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September 13 is National Grandparents Day!

Posted: 4:44 PM, Sep 13, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-13 17:44:32-04
September 13 is National Grandparents Day!
September 13 is National Grandparents Day!
September 13 is National Grandparents Day!
September 13 is National Grandparents Day!
September 13 is National Grandparents Day!
September 13 is National Grandparents Day!

September 13 is National Grandparents’ Day!

Grandparents can play an important role in children’s lives. 

Grandfamilies | 

Grandfamilies are headed by grandparents and other relatives who share their homes with their grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and/or other related children.

According to Generations United , research shows about 7.8 million children across the country live in households headed by grandparents or other relatives and about 2.7 million grandparents report they are responsible for their grandchildren’s needs. In about a third of these homes, neither of the children’s parents are in the home.

People are using #GrandparentsDay, #DoSomethingGrand to show their loved ones appreciation on social media. 

Events | 

We’ve put together a list of events and places that are holding special events to celebrate!

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site

Enjoy 1860s hands-on living history activities such as stagecoach rides, blacksmith demonstrations and see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove. Fill out a family tree with your grandparents to learn more about your family! One grandparent admitted FREE with every paid grandchild admission. Regular site admission applies $7/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission.

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Where: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS
Time: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Details: Mahaffie Stagecoach

Wonderscope-Children’s Museum of Kansas City

Kids can play and explore the museum with the entire family. Grandparents get in FREE!

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Where: Wonderscope, 5700 King, Shawnee, KS
Time: Noon-5:00 p.m.
Details: Wonderscope

Grandparents' Day Concert at the OP Arboretum

Join us for fun for the whole family with favorite child artist Dino O’Dell and more. We will all celebrate Grandparents Day in the gardens. OTA Members: Free Non-Members: $3.

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Where: Overland Park Aboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St, Overland Park, KS
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Details: Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Grandparents Day at Paint Glaze & Fire

The perfect time for parents, grandparents (or nanny) to enjoy story time and painting fun. $15.00 per child ($13.00 per sibling) includes story time, pottery and snack. Ages 2 -5. Reservations recommended for all events.

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Where: Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Details: Paint Glaze & Fire 

There are also other events happening in the Kansas City metro that could be fun for the entire family.

Cirque Éloize at Starlight Theatre - a blend of circus acts and urban dance that will amaze everyone in the family. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS - an all new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival - artists start with empty squares of asphalt and by the end of the weekend; the squares will be transformed into magnificent pieces of artwork. Art + Family = FUN at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages!

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