Apr
1
Sun
2018
Private Genealogy Consultation with the Midwest Genealogy Center @ Midwest Genealogy Center
Apr 1 – Nov 1 all-day

Inspired by the popular series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kansas City PBS has partnered with the Midwest Genealogy Center to offer an exclusive opportunity to help you explore incomplete and unknown narratives of your family history with a genealogy librarian of the Midwest Genealogy Center. In this 2-hour consultation, you are encouraged to bring your questions, photos, heirlooms and oral histories to start or continue your ancestral journey.

Consultation details:

  • Consultation appointments available starting April 1 – Nov. 1, 2018
  • Up two (2) persons allowed to attend consultation
  • Consultation length: Two (2) hours
  • No items are required in advance of consultation; items and questions should be ready at the time of consultation
  • Consultation should not be mistaken for genealogy research by Midwest Genealogy Center.
  • Consultation appointments scheduled by donor with Midwest Genealogy Center after instruction letter is received from Kansas City PBS (KCPT).
    Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your ticket to begin your ancestral journey with Kansas City PBS.

Kansas City PBS has organized this event in partnership with Midwest Genealogy Center.

Mid-Continent Public Library | Midwest Genealogy Center

Jun
8
Fri
2018
Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour 2018 @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour 2018 @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd, Brit Floyd returns to the stage for a special recognition of the 45th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s redefining album, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973). Additional classics from Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell will also be performed.

Experience a unique tribute show filled with moving light, lasers, and theatrics, certain to help you relive your memories of Pink Floyd. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS!

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Jun
15
Fri
2018
Early Childhood Anti-Bias Training Workshop @ Kansas City PBS
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Early Childhood Anti-Bias Training Workshop @ Kansas City PBS | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The Early Childhood Initiative of the Anti-Defamation League provides anti-bias training and resources for the early childhood community. The goal of the initiative is to assist caregivers, educators and families in creating and sustaining bias-free early childhood programs and homes that encourage children to appreciate diversity at an age when the seeds of prejudice can begin to take root.

To achieve this goal, Tabari Colman, Education Director for the
Anti-Defamation League, will deliver a workshop to increase participants’ ability to:

  • Recognize, acknowledge and confront prejudice and discriminatory behavior in oneself and others;
  • Examine policies, practices and resources for bias and inequities;
  • Create and sustain respectful, inclusive environments;
  • Develop children’s capacity to understand and respect themselves and others, to recognize inclusion and exclusion, and to play, live and learn together.

Small and large group discussion, role play, videos, case studies and goal setting increase participants’ understanding of bias and discrimination and provide ways to effectively interrupt acts of bigotry will be presented.

Presenter: Tabari A. Coleman, MPA, Education Director
Anti-Defamation League

Registration is required – participates will receive 4 clock hours and lunch will be provided.

If the district or care center is paying for your registration please have them contact me at gbrock@kcpt.org, I will enter you by hand.

Jun
16
Sat
2018
“Climbing Your Family Tree” Genealogy Seminar @ Midwest Genealogy Center
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Inspired by the popular series, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kansas City PBS has partnered with the Midwest Genealogy Center to offer a resourceful opportunity to explore your unknown family lineage. Resources for independent exploration at home and at the Midwest Genealogy Center will be defined in four sessions to help you start or continue the research you’ll rely on to extend your family tree.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your ticket to begin your ancestral journey with Kansas City PBS.

Sessions:

Beginning Genealogy
Find out the fundamentals of beginning your genealogical research project. We will discuss organization, census information, vital records, and where to look for information. This is a beginner-level class.

Census Records Research
The U.S. Federal Census is a great place to start tracing your ancestors. The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and a census has been taken every 10 years since that date. Learn what census years are available, what information they contain, and how to access them. One will also learn what different information was included on each federal census and how to access that information. This is a beginner-level class.

Newspaper Databases at Mid-Continent Public Library
Newspaper databases can be used to find genealogical information such as birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, probate cases, and interesting information about your ancestors’ lives. Learn about the different online newspaper databases accessible through MCPL.

Hidden Treasures at MGC
Unlock MGC’s many treasures with a tour of the Library’s little-known resources. This is an intermediate-level class.

Kansas City PBS has organized this event in partnership with Midwest Genealogy Center.

Mid-Continent Public Library | Midwest Genealogy Center

Sep
27
Thu
2018
After Dark with KCPT at ‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ @ Union Station Kansas City
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
After Dark with KCPT at ‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ @ Union Station Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for a members-only evening at Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America, an epic adventure of prehistoric discovery inside Union Station. This adventure promises to educate, fascinate and excite imaginations of every age, including the history buffs, armchair explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts among us!

Engage in a behind-the-scenes conversation with Kliff Kuehl (KCPT) and George Guastello (Union Station) about the creation of Dinosaurs Revealed, interact with 3D science exhibits, and learn what it takes to reveal and recover fossilized remains from 252 million years ago found in North America. Recommended for ages 12 years and older.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket to join us after dark! Or make your contribution for the clever Disappearing Dinosaur mug or our Digging Dinosaurs DVD collection.

Event includes:

  • Food & Beverage reception
  • Behind-the-Scenes discussion with George Guastello, Kliff Kuehl, and Dr. David A. Burnham, KU paleontologist
  • One (1) ticket per person to Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America (for use on event date)
  • One (1) pass per person to Dinosaurs Alive! 3D screening (for use after event date)

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with Union Station Kansas City.


Dr. David A. Burnham is a paleontologist at KU’s Biodiversity Institute and specializes in dinosaur research and public outreach. He has traveled around the globe documenting the natural history of dinosaurs and has published extensively on raptors and T. rex. Currently, his lab at the KU Natural History Museum is working on a T. rex and this summer’s fieldwork will continue the excavation in Montana.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH – 12th Grade @ KCPT
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH - 12th Grade @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

When parents and families support child development and student achievement, promising and positive outcomes are more apt to occur.  Understand the difference between parental involvement and family engagement and learn methodologies and practices to use in your everyday work with children aged preschool through 12th grade and families.  Participants will work together in groups to build family engagement plans and framework ideas for their programs and schools.

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

For more than 50 years, the enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac — and its incredible body of great music — has connected with generations of people all over the world. Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the Grammy-winning band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

The 2018 concert tour will feature Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS! Or make your contribution for the Fleetwood Mac Deluxe Set for remastered and unreleased music from the album Fleetwood Mac in CD, Audio DVD and LP formats.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center
Oct 27 @ 7:45 am – 11:45 am
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The care and support of early childhood providers can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities has developed activities and tips to help children overcome adversity and thrive, with hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.

Learn about the free resources Sesame Street in Communities provides to caregivers to support them in areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school’s readiness, and more and how to use them with families and children ages 0-6 at this free workshop.

Early childhood educators, faith-based leaders, and health care providers are encouraged to register for this free event. Breakfast is provided and attendees may earn up to three free clock hours.  This workshop is for adults only.

Session 2:  Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds:  Getting Kids Moving so They Can Thrive in the Classroom is closed -please select another choice.

Session 3: Help, Hope and Healing:  How to Help Young Children Heal form Traumatic Events is closed – please select another choice.

Session Descriptions 

 

Nov
18
Sun
2018
The Priests @ The Carlsen Center
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Priests @ The Carlsen Center | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Celebrating ten years as The Priests, Fathers Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy will again bring together people of all faiths in an uplifting concert this fall. The trio hail from Northern Ireland, where they began singing together as students at St. MacNissi’s College. The release of their debut album in 2008, The Priests, was a remarkable commercial success, charting high on Billboard’s Classical Traditional and Christian/Gospel charts, and hitting the #1 spot on the Top 200 chart. By coordinating their diaries, seeking the support of colleagues and devoting their energies to their music, they remain at the forefront of religious and secular music.

Join KCPT for a night of The Priests’ most beloved recordings celebrating faith, spirituality, love and the power of the human spirit. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets today! Alternatively, make your contribution for our assembled collection of recordings by The Priests in CD format.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with the Irish Center of Kansas City and JCCC Carlsen Center.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
The Texas Tenors with The Kansas City Symphony @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Having performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, The Texas Tenors return to the Kansas City stage with new music from their first studio album in four years, RISE. This album has gathered multiple peak positions on Billboard charts, and a recent naming of The Texas Tenors as the No. 10 Classical Crossover Artist by Billboard Magazine. The Kansas City Symphony adds to their performance collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States, including the Cleveland Pops, Houston Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Come experience the passion and power of The Texas Tenors, whose music is characterized as music with a positive, uplifting message. Anticipate performances of classic favorites from pop, gospel, country and Broadway, as well as original arrangements including “God Bless America.”

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS! Or make your contribution for their newest album and PBS performance special, RISE.

View our seating chart for ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with The Kansas City Symphony.

Kansas City Symphony