1. “Napoleon: Power and Splendor,” through Sunday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City. A look at the private world of Napoleon Bonaparte and how he used art to try to legitimize his reign. More than 200 works of art, some never seen in the United States before this exhibition. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $18.
2. Build a birdhouse – From 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Jackson County's Kemper Outdoor Education Center, 8201 S. Jasper Bell Road, Blue Springs, is hosting a birdhouse building workshop. In addition to building your own wooden birdhouse from pre-cut kits, you'll learn where to hang your birdhouse to attract the most visitors, how to avoid predators and more. Reservations are required, cost is $10 per person and space is limited. Call 816-229-8980, extension 102, for more information or to registers
3. Brush up on fly fishing – “Fishing Skills: Basic Fly Tying Workshop” Saturday at Burr Oak Woods nature center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. There are sessions from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn about terminology, equipment, materials and types of flies. This is a hands-on class during which participants will tie their own flies. All equipment and materials will be provided. For ages 12 and up; participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.
4. "Woodchuck, Groundhog or Whistle Pig?" – Also at Burr Oak Woods nature center, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. What is their true name? Do they really eat wood? Find out the answer to these questions and more as we uncover the interesting adaptations of one of Missouri’s infamous yard diggers. All ages; no registration required.
5. "Stairway to Zeppelin" – 2 p.m. today at the Blue Springs South branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. When “Led Zeppelin II” replaced “Abbey Road” as the top-selling album in December 1969, it symbolized a passing of the torch into a new era in popular music. Join Beatles scholar and author Aaron Krerowicz for an exploration of how 1960s rock bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds paved the way for Led Zeppelin in the 1970s. Registration is required. Call 229-3571.