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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Aging Mastery class offered for 50 Plus at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse beginning March 19

Aging Mastery Program

A comprehensive and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity is what participants will find in a program beginning in late March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

The Aging Mastery Program (AM...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Johnson County Museum offers Free Day on Thursday, March 19

Museum

Visit the Johnson County Museum for free on the Thursday during this year’s spring break week.

If you’re looking for some fun over spring break, take advantage of this Free Day to enjoy the museum, including the 1950s All-Electric House...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 17 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

New Horizons Band

A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located  at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. 

For this event, the entire 45+ member ensemble is expected to...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Park and Recreation Commissioners vote to allow two classes of electric bikes on JCPRD trails

Coffee Creek Streamway Trail

Following a successful six-month pilot project, the use of two classifications of electric bicycles has been approved for use on all JCPRD paved trails, effective immediately.

During its Feb. 19 regular monthly meeting, the Johnson County Board of Park and...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1

SMP Lake

Summer hours of  5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the change in hours are: Shawnee Mission Park,...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Kid's Garage Sale set for Feb. 29 at Mill Creek Activity Center

Kids clothes on a table

Kids and parents of kids are hereby notified of a Kid’s Garage Sale planned in late February at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center.

This event is the perfect opportunity to get rid of extra stuf...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Next Johnson County Museum digital exhibit marks 100 years of 100 years of women’s right to vote

Womens Right to Vote

The year 2020 is the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and a great time to reflect on Women and the Vote, which just happens to be the name of a temporary digital exhibit coming to the Johnson County Museum beginning March 1.

“This exhibit will e...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Gary L. Haller Trail is destination for 50 Plus Walking Club outings in March & April

50 Plus MCSP Trail Hike

Explore the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park during an eight-session weekly walking program being launched by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early March.

Titled simply Mill Creek Streamwa...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on March 4, 10, and 25

Animal Tales Storytime

"Furry Friends" and "Snake Surprise" are the themes of March Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented at two locations by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. 

March A...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

50 Plus Bingo sessions planned on March 4, 18, & 26

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

"March Madness™" "Dr. Seuss®" and "Van Gogh" are themes for bingo games being presented in March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

All of this season&...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Next Little Critters Day Out program is March 5 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Little Critters Day Out

Your Little Critter will enjoy two hours of fun and education on March 5 as you enjoy some personal time during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department.

Little Critters Day Out is ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Afternoon Tea at the Clubhouse for 50 Plus is March 5

50 Plus Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea  in early March during a special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This Afternoon Tea at the Clubhouse comes complete with complete with finger sandw...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Next Morning Flow Yoga class begins March 6 at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

Morning Flow Yoga

Get energized with a program called Morning Flow Yoga being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in early March.

In this moderate intensity program, participants will build heat, stamina, strength, and flexibility while movi...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Clay classes for preschool and youth start March 7

Clay Creations

Clay classes for youth are being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District beginning March 7.

The classes are: Clay Creations for ages three through six and six through 12, and Potter’s Wheel Mini Series for ages 13 through 15....

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Celebrate Girl Scouts founder during March 7 event at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Juliettes Dream

Through an interpretive presentation, come meet a woman who loved adventure and nature and believed the radical notion that girls should go camping. 

This special event, called Juliette’s Dream, is being planned at the Ernie Miller Natur...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Next museum Retro Storytime program on March 11 at the Johnson County Museum

NF - MUSEUM - Retro Storytime (1)

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 through April at the Johnson County Museum.

This program is called...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Park Perfect Lawns program for adults is March 11 in Meadowbrook Park

Park Perfect Lawns

Learn the basics of good lawn care and maintenance during a program being offered in mid-March by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.

This one-hour program  is called Park Perfect Lawns, and will be i...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Next Wednesday Walk for 50 Plus takes participants to St. Joseph, Mo., on March 11

50 Plus Hiking Group

Since 1902, St. Joseph’s Krug park has delighted residents and visitors alike.  Experience the park for yourself when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District presents a Wednesday Walk at this site on Ma...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Irish Celebration with Celtique for 50 Plus is March 12 at Matt Ross Community Center

Celtique

Celebrate National Irish American Heritage Month during an annual special event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This event, called Irish Celebration with Celtique, involves a special performance b...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Take part in an evening of socializing, discovery, and learning at the next Culture After Dark

Culture After Dark Logo

The third monthly installment of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center’s Culture After Dark is scheduled for Thursday, March 12. 

This program is presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Culture Di...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Start spring break with Family Fun Bingo Night on March 13 at Roeland Park Community Center

Family Bingo Night

Kick off this year’s spring break with an intergenerational special event being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in mid-March. 

This event, which is now is its fifth year, is called Family Fun Bingo Night. This ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Next Kids' Day Out programs at Johnson County Museum set for March 13, & 16-20

Kids Day Out

Youth ages five to 10 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum during six days in March when school is not in session. Those dates include Friday, March 13, and all five of the individual days of this year’s Spring Break, Monday...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Enjoy Dino O'Dell concert at Johnson County Museum on March 13

Dino ODell singing

Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a Kid-Friendly Musical Performance in mid-March.

Dino O’Dell will perform  beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13,  at the Johnson County Museum, lo...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Savages and Princesses - The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes exhibit ends March 14

Savages and Princesses Logo

A temporary exhibit featuring artwork by nationally-recognized indigenous artists meant to bring attention to  the topic of Native American will be coming to an end in mid-March at the Johnson County Museum.

Savages and Princesses - The Persistenc...

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