1 Online educational series: Doughboys – The National World War I Museum's latest online educational series examines how American soldiers forever become known as “Doughboys” and answers other questions about the birth of the modern American Army. Indelibly tied to Americans, “Doughboys” became the most enduring nickname for the troops of Gen. John Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces. But what to call the Americans? “Yanks,” “Sammies,” “Pershing’s Crusaders” – these were just some of the names used to label America’s enlisted men in World War I. Though there are many origin stories for “Doughboys,” likely, the name was attached early to the Americans from U.S. military operations on the Mexican border. Covered in white adobe dust, the foot soldiers were called “adobes” or “dobies” by mounted troops. Within a few months, these dobies, or Doughboys, were redeployed to Europe. Visit https://www.theworldwar.org/doughboys
2 Vans Warped Tour – The Tour, presented by Journeys stores, will be Thursday, at the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs. Doors open at 11 a.m. The Tour brings together bands from a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, punk, reggae, pop and more. General admission tickets are $41.50 plus fees and may be purchased at vanswarpedtour.com. You may also purchase tickets at the venue box office. If you'd like to park and ride, try the Rally Bus, an independent bus service that provides transportation to and from Warped shows. For complete information, pricing and more, check out the Warped Tour Bus page at https://rallybus.net/warped-tour-bonner-springs
3 Summer In the City camp night – The Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting this summer camp night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City. Activity stations will be set up inside and outside the Discovery Center. Attendees will decorate camp bandanas, create art using natural materials, and see nature displays. The adventurous can learn how to start a fire with flint and steel. Staff will teach skills, such as throwing darts with the atlatl, the method used for centuries to kill game before the bow and arrow was common. Visitors can also walk the trails in the outdoor classroom and see summer blooming native wildflowers in the butterfly garden, prairie area, and landscape plantings. This free walk-in camp welcomes all ages, and no registration is required. For questions, call 759-7300 or visit http://mdc.mo.gov//discoverycenter.
4 Let's Move! Saturdays 6th birthday celebration – The celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Gage Center, 1101 N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs. There will be face painting, the DARE car, airbrush tattoos, Bump City and Ninja challenges, Wee Bus, radar timed pitches, demonstrations, CJC fire truck, DJ and music, hot dogs and popcorn and give aways. You'll also be able to meet Donatello, Captain American, Minions and more. Let's Move! Saturdays promotes the joy and play in movement by enlisting local businesses to make available free activities to youth and families almost every Saturday. The celebration is free and open to the public. For questions, email CarolJournagan@gmail.com .
5 Grateful Dead “Meet-Up at the Movies” – Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment commemorate Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday with the unreleased 1989 RFK Stadium concert. The Meet Up features Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland and Bob Weir in concert, performing to a sell-out crowd of 40,000-plus fans in Washington D.C. This event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the following theaters: Independence Commons 20, 19200 E. 39th St. S.; Barrywoods 24, 8101 N.W. Roanridge Road, Kansas City; The Palace at the Plaza, 526 Nichols Road, Kansas City; Town Center 20, 11701 Nall Ave., Leawood; Cinemark 20, 5500 Antioch; and Studio 28 KC, 12075 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe. Tickets can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
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