Sports & Recreation

Sunset Walk for 50 plus takes participants to Black Hoof Park on Oct. 10

Sept. 18, 2014

Head with us to Lenexa to walk at Black Hoof Park as the sun sets during a program being offered in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called the Sunset Walk and will take place on Friday, Oct. 10. Participants will take a mile-long walk up to a ...

Lee’s Summit’s Legacy Park is October destination for 50 Plus fall Strolling program

Sept. 18, 2014

Leisurely stroll through Lee's Summit's Legacy Park during the next Wednesday Walks program offering being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Legacy Park is a 692-acre facility featuring a 22-acre lake, various sports fields, an amphitheater, and a 4.7-mile trail. This one-mile walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. ...

Tiffany Greens Golf Club Announces New Indoor Performance Center

Sept. 18, 2014

Tiffany Greens Golf Club and Chuck Evans, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, have teamed together to open their high-performance indoor training center for golfers. With winter fast approaching, golfers from around the Kansas City area will now access to the new 3 bay, indoor performance center. The center has the latest in technology including 3D Doppler Radar for ball ...

Help #bluemonday go viral for The Royals

Sept. 17, 2014

The Kansas City Royals have not won a World Series since 1985 and they stand a real chance this year! As a native New Yorker and long time Mets fan, I feel the pain, and the excitement. I look around my adopted home of Kansas City as The Royals head to the playoffs and see a sea of red every ...

K-State to Host Hoop Scoop for Women clinic Oct. 11

Sept. 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2014 K-State to Host Hoop Scoop for Women Clinic Oct. 11 MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber and his coaching staff will host an inaugural Hoop Scoop for Women clinic on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Basketball Training Facility. The clinic will give attendees an exclusive ...

National 9 Wicket Tournament held at the Liberty Memorial

Sept. 13, 2014

THE UNITED STATES CROQUET ASSOCIATION Contact: Matt Griffith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: (816) 891-6762 Email: NINE-WICKET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO KANSAS CITY, MO The United States Croquet Association (USCA) held its first Nine Wicket Croquet National Championship in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1995. Several years passed before the second one was held in 2008 with an event in Kansas City, ...

Pleasant Hill Hope Harvest Festival slated Oct. 4

Sept. 12, 2014

Proceeds to the Pleasant Hill Lay Clergy Council for the Tucker Renewal Center to Help Those in Need in Our Community What: The 4th Annual Pleasant Hill Hope Harvest Festival is a fun fall event for the whole family! Activities include: OctoberFast 5k Run/Walk, Vendor Booths, Model Trains Exhibit, Car Bash, Cup Cake Throw, Homemade Baked Goodies, Raffles, Free Giveaways, ...

Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on Oct. 3 at Ernie Miller Park

Sept. 10, 2014

An intergenerational program being offered in early October in Ernie Miller Park allows children ages two to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets. The program is called Twilight Hike and is offered at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the park, which is located at 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 1 & 15 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Sept. 10, 2014

The fall/winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during October 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 Oct. 1 & 15. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. ...

JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Oct. 1, 6, & 24

Sept. 10, 2014

Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. "Cooking Party" is the theme for a bingo session which will take place on Oct. 1 at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell, Overland Park. "Columbus Day" is the theme for a session planned ...


Sept. 8, 2014

Annual event raises money for ovarian cancer education KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Sunday, Sept. 21, Zona Rosa will host more than 2,500 participants at the 10th Annual Whisper Walk for Ovarian Cancer. The annual 5K Whisper Walk is an opportunity for those who have been touched by ovarian cancer to walk in memory of loved ones and to express ...

Leavenworth Bar Association to host 2014 Golf Tournament & Fundraiser

Sept. 4, 2014

Leavenworth, KS- On Friday, September 12, 2014 the Leavenworth Bar Association will host its annual benefit Golf Tournament at Trails West Golf Course located at 306 Cody Road, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027. Proceeds will benefit the First Judicial District CASA Association. The 2014 Golf Tournament and Fundraiser is a flighted 4-person scramble. Entry fee is $90 per player and participants ...

Smithville Bassmasters To Host The 3rd Annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament

Sept. 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clay Palmer – Tournament Director (816) 547-5313 Smithville Bassmasters To Host The 3rd Annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament The Smithville Bassmasters will host the third annual Daniel Palmer Memorial Classic open buddy bass tournament, Saturday September 13, 2014, at highway W boat ramp on Smithville Lake. This special tournament is a way ...

Public hayride offered on Sept. 28 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park

Sept. 3, 2014

In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District 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 placing a deposit. The first of two Public Hayrides being offered this fall will take place on Sunday, Sept. ...

New Frogs and Fairies Geocaching event is Sept. 27 at Santa Fe Commons Park

Sept. 3, 2014

Participants can pretend to be surrounded by frogs becoming princes and fairies flitting around the park during a new geocaching special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late September. Frogs and Fairies Geocaching is the name of the program, which is for all ages, and will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, ...

Cars in the Park on Sept. 27 benefits Special Olympians

Sept. 3, 2014

Do you own a unique vehicle you’d like to show off? The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s fifth annual Cars in the Park car show planned for Sept. 27 at the Marina Parking Lot in in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, could be your opportunity. Vehicle owners are invited to shine their cars, trucks, or motorcycle and ...

Learn about the “Magical Migration” of Monarch Butterflies during Nature Explorers Home School Program on Sept. 25

Sept. 3, 2014

Butterfly migration is the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which is being offered in late September 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 program lets participants explore ...

Come watch SMRCC’s first-ever Float Fly at Shawnee Mission Park on Sept. 13

Sept. 3, 2014

The public is invited to come watch as radio-controlled aircraft take off and land on the water at Shawnee Mission Park Lake when the Shawnee Mission Remote Control Club (SMRCC) conducts its First Annual Float Fly on Saturday, Sept. 13. “This is a fun event for our pilots and members and we look forward to the public coming out and ...

Park University Alumni Weekend Set for Sept. 19-20

Sept. 2, 2014

Park University will celebrate its annual Alumni Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, on the University’s Parkville Campus, including a number of events that are open to the public. Highlighting the weekend of events is the Park University Alumni Association’s 66th annual awards luncheon on Friday, starting at noon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The ceremony will ...

Media Advisory: City and State elected officials will attend Niles 5K Run/Walk.

Sept. 2, 2014

Who: Mayor Sly James, Representative Randy Dunn and Council members Jermaine Reed and Melba Curls. What: Named city and state elected officials will kick off Niles 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. The Niles 5K Run/Walk is sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. There will be a toy giveaway and the Kansas City Fire Department will have a fire truck ...

WWII Warbirds and Veterans coming to New Century AirCenter Sept. 13 and 14

Sept. 2, 2014

New Century AirCenter, New Century, KS (September 2) - Nearly 70 years after originally leaving the bomber plant at Fairfax Airport, one of Kansas City’s own is returning home for a weekend of aviation. Join us in welcoming the B-25J Mitchell 'Show Me!' home. The medium bomber will be on the ramp of the Commemorative Air Force’s Heart of America ...

LCC Powersports to host pre-registration event for Kansas City Bikers For Babies Ride

Aug. 29, 2014

LCC Powersports to host Pre-Registration event for Kansas City Bikers For Babies Ride August 19, 2014 – LCC Powersports will host a Pre-Registration event for the Kansas City March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Ride on Saturday September 6th from 10am - 2pm. LCC Powersports will be giving away limited edition LCC/Bikers for Babies T-shirts to the first 50 to ...

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