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Spooky Activities in The Waldo Area

(Updated: 10/11/2019)

Halloween Party at k9 closet 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM
7406 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114-1540, United States
IT’S TIME! GET YOUR PETS HALLOWEEN COSTUMES READY!!!

Halloween Party at k9 closet! We will have our costume contest at 3 PM. $1000.00 grand prize winner, $500.00 to your favorite local rescue and $500.00 to you! Join us for pet photos with a spooky theme, prizes, rescues and so much more!

Boo Bash at St. Andrew’s
6401 Wornall Ter, Kansas City, Missouri 64113
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Dress in your Halloween costume and head to the church on Wednesday night, October 23! We’ll have free food, crafts, games, and trick-or-treating. All ages are welcome!

Ivanhoe Trunk or Treat
8640 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM
One Day only, Saturday October 26th from 2PM to 5PM the lodge parking lot welcomes any and all trunks. Trucks, Hot Rods and Motorcycles even. Have a little family fun and hand out candy or just come up and get some, show up in your finest costumes or bring a decorated trunk. Come play games and have little fun for all ages!

Family Night at Waldo Library w/Dino O’Dell
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Kansas City Public Library – Waldo Branch
201 E 75th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Come join us for Dino O’Dell’s NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN production of stories and songs. Dino performs at 6:30PM. If you come early (5:30PM) we will have a face painter, a balloon artist, snacks, decorations, and lots and lots of books for you to check out!!!!!! Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!!!

Healthful Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Precision Health
308 W 85th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Join us at Precision Health for a little spin on your usual Halloween activities!
We will have Dr. Kara’s homemade, allergen-free treats:
-Paleo chili
-Paleo (and egg free) brownies
-Pumpkin Muffins, and more!
-Drinks like REAL Cherry Limeade (with pure essential oils!) + Teas

For the kids:
-Costume contest with prizes
-Face painting (non-toxic and organic paints!)
-Games with Precision Fitness Trainer, Jon Thomas

For the Adults:
-Chair massage
-Gift certificate for microcurrent
-A chance to win a homemade, allergen-free goody gift-basket! RSVP!

Trick or Treat Walk
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Armour Oaks Senior Living Community
8100 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Join us for our 3rd Annual Trick or Treat Walk. Come walk through our buildings for CANDY! CANDY! CANDY! We will have raffles, hot Dog Meal, music, costume contest for kids and safely indoors. Senior Living Facility, Open to ALL! Free Trick or Treat Bags!!
Armour Oaks is a Non-Profit Senior Living Facility, we are Kansas City’s oldest Non-Profit Organization. We have been in the Kansas City area since 1870, come join us for a day of fun!
If interested in donating Candy, Volunteer times or Monetary contributions please contact Dellas Baldelli Marketing Director or Jackie Alberts Human Resources @ 816-363-5141 or Via Website email armouroaks.org. Can’t wait to see you all!

HalWELLeen Party
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7 PM – 1:30 AM
The Well
7421 Broadway St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Halloween Party!
Live Music with The Zeros at 9 p.m.
Costume Contest with $1,000 in Prizes at Midnight

HalLEWeen Party
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7 PM – 3 AM
Lew’s Grill and Bar
7539 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Halloween Party
Food & Drink Specials
Costume Contest with $500 in Prizes at 1 a.m.

27th Annual Fall Festival

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out to the Waldo Fall Festival! We wish the weather had cooperated, but we’re happy we had so many visitors before the rain. We’ll see you all next year!

Waldo Area Business Association Celebrates 55 Years!

On Wednesday (Waldo’s favorite day of the week) August 26, 1964, it was noted in the minutes of the Southwest Business Association that the organization should change their name to “Waldo Business Association,” as it “most nearly meets the needs” of the organization. The entire motion is included below. Therefore, on August 26th, we celebrate our birthday officially as the Waldo Area Business Association!

Thank you to all of the pioneers who have championed our District and Association for over five decades. The Waldo Area Business Association “respects yesterday, promises tomorrow” and forever will be the “home of the friendly merchants.”

Waldo Welcomes Brick+Mortar to the District!

On June 13, 2019, Brick+Mortar KC (part of the Broseph Restaurant Group) opened at 7425 Broadway. The Waldo Area Business Association President Stacy Neff said a few words to kick-off the official ribbon-cutting.

Brick+Mortar will be open daily serving lunch and dinner with brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The “elegant-casual” restaurant seats 70 in the dining room and 65 in the bar and lounge area. The back deck has also been renovated.

The diverse menu includes everything from chicken & waffles and a smokestack burger to tuna tartar with an avocado yuzu mousse and strozzapreti pasta with a vodka lamb ragout.

Welcome to Waldo, Brick+Mortar KC!

History of Waldo Event

Join the Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association and the Waldo Area Business Association Advisory Council at the Kansas City Public Library – Waldo Branch (Rooms A & B) for a special evening looking back at the rich history of the Waldo district.

This unique event features local author and historian LaDene Morton who will present portions of her book “The Waldo Story: The Home of the Friendly Merchants,” which will also be for sale at this event. Ms. Morton will also moderate a panel discussion with a variety of longtime Waldo business owners and operators who will share their personal memories and the evolution of Waldo from their perspective.

Join us before the presentation to socialize and enjoy the refreshments graciously provided by the Lewellen family, Lew’s Grill and Bar, and McLain’s Bakery.

 

Waldo Area Business Association Honors Sam Gromowsky

Sam Gromowsky cuts his cake!

Today we said “thank you” to one of the founding members of the Waldo Area Business Association, Sam Gromowsky. Sam owns and operates Almar Printing, Inc. and he’s been a steady leader who cares for the entire Waldo District and has made this part of the world a better place. We’ll miss him as the President of the Community Improvement Board and we deeply appreciate the countless hours he’s devoted to the Association.

Thank you Sam!