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New BBQ, Bake Off & Bluegrass event is April 24 at The Theatre in the Park
POSTED: 03/27/2013
If you have outstanding amateur BBQ skills or a divine dessert recipe or just appreciate those that do, a new event at The Theatre in the Park being presents in late April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is for you!

BBQ, Bake Off, & Bluegrass is the name of this event, which will take place beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Local country line dancers will kick off the event, and then teach lessons for anyone wanting to learn. Afterwards, enjoy a BBQ chicken lunch with sides and small tastings from the competitors. Prizes will be awarded to the top three BBQ and dessert recipes. Following lunch, relax and enjoy up-tempo numbers from our traditional bluegrass band.

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

BBQ, Bake Off, & Bluegrass will take place at The Theatre in the Park, which is located in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, north of the main park entrance. For participants, the cost for this two-hour event is $10 per person. For those wishing to enter the contest, the cost is $25 for BBQ contest entry and $10 per dessert entry.

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 updated listings, go to the district's website at

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