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What's Happening in April? Kansas City Easter Egg Hunts and Race Calendar

Tuesday April 15, 2014

easter weekend kansas cityIt's Easter Weekend!

Easter weekend is fast approaching, and we've got you covered with a list of Easter egg hunts in the Kansas City metro, including some around Kansas City but also in Johnson County and Missouri.

Zona Rosa Easter Parade

Don't miss the Zona Rosa Easter parade on Saturday, April 19th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, which travels through the Town Center streets. All floats and vehicles welcome to participate in the parade, with registration. According to their site,

"This FREE community event features the Easter Bunny, a best dressed contest for the whole family featuring Spring/Easter finery, (the BEST DRESSED FAMILY wins $1,000!) a live performance by Mr. Stinky Feet, and much more!"

Kansas City Metro Road Races

In addition, I've also compiled a list of Kansas City 5ks, 10ks, and half/full marathons happening for the rest of the month of April. Even though the Rock the Parkway half and full marathon was this past weekend, hopefully you can still find a few races to run if the weather cooperates for the rest of the month!

If you have an event in April or beyond that you'd like me to promote, please email me at kansascity [at] aboutguide.com!

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Antiques, Painting & More: Kansas City Link Round-Up for the Week of March 31, 2014

Thursday April 3, 2014

With spring now coming into Kansas City, there are so many great events to attend and businesses to check out. Here are some of the great date night or friend outing ideas I've written about this week:downtown kansas city

Health Rankings Put JoCo as Healthiest County in Kansas

As recent study said Johnson County was one of the healthiest places to live in Kansas.

Wine and Painting Classes in the Kansas City Metro

Have you and your friends or significant other been wanting to check out a wine and painting class? Here are all the current studios in the metro.

Antique Stores in the Kansas City Metro

With First Fridays happening t his weekend, check out the antique malls around the West Bottoms that are only open the first Friday and Saturday of the month, or check out the other antique malls around Kansas City and Shawnee.

 

 

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Happening This Weekend: Eat Local and Organic Expo March 29, 2014

Friday March 28, 2014

Johnson County Community College is hosting the KC Food Circle Eat Local and Organic Expo on March 29 and April 12, 2014. For more information, please see the flyer below. Here is the PDF version.

Kansas City Eat Local and Organic Expo 2014

Other happenings in Kansas City include the announcement of the newest location of Stroud's restaurant, opening in June 2014, and the fact that Mecum Auto Auctions will be coming to Bartle Hall in Kansas City on April 24-26 this year!

 

2013 Home Show and Flower, Lawn & Garden Show

Thursday February 28, 2013

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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.

Suicide Hill Kansas City

Wednesday February 27, 2013

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?

Ski Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri

Wednesday February 27, 2013

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

Kansas City Metro School Closings

Tuesday February 26, 2013
Snowmygoodness. Haven't seen this much.. ever? Will we have school tomorrow, can I get to work and do I have enough carbs and margaritas to make it through (?) are my burning questions of today.

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.

Kansas City Metro School Closings

Kansas City Metro Road Conditions

Monday February 25, 2013

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.

March 2013 Events Guide

Monday February 25, 2013
In like a lion, out like a lamb? Let's hope so. As the snow falls (again), I look forward to St. Pat's, Easter, basketball and all things Spring.

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...

See it all in the March Events and Festivals Guide, Part One and Two.

Help JJ's.

Wednesday February 20, 2013

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.

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