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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Gatherings such as weddings, graduations, corporate events, and birthdays are welcome. To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Yoga Homeschool Nature Fitness class offered on April 4, 11, 18 & 25 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Homeschool Yoga

Yoga Homeschool Nature Fitness is the name of this program, which is for ages six and older with a parent. In this class led by a certified youth yoga instructor, participants will combine the positive effects of being outdoors as they explore, hike, and ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Sailing I class offered for adults beginning April 23

Sailing I Class

Sailing I is for ages 18 and older. Participants will learn about types of boats, launching techniques, docking, maintenance, and safety. Basic swimming skills are required. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, brow...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Mildale Farm Spring Community Day set for April 27

Mildale Spring Day

The five-hour event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will give interested parties access to the 158-acre site including the 22-acre rental property in southwest Johnson County as well as to about 136 acres which are now all part of the 2,060 acres w...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Public invited to annual TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House on April 27

TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House

The TimberRidge Adventure Center is located at 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe, and is a 200-plus acre facility adjacent to Kill Creek Park, which JCPRD also owns and operates. TimberRidge, which was dedicated in 2002, is accessible via an entrance which ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Superhero Saturday event is April 27 at Roeland Park Community Center

Superhero Saturday

Aimed at ages three to six with an adult, this event is called Superhero Saturday and will take place on Saturday, April 27. Costumes are encouraged for this action-packed morning. Activities will include superhero training, a scavenger hunt, art activiti...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 27

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Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for a Map and Compass Orientation Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kan...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 1 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Animal Tales Storytime

Animal Tales Storytime invites young children and their parents to come listen and learn during any or all of the six sessions scheduled on two Wednesdays per month between May 1 and July 24. 

Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All chi...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins May 1

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

All of this season's bingo sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well as food, prizes, and fun. Bingo prizes include  gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses. For Johnson County residents, the cost ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

LEGO® City Build Party is first in new monthly Family Fun Series beginning May 3

LEGO City Build Party

The Family Fun Series are designed to be monthly events where kiddos and their grown-ups can play, explore, and make memories together. To help JCPRD staff plan, participants are asked to register one week in advance of each event. To find these programs ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Shawnee Mission Park Marina opens weekends beginning May 4 & 5

Marina Opening

The marina’s weekend hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, but note the last rentals each day will be at 6 p.m. The marina offers boat rentals, including canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and paddleboards. The Shawnee Mission Park Marina accept...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

50 Plus participants can "Learn to Play" games through new program starting May 6

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Introducing players to new games is the goal of a series of four programs being offered for the first time by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in early May 

This program is called Learn to Play. I...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Plan on spending An Evening with Oscar winner Kevin Willmott for related program on May 9

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As its eight-plus-month-long  temporary exhibit about the 1920s comes to an end, the Johnson County Museum is bringing in a 2019 Academy Award winner for the last of eight programs which ties into the exhibit, which opened in late August.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Mah Jongg May-nia event for 50 Plus set for May 10

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It’s time to build walls, make sets, and pairs during a Mah Jongg special event being presented in early May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District . 

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

JCPRD Overnight Fishing Opportunities for 2019 begin May 11 at Shawnee Mission Park

Overnight Fishing

Ten Overnight Fishing Saturdays at four Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May.

The first Overnight Fishing Saturday will take place on May 11 at Shawnee Mission Park Lake. After 11 p.m. on that ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Museum Launches After-School Care Program for 2018-2019

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It's New!  Be a part of the inaugural Museum Explorers Club -- an After-School Care program featuring cultural enrichment activities and outdoor play.  Enrollment starts on Monday, May 6 for the 2018-19 school year for children enrolled ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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