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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

5448                  Roeland Park Community Center        9/4-12/18     Fri    9 am

8101                  Roeland Park Community Center         1/8-4/30      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. No class; 5/25 and 7/3.

5 Punch Art Card - $55 / $61 nonresidents

10 Punch Art Card - $107 / $118 nonresidents

Matt Ross Community Center                      9/3-12/31   Thu     1:30 pm           

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          1/4-4/26      Mon     9:30 am 

 Matt Ross Community Center                      1/7-4/29      Thu      1:30 pm

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center           1/8-4/30      Fri        9:30 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


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

Matt Ross Community Center           9/14-12/29      Tue     1:30 pm

Matt Ross Community Center           1/5-4/27           Tue     1:30 pm


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           1/5-4/27      Tue         9 am

 

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      

8234                  Matt Ross Community Center              1/4       Mon     2 pm

8255                  Matt Ross Community Center              3/8       Mon     2 pm                     


Dance: Tap - Next Level

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

8256                  Matt Ross Community Center                        1/4       Mon       3 pm

8257                  Matt Ross Community Center                       3/8       Mon        3 pm


Performing Group Music: Educational Sessions 

Hear from leaders in music in the Kansas City area discussing topics relevant to older adults and music. A cooperative effort between UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Meyer Music, and JCPRD. 

8 - 1 hr. sessions - $50 / $55 nonresidents 

Roeland Park Community Center                  tbd       Tue           6 pm

                        

Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band (VIRTUAL PROGRAM)

This program will be held virtually. Those registered can expect to receive a program link via email prior to the first session. 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 virtually. UMKC music majors assist the band director. Call (913) 826-3160 for details. 

15 - 2 hr. sessions - $78 / $86 nonresidents 

Virtual Program                 TBD       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) 826-2978. 

12 - 2 hr. sessions - $13 / $14 nonresidents

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE      Fri        12:30 pm


Click HERE to view our Virtual Programs!