Boulevard Drive-in to become bike-in theater on Thursday

The Boulevard Drive-in, 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kansas, will become a bike-in theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

The movie, “The Pagemaster,” a 1994 film rated G, will be shown. The bike-in theater is the ninth annual event sponsored by the Rosedale Development Association.

Gates will open at 7 p.m., and there will be family-friendly events, games, sports, bicycle mazes and activities for all ages, according to Alissa Workman, development coordinator for the Rosedale Development Association.

The movie will begin at dark, about 9 p.m. Kids will decorate their bikes, and there will be a parade around the theater around 8:30 p.m. before the event begins, Workman said. Some children will decorate their bikes at the event, while others will bring them already decorated.

Admission to the movie and event will be free for bicyclists and pedestrians, she said. Each car is asked to donate $5 to the Rosedale Development Association, as part of the fundraiser.

Snacks will be available for purchase with cash only at the concessions area. Seating and bike storage will be available. There will be book giveaways from the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library’s mobile library.

Workman said partners from the community, including the Unified Government S.O.A.R. program and the League of Women Voters, will be presenting educational information at the event.

The event is sponsored by the Rosedale Development Association, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, Boulevard Drive-in, Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Frank Rushton Jaguars, K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County, Learning Tree and Mid-America Regional Council, and others.

Sun shines on 35th annual Polski Day festival

There was beautiful weather for the 35th annual Polski Day Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. Floats in the Polski Day parade made their way east on Central Avenue from 12th to 8th, where they then went the wrong way on the one-way 8th Street. This view is from South 8th and Vermont. Polski Day continues with a festival this afternoon at All Saints Church hall and grounds near 8th and Vermont. Food, music and games are included in the festival. The event is a benefit for All Saints Church. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A few hundred bystanders watched the Polski Day parade Saturday near South 8th and Vermont in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. Candidate Gary Enrique Bradley-Lopez walked the parade route. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. The Brady Percussion Ensemble’s float in the Polski Day parade. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. “Polish Elvis” performed during the parade. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from the Polski Day parade on Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Scenes from the Polski Day festival on Saturday on the grounds of All Saints Church near South 8th and Vermont in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
The Sheelytown Band performed on Saturday at the Polski Day festival at the All Saints Church grounds near South 8th and Vermont in Kansas City, Kansas. Also performing at the event was the Brian McCarty Band. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Games and activities were part of the Polski Day Festival on Saturday on the All Saints Church grounds near South 8th and Vermont in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Games and activities were part of the Polski Day Festival on Saturday on the All Saints Church grounds near South 8th and Vermont in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There was a good turnout for the Polski Day festival on Saturday on the grounds of All Saints Church near South 8th and Vermont in Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Saturday events

Tractor cruise planned today
Vintage tractor enthusiasts and the Greater Kansas City Two-Cylinder Club will drive around the area in a 24-mile benefit ride for the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Ag Hall, and then continues to Wyandotte County Lake and a stop for lunch at Cabela’s before returning to the Ag Hall.

Spring Fling planned at Bonner Farmers’ Market
Spring Fling at the Farmers’ Market is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event will include market vendors, magic shows, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist, henna artist and yoga in the park. The event will be at Kelly Murphy Park, 129 Elm St., in downtown Bonner Springs. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/spring-fling/.

Rosedale Disc de Triomphe tournament today

Rosedale Park, 4125 Mission Road, will be the site of the third annual Rosedale Disc de Triomphe disc golf event beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4. The neighborhood fundraising event has more than 100 participants. Funds raised will help Rosedale neighborhood projects and the Rosedale Development Association.

Plant sale to be May 4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will have continue their plant sale May 4 at the Extension office, Wildcat Room, 2100 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vegetables, flowers and ornamental grasses will be for sale. Purchases may be made by cash or checks.

Polski Day to be May 4
The 35th annual Polski Day will be Saturday, May 4, at All Saints Catholic Church, 8th and Vermont Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include a parade at 11 a.m., a Polka Mass at 5 p.m., a festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polish food and live musical entertainment. For more information, visit https://polskiday.com/.

Sunflower Showdown in rowing at Wyandotte County Lake
The University of Kansas will play host for the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State University in women’s rowing at 11 a.m. at Wyandotte County Lake at 91st and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kansas. K-State will defend last year’s win. On the K-State roster are two students from Wyandotte County, Mikaela Bennett, a junior who attended Bonner Springs High School, and Maya Morrow, a freshman who attended Piper High School.

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, youth services craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave. The program is geared to children ages 2 to 6. There will be reading, dancing and singing.

Spanish singing lessons planned
“Clases de Canto,” or Spanish singing lessons, are planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Conference Room B, South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spanish language singing class is taught by Sandra Zamora.

S.T.E.M. program planned at library
A S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) program is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave. The topic will be “Weaving Makes Things Stronger,” and includes the designs of suspension bridges and Kevlar vests. Participants will make their own kente cloth craft. This program is designed for children and teens.

District playoffs in softball today at KCKCC
KCKCC will play host to Cloud County in a best-of-three series in the six-team Division II District D playoffs at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. If necessary, a third game will be played Sunday at noon. The Blue Devils, 34-18, are seeded No. 7, while Cloud County, 11-27, are No. 10.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.