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  1. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Cards and Games (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Enrichment Classes (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Travel (3)
  4. Calendar Overlay Arts & Heritage Center (4)
  5. Calendar Overlay Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center (3)
  6. Calendar Overlay Main Calendar (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay MBPC - 50 Plus (2)
  8. Calendar Overlay MBPC - Preschool (2)
  9. Calendar Overlay MBPC - Youth (1)
  10. Calendar Overlay Museum (15)
  11. Calendar Overlay Roeland Park Community Center (1)

50 Plus Cards and Games

  1. Games: Cheese Please! Bingo

    January 23, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    BINGO! Delight in food, prizes, fun and 12 games of bingo. Variety of prizes awarded including gift certificates. Please pre-register at least one week in advance. Payment is required at time of registration. For the enjoyment of all participants, children are not permitted to attend 50 Plus Bingos. Cost of admission covers snacks and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

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50 Plus Enrichment Classes

  1. Special Interest: AARP Smart Driver Course

    January 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    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!

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  2. Cooking: Beginner's Water Bath Canning

    January 30, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    This workshop is designed for beginners looking to learn how to can. Canning basics and the science of food preservation will be taught in the first part of class. Then it’s time to get hands-on in the kitchen preserving a sample, using the canning technique of water-boiling. Price includes a can to take home and all supplies needed.

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50 Plus Travel

  1. Day Trip: Light & Dark

    January 21, 2020, 6:45 AM - 7:15 PM @ Antioch Park

    Travel 650 feet below the Earth’s surface and explore the salt mines in Hutchison, Kansas at the Strataca. Journey through the raw portion of the salt mine where things are exactly as they were left over 50 years ago on the Salt mine express. Then take the dark ride where they guide you on a tram through an area of the mine where the guide will teach you about the air flow, mining hazard and nuclear waste storage and so much more. After lunch spend the afternoon at the Cosmosphere. The Cosmosphere was one of the first affiliates of the Smithsonian institute. We will take a tour of the Hall of Space museum, and more before returning home

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  2. Social Outing: New Theatre & Restaurant: “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood”

    January 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Antioch Park

    Travel with us in district vehicles to see a show and have lunch at the New Theatre. Price includes: transportation, lunch, gratuity, and show.

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  3. Social Outing: Basketball Experience

    January 29, 2020, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Antioch Park

    More than just a museum, interact with the high-energy exhibits and walk through the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. We’ll stop for lunch after. (Price includes entry fee. Lunch costs on your own)

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Arts & Heritage Center

  1. Open Studio (All Ages)

    January 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Let's get creative! Join us as we explore new and exciting materials. A guided project is available, but you are the artist! A parent or guardian is required to stay with anyone 13 years and younger. This is a drop-in program for $3 per person. No pre-registration required. Check in at the front desk upon arrival. Bring receipt with you to the Art Studio.

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  2. Open Studio (All Ages)

    January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Let's get creative! Join us as we explore new and exciting materials. A guided project is available, but you are the artist! A parent or guardian is required to stay with anyone 13 years and younger. This is a drop-in program for $3 per person. No pre-registration required. Check in at the front desk upon arrival. Bring receipt with you to the Art Studio.

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  3. Petite Picassos (Ages 3-6 with Adult)

    January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    On the final Tuesday of every month, join a teaching artist in the art studio as you read a book, look at art work and create a thematic work of art! Parents are welcome and encouraged to join this class.

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  4. Open Studio (All Ages)

    January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Let's get creative! Join us as we explore new and exciting materials. A guided project is available, but you are the artist! A parent or guardian is required to stay with anyone 13 years and younger. This is a drop-in program for $3 per person. No pre-registration required. Check in at the front desk upon arrival. Bring receipt with you to the Art Studio.

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Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center

  1. Sunday Family Series -Snakes Alive (All Ages)

    January 19, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Bring the family to Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sunday afternoons this winter for entertainment and educational experiences. Programs are presented by park naturalists, park police officers, and volunteers. Presentations begin at 2 pm and are approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Ages 2 and under free. For more information call (913) 826-2800. SNAKES ALIVE - See Kansas snakes as we explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders of the natural world.

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  2. Animal Tales Storytime - Winter Wildlife (Ages 2 - 6 with Adult)

    January 22, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Join a park naturalist for animal stories and surprises geared for preschool age children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Program held indoors.

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  3. Sunday Family Series -Kansas Symbols (All Ages)

    January 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Bring the family to Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sunday afternoons this winter for entertainment and educational experiences. Programs are presented by park naturalists, park police officers, and volunteers. Presentations begin at 2 pm and are approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Ages 2 and under free. For more information call (913) 826-2800. KANSAS SYMBOLS - Celebrate Kansas’ Statehood Day, Jan. 29! See some of the natural symbols live and in person, including live animals.

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Main Calendar

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Facility Closings and Special Hours

    January 20, 2020, All Day

  2. Antioch Park Offices - Closed
  3. Ernie Miller Nature Center - Closed
  4. Heritage Park Golf Course - Open *weather permitting
  5. JCPRD Administrative Offices - Closed
  6. Visitor Services - JCPRD Admin. Building - Open 9 am - 2 pm
  7. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center - Closed
  8. Johnson County Museum - Closed
  9. Matt Ross Community Center 50 Plus - Closed
  10. MAWSC - Okun Fieldhouse - Closed; open at 3 pm for evening activities
  11. Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse - Closed
  12. Mill Creek Activity Center - Closed
  13. New Century Fieldhouse - Closed; open at 4 pm for evening activities
  14. Roeland Park Community Center - Closed
  15. Roeland Park Dome - Closed; open for evening activities
  16. SMSD Aquatic Center - Closed
  17. Tomahawk Hills Golf Course - Open *weather permitting

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Most JCPRD facilities will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Parks will be open regular hours.

  • Antioch Park Offices - Closed
  • Ernie Miller Nature Center - Closed
  • Heritage Park Golf Course - Open *weather permitting
  • JCPRD Administrative Offices - Closed
  • Visitor Services - JCPRD Admin. Building - Open 9 am - 2 pm
  • Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center - Closed
  • Johnson County Museum - Closed
  • Matt Ross Community Center 50 Plus - Closed
  • MAWSC - Okun Fieldhouse - Closed; open at 3 pm for evening activities
  • Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse - Closed
  • Mill Creek Activity Center - Closed
  • New Century Fieldhouse - Closed; open at 4 pm for evening activities
  • Roeland Park Community Center - Closed
  • Roeland Park Dome - Closed; open for evening activities
  • SMSD Aquatic Center - Closed
  • Tomahawk Hills Golf Course - Open *weather permitting

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  • MBPC - 50 Plus

    1. Games: Learn to Play Mexican Train Dominoes

      January 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

      A beginner’s guide to what’s sure to be your new favorite games. Learn the basics of Mexican Train Dominoes. Check out our drop in groups after your lesson.

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    2. Special Interest: So Now What...? Managing Life After Retirement

      January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

      When individuals begin thinking about retirement, their thoughts generally revolve around their financial capability to do so. However, retirement can bring more challenges and opportunities than finances. This lesson will discuss the social implications of retirement and things to consider before and after you retire, as well as tips on how to stay active and engaged after your work duties have ended. Presented by K-State Extension Office.

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    MBPC - Preschool

    1. Early Learning: Cooks and Books (Ages 2-5 with Adult)

      January 21, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

      Enjoy the reading of a favorite children’s book and make a tasty treat! Program includes snack.

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    2. Preschool: Snowman Surprise (Ages 2-5 with Adult)

      January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

      Create magic melt-less snowmen, throw “snowballs,” and have some cocoa by the fire. Celebrate winter in the Clubhouse.

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    MBPC - Youth

    1. Special Event: Kids' Carnival (Ages 6-12)

      January 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

      Try your luck at the trickiest of games. Win tickets and visit the prize booth. Make your own activity to take home.

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    Museum

    1. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    2. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 18, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    3. Museum Closed!

      January 20, 2020, 4:30 PM - 11:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      The Arts and Heritage Center, including the Museum is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will re-open Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Thank you.

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    4. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    5. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    6. Lunch and Learn – Resettlement and Reeducation of Indians in Kansas

      January 23, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Creative Commons

      Eric Anderson, professor at Haskell University, discusses themes in Native American history. Corresponds to “Savages & Princesses” temporary exhibit. Bring a lunch. Museum provides drinks and dessert.

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    7. Lanesfield School Valentine's Day

      January 24, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Lanesfield Historic Site

      Experience a traditional 1904 Valentine’s Day! Use pen and ink as you make a valentine. Shop for your sweetheart in our gift shop! 1 - 4 hr. program (drop-in between 1 pm and 5 pm) - FREE

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    8. Happy Birthday Kansas!

      January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

      Bring the whole family to celebrate Kansas’ 159th birthday. Explore the museum’s signature exhibition featuring the 1950s All-Electric House, and play in KidScape! Tour our temporary exhibit, “Savages and Princesses.” Explore hands-on fun with activities and crafts in the museum from 11 am to 2 pm. No preregistration required. 1 - 3 hr. drop in program - Museum Admission rates apply (museum members FREE).

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    9. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    10. Lanesfield School Valentine's Day

      January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Lanesfield Historic Site

      Experience a traditional 1904 Valentine’s Day! Use pen and ink as you make a valentine. Shop for your sweetheart in our gift shop! 1 - 4 hr. program (drop-in between 1 pm and 5 pm) - FREE

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    11. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    12. SOLD OUT! A Conversation with Sonia Warshawski

      January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Sonia Warshawski survived the Holocaust and famously opened a tailor shop in Johnson County. The star of documentary “Big Sonia” talks about her life.

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    13. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    14. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

      January 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

      Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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    15. Lanesfield School Valentine's Day

      January 31, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Lanesfield Historic Site

      Experience a traditional 1904 Valentine’s Day! Use pen and ink as you make a valentine. Shop for your sweetheart in our gift shop! 1 - 4 hr. program (drop-in between 1 pm and 5 pm) - FREE

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    Roeland Park Community Center

    1. Dance: Kansas City 2-Step (Ages 18 & Older)

      January 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

      The Kansas City 2-Step is a dance enjoyed by the citizens of the Kansas City Metropolitan area. These lessons are provided by DC’s Dance Instruction and are considered an education in dance as they facilitate learning through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, guidelines, and behaviors. It is an education; grounded in sound principles, which assures the dancer proper implementation. The intent is to empower the dancer to embrace standards that measure up and discard paradigms that are not desired. This class will equip you with the necessary skills to become a proficient 2-stepper.

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