50 Plus Fine & Performing Arts

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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: Coffee & Creativity
Spend the morning outside sipping coffee and being creative while learning new skills. Our teaching artist will guide you through painting a scene from our park using acrylic paints, with our park shelter as the classroom. No experience needed. All supplies included. In case of inclement weather class will be held inside at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.
1 - 2 hr. class - $30 / $33 nonresidents

23484     Meadowbrook Park             10/24  Mon   10 am


Art: Painter’s Palette   
Techniques, styles, and tips taught with pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Work at your own pace, individual instruction and peer assistance provided by instructor.  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.  Closed 9/5, 11/24, and 12/26.
5 Punch Art Card - $56 / $62 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $108 / $119 nonresidents          

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center       Mondays      9:30 am 

Matt Ross Community Center                     Thursdays    1:30 pm


Art: Watercolor Painting
Techniques, styles and tips taught. Work at your own pace, individual instruction and peer assistance provided by instructor.   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 and to purchase a card.  Closed 9/5, 11/24, and 12/26.
5 Punch Art Card - $56 / $62 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $108 / $119 nonresidents

Matt Ross Community Center                      Tuesdays     1:30 pm


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.  Interested in watching online?  Contact Lisa for the live stream link 913-826-3160.
1 - 1 her. event - FREE

23072          Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center           10/4      Tue     7 pm

23073          Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center            12/12    Mon    7 pm


Dance: Beginning Tap 
Learn basic tap fundamentals such as the Waltz, Clog, and Rhythm Time Steps in Beginner Tap. Stomp, shuffle, and stamp your way to the next level with Intermediate.  Test out of Intermediate for Advanced. Hard-soled or tap dance shoes required. No previous tap dance necessary for Beginner.  
6 - 50 min. sessions - $47 / $52 nonresidents 

23271             Beginning         Matt Ross Community Center              10/31        Mon         1:15 pm 

23547            Advanced Beginning          Matt Ross Community Center        11/1       Tue      1:15 pm

23273             Intermediate     Matt Ross Community Center              10/31       Mon          2 pm

23275              Advanced          Matt Ross Community Center             10/31       Mon          3 pm


Dance: Social - Tea Dance
Dance the afternoon away with KC Swing!  Enjoy live music from the big band era at our weekly tea dance.  Individuals and couples welcome.  
1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          Fridays          1 pm  


Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band 
The band is back in-person for rehearsals! 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. Click here to visit the New Horizons web page.
15 - 2 hr. sessions - $95 / $105 nonresidents 

23070             Roeland Park Community Center            8/30      Tue     6 pm


Performing Group Music: New Horizons JAZZ Band
New Horizons Band is offering a Jazz Band break-out group. Participants are welcome to be in both bands. Any instrument may join. Dig out your old instrument or rent a new one and join our group of fin-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. Call (913) 826-3160 for details.
10 - 2 hr. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents

23830           Roeland Park Community Center             10/12    Wed   6 pm - last session is Mon. 12/12 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

23086            Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                 9/30     Fri       12:30 pm

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