1. Night at the Wax Museum – A light-hearted musical presented by Children's Performing Theatre and Encore Theatre of Independence for a second weekend. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sermon Center at the corner Truman and Noland roads. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children 10-younger. Call 816-325-7367 for reservations or purchase at the box office.
2. “13” the musical – The Blue Springs City Theatre show, a coming-of-age comedy, also runs this weekend with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Blue Springs High School auditorium, 2000 N.W. Ashton Drive. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 60-older and children 12-younger. They can be purchased at the box office.
3. Dog Days of Summer – 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Blue Springs Dog Park next to Lake Remembrance (Northeast 20th Street). Activities, contests, treats and more at this free event. Dress up your canine pets as their favorite Royals player or in their summer best. Call 816-228-0238 for more information.
4. To the Moon and Back – Kansas City's Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, has a week of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, capped Saturday by a presentation at 8:30 a.m. from Lynn Bondurant, the former Director of NASA Education. Experience Apollo Day in Science Day is a slew of activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beyond the regular Science City attractions. Tickets for both can be purchased in advance at unionstation.org.
5. More moon landing programs – Mid-Continent Public Library branches have had several events this week in connection with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The program “Mad Science: Walking on the Moon” for children ages 6-up will be presented 11 a.m.-noon Saturday the Blue Springs South Branch, 2220 S. Missouri 7. “Journey to the Moon,” a program geared toward adults, is 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Springs North Branch, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Discover how the Apollo Program and the Saturn V rocket took mankind to the moon, and take a closer look at select landing sites through high resolution photographs taken by the lunar orbiter in 1967. Registration is requested for both events at mymcpl.org/events.