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Gardens and Grapevines Day Trip for 50 Plus is May 24
POSTED: 03/21/2012
Gardens and Grapevines is the name of this trip. While at the arboretum, travelers will take a guided tour of garden areas including Monet's Garden, the water garden, and the Koi pond. After a picnic in the park, participants will continue on to two wineries where they will enjoy tasting of award-winning Kansas wines. These will include the Sumerset Ridge Vineyard, an artisanal winery which produces premium wines from grapes grown on rocky limestone hills, as well as the Middle Creek Winery in Louisburg, where visitors can talk to the owners, see the antique sorghum press, and tour the winery and vineyards. Participants should bring a sack lunch. 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 Gardens and Grapevines trip will leave at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. that day. The cost for one seven-hour trip is $39 per person and does not include 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

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