Make Nomar Market weekend destination

If you haven't checked out the new Nomar International Market yet, this is the weekend to do it. The market at 21st and Broadway has three events open to the public. Here are the details:

1) Bands will play live music in the market square from 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, and the public is invited to bring their camp chairs to listen and join in on the dancing.

2) From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at least 25 vendors will be selling fresh produce, artisan goods, home decor and food in the market square. It's the first market event of the season. The market will be open every Saturday morning through October.

3) Nomar is part of a $5.9 million revitalization project along 21st Street designed to help spark business creation and economic development in the neighborhood. It includes an $853,000 Spanish-colonial tower and plaza with office space. The decorative tile work and motifs in the plaza are carried west along 21st Street in the form of signs, lights and streetscaping.

Western Days

The Prairie Rose is having Western Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can see a an Indian village and mountain men, go on a wagon ride, listen to historical seminars and live entertainment, and enjoy chuckwagon cooking. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12. For more information, call 316-778-2111.