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Weekend Possibilities | Royals Baseball, Eat Local Expo and the Easter Bunny Sap is Rising

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Above image credit: Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. (7) is congratulated after scoring a run against the Cleveland Guardians during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (AP Photo | Reed Hoffmann)
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Spring has arrived and it’s time for a fresh start. That goes for the Royals, KC Glory and local gardeners alike.

Friday, March 31

Noon – 1 p.m. Spring is here and it’s time to take care of the garden. Get off on the right foot with the Garden Soils, Compost and Fertilizer workshop from Kansas City Community Gardens, 6917 Kensington Ave., Friday afternoon. Experts will lead the group discussion and demonstration, focused on producing healthy soil and the foundation of a strong garden. Register online in advance.

The Big Bunny Trail Hunt is on at Northwyck Park in Liberty, Missouri, 1617 Ridgeway Drive. The family-friendly, self-guided adventure from Liberty Parks and Recreation presents the challenge of spotting 12 cardboard bunny cutouts along the park trail between Reese Street and Ridgeway Drive. First, be sure to print off your activity sheet at home or at the Liberty Community Center to keep track of the sightings. Bring the completed activity sheet back to the community center to receive a prize. The hunt continues through April 9.

7 – 10 p.m. It’s a big night for bad guys at ReRoll Tavern’s, 2368 Armour Road, Anti-Hero Appreciation Night. Plans include trivia and themed games with prizes on the line, drinks, food and music. VIP tickets available for $10 will reserve your spot and take care of cover, a slice of pizza, a goody bag and a raffle entry. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite anti-hero for the occasion. A free ticket includes raffle entry but will not cover ReRoll’s $5 cover.

Saturday, April 1

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Eat Local & Organic Expo at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., provides the chance for community members to learn more about opportunities to eat healthier and connect further with where their food comes from. The expo from KC Food Circle will allow shoppers to meet and mingle with local farmers and makers and buy organic produce, free-range meats and eggs and more sustainably produced goods. Food trucks, hands-on activities for the entire family and plenty of chances to pick up gardening tips are also in the works. The expo is free to attend.

10 a.m. – Noon The Easter Bunny is on its way to Corinth Square, Mission Road and West 83rd St., for Saturday’s It’s Hip to Hop event. Look forward to family fun in the form of face painting, a petting zoo, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, plus Shatto Milk samples, music and more. The event will support Happy Bottoms, so bring diapers to donate and be entered to win gift cards to Corinth Square merchants.

Noon – 9 p.m. KC Wineworks, 1829 McGee St.,will celebrate seven years in the Crossroads Saturday. Join the Anniversary Party for the first sips of Wineworks’ new spring wine-based cocktail menu, small plates and big fun. Scroll through KC Wineworks’ wines online ahead of time. Bottles to take home are available for purchase.

6 p.m. It’s opening week for the Kansas City Glory. Watch KC’s women’s football team square off against the Florida Avengers in the first game of the season at Shawnee Mission North, 7401 Johnson Drive. Tickets are available for $14 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children under the age of 4 get in for free.

Sunday, April 2

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The annual Season Kickstart at Blip Roasters, 1301 Woodswether Road, is set for Sunday morning in the West Bottoms. Stop by for coffee, biscuits and gravy, plus motorcycles on display and vendor booths by Moonrider, Life Is Sweet KC, Sam Wiedel Racing and more. The coffee shop-motorcycle garage plans to stream MotoGP races starting at 1 p.m. The event is free to check out.

1:10 p.m. The Kansas City Royals wrap up the season-opening series against the Minnesota Twins Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way. The Royals return to the diamond with their young core of talent in 2023, looking to improve on the club’s last-place finish in the American League Central Division a season ago. Be sure to check out Kauffman Stadium’s entry policies before heading out. Ticket prices vary.

Clarence Dennis is audience and digital content strategist with Flatland.

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