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New Beginners Pickleball Tournament is Sept. 13 at MAWSC’s Okun Fieldhouse

Aug. 20, 2014

Sept. 5 is the deadline for registering for a new mid-September Beginner Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Okun Fieldhouse, located in the Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee. Pickleball is a ...

Monarchs & Wildflowers event is Sept. 13 at Ernie Miller Park

Aug. 20, 2014

Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event set for Sept. 13 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Monarchs & Wildflowers is the name of the event, which is for children ages eight and up accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants will ...

Kansas History Museum Trail is September destination for 50 Plus fall Strolling program

Aug. 20, 2014

Make new friends while exploring nature during a series of three fall walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Fall Strolling and will kick off with a walk on Sept. 10 at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. This trail includes a wealth of information, a rope ...

See your health in a new light: free seminars!

Aug. 20, 2014

Learn how light perception by our eyes plays a critical role in health and how brain function and patterns of light exposure profoundly affect health with renowned speaker, Patricia Turner, MD, FAAO. “How daily light exposure and ocular aging affect health and longevity.” Tuesday, September 9th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the KU Eye Center, 7400 State Line Road, ...

Kansas City wins vote to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, in 2016

Aug. 19, 2014

PRESS RELEASE #1 Kansas City wins vote to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, in 2016 MidAmeriCon II, The 74th World Science Fiction Convention Kansas City, MO August 17-21, 2016 press@midamericon2.org www.midamericon2.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 London, UK - Kansas City, Missouri, has won the right to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention ...

League of Women Voters Celebrating Women’s Equality Week Aug. 24-30

Aug. 18, 2014

Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 18, 2014—The League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties has joined with 14 other sponsoring organizations to draw attention to U.S. women’s suffrage, women’s roles, issues and challenges through the third annual Women’s Equality Week Aug. 24-30. The umbrella organization, Women’s Equality Greater Kansas City, has organized activities around pay equality, ...

3rd Annual KC Yoga Festival coming to Convention Center

Aug. 18, 2014

Contact: Leah Morgan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: (816) 213-1014 kcyogafest@gmail.com MC YOGI MAKES HIS KC DEBUT AT THE 3RD ANNUAL KANSAS CITY YOGA FESTIVAL All Kansas City Yogis will converge on the KC Convention Center Kansas City, MO- Two local yoga studio owners, Angie Eckenroth and Leah Morgan are excited to bring the yoga community together for a third year ...

Wichita will Light the Night to end cancer

Aug. 14, 2014

Plans are underway for Wichita’s annual Light the Night Walk, and its’ going to be bigger and better than ever! Each year, patients, families, coworkers, and friends rally together at this community celebration that brings help and hope to those battling cancers in the Wichita area. This year’s event will take place at Exploration Place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 ...

Show-Me Improv Expo Supports Local Charity with Comedy Show August 29th

Aug. 13, 2014

Contact Chris Fiedler at fiedlerc@gmail.com or 816-572-3718 for more information. Do you enjoy laughing hysterically? Do you believe in helping your community? Are you wondering what those two activities have in common? Then come to the first ever Show-Me Improv Expo at The Buffalo Room (behind the Westport Flea Market at 817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111). The expo ...

September 7 SASS-MoKan Walk for Those Who Died a Traumatic Death

Aug. 11, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri (August 11, 2014) – Suicide Awareness Survivor Support Missouri-Kansas (SASS-MoKan) will hold its 11th Annual Remembrance Walk on Sunday, September 7, at Loose Park, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, Missouri. This community walk is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to a traumatic death. After losing their son Brett to suicide in ...

Chef Michael Smith offer revenge for Shark Week!

Aug. 8, 2014

This Sunday marks the beginning of a week long annual event that has DVR's recording at maximum capacity and TV viewers biting nails, as baby seals try to evade great white sharks in the treacherous waters surrounding the safety of the beach ... It's Shark Week on Discovery channel. Chef Michael Smith offers sweet revenge at Cocobolos by Michael Smith, ...

3rd Annual Books & Brews Event: A Literacy Crawl

Aug. 7, 2014

Kansas City, KS- Mark your calendars for Reach Out and Read Kansas City’s third annual Books and Brews: A Literacy Crawl on September 26, 2014. Books and Brews will be held at the Kansas City Public library from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy food and alcoholic beverages as they make their way around different Kansas ...

Veterans’ Voices Is Not Publishing Summer Issue

Aug. 6, 2014

(KANSAS CITY, MO—AUGUST 6, 2014) For the first time in its 65-year history, Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project (HVWP), the publishers of Veterans’ Voices magazine, will not publish a Summer issue. Due to unexpected costs and time constraints of a forced move to new offices, HVWP volunteers do not have the resources, both in time and money, to publish a Summer ...

Aggieville is Turning 125!

Aug. 6, 2014

Dan Walter 785-532-8665 dan.walter@cox.net Manhattan, KS: The Aggieville shopping district in Manhattan, Kansas is 125 years old this year! To celebrate, the Aggieville Business Association is hosting a 125th Birthday Street Fair and Dance on the streets of Aggieville on September 20, 2014. As part of the event, Custom Family Stories has just released a book titled, 125 Years of ...

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT FEATURES INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE

Aug. 5, 2014

Online university invites hundreds of its students from throughout the country to come together for traditional graduation ceremony Kansas City, Mo. — This is not your average college graduation. Sure, friends and families will travel long distances to show support for a college graduate, but at Grantham University's Commencement, many of the graduates are coming together for the first time...

Gardeners Galore at Tallgrass Creek

Aug. 5, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 4, 2014) – Walkers strolling Tallgrass Creek's campus on a sunny morning in Overland Park, KS, are often drawn to a fenced area located just north of the community's main entrance. A quick peek behind the slatted wooden fence will usually find several residents planting, weeding, or harvesting in plentiful, well-maintained gardens. The 48 garden spaces ...

Louis van Amstel of DWTS comes to Overland Park

Aug. 4, 2014

September 19-21 2014 grad slam 3 time world Champion Louis van Amstel will be bringing his Dance Fitness Program LaBlast to Kansas City. LaBlast is a dance fitness program based on all the dances Louis danced with his partners on 9 seasons of Dancing With the Stars! It draws upon all genres of music and it is accessible to all ...

Charity event to aid Northland Early Education Center

Aug. 4, 2014

Contact: Andrea McKown, 816-420-9005, andrea@neec.us Kansas City, Mo. (Aug. 4, 2014) - The Northland Early Education Center will host its 13th Annual Diamond K Ranch Party & Auction Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Diamond K Ranch, located at 22605 NE 148th St. in Kearney, Mo. All proceeds will benefit Northland Early Education Center’s ...

Home brewers competition slated in North Kansas City

Aug. 2, 2014

GRAIN TO GLASS owner Jennifer Helber (also a judge for the Great American Beer Festival), is excited to announce the second annual Home Brewers competition, “Picnique Belgique.” Judging for BJCP Categories 16, 17 & 18 will be August 21-23 at 1611 Swift, NKC, MO. Awards Entry fee is $8.00 and a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Restart. ...

MASSAGE ENVY SPA LENEXA/SHAWNEE ADDS SPA FACIALS TO THE MENU - Nation’s Largest Massage Therapy Franchise Continues Growth in Lenexa with Conversion to Massage Envy Spa®-

July 30, 2014

Lenexa, KS (July 30, 2014) – Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today that the location at 13224 W. 87th Street in Lenexa is now offering both healthy skin facials featuring Murad® products in addition to customized therapeutic massages. “We are excited to add skincare to the menu ...

R4 Challenge benefits Special Operations community

July 29, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kevin Stacy, executive director The Station Foundation kstacy@thestationfoundation.org 406-924-4741 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2014 R4 Challenge benefits nonprofit serving Special Operations community As millions pause to remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, small groups of patriotic Americans around the country, many of them veterans, active duty military and their families, will spend part of their ...

New library collection opens August 17

July 28, 2014

Cultural Crossroads and the Kansas City Library System have joined in a unique partnership to create a dedicated diversity library collection composed of multifaith and multicultural materials, available to the public. A challenge grant from the Shumaker Family Foundation (www.shumakerfamilyfoundation.org) plus donations from the public combined to create the collection as a truly community-based project. Two special events will mark ...

Local group works to decriminalize marijuana

July 25, 2014

Local Group's Quest for Decriminalization As marijuana laws across the country are being reformed, one local organization believes that the time has come for Kansas City to reduce the penalty for misdemeanor marijuana possession. With its FLAME initiative (Finding Legal Alternatives to Marijuana Enforcement), Kansas City marijuana advocacy group The Happy Crowd is hoping to make 35 grams or less ...

Shawnee Girl to Represent Sunflower State at National Pageant

July 22, 2014

Miss Nevaeh Goodwin, age 7, of Shawnee, has been selected to represent the Sunflower State at the 2014 Miss American Sweetheart Pageant. As the Miss Sunflower State Sweetheart, Nevaeh will be attending the National Pageant for her age group in Florida during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the National Pageant title of Miss American Sweetheart and ...


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