When the 3,400-square-foot Alexander Majors House (8201 State Line Road) was restored in 1984, the antebellum home's abundant herb and vegetable gardens were retained. This evening's Herb Cocktail Party
makes use of this green centerpiece to further the historic home's mission. "It's a creative way to get a younger group of Kansas Citians involved in the museums and in philanthropy," says Anna Marie Tutera, executive director of the Wornall/Majors House Museums. "It also gives us a chance to show off the history of these wonderful houses that need to be preserved by the next generation of members and donors." Drink up the legacy and the herb-infused libations from 5 to 8 p.m., and eat food from barbecue-sauce king Shannon "FireBug" Kimball. For tickets ($30), see wornallhouse.org
or call 816-444-1858. Reservations are required.