Celebrate Father's Day this weekend by taking good ol' dad to a play or festival. Children can help dad keep cool with a dip in the Lawrence Aquatic Centers' pools on Sunday.
Here are some other events you might want to check out:
"Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Celebration of the West," all day, Fort Scott.
Writer's workshop by Leonard Bishop, author of "Dare To Be a Great Writer," 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Plum Tree, 2620 Iowa.
"People and Their Amazing Animals," 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lawrence Feed and Farm Supply, 545 Wis.
Wildflower walk sponsored by Kansas Land Trust, 1 p.m., Akin Prairie, 2 miles on Douglas County Road 1057 off Kansas Highway 10, turn west of 1150 Road and go about a quarter of a mile.
"My Friend Flicka," film, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
"The Adventures of Stuart Little," by the Seem-To-Be Players, 1:30 p.m, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 Mass.
Prairie Home Companion, with Iris DeMent, The Wilders, The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Memphis Horns, 4:45 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road., Kansas City, Mo.
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," 7 p.m., Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Live jazz, featuring Mr. Van's Jazz Band, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse Restaurant, 427 E. Fourth St.
Bud Reese, Alicia Kay, 7:30 p.m., Glen's Opry, Fourth and Main streets, Tonganoxie.
New Frontiers Music Festival, Richard Rodgers' "Musical America," 7:30 p.m., Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
"Reunion," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
"Incorporated!" by Theatre of Relativity, 8 p.m., NextSpace Gallery, 512 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.
"Man of La Mancha," 8 p.m., Theatre Atchison, 401 Santa Fe, Atchison.
Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. Barn Dance, 8 p.m., Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St.
Billy Ebeling and the Late For Dinner Band, 8 p.m.-midnight, Danny's Big Easy, 1610 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dennis Winslett Quintet, 8:30 p.m., American Jazz Museum, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Heads, Hands and Feat, 9 p.m.-midnight, Set 'Em Up Jack's, 1800 E. 23rd St.
The BelAirs, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Jazzhaus Big Band, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
Father's Day at the Pool, all day, Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, Seventh and Kentucky streets, and Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.
Wah-Shun-Gah Walk, 8 a.m., Kaw Mission State Historic Site, 500 N. Mission, Council Grove.
"Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Celebration of the West," 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Scott.
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," 2 p.m., Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
"Incorporated!" by Theatre of Relativity, 2 p.m., NextSpace Gallery, 512 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.
"Man of La Mancha," 2 p.m., Theatre Atchison, 401 Santa Fe, Atchison.
"Reunion," 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
Carillon concert, with Elizabeth Egbert Berghout, 5 p.m., Kansas University.
Barry Manilow, Curtis Stigers, 7:30 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road., Kansas City, Mo.
Swing dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., with salsa and swing lessons from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Dance Academy, 1117 Mass.
Hip-Hop Spins, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
Topeka Zoo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.
"Southeast Asian Traditions from the Homeland," through Wednesday, Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh, Ottawa.
"Under the Chuppah: Judaica for the Wedding and Beyond," through June 23, Kansas City Jewish Museum, 5500 W. 123rd St., Overland Park.
"Stone Eye: 31 Bindings of a Single Text," Kenneth Spencer Research Library, behind Strong Hall on Poplar Lane, KU.
"Amish Quilts 1880 to 1940, from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown," through June 30, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
"Rags to Riches: 25 Years of Paper Art from Dieu Donnapermill," through June 30, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan.
"Todd Hido: Open House," through July 7, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
"Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum," through July 7, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
"Good Bears of the World," through July 11, Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
"Postcards from the Past: Preserving the Built Environment," Sunday through July 17, Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh, Ottawa.
"Printed Art and Social Radicalism," through July 21, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
"FLASH! The AP Covers the World," through July 28, Harry S. Truman Library, U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street, Independence, Mo.
Quilt 2001 Contemporary Quilts, through July 28, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell streets, Topeka.
"From Reservation to Corporate Office: A Donation of Southwest Art" and "Early Us (and Them) in Africa," through Aug. 18, Museum of Anthropology, KU.
"Geometric Abstractions: Quilts 1870 to 1990 from the Collection," through Aug. 18, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
"Abandoned in Place," Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, through Aug. 31, 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson.
"Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues and other Icons," Sunday through Sept. 1, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
"Hubble Telescope: New Views of the Universe," through Sept. 2, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
"Night Life/Day Trips: Paintings by Ellen Pearce" and "Rhett Johnson: Beyond Lost," through Sept. 8, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, Mo.
"Truman's Chryslers," through September, Harry S. Truman Library, U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street, Independence, Mo.
"Amelia Earhart: Icon in Advertising," through October, Atchison County Historical Society Museum, 200 S. 10th St., Atchison.
"History of Corinthian Hall," through December, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.