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Great Midwest The Balloon Fest U.S. Bank Midwest Balloon Fest August 810, 2014 Balloon Glows 5K Race with the Balloons Charity Challenge Race Sanctioned BBQ Competition Kidz Zone Elvis Tribute Artists Battle of the Bands Carnival Balloon Competitions Chefs Competition midwestballoonfest.org

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CONTENTS Summer 2014 Maker Faire KC Create innovate You wont believe what these Makers can do. PAGE09 Union Station Kansas City WiFi Addition A century later, the Station is updated with WiFi. PAGE14 ON TRACK publishers Steve Rose David Small Digitial Sandbox Helping startups take off. PAGE16 PAGE20 Science Saturdays Popular weekly programs designed to inspire interest and develop STEM skills. Countdown to the Centennial Preparations continue for this historic celebration PAGE22 ex

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Union Station Serves as central hub for Commerce in Kansas City PAST PRESENT Its summertime at the Station And in this issue, we celebrate our anchors of science, technology and entrepreneurial activities. A great example is our upcoming Maker Faire. Join us on June 2829 for this celebration of invention and creativity story on pages 912. Included in Maker Faire this year will be a fascinating exhibition about the rich tradition of inventing. The 100 Years of Making highlights many invention

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COME SEE THE EXCITEMENT OF MAKER FAIRE KC, THE SHOW ME STATES MOST INSPIRING EVENT A TRULY AWEINSPIRING GOOD TIME Kansas Citys Door to Discovery 9

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T he greatest show and tell on Earth, Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, but mostly something completely new and unique. A product of a grassroots movement sweeping the nation, and the world, Maker Faire celebrates old craft and new technologies and the people who make them. And each June, Union Station Kansas City hosts one of the nations largest. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005 provided the catalyst for a techinfluenced DIY community that is now identified as the Maker Mo

THATS THE IDEA COME SEE 100 YEARS OF MAKING EXHIBIT The 100 Years of Making exhibit pays tribute to past inventors and inspires those of the future. It will be on display in the hallway leading into Science City during Maker Faire weekend. Director of Collections and Curator of the exhibit, Denise Morrison explains the significance behind this exhibit On April 10, 1790, George Washington signed a bill that laid the foundation for the modern American patent system, allowing inventors to legally

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TIME WARNER CABLE BRINGS WI FI TO UNION STATION A CENTURY LATER HOT SPOTS CREATE NEW CONNECTIONS WHY WIFI T urning a historic beauty into a marvel with modern amenities is no easy task. So when the time had come to update Union Station with Internet capabilities, the Stations longstanding partner, Time Warner Cable TWC, was the perfect company for the job. We have been working with Time Warner Cable since 2010 when they partnered with us on our animatronic dinosaur exhibit, Union Stations Ex

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Union Stationsandbox Is the place where tech companies launch through digital A century ago, Union Station was Kansas Citys hub for commerce among entrepreneurs working hard to start and grow new businesses in Kansas City. While the types of businesses may have changed over the years, Union Station continues to play a key role today as a central hub in our community for entrepreneurship and commerce. As the home for the Digital Sandbox, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansa

dozens of startups take their company to the next level. One of its biggest success stories is KNODA, a social prediction software company, that in seven short months formed, went to market, hired ten employees and is up and running. Shakelford is confident there will be more companies seeing such success with help from Digital Sandbox. We have seen nearly 200 early stage companies and plan to continue with that volume, he said. We want to fill the funnel with as many as we can and see how many

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S cience Saturdays in Science City is part of Time Warner Cables Connect a Million Minds philanthropic initiative. This 5year, 100million initiative seeks to motivate students to develop the STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. As the name suggests, one goal of Connect a Million Minds is to connect one million young minds to hands When children leave the science center, we want them to leave inspired, full of interest and wo

Celebrating 100 Years Historic moments at the Station take visitors on a journey into her past, and in turn, give them hope of celebrating many more future memories here. of History 22 Union Station On Track Summer 2014

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UNION STATION PLANS ONCE IN A LIFETIME Centennial CELEBRATION OCTOBER 30 NOVEMBER 2 Honorary Chairs for the Centennial Gala Event MICHAEL AND MARLYS HAVERTY W hen the doors to Union Station first opened in 1914, it was heralded as one of the most beautiful train stations in the country. ANGELA BROWNE LEFT AND GEORGIA LYNCH Centennial Celebration Planning CoChairs One hundred years later, thanks to the commitment of the Kansas City community to its most treasured and identifiable landmark,

MEMBERSHIP Centennial A s we lead up to Union Stations 100th Anniversar y, we invite you to show your support of the Station and upgrade to an exclusive Centennial Membership only 2,014 are available For 100 for up to four people and 150 for up to eight people, your Centennial Membership entitles you to all of the benefits of a regular membership, along with the following special benefits during 2014, including Recognition as a Centennial Member on Union Stations 100th Anniversary website

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2014 TRAIN RIDES EVENT RENTAL www.beltonrailroad.org Regular Departures 9.50 All Seasons Event Rental Belton Grandview 11 am Saturday June Aug. 2 pm Saturday Sunday Closed July and August Advance ticket sales available online Special Trains Ice Cream Train 7pm Friday JuneAugust 10.50 Dates and times for October train rides are to be determined. Call for details. Closed Fri, July 4th Check for October Pumpkin and Santa Trains School, youth groups, birthday parties Plan Ch

VOLUNTEERS KEEP THE STATION MOVING VETERAN VOLUNTEER TED TSCHIRHART DEVOTES HOURS TO THE STATIONS MODEL TRAINS. E ach year, more than 300,000 visitors come to enjoy the 8,000squarefoot model rail layout located in the Kansas City Power and Light Gallery at Union Station. From tiny Nscale model trains to the big Gscale giants of the model train world, visitors can experience these miniature locomotives at no cost. The Model Railroad Experience grew out of many years of building and operating an

MAKE, INNOVATE, CREATE Science City Theme JUNE Science City Theme JULY Science is Magnetic Science City Theme AUGUST September Health Science Science City Theme Super Hero Science July 1727 Kansas Citys Fringe Festival featuring theatrical and visual arts June 2829 Maker Faire Kansas City 2014 The Regions Largest Festival of Invention and Creativity August 10 Susan B. Komen Race at Union Station September 5 Union Station hosts Centennial Celebration Kicko Event Pierponts Kansas Ci

UNION STATION MEMBERS Get the Best Family Benefits in Kansas City SCIENCE CITY AND THE PLANETARIUM Free admission to Science City and Planetarium shows yearround Free admission to Quixotic School of Performing Arts workshops in Science City on the first Sunday of each month Free admission to enjoy different Science Saturday workshops and labs each week Discounts to Science City summer camps Discounts to attend Maker Faire Kansas City Discounts on annual Science City SpookFest TRAVELING EXH

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