Kansas City Resident Completes ‘The Original NOLS Course’

Oct. 20, 2014

Lander, Wyo.— Khalif Hines, 17, of Kansas City, Mo., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the Wind River Wilderness course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. This is the course that ...

Crosby Kemper III and Frank White to Address Power of Youth Mentoring

Oct. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crosby Kemper III and Frank White to Address Power of Youth Mentoring The 4th Annual Mentors Challenge, a benefit for High Aspirations is Thursday, November 6, 2014. KANSAS CITY, MO, [10-17-14] --- Crosby Kemper III and Frank White will be the guest speakers at the 4th Annual Mentors Challenge benefitting High Aspirations on November 6, 2014 at ...

Women’s Ministry to Host 24th Annual Craft Show

Oct. 19, 2014

The Lawson Assembly of God Women’s Ministry is again hosting its annual craft show. The show will contain 60+ booths located in the gymnasium and in the church building as well. The event will be on Friday, November 7th, and Saturday, November 8th. Lawson Assembly of God is located at 527 W 6th Street (D Hwy) in Lawson, Missouri. Beginning ...

New JoCo company to offer ‘Club Academics,’ STEAM programming for youngsters

Oct. 19, 2014

Preparing kids for their future by igniting a SPARK of interest in key industry careers. October 17, 2014- Overland Park, KS - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) career fields continue to grow rapidly. Now is the time to give kids the opportunity to ignite their passions for these hot fields. SPARK is a new Johnson County area company ...

Starz Studio of Performing Arts gains new teacher talent

Oct. 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Starz Studio of Performing Arts Gains New Teacher Talent High Quality Dance Studio Strengthens Teaching Staff Oak Grove, MO, October 20, 2014 – Starz Studio of Performing Arts has brought two dynamic nationally recognized teachers to add to their award winning dance instruction studio. Abby Dymond and Hayley Davis have joined the Starz Studio of Performing Arts ...

Children from De Soto, Gardner rally for after-school programs

Oct. 17, 2014

Johnson County, Kansas– 900 children from the De Soto and Gardner School Districts came together today at a Lights On Afterschool rally at The Theater in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students, and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and ...

Contemporary dance program performed by AIM Dance Company

Oct. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Art In Motion Dance Company will hold a captivating performance show called “Beyond Words”, November 16th at 7:00pm at the Camelot Ballroom in Overland Park, KS. Overland Park, Kansas: This November, the Art In Motion Dance Company of Point B Dance will showcase their artistic talents in a new performance entitled “Beyond Words”. Beyond Words is an ...

Pound Slam receives national certification, to host official ‘team choice’ slam

Oct. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager uptownartsbar@gmail.com: Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone www.uptownartsbar.com Kansas City, Mo. Wed. Nov. 5, 2014 9:30p.m Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $5 Cover PoUnd SLAM receives National Certification, to host official “team choice” slam Kansas City’s premier poetry slam, PoUnd SLAM, a spin-off of Poetic Underground Open Mic, has received National ...

Chess With Death: Improv showcase slated

Oct. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager uptownartsbar@gmail.com: Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone www.uptownartsbar.com Kansas City, Mo. Friday, Nov. 7 10p - Midnight Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $5 Cover Chess With Death: Improv Showcase Kansas City's most committed duo and only Harold team takes over the Uptown Arts Bar stage for their uproarious monthly improv showcase. ...

Comedy Open Mic with Norm Dexter at Uptown Arts Bar

Oct. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager uptownartsbar@gmail.com: Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone www.uptownartsbar.com Kansas City, Mo. Every Monday! 9p- 1a Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 No Cover Comedy Open Mic with Norm Dexter Named the “Best Open Mic Venue” by The Pitch in 2013 & 2014, Uptown Arts Bar is enthralled to invite you to one ...

Titanic’s makeup artist to make an appearance at Twisted Halloween

Oct. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pam Wood Twisted Halloween 8721 Metcalf Ave. 913-642-8500 TwistedPam@gmail.com The movie Titanic’s makeup artist Bobbie Weiner will make an appearance at Twisted Halloween at 8721 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park on Friday Oct 24, 2014 5PM-9PM and Saturday Oct 25, 2014 10AM-9PM. Professional makeup artists to be available for Halloween makeup applications on October 25, 2014, ...

Dr. Dustin Burleson donates orthodontic care in celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month

Oct. 17, 2014

Kansas City, MO – October 2014: For the second year in a row, Dr. Dustin Burleson and Burleson Orthodontics will be partnering with international nonprofit Smiles Change Lives (SCL) to host their “Share a Smile” program. For every child that begins orthodontic treatment with Burleson Orthodontics during the month of October, Dr. Burleson will also treat a child through Smiles ...

Kansas Home Watch Services gains second-year accredited member status in National Home Watch Association

Oct. 17, 2014

Kansas Home Watch Service, of Ozawkie, has gained Accredited Member status in the National Home Watch Association for the second consecutive year. The NHWA was formed in 2010 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada (www.nationalhomewatchassociation.org). Owners Marlin and Cheryl Youngquist have lived in ...

Halloween burlesque shows featured at Buffalo Room

Oct. 17, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HALLOWEEN & DAY OF THE DEAD BURLESQUE SHOWS EXPECTED TO SELL OUT Annie Cherry's star-studded, top-shelf burlesque revues return to The Buffalo Room, October 31st and November 1st. Kansas City, MO - Two spectacular nights of burlesque are coming to Westport on Halloween weekend. With a different show each night, full food and ...

Horizon Academy celebrates learning disabilities awareness, raises scholarship funds with Great Pumpkin Race 5k Run

Oct. 17, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Caitlin McGrath: Community Relations Coordinator Horizon Academy (913)789-9443 cmcgrath@horizon-academy.org www.greatpumpkinraceKC.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Horizon Academy Celebrates Learning Disabilities Awareness & Raises Scholarship Funds With 2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Race 5k Run ROELAND PARK, Kan. – The Great Pumpkin Race 5k run/walk will bring over 200 participants together on Saturday, October 25th to raise funds for Horizon Academy ...

AAVSB reports death of Executive Director Robyn Kendrick

Oct. 17, 2014

Kansas City, MO (October 17, 2014) - The Board of Directors of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards today reported with deep sadness the passing of Robyn Kendrick, the organization's executive director. Ms. Kendrick guided AAVSB since 2007, leading it to greater prominence in providing quality, relevant programs and service that its members rely on to carry out their ...

Local author introduces hilarious new book

Oct. 17, 2014

Words of Wisdom From an Italian Father KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, October 17— Local author will offer his new book, “Words of Wisdom From an Italian Father,” at a book signing at Anthony’s Italian Restaurant on October 29, 2014. He will be available for meeting and autographs between the hours of 7 and 10 PM. Jerry Bedell is an accomplished professional, ...

Masters Exhibit works by Chagall, Picasso, Kipniss, Bauer comes to Columbia, Missouri

Oct. 17, 2014

Columbia, Missouri-- PS Gallery is proud to present, in collaboration with Weinstein Gallery (San Francisco), the inaugural Masters Exhibit, featuring works on paper by Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Robert Kipniss, and Rudolf Bauer. This will be a two-week, limited run exhibit (December 2–13) open to the public standard gallery hours, with special events surrounding the occasion. The opening reception will ...

Village Hospice to hold Community Blood Drive

Oct. 17, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMMUNITY CALENDAR ITEM Oct. 17, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephanie Zeilstra, Marketing Specialist szeilstra@jkv.org (816) 347-2901 VILLAGE HOSPICE OF JOHN KNOX VILLAGE WILL BE HOLDING A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE By donating blood this Halloween, you could be superhero to someone in need! Village Hospice is sponsoring a blood drive conducted by the Community Blood Center. ...


Oct. 17, 2014

The Blue Valley High School Varsity Boys Cross Country Team won their "First" EKL Championship. It has taken approx. 40 years for this event to happen! The team will compete at Regionals on October 25th and anticipation at the Kansas State Cross Country Meet in Lawrence, Kansas on October 31st. With the win last night for EKL, the Blue Valley ...

50 Plus, Overland Park, Plan Veterans Day Event on Nov. 10

Oct. 17, 2014

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department is again teaming with the city of Overland Park to offer Veteran's Day activities on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park. Participants can join members of the color guard at 8:30 a.m. as they raise the flag and honor veterans. Next up is ...

Ernie Miller Park Owl Prowl offered on Nov. 8 & 9

Oct. 17, 2014

Great horned, barred, and screech owls make their homes in Ernie Miller Park. Come learn more about these fascinating birds during the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Park Owl Prowl offered on Nov. 8 and 9. Another session on Nov. 7 has already filled. The district's Outdoor Education Staff will lead an informative talk featuring live ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Nov. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Oct. 17, 2014

The fall/winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during November at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Nov. 5 & 19. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. ...

JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Nov. 4 & 19

Oct. 17, 2014

Two themed bingo sessions at two locations are being planned during November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. "America" is the theme for a bingo session which will take place on Nov. 4 at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. "Kansas City" is the theme for a session which ...

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