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50 Plus plans Saturday Walks & Shop event in Parkville on July 14
POSTED: 06/28/2012
Parkville is the next destination of walking program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District which combining two great things about summer, nice weather and the abundance of goodies at local farmer's markets.

The program is called Saturday Walk and Shop and will take place on July 14. Participants will depart from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and travel to Parkville, where they will to a farmer’s market, visit the farmers, sample their goods, make a few purchases, and stroll around to see the sights. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is the following week. This walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. The cost for one eight -hour outing, including transportation to the walk site and a morning snack, is $16 per person for Johnson County residents or $18 for nonresidents. Participants should bring a sack lunch for a picnic after the walk. The final Saturday Walk and Shop event is scheduled for Aug. 11, when the destination is Kansas City's River Market. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “weekend walks.”

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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