Weekend Planner: Everything Spring at Shawnee Indian Mission, Village Crawfish Festival, and more

The Shawnee Indian Mission is hosting its Everything Spring party Friday.
The Shawnee Indian Mission is hosting its Everything Spring party Friday.

The packed spring calendar continues this weekend with events old and new:

  • Tonight, Thursday, May 11, Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village will be hosting a Blues, Brews and Baseball event to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature live blues music from Danny Cox, kids activities like face painting, and a live and silent auction with Royals and Monarchs memorabilia on offer. The event runs 6 to 8 p.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7105 Mission Road.
The Village Crawfish Festival returns May 13.
The Village Crawfish Festival returns May 13.
  • On Friday, May 12, the Shawnee Indian Mission will be the site of the Everything Spring party, featuring a buffet, wine bar, desserts and coffee, as well as live music from the Indian Hills Middle School Orchestra. The cost is $30 per attendee, with proceeds benefiting the mission. Reservations are required. Contact Kathy Hamilton-Dix at 816-213-4357.
  • And if you’re interested in getting your garden in shape for spring, Suburban Lawn and Garden, 10501 Roe Avenue, will be hosting a benefit for Gateway of Hope. From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Suburban’s Gardening for Gateway event will feature wine and cheese along with live music. Anyone who purchases spring gardening items during the event will have 10 percent of the proceeds donated to Gateway of Hope.
  • On Saturday, May 13, the 16th annual Village Crawfish Festival comes to St. Pius X Church, 5500 Woodson, in Mission. The cost is $55 per person with tickets purchased in advance, or $65 at the door. The price of a ticket coverage all-you-can-eat crawfish, sausage, red beans and rice, corn on the cob, beer, wine, soda and more. Live music will be performed by Ernest James Zydeco and Dan Mesh. More info can be found here. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m. and is for persons 21 and over.