News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Stuff to do this weekend – 6/15-6/17

clock June 15, 2012 15:36 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Kids Triathlon –The first ever Blue Springs Kids Triathlon will be on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  The Triathlon starts with swimming at the Blue Springs Family, biking on Adams Dairy Parkway and a running through Young Park.  Registration is closed, but everyone is welcome to cheer on the kids! 

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Blue Springs Ballet & Performing Arts in downtown Blue Springs. Join us for a free Zumba Class.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, June 17 from 4-6 p.m. Little Shell & the Blues Thang takes the stage. Harper performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

 

Stuff to do this weekend from BSP&R

clock June 7, 2012 17:46 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 9 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Skateboard Competition – Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Mill Skate Park, 112 NW Woods Chapel Road.  For ages 10-19 years old, but fun to watch!

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 9, 8-10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center Track, 201 NW R.D. Mize Road. Walk 3 laps around the track to equal 1 mile.  AND 1:30-3 p.m. at the Metro East Tennis Center, 3019 Vesper. Join us for tennis activities!

Blue Springs Night Bike Ride Saturday, June 9, 11:30 p.m. beginning at Centennial Pool-Plex.  Experienced cyclist can choose between a 10, 14 or 19 mile route. On-site registration starts at 10:30 p.m.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, June 10 from 4-6 p.m. BluzBenderz take the stage. Southbound performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

KIDS TRIATHLON – Registration has been extended to June 12!  The first ever Blue Springs Kids Triathlon will be on Saturday, June 16 beginning at the Blue Springs Family Y with body marking starting at 6:15 a.m. Participants will compete in one of three categories: Tri for Tots – 4-5 year olds; 6-10 year olds and 11-14 year olds. Details and registration information can be found at www.bluespringsgov.com/kidstriathlon or by calling the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

 

Blue Springs Kids Triathlon Needs You!

clock June 5, 2012 17:13 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs

Kids Triathlon Needs You!

The very first Blue Springs Kids Triathlon that will happen on Saturday morning, June 16, 2012 needs help. Volunteers do not need to be triathlon or race experts; roles include packet stuffing, packet pick-up, parking attendants, course monitors/cheerers, race timers, set-up, clean-up, and more.

There will be a volunteer training on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00pm to provide an understanding of the event, course and specific volunteer responsibilities.

If you can help, please contact Brandon Martin as soon as possible at BMartin@BSSD.net

It's not too late to register your child/grandchild/niece or nephew.

Don't let them miss out on this fun, fitness event! 

Click here for more info and to register.

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BLUE SPRINGS HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S 4TH ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR ~ 2012

clock June 5, 2012 16:26 by author Jeff Quibell

Contact: Mary Potter

Phone: 816-797-4870
Email: MPotterEducation@comcast.net
WHO: Blue Springs Historical Society
WHAT: 4th Annual Garden Tour
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2012
TIME: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Gardens in Blue Springs

The Blue Springs Historical Society’s 4th Annual Garden Tour features 6 unique and colorful Blue Springs gardens. The self guided event will be from 10:00 am through 5 pm. Tickets may be purchased for $10.00 from Ben’s Lawn and Garden, Petals & Potpourri, Meyer Music, Memories on Mainer person Tea Room-Café, Special Events, Village Gardens, The Yellow Strawberry and www.BlueSpringsHistory.org by using PayPal. On June 16th, tickets may be purchased at any of the gardens for $12.00 per person.

The gardens include flower and vegetables along a creek, Jack and Penny Gilliland; Carol and Jeff Journagan’s gardens that reflect the Frank Lloyd Wright style of their home; an English Garden atop a bluff with a woodland feel, Betty Parker; Reggie and Linda Day’s Japanese or Zen influenced gardens; Jim and Melinda Jones garden whose features include lilies, hibiscus and bubbling water fountains; the 1906 Educational Heritage Garden on the Dillingham-Lewis Museum grounds features a pergola, picket fence and arbor with heirloom rose while the sun garden, takes you back to simpler flowers. While at the Museum, please take time to enjoy the lemonade and light refreshments.

For more information contact: Debbie Schnakenberg 229-7434 or

Kenna White 228-8488 or Mary Potter Cell-797-4870


Stuff to do this weekend from Parks & Rec–May 25-28

clock May 24, 2012 13:01 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 26-28. Blue Springs Centennial Pool-Plex outdoor pools and waterslides open for the summer season. Open daily from noon to 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, May 26 from 10-11 a.m. at Burr Oaks Woods Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Road. Join us for a “Freeze Frame Hunt” in the woods.  Camera required.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, May 27 from 4-6 p.m. The Mighty Moe Joes! take the stage and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Candymakers will play the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.


Stuff to do in Blue Springs Weekend of 5/12/2012

clock May 11, 2012 10:19 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, May 12 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Free Kids Fishing Derby (ages 5-14) – Saturday, May 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Catfish, Sunfish & Bluegill.  Lots of contests and prizes.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, May 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free bowling at Lunar Bowl, 2001 NW Highway 7.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, May 5 – Swimnastics Up! (Intermediate to Upper Level Fitness) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or Aqua-Aerobics 11 a.m. to noon each at $4. Lap Swimming from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for $3. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.