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 


Depth of Field @ Plexpod Westport Commons
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Depth of Field @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join us for our first of six Facebook Live events as part of Flatland’s new Facebook Live series, “Depth of Field.” Local filmmaker Morgan Cooper moderates a 45-minute conversation with creative Kansas Citians who are making an impact locally. The event is free, but an RSVP is required.

This first discussion brings together marketing strategist Ashli Harris and Strange Music video producer Kerry Rounds.

Before and after the Facebook Live at 5:30 , enjoy appetizers and a complimentary beer or glass of wine.

These Facebook Live discussions, filmed at the Plexpod Westport Commons, are open to the public and will delve into artistic achievements in and around Kansas City. Cooper will analyze the impact of national conversations on Kansas City, celebrate the talent found within the city we think we know and certainly love, and shed light on the local creative scene.

Join us for appitizers, a complimentary beer or glass of wine and plenty of conversation before and after you watch the Facebook Live, which begins at 5:30.

The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building | Mission Woods | Kansas | United States

Fancy a cuppa? Join us for our annual celebration of British programmes, tea, and trivia at the Great British Brunch!

We’ll recognize the comedies that make us laugh and make room for the dramas and mysteries that we admire—all made possible by donors like you. Bring your best character impressions, don your finest accessories and get in the competitive spirit for this special occasion. A rich variety of tea and brunch fare, both sweet and savory, awaits your presence!

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket to an afternoon of lighthearted fun and fellowship hosted by Nick Haines, KCPT Executive Producer-Public Affairs. Or, make a contribution to KCPT to own the newest season of Doc Martin before it’s premiere on Jan. 5!

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with the 1900 Building.

Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor’s Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor's Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch

A sprawling field of mayoral candidates. Less than two weeks to sort them out.

Nearing Kansas City’s April 2 primary, the leading candidates to succeed outgoing Mayor Sly James gather for a public forum soliciting their stands on the city’s most pressing issues. Nick Haines moderates. Audience members can get involved, submitting their own questions.

This hour-long Kansas City Week in Review special is a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library and will be broadcast on KCPT March 22 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP for this event at the Library’s website.

Local support for Who Will Lead KC is provided by the Health Forward Foundation, Husch Blackwell and AARP Kansas City

Explore Ireland with Kansas City PBS
Apr 11 – Apr 19 all-day
Explore Ireland with Kansas City PBS

Join fellow Kansas City PBS viewers and travelers for the trip of a lifetime to beautiful Ireland in support of KCPT. We’re partnering again with Collette Vacations to explore Ireland’s emerald landscapes in Spring 2019. Spend nine (9) days touring the best of Ireland, including Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher and more.

Cultivate your curiosity for culture when you hear traditional Irish music and storytelling, visit a famous distillery, kiss the Blarney Stone, drive along the Ring of Kerry, sip an Irish coffee where it was invented and much more! Enjoy your stay at Castlemartyr Resort, a grand manor house, and be treated royally during your stay at Ireland’s iconic Dromoland Castle.

“Elegant Ireland” Tour
April 11 — April 19, 2019

Tour Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Castlemartyr Resort
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dromoland Castle
  • Dublin
  • “Irish Night”
  • Kilkenny farm visit
  • Killarney

Find additional trip details and itinerary for KCPT Elegant Ireland. Don’t miss out. Call Collette at 1-800-581-8942 and reference booking number 892137 for your reservation today.

[SOLD OUT] KCPT Antique and Fine Art Appraisal Fair @ El Torreon
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

KCPT Antique and Fine Art Appraisal FairInspired by the incredible stories and results seen on “Antiques Roadshow,” KCPT revives its antique and fine art appraisal fair after a four-year hiatus to help you uncover the hidden treasures and dearest heirlooms in your home. Our partnership with KC Auction Company has assembled more than 15 appraisers to evaluate items that fall into these categories:

  • Furniture and Quilts
  • Jewelry, Sterling silver, and Pocket watches
  • Dolls
  • Fine Art
  • Radios and Electronics
  • Ephemera and Photography
  • China and Glassware
  • Couture and Fashion
  • Books and Collectibles
  • Native American art and artifacts
  • Firearms

Please note: stamp and coin collections are not permitted.

Choose from our three (3) ticket offers to attend this event in support of Kansas City PBS:

Early Entry Appraisal | 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Three (3) guests allowed to attend with two (2) items per person

Morning Appraisal Session | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Two (2) guests allowed to attend with two (2) items per person

Afternoon Appraisal Session |  2 to 4 p.m.
Two (2) guests allowed to attend with two (2) items per person

Review the list of appraisers participating in the 2019 KCPT Antique and Fine Arts Appraisal Fair.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets to this highly anticipated event. You can also make a contribution for “Antiques Roadshow” related gifts below.

Event organized in partnership with: KC Auction Company and El Torreon KC, Inc.

About KC Auction Company
The KC Auction & Appraisal staff has a passion for history and a real curiosity in the value of heirlooms and other possessions. When it comes to assessing the value of unique items or a wide-ranging collection, the staff brings close to 50 years of expertise and professional experience necessary to establish a verifiable value for every item in your collection. Services include auctions and appraisals of fine art, antiques, jewelry, complete estates, and large collections.

About El Torreon KC
Affectionately known as Home of the Cowtown Ballroom, the El Torreon building is a stunning part of Kansas City’s history since its opening in 1927. It’s also on the forefront of the revitalization of Midtown Kansas City. This premier event space is the perfect backdrop for weddings, music shows, business gatherings, and open houses.

Steve Martin and Martin Short @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Steve Martin and Martin Short @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business. This event will also include performances by bluegrass group Chatham County Line.

Experience the spontaneous moments, roasts and laughs crafted by these two long-time friends and comedians for what Martin intends to be ‘the best show the audience ever saw.’ Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS.

View seating chart for KCPT ticket locations. Tickets provided in partnership with AEG Presents.

**SOLD OUT** Steven Raichlen’s “The Brisket Chronicles” Live @ Smoke 'N' Fire
May 17 @ 6:30 pm
**SOLD OUT** Steven Raichlen’s "The Brisket Chronicles" Live @ Smoke 'N' Fire | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Steven Raichlen, host of the PBS show Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, returns to Kansas City with new insight on a cult favorite in the culinary world: brisket. “The Brisket Chronicles” is the definitive handbook to mastering brisket, featuring step-by-step techniques and a collection of recipes. Join Raichlen and Smoke ‘N’ Fire for an appetizing experience for the grill savvy and the enthusiast! Proceeds from this event benefit the children’s education programs provided by Kansas City PBS.


A single ticket includes:

  • Live cooking demonstration with Steven Raichlen
  • A copy of “The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke and Cure the World’s Most Versatile Cut of Meat”
  • Dinner selections from “The Brisket Chronicles” recipes
  • Live music and Open bar
  • A coupon for 25% off one BBQ accessory at Smoke ‘N’ Fire

Tickets available at Smoke ‘N’ Fire store location, online or by phone at 913-685-1111. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the demonstration begins at 6:30 p.m.

Steven Raichlen is a James Beard Award-winning author of an impressive array of New York Times best-selling cookbooks, a Barbecue Hall of Famer and the host of PBS shows Project Smoke, Primal Grill and Project Fire. He introduced America and the world to myriad iconic dishes that have become indelible parts of our barbecue vernacular.

“The Brisket Chronicles” delivers both a complete step-by-step handbook to mastering the techniques — including how to cook brisket both indoors and outdoors, and the differences between brisket cuts — and a collection of 50 innovative recipes, from starters to breakfast to sides, plus what to do with leftover brisket.

Bank of America Celebration at the Station @ Union Station
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bank of America Celebration at the Station @ Union Station | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Celebrate Memorial Day at Union Station with KCPT and the Kansas City Symphony on Sunday, May 26 during the annual Bank of America Celebration at the Station. Make sure to visit KCPT KIDS in the Bayer Family Zone where Arthur will be making regular appearances. The grounds open at 3 p.m. with events leading up to an 8 p.m. performance by the Kansas City Symphony and fireworks at 9:40 p.m.

tasteMAKERS Meet the Makers: Kansas City @ Plexpod
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
tasteMAKERS Meet the Makers: Kansas City @ Plexpod | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join the Emmy-winning producer and host of tasteMAKERS, Cat Neville, for a live culinary experience celebrating the flavor of Kansas City’s culinary scene.

The live show will screen segments from the Kansas City episode and feature interviews with Sarah Hoffmann of Green Dirt, Jerry Eisterhold of TerraVox and Howard Hanna of The Rieger and Ça Va.

A tasting experience and a Makers Market will follow the show, featuring food and drink from Kansas City makers and chefs, including:

Green Dirt Farm
Lifted Spirits
Crane Brewing
Green Bitters
Kansas City Canning Co.
Fox and Pearl
Wood Hat Spirits
Fair Share Farm
Amigoni Urban Winery
The Brewkery
and more!

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The program starts at 2 p.m. and the tasting experience and Makers Market begins at 3 p.m.

Meet the Makers is a companion to tasteMAKERS, a new national public television series that celebrates the makers who are rolling up their sleeves and defining the flavor of American food and drink.

tasteMAKERS airs on KCPT2 on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.