An evening for adults only, under the stars that features dinner, drinks and a night of entertainment. Proceeds from this year's event will help build a Draft Horse and Discovery Barn. $50 per person or $60 at the door. For more information, email Laura.Blatter@opkansas.org or call 913-634-7165.
Chef Calvin Davis of Freshwater is the featured chef for the August Powell Gardens' Missouri Barn Dinner Series. Each dinner is a celebration of the flavor and variety to be found in locally grown produce. The dinners allow guests to explore local flavors while learning more about the unique ingredients. To purchase tickets, visit PowellGardens.org.
Enjoy fine food, beverages, live music, and a silent and live auction. The event benefits YMCA Challenger sports and social programs for young people with special needs. For more info and tickets, visit KansasCityYMCA.org.
The Arts Council is excited to welcome Heat Index back this year. Heat Index is a horn-driven, contemporary jazz group, with a strong Latin jazz influence. The band combines fresh original music with extraordinary fusion remakes for a broad audience appeal. Event is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcomed.
Whether you're a veteran runner, a beginner, a wheelchair athlete or even a walker, this event is for you. Immediately following the race, join other participants at the Lion's Shelter for post-race awards and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast provided by the Leawood Lion's Club. Registration fee: $35. For more information, call 913.663.9154.
The last swim of the season goes to the dogs. Fee: $5 per dog; Leawood resident discounted fee: $3 per dog. For everyone's safety, humans are not allowed to enter the pool during this event. In case of inclement weather, please call 913.982.2433.
Join us for the PGBA Fall midwest Wood Bat Championship in honor and memory of Caleb Schwab. Proceeds will help establish baseball scholarships in Caleb's name. Kids ages 9-14 are welcome, and guaranteed three games at a $450 per team entry fee. Two wood bats are supplied per team, and each player on the winning team receives a wood bat.
Grab your friends for a weekend of fun including shopping, live music, interactive experiences, workshops and more. Cost: $10-$40.
Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Enjoy a performance under the stars at Starlight. For tickets and more information, visit KCStarlight.com.
Before the Kansas City Chiefs take the field, Kansas City Zoo animals will enjoy a sea of enrichment items donated by the KC Chiefs. Wear your Chiefs apparel and get $3 off the price of admission. Try out the tailgate special in the Tuxedo Grill.
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 more information or to register, please call 913.339.6700, ext. 154.
Uncorked is coming back to Kansas City with a 90+ point wine festival. Enjoy more than 100 wines from across the globe with ratings of 90 points or higher. Also enjoy food trucks, live music and more! Cocktail attire is requested but not required. For more information, visit UncorkedWineFestivals.com.
The Leawood area's finest dining establishments are showcased in this beloved community event. Taste 30+ of the area's top restaurants. Enjoy an autumn evening under the stars at Town Center Plaza while feasting on top menu items, drinking an array of wine varietals and enjoying live music! Tickets are $55 in advance or $65 at the door. Visit LeawoodChamber.org.
Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is a top-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and more than 25 featured restaurant booths. For more information, visit PlazaArtFair.com.
The noon program will be "Nature Center Habitat for Wildlife," presented by Scott Gamerl, outdoor education supervisor, and Dustin Branick, horticulture and forestry supervisor with the city of Leawood. The meeting is open to everyone including guests. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. For more information, email email@example.com or call Mary at 913.642.0357.
Join us for delicious wine and tasty pairings at the last wine tasting of the season. Handcrafted premium wines using Kansas-grown grapes will be showcased. As you enjoy this pleasant and enriching evening, you might even learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Registration is required. ArtsAndRec-OP.org
Taste more than 90 craft beers you can't find elsewhere. Featuring many local and regional breweries, restaurants and bands all in a beautiful garden setting. Food, music, games and fun. Don't miss this premier metrowide beer event that benefits the arboretum. No one under 21 permitted. VIP tickets: $85; general admission: $60.