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New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on Sept. 2
POSTED: 08/07/2014
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late December.

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) 831-3359. Participants can pay in advance or at the door.

"School Days" is the theme for the first bingo session which will take place on Friday, Sept. 2, at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. Other September Bingo sessions include one on Wednesday, Sept. 10, with the theme "Scarecrow" at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, and another on Thursday, Sept. 25, with the theme "Tailgate" at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.

Other upcoming fall and winter 50 Plus Bingo programs being planned include: "Cooking Party" on Oct. 1 at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell, Overland Park; "Columbus Day" on Oct. 6 at the Sunset Building, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe; "Spooky" on Oct. 24 at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee; "America" on Nov. 4 at New Century; "Kansas City" on Nov. 19 at Matt Ross; "Winter Bluster" on Dec. 1 at the Sunset Building; "Frosty & Friends" on Dec. 11 at the Roeland Park Community Center; "White Elephant" on Dec. 17 at Tomahawk Ridge; and "Gift Wrapped" on Dec. 19 at Mill Creek.

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. For updated program listings, visit the district’s website at

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