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Local museums abound with special exhibits for family fun this summer

With the school year rapidly winding down, parents are looking for ways to entertain their kids this summer. Many local museums are offering special exhibits that are educational as well as fun. ...

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As winter approaches, stay active with these precautions

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As cold weather approaches that means it’s time to cut back on outdoor activities and hibernate during the winter. Right? Not so fast. “There is a seasonality to physical activity levels,” said ...

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Support Israel: Attend KC Jewish Culture Fest on Sunday

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Christians have a good opportunity to support the local Jewish community in the wake of last weekend’s bloody attacks in Israel. The Jewish Culture Fest will be held this Sunday at the ...

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Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opens new 650,000-gallon aquarium

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The much anticipated Sobela Ocean Aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opened to the public on Friday morning. The 650,000-gallon aquarium features six zones with 34 habitats that tell the ...

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Kansas City area offers explosive fun for families during July 4 week

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The Fourth of July is fast approaching and with it, a full schedule of activities for families in the Kansas City area. For fun all weekend into the Independence holiday, check out ...

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Kansas City metro area is filled with free family attractions this summer

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Keeping the kids entertained all summer while staying on budget is a challenge that every family faces. Fortunately, the Kansas City area offers a wide range of free options. Metro Voice is ...

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From music to sports, local families can enjoy variety of Memorial Day weekend activities

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Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off summer fun, and a number of events are on tap for area families. On Sunday, Celebration at the Station fills the grounds of Union Station and the National WWI Museum ...

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Missouri considers expanding homeschool access to extracurricular activities

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The Missouri Senate recently debated legislation that would expand opportunities for homeschooled students to participate in their local school district’s extracurricular activities. The idea may get widespread support as homeschooling is at ...

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Non-stop entertainment options available now through Christmas

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As the song says, it’s Christmas in Kansas City. From holiday music to light displays to ice skating, families have plenty of entertainment options between now and December 25. These are a ...

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Experts share tips to boost energy as life gets busier

More and more churches are nourishing physical as well as spiritual health. The focus comes as many people report a lack of energy and additional stress since the beginning of the pandemic. ...

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Missouri celebrating 200th birthday in Jefferson City today

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Missouri is celebrating its bicentennial in Jefferson City today. The formal ceremony on the Capitol’s south lawn will be livestreamed on Missouri2021.org. Governor Mike Parson, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson, ...

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Hundreds of events will celebrate Missouri bicentennial

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Missouri Statehood Day on Aug. 10 will mark 200 years since the Missouri Territory became the 24th state of the union. More than 200 bicentennial events are taking place this year, with ...

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6 ways to make Christmas more meaningful at home

It was breathtaking . . . simple, yet incredibly elegant. After a quick stop at the dollar store for Christmas supplies, I hurried home to recreate the festive showpiece that had caught ...

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Turkey Bowl set for this weekend in Kansas City’s West Bottoms

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The pandemic and recent cool temperatures have led to cabin fever for many Kansas Citians. With predicted temperatures in the 70s and plenty of room for social distancing, the West Bottoms area ...

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Eudora man plans festival to benefit tornado victims

A Eudora businessman has organized a tornado relief benefit festival this weekend. It’s been nearly a month since an EF-4 tornado ripped through parts of Douglas and Leavenworth counties, damaging dozens of homes ...

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‘Taps at the Tower’ gives free access to top of Liberty Memorial

June is packed with interesting events at the National WWI Museum and Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. The sixth annual Taps at the Tower event includes the rare opportunity to ascend to ...

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Brookside Art Fair is Friday thru Sunday

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Sunshine is expected to bring Kansas City residents out in droves for the Brookside Art Fair.  The 34th annual event starts Friday evening and extends through the weekend, just in time for ...

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We’re home–now what? WWI Museum looks at veterans from the Great War

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Americans are familiar with the treatment of Vietnam War veterans returning from the front lines. It was a divisive time in our nation’s history and, sadly, veterans often felt the wrath of ...

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KC Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ will leave you speechless

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Christmas is gifts, snow, imagination, music and magic for kids. A Christmas tradition that incorporates all these is the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The opening night for The Nutcracker in Kansas ...

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Three fun activities for your weekend

There are several great activities for families this weekend. The weather is great, you’ve got your shopping done, right? And you’re looking for a break now that the snow is melted. Check ...

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Bowl free today – It’s National Bowling Day!

Got any “spare” time this weekend? You can bowl free today at Bowlmor Lanes, Bowlero, AMF, and thousands of other bowling alleys around the country. Saturday, August 11, is National Bowling Day ...

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Don’t break the bank when celebrating Christmas

Christmas changed – a lot – when my husband and I had children. The first few years, we wanted to make sure our daughter (now almost 8) had the very best of ...

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