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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Games: Mah Jongg Chinese New Year Party - NEW!
Come help us celebrate with some fun games of Mah Jongg.  This will be a full day of friends new and old.  All while showing off your best skills of the game.  Tables will be mixed and matched, and players will rotate to help you meet new friends.  Lunch, desserts drinks will be served, and prizes will be given to the top three players!
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $15 / $16 nonresidents ; cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the Mah Jongg Party. No additional charge for mah jongg. 

24805     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          1/20     Fri     9:30 pm

Special Event: Lunch and Learn -Taste of Ireland - NEW!
Join us for an afternoon of Irish culture, food, and dance. Hear about Ireland’s rich history and culture from the Kansas City Irish Center. After, delight in live dancers from the Driscoll School of Dance. Watch the talented young dancers as they perform cultural steps and enjoy a catered Irish meal. If you’ll be traveling to Ireland with 50 Plus, you won’t want to miss this prelude of a presentation!
1 - 1.5 hr. event- $29 / $31 nonresidents

24766     Meadowbrook Park clubhouse          1/25     Wed     12 pm

Games: Valentine’s Day Lunch & Bingo
Treat yourself to a special Valentine’s Day with a catered lunch and 12 games of bingo with a variety of prizes awarded to winners. Singles and couples welcome!  Pre-registration required. Doors open at 11 am.
1 - 2 ½ hr. event - $18 / $20 nonresidents in advance; $20 / $22 nonresidents for registrations starting one week before event. Cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

24517     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          2/14     Tue     11:30 am 

Games: Mardi Gras Mah Jongg Party
“Laissez les bon temps roulez!” Let the good times roll at this Mardi Gras marathon of Mah Jongg! Bring your friends, favorite foursome, or meet new players and enter to win prizes. Players rotate tables and track wins; no bracket play. We’ll keep you energized this Fat Tuesday with coffee, snacks, lunch, and dessert. Please register before 2/16.
1 - 6 hr. event - $16 / $17 nonresidents; cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the Mardi Gras Mah Jongg Party. No additional charge for mah jongg. 

24516     Mill Creek Activity Center          2/21     Tue     9:30 am

Special Event: Lunch and Learn - Meet the Mahaffies - NEW!
James Beatty Mahaffie was the most successful farmer in Johnson County during his time and even today, the site is still a working farm. Join staff from the Mahaffie Stagecoach Museum as they come dressed in period clothes to share stories and history of stagecoach-era life, life on the farm, and the Mahaffie family. 
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $29 / $31 nonresidents

24769     Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          2/23     Thu     12 pm

Special Event: Lunch and Learn- LGBTQ 101 with Misty Town - NEW!
Have you heard acronyms like “LGBT” or LGBTQ” and ask yourself what does any of that mean?  Do you feel you lack the skills needed to address concerns and questions?  Gain a better understanding of current terminology such as, queer, pansexual, intersexed, gender fluid and transgender.  In addition, you will be learning about issues facing the LGBTQ community while having the opportunity to ask questions in a safe and non-judgmental space.  Lunch will be served.
1 - 1.5 hr. event- $29 / $31 nonresidents

24811     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          3/9     Thu     11:30 pm

Games: Gamin’ with the Grandkids (Ages 5 & Older with Adult or Ages 5 & Older and 50 Plus)
Back by popular demand, who’s ready for some more fun and games? Enjoy an afternoon of music, eight games of bingo, photo booth, 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.

24549     Matt Ross Community Center          3/15     Wed     1:30 pm  

Special Event: Spring Tea Party
Enjoy an afternoon of well-mannered frivolity. Try traditional Afternoon Tea snacks and sample a variety of teas. Teacups provided.
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $15 / $16 nonresidents

24804     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          3/22     Wed     1:30 pm

Holiday Event: Easter Egg Hunt
Who says kids get to have all the fun? This egg hunt is for 50 Plus ONLY! Search high and low for these hidden eggs outside. A special furry friend might even hop by for a photo op! Coffee and refreshments indoors to follow.
1 - 1 hr. event - $11 / $12 nonresidents

24518     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          3/30     Thu     1 pm

Special Event: Brainy Breakfast - Life on the Orphan Train - NEW!
Between 1854 and 1926, nearly 250,000 orphaned or abandoned children were relocated from New York City to the Midwest and West. This migration is known as the orphan train. The goal of this relocation effort was to find homes where children could learn practical skills, gain an education, and live in a family setting. Kaily Carson, curator of the National Orphan Train Complex, will join us remotely as we learn about how this fascinating movement began, how it worked, and what happened to the children involved. This Brunch and Learn will take place in person. Enjoy a catered breakfast before the presentation.  
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $22 / $24 nonresidents

24775     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          4/14     Fri     9 am

Family Fun: Dogs Day Out

NEW! Calling all dog owners! Bring your dog out to Meadowbrook Park for a day of fun, games, a costume contest, treat scavenger hunt, photobooth, vendors and more! Unleashed Pet Rescue will be on site with adoptable dogs as well! 

1 - 3 hr. event - Free

24796     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          4/15     Sat     1 pm     

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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.