|Fantastic Flint Hills Day Trip for 50 Plus is May 8|
Fantastic Flint Hills is the name of this trip, which will take participants to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve by Strong City. A ranger-guided bus tour will give a close-up view of the increasingly rare great plains ecosystem. Travelers will see wide-open vistas of grassland plants, birds and native animals on beautiful rolling hills. The tour will also include a historic hand-cut limestone house and massive barn, with stops in bookstore and gift shop. The group will then travel to Cottonwood Falls to visit the stately Chase County Courthouse and have lunch at the Emma Chase Cafe, famous for country cooking and homemade pies. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first by age-based categories and then by topic-based subcategories. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”
The Fantastic Flint Hills trip will leave at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. that day. The cost for one nine-hour trip is $69 per person and includes lunch.
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 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 www.jcprd.com.