Travel Around the World in Kansas City with Day Trip on Oct. 10

Experience the diversity of our city during a day trip being planned in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Around the World in a Day is the name of this trip, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10. Participants will start at the River Market where they'll delight in a French chocolate croissant at the Bloom Bakery Company. Next, they'll stroll over to Al-habashi Mart, which offers a variety of Middle Eastern food items including nuts, dried fruits and spices. Lunch will take place at BoLing’s Chinese Restaurant at the River Market. After lunch, it's off to Kansas City, Kansas, to visit the Strawberry Hill Museum and explain the cultural center, which is full of displays from countries including Croatia, Ukraine, Poland, and Slovakia. Finally, journey to Browne's Marketplace to shop for Celtic gifts at this "little piece of Ireland in America's heartland."

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

Around the World in a Day will leave from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, and return about 3 p.m. that day. The cost for this seven-hour trip, including transportation, tours, and lunch, is $59 per person.

While the JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District’s Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the district’s website at www.jcprd.com.

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