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Jan 31

Eastern Red Cedar

Posted to Ernie Miller Nature Center: Tracks Newsletter by Bryan Thompson

In the winter the Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is more easily seen. This evergreen is common through out our state. Many people see this tree as a weedy plant that invades the prairie, shading out grasses and flowers below. This tree is not a cedar nor is it red, at least not on the outside.

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Jan 16

JCPRD offers more than 40 spring break options for kids, families

Posted to Explore JCPRD by Becky Burnside

Keep the kids and the whole family busy with more than 40 programs being offered by JCPRD over this year’s spring break week in mid-March. The biggest challenge will be sorting through all your options! 

Whether your interest is in arts, sports, or nature, there’s no shortage of fun things to do. Programs range from special events to instructional classes to specialty-themed day camps.

While many of the spring break programs listed below are for youth, some are for families and/or all ages. Many of them are popular, and most require advance registration.

Friday, March 13
  • Spring Break Trout Stocking (All Ages), Kill Creek & Shawnee Mission parks
  • Family Fun Bingo Night (All Ages), Roeland Park Community Center 
  • Kids’ Day Out (Ages 5-12), Johnson County Museum 

Saturday, March 14

Monday, March 16

Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17

Monday, March 16, through Thursday, March 19

Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20

Tuesday, March 17

Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18

Tuesday, March 17, through Thursday, March 19

Wednesday, March 18

Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19

Thursday, March 19

Friday, March 20

Saturday, March 21

Mar 22

Test Post 3: Cooking with Jeff

Posted to Welcome to the Test Blog by Bryan Thompson


I gave it a cold? I gave it a virus. A computer virus. You know what? It is beets. I've crashed into a beet truck. They're using our own satellites against us. And the clock is ticking. I gave it a cold? I gave it a virus. A computer virus. Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye!

Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye! We gotta burn the rain forest, dump toxic waste, pollute the air, and rip up the OZONE! 'Cause maybe if we screw up this planet enough, they won't want it anymore! Eventually, you do plan to have dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour, right?

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