Following a 7-2 East Coast road trip, the Kansas City T-Bones head into a seven-game homestand beginning Friday night against Gary SouthShore and Grand Prairie at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Plenty of promotions are planned for all fans, including adult replica jersey giveaway, a Sizzle mini-figure giveaway and Fourth of July fireworks.

Friday: Appearance by the Falcon Skydiving team and post-game fireworks. 7:05 p.m. start against Gary SouthShore.

Saturday: Post-game fireworks. 7:05 p.m. start against Gary SouthShore.

Sunday: Savers Sundays: $2 off berm tickets with a Savers club card. Pre-game player autographs. 5:05 p.m. start against Gary SouthShore.

Monday: Kids Eat Free (first 2,000 kids 12 and under. 7:05 p.m. start against the Grand Prairie AirHogs.

Tuesday: Free T-Bones adult replica jersey giveaway (first 2,000 adults). Reading Program Night. 7:05 start against Grand Prairie.

Wednesday: Pre-game Players Read to Kids on the Field. Free Sizzle sports mini figurine giveaway (first 1,500 children, ages 6-12). Special appearance by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. Post-game catch on the field. 11:05 a.m. start against Grand Prairie.

Thursday: Throwdown Thursday. Kaw Valley League Night. 7:05 p.m. start against the Grand Prairie AirHogs.

Tickets for all seven games are available by calling the box office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618 or at

Friday, July 3, is a holiday in many offices throughout the nation to celebrate Independence Day, which falls on a Saturday this year.

The Unified Government and Board of Public Utilities offices are closed today in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on Monday, July 6, during regular business hours.

Although the BPU’s business offices and customer service lobby are closed today, emergency service is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For power emergencies, customers may call 913-573-9522. The water emergency number is 913-573-9622.

All Kansas City, Kan., Public Library locations will be closed July 3, 4 and 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Friday, July 3, is a state holiday in Kansas to observe Independence Day, and state offices are closed.

Friday, July 3, also is a federal holiday for most federal employees in observance of Independence Day. Federal offices are closed Friday.

The U.S. Postal Service will deliver mail on Friday, July 3. Post offices will be closed on Saturday, July 4, and there will be no mail delivery then. Service resumes Monday, July 6.

Many businesses throughout the United States also are closed Friday.

National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

After a few scattered morning showers and thunderstorms Friday, generally dry and quiet conditions are expected through the majority of the holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will gradually increase through the weekend, then the warming trend will halt Monday as thunderstorm chances return, the weather service said.

Today’s high will be 78. Skies will be partly sunny, and there is a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon, according to the weather service.

Tonight, the low will be around 64, the weather service said.

On Saturday, Independence Day, the high will be 83. A calm wind will become southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning, the weather service said.

For Saturday night, there will be partly cloudy skies, with a low of 69, according to the weather service. The wind will be from the southeast around 6 mph.

Sunday, there will be mostly sunny skies with a high near 86, the weather service said. Expect a south southeast wind of 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Sunday night’s forecast is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 72, the weather service said.