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Grinnin' & Groovin' Event Series for Kids - Tuesdays in June

Expires [Tuesday, June 27, 2017]

CONTACT:April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT:“Grinnin’ & Groovin” Event Series for Kids

DATE:Every Tuesday in June 2017

TIME:9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION:The Amphitheater or the Lodge at Ironwoods Park
147th & Mission Road, Leawood KS 66224

ENTRY FEE:Free

GRINNIN’ & GROOVIN’ CULTURAL EVENTS FOR KIDS

The Leawood Arts Council, in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department, will provide “Grinnin’ & Groovin’” entertainment for the entire family each Tuesday, June 6 through June 27th. The event series will kick-off with a concert by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove on Tuesday, June 6th.

Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove has been rockin' Kansas City for nearly two decades with his high energy, interactive concerts. Jim’s philosophy is that children are the stars of his shows, not him. Come prepared to sing, dance, and have fun! Check out Jim’s music and videos at www.jimcosgrove.com.

The event series will continue with fun and educational shows each Tuesday the lineup includes:
Funky Mama is a kids’ favorite performer around the region. Her dynamic energy and bold funk/soul singing style will have the whole family on their feet. Funky Mama has a big voice with easy to understand lyrics. Don’t miss her show on June 13th.

StoneLion Puppets have been a Grinnin’ & Groovin’ favorite for many summers in Leawood. Children will watch with anticipation to see what the puppets are up to in the featured story on June 20th.

The series wraps up on June 27th with a bird show by Wings of Love. This interactive and educational performance will highlight the talents of the birds. The audience will enjoy seeing birds that sing, talk, dance, bowl, skate, bicycle, and play basketball. The birds will also perform magic tricks. “Wings of Love” will feature a variety of birds such as owls, cockatoo, toucans and parrots.

Each program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately one hour. Bring your entire family for fun-filled entertainment that will thrill children of all ages. Performances will be held outdoors in the Ironwoods Amphitheater or in the case of rain, extreme heat, or by the needs of the performers (such as the Wings of Love Show) events will move inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park. The Lodge offers floor and chair seating.

The amphitheater has some concrete risers for seating but lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen are recommended. There are no concessions available at Ironwoods Park but picnics are welcomed. Dogs must be on a leash.

Come to Ironwoods Park to enjoy the entertainment and stay to visit the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse or the Prairie Oak Nature Center.

For more information please call the Leawood Arts Council (913) 663-9157 or visit www.leawood.org.




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