Blogging from Brookside in Kansas City: September 2013

Two Fun Public Events in Brookside/Waldo - Saturday Sept 21, 2013

Another big weekend for outdoor events is here...just about everyone visits the Plaza Art Fair, now in it’s  82cd year.  However, there are two local happenings in our area on Saturday to note.  Even if you don’t participate, be aware as streets will be blocked off and traffic re-routed at two key areas of Brookside and Waldo.  

 

Strutt Your Mutt, BrooksideStrutt Your Mutt, a benefit for Wayside Waifs, is Saturday Sept 21, starting at 8am.  There are three ‘races’ -- one 5K race with dogs, one without, and the traditional 3K walk. The center of the event is at 62cd Terrace and Brookside Plaza (near JULIAN, Foo’s Frozen Custard, etc), and the participants will be using Brookside Blvd from this area going north to 51st St and parts of Oak St.  Expect traffic re-routing around Brookside Blvd. most of the morning.  Brookside is a dog lover’s neighborhood, and this is a really fun day with music, contests and lots of folks just hanging out to people (and dog) watch!

 

(Between the Plaza Art Fair, Strutt Your Mutt and the Brookside Farmer’s Market traffic--plan to avoid Brookside Blvd on Saturday morning if you are in a hurry to get someplace.)

 

Waldo Fall FestivalAlso on Saturday is the annual Waldo Fall Festival, at 75th St and Wornall Rd (the parking lot near Aldi and CVS Pharmacy).  From 10am-5pm, you can enjoy live music, a dog show, pancake breakfast, kids’ activities (moonwalk, train)  and the ever popular food trucks.  If you have a story to tell about Waldo, sign up in advance to participate in the Waldo oral history project here.  Wornall Road and 75th St is always a very busy intersection, and it will be even more congested on Saturday.  Avoid the traffic back ups by parking a few blocks away and take a leisurely walk to the festivities.


It’s going to be a beautiful Fall weekend in our neighborhood...enjoy!

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR

(Brookside/Armour Hills resident, local business supporter, NPR fan, Habitat ReStore volunteer, thankful for the gift of another day!)

**********

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Kansas City Homes

mary.hutchison@kansascityhomes.com

816 510 1262

www.maryhutchison.org

 

Comment balloon 2 commentsMary Hutchison, SRES, ABR • September 19 2013 03:08PM
Two Fun Public Events in Brookside/Waldo - Saturday Sept 21, 2013
share
Another big weekend for outdoor events is here… just about everyone visits the Plaza Art Fair now in it’s 82cd year. However, there are two local happenings in our area on Saturday to note. Even if you don’t participate, be aware as streets… more
Sewer Line Improvements in Brookside Rip Up City Streets and Sidewalks
share
Wondering what’s going on with the street construction around Meyer west of Wornall Road? It’s not the huge federally mandated sewer improvement project, although the work does affect sewer lines. The official title is “Brookside Watershed Area… more
Armour Hills (Brookside) Ice Cream Social - Sun Sept 8, 2013
share
What’s new at the annual Armour Hills Ice Cream Social this year? Quite a bit, actually. We’ve made several changes for this year’s event that I will explain, but first the details: Sunday September 8, 2013 3pm-7pm Arbor Villa… more
Weekend Events for Kansas City - Sept 6-8, 2013
share
With the Labor Day weekend behind us, now we jump into what I call ‘festival season’ here in Kansas CIty. Besides the over-the-top fun of the Renaissance Festival this weekend brings us Art Westport, the Greek Fest, Prairie Village Jazz… more
Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - August 2013
share
Today is September 1.. I’m a bit late getting out the home sales stats for the Brookside zip code of 64113! My apologies, time just slipped away. I’m happy to report that the upward trend of increasing home values/units sold for our neighborhood… more