The Gala of The Royal Horses is Coming to Independence

April 17, 2015

The Gala of The Royal Horses Inaugural North American world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to the Independence Events Center in Independence, Missouri at 7 p.m. on May 28th, 2015. Audience will experience the excitement, splendor, and majesty of the Gala of the Royal Horses for the first time as the show makes its US debut. The Gala of the Royal ...

MarksNelson Business Expert Presents at National Business Institute Seminar

April 17, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 17, 2015) – Rob Metcalf, partner and administrator of the business valuation practice at MarksNelson accounting and consulting firm, gave a presentation at this year’s Business Ownership Succession Planning Seminar in Overland Park, Kan. The full-day seminar was hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI), a provider of continuing legal education and training dedicated to providing ...

Bug eating contest benefits Children’s Mercy

April 17, 2015

Blue Beetle Termite & Pest Management is hosting its annual Bug Eating Contest May 29th at 12PM. The contestant who can eat three crickets the fastest will be awarded $100. An additional $100 will be donated to Children’s Mercy Hospital to help children in need. Blue Beetle invites everyone to come down and participate or witness this event. Blue Beetle ...

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

April 17, 2015

KANSAS CITY -- The American Jazz Museum is proud to present the winning compositions from our Jazz Palette composition contest in a special performance by the Hermon Mehari Quintet in the Blue Room, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. “The opportunity to combine another public program such as this type of event with our current exhibition in the Changing ...

SM West Robotics Team Going To World Championship

April 17, 2015

Mark Slamin 913-915-8927 SHAWNEE MISSION WEST ROBOTICS TEAM INVITED TO WORLD COMPETITION For Immediate Release: What do you call an event where a little group takes on the big guys-- and comes out on top? A minor miracle? Proof underdogs can win? A Cinderella Story? It can be called all of these things and more. This is what happened ...

June Wayne joins University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program Workforce Program employment and training team in Kansas City

April 17, 2015

> COLUMBIA, Mo. – June Wayne has joined the MU Extension Business Development Program (BDP)’s Missouri Employment and Training Program to help food stamp recipients improve their job opportunities so they can become less dependent on public assistance. She will be based in St. Louis. The mission of the program is to help food stamp recipients find or improve employment ...

Gloria Eddington joins University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program Workforce Program employment and training team, Kansas City

April 17, 2015

Gloria Eddington joins University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program Workforce Program employment and training team, Kansas City Eddington brings years of experience to help food stamp recipients secure good jobs, rely less on public assistance COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gloria Eddington has joined the MU Extension Business Development Program (BDP)’s Missouri Employment and Training Program to help food stamp recipients ...

EDC to Host Clay County Commissioners at Luncheon

April 17, 2015

The Clay County Economic Development Council will host the 2015 State of the County Luncheon Thursday, April 30, at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino—Convention Center, One Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City. Registration and networking begin at 11 a.m. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. Featured speakers will be Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte, Eastern Commissioner Luann Ridgeway and Western Commissioner Gene Owen. ...

Kansas High School Students and Retirees Dance at Their Prom

April 17, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- A Tuesday evening, April 14, Junior-Senior Prom at Tallgrass Creek retirement community brought about 30 students from Blue Valley North High School and nearly 125 residents together on the dance floor. They danced the Cupid Shuffle, the Electric Slide, the Macarena, and the Booty Call. And there were even a few Fox Trots, Waltzes, Twists and ...

9th Annual Creme Brulee

April 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 9th Annual Crème Brulee Music Festival Remembers Talent in the Kansas City Metro Area KANSAS CITY, MO – April 13, 2015 – The 9th Annual Crème Brulee Music Festival will take place at 2:00 p.m. on May 3rd, 2015 at Local Tap, a pub and restaurant, at One Block South in Overland Park, Kan. The Crème ...

Rockhurst University to Observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 16, 2015

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2015 Kansas City, MO – On Monday, April 20, the Rockhurst University community will commemorate the victims of the Holocaust during the University’s annual observance of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, in cooperation with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., ...

Documentaries explore nation’s controversial immigration issues

April 16, 2015

Residents in Kansas and Nebraska have an opportunity to learn more about what life is really like for illegal immigrants to the United States by viewing two documentaries that take a look at the political aspects of this hot-button issue and the real-life implications from those decisions. The viewings of the two documentaries –“Trails of Hope and Terror” and “The ...

HappyBottoms Now Serving More Babies in KC: Major Expansion Just in Time for Mother’s Day

April 16, 2015

Help us Make a Difference for our 5th Annual Mother's Day Campaign MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Sutherlin, HappyBottoms Executive Director Cell phone 913-269-4654 email: HappyBottoms, Kansas City's Diaper Bank, is excited to announce that it has added several new agencies to our list of partners. This means we will serve an additional 300 babies in Kansas City every month. We ...

Park University Recognizes Academic Achievements at 2015 Honors Convocation

April 16, 2015

Park University students, faculty and staff were recognized for their exceptional scholarly efforts from the 2014-15 school year at the University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 15, held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. In addition to a number of departmental academic honors, the University acknowledged outstanding students and faculty with a variety of special awards. ...

50 Plus Plans May 6 Adventure Walk to visit Missouri’s Katy Trail

April 16, 2015

An opportunity to hike on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May. The program is called Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 6. Participants will walk on a section of the trail located near the Rocheport (Mo.) ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 5 through 8 for summer preparations

April 16, 2015

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season. The RPAC, which is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr. just east of the Roeland Park Community Center, will be closed from May 5 through 8. During this time, Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff ...

HP3 event, including Duathlon, 5K and 10K, set for May 9 in Heritage Park

April 16, 2015

For more than 26 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early summer duathlon at Heritage Park. In 2013, the event added 5K and 10K runs along with the duathlon, and these are continuing this year. The event, now known as the HP3, consists of a duathlon including 3.1 mile run, a 17-mile bike, followed by ...

Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning May 2 & 3

April 16, 2015

The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of May 2 and 3, May 9 and 10, and May 16 and 17, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 23. The marina’s weekend hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, but note the last rentals each day will ...

Enchanted Fairytale Forest Fairy event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 2

April 16, 2015

Celebrate the magic of nature and discover the hidden world of the wee folk and friends - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May. Enchanted Fairytale Forest is the name of this event, which is now in its fifth year. This program is for all ages, but children ...

Patron Appreciation Day returns on May 2 at seven JCPRD facilities

April 16, 2015

A special event lets participants enjoy a number of discounts or free activities at seven Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities returns in early May. Meant as a counterpart to the agency's A Day in the Park event, which since 2010 has offered free outdoor activities at several parks on National Trails Day, this event is called Patron Appreciation ...

Eric McHenry named Poet Laureate of Kansas

April 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2015 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Von Holten, Director of Programs 785/357-0359 (w) • 785/840-5226 (c) Eric McHenry named Poet Laureate of Kansas TOPEKA – The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) announced that Eric McHenry of Lawrence, Kan., has been named the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Kansas. In this role, McHenry will promote the ...


April 16, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (April 16, 2015) — Intouch Solutions proudly announces the promotion of both Brent Scholz and Elizabeth Rooney to the position of vice president, executive creative director. A leading marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch has seen rapid expansion over the past five years and actively promotes experienced leaders from within the 600-person firm. Scholz’s and Rooney’s ...

Home Run Event Raises Milestone Total For Bible College

April 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOME RUN EVENT RAISES MILESTONE TOTAL First-ever live and silent auction event at Kansas City College and Bible School raises $100,000 for student scholarships. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 15, 2015) – Kansas City College and Bible School (KCCBS) announced today that the total raised from its weekend fundraiser, the Home Run for KCCBS Auction and Benefit, came ...

The Urban Scholastic Center Promotes Literacy in Wyandotte County’s Urban Core

April 16, 2015

Urban Scholastic Center 2900 Minnesota Avenue Kansas City, KS 66102 913.281.9828 Contact: Misha Lewis, USC Office: 913.281.9828 Ext. 2 Cell: 913.484.6136 Kansas City, Kansas, April 18th, 2015—“In middle class neighborhoods there are about 13 book titles for every child. By contrast, in neighborhoods of lower socioeconomic status, there is only one book title for every 300 children.” (Susan ...

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