Five Things to Do This Weekend

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Hard to believe that another weekend is here again — but thank goodness it is!  Here are some things you can do with your family that are free (or close to it).  While some of these are for Kansas City residents, there are also a few that you can find in a town where you live.  My personal favorite idea for this weekend is just to get outside!  Go to the park.  Have a picnic.  Plant some flowers.  Just ENJOY the fresh air.

Thomas the Train Play Date
Toys R Us Stores Nationwide
Saturday, April 17th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Come and enjoy storytime, coloring fun, Thomas Trivia, special offers and FREE gifts!  You can find a TRU near you here.

 Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic – See it Grow Planter
 Lowe’s Stores Nationwide
 Saturday, April 17th
 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 Cost: FREE
 Take the kids to Lowes this weekend and build a planter.  Take it home and fill it with some annuals.  Your child can watch the roots develop while watching his/her flowers bloom.  Head here to register and get more details.

Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!
Borders Stores Nationwide
Saturday, April 17th
11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE

Come dressed in your fanciest best!  Your child (age 14 and under only please) can enjoy poetry reading and writing, word games, giveaways and MORE!  Head here to find a Borders near you (and to call to confirm your location is participating).

Northland Ethnic Festival
Park Hill South High School (4500 NW River Park Drive – Riverside, MO)
Saturday, April 17th
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission

This is the 6th annual Northland Ethnic Festival. You will be able to enjoy the worldly food, performances, exhibits and goods. There will be crafts for the kids.  You can even meet with a genealogist to learn about your own ethnicity.  You can enjoy music and dance all day long with an international fashion show to wrap up the days events.  For questions or more information, contact Sharen Hunt at 816-270-2141.   (Thanks KC Parent!)


Scavenger Hunt Saturday
Kemper Museum (4420 Warwick Blvd, KC MO)
Saturday, April 17th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Cost:  FREE

Put on your detective hat, grab your magnifying glass and get ready to learn something new about contemporary art!  The 3rd Saturday of the month is always Scavenger Hunt Saturday at Kemper Museum.  You can pick up your self-guided activity from guest services and get ready for an “ART-tistic” adventure!  (Thanks KC Parent!)