50 Plus Fine & Performing Arts

Tap into your creativity with our fine and performing art programs 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


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 - $54 / $59 nonresidents

10 Punch Art Card - $106 / $117 nonresidents

37958             Matt Ross Community Center                      9/3-12/31   Thu     1:30 pm           

38042             Tomahawk Ridge Community Center           9/4-12/18   Fri       9:30 am   POSTPONED

38043             Tomahawk Ridge Community Center           9/14-12/28 Mon     9:30 am   POSTPONED


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

37870             Roeland Park Community Center                   9/28     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 - $54 / $59 nonresidents

10 Punch Art Card - $106 / $117 nonresidents

38075             Matt Ross Community Center           9/14-12/29 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

38045              Tomahawk Ridge Community Center           9/1-12/29   Tue         9 am   POSTPONED


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. No dance on 11/27.

15 - 2 hr. dances - $5 pay at the door

37860            Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            9/4-12/18 Fri            2 pm     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.

6 - 50 min. sessions - $53 / $58 nonresidents        

7362             Matt Ross Community Center              11/9        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. 

6 - 50 min. sessions - $53 / $58 nonresidents 

7366             Matt Ross Community Center              11/9        Mon         3 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 

37875             Virtual Program                  9/1       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) 826-2978. No rehearsals on 11/27.

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

37863             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                  9/4       Fri    12:30 pm POSTPONED