New season of Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus begins with Sept. 16 lunch outing

The Blue Bird Bistro is the first destination for a new season of the Foodie Fridays program being presented this fall and early winter by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This program lets participants try a new restaurant with a fun and active group of friends for lunch or dinner on one Friday each month. Participants meet at Antioch Park. Transportation to and from the restaurant is provided, and participants are responsible for the cost of food and drinks on their own. Diners can come to one outing or as many as they’d like planned through December. Please call (913) 826-3160 for more information or to register.

The Blue Bird Bistro is a MidAmerican artisan cuisine which offers food which is organic, all-natural, sustainable, and local, and is located about two blocks west of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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

The outing to Blue Bird Bistro will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. The cost for one two-and-one-half-hour outing with transportation is $10 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 35568.

Other upcoming restaurant destinations and dates include: Port Fonda for lunch on Oct. 21 (barcode 35569), Em Chamas for dinner on Nov. 18 (barcode 35570), and Cooper's Hawk for dinner on Dec. 16 (barcode 35571).

While 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 program are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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