The Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of July. The library is located at 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-224-8772.
• Kids Create: For ages 6 and older, 4:30 p.m., July 3, 10, 24 and 31. Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.
• Eric Vaughn & His Comedy Magic Show: For all ages, 10 a.m. July 10. Join magician Eric Vaughn for a hilarious, awesome, can’t-believe-your-eyes, comically entertaining good time! Jam-packed with audience participation, tricks, and laughs galore, you will be amazed at his zany, wacky, quirky tricks.
• Side Show Terry’s Comedy Stunt Show: For teens, 6:30 p.m. July 10. It’s crazy! It’s creepy! It’s comical! Join T. Texas Terry for this one-man stunt show, and be amazed and a little grossed out as he eats fire, swallows razor blades, pounds a nail up his nose, and much more!
• Yoga for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. July 14. Kids will hiss like snakes and flutter like butterflies in this animal-inspired yoga class guaranteed to strengthen young bodies, minds, and imaginations.
• Cooking with Real Food: For adults, 2 p.m. July 15. Healthy cooking does not have to be boring or bland. Learn to incorporate a variety of real, wholesome ingredients into your recipes without processed additives and without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. We’ll explore kitchen tools, herbs and spices, and tips for every meal.
• Horse Hooves in the Grass (at the Library): For all ages, 10 a.m. July 17. Who said horses can’t visit the library? Come to the library and meet, groom, and pet a beautiful horse. Then learn about horse care, horse safety, and much more.
• Kid Games: For ages 6 and older, 4:30 p.m. July 17. Connect, cooperate, and compete in a variety of games that are fun for your brain. Game on!
• Treasure Island-Live: For ages 9 and older, 2 p.m. July 24. Enjoy Hampstead Stage’s adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic tale of pirates on the high seas.
• Teen Anime: 6:30 p.m. July 24. Join fellow fanatics for fun!
• Fabric Boxes: For adults, 7 p.m. July 26. Create a fabric box that will complement your decor. A limited number of sewing machines will be available, or feel free to bring your own. A supply list is available at the branch.
• Rock the Library with Mr. Stinky Feet: For all ages, 10 a.m. July 28. Join Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove for a high-energy, interactive concert that’s guaranteed to rock the Library! Come prepared to sing, dance, and have a rockin’ good time.
– Jillayne Ritchie