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Free Tree Planting Workshop set for Oct. 4 in Stoll Park
09/20/2017
Are you looking to beautify your yard, create shade or privacy and don’t know how to get started? A free workshop being presented in early October can help.   read more 
 
Museum Exhibit Speaker to talk about the Hallmark Cards Archives on Oct. 12
09/20/2017
Hallmark Cards Historian Samantha Bradbeer will share stories from the Hallmark Cards Archives when she is the speaker for a special event at the Johnson County Museum in mid-October.   read more 
 
Ribbon cutting for new Coffee Creek Streamway Trail set for Oct. 14
09/20/2017
After nearly a year of construction, a mid-October ribbon cutting is planned for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s newest streamway park trail.   read more 
 
50 Plus Plans Adventure Hike to visit Missouri's Rock Bridge Park on Oct. 14
09/20/2017
Missouri's Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is the destination for an adventure hike being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Saturday, Oct. 14.   read more 
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Oct. 17 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
09/20/2017
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located in the former King Louie Building at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.   read more 
 
"Country Hoedown" is subject of Jo Ho Storyteller program on Oct. 18 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
09/20/2017
The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for mid-October.   read more 
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents two 50 Plus Travel Shows on Oct. 3
09/13/2017
Join fellow travelers in search of new destinations to explore and trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents two Travel Shows on Oct. 3 at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.   read more 
 
Explore past fashion trends during Johnson County Museum's next Homeschool History Adventures! session on Oct. 4 & 5
09/13/2017
Would you wear suspenders? Carry a parasol? Wear feed-sack underwear? Past fashion trends are the focus when the next Homeschool History Adventures! program takes place on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Johnson County Museum.   read more 
 
New Evening Kayak Excursion offered for adults on Oct. 7 & 14 in Shawnee Mission Park
09/13/2017
Enjoy an evening on the water in Shawnee Mission Park through a new program being offered twice in October for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.   read more 
 
Johnson County Museum celebrates 50th anniversary with two Family Fun Day events on Oct. 7
09/13/2017
Happy Anniversary to the Johnson County Museum! Bring the whole family to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum during two special events for all ages being planned on Oct. 7.   read more 
 
Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 7
09/13/2017
There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in early October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.   read more 
 
Learn about the 1800s during 50 Plus Day Trip to Nebraska City, Neb., on Oct. 7
09/13/2017
Experience what life was like in the Civil War era during an early October day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.   read more 
 
Waste Management, Inc. donates $25,000 to the Johnson County Museum
09/13/2017
The Johnson County Museum Foundation is pleased to announce Waste Management, Inc.’s, donation of $25,000 to the Johnson County Museum Foundation.   read more 
 
Johnson County Museum to participate in Smithsonian Magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live on Sept. 23
09/06/2017
The Johnson County Museum will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept.23, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! The museum, located at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center,8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, will offer all museum visitors free admission. Guests may tour the new signature exhibitions, Becoming Johnson County, and the popular KidScape experience.   read more 
 
Explore a cave, winery, and mansion ruins during 50 Plus Day Trip on Sept. 26
09/06/2017
Spend the day exploring the exquisite Bridal Cave in Missouri, during a late September day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.   read more 
 
Janie Next Door concert on Sept. 27 is first in new series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at the Johnson County Museum
09/06/2017
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of four Kid-Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late September.   read more 
 
Sept. 27 Adventure Walk at Missouri's Prairie State Park planned for 50 Plus
09/06/2017
Home to bison, coyotes and the endangered regal fritillary butterflies, Prairie State Park in southwestern Missouri is the destination for a late September Adventure Walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.   read more 
 
New Plants of the Prairie program for 50 Plus Sept. 29 at Kill Creek Park
09/06/2017
Gain appreciation for the plants that inhabit the beautiful prairie at Kill Creek Park during a late September special event being planned by 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.   read more 
 
Cars in the Park event on Sept. 30 benefits Special Olympians
09/06/2017
About 200 vehicles and 1,000 spectators are anticipated for the annual Cars in the Park car show on Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.   read more 
 
Cub Scouts Bear Adventure event is Sept. 30 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/06/2017
Fur, Feathers and Ferns is a Cub Scout Bear program which lets scouts explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, and plants and learn about creatures and how we affect our environment.   read more 
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District employment opportunities available now!
08/10/2017
Are you looking for a part-time job with no evenings or weekends?   read more 
 
2017 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks
08/02/2017
Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await!   read more 
 
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