Vanya Designs announces custom designed wedding gown giveaway

Aug. 28, 2014

Derby, KS – Vanya Designs & Custom Sewing (Vanya Designs) is pleased to announce The Design of Your Dreams Wedding Gown Giveaway Contest. The winner will receive a custom designed wedding gown in her choice of style and fabrics, up to a $2,000 value. The contest is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the ...

A buzz worthy painting exhibit

Aug. 27, 2014

Saturday will be a closing day for an art exhibit at a local business in its new non profit art gallery. This exhibit featuring 11 landscapes painted by David Cerne has been up for display through the month of August. The exhibit features astonishingly beautiful yet diverse landscapes that were painted mostly from just observing the scenes from 5 states. ...

Underground Railroad is theme of Sept. 24 50 Plus Day Trip

Aug. 27, 2014

Learn about Underground Railroad efforts in Kansas during a late September day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The trip is called the Underground Railroad Adventure Walk and will combine outdoor activity with in-depth history. Participants will visit the Mt. Mitchell Heritage Prairie Preserve near Wamego, where Historian Richard Pitts ...

Come read by the fire during new 50 plus program

Aug. 27, 2014

Don't keep a good book to yourself! Come share your most recent book discovery beside a crackling fire during a free new reading program being offered this fall by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Favorites by the Fire, and meets in the Hearth Room at the Matt Ross Community ...

New Scouts Wildlife Adventure event is Sept. 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Aug. 27, 2014

Area Cub Scouts and Weblogs can learn about nature while pursuing badges or electives during a new special events being planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park. The event is called Scouts Wildlife Adventure and will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas Highway, Olathe. This event ...

2014 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks

Aug. 27, 2014

Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await! JCPRD hayrides are tractor-drawn, last approximately one hour, and are followed by a ...

Boogie-Woogie Hop” is theme for 50 Plus Senior Prom on Sept. 19 at LCC

Aug. 27, 2014

"Boogie-Woogie Hop" is the theme of a Senior Prom being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak, Lenexa, and promises a swinging good time. The KC Swing Band will bring the "Lindy Hop" back to life. Refreshments ...

New Mah Jongg Tournament for 50 plus set for Sept. 17

Aug. 27, 2014

Test your skills and have fun during a new Mah Jongg Tournament being presented on Sept. 17 by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Mah Jongg is the popular Chinese tile collecting game which uses tiles with symbols on them. Some find the game, which has been played in China since the time of ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center dome to be reinstalled Sept. 15-17

Aug. 27, 2014

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public for about three days for the annual reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months. The Aquatics Center, located at 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, will be closed Monday, Sept. 15 through Wednesday, Sept. 17. These plans are dependent on good ...

Tallgrass Creek’s Executive Team Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 27, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 27, 2014) – Eight members of the Executive Team at Tallgrass Creek retirement community late yesterday dumped buckets of ice water on their heads (see photo by Deborah Messmer) to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. They did this to join a viral movement called the “Ice Bucket ...

Price’s Raid, Then and Now” by Aaron Barnhart and Dianne Eickhoff

Aug. 27, 2014

How shall we remember the last great campaign of the Civil War in the West? “Price’s Raid, Then and Now,” by Aaron Barnhart & Diane Eickhoff, will be presented at the Westport Library, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, September 13 at 2pm. An additional speakers’ reception follows at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House, 40th and Baltimore. This talk ...

KCFAA hosts Community Town Hall Meeting

Aug. 27, 2014

THREE WORLD-RENOWN FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTORS TO DISCUSS THE TOPICS OF RACE, PLACE AND DIVERSITY AT THE GEM THEATER KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) will be hosting our first Community Town Hall Meeting this September discussing the significance of race and the importance of diversity at the Gem Theater. The theme will be “Race, Place ...

Validity Screening Solutions Awarded The Kansas Board of Regents State Contract for Employment and Student Program Screening

Aug. 27, 2014

Validity Screening Solutions Awarded The Kansas Board of Regents State Contract for Employment and Student Program Screening For more information, please contact: Hank Zerbe 913.322.5913 hzerbe@validityscreening.com OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (August 28, 2014) -- Validity Screening Solutions, a national leader of background checks and drug testing services, was recently awarded the employment and student program screening contract from The Kansas Board ...

Park University to Host Screenings, Discussions on World War I Related Movies

Aug. 27, 2014

Movies related to the 100th anniversary of World War I will be featured as part of a Movie Talk series at Park University. A series of seven movies will be shown during the 2014-15 academic year in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus starting at 7 p.m. Following each movie, which are free and open to the ...

Spec-Rite Designs Appoints New Manufacturer’s Representatives in Midwest

Aug. 27, 2014

Spec-Rite Designs, a global distributor, manufacturer and designer of phenolic furnishings, has announced the appointment of new regional manufacturer’s representatives from Rasmussen-Semad Corporation to cover all of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Southern Illinois. The firm, based in Ballwin, MO, has been in existence for over 50 years and represents products in the commercial, educational, institutional and retail industries. “Rasmussen-Semad is ...

NAF Partners with United Country, to Liquidate Kansas Commercial Property

Aug. 27, 2014

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Foundation has appointed the team at United Country – Kansas City Auction and Realty – along with Marknet Alliance online bidding platform and International Auction Champion, Megan McCurdy of McCurdy Auction in Wichita, Kan. – to conduct a live and online auction of a commercial land parcel they own in Johnson County, Kan. ...

Kansas City Commercial Sign & LED Retrofitting Company Launches New Website

Aug. 27, 2014

Excel Lighting & Signs, a Kansas City based LED lighting and commercial sign company offering custom commercial signs, sign service, and LED Lighting retrofits announces launch of innovative new website designed by Phil Singleton of Kansas City Website Design, who also performs SEO for the site. Recently, Excel Lighting & Signs had a brand new website developed for their custom ...

Kansas City Symphony Begins Classics Uncorked Series with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Aug. 26, 2014

BMO Private Bank sponsors ‘light classics’ series for third year in a row KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Aug. 26, 2014 — Come Friday, Sept., 5, the Kansas City Symphony invites everyone to “do the Fandango” orchestra-style as it kicks off its Classics Uncorked Series with a concert dedicated to all things Bohemian, including an arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Associate ...

Fabulous Queer Writers Reading

Aug. 26, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 Fabulous Queer Writers: Reading LikeMe Lighthouse: 3909 Main St. 6p-8p All Ages Show No cover, donations accepted Fabulous Queer Writers Reading Founders Miguel Morales and Wayne Courtois of the Fabulous Queer Writers, Kansas City, host the Fabulous Queer Writers Reading at the LikeMe Lighthouse on Sat., Sept. 6. The LikeME Lighthouse hosts the ...

Run With It: Album Release Party

Aug. 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, owner createfulstudios@gmail.com: Email 913-575-6795: Phone www.createfulstudios.com Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 Run With It, CD Release Party Record Bar : 1020 Westport Road 6p-9p All Ages Show $7 advance / $10 Door Run With It is the musical love child of Bill Withers and Kings of Leon. Fans have dubbed their ...

Human Trafficking in our own backyard

Aug. 26, 2014

Contact: Judy Turner. jannet@cableone.net (417) 623-1464 According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, men, women and children are trafficked across international borders each year. Victims are coerced into forced labor and the sex trade. It sounds very remote. It isn’t. It can happen in Missouri, too. A workshop is being held to raise awareness of human trafficking and provide ...

New facilities at Avila University bring state-of-the-art learning opportunities to Kansas City

Aug. 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 26, 2014 – It all started on a sun-speckled spring day back in March, with nearly 20 dignitaries including administrators and board members wielding hammers and knocking holes in an existing wall of the Hooley-Bundschu Library. Today, we celebrate the completion with a dedication and grand opening of Avila University’s new Learning Commons and the Marie ...

THE BOXTROLLS CHARACTERS VISIT SANTA CALI GON DAYS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014

WHAT: Meet Sparky, Shoe and Fish the costume characters of Focus Features upcoming adventure “The Boxtrolls.” A special Meet & Greet for families and media will be available plus photo opportunities. WHEN: Monday, September 1 -- 12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Santa Cali Gon Days at The Boxtrolls Tent at Lexington & Main – South Side of the Court ...

4th ANNUAL PHILLIP SCIMECA WIFFLE BALL CLASSIC

Aug. 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: Created as a desire to help those affected by the Joplin tornados in 2011, the now annual Labor Day weekend tournament is entering its fourth year and raises money for local Kansas City area children’s charities. The first year event raised more than $5,700 for the Joplin High School baseball team and the three-year total has ...


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