Want to keep your house squeaky clean while helping the environment?
Well, consider making a stop at SOAP Refill Station on your next grocery trip. The store — 7441 Broadway, KCMO — is a local refill soap shop with products sold by weight. Its goal is to reduce single-use plastic waste. Customers can either bring in their own container, use a free container from the store’s bin, or buy a fresh one from the store before refilling.
Products on sale include hair care (shampoo + conditioner), body care (body lotion + essential oils), home products (dish soap + beeswax), and gifts (bath bombs + reuseable straws). The store also makes its own HOUSEbrand soaps and detergents, with the current line up and ingredient list on its website. Bulk discounts are available, with 10% off when you go over 24 oz. + 15% off when you go above a gallon.
If you want to take your cleaning to the next level, you can customize the products to your liking using essential oils or by mixing existing products. Add a stain remover to a household cleaning product, or sprinkle a drop of rose to your leave-in treatment. The world is your oyster. Plus, the store is equipped with friendly SOAPtenders who will answer any questions you may have.
The Oil Bar — which carries clean products such as essential oils, speciality skincare oils, and natural face cleansers — allows you to make your own wellness products. Serums, masks, and tonics can all be made according to your liking. Its menu makes the process smooth, listing the recommended products according to your skin type.
Also, a soap(er) cool achievement? The store recently hit 50,000 containers refilled at its store. Support a good cause with a shopping experience that can be done in three simple steps.
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Soaring into Science | Fri., May 6 | 4-6 p.m. | The Concourse Park, 200 N. Benton Blvd., Kansas City, MO | Free |The drop-in event from the KC Public Library is all about defying gravity, with frisbees, kites + hovercrafts.
Gardening 101: All About Roses | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO | $20 | Learn the history of roses, the development of new varieties + how to select the best roses for your gardening needs.
Lenexa Art Fair | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lenexa Civic Campus, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS | Free | Browse over 50 artists’ work accompanied by live jazz + food trucks. 🖼️
KC Current vs. Houston Dash | Sun., May 8 | 4 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $12+ | Kansas City takes on Houston in their regular season home opener.
Creative Culture Tea Party | Sun., May 8 | 3-5 p.m. | Creative Culture Leawood, 5235 W. 116th Pl., Leawood, KS | $60 | Put on your best tea party outfit and paint a tea cup + saucer while enjoying light snacks. 🍵
Take-Home Craft: Mini Zen Garden | Mon., May 9-Sat., May 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Kansas City Kansas Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS | Free | Find your happy place with a DIY zen garden.
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We see a visit to Westport in your future. Becoming — 4141 Pennsylvania Ave. — has officially opened its doors. The store sells spiritual goods such as candles, crystals, and ritual oils. Its purpose is to “empower you on your journey to becoming whoever you are meant to be.” 🔮
Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee is closing its KCMO location — at 1615 W. 39th St. Store owners cited the pandemic + health issues as reasons. Its main location with a kitchen — 7319 W. 95th St., Overland Park — will continue to operate. The 39th Street location will be open through Sun., May 8.
Catch a wave in KC. Genesis Health Clubs is the latest occupant for the One North developmentin North Kansas City. The company plans to build a 70,000-sqft facility equipped with a surf simulator, swimming pool, and 16 volleyball courts. Non-Genesis members can use these facilities for a fee. 🏄 (Kansas City Business Journal)
AdventHealth is planning to build a new cancer center in Merriam. The current cancer center is across the street from the proposed site — at 9301 W. 74th St. The project would replace a two-story garage, but AdventHealth said it will add 229 spaces back if plans advance. (Shawnee Mission Post)
Spicy Moon Foods will be taking up residency at Afterword Tavern & Shelves. Owner Montana Mckenzie said customers can expect “vegan date-night bougie” small plates. A soft opening is slated for Fri., May 20 and Sat., May 21. 🥙 (Feast Magazine)
Whataburger is opening a new location — 905 MO-7, Blue Springs, MO — this Mon., May 9 at 11 a.m. Both the dining room and drive-thru will be open 24/7. A traffic plan with detours is available for customers planning to visit. (Kansas City Star)
The Lenexa Community Center is getting more than just a reconstruction. The basketball gym in the Community Center will be renamed to Lenexa Old Town Activity Center in the upcoming months. The name change is due to confusion with the Lenexa Rec Center. (Shawnee Mission Post)
If you’ve wanted to take your partner to prom, now’s your chance. Camelot Ballroom — 6635 W. 151st St. — is hosting an adult prom night on Sat., May 21. Enjoy a night of music + dancing for a $10 cover. 💃(KSHB 41)
Speaking of prom, it’s also the pop-up bar Conductor Club’s latest theme. The first round of reservations for Forever Young PROM is available today at 10 a.m. Reservations, which include a $3 fee, are for May 13, May 14 and May 19-21.
In need of a last-minute gift for Mom? Check out our Mother’s Day gift guide to see local gift ideas recommended by you — our readers — for all of the mother figures in our lives before the holiday this Sun., May 8.
Alexa, play “Diamonds” by Rihanna. Family-owned jewelry store Karats Jewelers is opening a 30,000-sqft store in Overland Park — at 12260 Blue Valley Pkwy. The store, which sells engagement rings, watches + necklaces, is set to open in fall 2023. 💎 (Blue Valley Post)
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Now, you can’t smell these flowers, but they are still pretty. Clay Clique Jewelry is having a pop-up tomorrow, May 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Zona Rosa. The business is part of the Indie Craft Fair hosted by Strawberry Swing, which includes other vendors, a photobooth + family-friendly games.
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Editor’s pick: Desserts are very personal to me, so I’m picky about where I chose to indulge my sweet tooth. I always get my macarons from Sugarfold. Doanh always has special flavors + designs at her pop-ups (think: beer-shaped macarons + Starburst flavored macarons.) Her next pop-up is tomorrow, May 7, from 11 a.m. at Whiskers Cat Cafe.
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