Bird Banding, Mar. 2

Bird Banding

Bird Banding with Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke of Missouri River Bird Observatory.

Come see our resident winter songbirds up close and personal! Dana and Ethan will band and release birds for population studies and answer questions about their current research projects. Red-breasted Nuthatches have been caught two months in a row! Come see what turns up in January.

March2, 2013, 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
(Note: If weather is inclement, banding will be held on March 3.)

Cost: Free

Burroughs Audobon Nature Park  and Bird Sanctuary
7300 SW West Park Road
Fleming Park
Blue Springs, MO
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Aditional Information: Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City

All Ages

This activity is a good addition to Our Feathered Friends.


Jazz Storytelling, Mar. 1

Providing free educational access to over 3,000 children in Kansas City annually, Jazz Storytelling meets educational standards, introduces children to new music & cultures.

Note: RSVP not necessary, but welcomed. Please contact the American Jazz Museum Education Department at 816-474-8463.

Friday, March 1, 10:00 – 11:00 am
American Jazz Museum
1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO
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An opportunity to address Music Appreciation from a uniquely Kansas City point of view.

First Fridays in the Crossroads, Mar. 1

March First Friday  - Signage Near YJ'sFirst Fridays in the Crossroads is quickly becoming a Kansas City tradition. Galleries and shops stay open late so that you can browse the collections, showcasing both local and national artists. You’ll find both indoor and outdoor entertainment, and many restaurants in the neighborhood offer First Fridays specials, too.

First Fridays is open to children, but many galleries are too crowded for strollers.

First Friday of every month, January – December, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Crossroads Community is a mile wide downtown area of Kansas City bounded by 15th St., I-35, the Freighthouse district, and Troost Ave. The heart of the Crossroads Arts District lies long 20th St. and Baltimore.

Visiting an artist’s gallery or viewing a collection is a requirement of several of the badges in the Arts Frontier.

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In The News — St. Joseph Troop MO1231!

Check this out — our St. Joseph Troop made the papers!

Rebecca Hodges’ and Gloria Burton’s daughters spent one Saturday this month learning self-defense and the next at a daddy/daughter dance. Last fall, they went on a hayrack ride pulled by Belgian horses and learned fire safety at a camp out. And in the spring, they’ll learn more outdoor skills and might march in the Apple Blossom Parade.

This variety in their social calendars comes courtesy of American Heritage Girls, a faith-based scouting organization with a newly formed chapter in St. Joseph. Ms. Hodges and Ms. Burton are among five mothers who opted to begin the local chapter after learning about the organization from Focus on the Family founder James Dobson’s book “Bringing Up Girls.”

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To contact the St. Joseph Troop, visit

Still Life Drawing, Feb. 7 – Mar. 14

A six week class from The Hub Community Center of Vineyard Church. Join us as we delve into the world of drawing. We’ll start with pencil and charcoal, then move to color in the last 2 weeks.

Thursdays, Feburary 7 – March 14
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Register for this class and others at

Materials – Attendees will need to purchase materials before the first night of class.

  • Drawing pads: 18×24 inch, 9×12 inch, 67# white paper.
  • Soft pencils, number “B”‘s, erasers, charcoal, graphite, etc.
  • For color work, water color, color pencils, pastels, etc.
  • If you have an easel, please bring it with you to class.

Cost – Free

The Hub Community Center
8301 Lamar Ave.
Overland Park , KS
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A welcome introduction to Artastic for Pioneers and Patriots (ages 12 and older)

African Americans in the West, Feb. 7 – 28

Guided tour of the museum exhibits with an emphasis on the African American experience in the West.

Thursdays, February 7 – 28
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

National Frontier Trails Museum
318 W. Pacific
Independence, MO
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Consider this for Our Heritage; perhaps best for Explorers and older.