Santa-Cali-Gon Days and more: Community events in Jackson and Cass counties

08/26/2014 4:08 PM

08/26/2014 4:08 PM

Aug. 29 - Sept. 1

Santa-Cali-Gon Days: Food, carnival rides, music and more. Noon-11 p.m. Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 30-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1, Independence Square between Truman and Walnut streets. Free.

Aug. 30

Fiesta Del Barrio: Music, games, a magic show and food. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Franklin Center Building, 1403 Metropolitan, Kansas City, Kan. Free. 913-689-8430.

Sept. 1

Celebrating Labor Day: Harry Truman, as portrayed by Niel Johnson, will visit and greet visitors. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence.

Sept. 2

Pooch Plunge: Take your dog for a dive at this of-leash play and swim party, dogs 14 to 25 lbs., 7 to 8 p.m., Summit Waves, 120 SW Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, $2, 816-969-1500.

Sept. 5-7

Relics of the Buddha: Learn more about Buddhism. 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7, Unity on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th, Kansas City.

Lupus Education Seminar: Local physicians will discuss research on the chronic disease. 9 a.m.-noon, Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill, Kansas City. Free.

Sept 6

16th Anniversary Performance of Dance in the Park: Outdoor dance concert which showcases the a variety of Kansas City region’s unique dance companies, 7 p.m., Roanoke Park, 3699 E. Roanoke Dr., Kansas City. Free, 816-908-7354.

10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest: Great music all day long Come and listen to some of Kansas City’s favorite bands, 6 p.m., to 3 a.m., CrossroadsKC at Grinders, The Brick, Czar, Collection, Tank Room, Green Lady Lounge and Mercy Seat Alley, $15, 816-994-7869.

Sept. 7

11th Annual Remembrance Walk for Suicide Awareness Survivor Support: A community walk to remember people who suffered traumatic deaths, such as a suicide, homicide, fire or accident. 9 a.m., Loose Park, 5200 Pennsylvania, Kansas City. $25 preregistration, $30 otherwise. 913-681-3050 or

Sept. 8

Women’s Football 101: Clinic for women, organized by former Kansas City Chiefs player Will Shields. Proceeds to benefit the Will to Succeed Foundation, which helps children and women in the Kansas City area. 7 p.m., 68’s Inside Sports, 9111 Flint, Overland Park. $10, 913-888-924 or

Sept. 9-30

Animal Workshop: Hands on activities and kids age appropriate will experiment crafts also get to see live animal up close and in person Tuesdays, RSVP by Sept. 2, 7 to 8 p.m., Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Dr., Lee’s Summit, $55, 816-969-1500 or

Sept. 11

9/11 Victims to be Honored: During National Day of Remembrance and Service at Rotary Youth Camp more than 2500 Rotary club members from 55 clubs will be in attendace, participants will engage in service activities including repairs, cleaning and landscaping, 3 to 7 p.m., Rotary Youth Camp, 22310 E. Colburn Rd., Lee’s Summit.

Sept. 12-14

29th Annual Fiesta Hispana: Food, entertainment, folkloric dancers and a boxing tournament, along with local and national talent such as Grupo Control, Alacranes and Ruben Ramos. 5:30-11 p.m. Sept. 12, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 13, noon-9 p.m. Sept. 14, Barney Allis Plaza, Kansas City. Free

Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival: Three days of entertainment in the downtown area, including a carnival, live music, beer garden and a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Main festival hours are noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.

Sept. 12-13

Longview Arts Festival: Music, food, fashion jewelry, home decor and more. 4-10 p.m. Sept. 12, 10-8 p.m. Sept. 13, near View High Drive and Third Street, Lees Summit.

Sept. 13

12th Annual Stroke Walk: Honor someone you know who has had a stroke. Proceeds benefit the American Stroke Foundation. 9:30 a.m., Theis Park, 4800 Rockhill, Kansas City. 913-541-9092 or

Early Childhood Educators Conference: Help for educators, child care providers and parent educators. Preregistration is required. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 N.E. Lakewood, Lee’s Summit. $50. 816-252-5051

Senior Celebration: For people age 55 and older who want to put on their Sunday best for dancing, dinner and fun. Buy tickets by Aug. 29. The Point, 5600 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown. $10. 816-353-8500



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