“Putt for the Fallen” – During September, Cool Crest Family Fun Center at 10735 E. U.S. 40 in Independence will raise money for the Children of the Fallen Patriots Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing college scholarships and long-tern education counseling to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Donate $1, $3 or $5 and get your name on a paper golf ball. Plus, receive a free round of mini golf with the purchase of one round at regular price on your next visit. For questions, call 816-358-0088.
An Agricultural Century – Missouri Town 1855 will be holding this first-time special event from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. This event will cover a lot of ground and history-100 years in one day-focusing on the many advances made in farming from the mid-1850s to mid-1950s. This family-oriented event will feature several displays, presentations and activities: Antique tractors and machinery, draft-animal plowing demonstrations, horseshoeing, log sawing, corn shelling, blacksmithing, wheat threshing, sheep shearing, farm animals and free mule-pulled wagon shuttles. Missouri Town 1855 is located in Fleming Park in Lee’s Summit. Admission is $10 per car, $20 per bus.
Raytown Arts & Music Festival – Raytown Parks and Recreation and major sponsor, Dick Smith Ford, presents the 2015 Arts & Music Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at C. Lee Kenagy Park, 9608 E. 79th St., Raytown. This free event will headline Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley and feature music by “Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack,” “Travis Gibson Band,” “CJ Walker & Johnny C” and “Rex Hobart & The Honky Tonk Standards.” In addition to great music, the Raytown and Independence Artists Associations and metro area artists and artisans will display their works of art for sale along the walking trails in the park. Food trucks will be on site. Raytown Fun House Pizza will sell beer and mixers. Festival attendees should bring lawn chairs to enjoy the band performances.
100 Things to Do in Kansas City Before You Die – You think you know Kansas City? Come hear about some of the area's most fascinating experiences and places from author Traci Angel at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Learn where to go to eat, drink and soak up culture. This is a free program, but registration is required, call 816-252-0950.
Outdoor Challenge and Sporting Sports Adventure – Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center will be the venue for this free event for individuals of all ages with disabilities and their families. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12, 28505 E. Truman Road, Buckner. Learn archery, rifle and shotgun basics in a safe environment with hands-on practice; walk through the Safety Trail to learn how to identify safe hunting situations; handle animal furs, skulls and live reptiles; outdoor arts and crafts; and interact with others to see how they have overcome challenges. Hosted by: Coalition for Independence; Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt; NWTF and Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation. The registration deadline is Sept. 4. Lunch provided. To register, visit OutdoorChallenge.eventbrite.com. For questions, call 816-249-3194.
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