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