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Tap into your creativity and sing, paint, dance, and perform to your hearts desire! Below are all of our fall opportunities. Click on the highlighted barcode number to register. Check back often for updates as we gradually resume programs and events.

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Art: China Painting - Drop In 
Join in on friendly conversation and artistic collaboration each Friday morning with fellow China painters. Drop-in price includes china kiln firing. No instructor present.
1 - 3 hr. session - $3 pay at the door

8101                  Roeland Park Community Center         1/8-4/30      Fri     9 am

9622                  Roeland Park Community Center         5/7-8/27      Fri      9 am


Art: Painter’s Palette   
Techniques, styles, and tips taught with pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Individual instruction and peer assistance provided. Check out the first class for free! Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. For the supply list or to purchase a punch card call (913) 826-2830.
5 Punch Art Card - $55 / $61 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $107 / $118 nonresidents          

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          Mondays     9:30 am (Postponed)

Matt Ross Community Center                      Thursdays     1:30 pm

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          Fridays       9:30 am (Postponed)


Art: Plein Air
Explore the beauty of the outdoors at Antioch Park and learn how to translate it to paper or canvas by painting outdoors. Learn color mixing, light representation, and more. Contact (913) 826-2830 for full supply list. Additional dates may be added at the end due to inclement weather.
6 - 2 ½ hr. sessions - $65 / $72 nonresidents

9811               Antioch Park                  6/16      Wed            9 am

9812               Antioch Park                   8/4         Wed          9 am


Art: Senior Arts Council
Meet fellow artists and enthusiasts by becoming a member of the Senior Arts Council. Meetings include presentations by a featured artist, workshops, or demonstrations. An invitation for membership is extended for those 55 and older; visitors welcome. Members have the opportunity to display and sell their works at various exhibits. Meetings held the last Monday of the month through November. Please call Bryce Moore at (913) 642-1447 for more information.
11 - 2 hr. monthly meetings - $25 annual fee, pay at the door

8102               Roeland Park Community Center                  1/25     Mon         1 pm

9624               Roeland Park Community Center                   5/24     Mon         1 pm


Art: Watercolor Painting
Techniques, styles and tips taught. Individual instruction and peer assistance provided. Check out the first class for free! Start anytime with a punch card. Punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. Please call (913) 826-2830 for supply list.
5 Punch Art Card - $55 / $61 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $107 / $118 nonresidents

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center Tuesdays 9 am


Art: Woodcarving - Drop-In
Enjoy your time carving and sharing ideas with others in this drop-in session. No instructor present, but lots of experienced carvers are willing to help with ideas and projects.
17 - 2 ½ hr. sessions - $3 pay at the door

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center           Thursdays         9 am (Postponed)


Dance: Tap - Beginning  
Lace up your shoes and “Shuffle off to Buffalo!” Join us to learn basic tap fundamentals such as the Waltz, Clog, and Rhythm Time Steps. Hard-soled or tap dance shoes required. No previous tap dance experience necessary.
8 - 50 min. sessions - $61 / $67 nonresidents      

9813             Matt Ross Community Center            6/8             Tue              2 pm                        

9814             Matt Ross Community Center            8/17           Tue              2 pm               


Dance: Tap - Intermediate
Stomp, shuffle, and stamp to the next level of tap dance. Test out of Beginning Tap and build upon the fundamentals. Hard soled or tap dance shoes required. Tap dance experience necessary. Please call (913) 826-2830 for more information.
8 - 50 min. sessions - $61 / $67 nonresidents

9815              Matt Ross Community Center             6/7             Mon            2 pm                    

9816              Matt Ross Community Center              8/16        Mon         2 pm


Dance: Tap - Advanced
Stomp, shuffle, and stamp to the next level of tap dance. Test out of Intermediate Tap and build upon the fundamentals. Tap dance experience necessary. No class 7/5 and 9/6. Please call (913) 826-2830 for more information.
8 - 50 min. sessions - $61 / $67 nonresidents

10152                  MRCC                    6/7             Mon            3 pm              

10153                  MRCC                    8/16           Mon            3 pm


Dance: Social - Tea Dance
Dance the afternoon away with The Playboys! Enjoy live music from the big band era at our weekly tea dance. Individuals and couples are welcome. Refreshments provided, bring your favorite potluck treat.
- 2 hr. dances - $5 pay at the door

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            5/7-8/27  Fri            2 pm


Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band
Dig out your old instrument or purchase/rent a new one and join our group of fun-loving musicians. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played in years! Through a cooperative effort between UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Meyer Music, and JCPRD, this band offers an opportunity to make music in a relaxed, learning atmosphere. UMKC music majors assist the band director. Call (913) 826-3160 for details. Currently being held virtually. Those registered can expect to receive a program link via email prior to the first session. A cooperative effort between UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Meyer Music, and JCPRD. Instruments required.
15 - 2 hr. sessions - $78 / $86 nonresidents 

Roeland Park Community Center       6/1       Tue      6 pm


Performing Group Vocal: The Side By Side Experience 
Looking for a way to sing and enjoy music with other performance lovers? This group of easy-going singers welcomes you to have fun with music regardless of your skill level. We offer weekly rehearsals with performances throughout the community during the month. Questions? Call (913) 826-2975.
12 - 2 hr. sessions - $14 / $15 nonresidents

9598               Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                6/25     Fri    12:30 pm


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