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Discover downtown Lawrence during social outing for 50 Plus on July 19
POSTED: 06/22/2016
Uncover the delights offered by the charming city centers of municipalities just outside the Kansas City metro area during the second of two social outings offered by the by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The idea behind this program is that before suburban sprawl, each city’s downtown served as a hub of activity, and these areas continue to thrive with their own distinctive shops and restaurants. Participants are invited to relax while JCPRD provides the transportation, and enjoy shopping, and eating at a local restaurant.

This program is called Discover Downtown and the next outing will take place on July 19 when participants will go to Lawrence, Kan. While Lawrence is hometown to the University of Kansas, the downtown boasts its own contributions to this town on the Kaw River. Explore all the area has to offer including clothes, books, antiques, jewelry, and food. Lunch is on your own at Dempsey’s Burger Pub.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “social outing.”

Participants will depart from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19 and return at approximately 3:30 p.m. that day. The cost is $20 per person for Johnson County residents or $23 for nonresidents. Lunch costs are on your own. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 34270.

While 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 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

The JCPRD’s Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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