Vendors at River Market Antiques, 115 W 5th St., in Kansas City, MO, are grilling hotdogs to celebrate Father's Day, June 17, from 11 am to 4 pm. Vendors at nearby 600 Central & Associates, LLC, 600 Central, will by offering Dad's Root Beer floats. Mom shops, dad eats.
Upcoming Open Houses this weekend, places to get into the holiday mood: Greenwood, MO, Nov. 5 & 12, 10-5, Nov. 6 & 13, 12-5, Preview Night begins at 5 pm, Nov. 4, 816-537-7129; Nostalgic Christmas on Main, Nov. 3-5, 10 am-7 pm, Belton, MO, 816-401-7413; Open House, Nov. 5, Mission Road Antique Mall, Prairie Village, KS 913-341-7577 and Christmas Open House, Bates City Antique Mall, Bates City, MO 816-690-8505, Nov. 4-6.
The Sam Noble Museum on the University of Oklahoma campus,www.snomnh.org, joins more than 1,300 other museums across the country in offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) program. For a list of participating museums, go to www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
The Jesse James Antique Mall, northwest Missouri's largest antique mall, and its next door neighbor, the Rusty Chandelier, are having a "Summer Furniture Sale." Find great deals on unique pieces in both malls with "vintage" being more the byword at the Rusty Chandelier. For more information, call 816-232-0099 or visit www.JesseJamesAntiqueMall.com or www.RustyChandelier.com.
The roof at the historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific Ave., in Independence, MO, is scheduled to be replaced because of damage it sustained in a hail storm. For a short while, a window of opportunity exists to bring back the box gutters that were original to the house in the early 1900s.
Box gutters can be found on many old and historical buildings. They were the gutter of choice for years before pre-formed metal gutters became widely popular. Box gutters are invisible from the ground.
Time is short to raise the $80,000 needed to accomplish this task. Donations may be mailed to: Bingham-Waggoner Estate, PO Box 1163, Independence, MO, 64051. Donors are asked to specify how they wish their donation to be handled, should the fundraiser not reach its goal. The money can be placed in the endowment fund or returned to the donor.
For more information, contact Site Coordinator Shireen McLaughlin at 816-461-3491 or http://www.bwestate.org.