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Missouri partners with Fort Leonard Wood for internships

Feb. 23, 2017

Contact: Shatara Seymour, Public Information chief Phone: 573.563.4145 Email: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil Thanks to a new agreement between the state of Missouri and Fort Leonard Wood, service members participating in the Career Skills Program now have a vastly-expanded range of potential internship opportunities. On Feb. 14, Maj. Gen. Kent Savre, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, and ...

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Robotics Regional Championship brings 45 teams to Kansas City on Saturday, Feb. 25

Feb. 23, 2017

Participation skyrockets in program that puts elementary and middle school students to work at solving real-world problems and building LEGO robots Kansas City—More than 400 students in fourth through eighth grades will come together Saturday, Feb. 25, to compete in the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology Campus, 1775 N. Universal Ave., Kansas ...

Leawood Swim School Hosting Local Hiring Day March 4

Feb. 23, 2017

GRAPEVINE, Tx -- Emler Swim School is conducting three company-wide hiring days on March 4, 8 and 15 with the goal of interviewing qualified candidates to fill multiple management positions and approximately 100 part-time swim teacher roles. The company is hiring to support growth, both at current schools and in new locations. SATURDAY, MARCH 4 12:30 to 2:30 P.M near ...

Wilson Promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Compliance at Park University

Feb. 22, 2017

Park University has announced the promotion of Steve Wilson to the position of associate athletic director for media relations and compliance. Wilson began his new duties on Feb. 1. Wilson, in his 10th year leading communication efforts for the University’s Department of Athletics, leads an office that promotes student-athlete and departmental achievements, and coordinates fan experiences. He also oversees the ...

New St. Patrick’s Day Dance for 50 Plus is March 17 at Matt Ross Community Center

Feb. 22, 2017

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This St. Patrick's Day Dance will feature 40's and 50's tunes from local group, The Playboys. Be sure to wear green for a chance at prizes for “Best Irish Attire.” Enjoy complimentary coffee and lime ...

Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 14 at Lakeview Village

Feb. 22, 2017

A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Lakeview Village, 9100 Park St., Lenexa. This is the only concert the group is offering this winter and spring. For this event, the entire 45+ member ensemble is expected to play for about an hour. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge. ...

Reach Out and Read KC CelebratesThe National Education Association’s Read Across America Day

Feb. 22, 2017

Kansas City, KS, (February 21st, 2017) – National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day is on Thursday, March 2, 2017. In recognition, Reach Out and Read Kansas City (RORKC) has extended the celebration for a whole week from February 27 to March 3. All week, on-air personalities from local media outlets will participate by reading books by Dr. Seuss ...

Park University to Open 41st Campus Location in Lenexa, Kan.

Feb. 22, 2017

Park University, which has supported students from around the globe in pursuing their higher education dreams since 1875 from its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will open a campus center location in Lenexa, Kan., for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The University plans to begin operations in Lenexa in July, with classes starting Monday, Aug. 14. Park University ...

25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Memorial Community Program

Feb. 21, 2017


Ladies Bingo Brunch

Feb. 21, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the Ladies Bingo Brunch to benefit the mission of TNK Children’s Foundation Liberty, Mo. – Tickets are available now at HuggedandKissed.org for a Ladies Bingo Brunch benefitting TNK Children’s Foundation, a non-profit service provider to families facing the crisis of a critically ill child. The Ladies Bingo Brunch will be at 10:30 a.m. on ...


Feb. 17, 2017

SPIRIT OF AMERICA RALLY COMING TO KANSAS CITY ON MARCH 4TH Citizens to Gather in Support of America-First Policy This RALLY/MARCH marks the 8-year anniversary of the rise of the Tea Party movement. "It is only fitting we would celebrate American freedom and initiative on the day we first stood-up to say "no more" to policies that would bankrupt Main ...

MarksNelson Accountants Surprising People on Random Acts of Kindness Day Plus 10 Ideas for Marks of Kindness You Can Do At Your Office

Feb. 16, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 16, 2017) – To celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Friday, Feb. 17, some employees from Kansas City’s largest locally owned accounting firm, MarksNelson, will surprise people around town with random marks of kindness. Keep an eye out Friday morning and you could be the recipient of a variety of marks of kindness. MarksNelson ...

Park University Earns Honor as a Military Spouse Friendly School

Feb. 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 — For the third time in four months, Park University’s recognition and respect for the contributions military personnel make to the country, as well as the University’s long history of serving those who serve our country, has been commended. Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur and STEM Jobs magazines, has announced that Park University ...

International Center for Music at Park University to Host “Side-by-Side” Concert

Feb. 16, 2017

The next event in the Park University International Center for Music’s 2016-17 concert season will feature a performance by the ICM’s award-winning faculty and gifted student artists. The concert, billed as a “side-by-side” performance, will be held on Saturday, March 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will include ...

Park University’s ICM Orchestra to Perform Concert on Feb. 25

Feb. 13, 2017

Park University’s International Center for Music will host a concert featuring the ICM Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. The concert will highlight 17 ICM students performing the following selections: • “Concerto Grosso in B-Flat Major, ...

Altrusa Recognizes International Book Giving Day

Feb. 13, 2017

Kansas City – Most people recognize February 14th as Valentine's Day but it is also International Book Giving Day. Book Giving Day is devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need. This special day of service was started in the United Kingdom but has spread across the globe. Altrusa ...

Mardi Gras Mah Jongg Party for 50 Plus planned for Feb. 28 in Roeland Park

Feb. 10, 2017

“Laissez les bon temps roulez!” Let the good times roll at a Mardi Gras marathon of Mah Jongg being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This new special event is called the Mardi Gras Mah Jongg Party, and will take place on Feb. 28 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, ...

50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Missouri’s Weston Bend State Park on Feb. 25

Feb. 10, 2017

Enjoy an easy and pleasant stroll near Weston, Mo., during an Adventure Walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Saturday, Feb. 25. Start your morning in the picturesque town of Weston, walking past charming stores and restaurants. After that, the trail continues up a small road and into the 1,100+ ...

Discover Fulton, Mo., during 50 Plus day trip on March 2

Feb. 10, 2017

National treasures and delights of the small and vibrant town of Fulton in central Missouri are the destinations of an early March day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Postcards From Fulton is the name of this trip. Participants will visit Backer Auto World Museum to see the car collection ...

Missouri’s Wallace State Park is March 1 destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program

Feb. 10, 2017

Located just north of Kansas City, Missouri's Wallace State Park is the next destination for the Spring Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This series of three walks are intended as opportunities for participants to make new friends while exploring the great outdoors. The first walk on Feb. 15 ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on March 1 & 22 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Feb. 10, 2017

The winter and spring season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during March 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 March 1 and 22. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by ...

JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1

Feb. 10, 2017

Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31. District parks impacted by the new hours are: Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee; and Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, ...

Midwest Mardi Gras for No Kid Hungry on Feb. 26 will raise funds to help end childhood hunger

Feb. 9, 2017

No Kid Hungry (NKH) Kansas City, the top fundraising team in the U.S. for Share Our Strength, will host a fundraising party at Brewery Emperial on Feb. 26. Mardi Gras Midwest for NKH will feature a collaborative New Orleans-inspired menu hosted and coordinated by Brewery Emperial’s owner, Ted Habiger—chef/owner of Rm 39 and Sasha’s Baking Company, with dishes created by ...

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