Maker Faire @ Union Station - KC - June 24-26, 2011

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Maker Faire: Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and “slow-made” foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a faire full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

Maker Faire: Kansas City is an event guided by the staff of MAKE Magazine and the Maker Faire, and is organized by Kansas City-based organizations. It is not an O’Reilly Media event. Our goal is to bring together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Scientists, Artists, and everyone else for a faire full of fun and inspiration.


20110414 - KC Food Circle WEEK-ENDERS and Beyond...

WEEKEND HAPPENINGS, (week of Friday, April 15, 2011)
community doings
a look forward, toward

Friday, April 15th:

Saturday, April 16th:
  • A Whole Foods benefit
    for KC Food Circle

    ~ 9am-3pm ~ 91st & Metcalf, Overland Park, KS) ~
    Join us for a Kids Club Earth event in the morning from 9am-11am and then stick around for an incredible Local Lunch benefiting the KC Food Circle. The lunch is made from local foods and is only $5.99/ adult and $2.99/kid from 11am-2:30pm.
    ~~ While you’re here learn about the new Overland Park Community Garden 11am-3pm. Other activities include a recycling demonstration and information about going green at home.
    ~~ We’ll also be featuring a Health Starts Here demonstration featuring local & organic foods.

    It's all happening at the Kansas City ZOO!
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ~ Get ready to celebrate our planet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16! Learn about conservation, marvel at our Party for the Planet performers, enjoy special programs, visit the Scraps to Sculptures display and much more. Swing by the Zoo this Saturday in our Cheetah Parking Lot from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. to pick up some Zoo Manoo – it’s good for your plants, gardens and flowers. Enriched with the best natural ingredients from our Zoo friends, adding this rich dar Zoo Manoo to your soil will enhance water and nutrient retention and improve soil texture. For a small donation, we will fill your truck with this natural compost.
    Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr.,Kansas City, MO 64132

  • Prairie Village EARTH FAIR
    at S.M. East High School ~ 75th & Mission Rd
    This year will mark the 10th year for the Prairie Village Earth Fair. The event is collaboration between Shawnee Mission East High School and the Prairie Village Environmental Committee. We'll have fun entertainment, great organic food and eco-friendly shopping for the whole family at a great local community celebration for Earth Day 2011. Admission and entertainment = FREE;
    Food $5-$7
    ~~ Featuring: Alternative technology, Farmer’s market, Organic lunch, Kids activities, Short film festival, Eco-vendors, DIY corner & more.

Friday, April 22nd: EARTH DAY!
    GOING GREEN at Johnson County Community College!

    The Student Environmental Alliance (S.E.A.) at Johnson County Community College will host its fourth annual Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Commons Plaza on the JCCC campus.

    Earth Day is a campus and community educational and networking event revolving around issues of sustainability.