Special Events

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The 50 Plus program hosts a variety of special events throughout the year at all of our programming sites. Below are all of our fall opportunities. Click on the highlighted barcode number to register. Check back often for the latest listing of programs and events. Hope to see you soon!  

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Special Event: Lunch and Learn- Hawaii Through an Islander’s Eye
Celebrate May Day or Lei Day in Hawaii with Hawaiian native, Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson. Dorinda is a Pearl Harbor bombing survivor and author and will share her experience during WWII with us. Learn about the history and discovery of the Hawaiian Islands by Captain Cook, as well as some Hawaiian culture and customs. Experience the beauty of Hula, as Dorinda shares her expertise of this cultural dance with the group. Space is limited; sign up early. A delicious lunch will be catered in. Come breathe in the islands with 50 Plus. Doors will open 11:50 am.
1 - 90 min. event - $29 / $32 nonresidents

26715     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse           5/5       Fri           Noon

Special Event: Soup, Salad, and the Strolling Strings 
Enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, salad, and dessert and delight in melodies by the talented Shawnee Mission North Strolling Strings.  
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $17 / $19 nonresidents 

26935      Matt Ross Community Center                          5/10    Wed  11 am 

Special Event: Challenge Island Amusement Park Island (Grandparent/Grandchild)
Attention grandparents! Grab your grandkids and buckle your seatbelts for an action-packed Challenge Island adventure for all ages! In this 90-minute session you'll visit Amusement Park Island© where you and your family STEAM Team will create thrill rides at exciting destinations like Roller Coaster Cliff and Zipline Zone! 
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $16 / $18 nonresidents

26868     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                         5/31    Wed            11 am

Special Event: Lunch and Learn- Alcatraz: 250 Years on the Rock 
Join John Martini, one of the world’s renowned authorities on Alcatraz, as he takes you on a journey from its discovery by Spanish explorers, through its National Park site status of today. The focus will be on the infamous 1934-1963 era when it was a penitentiary. This presenter will be joining us remotely from California via Zoom. Attendees will meet in person for the interactive presentation and lunch. Doors will open at 11:50 am. 
1 - 90 min. event- $29 / $32 nonresidents

26711      Matt Ross Community Center      7/18     Tue          Noon

Games: Gamin’ with the Grandkids (Ages 5 & Older with Adult)
Soak up the last days of summer and enjoy an afternoon of back-to-school fun with icebreakers, bingo, dance parties, and more! Light refreshments served.  
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $7 / $8 nonresidents; per person ages 5 and older; cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

26702      Tomahawk Ridge Community Center       8/9     Wed    1:30 pm  

Games: Back to School Lunch & Bingo
The Roeland Park Community Center is back open and ready to show off our redesigned space. Tours will be given at 11am for those who are interested. The 50 Plus community is invited to join us for a nostalgic school lunch served at 11:30am and twelve games of bingo to follow. We promise there won’t be any pop quizzes!
1 - 2.5 hr. event - $17 / $19 nonresidents in advance; Cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

26632       Roeland Park Community Center               8/24     Thu   11:00 am

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Annual Events

Don’t miss out on these events we host on an annual basis.  Check back often for date updates.