Have you met a farmer today? You'll have the chance to meet at least 38 of them on Saturday and Sunday on the Urban Farms & Gardens Tour, which goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The tour is self-guided and includes community farms, urban homesteads, school gardens and urban farms. Admission costs $8 per person or $16 per family.
Ever wondered just how much ice cream you could eat? Find out on Saturday at the second annual Ice Cream Dreamery, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Crown Center. The benefit for the Children's Place includes ice-cream sampling, plus contests to eat a bowl of ice cream the fastest and build the tallest cone. So pig out on the likes of Belfonte's, Sheridan's, Freddy's and Blue Bell. A four-pack of family tickets costs $10, and individual tickets are $5.
If you harbor dreams of being a pit master, the Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle is the right place to pick up tips. You can talk to any of the 200 teams while chowing down on barbecue at the annual event, which is being held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park (87th Street and Lackman Road).
Admission costs $5 Friday night (no charge for kids under 12) and is free on Saturday.
Sometimes you've got to stop and smell the pinot. And Stems, the
annual benefit for the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, is a chance to do that, from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Sip wine, enjoy music and munch on hors d'ouevres as you leisurely stroll through the garden soiree. General-admission tickets cost $85.
Get out your comfortable shoes. The eighth annual Waldo Crawldo starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. There are 14 bars and restaurants on Wornall Road that are participating and a charter bus to take you between 75th Street and 85th Street. Tickets cost $5 if purchased at the locations before 3 p.m. tomorrow, or $7 online or $10 the night of the event.