May 2012 Calendar of Events 

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X-Stream Green Field TripsMay 1-31

X-Stream Green Field Trips 

Location: Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Fleming Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, April, May, August & September
Price: Call for Fee Scale
Phone: (816) 229-8980
Email: kemper@jacksongov.org

(By advance reservation only)
These innovative environmental education field trips feature multi-station experiences for school groups of up to 150 students. Teachers design their own field trip by choosing 4 to 6 topics from a menu of twenty. Topics include live reptile and amphibian programs, habitat hikes, birds and binoculars, skins & skulls, wild canids, soil conservation, recycling relays, bats, humane education, nature scavenger hunts and a variety of ecosystem choices. 

Kids Fishing DerbyMay 5

31st Annual Kids Fishing Derby

Location: At Lake Jacomo on Beach Road one-half mile north of Colbern Road.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Registration begins @ 8:30 a.m.)
Price: No Charge.
Phone: (816) 229-8980
Email: kemper@jacksongov.org

Introduce your kids to the sport of fishing at this fun-filled family event at beautiful Lake Jacomo.  Children ages 2-15 will be testing their skill and luck.  A casting clinic and other demonstrations will help hone their skills.  Prizes are awarded to Derby winners.  Children should bring their own tackle, bait and buckets to hold their catch! 
Download the event flyer here! 

Sheep ShearingMay 5

Sheep Shearing

Location: Missouri Town 1855, Fleming Park 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults, $5.00; Youth 5-13 and Seniors, $3.00; Under 5, Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Our Missouri ancestors depended on flocks of sheep not only for food but also for their valuable wool. The entire process of using wool including shearing, washing, carding, spinning, dyeing and weaving are presented in this annual event. The antebellum architecture and unique charm of Missouri Town 1855 creates the perfect setting as skilled artisans demonstrate these time-honored tasks and share their knowledge with our guests. Join us for an entertaining and educational fiber arts event!

ArrowheadsMay 5

Artifact Road Show

Location: Fort Osage Education Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Price: Adults, $7.00; Youth, $4.00; Seniors, $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Have you ever been curious about that box of arrowheads that you might have found or had been given to you by a relative? Join us at Fort Osage where professional archaeologists will be available to determine the approximate age and origin of the archaeological material, and other historic and prehistoric artifacts. Your artifacts will be placed in a historic context which will help you better understand who made the object and how it was used. Expert advice will also be available on how to properly store your artifacts.

May 12

Spring Nature Walks

Location: Fort Osage Education Center
Time: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: Adults, $7.00; Youth, $4.00; Seniors, $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

The diverse terrain surrounding Fort Osage presents a perfect setting for this guided program. After a brief introduction in the Education Center by our staff naturalist, the group will embark on a guided tour of both the upland and floodplain zones. Various species of plants will be identified with special attention given to those which were identified during the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Participants will see how invasive, non native, species threaten plants native to Missouri. Please wear hiking boots or shoes and bring insect repellant and a canteen. Binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks are also recommended.

SoftballMay 20

Summer Softball Leagues

Location: Frank White and 140th & Holmes Softball Complexes
Time: Varies
Price: $475-$825/Team - Frank White Jr. or $750/Team - 140th & Holmes
Phone: (816) 503-4878

Heat up your summer by joining a Summer Softball League. Men's, Church, Senior and Coed Divisions are offered. Register online, call or email for more information. Deadline for registration is May 11.

KC TriathlonMay 20

KC Triathlon at Longview Beach

Location: Longview Lake Beach
Time: 7:00 a.m. Pre-Registration Required
Price: TBA
Contact: www.kansascitytriathlon.com

The Kansas City Triathlon is quickly becoming one of the largest triathlons in the area.  There are many exciting activities that make this event special and unique as it caters to the participating athletes, families and friends like none other in the Kansas City Metro Area.  The Kansas City Triathlon is a destination event that all triathletes from novice to elite will want to make part of their 2012 race plans. 

BeachesMay 26 - September 3

Beach Season

Location: Longview and Blue Spring Beaches, Longview Park and Fleming Park 
May 29 - June 1  |  3-7 p.m.
June 4 - August 10  |  1-7 p.m.
August 13 – August 17  |  3-7 p.m. 
August 18 - September 3 | Open Weekends Only
WEEKEND & HOLIDAY HOURS |  11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Longview Beach closed Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4 for
4th of July Appreciation Celebration

Longview Beach closed Sunday, August 19 for Jackson County Triathlon

Adults $5, Children/Seniors $3 - Family Passes Available.
Phone: (816) 503-4876

Splash into summer at two of the most popular swimming beaches in Jackson County. Enjoy sandy beaches, certified lifeguards and shower and restroom facilities.



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