First ever Bah Hum Bug Blitz Dodgeball Tournament offered on Dec. 28 for adults

Dec. 4, 2013

Want to twist, dodge, and attack with a different kind of sporting event between the holidays this year? The Johnson County Park & Recreation district is offered the first-ever Bah Hum Bug Blitz Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 28. The event will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Okun Fieldhouse and will include a Teenage Division for ages ...

Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations

Dec. 4, 2013

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will again be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations. Collection sites are: the northeast corner of the parking lot at the Marina at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, and the north side of the parking lot ...

Holiday Festival on Ice

Dec. 3, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO, DECEMBER 2, 2013: The Rink at Burlington Creek is in full swing since opening its doors for the ice season, November 25th. This is the second ice rink season at The Village at Burlington Creek (formerly the Tuilleries) and has gained much buzz around the community. The Rink is an ice rink during the months of November ...

Public Invited to Steve Apfelbaum’s December 12 “Ecological Talk” at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS

Dec. 3, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- The Tallgrass Creek Nature Club will host a Thursday, December 12 (2-3 p.m.), talk by Steve Apfelbaum, the Chairman/Founder and Senior Ecologist of Applied Ecological Services, Inc., who will discuss “Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land”. He is a consultant on prairie restoration and a guest lecturer at Harvard and has written a book, “Giving Nature ...

Head Start of Shawnee Mission preschoolers participate in Shawnee Mission Northwest High School’s Adopt-a-Tot program

Dec. 3, 2013

For immediate release...December 3, 2013 Contact: Renee Miller, 913-649-9714, Ext. 228, rmiller@smks-headstart.org OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – On December 6, 2013, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School will host two preschool classrooms from Head Start of Shawnee Mission at their annual Adopt-a-Tot event. The event, coordinated by the Shawnee Mission Northwest Student Council, includes a visit from Santa, musical performances, a holiday ...

BIGSHOT Inbound launches new site for Malley Surgical Weight Loss Center

Dec. 3, 2013

Kansas City, MO – BIGSHOT Inbound is pleased to announce its partnership with Malley Surgical Weight Loss Center to release Malley’s new website, www.malleysurgical.com. Located in Mission, KS, Malley Surgical Weight Loss Center is one of the leaders in bariatric procedures. Malley Surgical Weight Loss Center performs the safest weight-loss surgeries, including the LAP-BAND® and gastric sleeve, in a state-of-the-art ...

Kansas City Residents get ready to Jingle for Arthritis

Dec. 3, 2013

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will bring the Kansas City community together on December 15 to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. This annual holiday-themed event will be held at Meritex Enterprises in Lenexa, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation expects over 1,500 participants to take part in the Jingle Bell ...

Overland Park student to compete in national math contest

Dec. 3, 2013

CONTACT: Mike Breen or Annette Emerson Public Awareness Office American Mathematical Society 401-455-4000 paoffice@ams.org PROVIDENCE, RI—Shyam Narayanan (Shahm NurrEYEnun), a junior at Blue Valley West High School, is one of 10 students nationwide selected to compete for $10,000 in the 2014 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. Shyam has had great success in the competition, winning it as a ...

Tallgrass Creek Offers Brief, Helpful Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

Dec. 3, 2013

OVERLAND PARK,KS (December 3, 2013) -- Nearly everyone gets the winter blues now and then. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and the cold air nips at the nose, making isolation more common this time of year. Tallgrass Creek retirement community offers the following brief, helpful tips for beating the winter blues: Stay Social and Active: This allows ...

Kappa Holiday Homes Tour slated Dec. 4-6

Dec. 2, 2013

CONTACT: Allie Wallace 2013 Tour Publicity 316-304-2684 alliewallace1@gmail.com KANSAS CITY HOLIDAY TRADITION CONTINUES DEC. 4-6 2013 Kappa Homes Tour Begins Wednesday KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 2, 2013) – From Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, four exceptional homes will be on display, beautifully decorated for the holidays by local floral designers Craig Sole Designs, Fiddly Fig, Santee Floral ...

Literacy Kansas City joins National Day of Giving

Dec. 2, 2013

Contact: Carrie Coogan, (816) 333-9332, ccoogan@literacykc.org Following the Thanksgiving whirlwind of shopping, Tuesday, Dec. 3, has been designated a nationwide day to give. The second annual Giving Tuesday will include Literacy Kansas City, the local non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults ages 16 and up learn to read. Literacy Kansas City trains volunteer tutors to work with students to improve ...

Americans for Older Driver Safety gets grant to develop education programs

Dec. 2, 2013

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Heather Ford, 410-598-8256, hford@afods.org LOCAL ORGANIZATION RECEIVES GRANT TO DEVELOP EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR OLDER DRIVERS Celebrate Older Driver Safety Awareness Week December 2-7, 2013 LEAWOOD, KANSAS (December 2, 2013) --- Americans for Older Driver Safety (AFODS), a national organization located in Kansas, was awarded a Gould Charitable Foundation grant to create an educational program for older ...

Dove Award-winner Jenni Riddle joins Pastor Seve Gray at new School of Worship

Dec. 2, 2013

World Revival School of Worship offers training, instruction and anointing from leading Christian songwriters, artists and musicians for students interested in worship ministry. For immediate release: December 3, 2013 KANSAS CITY, MO – World Revival School of Ministry’s new School of Worship opens in Kansas City this January 6, 2014. Open to national and international students, the School of Worship ...

Comedian Justin Williams returns to record first album

Dec. 2, 2013

NYC-based funnyman to record first album, ‘Kansas City Masterpiece,’ Dec. 28 (NEW YORK) DEC. 2, 2013– Whether laughing at him or with him, New York-based comedian Justin Williams wants you laughing because of him. On Dec. 28, he’s bringing his funny business back to where it all started, his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, to record his first album, “Justin ...

Tickets on sale for Manor Ball and Couples Celebration

Dec. 2, 2013

Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Embrace the Manor Ball and Couples Celebration! Hosted by Dick Wilson of the 94.9 KCMO morning show, the black-tie optional Embrace the Manor Ball will be at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2014, at The View at Briarcliff Courtyard by Marriott. This benefit event features the venue’s breathtaking views of downtown, ...

Student choruses perform Christmas concert tradition Dec. 7

Dec. 2, 2013

Rockhurst’s 30-voice student choruses and instrumental ensemble of strings, winds, percussion and piano under the direction of Timothy L. McDonald, Ph.D., will perform the 23rd annual Ceremony of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in St. Francis Xavier Church. Rockhurst’s is one of many choirs all over the world that embraces the Christmas tradition that began nearly ...

Providence Place helps patient tecuperate, return home

Dec. 2, 2013

Charlene Sargent is an active, independent woman who lives on her own in Senior Living of Bonner Springs. But when she fell a few weeks ago during a trip to the Kansas City Zoo, she ended up in the Providence Medical Center Emergency Services Department, then was admitted to the hospital for sciatic nerve pain. Though she felt better after ...

City of Gardner Seeks Website Design Proposals

Dec. 2, 2013

The City of Gardner is seeking proposals from a firm, individual designer or website developer to redevelop the City’s current website in order to enhance its overall online presence. In 2010, the City introduced its current website of www.gardnerkansas.gov. Included in the 2014 Budget is funding to begin the process of updating this site. The immediate goals of this project ...

Local Kansas City man rises from “America’s Got Talent” to the PBS Stage. J.C. Fisher, of “The Texas Tenors” will star in own PBS special on KCPT, December 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013

More than 100 million people from around the world tuned in to see The Texas Tenors become “The #1 Vocal Group in the history of "America’s Got Talent." Winning the hearts of millions, The Texas Tenors burst onto the national scene and never looked back. Since then, the group has performed more than 600 shows around the world. In The ...

Smash Hit Broadway Musical DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returns to Kansas City

Dec. 2, 2013

NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Kansas City's Music Hall, December 10-15 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Kansas City as a Kansas City Broadway Series season special engagement– just in time for the holidays! Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at ...

KFRW President Becky Johnson to Talk to Republican Women

Dec. 1, 2013

Northeast Johnson County Republican Women Local Club of National Federation of Republican Women NEWS RELEASE Contact: Esther Fuchs (913) 237-0562 Cell publicity@john-esther.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Overland Park, Kansas KFRW President Becky Johnson to Talk to Republican Women The Northeast Johnson County Republican Women will be holding their monthly meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Red Robin Restaurant located at ...

Gridiron Girls - Special Screening

Dec. 1, 2013

A must see film, GRIDIRON GIRLS follows the day-to-day lives of a full-contact, all female tackle football team, the Orlando Anarchy. Only two screenings are scheduled in the US at this time, and one is here in Kansas City. Thursday, December 12, 5:30pm Screenland - Armour A cocktail reception and special panel discussion on Title IX will precede the screening, ...

Westwood Hills resident receives top award from American Agricultural Law Association

Dec. 1, 2013

The American Agricultural Law Association, meeting in November, 2013, in Madison, Wisconsin for its' annual conference, awarded John C Becker the Excellence in Agricultural Law Award. This award is presented in four categories: academia, non-governmental organizations, government representatives, and private practice. The awards' committee selects recipients based on the following criteria: "The nominee has made outstanding contributions to agriculture through ...

Pearl Harbor survivors to mark 72nd anniversary Dec. 7

Nov. 30, 2013

Pearl Harbor survivors in Johnson County, Kan., will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack with a reception from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway in Mission, Kan. The event is free and the public is invited. Survivors will recount memories of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that led ...


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