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Posted on: July 27, 2022

What's coming up for the week of Aug. 14-20?

News Flash - Weekly Programs 072722

For more information or to register online for the programs listed here, visit 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.

Here's a sampling of programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of Aug. 14-20

Aug. 15 - Lunch and Learn: Coins New and Old (Ages 50 & Older)

  • Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., $25 nonresidents, $28 nonresidents - Join Rick Raines with the Johnson County Numismatic Society at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse for lunch and a presentation on coins from ancient civilizations to modern day Crypto currency, and coin collecting. He'll bring along a collection of rare coins you've never seen. Lunch included. Activity number 22494.

Aug. 16 - Special Interest: Armchair Travel - Everglades (Ages 50 & Older) 

  • Virtual Program, 10 to 11 a.m., FREE - Join an Everglades Park Ranger to hear about the history, climate, and biodiversity of this unique environment. Activity number 21669.

Aug. 16 -  Cards: Bridge Workshops - Advanced: Negative Doubles  (Ages 50 & Older) 

  • Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, 4 to 5:30 p.m., $10 per person, $11 nonresidents - Become an in-demand partner with these bridge workshops. Fun and easy classes help you master a new subject each week. Purchase each workshop individually or take them all! Workshops include hands-on instruction and handouts to take home. Activity number 21583. To see other upcoming Bridge Workshops, click here.

Aug. 17 - Museum: Redlining - A History (Ages 21 & Older) 

  • Johnson County Museum at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, 6 to 7 p.m., $8 per person, $6.40 museum members - Join Johnson County Museum staff as they share an overview of the history of redlining and talk about the process behind making the museum’s newest special exhibition. Registration includes adult beverage and a snack. Program complements the REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation exhibition, now on display. More information at Activity number 21466.

Aug. 17 - Art: Plein Air (Ages 50 & Older)

  • Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Rd., Merriam, Wednesdays, 9 to 11:30 a.m., six sessions, $66 per person, $73 nonresidents - Explore the beauty of the outdoors at Antioch Park and learn how to translate it to paper or canvas by painting outdoors. Learn color mixing, light representation, and more. Contact 913-826-2830 for full supply list. Additional dates may be added at the end due to inclement weather. Activity number 21587.

Aug. 18 - Bingo: Ice Cream (Ages 50 & Older)

  • Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., $5 per person, $6 nonresidents) - BINGO! Delight in food, prizes, fun and 12 games of bingo. A variety of prizes will be 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. Activity number 21824.

Aug. 19 - Movies in the Park: “Cars” (Rated G) 

  • Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Gates open at 8 p.m., movie starts between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m., depending on sunset, FREE thanks to the support of The Parks & Recreation Foundation of Johnson County, Arvest Bank, and JE Dunn - 7th of 11 through Oct. 28 - A cocky hot rod gets stranded in a desert town en route to a big race, and gets a long-overdue lesson in humility. With the help of the town's quirky car population, he learns that sometimes life is more about the voyage than the outcome of the race.

Aug. 20 - Special Events: JCPRD Kids Triathlon (Ages 14 and Under)

  • Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, 7:30 to  Noon, fees vary. NOTE: As a result of this event, Kill Creek Park will not open for public use until Noon on this date - This youth triathlon is specifically designed to let the kids be the stars of the show. Athletes will compete in individual age groups in this race that is truly an event for all abilities. Athletes will compete in the age group that corresponds with their age on Dec. 31 of the current year. Events offered include a Tots Triathlon for ages 5 and under, a Super Sprint Triathlon for ages 6-8, a Sprint Triathlon for ages 9-10, and a Long Triathlon for ages 11-14. The JCPRD Kids Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned and Paratriathlon Friendly event. To register for this event, go to For additional information or to volunteer, contact Katy Renner at [email protected] or at 913-826-2964.

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