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  1. Tree Recycling

    Christmas tree recycling begins Dec. 26 in four Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks

    Post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees will again be accepted at four Johnson County Park and Recreation District park locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Read on...
  2. Wanderlust Book Club

    First meeting of the new Wanderlust Virtual Book Club for 50 Plus is Jan. 27

    Intertwine your love of travel and a good book with a travel-themed book club during a new virtual special program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Read on...
  3. Audition Lab

    Virtual Masterclass Acting Series for youth begins Jan. 27

    Aspiring young actors can learn from some of the most professional teaching artists from the comfort of their own living room during a new virtual program being offered by the Fine & Performing Arts Department. Read on...
  4. Group of kids learning to write a play

    In-person Introduction to Playwriting class for youth begins Jan. 28

    A program for enthusiastic and new writers who want to learn the craft of playwriting is being offered beginning in late January by the Fine & Performing Arts Department. Read on...
  5. Girl balancing a plate with a pool noodle

    Coed Ninja Training gymnastics program for ages 6-12 set for Jan. 29

    Two sessions of ninja fun are in store for children enrolled in a coed gymnastics program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Read on...
  6. Full Moon

    Next Full Moon Hike for ages eight and older is Jan. 29 in Ernie Miller Park

    By the light of the silvery moon, join the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Outdoor Education staff for a quiet hike to connect with nature and the night sounds. Read on...
  7. Halloween Handspring

    JCPRD gymnastics offers Handspring Clinic for ages six to 14 on Jan. 29

    Helping young gymnasts improve or master back and front handsprings is the goal of a gymnastics program being offered in late January by the Gymnastics Department. Read on...
  8. Animal Tales Storytime

    Animal Tales Storytime sessions at Ernie Miller Nature Center continue on Feb. 2, 3, 16, & 17

    “B is for Birds” and “Teddy Bear Surprise” are the themes of February Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. Read on...
  9. Valentines Day Card

    Make vintage-style Valentine’s Day cards during virtual craft session for 50 Plus on Feb. 2

    Craft some vintage-style Valentine’s Day Cards during a virtual session in early February being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Read on...
  10. Kids sitting at a table

    Little Critters Day Out program continues on Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Your Little Critter will enjoy three hours of fun and education on the selected Thursdays through mid-May as you enjoy some personal time during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. Read on...
  11. Out of School Days EMNC

    Out of School Days at Ernie Miller Nature Center for ages 6-12 continue on Feb. 5, 11, 12, 25, & 26

    During out of school days scheduled through April, youth ages six to 12 can see live animals, hear stories, hike, play in the forest, and much more during a program being presented at Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Read on...
  12. Kids Night Out MBPC

    Kids’ Night Out planned on Feb. 5 at Roeland Park Community Center

    Parents can have an evening to themselves while the kids have a fun-filled time during an early February program being planned at the Roland Park Community Center by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Read on...
  13. Sheet music

    JCPRD presents in-person Songwriting Circle for adults beginning Feb. 6

    Ever want to write your own songs? A new four-session workshop for adults being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in early February can help. Read on...
  14. Ferrets in Kansas

    Sunday Family Series continues during February at Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in February for Sunday Family Nature Programs Read on...
  15. decorative garden planters

    Free Virtual Container Gardens class for 50 Plus set for Feb. 9

    Container gardens have been called “the instant gratification of the gardening world,” and you can learn to make your own during a free virtual class being offered in early February by the 50 Plus Department. Read on...
  16. 50 Plus Bingo Participants

    50 Plus Bingo programs continue on Feb. 9

    “Friends” is the theme for bingo games being presented in early February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Read on...
  17. Shelter 5 at Shawnee Mission Park

    Project to remove and replace three shelters in Shawnee Mission Park to begin week of Sept. 21

    Three picnic shelters located near the north shore of Shawnee Mission Park Lake are closing for demolition and replacement, which could take up to six months, according to Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials. Read on...
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