Experimental Painting Workshop, Jan. 19

With the help of The Foundry Art Centre and local Artist Fran Null, workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn non-traditional painting techniques and create masterpieces of their very own. Fran Null’s approach to inspiring children to make art is to use story books to spark the child’s own original composition.

This program is part of the Arts Collaborative Project where The Magic House is partnering with leaders in the St. Louis art community. The project gives children the opportunity to experience different forms of art creation as well as to introduce our visitors to some of the fine art institutions in St. Louis.
Cost: Free with Museum admission.
Reservations are required.

Saturday, January 19, 2013
9:00 am to Noon


Day in the Life, Jan. 13

Living History volunteers will be on-site to bring life to WWI artifacts and topics that inspire thought, dialogue and learning. Included with Museum admission and free for members.

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial provides an extraordinary experience. The state-of-the-art Museum gives you the chance to explore and discover the nation’s most extensive assembly of artifacts, photography, art and narratives of the Great War ever presented in a single collection. The Museum introduces the war in unprecedented ways – through visual and audio sensory stimulation to mold an unforgettable experience in the minds of all visitors – young and old.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
National World War I Museum at The Liberty Memorial
Visit planning information online

Consider this for a fresh perspective on Freedom’s Heroes

Second Saturdays By The Grinter Stove, Jan. 12

Join us at 10 a.m. January 12 as we honor the Grinter Place heritage of cooking on the wood stove. Explore traditional recipes through cooking demonstrations and tastings and hear a presentation on local history topics.

Wood stove at Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City

$3 admission fee includes the program and tour of Grinter Place. Explore rooms decorated with period furnishings, the Grinter family Bibles and photos, and a quilt made by Anna Grinter. Take in a view overlooking the Kansas River when you step out onto the second floor balcony. Discover the way of life experienced by families living on the frontier.

A trip to Grinter Place isn’t just a look inside the oldest home in Wyandotte County, it’s a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri borders. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped farm, raise poultry and livestock, and plant an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape. Learn how life in Kansas changed dramatically through the stories of Annie and Moses when you visit the stately Grinter Place.

10 am – 5 pm

Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street
Kansas City, KS

This event could meet several requirements of Our Heritage, especially #7 (required for Explorers).

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic, Jan. 12

This Saturday, stores will receive one of several classic Build and Grow kits! The project may be a mystery but it’s no surprise that your child will have fun building it at Lowe’s!!

Jan. 12, 10 a.m.

Register Online

These clinics are a great way to meet Home Care and Repair #7.

Heartsaver CPR, Lee’s Summit Medical Center

AHG health and safety rules require there be at least one First Aid and CPR trained leader per Unit present at any Troop activity — and more are always better!

Heartsaver CPR, Lee’s Summit Medical Center

Offered on the 1st Thursday of each month. (Take the class one time, choose the date you prefer.)

This 2-hour course covers skills needed for the adult, child or infant victim. Skills taught include CPR and choking management. This class is appropriate for anyone who is not a healthcare provider but needs certification for employment. The American Heart Association class is taught by instructors from Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Fee is $25. To register, call Nurses On-Call at (816) 282-5060. Payment is received day of class.

Take A First Day Hike At A Park Near You, Jan. 1

America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2013 at a state park. Each guided hike will offer individuals and families opportunities to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on the first day of the year. Currently there are 657 First Day Hikes planned.

Many hikes are free, but some may require park admission; check the park listings for information. For all hikes, participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring binoculars, camera, snacks and water bottle. State park staff and volunteers will lead the hikes.

“I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than hiking through one of our beautiful Kansas state parks,” said Linda Craghead, KDWPT Assistant Secretary for Parks and Tourism. “Hiking on one of the many maintained state park trails promotes a healthy lifestyle, is a great family activity and blends stunning winter landscapes with opportunities to see a variety of wildlife.”

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