February 12, 2016

Public invited to legislative meeting

The public is invited to attend a legislative gathering Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9-10 a.m. at Gardner Perkins restaurant, 2000 E Santa Fe, Gardner, according to Sen. Julia Lynn’s newsletter. “Please join your legislators for coffee and conversation,” the flyer says. Present will be Lynn, Rep. Bill Sutton, and Sen. Molly Baumgardner.

Winter break volleyball camp offered

Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Winter Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park andRecreation District. This four-day camp will take place over winter break, Dec. 28 – 31, at two JCPRD locations: Okun Fieldhouse in Continue Reading

Blue Man Group make Overland Park appearance

Blue Man Group will visit Overland Park for the first time from Friday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 24. Blue Man Group is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. The Blue Man Group theatrical tour showcases classic Blue Man favorites, along with brand new content. Now approaching their 25th year of creativity, this artistic group Continue Reading

Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve event on Dec. 31

Celebrate the New Year at noon during a special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Now in its second year, this event is called Noon Years Eve and is meant to show that you don’t have to stay up late or pack into a crowded Continue Reading

Basketball camp offered for grades K-3

Get in the game with Winter Break Basketball Camps being offered over winter break for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through three by the Johnson County Park AND Recreation District. Winter Basketball camp is being offered at the Okun Fieldhouse, located within the Mid-America West Sports Complex at 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee. During this Continue Reading

Programs at New Century over break

Four different Mad Science® programs for youth are being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the New Century Fieldhouse near Gardner over the winter break. The programs are called Mad Science® Winter Break Science Fun on Dec. 21-23  and Dec. 28-31 and Mad Science® School’s Out Science Fun on Jan. 4 Continue Reading

Visit historic Lanesfield

Learn what Christmas was like at Lanesfield Historic site on Fridays and Saturdays beginning Nov. 26 – Jan. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. Drop in and see the school decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas. Practice penmanship, and learn how Christmas was celebrated in 1904. Make an ornament to take home.There is no charge. The Continue Reading

Edgerton lighting ceremony

Edgerton’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the downtown greenspace. Santa will be there to listen and provide their holiday wish lists.

Utility Advisory Commission meeting

The Utility Advisory Commission will conduct the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2015, in Gardner City Hall. The agenda is posted at LINK for your convenience.

Christmas in the Park: A 25 Year Tradition in Gardner

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The 25th Annual “Christmas in the Park” holiday event kicks off with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Park.  Seasonal music will be performed by area school children.  The event will include a Christmastime message from Mayor Continue Reading