|First of four Wednesday Walks for 50 Plus takes participants to Apple Orchard on Sept. 9|
Visit an area apple orchard for the first of four monthly Wednesday Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
The program is called Fall Strolling and will kick off with a Sept. 9 walk at the Cider Hill Family Orchard in Kansas City, Kan., to do some apple picking (barcode 29827). Other hikes include an Oct. 7 outing to Cedar Crest, the Kansas Governor's Mansion (barcode 29828); a Nov. 4 outing at Clinton Lake (barcode 29832); and a Dec. 2 indoor outing at Kansas City's Crown Center (barcode 29833).
Each outing will take place on a Wednesday and will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for each six-hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $18 per person for Johnson County residents or $20 for nonresidents. Participants should bring a sack lunch for a picnic after the walk, and a few dollars in case we decide to stop for ice cream. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register for these walks at www.jcprd.com, complete a search for the barcodes listed above.
To find these programs 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 "Wednesday walks."
During the Cider Hill Family Orchard walk, participants will practically have the whole place to themselves and have been invited to picnic onsite as well! Bags are provided, but apple costs will be on your own.
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.