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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Holiday fun is just beginning! Check out program highlights for Nov. 28 - Dec. 4

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Notes: For more information or to register online for the programs listed here, visit JCPRD.com/Register and complete a search for any of the activity numbers listed below. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. For all in-person programs, physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged.

A reminder that 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) 826-2975 for space availability.

The September through December season of JCPRD program information is now online!

Here's a sampling of programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of Nov. 28 through Dec. 4: 

Nov. 30 - Day Trip: Hiawatha - Once Upon a Time in Hiawatha (departs from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, Ages 50 Plus,  9 a.m. to 6 p.m., $73 per person) - Step back in time at the Brown County Museum and take a guided tour of the military room, bridal gown hall, auditorium, and medical room. After lunch, enjoy a step-on guided tour of the famous Davis Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery. Along the way, enjoy the Jesse James Antique Mall in St. Joseph, Mo. Activity number 14135.

Nov. 30 - Art: Petite Picassos (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 3 to 6 with an adult, 10 to 10:50 a.m., $8 per person) - Bring your budding artists into the Art Studio for a mini art project made just for them. We’ll explore different media and techniques of art while building on early learning skills during this mini class. Students will need an adult to attend class with them. Activity number 14732. Same date, 11 to 11:50 a.m. session, activity number 14743.

Nov. 30 - Cooking: Copy-Cat Restaurant Meals Demo - Mexican (Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Ages 50 Plus, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $37 per person, $41 nonresidents) - Watch our instructor demonstrate the ease of copying the popular restaurant recipe, Chili's enchilada soup. Enjoy samples and take home the recipes. Activity number 14470.

Dec. 1 - Early Learning: Kulinary Kids (Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, Ages 2 to 6 with an adult, 11 a.m. to Noon, $10 per person, $11 nonresidents) - Get hands on with food in a fun way. Families will prepare three kid-friendly snacks together. Receive a cookbook to take home to continue the fun. Activity number 14653.

Dec. 1 - Animal Tales: Mrs. Claus (Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, Ages 2-6 with adult, 10:30 - 11 a.m., $2 per person) - Join a park naturalist for animal stories and surprises geared for preschool age children. Come listen, learn, and meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Program held indoors. Dec. 1  session, activity number 14413, Dec. 15 session - Visit From Santa, 14414. 

Dec. 1 - Yoga: Rise and Shine Yoga (Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, Ages 14 & Older, Wednesdays, 6 to 7 a.m., 3 sessions, $24 per person, $26 nonresidents) - Start your day with an invigorating yoga practice at Ernie Miller Nature Center. This is yoga for anybody. All are welcome, no experience necessary! This class will focus on gentle stretching, serenity, and rejuvenation, and will be tailored to individual abilities. Please bring your mat to class. Instructor is Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Robin Olson. Activity number 15382. 

Dec. 2 - Little Critter’s Day Out: Winter Wonderland (Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, Ages 3 to 5, 9 a.m. to noon, $19 per person, $21 nonresidents) - Your Little Critter will enjoy three hours of fun and education once a month as you enjoy some personal time! Activities will vary but we will have an adventure, eat a snack, make a craft, play games, and see an animal visitor each day. Dress for the weather. Children must be potty trained. For more information call Park Naturalist Diana Bliss at 913-826-2807. Registration fee is non-refundable. Advanced registration required. Activity number 14391.

Dec. 2 - Special Interest: Making a Holiday Wreath (Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, Ages 50 Plus, 10 to 11 a.m., FREE) - Creating your own holiday wreath for the season maybe just as easy as stepping out the door. In this class you will view a demonstration on how common landscape plants can be used to create and decorate a wreath for your door. It is easier than you think and is a source of pride and joy knowing you created with your own hands. You don’t need to be crafty to be successful. Program presented by K-State Extension. Activity number 14394.

Dec. 2 - Museum: Mid-Century Holiday Party Fashion (Johnson County Museum at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 21 & Older, 6 to 7 p.m., $6 per person, museum members $4.80) - Join members of Johnson County Community College’s Fashion Merchandising and Design Program as they discuss the incredible examples of Mid-Century cocktail dresses and winter coats from their Historical Fashion Collection on display in the All-Electric House. Includes beer and snacks. Activity number 14430. The Fashion Lights Up the All-Electric House - Holiday Style Display ends Jan. 8.

Dec. 2 - Art: Homeschool Winter Art Adventures (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 6 to 17, Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., 3 sessions, $60 per person, $66 nonresidents) - Come explore and create art during this special winter themed homeschool art class series. Activity number 14729.

Dec. 3 - Family Fun: Family Movie Trivia Night! (Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., 6 to 8 p.m., All Ages, $12 per person, $13 nonresidents, 20% discount after 3rd family member) - Can you name all of Snow White’s seven dwarfs? Come to family movie trivia night to test your knowledge against other families, sing-along to movie theme songs, and laugh the night away! Dinner served at 6 p.m., trivia to follow. JCPRD gift card awarded to the winning family. Cost of admission covers food and staff time to administer the program. No additional charge for trivia. Activity number 14639.

Dec. 3 - Yoga: Rise and Shine Yoga (Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, Ages 14 & Older, Fridays, 8 to 9 a.m., 3 sessions, $24 per person, $26 nonresidents) - Start your day with an invigorating yoga practice at Ernie Miller Nature Center. This is yoga for anybody. All are welcome, no experience necessary! This class will focus on gentle stretching, serenity, and rejuvenation, and will be tailored to individual abilities. Please bring your mat to class. Instructor is Certified Yoga Teacher Elizabeth Morris. Activity number 15327.

Dec. 4 - Art: Printmaking (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 8 to 11, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to Noon, 2 sessions, $40 per person, $44 nonresidents) - Explore color, line, and shape while learning the basics of printmaking and creating unique artworks. Activity number 14735.

Dec. 4 - Seasonal Event: Family Yule Log Hunt (TimberRidge Adventure Center, 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe, All Ages, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $25 per family of up to two adults and three children, $27 per family for nonresidents) - Come start a new family tradition. Create a family yule log and then go on a hunt to find it! Enjoy a fire and hotdog lunch while we hide your family yule log. Once the logs are all hidden, go on a hike to find your family log followed by a campfire with toasted marshmallows and hot cocoa. Please note: this program will be outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Activity number 14342.  For more information call 913-826-2800.



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