Saturday events

Renaissance Festival continues Saturday and Sunday
The Renaissance Festival will continue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 5 to 12 years old. Those who bring five cans of food to the Renaissance Festival to donate to Harvesters will receive “buy one, get one” festival admission tickets. For more information, visit

Clown workshop planned at Turner Library
The Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th St., will be the site for a Kansas City Clowns presentation on how to be a clown. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bear’s Den at the library. At the free workshop, teens and adults will learn the basics of being a clown. Local professionals will conduct the workshop. The workshop is limited to 20 persons, and registration is required to 913-295-8250 or to

Family Lego Club to meet
The Family Lego Club will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the craft room, West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may build anything they want. Legos will be available. All ages are welcome.

American Royal Barbecue to be Saturday at Kansas Speedway
The American Royal Barbecue will be held this weekend at the Kansas Speedway, at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include the Cowtown Family Fun Fest, Pit Road Picnic, classic car show, live local music, barbecue demonstrations and a beer garden. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 for adults and $9 for children under 12. Event parking is $10 per vehicle. Gates open at 11 a.m. For more information, visit

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the youth services craft room at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes stories, dance and singing. The program is geared to ages 2 to 6.

Mexican independence day to be celebrated at library
Mexican independence day will be celebrated from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, in conference room A-B. There will be folkloric dance, music crafts and piñata. The event is for all ages.

KCKCC to hold home softball game Saturday

Kansas City Kansas Community College will hold a home softball opener at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, playing Ottawa University. The game will be at 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

Volunteer reception at Bonner library with music by Sean Gaskell
Everyone is welcome to attend the annual volunteer reception starting with a reception at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Music by Sean Gaskell, playing the Kora, a 21-string harp, will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, visit .

Leavenworth Road parade to be Saturday
The Leavenworth Road Association is planning a parade on Saturday, Sept. 14. The parade is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday from 72nd to 51st streets on Leavenworth Road. For more information, visit, call 913-788-3988, or see

Design a bookmark at craft program
A children’s craft program from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., will be offered. The program, for ages 4-18, will allow participants to design their own bookmarks. All materials will be provided. The program will be in the craft room. For more library programs, see

Alcott Arts Center plans Shakespeare comedy, superheroes and sports art exhibit Saturday
A Shakespeare comedy and a superheroes and sports art exhibit are planned for Saturday at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kansas. The 11th year of the Alcott Shakespeare performances will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Alcott, said Chris Green, Alcott executive director. The play also will be performed next weekend. Admission is a $5 donation. The director of “Two People from Verona” will be Susan Proctor, who has directed two Shakespeare plays previous at Alcott, Green said. There also will be an art show at 6 p.m. followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. for artists Darryl Wood, Anthony Oropeza, Marquis Jamison and Simone Bealer. There is no charge to attend the art show and reception. The Alcott is not yet ADA-accessible. For more information, visit

‘Steel Magnolias’ to present gospel music program
“The Steel Magnolias” from San Marcos, Texas, will present a choreographed program of inspirational gospel music at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bent Knee Cowboy Church, 13415 S. 142nd St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The group has sung throughout America and Canada for the past 13 years,and gave as many as 150 concerts. The theme of this year’s concert is “Joy in the Journey.” There is no charge for the concert, which is open to the public.

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