If you can’t find something to do in Blue Springs this weekend, you’re not trying very hard. The following list is five events going on in the city Friday through Sunday. And don’t forget about Timothy Lutheran Church’s 50th anniversary celebration at its south site at 301 S.W. Wyatt Road. They’re cooking their famous Timmy steakburgers, normally only available during the Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival each September. The activities – and burgers – will last 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If that’s not for you, then maybe you can try one of these.
Blue Springs Farmers Market
A popular event, the market, located at 11th and Main streets, features fresh fruits and vegetables, many of which are locally grown. In addition, there are baked goods for sale, meats and flowers, as well as other assorted items. Cooking classes return, too. The sale opens for the season on Saturday at 7 a.m. until noon. The market is open each Saturday through the last weekend in October. For more information, visit www.bluespringsfarmersmarket.com.
Pooches on the Parkway
Don’t keep the dogs in the house on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event, meant to raise money for the Blue Springs off-leash dog park at Greg Grounds Park, features a variety of fun walks, dog games and contests, pet-oriented items for purchase, demonstrations and concessions. For more information. visit www.poochesontheparkway.com. The event will be at Wilbur Young Park, 1100 S.E. Adams Dairy Parkway in Blue Springs, across from Blue Springs South High School.
Blue Springs Rotary Club Annual Car Raffle
On Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 N.E. Coronado Drive, someone is going to win $25,000 toward the purchase of a new car at Blue Springs Ford. The annual event features many exciting activities, and this year it’s Cinco de Mayo! Organizers have planned a fiesta. Money raised for the event will benefit several programs at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Blue Springs Historical Society 2012 Masters of Magic Show Tour
Things are picking up at the Blue Springs Historical Society, and money raised at this event will be used to save the Chicago and Alton Train Depot. The event is Saturday at Brittany Hill Middle School at two different times – at 2 and 7 p.m. A variety of acts will be offered, including former Blue Springs Mayor Steve Steiner. The cost is $12 per adult and $7 for children 14 years and younger.
Car Cruise Night
The Blue Springs Car Cruise always seems to mark the beginning of summer. The event is located on Main Street and will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and last until dusk. Vehicles from several eras will be parked between 10th and 12th streets. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 816-228-0137.