Weekend Planner: Fun runs, free performances and treasure hunting

The Love Fund Color Run is back for its third year.
The Love Fund Color Run is back for its third year.

After last week’s glut of fun festivals and activities marking the arrival of spring, the local events calendar is a little more sparse this weekend. But there are still some good options for fun:


  • Treasure hunting in Prairie Village: Saturday is large item pick up day in Prairie Village for homes north of 75th Street, which means the area will see scaventers from NEJC and beyond looking for items they might want to adopt. (Last year we picked up some pretty sweet bamboo folding chairs…). In order for Republic to remove the items Saturday, they need to be out on the curb by 7 a.m. People will starting putting things out on the curb Friday, so if you’re looking to scavenge, be prepared to hit the streets by Friday afternoon. Large item pick up is also under way in Merriam, though it wraps up tomorrow.


  • Hit the streets for some exercise for a good cause. Both Shawnee Mission East and Belinder Elementary will be holding fundrasing 5Ks on Saturday. You can find more info on the first-ever Belinder Brave Run 5K and Fun Run here, and the SM East Love Fund Color Run here.
  • The Mission Road Antique Mall will be holding its Spring Open House, an annual event when the mall pays shoppers’ sales tax on all purchases. It’s also a good chance to swing by Joe’s Cellar, the new Italian cafe that opened this week inside the mall.
  • The Rezound! Handbell Ensemble will be performing “Music of Time and Space” at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Prairie Village. Admission is free (though donations are welcome). The concert starts at 7 p.m.


  • East Hill singers perform at Village Presbyterian. The East Hill Singers, a choir consisting of inmates from the minimum security Lansing Correctional Facility, will perform a selection of spirituals, jazz numbers, barbershop songs and Broadway tunes. There will also be an exhibit of works created by the inmates through the Arts in Prison program. The exhibit opens at 3 p.m. The choir performance begins at 4 p.m.