Saturday events

‘Shakespeare in Parking Lot’ returns to Alcott Center Saturday; art reception opens
Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as part of its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot series Sept. 13-14.The play will begin at 3 p.m. at the Alcott parking lot. Admission is $5 plus one nonperishable food item per person. Those attending may bring a lawn chair and blanket.
The art galleries at Alcott Arts Center will open Saturday evening, with an artist reception starting at 6:30 p.m. with mixed media by Matt Diamond and Epic Art, and toons by Johanna Gentry. Drop in and chat with the artists, enjoy the reception and see the artworks available for purchase.

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

Summer concert to be Sept. 13 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will continue at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. The Kaopectones Band will perform from 9 p.m. to close Sept. 6. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September.

Shepherd’s Center plans breakfast Sept. 13
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kan., is planning a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Welborn Community United Church of Christ, 5217 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. The donation will be $8 for pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. There also will be an additional fundraiser with a handmade quilt, art works and other items at the breakfast. For more information, call 913-281-8908.

Central Avenue Parade to be Sept. 13
The Central Avenue Parade and Band Fiesta will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bethany Park, 1120 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event will include vendors, music, and family activities. The event is sponsored by the Central Avenue Betterment Association and Latino Health for All Coalition.

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