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50 Plus Enrichment Classes

  1. Special Interest: Osher From the Scandalous to Benevolent

    July 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Matt Ross Community Center (MRCC)

    Images of Kansas range from the moral heartland where Superman was raised to Bleeding Kansas where neighbors took up arms against neighbors. This course will examine several notable Kansans within that range of images. First will be The Notorious--John Brown, the abolitionist or terrorist and Dr. John R. Brinkley, the infamous goat gland doctor. Then we'll review The Self-Righteous--Carrie Nation and the Temperance Movement and Vern Miller, the Kansas Attorney General who sought to prohibit airlines from serving drinks while flying over "dry" Kansas. Finally will be The Innovators--Karl Menninger and his famous psychiatric clinic and Bill James, godfather of a new generation of baseball statistics.

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Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center

  1. Amphitheater Programs - Wildlife Who's Who (All Ages)

    July 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Bring the family to the Amphitheater on Friday evenings this summer for entertainment and educational experiences. The Amphitheater is an outdoor facility with seating for approximately 150 people. During inclement weather or excessive heat, programs will be held in the Nature Center. For more information, call (913) 826-2800. Each program is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length and begins at 7 pm. Sorry, no credit card admission sales. WILDLIFE WHO’S WHO - Meet an amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal. Learn about these animals and discover their similarities and differences.

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

    July 12, 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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