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Missouri’s First Allergy and Gluten Free Food Pantry Opening in Kansas City

July 14, 2016

Carol Bird Owsley Executive Director FOR RELEASE: JULY 15, 2016 Community Assistance Council 816-763-3277 carolo@cackc.org And Emily Brown Chief Executive Officer Food Equality Initiative 913-605-2769 Emily@foodequality.org Food Equality Initiative and Community Assistance Council Open Missouri’s First Allergy and Gluten Free Pantry Food Equality Initiative (FEI) and Community Assistance Council (CAC) are pleased to announce a partnership allowing families with food ...

The Search is on for Local Artists to create Holiday Chocolate Bar Design

July 14, 2016

Lead Bank, Bizz & Weezy to host Charitable Chocolates contest to celebrate Kansas City KANSAS CITY, MO (JULY 2016) Bizz & Weezy Confections and Lead Bank are seeking local artists to submit holiday-inspired sketches that could appear on a limited-edition chocolate bar this December. “Being located in Kansas City’s Crossroads, we see the vibrant art scene at work everyday. We ...

Park University’s International Center for Music Announces 2016-17 Concert Season Schedule

July 13, 2016

The International Center for Music at Park University has announced the 2016-17 schedule for its upcoming 13th concert season — one that will include a variety of performances with internationally renowned guest artists and the ICM’s own award-winning faculty and students. The ICM’s 2016-17 concert season will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center ...

Aspen Contracting Inc Expands in Kansas City

July 13, 2016

Lee’s Summit Mo, July 13, 2016 – Aspen Contracting Inc. will officially take possession of its newest building in Lee’s Summit Mo. This expansion will accommodate the continual growth of the roofing, siding and gutter company and make room for an expanding sales team. “It is with much anticipated excitement that Aspen Contracting is going to expand its national headquarters ...

K-State Family of the Year Application Now Available

July 12, 2016

Contact Person: Kaden Littrell, 620-245-4944, kaden.littrell@gmail.com. Release written by K-State Chimes Junior Honorary The Chimes Junior Honorary is seeking applications for the “Family of the Year” program, which recognizes families who have demonstrated their dedication to the K-State community and carry on the Wildcat legacy. Selected by a committee, the winning family will be recognized as the K-State Family of ...

Overland Park Based Bridal House Announces Stella York Fall 2016 Collection

July 11, 2016

Overland Park based, award-winning bridal house Essense Designs announced today the arrival of its new Stella York Fall 2016 Collection. The new collection embraces the attitude and spirit of today’s bride and features a wide range of styles to fulfill the dreams of real brides across the globe. Recognizing the uniqueness of every bride, the Stella York Fall 2016 Collection ...

Park University’s International Center for Music Announces 2016-17 Concert Season Schedule

July 11, 2016

The International Center for Music at Park University has announced the 2016-17 schedule for its upcoming 13th concert season — one that will include a variety of performances with internationally renowned guest artists and the ICM’s own award-winning faculty and students. The ICM’s 2016-17 concert season will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center ...

Kansas City, MO/Boston Heights & Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association Named Finalist in KaBOOM! $1 Million Play Everywhere Challenge

July 11, 2016

Kansas City, MO – This week, Boston Heights & Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association was selected as a finalist in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that will award outside-the-box ideas to make play easy, available, and fun for kids and families in cities across the U.S. The Challenge is hosted by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to ...

Stackers, a new play piles into KC Fringe Festival

July 9, 2016

Stackers is a comedy/satire that was inspired by a Ferguson like event that happened in a Kansas City suburb in March of 2014. An architect who was forced to take a low wage hard labor job finds out he has more in common with his blue collar workers than he could have imagined. You will find yourself laughing on the ...

Great American Family Campout is July 30 & 31 in Shawnee Mission Park

July 7, 2016

What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the ninth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and take part in other outdoor activities. This event is offered by the Children’s Services Department of the Johnson County Park & ...

50 Plus plans Adventure Walk on Riverwalk Trail near Junction City on July 27

July 7, 2016

Explore the north bank of the Republican River near Junction City during the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Riverwalk Trail Adventure Walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. The 4.8 mile trail, which winds along the Republican River from the outlet tubes of ...

Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 29 in Shawnee Mission Park

July 7, 2016

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late July special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is the name of the event, which is for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 29, beginning under ...

Next Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for July 26 at Roeland Park Community Center

July 7, 2016

The next Neighbor’s Place Potluck dinner at the Roeland Park Community Center is planned for late July. ? During these events, which are presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, the community gets together and enjoys a night to socialize and dine together. There is no cost for these gatherings, but participants are ...

September through December issue of JCPRD Activities Catalog available after July 25

July 7, 2016

The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities Catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on July 22 and in print form the week of July 25. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between September and December. This issue will ...

NORTHLAND AGENCIES WITH LONG HISTORIES OF EXCELLENCE MERGE TO BRING LIFE UNLIMITED TO ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

July 7, 2016

(July 7, 2016) Concerned Care, Inc. and Immacolata Manor have announced a merger effective July 1, 2016. As Life Unlimited, Inc., its more than 250 employees will provide residential, day habilitation and employment services to more than 200 individuals and therapeutic recreation services to over 500 people. Executive offices will remain in both Liberty and North Kansas City. Barbara M. ...

Park University Golf Scramble Set for Oct. 10 at The National Golf Club of Kansas City

July 6, 2016

The 2016 Park University Golf Scramble, a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s athletic programs, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. An awards program will be held immediately follow the completion of the tournament ...

Shakespeare’s Sonnets — and Yours

July 6, 2016

Contact: Fr. John Spicer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, frjohn@standrewkc.org or 816-523-1602, ext. 125. Kansas City writer Vern Barnet will offer a three-week series on “Shakespeare’s Sonnets, You, and Me” on Wednesday evenings, July 13, 20 and 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Meyer Blvd. and Wornall Rd. in Kansas City (www.standrewkc.org). Barnet – an ...

Park University to Honor Alumni, Supporters During Homecoming Weekend

July 6, 2016

Park University will celebrate its annual Homecoming Weekend, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 15-17. Highlighting the series of events during the weekend will be the 68th annual Park University Alumni Association Awards Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 16, at Black on Burlington in North Kansas City, Mo. Three Park alumni and one community leader will be honored at the event: • Anthony ...

Free Community Event Focuses on Healthy Relationships

July 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information contact: lindseysmith@vidadancecompany.com (913) 725-8432 vidadancestudio.com | 2301 W. 143rd ST. Leawood, KS 66224 In April, VidaDance Studio opened in Leawood, KS to provide dance instruction lead by current professional dancers with degrees in dance. With a goal to empower and inspire students to be successful, and maintain healthy habits and relationships, VidaDance Studio is ...

See a T-Bones game during Batter Up 50 Plus Social Outing on July 25

July 1, 2016

Check out Sizzle the Bull and the speedy T-Bones during a late July social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called Batter Up and will take participants to see the T-Bones play the Gary (Ind.) SouthShore RailCats at the Community America Ballpark at the Legends in Kansas ...

Schlitterbahn Waterpark is destination for new teen trip on July 23

July 1, 2016

Youth ages 12 to 16 can stay cool during a late July day trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Please register for this trip by July 18, as space is limited. This Schlitterbahn Waterpark Trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return ...

See The Theatre in the Park’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with 50 Plus Day Trip on July 22

July 1, 2016

Enjoy a reserved seat at The Theatre in the Park's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" during a July 22 day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Please register for this trip by July 8, as space is limited. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" promises a fabulous ...


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