During the last several years, roller derby has made a quick comeback to the sporting scene. Though much less theatrical (and violent) than the popular bouts that were televised during the 60’s and early 70’s, roller derby has returned to its athletic roots while still holding strong to the fun, hardcore entertainment value that the whole family can enjoy. We are currently home to three flat-track roller derby leagues that I would love to share with you!
Kansas City is in between the seasons of the more well-known sports teams like the Chiefs and Royals. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go without your fix of watching two teams duke it out to the tune of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Kansas City is the home to numerous lesser known teams that are just as exciting and just as much fun to root for. Many of them even have taken championships in their divisions. One of my favorites is roller derby.
So, what did you do last weekend? Just the usual.. hmmm?
Well if that is your answer, then you need to change something up a little.
You have a bit over 4 weeks until the next First Friday in the Crossroads District of Kansas City. Yep.
Bet you're excited now.
The next First Friday is May 6th.
Why should you care?
Well, if you like the fun of rubbing shoulders with people in the streets, watching fire jugglers, listening to bands, checking out dancers, and exploring the many galleries that are holding openings - then you should care.
Are you looking for a good bargain? Do you want to make a little extra cash? Well, it’s that time of the year again. The annual Smithville City Wide Garage Sales are coming. The event this year is sponsored by the Lions Club and is scheduled for Saturday April 30, 2011. So if you do live in Smithville, think about doing some spring cleaning.
One of my favorite magazines and series of cookbooks are the publications by Taste of Home. Last Saturday, I attended the Taste of Home Cooking School and Home Expo in Atchison, Kansas. It was a lot of fun! Tickets are usually $15, and it was well worth the small amount of money. You can find dates for a few more upcoming Missouri shows here.
An Open House for patrons with disabilities was hosted by Mid-Continent Public Library and Triality, Inc. at the Liberty Branch on April 6, 2011. The Open House was held as part of a Library Services Technology Act Grant through the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Library tours, along with computer and self-checkout demonstrations were offered to participants by library staff.
Let me start this blog by saying that I am the person who doesn't listen to country music, but occasionally I bend my own rules and open my horizons (for the official record, you'll find me listening to a lot of folk and alternative).
What is Gatsby Days you ask? That was my question not that long ago, being a newcomer to the Excelsior area. Turns out, it's not a F. Scott Fitzgerald fiction festival, much to my own initial confusion and embarrassment. It's actually a celebration of Excelsior Springs's Prohibition Era history as a resort destination (Which even as a librarian I have to admit is far more fun...)
Babysitters can get their Red Cross Babysitting Certification in two sessions at the Grain Valley Community Center on May 9th and 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class is designed for teenagers, and will deal with emergencies and first aid, feeding, and diapering babies. Students will receive a manual, and those who successfully complete the class will receive a certificate.