Sep
5
Thu
2019
Jazz, Blues and Country | Ken Burns’ Country Music Sneak Peek and Music Demonstration @ Gem Theater
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jazz, Blues and Country | Ken Burns’ Country Music Sneak Peek and Music Demonstration @ Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT, the American Jazz Museum and the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a preview of Ken Burns’ Country Music and a demonstration of country music’s shared roots with blues and jazz by D Black (drums) and Sean Ewbank (banjo).  After the program, cross the street to the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a performance by the Mutual Musicians Foundation Quartet led by James Hathaway.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Country Music in Kansas City | Ken Burns’ Country Music Sneak Peek and Discussion @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Sep 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Country Music in Kansas City | Ken Burns’ Country Music Sneak Peek and Discussion @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

From the Carter Family to Bill Monroe, from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks today, a succession of 20th-century performers – stars and lesser-knowns – have laid down the rich, uniquely American soundtrack known as country music. It gets the inimitable Ken Burns treatment in the filmmaker’s new documentary series Country Music, which premieres September 15 on PBS outlets including Kansas City’s KCPT. The Library and KCPT offer a preview screening, plus three short videos exploring Kansas City’s connections to the genre’s history and style. A subsequent discussion is led by local music connoisseur Chuck Haddix, director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Marr Sound Archives and radio host of KCUR’s signature show The Fish Fry, and longtime KFKF radio host and contributor Joy Peterson.

Sep
9
Mon
2019
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?

KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.

JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!

SIGN UP for our newsletter and find out about additional events and resources: www.kcpt.org/InYourNeighborhood

Questions? Email kids@kcpt.org.

Honky Tonk Dance Night and Country Music Preview Party @ Knuckleheads
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Honky Tonk Dance Night and Country Music Preview Party @ Knuckleheads | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

 

Gear up for Ken Burns new documentary series, Country Music, with Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Knuckleheads’ honky-tonk jam session featuring local musicians Dave & Jimmy Nace, Carl Butler and Bobby DeMoss. This free event will also feature sneak peek clips from the upcoming Ken Burns’ documentary series. 

RSVP here.

 

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Downton Abbey Movie Advance Screening @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Downton Abbey Movie Advance Screening @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey!

Reunite with some of your favorite characters in your favorite castle at KCPT’s exclusive, advance screening of the Downton Abbey movie including an opening reception with a complimentary drink and nibbles while you mingle with fellow fans and relive six seasons of your favorite Abbey moments.

We’ll have drawings for a chance to win Downton Abbey prizes including a grand prize of two tickets to KCPT’s Great British Brunch in 2020.

Come dressed as your favorite character for extra chances to win!

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Meet Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat @ Paradise Park
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Meet Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat @ Paradise Park | Lee's Summit | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT Kids for an outdoor adventure in Paradise Park’s beautiful backyard. Meet Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat, then spend time with your little ones collecting leaves and getting curious about nature on a lovely fall afternoon. Register to win a KCPT Kids’ Curious George prize pack and take away activity sheets to continue the learning back at home. Remember your camera to capture the memories of a special day.

Arrive early to get your time ticket. We have 50 spots per 30-minute time periods on a first-come, first-served basis. Then stay and play or come back at your time to meet Curious George & the Man in the Yellow Hat.

The Meet & Greet is a FREE. All Paradise Park Attractions are available at regular prices. Click here for more information.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators @ KCPT Public Television
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators @ KCPT Public Television  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

What can we do to improve children’s educational experiences and gains? One great answer is family engagement.

This training workshop will focus heavily on developing innovative techniques attendees can use to engage hard-to-serve families and parents, while using community resources to help families meet personal needs and stabilize the household.

Participants will earn two clock hours, and food will be provided.

Presenter: Phyllis Harris, President at Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC
Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop October 12, 2019 @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop October 12, 2019 @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Early Childhood providers’ care and support can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities supports caregivers with resources designed to help children overcome adversity and thrive, covering areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school readiness, and more.

Earn free clock hours* and learn more about the new Sesame Street in Communities website and how to use it in your facility.

 

From Chaos to Calm:  How to Help Young  Children Manage Big Feelings – has reopened. 

*If you do not have a MOPD ID,  go to OPEN Initiative to receive one.  If you do not need one or you are a provider from Kansas  just place a 1 in the blank.  Remember to receive clock hours in Missouri you must have a MOPD ID#.

Also please add your DVN number if you have one.

Breakfast will be furnished.

This workshop is free but you must register here.

Download the Sesame in Communities Workshop PDF of session titles and descriptions.  All of the sessions have been approved for clock hours from Missouri and Kansas.

 

Be My Neighbor Day @ PNC Plaza at the Power & Light District
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Be My Neighbor Day @ PNC Plaza at the Power & Light District  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

KCPT “Be My Neighbor Day,” powered by PNC Grow Up Great®, is a celebration for families featuring tigertastic events with a focus on being a caring neighbor! Join Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood for hands-on learning activities, entertainment and more during this pop-up event during Cornucopia: KC’s Ultimate Fall Fest (presented by PNC)! Start the day with an act of kindness by bringing a new or gently used towel, hat or gloves to donate to Lakemary Center and Drumm Farm.

 

Oct
14
Mon
2019
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?

KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.

JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!

SIGN UP for our newsletter and find out about additional events and resources: www.kcpt.org/InYourNeighborhood

Questions? Email kids@kcpt.org.