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.  Check back often for the latest listing of programs and events. Hope to see you soon!

Click on the activity number to register online or call our Registration department at 913-831-3359 or 913-831-3342 TDD (service for hearing impaired).

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Registration for our January - April activities now open!

Concert: New Horizons Band Concert Series
Clear your calendars & don't miss these performances by members of the New Horizons Band as they make beautiful music together.  This top-notch entertainment is free of charge.  

32079      Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center     12/12       Tue        7 pm

34150      Location TBD      3/12    Tue    7 pm

34054      Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center     5/7    Tue    7 pm

Games: Gamin’ with the Grandkids (Ages 5 & Older and 50 Plus)
Who’s ready for some Spring Break fun? Enjoy an afternoon of icebreakers, bingo, dance parties, a photobooth, and more. Light refreshments served.  
1 - 1.5 hr. event - $8 / $9 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.

34111         Matt Ross Community Center             3/13     Wed    1:30 pm  

Games: Grand Family Fun Event (Ages 5 & Older with Adult) 
NEW! There’s no better way to bond with your grandchild than an afternoon of fun-filled activities at our Grand Family Fun Event! Together you will craft their very own adorable plushy, creating a lovable companion that will forever remind them of the moments shared with you. The Zoo Factory kit will include a 16” stuffable animal, stuffing, wishing star and birth certificate. So, gather your grandkids, roll up your sleeves, and embark on a journey full of creativity and memorable experiences! Each child will take home one 16” stuffed animal with birth certificate   Light refreshments served. 
1 – 1.5 hr. event - $20/Child, $8/Adult

34086       Roeland Park Community Center                4/12        Fri        1:30 pm

Games: Valentine’s 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 – 4 hr. event - $18 / $20 nonresidents; cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

34087       Roeland Park Community Center                2/14     Wed    11:30 am

Games: Year of the Dragon Mah Jongg Party 
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar with some fun games of Mah Jongg.  This will be a full day of fun, all while showing off your Mah Jongg skills!  Tables will be mixed and matched, and players will rotate to help meet new friends.  Lunch, desserts, and drinks will be served, and prizes will be given to the top players!
1 - 5 hr. event - $17 / $19 nonresidents; cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the Mah Jongg event. No additional charge for Mah Jongg. 

34088       Roeland Park Community Center               2/9       Fri      9:30 am

Holiday Event: Jingle Mingle
Let’s have a little fun this holiday season! Enjoy an afternoon of fun holiday games, spirited tunes, and festive treats.  Don’t forget to bring a wrapped item from home you would like to regift for the White Elephant exchange. 
1 - 2 hr. event - $15 / $16 nonresidents 

32083             Matt Ross Community Center                12/13   Wed   1:30 pm  

Holiday Event: Ring in the New Year
Let’s celebrate the New Year! Enjoy six games of bingo, and a catered lunch.
1 - 2.5 hr. event - $17 / $19 nonresidents; Cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

32067               Roeland Park Community Center               12/29   Fri   12 pm

Social Event: Singles Spring Fling 
NEW! Spring into a fun afternoon of mixing and mingling with other single adults. This social will include exciting games to break the ice to get everyone chatting. This is a great opportunity to make new connections and enjoy a memorial afternoon. Bring a friend or come make new ones. Light refreshments will be served. 
1 – 1.5 hr. event - $15 / $16 nonresident

34114       Matt Ross Community Center              4/26    Fri     2:30 pm

Special Event: 50 Plus 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 the community center. A special furry friend might even hop by for a photo op! Coffee and refreshments inside after the egg hunt.
1 – 1 hr. event - $11 / $12 nonresidents

34089        Roeland Park Community Center                3/26     Tue    11 am 

Special Event: Spring Tea Party
Come enjoy a delightful and heartwarming afternoon tea party. Gather to share stories, enjoy delicious tea and treats, and create a lasting memory! Teacups provided.
1 – 1.5 hr. event - $16 / $17 nonresidents

33852    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                3/21     Thu 1:30 pm

Special Interest: Dine & Discover - Opera Houses of the World
Join speaker, Don Dagenais for a 2-day presentation of famous opera houses of the world. Don has traveled extensively over the past 40 years to attend operas throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.  These two classes will cover the great opera houses of the world, their history and architecture, their performance history and include many personal anecdotes from Don’s experiences attending performances at these famous theaters. The presenter for this event will be on-site.
2 - 2.5hr. classes - $54 / $59 nonresidents

33905    Roeland Park Community Center           1/18 & 1/25      Thu     5:00 pm

Special Interest: Lunch and Learn - History of Harmonizing 
Come join us for a true holiday treat! The quartet, Swing Shift, will perform holiday favorites and then share some history and stories about quartet music. Enjoy a catered meal before the presentation. This speaker will present on-site. Doors will open at 11:50 am.
1 - 90 min. event - $29 / $32 nonresidents

31820             Roeland Park Community Center            12/21        Thu           Noon

Special Interest: Lunch & Learn - Vibrant India
Experience a taste of Indian culture with a lively performance and presentation by the Indian Association of Kansas City. Enjoy a flavorful Indian lunch before the presentation. Immerse yourself deeper into the culture and join 50 Plus as we journey to India in November of 2024. Sign up date is 4/5/24. The presenters for this event will be on-site. 
1- 1.5 hr. class - $39 / $43 nonresidents

33906    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse       3/27    Wed    Noon 

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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.