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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness 5k/family fun run

April 27, 2015

THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS WILL JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST PANCREATIC CANCER AT PURPLESTRIDE KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY, MO – (April 27, 2015) – Today, in the United States, only seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive more than five years. More than 2,800 people will join in the movement to change the future for this disease and double ...

Biking to a Healthier Kansas City: Local Nonprofits Celebrate Bike Month

April 27, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 27, 2015 - Too often it’s not what we do that hurts our health, but what we don’t do. From sitting at desks for 8 hours a day to relying on our cars to take us across the Metro, our inactivity is hurting us. But a few Kansas City nonprofits are hoping to change that. Organizations ...

Local Painting Company Wins TOP JOB Award

April 24, 2015

Contact: Maggie Aland maland@columbiabooks.com 202-739-9765 April, 24 2015 Bethesda, Md. – Ecclesiastical Studios and Sons was recently named by American Painting Contractor (APC) Magazine as the winner of the 2015 TOP JOB- Kansas City award. TOP JOB honors a single painting company in a city for its superior work and commitment to excellence in the painting industry. As such, TOP ...

Fundraisers rappel down Overland Park Marriott, May 9th

April 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Kline Tel: 913.647.2454 Email: skline@youthfront.com Date: 4/07/15 YOUTHFRONT TO HOLD ADVENTURE RAPPELLING FUNDRAISER IN OVERLAND PARK-Join Youthfront’s Dare To Drop Fundraiser on May 9th at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel On May 9th, Youthfront, a 72 year-old nonprofit youth organization based in Kansas City, will host Dare to Drop, its craziest fundraiser yet. Youthfront has ...

Kansas City Symphony’s Free Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Grows Bigger, Better for 2015

April 22, 2015

Event features concert, fireworks, expanded family activities, The Elders, John Amos, U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, plus 8 other local groups KANSAS CITY, Mo. | April 22, 2015 — Kansas City’s best Memorial Day weekend concert and party, Bank of America Celebration at the Station, just keeps getting bigger and better — and this year is no exception. As ...

Drive to Revive Arbor Day

April 22, 2015

Arbor Day will be celebrated on 4/24/15. This year nearly 100 Fourth Graders in Olathe will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree. The kids will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters. The project’s goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea--observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools. Fourth graders at Arbor Creek Elementary School in Olathe will receive ...

150 Mile Walk 4 Justice

April 22, 2015

Walking will be: Old, Young, Handicapped, Fathers, Mothers, Pastor's & More Join us in this historical journey for the first 2 miles The mission of the walk is to strongly urge legislators to pass legislation that enhances the mutual benefits of Missouri citizens in the areas of Education, Expungement of Criminal Records, Fire Arm Regulation, Inmate Employment, Medicaid Expansion, Offenders ...

20th Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is May 20 in Antioch Park

April 22, 2015

For 20 summers now, a May special event has provided 50 Plus participants with an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active. This year’s In Step and In Shape event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and will mark the completion of two decades of the half-day event, which was ...

First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2015 is May 16 at Shawnee Mission Park

April 22, 2015

Eight overnight fishing opportunities at three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May. The first of these will take place on May 16 at Shawnee Mission Park Lake. After 11 p.m. on that date, the park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout ...

Summertime Arts & Craft Show is May 16 in Antioch Park

April 22, 2015

The Summertime Arts and Craft Show is one highlight of a fun-filled day which annually attracts people from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area to Antioch Park in mid-May. This event, which is conducted by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, will take place on May 16 in conjunction with the City of Merriam's Turkey Creek Festival. Both the ...

Johnson County Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on May 16

April 22, 2015

All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, May 16, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. This free event is called “Come Sail With Us” and will take place beginning at noon at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina on the north side of ...

New Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus begins May 15

April 22, 2015

Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group during a new program being offered this spring and summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Foodie Fridays is the name of this program, which offers participants a chance to visit a different restaurant on the second or third Friday of each month. ...

New Celebrating Wonderful Women event is May 9

April 22, 2015

Come celebrate moms with a new special event being planned in early May by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Celebrating Wonderful Women is the name of this event, which is for ages 16 and older and will take place on Saturday, May 9, at the Elmridge Room at the Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Dr., Shawnee. Participants ...

New Bingo Night and Bingo Cookout events planned in mid-May

April 22, 2015

Two new bingo-related special events are being planned in mid-May by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Bingo Family Fun Night will take place on Friday, May 8, while the Bingo Cookout in the Park will take place on Thursday, May 14. Bingo Family Fun Night is for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on ...

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 6 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

April 22, 2015

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 six sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between May 5 and July 22. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two ...

Operation Breakthrough wins $62,000 in national contest

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Marsha Gillespie, 816-329-5258, marshag@operationbreakthrough.org Oscar Healy, 913-486-2810, Oscar.Healy@opus-group.com The Opus Group® and the Opus Foundation® announced Wednesday that Operation Breakthrough was the top vote-getter among nine regional finalists for the first-ever Gerry Rauenhorst Building Community Award. The prize is $62,000 for Operation Breakthrough’s daily programming for 400 Kansas City children from low-income families. ...

Crafting for Missions

April 22, 2015

Crafting for Missions A Fundraiser for McMurry United Methodist Church Inter-generational Mission to McCurdy School Calling all quilters, scrapbookers, card makers and crafters. Here’s a chance for you to do what you love with other like-minded stitchers, cutters and gluers all while supporting McMurry United Methodist Youth on a mission, in the process. Join us for a day of crafting ...

Winnetonka High School 40th Class Reunion

April 21, 2015

Graduates from the class of 1975 The Griffin was chosen because in mythological history it represented intelligence and strength. It portrays the combined features of a being with the head, talons, and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. The colors cardinal red and gold were the colors of choice. The Class of 1973 had spoken...they were ...

Class Action Complaints Filed Against Cerner Corporation

April 21, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. – Two former employees of Kansas City software giant Cerner Corporation have filed class-action lawsuits alleging that they and potentially thousands of other past and present Cerner employees were not paid overtime wages to which they were entitled. The Plaintiffs worked in Cerner’s US Consulting and AMS Departments. Eric Dirks, a lawyer for the former Cerner workers, ...


April 21, 2015

Lenexa, KS / April 21st – On Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm, the Village Cooperative of Lenexa, a senior housing cooperative, will host an Informational Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12601 West 95th Street, Lenexa. The seminar will provide information regarding the proposed age 55+ cooperative planned for Lenexa. The informational seminar will be an opportunity for the public ...

Park University Earns “Best Value School” Designation for Second Consecutive Year

April 21, 2015

For the second straight year, Park University is one of 15 colleges/universities nationwide to receive a Best Value School distinction from University Research & Review. Park is the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to earn a spot on the list, and is one of two Missouri schools to be honored. UR&R, an organization dedicated to improving the ...

KCADC President/CEO to Present Keynote Address at Park University’s Kansas City Area May Commencement

April 20, 2015

Bob Marcusse, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Area Development Council, will provide the keynote address at Park University’s Kansas City Area May Commencement on Saturday, May 9. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, Mo., starting at 11 a.m. More than 555 Park University students are eligible ...

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

April 17, 2015

KANSAS CITY -- The American Jazz Museum is proud to present the winning compositions from our Jazz Palette composition contest in a special performance by the Hermon Mehari Quintet in the Blue Room, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. “The opportunity to combine another public program such as this type of event with our current exhibition in the Changing ...

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