As kids, we got to pretend all the time, but the realities of adulthood have taken away those dream jobs of firefighter or astronaut. Take a break from adulthood by playing winemaker for a day at the Vignoles Grape Harvest Party at Jowler Creek (16905 Jowler Creek Rd. in Platte City) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Help harvest the white grapes and then earn lunch for your troubles. The event is free. Reserve your spot by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas Citians are finally catching on that’s it nicer to go out to brunch than do yardwork. (Truth be told, most of our lawns are beyond saving anyway.) Forget your lawn-care troubles at Trezo Mare (4105 N. Mulberry Dr.), which now offers brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seafood is the way to go with fish tacos, lobster mac and cheese, and wood-fired tilapia. Those with a sweet tooth might opt for the vanilla-maple French toast, while others might choose the smoky shrimp pizza (gluten-free crust is available) or the daily frittata.
Funnel cakes and corn dogs — it's important that you get your recommended summer dosage of both. If you feel like you are tube-meat deficient or have yet to partake of cotton candy, you can rectify that at the Leavenworth County Fair held on the Tonganoxie Fairgrounds (405 W. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie, Kansas). The fair runs through Saturday. Admission is free.
You might have been more eager to attend a spelling bee if they did it in school the way they do it at Ernie Biggs. The Mumble Bee is Sunday beginning at 8 p.m. Miss a word and you can buy back in or chug a pint of PBR. Can't spell? Go for the $1 PBRs and $3 whiskeys and bourbons.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?