Enrichment Classes

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Learn a new skill, grow your mind, connect with your community. Find programs like gardening, knitting, crafting, laughter workshops and become tech savvy. Don't miss out on our many virtual program opportunities too!

Below are all of our upcoming opportunities.  Click on the highlighted bar code number to register.  Check back often for updates as we gradually resume programs and events.

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Cooking: Copy-Cat Restaurant Meals Demo
Watch our instructor demonstrate the ease of copying popular restaurant recipes.  Enjoy samples and take home the recipes.

1 - 2 hr. class - $25 / $28 nonresidents

21737        Roeland Park Community Center               Queso Dip                 8/11     Thu         11 am



Crafts: Hobby Group
Love crafting? Bring whatever project you are working on and get crafty with other members of your community. Meets weekly. Call the Roeland Park Community Center with questions (913) 826-3160.
1 - 2 hr. class - FREE

21740             Roeland Park Community Center                  5/6-8/26  Fri          1 pm

Crafts: Knitting Hats from the Heart
Join this generous group of individuals who knit and crochet hats for charity. Free lessons given to beginners. The Roeland Park Community Center accepts yarn, knitting needles, and hat donations year-round from those unable to attend meetings; call (913) 826-3160 to learn how you can contribute.
1 - 2 hr. class - FREE                

21738             Roeland Park Community Center                  5/3-8/30   Fri          1 pm



Gardening: Spring Planter
Get creative and hands on while designing a planter to spruce up your porch or deck. Plants, pot, and soil included
1 - 1 hr. class- $38 / $41 nonresidents

16982    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse               4/29     Fri     10 am

Gardening: Gardening with a Master Gardener (Virtual)

What is that?  How do I grow this?  What should I put in my garden?  What type of garden do I like?  So many questions and no one to ask until now.  Join the K-State Extension Office and be free to discuss your gardening questions with a Master Gardener. 

1- 1 hr. class- FREE

21744  Virtual      Container Gardening by Mae Christenson         6/14           Tue          2 pm

21745  Virtual      Coffee and Gardening with Mae Christenson     7/12           Tue          2 pm

21746  Virtual      Gardening for Pollinators by Mae Christenson    8/9             Tue          2 pm

Gardening: Rain/Shade Gardens

Do you have a place in your garden, yard or around your house that is nothing but shade?  Do you plant things year after year and get nothing in return the next year?  Join our landscape specialist from Meadowbrook Park and learn the basics of shade and plant a container to start your new shade journey.  Pots, Plants and Soil included.  

1 hr. class - $38 / $41 nonresidents

21765      Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                  5/27         Fri        10:30 am

Gardening: Succulent Planters

Succulents, what are these spikey, weirdly shaped and unscented plants?  Join us to learn more about them and how to take care of them.   Pots, soil and plants included.

1 - 1 hr. class - $38 / $41 nonresidents

21766     Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                    6/10       Fri        10:30 am

Gardening: Desert Planters

What will grow and survive in the heat of the day on a July afternoon?  Plant a container that will look beautiful throughout the summer.  Pot, soil and flowers included. 

1 - 1 hr. class - $38 / $41 nonresidents

21741    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                       6/24     Fri        10:30 am

Gardening: Native Plants 101

Learn about native plants that you can use in your own garden and where to buy them.  Take a tour of the native plant beds at Meadowbrook Park, with our landscape specialist, Kristina Keehn.  Refreshments and handouts included.

1 - 1 hr. class - $8 / 9 nonresidents

21763    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                     7/8        Fri        10:30 am

Gardening: Building Rain Barrels

No rain, no problem!   At least for the participants that join us to learn and make a rain barrel for their home.  Participants will construct and learn how to hook it up when they get home.

1 - 1 hr. class - $60 / $66 nonresidents

21739    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                   7/22       Fri        10:30 am



Reading: Wanderlust Book Club 
Intertwine your love of travel and a good book with a travel-themed book club.  Each month enjoy the selected book from the list and conclude the month at the clubhouse with a group discussion on how it relates to your travel, and how it may inspire your wanderlust.
1- 1 hr. classes - $5 / $6 nonresidents      

Book List:

Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life by Beppe Severgnini

21732  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            5/31          Tue         2 pm

Leave Only Footprints:  My Acadia-to ClanZion Journey Through Every National Park by Conor Knighton

21733  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            6/28          Tue         2 pm

Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan

21734  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            7/26          Tue         2 pm

A Sailor, a Chicken, an Incredible Voyage:  The Seafaring Adventures of Guirec and Monique  by Guirec Soudee

21735  Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            8/30          Tue         2 pm


Special Interest: AARP Smart Driver Course
Keep driving skills sharp and lower insurance rates at the same time! Completing an AARP Smart Driver Course can mean a discount with some insurance companies.   No tests given and no AARP membership card required.  Reserve your spot at least one week in advance of each class. Space is limited!  
Pay with check at the door made out to AARP.  $20 AARP members / $25 non-AARP members.

22313     Roeland Park Community Center        5/21       Sat        9 am 

22314     Roeland Park Community Center       6/11        Sat        9 am

22315     Roeland Park Community Center      7/16         Sat        9 am



Technology: One-on-One Computer or Cell Phone Tutoring
Get specific training and questions answered by our patient and knowledgeable instructor. Participant is required to bring personal laptop, tablet, or cell phone to tutoring session. Call (913) 826-3160 to set up your appointment. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your account if applicable. Program fee nonrefundable.
1 - 2 hr. class - $60 / $66 nonresidents

Roeland Park Community Center                                        By Appt.


Click HERE to visit our Virtual Programs!

Osher Life Long Learning Institute - New Season Begins Fall 2022!

We are so pleased to partner with KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute which offers noncredit enrichment courses and events in accessible and innovative learning environments with a special focus for folks 50 and “better, although learners of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.  New classes will be added to the page and calendar as soon as they are scheduled.  

AARP Smart Driver Courses

Keep your driving skills sharp!  Completing an AARP Smart Driver Course can mean a discount with some insurance companies.  No tests given.  AARP membership not required to take the course. In person classes are currently suspended.  Check back often for upcoming classes as soon as in-person options are available.

Aging Mastery Program

The 10-session program combines goal-setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity.