Yes--it's more than a mouthful, but once again the KC Home Show and the KC Flower, Lawn and Garden Show have combined their efforts to produce one of the biggest Spring Outdoor Shows in the Midwest. Dubbed "The Big Show", hundreds of vendors from all around showcase home and garden products and services to fit your every need.
The show is held March 22nd-24th at the Convention Center/Bartle Hall. General admission starts at $10, and discount tickets are available. For further info go to the Home Show and Flower, Lawn and Garden guide.
With all of this snow, most children have only one thing in mind...sledding!
Suicide Hill just happens to be the most searched term as Snomageddon 2013 has hit, one thing is for sure--you are bound to find old and young alike sledding down Brookside's famous Suicide Hill. As the name implies, Suicide Hill isn't for the faint at heart and has been wowing those who dare to sled and slide down it's slippery slope for decades.
Where is your favorite sledding spot?
All this beautiful snow makes an amazing base for skiing! Whether you are an experienced skier, giving it a try for the first time, or just have the urge to play around in the white stuff-- Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri has something for everyone.
If you love to ski, want to shred on your snowboard, or dare to fly down a ski slope in a huge rubber tube--you can do it all at Snow Creek (and it's a great little day trip out of the city!).
Photo: Snow Creek
In case of inclement weather or emergencies, here's where to find up-to-date information about Kansas City school closings and delays. You will find the latest school closings, cancellations, late-starts and delays at one of these Kansas City school closings resources.
We answer the question, 'Are we going to have a snow day?' in just one click with one of these up-to-date resources.
Snowmageddon. Again. I'm sitting here, writing this.. wondering if we should all believe the hype, but this time I do. 10-15 inches of snow. Ugh. In anycase, I've stocked up on margaritas, carbs and have just enough coffee to last a few weeks.
So if you must drive somewhere tomorrow-- here's everything from up-to-date road conditions and live City Cams--check out one of these helpful KC Road Conditions links that can help with commuting and traveling in and around the KC Metro.
Best bet, stay home.
The March Events Guide is up and ready to go--and includes everything from the Brookside Warm-Up and Snake Saturday to the Kansas City Flower, Lawn and Garden Show, the St. Pat's Parade, NCAA Basketball Tourney and much, much more...
Our thoughts and prayers extend to Jimmy, the entire JJ's family, and all those affected by the horrible events that transpired yesterday.
I have told this story to those closest to me, but thought it would be fitting to share. One of my favorite memories as a young girl was being at JJ's, which was then Don Pepe's. My dad would hunt pheasants or quail all day and we'd drive down the alley and drop them in the backdoor of the kitchen. Pepe would cook them for us, and he'd make me flaming desserts, a wonder for a three or four year old..or any age. We as a community are saddened and shocked by the tragedy of JJ's . We praying for all involved, and, as Kansas Citians, cherish all the memories we've all had there.
While the KC Restaurant community is rallying around JJ's employees, even setting up a fund via indiegogo to help.
A 'Friends of JJ's' benefit has been planned for March 5th at the Uptown. More details to follow.
This is why I love Kansas City.
We thank the KCPD and first responders, as well as those working at local burn units.
The Q-Hotel (Westport) is offering discounted rooms to anyone who has been displaced by this tragic event.
A three day weekend is pretty much pefection in my mind--spend President's Day Weekend at Union Station with their Rock N' Roll Exhibit, Science City, and the Planetarium.
Visitors can experience and learn science through fun, interactive activities all weekend with President and historical leaders-themed activities:
10:00 am - Agriculture and U.S. Presidents: A Love Story
11:00 am - President Kennedy's Lunch into Space
12:00 pm - Introduction to the Atomic Age: President Truman's Legacy
1:30 pm - U.S. President Commanders-in-Space
2:30 pm - Give President Lincoln a Bath
3:30 pm - Protecting George Washington
11:30 am - Introduction to the Atomic Age: President Truman's Legacy
12:30 pm - Name that President
1:30 pm - Ring Benjamin Franklin's Bells
2:00 pm - Agriculture and U.S. Presidents: A Love Story
2:30 pm - President Kennedy's Launch into Space
3:00 pm - U.S. Presidents: Commanders-in-Space
10:00 am - Theodore Roosevelt Sparks National Parks
11:00 am - President kennedy's Launch into Space
12:00 pm - U.S. Presidents: Commanders-in-Space
1:00 pm - Ring Benjamin Franklin's Bells
2:00 pm - Agriculture and U.S. Presidents: A Love Story
3:00 pm - Protecting George Washington
4:00 pm - Introduction to the Atomic Age: President Truman's Legacy
The Planetarium also hosts everything from Black Holes and a Tour of the Solar System to Big Birds Adventure and Dawn of the Space Age.
For more on Science City, visit www.unionstation.org/.
I don't know about you--but there is something cool and crazy about Roller Derby. I don't know if it brings me back to the 80's and USA's Derby Girls or the fact that once you see it in person, you can be assured it is not purely for entertainment purposes. The broken bones, huge bruises and slamming to the ground is for real. These girls aren't scared to roll out some punches, or throw and elbow... and I'll be a spectator thank you very much.
2013's Derby season kicks off this Saturday, February 16th with the 'Dead Girl Derby: Love Hurts, to Hale With It'--playing at American Royal's Hale Arena. Can I get a Hale yes?
The bouts start at 4:30pm and last until 10, with the first few bouts being played in 'throwback' style to the Dead Girl's first derby days--skaters not placed in the main games will be thrown into a hat and put on a squad (even if it's not their own team). The main games will be played, according to my sources, around 7pm...although the 'throwback' should be quite entertaining and fun to watch.
Tickets are $15 for adults, those 6-12 are $7 and those 5 and under are free.
Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster-- Dead Girl Derby 2/16/13.
For more info on the Dead Girl Derby, check out their website, http://www.deadgirlderby.com/