Our "Thyme for Kids" Plant Sale will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 and features a variety of plants, flowers and herbs grown by the children in the Cornerstones of Care-Ozanam Campus greenhouse. Open to the public and free to attend, most plants cost between $2-$8. Proceeds from the sale support our Horticultural Therapy Program. CornerstonesOfCare.org
Bring the family out and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property during this free event. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site. Arts and craft activities for the kids will take place in the main barn. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all of the seven ponds will also be offered, so bring your own bait and tackle.
Choose from several activities: canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, hiking, BB gun shooting and archery. All ages are welcome to participate in the Family Fun Treasure Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Catch-and-release fishing also available. However, participants age 16 and older are required to have Kansas fishing license. For more information, contact Lysa Holladay at 913.856.8849.
Affinity Enterprise Group is sponsoring an art auction to benefit Cottey College. Register at Event-Imagineers.TicketLeap.com/Art-Auction/. AffinityEnterpriseGroup.com
There's no better way to support the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens than to shop the spring plant sale. Special emphasis on native, butterfly and pollinator plants with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6.
This all-day festival celebrates mushrooms and beer providing opportunities to learn about and enjoy these tasty items in a variety of ways. Listen to live music and taste chanterelles prepared by Barb the Gardener. Visitors have the opportunity to sign up for a beer-brewing class and can also learn how to cook with mushrooms. Contact:816-697-2600
Battle4KC combines the annual Star Wars celebration “May the 4th Be With You” and Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month for a day of fun. Guinness Book of World Records will officiate as attendees raise their lightsabers in an epic “Life Saver” battle. Enjoy a concert by the Phantastics, costume contest, live broadcast from SciFi4Me.com, collectible museum, and much more. Tickets $10
Come enjoy hundreds of handmade and vintage vendors, food trucks, live music, kids crafts, photo booth and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 and 7. TheStrawberrySwing.org
The Kansas City Cactus and Succulent Society is dedicated to providing an education platform for people to share information about growing succulents. Join them in the Grand Hall for educational information and a plant sale featuring a mix of cacti and succulents.
Unleash your inner beast and get ready for obstacles including giant monkey bars, 80-foot vertical bluff climbs, ravines, 3-story hay bales, rappelling, mud pits, cargo nets, zip lines stretching over 300 feet, yeti hurdles, mud galore and much more.