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Flying Lanterns

Special Events

Here is where you will find all of our upcoming special events. These are offered with the intention of bringing our collective bonfires together. 

  • Ernie Miller: Birds of Prey Class!
    Fri, Feb 03
    Ernie Miller Nature Center
    Birds of Prey By day or by night, out of the sky flies a rodent's nightmare, the birds of prey. Using their powerful talons, beaks, and wings, they are some of nature's best hunters. Your group will see close-up live examples of these majestic raptors and their special adaptations.
  • Only One Day a Year @ The Coterie - Group Trip
    Sun, Feb 05
    Kansas City
    Join us for discounted tickets to Only One Day a Year with us! Tickets are $8.20 each for all ages. Any homeschooling family can join us with guests!
  • Above All Trampoline Park Meet Up!
    Fri, Feb 10
    Above All Trampoline
    Enjoy all of the trampolines at the park for a fun-filled time of play, laughs and exercise!
  • Valentine's Party! (Kansas City Metro)
    Membership Offer
    Tue, Feb 14
    Lakeside Nature Center Indoor Group Room
    Open to any homeschoolers and a great pod group activity for subscribers! Make and bring a Valentine's shoebox to receive your mail, and each participating child/teen should bring Valentines for 75 children. We will provide the crafts, friends, and music.
  • Money Museum!
    Mon, Feb 27
    Federal Reserve
    Welcome to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Money Museum; a billion-dollar experience! See how the Bank processes millions of dollars in currency each day, lift a real gold bar, view the historic Harry S. Truman coin collection and enjoy fun, interactive exhibits.
  • Introduction to Media Production! (Teens 13ish to 18ish)
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Feb 27
    Central Library
    Are you interested in content creation? Learn how to tell a great story and use different types of media to capture your ideas. This class is for teens and will be held at the KC Central Library Downtown for 4 consecutive weeks beginning 2/27.
  • KC Gem & Mineral Show!
    Fri, Mar 10
    KCI EXPO CENTER
    Special displays of rocks and minerals, lapidary work of all kinds, live demonstrations of lapidary, bead making and jewelry fabrication techniques. Static displays include fossils and fossil identification, club-member displays, and a special area for children.
  • Northland: Fire Station Tour with Gladstone Fire/EMS!
    Mon, Mar 20
    Gladstone Fire Station #1
    Join us for a Fire Station tour with Gladstone Fire / EMS! We will tour the fire station and of course check out the fire trucks-- as well as review some fire safety.
  • The Color Run KC (Date subject to change, April TBD) - AnySchoolers Walking Group
    Sat, Apr 01
    Kansas City
    The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, is a unique event that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 8 million runners worldwide in 50+ countries.
  • Egg Hunt and Egg Smash Party
    Thu, Apr 06
    Grassy Area of Kessler Park by KC Museum
  • Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus @ The Coterie - Group Trip
    Sun, Apr 16
    Kansas City
    Join us for discounted tickets to Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus with us! Tickets are $12.30 each for all ages. Any homeschooling family can join us with guests!
  • Adventure Club:  Solar System Field Trip
    Wed, May 10
    Schlagle Library
    Adventure Club is a bi-weekly invitation to explore the great outdoors while building community + engaging in experiential learning: hikes, nature centers, playgrounds, sprinkled with occasional field-trips and a pinch of volunteering. Everyone is welcome— come adventure with us!
  • Fishing and Paddle Boats for Tweens/Teens (9YO Welcome)
    Thu, Jun 15
    Shawnee Mission Park
    Almost tweens (9 year olds) are invited to join the tweens and teens for fishing and paddleboats!
  • Doctor Dolittle @ The Coterie - Group Trip
    Sun, Jul 09
    Kansas City
    Join us for discounted tickets to Doctor Dolittle with us! Tickets are $12.30 each for all ages. Any homeschooling family can join us with guests!
  • Zoo Overnight
    Time is TBD
    Kansas City
    Your family can stay in Helzberg Penguin Plaza with Kansas City homeschooling friends, take a night hike through the Zoo and enjoy a movie!
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