Saturday events

Turner Days scheduled Oct. 11-12
Turner Days are scheduled Oct. 11-12. The event includes a parade, vendors, food, entertainment, car show and petting zoo. For more information, see

Walk to Cure Lupus scheduled Oct. 11
The Kansas City Metro Walk to Cure Lupus is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 11, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at The Legends area in Kansas City, Kan. Former Kansas City Chiefs player Eddie Kennison, honorary co-chair, will lead the walk. For more information, see

Bike benefit to be Saturday, Oct. 11
Beer, Bikes and Barbecue: A Benefit for FreeWheels for Kids, will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Kansas City, Kan. After a day of charity bike rides, touring the historic churches, there will be an evening of beer and barbecue. For more information, visit the website,

Renaissance Festival continues on weekends
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday at the festival grounds at 628 N. 126th St. (126th and State), Bonner Springs. The festival is the re-creation of a 16th century English village. Music, food, crafts, shows and other entertainment are featured at the festival, which runs on weekends through Oct. 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at

‘Storytelling around the Campfire’ Oct. 11 at Grinter Place
Grinter Place state historic site will hold an evening of family friendly entertainment from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, with “Storytelling around the Campfire.” Visitors can hear Old West stories and American Indian folklore around the campfire. The Grinter house will be open for tours, with tours beginning on the hour and half hour. Roasted hot dogs and s’mores will be provided. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Grinter Place is located at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit

St. Paul’s church to celebrate St. Francis Day with festival today

Sunday, Oct. 5, will be a special day in Kansas City, Kan., for both animals and
humans. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold a St. Francis Day Festival featuring blessings for pets with animal themed fun and games for their families.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 on the church grounds at North 18th Street and Washington Boulevard in KCK. Admission is free and tickets will be sold for games and food.

Besides the blessing of the pets, there will be a St. Francis puppet show, face painting,temporary tattoos and a fundraiser. Food will include homemade tamales, hamburger and hot dog plates and snow cones.

Kids and adults can win prizes at games like Angry Birds, duck race, bean bag and ring
toss, spoon-and-egg and sack races and animal piñatas. A disc jockey will provide music and karoke for the event.

In addition, the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department will have a fire truck on display and the Greater Kansas City Humane Society will provide information about pet adoption and services.

The church will also hold a liturgical service outside at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend, including pets.

The event is a fundraiser to benefit St. Paul’s programs, activities and community outreach.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at St. Paul’s Church.

For more information, call 913-321-3535, or go to St. Paul’s Web site at, or Facebook page St Pauls Episcopal Church KCK.