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Delden takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 29, 2014

A group of Delden employees organized a company-wide ALS Ice Bucket Challenge held on August 22, 2014. A donation also took place where Delden matched all funds raised. President of Delden, Denise Dahms received nominations by multiple members of her staff and accepted the challenge that following Thursday. Dahms then challenged all Delden branch managers. Delden Manufacturing Co. Inc. - ...

Poet Xánath Caraza featured speaker at Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series

Aug. 29, 2014

Author Xánath Caraza will be the featured poet in the opening installment of Park University’s 2014-15 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series on Monday, Sept. 15, starting at 7 p.m. Caraza’s presentation will be held at the Mid-Continent Public Library – Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. A book signing will be held immediately after the event, which ...

Second annual ‘Groove to Amend’ concert brings support, awareness to KC Move to Amend

Aug. 28, 2014

Kansas City, MO–KC Move to Amend will hold its 2nd annual benefit concert, “Groove to Amend,” Saturday, Sept. 13, from 2-8 p.m. at The recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO. A $10 donation brings concert-goers five musical acts, featuring 2014 Pitch Music Album of the Year Award winners The Pedaljets, the Hardship Letters, the Invisibles (including former members of ...

Confucius Institute Chinese Language Day 2014 events set for Sept. 26-27

Aug. 28, 2014

OVERLAND PARK – Traditional Chinese music, folk dances, and Chinese calligraphy will be featured in September 26 and September 27 events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of worldwide Confucius Institutes. The Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas (CIKU) will celebrate with a music performance on September 26 featuring guest performers from Beijing Normal University and a calligraphy event on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

Van Horn Alumni Association announces 2014 Hall of Honor class

Aug. 26, 2014

The Van Horn High School Alumni Association, an organization composed of graduates of the Independence, MO, high school, recently announced the names of seven former students who will comprise the 2014 Class of the Van Horn Hall of Honor. They will be inducted into the Hall of Honor in a program at the school’s Little Theatre on Friday, September 5, ...

White House to Honor Local Jim Allen, Jr and his Startup, Honor Capital, LLC

Aug. 26, 2014

On Monday, August 25, 2014 the White House announced that James S. Allen, Jr., co-founder of Honor Capital, LLC, a Kansas City native and Navy Veteran, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the “Veteran Entrepreneur-Champions of Change” award. James (Jim) Allen, Jr. will formally receive the designation on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET at the ...

Mid-America Pool Renovation Completes Boulder Indoor Pool Project Ahead of Schedule

Aug. 26, 2014

Kansas City, MO, August 26, 2014: Mid-America Pool Renovation, Inc. completed its restoration of the North Boulder Recreation Center's (NBRC) huge indoor pool complex two days ahead of schedule. NBRC allocated ten days for the massive renovation, and the pool renovation company completed it in eight. This permits the popular indoor pool complex located in Boulder, Colorado to reopen without ...

Under a Harvest Moon: Filipino Association Celebrates the Fall Tradition “September Affair”

Aug. 25, 2014

The Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City proudly hosts its grand autumn hallmark, the 2014 September Affair, to be held on September 13 at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center (1 E Pershing Rd). It is traditionally the organization’s most anticipated social event and largest fundraising gala of the year. Nearly 500 guests are expected to attend this extravagant ...


Aug. 25, 2014

Media Contact: Laura Jung 913-660-9626 ljung@morningstarcomm.com INTOUCH SOLUTIONS EARNS SPOT ON 2014 INC. 5000 LIST OF FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES Overland Park, Kan. (August 25, 2014) — Intouch Solutions, a marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, earned a position on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list. This competitive list showcases the fastest growing companies in America. Based in Kansas City, with offices ...

Kansas City Pagan Pride Day and Craft Faire slated Sept. 28

Aug. 22, 2014

Join us on September 28th from 10 am to 6 pm to learn more about the often misunderstood religion of Paganism at our Harvest Celebration. The 16th Annual Kansas City Pagan Pride Day 2014 and Craft Faire is being held at the Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This is a FREE event ...

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