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SPECIAL EVENTS INDEX JCPRD U Kids Triathlon in Partnership with Charlie’s House Aug. 26, Kill Creek Park........................................................ Page 30 50 Plus Strolling Strings Sept. 8, Matt Ross Community Center.................................. Page 59 Moths in the Moonlight Sept. 8, Ernie Miller Nature Center....................................... Page 30 JCPRD Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon Sept. 9, Kill Creek Park......................................................... Page 46 50 Plus BBQ, Bingo, and Boot Scootin’ Sept. 15, Johnson County Fairgrounds.................................. Page 59 Fall Group Hayrides Sept. 16 thru Nov. 19, Shawnee Mission and Heritage parks.. Page 8 Overnight Fishing Saturday Sept. 16, Lexington Lake Park................................................. Page 7 Park Palooza Sept. 17, The Theatre in the Park............................................. Page 7 50 Plus Monarch Migration and Tagging Sept. 20, Ernie Miller Nature Center..................................... Page 59 Behind-the-Scenes Johnson County Museum Tour Sept. 20, Oct. 21, Nov. 15 & Dec. 16, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center............................... Page 46 Family Fishing Night Sept. 22, TimberRidge Adventure Center................................ Page 7 Flight of the Monarch Sept. 23, Ernie Miller Nature Center..................................... Page 30 Fall Public Hayrides Sept. 24 & Nov. 5, Shawnee Mission Park.............................. Page 8 50 Plus Plants of the Prairie Sept. 29, Kill Creek Park....................................................... Page 59

Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat Oct. 23 - Oct. 27, Shawnee Mission & Antioch parks and New Century Fieldhouse..........................................................Page 5 Trout Stocking Oct. 25, Kill Creek & Shawnee Mission parks........................Page 7 KidScape Happiest Hour Halloween Party Oct. 26, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center..................Page 45 Family Overnight Camping Oct. 27, TimberRidge Adventure Center.................................Page 6 Mildale Farm Fall Fest Oct. 28, Mildale Farm..............................................................Page 6 Healthy Halloween Spooktacular! Oct. 28, Roeland Park Community Center..............................Page 7 International Observe the Moon Night Oct. 28, Ernie Miller Nature Center.........................................Page 5 Kansas City’s Passport to Adventure Through Oct. 31, Ernie Miller Nature Center..........................Page 8 The History of Dixieland Music Nov. 2, Roeland Park Community Center...............................Page 8 Owl Prowl Nov. 3, 4, & 5, Ernie Miller Nature Center..............................Page 5 Matinee at the Museum - “In the Heat of the Night” Nov. 4, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center...................Page 45 50 Plus Veterans Breakfast Featuring The Kansas City Lyric Opera’s Veterans Chorus Nov. 9, Matt Ross Community Center...................................Page 59 Tellebration 2017 Nov. 18, Ernie Miller Nature Center........................................Page 9 Free Day at the Johnson County Museum Nov. 22, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center...................Page 6

Cars in the Park Sept. 30, The Theatre in the Park............................................. Page 5

Lanesfield School County Christmas Nov. 25, & Dec. 1, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30, Lanesfield Historic Site............................................................Page 6

Cub Scout Bear Adventure - Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Sept. 30, Ernie Miller Nature Center..................................... Page 30

50 Plus Coffee, Cakes, and Coordinators Nov. 29, Matt Ross Community Center.................................Page 59

50 Plus Travel Show Oct. 3, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.................... Page 60

Letters from Santa Through Dec. 16, Matt Ross Community Center....................Page 8

Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50 Exhibit Oct. 6 - April 14, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center..... Page 8

Lanesfield School Christmas Concert Dec. 2, Lanesfield Historic Site...............................................Page 6

Family Fun Day at the Johnson County Museum Oct. 7, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center...................... Page 6

Holiday Marketplace Dec. 2, Roeland Park Community Center................................Page 8

Family Fun Day at the Johnson County Museum with Healthy Hip Hop H3TV Oct. 7, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center...................... Page 6

Family Fun Day at the Johnson County Museum - Retro Holiday Fun Dec. 9, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.....................Page 6

Whimsical Woods Oct. 7, Ernie Miller Nature Center........................................... Page 7 Museum Exhibit Speaker - The 1960s in Kansas City Oct. 12, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.................. Page 46 50 Plus Live Well Age Well Oct. 19, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.................. Page 60 Trick-or-Cache Oct. 20, Antioch Park............................................................... Page 7 Haunted Kansas Oct. 21, Ernie Miller Nature Center....................................... Page 29

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Breakfast with Santa Dec. 9, Ernie Miller Nature Center........................................Page 16 50 Plus Holiday Sweater Party Dec. 14, Matt Ross Community Center.................................Page 60 Winter Solstice Celebration Dec. 16, Ernie Miller Nature Center........................................Page 9 50 Plus HO-HO-HOliday Bingo & Luncheon Dec. 22, Roeland Park Community Center............................Page 60 Candy Cane Lane Dec. 28, Roeland Park Community Center..............................Page 8 Holidays for the Animals Ongoing, Ernie Miller Nature Center......................................Page 5

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Cooking: Pasta Party (Ages 9-13)

Bring to life some of the most ancient culinary traditions of authentic Italian food. A Chef teaches the correct culinary techniques needed to prepare a meal. Take home some of your creation, as well. This is a class where you get to begin your own traditions! Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $36 / $41 nonresidents 40437 Roeland Park Community Center Sat 10/21 10:30 am 40438 Roeland Park Community Center Sat 12/16 10:30 am

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The district has the following special lines to provide up-to-date information on programs, rainouts, inclement weather, facility offerings, park happenings, special events, etc. To assure that information is up-to-date, these lines are updated frequently. 50 Plus Programs................................................*(913) 686-6030 x10 Aquatics & Learn-to-Swim . .......................................(913) 312-8832 Beaches & Marinas......................................................(913) 312-8847 Ernie Miller Nature Center..........................................(913) 764-7759 Fine Arts Programs.............................................*(913) 686-6030 x11 Football & Cheerleading Club of Johnson County......(913) 312-8836 Gymnastics...................................................................(913) 826-2960 Heritage Park Softball...........................................*(913) 686-6030 x7 Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.....................(913) 826-2787 JCPRD Admin Bldg in Shawnee Mission Park...........(913) 888-4713 Mid-America Baseball..........................................*(913) 686-6030 x4 Mid-America Flag Football..................................*(913) 686-6030 x5 Mid-America Softball...........................................*(913) 686-6030 x3 Mill Creek Activity Center...........................................(913) 826-2960 New Century Fieldhouse.......................................*(913) 686-6030 x2

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Okun Fieldhouse...................................................*(913) 686-6030 x8 Park Info (& Trail Closures)........................................(913) 312-8833 Roeland Park Aquatic Center.......................................(913) 312-8838 Roeland Park Community Center.........................*(913) 686-6030 x9 Roeland Park Sports Dome.................................*(913) 686-6030 x12 Special Events..............................................................(913) 826-2960 Special Olympics.........................................................(913) 312-8846 Sports, Clinics & Camps..............................................(913) 312-8842 Stoll Park Soccer...................................................*(913) 686-6030 x1 *Those calling from a landline phone must dial 1 before calling these numbers.

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ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS

Visit Storywalk in Antioch Park! Located near the Dodgetown Playground

SPECIAL EVENTS Animals: Holidays for the Animals (All Ages)

Birding: Owl Prowl (Ages 16 & Older and Children Ages 5 & Older Accompanied by Parent/Guardian)

Whoooo makes their home in Ernie Miller Nature Park? Who else but the Great Horned, Barred, and Screech Owls. Come for an informative talk featuring live owls and an evening hike through the park. Come dressed for the weather and warm up with a cup of hot cider after the hike. Program fee is nonrefundable. Instructor: Interpretive Staff. Registration Required. Parent/Guardian must register with child. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 90 min. session - $8 / $9 nonresidents 39836 Ernie Miller Nature Center 11/3 Fri 7 pm 39837 Ernie Miller Nature Center 11/4 Sat 7 pm 39838 Ernie Miller Nature Center 11/5 Sun 7 pm

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Students enrolled in JCPRD’s 29 Out of School Time Programs and Early Childhood Centers will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods instead of candy. Around Halloween they will go door to door, escorted by staff, in the neighborhoods around their schools to solicit donations for area food pantries. Assistance from the public is also sought as collection boxes will be placed at three JCPRD office locations from Oct. 2327. Those sites are: Building A, Antioch Park; the Administration Building at Shawnee Mission Park; and New Century Fieldhouse. Among the most-needed food items are: canned soup, vegetables, fruit, and meats, boxed meals, peanut butter and jelly and hot and cold cereal. Donations will be distributed to local food pantries. Help us Trick-or-Treat and fill the shelves of our area food pantries.

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ADULT

The holidays are a time of gifts and generosity. Whether you’re an individual, family, or a group looking to make a difference, how about contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center? The Nature Center has ongoing needs for supplies for both the animals we keep at the center and the wild animals that come to our feeders. Please look over the following list and consider making a contribution: newspapers, brown & green duct tape, various sizes of clear critter totes/ pet keepers boxes with lids; bags of reptile bedding; gift certificates to LifeTime Pets, Price Chopper, Wal-Mart, or Petland; pinewood shavings, cat litter (non-clumping), bleach, fragrance free laundry soap; bags of safflower or black oil sunflower seeds (no mixes, please); suet cake; rolls of ¼ inch & 3/8 inch sisal rope; white and apple cider vinegar; Thanks in advance! Donors who wish to be recognized will have their names listed in the Nature Center’s Tracks newsletter so please take time to record your donation at the Nature Center!

Benefit Event: Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat (All Ages)

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Together Johnson County Library and Mill Creek Activity Center are offering an out-of-library storytime experience. Storytellers will offer books, stories, songs, puppets, and “6 by 6 Ready to Read” selected especially for preschoolers, but they can be enjoyed by all. For additional information please contact (913) 826-2950. Registration is not required, so feel free to stop by and join us. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 10 - 30 min. sessions - FREE Have Fun With Books 9/11 Mon 10:15 am Have Fun With Books 9/18 Mon 10:15 am Have Fun With Books 9/25 Mon 10:15 am Take Time to Rhyme 10/2 Mon 10:15 am Take Time to Rhyme 10/9 Mon 10:15 am Take Time to Rhyme 10/16 Mon 10:15 am Take Time to Rhyme 10/23 Mon 10:15 am Halloween Special 10/30 Mon 10:15 am Tell Stories About Everything 11/6 Mon 10:15 am Tell Stories About Everything 11/13 Mon 10:15 am

Shine up your car, truck, motorcycle, or specialty vehicle for the seventh annual Cars in the Park car show! Admission is free for spectators, and food concessions will be available. There will be a 50/50 pot and raffle. We will have participant choice judging for awards. If you are a vendor or would like information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Lindsey at lindsey. minnick@jocogov.org. Proceeds from this event go to benefit JCPRD Special Olympics programs so that athletes may afford to participate in many different activities. 1 - 4½ hr. session - $20 advance registration; $25 day of 40292 Theatre in the Park 9/30 Sat 10 am

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Storytime: Out-of-Library Storytime (All Ages)

Benefit Event: Cars in the Park (All Ages)

PRESCHOOL

This holistic wellness program for ages three to 18 lets participants earn achievement badges in five wellness dimensions: physical, social, environmental, intellectual, and mindfulness, in order to advance through JCPRD U. Each eligible class listing includes information on which dimension in which your child will earn their achievement credit. To learn more about JCPRD U, visit jcprdu.com. After signing up for a credit-eligible program, call Nathan at (913) 826-2950 to sign up for JCPRD U. For more information, see listing on page 26.

Observe the moon through a telescope, learn about lunar phases, make impact craters and your very own moon journal, and more! You may also bring your own binoculars, blanket, or chairs. Program fee is nonrefundable. Check out the International Observe the Moon Night website at: www.observethemoonnight.org Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 1½ hr. event - $7 / $8 nonresidents 39835 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/28 Sat 7:30 pm

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Astronomy: International Observe the Moon Night (All Ages)

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Camping: Family Overnight Camping (Ages 4 & Older)

Looking for some unplugged time with your kids? Come enjoy an overnight experience together in the great outdoors! Event will begin with tent set-up and dinner, followed by a sunset hike and campfire, program activities end at 9 pm. Group breakfast will be made available 7 - 8 am with event ending by 8 am. Don’t have a tent, but want to come? We have one you can rent. This is a great way to try camping without purchasing all the equipment. Due to time of year please be prepared for cooler evening temperatures. For event details call (913) 856-8849. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 15 hr. event - $35 / $37 nonresidents (Family of 2), $18 Additional Camper, $15 Tent Rental Fee 40429 TRAC (Family of 2) 10/27 Fri 6 pm 40432 TRAC (Additional Camper) 10/27 Fri 6 pm 40652 TRAC (Tent Rental) 10/27 Fri 6 pm

Family Fun: Family Fun Day at the Johnson County Museum (All Ages)

Happy Anniversary to us! Bring the whole family to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum. Explore the museum’s signature exhibition featuring the 1950s All-Electric House, and play in KidScape! Tour our temporary exhibit, “Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50!” Have hands-on fun with activities and crafts in the museum from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. Purchase admission upon arrival at event. Pre-registration not required. See our listing below for a special concert by H3TV! 1 - 3 hr. drop in program - Museum Admission Rates: $5 Adult, $4 Senior (60+), $3 Children (museum members FREE) JCAHC 10/7 Sat 11:30 am

Family Fun: Family Day at the Johnson County Museum with Healthy Hip Hop, “H3TV” (All Ages)

We’ve kept our collections healthy for 50 years - let award winning children’s entertainers, Rapping Roy and Reggie Regg the magic man from H3TV, “Healthy Hip Hop” help you stay in shape with their show, “Keep It Moving!” Enjoy dancing, magic, live animals, audience participation, age appropriate comedy, and lots of fun! 1 - 1 hr. program - Museum Admission Rates: $5 Adult, $4 Senior (60+), $3 Children (museum members FREE) JCAHC 10/7 Sat 10:30 am

Family Fun: Family Day at the Johnson County Museum - Retro Holiday Fun! (All Ages)

Celebrate the holidays 1950s style! Explore the museum’s signature exhibition featuring the 1950s All-Electric House decorated for Christmas, and play in the past in KidScape! Tour our temporary exhibit, “Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50!” Have hands-on fun with retro activities and crafts in the museum from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. Purchase admission upon arrival at event. Pre-registration not required. 1 - 3 hr. drop in program - Museum Admission Rates: $5 Adult, $4 Senior (60+), $3 Children (museum members FREE) JCAHC 12/9 Sat 11:30 am

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Visit theatreinthepark.org for fall and holiday shows at The Theatre in the Park’s Black Box Theatre at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center!

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Family Fun: Free Day at the Johnson County Museum (All Ages)

Have family in town for Thanksgiving and need to plan a fun family outing? Come to the new Johnson County Museum…for free! Admission to the museum featuring the 1950s All-Electric House and the KidScape experience are all included on this fun day! Pre-registration not required. Museum hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm. 1 - 6½ hr. drop in event - FREE JCAHC 11/22 Wed 9 am

Family Fun: Lanesfield School Country Christmas (All Ages)

Experience a traditional 1904 old-fashioned Christmas! Celebrate a traditional community Christmas with letter writing to Santa with pen and ink and create your very own ornament. Find old-fashioned stocking stuffers in our gift shop. All ages welcome. Groups over 10 call (913) 715-2570 to schedule. 1 - 4 hr. program (drop in between 1 pm and 5 pm) - FREE Lanesfield Historic Site 11/25 Sat 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/1 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/8 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/9 Sat 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/15 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/16 Sat 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/22 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/23 Sat 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/29 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 12/30 Sat 1 pm LANESFIELD SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT - On December 2, join us for a special Christmas concert in the schoolhouse, featuring the Edgerton Rainbow Connection Children’s Choir. The performance will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a visit from Santa, crafts, and free refreshments. Bring your camera! 1 - 3 hr. drop in program - FREE Lanesfield Historic Site 12/2 Sat 1 pm

Christmas Tree Recycling, See Page 9 Family Fun: Mildale Farm Fall Fest (All Ages)

Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoy a number of fall activities during this free public event. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site including the 22-acre rental property as well as about 136 acres of adjacent agricultural property, Park near Mildale Farm’s main barn which features peg construction and a hand-laid brick floor. Nearby, they’ll find cider and hot cocoa and a large pumpkin patch. A tractor-drawn hayride will take visitors to a fire circle in the south-central portion of the Mildale site, where they can roast marshmallows and enjoy storytelling. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all seven ponds within the 158-acre area will also be offered, so bring your own bait and tackle. While district fishing permits have been waived for this event, Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license. Restrooms will be available in the large equestrian barn, but the property’s two homes and other outbuildings will not be open during this event. Remember, no alcohol is allowed, pets must be on-leash, and vehicles must remain on roadways. For more information, contact Sarah Vogelsberg at (913) 826-2957. 1 - 5 hr. event - FREE Mildale Farm 10/28 Sat 9 am

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Fishing: Family Night (All Ages)

Halloween: Healthy Halloween Spooktacular! (All Ages)

JCPRD’s newest park will be the site of 2017’s final Overnight Fishing opportunity. After 11 pm, Lexington Lake Park, which opened in early July, will be open for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. Before fishing, area anglers will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a Johnson County Park & Recreation District fishing permit, trout permit if fishing for trout, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. For more information about the overnight fishing program, call (913) 888-4713. Lexington Lake Park 9/16 Sat after 11 pm

Fish Stocking: 2017 Fall Trout Program Bring the Kids!!!!! (All Ages)

There’s nothing scary about this enchanted forest. Enjoy a walk on the trail with the award-winning nature center staff. Costumed storybook characters will delight and entertain audiences of all ages. Meet with the Good Fairy and Forest Friends. Live animals, stories, and surprises will highlight childhood favorites. Reservations are required. Group sessions begin every 15 minutes with program length approximately 1½ hours. In case of inclement weather, program will be held indoors. Advance registration required. Program fee is nonrefundable. For more information call (913) 764-7759. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 1½ hr. event - $5 per person; including adults. $7 paid at site, day of event. We cannot guarantee space availability day of event. 39846 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 1 pm 39847 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 1:15 pm 39848 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 1:30 pm 39849 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 1:45 pm 39850 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 2 pm 39851 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 2:15 pm 39852 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 2:30 pm 39853 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 2:45 pm 39854 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 3 pm 39855 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/7 Sat 3:15 pm

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Join us for this exciting annual fall event as 2,000 pounds of trout are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park Lake and 1,000 pounds are stocked at Kill Creek Park Lake. Both lakes will be closed to fishing until the parks’ opening at 5 am, Saturday, Oct. 28. For information on fishing and trout permits call (913) 888-4713. Approx. 1 hr. event - FREE Kill Creek Park Boat Ramp 10/25 Wed 2:30 pm Shawnee Mission Park Boat Ramp 10/25 Wed 3:45 pm

Halloween: Whimsical Woods (Ages 11 & Under and must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian)

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Fishing: Overnight Saturday (All Ages)

Start your family’s Halloween off with a healthy morning that will keep the kids energized throughout the busy day. Come in costume and visit the freaky photo booth, make creepy crafts, enter the haunted hallway, prepare a healthy snack, and show off on the dance floor to your favorite Halloween beats! Sponsors are needed to make this Healthy Halloween event a success. To apply, please contact Lisa at (913) 826-3161 or email lisa.scharnak@jocogov.org. 1 - 2 hr. event - FREE Roeland Park Community Center 10/28 Sat 9 am

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Join us for a family fun night of fishing. Dinner of hotdogs, chips, and apples will be provided from 5:30 to 6 pm. Fishing at Catfish pond from 6 to 7 pm with boats available. We will end the evening roasting marshmallows at a campfire from 7 to 7:30 pm. Staff will assist with boats and can help with basic fishing questions (life vests must be worn). Bring your own pole and tackle or we can provide a fishing pole. We will also provide bait and marshmallows. Participants age 16 and older are required to have a Kansas fishing license. Licenses will not be sold on site. Program fee is nonrefundable. Parents need to be able to assist their children with fishing. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 2 hr. session - $10 / $11 nonresidents; including adults 39839 TimberRidge Adventure Center 9/22 Fri 5:30 pm

Try out a new family activity this Halloween! Search for caches filled with candy and trinkets hidden around Antioch Park using Global Positioning Systems (GPS). GPS units, a tutorial, and meal are included during this modern day scavenger hunt. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Participants registering as a family will be loaned one GPS unit per family. Those registering as individuals will each be loaned a GPS unit. Costumes encouraged! Join us after your haunted hunt for hotdogs, s’mores, and spooky stories around the fire circle across from Shelter #2. Pre-registration required by 10/17. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 2 hr. outing - $12 / $14 nonresidents per person $30 / $33 nonresidents per family of four or less 40420 Antioch Park 10/20 Fri 4:30 pm 40421 Antioch Park 10/20 Fri 5:30 pm 40422 Antioch Park 10/20 Fri 6:30 pm

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Geocaching: Trick-or-Cache (All Ages)

Johnson County Park & Recreation District would like you to join us for a free day full of fun and appreciation as we say “thank you” for your continued support and patronage of JCPRD. Everyone is invited to the first ever Park Palooza at Shawnee Mission Park to enjoy family-fun, food, and entertainment! Taking center stage at The Theatre in the Park will be live local bands including Liverpool and Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra. Exciting children’s performers such as Mr. Stinky Feet, H3TV, and Drum Safari will fill The Pavilion at TTIP with plenty of kid-friendly fun! We’re thankful for your whole family and can’t wait to see you on Sept. 17! 1 - 6 hr. event - FREE The Theatre in the Park 9/17 Sun 11 am

FUN FOR ALL

Family Fun: Park Palooza (All Ages)

Geocaching: Private Parties (All Ages)

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Geocaching private parties make for unique birthday activities, great scouting events, fun corporate team buildings, or active family get-togethers. JCPRD staff will provide GPS (Global Positioning Systems) units, set the caches, teach partygoers how to hunt for caches using GPS, and are on site to answer questions for this modern day scavenger hunt. Party favor included! Call (913) 826-3161 for more information and pricing. Thank you to Garmin for their generous sponsorship of this program.


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Hayrides: Fall Groups (All Ages) Now Taking Reservations for Sept. 16 through Nov. 19

Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or Heritage Park. Your hayride concludes with a warm campfire where marshmallows and apple cider await. Call now to reserve a date and time for your group. For scheduling and information, call (913) 831-3359. Hayrides are available during September, October, and November. Two weeks advance registration is required. Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park: 7 - Days/Week Heritage Park: Fri, Sat, & Sun 1 - 2 hr. session - $7 per person Minimum: $80 / 12 persons or less

Hayrides: Fall Public (All Ages)

In addition to fall hayrides for organized groups, JCPRD offers this annual opportunity for individuals and family members to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit. Like the group program, this hayride will last approximately one hour, and will be followed by a one-hour campfire with apple cider and marshmallows. Participants will meet at Site A at the Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park, Ogg Road, Shawnee. Advance registration is required. Reservations close on Sept. 23 and Nov. 4. 1 - 2 hr. session - $7 per person 39877 Oak Ridge at Shawnee Mission Park 9/24 Sun 2:30 pm 39878 Oak Ridge at Shawnee Mission Park 11/5 Sun 2:30 pm

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Holiday Event: Candy Cane Lane (All Ages)

Get into the holiday spirit at this family event! Enter a life-size board game where players complete quick to win games and search for sweet treats on the outdoor Candy Cane Lane. Come back inside for lunch and then it’s off to the warm waters of the domed Roeland Park Aquatic Center for a one-hour pool party. Activity, lunch, and pool entry included. Register by 12/19. This is an indoor and outdoor event, dress for the weather. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 2½ hr. event - $13 per person ages 3 and up; Ages 2 and under FREE 40425 Roeland Park Community Center 12/28 Thu 10:30 am

Holiday Event: Holiday Marketplace (All Ages)

Gather your family and friends for a festive holiday morning at the Roeland Park Community Center. The Holiday Marketplace is open to shoppers of all ages. Children will enjoy a visit from Santa, holiday crafts and a special shopping experience to find the perfect gift for any member of their family. Volunteers will be on hand to help kids purchase presents for family and friends and assist in the wrapping to keep the gifts a surprise. All gifts available for purchase will be $10 or less and there will be a free gift wrap station. Gingerbread house making and lunch available for purchase. 1 - 3 hr. event - FREE 40426 Roeland Park Community Center 12/2 Sat 10 am VENDORS - Vendors are invited to sell their wares at our annual Holiday Marketplace at the Roeland Park Community Center. Items sold by vendors must appeal to children shopping with the help of volunteers for holiday presents for family members and friends. Items being sold must be priced at or under $10 (including tax), homemade items required. Booth includes two chairs and one table. For further information please contact Lisa at (913) 826-3161 or e-mail lisa.scharnak@ jocogov.org. 1 - 5 hr. event - $30 40427 Roeland Park Community Center 12/2 Sat 9 am

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Holiday Letter: Letters from Santa (All Ages) Arrange for a special someone to receive a personalized letter from Santa. Call (913) 6426410 by Dec. 16 to remind Santa of name, address, hoped-for-gifts, and any personal information that can personalize his letter. A great keepsake! $5 per letter Matt Ross Community Center

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Museum Exhibit: Let’s Celebrate - Johnson County Museum is 50!

The museum is 50 years old and the new temporary exhibit, “Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50!” showcases different objects from the museum’s collection that relate to the traditional and modern anniversary gifts. From the 1st Anniversary gift of paper, all the way up to gold for the 50th, come celebrate 50 years of collecting with us! ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ will be on display in the museum’s changing exhibit gallery. Regular admission rates apply. Museum Admission Rates: $5 Adult, $4 Senior (60+), $3 Children (museum members FREE) Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 10/6-4/14

For Museum Hours & Admission Rates, See Inside Front Cover Music Education: The History of Dixieland Music (All Ages)

Back by popular demand! The KC Dixieland Band interacts with the audience by providing an oral and visual presentation on the history of Dixieland music, performed by the entire band, live! Highlighted will be many famous tunes of the era, several influential composers of the period, and dominant performers. Undoubtedly, this will be an informative and entertaining experience. All ages are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. Register in advance to save your spot! Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $5 / $6 nonresidents 40759 Roeland Park Community Center 11/2 Thu 7 pm

Nature & Outdoors: Kansas City’s Passport to Adventure 2017 (All Ages)

Gather your family together, and pick up your Passport to Adventure at Ernie Miller Nature Center. Visit participating Kansas City area natural and historical sites, and get your passport stamped each time. Answer the question on the sites’ passport page, and receive a special gift too! Once you have completed the passport, turn it in to the last site visited by Oct. 31 and you will receive a special prize. For more information call (913) 764-7759. Visit www.kcpassport.com for more information. FREE to participants - ongoing event during regular Nature Center hours (See Page 44)

Don’t Miss Monarch Migration and Tagging for 50 Plus on Sept. 20, (Page 59) OR Flight of the Monarch for Ages 8 & Older on Sept. 23, (Page 30)

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Seasonal Event: Winter Solstice Celebration (All Ages)

PRESCHOOL

Take a break from the busy holiday festivities as we walk through the woods, along little Cedar Creek to witness the natural display of winter’s quiet time. The trails will be lit by luminaries. Warm up by the fireside and listen to stories about the longest night of the year. Visit live owls and discover animal mysteries of survival during the long winter. Gather round for campfire treats of toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. Drop in any time after 4:30 for ongoing activities. Please note: Portions of this program will be outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Advance reservations recommended. Program fee is nonrefundable. For more information call (913) 764-7759. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 3 hr. event - $6 / $8 nonresidents; including adults. $8 paid at site, day of event. We cannot guarantee availability day of event. 39880 Ernie Miller Nature Center 12/16 Sat 4:30 pm

Storytelling: TellabrationP2017 (All Ages)

YOUTH

Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Hear nature stories with live animals. These stories will combine themes of environmental awareness and ancient myths. They will delight audiences of all ages. To reserve your spot call the nature center at (913) 764-7759. Payment will be taken on site day of program. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 1 hr. event - $3 per person; including adults. Paid at site. Ernie Miller Nature Center 11/18 Sat 10:30 am

Don’t Miss Our Haunted Kansas Event for Ages 8 & Older on Oct. 21, See Page 29

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MAKING WAVES PROGRESSIVE SWIM LESSONS JCPRD is excited to present our progressive aquatic lesson program for kids ages 6 months to 6 years: “Making Waves.” Our goal is to offer a progression of lessons which can take a swimmer from basic level skills to pre-swim team skills. Please call (913) 432-3905 for more information in deciding which class to choose for your child.

Parent and Child - (Step I)

Jellyfish - (Step II)

With parent & instructor support: • Introduction to the water • Use of songs and toys • Submerge eyes, nose and mouth • Changing body position in the water • Supported prone floating on front and back • Moving arms and legs on front and back • Blowing bubbles • Student-to-instructor ratio is 10:1 at most

With instructor support: • Blowing bubbles with nose and mouth • Submerge head completely • Supported front and back float • Supported jumping into chest deep water • Introduction to bobbing • Supported movement of arms and legs on front • Supported movement of arms and legs on back • Student-to-instructor ratio is 5:1 at most

Minnows - (Step III)

Sea Horses - (Step IV)

Introductory/Beginning with assistance: • Blowing bubbles • Supported prone float and prone glide (front and back) • Submerging underwater and retrieving objects • Bobbing • Jumping off side in water above the head • Introduction of arms for freestyle and backstroke • Flutter kick • Student-to-instructor ratio is 6:1 at most

Intermediate with minimal assistance: • Swim freestyle and backstroke unsupported • Bobbing in water independently • Independent prone float and glide (front and back) • Independent streamline (front and back) • Flutter kick using a kickboard with assistance • Introduction to treading water • Student-to-instructor ratio is 6:1 at most

For Private Lessons for Ages 5 & older, See Page 20.

Sea Turtles - (Step V) Intermediate/Advanced: Swimmers should have completed introductory swimming class/be able to perform beginning level skills. • Bobbing in water independently • Independent streamline (front and back) • Prone glide with flutter kick • Flutter kick using a kickboard • Continued refinement of arms for freestyle and backstroke • Jumping off side independently and then initiating freestyle • Introduction to diving off side (seated and kneeling position) • Treading water independently • Student-to-instructor ratio is 6:1 at most

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For Precompetitive Stroke Clinic Info for Ages 6-8, See Page 20. For Private Lessons for Ages 16 and Older, See Page 39. For Water Exercise programs for Adults and 50 Plus, See Pages 39 & 50. For Roeland Park Aquatic Center Hours & Fees, See Page 9.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Early Childhood: Full Day Early Childhood for 3-5 Year Olds

Preschool Table of Contents:

Aquatics........................................................................................12 Early Childhood............................................................................12 Enrichment & Special Interests....................................................13 Fine & Performing Arts...................................................... 13 & 14 Fitness & Health...........................................................................14 Gymnastics............................................................................ 14 - 16 Nature & Outdoors........................................................................16 Special Event................................................................................16 Sports.................................................................................... 16 - 18

How to Earn JCPRD U Credit This holistic wellness program for ages three to 18 lets participants earn achievement badges in five wellness dimensions: physical, social, environmental, intellectual, and mindfulness, in order to advance through JCPRD U. Each eligible class listing includes information on which dimension in which your child will earn their achievement credit. To learn more about JCPRD U, visit jcprdu.com. After signing up for a credit-eligible program, call Nathan at (913) 826-2950 to sign up for JCPRD U. For more information, see listing on page 26.

AQUATICS Making Waves: Swim Instruction

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

See Swim Level Descriptions for Ages six months to six years, Page 11. Private Lessons for Ages 16 and older, Page 20. Each program earns JCPRD U Physical Credit

Parent & Child (Ages 6 months to 24 months) 6 - 30 min. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40585 Roeland Park Aquatic Center 10/7

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Jellyfish Swim Lessons

6 - 30 min. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40591 Roeland Park Aquatic Center 40592 Roeland Park Aquatic Center 40587 Roeland Park Aquatic Center 40588 Roeland Park Aquatic Center

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Minnows Swim Lessons

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Seahorses Swim Lessons

6 - 30 min. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40596 Roeland Park Aquatic Center 10/7

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Sea Turtles Swim Lessons

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6 - 30 min. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40606 Roeland Park Aquatic Center 10/7

Sat 11:15 am

For Cancellation Information During Inclement Weather, Call Our Info Lines, See Page 4

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Roeland Park Community Center Director-Maureen O’Grady 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, Kan................ (913) 826-3171 P P P P P KQRIS Rated Our Early Childhood Education Center is open from 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday and is fully licensed by the State of Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The center features a morning preschool component, daily morning/ afternoon snacks, a lunch and extended programming for the working parent, afternoon rest periods, and late afternoon creative arts and socialization activities. Our program focuses on self-awareness, motor development, self-selected activity, pre-academic skills, and creative arts along with field trips, physical fitness activities, nutrition lessons, and special events. Our center is equipped with a variety of activity centers that encourage the young child to explore and understand his/her environment and a garden the children plant and harvest. Through the gentle guidance of our caring and experienced teachers, each child is able to achieve realistic goals specific to individual needs. A $40 non-refundable non-transferrable enrollment fee is due upon enrollment. To enroll, please call the center and the director will have enrollment forms you can pick up. 4-5 days/week......................$171 / $188.10 nonresidents weekly

www.JCPRDKids.com Early Childhood: Natureplay Preschool for 3-5 Year Olds

Mill Creek Activity Center Director-Rosanna Munoz 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee, Kan.……………………..(913) 826-2958 Located in Mill Creek Activity Center, Natureplay Preschool features discovery based learning with nature at the foundation of the curriculum. Our goal is to help young children develop a strong connection with the natural world at an early age. The outdoor classroom and nearby Mill Creek Streamway Park provide the children with extended periods of outdoor exploration. While indoors, child initiated experiential learning increases awareness and appreciation of the natural world. This full immersion nature preschool is unique to the greater Kansas City area. Johnson County Park & Recreation District is eager to advance early childhood environmental literacy through Natureplay. The preschool is open year round and licensed for 24 children ages 3-5 years. Children must be potty trained to attend. Families may choose from either a morning session from 8:30-11:30 am or an afternoon session from 12:30-3:30 pm. A $40 enrollment fee is due upon registration. Fees will be paid bi-weekly and are fully inclusive of all program activities. To receive enrollment information contact Rosanna.munoz@jocogov. org or call (913) 826-2958. Enrollment options and fees are as follows: Part Time (2 or 3 days per week)......................................................... ................................ $108 residents / $118.80 nonresidents bi-weekly Full Time (4 or 5 days per week)......................................................... ................................$171 residents / $188.10 nonresidents bi-weekly

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Cooking: Pint Sized Chefs (Ages 3-5)

Mix, measure, chop, stir, and scoop your way into some yummy, healthy recipes that will leave you wanting to make them again. Children will go home with a recipe each class along with learning a “dash” about the kitchen. These weekly activities encourage STEM development (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in children. 7 - 45 min. sessions - $70 / $77 nonresidents 40457 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/6 Wed 10 am 40458 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/1 Wed 10 am

“THE LITTLE RED HEN” - Published in 1953, this story is a longtime favorite about a hen, hard work, and the benefits of collaborating with friends. Act out the steps the hen took to bake bread, then create a red hen of your own to take home. 40511 JCAHC 9/6 Wed 10 am

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“THE POKY LITTLE PUPPY” - Five little puppies dig a hole under the fence and go for a walk in the wide, wide world. What will their mother say? Make a strawberry-scented project for the pokiest puppy after the story ends. 40513 JCAHC 11/1 Wed 10 am

For Youth Winter Break Camps, See Pages 20 & 21 Playtime: Indoor Play Park (Walkers - Age 5)

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Dance: Mommy & Me Ballet Barre & Stretch

Enjoy 45 minutes of low-impact ballet barre - including plies, tendus, and degages - while wearing your baby and then bond while stretching on a mat! No dance experience required. It’s all about enjoying time with your baby and bonding. Expecting moms are welcome as well! Please call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for more detailed information. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 4 - 45 min. class - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40671 JCAHC 10/19 Sat 10 am

Dance: Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-6)

This is the perfect age to enter the wonderful world of dance! Develop coordination, rhythm, and basic ballet positions in this fun and gentle introduction to music and dance. Ballet shoes and leotard required. The final session will allow parents to observe the class. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 8 - 40 min. classes - $65 / $72 nonresidents 40666 RPCC 9/18 Mon 10 am 40667 JCAHC 9/30 Sat 10 am 40668 MCAC 9/30 Sat 1 pm 40739 MCAC 10/4 Wed 11 am

Music: Creative Movement (Ages 2-5)

Explore rhythm, tempo, and basic timing in this class for the young and imaginative! Your child will have the opportunity to move to the music using their creative imagination to increase social skills, dive into creativity, and gain some basic math insight through dance and tempo. This is an introductory class that uses simple actions and dance movements with a focus on child-friendly music. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $35 / $38 nonresidents 40715 JCAHC 9/9 Sat 11 am 40716 JCAHC 9/12 Tue 9 am

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Hop, skip, and jump your way through obstacles, bounce, roll or kick balls, build with blocks, run and have a blast with new friends at New Century Fieldhouse Indoor Play Park! Turf Tuesdays will be spent on the field. Come play with us! If you purchase a punch card, you will receive it on your first visit. Come dressed in your Halloween costume on Oct. 31. No play park on 11/24 and 12/18-12/29. $3 per visit or $25 - 10 visit punch card New Century Fieldhouse 9/5-12/14 M,T,Th 9-11:30 am

Bring a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or friend, and work collaboratively with your young, creative maker as they dive into visual arts in a TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) environment. This is a wonderful opportunity to bond, teach, and encourage your child in their creativity. Please call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for more detailed information. Adult supervision is required for the duration of the program. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 60 min. class - $5 / $6 nonresidents 40563 JCAHC 9/9 Sat 9 am 40564 JCAHC 10/14 Sat 9 am 40565 JCAHC 11/11 Sat 9 am 40566 JCAHC 12/9 Sat 9 am

ADULT

“FROSTY THE SNOW MAN” - Everyone’s favorite snowman was born in 1950 as the subject of a record, and soon after appeared in many forms, including a Little Golden Book! Follow the adventures of Frosty and then make a personalized snowman of your own. 40514 JCAHC 12/6 Wed 10 am

Art: Intergenerational Arts (Ages 0-6 with Adult)

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

“THE HAPPY MAN AND HIS DUMP TRUCK” - A happy man thrills a group of farm animals when he takes them for a joy ride in his dump truck in this Little Golden Book from 1950! Learn the dump truck song and sing along, then put the animals in a paper truck for craft time. 40512 JCAHC 10/4

Young children are naturally inclined to poke and prod at the smooth and moldable qualities of clay. This program invites your child to engage in his or her curiosity and imagination while working with a teaching artist to learn basic, introductory ceramics concepts. This program is taught with a process approach in order to instill positive self-esteem in your child. Program fee includes glazing and firing for a final keepsake to take home. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join this class. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $36 / $39 nonresidents 40669 RPCC 9/2 Sat 9 am 40670 JCAHC 11/4 Sat 9 am

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Remember “The Poky Little Puppy?” You and your preschoolers will love the stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House! After the story ends, enjoy an art activity for little hands. Stories change monthly, connecting to KidScape community environments, and Kansas Early Learning Standards. An adult must attend program with child. Can be booked as a field trip for groups - call for details! Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 45 min. session - $2 per child, museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to KidScape and the museum.

Art: Clay Creations (Ages 3-6)

PRESCHOOL

Early Learning: Retro Story and Art Fun! (Ages 3-5 with Adult)

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS

FUN FOR ALL

ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS


FUN FOR ALL PRESCHOOL YOUTH SPECIAL POPULATIONS ADULT 50 PLUS

Music: Kid Friendly Musical Performances Sponsored by the Johnson County Museum (Ages 2 - 10 with Adult)

Join these kid-friendly artists for fun, music, and movement! Pre-registration is required. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of event if space is available. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 60 min. session - $5 per person; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to KidScape and the museum. JANIE NEXT DOOR - Janie Next Door, also known as musician, singer, songwriter Jane Christison, performs upbeat, entertaining, interactive, live musical programs for children. This session is 30 minutes. 40525 JCAHC 9/27 Wed 10 am

DINO O’DELL - Whether Dino is counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, his interactive songs and tall tales stir the imagination, inspire curiosity and engage the whole child. Come enjoy Dino’s unique blend of folk-rock and reggae! 40526 JCAHC 10/25 Wed 10 am DOO DAD MIKE - A Kansas City performer focused on family entertainment, Doo-Dad Mike brings his high-energy rock concert for one show only! 40527 JCAHC 11/29 Wed 10 am ROCKIN’ ROB - The Rockin’ Rob show is a completely interactive and educational musical kids’ show geared for ages 2 - 10 and families, that promotes fun & education through the benefits of music and movement. 40528 JCAHC 12/27 Wed 10 am

Storytelling: JoHo Storyteller Sponsored by the Johnson County Museum (Ages 3-5 with Adult)

In this series of storytelling programs for children, local storyteller Jo Ho dramatically engages with entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art. Pre-registration is required. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of event if space is available. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 60 min. session - $2 per person; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to KidScape and the museum. INCREDIBLE INVENTIONS - Join “Inventor Jo” as she shares stories of wild and wacky and true inventions that have made life easier, yummier, and more stupendousier! (I just invented that word) Perfect story time for inquisitive little minds and the science buff in all of us. Nerdy is cool in these delightful invention tales! 40521 JCAHC 9/13 Wed 10 am COUNTRY HOEDOWN - Put on your dancing boots and grab a partner as Granny McDonald invites you to some rootin’ and yahooin’ down on the farm yarns. Whether it’s kissing a cow, givin’ a pig a belly rub, or chasin’ rabbits through the pumpkin patch, it’ll be the fall hootenanny you’re lookin’ for. Yeehaw! 40522 JCAHC 10/18 Wed 10 am FOWL PLAY - Join turkey, goose, duck, and chicken, not for dinner please, but for some adventurous tales with lots of laughter and roleplaying. These fine-feathered stories show thankfulness for family and friends. Birds of many feathers stick together! 40523 JCAHC 11/15 Wed 10 am Continued in Next Column

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Jo Ho Storyteller Continued from Previous Column WOODLAND CHRISTMAS - Step into a magical woodland Christmas wonderland as the bears, deer, rabbits, and other woodsy creatures discover the beauty of this special time of year. It’s a joyful celebration as Badger’s friends help him turn his “bah humbug” into an “ah awesome.” Watch as the lonely woodland tree realizes her gift to nature. And there will be a surprise package from Santa to all the woodsy critters. Appropriate for elves of all sizes! 40524 JCAHC 12/20 Wed 10 am

Theater: Animals in Theater (Ages 3-6)

Animals are an easy, conceivable way for young actors to take their first step into theater. Working collaboratively, your young student will have the opportunity to learn the basics of acting through games and various activities. This program promotes social skills, problem-solving, and gross motor skills. The final session will allow parents to observe the class. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $35 / $39 nonresidents 40674 JCAHC 11/11 Sat 10 am

FITNESS & HEALTH Yoga: Adult & Toddler Yoga (Ages 2-4 with an Adult)

Enjoy a healthy activity together with your little one in this fun yoga class. Breathing, poses, and flows in taught in a playful way. The instructor will incorporate items such as props, books, songs, and art activities to convey yoga concepts and poses for this age group. Fee is for one adult and one child. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 50 min. sessions - $45 / $49 nonresidents 40428 Roeland Park Community Center 10/18 Wed 5:30 pm

Youth Fitness & Health Programs Can Be Found on Pages 26 & 27

GYMNASTICS Birthday Parties: For Ages Walking-10 Years

Host your child’s birthday party at MCAC for a fun filled physically active event. Instructors along with your child and their friends will be moving on our obstacle course, jumping into our foam pit and participating in organized activities and free play. Your child’s party will be the best worry free event you have ever hosted! PRESCHOOL PARTY: Great for children walking through Kindergarten age. Enjoy one hour of structured or open play in gymnastics area followed by 30 minutes in the party room. SCHOOL AGE PARTY: Ideal for ages 4-10. Enjoy one hour of organized play with instructors in gymnastics area followed by 30 minutes in the party room. For more information contact Mill Creek Activity Center at (913) 8262950. $155 (10 kids including birthday child) $10/per additional child with a max of 15 kids.

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Current attendance in classes does not guarantee space in upcoming session. You must re-enroll. Inclement weather phone number for MCAC Classes: (913) 826-2960. Please do not leave a voicemail as this line is not monitored.

Discount on Gymnastics Classes

Gymnastics: For 3 Year Olds

8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39699 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 Tue 9 am 39700 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 Wed 11 am 39701 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 Wed 6:30 pm 39702 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 Thu 10 am 39703 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 Thu 5:30 pm 39704 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/25 Fri 10 am 39705 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/26 Sat 11 am 39707 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 Mon 10 am 39708 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 Mon 4:30 pm 39709 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 Tue 9 am 39710 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 Wed 11 am 39711 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 Wed 6:30 pm 39712 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19 Thu 10 am 39713 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19 Thu 5:30 pm 39714 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/21 Sat 11 am

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8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39716 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 39717 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 39718 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 39719 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 39720 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 39721 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/25 39722 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/26 39724 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 39725 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39726 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39727 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 39728 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 39729 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19 39730 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/21

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Your three-year-old is introduced to early gymnastic skills, while experiencing socialization and interaction with children his/her own age. Muscular coordination and body awareness are key elements developed in this class. No class 9/4, 11/10, 11/20 - 11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 50 min. lessons - $96.25 / $105.91 nonresidents 39715 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 39723 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/20 Fri

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Students who register for more than one gymnastic class a week are eligible for a twenty percent discount on the second class. Families with two or more children enrolled in a class are eligible to receive a ten percent discount on the second child and a twenty percent discount on any additional children. When registering for class in the May-August catalog, you will receive a 10% discount if you register for both sessions at that time. Those requesting these discounts may register through the Mill Creek Activity Center at (913) 826-2950 or our Registration Office at (913) 831-3359. These discounts apply only to Gymnastics classes.

Children learn basic gymnastics skills on various pieces of apparatus and floor giving them an opportunity to enjoy socialization and interaction with children their own age. Emphasis is placed on the development of muscular coordination, strength, and flexibility. No class 9/4, 11/10, 11/20 - 11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 50 min. lessons - $96.25 / $105.91 nonresidents 39697 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 10 am 39698 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 4:30 pm 39706 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/20 Fri 10 am

PRESCHOOL

Our programs are designed to provide your child with the essential foundation for all physical movement. Skilled and experienced instructors understand the importance of physical development in children, such as flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, and endurance. Starting with basic elements, students are taught, through proper progression, ever increasingly higher levels of skill. Staff will advise and make every attempt to see that your child is in the class most suited to his/ her individual ability. Parents are welcome to observe class. Suitable clothing: sweat pants, T-shirt, leotard, or gym shorts (void of any buckles, buttons, snaps or zippers). Socks are optional. Class make-ups - a limited number will be allowed each session. Contact MCAC with any questions (913) 826-2950.

FUN FOR ALL

Gymnastics: Preschool (Ages 4 & 5 Year Olds)

About Our Gymnastics Classes

Youth Ice Skating for Ages 6-17, Page 32 50 PLUS

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Playground: Punch Card Indoor Playground (Ages Up to 5 Years Old with Parent / Legal Guardian)

Children up to 5 years of age will have the opportunity, for one hour, with their parent/guardian, to focus their energy while developing strength and agility. Our Mill Creek Activity Center located at 6518 Vista Dr. in Shawnee is offering an Indoor Playground which incorporates fun filled playtime with obstacle courses and play gym equipment. Parent/legal guardian will be asked to sign a waiver and be present with their child at all times. Mondays & Fridays 11 a.m. to Noon. No session 9/4, 11/20, 11-24. Pay a drop in fee of $5 when you arrive or purchase a ten visit punch card for $45.

Tumbling: Parent & Tot (Ages 18 - 36 Months with Adult)

ADULT 50 PLUS

Visit the nature center for stories, songs, and surprises geared to preschool children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. 1 - 30 min. session - $2 per person; including adults. Paid at site. Butterfly Delight 9/6 Wed 10:30 am Johnny Appleseed 9/20 Wed 10:30 am Spider Surprise 10/4 Wed 10:30 am Bats & Night Flight 10/18 Wed 10:30 am Fall Sights & Sounds 11/1 Wed 10:30 am Turkey Time 11/15 Wed 10:30 am Mrs. Claus Reads 12/6 Wed 10:30 am A Visit with Santa 12/20 Wed 10:30 am

SPECIAL EVENT

Qualified instructors teach the parent to teach the tot. Activities are directed toward motivating a desire for physical activity, general loco-motor movements, and acquainting tots with gymnastic equipment, all of which will increase learning ability later in life. No class 11/20-11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 40 min. lessons - $86 / $94.64 nonresidents 39733 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 Tue 39734 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 Wed 39735 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 Thu 39736 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/26 Sat

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8 - 40 min. lessons - $86 / $94.64 nonresidents 39737 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39738 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 39739 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19 39740 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/21

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Preschool: Breakfast With Santa (Ages 3-5 with Adult)

Tue Wed Thu Sat

Kids! Bring a parent and have breakfast followed by a visit with Santa. Enjoy pancakes and juice. Afterwards Santa will explain the winter habits of his animal friends. He also will help you construct a gift for wildlife. Of course, Santa will have a gift for each child and will listen to your Christmas list. Advanced reservations required. Parent/Guardian must register with child. Program fee nonrefundable. Earns the JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 90 min. session - $7 / $8 nonresidents; including adults 39937 Ernie Miller Nature Center 12/9 Sat 9 am

Special Events Index See Page 3

NATURE & OUTDOORS

SPORTS

Adventure Walk: Twilight Hike (Ages 2-6 with Adult)

Explore the trails at Ernie Miller Park as the sun sets. Listen for the nocturnal sounds of a cricket’s chorus and a barred owl’s call. Gather around a cheery fire ring for stories, activities, and a tasty treat. Participants should bring a flashlight. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 90 min. session - $7 / $8 nonresidents; including adults 39922 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/15 Fri 7 pm 39923 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/29 Fri 7 pm

Nature & Outdoors: Nature Time Yoga (Ages 2-6 with Adult)

Storytelling: Animal Tales - Storytime at Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 2-6 with Adult)

Music, movement and imagination!!! Join the nature center staff as we act out stories with animal and yoga moves. These parent and child experiences are designed to encourage creativity, coordination and enhance awareness of the natural world. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. See a live animal every time. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 30 min. session - $2 per person; including adults. Paid at site. Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/13 Wed 10:30 am Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/27 Wed 10:30 am Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/11 Wed 10:30 am Ernie Miller Nature Center 11/8 Wed 10:30 am Ernie Miller Nature Center 12/13 Wed 10:30 am

Fencing: Little Knights (Ages 4-6)

Our Little Knights explore the ancient sport of fencing through fun games and exercises. Foster an interest in this Olympic sport while encouraging flexibility, coordination, discipline, and sportsmanship. Wear sneakers. All equipment is provided. For information please visit www.heartlandfencing.com or call (913) 636-3769. No class 11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $55 / $61 nonresidents 40094 Heartland Fencing Academy 40095 Heartland Fencing Academy 40096 Heartland Fencing Academy 40097 Heartland Fencing Academy

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Ice Skate: Parent and Me (Ages 1½-3 with Parent/Guardian)

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Build soccer skills through games, adventures, and songs! The Happy Feet play-based approach teaches healthy habits through soccer! Build confidence, learn soccer, and have fun! This monthly program runs year-round, so grab your friends and get your happy feet kicking. Each child receives a shirt. Go to www.happyfeetkc.com for additional locations and information. For questions on the program, please call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 30 min. sessions - $45 39814 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 9/1 Fri 9:30 am 39815 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-4) 9/1 Fri 10 am 39816 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 4-6) 9/1 Fri 10:30 am 39817 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-6) 9/5 Tue 10 am 39818 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 9/5 Tue 10:30 am 39819 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-6) 10/3 Tue 10 am 39820 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 10/3 Tue 10:30 am 39821 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 10/6 Fri 9:30 am 39822 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-4) 10/6 Fri 10 am 39823 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 4-6) 10/6 Fri 10:30 am 39824 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 11/3 Fri 9:30 am 39825 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-4) 11/3 Fri 10 am 39826 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 4-6) 11/3 Fri 10:30 am 39827 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-6) 11/7 Tue 10 am 39828 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 11/7 Tue 10:30 am 39829 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-6) 12/5 Tue 10 am 39830 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 12/5 Tue 10:30 am 39831 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 2-3) 12/8 Fri 9:30 am 39832 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 3-4) 12/8 Fri 10 am 39833 Happy Feet: Merriam (Ages 4-6) 12/8 Fri 10:30 am

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This class is for toddlers ages one and one half to three years old to skate with their parent/guardian. This class will introduce ice skating to the adult and toddler while focusing on the basics of balance and beginning skating. Helmets are recommended for the toddlers. A rounded bicycle helmet is ok. Cost includes skate rental during lessons and a punch card for six public skating sessions to be used for practice during the lesson session. The smallest skate size is toddler eight. Classes may be combined with preschool classes. Please dress warmly in light layers and bring gloves. Skaters will need to visit www.learntoskateusa.com before class begins to purchase the $16 yearly membership. Call KCIC for details at (913) 441-3033. No class 9/2, 9/4, 11/20, 11/23, 11/25, 12/21, 12/25, 12/28, 12/30, 1/1/17, and 1/4. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 40111 Kansas City Ice Center 8/14 Mon 6:15 pm 40112 Kansas City Ice Center 8/17 Thu 10 am 40113 Kansas City Ice Center 8/19 Sat 11:50 am 40117 Kansas City Ice Center 10/2 Mon 6:15 pm 40118 Kansas City Ice Center 10/5 Thu 10 am 40119 Kansas City Ice Center 10/7 Sat 11:50 am 40122 Kansas City Ice Center 11/13 Mon 6:15 pm 40120 Kansas City Ice Center 11/16 Thu 10 am 40121 Kansas City Ice Center 11/18 Sat 11:50 am

Soccer: Happy Feet (Ages 2½-6)

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We Also Offer Little Ballers Basketball for Age 4 through Grade 1, See Page 31

Ice Skate: Snowplow Sam 1 - Preschool Lessons (Ages 3-5)

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The objectives of Snowplow Sam are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice and gain new friendships through group instruction. The basic elements of ice skating are taught, including forward marching, proper way to fall down and get up along with fun games. Cost includes skate rental during lessons and a punch card for six public skating sessions to be used for practice during the lesson session. Helmets are recommended but not required. Please dress warmly with layers and gloves. Please arrive early for the first class. Skaters will need to visit www.learntoskateusa.com before class begins to purchase the $16 yearly membership. Call KCIC for details at (913) 441-3033. No class 9/2, 9/4, 11/20, 11/23, 11/25, 12/21, 12/25, 12/28, 12/30, 1/1/17, and 1/4. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 40123 Kansas City Ice Center 8/14 Mon 6:15 pm 40124 Kansas City Ice Center 8/17 Thu 10 am 40125 Kansas City Ice Center 8/19 Sat 11:50 am 40129 Kansas City Ice Center 10/2 Mon 6:15 pm 40130 Kansas City Ice Center 10/5 Thu 10 am 40131 Kansas City Ice Center 10/7 Sat 11:50 am 40132 Kansas City Ice Center 11/13 Mon 6:15 pm 40133 Kansas City Ice Center 11/16 Thu 10 am 40134 Kansas City Ice Center 11/18 Sat 11:50 am

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Are you looking for a fun introduction to the very basic elements for the game of soccer? If so, then Tiny Tykes is for you. Challenger Sports provides the top notch instructors. The program focuses on small groups, lots of kicking, laughing and making new friends. The Tiny Tykes program is designed to introduce young children to the concepts of fun and interaction within a relaxed physical environment. Participants receive a ball and jersey. Parents or guardians are invited to stay and watch, even join in! Guaranteed qualified, professional coaches will be leading the session. No refunds after the program begins. For questions, call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 5 - 45 min. sessions - $65 39890 New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 2-3) 9/8 Fri 9 am 39891 New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 4-5) 9/8 Fri 9:45 am 39892 Roeland Park Sports Dome (Ages 2-3) 9/9 Sat 12:30 pm 39893 Roeland Park Sports Dome (Ages 4-5) 9/9 Sat 1:15 pm

Sports: Multi-Sports Future Stars in Training (Ages 3-5) This multi-sports class will help your child improve their gross motor skills while providing them plenty of fun and engaging activities. Each six-week session will introduce your future star to different sports in a safe and non-competitive atmosphere. September thru October the three sports will be football, basketball, and track. November thru December the three sports will be soccer, baseball, and speed/agility. Contact (913) 826-2950 for additional information. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 50 min. lessons - $65 / $71 nonresidents 40069 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 9/13 Wed 9 am 40070 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 9/14 Thu 9 am 40071 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 9/16 Sat 8 am 40072 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 11/1 Wed 9 am 40073 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 11/2 Thu 9 am 40074 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 11/4 Sat 8 am

Tennis: Quick Start Fast-Track Program (Ages 4-6)

Learning tennis is fun and fast when you take advantage of our “fasttrack” program. In this class, young players will be introduced to the game of tennis through a new and fun program designed by the USTA. Instructors will teach basic strokes and play fun games emphasizing hand-eye coordination and running. The class is designed to get kids playing right away with a new and exciting new format. Club membership is not required. Wear tennis or non-marking shoes. Students must provide their own tennis racquets. Racquets are available for purchase at the club. Arrive ten min. early for first class. OPRC will contact you to reschedule the 12/25 class which falls during the 11/6 session. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 1 hr. lessons - $160 / $176 nonresidents 40295 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/6 Wed 5 pm 40296 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/9 Sat 9 am 40297 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/11 Mon 4 pm 40304 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/1 Wed 5 pm 40305 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/4 Sat 9 am 40306 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/6 Mon 4 pm

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status in employment or in the provision of programs and services

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Soccer: Tiny Tykes (Ages 2-5)

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Special Event: Pool Instead of School (Ages 6 & Older) Youth Table of Contents:

Aquatics........................................................................................20 Camps................................................................................. 20 & 21 Enrichment & Special Interests.............................................. 22-24 Fine & Performing Arts.......................................................... 24-26 Fitness & Health................................................................. 26 & 27 Gymnastics.......................................................................... 27 & 28 Nature & Outdoors.............................................................. 28 & 29 Special Events..................................................................... 29 & 30 Sports.................................................................................... 30 - 36

Registration is Easy! See Pages 72 & 73

How to Earn JCPRD U Credit This holistic wellness program for ages three to 18 lets participants earn achievement badges in five wellness dimensions: physical, social, environmental, intellectual, and mindfulness, in order to advance through JCPRD U. Each eligible class listing includes information on which dimension in which your child will earn their achievement credit. To learn more about JCPRD U, visit jcprdu.com. After signing up for a credit-eligible program, call Nathan at (913) 826-2950 to sign up for JCPRD U. For more information, see listing on page 26.

AQUATICS Birthday Parties: Roeland Park Campus (Ages 4 & Older)

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Are the kids looking for something fun to do during those teacher inservice days? Join us for a themed pool party and get moving instead of staring at electronic devices. Participants will be lead in 30 minutes of pool games, have 90 minutes of free play in the pool, and leave with a special treat. Advanced registration one week prior is required. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. event $8 / $10 40608 RPAC Friday the 13th 10/13 Fri 1:30 pm

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a cool poolside party on the Roeland Park campus. The first hour will be spent at the pool playing, and the second hour will be in a party room at the community center. Parties are held on Saturdays and fill up quickly. Refreshments and party supplies are not included. Call (913) 432-1377 to reserve your party time. Must book at least 2 weeks in advance. 1 - 2 hr. Indoor Pool Party - $115 up to 10 swimmers 1 - 2 hr. Outdoor Pool Party - $120 up to 10 swimmers $5 per additional swimmer beyond 10 $50 refundable damage deposit

CAMPS FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be granted for camps within the Fine and Performing Arts Department when all of the following conditions are met. • A replacement must be available from our wait list or you must find a replacement. • A written request must be received two weeks in advance of the camp week. • Each request must state the reason for the withdrawal. • These may be e-mailed to devin.rumley@jocogov.org. • No phone requests. • Each canceled week is subject to a $15 processing fee to be deducted from the refund amount. Please allow two to three weeks to receive any refunds.

Making Waves: Swim Instruction

See Swim Level Descriptions for Ages six months to six years. Page 11. Private Lessons for Ages 16 and older, Page 20.

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Making Waves: Private Swim Lessons, Roeland Park (Ages 3 & Older)

Private swim instruction is offered for ages 3 and up and all skill levels. For more information and to schedule a time, call the Aquatics office at (913) 432-3905. Saturday lessons are preferred between 9am-noon. 2 - 30 min. private session - $46 / $51 nonresidents 4 - 30 min. private session - $77 / $82 nonresidents

Aquatics: Precompetitive Stroke Clinic (Ages 6-8)

This program provides a transition between swim lessons and a recreational swim team experience. Swimmers will refine freestyle and backstroke and will be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Requirements: Must be able to swim 25 meters of freestyle and 25 meters on the back. Student: teacher ratio is capped 8:1. For more information, please visit www.kcblazers.com Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 20 - 45 min. sessions - $250 nonresidents Roeland Park Aquatic Center 9/25 M,W 6:15 pm Roeland Park Aquatic Center 9/26 T,Th 6:15 pm

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Arts: Art Studio II Lab (Ages 9-13)

Discovery: Slimy Chemistry Camp (Ages 6-12)

Discovery: Cell City Camp (Ages 6-12)

Explore the giant world within tiny cells. Take apart cells to learn about their different parts. Extract DNA, learn about heredity, and examine cells and microbes under a microscope! Please bring a water bottle and lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 7 hr. camp - $57 / $63 nonresidents 40662 New Century Fieldhouse 12/22 Fri 9 am

Discovery: Fizzy, Gassy Reactions Camp (Ages 6-12)

Get a hands-on, up close look at reactions in action! This cool chemistry day explores mystery substances, chemical bonding, and catalysts. Make your own invisible ink! Please bring a water bottle and lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 7 hr. camp - $57 / $63 nonresidents 40663 New Century Fieldhouse 12/27 Wed 9 am Investigate chemical reactions in the work around us: the kitchen, the laundry, the garden, and even inside the walls! Build crystals, make sidewalk chalk, bath fizzers and a chromatograph t-shirt. Investigate water absorbing chemicals and use chemical reactions to make your own ice cream! Please bring a water bottle and lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 7 hr. camp - $57 / $63 nonresidents 40664 New Century Fieldhouse 12/28 Thu 9 am

Engineering: FUNdamentals of the Force using LEGO® (Ages 5-7) Stimulate the force by creating motorized and architectural projects in this introductory engineering course. Design and build projects using LEGO® materials such as droids, energy catapults, defense turrets, and settlements from a faraway galaxy. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 3 hr. sessions - $128 / $140 nonresidents 40430 Roeland Park Community Center 12/26 T-F

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Engineering: FUNdamentals of the Force using LEGO® (Ages 8-12) Advanced engineers become mystical knights tasked to guard the peace of the universe! Build projects using LEGO® materials such as fighters, walkers, racers, destroyers, cities, settlements, fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a faraway galaxy. Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 3 hr. sessions - $128 / $140 nonresidents 40431 Roeland Park Community Center 12/26 T-F 1 pm

Theater: Theatre in the Park Winter Academy (Ages 13-18)

This theater intensive culminates in a full performance of a Broadway style show. Ranging from auditions to final performance and many technical discussions, theatrical games, and practices in between! Choreography, music, blocking rehearsals all happen in a condensed amount of time finishing with a fully realized theatrical production. Show to be announced soon! Check out www.theatreinthepark.org for show announcement. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 9 - 8 hr. classes - $250 / $263 nonresidents 40729 JCAHC 12/21 Th,F,Sat 9 am JCAHC 12/26 T-Sat 9 am

Our Award-Winning T.A.K.E. Self Defense Seminar is Perfect for Moms and Daughters to Participate in Together, See Page 47

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Discovery: Crazy Chemistry Camp (Ages 6-12)

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Elements, molecules, and chemicals, oh my! Step into the shoes of a real chemist and find out how chemicals combine and germs spread. Explore electroplating and cool color change reactions. Please bring a water bottle and lunch daily. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 7 hr. camp - $57 / $63 nonresidents 40661 New Century Fieldhouse 12/21 Thu 9 am

Team up with your fellow campers to explore the inventions of others including Rube Goldberg, Thomas Edison and more! Draw inspiration from the wacky and the practical. Let yourself become inspired to invent! Please bring a water bottle and lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 7 hr. camp - $57 / $63 nonresidents 40665 New Century Fieldhouse 12/29 Fri

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Extending from Art Studio I, work with a professional artist on more advanced and challenging projects geared toward finding your niche in the world of visual arts. Each day will focus on a new medium as you hone in on your preferred medium of choice. Art Studio I is not a prerequisite for this program. Instructional time is from 9 am - 4 pm. For before and after open studio information see listing above. Bring a sack lunch, snack, and water bottle daily. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 7 hr. classes - $150 / $165 nonresidents 40731 JCAHC 12/26 T-F 9 am

Discovery: Edison’s Workbench Camp (Ages 6-12)

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Need an hour to finish that project from Art Studio II? Time to run lines from Theatre in the Park Winter Academy? Open Studio Lab allows participants of camps hosted in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center to have open work time with instructors available as resources. Open Studio Lab is available from 7:30 am to 9 am before instructional time begins, and from 4 pm to 5:30 pm after instructional time ends. This is a daily registration for each session so you can register for just the times you need. Call Devin Rumley at (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for questions and cost. Registration is required no later than 4 pm the day before the requested time.

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Arts: Open Studio Lab (Ages 6-15)

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ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS Birthday Parties: Johnson County Museum KidScape (Ages 3-10)

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the place where history and fun connect! The Johnson County Museum sets the perfect stage for a memorable birthday party for your child. Enjoy unlimited time in KidScape and one hour in a private party room. Bring your own refreshments and party supplies. Saturdays fill up fast, so call (913) 715-2570 to reserve your spot early. 1 hr. room rental for 25 children and 5 adults - $150 Includes unlimited time in KidScape. Additional guests pay standard admission fees - $5 adult, $4 senior (60+), $3 child

Computers: Youth Tech, Inc.

Youth Tech Inc. is an interactive computer camp that focuses on providing enrichment opportunities with a passion for learning. With a caring environment at the core of camp values, Youth Tech strives to create a positive learning community that encourages creativity, fun and academic excellence. For more information about Youth Tech Inc. please visit our web site at www.youthtechinc.com

Computers: Arcade Games (Ages 6-12)

This class gives students a look at online game development and puts them in the driver’s seat of simple game creation. Students in this course will develop online games including arcade style, platform and other interactive games that they can publish and share online. 2 - 3 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents 40433 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 10/7 Sat 1 pm

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Computers: iCode (Ages 6-12)

This course offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. This course makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programming logic. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 3 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents 40434 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 11/4 Sat 1 pm

Computers: iGame Creators (Ages 6-10)

Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 3 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents 40439 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 11/4 Sat 9 am

Computers: iMobile Game Design (Ages 6-12)

Sketch, build, play. This class offers students with a big imagination a place to sketch and build their own video games on a mobile device. If you have a student that loves to play games on an iPad® this course helps them engineer and build games on a mobile platform. This cutting edge course engages both sides of brain to create fun engaging games for a mobile platform. iPads will be provided for this class. Space is limited. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 3 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents 40441 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 10/7 Sat 9 am

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Computers: Movie Makers (Ages 8-15)

This hands-on, interactive course will instruct students on the world of digital video design and production. Students will film, direct and edit their own digital video creations. Students enrolled in this course amaze their peers with green screen and special effects work. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 6 hr. lessons - $150 / $165 nonresidents 40454 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center

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Computers: Robotics-Battle Bots (Ages 8-15)

This course offers hands-on opportunities to build and program robots. Working in small teams, students will design robotics systems to compete in fun real-world activities. Each day will bring a new challenge, and your team’s robot will have to morph to better adapt and compete. Students will compete in the battle bots competition at the end of the camp to prove their robot is the best. This class is perfect for the student who has a big imagination and likes to build things. This class has a limit of 16 students. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 6 hr. lessons - $150 / $165 nonresidents 40461 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 12/21 Th,F 9 am

Computers: The Gaming Academy (Ages 10-17)

The gaming academy is an all-day course for students who love games. During this course students will be immersed into the world of 2D and 3D game design. The gaming academy is a combination of our Video Game Design, Advanced Game Design and 3D Game Design courses. The course offers students a variety of hands on experience designing and building their very own games. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 3 - 7 hr. lessons - $250 / $275 nonresidents 40462 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 12/27 W-F 9 am

Computers: Video Game Design (Ages 10-17)

This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family. Bring a sack lunch and drink. Space is limited. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 6 hr. lessons - $175 / $193 nonresidents 40463 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 9/9 Sat 9 am 40464 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 12/27 W,Th 9 am

Cooking: Cake Decorating 101 (Ages 8-13)

Discover how fun and easy it is to decorate a beautiful cake! Learn decorating techniques needed to create great looking cakes for birthdays or any occasion. Topics include the basics of coloring icing, decorating techniques and using appropriate tools. Take home your masterpiece and wow the family! All supplies included in the price. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $36 / $41 nonresidents 40435 Roeland Park Community Center Sat 9/23 Noon 40436 Roeland Park Community Center Sat 11/18 Noon

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Bring to life some of the most ancient culinary traditions of authentic Italian food. A Chef teaches the correct culinary techniques needed to prepare a meal. Take home some of your creation, as well. This is a class where you get to begin your own traditions! Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $36 / $41 nonresidents 40437 Roeland Park Community Center Sat 10/21 10:30 am 40438 Roeland Park Community Center Sat 12/16 10:30 am

Enrichment: Homeschool History Adventures! (Ages 8-12)

WHAT TO WEAR? - Suspenders? Parasols? Feed-sack underwear? Explore history’s closet by examining rarely-seen pieces from our collection, discussing the “what” and “why” of Johnson County’s fashion past, and trying some clothes-related games and activities on for size! For extra fun, come in a costume from your favorite period in history! 40613 JCAHC 10/4 Wed 1 pm 40614 JCAHC 10/5 Thu 10 am

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Science & Technology: Engineering Kids Aerospace (Grades 2-6) During our Aerospace Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They will construct a shockabsorbing system designed to protect marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a blimp that actually takes flight! They will learn about streamlining, buoyancy and drag all while having fun! Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 39901 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/25

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Science & Technology: Engineering Kids Electrical (Grades 2-6) During our Electrical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, build, and test a variety of circuits. They learn about conductors, insulators and batteries by building and testing circuits and by building their own flashlight. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 39902 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/20 Mon 6 pm

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LIFE ON THE HOMEFRONT - Uncle Sam wants YOU…to step back in time to 1941! When the United States entered World War II, Americans of all ages worked together to pave the way for victory! Find out what sunflowers, Mickey Mouse, and sugar have in common, and use artifacts and period media to discover how Johnson County’s citizens helped to keep America strong during hard times. 40618 JCAHC 12/6 Wed 1 pm 40619 JCAHC 12/7 Thu 10 am

Looking for something cool to do while the grown-ups are at Local Life Third Fridays in Downtown Overland Park? Come have fun with a variety of activities each evening including KidScape, art, dance, music, and down time. We provide pizza and water bottles. Pre-registration required. Open from 5 pm - 9 pm, Pre-registration required. Limited to 45 participants. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 4 hr. session - $15 per participant 40581 JCAHC 9/15 Fri 5 pm 40582 JCAHC 10/20 Fri 5 pm 40583 JCAHC 11/17 Fri 5 pm 40584 JCAHC 12/15 Fri 5 pm

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THE ORIGINAL KANSANS - Olathe? Lenexa? Those are funny names for cities! Discover the mystery behind Johnson County place names and get acquainted with the people who first called this area home. Learn words in the Shawnee language, get moving with traditional dance, and imagine tribal life by reliving the sights, sounds, and tastes of a rich culture that deserves to be remembered! 40616 JCAHC 11/1 Wed 1 pm 40617 JCAHC 11/2 Thu 10 am

Museum: Local Life Kids’ Night Out Program (Ages 5-12)

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WESTWARD HO! - Chart your course, pack your wagon, and set off on a life-changing adventure down the Oregon-California and Santa Fe trails! Discover the story of these historical highways in our brandnew exhibit, polish your map skills, work together with your traveling companions to make decisions about your journey, and chronicle your adventures using old-fashioned pen and ink! 40611 JCAHC 9/6 Wed 1 pm 40612 JCAHC 9/7 Thu 10 am

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Unearth the treasure of our local history with the Johnson County Museum! Examine artifacts from our collection, explore the exhibit, and put your brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities in our museum classroom. These monthly sessions serve as an engaging supplement to your homeschool curriculum, and give students the opportunity to build both new friendships and a new appreciation for what came before us! Can be booked as field trips for other groups too! 1 - 2 hr. session - $6 per person; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration includes admission to the museum and KidScape. Regular admission prices apply for non-participating children and adults.

Come have fun when school is out! Kids choose from a variety of activities each day, including KidScape, art, dance, music, and down time. Bring your lunch and a water bottle. We provide snacks. Pre-registration required. Open from 7:30-5:30. Limited to 45 participants. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 10 hr. session - $30 per participant 40567 JCAHC 9/22 Fri 40568 JCAHC 10/13 Fri 40569 JCAHC 10/26 Thu 40570 JCAHC 10/27 Fri 40571 JCAHC 10/30 Mon 40572 JCAHC 11/20 Mon 40573 JCAHC 11/21 Tue 40574 JCAHC 11/22 Wed 40575 JCAHC 12/21 Thu 40576 JCAHC 12/22 Fri 40577 JCAHC 12/26 Tue 40578 JCAHC 12/27 Wed 40579 JCAHC 12/28 Thu 40580 JCAHC 12/29 Fri

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Science & Technology: Engineering Kids Junior Aerospace (Ages 4-7)

Art: Basic Drawing (Ages 8-12)

This class is specifically geared towards younger children. During our Junior Aerospace Engineering classes, students learn about the Engineering Design Process and use it to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They create their own air-powered rockets, assemble a hot air balloon that actually takes flight and build their own parachute! They will learn about streamlining, buoyancy and drag all while having fun! Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $75 / $82 nonresidents 39904 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/25 Wed 6 pm

Science & Technology: Engineering Kids Mechanical (Grades 2-6)

During our Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines. They construct a rollercoaster, create their own catapult, and assemble and race a dragster. They will learn about friction, the laws of motion, and aerodynamics all while having fun! Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 39905 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/23 Mon 6 pm

Teen Scene: Becoming a Babysitter (Ages 12-16)

Babysitting requires a lot of responsibility and preparation. Attend this class to learn how to become a babysitter. The class covers: personal safety, job expectations, easy cooking, appropriate activities for different ages, and how to diaper and feed babies. Participants will practice what to do in emergency situations and become First Aid and CPR certified. A babysitting manual and lunch are provided. If you have a group of six and would like a private class, call Lisa at (913) 826-3161 to schedule. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 8 hr. class - $70 / $77 nonresidents 40440 Roeland Park Community Center Fri 10/13 8 am

Marbles: Marble Games and Tournament (Ages 6-10)

Marble Enthusiast and Author Rich Maxwell will lead a hands-on marbles workshop which will include building marble rollercoasters and race tracks, playing several competitive marble games and a marble tournament on the final evening, with prizes. Featuring “STEM Experiments from Isaac Newton’s Playbook on the laws of motion.” For additional information please visit www.marblekeeper.com. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $15 / $16 nonresidents 40360 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/3 Tue 5:30 pm

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FINE & PERFORMING ARTS Art: Acrylic Painting (Ages 12-16)

What are the realm of possibilities with acrylic paint? Learn color theory, proper blending approaches, and the use of primer and gesso as you explore painting a subject of your choice with an in-depth look at acrylic techniques. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 90 min. classes - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40675 JCAHC 11/25 Sat 3:30 pm

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Give your child a new way to see the world! Basic techniques will be covered in this class, aimed at helping artists interpret what they see. Contour, still life, and gesture drawings will be covered in a childfriendly manner. Please bring a sketchbook, 2-B and 4-B pencils, colored pencils, and a kneaded eraser to class. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 60 min. classes - $33 / $36 nonresidents 40544 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/10 Tue 4:30 pm 40545 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/28 Tue 4:30 pm

Art: Clay Creations (Ages 6-12)

Moldable clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking within a tranquil and reassuring environment. Your child will have the opportunity to learn how to properly adhere separate clay pieces through score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and how to apply glaze to a finished design culminating in beautiful works of art ready to display! This class will also provide a first “try” on the challenging pottery wheel. You are encouraged to register for this class more than once, as the learning process is an ever-revolving door. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 90 min. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40546 RPCC 9/23 Sat 10 am 40547 JCAHC 11/18 Sat 10 am

Art: Drawing Abstraction (Ages 12-17)

Through this class, students will have the opportunity to explore their sense of touch and imagination by translating “real” texture onto a flat, two-dimensional surface with artistic texture. Students will gain insight on how abstraction can function in contemporary art. This class is a great opportunity for students trying to build their portfolio. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for supplies list. Snacks will be provided, you will need to bring a sack lunch. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 8 hr. class - $50 / $55 nonresidents 40548 JCAHC 12/22 Fri 9 am

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Art: Homeschool Art Adventures (Ages 5-15)

Collaborative experiences will encourage you to explore art through consideration, conversation, and creation! Join your friends and go on an adventure into art. This class is designed to supplement homeschool curriculum. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 10 - 2 hr. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 40557 JCAHC (Ages 5-10) 9/6 Wed 10 am 40550 JCAHC (Ages 11-15) 9/7 Thu 10 am

Art: Illustration in Genre (Ages 10-17)

Learn to illustrate the subjects you love. Whether science-fiction, western, or fantasy, you will have the opportunity to learn line techniques allowing you to capture what you see. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 6 - 90 min. classes - $50 / $55 nonresidents 40728 JCAHC 11/7 Tue 4:30 pm

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RECYCLED PLASTIC BAG COLLAGE - Twist and form recycled plastic into coils and shapes, while learning the art elements of line, shape and texture! 40551 JCAHC 9/16 Sat 1 pm CONVERTIBLE CAN SCULPTURE - Create your own sculpture using a can, tag board, paint, magnets and experiment with compositional themes of unity, balance, movement, and emphasis! 40552 JCAHC 10/21 Sat 1 pm

STICK ABSTRACTIONS - Explore Kandinsky’s Point and Line concept using a simple wooden tool to create a variety of marks and complete your work with watercolor! 40554 JCAHC 12/16 Sat 1 pm

Art: Museum Art Adventures (Ages 13-18)

Art: Portfolio Prep (Ages 13-17)

Arts: Winter Art Studio Workshop (Ages 6-12)

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Dance: Ballet / Tumbling Combo (Ages 8 & Older)

Your child will have the opportunity to gain exposure to many different dance forms through this introductory program. This class will spend a brief amount of time on each dance form allowing your dancer to learn basic steps and develop a love for dance. Younger students may be accepted for this class based on experience level and teacher discretion. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for more details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40682 JCAHC 10/11 Wed 6 pm

Dance: Jazz (Ages 5 & Older)

Jazz offers an introduction to energized movements with music-based instruction from a professional teaching artist. Your child will have the opportunity to gain social skills, fine-tune their athletic ability, and foster a love for music and dance. Younger students may be accepted for this class based on experience level and teacher discretion. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for more details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit BOYS BASIC JAZZ (Ages 5 & Older) 4 - 50 min. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40683 JCAHC 10/9 Mon 7 pm INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED JAZZ (Ages 8 & Older) 4 - 50 min. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40684 JCAHC 10/10 Tue

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Music: Private Voice Lessons (Ages 10-17)

Work with a professional teaching artist as you explore your voice through one-on-one instruction. Whether a novice or advanced, this opportunity allows you to finetune your diction, tone, and breathing techniques appropriate to the genre of your choice. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org to schedule your first lesson!

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Time to get creative! Work with a teaching artist to design and create a two-dimensional work of art perfect for gifting as a holiday present! Projects will be different for each workshop on each day. There will not be supervision available for lunch should you register for both morning and afternoon workshops. Continued in Next Column

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED Ballet (Ages 8 & Older) 4 - 50 min. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40560 JCAHC 9/9 Sat 40562 JCAHC 11/4 Sat

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Intended for students seeking to expand their portfolio, this class provides an opportunity to challenge yourself with art projects you won’t find in a typical classroom. You will learn to problem-solve and overcome artistic obstacles while sharpening traditional skills. At the end of this class, you will have the opportunity to photograph your works of art and leave with a digital portfolio to accompany each finished piece. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 8 - 90 min. classes - $165 / $182 nonresidents 40705 JCAHC 9/6 Wed 4 pm

Come learn ballet techniques from a teaching artist including exploratory movement, foot and arm positions and proper dance vocabulary. This program will help increase flexibility, strength, and hand-eye coordination as your dancer discovers their role in the wonderful world of ballet. Younger students may be accepted for this class based on experience level and teacher discretion. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin. rumley@jocogov.org for more details. No experience required. Ballet shoes required. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit BEGINNING BALLET (Ages 4 & Older) 4 - 50 min. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40559 JCAHC 9/9 Sat 9 am 40561 JCAHC 11/4 Sat 9 am

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Join our instructor, a practicing artist, for art adventures through history’s lens! Explore new techniques and improve existing skills. Apply elements of art and design based on work from old masters through contemporary artists. Participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme. Works created can expand your portfolio. Projects are connected to our permanent or temporary exhibitions. Museum admission not required to attend class. Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 90 min. sessions - $60 per participant; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to KidScape and the museum. 40558 JCAHC 10/19 Thu 4:30 pm

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PHOTO TINTING - Similar to a coloring book, students work with black and white images and tint with non-traditional oil pastel colors! 40553 JCAHC 11/18 Sat 1 pm

Winter Art Studio Workshop Continued from Previous Column Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $15 / $18 nonresidents 40678 MCAC 12/21 Thu 10 am 40679 MCAC 12/21 Thu 1 pm 40680 MCAC 12/22 Fri 10 am 40681 MCAC 12/22 Fri 1 pm

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Join our instructor, a practicing artist, for art adventures through history’s lens! Focus on experimenting with new art techniques and materials. Participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme. Projects change monthly and are connected to our permanent, temporary, or KidScape exhibitions. Drop off class, but parents are welcome to stay. Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission not required to attend class. Tickets to view the exhibit can be purchased separately at the door. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 1 hr. session - $10 per person; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to KidScape and the museum.

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Music: Sing! For Boys (Ages 7-12)

How would you like to sing in a choir with others your age and perform for an audience? Do you want to learn how to read music and have fun doing it? Sing! For Boys is a six week choir program that will introduce you to some of the best techniques for sight reading while giving you the opportunity to sing in a boys’ choir. Everything from choir etiquette to performance skills will be covered throughout the program. Members of the class will help decide repertoire of music for the group. At the end of the six weeks, you will get to perform in a combined concert where you and several other choirs will be heard. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@ jocogov.org for more details. No class 9/4. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 12 - 1 hr. classes - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40710 JCAHC 9/6 M,W 4:30 pm 40711 JCAHC 10/16 M,W 4:30 pm

Music: Sing! For Girls (Ages 7-12)

How would you like to sing in a choir with others your age and perform for an audience? Do you want to learn how to read music and have fun doing it? Sing! For Girls is a six week choir program that will introduce you to some of the best techniques for sight reading while giving you the opportunity to sing in a girls’ choir. Everything from choir etiquette to performance skills will be covered throughout the program. Members of the class will help decide repertoire of music for the group. At the end of the six weeks, you will get to perform in a combined concert where you and several other choirs will be heard. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@ jocogov.org for more details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 12 - 1 hr. classes - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40712 JCAHC 9/5 T,Th 4:30 pm 40713 JCAHC 10/17 T,Th 4:30 pm

Music: Sing! Musical Theater (Ages 7-12)

Do you have a love for musicals? Do you want to learn how to apply theatrical performance to your songs? Sing! Musical Theatre is a six week program that will introduce you to some of the best techniques for diction, tone, and theatrical production. Everything from stage etiquette to performance skills will be covered throughout the program. Members of the class will help decide repertoire of music for the group. At the end of the six weeks, you will get to perform in a combined concert where you and several other choirs will be heard. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@ jocogov.org for more details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 6 - 1 hr. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40723 JCAHC 9/6 Wed 5:30 pm 40724 JCAHC 9/7 Thu 4:30 pm

Theater: Basic Acting (Grades 6-12)

Monologues, dialogue between characters, and evoking emotion as actors are just a few things you will learn in this introductory class. A Teaching Artist will be facilitating the program, however this class will also center on peer interaction and discussion. This class ends with a student showcase for family and friends to be announced at the beginning of the class. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 90 min. classes - $40 / $44 nonresidents 40685 JCAHC 9/28 Thu 4:30 pm

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Theater: Improv Troupe (Ages 8-14)

Calling all on-the-spot comedians! Through mock auditions, games, and public performances, you will learn comedy in a unique and challenging format through this one-of-a-kind Improv Troupe! No experience required. Only humor. Troupe name suggestions welcome. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $18 / $20 nonresidents 40714 JCAHC 10/2 Mon 7 pm

FITNESS & HEALTH Fitness: Boot Camp Parents & Kids! (Ages 5 & Older)

Make fitness a family affair! Boot camps provide support for those taking part. This provides a different environment for those exercisers who get bored in a gym and so find it hard to develop a habit of exercise- especially with the whole family. This class uses dynamic stretching and running, followed by a wide variety of interval training, including lifting weights/objects, pushups/situps, plyometrics, and various types of intense explosive routines. Call (913) 826-2950 for more information. No class 11/23. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 45 min. sessions - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40736 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/14 Thu 5:30 pm 40737 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/26 Thu 5:30 pm 40738 Mill Creek Activity Center 12/14 Thu 5:30 pm

Fitness: Weight Loss (Ages 14 & Older)

When you’re ready for results! Personal training designed specifically for you and your goals. Custom designed workouts and nutrition plans. Meet with a trainer either three times per week for four weeks or two times per week for six weeks. Facility hours are Monday through Friday, 5 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 5 am to Noon. For more information please call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 12 - 60 min. sessions - $600 / $660 nonresidents 40734 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 9/1-12/31 By Appt.

Wellness: ABC for Kids (Ages 7-12)

Actively Building Confidence is designed to help children improve self-esteem, confidence, empowerment, balance, flexibility, coordination, agility, and strength. Join us for a complete fitness program just for kids. For more information please call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 60 min. sessions - $200 / $220 nonresidents 40735 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 9/1-12/31 By Appt.

Wellness: JCPRD U; Enroll & Focus on Wellness! (Ages 3-18)

Get involved in the best way to be active and healthy in all of Johnson County! This is your chance to use the entire My JCPRD Activities catalog to improve the wellness of your child and your family. Simply enroll in the program, schedule a conversation with the admissions counselor and chart your child’s progress! Free to enroll! After enrollment, confirmation will be emailed to set up a time to set goals and timelines. Contact (913) 826-2950 and ask for Nathan or visit jcprdu.com more information. 1 - Year Enrollment - FREE Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-12/31 By Appt.

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Get introduced to the ancient art form of yoga in a playful way this fall. The class focuses on breathing, poses, and flows in a creative kidfriendly manner. The instructor will incorporate items such as props, books, songs, and art activities to convey yoga concepts and poses for this age group. Earns JCPRD P Physical Credit 4 - 50 min. sessions - $45 / $49 nonresidents 40442 Roeland Park Community Center 10/18 Wed 6:30 pm

Gymnastics: Boys Level 2 & 3 (Ages 6 & Older)

Students who have successfully completed the Beginning Level 1 skills such as tuck and straddle rolls, cartwheels, back bends, and head stands as well as the entry level skills required on bars, rings, pommel horse, and vault may move to this level. No class 11/23. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39747 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 Thu 4:30 pm 39748 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19 Thu 4:30 pm

GYMNASTICS About our Gymnastics Classes

Current attendance in classes does not guarantee space in upcoming session. You must re-enroll.

Discount on Gymnastics Classes

Students who register for more than one gymnastics class a week are eligible for a twenty percent discount on the second class. Families with two or more children enrolled in a class are eligible to receive a ten percent discount on the second child and a twenty percent discount on any additional children. When registering for class in the September - December catalog, you will receive a 10% discount if you register for both sessions at that time. Those requesting these discounts may register through the Mill Creek Activity Center at (913) 826-2950 or our Registration Office at (913) 831-3359. These discounts apply only to Gymnastics classes.

Gymnastics: Beginning Level 1 Co-Ed (Ages 6 & Older)

Gymnastics: Boys Beginning Level 1 (Ages 6 & Older)

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8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39751 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 39752 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 39753 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 39754 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 39755 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 39756 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 39757 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 39758 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 39759 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39760 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39761 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 39762 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 39763 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19 39764 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19

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Gymnastics: Girls Level 2 (Ages 6 & Older)

Students who have successfully completed the Beginning Level 1 skills such as tuck and straddle rolls, cartwheels, back bends, and head stands as well as the entry level skills required on bars, beam, and vault may move to this level. No class 9/4, 11/20 - 11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 50 min. lessons - $96.25 / $105.91 nonresidents 39765 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 5:30 pm 8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39766 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 39767 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 39768 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 39769 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 39770 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 39771 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 39772 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39773 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39774 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 39775 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19 39776 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19

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Gymnastics skills are taught on floor and men’s apparatus, starting with beginning level through more advanced. No class 11/21. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39743 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/22 Tue 4:30 pm 39744 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 Tue 4:30 pm

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Beginning skills on vault, bars, and beam will be introduced. Forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, and posture skills will be emphasized. No class 11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39741 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/26 Sat Noon 39742 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/21 Sat Noon

Beginning skills on vault, bars, and beam will be introduced. Forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, and posture skills will be emphasized. No class 9/4, 11/20-11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 50 min. lessons - $96.25 / $105.91 nonresidents 39749 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 4:30 pm 39750 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 6:30 pm

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Inclement weather phone number for MCAC Classes: (913) 826-2960. Please do not leave a voicemail as this line is not monitored.

Gymnastics: Girls Beginning Level 1 (Ages 6 & Older)

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Our programs are designed to provide your child with the essential foundation for all physical movement. Skilled and experienced instructors understand the importance of physical development in children, such as flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, and endurance. Starting with basic elements, students are taught, through proper progression, ever increasingly higher levels of skill. Staff will advise and make every attempt to see that your child is in the class most suited to his/her individual ability. Parents are welcome to observe class. Suitable clothing: sweat pants, T-shirt, leotard, or gym shorts (avoid any buckles, buttons, snaps or zippers). Socks are optional. Class make-ups - a limited number will be allowed each session. Contact MCAC with any questions 913-826-2950.

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Gymnastics: Girls Level 3 (Ages 6 & Older)

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Students who have successfully acquired the Beginning Level 2 skills such as walkovers, handstands, and pull over will be able to move to this level. USA Gymnastics’ Level 3 skills will be the basis of instruction on floor, beam, bars, and vault. No class 9/4, 11/20-11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 50 min. lessons - $96.25 / $105.91 nonresidents 39777 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 5:30 pm 8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39778 Mill Creek Activity Center. 8/22 39779 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/23 39780 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/24 39781 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 39782 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/17 39783 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/18 39784 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/19

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Gymnastics: Pre-Teams (Girls - Ages 5 & Older)

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This is a program designed for gymnasts that have obtained the prescribed skills and have the desire to become a competitive gymnast. Gymnasts must be skill-tested first, prior to entering this program

Gymnastics J.O. Team: Kansas Kips (Girls - Ages 6 & Older)

The Kansas Kips is the Junior Olympic competitive team program of JCPRD, competing in USA Gymnastics sanctioned meets against other teams and clubs throughout the state and region. The team trains year-round with the major competitive season beginning in October and ending in March. The staff is comprised of personnel with extensive coaching and competitive backgrounds. For more information about the above programs please call (913) 826-2954.

Tumbling: Intermediate & Advanced (Ages 6 & Older)

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Experience the challenging sport of archery at Ernie Miller Park. This clinic is designed to teach safety techniques and basic fundamentals of archery. Hands-on activities will allow children to develop their skills. Equipment is provided. Maximum ten per group. Instructor: Outdoor Education Staff. For more information and to schedule your group call (913) 764-7759. 1 - 60 min. clinic - $41 / $45 nonresidents Ernie Miller Park By Appt.

Birthday Parties: Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 5-11)

Bet you never partied with animals like these! Choose between four entertaining, interactive experiences. Pick the Birthday Safari and stalk some wild Kansas critters. Choose the Snake Celebration and explore the myths and realities of these important reptiles. Check out our Magical Party for young wizards or get sprinkled with fairy dust at our Enchanted Forest Party! The wildlife presentations last 30 minutes, include three animals, and are held indoors. Parties are held on Saturdays and fill up fast, call early. Refreshments and party supplies are not included. Call (913) 764-7759 to reserve your party time. Instructor: Outdoor Education Staff. OPTION 1: 2 hr. room rental for 15 children and up to 10 adults. . ...........................................................................$75 / $81 nonresidents OPTION 2: 2 hr. room rental for 25 children and up to 25 adults. . .........................................................................$95 / $103 nonresidents Ernie Miller Nature Center By Appt.

Birthday Parties: TimberRidge Adventure Center (Ages 8 & Older)

Having a hard time finding that perfect birthday party option for your child? Let TimberRidge Adventure Center host your next party. We offer Archery, BB Gun, Boating, Fishing and Climbing or Zip Line Parties! For more information download the TimberRidge Birthday Party flier at www.timberridgeadventure.com. Parties are outside and only available during September and October.

This co-ed class is the continued development of tumbling and trampoline skills for those students that have already acquired beginning level skills. A great opportunity to advance one’s Cheer tumbling skills. No class 9/4, 11/20. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 50 min. lessons - $96.25 / $105.91 nonresidents 39801 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/21 Mon 6:30 pm

ARCHERY PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party includes 15 minute setup time, 45 minute program instruction provided by staff, and archery range shelter for one hour for presents and food. We will provide compound bows, arrows, eye protection, targets, and stands. 1 - 2 hr. session for up to 15 guests - $130, $4 each for additional guests up to 25. TimberRidge Adventure Center By Appt.

8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39802 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/16 Mon 6:30 pm

BB GUN PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party Includes 15 minute setup time, 45 minute program instruction provided by staff, and bb range shelter for one hour for presents and food. We will provide BB guns, targets, eye protection, & BB’s. 1 - 2 hr. session for up to 15 guests - $130, $4 each for additional guests up to 25 TimberRidge Adventure Center By Appt.

Tumbling: Youth Beginning (Ages 6 & Older)

This co-ed class is for those students that have no or limited tumbling experience. Tumbling and trampoline skills will be taught. Which will include various rolls, cartwheels, round offs and limbers. No class 11/10, 11/24. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 50 min. lessons - $96.25 / $105.91 nonresidents 39804 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/20 Fri 4:30 pm 8 - 50 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 39803 Mill Creek Activity Center 8/25

Archery: Clinic (Grades 3 & Older)

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BOATING PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party Includes 15 minute set up time, 45 minutes of boating on Catfish Pond with staff supervision, and one hour at picnic tables by lakefront for presents and food, no shelter available. We will provide lifejackets (required to be worn), and oars, 5 pedal boats and 5 canoes, or 10 canoes. 1 - 2 hr. session - $155 for up to 10 boats (canoe or pedal boats only) TimberRidge Adventure Center By Appt. Continued in Next Column

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Fishing: Youth Clinic (Ages 6-14 with Adult)

Map and Compass: Clinic (Ages 10-14)

Nature Walks: Autumn (Ages 6-14)

Experience autumn’s beauty on a guided walk through Ernie Miller Park. Our walks can be tailored for special interests and/or specific scout requirements. Fall nature walks are popular, so call early. To schedule your group, call (913) 764-7759. Instructors: Interpretive Staff. 1 - 45 min. session Ernie Miller Nature Center...... 1-10 people - $32 / $34 nonresidents ...................................................11-15 people - $37 / $40 nonresidents Do you have the “right stuff” to survive? Using the power of imagination and real physical challenges, participants will problem solve as they hike through the wilds of Ernie Miller Park. Emphasis will be on teamwork, decision making, and staying safe outdoors. This activity can be tailored to groups, age, and experience level. For information and to schedule your group call (913) 764-7759. Instructors: Interpretive Staff. Maximum 15 per group. 1 - 60 min. session - $41 / $45 nonresidents Ernie Miller Park By Appt.

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Untangle the web of Kansas wildlife as your students construct examples of food chains from the forest, pond and prairie. These food chains will come alive as your students meet and learn about members of each food chain.

Wildlife Presentations: Wildlife Who’s Who (Grades 4 & Older)

Meet an amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal in this 45-minute presentation. Learn about these animals and discover their similarities and differences.

Whooo Are The Owls (Grades 1-3)

What makes owls kings of the night? Bring your owl unit to life with a visit from live owls! Students will observe the structures of the owl and learn how these help the owl live nocturnally. Discover the needs and life cycles of these unique animals. Touch and examine wings, feathers, and talons. Identify the owls by real calls and see an owl pellet. For information and scheduling, call (913) 764-7759. Available September through December. Instructors: Interpretive Staff. Live Animal Programs conducted in Kansas only. 1 - 45 min. session - each presentation priced as follows: At EMNC .......................... 1-15 people - $38 / $41 nonresidents .......................................... 16-35 people - $45 / $49 nonresidents At Your Location............... 1-35 people - $62 / $66 nonresidents

SPECIAL EVENTS Halloween: Haunted Kansas (Ages 8 & Older, and all children must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5)

As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago. Characters from the past will share legends around the campfire. Expect a shiver down the spine and a mild case of goose bumps for those who dare enter the forest on this autumn evening. Group sessions begin every 15 minutes and program is approximately 1½ hours. Dress for an outdoor event. For more information, call (913) 764-7759. Advanced registration required. Program fee is nonrefundable. In case of inclement weather, program will move indoors. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 1½ hr. event - $5 per person; including adults. Paid in advance. $7 per person on-site day of event, if space available. 39954 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/21 Sat 6:30 pm 39955 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/21 Sat 6:45 pm 39956 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/21 Sat 7 pm 39957 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/21 Sat 7:15 pm 39958 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/21 Sat 7:30 pm 39959 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/21 Sat 7:45 pm

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Wildlife Presentations: Wildlife Webs (Grades 1-3)

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Outdoor Skills: Survival Hike (Ages 6 & Older)

There is nothing quite like a walk in the woods, until you hear the word “SNAKE!” Why is it that these creatures seem so terrifying? Could all the stories you have heard about snakes be true? Join our Interpretive Staff as they explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders of the natural world.

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Enjoy the fun and excitement of using a map and compass. Hone your survival skills learning the basic parts of a compass and map reading. Combine the two through games, and you should never get lost again. For more information and to schedule your group, call (913) 764-7759. Maximum 10 per group. 1 - 60 min. clinic - $38 / $41 nonresidents Ernie Miller Park By Appt.

Wildlife Presentations: Snakes Alive (Grades 2 & Older)

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Teaching your child how to cast and how to handle fish can be a challenge, we would like to help! We invite families to come to Lexington Lake Park for 45 minutes of instruction, including knot tying, casting, and fish identification. Following instruction, the remainder of the clinic will be dedicated for the children to fish with the assistance of their parent or guardian. We will be practicing catch and release, and all participants 16 years of age and older are required to have a Kansas State fishing license. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 3 hr. clinic - $3 / $4 nonresidents; including adults 39940 Lexington Lake Park 9/23 Sat 9 am

By day or by night, out of the sky flies a rodent’s nightmare, the birds of prey. Using their powerful talons, beaks, and wings, they are some of nature’s best hunters. Your group will see close-up live examples of these majestic raptors and their special adaptations.

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FISHING PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party Includes 15 minutes set up time, 45 minutes of fishing with one staff member, (an adult with the party also needs to be able to help with fishing), and one hour at picnic tables by lakefront for presents and food, no shelter available. We will provide 15 fishing poles and bait. Dock has a railing around it. 1 - 2 hr. session for up to 15 guests - $130 TimberRidge Adventure Center By Appt.

Wildlife Presentations: Birds of Prey (Grades 4 & Older)

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TRAC Birthday Parties Continued from Previous Column CLIMBING OR ZIP LINE PARTY (Ages 12 & Older) - Party includes 30 minutes of set up time, two hours of climbing or zip line, two staff members for program time at wall or zip line, and one hour at challenge course shelter. Each participant will need to have a parent or guardian sign the Health & Liability form to participate. 1 - 3½ hr. session for up to 20 guests - $300 TimberRidge Adventure Center By Appt.


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Nature: Flight of the Monarch (Recommended for Ages 8 & Older and all children must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5)

Celebrate the Monarch butterfly’s amazing annual migration. Join us in capturing, tagging, and releasing them to continue their journey to Mexico. Learn about these amazing insects and other native butterflies. Wear long pants to protect your legs as you run through the prairie and closed toed shoes to protect your feet. We have a limited number of insect nets, so you are welcome to bring your own. You will get tags to take home. For reservations and more information call (913) 764-7759. Advance reservations required. Registration for this event closes on Sept. 21. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 2 hr. event - $5 per person; including adults. Paid in advance. $7 per person onsite day of event, if space available 39971 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/23 Sat 10 am

Don’t Forget Our Monarch Migration Event for 50 Plus on Sept. 20, See Page 59 Nature: Moths in the Moonlight (Ages 7 & Older)

Like a moth to a flame, be drawn into the secret lives of these fascinating insects. We have all seen moths flying around our porch lights. Why do they do that? Come and learn about their lifecycle and the differences between butterflies and moths. Using black lights, we will attract live moths and other insects and we will play interactive games. For more information and reservations, call (913) 764-7759. Program fee nonrefundable. Advance reservations are required for this event. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 1½ hr. event - $3.50 per person; including adults. Paid onsite. 39972 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/8 Fri 7:30 pm

Scouts: Cub Scout Bear Adventure Fur, Feathers, and Ferns, (Ages 7-10)

Take a one mile hike and visit stations along the way to earn your Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure. See some of the live nature center animals up-close and observe the wildlife in the park with binoculars. See a working compost bin and worm bin and learn about composting. Learn about extinct and endangered animals. Smell and taste herbs and plant an herb to take home. Program fee nonrefundable. 1 - 2 hr. event - $5 per person; including adults. Paid in advance. $7 per person onsite day of event, if space available. 39973 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/30 Sat 10 am

Triathlon: JCPRD U Kids Triathlon in Partnership with Charlie’s House (Ages 6-14), Aug. 26

They’re always on the move anyway, why not make it official? Join one of the fastest growing and confidence boosting kid’s sports in the country by challenging them to become triathletes! This youth triathlon is specifically designed to let the kids be the stars of the show. Athletes, ages 6-14, will compete in individual age groups in this race on Saturday, Aug. 26, which is truly an event for all abilities. Johnson County Park & Recreation District is excited to host the JCPRD U Kids Triathlon in Partnership with Charlie’s House; www.charlieshouse.org, a secure event that pays special attention to creating a fun and memorable experience while also promoting health and fitness. For additional details and registration information, go to www.jcprd.com/activities/special_events.cfm. Participants will compete in the following categories: Ages 6 to 10; swim 100 meters, bike 3.6 miles, run 1 mile Ages 11 to 14; swim 200 meters, bike 5.4 miles, run 2 miles Athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on Dec. 31 of the year in which the race is being held (2017). All athletes must have a parent or legal guardian with ID accompany them to pick-up their packet and sign appropriate waiver. Additional Sanctioned Race Pass Fee: This is a USAT sanctioned event; participants will need to purchase a one-year USAT membership ($10). Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit Registration fee - Individual $45

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SPORTS Basketball: Clinic All Star (Ages 11-13)

This clinic is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of basketball. The kids will learn ball handling, passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. Over the six weeks they will work on all of their individual skills as well as learn to play as a unit. The instructors not only teach the skills of the sport but the life lessons that come with playing the sport. Two to three years of basketball experience is suggested. For more information please contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. lessons - $120 / $132 nonresidents 40078 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 9/17 Sun 7 pm 40079 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 11/5 Sun 7 pm

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Basketball: Clinic Pro-Style (Ages 8-10)

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This clinic is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of basketball. The kids will learn ball handling, passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. Over the six weeks they will work on all of their individual skills as well as learn to play as a unit. The instructors not only teach the skills of the sport but the life lessons that come with playing the sport. One to two years of basketball experience is suggested. For more information please contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. lessons - $120 / $132 nonresidents 40080 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 9/17 Sun 6 pm 40081 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 11/5 Sun 6 pm

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This clinic is designed to teach basic fundamentals for beginner basketball players. The kids focus on learning the correct techniques for passing, dribbling, shooting, ball handling, pivoting and more. They are placed in a non-competitive atmosphere to allow them to concentrate on doing the skills correctly. For more information please contact (913) 826-2950. No experience required. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. lessons - $120 / $132 nonresidents 40082 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 9/17 Sun 5 pm 40083 68’s Inside Fitness Facility 11/5 Sun 5 pm

Join Sean Birdsong of Nothing But Net Sports for small group basketball training. Coach Birdsong has played at the collegiate and professional level and is excited to share his basketball knowledge with you! These clinics are a great opportunity for players looking for a first basketball experience to seasoned players prepping for high school teams. Sessions are set for limited grade ranges providing small group and one-on-one instruction. Players will receive instruction and coaching for shooting, passing, ball handling, and offense and defense, while further developing an understanding of the flow of the game. Less experienced players will receive basic basketball instruction, motor skill development, and an introduction to sport teamwork. More advanced players will focus on fine tuning skills, positional practice and advanced offense and defense. For more information please visit www.kcusssasports.com or contact Okun Fieldhouse at (913) 826-2900. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 3 - 1½ hr. sessions - $50 / $55 nonresidents 39671 Okun Fieldhouse Grades K-4 9/12 Tue 5:30 pm

Calling all four year olds -1st graders to take part in this three-on three basketball league. Divisions are all co-rec and will have a pre-k/kindergarten division and a 1st grade division. Teams will meet once a week on Friday evenings for one hour to practice and play games. Games will start in early January with a registration deadline in mid-November. 3 - 2 hr. sessions - $65 / $70 nonresidents Detailed registration information can be found on the www.gardnerkan- 39672 Okun Fieldhouse Grades 5-8 sas.gov site in October. For questions, call (913) 826-2850.

Basketball: Middle School Winter Leagues Session 1 - Okun (Grades 7 & 8)

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JCPRD CODE OF CONDUCT

All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while participating, being a spectator, or attending any program or activity conducted or sponsored by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This includes participation in programs which may or may not require an activity fee, being a spectator, or observing at athletic events or theatrical performances, and attending special events. The following guidelines are designed to provide safe and enjoyable activities for all participants. Additional Codes of Conduct may apply for particular programs and events such as childcare programs, athletic leagues, and co-sponsored activities. Failure to comply with the codes may result in expulsion or denial of access or continued participation in the activity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

PARTICIPANTS SHALL:

Show respect to all participants and program staff and/ or supervisors. Take direction from program staff/supervisors. Refrain from using abusive or foul language. Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants, or program staff/supervisors. Refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, and facilities.

The district strives to make each of your participations funfilled, rewarding, and educational. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We trust you will have an enjoyable experience with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

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Join JCPRD at Okun Fieldhouse for the second session of the winter season! League play offers a great opportunity to get prepped for the middle school season or continue play after the school season has ended. Teams are encouraged to register for one or both sessions. Session two will include eight games beginning no earlier than Jan. 2 and ending no later than March 4. Winter league games will take place on Tuesday night for boys teams and Thursday night for girls teams; overflow games will be played on Sundays. Registration requirements due Dec. 1: registration form, conflict form, full team payment. Early bird registration deadline ($50 discount) is Nov. 27. Teams will receive a discount if registering for both winter sessions at the same time. Team registration materials can be found at www.kcusssasports.com beginning in September. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at www.kcusssasports.com.

Get in the game with JCPRD basketball camps at Okun Fieldhouse! Players may register for two day or four day programs. Players will participate in drills, group activities, and scrimmages offering group and one-on-one instruction. Players will practice shooting, passing, ball handling, offense and defense. For more information please visit www. kcusssasports.com or contact Okun Fieldhouse at (913) 826-2900. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 3 - 1½ hr. Sessions - $50 / $55 nonresidents 39680 Okun Fieldhouse 12/27 W-F 1 pm

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Basketball: Middle School Winter Leagues Session 2 - Okun (Grades 7 & 8)

Basketball: Winter Break Camp (Grades K-3)

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Join JCPRD at Okun Fieldhouse for the first session of the winter season! League play offers a great opportunity to get prepped for the middle school season or continue play after the school season has ended. Teams are encouraged to register for one or both sessions. Session one will include six games beginning no earlier than Nov. 1 and ending no later than Dec. 19. Winter league games will take place on Tuesday night for boys teams and Thursday night for girls teams; overflow games will be played on Sundays. Registration requirements due Sept. 29: registration form, conflict form, full team payment. Early bird registration deadline ($50 discount) is Sept. 22. Teams will receive a discount if registering for both winter sessions at the same time. Team registration materials can be found at www.kcusssasports.com beginning in September. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at www.kcusssasports.com.

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Basketball: Little Ballers - New Century Fieldhouse (Age 4-1st Grade)

Basketball: Sean Birdsong Clinics

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Basketball: Clinic Rookie (Ages 6-8)


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Basketball: Winter Break Camp (Grades 4-8)

Hone your basketball skills with JCPRD basketball camps at Okun Fieldhouse! Players may register for two day or four day programs. Participants will be divided by grade and ability; this program is a great opportunity for beginners through advanced players. Whether you have made your middle school team or hope to tryout one day, this camp will provide coaching that will help you achieve your goals. The camp will assist players in fine tuning skills, work on positional practice and introduce advanced offense and defense. Players will practice shooting, passing, and ball handling while further developing an understanding of the flow of the game. For more information please visit www.kcusssasports.com or contact Okun Fieldhouse at (913) 826-2900. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 3 - 1½ hr. sessions - $50 / $55 nonresidents 39683 Okun Fieldhouse 12/27 W-F 3 pm

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Basketball: Winter League New Century Fieldhouse (Grades 2-6)

Bring your youth basketball team out to New Century Fieldhouse this winter for 12 league games. The league is designed for team registrations only. Any individual looking for a team can call (913) 826-8250 to get your name added to the waiting list, however, placement is not guaranteed. Detailed league information with fees, registration deadlines, and start dates can be found on the www.newcenturyfieldhouse.com site in early September. For questions, call (913) 826-2850.

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SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Basketball: Youth Winter Leagues - Okun (Grades 2-6)

Whether your team loves the Jayhawks, Wildcats, or anything in between, it’s time for some winter basketball at Okun Fieldhouse! The season will include 10 games for 2nd grade teams and 12 games for 3rd through 6th grade teams. The winter season will begin no earlier than Nov. 1 and conclude no later than March 4. There will be a twoweek break in late December. Games will take place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday night depending on grade level and gender; overflow games will be played on Sundays. Registration requirements due Sept. 29: Registration Form, Conflict Form, Full Team Payment. Early bird registration deadline ($50 discount) is Sept. 22. Team registration materials can be found at www.kcusssasports.com beginning in September. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at www.kcusssasports.com.

Fencing: Introduction (Ages 6-13)

Learn the sport of fencing. Fencing develops agility, strength, speed, and discipline. Classes are taught at the Kansas City Fencing Center, one of the most successful fencing centers in the nation. All equipment is provided. Please wear comfortable gym clothes, such as sneakers and warm-up pants (not shorts). Classes limited to beginners only. Memberships available. Open gym time available for fencers. For more information call (913) 579-9535. No class 11/23, 11/24. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 90 min. lessons - $80 /$88 nonresidents 40224 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 9/5 Tue 7 pm 40226 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 10/3 Tue 7 pm 40228 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 11/7 Tue 7 pm 4 - 60 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40231 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 40232 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 40233 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 40234 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 40235 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 40236 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9)

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Fencing: Learn to Fence (Ages 7-13)

Hand/eye coordination, balance, tactics, speed, and concentration are some of the many facets involved in the sport of fencing. Kids participate in fun games and fencing exercises which encourage these skills, while fostering an interest in fencing. Classes are taught by an internationally trained fencing coach with Olympic experience, who has excellent kid-training skills. All equipment is provided. Wear sweatpants (no shorts) and sneakers. For information regarding the class please visit www.heartlandfencing.com or call (913) 636-3769. No class 11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 1 hr. lessons - $75 / $83 nonresidents 40098 Heartland Fencing Academy 9/9 Sat 10 am 40100 Heartland Fencing Academy 9/11 Mon 4:30 pm 40102 Heartland Fencing Academy 10/21 Sat 10 am 40103 Heartland Fencing Academy 10/23 Mon 4:30 pm

Fencing: Learn to Fence Clinic (Ages 10-13)

If you think that you want to learn to fence but you are not so sure that you will like it enough to commit to a month of lessons, then this is the clinic for you. We will teach you enough of the basics of the Olympic Sport of Fencing to give a feel for the sport and help you make a more informed decision about pursuing it. Our goal is to have you fencing by the end of this two-hour clinic. Give it a try! For more information call (913) 579-9535. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. session - $25 / $27 nonresidents 40237 KC Fencing Center 9/10 Sun 5:30 pm 40238 KC Fencing Center 10/8 Sun 5:30 pm 40239 KC Fencing Center 11/5 Sun 5:30 pm

We Also Offer Fencing Programs for Preschool and Adults, See Pages 16, 46 & 47 Golf: Private Lesson - Junior (Ages 7-17)

Individual lessons for all skill levels are available at both Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills Golf Courses. To schedule your lessons or discuss fees, please contact one of our PGA Golf Professionals: Rob Wilkin, at (913) 829-4653 ext. 33. To discuss lessons at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, you may call our PGA Golf Pro, Jay Lispi, at (913) 631-8000.

Ice Skate: Learn to Skate (Ages 6-17)

The objectives of the KCIC Learn to Skate School are to teach correct basic skills of skating, develop a degree of coordination and balance, develop good social skills, and gain new friendships through group instruction. The basic elements of ice skating are taught, including forward and backward skating, gliding, and stopping. Cost includes skate rental during lessons and a punch card for six public skating sessions to be used during the lesson session. Please dress warmly with gloves and light layers. Please arrive early for the first class. Skaters will need to visit www.learntoskateusa.com before class begins to purchase the $16 yearly membership. Call KCIC for details at (913) 441-3033. No class 9/2, 9/4, 11/20, 11/23, 11/25, 12/21, 12/25, 12/28, 12/30, 1/1 and 1/4. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 40047 Kansas City Ice Center 8/14 Mon 6:15 pm 40048 Kansas City Ice Center 8/17 Thu 10 am 40049 Kansas City Ice Center 8/19 Sat 11:50 am 40053 Kansas City Ice Center 10/2 Mon 6:15 pm 40139 Kansas City Ice Center 10/5 Thu 10 am 40140 Kansas City Ice Center 10/7 Sat 11:50 am 40142 Kansas City Ice Center 11/13 Mon 6:15 pm 40144 Kansas City Ice Center 11/16 Thu 10 am 40145 Kansas City Ice Center 11/18 Sat 11:50 am

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Martial Arts: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu “Bully Proof” Jr. Grapplers Class (Ages 8-13)

Martial Arts: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Combative Course (Ages 13 & Older)

The Gracie Combative course is designed to teach you the most effective street proven self-defense techniques whether from a standing position or when the fight goes to the ground. Classes are taught in a cooperative learning environment. No previous experience is necessary. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 1 hr. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40211 Midwest Academy 9/5 Tue 7:30 pm 40212 Midwest Academy 10/3 Tue 7:30 pm 40213 Midwest Academy 11/7 Tue 7:30 pm 40214 Midwest Academy 12/5 Tue 7:30 pm

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Tae Kwon Do Karate is a martial art that develops coordination and balance through foot and hand techniques. Through fun exercises and games, we teach children respect and courtesy while building their confidence and self-esteem. Tae Kwon Do provides children an excellent way to learn martial arts while increasing their flexibility, agility, mental focus and concentration. For more information call (913) 681-1777. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 50 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40215 Midwest Academy 9/6 Wed 5:30 pm 40216 Midwest Academy 10/4 Wed 5:30 pm 40217 Midwest Academy 11/1 Wed 5:30 pm 40218 Midwest Academy 12/6 Wed 5:30 pm

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Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do (Ages 5-12)

Tae Kwon Do is an excellent way for children to improve fitness, learn discipline and develop self-defense skills. The children learn fundamental martial arts techniques in positive, energizing, and safe environment. Students will progress at their own pace. Lessons are fun, energizing and the kids learn the material quickly. All ability levels are welcome. Classes are conducted in one of the largest, safest, and well-equipped facilities in the nation. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing to class (no shorts or sleeveless shirts please). Uniforms are available for purchase from the instructor, but are not required for this introductory program. Makeup lessons are available for missed classes. For more information, visit www.opblackbelt.com or call (913) 3411400. No class 12/25 & 1/1. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 45 min. lessons - $65 / $72 nonresidents 39857 Champion Martial Arts 9/11 M,W 5:15 pm 39858 Champion Martial Arts 9/12 T,Th 5:15 pm 39859 Champion Martial Arts 9/18 M,W 5:15 pm 39860 Champion Martial Arts 9/19 T,Th 5:15 pm 39861 Champion Martial Arts 10/2 M,W 5:15 pm 39862 Champion Martial Arts 10/3 T,Th 5:15 pm 39863 Champion Martial Arts 10/16 M,W 5:15 pm 39864 Champion Martial Arts 10/17 T,Th 5:15 pm 39865 Champion Martial Arts 10/23 M,W 5:15 pm 39866 Champion Martial Arts 10/24 T,Th 5:15 pm 39867 Champion Martial Arts 11/6 M,W 5:15 pm 39868 Champion Martial Arts 11/7 T,Th 5:15 pm 39869 Champion Martial Arts 11/20 M,W 5:15 pm 39870 Champion Martial Arts 11/21 T,Th 5:15 pm 39871 Champion Martial Arts 12/4 M,W 5:15 pm 39872 Champion Martial Arts 12/5 T,Th 5:15 pm 39873 Champion Martial Arts 12/18 M,W 5:15 pm 39874 Champion Martial Arts 12/19 T,Th 5:15 pm

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Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do Karate (Ages 6-12)

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Empower your child when they need it most. Since bullying is most prevalent in this age group, we teach the children in the Jr. Grapplers classes the 15 essential techniques they must know in order to defend themselves if attacked. The best part about the techniques is that they are all non-violent control tactics designed to minimize injury to the bully if used during a real fight. Students who master the 15 techniques and display a very high level of focus will qualify to move on to the Gracie Combative program. For more information call (913) 681-1777. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 45 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40207 Midwest Academy 9/5 Tue 6:45 pm 40208 Midwest Academy 10/3 Tue 6:45 pm 40209 Midwest Academy 11/7 Tue 6:45 pm 40210 Midwest Academy 12/5 Tue 6:45 pm

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We don’t teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, we play Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. At this age, children are not interested in learning martial arts, but they sure don’t mind “playing” martial arts. The Little Champs secret is that we have devised a series of ten “Gracie Games” in which we secretly teach the children essential self-defense techniques. By playing the fun and challenging “Gracie Games,” children develop strong reflexes in the execution of the basic techniques, as they unconsciously learn the foundational principles of leverage and control. Once a child masters the Gracie Games, or turns eight years old, we promote them to the Jr. Grapplers class. For more information call (913) 681-1777. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 45 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40219 Midwest Academy 9/6 Wed 5:30 pm 40220 Midwest Academy 10/4 Wed 5:30 pm 40221 Midwest Academy 11/1 Wed 5:30 pm 40222 Midwest Academy 12/6 Wed 5:30 pm

Tae Kwon Do, a martial art with origins in ancient Korea, is an excellent way to improve fitness, learn discipline, relieve stress, and develop self-defense skill. Students will learn basic techniques in a positive, energizing and safe environment. You will progress at your own pace, making this a great activity for all skill types and fitness levels. Classes are conducted in one of the largest, safest, and well-equipped facilities in the nation. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing to class (no shorts or sleeveless shirts please). Uniforms are available for purchase, but are not required during this introductory program. Make up lessons are available for missed classes. For more information, visit www.opblackbelt.com or call (913) 341-1400. No class 12/25 & 1/1. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $65 / $72 nonresidents 39785 Champion Martial Arts 9/11 M,W 6 pm 39786 Champion Martial Arts 9/12 T,Th 6 pm 39787 Champion Martial Arts 9/18 M,W 6 pm 39788 Champion Martial Arts 9/19 T,Th 6 pm 39789 Champion Martial Arts 10/2 M,W 6 pm 39792 Champion Martial Arts 10/3 T,Th 6 pm 39793 Champion Martial Arts 10/16 M,W 6 pm 39794 Champion Martial Arts 10/17 T,Th 6 pm 39795 Champion Martial Arts 10/23 M,W 6 pm 39796 Champion Martial Arts 10/24 T,Th 6 pm 39797 Champion Martial Arts 11/6 M,W 6 pm 39798 Champion Martial Arts 11/7 T,Th 6 pm 39799 Champion Martial Arts 11/20 M,W 6 pm 39800 Champion Martial Arts 11/21 T,Th 6 pm 39842 Champion Martial Arts 12/4 M,W 6 pm 39843 Champion Martial Arts 12/5 T,Th 6 pm 39844 Champion Martial Arts 12/18 M,W 6 pm 39845 Champion Martial Arts 12/19 T,Th 6 pm

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Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do Karate (Ages 10 & Older)

Martial Arts: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu “Bully Proof” Little Champs (Ages 5-8)


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Racquetball: Fall Racquetball League (Ages 16 & Under)

Fall racquetball leagues are now forming! Leagues meet for 12 weeks. For additional information contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 12 - 1 hr. sessions - $72 / $80 nonresidents 40475 The Athletic Club Foxhill 9/11 Tue 4:30 pm 40476 The Athletic Club Foxhill 9/13 Thu 4:30 pm

Rowing: Rowing Camp for Teens (Ages 12-18)

Learn the basics of indoor rowing with the Kansas City Rowing Club! Rowing is a full-body, low-impact, high-intensity workout. It’s an excellent way to improve general fitness and conditioning and develops a sense of teamwork and mental discipline that is unlike any other sport. Our coaches will teach you proper use of equipment and proper technique. We’ll learn basic movement on indoor rowing machines. Weather permitting we will then move to the water to learn about boat safety and handling, balance, and conditioning. We’ll also discuss opportunities for competing in regattas. Prerequisite: Ability to tread water for 15 minutes required. Convener: Jay Coffman Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 2 hr. lessons - $150 / $165 nonresidents 40656 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/6 M-Th 4 pm

Soccer: Indoor League - Winter 1 & 2 New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 8-18)

Come bring your youth soccer team to play in the highly popular indoor league at New Century Fieldhouse. Two six-game seasons will be offered. The league is designed for team registrations only. Leagues have the capability of filling up quickly, so plan to register early to secure your spot. Registration will open August 16 if you plan to register for both sessions and August 17 if you plan to register for just one session. Detailed league information can be found online at www.newcenturyfieldhouse.com. For questions, call (913) 826-2850.

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Tennis: Advanced Teens (Ages 14 & Older)

This class is for students who have graduated from the teens clinic for beginners. Instructors will begin to teach more advanced technique and hitting on the move. Students must provide their own tennis racquets. Loaner racquets will be available for the first day only. Arrive 10 min. early for first class. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 60 min. lessons - $160 / $176 nonresidents 40163 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/8 Fri 6 pm 40164 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/9 Sat Noon 40165 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/3 Fri 6 pm 40166 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/4 Sat Noon

Tennis: Genesis Rookies (Ages 7-8)

A program of movement, balance, coordinated and motor skill development with a focus on self and partner rallying skills on the 36 foot court. The children will learn how to initiate a rally, how to move and judge a ball (reception and centering skills), how to control the racquet at the contact point and control the height, direction and depth that will be the foundation of their future tennis development. For more information please contact Katy Renner at (913) 826-2964. No class 9/3, 9/4, 11/23, 11/24, 12/24 through 1/1. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 60 min. lessons - $215 / $236.50 nonresidents 39906 Genesis Health Club 8/14 Mon 39907 Genesis Health Club 8/16 Wed 39908 Genesis Health Club 8/18 Fri 39909 Genesis Health Club 8/19 Sat 39910 Genesis Health Club 8/20 Sun 39917 Genesis Health Club 10/23 Mon 39918 Genesis Health Club 10/25 Wed 39919 Genesis Health Club 10/27 Fri 39920 Genesis Health Club 10/28 Sat 39921 Genesis Health Club 10/29 Sun

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Don’t Miss Our New Park Palooza Event on Sept. 17, See Page 7 Tennis: Genesis Rookies Advanced (Ages 9-10)

Children will continue to learn the skills of the 60’ court. By the end of this program, a child should be able to play Quickstart Tennis. The children will learn how to move effectively so as to insure good position and balance for each shot. For more information please contact Katy Renner at (913) 826-2964. No class 9/3, 9/4, 11/23, 11/24, 12/24 through 1/1. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 90 min. lessons - $322.50 / $354.75 nonresidents 39960 Genesis Health Club 8/14 Mon 4:30 pm 39961 Genesis Health Club 8/16 Wed 4:30 pm 39962 Genesis Health Club 8/18 Fri 5 pm 39963 Genesis Health Club 8/19 Sat 1:30 pm 39964 Genesis Health Club 8/20 Sun 4:30 pm 39974 Genesis Health Club 10/23 Mon 4:30 pm 39976 Genesis Health Club 10/25 Wed 4:30 pm 39977 Genesis Health Club 10/27 Fri 5 pm 39978 Genesis Health Club 10/28 Sat 1:30 pm 39980 Genesis Health Club 10/29 Sun 4:30 pm

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It’s never too late to start playing tennis. Kids learn at a fast pace as teenagers and our Rising Stars program is perfect for new players to develop techniques that will benefit players for a lifetime. Club membership is not required. Wear tennis or non-marking shoes. Students must provide their own tennis racquets. Loaner racquets will be available for the first day only. Arrive 10 min. early for first class. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 1 hr. lessons - $160 / $176 nonresidents 40195 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/8 Fri 5 pm 40204 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/9 Sat 11 am 40205 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/3 Fri 5 pm 40206 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/4 Sat 11 am

Volleyball: Fall II/Winter League New Century Fieldhouse (Grades 3-8)

Whether you’re an individual looking to join a team or you’re part of a full team, New Century Fieldhouse can accommodate you this fall and winter. All games are played on Sunday evenings. Most teams will practice once a week in addition to their game day. League play will begin in early November for the fall II league and early January for the winter league. Detailed league information can be found online at www.newcenturyfieldhouse.com site in September. For questions, call (913) 826-2850.

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Tennis: Rising Stars Fast-Track Program (Ages 11-13)

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Preschool Tennis

Learning tennis is fun and fast when you take advantage of our “fasttrack” program. This class is for students who have graduated from the Hitters clinic or have had considerable basic tennis instruction. Club membership is not required. Wear tennis or non-marking shoes. Students must provide their own tennis racquets. Loaner racquets will be available for first day only. Arrive 10 min. early for first class. OPRC will contact you to reschedule the 12/25 class which falls during the 11/6 session. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 1 hr. lessons - $160 / $176 nonresidents 40181 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/6 Wed 4:30 pm 40190 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/9 Sat 11 am 40191 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/11 Mon 5 pm 40192 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/1 Wed 4:30 pm 40193 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/4 Sat 11am 40194 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/6 Mon 5 pm

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Tennis: Quickstart Fast-Track Program (Ages 9-10)

Tennis: Genesis Tennis Tots (Ages 4-6) Your child’s first experience on a tennis court. An informal environment that establishes a foundation for gross motor skill development. For more information please contact Katy Renner at (913) 826-2964. No class 9/3, 9/4, 11/23, 11/24, 12/24 through 1/1. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 60 min. lessons - $215 / $236.50 nonresidents 40032 Genesis Health Club 40040 Genesis Health Club 40041 Genesis Health Club 40042 Genesis Health Club 40043 Genesis Health Club 40044 Genesis Health Club 40045 Genesis Health Club 40046 Genesis Health Club

Learning tennis is fun and fast when you take advantage of our “fasttrack” program. Parents are often amazed at how quickly children progress at this age. Courses are designed to take advantage of the student’s increased ability to take direction and rapidly maturing physical coordination. Instructors stress proper stroke and movement at this important stage of development. Club membership is not required. Wear tennis or non-marking shoes. Students must provide their own tennis racquets. Loaner racquets will be available for first day only. Arrive 10 min. early for first class. OPRC will contact you to reschedule the 12/25 class which falls during the 11/6 session. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 1 hr. lessons - $160 / $176 nonresidents 40167 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/6 Wed 4 pm 40176 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/9 Sat 10 am 40177 Overland Park Racquet Club 9/11 Mon 5 pm 40178 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/1 Wed 4 pm 40179 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/4 Sat 10 am 40180 Overland Park Racquet Club 11/6 Mon 5 pm

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Children will learn the basics of tactical play from the 60’ court for both singles and doubles. Swing rhythm on the forehands and backhands will be emphasized and children will learn how to differentiate between a volley actin and a ground stroke action. For more information please contact Katy Renner at (913) 826-2964. No class 9/3, 9/4, 11/23, 11/24, 12/24 through 1/1. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 90 min. lessons - $322.50 / $354.75 nonresidents 40004 Genesis Health Club 8/14 Mon 4:30 pm 40023 Genesis Health Club 8/15 Tue 4:30 pm 40024 Genesis Health Club 8/17 Thu 4:30 pm 40025 Genesis Health Club 8/19 Sat Noon 40026 Genesis Health Club 8/20 Sun 11:30 am 40027 Genesis Health Club 10/23 Mon 4:30 pm 40028 Genesis Health Club 10/24 Tue 4:30 pm 40029 Genesis Health Club 10/26 Thu 4:30 pm 40030 Genesis Health Club 10/28 Sat Noon 40031 Genesis Health Club 10/29 Sun 11:30 am

Tennis: Quickstart Fast-Track Program (Ages 7-8)

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Concepts of offense/defense will be introduced in both singles and doubles. A variety of adaptive skills will be trained using dead ball drills, live ball drills and competitive play situations in all areas of the court. For more information please contact Katy Renner at (913) 826-2964. No class 9/3, 9/4, 11/23, 11/24, 12/24 through 1/1. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 2 hr. lessons - $430 / $473 nonresidents 39984 Genesis Health Club 8/14 Mon 4 pm 39985 Genesis Health Club 8/16 Wed 4 pm 39986 Genesis Health Club 8/17 Thu 4 pm 39987 Genesis Health Club 8/19 Sat 3 pm 39988 Genesis Health Club 8/20 Sun 1 pm 39996 Genesis Health Club 10/23 Mon 4 pm 39997 Genesis Health Club 10/25 Wed 4 pm 39999 Genesis Health Club 10/26 Thu 4 pm 40002 Genesis Health Club 10/28 Sat 3 pm 40003 Genesis Health Club 10/29 Sun 1 pm

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Tennis: Genesis High School Prep (Ages 14-17)


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Volleyball: Winter Break Camp (Grades 3-8)

Stay active over winter break during this four-day volleyball camp! The camp will be offered at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee and New Century Fieldhouse in Gardner. Participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability. Drills, games and scrimmages will be tailored to fit the ability levels of beginners through advanced players. Coaches will focus on offense, defense, serving, passing and setting. For more information please visit www.kcusssasports.com, or contact Okun Fieldhouse at (913) 826-2900 and New Century Fieldhouse at (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 3 - 3 hr. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents 39685 Okun Fieldhouse 12/27 W-F 9 am 39686 New Century Fieldhouse 12/27 W-F 1:30 pm

Volleyball: Youth Winter Leagues Session 1 - Okun (Grades 3-12)

Spike it at Okun Fieldhouse during winter session 1! The season will include 10 matches beginning no early than Nov. 4 and concluding no later than Dec. 16. Games will take place on Saturday morning through early afternoon. Registration requirements due Sept. 29: Registration Form, Conflict Form, Full Team Payment. Early bird registration deadline ($50 discount) is Sept. 22. Teams will receive a discount if registering for both Winter Session 1 and Session 2 at the same time. Team registration materials can be found at www.kcusssasports.com beginning in September. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at www.kcusssasports.com.

Volleyball: Youth Winter Leagues Session 2 - Okun (Grades 3-12)

Okun Fieldhouse is serving up more volleyball in winter session 2! The season will include 10 matches beginning no earlier than Jan. 6 and concluding no later than March 3. Games will take place on Saturday morning through early afternoon. Registration requirements due Dec. 1 Registration Form, Conflict Form, Full Team Payment. Early bird registration deadline ($50 discount) is Nov. 27. Teams will receive a discount if registering for both Winter Session 1 and Session 2 at the same time. Team registration materials can be found at www.kcusssasports. com beginning in September. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at www.kcusssasports.com.

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The Johnson County Park & Recreation District offers room rentals for a variety of functions at locations listed on Page 71. Additional information on our rental facilities is available on our website: www.JCPRD.com. Please call the individual facilities for detailed room sizes and facility amenities.

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How to Earn JCPRD U Credit This holistic wellness program for ages three to 18 lets participants earn achievement badges in five wellness dimensions: physical, social, environmental, intellectual, and mindfulness, in order to advance through JCPRD U. Each eligible class listing includes information on which dimension in which your child will earn their achievement credit. To learn more about JCPRD U, visit jcprdu.com. After signing up for a credit-eligible program, call Nathan at (913) 826-2950 to sign up for JCPRD U. For more information, see listing on page 26.

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL OLYMPICS & SPECIAL POPULATIONS PROGRAMS

Special Populations offers recreational, educational, and social activities for mentally and physically challenged individuals.Information Line: (913) 312-8846

Volunteers

Volunteers help coach and assist athletes as well as chaperone, teach recreational classes, and participate with various Special Olympic committees. Please call Lindsey at (913) 826-3027 if interested.

Financial Assistance

Applications for financial assistance are available in the Registration Office, Bldg. D, Antioch Park. Call (913) 831-3359 to request an application.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be granted later than one week prior to program start date. Medical refunds will be permitted with physician’s note.

Special Pops: Bowling (Ages 8 & Older)

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It’s that time again! Dust off your bowling ball and let’s get rolling. This program usually fills fast so sign up early to reserve your spot! Participants should arrive by 6:10 pm each week. Please note that the price has increased and the cost of bowling and rental is now $11 per week. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 3 hr. session - $11 College AMF Lanes Bowling 9/15 Fri 6 pm

Special Pops: Crown Center Day and Wrap Party (All Ages)

Come celebrate the holiday season with a festive shopping day for all those holiday gifts on your list. After shopping we will wrap presents! We will meet at Antioch Park at 11 am, bring money for lunch at Crown Center and spending money. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 4 hr. event - $10 40615 Antioch Park 11/27 Mon 11 am

Special Pops: Guitar Club (All Ages)

Come join your friends to learn how to play the guitar. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 10 - 45 min. sessions - $30 39669 Antioch Park Bldg C 9/13 Wed

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Fall is here and what better way to celebrate the season than a hayride? Dinner is not provided but we’ll enjoy some apple cider and campfire snacks after the hayride. Coordinators reserve the right to request chaperones for participants. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 3 hr. session - $15 39656 Antioch Park 10/18 Wed 5 pm

Special Pops: Overnight Trip at the Great Wolf Lodge (Ages 18 & Older)

Sign up to join your friends and practice for the state competition. Current physical required to participate. Fee covers lessons and state competition fee. Experienced skaters - 11:15 -11:45 am; Beginners - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 14 - 30 min practice sessions - $40 with state fee, $20 without state fee 39661 Kansas City Ice Center (Experienced) 10/7 Sat 11:15 am 39661 Kansas City Ice Center (Beginners) 10/7 Sat 11:50 am

Special Olympics: Volleyball (Ages 8 & Older)

Designed for those who enjoy volleyball, no matter what their skill level may be. A current physical is required to participate. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 1 hr. sessions - $30 39663 Horizons High School 8/21 $30 6 pm

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Come get into the fall spirit with pumpkin themed crafts. Dinner is not included; light refreshments only. Come dressed in clothes you can get messy. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 2 hr. session - $15 39652 Roeland Park Community Center 10/3 Tue 6 pm

Special Olympics: Ice Skating (Ages 8 & Older)

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Special Pops: Pumpkin Painting Party (All Ages)

Sign up to join your friends and learn floor hockey skills. Current physical is required to participate. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 1 hr. sessions - $15 39664 Horizons High School 11/27 Mon 6 pm

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Come join us for a fun overnight getaway at the Great Wolf Lodge Resort in Kansas City. We will be participating in fun things such as arcade games, shopping, and swimming in the famous Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark so be sure to bring a swimming suit! Registration fee covers hotel, transportation, arcade pass, dinner Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. Please bring money for two lunches and spending money. Coordinators reserve the right to request chaperones for participants. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 2 day trip - $90 39659 Antioch Park 9/7 Thu Noon

Special Olympics: Floor Hockey (Ages 8 & Older)

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Special Pops: Hayride (All Ages)

Special Pops: Tour of Lights (All Ages)

Tour the lights at Longview Lake Park this holiday season! Please bring money for dinner at McDonalds. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 3 hr. session - $5 39658 Antioch Park 12/5 Tue 5:30 pm

For Cancellation Information During Inclement Weather, Call Our Info Lines, See Page 4 Special Pops: Wild West Country Dancing (All Ages)

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Do you enjoy all types of country dance? If so, grab your boots and hat and let’s have a hoedown. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1- 2 hr. session - $10 39657 Roeland Park Community Center 11/2 Thu

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Sept. 10........................................................................ Area Soccer Sept. 24............................................................. State Soccer/Bocce Sept. 30................................................ Cars in the Park Fundraiser Oct. 14...................................................................... Area Bowling Oct. 22....................................................................Area Volleyball Nov. 10 & 11.......................................State Volleyball & Bowling

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How to Earn JCPRD U Credit This holistic wellness program for ages three to 18 lets participants earn achievement badges in five wellness dimensions: physical, social, environmental, intellectual, and mindfulness, in order to advance through JCPRD U. Each eligible class listing includes information on which dimension in which your child will earn their achievement credit. To learn more about JCPRD U, visit jcprdu.com. After signing up for a credit-eligible program, call Nathan at (913) 826-2950 to sign up for JCPRD U. For more information, see listing on page 26.

Learn to Swim: Private Swim Lessons (Ages 16 & Older)

Swim Team: Master Swimming Punch Card (Ages 16 & Older)

Water Polo: KC Water Polo Team (Ages 15 & Older)

Whether you used to play as a kid or you are a strong swimmer looking for fun, try KC Water Polo. Sponsored by JCPRD and sanctioned by USA Water Polo, KC Water Polo is a great competitive team sport. It is also a fun way to stay fit. Our 90 minute practices are offered two times per week, and the punch card system provides flexibility for participants. Participants must register with USA Water Polo yearly to practice or play. For more information please contact Aquatics office at (913) 432-1377. Thu - 7:30 pm Sun - 10 am 12 - 90 min. sessions - $51 / $57 nonresidents; Drop in fee $6

If you meet the minimum age requirement, feel free to sign up and join in!

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The Blazers Masters Swimming offers flexibility for participants with the use of a punch card system or a minimal drop-in fee. Participants range from former Olympians, triathletes, Corporate Challenge participants, and fitness swimmers who want something more organized and challenging than lap swimming. Instruction in a supportive atmosphere is an advantage over swimming laps on your own. There are eight practice times offered throughout the week. For more information, please visit our website at www.kcblazers.com. RPAC: T,W,Th -5:30 am; M,T, W - 7:15 pm; Fri 11:30 am; Sat - 10 am 15 - 90 min. sessions - $90; Drop in fee $6

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For adults who want to become safe in or around the water, instruction will be given in water safety skills, buoyancy, basic swimming, and breath control. Private swim instruction is offered for ages 16 and up and all skill levels. For more information and to schedule a time, call the Aquatics office at (913) 432-1377. Saturday lessons are available. 2 - 30 min. private session - $46 / $51 nonresidents 4 - 30 min. private session - $77 / $82 nonresidents

Element Fitness offers a variety of high energy aqua classes available to you through a punch card system. You choose the class and the time that fit your schedule, and they provide the fun! Aqua Burner is a 60 minute class held Thursday at 6 pm. It has a cardio segment designed to burn fat along with aerobic movements and muscle toning in order to increase metabolism. Deep Water will improve fitness levels, reduce body fat, and build lean muscle. Flotation waist belts and leg cuffs are used to make floating effortless. It is held Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 am and Thursday at 5:30 pm. Turbo-Water is a high intensity class held on Monday at 5:30 pm and Tuesday at 6 pm. It is fast-paced water aerobics including power moves and strength training. Water Zumba is a new class that is offered Saturday at 8:45 am. This is a high energy class that will get your day moving in the right direction. All of our instructors are certified. Cards will be held at our front desk and will be available there for use after purchase. Please allow five days for processing. Punch Card can be used Monday through Thursday from 5 am to 10:30 pm, Friday from 5 am to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 am to 8 pm. For information contact (913) 826-2950. 15 - 60 min. sessions - $109 / $120 nonresidents 40109 Element Fitness 9/1-12/31 Varies

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Water Exercise: Punch Card - High Energy Aqua (Ages 18 & Older)

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Element Fitness is offering several classes that are perfect for the person just wanting to start an aqua program or who is now ready to move to the next level. Arthritis classes are offered Monday through Friday from 10 am to 11 am. Just My Speed is a beginner to intermediate water class held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 am. It is an aerobic and toning opportunity using a variety of basic movements. H2Obics is for intermediate level participants and is a traditional water aerobics class. It includes muscle strengthening for toning as well as aerobics. Class times are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:45 am and at 4:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday. Element Fitness is offering the opportunity for participants to use their punch card system in order to select from a variety of classes. Cards will be held at our front desk and will be available there for use after purchase. Please allow five days for processing. Punch Card can be used Monday through Thursday from 5 am to 10:30 pm, Friday from 5 am to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 am to 8 pm. For information contact (913) 826-2950. 15 - 60 min. sessions - $109 / $120 nonresidents 40108 Element Fitness 9/1-12/31 Varies

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Water Exercise: Punch Card Beginning and Intermediate Aqua (Ages 18 & Older)


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Computers: eBay® Selling (Ages 18 & Older)

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Computers: The Zone Productions

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ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS The Zone Productions is a company that provides training to promote the use of technology in society. Our mission is to provide training at a level that will meet the needs of a wide range of individuals. Whether you are a beginner or are seeking advanced computer skills we will help you reach your goals.

Computers: iMovie Fun Creative Movies (Ages 18 & Older)

Want to create really cool movies and capture your memories in a unique way. This class is your answer to what do you do with your photos. Bring you iPad® or iPhone® with iMovie loaded on it and our instructor will help you build a movie that looks like you were a professional director. Don’t just let those memories sit in a box. Release them to the digital age. 1 - 2 hr. lesson - $35 / $39 nonresidents 40309 Blue Valley Rec. Activity Center 10/16 Mon 6 pm

Writing: How to Make One Million Dollars Writing Poetry! (Ages 18 & Older)

First, an apology: I lied. I can’t teach you how to make a million dollars writing poetry. What I can teach you is how to write poems that should make you a million dollars! In this workshop, you will use various writing exercises and group critique/feedback to craft three to five poems that will wow readers for years to come or, if not that, will give you a good excuse to go sit in a coffee shop a couple of afternoons a month with a pen, a notebook, and a mission. This series is designed for beginning to intermediate level poets & writers. 4 - 90 min. classes - $55 / $60 nonresidents 40757 JCAHC 11/4 Sat 1:30 pm

Writing: Writing Dystopian Fiction (Ages 18 & Older)

With the explosion in popularity of dystopian work in every facet of pop culture, its sphere of influence is undeniable. What is at the core of these examples of a ‘bad place’ and how can we craft our own dystopias? The workshop will discuss critical concepts of dystopia alongside offering a space for critiquing your own dystopian fiction. 3 - 2 hr. classes - $55 / $60 nonresidents 40756 JCAHC 9/9 Sat 9 am

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS The class we all wish we had during school; no rules. Come and learn the basic guidelines and take it to the level you want. Artists will act as guides and are available as a resource; explore mediums and processes. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for the supply list. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 8 - 2 hr. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 40730 JCAHC 9/18 Mon 6: pm

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Express yourself! Develop a new skill or brush up on an old talent. Artists will work with a variety of drawing mediums including graphite and colored pencil. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov. org for the supply list. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 8 - 90 min. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 40515 MCAC 11/7 Tue 6:15 pm

Art: Figure Drawing (Ages 18 & Older)

Learn tips and tricks for using Ebay’s selling functions. Find out how to sell items for extra income, and receive free tools to maximize profits. 1 - 2 hr. lesson - $35 / $39 nonresidents 40308 Blue Valley Rec. Activity Center 11/13 Mon 6 pm

Art: Arts, Not Crafts (Ages 16 & Older)

Art: Beginning Drawing (Ages 16 & Older)

Sharpen those drawing skills and learn to create tints and shadows that present a drawing in the realism lens. You will have the opportunity to learn the composition of the human form as you observe a live model in real time. This class will primarily use charcoal as an introductory method to gestural drawing and expand to finished drawings in the last class. This class participates in group critique. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 -2 hr. classes - $60 / $66 nonresidents 40541 JCAHC 11/18 Sat 1 pm

Art: Intro to Ceramics (Ages 16 & Older)

Moldable clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking within a tranquil and reassuring environment. You will have the opportunity to learn how to properly adhere separate clay pieces through score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and how to apply glaze to a finished design culminating in beautiful works of art ready to display! This class will also provide a first “try” on the challenging pottery wheel. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 6 - 2½ hr. classes - $121 / $133 nonresidents 40516 JCAHC 9/5 Tue 6 pm 40518 RPCC 11/7 Tue 6 pm

Art: Intermediate Ceramics (Ages 16 & Older)

For those with some experience using clay, this class encourages creative problem-solving as participants take their basic ceramics skills to the next level. You will have the chance to become more familiar with both an electric potter’s wheel and a kick wheel while increasing handbuilding skills in this challenging but exciting class. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 6 - 2½ hr. classes - $121 / $133 nonresidents 40542 JCAHC 9/6 Wed 6 pm 40519 JCAHC 10/24 Tue 6 pm

Art: Museum Art Workshop - Paintbrush Sculpture (Ages 18 & Older)

Join our instructor, a practicing artist, for art adventures through history’s lens! Explore new techniques and improve existing skills. Participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme. In this class, you will create your own sculpture using paintbrushes, paperclay, and paint inspired by the history of found objects and the work of outsider artists! All skill levels welcome! Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Viewing of the museum is not included for this class. If you wish to view the museum exhibits, admission may be purchased at the front desk upon arrival. Museum hours are 9 am - 4:30 pm. 1 - 90 min. session - $15; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to the museum. 40567 JCAHC 10/21 Sat 3 pm

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FITNESS & HEALTH Fitness classes held at JCPRD facilities are classified under the following fitness levels: LOW INTENSITY - During exercise, participant’s breathing patterns change little and there is minimal risk for lower body injury. MODERATE INTENSITY - Breathing patterns change, but participant is still able to talk. Exercises may involve one or both feet leaving the ground at times. HIGH INTENSITY - Participant’s breathing will become rapid and they will only be able to say a few words at a time. Exercises will require more energy and put more stress on joints and tendons.

Exercise: EverFit...Fitness At It’s Funnest (Ages 18 & Older)

Dance: Beginning Ballet (Ages 16 & Older)

Exercise: Functional Fitness (Ages 15 & Older)

Dance: Beginning Jazz (Ages 16 & Older)

A mixture of classical and contemporary, this class gives you an introduction to the active techniques and plethora of forms in the jazz world. No dance experience required. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin. rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40726 JCAHC 9/30 Sat 1 pm

Dance: Line Dancing (Ages 14 & Older)

20 - 60 min. sessions - $60 Punch Card / $66 nonresidents Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-12/31

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GYMNASTICS AND NATUREPLAY PARENTS/GUARDIANS - Unlimited Punches for 8 weeks $20 Punch Card / $22 nonresidents Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-12/31 Varies GUEST FEE WITH PUNCH CARD HOLDER 1 Visit - $5 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-12/31

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JCPRD offers the flexibility of a punch card system to select from a variety of activities at the Mill Creek Activity Center. Choose to use our weight room, cardiovascular equipment, or walking track to get your ultimate workout. Choose from 10 or 20 punches. To purchase your punch card or for additional information, please stop by our location at 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee, or contact us at (913) 826-2950. 10 - 60 min. sessions - $30 Punch Card / $33 nonresidents Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-12/31 Varies

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Visit theatreinthepark.org for fall and holiday shows at The Theatre in the Park’s Black Box Theatre at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center!

Exercise: Mill Creek Activity Center Punch Card - The Freedom Of No Memberships (Ages 18 & Older)

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By definition, a line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of dance. By contemporary definition, it is just plain fun! Whether the Cha Cha Slide, the Electric Slide, or Footloose, you will have the chance to learn each rhythmic step! No dance experience required. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 2 hr. classes - $50 / $55 nonresidents 40725 JCAHC 11/10 Fri 7 pm

A class for beginners and advanced looking for supervised strength and stretching exercises using balls, chairs, bars and bands, balance disks, and much more! Facility hours are Monday through Friday, 5 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 5 am to Noon. For information contact (913) 826-2950. To schedule your appointment after registering for this class please contact Brandon Musick at (913) 764-5444. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 45 min. session - $20 / $22 nonresidents 40251 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 9/1-12/31 By Appt.

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Join your peers as you explore the technical form of ballet through fluidity and grace. No dance experience required. This class is a simple introduction to the process of posture, barre, and plié. Call (913) 8263163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40727 JCAHC 11/25 Sat 2 pm

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Encompassed with a Yang style short form developed by Cheng Man-Ch’ing, there are 37 postures covered in this Tai Chi class and five principles including relaxation, separation of yin and yang, turn from center, body upright and beautiful lady’s hands. This is followed by standing meditation. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $35 / $38 nonresidents 40718 JCAHC 9/6 Wed 12:30 pm 40717 JCAHC 10/30 Mon 5:30 pm

Meet your fitness goals and mix up your routine as much as you like with a one month punch card of unlimited classes! Our small classes are challenging, fun, and welcoming. Classes offered include HIIT, Ultimate Fit Camp, Weights Up, Yoga, Boxing, Cycling, Ballistic POUND, Barre and more! Excludes Bootcamp and Surfset classes. Childcare is available for a small fee. To register please go to www.jcprd.com or call (913) 826-2950. Visit www.everfitkc.com to view schedule and classes. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - month unlimited punches $105 / $115 nonresidents 40253 EverFit 9/1-9/30 Varies 40254 EverFit 10/1-10/31 Varies 40255 EverFit 11/1-11/30 Varies 40256 EverFit 12/1-12/31 Varies

Cultural: Tai Chi (Ages 16 & Older)

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Sharpen those drawing skills and learn to create tints and shadows that present a drawing in the realism lens. You will have the opportunity to learn how to design a still life using objects from home and how to capture that still life on paper using graphite and charcoal. This class will also discuss the appropriate application of different types of drawing supplies. It is requested that you bring a favorite object from home for your first class period. This class participates in group critique. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 90 min. classes - $50 / $55 nonresidents 40543 JCAHC 9/9 Sat 1 pm

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Art: Still Life Drawing (Ages 16 & Older)


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Exercise: Pound! Rockout! Workout! (Ages 18 & Older)

Fitness: Personal Training (Ages 18 & Older)

MODERATE INTENSITY: Pound is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, Pound transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilatesinspired movements. Call (913) 826-2950 for more information. 6 - 45 min. sessions - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40260 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/16 Sat 10:30 am

7 - 45 min. sessions - $52 / $57 nonresidents 40261 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/28

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Exercise: Punch Card - Your Choice, Just a Punch (Ages 18 & Older)

Element Fitness is offering the opportunity for participants to use their punch card system in order to select from a variety of classes. Cards will be held at the front desk and will be available there for use after purchase. Please allow five days for processing. Choose from many classes including: Body Step, Body Flow, and Spinning. Call (913) 268-3633 for class descriptions, or stop by Element Fitness for a full schedule and a tour of the facility. Punch card can be used Monday through Thursday, 5 am to 10 pm, Friday 5 am to 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 am to 8 pm. For a class schedule please go to https://elementfitnesskc. com/elementgroupfitness/groupfitness-classschedules.html. For additional information contact (913) 826-2950. 15 - 60 min. sessions - $109 / $120 nonresidents 40110 Element Fitness 9/1-12/31 Varies

Exercise: Turbo Kick - Kickboxing Meets Dance! (Ages 18 & Older)

HIGH INTENSITY: Turbo Kick - the fat-blasting, ab-defining cardio workout that is sweeping the nation’s health clubs and allows you to burn up to 1,000 calories an hour! A mix of kickboxing and simple dance grooves set to heart pounding dance music that will have you looking forward to your next workout! Call (913) 826-2950 for more information. 6 - 45 min. sessions - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40257 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/16 Sat 11:30 am

7 - 45 min. sessions - $52 / $57 nonresidents 40258 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/28

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Fitness: Introduction to Aerobic Fitness, Core and Strength Training Concepts (Ages 15 & Older)

Six 30-minute personal training sessions for health and wellness. This program is for beginners who have not exercised recently. Facility hours are Monday through Friday, 5 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 5 am to Noon. For more information contact (913) 826-2950. To schedule your appointment after registering for this class please contact Brandon Musick at (913) 764-5444. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. sessions - $240 / $264 nonresidents 40252 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 9/1-12/31 By Appt.

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Fitness: Nia (Ages 18 & Older)

Experience a new way to work out! The practice of Nia is based in dance and martial arts with a focus on mindfulness. Nia makes exercise fun and accessible to people of all skill levels. Classes are led by a local Black Belt Nia instructor. The practice of Nia is done barefoot. 6 - 45 min. workout - $37 / $39 nonresidents 40417 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/14 Thu 5:30 pm

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You know you need it, you know you want it, let us help you achieve it! You can choose from one of three options: a one hour fitness assessment and prescription, a three hour session which also includes two personal workouts, or six sessions that includes five personal workouts. With your trainer, you establish exercise goals, set up cardiovascular and strength training programs, and learn to make better, healthier choices. Contact Nathan at (913) 826-2953 for an appointment. 1 - 60 min. sessions - $43 / $47 nonresidents 40262 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-9/30 By Appt. 40263 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/1-10/31 By Appt. 40264 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/1-11/30 By Appt. 40265 Mill Creek Activity Center 12/1-12/31 By Appt. 3 - 60 min. sessions - $120 / $138 nonresidents 40266 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-9/30 40267 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/1-10/31 40268 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/1-11/30 40269 Mill Creek Activity Center 12/1-12/31

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6 - 60 min. sessions - $210 / $240 nonresidents 40270 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-9/30 40271 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/1-10/31 40272 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/1-11/30 40273 Mill Creek Activity Center 12/1-12/31

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Nutrition: Weight Loss Challenge (Ages 14 & Older With Guardian)

The Weight Loss Challenge is back! Join us in for the “Back to School, Back to Shape.” Our very popular “Learn 2 Burn” format allows you to learn about proper nutrition, improve eating habits, active lifestyle and how to customize calorie/ protein intakes to match body composition in this 10-week program. Weekly weigh-ins and personalized coaching offer encouragement and tips. Includes a private, non-intrusive body scan to determine protein targets, resting metabolic rates, caloric tolerance, body fat percentage and distribution, visceral fat levels and skeletal muscle percentage. Participants will be contacted prior to the orientation for body scan appointment. Prize money paid out after week 10 using specific rules for consistency. Three winners per challenge; amount dependent upon number of participants. For more information contact Jerry at (913) 814-7532. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 11 - 60 min. sessions - $35 / $38 nonresidents 40056 Midwest Nutrition 9/18 Mon 6:15 pm 40057 Midwest Nutrition 9/20 Wed 6:15 pm

Wellness: Fitness Questions Answered (Ages 18 & Older)

Do you have questions regarding your current fitness routine? Are you not quite sure how to start a new fitness program? Talk with a knowledgeable personal trainer to find out the best way to meet your fitness goals without having to hire one. Contact Nathan at (913) 826-2953 for an appointment. 1 - 60 min. session - $43 / $47 nonresidents 40274 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-12/31 By Appt.

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Getting a wellness program going at your school or worksite is easier and more cost effective than you might think. Our Wellness Coordinator will give you the tools, tips, and training to begin to implement the foundation of your wellness initiative. Lower your healthcare costs, improve your employee morale, and enjoy more life with JCPRD. Contact Nathan at (913) 826-2953 for an appointment. 1 - initial consultation - FREE 40275 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/1-12/31 By Appt.

Yoga: Hot Yoga (Ages 18 & Older)

4 - 75 min. sessions - $35 / $39 nonresidents 40276 Yoga Fix Studio 9/7 40277 Yoga Fix Studio 10/5 40278 Yoga Fix Studio 11/2 40279 Yoga Fix Studio 12/7

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Challenge Course Programs Is your group looking for a new challenge or team building experience? TimberRidge Adventure Center’s certified challenge course atop a rugged forested ridge is perfect for your team. Your group will be guided through activities and elements which encourage teamwork, communication, listening, and much more in a unique outdoor environment. Who knew learning could be so much fun! Facilitators are trained and certified to the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and the course is supervised by a certified challenge course manager. For more information regarding programming, facility rental, or to schedule a facility tour call (913) 856-8849 or (913) 826-2802. Located in Olathe, adjacent to Kill Creek Park, TimberRidge is available by reservation/registration only.

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Check out our birthday party packages! Visit http://www.timberridgeadventure.com for more information and pricing, scroll to bottom of page in downloadable section. Parties are offered only on Saturday, and dates fill fast so call and reserve in advance! Call (913) 856-8849 for more information or to reserve your event today!

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TimberRidge is an ideal setting for teambuilding, weddings (indoor & outdoor), corporate picnics, family reunions, church events, and youth activities. Rental opportunities include the Whispering Pine Shelter overlooking the spectacular Catfish Pond that accommodates up to 200 people, and the Welcome Center featuring a room that accommodates up to 80 people and a large wrap-around outdoor deck and a charming view of Nessie’s lagoon. The site includes over 200 acres of diverse landscapes divided by a series of ponds. Other amenities available with a facility rental include pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, BB gun range, archery range, 40-foot climbing tower, hiking, and fishing (catch & release only). Wine, champagne, and beer are allowed on-site with an additional permit.

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LOW INTENSITY: Improve circulation, regulate your metabolism, increase flexibility and coordination with this Yoga class. You will lengthen your muscles while increasing both muscle and bone density. Yoga participants of all levels are welcome. Join us for this class, and find out all the benefits of Yoga in your life. For additional information please contact (913) 826-2950. No class 9/4. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 50 min. sessions - $45 / $50 nonresidents 40284 Mill Creek Activity Center 9/13 Wed 5:30 pm 40285 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/2 Mon 5:30 pm 40286 Mill Creek Activity Center 10/25 Wed 5:30 pm 40287 Mill Creek Activity Center 11/13 Mon 5:30 pm 40288 Mill Creek Activity Center 12/6 Wed 5:30 pm

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Hot Yoga is a sequence of asana (postures) and pranayama exercises (breathing techniques) practiced in a heated room which allows you to work deeper to release toxins and stress while building strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, and mental and physical determination and focus. This is a perfect complement to any athletic pursuit as it helps minimize the damaging effects most sports and workout programs have on the spine, joints and organs. This vigorous practice is designed to work the entire body as a system, toning and shaping muscles while working the internal organs to create inner health and vitality. If Hot Yoga isn’t for you check out our Warm Flow Yoga, Yoga Flow, or Lunch-time Yoga. Register for one of the offerings below and let Yoga Fix assist you with a program and time that works for you. 2 - 75 min. sessions - $18 / $20 nonresidents 40280 Yoga Fix Studio 9/7 Thu 6 pm 40281 Yoga Fix Studio 10/5 Thu 6 pm 40282 Yoga Fix Studio 11/2 Thu 6 pm 40283 Yoga Fix Studio 12/7 Thu 6 pm

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MODERATE INTENSITY: Strengthen your body, calm your mind and improve your flexibility and balance. All fitness levels can benefit from this class. Participants are encouraged to bring yoga mats. New participants are welcome to try one class for free, please call (913) 826-3160 for more information. Five and Ten Punch cards expire three months after dates of sale; twenty punch cards expire four months after date of sale. No class 9/4, 11/23, and 12/25. 5 Punch Card - $38 / $42 nonresidents 10 Punch Card - $75 / $83 nonresidents 20 Punch Card - $150 / $165 nonresidents RPCC M,Th 5 pm

Enjoy the evening on the water as we kayak around Shawnee Mission Park Lake. Hear the croaks and splash of frogs, the hooting of owls, and view the park from a different perspective. Space is limited. Registration required. Kayaks and life jackets provided. Beginner Excursion starts with a safety briefing and instruction. Intermediate Excursion requires kayaking skills. Basic swimming skills required for both excursions. Instructor: Seth Salmans 1 - 2 hr. session - $24 / $26 nonresidents 40676 Shawnee Mission Park Lake Beg. 10/7 Sat 6:30 pm 40677 Shawnee Mission Park Lake Intermed. 10/14 Sat 6:30 pm

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Yoga: Hatha (Gentle) Yoga (Ages 18 & Older)

Boating: Evening Kayak Excursion (Ages 18 & Older)

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Wellness: Worksite & School Initiatives (Ages 18 & Older)


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ERNIE MILLER NATURE CENTER 909 North K-7 Highway Olathe, Kansas, 66061 (1 mile north of 135th Street) (913) 764-7759 www.erniemiller.com Summer Hours March 1 through Oct. 31 Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm (Closed Noon to 1 pm for Lunch) Sunday 1 to 5 pm Closed Sundays from June 1 - Aug. 31 Winter Hours Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 Monday - Saturday 9 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon to 1 pm for Lunch) Sunday 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Park Trails Open Dawn to Dusk Daily

Looking for a quick escape from the city blues? Visit Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center. A walk through the 116-acre park will take you through a diverse range of habitats: tallgrass prairie, upland meadows, bottomland forest, and stream.

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View birds from the wildlife viewing room as they visit the feeders and water features. Learn more about native fish as you observe them in a 500-gallon aquarium. Discover more about the park’s wildlife and history through exhibits and live animal displays. Ernie Miller Nature Center provides a laboratory for learning, understanding, and admiring nature. Programs offer experiences that help to create awareness and respect for wildlife and habitat. In addition to the listings in this brochure, Park Police and Naturalists present a variety of fun educational programs for all ages. For more information about the center’s school, youth, and preschool programs call (913) 764-7759.

Ernie Miller Park & Shawnee Mission Park Orienteering Courses

The Possum Trot Orienteering Club has designed two orienteering courses for different skill levels. There is no fee to use any course. Ernie Miller Park is a short course which is easy for the beginner to navigate, while the “Trim” orienteering course at Shawnee Mission Park is a great education facility for school and youth groups. Full-color park maps are available for $2 for Ernie Miller Park, $4 for Shawnee Mission Park. Call (913) 764-7759 for more information on the Ernie Miller Park course, or (913) 888-4713 for more information on the Shawnee Mission Park course.

Go Green: Worm Bin Workshop (Ages 18 & Older and Children 8 & Older must Accompanied by Parent/Guardian)

Discover the fun in making dirt inside your home with vermiculture! Make your own worm bin complete with worms to take home. Explore the many benefits of composting at home and learn how to make worm tea. For more information call Outdoor Education Specialist Andrea Joslin at (913) 826-2806. One worm bin per paid registrant. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 1 hr. session - $25 / $28 nonresidents 39981 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/9 Sat 9:30 am

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Leadership: Manager Boot Camp (Ages 18 & Older)

Whether you are a new, first-time manager or an experienced supervisor looking to refresh your approach to managing a team, the Manager Boot Camp is for you! This highly interactive two-day workshop combines classroom-style learning with practical experiential activities. Topics include building and motivating teams, setting and achieving goals, communicating effectively, problem-solving and decision-making, exploring the differences between leaders and managers, and becoming an authentic leader. A light breakfast and box lunch are provided; dress to be outdoors and physically active part of the time. Come enjoy the natural surroundings as you embark on this career development journey! For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay at (913) 856-8849. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 8 hr. events - $140 / $154 nonresidents 39982 TimberRidge Adventure Center 11/7 T,W 8:30 am

Leadership: TimberRidge Leadership Academy (Ages 18 & Older)

This one-day session expands on the topic of Building and Motivating Teams from the Manager Boot Camp (although attending the Boot Camp is not a prerequisite for this course). The content of this session will help you develop your teambuilding skills, empower individuals and the team, shape your team’s identity and build cohesion, appraise and reward team performance, communicate effectively as a team, manage team conflict, facilitate team decision-making, and leverage the team’s collective knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. A light breakfast and box lunch are provided; dress to be outdoors and physically active part of the time. Join us monthly to continue your career development journey! For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay at (913) 856-8849. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 8 hr. event - $70 / $77 nonresidents 39992 Setting and Achieving Goals 9/12 Tue 8:30 am 39993 Communicating Effectively 10/10 Tue 8:30 am 39994 Problem Solving & Decision Making 12/5 Tue 8:30 am

Map & Compass: Orienteering Workshop (Ages 16 & Older and Children accompanied by Parent/Guardian)

Do you like to hike cross-country but fear losing your way? This beginner’s workshop introduces you to orienteering, a fun way of learning the basic skills for using a topographic map and a magnetic compass. This class includes a practice orienteering hike in the park. Workbook and loan of compass are provided. Dress for the weather. Instructor: Possum Trot Orienteering Club. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 3 hr. session - $15 / $17 nonresidents 39998 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/21 Sat 9 am

Photography: Beginning Nature Photography (Ages 16 & Older)

In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of nature and outdoor photography, and will have opportunities to practice your skills in the field. Topics include a primer on responsible and ethical photography, caring for cameras and equipment, basic techniques and best practices, composition, exposure, and an introduction to postproduction workflow. Bring your own camera, lunch, snacks, and dress for the weather outdoors! Participants under the age of 16 interested may attend with an adult. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay at (913) 856-8849. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 3 hr. event - $20 / $22 nonresidents 40055 Ernie Miller Nature Center 10/15 Sun 1 pm

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Teambuilding: Amazing Challenge Program (Ages 18 & Older)

Yoga: Yoga & Climbing (Ages 16 & Older)

Unleash your inner daredevil with a yoga and climbing experience at TimberRidge Adventure Center. Use the power of ancient yoga movements to become a warrior on our Hawk’s Nest climbing wall. Explore breath and movement during the morning yoga flow, then discover your strength as you climb the 40 foot wall. This session is open for beginners or experienced, you choose your level of challenge. Each participant will need to complete a health and liability form. Upon registration a detailed letter will be sent out. Participants will need to supply a sack lunch. Program fee is nonrefundable. For more information contact Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait (913) 826-2804 or molly.postlewait@ jocogov.org Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 3 hr. session - $30 / $33 nonresidents 40021 TimberRidge Adventure Center 9/30 Sat 1 pm

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Yoga: Green at Heart (Ages 16 & Older)

Yoga: Green at Heart Hike (Ages 16 & Older)

Whimsical Woods Trick-or-Cache Haunted Kansas Healthy Halloween Spooktacular

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Matinee at the Museum: “In the Heat of the Night” (Ages 17 & Older) Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Johnson County Museum with a special showing of “In the Heat of the Night.” Winner of the 1967 Academy Award for Best Picture, this critically-acclaimed film noir stars Sidney Poitier as Philadelphia PD Detective Virgil Tibbs, who finds himself recruited to help with a murder investigation in a racially hostile southern town. The movie is unrated (features strong language). Does not include museum admission. Concessions available for purchase. Pre-registration encouraged, tickets can be purchased the day of the event if seats are available. 1 - 2 hr. program - $5; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to the museum. 40660 JCAHC 11/4 Sat 1 pm

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Don’t Miss Some of Our Other Halloween Events in This Issue:

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Release your inner child at the Johnson County Museum and KidScape, at an after-hours Halloween party for adults only! Wear your costume or come as you are and enjoy games, light refreshments, and fun without the kids! 1 - 3 hr. program - $15 / $14 museum members 40510 JCAHC 10/26 Thu 6 pm

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Experience the power of a walk in nature fused with the awareness of yoga to stretch and renew your mind, body, and spirit. Come workout in the beauty of the natural world, stimulate your senses, and reap the benefits of hiking combined with the centering relaxation of yoga. For all levels, led by certified yoga instructor, Robin Olson, RYT 200. Program fee is nonrefundable. In case of inclement weather, activities will be inside the Ernie Miller Nature Center. For more information contact Molly Postlewait Sr. Park Naturalist (913) 826-2804 Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 1½ hr. session - $8 / $9 nonresidents 40015 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/8 Fri 5:30 pm 40016 Ernie Miller Nature Center 11/4 Sat 2 pm

Costume Party: KidScape Happiest Hour Halloween Party (21 & Older)

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This is yoga for anybody. Have you been curious about yoga but afraid of not measuring up? Would you like to feel more relaxed and peaceful? Come try Yoga at the Nature Center. You will learn and practice a variety of poses to stretch and strengthen your muscles, lubricate your joints, challenge your balance, and promote mental concentration. This class will focus on gentle stretching, serenity and rejuvenation and will be tailored to individual abilities. Please bring mat to class. For more information call (913) 764-7759. 8 - 90 min. sessions - $56 / $62 nonresidents 40017 Ernie Miller Nature Center 9/6 Wed 6 pm

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Our brand new team building game with a twist! Groups will be divided into teams. Each team will take on physical challenges and puzzles to compete for the best time and bragging rights at the office. You’ll have time to enjoy forested hillsides, beautiful ponds, and fresh air. This program requires a wide variety of skills to complete and will give participants a new appreciation for everyone’s skills and their value for the team. Length of program approx. four hours. Min. 10 people. For scheduling and further information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay at (913) 856-8849. Fee: $30/person, non-profit or government, $35/ person, corporate.

Come spend a few hours outdoors with kindred souls and refresh your inner being. Group will spend time outdoors exploring yoga on the lawn combined with another outdoor activity, to include hiking, journaling, kayaking, and archery. Prior experience is not necessary and participants will choose their own level of activity. Dress for the weather outdoors. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay at (913) 856-8849. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. event - $12 / $13 nonresidents 40018 TRAC Hiking & Journaling 9/10 Sun 2 pm 40019 TRAC Kayaking 10/8 Sun 2 pm

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Nature Photography Club provides nature lovers and budding photographers with opportunities throughout the year to mingle with others who share their passion. Each session will begin with a short activity to get acquainted and a brief lesson about a nature photography topic. Then, participants will go outdoors for hands-on, experiential learning and opportunities to practice their photography skills through semi-structured activities. Bring your own camera and snacks. Dress for the weather outdoors. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay at (913) 856-8849. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 2 hr. event - $14 / $15 nonresidents 40000 TimberRidge Adventure Center 9/22 Fri 6 pm 40001 TimberRidge Adventure Center 12/2 Sat 9 am

Yoga: Yoga Adventures at TimberRidge Adventure Center (Ages 16 & Older)

FUN FOR ALL

Photography: Nature Photography Club (Ages 16 & Older)


FUN FOR ALL PRESCHOOL

The 1960s was a tumultuous decade for the nation and for the Kansas City area as well. Learn about how national issues and trends shaped the residents of the Kansas City metro area. Explore the Johnson County Museum’s main exhibit, “Becoming Johnson County,” featuring the 1950s All-Electric House, and visit the temporary exhibit “Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50!” Light refreshments provided. Pre-registration required. 1 - 2 hr. program - $7; museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to the museum. 40569 JCAHC 10/12 Thu 6 pm

Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Johnson County Museum Tour (16 & Older)

Interact with museum staff as you learn why we collect, how we collect, and the importance to our local community. Our collection features over 17,000 3D objects and over one million images. The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center holds the museum’s two-dimensional collection, including manuscripts, maps, photographs, and quilts. To schedule a separate time for your group of six to 12 people, or a tour for youth, please call (913) 826-ARTS. 1 - 60 min. tour - $10 adults / $9 seniors (60+) / $8 children Includes museum and KidScape admission. $4 museum members - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. 40506 JCAHC 9/20 Wed 10:30 am 40507 JCAHC 10/21 Sat 1 pm 40508 JCAHC 11/15 Wed 10:30 am 40509 JCAHC 12/16 Sat 1 pm

Triathlon: JCPRD Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11 & Older), Sept. 9

The 10th annual JCPRD Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon at Kill Creek Park on Saturday, Sept. 9, will consist of a Super Sprint Triathlon, a Sprint Triathlon and a Duathlon. Females ages 11 and older can compete in the Super Sprint Triathlon course which is a 200 meter swim, a 4 mile bike and a 2 mile run. The Sprint Triathlon course is a 500 meter swim, followed by a 10.6 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run. The Duathlon Course will consist of a 3.1 mile run, followed by a 10.6 bike, and a 3.1 mile run. Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon courses are for females ages 16 and over. This event is limited to 450 participants so early registration is strongly encouraged. Complete details available at www.jcprd.com/activities/ special_events.cfm. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or request additional information please call Katy at (913) 826-2964. Each entrant (including team members) must be a member of USA Triathlon. One-day memberships for adults are $15 and annual memberships are $50. Youth will need to purchase an annual USAT membership at $10. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit Registration fees until 9/1 after 9/1 Triathlon - Sprint Individual $85 $95 Team $110 $120 Triathlon - Super Sprint Individual $60 $70 Duathlon Individual $75 $85 Team $105 $115 *$10 late fee for those registering at packet pick-up or on race day *Must be registered by 9/1/17 to guarantee T-shirt

SPORTS Basketball: League Play (Ages 18 & Older)

We offer Men’s Intermediate Level Basketball leagues all year round split into five seasons: Fall (September-November), Winter (JanuaryMarch), Spring (March-May), Summer I (May-July), and Summer II (July-September). For more information visit www.jcprd.com, or call Okun Fieldhouse (913) 826-2900, Roeland Parks Sports Dome (913) 362-8700, or New Century Fieldhouse (913) 826-2850.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

YOUTH

Museum Exhibit Speaker: The 1960s in Kansas City (Ages 18 & Older)

Fencing: Introduction (Ages 14 & Older)

Learn the sport of fencing and develop agility, strength, speed, and discipline. Classes are taught at the Kansas City Fencing Center, one of the most successful fencing centers in the nation. All equipment is provided. Please wear comfortable gym clothes, such as sneakers and warm-up pants (no shorts). Classes limited to beginners only. Memberships are available. For more information call (913) 579-9535. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 90 min. lessons - $80 / $88 nonresidents 40240 KC Fencing Center (coed) 9/5 Tue 7 pm 40246 KC Fencing Center (coed) 10/3 Tue 7 pm 40247 KC Fencing Center (women) 11/7 Tue 7 pm

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ADULT

Fencing: Learn to Fence Clinic (Ages 14 & Older)

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If you think that you want to learn to fence but you are not so sure that you will like it enough to commit to a month of lessons, then this is the clinic for you. We will teach you enough of the basics of the Olympic Sport of Fencing to give a feel for the sport and help you make a more informed decision about pursuing it. Our goal is to have you fencing by the end of this two-hour clinic. Give it a try! For more information call (913) 579-9535. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. session - $25 / $27 nonresidents 40248 KC Fencing Center 9/10 Sun 5:30 pm 40249 KC Fencing Center 10/8 Sun 5:30 pm 40250 KC Fencing Center 11/5 Sun 5:30 pm

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Golf: Group Lessons (Ages 18 & Older)

Our group lessons provide an introduction to the basics including stance and grip, etiquette, and rules. Participants should bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first class. To schedule your lessons or discuss fees, please contact one of our PGA Golf Professionals: To discuss lessons at Heritage Park Golf Course contact Rob Wilkin, Golf Operations Manager, at (913) 829-4653. To discuss lessons at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, you may call our PGA Golf Pro, Jay Lispi, at (913) 6318000. For more information visit our website at www.jcprdgolf.com. Do you need basic, intermediate, or advanced instructions to learn or improve your game? To register or for information regarding private lessons please contact one of our PGA Golf Professionals: for Heritage Park Rob Wilkin, at (913) 829-4653 or for at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, contact Jay Lispi, at (913) 631-8000.

Private Golf Lessons For Youth, See Page 32

Kickball: League Play (Ages 18 & Older)

Adult Kickball leagues are offered in the Fall (September-November), Spring (March-May), and the Summer (June-August). They are all for coed teams with ten or more players. For more information contact the adult sports coordinator at (913) 826-2900 or visit www.kcusssaports. com.

Self Defense: T.A.K.E. Foundation Seminar (Women and Girls - Ages 12 & Older)

This program represents a living legacy in honor of Ali Kemp, a 19-yearold Leawood resident who was murdered while working as a lifeguard at a neighborhood pool in Johnson County. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and to give women ages 12 and older the self-protection skills they need to avoid becoming the victims of violent crime. Participants will learn basic self-defense techniques which could save their lives. Registering in pairs is recommended. We encourage mothers and daughters or good friends to sign up together. This program is presented by The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation in cooperation with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, City of Leawood Parks and Recreation, and the Blue Valley Recreation Commission. Due to additional classes being added throughout the season please check our website at www. takedefense.org for class updates and registration information. Donation of $10 appreciated but not required to take the class.

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Registration is Easy!

Fall racquetball leagues are now forming! From those more advanced players competing in Level A to those with less experience in Level C, there is a group for everyone. Leagues meet for 12 weeks. Discounted rates are available if you sign up for multiple events in the same league. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 12 - 1 hr. sessions - $72 / $80 nonresidents 40465 The Athletic Club Level A 9/11 Mon 6 pm 40466 The Athletic Club Level A- 9/11 Mon 7 pm 40467 The Athletic Club Level A- 9/12 Tue 5 pm 40468 The Athletic Club Level A+ 9/12 Tue 6 pm 40470 The Athletic Club Level C Women 9/12 Tue 6 pm 40471 The Athletic Club Level A- 9/13 Wed 6 pm 40472 The Athletic Club Level B/B+ 9/14 Thu 6 pm 40473 The Athletic Club Level A 9/16 Sat 8 am 40474 The Athletic Club Level B 9/16 Sat 9 am

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The objectives of the KCIC Learn to Skate School is to teach correct basic skills of ice skating. The basic elements of ice skating are taught including forward and backward skating, gliding, and stopping. Cost includes skate rental during lessons and a punch card for six public skating sessions to be used for practice during the lesson session. Dress warmly with layers, and gloves are recommended. Skaters will need to visit www.learntoskateusa.com before class begins to purchase the $16 yearly membership. Call KCIC for details at (913) 441-3033. No class 9/2, 9/4, 11/20, 11/23, 11/25, 12/21, 12/25, 12/28, 12/30, 1/1, and 1/4. 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 40084 Kansas City Ice Center 8/14 Mon 6:15 pm 40085 Kansas City Ice Center 8/17 Thu 10 am 40086 Kansas City Ice Center 8/19 Sat 11:50 am 40088 Kansas City Ice Center 10/2 Mon 6:15 pm 40089 Kansas City Ice Center 10/5 Thu 10 am 40090 Kansas City Ice Center 10/7 Sat 11:50 am 40091 Kansas City Ice Center 11/13 Mon 6:15 pm 40092 Kansas City Ice Center 11/16 Thu 10 am 40093 Kansas City Ice Center 11/18 Sat 11:50 am

Racquetball: Fall Racquetball League (Ages 17 & Older)

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Ice Skate: Learn to Skate (Ages 18 & Older)

Hapkido is a martial arts focusing on using an opponent’s energy and size against them. Balance, skill and leverage are preferred over brute force and strength. You will learn real-world, practical self-defense skills. With a little practice, you’ll be able to learn the material quickly. Lessons are incredibly fun and safe appropriate for adults of all ages and skill levels. Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts please). Uniforms are not required for this introductory program. Makeup lessons are available for any missed classes. For more information, visit www.opblackbelt.com or call (913) 341-1400. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $65 / $72 nonresidents 39881 Champion Martial Arts 8/29 T,Th 7 pm 39882 Champion Martial Arts 9/5 T,Th 7 pm 39883 Champion Martial Arts 9/19 T,Th 7 pm 39884 Champion Martial Arts 10/3 T,Th 7 pm 39885 Champion Martial Arts 10/17 T,Th 7 pm 39886 Champion Martial Arts 10/24 T,Th 7 pm 39887 Champion Martial Arts 11/7 T,Th 7 pm 39888 Champion Martial Arts 11/21 T,Th 7 pm 39889 Champion Martial Arts 12/5 T,Th 7 pm

YOUTH

Golf: Private Lessons (Ages 18 & Older)

Martial Arts: Hapkido (Ages 15 & Older)

PRESCHOOL

Want to try a sport that will challenge your mind and body? Fencing is one of the oldest Olympic sports, and it’s great for all ages. Classes are taught by an internationally trained fencing master with Olympic experience. All equipment provided, wear sneakers. For information please visit our website at www.heartlandfencing.com or call (913) 636-3769. No class 11/25. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 1 hr. lessons - $75 / $83 nonresidents 40104 Heartland Fencing Academy 9/9 Sat 10 am 40105 Heartland Fencing Academy 9/11 Mon 7:30 pm 40106 Heartland Fencing Academy 10/21 Sat 10 am 40107 Heartland Fencing Academy 10/23 Mon 7:30 pm

FUN FOR ALL

Fencing: Learn to Fence (Ages 14 & Older)


FUN FOR ALL

Check Out Our Social Outings and Day Trips, See Pages 62 & 63

League play is offered at the following levels: Men’s Recreation and Men’s Intermediate. Team uniforms must be alike in color. First place teams in each league receive T-shirts. Leagues are offered year-round. For more information on league start dates, registration deadlines, and fees, visit www.newcenturyfieldhouse.com, or call (913) 826-2850.

Softball: League Play (Ages 18 & Older)

Adult Slowpitch Softball leagues are offered in the Fall (SeptemberNovember), Spring (March-May), and the Summer (June-August). The leagues are offered Sunday through Friday and have both men’s and coed on each night. For more information please contact the adult sports coordinator at (913) 826-2900 or visit www.kcusssasports.com.

TRAVEL Outdoor Adventure: Loess Bluff Eagle Days (Ages 18 & Older and Children accompanied by Parent/Guardian)

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Visit the yearly celebration of “Eagle Days” at Loess Bluff National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek). This is always a participant favorite, allowing everyone to view our national bird up-close. When we arrive at the refuge area, we will attend a special presentation which includes an up-close look at a mature Bald Eagle. We will tour the refuge and look through spotting scopes to view this amazing bird. It is possible to observe 150-200 Bald Eagles on the refuge and surrounding area including other wildlife such as ducks, geese, deer, etc. We will stop for lunch after birding. Depart Antioch Park at 6:45 am and return around 2 pm. Transportation by small bus is provided. Participants must provide meal expenses and should bring binoculars. For more information call (913) 826-3494 or to register call (913) 831-3359. Registration for this class closes on Nov. 30. 1 - 7 hr. trip - $47 40022 Loess Bluff National Wildlife Refuge 12/2 Sat 6:45 am

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Volleyball: League Play (Ages 18 & Older)

We offer Coed and Women’s leagues in three categories: Competitive (Power), Intermediate and Recreational. Our leagues are offered year around and split into five seasons: Fall (September-November), Winter (January-March), Spring (March-May), Summer I (May-July), and Summer II (July-September). For more information visit www.jcprd. com, or call Okun Fieldhouse (913) 826-2900, Roeland Parks Sports Dome (913) 362-8700, or New Century Fieldhouse (913) 826-2850.

YOUTH

PRESCHOOL

Soccer: Men’s Indoor Soccer League New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 18 & Older)

50 PLUS

ADULT

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

We Now Offer FootGolf at the Tomahawk Hills Golf Course!

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Water Exercise: Punch Card Abyss Bliss 50 Plus Table of Contents:

Aquatics..........................................................50 Enrichment & Special Interests............... 50 - 55 Fine & Performing Arts........................... 55 - 57 Fitness & Health.....................................57 & 58 Nature & Outdoors.................................58 & 59 No Fee / Low Fee Programs..................52 & 53 Special Events........................................59 & 60 Sports..............................................................61 Travel...................................................... 61 - 65

50 Plus Offices

Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Bldg C, Merriam................(913) 831-3355 Roeland Park Community Center 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park............(913) 826-3160 Matt Ross Community Center 8101 Marty St., Overland Park..................(913) 642-6410 New Century Fieldhouse 551 New Century Pkwy near Gardner.......(913) 826-3054

AQUATICS Pools vary from three to five feet in depth and from 79-88 degrees in temperature. Water workouts exercise the entire body without the weight-bearing stress of other forms of exercise. The water provides resistance that you control by the speed of your movements. Dressing rooms and shower facilities available at all facilities.

Water Exercise - Punch Card Program

Water exercise classes listed below are punch card only which allows you to attend any class at RPAC. Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase; twenty punch cards expire four months from date of purchase. Classes are subject to time change or cancellation. Classes are 50 minutes in length and on-going with no specific start date unless otherwise stated in class description. Call (913) 826-3160 for more information or to purchase a punch card. 5 Punch RPAC Card - $24 / $26 nonresidents 10 Punch RPAC Card - $47/ $51 nonresidents 20 Punch RPAC Card - $93 / $102 nonresidents

For More Water Exercise Options, See Page 39

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Get all the benefits of exercise without all the sweat! Deep water aerobics is easy on the joints and gives the body what it craves, well rounded exercise! Water exercise flotation belts are used; no swimming skills necessary. Join the fun any time, year-round! No class 9/4, 12/25. RPAC M,W 10 am

Water Exercise: Punch Card - Aquacise

Get cardio, toning and flexibility training all in one fun, exhilarating hour of shallow water exercise. All skill levels welcome. Join the fun at any time, year-round! No class 11/23. RPAC T,Th 10 am

Water Flexibility: Punch Card Flexible Program

The 50 Plus Program has teamed up with Prairie Life Fitness to offer a variety of on-going classes, join at any time. For registration and information call (913) 826-3160. Punch card is good for twelve classes or three months from date of purchase. Class days and times change frequently. For the most up to date schedule information and class descriptions, visit www.prairielife.com or call (913) 648-8077 for the Overland Park location and (913) 7642888 for the Olathe location. Classes Offered: Arthritis, Aqua Dance, Aqua Surge, Beginner’s Swim for Tri, Cross Current, H20 Interval, Hydro-Fit, Just My Speed, Master’s Swim, Power Yoga, WaterWorks, and Zero Gravity 12 classes - $70 / $77 nonresidents

ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs, Early Detection Matters

Memory loss in yourself or someone you know can be frightening. Gain information, encouragement, and reasons to visit a doctor for assessment. Discuss the stigma, diagnosis, intervention, and adjustments associated with Alzheimer’s to dispel fears of addressing symptoms. Although there are no known cures for Alzheimer’s, early detection and treatment may help alleviate symptoms. Refreshments served. 1 - 1 hr. class - $3 / $4 nonresidents 40368 RPCC 10/9 Mon 10 am

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Bridge: Bridge Review

Cell Phones: BYOC Bring Your Own Cell Phone

Great for the player that needs a refresher! Accredited bridge instructor, Christie Thomas Collier, strengthens your understanding of the game and will answer your questions. Lessons will focus on bidding, opener and responder rebids, and much more. 4 - 2 hr. sessions - $44 / $48 nonresidents 40320 MRCC 10/31 Tue 7 pm

Bridge: Bridge Workshops

Learn to navigate your smartphone. The very basics of cell phone functions are covered, including: how to make calls, create contacts, send and receive text messages, setup voicemail, ringtone settings, and use of the clock and calculator tools. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account. 1 - 2 hr. class - $17 / $19 nonresidents 40370 MRCC 9/15 Fri 10 am 40371 MRCC 10/26 Thu 10 am 40372 RPCC 11/13 Mon 5:30 pm

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Don’t forget Our Low Fee / No Fee Program Offerings, See Pages 52 & 53 SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Become an in-demand partner with these bridge workshops. Fun and easy classes help you master a new subject each week. Purchase each class individually or take them all! Handouts included. 1 - 1 hr. session - $5 / $6 nonresidents 40321 MRCC Opening Leads 12/5 Tue 4 pm 40323 MRCC Play of the Hand 12/12 Tue 4 pm 40324 MRCC Intro to Duplicate 12/19 Tue 4 pm

Clean meld! Dirty meld! Bonus points! The winter Hand and Foot Tournament is calling you! Tournament setup includes random partner assignment, more than two hours of play, and prizes for the three top teams. Snacks will be served. 1 - 3 hr. event - $7 / $8 nonresidents 40369 NCF 12/14 Thu 1 pm

PRESCHOOL

Cards: Hand and Foot Tournament

Get in on the biggest game in town! Learn the basics of bidding, scoring, and the play of the hand techniques. Purchase Audrey Grant’s “Bidding in the 21st Century” textbook on your own or purchase for $12 when registering for the class. 8 - 2 hr. sessions - $88 / $97 nonresidents 39026 MRCC 9/5 Tue 7 pm

FUN FOR ALL

Bridge: Beginning Bridge

ADULT 50 PLUS

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Comedy: Late Night Writer

Letterman, Fallon, and Kimmel all have great comedy writers on staff. Learn to write witty jokes, puns, and word play with comedy writer Lou Asner. Workbook provided. Call (913) 642-6410 to register by 9/28. 4 - 90 min. classes - $55 / $61 nonresidents 40326 TRCC 10/5 Thu 1:30 pm

Comedy Workshop: Learn Humor

What tickles your funny bone and makes others laugh? Lou Asner, cartoonist and comedy writer, shoots from the hip and guides the class on how to use humor in writing, speeches and day-to-day life. Examine the science behind funny and the effective use of language in laughter. Workbook included. 1 - 90 min. workshop - $17 / $19 nonresidents 40327 TRCC 9/14 Thu 1:30 pm 40328 TRCC 11/2 Thu 1:30 pm

Registration is Easy!

Learn to better navigate your laptop, tablet or iPad® with our professional computer instructor. Create an email address, take pictures, access Wi-Fi and browse the web. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your account. 1 - 2 hr. class - $17 / $19 nonresidents 40373 MRCC 10/6 Fri 10 am 40374 MRCC 11/30 Thu 10 am 40375 RPCC 12/4 Mon 6 pm

Don’t Miss Family Fun Days at the Johnson County Museum on 10/7 & 12/9, See Page 6

Computers: One-on-One Computer or Cell Phone Tutoring

Become more confident and proficient with your computer skills or cell phone usage after a class with a personal tutor. Get specific questions answered by our patient and knowledgeable instructor. Participant is required to bring personal laptop, tablet, or cell phone to tutoring session. Call (913) 826-3160 to set up your appointment. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your account. 1 - 2 hr. class - $56 / $61 nonresidents RPCC By Appt.

50 PLUS

ADULT

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

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Computers: BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

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Computers: Creating Photobooks

Crafts: Hobby Group

Driving: AARP Smart Driver Course

Keep driving skills sharp and lower insurance rates at the same time with the AARP Smart Driver Course. Present Kansas insurance companies with a certificate of completion and watch your insurance rates drop! No tests given and no AARP membership card required. Saturday classes run on two consecutive Saturdays. Reserve your spot at least one week in advance of each class by calling (913) 831-3359 as space is limited! Pay with check at the door. 2 - 4 hr. sessions - $15 / $20 non-AARP Members 40380 MRCC 9/5 T,W 9 am 40381 RPCC 10/7 Sat 9 am 40382 TRCC 11/7 T,W 9 am 40383 NCF 12/5 T,W 9 am

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Love crafting? Bring whatever project you are working on and get crafty with other members of your community. Everything from scrapbooking to cross stitch welcome! No meeting 11/10 and 11/24 Ongoing - FREE RPCC 9/1-12/29 Fri 1 pm

Join this generous group of individuals who knit and crochet hats for charity. Free lessons given to beginners. The Roeland Park Community Center accepts yarn, needle, and hat donations year-round; call (913) 826-3160 to learn how to can contribute. Ongoing - FREE RPCC 9/5-12/26 Tue 1 pm

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Create amazing family keepsakes with printed photobooks. Learn the beginning steps of assembling photobooks online with your digital photos from a photographer during the first class. Come back a week later with your project for final editing tips. Class does not include photobook. 2 - 2 hr. sessions - $36 / $39 nonresidents 39809 RPCC 9/9 Sat 9 am

Crafts: Knitting Hats from the Heart

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The memory card is full on your digital camera, smart phone, or tablet with pictures from vacation and family parties. What now? Learn how to transfer, organize, share, and print photos from your devices. The instructor will also cover basic editing skills and savvy photo additions. Please bring devices and chargers to class. Call (913) 8263160 for more information. 1 - 3 hr. class - $25 / $28 nonresidents 40377 RPCC 12/9 Sat 9 am

FUN FOR ALL

Computers: Photo Sharing & Editing

ADULT 50 PLUS

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Elder Abuse: What You Should Know

Games: Bingos

Finance: Social Security Your Questions Answered

No one is immune to elder abuse! This can happen to anyone, any time, and anywhere. Learn to identify the different types of abuse, the research being done, and the resources available that make a difference. Prevention with knowledge is the best first step. This class is taught by the Kansas State Research and Extension office. 1 - 1 hr. class - $3 / $4 nonresidents 40313 MRCC 9/12 Tue 10 am

Do you have questions about how to maximize Social Security benefit amounts for you and your spouse? This program is for people who are nearing retirement or who have questions about Social Security. We’ll help answer the questions: How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plans? When should I start taking benefits? What about taxes? Presented by Jimmy Gaona. Edward Jones/Member SIPC, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation. 1 - 1 hr. session - FREE 40384 RPCC 9/11 Mon 6:30 pm

BINGO! Delight in food, prizes, fun and 12 games of bingo. Variety of prizes awarded including gift certificates. Please pre-register by calling (913) 831-3359, payment is required at time of registration. 1 - 2 hr. session - $5 / $6 nonresidents 40655 MRCC Kansas Heroes 9/20 Wed 1:30 pm 40386 RPCC Fall Favorites 9/28 Thu 1:30 pm 40387 MCAC Brain Games 10/13 Fri 1:30 pm 40388 TRCC Trick or Treat 10/25 Wed 1:30 pm 40389 Sunset Bundt Cake Bonanza 11/15 Wed 1:30 pm 40390 RPCC Sweet Surprises 11/30 Thu 1:30 pm 40391 MRCC Snowflake 12/20 Wed 1:30 pm

We Also Offer Two Bingo Special Events, See Pages 59 & 60

Household: Downsizing

Need to downsize? Is it time to de-clutter? Learn from industry expert, Cindy DiCianni, the process to scale back and identify available resources. The upside to letting go of the excess is being able to move on when the time is right, with less. 1 - 90 min. class - $19 / $21 nonresidents 40314 MRCC 9/6 Wed 1:30 pm 40315 MRCC 11/1 Wed 1:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: Johnson County Museum

Pack a lunch and get ready to dig deeper into our community’s history! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum with director and author of “Johnson County, Kansas: A Fishing: Advanced Fly-Tying Catch more fish with better flies! Learn several unique Pictorial History, 1825-2005,” Mindi Love. She will share skills to tie more advanced types of flies. Learn from expe- stories of the museum’s journey over the last 50 years. Be rienced fly tiers the keys to making great flies. Fly materi- prepared to share your own stories too! We provide bottled water and dessert, please bring a sack lunch. If you wish to als will be provided. Call (913) 642-6410 for a tool list. view the museum exhibits, admission may be purchased at 2 - 1 hr. sessions - $15 / $20 nonresidents 40330 MRCC 11/7 Tue 9 am the front desk upon arrival. 1 - 2 hr. program - $4; museum mem bers receive a 20% discount - call (913) Fishing: Tie Your Own Flies Fly fishing is once again a popular sport! Come learn to 831-3359 to register and claim discount. 40501 11/8 Wed 11 am. tie a fly to land that trout or just to enjoy the creativity. JCAHC Flies are quite the artistic expression between the angler For Museum Hours & Admission Rates, and the fish. Fly materials are provided. Please call (913) See Inside Front Cover 642-6410 for a tool list. 2 - 1 hr. sessions - $15 / $20 nonresidents 40331 MRCC 10/3 Tue 9 am Support Group: Skillbuilders This group provides education and support for widows, widowers, and caregivers. Socialize and then listen to a Volunteers needed! 50 Plus is searching for volnew program each week on topics like lawn care, underunteers to assist with programs and office duties. standing grief, home security, money management, home We are also seeking mentors for retired community repairs, and coping with the holidays. No pre-registration members who participate in programs at Johnson is required, call (913) 642-6410 for a list of programs. County Developmental Services. Please contact 10 - 2 hr. sessions - FREE the 50 Plus office at 826-3030 if you are interested. TRCC 9/14 Thu 9:45 am

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Art: The Painting Photographer

Jump into learning the art of composing great photos and translating pictures to paintings. The first two sessions cover taking well composed photos. For the next four sessions, begin to paint the captured photos. Must bring your own camera. Please call (913) 642-6410 for art supply list. 6 - 2 hr. sessions - $59 / $65 nonresidents 40366 JCAHC 10/4 W,F 3 pm

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FINE & PERFORMING ARTS Art: Camera Basics

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Art: Painter’s Palette

Techniques, styles and tips taught watercolor. Individual instruction and peer assistance provided. Start anytime with a punch card. Learn creative techniques and interesting effects while creating beautiful watercolor paintings. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. Please call (913) 642-6410 for supply list. 5 Punch Art Card - $50 / $55 nonresidents 10 Punch Art Card - $100 / $110 nonresidents MRCC 9/5-12/26 Tue 1:30 pm

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Techniques, styles and tips taught with pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Individual instruction and peer assistance provided. Start anytime with a punch card. Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. For the supply list or to purchase a punch card call (913) 642-6410. No class on 9/4, 11/10, 11/23, 11/24, and 12/25. 5 Punch Art Card - $50 / $55 nonresidents 10 Punch Art Card - $100 / $110 nonresidents TRCC 9/11-12/18 Mon 9:30 am MRCC 9/7-12/28 Thu 1:30 pm TRCC 9/1-12/29 Fri 9:30 am

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Calling all painters! Grab your canvases, watercolors, china, or current projects and head over to the Roeland Park Community Center for friendly conversation and artistic collaboration. On Wednesday afternoons, easels are set-up for canvas painters. On Friday mornings, the china painters meet. Drop-in price includes china kiln firing. No instructor present. No class 11/24. 1 - 3 hr. session - $3 pay at the door RPCC 9/1-12/29 Fri 9 am 1 - 3 hr. session - $2 pay at the door RPCC 9/6-12/27

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Get that perfect shot right from the start! Local artist and instructor Marilyn Lyons teaches the basics of how to purchase the right camera. Learn what features are needed to capture beautiful images or bring your current camera to learn how to use the features discussed. 1 - 90 min. class - $12 / $13 nonresidents 40361 JCAHC 9/29 Fri 3 pm

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Learn to research for your current writing project! Join novelist Juliet Kincaid, as she takes you back in time to create accuracy in the history-based fiction and nonfiction that you write and enjoy reading. Please bring writing materials, tablet, or laptop to class. 1 - 1 hr. class - $12 / $13 nonresidents 40455 JCAHC 10/12 Thu 1:30 pm 40456 JCAHC 10/14 Sat 1:30 pm

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Art: Woodcarving - Drop-In

Enjoy your time carving and sharing ideas with others in this drop-in session. No instructor present, but lots of experienced carvers are willing to help with ideas and projects. 17 - 2½ hr. sessions - $3 pay at the door TRCC 9/5-12/26 Tue 9 am

Dance: Social - Tea Dance

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon dancing to live music from the big band era during our weekly tea dances. Individuals and couples welcome. No dance on 11/10, 11/24. 1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door. JCAHC Play Boys Fri 2 pm

Performing Group Music: New Horizons Concert: New Horizons Band Concert Series Band - One-on-One Lessons

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Two relaxing nights of music will be presented by the New Horizons Band this fall at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge. Please call (913) 826-3160 for up-to-date information on the Union Station Concert. 1 - 1 hr. concert - FREE JCAHC 10/17 Tue 7 pm JCAHC 12/5 Tue 7 pm Union Station TBA TBA TBA

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Dance: Ballroom Intermediate/Advanced - Punch Card

Turn up the tunes and kick it up a notch in this advanced ballroom class. Silver and bronze level steps are covered. Partner required. Call (913) 826-3160 for more information. New participants are welcome to try one class for free. Punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. 5 Punch Dance Card - $36 / $40 nonresidents 10 Punch Dance Card - $72 / $79 nonresidents RPCC Wed 6:30 pm

Always wanted to be in a band but never learned how to play? Perhaps you interested in dusting off that old instrument. Or, you are already playing but need more individualized attention. These one-on-one classes are designed to meet your specific needs. Standard band instruments (e.g. flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, and more) are taught in a private lesson with the needs of non-traditional students in mind. No prior music knowledge or experience is needed. Participants must provide their own instrument. Participants can transition into performing with the New Horizons Band when they feel comfortable. It’s never too late to learn and we would love to teach you! 3 - 30 min. sessions - $56 / $61 nonresidents RPCC Tue By Appt.

Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band - Meyer Music

Calling all music lovers! Dig your old instrument out or purchase/rent a new one and join our group of Dance: Beginning Jazz fun-loving musicians. It doesn’t From musical theater to street dance, step into jazz dance! matter if you haven’t played in Learn this theater-based style of art that makes for great years! Work with others to make exercise while learning new dance moves! Soft soled or beautiful music and enjoy new jazz dance shoes required. No previous dance experience friendships. Through a cooperative necessary. No class 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 12/25. effort between UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, 6 - 50 min. sessions - $42 / $47 nonresidents Meyer Music, and JCPRD, this band offers an opportunity 40403 MRCC 9/11 Mon 3 pm to make music in a relaxed, learning atmosphere. UMKC 40405 MRCC 11/13 Mon 3 pm music majors assist the band director. Call (913) 826-3160 for details. Dance: Beginning Tap 17 - 2 hr. sessions - $80 / $88 nonresidents Lace up your shoes and “Shuffle off to Buffalo!” Join us to 39025 RPCC 8/22 Tue 6 pm learn basic tap fundamentals such as the Waltz, Clog and Rhythm Time Steps. Tap is a great way to exercise and have fun at the same time! Hard soled or tap dance shoes required. No previous tap dance experience necessary. No class 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 12/25. Performing Group Vocal: 6 - 50 min. sessions - $42 / $47 nonresidents Barbershop Harmonizers 40407 MRCC 9/11 Mon 2 pm Who doesn’t love hearing the perfect pitch and sweet har40409 MRCC 11/13 Mon 2 pm monies of barbershop music? Find camaraderie in this chorus of men who love singing and performing in the Visit theatreinthepark.org for fall and holiday community. To register anytime, call (913) 642-6410. No shows at The Theatre in the Park’s class 11/23. Black Box Theatre at the 17 - 2 hr. sessions - $25 / $28 nonresidents Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center! 40416 MRCC 8/31 Thu 2 pm

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Exercise: Forever Fit

Theater: Dancing with Crows Feet©

Exercise: Walking & Talking

Talk while you walk, walk while you talk! Seven laps around the inside of either fieldhouse equals one mile. Meet new people, catch up with others, and feel great being active all at the same time! Walk any time between 8 and 10 am at Okun and 9 am and noon at New Century. Closed 9/4, 11/10, 11/23, 11/24, and 12/25. Ongoing - FREE NCF 9/1-12/31 M-F 9 am Okun 9/1-12/31 M-F 8 am

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FITNESS & HEALTH Exercise: AEA Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)

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LOW INTENSITY: Keep moving with this low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. This recreational chair-based exercise class includes range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability. No class 9/4, 11/10, 11/23, 11/24, 12/25 1 - 45 min. workout - $3 pay at the door Matt Ross Community Center Wed 1 pm Irene B French M,W,F 10 am Roeland Park Community Center M,W,F 10:30 am Gardner Community Center T,Th 10:30 am Spring Hill Community Center M,Th 1 pm Matt Ross Community Center Fri 10:45 am Sunset Building Mon 10 am Asbury Methodist Church Mon 1 pm

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Caw! Caw! Caw! Arts & AGEing KC invites you to join with other women to share life stories. During this experiential workshop, we will debunk some of the misperceptions and stereotypes of aging and empower women to embrace and celebrate their wisdom and inner beauty. Join us in in a fun, interactive, and at times, hilarious adventure! Participants are invited to engage in educational and interactive theater games and exercises. Dancing with Crows Feet© is inspired by an ancient Native American legend, Rainbow Crow. The myth of the Rainbow Crow is a ‘hero journey’ that reveals strengths of a female in her duty, compassion, and willingness to sacrifice for others. In the journey, she is transformed and empowered through processes of change. Please RSVP by 10/31. 1 - 90 min. workshop - FREE 40719 JCAHC 11/7 Tue 1 pm

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Looking for a way to sing and enjoy music with other performance lovers? This group of easy-going singers welcomes you to have fun with music regardless of your skill level. We offer weekly rehearsals with performances throughout the community during the month. Anyone with vocal interests is invited. Questions? Call (913) 826-3054. 12 - 2 hr. sessions - $13 / $14 nonresidents 33328 Grace Methodist 9/15 Fri 12:30 pm

LOW INTENSITY: Energize with strength and resistance training using small hand weights, balls, and bands. Stay forever fit and improve muscle tone. No class on 11/23. Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase; twenty punch cards expire four months from date of purchase. 5 Punch Card - $23 / $25 nonresidents 10 Punch Card - $47 / $51 nonresidents 20 Punch Card - $93 / $102 nonresidents Asbury Methodist Church T,Th 8:30 am

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Tai Chi: Punch Card - Yang Style

LOW INTENSITY: Relax! Enhance your balance and body awareness while gaining a peaceful sense of wellbeing through these slow, deliberate movements and postures. New participants are welcome to try one class for free, call (913) 826-3160 for details. 5 Punch Card - $48 / $53 nonresidents 10 Punch Card - $96/ $106 nonresidents 20 Punch Card - $192 / $211 nonresidents RPCC Thu 5:30 pm

Wellness: Fall Prevention

Know the risks associated with falling and create a plan for prevention. Learn from Johnson County MED-ACT about how to make your home a safer place, how risks change with age, and steps to take before a fall may occur. Please call (913) 642-6410 to RSVP by Nov. 1. 1 - 1 hr. class - FREE MRCC 11/8 Wed 12:15 pm

NATURE & OUTDOORS

Explore town and country in Arrow Rock, Missouri. Trails leading through forests and along streams offer peaceful glimpses of nature. Walk the roads of Arrow Rock and explore the now quiet village that was once a bustling river town. Lunch will be at The Brick BBQ in Marshall. Lunch costs on your own. 1 - 9 hr. outing - $27 / $30 nonresidents 40342 Antioch Park M 11/8 Wed 8 am

Adventure Walk: Konza Prairie

Join us for this annual walk and push yourself to the limit up the first Konza hill. Beautiful views of the prairie are worth the effort. After our walk of either two, four, or six miles, enjoy lunch at the Little Apple Brewery in Manhattan. Lunch costs on your own. 1 - 9 hr. outing - $27 / $30 nonresidents 40343 Antioch Park M 10/11 Wed 8 am

Adventure Walk: Prairie State Park

The following symbols denote the level of exertion and walking surfaces for each of our outdoor programs: E = Easy (Smooth, even trail with slight elevation increases) M = Moderate (Natural or paved trail with elevation changes and variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance and experience on nature trails. Use of hiking boots and walking sticks optional. D = Difficult (Natural trail with potentially steep elevation changes and a variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance, experience on hiking trails, good endurance and high level of comfort in the outdoors. Use of hiking boots and/or walking sticks recommended. All outings depart from Antioch Park. Cancellations for refunds (except in emergencies) must be received by the Friday before the scheduled hike. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle. Please register one week prior to departure.

Adventure Hike: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Adventure Walk: Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Hike the rugged trails of rock and earth in this beautiful Missouri State Park. Investigate the Devil’s Icebox, sinkholes, and the other distinctive features of this region. Lunch will be at Sophia’s in Columbia. Lunch costs on your own. 1 - 9 hr. outing - $31 / $34 nonresidents 40341 Antioch Park D 10/14 Sat 8 am

Nestled in the Southwestern corner of Missouri, this park is home to bison, elk, and much more. With a wide selection of trails, explore at your own pace on this walk. Lunch will be at The Brickyard Grill in Pittsburg, Kan. Lunch costs on your own. 1 - 9 hr. outing - $27 / $30 nonresidents 40344 Antioch Park M 9/27 Wed 8 am

Wednesday Walks: Fall Strolling

Make friends while exploring the great outdoors! We drive; you relax, listen to the wind and experience new destinations! Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after our walk and a few dollars in case we stop for ice cream. Depart from Antioch Park. Return times vary. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle. Please register one week prior to departure. 1 - 6 hr. outing - $19 / $21 nonresidents SMITHVILLE LAKE (September 6) - Choose as a group from miles of paved trails that hug the banks of Smithville Lake and wind through the woods. 40346 Antioch Park E 9/6 Wed 9 am WESTON BEND STATE PARK (October 25) - Walk along the Missouri River and enjoy the beautiful fall atmosphere. Explore this crowd favorite with a different spin, taking the road from town into the back entrance of the park. 40347 Antioch Park E 10/25 Wed 9 am Continued in Next Column

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SPECIAL EVENTS Celebrate the changing of the seasons meeting new friends over dinner followed by a special concert. Shawnee Mission School’s Strolling Strings will amaze the audience with their talent of making music as they stroll around the room. Please register by 9/5. 1 - 2½ hr. event - $10 40415 RPCC 9/8 Fri 6 pm

Special Event: BBQ, Bingo, and Boot Scootin’

Join the Cities of Edgerton, Gardner, and Spring Hill for a night of fun, food, and friends! The evening includes six games of bingo with fantastic prizes, a BBQ dinner, and entertainment from a local square dancing group. Registration deadline of 9/8. 1 - 2 hr. event - $15 per person 40412 JoCo Fairgrounds 9/15 Fri 5 pm

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Enjoy a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast from Chris Cakes. All veterans eat FREE! Family members and the general public are invited to attend with a $6 charge for breakfast. This year’s entertainment will feature The Kansas City Lyric Opera’s Veteran’s Chorus. Please call (913) 642-6410 to register by Nov. 3. 1 - 2 hr. event - FREE / $6 non-veterans breakfast 40316 MRCC 11/9 Thu 8:30 am

Don’t Miss Our Outing to KU’s Biodiversity Institute on Sept. 19, See Page 61

Check Out Our Day Trips, Pages 62 & 63 Free Event: Coffee, Cakes, and Coordinators

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Sip, munch, and meet other adults interested in hearing about Johnson County Park & Recreation’s new 50 Plus Programs debuted in the January-April My JCPRD Activities catalog. The coordinators who plan these programs also want to hear what activities you are most interested in. Please register in advance to reserve your spot. Meet fireside in the hearth room. 1 - 1½ hr. event - FREE MRCC 11/29 Tue 10 am

Nature: Monarch Migration and Tagging

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Be a part of one of the world’s greatest migrations. Learn about the incredible journey of these butterflies while engaging in a tagging demonstration. Receive three tags to tag butterflies in the park or in your own yard. Bring your walking shoes and enjoy the trails after the event. 1 - 1½ hr. event - $15 40410 EMNC 9/20 Wed 10 am Program Sponsor

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Celebration: Veteran’s Breakfast featuring The Kansas City Lyric Opera’s Veteran’s Chorus

Gain appreciation of the plants that inhabit the beautiful prairie at Kill Creek Park as JCPRD Staff Member Ginger Werp explains and identifies prairie favorites. Enjoy post-exploration gourmet s’mores! Registration deadline of 9/22. 1 - 2½ hr. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents 40411 KCP 9/29 Fri 12:30 pm

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Celebrate Fall: Strolling Strings

Nature: Plants of the Prairie

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Fall Strolling Continued from Previous Column

CEDAR CREST TRAILS (November 20) - Special Monday walk! Join us on the natural trails that weave through the woods across adventurous terrain. Make a special post walk stop at the Kansas Governor’s Mansion for a brief glance inside this historic home. 40348 Antioch Park M 11/20 Mon 9 am

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Special Event: HO-HO-HOliday Bingo & Luncheon

Special Event: Live Well Age Well

Get into the holiday spirit with a catered lunch and a performance by members of the Kansas City Women’s Chorus that is sure to spread some holiday cheer! Let the good times roll on with six games of white elephant bingo. Bingo winners can pick from the assortment of wrapped prizes or steal from a previous winner. We’ll be laughing all the way! 1 - 2½ hr. event - $15 40413 RPCC 12/22 Fri 11am

Spend the day enjoying educational sessions and panel discussion on topics relevant to aging well in Johnson County for area experts. Experience what JCPRD has to offer through a variety of program demonstrations. Meet and explore the many businesses and services available to you or your aging loved ones. A variety of screenings, giveaways, and opportunities for door prize drawings available all day. This event is brought to you by JCPRD’s 50 Plus Program, in partnership with Humana and Bank of Blue Valley. Don’t miss this important expo formally known as Senior Fest! Call (913) 826-3030 for more information. 1 - 6 ½ hr. event - FREE JCAHC 10/19 Thu 12 pm

Special Event: Holiday Sweater Party

Travel: Travel Show

Get in the holiday spirit while wearing an ugly or beautiful holiday sweater. Prize for each category. Traditional favorites sung by the Barbershop Harmonizers. Enjoy cookies and coffee or cocoa by the cozy fire in the Hearth Room. Register by 12/7. 1 - 1 hr. event - $5 40311 MRCC 12/14 Thu 2 pm

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Travel with 50 Plus! Local, regional, and worldwide travel opportunities await you. Spend the afternoon meeting your 50 Plus Travel Professionals while previewing our scheduled destinations and beautiful vacation spots. Learn about the benefits of choosing to travel with us and see photos of our past travel experiences. Brochures and itineraries are available to help you choose where you want to go on your first trip, your tenth trip, or your 50th trip! Attendees are eligible for door prizes and Travel Show day booking incentives. Please RSVP to (913) 826-3030. 1 - 3 hr. event - FREE JCAHC 10/3 Tue 1 pm JCAHC 10/3 Tue 6:30 pm

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Pickleball: Drop In Play

Pickleball: Turkey Time Potluck

Let’s be thankful for one another and the great sport of pickleball at New Century Fieldhouse. We will provide the turkey, you bring the sides, appetizers, and desserts. Signup sheet located at the front desk of New Century Fieldhouse. Please RSVP to NCF front desk. 1 - 1 hr. event - FREE NCF 11/14 Tue Noon

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Head west! Enjoy a self-guided, day of pioneering by walking the streets of this scenic Sante Fe trail town. Visit the Kaw Mission, explore the Terwilliger Home, or shop downtown. Lunch at Hays House. Lunch and any admission costs are on your own. 1 - 8 hr. event - $27 40445 Antioch Park 10/5 Thu 8 am

Social Outing: Streetcar and Speakeasies, Nov. 9

Experience Kansas City’s lively prohibition history on this outing featuring Boss Tom Pendergast. Start with a one hour tour of Tom’s Town, the oldest distillery in KC. Enjoy dinner under the original tin ceiling in Tom’s Tasting Room. Just like the olden days, ride the streetcar and walk a few blocks to The Majestic, a transformed speakeasy. Enjoy dessert while listening to a jazz performance. Transportation to and from the restaurants and price of the tour is included; participants are responsible for the cost of food and drinks on their own. Meet at Antioch Park. 1 - 5½ hr. event - $20 40448 Antioch Park 11/9 Thu 3:15 pm Don’t Miss Our Loess Bluff Eagle Days Outdoor Adventure, See Page 48

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Hit the town on a social outing to discover a new city, a boutique, restaurant, or local event. Meals are on your own, and transportation will be in district vehicles. Outings depart from Antioch Park. Pre-paid ticket costs and a $5 processing fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Within seven days of trip, cancellations are nonrefundable. For more information or to register, please call (913) 826-3030.

Social Outing: Discover Downtown Council Grove, Kan., Oct. 5

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Travel with us to the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum. We will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the collections and research involved in this fascinating field. Lunch at Mad Greek. Lunch costs are on your own. 1 - 6 hr. outing - $25 40444 Antioch Park 9/19 Tue 9:30 am

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Stop watching and start playing. It’s easy to pick up the sport of pickleball. Learn the game that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. Once you’ve got the skills, play weekly at the Matt Ross Community Center, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, or New Century Fieldhouse. 1 - 1 hr. lesson - $7 / $8 nonresidents (with practice time following) 40333 MRCC 9/21 Thu 9 am 40334 MRCC 10/17 Tue 9 am 40335 MRCC 11/16 Thu 9 am 40336 MRCC 12/19 Tue 9 am

Nature Outing: Behind the Scenes of Biodiversity, Sept. 19

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Pickleball: Pickleball Lessons

Travel through time in Johnson County! Who are James Lane and Thomas Johnson and what roles did they play in shaping our history? Spend the morning at the new Johnson County Museum featuring the 1950s All-Electric House and signature exhibit, “Becoming Johnson County.” Dine at Berbiglia’s Roost for lunch. Next visit the Lanesfield Historic Site, a stop on the Santa Fe Trail and 1904 one-room schoolhouse. Lunch costs are on your own. 1 - 5½ hr. event - $14 40319 Antioch Park 9/15 Fri 10:45 am

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Pickleball is a fun, active sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. The Matt Ross Community Center courts are available from 9 am to 1 pm. The Tomahawk Ridge Community Center courts are available 9 to 11 am. Play at New Century Fieldhouse is from 9 am to 1 pm. No pickleball on 9/4, 11/10, 11/23, 11/25, and 12/25. Times and days are subject to change. $2 per person per day MRCC M-F 9 am TRCC M,W,F 9 am 10 Punch Card - $30 or 20 Punch Card - $60 Or Drop in Fee: $3 per person per day New Century Fieldhouse T,Th 9 am

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Social Outing: Discover Johnson County History, Sept. 15

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Social Outing: Holiday Lights, Dec. 13 and Dec. 18

Day Trip: Underground Exploration, Sept. 26

Day Trips

Day Trip: Eighteen Hundreds, Oct. 7

Enjoy the spirit of the season on an outing to the Country Club Plaza. Take time to shop with friends, enjoy the holiday decorations, and even enjoy a meal if you’d like! After some free time at the plaza, we will take a driving tour of local holiday light displays. Wednesday, December 13 pick-up locations in Spring Hill, Edgerton, Gardner, and New Century Fieldhouse, please specify at the time of registration. Monday, December 18 pickup at Antioch Park. Please register by 12/6 for 12/13 and by 12/11 for 12/18. 1 - 6 hr. event - $22 40446 NCF 12/13 Wed 4 pm 40447 AP 12/18 Mon 4 pm Let us take the worry out of driving and planning as you enjoy a full day of entertainment, education, and fun. Prices include tickets, admission, guided tours, meals (unless noted), tips, transportation, and a tour escort. Trips depart from Antioch Park in the lower level of the north parking lot. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time for motorcoach boarding. A $5 processing fee and any prepaid costs will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Within seven days of trip, cancellations are non-refundable. For more information or to register, please call (913) 826-3030.

We’re Planning a Regional Trip to Omaha in Spring 2018

Be on the lookout for trip details and information in the upcoming months. Please call (913) 826-3031.

Day Trip: Meelie & Her Plane, Sept. 7

Imagine what it would have been like to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean? Visit the birthplace and home of Amelia Earhart. Learn all about her childhood and see the house she loved so dearly. Enjoy lunch at Paolucci’s restaurant and a guided tour of historic Atchison. Before returning home, we will go see “Muriel,” an Electra Model 10E airplane, the exact model Amelia flew on her final flight. 1 - 8½ hr. event - $79 (includes lunch) 40322 Antioch Park 9/7 Thu 8:30 am

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Spend the day exploring the exquisite Bridal Cave in Missouri. A guide will explain the formation of the giant columns, delicate soda straws, and massive draperies throughout the cave. It’s believed that this cavern has more onyx formations than any other known cave or cavern. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at one of the local wineries. After lunch make a stop at the Ha Ha Tonka State Park to see the ruins of the early 20th century stone mansion that was modeled after European castles from the 16th century. During this tour some points of interest may require a fair amount of stairs. 1 - 9½ hr. event - $79 (includes lunch) 40325 Antioch Park 9/26 Tue 7:30 am Experience what life would have been like in the Civil War era. Watch a live Civil War reenactment followed by a tour of Nebraska’s first nationally recognized Underground Railroad historic site, The Mayhew Cabin and the John Brown Cave. We will dine at the Lied Lodge for lunch before going to the Arbor Lodge for a tour of J. Sterling Morton’s family home. The 52 room mansion is full of countless historic artifacts. Morton and his wife envisioned a greener more tree-filled world and founded Arbor Day on April 10, 1872. It is believed that on the first Arbor Day, one million trees were planted in Nebraska. Please bring a folding chair for the Civil War reenactment. 1 - 11 hr. event - $83 (includes lunch) 40338 Antioch Park 10/7 Sat 7 am

Day Trip: Precious Metals, Oct. 27

Travel down Old Highway 71 to W. F. Norman Corporation in Nevada, Mo., to tour this turn-of-the-century factory. They are known for their gorgeous tin ceilings and still operate some of the same machinery from their opening in 1898. After lunch travel to Carthage, Mo. to explore the Precious Moments Chapel. The chapel was built as a gift of thanks to God and has 30 unique stained glass windows and many beautiful wall and ceiling murals. 1 - 9 hr. event - $75 (includes lunch) 40339 Antioch Park 10/27 Fri 9 am

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Day Trip: Deck the Halls, Dec. 2

• Christmas is in the air as we board the motorcoach for our holiday trip to Branson. Check into the Hilton at Branson Landing for a two-night stay. • Enjoy dinner at Florentina’s Italian Restaurant and afterwards visit The Sight and Sound Theatre for the “Miracle of Christmas” show. • Start the morning off with The Brett Family Morning Show, a speculator musical featuring the Brett family’s mother, father, and their children. The afternoon is free for you to spend time at Branson Landing for holiday shopping, lunch or relaxing by the musical fountains, or visiting downtown Branson’s local favorite, the Five & Dime General Store. • This evening will be spent at the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, the world’s most visited dinner attraction. End the night at the Ozark Mountain Village with a drive through holiday lights. • Before we leave Branson, we stop in at the Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express Morning Show. This high-energy show is filled with singing, dancing, comedy, and much more! $578 per person (double occupancy) $698 per person (single occupancy) Book by Sept 15. $50 deposit due upon registration.

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Find unique gifts in Weston’s main street shops and get a head start on your Christmas shopping! Enjoy a scrumptious lunch before embarking on an adventure exploring the decorated halls and homes in the 36th Annual Weston Candlelight Homes Tour. 1 - 6 ½ hr. event - $75 (includes lunch) 40345 Antioch Park 12/2 Sat 9:15 am

Regional Trip: Holiday in Branson December 5-7, 2017, 3 Days, 4 Meals

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Start your day with coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls at The Depot while the owner tells us stories of the hauntings that have taken place there. We will then tour the National Fred Harvey Museum. Our lunch will be a grand experience as we dine in the historic 1888 Union Depot. A guide will take us to Fort Leavenworth and tell us about the many haunted experiences people have had over the years at the historic fort. Next is a “Behind the Scenes” tour of Hollywood Theater where we will hear about the ghost that is believed to visit from time to time. In Veterans Day spirit, stop at The Chapel of the Veterans, where a representative from the Veterans Admiration will join us to honor the veterans on our trip. 1 - 9 hr. event - $79 (includes lunch) 40340 Antioch Park 11/2 Thu 8:30 am

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Day Trip: Harry’s & Hauntings, Nov. 2

Day Trip: Old World Christmas, Dec. 12

Get into the Christmas spirit! Tour the Strawberry Hill Povitica Company and sample their European sweet breads while learning about the bread making process. Afterwards visit the KC Strings Violin Shop for a behind the scenes tour. Following lunch we will make our way to the Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan., to experience their Victorian Christmas décor and ethnic rooms filled with “Old World” Christmas traditions. 1 - 7 hr. event - $76 (includes lunch) 40349 Antioch Park 12/12 Tue 8:45 am

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ADULT

Enjoy overnight trips with 50 Plus Travel. Travel by motorcoach to tour attractions in Kansas, Missouri, and other nearby states. Depart from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, and park your car in our secure lot. Prices include hotel, luggage handling, transportation, meals, tickets, gratuities, and a 50 Plus escort. Please cancel at least three weeks prior to receive a refund minus $10 processing fee. For cancellations within three weeks of departure date, non-refundable items (lodging, meals, tickets, etc.) will be deducted from the trip refund. For more information about 50 Plus travel opportunities, call (913) 826-3030.

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Enjoy the benefits of traveling worldwide with 50 Plus. Meet fellow travelers, discuss details, and get your ques- • tions answered at our travel show and pre-trip meetings. Advantages include free secure parking at Antioch Park, transfers to and from the airport, and luggage handling. • Prices include air and ground transportation, four to fivestar lodging, most meals, guided tours, and a post trip reunion luncheon. When there are 15 or more in our group, travel with a 50 Plus escort who will provide a trip journal, CD with photos, and a slide show to show to your friends and family! For more information about 50 Plus travel opportunities, call (913) 826-3030. • For more information about 50 Plus travel opportunities, full itinerary brochures and pricing of the trips listed below call (913) 826-3030. All prices include airfare. Or visit http://www.jcprd.com/activities/travel.cfm.

Extended Travel: Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights, January 15 - 21, 2018, 7 Days Trip Destinations: Reykjavik, Vik • Cultural Experiences: Explore Skogar Folk Museum and learn about historic Icelandic life. Experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. Learn about the locals’ struggles during the 2010 volcanic explosion. Stop at Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach with dramatic basalt formations. • Highlights: Embark on a nightly search for the northern lights, a dazzling astronomical phenomena. See Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon. Travel the Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. See the beautiful Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Witness Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Registration deadline: Please call for space availability.

Trip Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Ky Son Village, Hue, Hoi An. Cultural Experiences: Try your hand at lantern making in Hoi An. Discover the beauty of the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest buildings in Vietnam. Experience daily life during a visit to Tra que Herb Village, a small farming community. Enjoy a traditional water puppet performance. Highlights: Set out on an overnight cruise on a luxury junk boat in Halong Bay and swim in the crystal clear waters. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a maze of underground passageways used by the Viet Cong. Get acquainted with Ho Chi Minh City’s landmarks on a city tour. See the famous lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda resting on a single stone pillar. Travel along the stunning Hai Van Pass. Registration deadline: Aug. 2, 2017.

Speaker’s Bureau Presentations

50 PLUS

Extended Travel: Taste of Vietnam, March 1 - 15, 2018, 15 Days

Extended Trips

The 50 Plus Program would love to be a guest at your next community group, home owner’s association or organization’s meeting! Information about our many, programs, services, and travel opportunities can be presented and tailored to meet your group’s needs. To book a time or learn more, call Misty at (913) 642-6410.

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The Johnson County Park & Recreation District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status in employment or in the provision of programs and services

Extended Travel: Exploring Scotland & Ireland, April 8 - 20, 2018, 13 Days •

Trip Destinations: Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Derry • Cultural Experiences: Explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness. Sample the “Water of Life” at a Scottish whiskey distillery. Meander the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Ferry across the famed Irish Sea to Northern Ireland’s capitol city of Belfast. Embark on one of the most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast. Set out on a walking tour of Derry Featuring its medieval city walls. • Highlights: Spend time exploring the award winning Titanic Experience Museum in Belfast. Enjoy a local guided tour of Dublin. Visit the Palace at Holyroodhouse, former home of Mary Queen of Scots. While visiting Glenveagh National Park, tour Glenveagh Castle and its splendid gardens. Registration deadline: Oct. 9, 2017

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Extended Travel: Maritimes Coastal Wonders, July 23 - August 2, 2018, 11 Days •

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Trip Destinations: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island • Cultural Experiences: Explore the special region known as Canada’s Maritimes with all its rugged and pristine beauty, and fun loving Acadian and Gaelic culture. Visit the most picturesque spot in all of Canada, Peggy’s Cove. In Cape Breton Island, discover the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends. Come to know the landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, “Anne of Green Gables.” • Highlights: Explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain. Take a ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on Waves”. Journey along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rock in New Brunswick. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast. Travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg, an early settler’s fishing village. Registration deadline: Jan. 23, 2018

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Don’t Miss Our Travel Show on Oct. 3, See Page 60

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Trip Destinations: Kenya: Shaba National Reserve, Sundowner, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Nairobi • Cultural Experiences: Start your safari adventure in Nairobi, Kenya. Visit the mountainous region of Aberdare National Park, filled with lush valleys and peaks. Journey to the Shaba, Samburu, and Buffalo Springs reserves, home to some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife. On your way to Lake Nakuru, see the spectacular Nyahururu waterfalls. In Masai Mara, an extension of the great Swerengeti Plain, view lions, elephants, giraffes and other wildlife during several game drives. • Highlights: View wildlife all night long in a treetop lodge in Aberdale. Take a photo at the Equator. Visit a Masai village and enjoy a bush dinner featuring Masai dance performances. In Nairobi tour the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa.” Feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes from a raised platform at the Giraffe Sanctuary. Savor leisurely breakfasts and traditional dinners all while surrounded by stunning nature views. Registration deadline: Nov. 16, 2017.

Trip Destinations: Anchorage, Tok, Dawson City, Fairbanks, Denali National Park • Cultural Experiences: Embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and wildlife. Relive the frenzy and visit the center of the Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City. Stop in the city of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids mentioned in the novel “The Call of the Wild.” Explore Denali National Park with an extensive Tundra Wilderness Tour. • Highlights: Take in the view of Wrangall-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest in the United States. Travel to Whitehorse, the capitol of Canada’s Yukon. Explore Dawson City, the center of the gold rush, with local guided tours and leisure time. In Fairbanks, ride along the Top of the World Highway, with a stop in Chicken, Alaska. Enjoy a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River that takes you into the heart of Alaska. Registration deadline: Dec.11, 2017

YOUTH

Extended Travel: The Plains of Africa, May 17 - 30, 2018, 14 Days

PRESCHOOL

Trip Destinations: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Middleburg • Cultural Experiences: Start your cruise in Amsterdam, Holland and head for Rotterdam, said to be the world’s busiest port. Visit the gardens of Keukenhof, where 7 million flower bulbs are planted. Take in the spectacular display of colors from tulips, daffodils, and more. Experience one of the world’s most ancient seaports, Antwerp, filled with museums, vibrant cafes, and historic monuments. • Highlights: Visit the city of Gouda, famous for its cheese. Explore The Grote Markt, in the medieval city of Antwerp, that includes the splendid City Hall and beautiful homes of the 16th Century. Tour St. Baaf’s Cathedral in Ghent, which houses renowned Flemish art and other remarkable treasures. In Middelburg, see impressive structures such as the gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square. Cruise through the city of Amsterdam in a canal boat. Registration deadline: Oct. 6, 2017

Extended Travel: Alaska and the Yukon, June 10 - 22, 2018, 13 Days

FUN FOR ALL

Extended Travel: Tulip Time Cruise, April 27 - May 4, 2018, 8 Days


BOARD OF PARK & RECREATION COMMISSIONERS

DISTRICT DIRECTORY

Steven L. Baru Chris Carroll Michael Pirner George J. Schlagel Paul Snider Leslee Rivarola Nancy Wallerstein Steven C. Klika, BOCC Board Member

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District is governed by a seven-member policy making board. The JCPRD Board meets in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park at 7900 Renner Road, Lenexa. Individuals may address the board during the public comment session of each meeting or by calling (913) 438-7275 to request time on the board's agenda.

JCPRD ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION

Jill Geller, Executive Director of Parks & Recreation jill.geller@jocogov.org Jeff Stewart, Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation jeff.stewart@jocogov.org Administration and Human Resources Jo Ann Courtney, Manager joann.courtney@jocogov.org Development Jay Hinrichs, Director jay.hinrichs@jocogov.org Finance Becky Jones, Manager becky.jones@jocogov.org Information Technology Services Ted Tartenaar, Manager ted.tartenaar@jocogov.org Marketing & Communications Richard Smalley, Manager richard.smalley@jocogov.org Planning and Development Cliff Middleton, Manager cliff.middleton@jocogov.org

SAFETY, HERITAGE & OUTDOOR EDUCATION DIVISION Dan Field, Superintendent/ Park Police Chief dan.field@jocogov.org

Ernie Miller Nature Center, TimberRidge Adventure Center and Outdoor Education Bill McGowan, Manager bill.mcgowan@jocogov.org

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Johnson County Museum & Lanesfield Historic Site Mindi Love, Museum Director mindi.love@jocogov.org

PARKS & GOLF COURSES DIVISION

Jay Lispi, PGA Pro Tomahawk Hills Golf Course jay.lispi@jocogov.org Andrew Huffman, Superintendent Andrew.Huffman@jocogov.org

RECREATION DIVISION

Bill Maasen, Superintendent bill.maasen@jocogov.org

Rhonda Pollard, Superintendent rhonda.pollard@jocogov.org

Antioch Park Mike Dizney, Park Manager mike.dizney@jocogov.org

Children's Services Kim Chappelow-Lee, Manager kim.chappelow-lee@jocogov.org

Heritage, Stoll, Stilwell Community, and Camp Branch Glade parks Eddie Coffey, Southeast Region Manager eddie.coffey@jocogov.org

Corporate and Community Wellness Jill Leiker, Manager jill.leiker@jocogov.org

Mildale Farm, Big Bull Creek Park, and Lanesfield Historic Site Dan Haase, Southwest Region Manager dan.haase@jocogov.org

Sports & Facilities - South Shannon Sonnier, Manager shannon.sonnier@jocogov.org

Fine & Performing Arts Tim Bair, Manager and Producing Kill Creek, Kill Creek Streamway Artistic Director, The Theatre in the Park Lexington Lake, Ernie Miller, and tim.bair@jocogov.org Sunflower parks Monte Fiegel, Northwest Region Manager 50 Plus / Northeast Facilities monte.fiegel@jocogov.org Michelle Alexander, Manager Brandon Loomis, Region Assistant Manager michelle.alexander@jocogov.org brandon.loomis@jocogov.org Registrations and Reservations Shawnee Mission and Tina Fry, Manager Mill Creek Streamway parks tina.fry@jocogov.org Kelby Hellwig, Central Region Manager kelby.hellwig@jocogov.org Sports & Facilities - North Chuck Dvorak, Region Assistant Manager Doug Hite, Manager chuck.dvorak@jocogov.org doug.hite@jocogov.org

Golf Courses Rob Wilkin, PGA Pro Heritage Park Golf Course rob.wilkin@jocogov.org Steve Stout, Superintendent Steve.Stout@jocogov.org

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GOLF COURSES

FootGolf at THGC The Tomahawk Hills Golf Course has added a separate FootGolf course within the existing THGC golf course property. This nine-hole FootGolf course is located on the eastern lower portion of the course property. As you can probably guess, this fun activity combines the sports of soccer and golf. No soccer cleats are allowed. Adults (9 holes)....................................... $7 18 & Under (9 holes)..........................$5 Cart Rental.......................................$8 2nd Round of play....................$3 Cart Rental 2nd Round........$4

GREEN FEES

GOLF CART RENTAL FEE (per person)

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18 holes/9

$3/$5................................. $3/$5

GOLF COURSE DRIVING RANGE

Mini Bucket/Regular Bucket/Jumbo Bucket

$3.50/$7/$13......... $3.50/$7/$13

PATRON CARDS

Individual: Johnson County resident or nonresident Husband and Wife: Johnson County resident or nonresident Family: Johnson County resident or nonresident Senior (60/up): Johnson County resident or nonresident Junior (17/under): Johnson County resident or nonresident

ANNUAL TICKETS

18 holes/9

$8/$16............................. $8/$16

9 holes/18 holes

9 holes/ 18 holes

1. $5 discount on green fees before 3 p.m. Mon. thru Fri./$2 after 3 p.m.; $10 discount on weekends and holidays before 3 p.m. /$3 after 3 p.m. 2. Tee times up to 7 days in advance for patron card holders as well as annual ticket holders. 3. Maintenance of recognized USGA handicap and eligibility in USGA events. 4. Member of US Golf Association, National Golf Foundation, KC Golf Association, Kansas Golf Association, and the Missouri Golf Association.

Tomahawk Hills GC

$30/$20......................... $27/$18 $24/$16......................... $23/$16 $12/$12......................... $12/$12 $24/$16......................... $23/$16 $16/$16......................... $16/$16 $12/$12......................... $12/$12 $13........................................$13 $18/$12......................... $18/$12 $27........................................$27 $10/$10......................... $10/$10 $15/$10......................... $15/$10

Weekends (Sat & Sun) & Holidays before 3 pm Weekends (Sat & Sun) & Holidays after 3 pm Weekends (Sat & Sun) after 6 pm Monday thru Friday before 3 pm Monday thru Friday after 3 pm Monday thru Friday before 6 pm Aerification Days (Spring/Fall) Seniors(60/up) M-F, no holidays Senior(60/up)incl. cart Juniors: 12 & under Juniors: 13 to 17

PULL CARTS Benefits of Patron Card:

Heritage Park GC

Individual: Johnson County resident or nonresident Individual: Mon - Fri, No Holidays resident or nonresident Ind.+ 1 dependant: Johnson County resident or nonresident Family: Johnson County resident or nonresident

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Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe Heritage Park & Golf Course, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe Mid-America Sports Complex, 20000 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Roeland Park Commuity Center (+dome & aquatic center), 4850 Rosewood Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th, Overland Park Streamway Parks, Mill, Kill, and Coffee creeks see below Sunflower Nature Park, 36915 W. 103rd St., Eudora Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501Midland, Shawnee 250 Acres

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JCPRD PARKS & FACILITIES

STREAMWAY PARKS SYSTEM

A county-wide system of linear parks providing Archery  a network of trails for hiking, bicycling, jogging, Accessible Trail         and horseback riding including cooperative Accessible Fishing     ventures with local cities. Batting Cages - Softball  KILL CREEK STREAMWAY PARK Baseball / Softball       6.8 miles of completed trail Basketball - Indoor   ACCESS POINTS: Basketball - Outdoor  • Shelter #1 within Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe Boating    • 33460 W. 95th St., De Soto Boat Rental   (includes 13.5-acre off-leash dog area). Drinking Water            MILL CREEK STREAMWAY PARK Fishing        17 miles of the Gary L. Haller Trail Golf Course/Driving Range   completed. Marina   ACCESS POINTS: Off-leash Dog Area    • 1700 Northgate St. east of Woodland, Olathe Org. Youth Group Camping  • 11344 S. Millview west of Ridgeview Road, Outdoor Community Theatre  Olathe Picnic Area         • 18459 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa Play Equipment        • 19803 W. 87th Lane, Lenexa Remote Control Flying Area  • Shawnee Mission Park near Shelter #8 & north end of dam, Lenexa Refreshments/Vending           • 19405 Midland Drive west of I-435 at Restrooms             Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee Room Rentals      • North of Shawnee Mission Parkway at Shelterhouse         5946 Barker Road, Shawnee • 19425 Wilder Drive, near the intersection Soccer / Football    with Holliday Drive, Shawnee Swimming Pool  Swimming Beach   COFFEE CREEK STREAMWAY PARK Tennis Courts   3.4 miles of completed trail ACCESS POINT: Trail / Bicycling        • Near Shelters #9 & 10 within Heritage Trail - Horse (designated area)     Park, 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe Trail / Jogging        Trail / Nature        Volleyball / Indoor   Volleyball / Sand  Visitor's Center   Streamway Trails Sponsor

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Roeland Park Sports Dome, Community Center & Aquatic Center 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park • Sports Dome (913) 362-8700 • Aquatic Center (913) 432-1377 • Child Care Center (913) 826-3170 • 50 Plus Offices (913) 826-3160

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Mid-America West Sports Complex 20200 Johnson Dr., Shawnee • Offices (913) 826-2900

9 Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam • Recreation Offices (913) 831-3355 • Registration (913) 831-3359 • Fax (913) 831-6336

17 Ernie Miller Park* 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe • Nature Center (913) 764-7759 18 New Century Fieldhouse 551 New Century Pkwy, near Gardner • For info (913) 826-2850 • Olathe/Gardner 50 Plus Offices (913) 826-3054

10 Matt Ross Community Center 8101 Marty Street, Overland Park • 50 Plus Offices (913) 642-6410 11

19 Heritage Park 16050 Pflumm Rd., Olathe • Golf Course (913) 829-4653 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe

Lexington Lake Park 8850 Sunflower Road, De Soto, Kan.

12 Mill Creek Streamway Park* Access points listed on previous page

3 Mid-America Sports Complex 20000 Johnson Dr., Shawnee • Offices (913) 826-2900

13 Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park • Johnson County Museum (913) 826-2787

4 Mill Creek Activity Center 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee • Offices (913) 826-2950 • JCPRD Gymnastics Center (913) 826-2954

14 Sunflower Nature Park* 36915 W. 103rd St, Eudora

21 Camp Branch Glade* 175th & Mission Road, Aubry Twp

23 Mildale Farm 35250 W. 199th St., Edgerton • For info (913) 826-2957

16 Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park* 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park

6 The Theatre in the Park 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee • Offices (913) 831-2787

20 White Fox Manor 17065 Lackman Rd., Olathe • Offices (913) 592-3650

22 Lanesfield Historic Site 18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton (913) 826-2787

15 Kill Creek Park 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe • TimberRidge Adv. Center (913) 764-7759

5 Tomahawk Hills Golf Course 17501 Midland Dr., Shawnee • Offices (913) 631-8000

24 Stilwell Community Park* 207th & Metcalf, Stilwell

For information on municipal parks & facilities, contact the appropriate city

7 Shawnee Mission Park 7900 Renner Road, Lenexa & Shawnee • Admin. Offices (913) 438-7275 • Visitor Services (913) 888-4713 • Park Police HQ (913) 438-7275 or Dispatcher (913) 782-0720

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FISHING, BOATING & ARCHERY: (913) 888-4713 FISHING PERMITS

Johnson County Residents 16-64/nonresidents 16 & older..... $10 / $20 24-hr. Permit (including trout) 16 & older........................................ $10

WHITE FOX MANOR STABLES (913) 592-3650

A hunter-jumper boarding, training & show facility adjacent to Heritage Park. Full care includes: 12x12 box stall, daily cleaning, brome hay/pelleted grain, tack locker & storage (call for complete details). Boarding.................................................................. Please call for rates

MISC. PERMITS: (913) 831-3359

Annual Trout Permits

PERMITS & FEES

(Ages 16 & older) - residents/nonresidents............................ $15 / $20 (Ages 15 & under) - residents/nonresidents..................................... $10

Combination Fishing & Trout Permits

Johnson County residents/nonresidents................................... $25 / $40

Rose Garden Gazebo (Antioch Park) Special Use: 3 hr. minimum, residents/nonresidents......................................................... $165 / $240 Catering................................................................................. No Charge Amusement........................................................................... No Charge

Boating Permits

Johnson County residents/nonresidents................................... $20 / $30 Johnson County resident over 65...................................................... $15 24-hr. Permit..................................................................................... $10

Combination Fishing & Boating Permits

Annual - (Ages 16-64) - residents/nonresidents...................... $30 / $50 24-hr. Fishing & Boating ................................................................. $20

Combination Fishing/ Boating/Trout

Annual - residents/nonresidents............................................... $45 / $70 Johnson County resident over 65...................................................... $30

ARCHERY

Annual residents/nonresidents (13 & older)............................ $15 / $20 24-hr. - residents/nonresidents (13 & older)................................ $5 / $7

RESERVATIONS: (913) 831-3359

PICNIC SHELTERS Half days are 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (9 p.m. at AP) Full days are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.- except AP shelters: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m Off-Season (Oct. 16 - April 14) Shelter Reservations are 50 percent off the in-season fees. MEDIUM SHELTERS - fees are non-refundable! Johnson County Residents: $55 for half day or $80 for full day Nonresidents: $75 for half day or $115 for full day Medium shelters: Antioch Park #1, 2, 4 & patio shelter; Ernie Miller Park #1; Heritage Park #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10; Kill Creek Park #2, 3 & 4; Mill Creek Streamway Park #1, 2 & 3; Shawnee Mission Park #3, 5, 6, 7, & 11; Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park #1, Sunflower Park, #1, Lexington Lake Park #1. LARGE SHELTERS - fees are non-refundable! Johnson County Residents: $75 for half day or $110 full day. Nonresidents: $105 for half day or $160 for full day. Large shelters: Antioch Park #3; Heritage Park #7 & 9; Kill Creek Park #1; and Shawnee Mission Park #1, 2, 4, 8, 10 & 12.

ORGANIZED GROUP CAMPING

SHAWNEE MISSION PARK (913) 826-3438

Not-For-Profit organized youth groups only (Noon to Noon timeframe) Johnson County residents...................................... $15 per day Nonresidents.......................................................... $25 per day Refundable security deposit for key (residents & nonresidents).......... $20

SPECIAL USE PERMITS: (913) 438-7275 Hot Air Ballooning - residents/nonresidents........................... $15 / $20 Commercial Use: 2 hr. min.- residents/nonresidents.............. $60 / $80 Group Model Rocket.............................................................No Charge Special Events/Special Use (large events) - res/nonres........ $75 / $100 (and a $2 per participant fee, over the first 50 participants). Weddings: All Parks except AP Rose Garden - res/nonres..... $50 / $75

GENERAL USE ACTIVITY PERMITS (913) 888-4713 The following activities require a permit in District Parks - any fees are noted. Metal Detector: residents/nonresidents..................................... $6 / $11 Individual Model Rocket (groups see above)......................No Charge Remote-Controlled Vehicles.................................................No Charge Remote-Controlled Boats (no gasoline engines allowed).....No Charge On-Line Flying......................................................................No Charge

RC FLYING FIELD From April through mid-October each year, the Shawnee Mission Radio Control Club offers free Beginner's Nights for persons wanting to learn to fly a remote controlled aircraft at its flying field on the south side of Shawnee Mission Park. For more information about the organization, go to www.SMRCC.net.

FIRE CIRCLES (913) 831-3359 Shawnee Mission Park: Near Shelters #2, 8, & 10, the "Memorial" Circle between shelters #5 & 6 and another east of the boat ramp. Antioch Park: Near Shelter #2 Cost per time frame/nonresidents....................................... $10 / $15

GAME BAG RENTAL: (913) 826-2950 Are you planning a picnic or team practice? JCPRD can provide the recreational equipment to ensure the success of your event. The game bag includes soccer ball and cones, softball bat and ball, whiffle ball and bat, scoopball, two flying discs, kickball, two footballs and flags, bases, and air pump. The entire game bag is available for rental for $35 / $39. A refundable $75 deposit is required.

RPCC FITNESS ROOM

TIMBERRIDGE ADVENTURE CENTER (913) 856-8849

For organized groups on weekends from September through April only. Per night................ $5 per person or $100 minimum Nonresidents............................ $6 per person or $100 minimum ( A discount is available if campers also participate in the facility's challenge course) Refundable damage deposit for key..................................... $250

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MID-AMERICA SPORTS COMPLEX / MID-AMERICA WEST SPORTS COMPLEX (913) 826-2900

SOFTBALL SALES

U.S.S.S.A. sanctioned softballs are sold at all softball field locations. Softballs used at Mid-America Softball Complex must be purchased at Mid-America, 20000 Johnson Drive, Shawnee.

TOURNAMENTS

A variety of slow and fastpitch softball, volleyball, basketball and indoor soccer tournaments are held at the Mid-America Sports Complex and Okun Fieldhouse from late March through mid-October. Teams may play in qualifying, invitational, or other sponsored softball tournaments. For additional information call (913) 826-2900.

MULTI-PURPOSE FIELD RENTAL

Rentals may be for one time only or on a regular basis. All fees are non-refundable after reservation is made. Fees will be refunded only if reservation is canceled by District. For information regarding the MASC complex and to download District program registration forms and flyers, please visit our website at www.jcprd.com or www.kcusssasports.com.

ROOM AND FACILITY RENTALS: MEETINGS, WEDDINGS & MORE! Rentals require nonrefundable reservation and damage deposits. Setup and cleaning, as well as ample parking at each facility is available. Call for detailed room sizes and facility amenities. Heritage Park Golf Course Green Room (913) 826-2957 A fully carpeted self-standing building overlooking the golf course accomodates up to 110 guests, and includes wet bar, restrooms and a-v hookups are available. Alcoholic beverages allowed. Ideal for meetings, anniversaries, and retreats. The Tomahawk Hills Golf Course Elmridge Room (913) 826-2957 A fully carpeted facility which accomodates up to 120 guests, and is equipped with a wet bar area, restrooms, and golf course views. Alcoholic beverages allowed. Great for tournaments, parties, or catered events. TimberRidge Adventure Center (913) 856-8849 Located adjacent to Kill Creek Park, TimberRidge is perfect for meetings, corporate retreats, small weddings, family reunions, and birthday parties.  The facility features two rental venues; the Welcome Center which accommodates up to 80 people, includes a full kitchen, and wood deck overlooking a pond and the Whispering Pines shelter that can accommodated groups up to 200 and features a fireplace, barbeque grill and attached restrooms.  Temporary alcohol permits are available for the Welcome Center and Whispering Pines Shelter. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (913) 826-2787 Located in the former King Louie building, AHC is home to the Johnson County Museum, The Theatre in the Park productions during fall, winter, and spring, Fine & Performing Arts Programs, and much more! Many spaces in the center are available for rental, including: event spaces for 330, 230, or 100; the Black Box Theatre; Rehearsal Studios; Dance Studio; Museum Classroom and Foyer; Board Room; and Art Room. Athletic Field Reservations (913) 826-2900 Game fields are available at Heritage Park, Shawnee Mission Park, and Stoll Park, (913) 826-2850. Reservations are required and a fee must be paid in advance.

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Mildale Farm (913) 826-2957 See www.mildalefarm.com or call for more information. New Century Fieldhouse (913) 826-2850 Court, field, and room rentals are available. Gym, Court and Pool Rentals The Roeland Park Sports Dome rents court space (see below), as does the Okun Fieldhouse (see above). Facility rentals are available on a limited basis for groups desiring school gymnasium space for volleyball or basketball practice. Call (913) 826-2900 for details. The Roeland Park Aquatic Center (page 19) is also available for rentals. The Theatre in the Park (913) 826-2957 Located within the theatre complex, The Pavilion seats up to 240 and features a large fireplace, restrooms, a serving counter, and a set-up area for caterers. Alcoholic beverages allowed. Show packages are also available. The Roeland Park Community Center (913) 826-3160 The facility features three rooms accommodating 40 - 50 people, multipurpose room with kitchen and stage for groups up to 125, and an outdoor gazebo. Temporary alcohol permits are available.

ROELAND PARK SPORTS DOME

4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, (913) 362-8700 The dome is available for rental and also offers adult basketball and Volleyball leagues, youth basketball, and soccer clinics. For more information, see the youth sports or adult leagues section of this catalog or call the facility. Rental Fees (Sept. thru April) 1. Basketball ..............................................$50 per hour per court 2. Volleyball Court .....................................$35 per hour per court Rental Fees (May - August) 1. Basketball ..............................................$40 per hour per court 2. Volleyball Court .....................................$25 per hour per court

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FACILITIES & RENTALS

One of the top softball complexes in the country, this 150-acre facility is located at 20000 & 20200 Johnson Drive in Shawnee. The complex includes: • 10 stalls of batting cages • 22 lighted softball fields • Pro Shop and Clubhouse • 2 full size baseball fields with grass infields • Dinger’s restaurant and convenient concessions • 2 multi-purpose fields (soccer, football, and rugby) • Okun Fieldhouse (a 50,000 sq. ft. multipurpose facility that can be used for basketball, volleyball, futsal, and other activities).


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Register Early! Register at least one week prior to the starting date of class to ensure enrollment. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees are due at the time of enrollment.

FIVE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER:

ONLINE:  MAIL:  PHONE:  FAX:  WALK IN:

www.jcprd.com JCPRD Registration, 6501 Antioch Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 (913) 831-3359 - Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm or (913) 826-3052 - Text Telephone for the deaf & speech impaired (913) 831-6336 Registration, Bldg. D, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS - Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm

REGISTRATION POLICIES:  Resident

and Nonresident Fees A ten-percent discount is offered for Johnson County residents. This is reflected in our program listings, with the nonresident price labeled and listed after the backslash. There are exceptions where the price is the same, regardless of residency. The listings for those programs will display only one price.  Confirmations Sent for Online Registrations Confirmations and receipts are automatically generated by JCPRD staff for phone, mail, and fax registrations. Confirmation and receipt can be requested for online registrations by opening an account's purchase history and clicking on "email receipt."  Scholarship Program Limited recreation scholarships (for Johnson County residents only) may be available to offset some of the cost for classes and programs. Some programs may not qualify for scholarship funds. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to registering. For information, please call (913) 831-3355.  Late Registrations Registration is required prior to class attendance. Enrollment may be accepted after classes begin if space is available. Pro-rating of fees will be handled on an individual case basis.

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Class Transfers Class transfers may be made subject to class availability. You may request your transfer at least one week prior to the starting date of the class. A $5 processing fee will be assessed for each transfer requested after this timeframe. Some exceptions are necessary for certain programs and classes. These are noted in the class descriptions.  Cancellations and Refunds JCPRD has a proud tradition of providing programs and services of the highest quality. If you request a refund less than one week prior to the starting date of a class, a $5 processing fee will be assessed. Refund requests made after the class has begun will be pro-rated and the processing fee will also apply. We reserve the right to cancel classes if minimum numbers are not met. If JCPRD cancels, reschedules, or if the class has reached maximum enrollment, you will receive a full refund. Some exceptions are necessary for certain programs and classes, and these are non-refundable or may have their own refund policy. These are noted in the class descriptions.

RETURNED CHECKS ARE SUBJECT TO A $20 SERVICE CHARGE!

We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover, business/personal checks, money orders/cashier’s checks, or cash Information Pages

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Birth Date / / / / / / / / / / / / / / # # # # # # #

Program Code

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NOTE: There is a $20 service charge on all returned checks.

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Office use Only: Payment: CA CK MC VS DS Registrar: Date:

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Mailing Address:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I have read and understand the waiver statement.

WAIVER STATEMENT: The undersigned states that he/she understands that the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is not and shall not be responsible for or liable for any illness, or injury to person or damage to property resulting from the program in which the participant is enrolling or being enrolled or from his/her participating in said program, and the participant and the undersigned, if the participant is a minor or under other legal disability, hereby forever releases and holds harmless the said Johnson County Park & Recreation District, its employees, agents and representatives from any and all claims of any kind that the participant, or the undersigned or their respective heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns may have or claim to have resulting from participation in said program. NOTICE: By enrolling in this program you hereby acknowledge the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can and may photograph and/or video tape program participants and then use such images, without payment or any other consideration, for purposes of publicizing district parks, facilities, programs or services, or for any other lawful purpose. (Registration is invalid without signature.)

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prior to the start of the program. Please indicate what accommodations are needed: ______________________________________________________________

JCPRD is committed to making reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Requests must be made two weeks or ten working days

(PRINT) Participant’s Name

Return completed form with fee. Make checks payable to: JCPRD Mail to: Registration Office (Bldg. D) 6501 Antioch Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202

JCPRD PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM

REGISTRATION FORM

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PROGRAM LOCATIONS

68's Inside Sports Fitness Facility 11301 W. 88th Street, Overland Park

Horizons High School 5900 Lamar Avenue, Mission

Oakridge Parklands at SMP 7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee

(AP) Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam

Irene B. French Community Center 5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam

Okun Fieldhouse - same as MAWSC

Asbury Methodist 5400 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village

(JCAHC) Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park (in the former King Louie building)

The Athletic Club 10440 Marty Street, Overland Park The Athletic Club Foxhill 10727 El Monte, Overland Park

JCPRD Admin. Building - same as SMP (Previously John Barkley VC)

Blue Valley Rec Activity Center 6545 W. 151st Street, Stanley

Johnson County Fairgrounds 136 E. Washington Street, Gardner

Cedar Lake Village 15325 S. Lone Elm Road, Olathe

Kansas City Ice Center 19900 Johnson Drive, Shawnee

Champion Martial Arts Center 10550 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park

(KCFC) KC Fencing Center 9900 Antioch, OP (at BIAV)

College AMF Lanes Bowling 10201 College Blvd., Overland Park

(KCP) Kill Creek Park 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe

Element Fitness 7880 Quivira Road, Lenexa

Lanesfield Historic Site 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton

(EM Park/EMNC/EM Nature Center) Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center 909 North K-7 Highway, Olathe

Lexington Lake Park 8850 Sunflower Road, De Soto

EverFit 16200 Midland Drive, Shawnee Gardner Community Center 128 E. Park, Gardner Genesis Health Club 6700 W. 110th Street, Overland Park Grace Methodist 11485 Ridgeview Road, Olathe Happy Feet Merriam 9701 W. 67th Street, Merriam Heartland Fencing Academy 10727 El Monte Street, Overland Park (HP) Heritage Park, Marina, & (HPGC) Golf Course 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe In Inclement Weather, Call our 24-hour Information Lines, Page 4

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Information Pages

(MRCC) Matt Ross Community Center 8101 Marty Street, Overland Park (MASC) Mid-America Sports Complex 20000 Johnson Drive, Shawnee (MAWSC) Mid-America West Sports Complex & Okun Fieldhouse 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee

(OPRC) Overland Park Racquet Club 6800 W. 91st Street, Overland Park Prairie Life Fitness Center - Olathe 13655 S. Alden, Olathe Prairie Life Fitness - Overland Park 10351 Barkley Street, Overland Park (RPAC/RPCC) Roeland Park Aquatic Center, Community Center & Sports Dome 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park (SMP) Shawnee Mission Park & Lake 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee & Lenexa Spring Hill Community Center 613 S. Race Street, Spring Hill Sunset Building 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe The Theatre in the Park 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee TimberRidge Adventure Center 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe Tomahawk Hills Golf Course 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee (TRCC) Tomahawk Ridge Community Center 11902 Lowell, Overland Park

Midwest Martial Arts Academy 7721 W. 151st, Overland Park

Union Station 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Midwest Nutrition 11836 Quivira Road, Overland Park

Yoga Fix Studio 6124 Johnson Drive, Mission

Mildale Farm 35250 W. 199th Street, Edgerton (MCAC) Mill Creek Activity Center 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee (NCF) New Century Fieldhouse 551 New Century Pkwy, near Gardner

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To Register, or for more information on JCPRD programs, please call (913) 831-3359 Don't Forget Our Game Bag Rentals! See Page 70 (913) 831-3359


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