Come and join us for a morning of Trick-or-Treating in downtown Dearborn. Dress in your costume, and march with us up and down Main Street to visit the beauty shop, bank, firehouse, and other local businesses to see friendly faces and gather goodies. We can't wait to see you there boys and ghouls!
Mark your calendars! Join us on Thursday, November 10th at 2:30 p.m. to find out about the numerous resources available to our local senior citizens.
Seniors, caregivers, and any person with aging parents or grandparents can expect to gain information about helping the people they love connect with the resources and support systems they need. Topics will include: aging in place, caregiving, identity theft protection, AARP free tax preparation, health care resources, information about free health screenings for seniors, and much more.
It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away. Are you heading out of town to visit family? Or, are you hosting the meal this year? Regardless of your plans, I am sure you are spending these last few hours before the holiday doing chores, making last minute grocery store runs, and plotting your Black Friday shopping trip.
If you are staying in the Kansas City area this year, consider getting out and about to enjoy one of these local events as part of your Thanksgiving plan.
Mention "The Holidays," and everyone instantly knows what you're talking about. You aren't referring to Easter or Halloween or Flag Day. A lot of holidays take place this time of year, and we sometimes have a tendency to mentally lump them together. For me, things seem to speed up when Thanksgiving hits. Christmas is here before I know it, and New Year’s is right on its heels. This time of year can definitely be a cause for stress, but the arrival of the Holidays also brings with it a kind of solace. Food, family, friends, and faith! We've worked hard all year.
Every year, the Independence Young Matrons hosts a Holly and Mistletoe Homes Tour. This year will highlight four area homes and the Midwest Genealogy Center, which are all "decked out" for the holidays. Included in the tour is their annual bake sale, "The Sweet Shop," which will be located at the Midwest Genealogy Center. There will be delicious baked goods for sale as well as a baskets raffle.
One highlights of the holiday season in Excelsior Springs is the Festival of Trees on display at the Hall of Waters. Local businesses decorate a tree for you to enjoy, and for the first time, we at the Excelsior Springs Branch have a tree in the festival.
When: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Where: Main Street Railroad Crossing to 12th Street, Downtown Blue Springs
We expect the six car long Holiday Express Train to arrive around 4 p.m. Come see Santa and his elves. There will be refreshments. Be sure to visit Santa’s workshop for activities and crafts (inside the Howard Brown Public Safety Building).
Did you know that the American Bald Eagles wing span ranges from 72 to 90 inches, or that they weigh from ten to fourteen pounds? Wild bald eagles may live as long as thirty years, and they sit at the top of the food chain. The eagle's lifting power is about 4 pounds, and their diet consist mainly of fish, but they will take advantage of carrion (dead and decaying flesh). Once paired with a mate, bald eagles will remain together until one dies. There are estimated to be 9,789 breeding pairs of bald eagles.
This year, Chinese New Year is on Jan. 23, 2012. Chinese New Year is one of the most important Chinese holidays. In China, it is called the Spring Festival. It begins on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th day.
Each day is celebrated in a different, significant way: including dinners, gifts, worship, and dancing. The celebration ends on the 15th day with the Lantern Festival. Rice dumplings and soup are eaten this day, and lanterns are lit outside the homes to guide spirits home.