Saturday events

Piper Fest to be Sept. 30
The Piper Fest, with a Car and Truck Show, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration will open at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Piper School District. Along with the Car and Truck Show, there will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction, carnival, food trucks, craft show, fun run, and special awards. The auction runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The car show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit or

Renaissance Festival continues Saturday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Sunday, Sept. 30, and will run on weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit

Recreation center renaming ceremony to be Sept. 30
The John F. Kennedy Recreation Center recently was renamed in honor of Beatrice L. Lee, a community leader who served as the director of two recreation centers in Kansas City, Kansas. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renaming will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the center, 1210 N. 10th St., in the 10th and Washington Avenue area, Kansas City, Kansas. The public is invited.

Marble-making demonstration scheduled
A marble-making demonstration will be held from about 10:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Moon Marble Co., 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs. The exact times of the demonstration may change. Bus tours and large groups are required to register ahead of time to schedule a demonstration. For more information, visit or call 913-441-1432.

Author plans book signing Saturday
Author and motivational speaker Kneika Robbins, author of “Pain Changes You,” will appear at a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, in Conference Room A. Real life experiences of pain are portrayed in her book.

Create your own fidget spinner Saturday
Create your own fidget spinner during a program from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., in the craft room. Ages 6 to 14 may attend. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required to 913-295-8250, Ext. 1013.

Sporting KC takes on Vancouver tonight
The riveting race for top spot in the Western Conference heats up Saturday night when third-place Sporting Kansas City (12-6-11, 47 points) plays host to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (14-10-6, 48 points) at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m., with FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO airing three hours of live coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. The match will also be joined in progress of FOX Sports Kansas City upon conclusion of Royals baseball. Listeners can follow the action live on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish), while the Sporting KC Uphoria mobile app will provide live updates.

Boxing, mixed martial arts scheduled tonight
The Kansas City T-Bones will be the host of a Mixed Martial Arts Fight Night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Saturday, Sept. 30. The T-Bones along with Carden Combat Sports will present a fight card featuring over a dozen matches of MMA, boxing and kickboxing with a ring and cage 10 feet apart. Gates will open at 6 p.m. with fights starting at 7 p.m. For more information, see


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