The September through December issue of the My JCPRD Activities catalog will be arriving in the mailboxes of nearly 45,000 Johnson County residences during the week of July 27, and online registrations for programs in the catalog have begun. Registration and an online “flipbook” version of the catalog can be found at JCPRD.com
Those who receive or pick up the printed version will notice this issue of the catalog is considerably lighter than usual. At just 16 pages, the fall and early winter program guide is much smaller than previous issues because only the class titles of programs the agency intends to offer this season are listed. Because of the uncertainty of these times, the class title listings are meant to pique readers’ interest, and it is hoped that patrons will check the agency’s website at JCPRD.com for up-to-date details, changes, and additional programs.
Program offerings range from arts and crafts to sports to nature activities and include leagues, classes, seminars, workshops, and trips. Included are programs for infants through senior adults.
In this season’s printed piece, programs titles are by topic with age-based subheads. At JCPRD’s website, patrons will find fall programs organized by age and then by topics. The online listings will include complete program descriptions, along with costs, locations, and dates.
The September through December catalog also lists opportunities for patrons to participate in some activities from the comfort of their home through virtual programs, some of which are free, and some of which have a modest charge. There are also a few “hybrid” programs where participants have the choice of watching via the internet or experiencing the program live and in-person. Virtual programs are offered in enrichment & special interests for youth, adult, and 50 plus; youth gymnastics; and adult heritage & history.
A number of in-person special events are planned this fall and winter, including outdoor events like Cars in the Park, Mildale Farm Fall Fest, Haunted Kansas, and the Winter Solstice Celebration, as well as some indoor events at large facilities where there’s space to practice physical distancing such as Customer Appreciation Day at the Mill Creek Activity Center, the Senior Follies, and a 50 Plus Travel Show.
This season’s My JCPRD Activities catalog is being mailed to about 44,000 households, including about 24,000 past participants. Catalogs will also be available at all JCPRD facilities.