Marble Day to be May 3 in Bonner Springs

The eighth annual Marble Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in downtown Bonner Springs, Kan.

The event is at Oak Street and Centennial Park.

The event kicks off with a Marble Day 5k run at 8 a.m., followed by a Tractor Cruise and Wacky Parade at 9:30 a.m.

After opening ceremonies at 10:15 a.m., a marble tournament is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Marble activities and old-fashioned games are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A bike rodeo will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One of the unique Bonner Springs events, the “Running of the Pinkys,” is planned at noon. It involves a competition where pinky balls are released. The winners of this activity will be announced at 1 p.m.

Proceeds from the Running of the Pinkys fundraiser will go to the Feed His Lambs charity.

A cake walk is scheduled at 1:15 p.m., and a marble art and inventors’ contest is part of the day’s activities. Food will be available throughout the day.

Many of the activities of Marble Day originated with the Moon Marble Co. store, 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs. For more information about Marble Day, visit www.marbleday.com.

Bonner to hold soccer tournament for Special Olympics

Bonner Springs High School is holding a Kansas Unified Soccer League Championship tournament Sunday, April 27, for Special Olympics soccer teams.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at David Jaynes Stadium in Bonner Springs. Opening ceremonies will start at 10:45 a.m.

A special guest at the event will be a Sporting Kansas City player.

 

 

YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day on Saturday

The Bonner Springs YMCA will hold Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26.

Activities will include a Mini Mudder obstacle course, face painting and a “build your own trail mix” station.

Giveaways are planned. The event is free to members and community participants. The Bonner Springs YMCA is at 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs.

Other YMCAs in the area also are offering Healthy Kids Day activities. They include 8th Street Family YMCA, at 900 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26; and Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, at 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26.

The 8th Street Family YMCA is planning free activities for kids.

The Providence YMCA has scheduled activities for kids, 4-H animals, science experiments, YMCA community garden, playground activities, mascot visits, kids Zumba, and face painting.

For more information, call the Bonner Springs YMCA at 913-422-9348 or visit KansasCityYMCA.org.