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New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on Jan. 7
POSTED: 12/11/2013
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late April.

Each bingo session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well as food, prizes, and fun. Prizes range from gift certificates to local restaurants to gift packs. The cost for each two-hour program is $5 per person for Johnson County residents or $6 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required. Please RSVP by calling (913) 642-6410, (913) 826-2859, or (913) 826-3160. Participants can pay in advance on at the door.

"New Beginnings" is the theme for the first bingo session which will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. Other January Bingo sessions include one on Monday, Jan. 13, with the theme "Hot Chocolate" at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell, Overland Park; and another on Thursday, Jan. 23, with the theme "Warm & Cozy" at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.

Other upcoming winter and early spring 50 Plus Bingo programs being planned include: "Super Hero" on Feb. 3 at the Sunset Building, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe; "Winter Olympics" on Feb. 21 at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee; "Popcorn Lovers" on Feb. 26 at the at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park; "Johnny Appleseed" at New Century on March 11; "Shamrock " on March 17 at Tomahawk Ridge; "Cupcakes & Coffee" on March 27 at the Roeland Park Community Center; "Green Spring" on April 7 at the Sunset Building; "Rat Pack" on April 16 at the Matt Ross Community Center; and "Rainy Days" on April 25 at Mill Creek Activity Center.

To find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under enrichment & special interests. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “bingo.”

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 Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup 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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