Saturday events

Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair to be today

The Back-to-School Fair Committee and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools have partnered for the 23rd annual Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair, Saturday, Aug. 6, at Schlagle High School and North Central Office Campus. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the location just north of Parallel Parkway at 59th.

This event is an opportunity for all students across Wyandotte County to receive much needed school supplies, backpacks, hygiene kits, books and more, according to a KCKPS spokesman. Organizers plan to hand out at least 3,000 backpacks at the event, while supplies last.

Sports physicals will also be offered to students as well as recommended school immunizations, COVID test kits and vaccines, as well as health screenings, such as dental and vision, at no cost.

Students will be required to register upon arrival. Parents must also provide proof of residence in Wyandotte County. Parents will also need vaccination card (if applicable) and insurance card for COVID 19 vaccination. Families will have the opportunity to register and pre-enroll their child for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, which begins Aug. 15 and 16. Last year’s Wyandotte County Back to School Fair was drive-through only due to Covid-19 concerns. But this year, the fair will be in-person at Schlagle High School, 2214 N. 59th St. in Kansas City, Kansas.

Alcott sponsors Maker Faire

The Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kansas, is sponsoring a Maker Faire from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The Alcott Center is not ADA accessible. It is an outdoor event featuring crafters. For more information, visit

Sheriff’s Office sponsoring fun day at Parkwood Pool today

The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office is holding a fun day at Parkwood Pool, 950 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Hot dogs, snacks and bottled water will be provided. There will be free entry to the swimming pool. Autism Awareness and Military Appreciation vehicles will be on display, along with a community relations and recruiting booth. Other participants will include the Wyandotte County Parks and Recreation and the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

Free movie shown tonight at Legends Outlets

Movie night is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Legends Lawn, on the west side of the shopping center at I-435 and I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas. The free movie will be “Hook.” Outdoor movie showings are weather permitting. The Legends Lawn is located near the smokestack at Legends Outlets.

LA Galaxy visits Sporting KC tonight

The LA Galaxy will visit Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive Sporting Salutes lapel pins as the club recognizes local Purple Heart recipients in conjunction with Purple Heart Day on Sunday. Because of possible high temperatures, all ticket holders will be allowed to bring one bottle of water, sealed and no larger than 20 ounces, into the stadium on Saturday.

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