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March

15 Dr. Suess Safari - How would Dr Seuss describe a trip to the Nature Sanctuary? Reading a short
nature-inspired "Suess-story" will spark our imaginations. Then, we¹ll make
a sense-ometer using pictures of animals' senses to use to "hunt" for nature
knowledge as we head out on the trail. Discover the sounds, smells, sights
and textures found outdoors through hands-on exploration. We¹ll conclude the
program by meeting a live animal up close and personal to learn how it uses
its senses to help it survive. Please call to register. Limit of 12 children
and one accompanying adult per child.
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Ages: Preschoolers (3-6 years)

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $3/child; Non-members: $4/child

21 Woodcock Watch - For a magical evening, join the naturalist to observe the mating ritual of
the American woodcock. A night of love for this unusual bird is only
witnessed in March. We try to choose the best week to see them, but there is
no guarantee that the woodcocks will show. At the beginning of the program,
we will give an overview of general woodcock information and how to identify
them (we have a mounted specimen). Bring friends and family to share in the
fun, and binoculars and lawn chairs if you have them. Everyone meet at the
picnic shelter. Limit of 25 people. Please call to register.
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Ages: 10-adult

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Donations accepted

23 Backyard Birdfeeding - Learn the in and outs of how to set up your own backyard bird feeding station. Mark McKellar, MLTNS board member and owner of Backyard Bird Center, will provide his years of experience and knowledge to help make your backyard an oasis for birds year round. This program will instruct you on the essentials: which feeders to use, types of bird seed, location of your feeding station, and more!
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages: Adults only

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $5/person; Nonmembers: $8/person

28 Homeschoolers Programs - Please choose only one of the two programs available this month. Habitat Seasons is a repeat from last spring and one of our regular school programs. Herpetology will be debuting as a Homeschool program for those avidly interested in reptiles and amphibians.
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12

HABITAT SEASONS
Students will learn the 4 basic parts a habitat must include to support the animals that call it home, and how adaptations of specific plants and animals help them to survive. We will have activities and discussion at prairie, forest, and wetland habitats. Plan to be outdoors for most of the program. Hands-on time with a live animal and learning its adaptations is included. Limit of 20 children. Please call to register.

HERPETOLOGY
As you can tell from the popularity of the many shows on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, the study of reptiles and amphibians fascinates many people in the world. But how much do people know about the diverse species of reptiles and amphibians living in their own state or country? Missouri has 42 species of amphibians and 82 species of reptiles, all with their own unique habits and behaviors. Students will learn distinctive differences between reptiles and amphibians, gain in depth knowledge of many species that live in Missouri, and have hands-on time with our wonderful education animals. Limit of 20 children. Please call to register.

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $4/child; Nonmembers: $5/child

1 Early Spring Astronomy - Learn the constellations of the early spring night sky and see deep sky
objects magnified with a 10" telescope (up to 300x). Highlights include:
Saturn and Venus; Orion¹s Great Nebula, bright open and globular clusters
and M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy. Please call to register and reserve your
spot, although payment is not required until the night of the program. Limit
of 20 people. "Cloud check" night, will be Saturday, March 17 at the same
time (weather permitting.)
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-adult

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $4 adult; $2 child; Nonmember: $6 adult; $4 child

5 Night Skies in Bloom! - Six new constellations are out to enjoy. Explore the night sky with a laser-guided ³tour², given by the Naturalist, learning spring constellations (Virgo, Hercules, Corvus, Crater, Corona Borealis, and Bootes) and then look through our 10" telescope to see deep sky objects. Highlights for April include: Saturn and Venus; M13, the great globular cluster of Hercules; the Ghost of Jupiter nebula; and the galaxies of the Big Dipper and Virgo. Please call to register and reserve your spot, although payment is not required until the night of the program. Limit of 20 people. "Cloud check" night, will be Saturday, April 21 at the same time (weather permitting.)
Time: 8:30-10 p.m.
Ages: 6-adult

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $4 adult; $2 child; Nonmember: $6 adult; $4 child

5 - 7 Junior Naturalist Camp - Spring BREAK takes a fun new turn to nature that you don't want to miss!
Nature activities will include but are not limited to: meeting the nature center reptiles and amphibians, science experiments, making a bird feeder to take home, playing fun nature-themed games, and exploring the Nature Sanctuary's trails. Please call to register. Limit of 20 children.*MLTNS reserves the right to cancel camp if less than 6 children are registered by Tues., Mar. 13th.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grades: 2nd-5th

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $50/child; Nonmembers: $60/child

April

22 Bunny Bounce - "Bounce" right on into this fur-filled program! Learn the "whos" and "whats" of the world of bunnies and rabbits as they and other animals get geared up for spring. Facts versus folklore about bunnies and wild rabbit habits will be shared through real animal props, a game, puppets, and a bunny craft. Please call to register. Limit of 12 children and one accompanying adult per child.
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Ages: Preschoolers (3-6 years)

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $3/child; Nonmembers: $4/child

23 Bluebird Box Workshop - Here's a project to get geared up for spring! The Eastern Bluebird (Missouri's State Bird) has to compete with European House Sparrows, Starlings, habitat loss, and the elements to raise its young each season. Help these beautiful, blue songsters by making an easy to assemble bluebird nest box. (Boxes are pre-cut and drilled and all materials are included in program fees.) Limit of 15 people. Please call to register. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Times: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Ages: All

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $6/nest box; Nonmembers: $10/nest box

9 Homeschoolers Programs - Please choose only one of the two programs available this month. Colossal Fossil is a repeat from last spring and one of our regular school programs. Meteorology will be debuting as a Homeschool program for those avidly interested in tmospheric phenomena.
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12

COLOSSAL FOSSIL
Here¹s an opportunity for your students to learn to find and identify fossils of Missouri. Students will be able to take home a limited number of fossils they find! This program involves getting in the water (close-toed shoes required) so bring an extra pair of shoes and socks to change into after the program. Limit of 20 children. Please call to register.

METEOROLOGY
Learn what causes many different weather phenomena including: rainbows, aurora borealis, sun pillars and coronas, frost flowers and snow rollers. Find out all kinds of tricks to forecast the weather by using natural clues. We¹ll also explore some of the types of clouds and predictions that can be made by observing them.
Limit of 20 children. Please call to register.

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $4/child; Nonmembers: $5/child

13 Wildflower Wander - In honor of National Arbor Day (April 27), join us to learn all about the beautiful flowering trees and herbaceous plants of our woodland trail. We have some gorgeous species of spring wildflowers, from trillium to bladdernut to purple larkspur and many more. We¹ll discuss name origins and folklore of some of the most interesting and unusual native spring wildflowers of Missouri. Limit of 20 people. Please call to register.
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Adult

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: Free; Nonmembers: $4/person

20 Northland Swap and Shop Mobile Trunk Event - Over 100 personal local community sellers on 40 acre lot in Liberty, Mo. [2310 E. Country Road H Liberty, Mo. 64068] - It's like a yard sale from your trunk!

please join and invite all of your friends and family, neighbors and everyone you can think of! Please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthlandSwapandShop/?fref=ts to promote the items you're bringing to sell and let your buyers know where you will be and when!

JOIN & SHARE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/570848219602287/

Load up your car with items to sell, swap, trade and bring money to shop with :)

Raffle items will be available again, same price $1.00 per ticket, or six tickets for $5.00. To help raise funds for future events and advertising.

Sellers should advertise their items with the webpage link as well as photos of their items as much as possible, on groups, your wall, craigslist, etc. Tell everyone to join in on the fun and let's make some money and meet some amazing people :)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Stop-at-Northland-Swap-and-Shop/152969361526917

One Stop at Northland Swap and Shop will also advertise and have Admins on site to answer questions and to help as we can. LET's MAKE SOME MONEY AND HAVE A GREAT DAY! again, and again! :)

Address: 2310 E. Country Road H Liberty, Mo. 64068 , Liberty, Missouri
Email: onestopatnorthlandswapandshop@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/pages/One-Stop-at-Northla
Fee: No Cost to Shop

September

1 - 10 Pumpkin Festival - Forty acres of u-pick pumpkins, pig races, hayrides, gift shop, entertainment, pumpkin donuts, petting farm and childrens play area. Runs September 22 - October 31.

Address: S.E. of Hwy 291 and Hwy 210, S. of Liberty , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-9196 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $4, children ages 2 and under free

13 - 15 Liberty Fall Festival - Parade, 8K run, crafts, food booths, carnival, local entertainment, car show and childrens' activities.

Address: Historic Downtown Square , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-9196 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

October

11 - 13MO0202019e003 - Liberty Annual Fairy Tale Forest - This non-scary Halloween event is sure to delight you and your little ones. Meet your favorite characters as you trick-or-treat through our forest lit with jack-o-lanterns. It¹s fun and educational! Fairy Tale forest is like a play except you walk through a one-third mile jack-o-lantern lit paved trail and meet Missouri Plant and Animal characters along the way. Then go inside to meet live animals up-close, enjoy world class exhibits and make a cool, "spooky" craft. Proceeds of this special event benefit the Nature Sanctuary's education programming. 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Paved trail. Stollers and wheelchairs are welcome. All ages (designed for little ones). Bring a treat bag. We love costumes!

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: $6, children ages 2 and under free

November

24 Nature's Harvest - Homeschoolers: Nature's Harvest

Have you ever wondered if you could survive in the wilderness without a
grocery store? Learn how the pioneers and Native Americans survived with a
scavenger hunt to find the plants and animals they would have eaten. Return
to the nature center to make your own menu of meals as if you were here
during that time period. Also, meet one of our live animals that might have
been on the menu back then. Please call to register. Limit of 40 children in
two groups. Ages: 7-12 years 10-11:30 a.m.

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $4/child; Non-members: $6/child

25 Turkey Strut - Gobble! Gobble! Everyone is thinking about turkey, but what do turkeys think about? Learn fun songs about turkeys, act like a turkey, look for signs of our turkey flock (about 16 birds), make a turkey craft and see some turkey artifacts. Please call to register. Limit of 12 children and one accompanying adult per child. Ages: preschool 3-6 yrs. Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: Members: $4/child; Non-members: $6/child

2 - 11 Christmas Lighting Ceremony - Thousands of lights and displays with special programs and nativities displayed from around the world.

Address: 216 N. Main , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-3188 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

2 LUMC Arts & Crafts Expo - Liberty United Methodist Church is having its Annual Arts & Crafts Expo on Saturday. Apply now for a space to sell your hand-made arts and crafts. Invite your friends and family to come and shop. There will be children's activities, gift-wrapping and more!

Please visit the website or call for application and information.

Address: Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset Ave, Liberty, MO , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-407-9544 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lumcmo.org
Fee: $1 donation per adult shopper will fund Children\'s Ministries.

December

23 - 24 Elves¹ Workshop - Children are invited to visit the nature center for facepainting, treats, SANTA, and more. The Elves¹ Holiday Store will be open for children only. Parents please provide a list of names and shopping money. The Holiday Store Elves will help the children choose the perfect gifts for friends or family members. All gifts are priced from less than $1 to $10 and are wrapped and labeled compliments of the Elves. While the children are shopping downstairs, adults can shop in our gift shop or relax by the birdfeeding area.
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5-12

Address: 407 N. LaFrenz Rd., Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary , Liberty, Missouri
Ph: 816-781-8598 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@naturesanctuary.com
Web: naturesanctuary.com
Fee: $3 per child for non-members, $2 per child for members of MLTNS; and no fee for accompanying adults

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary

The Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is a 100-acre sanctuary for plants and animals. People can enjoy wildlife viewing on four miles of trails, outdoor education programs and a nature center.

Liberty, MO Nature Centers

Jesse James Bank Museum

Site of the first daylight bank robbery during peacetime, step back in time and tour this landmark. Hear the tale of this first robbery, allegedly committed by Jesse'

Liberty, MO Museums

Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

U-pick pumpkin patch. We have a country store, petting farm, pig races, wagon rides, and 40 acres of pumpkins. Every day is a special day at Carolyn's Country Cousins. Make Your Own Scarecrow, Animal Barn, Trike Path, Play yard, and Little Bud's Railroad. Saturday and Sunday features Uncle Lester'

Liberty, MO Pumpkin Patch


Claycrest Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4

Liberty, MO Golf Courses

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