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For the Family
"May the Fourth Be With You"
We’re carrying the celebration over to Saturday the fifth so that everyone can participate! Come and experience the adventure throughout the Park. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and bring your camera to experience a day of fun with everyone at Paradise Park. You may see a few storm troopers or maybe even Darth Vader! All Paradise Park Attractions are available for purchase at regular prices.
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Film
'Big Sonia' Special Screening
Back by popular demand, the Truman Library Institute has added a second screening for the popular film Big Sonia, after a capacity crowd at our last screening. Standing tall at 4’8”, Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only local survivors who speaks publicly about her experience during the Holocaust. Her enormous personality and fragile frame mask the horrors she endured. Sonia’s teenage years were a blur of concentration camps and death marches, and at 15 she watched her mother disappear behind gas chamber doors. On liberation day, she was accidentally shot through the chest, and yet again miraculously survived. Sonia is the ultimate survivor, a bridge between cultures and generations. The critically-acclaimed film Big Sonia interweaves Sonia’s past and present using first-person narrative with stories from family and friends. Along the way, we learn valuable life lessons – “Soniaisms” – from a woman who can barely see over the steering wheel, yet insists on driving herself to work six days a week to run her late husband’s tailor shop, John’s Tailoring. Her influence spans generations and cultures, and this documentary allows all of us to hear her story. Join us for a special screening of this popular film on April 22 at 2 p.m. The screening will be preceded by a free brunch reception where you can meet Sonia Warshawski herself. Immediately following the film will be a Q&A session with Sonia’s daughter Regina Kort, Sonia’s granddaughter and the film’s producer/co-director Leah Warshawski and co-director Todd Soliday. This program is co-presented by the Truman Library Institute and Buchbinder, Stolper & Swanson Investment Group. The program is offered free of charge, but RSVPs are requested.
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Ceramics/Pottery, Art Show
100 Rabbits
A whimsical display of 100 rabbit heads by Dick Daniels. On display at the Johnson County Central Library, 9875 West 87th St., O.P., Ks.
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Urban/Hip Hop, Tap/Jazz
10th Anniversary Point B Dance Company Carnival
Edgy, Fun, Entertaining! Point B Dance is excited to celebrate its 10th anniversary Dance Carnival. This annual performance is a celebration of dance featuring jazz, hip hop, jazz funk, and contemporary styles of dance. The Dance Carnival will feature the Point B Dance Company — a unique dance company that lives on the cutting edge of the dance world, both commercially and artistically. Point B choreographers — Cathy Patterson, Deena Schaumburg, Blair Armstrong, Jennifer Walker, Lizzy Rodriguez, and Taylor Flory. They will take you on a fun and expressive dance journey that every age group will love!
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Fair/Festival
11th Annual Tomato Roll
Join us for this year’s ‘Tomato Roll’ that kicks off the Old Shawnee Day Parade on Saturday, June 2nd at 9:30am. Be a part of an ever-growing event that you, your family and your business can enjoy. As people gather and settle in to watch the parade, a large bucket loader will move into position at Nieman Road and Johnson Drive. On cue, a thousand red rubber ‘tomatoes’ will be released from the loader to roll and bounce their way through several fun obstacles, down Nieman Road. The ‘tomatoes’ are then corralled and collected at the bottom of the hill where the first three winning ‘tomatoes’ will be awarded exciting prizes. The ‘tomatoes’ for this event are sold in advance and on the day of the parade at two for $5, or ten for $20. Call to purchase your tickets & enter for your chance at one of the three fabulous prize packages, (913) 248-2360.
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Education
14th International Congress on Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals & Neurocognition
Nutraceuticals 2018 enables the participants to “Connect, Collaborate and Perceive the Cutting Edge Research Works.” Nutraceuticals aims to foster the spread of the newest advancements in the field of Nutraceuticals and Psycology. It bestows a proficient platform to the students to traverse through the top notch research works by the leaders in the field.
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Fair/Festival, For the Family
2018 Future Stages Festival
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the 5th annual Future Stages Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018. Admission to the family-friendly event is FREE and will include the opportunity to see Kansas City-area youth acts perform on indoor and outdoor stages. Community partners will host arts activities throughout the day. Tickets are not required, but registrants will receive updated details regarding the performance and activity schedule in the weeks leading up to the festival. Please visit the link provided for more information about Future Stages Festival!
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Other
22 Annual Natural Southern States Classic
**FRIDAY April 27th: 5:30PM | Bikini **SATURDAY April 28: Bodybuilding | Classic | Women & Mens Physique | Figure.. The Natural Southern States Classic has become one largest amateur natural physique competition in the Nation. With 22+ years promoting drug free contests, we understand our role in protecting your hard work, time and investment with a fair playing field. Competition day is yours and we are here to provide you with a great experience in celebration of those efforts.
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Fair/Festival
38th Annual Mushroom Festival
The Richmond Mushroom Festival will be held Thursday May3rd- Saturday May 5th, 2018. Thursday evening will kick of the 38th year of this event with kids night at the carnival. Friday, over 200 craft and food vendors will start off the morning opening for your shopping enjoyment. Entertainment for the day will include the Lil Mr & Miss Mushroom Contest and 5k FUNgus Run and Walk and will roundout the evening with an adult talent contest and the MoonDrop Circus Variety Fire Show. Saturday is the BIG day at the festival! The Pedal Tractor Pull will let your youngster show off their pulling abilities, live music, children’s talent show, and a demolition derby. The Grand Parade will offer a showcase of floats and entertainers such as the Richmond Marching Band, KC Scottish Highland Dancers, Royals mascot Slugger and TONS more! There will be a Youth Talent Show and a Non-Vocal Talent Contest that always brings laughs and entertainment. You can try your chance at winning the Tennis Ball Drop Contest of $500, enjoy the RCCAA Art Show and take in the Sunshine Art that will be displayed around the square. There will be the largest Morel Conteston Saturday along with the Ray County Critter Crush Contest and the Mini Cooper Car Show. We will have a Corn Hole Tournament, National Guard Military Display, a basketball tournament, Hardtime Rodders Classic Car Show, an antique tractor show and SO MUCH MORE! Located at the intersection of 10 & 13 Hwy, make Richmond your destination for all things MOREL May 3th-5th, 2018! Sincerely, Natalie Lamar Executive Director Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce 104 W. North Main St. Richmond, MO 64085 816-776-6916 www.RichmondChamber.org
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Golf
3rd Annual Chip in 4 Charity Golf Tournament
Pathways Community Health and For the Children Foundation will hold the 3rd Annual Chip in 4 Charity Golf Tournament. All proceeds will support the mental and emotional wellness of Cass County children, individuals and families through Pathways Community Health, your local community mental health partner.
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