Emerald City Gym, in Overland Park, KS, offers recreational and competitive gymnastics, public play times, indoor rock climbing, private events, and more. Keep reading to learn more and get a chance to experience it for free! Emerald City Gym boasts an impressive 18,000 square feet for boys and girls gymnastics. Highlights of this attraction include a 5,000 square feet rock wall, trampolines, rope swings, a zip line, and slam-dunk basketball. It also features summer camps guaranteed to keep kids active. Birthday Parties and Celebrations Emerald City Gym hosts one-of-a-kind parties your kids and you will love! They will take care of everything including clean up!Read More →

It has been days since I climbed my way through the Go Ape adventure course and my body still aches from the thrilling accomplishment. Go Ape is an adrenaline filled obstacle course that takes adventure seekers through¬†zip lines, Tarzan swings, rope ladders, and treetop crossings. However, as I discovered midway through the course, it’s also an opportunity to get in touch with oneself and appreciate Kansas City’s natural surroundings. Rewind to when I found out Go Ape was opening a course in Kansas City and signed up immediately. The idea of swinging and climbing from tree to tree sounded fantastic! At least it did upRead More →

12 Days Til Christmas

12 Days Til Christmas contains links to affiliate websites that I believe are beneficial to Kiara Loves KC readers. Wow! I can’t believe there are only 12 days til Christmas! Can you? Thankfully the weather outside hasn’t been too frightful, yet. That means there are still plenty of ways to get out and have fun. Here are some great places to spend time with the family, have a romantic dinner, enjoy a girls night, or splurge on yourself! Family Fun Kidz Playground Kids expel energy while exploring indoor attractions including a laser tag arena, laser maze, and elevated playground. Cool Crest Attractions include four 18Read More →

The weather is cooling down. The leaves on trees are turning vibrant shades of orange, yellow, and red. It’s fall in Kansas City. Before you break out the warm blankets and start cuddling by the fire, know that there are a myriad of reasons to keep the heat up on your social life in October. Best of all, they are all free! In March 2014, I did my first Free Kansas City¬†challenge. A month’s worth of activities and events that didn’t cost a penny. Free is my favorite word. After all, I don’t think being rich should be a requirement for living a good life.Read More →

In the fall of 1957, a young conductor, Russell Patterson proposed to transplant the European opera theatre to a more or less typical American setting. A number of local opera buffs welcomed the idea, but there were many qualms. Friends told them it could not be done. The Company has been proving the friends wrong ever since . Today Lyric Opera brings high quality live operatic perfomances to the people of the Kansas City area and five state region. Repertoire choices encompass original language performancrs of standard repertory as well as contemporary and American operas. The Company seeks to mount productions that enrich the communityRead More →

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