Best Best for the Weekend: Edgar Allen Poe, Lancer Day and jelly donut wrestling

first_imgFile photoGosh, there’s a lot of fun to be had on this long weekend! Let’s get right to it:Our cooler, rainy weather makes this a perfect night to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe at the Central Resource branch of the Johnson County Library. The Actor’s Choice, a division of the Senior Barn Players, will present a selection of prose and poetry by Poe that continues to inspire fright for fans of all ages.Our little ones have always enjoyed the Shawnee Mission East Lancer Day Parade, which starts to head down Mission St. to the Prairie Village Shops at 2 pm on Friday. Short and sweet with funny floats and lots of enthusiasm, this parade marks the beginning of Lancer football season.On Saturday the Overland Park Convention Center is playing host to the 1st Annual Coffee and Donut Fest KC. And while I will admit to being confused about the scheduled events (Donut Queen Contest and Jelly Donut Wrestling?), I am onboard with any celebration of life’s greatest treat.And if you’ve got the energy to get out of your neighborhood, there are a number of lovely festivals happening outside of town: Desoto Days, Chisholm Trail Days in Abiline, the Tonganoxie Sunflower Stroll, and the start of the KC Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs.last_img