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  1. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Enrichment Classes (2)
  2. Calendar Overlay Arts & Heritage Center (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center (1)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Roeland Park Community Center (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Special Events - Open Options SMP Triathlon (1)

50 Plus Enrichment Classes

  1. Special Interest: Osher Institute-Three Dutch Masters: Rembrandt, Vermeer, & Van Gogh

    July 11, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Mill Creek Activity Center

    Was Rembrandt an experimental etcher? Did Vermeer use a camera obscura? And how did van Gogh’s use of color and impasto application of paint influence modern art? We’ll learn how Rembrandt was inspired by the Bible, why Vermeer’s reputation is based on just 34 paintings, and how Vincent van Gogh, in an artistic career of less than 10 years (three of which were spent learning to draw), became one of the most beloved and prized artists of all time. These questions and more will be discussed while viewing some of the most beautiful paintings in the world. Dan Kirchhefer is an artist and Professor Emeritus who taught drawing, printmaking and the history of American Art at Emporia State University. Johnson County Park and Recreation District in partnership with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas are pleased to bring you a collection of courses designed for adult learners. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it.

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  2. Technology: Intermediate Guide for Smartphones

    July 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Matt Ross Community Center (MRCC)

    Take the next step into understanding your smartphone. Learn new tips and tricks on how to use your smartphone more effectively. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account.

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Arts & Heritage Center

  1. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center

  1. Biking Camp (Ages 12 - 15)

    July 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 11, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Experience biking trails with us! Campers will spend time riding trails at different locations along the Mill Creek Streamway Park in the mornings and swimming, and boating in the afternoons. Participants will meet at Shawnee Mission Park Shelter #12. Campers will also learn about bike maintenance and care from a Park Police Bike Patrol Officer. Each participant will need to bring their own bike and helmet. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak at (913) 856-8849. See Time Details section for Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy. Note: there is no before and after care provided for this camp. Enrollment is limited to 12 campers.

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Main Calendar

  1. “The Music Man” Rated G at Theatre in the Park

    July 11, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    “The Music Man” follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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Roeland Park Community Center

  1. Cooking: 15 Meals That Will Make You Feel Like an Adult

    July 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    Break out of the boxed-meal routine and elevate your menu. Review basic kitchen tools, popular gadgets and essential techniques needed for prepping recipes worthy of mature taste buds.

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Special Events - Open Options SMP Triathlon

  1. Open Water Swim at Shawnee Mission Park

    July 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Shawnee Mission Park Beach

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