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Are we there yet? Come visit Lee’s Summit, where you’ll feel right at home while you explore shops, restaurants and attractions where memories await. Relax and experience the history and charm that folks have been discovering since 1865. Located just a stone’s throw from downtown 2 • Lee’sCity, Summit, Missouri Kansas Lee’s Summit is where family memories are created each and every day.

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HELLO, FUN! Looking for something fun and exciting to make memories that last a lifetime? The opportunity lies closer than you might think. In Lee’s Summit, you’ll find charming boutiques and restaurants, the rhythm of music and the arts and, of course, the curiosity of the history buried in the bricks downtown. With so much to discover, we invite you to create your own adventure and experience the attractions and enthusiasm that make Lee’s Summit such a vibrant place to visit.

Yours Truly,

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ATTRACTIONS

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With dozens of enticing attractions, not to mention special events, Lee’s Summit sure knows how to entertain. Whether you’re reconnecting with childhood friends or bringing your family for a new experience, memories are bound to be made in Lee’s Summit.

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Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market Taste the freshness of the farmers market, voted #1 in the state. Located at the corner of Second and Douglas streets, the market is open 7 a.m. to sell-out Wednesdays and Saturdays from April 2 to Nov. 19, 2016. You’ll find a wide variety of locally grown produce, plants, baked goods, handmade crafts and other savory treats. downtownLS.org – 816.246.6598 Frontier Justice A premier firearms and shopping destination, Frontier Justice offers everything from training to products for the beginner, to the most accomplished firearms enthusiast. A huge selection of firearms and accessories are on display surrounded by the classroom, simulator room, café and ranges. Additionally, visit a boutique offering both men and ladies clothing, jewelry and furniture. frontier-justice.com – 816.336.2600

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Landmark2 Skate Center For more than 35 years, Landmark2 Skate Center has offered a friendly, safe and fun environment for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Whether you prefer roller skating, roller blading or just partying, there is always music playing and fun to be had. landmark2skate.com – 816.524.2000 Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery This historical cemetery, in existence since 1867, sits on 20 acres and is the final resting place of early Lee’s Summit citizens, including the Civil War guerrilla, Cole Younger. cityofLS.net – 816.969.1590 Lee’s Summit History Museum The History Museum is housed in the 1939 Post Office in downtown Lee's Summit. The museum houses historic artifacts, maps and photos of early Lee's Summit. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. leessummithistory.net – 816.287.4477 Lone Jack Battlefield Over two days in August 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed on this battleground, which now features the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County. This National Cemetery is one of the few sites where the soldiers who perished there are buried on the spot where the battle raged. It houses a variety of displays, including battle artifacts, historical items, photos, documents and more. historiclonejack.org/museum – 816.697.8333

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Longview Mansion Built in 1914 by Kansas City millionaire Robert Long, the farm was the largest construction project of its kind in the United States. Long and his famed daughter, Loula, once greeted royalty, movie stars and business magnates at the mansion. Today, Longview Mansion is a premier estate for weddings and special events. Groups of 10 or more visiting Lee’s Summit are invited to arrange a unique luncheon or dinner, including a guided tour of the historic mansion. longviewmansion.com – 816.761.6669

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Missouri Town 1855 Step back in time and take in the sights and sounds of Missouri in the 1800s. This historical farming community extends more than 30 acres. A living history museum, it offers more than 25 original structures with furnishings and equipment, hosts and tour guides in period attire, authentic field and garden crops and rare breeds of livestock found in the mid-19th century. makeyourdayhere.com – 816.503.4860 Paradise Park The official family-fun place for every season, Paradise Park features 15 acres of outdoor adventure and more than 38,000 square feet of indoor fun. Paradise Park’s unlimited fun includes mini-golf, go-karts, multiple laser tag arenas, rock climbing, batting cages, 2-story foam factory and endless games. The “Edutainment Center” features great children’s discovery activities integrated with educational experiences. The newest attraction, “Operation Laser Tag,” features a new 5,000-square-foot indoor/ outdoor arena with multiple experiences to enjoy. The park is an ideal space for events throughout the year including fall harvest days, hayrides, summer concerts, birthday parties, event space and much more. paradise-park.com – 816.246.5224

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Powell Gardens Set among lush rolling hills, Powell Gardens encompasses interactive gardens, nature trails, lakes, ponds and windswept meadows. Visitors engage with the indoor conservatory and ever-changing exhibits to learn about nature. The Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation’s largest edible landscape, includes more than 2,000 types of food plants, tasting stations, demos and guest chef dinners. powellgardens.org – 816.697.2600 Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery showcases awardwinning wines in a peaceful and serene atmosphere, with panoramic views of the beautiful vineyards. The winery also features a deli with various custom sausages, cheeses and crackers. The venue creates a beautiful setting ideal for weddings, receptions and corporate events. stonehausfarms.com – 816.554.8800

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Sky Zone Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. They’re the inventors of fun fitness and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. Combine one of the greatest workouts ever with awesome, healthy fun. Experience the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. skyzone.com/leessummit – 816.457.0068 Summit Lanes Whether you bowl strikes, spares or the occasional gutter ball, you’re bound to have a ball. Summit Lanes has been family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, offering a variety of activities and family fun. summitlanes.com – 816.524.3322 The Exit Room The Exit Room is a premier escape adventure located in the historic downtown district providing an unforgettable live-action gaming experience. Teams are given exactly one hour to complete a mission to find the key to escape. They’ll make observations and maneuver rooms to overcome challenges lurking in every corner and locked drawer. theexitroomkc.com – 816.434.5808 TRAPPED KC Get your group together to solve various puzzles and codes hidden throughout escape rooms that will need to be cracked and assembled to escape before the time’s up. Divide and conquer or come together to collaborate and use critical thinking to solve the puzzles. Trapped KC is great for team building, small groups or family activities. trappedkc.com – 816.457.7410

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Unity Village Unity Village is known for the iconic Unity Tower that houses Awaken Whole Life Center, offering massage, yoga and retreats. Brides and meeting planners find the wide open spaces, Mediterranean architecture and stunning fountains to be the perfect backdrop for events. The 1,200-acre property also features a “green” hotel, par-36 golf course, bookstore, coffee shop and walking trails. unityvillage.org – 816.524.3550

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TIME TO SHOP! Love to shop? You won’t be disappointed. Lee’s Summit is a dream for the most passionate shopper. Whether you’re into one-of-a-kind finds at local shops or name brands at national retailers, you’ll find it in Lee’s Summit. Grab your shopping list and hop to it!

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Downtown Lee’s Summit Downtown Lee’s Summit, a Great American Main Street, boasts locally owned specialty shops and an eclectic array of casual and fine dining. Downtown is a must for shopping and character galore. From the latest clothing trends and accessories to home furnishings and specialty items, you’re bound to find a new treasure. downtownLS.org Summit Fair Summit Fair is an open-air lifestyle center anchored by Macy’s and JCPenney, featuring children’s stores, men’s and women’s fashion, casual eateries, sit-down restaurants and specialty retailers. summitfairshopping.com SummitWoods Crossing SummitWoods, a 750,000-squarefoot retail center, is one of the largest in the region. Shop national stores such as Lowe’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, Best Buy and Target, or grab a bite to eat at one of several restaurants. The synergy between Summit Fair and SummitWoods creates a shopping destination offering something for everyone. summitwoodsshopping.com

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DINING & DRINKS

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Lee’s Summit sets the table to satisfy any palate. From quaint coffee shops to mouthwatering barbecue and specialties, you won’t go hungry. Visit LStourism.com for a complete list of dining options.

Don’t forget the drinks! Whether it’s ladies night out, happy hour with friends or date night, Lee’s Summit’s bar scene has you covered. Watch the big game – with plenty of TVs and drink specials, you’ll never miss a second of the excitement. Buffalo Wild Wings – 1806 NW Chipman Rd Johnny’s Tavern – 1660 SE Blue Pkwy Konrad’s Kitchen & Tap House – 302 SW Main St Llywelyn’s Pub – 301 SE Douglas St

Main Slice Pies & Pints – 235 SE Main St Sharkeez – 17 SW 3rd St Stuey McBrew’s – 321 SE Main St The Peanut – 219 SE Main St

Jack’s Java Shop welcomes you with their inviting family-friendly atmosphere. Jack’s opens early every morning with aromatic coffee and espresso from The Roasterie and delicious breakfast treats. Stop in and let them create a frozen custard treat just for you. Open 7 days a week with free WiFi. 105 E Battlefield Rd., Ste. E, Lone Jack • jacksjavashop.com • 816.697.3777 16 •• Lee’s Lee’s Summit, 16 Summit, Missouri Missouri


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Downtown Pub Crawl – Head to the historic district, packed with over a dozen bars featuring live music, specialty drinks and a great night out…all in walking distance of one another! • • • • •

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FALL FUN Fall is when families gather together in anticipation of the holidays. It’s a time for hayrides, pumpkins, hugs and laughter. Come discover everything there is to see and do to celebrate fall in Lee’s Summit. FALL HARVEST DAYS Fall Harvest Days at Paradise Park means a good old-fashioned tractor hayride. Every weekend Sept. 16–Oct. 30, guests can enjoy a relaxing ride throughout the park and hear funny stories, sing silly songs, play games and never stop laughing with family and friends. Sip on hot chocolate while toasting marshmallows on the crackling campfire. paradise-park.com – 816.246.5224 SYLVIA BAILEY FARM PARK The gates to Sylvia Bailey Farm Park open Sept. 30 and remain open every weekend in October from noon-6 p.m. Kids can find their way through the corn maze and climb the hay mountain. They’ll also have pumpkin bowling, the corn box, board games and more. LSparks.net – 816.969.1500 Witches’ Eve Enjoy a late night shopping event from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 6, in Downtown Lee’s Summit with lots of cackles and “boos!” This ladies only shopping event is a blast and all witches are welcome. Don your best witch costume and shop dozens of great boutiques that will be open late with spooky treats, “boos” and lots of great deals. downtownLS.org – 816.246.6598

Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade

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GLOW Jack-o-Lantern Festival This spellbinding Halloween experience Oct. 14-15 at Powell Gardens is a must-see, with more than 700 hand-carved pumpkins lighting a one-mile trail. They’ll have costumed characters and hayrides, as well as temporary tattoos, storytelling and pumpkin painting for the kiddos. powellgardens.org/glow – 816.697.2600

GLOW Jack-o-Lantern Festival

Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade Children, families and dogs are invited to wear their costumes and join in the parade from City Hall Plaza to Howard Station Park on Oct. 29. After the parade, kids can trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses, enter the costume contest and check out specialized vehicles from Lee’s Summit Police and Fire departments. downtownLS.org – 816.246.6598 Paradise Park

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EXPLORE OUTDOORS

Lea McKeighan Park

With four lakes, an extensive parks system, golf courses, hiking trails and an assortment of other recreational facilities, Lee's Summit provides a vast collection of activities to venture outside. Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation manages 27 parks across more than 1,200 acres. Parks range in size and include a variety of sports venues, trails, 18-hole disc golf course, amphitheater and more. Throughout Lee’s Summit, one can find playgrounds, sand volleyball, skate parks, bike trails, dog parks and much more. LSparks.net – 816.969.1500 LEGACY PARK Legacy Park Community Center accommodates all ages for all seasons. The center provides a gym used for basketball, volleyball, pickleball and group fitness, as well as racquetball courts, an indoor aquatics area with a lap pool, leisure pool and hot tub, a personal training studio, free weights, circuit weights, cardio equipment, aerobics studio, an elevated walking track and a childcare area.

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Dogwood Park Powell Gardens

LEA McKEIGHAN PARK The renovated park on the south side features a .6 mile walking trail, fishing pond, Jupiter XXL Jungle Gym, Spaceball and Speedway Zip Line. The north side holds its own with a skate park, two ball diamonds and four lighted sand volleyball courts. DOG PARKS Dogwood Park is the newest off-leash dog park, featuring a splash pad for dogs to cool off, a comfort station for their owners and five acres for dogs to run around a .3 mile paved trail. In addition, Happy Tails Park continues to be popular with four-legged and two-legged patrons. It includes a human playground just outside the enclosed area, a .3 mile paved trail, an agility area and a comfort station.

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Jackson County Parks + Recreation jacksongov.org/recreation – 816.503.4800 ARCHERY The Landahl Archery Range hosts several state and national tournaments and consists of scenic shooting trails nestled into the woods with abundant wildlife. A wheelchair accessible practice range also is available. CAMPGROUNDS Dating back to 1922, Jackson County has one of the oldest Parks departments in the U.S. Over the years, the park has expanded to 21,000 acres featuring 238 camp sites with campers from around the country. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis with attendants at each site. EQUESTRIAN PARK Located on the south end of Longview Lake, the Longview Equestrian Park is a multiuse area spread across 54 acres, perfect for riding, jumping and showing. The site hosts weekend saddle and carriage competitions and is equipped with a lighted show area, cross country course, carriage obstacle course and stalls for 115 horses.

Longview Lake

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OUTDOORS continued Golf Courses Fred Arbanas Golf Course Longview Lake Park 11100 View High Dr. Kansas City, MO 64134 816.761.9445 makeyourdayhere.com

Lakewood Oaks

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Lakewood Oaks Golf Club 651 NE Saint Andrews Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.373.2505 logc.org Shamrock Hills Golf Course 3161 S. M-291 Highway Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 816.537.6556 shamrockhills.com Teetering Rocks Golf Course 12040 East 86th Street Kansas City, MO 64138 816.356.1111 teeteringrocks.com Unity Golf Course 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816.251.3582 unityvillage.org/golf

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MAP OF LEE’S SUMMIT ATTRACTIONS A B&B Theatres 16 B Farmers Market C Fred Arbanas Golf Course D Frontier Justice E Got Art Gallery F Landmark2 Skate Center G History Museum H Longview Mansion I Missouri Town 1855

J Paradise Park K Powell Gardens L Shamrock Hills Golf Course M Sky Zone N Stonehaus Farms Vineyard and Winery O Summit Fair Shopping Center P Summit Lanes

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EMBRACE THE ARTS Lee’s Summit is a city that believes in the arts…all the arts. Embrace your creativity and enjoy an array of live performances, artist exhibits and so much more right here in Lee’s Summit. Got Art Gallery/Summit Art Summit Art promotes the visual arts, art education and humanities throughout Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities. Summit Art also provides public art education through Got Art Gallery and strives to increase business and community participation in the arts through exhibits and public art. Got Art Gallery hosts artist exhibits, classes and birthday parties and serves as an event space in downtown Lee’s Summit. gotartgallery.org – 816.600.5932 Lee’s Summit Symphony The Lee’s Summit Symphony performs five annual concerts under music director Russ Berlin, and features more than 70 talented musicians with a passion for sharing their talents. Lee’s Summit is one of only 800 communities nationwide with a symphony. Concerts include the Family Pops Spectacular, Booms& Blooms, Holiday Magic and more. lssymphony.org – 816.401.5251

Summit Art Festival

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MCC-LONGVIEW cultural ARTS CENTER The Cultural Arts Center provides Lee's Summit and the Kansas City metropolitan area with quality arts programming, including concerts, professional and student art exhibits, theatre and music performances and more. The center also is home to Summit Theatre Group and the Kansas City Chapter of Sweet Adelines. mcckc.edu/longview – 816.604.2200 Potter’s Haven Art Studio Pick out your favorite piece of bisque from a large selection of paint and decorate to your heart’s desire. After you’ve decorated it, your piece will be glazed and fired in a kiln to create that one-of-a-kind piece of art. For those younger artists Potter’s Haven offers smaller pieces that can be painted with acrylic paint and taken home the same day. pottershavenartstudio.com – 816.525.9323 Summit Theatre Group Summit Theatre Group provides unique and original theatre experiences to audiences and participants alike. Shows for 2016 include: “First Kisses,” Oct. 7-16; and “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!),” Dec. 15-18. summittheatregroup.com – 816.463.2654 Wine & Design KC Unleash your inner artist at Wine & Design where all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip and paint. The studio offers a variety of paintings to choose from and can accommodate private parties, team building and other fun events. The design on wheels program will even come to your business or home to host a wine & design party. wineanddesign.com – 816.875.9707

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FESTIVALS In Lee’s Summit, we know how to have a good time and celebrate life. Come see for yourself and experience our food, music, culture, art and more at one of our unique festivals. Oktoberfest Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of the Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest held Sept. 23-24 in downtown Lee’s Summit. Enjoy arts and crafts, Kids Street, carnival, German meals and dancing, biergarten, home brew competition, live entertainment and much more. The carnival remains open on Sunday for wristband day. Visit LSoktoberfest.com or page 41 for more information. LSoktoberfest.com – 816.524.2424 Summit Art Festival This annual festival is held Oct. 7-9 in downtown Lee’s Summit and features entertainment, food and Summit Art artists, along with juried local and regional artists showcasing works of art in watercolor, oil, graphite, acrylic, pottery, sculpture, photography, pastels, fiber, mixed media and more. It includes small music venues and a “Kidz Zone” interactive art area. summitartfest.org – 816.224.4634

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SPORTS CENTRAL Hometown pride runs deep for our local sports teams. Lee’s Summit is just a baseball throw from Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums. Or if hockey is your sport, head on over to watch the Mavericks play!

Kansas City Royals MLB season April–Oct. royals.com

Kansas City CHIEFS NFL season Aug.–Jan. chiefs.com

missouri mavericks echl season Oct.–April missourimavericks.com

OPEN HOUSE Summit Technology Academy will host three Open House Nights. Parents and students are welcome to visit STA and learn more about the programs offered at STA and the Missouri Innovation Campus.

November 15, 2016, January 12, 2017 and February 1, 2017 6:00–6:30pm 6:30–8:00pm 6:30–7:00pm 7:00–7:30pm

“Early Planners” Session for Middle School Students and their Parents Summit Technology Academy Classroom Open House Missouri Innovation Campus Presentation Missouri Innovation Campus Presentation ucmo.edu/mic

STA is an innovative and advanced experience that prepares high school juniors and seniors for college and career success.

The new STA/MIC building opens August 2017!

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HOLIDAY HOTSPOTS The magic of the holidays awakens the child in all of us. Our community is decked out for a season of charming holiday events, exciting the imagination and kindling the fires of the holidays in our hearts. Annual Holly Festival Nov. 12 & 13 at Bernard Campbell Middle School Take advantage of this early holiday shopping event and stock up on gifts for your family and friends – even those that are hard to shop for! Shop more than 100 craft and vendor booths showcasing handmade and one-of-a-kind crafts, jewelry, clothing, home décor and more. LScares.org – 816.347.3298 Mayor’s Tree Lighting November 18 in Howard Station Park Join Lee’s Summit’s Mayor Randy Rhoads as he lights up downtown for the holidays. Free hot drinks and cookies, choir performances, a visit from Santa and much more will get you in the holiday spirit. Many local shops and restaurants are open late for your holiday shopping and dining convenience. downtownLS.org – 816.246.6598 Lee’s Summit Magic Tree Nov. 25–Dec. 25 at I-470 and View High Dr. The Magic Tree is a mesmerizing landmark for residents, visitors and neighbors to enjoy throughout the holiday season. The tree, wrapped in thousands of magical lights, offers hope, goodness, peace and love. It provides the perfect opportunity for photos and gives back to the community in the process. LSmagictree.com

Mayor’s Tree Lighting The Magic Tree

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Ginormous Gingerbread House Party Dec. 1–Jan. 1 at Paradise Park It’s a gingerbread dream come true. Enjoy this bigger-than-life creation and warm your holiday spirits while having a blast. Its laser light show, festive holiday music and indoor snow make this the best interactive gingerbread house. It’s an enchanting, fairytale memory the whole family will love! paradise-park.com – 816.246.5224 Christmas in the Park Nov. 23- Dec. 31 at Longview Lake Campground Often referred to as one of Kansas City’s best lighting displays, Jackson County’s free drive-through display at Longview Lake features more than 300,000 lights and 175 animated holiday scenes. While there is no charge to view the display, donations for local charities are accepted on-site. makeyourdayhere.com – 816.503.4800 PHOTOS WITH SANTA Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 in downtown Lee’s Summit Santa’s taken some time off from the North Pole to share candy canes and holiday cheer. Bring your kiddos to get their photos taken with Santa while you knock a few items off your holiday shopping list in downtown Lee’s Summit. downtownLS.org – 816.246.6598 Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk Dec. 10 at Powell Gardens Get in the Christmas spirit as you enjoy the Gardens’ Christmas Couture display, live music, homemade cookies and cocoa and a stroll along garden paths aglow with the light of hundreds of luminaries. While you’re there, visit the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel and enjoy a concert. Tickets available online. powellgardens.org – 816.697.2600

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HOLIDAY HOTSPOTS continued A Christmas Celebration Dec. 10 at Missouri Town 1855 Spend a day experiencing how mid-19th century ancestors would have prepared for Christmas. Skilled interpreters will share the customs of French, English and German settlers. Christmas carolers provide a musical backdrop and piping hot tea warms you as you stroll through the decorated antebellum structures. Children will be delighted by a visit from “Belsnickle.” makeyourdayhere.com – 816.229.8980 Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 17 at Powell Gardens Create a family memory as you share your Christmas wishes with Santa, enjoy a Chris Cakes’ breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage, listen to holiday stories, and see the Christmas Couture display at Powell Gardens. powellgardens.org – 816.697.2600 Lee’s Summit Symphony Holiday Magic CONCERT Dec. 3 at Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center Experience the sounds of the holidays with the Symphony’s orchestra and entertainment. It’s a heartwarming tradition your ears will thank you for. lssymphony.org – 816.401.5251

Make holiday memories in

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RUN THIS TOWN From start to finish, we’re proud to host a number of running and jogging race events. Whether you’re a beginner who loves to jog for fun or you’re a competitive runner, there’s a race for you. September 10 Heart of the Summit 5K/10K & 1-Mile Fun Run City Hall Plaza heartofthesummit.com 816.835.3459

November 5 Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run Downtown Lee’s Summit olpturkeytrot.com 816.251.1150

October 8 20th Annual Race for the Future 5K Run/Walk & Kids Dash Lee’s Summit West High School thankyou4caring.org/RaceForTheFuture

November 19 Turkey Trail 5K/10K Waterfall Park, Independence bodieshealthandfitness.com 816.524.7733

October 30 Halloween Hustle 5K/10K MCC-Blue River, Independence bodieshealthandfitness.com 816.524.7733

December 10 Candy Cane Course 5K/10K Silverstein Eye Centers Arena bodieshealthandfitness.com 816.524.7733

Bodies’ Candy Cane Course

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WEEKEND BRUNCH Everyone looks forward to the weekend. It’s a time for sleeping in, fun weekend activities and a nice meal. Even better, you don’t have to travel far for the best of both breakfast and lunch, a.k.a brunch! Bean Counter Café 9010 M-Hwy 7 bean-counter-cafe.com Brunch Hours: Tu–Sat 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Neighborhood Café 104 SE 3rd St. neighborhoodcafels.com Brunch Hours: Tu–Sat 6 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun 6 a.m.–3 p.m.

Fig Tree Café & Bakery 817 NE Rice Rd. figtreecafels.com Brunch Hours: M–Sun 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Rebecca Grille 3365 SW Fascination Dr. therebeccagrille.com Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Garozzo’s Ristorante 1547 NE Rice Rd. garozzos.com Brunch Hours: Sun 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Summit Grill & Bar 4835 NE Lakewood Dr. summitgrillandbar.com Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Ginger Sue’s 20 NE Sycamore St. gingersues.com Brunch Hours: M–Sun 6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

T-Bones Deli & Meat Market 27900 E. Colbern Rd. tbonesdeliandmeatmarket.com Brunch Hours: Sun 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Gregory’s Sunday Brunch 401 W. Pine St., Raymore gregoryssundaybrunch.com Brunch Hours: Sun 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Third Street Social 123 SE Third St. thirdstreetsocial.com Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Visit LStourism.com for a complete list of restaurants.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fall Harvest Days

Now–November 9 Wed. & Sat. Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market downtownLS.org 816.246.6598

September 18 (and Sundays through Dec.) Football Fundays at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224

SEPTEMBER 2016 September 11 Missouri Barn Live Fire Dinner with Craig Jones at Powell Gardens powellgardens.org/LiveFire 816.697.2600 September 15 Piccadilly Gala at The Pavilion at John Knox Village downtownLS.org 816.246.6598 September 16-18 Fall Harvest at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 September 16-17 Zombie Attack is Back! Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224

September 23-24 Oktoberfest in downtown Lee’s Summit LSoktoberfest.com 816.524.2424 September 23-24 Zombie Attack is Back! Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 September 24-26 Fall Harvest at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 September 25 Missouri Barn Dinner with Chef John Smith at Powell Gardens powellgardens.org/ SeptemberBarnDinner 816.697.2600

September 30-October 2 Fall Harvest at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 September 30 Flashlight Friday at Sylvia Bailey Park LSparks.net 816.969.1542 September 30 – October 1 Zombie Attack is Back! Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 OCTOBER 2016 October 1 Harvest Fest at the Farmers Market downtownLS.org 816.246.6598 October 1-2 Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor Show at Powell Gardens powellgardens.org/tractors 816.697.2600

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October 1 Curious George at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 October 1 Movie in the Park at Sylvia Bailey Park LSparks.net 816.969.1542 October 6 Teen Night at Sylvia Bailey Park LSparks.net 816.969.1542 Oktoberfest

October 7-9 Fall Harvest at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 October 7-9 Summit Art Festival in Downtown Lee’s Summit summitartfest.org

Downtown Lee’s Summit

October 9 Missouri Barn Dinner with SOIL Collective & Boulevard at Powell Gardens powellgardens.org/ OctoberBarnDinner 816.697.2600 October 14 Middle School Teen Night at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 October 14-16 Fall Harvest at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.697.2600

Summit Art Festival

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October 14 & 15 GLOW Jack-o-Lantern Festival at Powell Gardens powellgardens.org/glow 816.697.2600

October 14, 15 & 16 “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” at Lee’s Summit North High School lsntheatre.net 816.986.3031 October 14 & 15 Zombie Attack is Back! Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 October 15 Haunted & Historic Spaces Tour in Downtown Lee’s Summit downtownLS.org 816.246.6598 October 15 & 20 Movie in the Park Sylvia Bailey Park LSparks.net 816.969.1542 October 21 Lee’s Summit Quilters’ Guild Annual Quilt Show at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church 816.356.6953 October 21-22 & 28-29 Haunted Maze at Sylvia Bailey Park LSparks.net 816.969.1542 October 21 & 22 Zombie Attack is Back! Paradise Park paradise-park.net 816.246.5224 October 22 Boo Ball at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center saintlukesgiving.org 816.347.4632


October 27 Lee’s Summit Arts Council Reception at Gamber Center LSartscouncil.net 816.969.1541

November 10 Veteran’s Day Luncheon at Gamber Center LSparks.net 816.969.1581

November 17 Thanksgiving Feast at Gamber Center LSparks.net 816.969.1581

October 29 Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade in Downtown Lee’s Summit downtownLS.org 816.246.6598

November 11 Middle School Teen Night at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224

November 18 Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Howard Station Park downtownLS.org 816.246.6598

November 11, 12 & 18-20 “The Little Mermaid” at Lee’s Summit High School lshstheatre.com 816.969.2055

DECEMBER 2016

NOVEMBER 2016 November 3 Silents Night Silent Film Fest at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center mcckc.edu 816.604.2030 November 4 & 5 Mistletoe Madness at Gamber Center LSparks.net 816.969.1581 November 4 “GHOST the Musical” at Lee’s Summit North High School lsntheatre.net 816.969.3031

November 11, 12 & 18, 19 “Mary Poppins” at Lee’s Summit West High School westsidestage.com 816.969.4000 November 12-13 Holly Festival at Bernard Campbell Middle School LScares.org 816.347.3248

December 1–January 5 Ginormous Gingerbread House Party at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 December 3, 10 & 17 Santa and Me Saturday at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224 December 4 Charity Dinner Dance at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church stmargaretsparish.org 816.272.0123

Paradise Park

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Paradise Park

December 9 Middle School Teen Night at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224

February 3 “Leading Ladies” Musical at Lee’s Summit West High School westsidestage.com 816.986.4000

March 3 (and Fridays in Lent) Fish Fry Friday at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church stmargaretsparish.org 816.246.6800

December 10 & 11 Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk at Powell Gardens powellgardens.org 816.697.2600

February 3 & 4 Father Daughter Dancin’ with the Stars at Gamber Center LSparks.net 816.969.1581

March 11 Emerald Isle Parade in Downtown Lee’s Summit downtownLS.org 816.246.6598

December 31 New Year’s Eve Party at Paradise Park paradise-park.com 816.246.5224

February 4 Chocolate Crawl for a Cause in Downtown Lee’s Summit downtownLS.org 816.246.6598

April 7 “Up the Down Staircase” Lee’s Summit North High School lsntheatre.net 816.986.3031

2017 EVENTS

February 24 “The Crucible” at Lee’s Summit West High School westsidestage.com 816.986.4000

January 27 & 28 Father Daughter Dancin’ with the Stars at Gamber Center LSparks.net 816.969.1581

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April 15 Flights of Fancy Kite Festival MCC-Longview kitefest.mcckc.edu 816.604.2598

For a complete list of events & details, visit LStourism.com.


GETTING AROUND Amtrak Amtrak serves Lee’s Summit daily. Ticket information and pricing are available by calling 1.800.USA.RAIL or online at amtrak.com. Tickets can be purchased at Union Station in Kansas City or once on board. Reservations are required. amtrak.com – 816.872.7245 Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport The airport currently has two runways, 4,000 feet and 3,800 feet, with 23 buildings and many tie-downs housing approximately 172 aircraft. The airport provides fast, friendly service and offers the best prices in the Kansas City area. LSairport.net – 816.969.1800 Rental Car Services Budget: 308 NE M-291 Highway – 816.554.9650 – budget.com Enterprise: 1025 SW Blue Parkway – 816.246.8185 – enterprise.com Hertz: 505 NW Blue Parkway – 816.347.0997 – hertz.com 10/10 Taxi – 816.474.0100 1638 SE Decker St Lee’s Summit, MO 64081-3111 Office: 816-525-4322 Toll Free: 800-776-1396 Fax: 816-525-2811

1638 SE Decker St

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MATERIAL ACCEPTED Aluminum Cans, Cast, Radiators, Wheels, Extrusions, Painted, Thermo, MLCC, Old Sheet, Shavings, 60-61, etc. Copper Bare Bright Copper, #1 & # 2 Copper, Insulated Wire, Sheet Copper, etc.

MATERIALS ACCEPTED

MATERIAL ACCEPTED

Brass RedCans, & Yellow, & Copper Radiators, etc. Aluminum: Cast,Shavings, Radiators,Brass Wheels, Extrusions, Painted, 1638 SE Decker St MATERIAL ACCEPTED Aluminum Cans, Cast,Shavings, Radiators,60-61, Wheels, Extrusions, Thermo, MLCC, Old Sheet, etc. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081-3111 Stainless Steel All forms of Stainless Steel, Shavings Office: 816-525-4322 Cast, Radiators, Wheels, Extrusions, Office: 816-525-4322 Aluminum Cans,Copper: Painted, MLCC, #1 Old&Sheet, Shavings, 60-61,Wire, etc. BareThermo, Bright Copper, # 2 Copper, Insulated Office: 816-525-4322 Painted, Thermo, MLCC, Old Sheet, Shavings, 60-61, etc. TollToll Free: 800-776-1396 Alloys, Carbide, 800-776-1396 TollFree: Free: 800-776-1396 Sheet Copper, etc. & Zinc Copper Bare Bright Copper, #1 & # 2 Bare Copper, Bright Insulated Copper, Wire, Copper #1 & # 2 Copper, Insulated Wire, Fax: 816-525-2811 Fax: 816.525.2811 Fax: 816-525-2811 Sheet Copper, etc. Brass: RedCPUs, & Yellow, Shavings, & Copper Radiators, etc. E-Scrap mother boards,Brass processors, memory, Sheet Copper, etc. cityscrapmetal.com www.cityscrapmetal.com Brass Red & Yellow, Shavings, Brass & Copper Radiators, etc. Stainless Steel: All forms of Stainless hard drives, power supplies, etc. Steel, Shavings Stainless Steel All formsBrass of Stainless Steel, Red &Shavings Yellow, Shavings, Brass & Copper Radiators, etc. ALLOYS, CARBIDE &forZINC Alloys, Carbide, &Items Zinc purchased Steel/Iron Bicycles (must remove Stainless Steel All forms of Stainless Steel, Shavings E-Scrap CPUs, E-Scrap: mother boards, CPUs, processors,mother memory, boards, processors, memory, hard drives, tires), Dishwashers, Dryers, Furnaces, Grills (No Propane hard drives, power supplies,supplies, etc. power etc. & Zinc Alloys, Carbide, Tanks), Stoves/ Ovens, Items purchased for Steel/Iron Bicycles (must removeLawn Mowers (must remove fluids Hours of Operation Items purchased for Steel/Iron: Bicycles (must remove tires), tires), Dishwashers, Dryers, Furnaces, Grills (No Propane E-Scrap CPUs, mother boards, processors, memory, and tires), Trash Compactors, Heaters, Dishwashers, Dryers, Furnaces, Washers, Grills (No Water Propane Tanks),etc. Tanks), Stoves/ Ovens, Lawn Mowers (must remove fluids Hours ofOperation Operation hard drives, power supplies, etc.remove fluids and tires), Monday–Friday Hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm Stoves/Ovens, Lawn Mowers (must Compactors, Washers, Water Heaters, etc. FREE drop off for the following Appliances Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.and tires), TrashTrash Compactors, Washers, Water Heaters, etc. 7:30am toto 4:30pm Saturday Monday–Friday 7:30am 12:00pm FREE drop off for the following Items Appliances purchased for Steel/Iron Bicycles (must remove Saturday 7:30am to 12:00pm if theevacuated: Freon has not been evacuated: Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–noon if the Freon hasFREE not beendrop off for the following Appliances if the Freon has Sunday Sunday Closed Closed tires), Dishwashers, Dryers, Furnaces, Grills (No Propane Refrigerators, Freezers, Dehumidifiers, Pop Machines, Any Sunday: Closed notRefrigerators, been evacuated: Refrigerators, Freezers, Dehumidifiers, Freezers, Dehumidifiers, Pop Machines, Any other appliance containing a compressor Tanks), Stoves/ Ovens, Lawn Mowers (mustaremove fluids Pop Machines, Any other appliance containing compressor Hours of Operation other appliance containing a compressor Please call to see if we can accept your item. andcall tires), Trash Compactors, Washers, Water Heaters, etc. Please to see if we can accept your item. Please call to see if we can accept your item. Monday–Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm FREE drop off for the following Appliances

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WHERE TO STAY We invite you to make yourself comfortable in Lee’s Summit. Take a break from the demands of everyday life and relax. Lee’s Summit’s selection of welcoming lodging at affordable rates and easy access to major roadways makes for an ideal place to kick back and make some memories. Comfort Inn & Suites 3701 NE Ralph Powell Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.554.6688 (76 rooms)

Super 8 Hotel 607 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8181 (50 rooms)

Best Western Plus 4825 NE Lakewood Way Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.795.6400 (72 rooms)

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott 1301 NE Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.524.7572 (54 rooms)

Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816.347.5537 (50 rooms)

Comfort Inn 963 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8863 (65 rooms)

Hampton Inn 1751 NE Douglas Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.347.8600 (109 rooms)

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 1020 SE Blue Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 816.554.7600 (63 rooms)

Lodging Nearby Drury Inn & Suites 20300 E. 42nd St. Blue Springs, MO 64015 816.795.9393 Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast 1 Hawthorne Place Independence, MO 64052 816.252.2607

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Hilton Garden Inn 19677 E. Jackson Drive Independence, MO 64057 816.350.3000 (200 rooms) Staybridge Suites Kansas City-Independence 19400 E. 39th Place South Independence, MO 64057 816.994.2700 (102 rooms)

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO 64055 816.908.9600 (167 rooms)


(CARNIVAL REMAINS OPEN SEPT. 25)

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! Presenting Sponsor

Main Stage

Sportzelt

Kids Street

Community Stage

Brat Tent

Superb Sponsors

Wonderful Sponsors

Central Bank of the Midwest, Central States Beverage Co., Door Systems, Inc., First Federal Bank, Hawthorn Bank, Kansas City Star, KCP&L, Second Nature Outdoor Living & Landscaping, Tingle Flooring Rootbiergarten Sponsor

US Bank Excellent Sponsors

Bank of Lee’s Summit, Discover Vision Centers, John Knox Village, Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery Divine Sponsors Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys & Missouri Central Credit Union Winezelt Sponsors Embrace the Grape Beverage Catering & Top Shelf Bartending Service Very Good Sponsors Camp Bow Wow, Cushman & Wakefield, KC Metro Insurance, Lee’s Summit Journal, Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic School, Parker Swearngin, LLP, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Summit Bank of Kansas City, Technology Plus, Weed Man, The Wilson Group, Wilshire at Lakewood

Dog Contest

Baby Contest

Home Brew Competition

Shatzen Kickenoffen

Doggy Stylz

Summit Modern Dentistry

Grains & Taps

Allstate Insurance-Jeff Silver


Oktoberfest Hours Friday, September 23 5–11 p.m. Saturday, September 24 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Sunday, September 25: Carnival Only Noon–4 p.m.

Welcome one and all to the season of sizzling bratwursts and sounds of oom-pah! Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of this wundervoll fall festival in downtown Lee’s Summit. Grab your lederhosen and dirndl and head to downtown Lee’s Summit to join 70,000 festival goers for this annual fall festival. Enjoy Kids Street, arts and crafts, German meals, beer and brat tents, the Biergarten, carnival, the Sportzelt, live entertainment, contests, a Rootbiergarten, home brew tasting, German dancers and much more. There’s no cost to attend the festival.

Take a spin at the carnival Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth and cost $1 each, 20 for $15, 40 for $28 or 80 for $50. Each ride takes 3-4 tickets. While the festival is only open Friday and Saturday, the carnival remains open from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 for wristband day–$22 per person, all you can ride!

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Biergarten Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without the excitement and entertainment in the Biergarten. It’s the place to hang out for German food, music, dancing and a lot of crazy fun! Friday, September 23 6-10 p.m.: Willy Kirst Band 6:45, 7:45 & 8:45 p.m.: Schuhplattler Verein Blautaler Dancers Saturday, September 24 Noon–3 p.m.: People’s Choice Home Brew Tasting Event (tickets required) 3 p.m.: Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition 5-10 p.m.: The Alpen Spielers 5:45, 6:45, 7:45 & 8:45 p.m.: Schuhplattler Verein Blautaler Dancers

Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition

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GERMAN MEALS Served in the Biergarten 5–9 p.m. Friday & 4–9 p.m. Saturday Adult Menu - $10 per person Choice of One Entrée: Pork Schnitzel --or-- Sauerbraten Served with Red Cabbage, German Potato Salad, Dinner Roll and Apple Streusel Dessert

The Alpen Spielers

Kids Menu - $5 per child Chicken Strips, Chips and Cookie A la carte Grilled Bratwurst - $4 PEOPLE’S CHOICE HOME BREW TASTING EVENT Saddle up in the Biergarten from noon-3 p.m. Saturday to taste the refreshing creations of our local home brewers! More than 25 participants will serve up samples of their best home brews while attendees vote on their favorites. The cost is $20 per person in advance (while supplies last); $25 per person the day of, based on availability. Registration includes tasting glass for sampling as many beers as you can in three hours (home brews only). Register at LSoktoberfest.com. Come. Drink. Vote! SAM ADAMS STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION Head to the Biergarten at 3 p.m. Saturday and test your strength. The object of the game is to hoist a full liter stein longer than anyone else. Competitors must use only one hand, and steins must be held at arm’s length without spilling. One male and one female winner will be crowned and will receive an etched Sam Adams pewter stein. There is no fee to participate; must be 21 or older.

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KIDS STREET sponsored by Sky Zone Take your kiddos for a stroll down Kids Street for crafts, games, pony rides, mini golf, a petting zoo and a whole lot more. What’s better? It’s all free! Also back by popular demand is the famous Rootbiergarten. Kids 12 and under can enjoy their own bubbly beverage at no cost, thanks to our sponsor U.S. Bank. HANDMADE ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR The juried Arts and Crafts Fair features local and regional artists displaying unique handmade crafts, collectibles and original works of art. Vendors showcase their talents for the public to view and purchase. SPORTZELT sponsored by Rob Ellerman Real Estate/Prime Lending Sports fan? Make sure to stop by the Sportzelt and catch up on all the big games. With big screen TVS, a bar and some tasty food you won’t miss a minute of the action. DOG CONTEST sponsored by Doggy Stylz Man’s best friend will enjoy this year’s dog contest at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Main Stage, sponsored by Doggy Stylz. Enter your pup into the costume contest, wiener dog race (dachshunds only) or hotdog bobbing to win prizes. Pre-register online for $5 per pup; day of entries cost $10 (limited availability). Check-in at 10 a.m. BABY CONTEST sponsored by Summit Modern Dentistry Grab your little one and join the baby contest at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Community Stage, sponsored by Summit Modern Dentistry. Dress them up and let them show off their talents to win prizes. Pre-register online for $5 per baby; day of entries cost $10. Walk-in registration begins at 10 a.m.; check-in at 10:30 a.m.

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY STAGE SCHEDULE Friday, Sept. 23 5 p.m. The Pointe Dance Studio 5:35 p.m. Dancing Plus 6:20 p.m. LSHS, LSN & LSW Theatre Depts. 7:10 p.m. The Music Corner 7:55 p.m. Mindy’s Dance Center 8:45 p.m. Steppin’ Out-The Studio Saturday, Sept. 24 11 a.m. Baby Contest 12:15 p.m. Summit Theatre Group 1 p.m. Extreme Gymnastics and Trampoline 1:40 p.m. Dave’s Gymnastics Factory 2:15 p.m. Kids 2 Leaders 2:50 p.m. Tamashii Black Belt Academy 3:25 p.m. Glamorous Dancing Divas Academy 4:15 p.m. Steppin’ Out-The Studio 5:05 p.m. Reed Performing Arts Company 6 p.m. Pak’s Academy Prime Taekwondo 7 p.m. LSN Theatre–“Ghost The Musical” 7:15 p.m. Monica’s School of Dance

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE Friday, Sept. 23 5:30 p.m. Right on Red 8 p.m. The Kaopectones Saturday, Sept. 24 10:30 a.m. Dog Contest 1:15 p.m. School of Rock Lee’s Summit 3 p.m. Cale Holder 4 p.m. Counterculture 6 p.m. The Underdogs 8 p.m. SouthTown

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