Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2011

Weekend full of activities

May 5, 2011

It’s here again! More excitement and fun than the average person can handle, and right here in “River City,” and Lansing and Tonganoxie. All on the same weekend.

It starts at 6 p.m. with the Bigger and Better Lansing Daze on May 6 and May 7, at the Lansing Crossing on Eisenhower close to DeSoto corner. There will be Brews, Blues and BBQ. Live music on stage is from 7 to 11 p.m. featuring Mary Bridget Davies. Fireworks show is at 9:30. Children’s inflatable games and rides are available all evening.

This continues on Saturday from 7 a.m. with a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Lansing High School until 11 a.m.. Then stop at the quilt show at the Lansing Activity Center Gym on the way back to Eisenhower Crossings. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. you will find a Car and Cycle Show sponsored by the Lansing Lions Club, an Art and Craft show, local and commercial food vendors and more games for the kiddies At 11 a.m. you will have your chance to vote on your favorite BBQ, a selection of 36 wonderful barbeque teams to choose from. That should be fun and fill your tummy at the same time. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is a local band on stage called “Southern Reign.” The barbeque competition awards ceremony is at 3:30 p.m..

Now back to Leavenworth, only a little over a mile away is the 22nd Annual Sampler Festival at the Ray Miller Park. It is the last year to be in Leavenworth for who knows how many years as every two years they are at a different city. The opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. Saturday. It is open from 10 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday. There are 150 communities in our state that are represented. This is primarily a show to share with everyone what is available in our wonderful state. There are many surprises and three stages of entertainers available. Also there will be on hand historical performers and demonstrators. You will meet Calamity Jane, Amelia Earhart, Robert E. Lee, Doc Holliday, Alexander Gardner and many others.

Don’t miss your opportunity of a lifetime. Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for children. My son Michael and I will be in the artists tent showing our own paintings that are for sale. Come visit us.

We can’t leave out our neighbors in Tonganoxie as they are celebrating Tongie Nites on May 7 from 6:30 to 9:30. They feature famous Molly Meyer’s fried chicken at the West End Café at 416 E. Fourth Street. Reservations are required 913-845-0991. Also Annie’s Country Jubilee has a great show starting at 7:30 with great country music entertainment. The phone number there is 913-845-9600.

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