Lee’s Summit Events: December 2018

It’s the most magical time of the year! We’ve already seen a little snow in Kansas City, and that’s just the start of the holiday spirit. Whether you’re looking for a fun winter date or you need to get a little holiday shopping done, Lee’s Summit has plenty of options for you this month!

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Lee’s Summit Events: November 2018

With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, there’s no chance of slowing down! Lee’s Summit and Kansas City have some great, family-friendly events that will keep you busy, right until you carve the turkey!
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Lee’s Summit Events: October 2018

Everyone looks forward to October because of Halloween candy, but Lee’s Summit has exciting events going on all month! Venture out into our community to check out some of the fun going on this month.
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Lee’s Summit Events: June 2018

June Events

The kids are out of school, and summer is upon us! Lee’s Summit has something for everyone this June:  [Read more…]

Lee’s Summit Events: March 2018

Lee's Summit Events: March 2018

The spring warmth is finally peaking out, which means it’s a great time to get the family out of their winter coma and out into beautiful Lee’s Summit. [Read more…]

Local Lee’s Summit Events in May

Local Events in Lee's Summit: May

Goodbye April showers, hello May flowers! Between May Day, Mother’s Day and the first true signs of summertime, the month of May is one of our favorites. The Lee’s Summit community really comes alive with the beautiful spring flowers and outdoor-friendly weather. We’ve put together a list of some of the best local events going on in Lee’s Summit during the month. [Read more…]

Lee’s Summit Local Events: January

After the business of the holiday season, it may seem a little quieter in Lee’s Summit. But don’t be mistaken–the month of January offers a variety of fun events for all ages and interests. Lee’s Summit residents are never short of something to do in our community. Check out our top picks for what to do in Lee’s Summit in the first month of 2016.

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Where to do Your Holiday Shopping in Lee’s Summit


Holiday season is coming, and we couldn’t be more excited! This season is all about being thankful and giving to others, and luckily Lee’s Summit has many wonderful shops and boutiques where you can find the perfect gifts for all your loved ones. Besides checking out our November Specials, here is a list of great local Lee’s Summit shops that we highly recommend for your holiday shopping.

Blue Heron Design

Blue Heron is a one-stop-shop for a variety of jewelry, accessories, and knickknacks. Something that makes this shop so special is its commitment to offering customers both fair trade and locally produced items. Fair trade products ensure that producers in developing countries receive fair wages for their work. Buying fair trade means that you know your money is going toward the fair wages for hard workers in the developing world. Some of Blue Heron’s featured fair trade products include sustainable jewelry by Zulugrass of Kenya and Wakami bracelets from Guatemala. Another Blue Heron favorite is their locally made jewelry. Their team consists of local artists who create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry right here in Lee’s Summit. They even produce custom jewelry designs for individual customers, which means that finding a unique gift for your loved one is never hard to do at Blue Heron.

Lovin’ Soap Studio

The local Lovin’ Soap Studio is an offshoot of Lee’s Summit resident Amanda Griffin’s Lovin’ Soap Project, which is a non-profit that aims to empower women in developing countries through teaching the skill of soapmaking. At Griffin’s soapmaking studio she teaches patrons everything from the basics of making soap to making various molds, colors and designs. The gift of a specialty soapmaking class is perfect for your more creative and natural products loving friends and loved ones. In addition, the Lee’s Summit based Imperial Drifter line of beard care products produced by Griffin’s husband is available for purchase. These high-quality, natural products are the perfect men’s gifts this holiday season.


@jolly’s is a fun and trendy boutique owned by a local mother-daughter duo Linda and Mallory. Their dynamic relationship brings plenty of laughter, fun, and heart into this local clothing boutique. They make shopping at their clothing store a real experience, so that it is impossible to leave their shop without a smile on your face. @jolly’s is always filled with seasonal favorites, new trends, and unique finds. It’s the only place you need to go to find the perfect gift for your most fashionable friend.

Local Shopping this Holiday Season

We wish you luck with all of your holiday shopping this year! Stop by Summit Skin & Vein Care today to check out our skin care products and specials, or call (816) 286-4057 today.

Local Business Spotlight: A Thyme for Everything

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A Thyme for Everything is Lee’s Summit’s premiere kitchen supply shop. Located in historic downtown Lee’s Summit, A Thyme for Everything opened in 2006. In opening this local kitchen supply store, owner Jet Pabst has said that she accomplished a long-time dream. This cooking shop truly is a local gem, even drawing customers from all over the Kansas City metro area. What makes this shop so special? Read on to find out.

A Thyme for Food, Fun, & Friends

Lee’s Summit’s favorite cooking supply store, A Thyme for Everything, offers a wide variety of gourmet cookware, chef’s tools, decorating supplies, decor, and cookbooks. Each item has been picked out specifically with local customers in mind so that they can find whatever specialty kitchen item they need (or want!). If you love food, cooking, or decorating, then you are sure to adore this kitchen and cooking store.

Beyond selling cooking and kitchen supplies, A Thyme for Everything also carries delicious treats, like local Kansas City Christopher Elbow chocolates, soups, dips, baking mixes, herbs, and specialty pastas. Not much of a cook? This cooking supply shop is more than just a store. It also offers various cooking classes every month taught by true culinary chefs. Class instructors have a wide range of skills and diverse backgrounds, including Indonesian, Italian, French, and gluten-free. Classes range from sweet (cake decorating, cookies, and gingerbread house decorating) to savory (Mexican, sushi, French, and more). Around the holidays, they hold special classes for seasonal dishes that will help you construct your next Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day meal.

A Thyme to Support Local Businesses

At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we are proud to be a part of the Lee’s Summit community. We love to support other local businesses and show others what Lee’s Summit and the Greater Kansas City area have to offer. Call us at (816) 533-4398 to learn more about our skin and vein care services.

What’s Happening in Lee’s Summit | October Events

Get ready for a month of spooky, pumpkiny, family fun in Lee’s Summit this October! Halloween isn’t the only exciting day of the month. From an annual downtown festival to a local business’s ladies night, there is something for everyone in Lee’s Summit this month. Take full advantage of this year’s first full month of the fall season with these fun events!

Harvest FestivalOctober local events

Traditionally, harvest festivals were annual events held to celebrate the main harvest season and a short respite from long days working in the fields. These celebrations always featured ample food, along with music and other forms of merriment. The tradition continues with the Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival on October 3 from 7 am to 12 pm. Attendees can enjoy live music from the Lee’s Summit Symphony while shopping for fresh, local produce, baked goods, and handmade crafts. For the kids, there is free pumpkin decorating available for the first 100 children in attendance. Join in on this beloved tradition and you can get your grocery shopping and a fun family day out all in one.

Witches Eve

Ready for the witching hour? Very Violet Boutique is a lovely local store filled with beautiful antique furniture and homemade crafts. This year on October 15, the boutique is hosting a ladies shopping night. From 5 pm to 9 pm, local women are invited to head over with friends for shopping, drinks, and lots of cackles. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to dress up. Spend the evening enjoying “scary punch,” wine, and snacks with your friends. Don’t forget about the shopping–you’ll get to browse through a wonderful selection of fall clothing and accessories, including an exciting trunk show from Encore Boutique. Leave the kids at home and enjoy a much-needed evening out with your friends! Very Violet Boutique is located at 111 SW 2nd St.

Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade

If you’ve never participated in the annual Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade before, this is your year. On Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 12 pm, families and their dogs are invited to attend this Lee’s Summit tradition. Those who wish to dress up in costumes, including children and dogs, are welcome to join in on the parade from City Hall Plaza to Howard Station Park. Make sure to bring your best costume game because at 11 am in Howard Station Park you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a costume contest. After the parade, participating downtown businesses are hosting a trick-or-treat for local kids. Specialized vehicles from the Lee’s Summit Police Department and Fire Department will also be on display. Don’t forget to stop by the adopt-a-pet station by the Lee’s Summit Animal Control division where you might just find your furry new best friend. This event is truly fun for the whole family.

Have a Spooky Good October in Lee’s Summit

Which one of these awesome local events will you be attending this month? Be sure to also check out Summit Skin & Vein Care’s October specials, or stop in to find out more about our products and services.

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