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January - April 2018 January - April 2018

My JCPRD

n i t s e B d e t o V tion! a N e h t SPRING BREAK CAMPS

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Sign-up early to get your first choice of programs

Golden Opportunities Inside! Trucks & Big Rigs for Kids on page 7

Meet Park Police Officer Vanessa Burkholder on page 68 50 Plus Travel Opportunities begin on page 53 Learn about Spring Break Camps on pages 18-20

Activities


Welcome

to My JCPRD, Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog!

In this catalog, you’ll find hundreds of programs to keep you active this winter and early spring, as well as articles about our accomplishments, people, and programs. Learn why JCPRD is so excited about winning the National Gold Medal Award; meet Park Police Officer Vanessa Burkholder; and plan to participate in our annual Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event. This issue also continues the JCPRD U initiative, an exciting and ongoing holistic wellness program for ages three to 18.

Our catalog is organized generally by age-based sections with topic-based subheadings. To the right, you’ll find a table of contents for the sections, as well as separate indexes for articles and other information. We invite you to take full advantage of the wonderful programs and services JCPRD provides, and encourage you to enjoy a winter and early spring full of healthy recreational fun.

About Our Cover:

JCPRD staff and board members received the 2017 National Gold Medal Award, which was presented during the National Recreation and Park Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in September. For more about this prestigious honor, see page 67.

JCAHC is managed and programmed by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The Arts & Heritage Center is open *Monday - Friday: 9 am - 9 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm Sunday: Closed Closed Major Holidays *Office hours are Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

MUSEUM HOURS Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm Sunday: Closed* (*With the exception of theatre and special events.)

Closed Major Holidays Museum General Admission Prices $5 adults / $4 seniors, 60+ / $3 children, 1-18 / Under 1 free

Museum program and fieldtrip info line (913) 715-2570

The Theatre in the Park’s summer season auditions and Black Box Theatre productions are listed on page 7. Visit Us At: 8788 Metcalf, Ave., OP, KS | (913) 826-ARTS (2787) | jocoahc.com Also Check Out

Lanesfield Historic Site - 18745 S. Dillie Rd. | Edgerton, KS | (913) 826-2787 January - April 2018


Programs, Classes & Events l l l l l l

Fun For All ..................................... 5 Preschool ....................................... 8 Youth ............................................... 17 Special Populations ............... 32 Adult .............................................. 34 50 Plus .......................................... 44

In the Spotlight l Trucks and Big Rigs event puts kids in the driver’s seat! ..........................................................................................2 l JCPRD named best park & recreation agency in the nation! ............................................................................... 67 l Fishing, nature, and kids go together for Park Police Officer Vanessa Burkholder ....................................68

FYI l Catalog Symbols.......................................................... 4 l Ernie Miller Nature Center.................................... 39 l Facility Rentals........................................................... 63 l Golf Courses............................................................... 59 l How to Read a Class Listing..................................... 4 l Information Lines........................................................ 4 l JCPRD Code of Conduct.......................................... 41 l JCPRD Directory......................................................... 58 l JCPRD Employment Opps....... Inside Back Cover l JCPRD U............................................................... 18 & 25 l Mid-America Sports Complex............................. 63

l Mid-America West Sports Complex................. 63 l Parks, Facilities & Map................................... 60 & 61 l Permits, Fees & Reservations................................. 62 l Program Locations................................................... 66 l Registration Form & Instructions...............64 & 65 l Roeland Park Sports Dome................................... 63 l Special Events Index................................................... 3 l TimberRidge Adventure Center................ 33 & 38 l Trash Bags For Sale................................................... 42 l White Fox Manor Stables....................................... 62

What do YOU do for fun?

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Trucks and Big Rigs event puts kids in the driver’s seat! Since 2009, a special event held each April gives children the opportunity to crawl, climb, and sit in the driver’s seat while visiting with the real-life operators of big trucks and other vehicles.

Hughes said favorites of participants include tow trucks, any of the big trucks where young participants can honk the horns, trucks with scoops, and busses, including school busses and The Jo transit bus.

“They like just being able to come out and explore all the different vehicles we have up close,” Children Services Specialist Lisa Hughes said of the event, which is called Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids. “They get really excited when they can get up in the trucks and hear the big horns. You can hear the horns all day long.”

The three-hour event typically draws 400 to 500 people.

The 2018 Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee. This event is for all ages, but parents are encouraged to bring their little ones.

Admission to this three-hour event is free, but a donation of $10 per participant vehicle is suggested. The first 100 children will get a free construction worker hat, but Hughes warned these usually go fast.

In recent years, this event has featured 30 to 40 vehicles of all descriptions. In addition to JCPRD, vehicles are also displayed by the cities of Lenexa and Shawnee, local fire and police departments, as well as an ambulance from Children’s Mercy Hospital. Deffenbaugh Industries usually brings a trash truck, Marvin’s Tow Service usually brings a themed tow truck (past entries have included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle©, Spiderman© , and Cars© themed trucks), and several organizations and individuals also have vehicles on display.

The other major Special Olympics fundraiser each year is also in April. The 22nd Annual Fundraiser at Panzon’s Mexican Restaurant will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.

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“This is not just for little boys; we have girls as well,” Hughes said. “Sometimes the parents get more excited than the kids. The year we had the (Oscar Mayer) Wienermobile™, the parents were more excited because they got a wiener whistle!”

Proceeds from this event helps Special Populations and Special Olympics participants take part in activities throughout the year.

Events benefitting Special Olympics and Special Populations in this catalog l Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids.........................7 l Panzon’s Fundraiser........................................7

To learn more about volunteering with Special Populations, see page 32.


50 Plus St. Patrick’s Day Dance

SPECIAL EVENTS INDEX

March 9, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center............... Page 52

Christmas Tree Recycling

Dec. 26 - Jan. 31, The Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, Heritage & Kill Creek park marinas....................................... Page 14

Spring Fling Fun

March 12 - 16, Ernie Miller Nature Center............................. Page 6

Pickleball Pals

Sunday Family Series

Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28, and Feb. 4, 11, 18, & 25, Ernie Miller Nature Center................................................ Page 6 & 7

March 16, New Century Fieldhouse..................................... Page 52

Lanesfield School Valentine’s Day

March 24, Antioch Park.......................................................... Page 6

Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27 and Feb. 2, 3, 9, & 10, Lanesfield Historic Site............................................................. Page 5

Easter Bunny’s Extreme Egg Hunt Juliette’s Dream

March 24, Ernie Miller Nature Center.................................... Page 6

Lovey-Dovey Art Mart

Jan. 27, Roeland Park Community Center................................ Page 6

Happy Birthday Kansas at the Johnson County Museum

Jan. 27, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center..................... Page 5

KC’s Passport to Adventure & Kick-Off Event

March 24, Bass Pro Shop, Independence and through Oct. 31, Ernie Miller Nature Center..................................................... Page 6

50 Plus Brochure & Bingo

April 3, Roeland Park Community Center............................ Page 51

Meet the Animals of Kansas at the Johnson County Museum

April 7, Ernie Miller Nature Center........................................ Page 5

50 Plus Travel Show

April 14, The Theatre in the Park........................................... Page 7

Escape Room - Rescue the Animals

April 24, Matt Ross Community Center............................... Page 52

Art in the Park

Jan. 27, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center..................... Page 5

Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids

Feb. 6, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.................... Page 52 Feb. 9, Ernie Miller Nature Center........................................... Page 5

50 Plus Soup, Salad, and the Strolling Strings TimberRidge Adv. Center & Climbing Tower Open Houses

50 Plus Mardi Gras Mah Jongg

Feb. 13, Roeland Park Community Center............................. Page 51

April 28, TimberRidge Adventure Center............................... Page 7

50 Plus Valentine’s Day Breakfast and Bingo

Feb. 14, Roeland Park Community Center............................. Page 52

Mildale Farm Spring Community Day

April 28, Mildale Farm........................................................... Page 5

50 Plus Breakfast with the Birds

Feb. 15, Ernie Miller Nature Center....................................... Page 52

Superhero Saturday

April 28, Shawnee Mission Park............................................ Page 7

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb. 17, Ernie Miller Nature Center......................................... Page 5

Spring Break Camps for Youth See Pages 18-20

Free Day at the Johnson County Museum

Feb. 19, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.................... Page 5

22nd Annual Panzon’s Fundraiser

Trout Stocking

April 29, Panzon’s Restaurant................................................Page 7

Behind-the-Scenes Johnson County Museum Tour

May 12, Heritage Park...........................................................Page 7

Feb. 21 & March 9, Kill Creek & Shawnee Mission parks...... Page 6 Feb. 24 & April 18, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center................................................................... Page 40

2018 Auditions for The Theatre in the Park

Feb. 24 & 25, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center........... Page 7

“Avenue Q” at the TTIP Black Box Theatre

HP3 Duathlon, 5K, 10K, and 15K

34th Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon

July 8, Shawnee Mission Park.............................................Page 40

11th Annual JCPRD Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon

Throughout March, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center..................................................................... Page 7

Aug. 18, Kill Creek Park......................................................Page 40

50 Plus Irish Celebration with Celtique

Aug. 25, Kill Creek Park......................................................Page 27

JCPRD U Kids Triathlon

March 2, Matt Ross Community Center................................. Page 52

T.A.K.E. Foundation Self Defense Seminar

Ongoing, locations vary.......................................................Page 42

Locations on Page 66

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H ow to R ead O u r P ro g ra m L i s t i n gs Program Name Keyword

Exercise: Walks in the Woods (Ages 5 & Older With Adult)

The basic discipline of this LOW INTENSITY: Join us for walking adlisting (Use keywords to help ventures Wednesdays. Walking in nature is locate programs in this cata- great for overall wellness and learning about log and on our online listings) nature! Meet at Mill Creek Activity Center then off to the trails! Call (913) 826-2950 for more information. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit Number and - 60 min. session - $3 drop in fee / $5 nonresidents duration of classes 142008 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3-4/4 Wed 11 am

Each horizontal line with a class code represents a complete program offering

Barcode

Note: This is an actual program from Page 24 of this issue.

Symbols in this Catalog:

Location

(Abbreviations and addresses - P. 66)

Symbols (See below) Identifies this as both a new and intergenerational program Class Description (What this program is about and can do for you)

JCPRD U Credit

Identifies the wellness dimension this program yields when completed by ages 3-18

Cost Per Person Date class starts Time class starts Day or Days class meets Choose one line only

When you see this symbol, it means the program beside it has never been offered before and is making its debut in this issue.

This symbol notates intergenerational programs meant for family members to participate in together.

JCPRD INFORMATION & CANCELLATION LINES

JCPRD now offers a fast and efficient way to check on facility, program, park, and trail information, closures, and delays during inclement weather with RainOutLine.com! Download the free app and star your to stay up-to-date‌and sign up to receive text and email alerts for your favorites! *Those calling from a landline phone must dial 1 before calling these numbers. FACILITIES & PROGRAMS PARKS & PAVED MULTI-USE TRAILS 50 Plus Programs............................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 10 Antioch Park.......................................................... (913) 686-6220 x 1 Aquatics............................................................. *(913) 686-6030 x 13 Camp Branch Glade............................................... (913) 686-6220 x 2 Ernie Miller Nature Center................................ *(913) 686-6030 x 23 Coffee Creek Streamway Park............................... (913) 686-6220 x 3 Fine Arts Programs............................................ *(913) 686-6030 x 11 Ernie Miller Park.................................................... (913) 686-6220 x 4 Gymnastics......................................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 22 Heritage Park......................................................... (913) 686-6220 x 5 Heritage Park Softball.......................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 7 Kill Creek Park & Equestrian Trail........................ (913) 686-6220 x 6 Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center..................... (913) 826-2787 Kill Creek Streamway Park................................. (913) 686-6220 x 13 JCPRD Admin Bldg. in Shawnee Mission Park.......... (913) 888-4713 Lexington Lake Park.............................................. (913) 686-6220 x 7 Mid-America Baseball......................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 4 Mill Creek Streamway Park................................. (913) 686-6220 x 12 Mid-America Flag Football................................. *(913) 686-6030 x 5 Shawnee Mission Park........................................... (913) 686-6220 x 8 Mid-America Softball.......................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 3 Stilwell Community Park....................................... (913) 686-6220 x 9 Mill Creek Activity Center................................. *(913) 686-6030 x 22 Sunflower Nature Park......................................... (913) 686-6220 x 10 New Century Fieldhouse...................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 2 Thomas S. Stoll Park........................................... (913) 686-6220 x 11 Okun Fieldhouse..................................................*(913) 686-6030 x 8 MOUNTAIN BIKING & HIKINGTRAILS Roeland Park Aquatic Center.............................*(913) 686-6030 x 21 Kill Creek Park......................................................(913) 204-0204 x 5 Roeland Park Community Center........................*(913) 686-6030 x 9 Lexington Lake Park..............................................(913) 204-0204 x 6 Roeland Park Sports Dome................................*(913) 686-6030 x 12 Shawnee Mission Park.........................................(913) 204-0204 x 10 Special Events.................................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 16 Shawnee Mission Park - Pump Track..................(913) 204-0204 x 11 Special Olympics............................................... *(913) 686-6030 x 14 Stoll Park Soccer.................................................. *(913) 686-6030 x 1

REGISTRATION IS EASY!

ONLINE Registration

Point your browser to www.jcprd.com Select your favorite programs 24 hours a day! Secure & Convenient!

MAIL Registration

Complete form on Page 65 and send to: JCPRD Registration Office 6501 Antioch Road Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 Be sure to include home address, home and work phone numbers!

More Registration Info - Pages 64 & 65

PHONE or FAX Registration WALK-IN Registration Call us at (913) 831-3359 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday TTY (913) 826-3052 Fax to (913) 831-6336 24 hours

Come see us at 6501 Antioch Road, Bldg D 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

TTY means Text Telephone for the deaf and speach impaired. For TTY Only, call (913) 826-3052.


Fun For All Table of Contents:

Special Events........................................................................... 5 - 7

How to Earn JCPRD U Credit

SPECIAL EVENTS Art: Art in the Park (All Ages)

Escape Room: Rescue the Animals (All Ages)

Locations on Page 66

Family Fun: Meet the Animals of Kansas at the Johnson County Museum (All Ages)

Celebrate the birthday of Kansas with the American Bison, tiger salamander, and sunflower, just a few of the natural symbols of our great state! Learn about the Kansas flag and interact with hands-on items and live animals. No preregistration required. 1 - 3 hr. drop in program - Museum Admission Rates: $5 Adult, $4 Senior (60+), $3 Children (museum members FREE) JCAHC 1/27 Sat 10 am

Family Fun: Mildale Farm Spring Community Day (All Ages)

Bring the family out and spend the day exploring Mildale Farm. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site including the 22-acre rental property. Arts and Craft activities for the kids will take place in the main barn. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all of 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, 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 4/28 Sat 9 am

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Owen the Outlaw has captured our owl and ferret! Can you help find them? Your team must beat the clock by solving puzzles and using clues to unlock both rooms to help the animals make a great escape!10 person maximum per room, teams may be combined, select your starting room, A or B. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Recommended for ages 5 and older. For more information call Park Naturalist Diana Bliss at (913) 826-2807. 1 - 90 min. event - $9 / $11 nonresidents 41977 Ernie Miller Nature Center Escape Room A 2/9 Fri 6:30 pm 41978 Ernie Miller Nature Center Escape Room B 2/9 Fri 6:30 pm

Experience a traditional 1904 Valentine’s Day! Use pen and ink as you make a valentine and create your own Victorian puzzle purse. Stop in our gift shop for some candy sticks, bonnets, and other treasures from long ago. All ages welcome. Groups over 10 call (913) 715-2570 to schedule your visit. 1 - 4 hr. program (drop in between 1 pm and 5 pm) - FREE Lanesfield Historic Site 1/19 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 1/20 Sat 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 1/26 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 1/27 Sat 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 2/2 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 2/3 Sat 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 2/9 Fri 1 pm Lanesfield Historic Site 2/10 Sat 1 pm

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It’s easy as one-two-three. Every year biologists and researchers count on you to help them determine the health of bird populations in North America. Join us as we count birds and contribute to a worthy cause. Spend just 15 minutes or stay to help with the bird count and you may see Northern Cardinals, Black-capped Chickadees, and many more feathered friends. Learn about the birds that spend winters in Northeast Kansas from experienced birders from Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City. For more information call (913) 826-2805. 1 - 7 hr. event - FREE Ernie Miller Nature Center 2/17 Sat 9 am

Family Fun: Lanesfield School Valentine’s Day (All Ages)

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Birds: Great Backyard Bird Count (All Ages)

Bring the whole family to celebrate Kansas’ 157th birthday. 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 am to 2 pm. No preregistration required. 1 - 3 hr. drop in program - Museum Admission Rates: $5 Adult, $4 Senior (60+), $3 Children (museum members FREE) JCAHC 1/27 Sat 11 am

YOUTH

Walk the trails and watch as local artists complete beautiful works of art “en plein air” (in plain air) at Ernie Miller Park. Stop by the nature center to vote on your favorite one. Admission is free for spectators. Artists must pre-register by March 30 and will receive an information packet prior to the event. The entire work of art must be completed in the park during this event. In case of inclement weather, artwork may be created indoors using window views. Winners will have their artwork displayed at the nature center, and a postcard created of their masterpiece will be distributed at the nature center. Winners will be announced at noon. For more information, call Outdoor Education Specialist Andrea Joslin (913) 826-2806. 1 - 3 hr. event - FREE for spectators. 1 - 3 hr. event - Adult Artist - $15 / $17; Youth Artist - $10 / $11 nonresidents 41293 EMNC Adult Artist (Ages 15 & Older) 4/7 Sat 9 am 41294 EMNC Youth Artist (Ages 14 & Under) 4/7 Sat 9 am

Family Fun: Happy Birthday Kansas at the Johnson County Museum (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 25.

Looking for something to do this Presidents’ Day? 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! Preregistration is not required. Museum hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm. 1 - 7½ hr. drop in event - FREE JCAHC 2/19 Wed 9 am

FUN FOR ALL

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


FUN FOR ALL PRESCHOOL YOUTH SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Fishing: 2018 Trout Program & Spring Break Stocking - Bring the Kids!!!!! (All Ages)

Come watch our Feb. 21 stocking as 3,800 lbs. of trout are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park Lake and 1,600 lbs. are stocked at Kill Creek Park Lake. After the fish are stocked, the lakes will be closed to all fishing until the siren start at 8 am on Saturday, Feb. 24, heralds the beginning of the 2018 trout season. A second spring stocking on March 9 is a great way to start Spring Break with the kids. This time, 1,400 lbs. of fish go in Shawnee Mission Park Lake and 600 lbs. in Kill Creek Park Lake. The lakes will be closed after this stocking and will re-open Saturday, March 10, at the 5 am parks’ opening. 1 - 60 min. event - FREE Kill Creek Park Boat Ramp 2/21 Wed 2:30 pm Shawnee Mission Park Boat Ramp 2/21 Wed 3:45 pm Kill Creek Park Boat Ramp 3/9 Fri 2:30 pm Shawnee Mission Park Boat Ramp 3/9 Fri 3:45 pm

Geocaching: Private Parties (All Ages)

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.

Geocaching: Easter Bunny’s Extreme Egg Hunt (All Ages)

The Easter Bunny has taken the traditional egg hunt to the extreme! The only way to find those prize-filled eggs is with a Garmin GPS (Global Positioning Systems) unit! The event begins at Antioch Park Shelter #2. Lunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny included! Four start times are available. In case of inclement weather conditions, the event rescheduled date is Sunday, March 25. Please pre-register by 3/20. Earns JCPRD U Environmental Credit 1 - 2 hr. outing - $13 / $15 nonresidents per person $31 / $34 nonresidents per family of four or less 41704 Antioch Park 3/24 Sat 10 am 41705 Antioch Park 3/24 Sat 10:30 am 41706 Antioch Park 3/24 Sat 11 am 41707 Antioch Park 3/24 Sat 11:30 am

Special Events Index See Page 3

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Girl Scouts: Juliette’s Dream (All Ages)

Juliette Gordon Low loved adventure and nature and thought girls should go camping! She wanted girls to dream big! In 1912 this spirited woman introduced Girl Scouting to American girls. Celebrate 106 years of Girl Scouts with a salute to the founder with an original presentation honoring her life. Juliette’s dream was to build bridges of understanding to promote world peace and international friendship! Her heart’s desire was for girls to have opportunities to develop courage, confidence and friendships. Join us for a special appearance of Juliette herself as she describes her childhood favorites and inspirations. All children must be accompanied by one adult chaperone per group of five. Reservations are required. For more information call (913) 764-7759. 1 - 1½ hr. program - $5 per person; including adults. $7 paid at site, day of event. We cannot guarantee space availability day of event. 41426 Ernie Miller Nature Center 3/24 Sat 10 am

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Holiday Event: Lovey-Dovey Art Mart (All Ages)

The Lovey-Dovey Art Mart is your one stop shop for the local and handmade of Kansas City! Artisans will feature unique Valentine’s Day gift options for everyone on your list. Free cookie decorating, Valentine’s Day crafts, photo booth, and a display of local artisans also included. Bring family and friends to this fun-loving event! 1 - 3 hr. event - FREE Roeland Park Community Center 1/27 Sat 10 am VENDORS - Kansas City area vendors are invited to sell their homemade wares at the Lovey-Dovey Art Mart. Seeking a variety of items that can be gifted to all ages for Valentine’s Day. Booth includes two chairs and one table. For further information please contact Lisa at (913) 826-3161 or email lisa.scharnak@jocogov.org. 1 - 5 hr. event - $20 41708 Roeland Park Community Center 1/27 Sat 10 am

Nature & Outdoors: Kansas City’s Passport to Adventure 2018 Kickoff, March 24 (All Ages), Bass Pro Shop, Independence, Mo.

Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure at the 2018 Kick-off! Visit booths and participate in hands-on activities on March 24 from Noon - 4 pm at Bass Pro Shop in Independence, Mo. Then pick up your 2018 Passport to Adventure that you can take to area natural and historical sites and get stamp each time. For more information call (913) 764 -7759 or visit kcpassport.com. Once you have completed the passport, turn it in to any participating site by Oct. 31 to receive a special prize.

Nature & Outdoors: Spring Fling Fun (All Ages) March 12 - 16

Come enjoy spring with a trip to Ernie Miller Nature Park. Visitors are welcome to view the aquarium and hike the trails all week. Park staff will entertain guests with a special program each day. Every program will feature live animals. For more information call (913) 764-7759. 1 - 45 min. program - $3 per person; including adults. Paid at site. ANIMAL TALES (Monday) - Kick off spring break hearing stories and seeing live animals. BIRDS OF PREY (Tuesday) - The amazing feats of these flying feathered raptors will be the highlight of this program. SURPRISING SNAKES (Wednesday) - Discover and learn to identify some local reptiles. WILDLIFE WEBS (Thursday) - Live animals tell the story of survival on the prairie, in the forest, and in the streams. WAKE UP, IT’S SPRING! (Friday) - Learn about the spiders, bats, birds, and bees making a spring appearance.

Nature Programs: Sunday Family Series (All Ages)

Bring the family to Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sunday afternoons this winter for entertainment and educational experiences. Programs are presented by park naturalists, park police officers, and volunteers. Presentations begin at 2 pm and are approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Ages 2 and under free. For more information call (913) 764-7759. 1 - 45 min. program - $3 per person; including adults. Paid at site. SNAKES ALIVE (Jan. 7) - See Kansas snakes as we explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders of the natural world. BIRDS OF PREY (Jan. 14) - Using live birds, participants will see up close examples of these magnificent raptors and their special adaptations. Continued in Next Column

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KANSAS SYMBOLS (Jan. 28) - Celebrate Kansas’ Statehood Day, Jan. 29! See some of the natural symbols live and in person, including live animals. ANIMAL CLUES (Feb. 4) - Find out what clues to look for on your next walk through the park and meet an animal that leaves tracks in the snow.

I HEART SPIDERS (Feb. 18) - Discover the beauty and purpose of these quiet critters. See live spiders up close. WILDLIFE WHO’S WHO (Feb. 25) - Meet an amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal. Discover their similarities and differences.

Open House: TimberRidge Adventure Center (All Ages); Climbing Tower (Ages 12 & Older)

CLIMBING TOWER OPEN HOUSE - Pre-registration is required 1 - 3 hr. event - FREE TimberRidge Adventure Center 4/28 Sat 9:30 am

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Have you ever wondered what the inside of that big rig or tractor looks like? Do you have a child who loves trucks? Bring them to explore trucks, tractors, construction, and city vehicles up close. Crawl, climb, and sit in the driver’s seat and talk with the real life operators of these vehicles. Proceeds from this event benefit JCPRD Special Populations/ Special Olympics. The first 100 children will get a free construction worker hat. Suggested donations of $10 per vehicle will be accepted. 1 - 3 hr. event - FREE (donations accepted) The Theatre in the Park 4/14 Sat 10 am

Theater: Auditions for The Theatre in the Park’s 2018 Outdoor Season (Ages 7 & Older) Feb. 24 & 25

Auditions for The Theatre in the Park’s 2018 musicals are set for midFebruary. Shows for the 2018 season, which will be performed at our outdoor theater in Shawnee Mission Park, include: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “South Pacific,” “Into The Woods,” “The Adams Family.” and Disney’s “High School Musical 1&2” (both performed on the same evening.). For more information, visit www.theatreinthepark.org or call the theatre office at (913) 826-3012.

Theater: The Theatre in the Park’s Indoor Winter Season at The Black Box Theatre (All Ages)

The musical “Avenue Q” will be performed throughout March at The Theatre in the Park’s Black Box Theatre, located in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Filled with gutbusting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, “Avenue Q” is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. For more information, visit www.theatreinthepark.org or call the theatre office at (913) 826-3012.

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Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to add some more miles to your trusty running shoes or a first timer interested in gaining a little experience while having fun among a stunning landscape, HP3 has something for everyone! Athletes of all ages and ability can join the family-friendly event by participating in either the 5K, 10K or 15K. For complete details including maps and registration information, go to jcprd.com/special_events/hp3.cfm. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or to request additional information, please call Katy at (913) 826-2964.

Special Event: Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids (All Ages)

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Race: HP3 5K (all ages), 10K (15 & Older) and 15K (15 & Older) Saturday, May 12, 7:30 am, Heritage Park

Suit up and celebrate National Superhero Day with your little crime-stopper! Costumes encouraged in this actionpacked morning. Superhero training, scavenger hunt, art activities, and party favor included. Meet at Shelter #2. In case of inclement weather, event will be held indoors at the Roeland Park Community Center. Limited spots available, register early! Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 90 min. event - $12 per child / $13 nonresidents 41709 Shawnee Mission Park 4/28 Sat 10 am

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Choose from several activities during our annual Open House: canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, hiking, BB gun shooting, and archery. Participants need to be 8 years or older for the BB gun and archery range activities. All ages are welcome to participate in the Family Fun Treasure Hunt from 11 am - 2 pm. Fishing is also available, however participants age 16 and older are required to have Kansas fishing license. Licenses will not be sold on site. Cops n’ Bobbers will be on site with poles and bait available for use or you may bring your own. An open climbing event for interested parties ages 12 and older will be held. Climbers need to pre-register as space is limited. Climbing participants are required to complete medical and liability releases prior to participating. Children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian’s signature. Climbing enrollment is limited to 40 people. To register, call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay (913) 856-8849. TIMBERRIDGE ADVENTURE CENTER OPEN HOUSE 1 - 6 hr. event - FREE - In conjunction with Outdoor Kansas Kids Day TimberRidge Adventure Center 4/28 Sat 9 am

Special Event: Superhero Saturday (All Ages)

YOUTH

Look For Our 2018 Summer Camp Information online at jcprd.com after Jan. 22

Join us for the JCPRD’s 22nd Annual Panzon’s fundraiser. This fundraiser allows over 200 Special Olympics athletes an opportunity to compete in local, regional, state, and national competitions. Money raised from this event will be used to offset costs of tournament trips, participation fees, and equipment. Raffle ticket sales will take place day of as well for some excellent donated prizes so be sure to bring some dough for raffle tickets! Your ticket gets you tacos, rice, beans, chips, salsa, and a soft drink. Athletes will be passing out cards that have a time that we would prefer guests show up at so that not everyone shows up at the same time. 1 - 3 hr. event - $10 41826 Panzon’s Restaurant 4/29 Sun Noon

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LAURA’S MEMORIES (Feb. 11) - Step back into time and celebrate the life and birthday (Feb. 7) of beloved author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Meet “Laura” herself as she tell the stories that inspired the classic “Little House” books.

Special Event: 22nd Annual Panzon’s Fundraiser (All Ages)

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Sunday Family Series Continued from Previous Column BIOMIMICRY (JAN. 21) - Nature has inspired humans to create technological advances. Come and learn how cockleburs and kingfishers have influenced scientists. See live animals that may inspire you create something new.


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Early Childhood: Natureplay Preschool for 3-5 Year Olds Preschool Table of Contents:

Early Childhood..............................................................................8 Enrichment & Special Interests.............................................. 8 & 9 Fine & Performing Arts.......................................................... 9 - 11 Gymnastics............................................................................ 11 - 13 Nature & Outdoors........................................................................13 Sports.................................................................................... 13 - 15

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 25.

No Roeland Park Aquatic Center Programs are Listed in this Catalog, See Page 16 for more information

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

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 healthy snacks and 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, preacademic skills, and creative arts along with field trips, classroom visitors, 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. Through the gentle guidance of our caring and experienced teachers, each child is able to achieve realistic goals specific to individual needs. A $30 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

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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 provides 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

Early Childhood: Open House for 3-5 Year Olds

An Open House will be held Thursday, April 5, at the Roeland Park Community Center Early Childhood Development Center and at Natureplay Preschool at the Mill Creek Activity Center from 5:30-6:30 pm. Parents will have the opportunity to visit with teachers and see the classrooms. Enrollment materials for parent completion will be available at this time to secure you space for the 2018-19 school year. Enrollment at this time is encouraged as space is limited. Please call the center if you have questions or are unable to attend the Open House. Mill Creek: (913) 826-2963 or Roeland Park: (913) 826-3171.

www.JCPRDKids.com ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS Cooking: Pint-Sized Chefs (Ages 3-5)

Mix, measure, sift, and stir your way into some yummy, healthy recipes that will leave you wanting to create them again and again at home with your parents. Children will go home with a recipe each class along with learning a “dash” about the kitchen. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 7 - 45 min. sessions - $70 / $77 nonresidents 41571 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/10 Wed 10 am 41572 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/7 Wed 10 am

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

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 Continued in Next Column

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1 - 45 min. session - $2 per participating child, museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. Does not include admission to KidScape and the museum. “THE OOKPIK BOOK” - Meet Ookpik the Arctic Owl in this Golden Shape Book from 1963. Learn about life in the arctic, then make a snowy owl to take home. 41211 JCAHC 1/10 Wed 10 am

“THE FIRE ENGINE BOOK” - Large-scale, active pictures will transport young readers to the scene where they’ll see brave firemen connect hoses and save the day in this Little Golden Book from 1950. Make a fire hat after the story ends. 41213 JCAHC 3/7 Wed 10 am

Playtime: Indoor Play Park (Walkers-5 with Adult)

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

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 - 45 min. class - $5 / $6 nonresidents 41599 JCAHC 1/13 Sat 9 am 41600 JCAHC 2/10 Sat 9 am 41601 JCAHC 3/10 Sat 9 am 41602 JCAHC 4/14 Sat 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 and we will have weekly parent fitness challenges. Come play with us! If you purchase a punch card, you will receive it on your first visit. No class on 1/15, 2/19, 3/12-3/15 $3 per visit or $25 - 10 visit punch card 41570 New Century Fieldhouse 1/8-4/26 M,T,Th 9-11:30 am

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 - $37 / $40 nonresidents 41595 RPCC 1/6 Sat 10 am 41596 JCAHC 4/7 Sat 10 am

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“BABY FARM ANIMALS” - Illustrated by Garth Williams, this Little Golden Book from 1953 is a longtime favorite. Meet the baby farm animals in the book, then make a baby pig craft of your own. 41214 JCAHC 4/4 Wed 10 am

Art: Clay Creations (Ages 3-6)

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“BIRDS” - This beautifully illustrated book from 1981 teaches about birds, their nests, food, and habitats. Learn about the Meadowlark, the Kansas state bird, and create a birdfeeder to take home. 41212 JCAHC 2/7 Wed 10 am

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS

FUN FOR ALL

Retro Story & Art Fun Continued from Previous Column

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Art: Preschool Open Studio (Ages 3-6 with Adult)

Let’s get creative! Join us as we explore new and exciting materials each week. Open Studio is available Fridays from 10 am to noon with an open house feel. An adult must remain with their child at all times. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@ jocogov.org for additional details. No class 3/16. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $8 / $10 nonresidents JCAHC 1/12-4/27 Fri 10 am

Our Mission....

...to enhance the quality of life in Johnson County by providing high-quality parks, services, and recreation programs.

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YOUTH

Our Commitment To You

Your satisfaction is our goal. We have a proud tradition of providing you with high-guality recreation programs, and take pride in making your recreation experience an enjoyable one. If you are not completely satisfied, please call our customer service representative at (913) 831-3355 to share your concerns or suggestions.

Art: Process Art (Ages 3-6)

As a contemporary artistic movement, process art focuses on key introductory concepts including gathering, sorting, patterning, and associating as your child has the opportunity to explore materials in a process-driven environment. The focus of this class extends away from final product and inspires confidence as your child explores materials in a secure environment. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@ jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $37 / $40 nonresidents 41618 JCAHC 2/3 Sat 10 am

Dance: Jazz and Tumbling Combo (Ages 3-6)

Your preschooler will be introduced to the art of tumbling and how that can translate into jazz dance. This class is designed as an introductory course to learning movement on the floor, and the importance of flexibility. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 14 - 50 min. classes - $182 / $200 nonresidents 41947 JCAHC 1/10 Wed 9:30 am

Dance: Mommy and Me Ballet Barre

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 - 50 min. classes - $37 / $40 nonresidents 41619 JCAHC 1/9 Tue 10:30 am 41620 JCAHC 2/6 Tue 10:30 am 41621 JCAHC 4/3 Tue 10:30 am

Dance: Mommy and Me Dance (Ages 3 & Under)

Bond with your young dancer as you work together to discover rhythm and music in this interactive dance class. This class encourages early social skills through sensoryrich curriculum, balance control, and sounds that encourage language and literacy development. Please call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for more detailed information. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 14 - 45 min. classes - $100 / $125 nonresidents 41766 JCAHC 1/12 Fri 10 am

Dance: Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-6) ADULT

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. Call (913) 8263057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 14 - 50 min. classes - $182 / $200 nonresidents 41948 JCAHC 1/9 Tue 9:30 am 41952 JCAHC 1/13 Sat 9:30 am

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Flap, Stamp, Stomp. It’s time to introduce your young performer to the beautiful art of Tap dance. This introductory class will start with the basics and give your performer a strong foundation for their Tap dance experience. Tap shoes are required. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy. gardner@jocogov.org for additional details! Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 14 - 50 min. classes - $182 / $200 nonresidents 41953 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 9:30 am

Join these kid-friendly artists for fun, music, and movement! Pre-registration is recommended. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of event if space is available. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 30 to 60 min. session - $5 per person, museum members receive a 20% discount- call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount.

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DOO DAD MIKE - A Kansas City performer focused on family entertainment, Doo-Dad Mike brings his high-energy rock concert for one show only! 42020 JCAHC 4/18 Wed 10 am

Theater: Sensory Play for Young Actors (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 allows parents to observe the class. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $35 / $39 nonresidents 41631 JCAHC 1/8 Mon 3 pm 41632 JCAHC 2/5 Mon 3 pm 41633 JCAHC 3/5 Mon 3 pm 41634 JCAHC 4/2 Mon 3 pm 4 - 50 min. classes - $35 / $39 nonresidents 42069 MCAC

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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! For more information contact Mill Creek Activity Center at (913) 826-2950.

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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. Continued in Next Column

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Explore rhythm, tempo, and basic timing in this class for the young and imaginative! Your child will have the opportunity to use the universal language of music to increase social skills, dive into creativity, and even gain some basic math insight through dance and music. This is an introductory class that uses simple actions and dance movements with a focus on child-friendly music. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 4 - 50 min. classes - $36 / $39 nonresidents 41627 JCAHC 1/6 Sat 10:30 am 41622 JCAHC 1/8 Mon 10:30 am 41628 JCAHC 2/3 Sat 10:30 am 41624 JCAHC 2/5 Mon 10:30 am 41629 JCAHC 3/3 Sat 10:30 am 41625 JCAHC 3/5 Mon 10:30 am 41626 JCAHC 4/2 Mon 10:30 am 41630 JCAHC 4/7 Sat 10:30 am

SEEDS, WEEDS, BUGS, AND SLUGS - It’s Earth Day Month! Jo tells tales of nature where everything has its purpose. Whether a good, bad, cute, or ugly part of nature, the tales teach acceptance and uniqueness. 42016 JCAHC 4/11 Wed 10 am

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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! 42019 JCAHC 3/28 Wed 10 am

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BABY BEAR, BABY BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SENSE? - Join Baby Bear and Jo with stories and songs in this highly interactive program designed to enhance an awareness of the precious gifts of sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing. Through the adventures of Baby Bear, children discover how their senses play an important role in their daily lives. 42014 JCAHC 2/21 Wed 10 am RABBIT SEASON, DUCK SEASON - Hop and waddle into spring with some lively rabbit and duck tales. Learn fun facts about those delightful floppy-eared and fine-feathered friends. P.S. No hunting allowed, but lots of laughs and role-playing permitted! 42015 JCAHC 3/21 Wed 10 am

JANIE NEXT DOOR - Janie Next Door, also known as musician, singer, songwriter Jane Christison, performs upbeat, entertaining, interactive, live musical programs for children. 42018 JCAHC 2/28 Wed 10 am

Music: Music and Movement (Ages 2-6)

SOCK IT TO ME - It’s officially winter and time to bring out the warm footwear - winter woolies! In this “it’s cold” storytelling program, Jo spins hilarious stories of socks guaranteed to warm your toes and tickle your funny bone too. Wear your favorite pair of socks! 42013 JCAHC 1/17 Wed 10 am

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MR. STINKY FEET - Kansas City’s very own Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove has delighted audiences throughout North America and Europe for nearly two decades. Jim’s philosophy is that children are the stars of his shows, not him. His approachable style and ability to immediately connect with the audience has made him a cool favorite on the concert tour circuit. Come prepared to sing, dance, and have fun as a family. 42017 JCAHC 1/24

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. Preregistration is recommended. 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.

PRESCHOOL

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

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

FUN FOR ALL

Dance: Pre-Tap (Ages 3-6)


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Birthday Parties Continued from Previous Column 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. $155 (10 kids including birthday child) $10/per additional child with a max of 15 kids.

Exercise Punch Card for Gymnastics Parents, See Page 37 About Our Gymnastics Classes

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

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

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

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 January-April catalog, you will receive a 10 percent discount if you register for both sessions at that time. Those requesting discounts may register through the Mill Creek Activity Center at (913) 826-2950 or our Registration Office at (913) 831-3359. Discounts apply only to Gymnastics classes.

Gymnastics: For 3 Year Olds

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 1/1, 1/15. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $112 / $123.20 nonresidents 41353 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 9 am 10- 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41354 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41355 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41356 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41357 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41358 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41359 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/5 41360 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/6 41361 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 41362 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41363 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41364 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41365 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41366 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22 41367 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/23 41368 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/24

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Gymnastics: Preschool (Ages 4 & 5 Year Olds)

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 1/1, 1/15 Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $112 / $123.20 nonresidents 41369 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 10 am 41370 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 4:30 pm 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41371 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41372 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41373 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41374 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41375 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41376 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/5 41377 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/6 41378 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 41379 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 41380 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41381 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41382 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41383 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22 41384 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22 41436 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/23 41437 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/24

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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. Pay a drop in fee of $5 when you arrive or purchase a ten visit punch card for $45. Mondays & Fridays 11 a.m. to Noon. No session 1/1, 1/15.

Fencing is a fast-paced, mentally-engaging exercise. Kids learn good problem-solving skills while engaging their classmates with swords. No experience necessary, we provide all the equipment. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 45 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41472 KC Fencing Center 1/7 Sun 2 pm 41473 KC Fencing Center 2/11 Sun 2 pm 41474 KC Fencing Center 3/11 Sun 2 pm 41475 KC Fencing Center 4/15 Sun 2 pm

We Also Offer Fencing Programs for Youth and Adults, See Pages 28 & 40 Fencing: Little Knights (Ages 4-6) 10 am 9 am 11 am 9 am 10 am 9 am 11 am 9 am

NATURE & OUTDOORS

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 heartlandfencing.com or call (913) 636-3769. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41973 Heartland Fencing Academy 1/6 Sat 9:30 am 41974 Heartland Fencing Academy 1/8 Mon 4 pm 41975 Heartland Fencing Academy 4/7 Sat 9:30 am 41976 Heartland Fencing Academy 4/19 Mon 4 pm

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Storytelling: Animal Tales - Storytime (Ages 2-6 with Adult)

ADULT

Join a park naturalist for animal stories and surprises geared for preschool age children. Two locations to choose from - join us Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe or the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park! Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. 1 - 30 min. program - $2 per person; including adults. Paid at site. Winter Nap EMNC 1/3 Wed 10:30 am Kansas Wildlife JCAHC 1/10 Wed 10 am Under the Snow EMNC 1/17 Wed 10:30 am Busy Beavers EMNC 2/7 Wed 10:30 am I Heart Owls JCAHC 2/14 Wed 10 am Birds in the Trees EMNC 2/21 Wed 10:30 am Animal Riddles EMNC 3/7 Wed 10:30 am S is for Snakes EMNC 3/21 Wed 10:30 am Who’s Under the Rocks? EMNC 4/4 Wed 10:30 am Mother Nature EMNC 4/18 Wed 10:30 am

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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. 1 - 30 min. program - $2 per person; including adults. Paid at site. Ernie Miller Nature Center 1/31 Wed 10:30 am Ernie Miller Nature Center 2/14 Wed 10:30 am Ernie Miller Nature Center 3/28 Wed 10:30 am Ernie Miller Nature Center 4/11 Wed 10:30 am

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YOUTH

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. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 40 min. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 41387 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 Tue 41388 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 Wed 41389 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 Thu 41390 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/6 Sat 41391 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 Tue 41392 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 Wed 41393 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22 Thu 41394 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/24 Sat

Fencing: Introduction (Ages 4-6)

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

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Ice Skate: Parent and Me (Ages 1 ½-3 with Parent/Guardian)

This class is for toddlers ages one and one half to three years old to skate with their parent/guardian (smallest skate size is toddler 8). This class will introduce ice skating to the toddler (with the adult assisting on ice with skates on) while focusing on the basics of balance and beginning skating. A rounded bike helmets is recommended for the toddlers. Cost includes skate rental during lessons and a punch card for the adult (children under 4 are free) for six public skating sessions to be used for practice during the lesson session. Please dress warmly in light layers, bring gloves, and arrive early to first class. All skaters need to go to learntoskateusa.com to pay the $16 annual membership fee for July 1-June 30. For information call (913) 826-2950. No class 3/12, 3/17 & 5/26. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 41548 Kansas City Ice Center 1/15 Mon 6:25 pm 41549 Kansas City Ice Center 1/18 Thu 10 am 41550 Kansas City Ice Center 1/20 Sat 11:50 am 41551 Kansas City Ice Center 1/20 Sat 12:20 pm 41552 Kansas City Ice Center 2/26 Mon 6:25 pm 41553 Kansas City Ice Center 3/1 Thu 10 am 41554 Kansas City Ice Center 3/3 Sat 11:50 am 41555 Kansas City Ice Center 4/16 Mon 6:25 pm 41556 Kansas City Ice Center 4/19 Thu 10 am 41557 Kansas City Ice Center 4/21 Sat 11:50 am

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The objectives of Snowplow Sam are designed to help the preschoolage skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice and gain new friendships through group instruction. 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, gloves, and arrive early for the first class. All skaters will need to go to learntoskateusa.com to pay the $16 annual membership fee for July 1-June 30. For information call (913) 826-2950. No class 3/12, 3/17 & 5/26. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 41558 Kansas City Ice Center 1/15 Mon 6:25 pm 41559 Kansas City Ice Center 1/18 Thu 10 am 41560 Kansas City Ice Center 1/20 Sat 11:50 am 41561 Kansas City Ice Center 1/20 Sat 12:20 pm 41562 Kansas City Ice Center 2/26 Mon 6:25 pm 41563 Kansas City Ice Center 3/1 Thu 10 am 41564 Kansas City Ice Center 3/3 Sat 11:50 am 41565 Kansas City Ice Center 4/16 Mon 6:25 pm 41566 Kansas City Ice Center 4/19 Thu 10 am 41567 Kansas City Ice Center 4/21 Sat 11:50 am

Soccer: First Kicks Spring Break Camp (Ages 3-5)

The First Kicks program is a unique and creative program that introduces young players to the basics of the game of soccer. All of this development is achieved through fun games and imaginative themes in a positive, energetic and magical environment. For questions, please call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 3 - 60 min. sessions - $45 41693 New Century Fieldhouse 3/13 T-Th 8:30 am

Soccer: Happy Feet Merriam (Ages 2½-6)

Build soccer skills through games and songs! Build confidence, learn soccer, and have fun! This monthly program runs year-round, so grab your friends and get your happy feet kicking. Go to 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 41667 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 1/5 Fri 10 am 41668 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 1/5 Fri 10:30 am 41669 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 1/9 Tue 10 am 41670 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 1/9 Tue 10:30 am 41671 Happy Feet (Ages 2½-6) 1/10 Wed 2 pm 41672 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 2/2 Fri 10 am 41673 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 2/2 Fri 10:30 am 41674 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 2/6 Tue 10 am 41675 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 2/6 Tue 10:30 am 41676 Happy Feet (Ages 2½-6) 2/7 Wed 2 pm 41677 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 3/2 Fri 10 am 41678 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 3/2 Fri 10:30 am 41679 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 3/6 Tue 10 am 41680 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 3/6 Tue 10:30 am 41681 Happy Feet (Ages 2½-6) 3/7 Wed 2 pm 41682 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 4/3 Tue 10 am 41683 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 4/3 Tue 10:30 am 41684 Happy Feet (Ages 2-3) 4/6 Fri 10 am 41685 Happy Feet (Ages 3-6) 4/6 Fri 10:30 am

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Soccer: Tiny Tykes (Ages 2-5)

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 10 min. early for first class. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 1 hr. lessons - $152 / $167 nonresidents 42050 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/2 Mon 4 pm 42051 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/4 Wed 5 pm 42052 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/7 Sat 9 am 42053 Overland Park Racquet Club 2/27 Mon 4 pm 42054 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/1 Wed 5 pm 42055 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/4 Sat 9 am

WE RENT FOR YOUR EVENT

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District offers room rentals for a variety of functions at locations listed on Page 63. Additional information on our rental facilities is available at JCPRD.com. Please call the individual facilities for detailed room sizes and facility amenities.

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Sports: Multi-Sports 68’s Future Stars in Training (Ages 3-5)

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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 and activities in a safe and non-competitive atmosphere. In January, the activities will be basketball, track, and football. In February, the sports are football, speed & agility, and soccer. In April, the three sports are basketball, track, and football. For more information contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 50 min. lessons - $65 / $71 nonresidents 41415 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/3 Wed 10 am 41416 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/4 Thu 10 am 41417 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/6 Sat 9 am 41418 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 2/14 Wed 10 am 41419 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 2/15 Thu 10 am 41420 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 2/17 Sat 9 am 41421 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 4/11 Wed 10 am 41422 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 4/12 Thu 10 am 41423 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 4/14 Sat 9 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. This program is designed to introduce young children to the concepts of fun and interaction within a relaxed physical environment. Each child receives a ball and jersey. Parents or guardians are invited to stay and watch, even join in! For questions, call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 5 - 45 min. sessions - $65 New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 2-3) 2/9 Fri 9 am New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 4-5) 2/9 Fri 9:45 am New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 2-3) 4/6 Fri 9 am New Century Fieldhouse (Ages 4-5) 4/6 Fri 9:45 am Roeland Park Sports Dome (Ages 2-3) 4/7 Sat 12:30 pm Roeland Park Sports Dome (Ages 4-5) 4/7 Sat 1:15 pm

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

PRESCHOOL

Introduce your Pre-K or Kindergarten age child into soccer by participating in this popular league. This league is offered at Thomas Stoll Park and New Century Fieldhouse (NCF). The league will meet on six Saturdays and/or Sundays at Stoll and Saturdays only at NCF for a 25-minute practice followed by a 24-minute game. Format is 4 v 4 with no goalie. Games begin April 7. Registration deadline for Stoll Park is March 2. NCF has an early bird deadline of Feb. 23 with a final deadline of March 2. For detailed information, go to jcprdsoccer.com for Stoll Park and newcenturyfieldhouse.com for NCF. For questions, call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit

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AQUATICS Aquatics: 2018 Winter & Spring Pre-Blazer Program (Ages 6 & Older)

This fun-filled class is designed as a homeschool gym class. They work on concentration, cardiovascular gains, muscle strength, core balance, and confidence. Come prepared to fall off boards into water, get back up and have fun. Must be comfortable in the water 3-4 feet deep by themselves. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents 42086 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/9 Tue 10:30 am

For Additional Aquatics Programs for Other Age Groups, See Pages 34 & 44

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Our pre-competitive program is geared toward transitioning young inexperienced swimmers from swim lessons to competitive swimming! Practices will focus on learning the four competitive strokes and be able to swim them “legally”. Swimmers will also gain knowledge in basic training techniques, turns, starts, and other competitive aspects of swimming. At the end of the session, swimmers are encouraged to do a swimming evaluation for advancement into our Age Group I or Age Group II Competitive Training Group. Requirements: Must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke. Student / teacher ratio 8:1. Spots fill up quickly, for more information and to register please visit kcblazers.com or call (913) 826-3041. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 18 - 45 min. sessions - $250 California Trail Middle School 1/8 M,W 6 pm Blue Valley North H.S. 1/8 M,W 6 pm California Trail Middle School 1/9 T,Th 6 pm

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16 - 45 min. sessions - $225 California Trail Middle School California Trail Middle School Blue Valley North H.S.

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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 25.

Water Exercise: FloatFit KidFit (Ages 5-18)

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This program provides an opportunity for swimmers to refine stroke skills during the school year while preparing for summer swim league. The emphasis is stroke instruction with a small amount of conditioning. Swimmers will refine the four competitive strokes and turns. Requirements: Must be able to swim 25 meters of each of the competitive strokes and have one season of prior recreational swim team experience. Instructed by Kansas City Blazer Coaches. For more information, call (913) 826-3036 or visit kcblazers.com. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 45 min. sessions - $75 41758 TBA 3/26 M,Th 7 pm 41759 TBA 4/23 M.Th 7 pm

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Join us at 68’s Inside Sports once a week to get your sweat on! During this hour-long class, you will test your limits. Simple land exercises like squats, burpees, and planks become more challenging while on the Aquabase. FloatFit classes work on balance, core and strength. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents 42088 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/10 Wed 10:30 am 42089 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/12 Fri 5:30 am 42090 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/12 Fri 8:30 am 42091 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/13 Sat 9:30 am

Water Exercise: FloatFit Team Builder (Ages 12 & Older)

We will inspire you and your team through a series of fun and challenging team building activities using Aquabase boards by Aquaphysical. Participants will engage in friendly competitions that will require strategic thinking, willpower, and teamwork. Contact (913) 826-2950 for additional information. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 60 min. sessions 6-9 participants - $20 / $22 nonresidents 42092 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/2-4/30 Varies 60 min. sessions 10-20 participants - $15 / $16 nonresidents 42093 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/2-4/30 Varies

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will be granted for programs 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.

Art: Young Art Historians Lab (Ages 11-15)

Creatives often pull inspiration from the great artists throughout time; this is your opportunity to explore the less familiar artists who pushed the boundaries and led movements ultimately shaping our world today. You will learn history, hear stories, and get artsy. For before and after open studio information, please contact Fine and Performing Arts Specialist Guy Gardner at Guy.Gardner@jocogov.org. Bring a sack lunch, snack, and water bottle daily. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 5 - 7 hr. classes - $160 / $175 nonresidents 41635 JCAHC 3/12 M-F 9 am

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Create, explore, and grow at art camp! Young artists will create a new project each day leading up to their very own gallery for friends and family to enjoy on Thursday evening. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle daily. Camp activities run from 9 am to 4 pm, and supervision is available from 8 am to 5:30 pm. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 5 - 7 hr. classes - $160 / $175 nonresidents 41636 RPCC 3/12 M-F 9 am

Art: Spring Art Studio (Ages 6-12)

Elements, molecules and chemicals, oh my! Step into the shoes of a chemist and find out how chemicals combine and germs spread. Explore electroplating and cool color change reactions! Please bring water bottle and sack lunch. 1 - 7 hr. camp - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41695 NCF 3/14 Wed 9 am

Discovery: Mad Science Slippery Secrets of Cells Camp (Ages 6-12)

Take apart cells to learn about different parts within them. Extract DNA, learn about heredity, examine cells, and microbes under a microscope and more! Please bring water bottle and sack lunch. 1 - 7 hr. camp - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41696 NCF 3/15 Thu 9 am

Nature & Science: Spring Break Discovery Camp (Ages 6-10)

Nature & Science: Spring Break Adventures Camp (Ages 11-13)

Get a hands-on, up close look at reactions in action when this cool chemistry day explored mystery substances, chemical bonding, catalysts, and even your own invisible ink! Please bring water bottle and sack lunch. 1 - 7 hr. camp - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41694 NCF 3/13 Tue 9 am

Discovery: Mad Science Ooey, Gooey Insides Camp (Ages 6-12)

Discovery: Mad Science Radical Robots Camp (Ages 6-12)

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Join us and our radical robots for a scientific journey through circuitry and sensors, Explore several different types of robots including those that follow lines and sound. Complete this full one day camp by building your own robot to take home! Please bring water bottle and sack lunch. 1 - 7 hr. camp - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41697 NCF 3/16 Fri 9 am

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Brains, bones, beats, and breaths are the subject as we explore internal organs, shapes, and products. Please bring water bottle and sack lunch. 1 - 7 hr. camp - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41700 NCF 3/12 Mon 9 am

Come exploring wild areas, find long forgotten trails, and learn the secrets of survival. We will go canoeing, fishing, do team building and zip lining at the challenge course at TimberRidge Adventure Center. Participants will need to bring a backpack with a nutritious sack lunch, water bottle, and comfortable all-weather clothing. The last day of camp we will have a cook out. Spring Break Adventures Camp will meet every morning at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Programmed activities will begin at 9 am and conclude at 4 pm. For the convenience of working parents, supervision will be provided from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Activities may vary due to the weather conditions. Parents will receive a letter describing camp activities, a supply list, and a medical form which must be completed and returned one week prior to camp. Enrollment is limited to 13 campers. For more information call (913) 8262804. Camp fees are non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Physical credit 5 - 7 hr. sessions - $141 / $155 nonresidents 41282 Ernie Miller Nature Center 3/12 M-F 9 am

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

Dance: #FullOut Dance Camp (Ages 6-12)

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Working with a professional teaching artist, you will be able to get firsthand exposure to dance arts. Ranging from learning basic line dance steps to a final choreographed performance and many technical discussions, dance games, and rehearsals in between! You will walk away having learned dance skills that can be applied beyond this single camp. A performance will be held the last 30 minutes of the final class. For before and after open studio information, please contact Fine and Performing Arts Specialist Guy Gardner at Guy.Gardner@jocogov.org. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 5 - 3 hr. classes - $85 / $94 nonresidents 41929 JCAHC 3/12 M-F 9 am 41930 JCAHC 3/12 M-F 1 pm 42073 MCAC 3/12 M-F 9 am 42072 MCAC 3/12 M-F 1 pm

Take an adventure this spring break at Ernie Miller Nature Center. Meet critters big and small, hike in the fresh spring air, create nature treats with newly found friends, and join us on a fieldtrip. Activities begin at 9 am and continue until 4 pm. For the convenience of working parents, supervision will be provided from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily. Children should bring a nutritious sack lunch, reusable water bottle, and drink. We provide a morning and afternoon snack. Parents will receive a letter describing camp activities, a supply list, and a medical form which must be completed and returned one week prior to camp. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers. For more information call (913) 826-2806. Camp fees are non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Physical credit 5 - 7 hr. sessions - $128 / $140 nonresidents 41281 Ernie Miller Nature Center 3/12 M-F 9 am

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Time to get creative! Work with a teaching artist to design and create various two-dimensional works of art! You will then get to invite friends and family for an end-of-week mini art show. Projects will be different for each session on each day. There will not be supervision available for lunch should you register for both morning and afternoon sessions. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 5 - 2 hr. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 42070 MCAC 3/12 M-F 9 am 42071 MCAC 3/12 M-F 1 pm

Discovery: Mad Science Slimy Chemistry Camp (Ages 6-12)

FUN FOR ALL

Art: All About Art Camp (Ages 6-10)


FUN FOR ALL PRESCHOOL YOUTH

Spring Break: Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO® (Ages 7-12) LEGO® lovers will spend spring break powering up their engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Participants borrow LEGOs® and real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Traditional day camp activities also included, bring a lunch and water bottle each day. Program fee nonrefundable after 2/26. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 5 - 9 hr. sessions - $250 / $275 nonresidents 41701 Roeland Park Community Center 3/12 M-F 8 am

Theater: Intro to Theater Camp (Ages 6-12)

Working with a professional teaching artist, you will be able to get firsthand exposure to theatrical arts. Ranging from mock auditions to final performance and many technical discussions, theatrical games, and rehearsals in between! You will walk away having learned theater skills that can be applied beyond this single camp. A performance will be held the last 30 minutes of the final class on Friday. For before and after open studio information, please contact Fine and Performing Arts Specialist Guy Gardner at Guy.Gardner@jocogov.org. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 5 - 3 hr. classes - $85 / $94 nonresidents 41931 JCAHC 3/12 M-F 9 am 41934 JCAHC 3/12 M-F 1 pm

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Birthday Parties: Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (Ages 2-10)

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the place where history, art, and fun connect! Enjoy unlimited time in the Johnson County Museum’s KidScape and one hour in a private party room. Add on an art component of your choice for hands-on fun with one of our teaching artists. Drawing, painting, and printmaking are just a few ideas to consider! 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 and 30 admission wristbands - $150 Includes unlimited time in KidScape. Prices vary for art addition - call for details (913) 826-3163 Additional guests pay standard admission fees - $5 adult, $4 senior (60+), $3 child

Computers: 3-D Game Design (Ages 10-17)

This class offers and interactive look at the world of 3D Game Design. This awesome 3D video game design course offers the chance for students to create and immerse themselves in a 3D world. If you are looking to design professional 3D games that both look and feel just like the ones you play at home, then you don’t want to miss this course. Bring sack lunch and drink to the all-day class. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 7 hr. lessons - $165 / $182 nonresidents 42057 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 3/14 W,Th 9 am

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Computers: Cartoon Creators (Ages 6-10)

Computers: iCode (Ages 6-12)

Do you like cartoons? This is a perfect class for the student with a big imagination that wants to learn how to create their own cartoons and digital creations. This course will teach students how to build digital comics that they can share with friends and family. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 3 hr. lessons - $110 / $121 nonresidents 42058 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 2/10 Sat 9 am

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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. Students will have access to their accounts so the learning does not end at the door. **Students should be able to read prior to taking this course. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 3 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 3/3 Sat 9 am

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. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 3 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents 42061 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 3/3 Sat 9 am

Computers: iMobile (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. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 2 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents 42062 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 2/10 Sat 1 pm

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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. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 3 hr. lessons - $155 / $170 nonresidents 42063 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 3/12 M-Th 9 am

Computers: Multimedia Adventures (Ages 6-12)

This class offers students a wide range of multimedia experiences to students age 6-12. This fun interactive course will lead younger students through a series of multimedia adventures that will give them hands on experience in the world of computer technology, digital photography and movie making. This class is perfect for students with a big imagination. Bring sack lunch and drink to the all-day class. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 7 hr. lesson - $125 / $137 nonresidents 42075 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 4/16 Mon 9 am

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Computers: Robotics Games and Challenges (Ages 7-12)

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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. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 2 - 7 hr. lessons - $185 / $203 nonresidents 42079 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 3/12 M,Tue 9 am

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Engineering: Engineering For Kids Mechanical (Grades 2-6)

In this Engineering For Kids Mechanical Engineering class, students use the engineering design process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines including rollercoasters, catapults, and a dragster. They will learn about friction, the laws of motion, and aerodynamics all while having fun! Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 60 min. classes - $85 / $94 nonresidents 41990 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/3 Tue 6 pm

Engineering: Engineering For Kids Junior Robotics (Ages 4-7)

Students learn about the Engineering Design Process and use it to create and program robots including an alligator. This is a great introduction to robotics and programming! Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $90 / $99 nonresidents 41992 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/9 Mon 6 pm

Engineering: Engineering For Kids Robotics (Grades 2-6)

Students will program Lego robots to do a variety of things including moving by use is sonar, hitting a ball and more. This is a great way to learn about programming while having fun with Legos. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 3 - 90 min. classes - $110 / $121 nonresidents 41989 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/19 Mon 5:30 pm

Enrichment: Homeschool History Adventures (Ages 7-13)

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. 1 - 2 hr. session - $6 per person, museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. (includes admission to the museum and KidScape; Regular admission prices apply for non-participating children and adults)

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Discover how fun and easy it is to decorate 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 Roeland Park Community Center 1/27 Sat 2 pm Roeland Park Community Center 3/3 Sat 10:30 am

Students will use electronics such as motors, switches and other electronic building blocks to build remote controlled cars and other fun electronic products all while learning about circuits. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $90 / $99 nonresidents 41991 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/22 Mon 6 pm

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Cooking: Cake Decorating 101 (Ages 8-13)

Engineering: Engineering For Kids Electronics (Grades 2-6)

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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. Bring a sack lunch and drink. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 7 hr. lessons - $325 / $358 nonresidents 42078 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 3/12 M-Th 9 am

Dive in for some fiesta favorites! Kids learn to cook with tasty and healthy ingredients. Basic cooking skills and kitchen responsibilities are covered. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 2 hr. class - $36 / $41 nonresidents 41689 Roeland Park Community Center 2/24 Sat 10:30 am 41690 Roeland Park Community Center 4/21 Sat 10:30 am

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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. Students will have to morph their robot to overcome challenges with mazes and other robotic challenge games. Bring sack lunch and drink to the all-day class. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 7 hr. lessons - $125 / $137 nonresidents 42077 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 2/20 Tue 9 am

Cooking: Mexican Fiesta (Ages 8-13)

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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. Class is non-refundable. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 3 hr. lessons - $150 / $165 nonresidents 42076 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 3/12 M-Th 1 pm

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

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LAMP OF FREEDOM - What price would you put on freedom? Step back to 1858 before the Civil War along the Kansas Territory and Missouri border with special guest storyteller Molly Postlewait! She performs as Georgette, a farm girl in her interactive “Lamp of Freedom” program, bringing to life the experience of slavery and the Underground Railroad in this area. Make local history connections with the museum’s exhibit and activities after the program. 41995 JCAHC 2/1 Thu 1 pm 41996 JCAHC 2/2 Fri 10 am

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Homeschool History Adventures Continued from Previous Column ALL ABOARD! - We’re off to discover Johnson County’s railroads in this fun, hands-on program! See how trains got our community on track with an interactive journey through our exhibit, imagine life in boom and bust towns, and compete to design and build your own bridge that will bring the railroad to your town! 41993 JCAHC 1/4 Thu 1 pm 41994 JCAHC 1/5 Fri 10 am

HOLD THE PHONE, HISTORY’S CALLING! - Hello, Operator? Yes, the Johnson County Museum, please! Find out how people kept in touch long ago, from the Pony Express to the switchboard! Explore related artifacts in our collection, crack Morse code messages, and work on your own communication skills like they did in days past! 41997 JCAHC 3/1 Thu 1 pm 41998 JCAHC 3/2 Fri 10 am

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Museum: Local Life Kids’ Night Out Program (Ages 5-12) 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. Registration closes for each date one week prior. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 4 hr. session - $15 per participant 41232 JCAHC 1/19 Fri 5 pm 41233 JCAHC 2/16 Fri 5 pm 41234 JCAHC 3/16 Fri 5 pm 41235 JCAHC 4/20 Fri 5 pm

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

WHAT’S COOKIN’? - Check out “what’s for dinner” in Johnson County’s history! People throughout the centuries loved cooking (and eating) delicious food, just like we do today. Take a peek at some crazy kitchen gadgets from our collection, shake up some butter, and even try out some historic recipes…don’t forget your table manners! 42000 JCAHC 4/5 Thu 1 pm 42001 JCAHC 4/6 Fri 10 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.” Get ready for marble tournaments in our area along with Rich! For additional information please visit marblekeeper.com. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 1 hr. classes - $20 / $22 nonresidents 42100 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/9 Tue 5:30 pm 42101 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/3 Tue 5:30 pm

Museum: Kids’ Day Out Program (Ages 5-12)

Museum’s Kids’ Day Out Continued from Previous Column 41226 JCAHC 3/15 Thu 7:30 am 41227 JCAHC 3/16 Fri 7:30 am 41228 JCAHC 3/30 Fri 7:30 am 41229 JCAHC 4/2 Mon 7:30 am

No School Day? We’ve got you covered! Kids participate in a full day of cultural activities including KidScape, art, dance, music, and free time. Bring your lunch and a water bottle. We provide snacks. Pre-registration required and spaces will fill quickly! Registration closes for each date one week prior. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 10 hr. session - $30 per participant 41216 JCAHC 1/2 Tue 7:30 am 41217 JCAHC 1/3 Wed 7:30 am 41218 JCAHC 1/16 Tue 7:30 am 41231 JCAHC 2/19 Mon 7:30 am 41221 JCAHC 2/20 Tue 7:30 am 41222 JCAHC 3/9 Fri 7:30 am 41223 JCAHC 3/12 Mon 7:30 am 41224 JCAHC 3/13 Tue 7:30 am 41225 JCAHC 3/14 Wed 7:30 am Continued in Next Column

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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 a First Aid and CPR certification. 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 Roeland Park Community Center 2/20 Tue 8 am

Avoid Regret - Register Today! If Minimum Numbers are not met, Your Class May be Cancelled

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS Art: Art and Literacy (Ages 5-8)

Through integrated arts education, your child will have the opportunity to increase their literacy skills while exploring creative thinking and problem-solving through art. Dive into books that explore key artistic concepts and discover how words can play a role in creating visual imagery. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 5 - 60 min. classes - $40 / $45 nonresidents 41637 JCAHC 3/3 Sat 10 am

Art: Basic Drawing (Ages 8-12)

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 42065 MCAC 1/9 Tue 4:30 pm 42066 MCAC 2/6 Tue 4:30 pm

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Art: Drawing Abstraction (Ages 12-17)

Art: Homeschool Art (Ages 5-15)

CLAY CREATIONS: 5 - 2 hr. classes - $45 / $50 nonresidents 41645 RPCC 4/4 Wed 10 am 41646 JCAHC 4/5 Thu 10 am

Art: Illustration in Genre (Ages 12-17)

Art: Portfolio Prep (Ages 13-17)

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Culture: Little Yogis (Ages 4 & Older)

Work with a mindful teaching artist as you discover the unique benefits of yoga through play. Each week you will hear stories and dance to songs to learn introductory poses and mindfulness. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@ jocogov.org for more details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 45 min. classes - $35 / $39 nonresidents 42098 JCAHC 2/8 Thu 1 pm

Dance: Ballet (Ages 7 & Older)

Learn ballet techniques from a professional 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. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. No class on 3/13. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit BALLET I (Ages 7 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41918 JCAHC 1/9 Tue 4 pm BALLET II (Ages 9 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41919 JCAHC 1/9

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Dance: Jazz (Ages 7 & Older)

This class will work to create a visually technical dance and style that is both fluid and sharp. Body isolations, stretch, turning, leaping, and combinations will be taught in this class. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. No class on 3/14. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit JAZZ I (Ages 7 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41920 JCAHC 1/10 Wed 4 pm JAZZ II (Ages 9 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41921 JCAHC 1/10

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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. No class on 3/14. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 14 - 60 min. classes - $165 / $182 nonresidents 41648 JCAHC 1/10 Wed 4:30 pm

Each week you will practice fun yoga poses, and introduce short sequences of flow, play games, and learn about mindfulness and origin through fun exploratory exercises. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for more details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 45 min. classes - $35 / $39 nonresidents 42097 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 1 pm

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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. No class on 3/15. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 14 - 60 min. classes - $165 / $182 nonresidents 41647 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 6 pm

Culture: Conscious Kids (Ages 8 & Older)

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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 ART ADVENTURES: 9 - 2 hr. classes - $85 / $90 nonresidents 41643 RPCC 1/10 Wed 10 am 41644 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 10 am

Expand your portfolio with our teaching artist as you explore new mediums and techniques! Inspired by the exhibits at the Johnson County Museum, participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme. Classes include burlap pastel painting, distressed cold wax drawing, acetate and acrylic kinetic sculpture, and wire weave collage. Pre-registration required. 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. 41844 JCAHC 2/3 Sat 1 pm

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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 Mindfulness Credit 1 - 8 hr. class - $50 / $55 nonresidents 41641 JCAHC 2/19 Mon 9 am 41642 JCAHC 2/20 Tue 9 am 41640 JCAHC 4/2 Mon 9 am

Art: Teen Art Portfolio Prep (Ages 13-18)

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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! 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 41638 RPCC 1/6 Sat 11 am 41639 JCAHC 4/7 Sat 11 am

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Art: Clay Creations (Ages 6-12)

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Dance: Tap (Ages 7 & Older)

Students will learn warm-up, rhythms, turns, and combinations through this vivid form of dance. Working with a professional teaching artist, your child will learn about rhythm, tempo, and improvisation in Tap. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. No class on 3/15. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit TAP I (Ages 7 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41922 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 4 pm TAP II (Ages 9 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41923 JCAHC 1/11

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Music: Beginning Guitar (Ages 7-15)

Whether your chords are just rusty or you have never played before, instructor Joe English will teach beginning finger styles and chord patterns that will set you on the path from guitar zero to guitar hero! You are required to bring your own guitar. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 60 min. classes - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41649 JCAHC 1/6 41650 JCAHC 3/3

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Music: Private Voice Lessons

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 fine-tune your diction, tone, and breathing techniques appropriate to the genre of your voice. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org to schedule your first lesson!

Music: Sing! Musical Theatre (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. 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 3/15. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41924 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 5 pm

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ADULT

Auditions for The Theatre in the Park’s 2018 Summer Season are Feb 24 & 25, See Page 7 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 ACTING I (Ages 7 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41926 JCAHC 1/8 Mon 4:30 pm

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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) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41928 JCAHC 1/8 Mon 6:30 pm

FITNESS & HEALTH Exercise: Newbie Walk/Run Class (Ages 14 & Older)

MODERATE INTENSITY: Newbie Walk/Run is here to get you going and active. No pressure to run with this course. This is designed for anyone who has been out of running or looking for some motivation to begin running/walking! Call (913) 826-2950 for more information. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 45 min. sessions - $45 / $50 nonresidents 42005 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 Wed 4 pm 42006 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/14 Wed 4 pm 42007 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/28 Wed 4 pm

Exercise: Walks in the Woods (Ages 5 & Older With Adult)

LOW INTENSITY: Join us for walking adventures Wednesdays. Walking in nature is great for overall wellness and learning about nature! Meet at Mill Creek Activity Center then off to the trails! Call (913) 826-2950 for more information. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 60 min. session - $3 drop in fee / $5 nonresidents 42008 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3-4/4 Wed 11 am

Fitness: Krazy Kids Workout (Ages 5 & Older)

MODERATE INTENSITY: Krazy Kids Workout provides a different environment for those young exercisers who get bored easily and so find it hard to develop a habit of exercise. This class uses dynamic stretching and running, dance, music, and various types of fun and crazy routines. Call (913) 826-2950 for more information Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 45 min. sessions - $45 / $50 nonresidents 42009 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 Wed 10 am 42010 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/14 Wed 10 am 42011 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/28 Wed 10 am

Fitness: Weight Loss (Ages 14 & Older)

Theater: Acting (Ages 7 & Older)

ACTING II (Ages 9 & Older) 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41927 JCAHC 1/8

Theater: Improv Troupe (Ages 11 & 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 42024 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 1/2 - 4/30 By Appt.

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4 - 2 hr. sessions - $80 / $88 nonresidents 42096 Mill Creek Activity Center

Gymnastics: Beginning Level 1 Co-Ed (Ages 6 & Older) 3/12 M-Th

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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 42025 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 1/2 - 4/30 By Appt.

GYMNASTICS We also offer Preschool Gymnastics Classes, See Pages 11-13 About our Gymnastics Classes

Gymnastics skills are taught on floor and men’s apparatus, starting with beginning level through more advanced. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41307 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 Tue 4:30 pm 41308 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 Tue 4:30 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. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41311 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 Thu 4:30 pm 41312 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22 Thu 4:30 pm

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

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 1/1 & 1/15. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $112 / $123.20 nonresidents 41313 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 4:30 pm 41314 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 6:30 pm 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41315 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41316 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41317 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41318 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41319 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41320 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41321 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 41322 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 41323 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41324 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41325 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41326 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41327 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22 41328 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22

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

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Gymnastics: Boys 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 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.

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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 jcprdu@jocogov.org more information. 1 - Year Enrollment - FREE Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 - 4/30 By Appt.

Beginning skills on vault, bars, and beam will be introduced. Forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, and posture skills will be emphasized. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41305 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/6 Sat Noon 41306 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/24 Sat Noon

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

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 January-April catalog, you will receive a 10 percent discount if you register for both sessions at that time. To request these discounts, 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.

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This class will introduce the concepts of mindfulness to kids in a fun and easy to understand environment. Kids will practice simple breathing exercises, listen to an inspiring story, and perform a small meditation! The kids will learn how to calm their minds as well as gain better understanding & expression of their emotions and feelings. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 4 - 50 min. sessions - $20 / $25 nonresidents 42094 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/6 Tue 6 pm 42095 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/3 Tue 6 pm

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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 1/1 & 1/15. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $112 / $123.20 nonresidents 41329 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 5:30 pm 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41330 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41331 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41332 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41333 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41334 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41335 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 41336 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41337 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41338 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41339 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22 41340 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22

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Gymnastics: Girls Level 3 (Ages 6 & Older)

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 1/1 & 1/15. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $112 / $123.20 nonresidents 41341 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 5:30 pm 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41342 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2 41343 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/3 41344 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/4 41345 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 41346 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/20 41347 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/21 41348 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/22

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

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 ma- jor 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.

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Tumbling: Intermediate & Advanced (Ages 6 & Older)

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 1/1 & 1/15. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $112 / $123.20 nonresidents 41349 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 6:30 pm Continued in Next Column

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Intermed. & Adv. Tumbling Continued from Previous Column 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41350 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/19 Mon 6:30 pm

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, including various rolls, cartwheels, round off, and limbers. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 50 min. lessons - $140 / $154 nonresidents 41351 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/5 Fri 4:30 pm 41352 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/23 Fri 4:30 pm

NATURE & OUTDOORS Archery: Clinic (Grades 3 & Older)

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 10 per group. For more information and to schedule your group call (913) 764-7759. 1 - 60 min. clinic - $41 / $45 nonresidents Ernie Miller Park By Appt. (March - May)

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. The Birthday Party Box is supplied for optional party activities. 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: park naturalists 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 timberridgeadventure.com. Parties are held on Saturdays and are first come, first serve. Parties available March and April, weather permitting. ARCHERY PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party includes 15 min of set up time, 45 min program instruction provided by staff, and archery range shelter for one additional 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. BB GUN PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party includes 15 min of setup time, 45 min program instruction provided by staff, and bb range shelter for one additional hour for presents and food. We will provide BB guns, targets, eye protection, and BB’s. 1 - 2 hr. session for up to 15 guests - $130, $4 each for additional guests up to 25 Continued in Next Column

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FISHING PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party includes 15 min of set up time, 45 min 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. There is a railing around the dock. 1 - 2 hr. session for up to 15 guests - $130

Boating: Canoe Clinic (Ages 10 & Older)

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. (March - April)

Nature Walk: Spring (All Ages)

Outdoor Skills: Survival Hike (Grades 1 & Older)

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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.

Wildlife Presentations: 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 to schedule your group call (913) 764-7759. Available March through May. Instructors: interpretive staff. Live Animal Programs conducted in Kansas only. 1 - 45 min. session - Each Wildlife 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 Each consecutive session............................ $45 / $49 nonresidents

SPECIAL EVENT Triathlon: JCPRD U Kids Triathlon in Partnership with Charlie’s House (Ages Preschool -14) Saturday, Aug. 25 They’re always on the move anyway, why not make it official. This youth triathlon is specifically designed to let the kids be the stars of the show. Athletes will compete in individual age groups in this race that is truly an event for all abilities. For additional details and registration information, go to www.jcprd.com/activities/special_events.cfm. Participants will compete in the following categories: New Age Group Tots Tri: 5 and under; swim 25 meters, bike .5 mile, run 0.25 mile Intermediate Tri: Ages 6 to 10; swim 100 meters, bike 3.6 miles, run 1 mile Junior Tri: Ages 11 to 14; swim 200 meters, bike 5.4 miles, run 2 miles 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 6-14 $45, 5 and under $20

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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 - $38 / $41 nonresidents Ernie Miller Park By Appt. (March - May)

Wildlife Presentations: Wildlife Webs (Grades 1-3)

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Explore with us and watch the world awaken from its icy sleep. Observe the trees, flowers, and animals in their natural habitat as you are guided by a park police officer or naturalist. Our walks can be tailored for special interests and/or specific scout requirements. Walks are available at Ernie Miller Nature Park. For more information and to schedule your group, call (913) 764-7759. Available March through May. 1 - 45 min. session Ernie Miller Nature Park.......1 - 10 people - $32 / $34 nonresidents ................................................ 11 - 15 people - $37 / $40 nonresidents

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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Map and Compass: Clinic (Grades 4 & Older)

Wildlife Presentations: Snakes Alive (Grades 2 & Older)

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This American Canoe Association Quickstart Program will introduce your group to the fun sport of flatwater canoeing, featuring a combination of lecture and hands-on experience. This course is designed for beginners. Course topics include safety, equipment, strokes, maneuvers, and technique. Basic swimming skills required. Gather your friends and family for a minimum of seven or maximum of 11 per group. For more information and scheduling call (913) 856-8849. Instructor: Lysa Holladay. 1 - 2 hr. clinic - $16 / $18 nonresidents TimberRidge Adventure Center By Appt. (April - May)

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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CLIMBING OR ZIP LINE PARTY (Ages 12 & Older) - Party includes half hour set up time, two hours of climbing or zip line, with 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

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

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TRAC Birthday Parties Continued from Previous Column BOATING PARTY (Ages 8 & Older) - Party includes 15 min of set up time, 45 min 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. Five pedal boats and five canoes, or 10 canoes. 1 - 2 hr. session - $155 for 10 boats (canoe or pedal boats only)


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SPORTS Basketball: Spring Break Program (Grades K-3)

Learn the game and practice skills during this basketball program! Players will develop new skills and further current skills while following instruction of qualified coaching staff. This program will offer two day and four day options. Players will practice shooting, passing, ball handling, offense and defense. For more information please visit jcprd. com or contact Okun Fieldhouse at (913) 826-2900. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 2 - 90 min. sessions - $35 / $40 nonresidents 42106 Okun Fieldhouse 3/12 M,T 1 pm 42107 Okun Fieldhouse 3/14 W,Th 1 pm 4 - 90 min. sessions - $65 / $70 nonresidents 42105 Okun Fieldhouse 3/12

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Basketball: Spring Break Program (Grades 4-8)

Get in the game by practicing and fine tuning skills during this basketball program! Participants will be divided by grade and ability; this program is a great opportunity for beginners through advanced players. This program will offer two day and four day options and will assist players in fine tuning skills, positional practice and 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 jcprd.com or contact Okun Fieldhouse at 913-826-2900. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 2 - 90 min. sessions - $35 / $40 nonresidents 42109 Okun Fieldhouse 3/12 M,T 3 pm 42110 Okun Fieldhouse 3/14 W,Th 3 pm 4 - 90 min. sessions - $65 / $70nonresidents 42108 Okun Fieldhouse 3/12

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Basketball: Youth Spring Leagues Okun Fieldhouse (Grades 2-12)

Calling all basketball teams! This eight game season for girls and boys in grades 2-12 will be played at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee. These leagues are designed for team registrations. Spring leagues will offer recreational and competitive divisions when grade levels can be split. Registration materials can be found at kcusssasports.com. Registration requirements are due March 2; registration form, conflict form, and full team payment. The early bird registration deadline will be Feb. 23. The spring season will run March 27 to May 10. Spring league games will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night depending on grade level. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at kcusssasports.com. Teams seeking players may contact Okun Fieldhouse for access to the free agent listing.

Fencing: Introduction (Ages 6-13)

Fencing is a fast paced, mentally engaging exercise. Kids learn good problem-solving skills while engaging their classmates with swords. No experience necessary, we provide all the equipment. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 60 min. lessons - $80 / $88 nonresidents 41450 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 1/7 Sun 1 pm 41451 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 1/9 Tue 7 pm 41452 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 2/6 Tue 7 pm 41453 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 2/11 Sun 1 pm 41454 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 3/6 Tue 7 pm 41461 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 3/11 Sun 1 pm 41462 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 4/3 Tue 7 pm 41463 KC Fencing Center (Ages 10-13) 4/15 Sun 1 pm Continued in Next Column

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Fencing Introduction Continued from Previous Column 4 - 60 min. lessons - $80 / $88 nonresidents 41464 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 1/7 Sun 3 pm 41465 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 1/10 Wed 5 pm 41466 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 2/7 Wed 5 pm 41467 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 2/11 Sun 3 pm 41468 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 3/7 Wed 5 pm 41469 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 3/11 Sun 3 pm 41470 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 4/4 Wed 5 pm 41471 KC Fencing Center (Ages 6-9) 4/15 Sun 3 pm

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 heartlandfencing.com or call (913) 636-3769. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. lessons - $85/ $93 nonresidents 41981 Heartland Fencing Academy 1/6 Sat 10 am 41982 Heartland Fencing Academy 1/8 Mon 4:30 pm 41983 Heartland Fencing Academy 4/7 Sat 10 am 41984 Heartland Fencing Academy 4/9 Mon 4:30 pm

We Also Offer Fencing Classes for Preschool and Adults, See Pages 13 & 40 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, Manager of Golf Operations at (913) 829-4653. 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 is to teach correct basic skills of ice skating. 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 in light layers, bring gloves, and arrive early to first class. All skaters will need to go to learntoskateusa.com to pay the annual membership $16 fee for July 1-June 30. For more information call (913) 826-2950. No class 3/12, 3/17 & 5/26. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 41537 Kansas City Ice Center 1/15 41538 Kansas City Ice Center 1/18 41539 Kansas City Ice Center 1/20 41540 Kansas City Ice Center 1/20 41541 Kansas City Ice Center 2/26 41542 Kansas City Ice Center 3/1 41543 Kansas City Ice Center 3/3 41544 Kansas City Ice Center 3/3 41545 Kansas City Ice Center 4/16 41546 Kansas City Ice Center 4/19 41547 Kansas City Ice Center 4/21

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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)

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

Coordination and balance through foot and hand techniques in a fun atmosphere we teach children respect, courtesy and build confidence and self-esteem. For more information call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 50 min. lessons - $45 / $49 nonresidents 41403 Midwest Academy 1/2 Tue 5:30 pm 41404 Midwest Academy 2/6 Tue 5:30 pm 41405 Midwest Academy 3/6 Tue 5:30 pm 41406 Midwest Academy 4/3 Tue 5:30 pm

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

Racquetball: Winter Racquetball League (Ages 16 & Under)

Winter racquetball leagues are now forming! Leagues meet for 12 weeks. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 12 - 60 min. sessions - $15 / $16 nonresidents 41932 The Athletic Club (Ages 14-16) 1/11 Thu 3:30 pm 41935 The Athletic Club (Ages 14-16) 1/11 Thu 6 pm 41936 The Athletic Club (Ages 14-16) 1/11 Thu 7 pm 41937 The Athletic Club (Ages 11-13) 1/10 Wed 3:30 pm

Soccer: Half Day Spring Break Camp (Ages 6-12)

Keep your child active over spring break with the Challenger British soccer camp. This camp features professional coaches from the UK and incorporates Challenger’s 1,000 touch curriculum: individual foot skills, fakes, moves and turns, freestyle soccer, dribbling, passing/receiving, shooting, heading, tackling/defending, and the camp world cup. All campers must bring a soccer ball. For questions, call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 3 - 3 hr. sessions - $90 41714 New Century Fieldhouse 3/13 T-Th 9:30 am

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ADULT

Improve your fitness and self-control while developing the skill of selfdefense. Classes are fun and suitable for all physical abilities. For additional information please call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 50 min. lessons - $65 / $72 nonresidents 41877 Champion Martial Arts 1/8 M,W 6 pm 41878 Champion Martial Arts 1/9 T,Th 6 pm 41879 Champion Martial Arts 1/22 M,W 6 pm 41880 Champion Martial Arts 1/23 T,Th 6 pm 41881 Champion Martial Arts 2/5 M,W 6 pm 41882 Champion Martial Arts 2/6 T,Th 6 pm 41883 Champion Martial Arts 2/19 M,W 6 pm 41884 Champion Martial Arts 2/20 T,Th 6 pm Continued in Next Column

Learn the fundamentals of martial art techniques. Kids will learn the material quickly while progressing at their own rate. All abilities are welcome. For additional information please call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 45 min. lessons - $65 / $72 nonresidents 41893 Champion Martial Arts 1/8 M,W 5:15 pm 41894 Champion Martial Arts 1/9 T,Th 5:15 pm 41895 Champion Martial Arts 1/22 M,W 5:15 pm 41896 Champion Martial Arts 1/23 T,Th 5:15 pm 41897 Champion Martial Arts 2/5 M,W 5:15 pm 41898 Champion Martial Arts 2/6 T,Th 5:15 pm 41899 Champion Martial Arts 2/19 M,W 5:15 pm 41900 Champion Martial Arts 2/20 T,Th 5:15 pm 41901 Champion Martial Arts 3/5 M,W 5:15 pm 41902 Champion Martial Arts 3/6 T,Th 5:15 pm 41903 Champion Martial Arts 3/19 M,W 5:15 pm 41904 Champion Martial Arts 3/20 T,Th 5:15 pm 41905 Champion Martial Arts 4/2 M,W 5:15 pm 41906 Champion Martial Arts 4/3 T,Th 5:15 pm 41907 Champion Martial Arts 4/23 M,W 5:15 pm 41908 Champion Martial Arts 4/24 T,Th 5:15 pm

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Bullying is most prevalent in this age group, we teach the children the 15 essential non-violent techniques they must know in order to defend themselves if attacked. For more information call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 60 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41399 Midwest Academy 1/4 Thu 7:15 pm 41400 Midwest Academy 2/1 Thu 7:15 pm 41401 Midwest Academy 3/1 Thu 7:15 pm 41402 Midwest Academy 4/5 Thu 7:15 pm

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

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Most effective street proven self-defense techniques from a standing position or from the ground. Cooperative environment. No experience necessary. For information call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 45 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41301 Midwest Academy 1/4 Thu 6:30 pm 41302 Midwest Academy 2/1 Thu 6:30 pm 41303 Midwest Academy 3/1 Thu 6:30 pm 41304 Midwest Academy 4/5 Thu 6:30 pm

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We have devised a series of ten “Gracie Games” in which we secretly teach the children essential self-defense techniques. Through these techniques children develop strong reflexes, leverage and control. For more information call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 45 min. lessons - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41297 Midwest Academy 1/3 Wed 5:30 pm 41298 Midwest Academy 2/7 Wed 5:30 pm 41299 Midwest Academy 3/7 Wed 5:30 pm 41300 Midwest Academy 4/4 Wed 5:30 pm

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Soccer: Spring Rec League (Grades K-8)

Boys and girls are on separate teams. Kindergarteners will play six games and kids in grades 1-8 will play eight games. All games for grades K-4 will be played at Thomas Stoll Park. Games for grades 5-8 will be played at Thomas Stoll Park and/or Stump Park. Games will begin the weekend of March 24 for grades 1-8 and April 7 for kindergarteners. Registration deadline is Feb. 2 for grades 1-8 and March 2 for kindergarteners. Detailed information can be found online at jcprdsoccer.com. For questions, call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit

Softball: High School Summer Leagues (Ages 14-18)

Keep your players on the field through the summer by registering for USSSA high school summer fastpitch leagues with JCPRD. These leagues are designed for team registrations. Games will take place at the Mid-America West Sports Complex in Shawnee. Registration requirements due May 11: registration form, conflict form, full team payment. The early bird registration deadline is May 4. Registration materials can be found at kcusssasports.com. 14U, 16U, and 18U play double headers on Wednesday evenings. The Summer High School season will begin May 30 and conclude no later than July 11. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at kcusssasports.com. Teams seeking players may contact Okun Fieldhouse for access to the free agent listing.

Softball: Youth Spring Leagues (Ages 5-14)

The season is finally here! Register for the 2018 USSSA league season with JCPRD! Leagues are designed for team registrations. Games will take place at the Mid-America West Sports Complex. Registration materials can be found atkcusssasports.com. Registration requirements due March 16: registration form, conflict form, full team payment. The early bird deadline is March 9. T-Ball, 6U, 7U, 8U, 9U Kid/Coach, 10U Kid/Coach, 10U, 11U, 12U, 12U DH, 13U, and 14UB, divisions offered Monday through Friday. The begins April 9 and conclude no later than July 8. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at kcusssasports.com. Teams seeking players may contact Okun Fieldhouse for access to the free agent listing.

Sports: High School/Middle School Performance Training (Ages 12-18)

Workouts are designed based on a three-day a week training program focused on speed, agility, flexibility, strength, conditioning, explosion, vision and power. Weight training regimens are specified to each athlete’s individual sport. Pricing is for four consecutive weeks and lessons must be used within four weeks of starting date. For more information please call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 12 - 60 min. sessions - $208 / $229 nonresidents 41407 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 1/2-1/31 By Appt. 41408 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 2/1-2/28 By Appt. 41409 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 3/1-3/31 By Appt. 41410 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 4/1-4/30 By Appt.

Sports: Youth Athletic Development (Ages 8-11)

This program focuses on improving coordination, fundamental movement patterns, footwork, first step quickness, jumping and landing technique and core strengthening. Pricing is for four consecutive weeks and lessons must be used within four weeks of starting date. For additional information call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 45 min. sessions - $88 / $97 nonresidents 41411 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 1/2-1/31 By Appt. 41412 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 2/1-2/28 By Appt. 41413 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 3/1-3/31 By Appt. 41414 68’s Inside Sports The Fields 4/1-4/30 By Appt.

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Tennis: Advanced Teens (Ages 13 & 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 - $152 / $167 nonresidents 41845 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/5 Fri 5 pm 41846 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/6 Sat 1 pm 41847 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/9 Fri 5 pm 41848 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/10 Sat 1 pm

Tennis: Genesis Level 2 High School Prep (Ages 14-17) This program is for teens that want to play high school tennis or are on the JV team and want to improve their skills. They will learn how to play the game and fundamentals of the game. For more information please contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 2 hr. lessons - $430 / $473 nonresidents 41477 Genesis Health Club 1/8 Mon 4 pm 41478 Genesis Health Club 1/10 Wed 4 pm 41479 Genesis Health Club 1/11 Thu 4 pm 41480 Genesis Health Club 1/13 Sat 2 pm 41481 Genesis Health Club 1/14 Sun 1 pm 41482 Genesis Health Club 3/19 Mon 4 pm 41483 Genesis Health Club 3/21 Wed 4 pm 41484 Genesis Health Club 3/22 Thu 4 pm 41485 Genesis Health Club 3/24 Sat 3 pm 41486 Genesis Health Club 3/25 Sun 1 pm

Tennis: Genesis Level 5 Rookies (Ages 7-8)

A program for kids to learn the basics of tennis strokes. They will work on their motor skills development while focusing on partner rallying. Takes place on a 36’ court with low compression balls (red). For more information please call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 60 min. lessons - $215 / $236.50 nonresidents 41487 Genesis Health Club 1/8 Mon 4 pm 41488 Genesis Health Club 1/10 Wed 5 pm 41489 Genesis Health Club 1/12 Fri 4 pm 41490 Genesis Health Club 1/13 Sat 2 pm 41491 Genesis Health Club 1/14 Sun Noon 41492 Genesis Health Club 3/19 Mon 5 pm 41493 Genesis Health Club 3/21 Wed 5 pm 41494 Genesis Health Club 3/23 Fri 4 pm 41495 Genesis Health Club 3/24 Sat 2 pm 41496 Genesis Health Club 3/25 Sun Noon

Tennis: Genesis Level 4 Rookies Advanced (Ages 9-10)

Children will continue to learn the skills of the 60’ court with low compression balls (orange). By the end of this program, a child should be able to play a tennis match. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 90 min. lessons - $322.50 / $354.75 nonresidents 41498 Genesis Health Club 1/8 Mon 4:30 pm 41499 Genesis Health Club 1/10 Wed 4:30 pm 41500 Genesis Health Club 1/13 Fri 5 pm 41501 Genesis Health Club 1/14 Sat 1:30 pm 41502 Genesis Health Club 1/15 Sun 4:30 pm 41503 Genesis Health Club 3/19 Mon 4:30 pm 41504 Genesis Health Club 3/21 Wed 4:30 pm 41505 Genesis Health Club 3/23 Fri 5 pm 41506 Genesis Health Club 3/24 Sun 1:30 pm 41507 Genesis Health Club 3/25 Mon 4:30 pm

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Volleyball: Spring 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 spring. All games are played on Sunday evenings. Most teams will practice once a week in addition to their game day. League play will begin on April 8 with practices beginning in mid-March. Detailed league information can be found online at newcenturyfieldhouse.com. For questions, call (913) 826-2850.

Volleyball: Youth Spring Leagues - Okun Fieldhouse (Grades 3-12)

Serve it up with JCPRD volleyball! This ten match season for girls and boys in grades 3-12 will be played at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee. These leagues are designed for team registrations. Spring leagues will offer recreational and competitive divisions when grade levels can be split. Registration materials can be found at kcusssasports.com. Registration requirements due March 2: registration form, conflict form, full team payment. The early bird registration deadline is Feb. 23. The spring season will run March 25 to May 6. Spring league games will take place on Sundays and utilize two Fridays for overflow. Individual players seeking teams may complete an individual recruitment form at kcusssasports.com. Teams seeking players may contact Okun Fieldhouse for access to the free agent listing.

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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. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 60 min. lessons - $152 / $167 nonresidents 41855 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/3 Wed 4 pm 41856 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/6 Sat 11 am 41857 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/8 Mon 4 pm 41859 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/5 Mon 4 pm 41860 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/7 Wed 4 pm

Stay active over your spring break by participating in this four day camp. Southwind Rising Volleyball coaches will be directing the camp. Serving, passing, setting, and hitting will be covered through fun drills and games. For questions on the Okun camp, call (913) 826-2900. For questions on the NCF camp, call (913) 826-2850. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 3 hr. sessions - $75 / $80 nonresident 41527 Okun Fieldhouse 3/12 M-Th 9 am 41526 New Century Fieldhouse 3/12 M-Th 1:30 pm

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

Volleyball: Spring Break Camp (Grades 3-8)

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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. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 60 min. lessons - $152 / $167 nonresidents 41849 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/3 Wed 4 pm 41850 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/6 Sat 10 am 41851 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/8 Mon 5 pm 41852 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/5 Mon 5 pm 41853 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/7 Wed 4 pm 41854 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/10 Sat 10 am

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 - 60 min. lessons - $152 / $167 nonresidents 41861 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/5 Fri 4 pm 41862 Overland Park Racquet Club 1/6 Sat Noon 41863 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/7 Fri 4 pm 41864 Overland Park Racquet Club 3/10 Sat Noon

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Get your child started playing tennis. This informal environment establishes a foundation for gross motor skill development with small rackets and foam balls. For more information please contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 60 min. lessons - $205 / $255.50 nonresidents 41518 Genesis Health Club 1/10 Wed 5 pm 41519 Genesis Health Club 1/12 Fri 4 pm 41520 Genesis Health Club 1/13 Sat 11 am 41521 Genesis Health Club 1/14 Sun 11 am 41522 Genesis Health Club 3/21 Wed 5 pm 41523 Genesis Health Club 3/22 Fri 4 pm 41524 Genesis Health Club 3/24 Sat 11 am 41525 Genesis Health Club 3/25 Sun 11 am

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Children will learn the basics of tactical play from the full court for both singles and doubles while working of their fundamentals of all strokes. For more information please contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 10 - 90 min. lessons - $322.50 / $354.75 nonresidents 41508 Genesis Health Club 1/8 Mon 4:30 pm 41509 Genesis Health Club 1/9 Tue 4:30 pm 41510 Genesis Health Club 1/11 Thu 4:30 pm 41511 Genesis Health Club 1/13 Sat Noon 41512 Genesis Health Club 1/14 Sun 11:30 am 41513 Genesis Health Club 3/19 Mon 4:30 pm 41514 Genesis Health Club 3/20 Tue 4:30 pm 41515 Genesis Health Club 3/22 Thu 4:30 pm 41516 Genesis Health Club 3/24 Sat Noon 41517 Genesis Health Club 3/25 Sun 11:30 am

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Tennis: Genesis Level 3 Smashers (Ages 11-13)


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Special Olympics Dates to Remember:

Jan 24-26 ................................................................. Winter Games March............................................. Metro Basketball/Cheerleading March 23-24.................................... State Basketball/Cheerleading

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 25.

Special Populations offers recreational, educational, and social activities for mentally and physically challenged individuals. Information Line: 1+(913) 686-6030 x14

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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.

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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.

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Spend the evening at the Missouri Mavericks hockey game. Bring money for dinner at McDonald’s. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 5 hr. session - $20 41816 Antioch Park 1/30 Tue 5 pm

Special Pops: Movie Night

Come join your friends for a movie. Please bring money for ticket and movie snacks. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 2 hr. outing - $5 41818 Antioch Park 3/8 Thu 5:30 pm

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Special Pops: Music to My Ears

Come join your friends to learn how to play the guitar. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 10 - 45 min. sessions - $30 41819 Antioch Park Bldg C 2/21 Wed

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Hands up defense! Anyone can play basketball. Join us for practice. We will participate in the area and metro basketball tournament. Participants must have a current physical on file. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 1 hr. sessions - $30 41821 Horizon’s High School 1/8 Mon 6 pm

Special Olympics: Cheerleading Practice (Ages 8 & Older)

Learn new cheerleading moves while making new friends. Participants must have a current physical on file. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 7 - 1 hr. sessions - $20 41822 Horizons High School 1/8 Mon 6 pm

Special Olympics: Cycling Practice (Ages 8 & Older)

Cycling is fun! Gear up and join your friends as we improve our cycling skills and prepare for the area and state tournaments. Participants must have a current physical on file. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 9 - 1 hr. sessions - $20 41823 IBT Inc. Parking Lot 4/7 Sat Noon

Special Pops: Bocce Fun Night (All Ages)

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Come join us as we improve our skills and get some great exercise. Participants must have a current physical on file. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 11 - 45 min. sessions - $25 42102 SHawnee Mission West H.S. 3/17 Sat Noon

Special Olympics: Basketball Practice (Ages 8 & Older)

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Come join your JCPRD friends for a fun evening of BBQ and Bocce. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 2 hr. session - $10 41820 Antioch Park 4/17

Special Olympics: Aquatics Practice (Ages 8 & Older)

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Special Olympics: Tennis Practice (Ages 8 & Older)

Serve ‘em up! It’s spring time, so clear the dust off those racquets. Get ready to learn some new skills. Participants must have a current physical on file. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 8 - 1 hr. sessions - $20 41824 Shawnee Mission Northwest 4/11 Wed 6 pm

Special Olympics: Track and Field Practice (Ages 8 & Older)

Jumping, shot-put, walking, wheeling, running! Competition for everyone! Join us at practice to learn a new sport and meet new friends. Current physical must be one file. Practices will be held two times per week. Monday practices are from 6-7 pm and Saturday practices are from Noon to 1 pm. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 17 - 1 hr. sessions - $25 41825 Shawnee Mission West 4/2 Mon Shawnee Mission West 4/7 Sat

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Water Exercise: FloatFit Yoga (Ages 14 & Older) Adult Table of Contents:

Aquatics........................................................................................34 Enrichment & Special Interests...................................................35 Fine & Performing Arts........................................................ 34 - 36 Fitness & Health................................................................... 36 - 39 Nature & Outdoors.............................................................. 39 & 40 Special Events...............................................................................40 Sports.................................................................................... 40 - 42

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 25.

AQUATICS Water Exercise: FloatFit Bootcamp (Ages 14 & Older)

Grab a friend and jump into our FloatFit Bootcamp! During this full-body workout you will split time on our Aquabase and in the pool for a circuit style workout. Each week will vary between High Intensity Interval Training or a Tabata workout. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents 42084 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/8 Mon 5:30 pm

Water Exercise: FloatFit Breath and Meditation Yoga (Ages 14 & Older)

Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Our instructor will guide you through a series of gentle poses and balance work, followed by breath and relaxation for a total body experience of the mind, body and soul. Using the Aquabase with the continual movement of water requires both core stability and concentration. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents 42085 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/14 Sun 9 am

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Water Exercise: FloatFit HIIT & Sip (Ages 21 & Older)

Want a fun night out with friends, family, or a significant other? Bring nine friends to HIIT & SIP. This night will include 45 minutes on our Aquabase and 30 minutes on our patio with complementary beverages. 1 - 90 min. session - $25 / $27 nonresidents 42082 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/2-4/30

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Join us at 68’s Inside Sports once a week to find your Zen. Be prepared to start with basic poses challenged by the fluidity of the water mixed with balancing on the Aquabase. This class will focus on strength, balance and flexibility while working towards a yoga flow. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 60 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents 42083 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/11 Thu 11 am

Water Exercise: Punch Card - Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Aqua (Ages 18 & Older) Element Fitness is offering aqua classes and one is just perfect for you. Classes include Arthritis, Silver Sneakers Splash, Just My Speed, Deep Water, etc. Schedules are posted online at ElementFitnessKC.com 15 - 60 min. sessions - $109 / $120 nonresidents 42004 Element Fitness 1/4-4/30 Varies

ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS Computers: The Zone Productions

The Zone Productions promotes 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: eBay® Selling (Ages 17 & 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. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 1 - 2 hr. lesson - $35 / $39 nonresidents 42081 Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center 2/12 Mon 6 pm

Crafts: Finish that Project (Ages 16 & Older)

Is it hard to find time at home to finish your sewing and craft projects? Bring your supplies and join us for pizza, socialization, and uninterrupted time to work. Teachers knowledgeable in sewing, crochet, knitting, and crafting are available to help if you run into a problem. Please register by 2/19. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 1 - 5 hr. class - $16 / $18 nonresidents 42099 RPCC 2/23 Fri 5 pm

Sewing: Learn to Sew (Ages 16 & Older)

Learn the basics of sewing on a machine. This is a great class for newbies or anyone who needs a refresher. Participants required to bring their own supplies; a supply list is available online. Earns JCPRD U Social Credit 4 - 2 hr. sessions - $24 / $26 nonresidents 41757 RPCC 1/17 Wed 6 pm

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS Art: Artisan’s Expo Vendor Opportunity (Ages 16 & Older)

Calling all artists, makers, and creative types! The Artisan’s Expo in conjunction with the City of Merriam’s Turkey Creek Festival is now accepting vendor applications for 2018! Email devin.rumley@jocogov. org for an application. Handmade items only. 1 - 6 hr. event - $70 Antioch Park 5/19 Sat 10 am

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The class we all wish we had during school: no rules. Come and learn the basic guidelines of the two-dimensional medium of your choice and take it to the level you want. Artists will act as guides and are available as a learning resource; explore mediums and processes. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org with questions. No class 3/15. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 14 - 60 min. classes - $85 / $92 nonresidents 41654 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 7:30 pm 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 Intellectual Credit 8 - 90 min. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 42074 MCAC 2/6 Tue 6:15 pm

Art: Ceramics I (Ages 16 & Older)

DECONSTRUCTED BOOKS - Transform a book into a sculpture! Learn paper manipulation techniques and put into practice themes of symmetry and positive/negative space. 41843 JCAHC 4/21 Sat 3 pm

Art: Watercolor I (Ages 16 & Older)

Watercolor is a versatile medium that can give infinite results with each new approach. This class offers an introduction to basic techniques by exploring color theory, blending, and when to use a hard line. Call (913) 826-3163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 2 hr. classes - $80 / $88 nonresidents 41666 JCAHC 4/7 Sat 1 pm

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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! This class will also provide a first “try” on the challenging pottery wheel. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 8 - 2½ hr. classes - $165 / $175 nonresidents 41655 JCAHC 1/9 Tue 6 pm 41656 RPCC 1/10 Wed 6 pm

Join our instructor, a teaching artist, as you explore new techniques and improve existing skills with projects inspired by the Johnson County Museum’s exhibits. 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. All skill levels welcome! Pre-registration required. 1 - 90 min. session - $15, museum members receive a 20% discountcall (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. KINETIC SCULPTURE - Create a sculpture with clear acetate and acrylic, and watch it move with air currents! 41842 JCAHC 2/17 Sat 3 pm

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Art: Beginning Drawing (Ages 16 & Older)

Art: Museum Exhibit Inspired Art Workshop (Ages 18 & Older)

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

Art: Ceramics II (Ages 16 & Older)

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

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 Intellectual Credit 7 - 2½ hr. classes - $165 / $175 nonresidents 41657 JCAHC 3/6 Tue 6 pm

Art: Drawing I (Ages 16 & Older)

Introductory drawing techniques will be covered in this class as you explore various drawing mediums such as graphite and charcoal. You will have the opportunity to learn about the elements of art and principles of design as they apply to this two-dimensional art form. Call (913) 8263163 or email devin.rumley@jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 2 hr. class - $80 / $88 nonresidents 41665 JCAHC 2/3 Sat 1 pm

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Art: Figure Drawing (Ages 18 & 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. 7 - 2 hr. classes - $125 / $133 nonresidents 41659 JCAHC 3/7 Wed 6:30 pm

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Culture: Tai Chi (Ages 18 & Older)

Dance: Studio Dance (Ages 16 & Older)

Dance: Beginning Ballet (Ages 18 & Older)

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Encompassed with a Yang style short form developed by Cheng ManCh’ing, there are 37 postures covered in this 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. 4 - 60 min. classes - $35 / $39 nonresidents 41660 JCAHC 1/10 Wed 12:30 pm 41661 JCAHC 2/7 Wed 12:30 pm 41662 JCAHC 4/4 Wed 12:30 pm

Ballet is the base of most dance styles. Every style of dance can be improved with a great understanding of the art form of Ballet. This class is designed for adults who want to learn ballet, but missed out on the opportunity in their school-aged years. This class is designed for adults who want to learn ballet, but missed out on the opportunity in their school aged years. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. 14 – 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41954 JCAHC 1/9 Tue

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Dance: Beginning Jazz (Ages 18 & Older)

Adults are encouraged to take Beginning Jazz when learning any style of dance. Beginning Jazz will focus on the basics of Jazz dance and how that translates to all other styles of dance. This class is designed for adults who want to learn jazz, but missed out on the opportunity in their school-aged years. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov. org for additional details. 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41955 JCAHC 1/10 Wed 6 pm

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Shuffle, time step, fah-lap. You’ve heard the terms, now come learn the terms. Beginning Tap for Adults is designed for adults who want to learn to tap, but missed out on the opportunity in their school-aged years. Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@jocogov.org for additional details. 14 - 60 min. classes - $210 / $231 nonresidents 41956 JCAHC 1/11 Thu 6 pm

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Time to get in and start dancing! Studio Dance classes are available for those that want to come in, stretch, learn a routine, and go! Studio Dance classes are designed to challenge performers through routines and small performance numbers. This is less about instruction and more about application! Call (913) 826-3057 or email guy.gardner@ jocogov.org for additional details. Earns JCPRD U Mindfulness Credit 1 - 60 min. class - $20 / $22 nonresidents

Music: Beginning Guitar (Ages 16 & Older)

Whether your chords are just rusty or you have never played before, instructor Joe English will teach beginning finger styles and chord patterns that will set you on the path from guitar zero to guitar hero! Use your own guitar or rentals available, electric or acoustic taught. Earns JCPRD U Intellectual Credit 4 - 60 min. classes - $60 / $66 nonresidents 41663 JCAHC 2/3 Sat 9 am 41664 JCAHC 4/7 Sat 9 am

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. class - $55 / $60 nonresidents 41772 JCAHC 4/7 Sat 10 am

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.

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Exercise: Functional Fitness (Ages 15 & Older)

Exercise: Punch Card - Group Fitness (Ages 18 & Older)

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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. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 30 min. sessions - $240 / $264 nonresidents 42003 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 1/2-4/30 By Appt.

Fitness: Personal Training (Ages 18 & Older)

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 (913) 826-2950 for an appointment. 1 - 60 min. sessions - $43 / $47 nonresidents 42026 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2-1/31 By Appt. 42027 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/1-2/28 By Appt. 42028 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/1-3/31 By Appt. 42029 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/1-4/30 By Appt. 3 - 60 min. sessions - $120 / $138 nonresidents 42030 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2-1/31 42031 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/1-2/28 42032 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/1-3/31 42033 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/1-4/30

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6 - 60 min. sessions - $210 / $240 nonresidents 42034 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2-1/31 42035 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/1-2/289 42036 Mill Creek Activity Center 3/1-3/31 42037 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/1-4/30

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Fitness: Fitness Row (Ages 18 & Older)

Fitness: Ready to Row (Ages 18 & Older)

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For both experienced rowers and novices. This course will focus on spring conditioning and prepare you for summer fitness. You’ll learn and develop skills to improve strength and endurance, with balance, focus, and teamwork drills added. This class will introduce you to rowing as meditation, fitness, recreation, and competition. Conveners: Michelle Hills and Tom Kimes. For more information call (913) 826-2950. 6 - 60 min. sessions - $150 / 165 nonresidents 42039 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/18 Sat 9 am

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JCPRD offers the flexibility of a punch card system to select from a variety of activities. 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 if you would like additional information, please stop by our location at 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee, or contact us at (913) 826-2950. 10 - Visits - $30 Punch Card / $33 nonresidents Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2-4/30 Varies

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 your general fitness and conditioning. Our coaches will teach you proper use of the equipment and proper technique. We’ll introduce you to ways to measure your progress, teach rowing drills to improve strength and endurance, and offer strategies to add rowing to your fitness plan. Conveners: Michelle Hills and Tom Kimes. For information call (913) 826-2950. 6 - 60 min. sessions - $150 / $165 nonresidents 42038 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/7 Sat 9 am

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Enjoy 25 class choices with a three month punch card. There are over 30 classes per week to choose from. Punch card will include classes in yoga, Pilates, cycling, boot camp, and more. Punch card excludes fee based classes such as Kinesis, TRX, STEEL, & specialty boot camps. For a list of classes and times offered visit 68insidesports.com. Pass is good for three months or until 25 punches have been used. Please allow seven business days after registration before contacting the facility. For information, call (913) 826-2950. 1 - month unlimited punch card - $25 / $28 nonresidents 41428 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/2-1/31 Varies 41429 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 2/1-2/28 Varies 41430 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 3/1-3/31 Varies 41431 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 4/1-4/30 Varies

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

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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. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 1 - 45 min. session - $20 / $22 nonresidents 41999 Prairie Life Fitness Olathe 1/2-4/30 By Appt.

Element Fitness is offering the opportunity for participants to use their punch card system to select from a variety of classes. Classes include yoga, spinning, Zumba, etc. Schedules may be viewed online at ElementFitnessKC.com. 15 - 60 min. sessions - $109 / $120 nonresidents 42002 Element Fitness 1/4-4/30 Varies

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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. For additional information contact (913) 8262950. Visit everfitkc.com to view schedule and classes. 1 - month unlimited punches $105 / $115 nonresidents 41432 EverFit 1/2-1/31 Varies 41433 EverFit 2/1-2/28 Varies 41434 EverFit 3/1-3/31 Varies 41435 EverFit 4/1-4/30 Varies

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

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Exercise: EverFit...Fitness At Its Funnest (Ages 18 & Older)

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

Join us in January for the “New Year, New You Challenge” and again in April for the “Swimsuit Slimdown Challenge.” Our very popular “Learn & Burn” format allows you to learn about proper nutrition, improve eating habits and 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. Three winners per challenge. For more info contact (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 11 - 60 min. sessions - $35 / $38 nonresidents 41865 Midwest Nutrition 1/8 Mon 6:15 pm 41866 Midwest Nutrition 1/10 Wed 6:15 pm 41867 Midwest Nutrition 4/2 Mon 6:15 pm 41868 Midwest Nutrition 4/4 Wed 6:15 pm

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TIMBERRIDGE ADVENTURE CENTER 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. 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! 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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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 wellness expert to find out the best way to meet your fitness goals without having to hire one. Contact (913) 826-2950 for an appointment. 1 - 60 min. session - $35 / $39 nonresidents 42040 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2-4/30 By Appt.

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

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 42041 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/2-4/30 By Appt.

Yoga: Hot Yoga (Ages 18 & Older)

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. 4 - 75 min. sessions - $45 / $49 nonresidents 41869 Yoga Fix Studio 1/4 Thu 6:30 pm 41870 Yoga Fix Studio 2/1 Thu 6:30 pm 41871 Yoga Fix Studio 3/1 Thu 6:30 pm 41872 Yoga Fix Studio 4/5 Thu 6:30 pm 2 - 75 min. sessions - $25 / $27 nonresidents 41873 Yoga Fix Studio 1/4 41874 Yoga Fix Studio 2/1 41875 Yoga Fix Studio 3/1 41876 Yoga Fix Studio 4/5

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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 date of sale; 20 punch cards expire four months after date of sale. No class 1/1 and 1/15. 5 Punch Card - $39 / $43 nonresidents 10 Punch Card - $76 / $84 nonresidents 20 Punch Card - $151 / $166 nonresidents RPCC M,Th

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NATURE & OUTDOORS Birding: Coffee with the Birds (Ages 18 & Older)

Boating: Sailing I (Ages 18 & Older)

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

Wellness: Fitness in Nature (Ages 18 & Older)

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. 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.

Wilderness Skills: Yukon Pack (Ages 18 & Older, children 12 and older must be accompanied by Parent/ Guardian)

Spring is here - let’s go outside and explore. Learn how to make a Yukon pack to take on your next adventure. We will be using simple supplies to create the pack. Then take a hike on some secret trails in the nature park. Supplies included in cost of class. For more information contact Senior Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait at (913) 826-2804. Registration fee is nonrefundable. 1 - 60 min. class - $22 / $24 nonresidents 41291 Ernie Miller Nature Center 4/14 Sat 9 am

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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

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Get moving at the nature park. This class will combine the positive effects of being in nature with the benefits of an outdoor workout. We will travel on the trails for an easy to moderate cardio challenge then finish with stretching and yoga. For more information contact Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait at (913) 826-2804. In case of inclement weather activities will be indoors. 8 - 60 min. sessions - $59 / $65 nonresidents 41424 Ernie Miller Nature Center 3/6 Tue 6:30 am

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

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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 Environmental credit 1 - 3 hr. class - $15 / $17 nonresidents 41284 Ernie Miller Nature Center 4/28 Sat 9 am

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Learn the basic skill of sailing. Types of boats, launching techniques, docking, maintenance, and safety will be examined and studied in this class. Sailing I consists of two indoor lecture sessions and four water sessions. Indoor sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday at the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park and the outdoor sessions on Saturday mornings at Shawnee Mission Park Lake. If you wish to use your own boat, please call Officer Seth Salmans at (913) 826-3491. Basic swimming skills required. Instructor: Johnson County Sailing Society. 6 - 2 hr. sessions - $69 / $75 nonresidents 41283 JCPRD Admin. Bldg. 4/24 T,Th 7 pm Shawnee Mission Park Lake 4/28 Sat 9 am

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Winter is a wonderful time for bird watching. Chickadees, woodpeckers, juncos, cardinals, and more can be seen busily eating at the feeders to warm their little bodies. Enjoy the comfy Wildlife Viewing Room at Ernie Miller Nature Center every Tuesday in January and February to sit, drink free coffee, and visit while watching our feathered friends. For more information call (913) 764-7759. 9 - 90 min. sessions - FREE (Come and go as you please) Ernie Miller Nature Center 1/2 Tue 9 am

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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 1/16. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 50 min. sessions - $45 / $50 nonresidents 42043 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/8 Mon 5:30 pm 42044 Mill Creek Activity Center 1/17 Wed 5:30 pm 42045 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/26 Mon 5:30 pm 42046 Mill Creek Activity Center 2/28 Wed 5:30 pm 42047 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/9 Mon 5:30 pm 42048 Mill Creek Activity Center 4/11 Wed 5:30 pm

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Yoga: Flowing with Nature (Ages 16 & Older)

Enjoy the beauty of the natural world while exploring yoga, kayaking, hiking, and journaling. This experience offers activities to relax, discover, and awaken the mind and body. Prior experience is not necessary and participants will choose their own level of activity. Upon registration a detailed letter will be sent to you. For more information, call Senior Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait (913) 826-2804. Earns JCPRD U Physical credit 1 - 3½ hr. class - $37 / $42 nonresident 41285 TimberRidge Adventure Center 4/14 Sat 1 pm

Yoga: Green at Heart (Ages 16 & Older)

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 your mat to class. For more information call Senior Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait (913) 826-2804. Earns JCPRD U Physical credit 8 - 60 min. sessions - $61 / $67 nonresidents 41286 Ernie Miller Nature Center 1/10 Wed 6 pm 41287 Ernie Miller Nature Center 3/21 Wed 6 pm

Check Out Our New Walk in the Woods for Ages 5 & Older With an Adult, See Page 24

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Race: JCPRD Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11 & Older), Aug. 18, 7:30 am, Kill Creek Park

The 11th annual JCPRD Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon at Kill Creek Park will consist of a Super Sprint Triathlon, a Sprint Triathlon and a Duathlon. The Super Sprint Triathlon is open to females ages 11 and up and will feature a 200 meter swim, 4 mile bike and 2 mile run. The Sprint Triathlon course is a 500 meter swim, 10.6 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. The Duathlon course features a 3.1 mile run, 10.6 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. The Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon events are open to females ages 15 and up. For complete details including maps and registration information, go to jcprd.com/special_events/jcprdwomenstri.cfm. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or to request additional information, please call Katy at (913) 826-2964.

Race: Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 15 & Older) July 8, 7 am, Shawnee Mission Park

For 34 years, JCPRD has produced the Shawnee Mission Triathlon, and this year welcomes the return of Open Options, as our title sponsor. The Shawnee Mission Triathlon long course consists of a 1000 meter swim, 18 mile bike and a 4.5 mile run in Shawnee Mission Park. The short course triathlon consists of a 500 meter swim, 9 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. The duathlon distances are a 3.1 mile run, 13.5 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. Complete details available at jcprd.com/special_events/ smp_triathlon.cfm. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or to request additional information, please call Katy at (913) 826-2964.

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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 or scout groups, please call (913) 826-ARTS. 1 - 60 min. tour - $10 adults / $9 seniors (60+) / $8 children Includes museum and KidScape admission. Museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. 42021 JCAHC 2/24 Sat 1 pm 42022 JCAHC 4/18 Wed 10:30 am

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SPORTS Basketball: League Play (Ages 18 & Older)

We offer Men’s Intermediate Level Basketball Leagues year-round split into five seasons: Fall (October-December), Winter (January-March), Spring (March-May), Summer I (May-July), and Summer II (AugustOctober). For more information visit jcprd.com, or call Okun Fieldhouse (913) 826-2900, Roeland Park Sports Dome (913) 362-8700, or New Century Fieldhouse (913) 826-2850.

Fencing: Introduction (Ages 14 & Older)

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

Looking for an interesting way to get a workout? Fencing will provide you a mentally engaging physical workout. No experience necessary, we provide all the equipment. Memberships are available. For more information call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 60 min. lessons - $80 / $88 nonresidents 41438 KC Fencing Center (coed) 1/7 Sun 2:30 pm 41439 KC Fencing Center (coed) 1/9 Tue 7 pm 41440 KC Fencing Center (women) 1/10 Wed 7 pm 41441 KC Fencing Center (coed) 2/6 Tue 7 pm 41442 KC Fencing Center (women) 2/7 Wed 7 pm 41443 KC Fencing Center (coed) 2/11 Sun 2:30 pm 41444 KC Fencing Center (coed) 3/6 Tue 7 pm 41445 KC Fencing Center (women) 3/7 Wed 7 pm 41446 KC Fencing Center (coed) 3/11 Sun 2:30 pm 41447 KC Fencing Center (coed) 4/3 Tue 7 pm 41448 KC Fencing Center (women) 4/4 Wed 7 pm 41449 KC Fencing Center (coed) 4/15 Sun 2:30 pm

Fencing: Learn to Fence (Ages 14 & Older)

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 heartlandfencing.com or call (913) 636-3769. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 6 - 1 hr. lessons - $85 / $93 nonresidents 41985 Heartland Fencing Academy 1/6 Sat 10 am 41986 Heartland Fencing Academy 1/8 Mon 7:30 pm 41987 Heartland Fencing Academy 4/7 Sat 10 am 41988 Heartland Fencing Academy 4/9 Mon 7:30 pm

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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, call our PGA Golf Pro, Jay Lispi, at (913) 631-8000. Lessons will begin the last Saturday in March and will run five lessons. For more information visit tomahawkhillsgc.com.

Kickball: League Play (Ages 18 & Older) Adult Kickball leagues are offered in the Fall (September-November), Spring (March-May), and 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 kcusssaports.com.

Golf: Tomahawk Hills Working Ladies Golf League (Ages 18 & Older)

Golf: Private Lessons (Ages 18 & Older)

Golf: Tomahawk Hills Women’s Golf Association (Ages 18 & Older)

Both 9 and 18-hole league play are open to women every Wednesday morning from April through October. Women’s Golf Association membership and a Golf Patron Card are required. For more information and the cost, attend the meeting at Tomahawk Hills on the first Wednesday in April at 8:30 am, or call the Pro Shop at (913) 631-8000.

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

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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ADULT

The objectives of the KCIC Learn to Skate School is to teach correct basic skills of ice skating. 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 arrive early to first class. All skaters will need to go to learntoskateusa.com to pay the annual membership $16 fee for July 1-June 30. For more information call (913) 826-2950. No class 3/12, 3/17 & 5/26. 6 - 30 min. lessons - $100 / $110 nonresidents 41528 Kansas City Ice Center 1/15 Mon 6:25 pm 41529 Kansas City Ice Center 1/18 Thu 10 am 41530 Kansas City Ice Center 1/20 Sat 11:50 am 41531 Kansas City Ice Center 2/26 Mon 6:25 pm 41532 Kansas City Ice Center 3/1 Thu 10 am 41533 Kansas City Ice Center 3/3 Sat 11:50 am 41534 Kansas City Ice Center 4/16 Mon 6:25 pm 41535 Kansas City Ice Center 4/19 Thu 10 am 41536 Kansas City Ice Center 4/21 Sat 11:50 am

Hapkido is a martial arts focusing on using an opponent’s energy and size against them. 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). For more information call (913) 826-2950. Earns JCPRD U Physical Credit 4 - 50 min. lessons - $65 / $72 nonresidents 41909 Champion Martial Arts 1/9 Tue 7 pm 41910 Champion Martial Arts 1/23 Tue 7 pm 41911 Champion Martial Arts 2/6 Tue 7 pm 41912 Champion Martial Arts 2/20 Tue 7 pm 41913 Champion Martial Arts 3/6 Tue 7 pm 41914 Champion Martial Arts 3/20 Tue 7 pm 41915 Champion Martial Arts 4/3 Tue 7 pm 41916 Champion Martial Arts 4/17 Tue 7 pm

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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, contact Rob Wilkin, at (913) 829-4653 or for Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, contact Jay Lispi, at (913) 631-8000.

Martial Arts: Hapkido (All Ages 14 & Older)

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League play and times are designed for intermediate golfers with play beginning in April and ending in August. Golfers must be committed to play for 20 weeks. Tee off times are between 4 pm and 6 pm. Registration fee does not include greens fee, $16 payable each week, or kitty fee of $20. Registrations will be taken on-site at the first spring meeting which is the last Thursday in March. Location: Tomahawk Hills Golf Course. For questions or more information, contact Michele Textor at (913) 345-8582 or Kathy Bexten at (913) 897-5755.

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

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There Are No Upper Age Limits For JCPRD Adult Programs

Golf: Heritage Park Working Ladies Golf League (Ages 18 & Older)

League play and times will be discussed at an organizational meeting at the Heritage Park Golf Course Clubhouse on the last Thursday in in March at 6 pm. Play for this league begins the first Thursday in April. For more information, call the Pro Shop at (913) 829-4653.

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Racquetball: Winter Racquetball League (Ages 17 & Older)

Winter 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 41938 The Athletic Club Level A 1/8 Mon 6 pm 41939 The Athletic Club Level A- 1/8 Mon 7 pm 41940 The Athletic Club Level A- 1/9 Tue 5 pm 41941 The Athletic Club Level A+ 1/9 Tue 6 pm 41942 The Athletic Club Level A- 1/10 Wed 6 pm 41943 The Athletic Club Level B 1/11 Thu 6 pm 41944 The Athletic Club Women Level C- 1/12 Fri 7 pm 41945 The Athletic Club Level A 1/13 Sat 8 am 41946 The Athletic Club Level B+ 1/13 Sat 9 am

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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-year-old 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 takedefense.org for class updates and registration information. Donation of $12 appreciated but not required to take the class.

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

Men’s Rec league is played on Sunday evening and is offered yearround. Team uniforms must be alike in color. First place teams in each league receive T-shirts. For more information on league start dates, registration deadlines, and fees, visit newcenturyfieldhouse.com, or call (913) 826-2850.

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Softball: League Play (Ages 18 & Older)

Adult Slowpitch Softball leagues are offered in the Fall (SeptemberNovember), Spring (March-May), and 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 kcusssasports.com.

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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 -round and split into five seasons: Fall (October-December), Winter (January-March), Spring (March-May), Summer I (May-July), and Summer II (August-October). For more information visit jcprd.com, or call Okun Fieldhouse (913) 826-2900, Roeland Park Sports Dome (913) 362-8700, or New Century Fieldhouse (913) 826-2850.

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Bridge: Bridge Workshops 50 Plus Table of Contents:

Aquatics..........................................................44 Enrichment & Special Interests............... 44 - 47 Fine & Performing Arts........................... 47 - 50 Fitness & Health..............................................50 Nature & Outdoors.................................50 & 51 No Fee / Low Fee Programs..................46 & 47 Special Events........................................51 & 52 Sports.....................................................52 & 53 Travel...................................................... 53 - 56

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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 Water Exercise: FloatFit for Active Agers (Ages 50 & Older)

How’s your balance, core stability and concentration? Let our instructor help! This class allows you to work at your own pace in a nonintimidating atmosphere. You will gain benefits in your overall fitness to help with daily activities. 6 - 60 min. session $30 / $33 nonresidents 42087 68’s Inside Sports The Courts 1/8 Mon 10:30 am

No Roeland Park Aquatic Center Programs are Listed in this Catalog, See Page 16 for more information

ENRICHMENT & SPECIAL INTERESTS Bridge: Beginning Bridge

Get in on the biggest game in town! Learn the basics of bidding, scoring, and the play of the hand. Purchase Audrey Grant’s “Bidding in the 21st Century” textbook on your own or purchase for $12. 12 - 60 min. sessions - $66 / $72 nonresidents 41745 MRCC 2/6 Tue 4 pm

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Become an in-demand partner with these bridge workshops. Fun and easy classes help you master a new subject each week. Purchase each workshop individually or take them all! Handouts included. 1 - 60 min. session - $5 / $6 nonresidents 41752 MRCC Opening Bids 1/16 Tue 4 pm 41753 MRCC Weak Two Bids 1/23 Tue 4 pm 41754 MRCC No Trump 1/30 Tue 4 pm

Canning: Preserving Jams and Jellies

Get hands-on in the kitchen using the water bath canning technique to preserve a jam or jelly. This class is presented at an intermediate skill level for those comfortable with cooking. Price includes a jar to take home of seasonal jam or jelly. 1 - 3½ hr. class - $15 / $17 nonresidents 41717 RPCC 2/5 Mon 4 pm

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Cards: Hand and Foot Tournament

Clean meld! Dirty meld! Bonus points! The 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 41841 MCAC 2/9 Fri 1 pm

Cell Phones: BYOC Bring Your Own Cell Phone

Having issues with your smartphone? The very basics of cell phone functions are covered in this class, including: how to make calls, create contacts, send and receive text messages, set-up 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 41773 MRCC 2/16 Fri 10 am 41774 RPCC 3/5 Mon 5:30 pm 41775 TRCC 4/26 Thu 10 am

Cell Phones: Photography

Take photos with better composition using your smartphone! Also, learn to store and send the pictures, plus more. Please know the Apple ID® or Gmail® address and passwords associated with your smartphone account. 1 - 2 hr. class - $17 / $19 nonresidents 41776 MRCC 1/25 Thu 10 am 41777 TRCC 3/29 Thu 10 am

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Conan, Fallon, and Kimmel all have great comedy writers on staff. Learn to write witty jokes, puns, and word play with a comedy specialist. Workbook provided. Please register by 2/22. 4 - 90 min. classes - $55 / $61 nonresidents 41778 TRCC 3/1 Thu 1:30 pm

Comedy: Learn Humor Workshop

Communication: Video Phone Calling

Computers: Senior Fraud Seminar

Stay safe online by guarding yourself against fraud. This free seminar presented by Bank of Blue Valley will cover: online and mobile security; ATM and debit card security; ID theft prevention tips; and recent fraud scams and alerts. Please register by 4/23. 1 - 90 min. class - FREE 41721 RPCC 4/26 Thu 1 pm

Crafts: Hobby Group

Love crafting? Bring whatever project you are working on and get crafty with other members of your community. Ongoing - FREE RPCC 1/5-4/27 Fri 1 pm

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Stay connected with friends and family by keeping up with the technology trends. Smartphones and webcams make it possible to have a free video call via the internet. If you have a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, bring it to class to learn how to get set-up. 1 - 2 hr. class - $17 / $19 nonresidents 41718 RPCC 2/8 Thu 1 pm 41719 RPCC 4/7 Sat 9 am

Get specific training and 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 IDÂŽ or GmailÂŽ address and passwords associated with your account if applicable. Program fee nonrefundable. 1 - 2 hr. class - $56 / $61 nonresidents RPCC By Appt.

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What tickles your funny bone and makes others laugh? Learn from an expert comedy writer 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 41779 TRCC 2/15 Thu 1:30 pm 41780 TRCC 4/5 Thu 1:30 pm

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

FUN FOR ALL

Comedy: Late Night Writer

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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 from those unable to attend meetings; call (913) 826-3160 to learn how you can contribute. Ongoing - FREE RPCC 1/2-4/24 Tue 1 pm

Games: Bingos

BINGO! Delight in food, prizes, fun and 12 games of bingo. Variety of prizes awarded including gift certificates. Please pre-register at least one week in advance. Payment is required at time of registration. 1 - 2 hr. session - $5 / $6 nonresidents 41784 Sunset Snowflake 1/11 Thu 1:30 pm 41785 RPCC All-Star 1/25 Thu 1:30 pm 41786 MRCC Winter Wonderland 2/7 Wed 1:30 pm Driving: AARP Smart Driver Course 41787 TRCC Oreo® Cookie Day 3/6 Tue 1:30 pm Keep driving skills sharp and lower insurance rates at the 41788 RPCC Baskets and Bunnies 3/22 Thu 1:30 pm same time! Completing an AARP Smart Driver Course can 41917 MRCC Garden Party 4/9 Mon 1:30 pm mean a discount with some insurance companies. No tests 41789 MCAC April Showers 4/20 Fri 1:30 pm given and no AARP membership card required. Saturday classes run on two consecutive Saturdays. Reserve your For More Bingo, Visit Our Brochures & spot at least one week in advance of each class. Space is Bingo Event on April, See Page 51 limited! Pay with check or cash at the door. 2 - 4 hr. sessions - $15 / $20 non-AARP Members 41781 NCF 1/9 T,W 9 am Household: Downsizing 41782 RPCC 2/10 Sat 9 am Need to downsize? Is it time to de-clutter? Learn from 41783 TRCC 3/21 W,Th 9 am an industry expert, the process to scale back and identify

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available resources. The upside to letting go of the excess is being able to move on when the time is right. 1 - 90 min. class - $19 / $21 nonresidents 41790 MRCC 1/31 Wed 1:30 pm 41791 MRCC 4/11 Wed 1:30 pm

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Considering a reverse mortgage as a means of partially funding retirement years? Sit down with a specialist to understand the facts and if it is the right decision. Please register by 4/12. 1 - 60 min. class - $3 / $4 nonresidents 41792 MRCC 4/19 Thu 10 am

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS Art: Beginning Woodcarving Ornament Making

Learn with a seasoned carver the joy of carving with friends. Start your woodcarving ventures with a holiday ornament from basswood. Materials needed for class include a carving knife and safety glove. Call (913) 6426410 for details. 4 - 2½ hr. sessions - $12 41796 TRCC 1/2 Tue 9 am

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Don’t Miss Our New Art in the Park Event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center on April 7, See Page 5

YOUTH

Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the apron is the subject of a fascinating reevaluation in this presentation by Erica White, museum manager of the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum in Gladstone. Using aprons dating from the late 1730s through the present, she chronicles the history of aprons and the changing attitudes toward women and domestic work. Bring in or wear a special family heirloom apron of your own and be prepared to share your own stories! We provide bottled water and dessert, please bring a sack lunch. If you wish to view the museum exhibits, admission may be purchased at the front desk upon arrival. 1 - 2 hr. program - $4, museum members receive a 20% discount - call (913) 831-3359 to register and claim discount. 42012 JCAHC 2/21 Wed 11 am

This group provides education and support for widows, widowers, and caregivers. Socialize and then listen to a new program each week on topics like lawn care, understanding grief, home security, money management, home repairs, and coping with the holidays. No pre-registration is required, call (913) 642-6410 for a list of programs. 10 - 2 hr. sessions - FREE TRCC 3/22 Thu 9:45 am

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Lunch & Learn: Apron Strings Ties to the Past

Support Group: Skillbuilders

FUN FOR ALL

Household: Reverse Mortgages

ADULT 50 PLUS

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Art: Painter’s Palette

Techniques, styles and tips taught with pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Individual instruction and peer assistance provided. 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 1/15. 5 Punch Art Card - $51 / $56 nonresidents 10 Punch Art Card - $102 / $112 nonresidents TRCC 1/8-4/30 Mon 9:30 am MRCC 1/4-4/26 Thu 1:30 pm TRCC 1/5-4/27 Fri 9:30 am

Art: Canvas Painting with a Brush & Beans

A fun class of step-by-step canvas painting techniques given for the true beginner. Brushes and art supplies included, coffee beans brewed to enhance friendly conversation! Take home your work of art and feel proud of your new-found talent. To schedule a private session for a small group, call Lisa at (913) 826-3161. 1 - 2 hr. class - $35 / $38 nonresidents 41728 RPCC 4/13 Fri 10 am

Art: Painting - Drop In

Join in on friendly conversation and artistic collaboration each Friday morning with fellow china painters. Drop-in price includes china kiln firing. No instructor present. 1 - 3 hr. session - $3 pay at the door RPCC 1/5-4/27 Fri 9 am

Art: The Composed Photographer

Get that perfect shot right from the start! Local artist and instructor teaches the basics of how to compose the right photo and to use camera features to capture beautiful images. First class meets at Antioch Park shelter 4. Must bring your own camera. 2 - 90 min. classes - $24 / $28 nonresidents 41797 Antioch Park - Shelter 4 4/20 Fri 8 am JCAHC 4/27 Fri 9 am

Art: Watercolor Painting

Techniques, styles and tips taught. Individual instruction and peer assistance provided. Start anytime with a punch card. Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. Please call (913) 642-6410 for supply list. 5 Punch Art Card - $51 / $56 nonresidents 10 Punch Art Card - $102 / $112 nonresidents MRCC 1/2-4/24 Tue 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. session - $3 pay at the door TRCC 1/2-4/24 Tue 9 am

Art Council: Senior Arts Council

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Meet fellow artists and enthusiasts by becoming a member of the Senior Arts Council. The meetings include presentations by a featured artist, workshops, or demonstration. An invitation for membership is extended for those 55 and older; visitors welcome. Members have the opportunity to display and sell their works at various exhibits. Meetings held the last Monday of the month. Please call Bryce Moore at (913) 642-1447 for more information. 12 - 2 hr. monthly meetings - $25 annual fee, pay at the door RPCC 1/29 Mon 1 pm

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Concert: New Horizons Band Concert Series

Enjoy a relaxing night of music presented by the New Horizons Band at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge and open to all ages. 1 - 60 min. concert - FREE JCAHC 3/13 Tue 7 pm

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Dance: Beginning Jazz

Dance: Beginning Tap

Dig your old instrument out or purchase/rent a new one and join our group of fun-loving musicians. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played in years! Through a cooperative effort between UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Meyer Music, and JCPRD, this band offers an opportunity to make music in a relaxed, learning atmosphere. UMKC music majors assist the band director. Call (913) 826-3160 for details. 17 - 2 hr. sessions - $80 / $88 nonresidents 41730 RPCC 1/16 Tue 6 pm

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Lace up your shoes and “Shuffle off to Buffalo!” Join us to learn basic tap fundamentals such as the Waltz, Clog, and Rhythm Time Steps. Hard soled or tap dance shoes required. No previous tap dance experience necessary. No class 1/15. 8 - 50 min. sessions - $57 / $63 nonresidents 41800 MRCC 1/8 Mon 2 pm 41801 MRCC 3/12 Mon 2 pm

Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band - Meyer Music

Dance: Tap - Next Level

Stomp, shuffle, and stamp to the next level of tap dance. Test out of Beginning Tap and build upon the fundamentals. Hard soled or tap dance shoes required. Tap dance experience necessary. Please call (913) 642-6410 for more information. 8 - 50 min. sessions - $57 / $63 nonresidents 41802 MRCC 1/8 Mon 3 pm 41803 MRCC 3/12 Mon 3 pm

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Dance: Social - Tea Dance

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon dancing to live music from the big band era featuring Roland and the Playboys during our weekly tea dance. Individuals and couples welcome. No dance on 3/16. 1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door. JCAHC Play Boys Fri 2 pm

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We’re Offering Both Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day Events, See Page 52

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Learn this theater-based style of art that makes for great exercise while learning new dance moves! Soft soled or jazz dance shoes required. No previous dance experience necessary. No class 1/15. 8 - 50 min. sessions - $57 / $63 nonresidents 41798 MRCC 1/2 Tue 2 pm 41799 MRCC 2/27 Tue 2 pm

Always wanted to be in a band but never learned how to play? Perhaps you’re interested in dusting off that old instrument. 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, but participants must provide their own instrument. Transition into the New Horizons Band when comfortable. 3 - 30 min. sessions - $56 / $61 nonresidents RPCC Tue By Appt.

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Turn up the tunes and kick it up a notch in this advanced ballroom class. Silver and bronze level steps are covered. Partner required. New participants are welcome to try one class for free, join anytime. Punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. 5 Punch Dance Card - $37 / $41 nonresidents 10 Punch Dance Card - $73 / $80 nonresidents RPCC Wed 6:30 pm

FUN FOR ALL

Dance: Ballroom Intermediate/Advanced Performing Group Music: - Punch Card New Horizons Band - One-on-One Lessons

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Performing Group Vocal: Barbershop Harmonizers

Exercise: Walking & Talking

Find camaraderie in this chorus of men who love singing and performing in the community. To register anytime, call (913) 642-6410. 17 - 2 hr. sessions - $25 / $28 nonresidents 41804 MRCC 1/4 Thu 2 pm

Performing Group Vocal: The Side By Side Experience Tai Chi: Punch Card - Yang Style 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. Questions? Call (913) 826-3054. 12 - 2 hr. sessions - $13 / $14 nonresidents 41731 Grace Methodist 1/5 Fri 12:30 pm 41732 Grace Methodist 3/16 Fri 12:30 pm

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FITNESS & HEALTH

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Talk while you walk, walk while you talk! 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 1/1 and 1/15. Ongoing - FREE NCF 1/2-4/30 M-F 9 am Okun 1/2-4/30 M-F 8 am

Exercise: AEA Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)

LOW INTENSITY: This recreational chair-based exercise class includes range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability. No class on 1/1, 1/15. 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

Exercise: Forever Fit

LOW INTENSITY: Energize with strength and resistance training using small hand weights, balls, and bands. Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase; 20 punch cards expire four months from date of purchase. 5 Punch Card - $24 / $26 nonresidents 10 Punch Card - $48 / $52 nonresidents 20 Punch Card - $94 / $103 nonresidents Asbury Methodist Church T,Th 8:30 am

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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 - $49 / $54 nonresidents 10 Punch Card - $97/ $107 nonresidents 20 Punch Card - $193 / $212 nonresidents RPCC 1/4-4/26 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 April 18. 1 - 60 min. class - FREE 41805 MRCC 4/25 Wed 12:15 pm

NATURE & OUTDOORS 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.

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Forested trails through the hills and beautiful lake views are just part of the fun on this difficult hike. Enjoy a stop at a local Amish store. Lunch will be at The Quilt Country Family Restaurant in Lamoni, Iowa. Lunch costs on your own. 1 - 9 hr. outing - $31 / $34 nonresidents 41735 Antioch Park D 4/14 Sat 8 am

Meet other adults interested in hearing about JCPRD’s new 50 Plus Programs which will debut in the May-August My JCPRD Activities catalog. The coordinators who plan these programs also want to hear what activities you are most interested in! Four games of themed bingo will be played for JCPRD gift cards. Please register in advance to reserve your spot. 1 - 60 min. event - FREE 41741 RPCC 4/3 Tue 1 pm

Games: Mardi Gras Mah Jongg

“Laissez les bon temps roulez!” Let the good times roll at this Mardi Gras marathon of Mah Jongg! Bring your friends, favorite foursome, or meet new players and enter to win prizes. We’ll keep you energized this Fat Tuesday with coffee, snacks, lunch, and dessert. Please register before 2/8. 1 - 6 hr. event - $13 per person 41742 RPCC 2/13 Tue 9:30 am

Wednesday Walks: Spring Strolling

ADULT

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 walking. Please bring your own water bottle. Please register at least one week prior to departure. 1 - 6 hr. outing - $19 / $21 nonresidents KNOB NOSTER (February 21) - Natural trails curving through beautiful rock formations, forests and streams are the reasons why this park is a walker’s favorite. 41738 Antioch Park M 2/21 Wed 9 am

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MYSTERY WALK (March 21) - Join us for a walk at a mystery location on a series of trails that include prairie and forests. Less than an hour from Antioch Park but filled with nature. Where could it be? 41739 Antioch Park E 3/21 Wed 9 am Continued in Next Column

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FLINT HILLS NATURE TRAIL (March 7) - Walk along the crushed limestone and natural paths of the longest trail in Kansas. We will explore the trail near Admire, Kan. Lunch will be at Marilynn’s Place in Osage City. 41737 Antioch Park E 3/7 Wed 8 am

Free Event: Brochure & Bingo

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Find your favorite trails all over the region! We provide transportation and a lunch reservation at a local restaurant close to our destination. Lunch costs on your own. 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 at least one week prior to departure. 1 - 9 hr. outing - $27 / $30 nonresidents BOTHWELL LODGE (April 18) - Sitting high on bluff, the beautiful historic site of Bothwell Lodge was built in the early 20th Century. Enjoy beautiful views on this natural trail that runs through the property. Lunch will be at The Brick Front Grill in Sedalia, Mo. 41736 Antioch Park M 4/18 Wed 8 am

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Adventure Walks: Spring Destinations

Wednesday Walks, Continued from Previous Column

WALLACE STATE PARK (April 4) - A beautiful park with a historical background. Enjoy seeing the diverse landscape of Missouri. Walk the natural trails and hopefully spot some wildlife! 41740 Antioch Park M 4/4 Wed 9 am

FUN FOR ALL

Adventure Hike: Nine Eagles State Park

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Holiday Event: Valentine’s Day Breakfast and Bingo

Treat yourself to a special Valentine’s Day breakfast and then play 12 games of bingo! Winners are awarded prizes ranging from gift bags to gift certificates. Singles and couples welcome! 1 - 2½ hr. event - $15 per person 41743 RPCC 2/14 Wed 9:30 am

Irish Event: Irish Celebration with Celtique

Celebrate National Irish American Heritage Month with a special performance of Irish music by the band Celtique. Instruments played include guitar, tenor banjo, bodhran, and keyboards. Enjoy Irish treats and the opportunity to learn a basic Gaelic dance. Please register by 2/23 by calling (913) 642-6410. 1 - 90 min. event - $10 41806 MRCC 3/2 Fri 1:30 pm

Irish Event: St. Patrick’s Day Dance Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with 40s and 50s tunes from The Playboys. Wear your green for a chance at prizes for “Best Irish Garb.” Enjoy complimentary Irish treats and lime green punch. Please bring your favorite sweet treat or potluck dish to share. 1 - 2 hr. event - $5 at the door 41807 JCAHC 3/9 Fri

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Nature: Breakfast with the Birds

Don’t eat like a bird, eat with the birds! Enjoy a traditional breakfast with juice and coffee followed by a wonderful presentation on our favorite feathered friends. Please register by calling (913) 826-3054. 1 - 90 min. event - $15 41839 EMNC 2/15 Thu 9 am

Social Event: Soup, Salad and the Strolling Strings

Join us for a delicious lunch of soup, salad and dessert. Delightful melodies by the talented Shawnee Mission North Strolling Strings entertain during the meal. Space is limited; please register by 4/6. 1 - 60 min. event - $13 41808 MRCC 4/24 Wed 11:30 am

Special Event: Pickleball Pals (Ages 50 Plus and 6 & Older)

Add another family tradition to the list: pickleball! This fast growing sport is fantastic for folks of all ages. Bring your grandkids or young ones, ages six and older, to this special event that includes a lesson from a pickleball local and time for lots of real game play. Please register at least one week in advance. 1 - 2 hr. event - $9/individual or $16 for child & grandparent/parent 41744 NCF 3/16 Fri 10 am

Travel: Travel Show

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 2/6 Tue 1 pm

SPORTS

Golf: Tomahawk Hills Senior Golf League

Join our Tomahawk Hills Golf League. Golf every other Tuesday morning beginning in April. Membership requirements are: must be at least 55 years of age, must purchase a Senior Patron card to Tomahawk Hills Golf Course ($45), and pay your Tomahawk Senior dues ($60). Fees entitle you to many discounts and are used for prizes awarded at every tournament. To register or to request information on starting dates and times, please contact Rob Bennett at (913) 687-3700. For additional details regarding spring meeting please call (913) 631-8000.

Pickleball: Drop In Play

Matt Ross Community Center courts are available from 9 am to 1 pm. 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 1/1 and 1/15. 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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Stop watching and start playing. Once you’ve got the skills, play weekly at one of our drop-in locations. 1 - 60 min. lesson - $8 / $9 nonresidents (with practice time following) 41810 MRCC 1/18 Thu 9 am 41811 MRCC 2/20 Tue 9 am 41812 MRCC 3/15 Thu 9 am 41813 MRCC 4/17 Tue 9 am Take your Pickleball game to the next level with specific instruction geared towards tips and tricks. Get help with that pesky low serve and the hard to reach dink shot. Learn serving, dink-shots, and strategy. Equipment available. 1 - 60 min. lesson - $8 / $9 nonresidents 41814 TRCC 1/8 Mon 11 am 41815 TRCC 3/19 Mon 11 am

Hockey is the coolest sport around! Cheer on the Kansas City Mavericks against the Fort Wayne Komets. Price includes transportation and ticket. 1 - 5 hr. event - $40 41755 Antioch Park 3/2 Fri 6 pm

Social Walk: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Experience the newly renovated galleries at the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Museum. Bring a friend or meet some along the way! Lunch at the Rozzelle Court. Lunch costs on your own. 1 - 5 hr. event - $12 41748 Antioch Park 1/17 Thu 10 am

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Show your competitive spirit at this tournament co-sponsored with Blue Valley Recreation. Enjoy eight pickleball courts at the Blue Valley Recreation Center at the Hilltop Campus. Awards will be presented for men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. T-shirts and lunch are available for an additional cost. All players must be 50 years of age by the registration deadline. Space is limited, for more information please call (913) 826-3054. Must be registered before 1/18. 1 - 9 hr. tournament - $25 41746 BVRC Hilltop 1/26 Fri 9 am

Social Outing: Mavericks Game

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Pickleball: Winter Rally Pickleball Tournament

A town at the heart of our nation and our history, Fort Scott is our next destination in this popular series. Visit the Fort Scott National Historic Site or shop in the beautiful and historic downtown. Lunch at the Nu Grill. Lunch costs on your own. 1 - 7 hr. event - $27 41747 Antioch Park 3/1 Thu 9 am

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Pickleball: Pickleball Skills Class

Social Outing: Discover Downtown Fort Scott, Kan.

FUN FOR ALL

Pickleball: Pickleball Lessons

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TRAVEL Social Outings

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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.

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Don’t Miss Our Walks & Hikes See Pages 50 & 51 Program Sponsor

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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.

Spend the day behind the scenes of your local news and television stations. Experience the taping of a show at KCPT along with a guided tour. Following lunch enjoy a behind the scenes tour of 41 Action News KSHB-TV to see what goes into bringing the news to you! End the day with a sweet treat at Andres Confierie Suisse. Tour numbers are limited so be sure to sign up early. 1 - 5½ hr. event - $73 (includes lunch) 41830 Antioch Park 1/19 Fri 9:30 am

Day Trip: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, Jan. 12 Day Trip: 18th & Vine Jazz District, Feb. 22 An exciting day awaits as we look at transportation in Kansas City. Spend the morning touring the General Motors assembly plant. Eat lunch in the freight district at Lidia’s Restaurant followed by a stop at Union Station to see the model trains. Inspect the tiny N-scale model trains up to the big G-scale trains in the impressive 8,000 square feet exhibit. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the TWA museum. Stairs and walking are involved in this trip. Tour numbers are limited so be sure to sign up early. 1 - 6½ hr. event - $76 (includes lunch) 41829 Antioch Park 1/12 Fri 8:30 am

Step on board for an exciting day learning about Kansas City history. Spend time with a marvelous step on guide who will show us landmarks and sights explaining how they are all connected. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Majestic Restaurant downtown Kansas City. Tour the American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. 1 -7 hr. event - $79 (includes lunch) 41831 Antioch Park 2/22 Thu 9 am

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Day Trip: Behind your Local News, Jan. 19

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Day Trip: Lions & Tigers & Bears Oh My!, April 27

Enjoy overnight trips with 50 Plus Travel. Travel by motorcoach to tour attractions in Kansas, Missouri, and other nearby states. Depart from Antioch Park, 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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For more information about 50 Plus travel opportunities, full itinerary brochures and pricing of the trips listed below call (913) 826-3030 or visit jcprd. com/activities/travel.cfm. All prices include airfare.

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

Embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and wildlife. 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. $6,374 per person (double occupancy) $8,174 per person (single occupancy) Registration deadline: Dec.11, 2017

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50 PLUS

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Enjoy the benefits of traveling worldwide with 50 Plus. Meet fellow travelers, discuss details, and get your questions 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 airfare and ground transportation, four to five-star 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.

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Think Our Programs Are Nifty But Not Yet 50?

Extended Trips

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Regional Travel

Enjoy a trip around the world close to home. Join us as we explore different cultural adventures in Omaha, Nebraska. First stop the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium to see African Grasslands, the rainforest, and desert. That evening we’re off to Germany as we enjoy authentic German food, dancing, and singing. Tour one of the nation’s premier aviation museums and space museums. Off to Greece to see a Byzantine style Greek Orthodox Church followed by an authentic Greek dinner, and partake in a traditional Greek wedding dance. The last destination will be the Lithuanian Bakery and Cafe as we taste fresh tortes and coffee and hear how one family escaped Germany in WWII. TBA per person (double occupancy) TBA per person (single occupancy) $50 deposit due upon registration. Book by January 5, 2018

YOUTH

Experience the closest thing the Kansas plains have to a safari. Embark on an adventurous tour of the Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary where we will learn about the large exotic cats that live there. After lunch travel to Chanute, Kan., and see the Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum. Relive the couples’ travels through Africa, the South Pacific Islands, and more. 1 - 8½ hr. event - $78 (includes lunch) 41833 Antioch Park 4/27 Fri 9:30 am

Regional Trip: World Adventures in Omaha, March 26-28, 2018, 3 Days, 4 Meals

PRESCHOOL

Travel down the road to Kearney, Mo. to learn about the local outlaw Jesse James. Walk through his home and farm to see where he lived and learn what happened to the property in the later years. Heading out to Marceline, Mo., the beloved home town of Walt Disney, we will enjoy lunch before touring the Walt Disney Hometown Museum located in the restored Santa Fe Railroad Depot. We will also catch a glimpse of the famous “Dreaming Tree” before returning home. 1 - 10 hr. event - $78 (includes lunch) 41832 Antioch Park 4/6 Fri 8:15 am

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Extended Travel: Maritimes Coastal Wonders, July 23 - Aug. 2, 2018, 11 Days

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.” Also featured is Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, and Hopewell Rock in New Brunswick. $3,974 per person (double occupancy) $4,724 per person (single occupancy) Registration deadline: Jan. 23, 2018

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YOUTH

Visit jcprd50plus.com for Additional Details on Extended Travel Itineraries Extended Travel: Exploring Greece and Its Islands, Sept. 16-30, 2018, 15 Days

Tour starts in the capital city of Athens, Greece. Enjoy panoramic tours of monuments such as the Temple of Zeus, the Royal palace, and the Olympic Stadium. In Meteora, visit two remote monasteries perched atop limestone rock extending nearly 900 feet into the air. Take in the historic city of Olympia, and its ancient landmarks. Sail across the Aegean Sea to visit Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Then sail to Santorini, a landscape of vineyards, chapels, and volcanic cliffs and much, much more. $5,074 per person (double occupancy) $6,074 per person (single occupancy) Registration deadline: March 17, 2018

Extended Travel: From the Outback to the Glaciers, Nov. 4-24, 2018, 21 Days

Cross the International Dateline for an adventure discovering the treasures of Australia and New Zealand. In Cairns, experience the home of thousands of sea life species at the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Travel to cosmopolitan Melbourne enjoying Port Phillip Bay and Fitzroy Gardens. Take in the Outback in Alice Springs with Aboriginal tours and even a bush dinner! Tour the Sydney Opera House. Next travel to New Zealand and explore its breathtaking glacier landscapes. From Christchurch to the Franz Josef Glacier, see the snowcapped peaks and rugged mountains as you cross the Southern Alps. In Queenstown, travel through the Homer Tunnel and cruise the beautiful Milford Sound. $9,059 per person (double occupancy) $11,109 per person (single occupancy) Registration deadline: May 7, 2018

Extended Travel: Christmas in London, Dec. 12-18, 2018, 7 Days

Welcome to London in Christmastime! Take a panoramic tour with a local guide to see Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. Visit Windsor Castle and explore London’s Christmas markets offering unique handmade crafts and artisan goods. Travel across the lovely English countryside to Oxford. Enjoy a private tour of Blenheim Palace adorned for the season. See a performance at the London Theatre. $2,774 per person (double occupancy) $3,274 per person (single occupancy) Registration deadline: June 13, 2018

Extended Travel: Alpine Explorer & the Glacier Express Train with Overammergau Play, May 12-23, 2020, 12 Days Extended Travel: Canyon Country featuring Passion Breathtaking Alpine vistas await as you travel through ItaArizona & Utah, Oct. 16-23, 2018, 8 Days ly, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. While in Italy enjoy Explore the famous canyons of the American West on this tour featuring three national parks. Explore the spectacular and vast Grand Canyon and then the same breathtaking views while traveling along East Rim Drive. Experience the sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park and the amazing spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Delve into the region’s Native American heritage, starting in Scottsdale plus a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell. Also included is a two night stay in fabulous Las Vegas while soaking in all the glitz and glamour of the strip. $3,074 per person (double occupancy) $3,824 per person (single occupancy) Registration deadline: April 6, 2018

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a dinner cruise on Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands. Board the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express and enjoy the natural beauty of the heart of the Swiss Alps. Spend time with local tour guides as you explore Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich. Witness a performance of the epic Passion Play, original dating back to 1634. End the tour with a stop at Neuschwansten Castle, Germany’s most famous castle. $7,074 per person (double occupancy) $8,774 per person (single occupancy) Registration deadline: June 13, 2018

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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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JCPRD PARKS & FACILITIES

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 Facility available  Permit Required

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

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

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 4

17 Ernie Miller Park* 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe • Nature Center (913) 764-7759

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

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 15

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

20 White Fox Manor 17065 Lackman Rd., Olathe • Offices (913) 592-3650 21 Camp Branch Glade* 175th & Mission Road, Aubry Twp 22 Lanesfield Historic Site 18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton (913) 826-2787

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

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

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

Johnson County Residents 16-64/nonresidents 16 & older..... $10 / $20 One Day 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

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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 One Day Permit................................................................................. $10

Combination Fishing & Boating Permits

Annual - (Ages 16-64) - residents/nonresidents...................... $30 / $50 One Day 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 One Day Permit - residents/nonresidents (13 & older)................ $5 / $7

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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...................................... $25 per day Nonresidents.......................................................... $35 per day Refundable security deposit for key (residents & nonresidents).......... $20

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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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

RPCC FITNESS ROOM 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, (913) 826-3160 We offer a variety of strength and cardio equipment and a variety of single and family membership options. For details, visit www.jcprd.com.

Help Us Make a Greener Johnson County! Recycling bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans are located at all park shelters in JCPRD parks. Please place all waste materials in the correct recycling bin or trash receptacle or take it with you. In addition, Paper Retriever bins from Abitibi are available to collect mixed paper at Antioch and Shawnee Mission parks. The bins accept newspapers, magazines, catalogs and all types of loose paper with the exceptions of brightly-colored paper and cardboard.

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

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: • 22 lighted softball fields • 10 stalls of batting cages • 2 full size baseball fields with grass infields • Pro Shop and Clubhouse • 2 multi-purpose fields (soccer, football, and rugby) • Dinger’s restaurant and convenient concessions • Okun Fieldhouse (a 50,000 sq. ft. multipurpose facility that can be used for basketball, volleyball, futsal, and other activities).

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, JCAHC 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 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 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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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 $30 SERVICE CHARGE!

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

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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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68's Inside Sports The Fields 9111 Flint, Overland Park 68's Inside Sports The Courts 11301 W. 88th Street, Overland Park

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

(AP) Antioch Park 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam Asbury Methodist 5400 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village (TAC) The Athletic Club 10440 Marty Street, Overland Park Bass Pro Shop - Independence 18001 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, Mo. Blue Valley North High School 12200 Lamar Ave., Overland Park Blue Valley Rec Activity Center 6545 W. 151st Street, Stanley (BVRC) Blue Valley Rec - Hilltop 7720 W. 143rd St., Overland Park California Trail Middle School 13775 W. 133rd Street, Olathe Cedar Lake Village 15325 S. Lone Elm Road, Olathe Champion Martial Arts Center 10390 Mastin St., Overland Park Element Fitness 7880 Quivira Road, Lenexa (EM Park/EMNC/EM Nature Center) Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center 909 North K-7 Highway, Olathe 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 St., Overland Park

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(HP) Heritage Park & (HPGC) Golf Course 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe IBT Inc. Parking Lot 9400 W. 55th Street, Merriam Irene B. French Community Center 5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam (JCAHC) Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park JCPRD Admin. Building - same as SMP Kansas City Ice Center 19900 Johnson Drive, Shawnee (KCFC) KC Fencing Center 9900 Antioch, OP (at BIAV) Kill Creek Park 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe Lanesfield Historic Site 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton (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 Midwest Martial Arts Academy 7721 W. 151st Street, Overland Park Midwest Nutrition 11836 Quivira Road, Overland Park

Panzon’s Mexican Restaurant 8710 Lackman Road, Lenexa Prairie Life Fitness Center - Olathe 13655 S. Alden, Olathe (RPAC/RPCC) Roeland Park Aquatic Center, Community Center & Sports Dome 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park Shawnee Mission Horizons High School 5900 Lamar Avenue, Mission Shawnee Mission Northwest High School 12701 W. 67th Street, Shawnee Shawnee Mission West High School 8800 W. 85th Street, Overland Park (SMP) Shawnee Mission Park & Lake 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee & Lenexa Spring Hill Civic Center 401 N. Madison, Spring Hill Sunset Building 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe The Theatre in the Park 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee (Stoll Park) Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park TimberRidge Adventure Center 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe Tomahawk Hills Golf Course 17501 Midland Drive., Shawnee

Mildale Farm 35250 W. 199th Street, Edgerton

(TRCC) Tomahawk Ridge Community Center 11902 Lowell, Overland Park

(MCAC) Mill Creek Activity Center 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee

Yoga Fix Studio 6124 Johnson Drive, Mission

(NCF) New Century Fieldhouse 551 New Century Pkwy, near Gardner Okun Fieldhouse - same as MAWSC (OPRC) Overland Park Racquet Club 6800 W. 91st Street, Overland Park

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Call or Sign Up to Receive Cancellation Information During Inclement Weather, Page 4

To Register, or for more information on JCPRD programs, please call (913) 831-3359 (913) 831-3359


JCPRD named best park & recreation agency in the nation! For the second time in the agency’s 60 plus year history, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has been presented with the National Gold Medal Award, the top honor in the field of parks and recreation. “The Gold Medal is the pinnacle award in the park and recreation industry,” said JCPRD Executive Director Jill Geller. “It’s our World Series, our Super Bowl. We are appreciative every day for the support we receive from our community, and so we’re thrilled and honored to bring this ‘national championship’ to the residents of Johnson County. It’s a really big deal to win the Gold Medal Award. It means that, among our peers and judges who are familiar with the work of park and recreation agencies across the nation, JCPRD has been deemed as the best in the U.S. in the field of park and recreation management!” “This is a time for our community to celebrate knowing that their park and recreation resources are being managed, maintained, and developed by the best in the country,” added JCPRD Deputy Director Jeff Stewart. “The recipe for JCPRD’s success is simply a result of its people. The vision, trust, and support provided by the Board of Park & Recreation Commissioners and Board of County Commissioners has JCPRD focused on its purpose to enhance the quality of

life in Johnson County through its high-quality parks, services, and programs.” “The requirements for this award were tough, and extremely competitive, and I want the public to know that this award goes to all of us,” said Children’s Services Specialist Jennifer Anderson. “We have amazing consumers of our parks and programs - they are supportive, give us amazing feedback, and have high expectations. They are the reason we work so hard to provide high-quality parks, and programs that are diverse and creative and competitive. I think Johnson County as a whole makes a pretty great team!”

The National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management were announced on Sept. 26 during the National Recreation and Park Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. The awards are presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the NRPA. The award’s Class I, which is for agencies serving a population over 400,000, is the largest of the five population-based categories. JCPRD was previously a finalist in 1991, 1993, 1994, and 2016. The agency earlier won the Gold Medal Award in 1995.

Here is a small portion of our award-winning JCPRD staff!

Thank you for your ongoing support of our parks, programs, and events!

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Fishing, nature, and kids go together for Park Police Officer Vanessa Burkholder If you visit one of JCPRD’s early 2018 Trout Stockings in February or March, be sure to look for Park Police Officer Vanessa Burkholder. It’s very likely she’ll be the one wearing waders, standing in the lake, and holding a fish. “I love stocking the trout because I get to see the kids’ faces light up when they see a fish splash in the water, or they get to touch a ‘slimy’ fish for the first time,” Burkholder said. “I get to hear a lot of fishing stories from the kids, and it’s awesome to see them excited about nature. I would love to be the officer they remember having contact with, and later growing up to want to do the same job due to that contact.” After all, it was Burkholder’s contact with Kansas park rangers and the influence of her grandfather, a firefighter, who led her to this career choice. “My dream job, since I was a child, was to be a park ranger. I spent most of my childhood at Clinton or Hillsdale state parks fishing and camping with my grandparents,” Burkholder said. “I had a lot of contact with the park rangers at Clinton. I remember getting in trouble for not wearing my lifejacket around eight years old, and the park ranger sternly told my grandpa to have me put it on or he would get a ticket. It was at that point that I decided he had a really cool job, even if I did find him a bit scary. My grandpa was a fireman and was always helping people, and I believe it’s because of him that I wanted a job where I could also help those in need.” In pursuit of this goal, she graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in park

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management and conservation with an emphasis in law enforcement. During one of her classes, two JCPRD Park Police officers gave a presentation about Native Americans, and that put the agency on her radar. Burkholder started with JCPRD in 2006, working in the Registration Department before joining the Park Police in 2008. In addition to trout stockings, she also helps teach school fieldtrip programs offered at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, including Archeology Dig, Ecology Encounters, and Mysteries, Wonders, and Myths of Nature, as well as other programs throughout the year. “It’s important to me to talk to the kids and show them that there are positive interactions with law enforcement so that when they feel they are in danger, they will not hesitate to talk to an officer for help,” she said.

For information on the 2018 Trout Program and Spring Break Stocking, see page 6.

We have so much planned for 2018...you’re gonna love it!


Job Opportunities Seasonal Positions For Ages 16 & Up! Throughout the year we have many part-time opportunities in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Here’s a sampling of available positions: 50 Plus

Fine Arts (min. age 21)

Special Olympics

(913) 826-3164

(913) 826-3163

(913) 826-3027

l Art / Hobbies / Crafts Instr.

l Fine Arts Instructor (all age groups)

l Aquatics Instructor

l Technical Theatre Instructor

l Cards & Games Instructor

l Dance & Music Instructor

l Fitness & Dance Instructor

l Craft Instructor

Aquatics

(913) 432-1377

l Beach Lifeguards l Pool Lifeguards

l New Red Cross Swimming

Instructor

l Marina Workers

Children’s Services

(913) 826-3023

l Director (min. age 21)

l Lead Teacher (min. age 18) l Assistant (min. age 16) l Substitute (min. age 18) l Preschool (min. age 18 +

1 yr experience)

Mill Creek Activity Center

(913) 826-2950

Volunteers to coach various Special Olympic sports & assist with evening leisure activities

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Sports Complexes

(913) 826-2900

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l Youth & Adult Fitness Instructor

Sports Turf Maintenance

l Gymnastics Instructor

New Century Fieldhouse and Stoll Park

(913) 826-2850

(913) 782-7625

Athletic Turf Maintenance Soccer, Softball, Football

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Sports Officials

l Soccer Referee

(913) 826-2921

l Concession Worker

Park Police Safety Aide

(913) 826-3464

(min. age 21) l Antioch Park l Streamway Park

Complex Maintenance Concession Worker

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Baseball Officials Basketball Officials Flag Football Officials Volleyball Officials Softball Officials

Do you have what it takes to join a nationally awarded gold medal team? Go to jcprd.com for information or to apply online for our seasonal and regular employment opportunities. JCPRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Plan ahead...summer employment is perfect for school teachers and students!

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JCPRD summer camps offer kids golden experiences! Start planning your summer with the 2018 edition of the JCPRD Summer Camp Guide, available online after Jan. 22. Whether your golden summer involves sports or nature, arts or science, leadership or computers, our guide lists more than 50 camp choices for ages three through 18 to help you get the most out of your summer. Camps will take place throughout Johnson County between June and August and include full-day and shorter specialty camp options.

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Don’t forget our Spring Break offerings, see page 16.

Next Catalog Available after March 26

Visit jcprd.com to register, explore, and so much more!

2018 Jan - Apr -"My JCPRD" - Activities Catalog for Johnson County (KS) Park and Recreation District  
2018 Jan - Apr -"My JCPRD" - Activities Catalog for Johnson County (KS) Park and Recreation District  

The 2018 Jan - April Johnson County Parks & Recreation District (JCPRD) "My JCPRD" Activities Catalog. Our Mission - To enhance the quali...