There are beginning to be more and more opportunities for small gatherings throughout the Northland. Check out these community events coming up in Gladstone, Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Smithville, and Liberty!
Guided Winery/Wine Cave Tours and Candlelight Tastings
at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery
Enjoy a tour of the property and the winery! Learn about Fence Stile’s wines and grape varieties, the winery’s history, Brix (testing the sugar level of grapes), vineyard management, and terroir of the estate. Finish with a candlelit tasting in the CELLAR57 club room and the wine caves. Tour limited to 10 people. Click here for more information.
E-Town Hose Down
at Excelsior Springs Community Center
On Friday, August 7th at Noon, join Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation as they celebrate the last day of National Parks and Rec Month with an E-Town Hose Down! The Excelsior Springs Fire Department will be hosting down kids on a hot summer day for free! Bring your swimsuits and a towel! The Community Center will provide a free treat to the kids after! Click here for more information.
Midwest Lemonade Days
at Hy-Vee (7117 N Prospect Ave, Gladstone)
Join in on the fun of Midwest Lemonade Days and help fund pediatric cancer research! Help make a difference one “cup” of lemonade at a time! Or round up at the register August 3rd-9th to help fund pediatric cancer research. Click here for more information.
Melt Box Ice Cream Truck
at Meadowbrook North Community Garden
Melt Box Ice Cream is an ice cream food truck offering bold ice cream flavors partnered with unique toppings and presentation to the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas. Click here for more information.
Polite Kids 101: The art of the handshake, manners, and more
at Kearney Firehouse Community Center
Have you ever wondered how to teach your kids to be respectful and kind in a fun way? Or wished they had better table manners? It’s the art of the handshake, the proper way to set the table, being respectful and more. Topics include: kindness, respect and honor; communication manners like body language, tone of voice and interrupting others ‘politely’; introducing yourself; how to set a basic table settings and a more formal one, too; table manners before, during and after the meal; being a guest in someone’s home and birthday party manners; wedding and funeral etiquette. Click here for more information.
Butterfly & Bubble Release Event
at Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch
The Fun Farm will have a Painted Butterfly & Monarch Butterfly Release event that will take place Saturday, August 29, 2020. This family friendly event includes releasing hundreds of colorful fluttering butterflies, jumbo bubbles, music, and all day Fun Farm field activities. Enjoy over 300 acres of farm filled fun! Click here for more information.
Paranormal Investigation at Belvoir Winery
At Belvoir Winery and Inn
Have you ever investigated at one of the most haunted locations in the Midwest! Now’s your chance! You can investigate the famous Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri on August 8th starting at 8:00pm. Click here for more information.
Popcorn in the Park – Frozen II
at Stocksdale Park, 901 S La Frenz Rd, Liberty, MO
Bring your family and friends, along with your blankets and lawn chairs, and head out to Stocksdale Park to enjoy a FREE movie on the big screen, under the stars. The movie will begin at dusk (around 8-8:30 p.m.) Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own snacks, drinks, lawn chairs and blankets. Please remember, alcohol is not allowed in Liberty’s parks. Click here for more information.
Smithville Lake Fest
at Smithville Main Street District, 101. N. Bridge St, Smithville
Octoberfest is moving to August and will be called Lake Fest. We hope for warmer weather, more food and craft vendors and the support from the community! Also a 3 day event, so plan to come out on Sunday and show support. We hope to continue to grow this event, but we cannot do it without the help from the wonderful community! Click here for more information.
Floater Fest at Smithville Lake
at Little Platte Park, Smithville Lake
Remember TAH’s 2018 Floater Fest? It’s back but now moved to the lake! TAH CrossFit has teamed up with Northland Outdoor Adventures to bring you a fun short floater competition outside with kayaking and paddle boarding.This will be a COED PARTNER event! Click here for more information.
Upcoming Northland Kansas City Summer Camps
We know this year has brought a lot of challenges when it comes to activities and getting together for events. Despite the restrictions, there are still some great camps coming up in the Northland of Kansas City that you can still participate in!
MCC’s College for Kids
3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
From their website, MCC’s College for Kids offers enrichment opportunities for kids and teens ages 5-16 in a fun and safe environment where they enjoy educational and hands-on learning activities. The classes are designed to engage your youth in new experiences, develop new interests, teach meaningful skills and excite students about learning. College for kids is available on all Metropolitan Community College Campuses. Click here to find out more!
Sylvan Learning of Kansas City, North – Camps
8409 N Main St, Kansas City, MO
According to their website, Sylvan is the place to stop summer learning loss! Programming includes reading, writing, math, study skills, ACT/SAT prep, and homework support. We employ certified educators and conduct instruction (typically) in a 3 to 1 learning environment. We guarantee results for our core programming and our ACT/SAT courses. We offer FREE ACT practice exams throughout the year, and overall instruction is designed to increase student abilities and improve confidence. We use a token system to encourage hard work, raise confidence, and increase attendance. Click here to find out more!
Oakhill Day School Summer Camp
7019 North Cherry St, Gladstone, MO
From their website, Oakhill Day School offers care for students grades Toddler (2 years old) through 8th Grade. Currently, registration is only open to Oakhill families. Participation will involve social interaction with others as well as physical activities. Click here to find out more!
Kansas City Ballet School – Camps
500 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO
According to their website, Kansas City Ballet School is now offering virtual classes for all ages. Under the direction of School Director Grace Holmes, the School offers a complete, professional curriculum for students. Kansas City Ballet School provides an encouraging environment where all ages are invited to find and refine their artistry. Click here to find out more!
Coterie Theatre – Camps
2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO
On their website they ask citizens to join in the fun of The Coterie Theatre School’s summer drama classes! Both virtual and in-person classes at four Kansas City metro locations are available. The Summer Drama Classes and Performance Camp will be a mix of live, interactive online classes, as well as in-person classes (whenever possible). Click here to find out more!
We hope you have a fun and very safe Summer! Right now we are offering Summer Tune Ups to air conditioning systems for only $75! Call 816-456-8535 and tell us you saw this ad on our blog to get quickly scheduled today!