1 Fishing and creek exploration – Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, will host “Fishing Skills: Family Fishing” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and “Discover Nature: Family Creek Exploration” from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Registration is required for the fishing event, which involves learning some fishing basics and practicing new skills with provided equipment. Go to: nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/burr-oak-woods-ca.
Children who attend will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box. No registration required for the creek exploration, but be prepared to trek through some mud and water in search of tadpoles, fish, insects and more. Bring water bottles and towels, and wear closed-toed shoes (no aqua socks). Swimsuits not recommended. Program starts at the Bethany Falls parking lot.
2 Fringe Festival – The Kansas City Fringe Festival, which celebrates the city's forms of avante-garde art, will have its visual arts opening gala from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Union Station's main gallery. The festival runs July 14-28 with shows at 14 locations throughout the city. A full schedule and list of events and locations can be found at www.kcfringe.org.
3 Silver Screen on the Sand – 9 p.m. Friday at Longview Lake Beach, 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City. Take the kids to the beach 99.7 The Point's Silver Screen on the Sand, featuring Disney Pixar's “Incredibles 2” on the giant, inflatable screen. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., and bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. No pets or outside food permitted, but concessions are available. Cost is $5 per car.
4 WeDo LEGO Robotics: Sail Storm – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Mid-Continent Public Library Grain Valley branch, 101 S.W. Eagles Parkway. For children ages 8 and older. Hoist the main sail and build a LEGO sailboat that rides the storm waves. Children will work in pairs to make a simple robot. Registration required at mymcpl.org.
5 Meet a guide dog – 11 a.m. to noon at the Mid-Continent Public Library Buckner branch, 19 E. Jefferson St., and 2 to 3 p.m. at the South Independence branch, 13700 E. 35th St. For children ages 6 and older. Learn the history of the guide dogs and how these puppies are selected and trained, then see a demonstration by one of these unique and talented dogs.