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You’re Invited to the Variety KC All-Inclusive Playground Grand Opening in Olathe

Aug. 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 9:30am – 10am at CBAC (College Boulevard Activity Center): 11031 S Valley Rd. Olathe, KC Variety the Children’s Charity along with Royals Charities are pleased to announce the opening of the second metro area All-Inclusive playground. Variety KC Playground in Olathe is having an opening and dedication for the all-inclusive playground that serve the needs of ...

Local Attorneys Charlie Dickman and Chris Benjamin Announce the Formation of the Personal Injury Law Firm KC Road Lawyers

Aug. 18, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO – Kansas City area attorneys Charlie Dickman and Chris Benjamin announce the formation of their personal injury law firm, KC Road Lawyers to help local residents who have been injured in a car accident or have received a traffic ticket on the road. The law firm recently unveiled their new website, www.kcroadlawyers.com, that includes the Blog, “Legal ...

Park University’s Homecoming Weekend 2016 Set for Sept. 15-17

Aug. 18, 2016

Hundreds of Park University alumni from across the country and their families are expected to converge on the University’s Parkville Campus for Homecoming Weekend 2016, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 15-17. While a number of activities are reserved for Park alumni and their families, there are some events that are open to the public. These include (events with ticketed admission are ...

Suicide Awareness Survivor Support Walk to Honor 9/11 with a Flag Core

Aug. 17, 2016

Kansas City, Missouri (August 17, 2016) – Suicide Awareness Survivor Support Missouri-Kansas (SASS-MoKan) will hold its 13th Annual Remembrance Walk on Sunday, September 11, at Loose Park, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, Missouri. The walk is to remember those who lost their life to suicide, homicide, fire, accident, and other traumatic deaths. The walk coincides with National Suicide Prevention Week ...

St. Louis-based Planning and Design Firm Opens New Studio in Downtown Kansas City, MO

Aug. 17, 2016

(Aug. 17, 2016 ST. LOUIS, MO) SWT Design, a St. Louis-based landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm, will open its newest studio in downtown Kansas City, MO, the firm announced Wednesday morning. The studio will be located in the Crossroads Arts District. The decision to expand into the Kansas City area is the result of a multi-year process of ...

Discover downtown Cole Camp, Mo., during social outing for 50 Plus on Sept. 13

Aug. 17, 2016

Explore the German town of Cole Camp, Mo., and find out what this quaint town has to offer during a social outing offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The idea behind this occasional series of programs called Discover Downtown is that before suburban sprawl, each city’s downtown served as a hub of ...

New Walking Bingo event for 50 Plus set for Sept. 9 in Antioch Park

Aug. 17, 2016

B-4 you sit down to play bingo, why not get N-2 in a more active version of the classic game during a special event being presented in early September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event is called Walking Bingo, and will take place in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. Participants will ...

Moths in the Moonlight event is Sept. 9 in Ernie Miller Park

Aug. 17, 2016

Like a moth to a flame, you can be drawn into the secret lives of moths during a special event set for Friday, Sept. 9, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Now is its fourth year, this event, called Moths in the Moonlight, is for children ages seven and ...

Take part in Grape Harvest during 50 Plus day trip on Sept. 8

Aug. 17, 2016

Enjoy a day in the vineyards at the family-owned Somerset Ridge Winery near Louisburg during a day trip being planned in early September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called Grape Harvest Wonders and will take participants to meet Somerset owners Dennis and Cindy Reynolds who will share their passion ...

Kelly’s 39th Annual Shillelagh Open Golf Tournament

Aug. 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 12, 2016 Contact: Rusty Menaugh, Communications & Special Events Manager Phone: 816-472-0760 Email: rusty@welcomehousekc.org Kansas City, MO, August 12, 2016 – The Kelly’s 39th Annual Shillelagh Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2016, Shotgun start 11:00 a.m. at the Swope Memorial Golf Course. It is a benefit for the Welcome House Sober ...

City places focus on serving Gardner military members

Aug. 16, 2016

(Gardner, Kan.) – Serving local military members and their families has become an increasingly important priority for the City of Gardner. This growing interest coincides with the national Joining Community Forces initiative, which focuses on community-level efforts to support military members and strengthen the local military community. In response, the city has developed a local Joining Community Forces page on ...

Small Local Buisness Expands to Second Site

Aug. 16, 2016

Small local buisness owner, Bob Hamilton, broke ground today for a second shop in the Overland Park area after months of working with the city, architects, engineers, and management team. The shop will feature a full service warehouse and hub for 74 technicians offering mobile plumbing, heating, AC, and rooter services to the KC Metro. Bob Hamilton got his start ...

Langsford Park Dedication

Aug. 15, 2016

Langsford Park was dedicated on Wednesday, August 10. In attendance were representatives from the Langsford & Cox families (Brad & Sandy Cox and children, “Buck” Langsford), members from City Council (Diane Forte, Rob Binney, Trish Carlyle), Mayor Randy Rhoads, representatives from Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation (Administrator Tom Lovell, Assistant Administrator Joe Snook, Superintendent of Administration Carole Culbertson, Superintendent of ...

The KU Sport Psychology Lab and Children International Partner to Create a Caring Sports Environment for Kids

Aug. 15, 2016

Kansas City, MO (August 15, 2016) The University of Kansas Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab (KUSEPL) and Children International (CI) have partnered to create a caring sports environment for kids in impoverished communities. A coaches’ clinic was held in Guatemala earlier this year where CI staff and volunteers were taught how to utilize sport psychology theory to make their Sports ...

100th Anniversary Celebration

Aug. 12, 2016

First Baptist Church of North Kansas City is 100 years old! Celebrate with us September 16, 17 and 18 at 2205 Iron Street in North Kansas City. There are plenty of family friendly activities all weekend. Visit www.fbcnkc.org and click on “100th Anniversary Celebration” for a complete schedule of activities.

Senator Roberts Interviews Veterans

Aug. 12, 2016

Aug 12th 9:00am-12:00 The Dole Institute 2350 Petefish Dr. Lawrence, KS 66045 http://www.roberts.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=veterans-history-project I am the Community Liaison with Grace Hospice. We have arranged for one of our hospice patients, James Cramer, to be one of the veterans that will be interviewed by Senator Roberts and will be available for you to interview. Thanks for your consideration. Anna Olson Community ...

KCK Author and Dr. Tina Medina Completes Four Part Faith-Based Series on Overcoming Sexual Abuse

Aug. 12, 2016

Margaret Hatten (816) 456-5878 drtina@realsexualabusehelp.com Dr. Tina Medina presented the three remaining books in her series, Overcoming Sexual Abuse to the nation and the world on Facebook and her new website today and they are the following: Can Jesus Help Me?, a book for preschoolers, Why Me? Why Now, a book for teenagers, and Overcoming Sexual Abuse, No More Pain ...

Second Annual National Baptist Criminal Justice Commission Luncheon set for Kansas City

Aug. 11, 2016

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Criminal Justice Commission “Envisioning the Future Ministry of Criminal Justice Exceptionally!” Dr. Jerry Young, Convention President Dr. Harold Simmons, National Commissioner of Criminal Justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STOP DATE SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 Contact Person: Marcus May Phone: 832-830-3504 National Baptist Convention’s Criminal Justice Commission presents the Second Annual Criminal Justice Luncheon The National Baptist Criminal ...

Virtuosos of Park University’s International Center for Music to Headline Concert at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center

Aug. 10, 2016

Park University’s International Center for Music will kick off its 2016-17 concert season with a performance by its internationally acclaimed faculty and alumni on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, starting at 7 p.m. The “Virtuosos of the International Center for Music Concert” will included performances by: world renowned ...

Missourian Award Honorees Announced for 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, August 10, 2016 — Twelve community leaders throughout Missouri will be honored at the 23rd annual Missourian Award ceremony on September 24 at the Chateau on the Lake Resort in Branson. The Missourian Award acknowledges the most accomplished citizens of Missouri. To be selected, one must have made a significant impact on the state or nation in one of ...

Perry Lake is first destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Sept. 7

Aug. 10, 2016

Perry Lake State Park is the first destination for a new season of the Wednesday Walks program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Also called Fall Strolling, this program lets participants make friends while exploring the great outdoors. JCPRD does the driving while you can relax, listen ...

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Aug. 10, 2016

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning 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 during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between Sept. 7 and Dec. 21. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two ...

Patriot Golf Days are Sept. 2-5 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills golf courses

Aug. 10, 2016

Those who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Sept. 2 through 5 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers. This will be the ninth year the local courses join in the nationwide observation of Patriot Golf Days. All proceeds ...

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