The Lawrence Fruit Tree Project works to address the growing need for access to nutritious food by partnering with the public to grow, maintain, and utilize perennial food plants. Through community orchard projects, the organization helps local residents plant and care for fruit trees, develops proposals for appropriate public spaces to plant trees, and hosts educational workshops about fruit- and nut-tree cultivation.
Multiplatinum-selling and multiple-Grammy-winning quartet Third Day’s stirring Southern rock thrills multitudes on its Make Your Move spring tour. One of the most popular Christian bands of the A.D. era, Third Day has moved millions of fans with hits such as “Cry Out to Jesus” and “Love Song,” as well as hundreds of tumbleweeds with its tour bus. With a sound that evokes Lynyrd Skynyrd in its Sunday best, the band tenderly testifies while rocking through a hook-laden marathon live show.
Opened in 1989, Drop Zone Paintball Park's six fields sprawl over 89 acres of land, which play host to combat during sun or rain showers. In one field, a castle scenario corrals players into elevated turrets to defend against opponents who fire from surrounding towers across a makeshift moat. Elsewhere, trees lining ravines offer safe cover so shooters can take careful aim at their foes or draw their sweetheart's initials upon the trunks. Along with space for paintball and tournament-style speedball, the park's designers designated a special zone near the castle field where nonplayers can watch the action from a safe distance.
After intense dance training left her with pain in both knees, Pilates by Kahley’s eponymous owner sought refuge in low-impact Pilates practice, where she found relief from her physical ailments and discovered a passion for the integrated mind-body workout. Inside a 2,300-square-foot studio, students follow the lead of certified instructors as they work through a series of core-strengthening Pilates exercises performed on mats. Inspired by the Lotte Berk Method, BarreAmped classes combine the small, rhythmic movements with traditional Pilates, creating a challenging interval workout. The studio invites students of all levels to hone strength and self-esteem in group classes.
The Parents' Night Out at Googols gifts tots free rein of the childcare facilities for four hours of parent-free supervision on various Saturday evenings, generally twice per month. Starting at 6 p.m., parental units relinquish children into the trusted and watchful care of Googols’ patient and well-practiced staff. Potty-trained guests age 3–12 can scramble around the indoor climbing structure, learn about nature in the kid-friendly science museum, and conduct Socratic seminars on cooties in the outdoor playground. Rampaging play-timers refuel with a slice of pizza and a drink before winding down with fistfuls of popcorn and a movie before pickup at 10 p.m., when relaxed parents and worn-out kids reunite for a well-deserved bedtime.
Reef KC’s certified and highly trained staff guides aspiring scuba divers with classes designed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI Master Scuba Diver trainer Braden Beller, PADI Dive Master James Lowery, and PADI IDC staff instructors Steve Volkmer and Joshua Williamson help students perfect amphibian impersonations with a variety of courses. The courses accommodate divers of all skill levels, beginning with Discover Scuba classes, which introduce swimmers to underwater breathing during local pool dives. In addition, Reef KC students can work toward open-water certification so they can effortlessly shower for hours, retrieve all the coins from the bottom of every fountain, and defuse nuclear bombs perched perilously above an abyssal alien city.