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06/03/2013 9:26 PM

06/03/2013 9:26 PM

June 6

Forestry Webinar:

Experts will discuss urban tree issues, research findings and trends regarding trees on public and private lands, 1-2 p.m., Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City. Free,

June 6-7

WWII History Series:

Guest speaker Jack Brooks, who was a company commander for the Big Red 1 infantry division that invaded Normandy, 7 p.m. Thursday and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City. Free.816-942-3581

June 7

Hyde Park Children’s Festival:

Concert by Bobcat Barker at 7:30 p.m., followed by film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” at 8:30 p.m., Hyde Park, 36th Gillham, Kansas City. Free. 816-531-8116

Kids Night Out:

Sail into summer. Children ages 2-11 will enjoy swimming, games, dinner and more, 6 p.m., Blue Springs Family YMCA, 1300 S.E. Adams Diary Parkway. 816-224-9620

First Friday Play Reading:

Potluck Productions will showcase scripts by emerging women playwrights through professional readings and staged productions, 8 p.m., Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, Kansas City. $5

June 8

Enjoy a Short Stack For a Tall Cause:

Pancake breakfast supports Fiesta Hispana, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s, 3404 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. $7. 816-210-4464.

Fish Derby:

Fishing derby offers appropriate prizes for all age groups, Raytown residents only, 9-11 a.m., Kenagy Park, 9608 E. 79th St., Raytown. 816-358-4100.

Troop 60 BSA 100th Anniversary Celebration:

Featuring memorabilia, photos and a chance to renew old friendships followed by dinner and a speaker, 2-10 p.m., Loose Park Shelter and Garden Center,

National Marina Day:

Powerboat and sailboat rides, fishing seminars, children’s activities and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Jacomo, 7401 West Park Road, Blue Springs. Free.

Lake Lotawana Garden Tour:

Tour by car or pontoon boat from Marina Grog Galley, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Lotawana. $12. 816-914-9071

June 9

Father’s Day BBQ:

Celebrate all the fathers, 12:30 p.m., The Carlyle, 1098 N.E. Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit.

Ride the Fountains Bicycle Tour:

10-, 24-, and 46-mile routes beginning and ending at Union Station. 8 a.m.

Festival of Fountains:

Celebration of Kansas City fountains, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Bloch Fountain in front of Union Station. Plenty of entertainment, and trolleys leave every 10 minutes for guided tours of city's fountains.

June 14

Hyde Park Children’s Festival:

Concert by American Slim at 7:30 p.m., followed by film “The Lorax” at 8:30 p.m., Hyde Park, 36th Gillham, Kansas City. Free. 816-531-8116

June 21

Hyde Park Children’s Festival:

Concert by Passive Takeover at 7:30 p.m., followed by “The Amazing Spider Man” movie at 8:30 p.m., Hyde Park, 36th Gillham, Kansas City. Free. 816-531-8116

June 22-23

5th Biennial Urban Farms Garden Tour:

A weeklong celebration of urban agriculture culminating in a two-day, self-guided tour of up to 60 urban farms and gardens, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m, $5, htp://

June 22

The Power Walk n’ Run: Breaking the cycle of poverty through hope, resources and a plan, proceeds to benefit Dress for Success program, which provides women and men with business attire, which is an important step on their way to self sufficiency and independence, 7-11 a.m., begins at 31st Troost Ave.,


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