Who: Whole Foods,

What: Free Kids Club – Make a Recipe booklet for Mom

When: Sunday, May 6, 1-3 PM

Where: 7401 W. 91st Street Overland Park, KS 66212

Details: Stop by the Cooking Studio and make a mini-recipe booklet for Mom full of scrumptiously healthy recipes with Lisa. Kids will taste some of the recipes while decorating their booklets.  All kids club events include a snack, and are designed for children ages 3-12 years old.

Cost: FREE!

Contact: 913-652-9633
Who:  ARTichokes,

What:  Free Open Studio

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (May 1-4) from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Where:  Mission Farms, 10557 Mission Road, Leawood, KS  66206

Details: Enjoy a free Open Studio session on Wednesday, May 2 with the 'oogly lady' -- ceramic artist, Myrna Minnis.   Your children will have a blast with clay, making the ever popular ooglie!  Then move on to painting on a canvas and let your imaginations soar.  Meet other people, get feedback on your work, have creative fun.  Open session includes a 5 x 7 canvas board with paint. Offer for school aged children. Children under 5 welcome with a parent.

Cost:  FREE!  (A $5.00 value)

Contact: 913.322.9481


Who:  The Coterie Theatre,

What:  One free ticket per order to James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; Adapted by David Wood, Directed by Ernie Nolan

Crocodile tongues, horrible aunts, a ravenous rhinoceros:  poor James is miserable...until something peculiar happens involving a giant peach and group of talking insects!   James and his diverse insect buddies work together as to take the most wonderful and extraordinary journey they could ever imagine.  When the peach plunges into the sea, James takes command, using the resources at his disposal to lift the peach out of the danger of circling sharks.  Eventually the peach comes safely to the end of its journey, and the characters arrive at the next stage of their lives.

When: Friday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  The Coterie Theatre, level 1, Crown Center Shops

Details: In Celebration of Screen Free Week, the Coterie will give one free ticket (per order) to their 7:00 p.m. performance of James and The Giant Peach on Friday, May 4 plus a surprise session with "the oogly lady," Myrna Minnis before the show and a free mini-class afterwards with cast members!

Cost:  One free ticket per order. Additional tickets may be purchased at regular prices.

How to Order: Order by phone (816) 474-6552 or in person at the Coterie Box Office (level 1, Crown Center Shops). One free ticket per order. Not available online. Cannot be combined with other offers.


Who:  Brookside Toy & Science

What:  oogly workshop with Myrna Minnis

When: Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

Where: Brookside Toy & Science - front sidewalk. 330 W. 63rd Street, KCMO, 64113

Details: Bringing your family to the Brookside Art Fair? This is a great opportunity to meet artist and educator, Myrna Minnis, as kids get hands-on with oogly. oogly is the loveable toy and art project that promotes creativity and visual communication in kids. Don't miss this free, hands-on workshop for children! 

Cost: This workshop is FREE


Who:  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,

What:  Art+Family=FUN

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6, 1:00—4:00 p.m.

Where:  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is located in the center of Kansas City, at 4525 Oak Street, three blocks northeast of the Country Club Plaza.

Details: Connect with art, people and ideas with fun for the whole family at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! Explore life in America around 100 years ago as you look at American portraits with Museum Guides, or construct your own paper pavilion inspired by the featured exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939.

Cost:  FREE