Read the November 2014 Issue of Northland Lifestyle!

Calendar of Events


08/01/2014 - 02/28/2015


Join the city-wide celebration of Thomas Hart Benton’s 125th birthday! See a selection of lithographs in Gallery 214 and visit your favorite Benton paintings from the permanent collection. Stop by the library’s Benton-related book display.

Murder at the Masquerade



Join us for dinner, an interactive show, and masquerade ball complete with prizes.  For more information, visit or call 816.841.2353.

Safe Trick-or-Treat zone



Safe Trick-or-Treat is a program coordinated in conjunction with the Northland Coalition and Kansas City Police Department. Area children can take part in safe trick-or-treating at night on Halloween with free candy, giveaways, an interactive haunted house, games and more. Families are invited to come in costume but costumes are not necessary.  As one of the largest Safe Trick-or-Treat program in the Northland, many children and families are expected to attend The Grove at Zona Rosa for the event. or

Xtreme BUGS


Union Station

Xtreme BUGS are marchin’, crawlin’ and flyin’ into Union Station! This larger-than-life exhibition will host more than 100 giant insect and fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. Get up close and personal with these massive, moving insects and arthropods and discover their amazing talents, unique behaviors and strange survival strategies!

Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris



The songs of Jacques Brel, written and performed by him in Paris, were powerful, violent, passionate songs of the human spirit, with each one like a small theater piece.  Musical Theater Heritage will present an evening of Brel’s most beloved songs, including Amsterdam, If We Only Had Love, Jacky, Ne Me Quitte Pas, and more. Tickets starting at $22. 816.545.6000 or

A Galaxy Of Stars


Argosy Casino

Annual dinner/auction features dinner, silent auction, entertainment and announcement of the 2014 Star Awards.  Also the “Karl Morris Legacy Award” will be presented to The Harvest Ball Society for their continued support of people with developmental disabilities.

Jacques Brel-The Life and Music of a Legend

11/07/2014 - 11/08/2014

Off Center Theatre, Crown Center

The songs of Jacques Brel, written and performed by him in Paris, were powerful, violent, passionate songs of the human spirit, with each one like a small theater piece.  Musical Theater Heritage will present an evening of Brel’s most beloved songs, including Amsterdam, If We Only Had Love, Jacky, Ne Me Quitte Pas and more.

Waechtersbach Warehouse Sale - German Dinnerware

11/07/2014 - 11/08/2014

Waechtersbach USA Warehouse, NKC

Waechtersbach USA, a German dinnerware brand based here in Kansas City, Mo., is holding their annual warehouse sale! Shop quality pieces at fabulous prices, including porcelain mugs and ceramic dinnerware sets. This sale is just in time for the holiday season! Up to 60 percent off retail prices

Champagne and Chocolate



Please join us for an amazing array of chocolate desserts and savories provided by Kansas City’s top restaurants, bakeries, and chocolatiers! Proceeds benefit Southwest Boulevard Family Healthcare which provides over one million dollars of charity care annually to the surrounding communities in both Kansas and Missouri.   Reservations and sponsorships are available at

Men’s Health Day


North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion

Receive a fasting blood screening (and get results in only minutes) that evaluate your HDL, LDL, triglycerides, total cholesterol and blood sugar. Physicians will also provide health assessments and screening for skin cancer, prostate cancer, and foot and ankle problems. To register, visit

Project Warmth


Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa will take part in this one-day-only event in conjunction with other outlets throughout the city in an effort to collect coats and blankets for needy families throughout Kansas City this winter.

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local residents may drop gently used or new coats and blankets in the parking lot at CVS at Zona Rosa.

Second Saturdays



Downtown shops will be dressed for the holidays and open late.  You can enjoy carriage rides starting at noon. “Father Christmas” arrives in Weston to officially start the holiday season. He reappears every weekend until Christmas Eve. He leads the children’s holiday parade on Main Street begins at 5:30 p.m., and the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the historic train depot at the bottom of Main Street. Youth and adult carolers will add to the evening’s festive spirit and refreshments and souvenirs will be available for the children. Santa’s elves will collect new toys for Platte County families at the tree lighting or you can drop items off at the Chamber Office throughout November

Happy Hour: Exploring the Science of Happiness


North Kansas City Medical Plaza

Susan Rieger, licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga teacher, will give Happy Hour new meaning as she discusses three key components of happiness and shares tips for creating your own personal happy hour. Enjoy some playful practice with activities that exercise your heart and boost your mood.

Shopping Boutique


Shoal Creek Golf Course

The Boutique will be held for COTA in honor of 24 year-old Chad Sellhorst, who received a double lung transplant on September 4 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Funds are being raised to assist with post-transplant related expenses.

Gallery of Trees


Olde Mill Emporium

The evening features a silent and live auction, buffet dinner by Cafe Italia, music, awards, holiday spirits and more. The fundraiser is the night before Christmas on the River.

Christmas on the River


Downtown Parkville

Our 22nd annual holiday celebration is sure to create lasting memories for everyone in the family. Join us for live entertainment including Park Hill School District children’s choir, fun things to see and do, delicious dining and treats, plus our famous holiday fireworks.

1st Annual Holiday Event and Christmas Tree lighting


Village at Burlington Creek

Come enjoy free ice skating, a visit from Santa and merchant specials with a donation to Harvesters. Equity Bank will offer free Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa or Starbuck’s coffee from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. with a donation to Harvesters.

Northern Lights Lighting Ceremony


Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa will kick off the 2014 holiday season with a special lighting ceremony to spotlight the large crowns hung above the streets, as well as the featured 50 foot Christmas tree in Town Square. The community is invited to this FREE program including the official arrival of the holiday Fairy Princess, Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus!

Black Friday Fitness


Fit by Burn

Come work off your holiday transgressions with a free class. Contact Mendy Shriver at to secure your spot!

Small Business Saturday


Historic Downtown Liberty

Shop small, shop local for the holidays at our 23 shops and boutiques. Visit for more information.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony



Join the City of Riverside as we celebrate the start of the holiday season at the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony!  Festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. at the Riverside Welcome Plaza (corner of Gateway and Vivion).  Pay it forward this season by helping Hillcrest Transitional Housing stock their food pantry! For every five items of non-perishable food you bring to the Lighting Ceremony, you will receive one raffle ticket that will enter you to a win a $250 Zona Rosa gift card.

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