Five Things To Do This Weekend

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This weekend brings with it a holiday – Mother’s Day.  I think that Moms deserve to be recognized for all they do ALL year long, and not just on one day….but I digress!  Happy Mother’s Day to ALL of you moms!!

Now, onto the FUN things to do this weekend!   Be sure to do something special for mom, but you can also do some other fun things as a family. While several of these are local to Kansas City, there are some that are available nationwide — just always check with your location to be sure that they are participating.

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic
Lowe’s Stores Nationwide
Saturday, May 8th
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE – registration is required

Take the kids to Lowe’s and make a trellis just for mom to celebrate all she does.  Once you have it built, stop on by the garden center and pick up a climbing plant and make her smile on Sunday morning!  You can find more details and sign up here.

Mother’s Day Card Event
Michael’s Stores Nationwide
Saturday, May 8th
10:00 a.m. – 12:-00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Michael’s is offering an in-store event this weekend – a Make-it and Take-it card for mom!  As a mom, the gifts my children make with their own hands me more to me than anything they could ever purchase in a store.  You can find out more details and find a location near you here.

The Spirit of Mission Days
Sylvester Powell Jr Community Center
Mission, KS
May 7th – May 9th
Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday:  7:-00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  Normal “carnival costs”

Head on out to Mission and enjoy a carnival complete with funnel cakes, cotton candy, vendors, music and even a parade!  There is LOT of information here, including a link to a schedule of various events, so you know when you want to head on out with the family!  (Thanks KC Parent!)

Mad Science Demonstrates Splash-Tastic Science
Blue Ridge Branch: Mid-Continent Public Library (address info here)
Saturday, May 8th
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Find out what it is like when moveable objects collide with resistible forces.  Mad Science will explore science collisions with Splash-Tastic Science!  (Thanks KC Parent!)


North Kansas City – 2nd Saturdays
North Kansas City
Saturday, May 8th
9:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free admission (items available for purchase)

Head on out to North Kansas City for 2nd Saturdays.  You can enjoy lots of great food, an art mart, free jazz and check out local cruisers.  Head here for more information. (Thanks to a loyal PPM Reader!)