1. Flint Hills Festival
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19
Where: Flint Hills Discovery Center,
Price: $4 to $9, members and children younger than 2 free
This event celebrates the culture of the Flint Hills with local artisans, live entertainment, a beer and wine tasting, family activities, food trucks and more. For information, flinthillsdiscovery.org.
2. Super Nerd Night
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17
Where: Norsemen Brewing Co., 830 N. Kansas Ave.
Every third Thursday is Super Nerd Night at Norsemen Brewery and your friendly neighborhood gamers teach some local games. This month’s theme is all things Munchkin, the deck-card game with a hilarious take on role-playing games. For information, bit.ly/CJnerdNight.
3. Estrellas de Mariachi
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. 8th Avenue
Price: $38, moms free with a paid ticket
Come see the First Lady of Mariachi as well as Mariachi Los Caporales and El Charro De Oro Sebastien De La Cruz. Proceeds go towards the Mariachi Divina Statue. For information, topekaperformingarts.org.
4. Mother’s Day Goat Yoga
When: 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13
Where: Salt Creek Valley Farms, 17842 Santa Fe Trail, Leavenworth
Enjoy a refreshing yoga session in the countryside while instructor Jenn Dessert and some friendly goats. The animals will mingle while guests practice a slow flow ground-based practice. For information, bit.ly/CJgoatYoga.
5. Blues in the Park
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16
Where: Gage Park Amphitheater, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd.
The Summertime Blues concert series runs May through August the third Wednesday of each month. This month features the Ric Barron band.
6. LBC Taco Ride
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16
Where: South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St., Lawrence
Join the Lawrence Bicycling Club for a fast pace or moderate pace bicycle ride. The taco route loops to the south and east of Lawrence with cutoffs for shorter distance. Dinner at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop after. For information, bit.ly/LBCtacoRide.
7. Evans United Shows Carnival
When: Open at 6 p.m Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17-27
Where: Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Drive
Price: wristbands $25; $1.25-$45
Visit the carnival, with popcorn, cotton candy, and all kinds of rides. Tickets start at just $1.25, with multiple package options available for families. For information, bit.ly/CJcarnival.
8. The Nothing Festival
When: Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20
Where: Aggieville, Manhattan
That special time in late may when school is out and summer is just about to begin, come out to Aggieville to celebrate … nothing. Enjoy a cool beverage or hang out in the park, there’s literally nothing scheduled. For information, bit.ly/CJnothing.
When: 9 p.m. Friday, May 18
Where: Serendipity, 820 N. Kansas Ave.
"Sizzling" is a food and drink-themed burlesque and variety show, sure to make mouths water. This show is for guests 21 years and older only. For information, bit.ly/CJsizzling.
10. Aviation Youth Camp
When: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19
Where: Lawrence Airport, 1930 Airport Road, Lawrence
Aviation Youth Camp is a day camp offering an introduction on the fundamentals of flight to area middle school students. For information, bit.ly/CJaviatoncamp.