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Visit the Kansas City Japan Festival with 50 Plus Social Outing on Oct. 1
POSTED: 09/13/2016
Japanese cultural presentations, a Haiku contest, music, martial arts, shopping, a tea ceremony, anime, a candy artist, and more are among things participants can experience during an early October social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This program is called Kansas City Japan Festival and will take participants to this annual event hosted by the Heart of America Japan-America Society at the Johnson County Community College. The purpose of the festival is to promote the social, cultural, and educational exchanges between the people of Japan and the Greater Kansas City area.

To find this outing 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.”

This outing will leave at 10 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, on Saturday, Oct. 1, and will return about 3 p.m. that day. The cost for this outing is $17 per person, and includes transportation and entrance fee. 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 35575.

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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