Saturday Family Workshop at Science City, Feb. 2

Fuel Up with Food Science

Test Kitchen Fuel Up with Food Science

Put food to the test! Small family groups work together preparing an easy nutritious dish. Then, simple chemical tests are performed to find out what nutrients make up that same dish.

Science City‘s Educators will guide your family through a one-of-a-kind experience. Each of these workshops are sure to succeed as you and your kids have fun together – so much fun, in fact, that the kids will never suspect it’s an educational activity.

Each workshop will be held twice per scheduled day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Workshops last about 1 hour & 45 minutes. After arriving please meet at the entrance of Science City then you will be escorted to workshop location as they may vary each week.

Admission to the workshops is $16 for members (one adult and one child), plus $5 for each additional person, or $30 for non-members (one adult and one child), plus $10 for each additional person. Children must have completed 1st grade to participate in the workshop.

Program Times: 11 am & 2 pm. Workshop lasts 1 hour & 45 minutes

For more information or to make a reservation at a workshop, call Union Station at (816) 460-2020.



Missouri’s Most Endangered, Feb. 2

Missouri is home to many beautiful and amazing plants and animals, some of which really need our help to survive. Join us as we explore some of Missouri’s
threatened and endangered species. Discover why they are declining, what is being done to help them and some success stories of recovered animals.

Saturday, February 2, 1 – 2 p.m
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs MO
No registration required, all ages.

Endangered animals is covered in Zoology

Valentine’s Day at Lanesfield Historic Site, Feb. 2

Lanesfield SchoolSee the school decorated for an Old-Fashioned Valentine’s Day, try your hand at pen and ink, and make your own valentine to take home!

The Lanesfield Historic Site features the limestone Lanesfield School, a visitors center with exhibits and a museum store, and a covered picnic shelter. Adjacent to the site is a 79-acre prairie, owned by Kansas City Power and Light.

Built in 1869, the school is the only standing structure from Lanesfield, Kansas. The town served as a mail stop on the Santa Fe Trail, identified with a 1906 Daughters of the American Revolution marker. A 1858 pre-Civil War skirmish also took place in the area between Missouri Border Ruffians and Free-State Kansans, led by General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake.

Adjacent to the Lanesfield Historic Site is a short nature trail, owned by the Kansas City Power and Light Company. An observation tower provides a birds-eye view of the skirmish site between the Free-State Kansans and the Missouri Border Ruffians.

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Lanesfield Historic Site
18745 S. Dillie Rd, Edgerton, KS
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Consider this for Our Heritage.

Wake Up For Groundhog Day, Feb. 2

Punxsutawney PhilAwake! Awake! Spring is near or did Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, see his shadow? Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are tidy, furry mammals that hibernate during winter and start to emerge in February. Groundhogs are rodents. Like their relatives, the squirrel and the beaver, they can climb trees and swim. Dig your way to the Discovery Center to learn unique facts about the groundhog’s behavior and how they benefit your community. Enjoy the history behind this holiday and our hands-on learning stations.

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Saturday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Walk-in (All ages)

A fun outing for Nature and Wildlife.

Störling Dance Theater’s UNDERGROUND, Feb. 2

Störling Dance Theater’s UNDERGROUND reflects the innovative and passionate storytelling that Störling has become known for.

UNDERGROUND tells the story of the Underground Railroad that is both historically accurate and made relevant for today’s generation. Don’t miss this incredible dance company described by the K.C. Star as performing “without doubt one of the most vivid, heartfelt and theatrically astute pieces of dance theater ever to grace a Kansas City stage”

Saturday, February 2, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
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With this outing you may be able to combine Dance and Freedom Seekers.

Home Depot Kids Workshop, Feb. 2

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with Kids Workshops at Home Depot!

FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

These workshops are held monthly at all Home Depot stores. No registration is required.

February’s project is a Valentine Card Holder.

Saturday, February 2, 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Find a store near you.

These workshops can be helpful for younger girls interested in earning Home Care and Repair. Girls who want more practice may be interested in the other kids available for purchase.