December 12, 2013
- Stuff to Do With Kids In Overland Park & JoCo
- US Toy Store Leawood Holiday Giveaway
- Be Featured in our Biz Directory
- Santa in Overland Park and Around Town!
- Don't Forget to Use Your Flex Spending!
- Live Performances Around Kansas City
- The Future of Art is Bright for Area High School Student Artists
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Advertise with Macaroni Kid JoCo
- Kids Activities Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee
This Week's Macaroni Kid JoCo News
CONGRATS to Beth B. for being selected by random.org to win a family four pack of tickets to the Museum of Prairiefire and some fun memorabilia. This week we have 3 great prizes from our sponsor at US Toy up for grabs. Keep reading for a chance to win!
Next week we'll be launching our No-School Day Daily Facebook Contest. I encourage you to like our Facebook page for the daily announcement - a new contest for every day the kids are off of school.
Not everything is listed in our weekly e-news so don't forget to also check the calendar for additional activities.
Here's the JoCo Scoop for the next few days:
- US Toy Store in Leawood is hosting a VIP with Santa this Friday night and another photo opp with Santa this Saturday.
- Whole Foods Market 119th is hosting two sessions of Lunch with Santa this Saturday.
- The new CareSpot clinic at 9507 Antioch is having a grand opening through Dec. 14th. Get a Care Kit valued at $200.
- There is still time to see Santa around town.
- Don't forget to use your HSA Flex Spending $. Roth & Moon Orthodontics is a great option.
- There a ton of live performances all over the metro. Check out our show listings!
- Our business directory is also full of great resources for you!
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Around Johnson County, KS:
- Dec. 4th 5-8 pm A Candy Cane Christmas in Bonner Springs. Community dinner, food drive, parade, Mayor's Christmas tree lighting, Santa & Mrs. Claus, music and refreshments. FREE.
- Dec. 14th 9-10 am Breakfast with Santa at Bonner Springs Community Center. Light breakfast, craft, photo with Santa. $5 residents ($10 non-residents)
- Dec. 2nd 7 pm Christmas in ...
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Take Your Kids to a Live Performance
12/10-12/28 TYA Performs 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at City Stage; Kansas City, MO
12/13-12/16 KC Symphony and Chorus Christmas Festival at the Kauffman Center; Kansas City, MO
12/12-12/15 A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas at the Blue Springs Community Theater; Blue Springs, MO
12/13-12/15 Paul ...
We are pleased with the tremendous response to our exhibition and the quality of work submitted. 410 very talented artists submitted a total of almost 765 entries. We selected 132 works, from 123 student artists, representing 16 high schools ...
Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 - Stock Up on Winter Reading Sale at Indian Creek Branch Library
Where: Indian Creek Branch Library,
1299 S. Blackbob Rd,
Olathe, KSWhen: Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 12-4, Sun. 1-3Who: Bargain and book lovers.How: Get thereCost: FREE admission
Where: Cornerstone Park, 215 North Center, Gardner, KSWhen: 5:30 PMWho: Ages 2-10How: Register online by Dec. 11Cost: $3
Where: U.S. Toy Store, 2008 W. 103rd Terrace, Leawood, KSWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Stop byCost: FREE
Where: JCCC Carlsen Center,
Overland Park, KSWhen: shows at 2 pm & 7 pmWho: The entire familyHow: Purchase ticketsCost: $14 and up
Where: Johnson County Fairgrounds, White Building, 136 E. Washington St, Gardner, KSWhen: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: The entire familyHow: Purchase tickets at City HallCost: $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Children under 1 free.
Where: Olathe Family YMCA, 21400 W. 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061When: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AMWho: Open to the community!How: RSVP by calling the Welcome Center at 913.393.9622Cost: $3 per childFor more info: We are also hosting a Drop 'n' Shop event immediately following Breakfast with Santa from 10AM-2PM. A great chance to get some Holiday Shopping done while your kids stay and play at the YMCA!
Where: Bonner Springs Community Center,
200 E. 3rd Street,
Bonner Springs, KSWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Get there.Cost: $5 per child for residents ($10 non-residents)
Where: U.S. Toy Store, 2008 W. 103rd Terrace, Leawood, KSWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Stop byCost: FREE
Where: At your local Lowe's storeWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Recommended for kids age 5 and upHow: Register online. These classes fill up fast!Cost: FREE
Where: Whole Foods Market 119th, 6621 W. 119th St, Overland Park, KSWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5-12How: Register for 11 am or 12:30 pm lunch in the store or call 913.663.2951Cost: $5
Saturday, December 14 through Saturday, December 14 - Fountain City Brass Band - Blue Christmas at Bell Cultural Center
Where: Bell Cultural Center at MidAmerica Nazarene,
2030 E. College Way,
Olathe, KSWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: The entire family.How: Purchase ticketsCost: Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 Seniors, $10 MNU Faculty/Staff, $5 Students.
Where: Johnson County Fairgrounds, White Building, 136 E. Washington, Gardner, KSWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (also 2:30 - 3:30 pm)Who: Kids 3-12. Those who are 6 and under must be with an adult.How: Must RSVP by Dec. 11 by calling 913.856.0936Cost: $2-$5 per craft. Pay with cash or check at the event.
Where: Silver Tree Art Institute, 112480 Strang Line Rd, Lenexa, KSWhen: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Come byCost: FREE
Where: Cornerstone Park,
215 N. Center St,
If inclement weather: Gardner City HallWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Kids and their families.How: Get thereCost: FREE
Where: Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St, Overland Park, KSWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Call 913.642.6410 to registerCost: $3 per person, including adults
Where: Indian Creek Branch Library, 12990 S. Blackbob Rd, Olathe, KSWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: All ages, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult.How: Drop byCost: FREE
Wednesday, December 18 through Wednesday, December 18 - Animal Tales Storytime - a Visit with Santa at Ernie Miller Nature Center
Where: Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909
N. Highway 7,
Olathe, KansasWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Kids ages 2-6 with their grown-upHow: Get there.Cost: $2 per person including adults
Where: Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center,
6545 W. 151st St,
Overland Park, KSWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 2-12How: Register online or by calling 913.685.6000Cost: $11 per person ($14 for non-residents)
Saturday, December 21 through Saturday, December 21 - Make it & Take it Rudolph the Candy Dish at U.S. Toy
Where: U.S. Toy,
2008 W. 103rd Terrace,
Leawood, KS 66206When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: All families.How: Drop byCost: FREEFor more info: Call store manager at 913-642-8247
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