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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Longest Day of Bridge event on June 21 is a fun way to support Alzheimer's awareness

Bridge Players

Celebrate the longest day of the year with the longest day of bridge in support of raising Alzheimer’s awareness during a special event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Now back for its second year, this event is called The Longest Day of Bridge, and actually involves two different three-hour bridge sessions on Friday, June 21, which is also the first day of the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year, in terms of daylight. Across the nation, on this day, the Alzheimer’s Association promotes The Longest Day campaign to help support their cause. The local event will include food, fun, and bridge. Participants can come to one or both sessions, which will take place at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under special events. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “games.” 

One session of  The Longest Day of Bridge will begin at 9 a.m. and involves progressive bridge, while the other will begin at noon and involves duplicate bridge. Each session will last about three hours and will cost $3 per person for Johnson County residents or $4 for nonresidents.  For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at by clicking on the times listed above.  

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.