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50 Plus Plans May 10 Adventure Walk to visit Missouri’s Katy Trail

April 13, 2017

Enjoy a classic adventure walk on one of the most beautiful sections of Missouri's Katy trail during an adventure walk begin offered in early May be the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 10. Participants will walk on a section ...

First of three Yoga Adventure programs offered for adults at TimberRidge Adventure Center

April 13, 2017

Come spend a few hours outdoors with kindred souls and refresh your inner being during a new program being offered for adults at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center. This program is called Yoga Adventures at TimberRidge and is for ages 16 and older. Participants will spend time outdoors exploring yoga on the lawn combined with ...

Enchanted Fairytale Forest event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 6

April 13, 2017

Celebrate the magic of nature and discover the hidden world of the wee folk and friends - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May. Enchanted Fairytale Forest is the name of this event, which is now in its seventh year. This program is for all ages, but children ...

Visit the decommissioned Missouri State Penitentiary during 50 Plus day trip on May 5

April 13, 2017

Enter the Missouri State Penitentiary, as many inmates did between 1836 and 2004, during an early May day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. History of the Big House is the name of this trip, which will take travelers to the what has been called “bloodiest 47 acres in America” ...

Historic Midtown Churches to Hold Social Justice Walk Down Troost on Good Friday

April 12, 2017

Contact Information: Rev. Donna J. Simon, Pastor, St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church 816-419-5575, donnasimon@hotmail.com Ben Babaran, Parish Administrator, St. James Catholic Church 816-229-2868, bbabaran@stjkc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kansas City, MO – St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church and St. James Catholic Church present Stations of the Cross on Troost Avenue. St. James Catholic Church and St. Mark ...


April 12, 2017

BLUE SPRINGS, MO. (April 12, 2017) – MOD Pizza (MOD), a Seattle-based fast-casual restaurant specializing in individual artisan-style pizzas and salads made on demand, today announced the opening of its newest location at 1112 NE. Coronado Drive in Blue Springs, Missouri. Owned by Womack Restaurants, a multi-concept restaurant franchise operator, the new location marks the second Womack owned restaurant in ...

Kansas City Eye Care Center Now Offering EnChroma Glasses for The Colorblind

April 12, 2017

EnChroma Eyeglasses have been generating quite a buzz online with their ability to help a lot of colorblind people see colors normally. Being colorblind is a hereditary condition that affects the cones in the eye that perceive color. It is more common among men, affecting about 1 in 12, with about 1 in 200 women is affected, but those women ...

Awakening the Spirit in West Missouri

April 4, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Gary Allman, Director of Communications Tel: (417) 522-5151 Email: communications@diowestmo.org May 6, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church to Lead 'Awakening the Spirit in West Missouri' at Kansas City Power & Light Stage On Saturday, May 6, starting midday at the Kansas City Power & Light Stage, The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal ...

National Association of Social Workers, Missouri Chapter, Awards SAVE Inc. as Agency of the Year

April 4, 2017

SAVE, Inc., the number one Shelter Plus Care voucher-providing agency in the state of Missouri, has been recognized as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Missouri Chapter Agency of the Year for 2017. They will be awarded on Friday, March 31 at the National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter 2017 Show-Me Annual Symposium at Lake of the Ozarks, ...

Sumner Academy c/o 96 Alumni Fund Awards KCK Students $2500 in Scholarships

April 4, 2017

Please contact Camille P. Hamilton at (913) 575-4402 and/or sumneracademy96@gmail.com, if you have any questions. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the Sumner Academy Class of 1996 Alumni Fund will award four Kansas City Kansas Public School District (USD 500) students with scholarships at their inaugural award ceremony. The event will be held at the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. ...

Acclaimed Pianist Martino Tirimo is Featured Performer in Park University International Guest Artist Series Concert on April 21

April 4, 2017

Park University’s International Center for Music will host world-renowned pianist Martino Tirimo as part of the ICM’s International Guest Artist Series on Friday, April 21. Tirimo’s concert will be held at the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Mission Woods, Kan., starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this concert are $20 and can be purchased at http://1900bldg.com/concerts/martinotirimo. The concert ...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City Breaks Ground on $1 Million Train Station Adventure

April 3, 2017

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City announces the addition of a brand new, $1 million exhibit called Train Station Adventure, set to open late Spring 2017. Replacing the current LEGO® City soft play area, Train Station Adventure allows kids to climb, slide, jump and roll around train obstacles and even take control in the conductor’s chair. Families can even use their ...

Saving the planet by saving energy Climate Control working with KCPL, at the top when it comes to saving energy

April 3, 2017

LIBERTY, MO, 3/31/2017— Climate Control heating and cooling was recently recognized by Kansas City Power and Light for helping their customers save energy. Upgrading the efficiency of the air conditioners and heat pumps in our area reduces demand on the power plants, reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses in the environment. KCPL partners with select heating and cooling contractors in ...

Park University’s Annual Hauptmann Lecture to Feature PBS Host Alexander Heffner

April 3, 2017

A conversation that will navigate three areas of interest across civic life will be the focus of Park University’s 25th annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series event on Monday, May 1. The silver anniversary of the Hauptmann Lecture will be held on the University’s Parkville Campus for the first time since 2009 in the Park Distance Learning Conference ...

Meet the Young Urban Jewelry Brand from Kansas City Conquering Streetwear

March 28, 2017

In only it's first year of business, The Gold Gods became the top selling urban jewelry brand in North America. KANSAS CITY, MO – March 28, 2017 – The Gold Gods, a street culture jewelry and accessories brand from Kansas City, Missouri, has quickly become the top retail-selling urban jewelry brand in the US, sold in more than 800 stores ...

Park University International Center for Music to Present Concert Featuring Husband and Wife Duo Cellist Daniel Veis and Pianist Helena Veisova

March 28, 2017

The International Center for Music at Park University will host a faculty recital concert featuring the husband and wife duo of cellist Daniel Veis and pianist Helena Veisova on Saturday, April 8. The concert will be begin at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will pay ...

Unity World Headquarters Donates Comic Books to Children’s Mercy Hospital

March 28, 2017

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo.—Kindness really is contagious. Unity World Headquarters employees recently raised more than $1,200 to purchase brand-new comic books for children battling illnesses at Children’s Mercy Hospital’s main campus in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The effort was spearheaded by Communications Department employees David Penner, Michelle Trevino, and Kyle Stephan. The money was collected in mid-February during Random Acts of ...

Summer Camp Signup!

March 28, 2017

The City of KC MO Parks & Rec department has just announced their camps and summer programs to enrich children’s lives, to enhance their time away from school, and keep them safe and entertained. The Parks & Recreation Dept. has a wide variety of camps and program available to suit any child’s needs and interests. From art camp to sports ...

KCMO Fountain Day Kicks Off 125th Anniversary

March 28, 2017

It’s time for a celebration 125 years in the making! The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating a major milestone, beginning on Fountain Day, April 12, 2017. The kick-off event for the 125th is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at The Concourse Fountain, Benton Boulevard and St. John Ave. The celebration not only marks the milestone but also the ...


March 27, 2017

For more information or to schedule an interview with Dewanna O’Guinn, please contact Vivid Creative Services or 816.309.7322 On April 23, 2012, Ashton L. O’Guinn became Kansas City’s 32nd homicide. Today, after five years, his mother, Dewanna O’Guinn still mourns the loss of her son but she is determined to keep his memory alive through service to others with the ...

2016 Preservation Award Winners

March 27, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2016 Historic Kansas City honored the recipients of the 2016 Preservation Awards. The reception and awards presentation were held at the Grand Hall at Power & Light, 1330 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. About 250 people attended, including community groups, developers, project architects, project consultants, HKC members and members of the public. As in ...

Spring Emerges: Budbreak at Vox Vineyards

March 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • MARCH 24, 2017 SPRING EMERGES BUDBREAK AT VOX VINEYARDS Vox Vineyards welcomes the press and members of the public to witness BUDBREAK at our vineyard just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Kansas City. What, you might ask, is budbreak? Quite simply budbreak is the emergence of new growth among the vines after many months of cold. ...

Park University to Host Discussion on Ebola and Lessons Learned from the Crisis

March 24, 2017

Park University and the University’s Faculty Center for Innovation will present a talk on “The Ebola Crisis: Lessons Learned from the Field,” on Thursday, April 6, starting at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The event will feature Dirk Dijkerman, Ph.D., former executive ...

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