserving South African culture.
Kathleen Madigan, one of the most respected comedians of her generation, headlines the 11th Annual Stand Up for Synergy. She promises a memorable night of wisecracking wisdom for all who attend. Proceeds benefit Synergy Services in their work to address family violence throughout our community. SynergyServices.org
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at this year's Holiday Boutique. This event showcases products such as apparel, decor, jewelry, children's items, gourmet foods for the holiday season and much more. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bring your scout troop, club, neighbors or yourself for a fun, clean event with a purpose. Participants will meet at Tomahawk Park, and be assigned an area to collect from either along the trail, creek or surrounding area. You must register for this free event by calling the Prairie Oak Nature Center, 913.696.7771.
VCP is building the first tiny house veterans village/community center in KC. Enjoy an evening of music by KC's jazz favorite, Grand Marquis, dinner, cocktails and auction. Visit VCPGala.com for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
Come and enjoy a catered lunch and entertainment on the second Tuesday of every month—a great way to socialize and meet new friends! Cost: $8 per person. Reservations required one week in advance for catering purposes. For more information or to register, please call 913.339-6700, ext. 154.
Robin Givens, celebrity guest speaker, actress and author will share her story of hope at this annual gala event to benefit Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, Missouri. Chef-inspired gourmet dinner, drinks and live and silent auctions that will include unique travel and event experiences and gift items! 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an after-party until 11 p.m. NewhouseShelter.org
Join Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn and members of the community for holiday caroling, refreshments and much more as the city kicks off the 2017 holiday season by illuminating City Hall at the 20th Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony.
Kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with a great morning run with friends and family. All participants receive a long-sleeved thermal race shirt and a 6-inch pumpkin pie! WaardParkwayThanksgivingDayRun.com