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The award winning PBS series Nature brings you to the world of animal prosthetics. Incredible prosthetics are made possible by the latest technology that provide the animals what they need to survive. The research that goes into these prosthetics also help scientists develop better ways to help humans as well as animals. “My Bionic Pet” premieres Wednesday, April 9.
2. “Thyme for Kids” Plant Sale for Ozanam — Ozanam
The Kansas City–based children and family care center Ozanam is holding its annual plant sale. This sale features plants grown by the children in Ozanam’s Horticultural Therapy Program, and the sale is open to the public with all the proceeds going to the Horticultural program. “Thyme for Kids” runs April 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. View a list of plants that were available last year.
3. Super Skyscrapers on PBS — PBS
Buildings keep getting bigger and bigger and being built higher and faster than ever before. PBS brings you the story behind these extraordinary buildings and showcases how they will change the way we live, work and protect ourselves from outside threats. This four-part series brings you the story of the creation of four buildings, concluding with the construction of One57, a New York skyscraper that will become the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere.
4. Habitat Kansas City Restore offering Classes — Habitat for Humanity
The Habitat Kansas City Restore program is giving classes that focus on installing specific items such as doors, tile and cabinets. The classes are free but reservations are necessary. They take place at both the Waldo store and the Deramus location. Lisa Holiman, an interior designer with expertise in decorative repurposing, is teaching the classes.
5. Lee’s Summit celebrates Earth Day — The Hale Center for Journalism
The city of Lee’s Summit celebrates Earth Day by holding a “Recycling Fest” at the city hall parking lot on April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. The city is also holding a recycling event to celebrate America Recycles Day on Oct. 11. For a list of acceptable items look here.