Eclipse events

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Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion Exhibit, Aug. 11 to 31, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Ave. Space-themed children’s arts and crafts activities and snacks available for purchase.

MWSU Events Aug. 19 to 21, The Walter Cronkite Memorial will be open extended hours, with space displays and real NASA spacesuit photo-op. Bushman Planetarium will be open with special eclipse-themed shows. For information about planetarium shows call 816-271-4288 or visit www.missouriwestern.edu/planetarium/.

Friday Aug. 18

Pony School Shines On, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pony Express Museum, 914 Penn St. Kathy Ridge will present the history of astronomy and how it was taught in the early schools of America, with Mary Proctor, St. Joseph woman astronomer of the 1880s. Times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $ 5 for adults and $ 1 for students 5 to 17.

Trails West! 2017 — Total Eclipse of the Arts, 5 p.m. to concert end, Civic Center Park, 10th St. and Frederick Ave. Event includes arts and craft vendors, food vendors, live music throughout the evening. Here Come the Mummies will perform at 8 p.m. An admission button is $ 15 at the gate and is good for all four days of the festival. Ages 10 and under are free.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tipple Hill Winery, 10501 SE U.S. Highway 36, Easton, Missouri. Kick the weekend off with a Wine Glass painting class featuring a solar eclipse theme. Cost is $ 20 per person. Must register in advance. For information, visit tipplehillwinery.com.

Saturday Aug. 19

Planetarium Tours, throughout the day, East Hills Shopping Center, 3702 Frederick Blvd. Free planetarium tours in Center Court and special discounts at retailers all weekend long. Tour times are: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Pony School Shines On, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pony Express Museum, 914 Penn St. Kathy Ridge will present the history of astronomy and how it was taught in the early schools of America, with Mary Proctor, St. Joseph woman astronomer of the 1880s. Times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $ 5 for adults and $ 1 for students 5 to 17.

Trails West! 2017 — Total Eclipse of the Arts, 10 a.m. to concert end, Civic Center Park, 10th St. and Frederick Ave. Event includes arts and craft vendors, food vendors, historical reenactments and live music throughout the day with evening headliners Clare Dunn and Trace Adkins. An admission button is $ 15 at the gate and is good for all four days of the festival. Ages 10 and under are free.

Space Program, 11 a.m., Rolling Hills Library, Belt branch, 1904 N. Belt Highway. Mad Science of Kansas City will present a program about space. Kids and adults will visit several booths to learn about the sun, moon, stars, planets and atmosphere. Kids also will be able to make pin-hole viewers to use to safely watch the eclipse.

Cruise Days, noon to 3 p.m., St. Joseph Harley-Davidson, 4020 S. U.S. Highway 169. Event includes live music, vendors, raffles, and food.

“The Nature of Solar Eclipses,” 2 p.m., Rolling Hills Library, Belt branch, 1904 N. Belt Highway. Dr. John Shaw will present this program discussing how eclipses occur and offering tips for viewing the celestial event.

“Totality – Solar Eclipse” wine sampling, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Tipple Hill Winery, 10501 SE US Highway 36, Easton, Missouri. Wine sampling and selling with live music. For information, visit tipplehillwinery.com.

Sunday Aug. 20

Pony School Shines On, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pony Express Museum, 914 Penn St. Kathy Ridge will present the history of astronomy and how it was taught in the early schools of America, with Mary Proctor, St. Joseph woman astronomer of the 1880s. Times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $ 5 for adults and $ 1 for students 5 to 17.

Talk with the Experts, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Potter Hall Theater, Missouri Western State University Campus. Guest speakers include Michael Bakich, organizer of the St. Joseph eclipse event and senior editor of Astronomy Magazine; Bryan Busby, chief meteorologist, KMBC-TV; and Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.missouriwestern.edu/eclipse2017.

Trails West! 2017 — Total Eclipse of the Arts, noon to end of concert Trails West! 2017, Civic Center Park, 10th Street and Frederick Avenue. Event includes arts and craft vendors, food vendors, historical reenactments and live music throughout the day with headliner Grand Funk Railroad. An admission button is $ 15 at the gate and is good for all four days of the festival. Ages 10 and under are free.

Voices of the Past, noon to 4 p.m., Mount Mora Cemetery, 824 Mount Mora Road. Walk leisurely through the cemetery and chat with several living history characters about their connection to galactic history and other unique stories. Cost is $ 15 at the gate, $ 10 in advance for adults and children 12 younger are $ 5.

Planetarium Tours, throughout the day, East Hills Shopping Center, 3702 Frederick Blvd. Free planetarium tours in Center Court and special discounts at retailers all day long. Tour times are: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Eclipse Event, 5 to 10 p.m., Doniphan County Courthouse Square, Troy, Kansas. Event includes a beer garden, live music with street dance, 5K Eclipse Run/Walk, hot dog eating contest, food and craft vendors and more. For information, visit dpcountyks.com.

Eclipse! Musical Revue, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall Theater, Missouri Western State University Campus. Eclipse! is a family-friendly musical revue composed of music with solar or lunar themes woven together with the stories and legends associated with the solar eclipse. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted.

Monday, Aug. 21

Camping and viewing spots

Reservations are closedfor Rosecrans Airport camping/viewing, Heritage Park Softball Complex camping/viewing and Community Missions Campsite.

St. Joseph Barnstormers Eclipse camping, Aug. 19 to Aug. 21. The Field of Dreams is home to the local remote control model airplane club. It is an outside the city location with a grass runway and easy access to the highway, restroom facility, breakfast and lunch available to purchase daily, popcorn and movie complimentary in the evening and charging station. Cost is $ 50 per night for tent camping and $ 100 per night for RV sites. For information and reservations email stjoebarnstormers3404@gmail.com.

MERIL Fundraiser Eclipse Event, Aug. 21, 4420 S. 40th St. Nonprofit MERIL whose mission is to help people with disabilities live independently, is hosting a eclipse watching/camping event. Accessible indoor bathrooms and ice machine available. Parking spaces are $ 20 per space and camping spots are $ 40 per night. Reservations are required and will be taken until spots are gone. Reservations can be made by calling 816-279-8558 or emailing meril@meril.org.

“Get your 2:38 on K238,” all day, 400 Roseport Road, Elwood, Kansas. Primitive camp spots available for Sunday, Aug. 20, by reservation only; cost is $ 40. Eclipse day reserved parking is available for $ 15 per spot. Reservations will be taken until reserve spots are filled through Aug. 20. Day of eclipse parking is $ 20 per vehicle. Small concessions, T-shirts and glasses will be available for purchase. For information or reservations, call 816-390-3204 or 816-387-7409.

Speedy’s Convenience Eclipse Watch Party, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4623 N. Village Drive. Event includes free entry, free eclipse glasses, tent for shade, food truck, music and more. RV camping spots available for Aug. 18 to 22nd. Reservations will be taken for camping spots until they are gone or until Aug. 20. For RV camping information, call 816-364-5773 or visit Speedy’s Convenience on Facebook.

Eclipse events and viewing spots

Reservations are no longer being taken for Wyeth-Tootle Mansion viewing event.

Missouri Western is not hosting a public viewing but a livestream video transmitted from a state-of-the-art H-alpha telescope will be shown on its website www.missouriwestern.edu/eclipse2017.

Eclipse Viewing at Remington Nature Center, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Remington Nature Center, 1502 McArthur Drive. Enjoy this beautiful location next to the Missouri River. The area includes Riverfront Park, the Riverwalk, Remington Nature Center and the St. Jo Frontier Casino. The viewing location at the Nature Center parking lot will have an outside information booth, inside eclipse window displays and scavenger hunt. Porta Potties and handwashing stations on grounds. Touring nature center is $ 3 or less per person. For information, call 816-271-5499.

Eclipse 2017, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Old MacDonald’s Farm, 15603 County Road 344, Savannah, Missouri. Farm will have extended hours and viewing spots. Admission will be $ 3 for adults, $ 2 for seniors 60 years and older, $ 1 for ages 4 to 15 and free for children 3 and younger. Indoor restrooms are only available for paid guests, Porta Potties will be available in the parking lot area for the general public. For information, call 816-324-0506.

Eclipse at the St. Jo Frontier Casino, 8 a.m., St. Jo Frontier Casino, 777 Winners Circle. Casino table games and slots will be open as well as the River’s Edge Cafe and Frontier Express will open early as well for guests to dine prior to the eclipse. Chairs, T-shirts, food carts and drinks will be available for purchase outside. Parking is available for $ 10 for the day or $ 25 for the weekend, including Monday.

Trails West! 2017 — Total Eclipse of the Arts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Civic Center Park, 10th Street and Frederick Avenue. Event includes arts and craft vendors, food vendors, live music and of course eclipse viewing. An admission button is $ 15 at the gate and is good for all four days of the festival. Ages 10 and under are free.

Eclipse Chasers Video, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rolling Hills Library, Belt Branch, 1904 N. Belt Highway. This 30-minute video about eclipse chasers will run continuously in the Community Room. The main areas of the Belt and Savannah branch will be closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. so staff and patrons can be outside to view the eclipse. Library lobbies will remain open to provide restrooms and cool places for patrons to relax.

Eclipse Watch Party, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Harley-Davidson, 4020 S. U.S. Highway 169. Join us for some fun while watching the eclipse. For information, visit stjoeharley davidson.com.

Eclipse Day Event, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Doniphan County Courthouse Square, Troy, Kansas. Event includes beer garden, live music, food and craft vendors and eclipse viewing. For information, visit dpcountyks.com.

Solar Eclipse Watch Party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, 25542 U.S. 159, Forest City, Missouri. Learn about “Creatures of the Night” at the refuge.

Total Solar Eclipse-a-palooza, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Phil Welch Stadium, 2600 Southwest Parkway. This event is sponsored by the St. Joseph Mustangs and Sports Radio 810 and includes family activities such as mini golf, Kids Home Run Derby, bounce house, Speed Pitch, dunk tank, face painting and more. Sports Radio 810 will be live on site. Parking is free and concession will be available. Cost is $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for kids.

Eclipse Event, 11 a.m., Main Street, Highland, Kansas. Event includes food and craft vendors, live music, Midwest Tractor Museum and multiple viewing areas.

Coleman Hawkins Park, 11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m., Seventh and Felix streets. Come by the Square throughout the lunch hour for light food options for purchase and optimal viewing of the eclipse.

Planetarium Tours, throughout the day, East Hills Shopping Center, 3702 Frederick Blvd. Free planetarium tours in Center Court and special discounts at retailers all day. Viewing available in the parking lot. Tour times are: 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Eclipse Viewing, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tipple Hill Winery, 10501 SE U.S. Highway 36, Easton, Missouri. Viewing space is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited and bring own lawn chairs. Food and wine will be available as well as a telescope for viewing. Live music from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. For information, visit tipplehillwinery.com.

Pony School Shines On, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Pony Express Museum, 914 Penn St. Kathy Ridge will present the history of astronomy and how it was taught in the early schools of America, with Mary Proctor, St. Joseph woman astronomer of the 1880s. Times are 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $ 5 for adults and $ 1 for students 5 to 17.

Solar Eclipse Golf Classic, all day, St. Joseph Country Club, 50 Ridgeland Road, County Club, Missouri. GreatLIFE KC is hosting a charity golf classic to celebrate the eclipse and benefit area children through the GreatLIFE Cares Foundation and Royals Charities. St. Joseph Country Club is one of 24 locations participating in this four-player scramble tournament. Tournament will be in the morning with celebration to follow in the afternoon. Registration is open through Saturday, Aug. 19. For registration and tournament information, visit www.solareclipsegolfclassic.com or call 785-760-1116.

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