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Heather's Art Garden

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Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory, Kansas City, MO

Heather's Art Garden presents: SUMMER FUN DAY!

2 SHOWS - 12:30pm & 2:00pm (one hour each)

All of the characters in The Art Garden Band will be back in action with new songs and new lessons about music and nature!

Animal Demonstrations Original Children's Music by Heather Thornton​ Introduction to unique instruments GREAT FAMILY FUN!

$3 suggested donation for children over 3

(if you have a big family, remember this is only a suggested donation. We want you to come even if you are short on funds!)

Bring food for the animals of Lakeside! We need: wild birdseed, cat & dog food (wet or dry)

Join Heather Nature, Bumble Bree, Dr. Victor, Michael O, Sunny Ray, and Scatman for an amazing SUMMER FUN DAY at Friends of Lakeside Nature Center​!!!

Heather's Art Garden

Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory, Kansas City, MO 64132

Summer Fun Day with Heather's Art Garden at Lakeside Nature Center

2 SHOWS! 12:30pm and 2pm

Suggested donation of $3 for anyone over 3 years old

The Art Garden Band will present a fun, educational, and engaging 50 minute show for children of all ages.

Animal demonstrations Introduction to unique instruments Introduction to sign language Earth friendly

Cash 4 Critters

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Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory, Kansas City, MO

A Fundraiser for Wildlife!

The Friends of Lakeside Nature Center are responsible for the care and rehabilitation of over 2500 animals native to Missouri every year. This event is to raise money, collect food, and raise awareness for this wonderful facility and the animals in it.

Sunday, March 15th from 2pm - 6pm

FREE ADMISSION. $5 suggested donation.


Join us for an afternoon celebration of wildlife and music! This is fun for the whole family!

MUSIC The Heather Thornton Trio The Walltalkers Two Headed Cow Heather's Art Garden Band and MORE!!!

DONATE FOOD! Wild birdseed, dog and cat food (wet or dry)

Age limit: All ages

Heather's Art Garden

Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory, Kansas City, MO

Heather's Art Garden Presents:

A Family Holiday Show with The Art Garden Band

Sunday, December 21st ( the winter solstice)

2 Shows at 12:30pm & 2pm

The Art Garden Band will gather to make music, and bring good cheer to our favorite spot, Lakeside Nature Center.

Our show will include an introduction to unique musical instruments, sign language, animals, and original music from Heather Thornton.

FREE to the public. Donations appreciated.

We will have delicious complimentary beverages and holiday treats!

Greeting cards, jewelry, artwork, and CD's will be available for purchase. A portion of sales will go to Lakeside Nature Center and the rest to help our garden grow!

If you can, bring some food! It will help feed the animals of Lakeside Nature Center through the winter. Items needed:

Wild birdseed Cat & Dog food (wet or dry)

Bring a jar of peanut butter to support our local food pantries!

This is a great way to teach our children about sharing.

Age limit: All ages

Heather's Art Garden Band

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 5931 Swope Parkway, Kansas City MO 64130

Heather's Art Garden Presents:


A musical presentation from the Heather's Art Garden Band featuring the harp, ruby gamba, keyboard, drums and voice.

The music and lyrics teach respect of the Earth, acceptance of our diverse planet, and how to live together in peace and harmony.

Show is open to the public. Cash donations accepted. Bring a can of food or a jar of PEANUT BUTTER to benefit The Musician's Food Pantry.

A wonderful event for the whole family!

Age limit: All ages