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The American Royal PRCA Rodeo: At A Glimpse

Good Morning, Kansas City!

Grab your boots and get ready, it’s RODEO time here in Kansas City! The American Royal PRCA Rodeo is back in town THIS weekend and you’ve got two opportunities to join in on the fun TODAY at 2:00pm and 7:30pm down at Hale Arena (Kemper). The rodeo offers all of your favorite events including bull riding, roping, steer wrestling, mutton busting, bareback riding, and barrel racing all in a family friendly atmosphere full of Midwestern charm.

Families will enjoy an assortment of activities before the rodeo performance including roping demos, rides, games, a moonwalk, and mutton busting preliminaries. Rodeo announced Randy Corley and clown John Harrison will keep you entertained throughout the performances. For moms and dads who are looking to enjoy a date night today without the kids, you can still enjoy the rodeo from an entirely different angle. Post-rodeo entertainment takes place in the Crown Royal Saloon where you’ll enjoy live music, a mechanical bull, samples of Crown Royal products, meet and greet with pro-riders, and chances to win amazing prizes. Wear your favorite boots and stay late with American Royal.

You’ve got two chances to catch the rodeo while its in town TODAY at 2:00pm and again at 7:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, visit the American Royal online.

We had the opportunity to attend last night’s show and had an absolute blast. It brought back fond memories for me from my own childhood in Texas and I was excited to be able to share that with my own three year old daughter. Take a peek at our pictures and video from on the iFamilyKC Facebook page. We’d love to see YOUR pictures, videos, and smiling faces so feel free to share them with us!

“This Is Where I Leave You”: A Movie Review

Good Evening, Parents!

If you’re like me, you’re constantly trying to come up with new and exciting ideas for your next date night. Think back to the good old days, when you and your significant other used to enjoy the simple things in life like a good pizza dive and a great movie. Sounds amazing, right?! Finding a great place for a delicious pizza pie is the easy part (Hello, Waldo Pizza!) but figuring out what kind of movie to watch can sometimes be a little more difficult (especially for parents who’ve been sucked into Disney’s “Frozen” for the last several months). Allow us to introduce you to a film that hit theaters THIS weekend here in Kansas City and it’s just for adults. “This Is Where I Leave You“.

With a great cast from Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Connie Britton to Dax Shepard, Rose Byrne, and Adam Driver, “This Is Where I Leave You” is packed full of talent. As we all know, however, talented actors don’t necessarily make for a great film but “This Is Where I Leave You” does not disappoint. The creators successfully took strong and sometimes sensitive material like infidelity, infertility, and death and somehow presented it in a light that didn’t feel so heavy. In fact, the film was pretty funny throughout. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a dysfunctional family re-unites for an entire week, allow me to clue you in a little:

They share (sometimes entirely too much).

They bond in ways you’d never expect.

They love each other, more than you could ever imagine.

Ultimately, they all grow up just a little bit and are better off as a result.

So as you make arrangements for your next date night, consider checking out “This Is Where I Leave You”. Come back and share your thoughts with us, we’d love to hear them!


“The Good Lie” Advanced Screening Pass Giveaway!

Hello iFamilyKC Readers!

We are so excited to be able to offer you the chance to be among the first to see an incredible, heartwarming new film headed to the big screen this Autumn. “The Good Lie”, starring Reese Witherspoon, is a story about a Sudanese refugee who is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States.

After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings, and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group get the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives.

“The Good Lie” should make for an incredible date might movie and we’d like to offer you and your significant other the chance to catch it with us before it comes out in theaters. The film will show on Tuesday September 30th at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza. Showtime is at 7:30pm and guests are strongly encouraged to arrive at the theater in advance for the screening.

To sign up for your chance to win 2 passes to “The Good Lie”, simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below!

Winners will be drawn and notified on Friday September 26th.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


Event Alert: “The Boxtrolls” Cardboard Challenge THIS Sunday (9/21)

Leading up to the much anticipated release of “The Boxtrolls”, Science City at Union Station will be hosting a Cardboard Challenge THIS Sunday. With paid admission to Science City, you and your family are invited to come out to create and build crafts just like the Boxtrolls do in their incredible world. Participants will display their creativity and win “What’s in the Box” themed packages at the event.

Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge

WHEN: Sunday, September 21 — 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Science City at Union Station
(Set-up will be on Maze Park, space on the lower level of Science City)

Audiences nationwide are excited for the upcoming release of Focus Features’ “The Boxtrolls”, which hits theaters across the country on Friday, September 26th. This all new family event movie from LAIKA (the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman”) introduces audiences to a whole new breed of family – The Boxtrolls.

This community of quirky, mischievous creatures have been lovingly raised by a human boy named Eggs (Issac Hempstead of “Game of Thrones”) in an amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town villain, Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), devises a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs has to venture into the light (above ground) to save the beloved community. During his journey, he befriends and ultimately teams up with Winnie (Elle Fanning of “Maleficent”) who helps him to devise a daring plan to save the Boxtroll family.

“The Boxtrolls”, directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable is rated PG and is based on the book “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow. For more information about the Boxtrolls film, please visit www.theboxtrolls.com.

 


Multiples of Kansas City to Host Consignment Sale Saturday September 20th

Multiples of Kansas City’s semi-annual consignment sale is back and it’s better than ever! Stock up on Fall & Winter clothing, shoes, outerwear, and more at unbelievably LOW prices.

Stock Up On:
* Fall & Winter Clothing
* Shoes & Outerwear
* Halloween Costumes & Holiday Apparel
* Furniture, Strollers, High Chairs, & Accessories
* Toys, Games, Books, & Videos
And So Much More!

Date & Time: Saturday, September 20th, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: First Church of the Nazarene, 11811 State Line Rd, KC, MO (119th & State Line Rd)

** Now accepting Cash and Credit Cards!!  **

Bring a shopping bag/basket to make your shopping easier.

If you have questions please feel free to contact us at info@multiplesofkansascity.org