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50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk at Powell Gardens on June 12
POSTED: 05/16/2008
Powell Gardens is the destination for an adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Thursday, June 12.

Participants will visit Powell Gardens near Kingsville, Mo., for a guided tour and a n opportunity to eat lunch at Cafe Thyme of their own. Volunteer Donna Burch will present the tour and answer botanical questions. This outing will also give participants a chance to see the Gardens' summer exhibit: Chapungu: Nature, Man & Myth showcasing more than 50 sculptures drawn from the collection of the Chapungu Sculpture Park of Zimbabwe, Africa. This outing is considered an easy walk. Search for the keywords "adventure walks" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

This program will leave from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, at 9 a.m. The cost for one five-hour outing, including transportation, is $20 per person for Johnson County residents or $22 for nonresidents.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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