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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Public Input Open House Notice: ADA Transition Plan Update Project to be presented on Feb. 11

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The Johnson County Park and Recreation District will hold a public input open house to review the update to the agency’s ADA Transition Plan. The meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The open house will be held in the Sun...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

JCPRD Summer Camp Guide available online Jan. 21 and registration begins Jan. 28

Camp Kids Color Run

Summer may seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it and now is the time to start planning for summer camp!

To view camp options,visit www.jcprd.com, click on "Register for Activities," and search under the youth or preschool ca...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 6 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Park Police with Owl

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Family Nature Programs. Presentations  begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 pe...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Free Coffee with the Birds program offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Bird on a branch

Come enjoy winter bird watching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered for ages 18 and older at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.

With the lack of foliage and...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Johnson County Museum to present free Lanesfield School Valentine's Day event

Lanesfield Valentines Day

Drop in to experience a old-fashioned Valentine’s Day event being presented eight times in late January and early February by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site.

The program is called Lanesfield School Valentine's Day  and i...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Celebrate Kansas Day on Jan. 26 by meeting the animals of Kansas

KS Symbols

Celebrate Kansas Day at the Johnson County Museum on Saturday, Jan. 26, by learning more about and meeting some of the iconic animals of the Sunflower State. 

Meet the Animals of Kansas at the Johnson County Museum is the name of this event in whi...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

New Horizons Band offers new season of band rehearsals for 50 Plus beginning Jan. 29

New Horizons Band

Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and older in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals starting Jan. 29 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roelan...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Deadline approaching for May regional trip to Pella Tulip Time Festival for 50 Plus

Pella, Iowa

Jan. 30 is the deadline for an early May regional trip to Pella, Iowa, being offered in Early May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Pella Tulip Time Festival is the name and destination of this three-day trip, w...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day during new special event on Jan. 31

Yummy Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Molding

Young children and a parent are invited to celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day in late January during a new special event being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

The event is called Yummy Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Molding...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Sunday Family Series continues during February at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Ferrets in Kansas

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in February for Sunday Nature Programs. Presentations begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per pers...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Take part in Jazz Storytelling during new special event on Feb. 2

Jazz Storytelling

Jazz up a Saturday morning in early February by taking part in a new special event being presented at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.

Jazz Storytelling at the Johnson County Museum is the name of this program, which is for all ages. This int...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Ages 18 and older can Learn to Row in class beginning Feb. 2

Learn to Row

Adults can row, row, row their way to fitness and health with an exercise class being offered beginning in early February at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center.

Titled Fitness Learn to Row, this moderate intensity ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 6, 19, & 20

Animal Tales

Beavers, sparrows, and owls are the themes of February Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented at two locations by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department.

February Animal Tales presentations include...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Learn about Johnson County inventions and innovations during next Homeschool History Adventures

Homeschool History

Learn what bumper stickers and cowboy boots have in common during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in early February.

During these programs, which are for ages seven to 13, participants will examine art...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Observe Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday with Laura’s Legacy program

Lauras Legacy

Observing the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, early Kansas Pioneer and author of the beloved “Little House on the Prairie” books, is the purpose of a special event planned at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early February.

Laura’s Legacy is the name of...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Learn about the community at 18th and Vine during History on Tap session on Feb. 12

Jazz Storytelling

The 18th & Vine District was the cradle of Kansas City’s jazz scene, as well as African American culture and business. This area is also the topic of the next History on Tap program being presented by the Johnson County Museum.

History on Tap...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

“The Little Red Caboose” is subject of next museum Retro Storytime program on Feb. 13

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Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered monthly from January through April at the Johnson County Museum.

"The...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

New Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder program for 50 Plus is Feb. 13.

50 Plus Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Reminisce about a childhood favorite and celebrate the Feb. 7 birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder during a new special event for 50 Plus being offered in mid-February by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder is the na...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Be a part of annual international bird count at free Great Backyard Bird Count event on Feb. 16

Great Backyard Bird Count

Each year, biologists and researchers count on you to help them determine the health of world bird populations. As part of this international annual effort, stop by for 15 minutes or sit a spell during a free public birding event at the Ernie Miller Natur...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Bingo special event for 50 Plus set for Feb. 14

50 Plus Valentines Dinner and Bingo

Make new friends and enjoy a full meal, prizes, fun, and 12 games of bingo during a special event bingo presentation in mid-February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is called Valentine’s Day Dinner...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Next Kids' Day Out programs at Johnson County Museum set for Feb. 18 & 19

Kids Day Out 2

Youth ages five to 12 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum during two days in mid-February when school is not in session.

During these Kids' Day Out programs, participants can choose from a variety of activities each day, including exp...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 19

50 Plus Travel Show

Join fellow travelers in search of new destinations to explore and trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District presents a Travel Show on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.

Du...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Mixed Media class for adults on Feb. 19 is part of B1V1 partnership

Art Supplies

An adult art program in Mixed Media offered in mid-February is part of a new partnership between the Arts Council of Johnson County After Action Network’s Operation: Art, and the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Participants in this M...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Trout stockings set for Feb. 20 at Kill Creek and Shawnee Mission parks

Trout Stocking

The public is invited to come watch as thousands of pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes in late February. The lake locations are: Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and Shawnee Mission P...

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