Art Cart At The Spencer, Weekends In July

It’s a new month and that means there’s a new Art Cart activity at the Museum. The Art Cart is a drop-in activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from the works on view in the Museum’s galleries. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends. The theme for July’s Art Cart is “Lay of the Land”.
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Find more information on the museum calendar
This is a great activity for Artastic.

Saturday Family Workshop at Science City, July 6

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Put food to the test! Small family groups work together preparing an easy nutritious dish. Then, simple chemical tests are preformed 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.

http://www.unionstation.org/satfamilyworkshops.html

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Jazz Storytelling, July 5

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, July 5, 10:00 – 11:00 am
American Jazz Museum
1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO
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http://www.americanjazzmuseum.com

An opportunity to address Music Appreciation from a uniquely Kansas City point of view.

First Fridays in the Crossroads, July 5

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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Independence Day in the 19th Century, July 4

Two of Jackson County’s historic interpretive sites, Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage, are offering special events to bring you Independence Day in an 19th century style!

Location: Missouri Town 1855
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults, $5.00; Youth 5-13 and Seniors, $3.00; Under 5, Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Experience the 4th of July in an antebellum Missouri village as its residents celebrate Independence Day 1850’s style. A variety of activities for the entire family provide the perfect setting for a fun-filled day. A special patriotic parade, where visitors join staff strolling through the village, highlights the day!

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00; Youth $4.00; Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email:  fortosage@jacksongov.org

Join our interpreters as they celebrate the 35th anniversary of American Independence. Musket and cannon demonstrations, patriotic speeches and interpretive demonstrations highlighting life on the early 19th century frontier makes this a perfect venue for celebrating our Independence!

http://www.jacksongov.org/content/7880/7890/7996/default.aspx

Art Cart At The Spencer, Weekends In June

What’s the Art Cart, you ask? It’s a free drop-in program designed to get kids and adults to look at and make art together. The theme for May’s Art Cart is “Cabinets of Curiosity”
The Art Cart is a drop-in activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from the works on view in the Museum’s galleries. This month’s activity is inspired by Luke Watson’s totem pole. Participants will create their own totem pole from clay and plastic straw. Parking is free behind the Museum on weekends.
Catch the Art Cart every Saturday 10-4 and every Sunday noon-4.
University of Kansas, Lawrence
This is a great activity for Artastic.