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50 Plus presents a Mexican Fiesta on Nov. 17 at Cedar Lake Village

Oct. 22, 2014

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in November during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The event is called Mexican Fiesta and will involve a taco bar and sombrero scavenger hunt. Cedar Lake Village senior living community of Olathe is opening their doors for a special dinner in their ...

Enjoy interacting with other scrapbookers during new Scrapbook Crop session set on Nov. 15

Oct. 22, 2014

Do you enjoy scrapbooking, but feel you could benefit from spending time enjoying your hobby with others who enjoy your hobby? A new program being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help. The program is called Scrapbook Crop and is the modern-day equivalent of quilting bees of the past. Participants ages 16 and older are invited ...

Hear “Stories of the Past” during Nature Explorers home school program on Nov. 13

Oct. 22, 2014

Ancestors and those who came before us are the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which is being offered in mid-November at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. The program is called Nature Explorers is for youth ages six to 12 with a parent. This ...

Second Public hayride offered on Nov. 2 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park

Oct. 22, 2014

The second of two public hayrides being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall will take place in early November. In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the JCPRD also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or ...

JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1

Oct. 22, 2014

Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28. District parks impacted by the new hours are: Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam. ...

HappyBottoms launches new BUNDLES OF JOY program

Oct. 22, 2014

HappyBottoms launches new BUNDLES OF JOY program Program will help low income families with diapers from the very beginning of baby's life, right at the hospital! Contact: Teresa Winfield, HappyBottoms Program Manager cell 816-810-5139 Teresa@happybottoms.org Bringing home a new baby can fill parents with wonder, joy, and nerves! There's a lot to learn when it comes to taking care of ...

Suicide Awareness Survivors Support To Hold Annual Holiday Memorial Service

Oct. 21, 2014

Overland Park, KS (October 21, 2014) -- Suicide Awareness Survivors Support (SASS) (www.Sass-MoKan.com) will hold their seventh annual Holiday Memorial Service at McGilley & Hoge, Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. The service will include candle lighting and a slide show of loved ones lost ...

Get the HELL Scared out of you!

Oct. 21, 2014

Kansas City, KS - - October 21, 2014: Kansas city residents have the opportunity to get the “Hell” Scared out of them this Halloween season at KCK Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship’s “Hell Night” Live performances. A shiver would go down anyone’s spine as both men and women scream in terror while being dragged by fiery demons into hell after the ...

reStart Receives VA Grant to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Oct. 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2014 For more information contact: Patricia Becher Phone: (816) 472-5664 Email: pbecher@restartinc.org reStart Receives VA Grant to Help End Veteran Homelessness Kansas City, MO – reStart, Inc. was awarded a $3 million Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant to support providing services for Veterans who are homeless or at-risk ...

Park University to Host Pirate Preview Day for Prospective Students

Oct. 21, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Oct. 19, 2014 — Park University will host a Pirate Preview Day for prospective students on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the University’s Parkville Campus. High school juniors and seniors, as well as transfer students interested in attending Park, are encouraged to bring their families to learn about degree programs, scholarships and financial aid ...

Local Business Community Rallies to help Children in Foster Care at KVC Health Systems Gala

Oct. 20, 2014

VanBrock, Bank of Blue Valley, Garmin, Anthem Media, Darol Rodrock Foundation, Holmes Murphy, IMA and JE Dunn among the lead sponsors Olathe, Kansas – October 20, 2014– KVC Health Systems is pleased to announce it will host The Gala on Fire on Friday, November 21 at the Historic Firestone Building in downtown Kansas City, Mo. to benefit more than 3,100 ...

John Knox Village holds World Series Watch Party!

Oct. 20, 2014

Residents at John Knox Village, a continuing care retirement community in Lee’s Summit, MO are cheering on the Kansas City Royals as they head to the World Series! The Village will be holding a World Series Watch Party for residents for game one that will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Pavilion. Residents will enjoy all ...

Johnson County Extension Offers Class for Hunters: Field to Table - Venison

Oct. 20, 2014

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is conducting a class for hunters Tuesday, November 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. at K-State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Dr. in Olathe. The class will provide information on how to safely handle and harvest fresh game meat. It will include a butchering demonstration and samples of venison chili. The fee is $15. ...

Dentist Collects Candy for Troops Overseas

Oct. 20, 2014

A Blue Springs dental practice is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Foster Dental Care and receive $1 per pound (up to $5). The team at Foster Dental Care is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. “Kids can still have ...

Crosby Kemper III and Frank White to Address Power of Youth Mentoring

Oct. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crosby Kemper III and Frank White to Address Power of Youth Mentoring The 4th Annual Mentors Challenge, a benefit for High Aspirations is Thursday, November 6, 2014. KANSAS CITY, MO, [10-17-14] --- Crosby Kemper III and Frank White will be the guest speakers at the 4th Annual Mentors Challenge benefitting High Aspirations on November 6, 2014 at ...

Children from De Soto, Gardner rally for after-school programs

Oct. 17, 2014

Johnson County, Kansas– 900 children from the De Soto and Gardner School Districts came together today at a Lights On Afterschool rally at The Theater in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students, and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and ...

Dr. Dustin Burleson donates orthodontic care in celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month

Oct. 17, 2014

Kansas City, MO – October 2014: For the second year in a row, Dr. Dustin Burleson and Burleson Orthodontics will be partnering with international nonprofit Smiles Change Lives (SCL) to host their “Share a Smile” program. For every child that begins orthodontic treatment with Burleson Orthodontics during the month of October, Dr. Burleson will also treat a child through Smiles ...

Village Hospice to hold Community Blood Drive

Oct. 17, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMMUNITY CALENDAR ITEM Oct. 17, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephanie Zeilstra, Marketing Specialist szeilstra@jkv.org (816) 347-2901 VILLAGE HOSPICE OF JOHN KNOX VILLAGE WILL BE HOLDING A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE By donating blood this Halloween, you could be superhero to someone in need! Village Hospice is sponsoring a blood drive conducted by the Community Blood Center. ...

50 Plus, Overland Park, Plan Veterans Day Event on Nov. 10

Oct. 17, 2014

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department is again teaming with the city of Overland Park to offer Veteran's Day activities on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park. Participants can join members of the color guard at 8:30 a.m. as they raise the flag and honor veterans. Next up is ...

Ernie Miller Park Owl Prowl offered on Nov. 8 & 9

Oct. 17, 2014

Great horned, barred, and screech owls make their homes in Ernie Miller Park. Come learn more about these fascinating birds during the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Park Owl Prowl offered on Nov. 8 and 9. Another session on Nov. 7 has already filled. The district's Outdoor Education Staff will lead an informative talk featuring live ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Nov. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Oct. 17, 2014

The fall/winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during November 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 on Nov. 5 & 19. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. ...

JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Nov. 4 & 19

Oct. 17, 2014

Two themed bingo sessions at two locations are being planned during November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. "America" is the theme for a bingo session which will take place on Nov. 4 at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. "Kansas City" is the theme for a session which ...

ROYAL KCMO NEWS FOR CHARITY …

Oct. 16, 2014

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