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Historic Independence (Walking Tour)

Sat, Apr 20 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
Registration Required
Walk in the footsteps of early Independence residents, and experience western expansion, the Civil War, outlaws, pioneer settlers, and Harry Truman.

Liberty Art Gallery: Prairie Primitives Presents Kevin Callahan

Sat, Apr 20 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Artist Kevin Callahan uses a variety of artistic mediums to express his philosophy of composition, story, elegant line.

The Whole Person Expressions Art Exhibit

Sat, Apr 20 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
The Whole Person’s 9th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition celebrates artists’ abilities and unique talents, adding diversity to the arts community.

Operation Wildlife Presents: Don't Touch That Baby Animal

Sat, Apr 20 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration Required
Learn the facts and the future of wild babies and birds. A live great-horned owl and taxidermy mounts will help illustrate the natural history of wild animals and why you "Don't Touch That Baby!"

Springtime Yoga for Kids

Sat, Apr 20 2019
10:45am - 11:45am
Registration Required
Kids will hop into some fun animal yoga poses, play some yoga games, and make some spring-inspired artwork after listening to April Pulley Sayre’s "If You're Hoppy."

Brixology Creatures

Sat, Apr 20 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Registration Required
Discover nature’s engineering secrets by investigating biomimicry. Build a walking insect machine, and then test different ways to help it climb up the steepest branch.

Egg-Extravaganza

Sat, Apr 20 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration Required
Join us for storytime with Mayor Mike McDonough, as we take part in Raytown’s Easter festivities. After the stories, the Easter Bunny will escort the children across the street for an Easter egg hunt.

Storycrafting Fundamentals

Sat, Apr 20 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Writer and storyteller Anthony Clark will guide participants through developing a basic structure for a new or in-progress story during this five-hour workshop.

German Research Discussion Group

Sat, Apr 20 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration Required
The German Research Discussion Group presents and preserves genealogical information about the German regions, traces German ancestors, and fosters a better understanding of the lives they led.

Life is Like a Box of Crayons

Sat, Apr 20 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whether you stay in the lines or venture outside them, coloring is credited with lowering stress and anxiety in adults, promoting greater self-esteem and awareness, as well as encouraging creativity a

ReadLOCAL Author Event: James J. Heiman

Sat, Apr 20 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join The Story Center as we celebrate the book launch of Woodneath Press author James J. Heiman. "Front Lines to Headlines: The World War I Overseas Dispatches of Otto P.

Mexican American Baseball in Kansas City

Sat, Apr 20 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration Required
Mexican American baseball flourished in Kansas City at the start of the 20th century as Mexican immigrants moved to the Midwest to find work and economic opportunities.

Liberty Art Gallery: Prairie Primitives Presents Kevin Callahan

Mon, Apr 22 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm
Artist Kevin Callahan uses a variety of artistic mediums to express his philosophy of composition, story, elegant line.

The Whole Person Expressions Art Exhibit

Mon, Apr 22 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
The Whole Person’s 9th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition celebrates artists’ abilities and unique talents, adding diversity to the arts community.

BOOM! Stories & Science

Mon, Apr 22 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration Required
It’s fiction vs. nonfiction in a battle between stories and science. Kids will enjoy a lively mix of science experiments and storytelling that will get them excited about science and reading.

Introduction to Tai Chi

Mon, Apr 22 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration Required
Explore the ancient practice of Tai Chi, and experience the benefits these low-impact exercises have on balance and fitness. This is a three-part program.

Springtime Yoga for Kids

Mon, Apr 22 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration Required
Kids will hop into some fun animal yoga poses, play some yoga games, and make some spring-inspired artwork after listening to April Pulley Sayre’s "If You're Hoppy."

Kid Reads

Mon, Apr 22 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Read it; love it; share it. Experience a book like never before. Join us every Monday afternoon to listen to great stories or get the opportunity to read aloud yourself! All ages.

Craft Group: Threads & Things

Mon, Apr 22 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creating your own works of art is one of the best ways to express yourself and share good will. Join us to meet new people, create new items, and even learn a thing or two.

ELL/ESL Classes for Adults

Mon, Apr 22 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration Required
Come learn and perfect your English through hands-on activities, play based methodology, fun speaking exercises and games! These aren't your average English lessons!

Flour Power: A Kid's History of the Tortilla

Mon, Apr 22 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration Required
Did you realize that your burrito is wrapped in history? Join Gene Chavez for a well-rounded lesson on the history of the tortilla. Then take part in a tortilla-rolling contest.