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Oct. 14, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
Nov. 5, 3 p.m.
Scrapbooking is a way to preserve personal and family history in the form of photographs, printed media and memorabilia.  Whether you are just getting started in scrapbooking or you’re already an expert, this is the group for you!  There will be plenty of room to spread out and work on your projects.  Share and receive creative ideas with others and make some friends.
Bring dinner, snacks and drinks with you- a microwave and refrigerator are available.  From beginners to advanced, all skill levels are welcome.
Scrapbooking event takes place from 6 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. to midnight, Nov. 5, and 6 p.m. to midnight, Dec.2.  Cost is $5.  Event is open to persons 18 years and older, at the Senior Citizens Building.  Registration deadline is the Thursday prior to crop.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie
Oct. 14, 15, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
Don’t miss this dramatic play for young audiences.  Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie is based on the true story of the great American author.  From “The Little House on the Prairie” to her fascinating rise as a literary star, this play brings insight to the beloved children’s books and celebrates a remarkable life!  Argon Ship Improv will open the show.  The production is directed by Sandy Miller and presented by Tall Grass Theatre Company.
Showtimes are 7 p.m., Oct. 14 and 15, and 2 p.m., Oct. 16.  There is a $8 at the door with a suggested donation of non-perishable items for the Multi-Service Center.  The performance takes place at Wheatridge Middle School.


Edgerton Seniors Pot Luck Luncheon
Join the Edgerton Senior citizens pot luck luncheon, the third Wednesday of every month, 12 p.m., at Edgerton City Hall.  Bring a covered dish.  For more information call (913) 893-6231.
Harvesters Food
First Monday’s, 9:30 a.m.
The public is invited to the Gardner Church of the Nazarene to pick up food provided by Harvesters. Anyone is eligible to receive goods.  For more information on the distribution, or to volunteer to help distribute items, please contact the church at (913) 856-8307.
American Legion Riders
Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Gardner. New members welcome. For more information, call Jim Moore (913)856-7432 or Mike Phillips at (913)980-3920. The riders are online at www.alrpost19.com and on Facebook.
American Legion
Leroy Hill Post No. 19 monthly meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall at 315 Meadwobrook Circle, Gardner.
Gardner Veterans of
Foreign Wars
Gardner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11234 meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. meetings are held at the Conestoga Estates Club House.  Any United States Veteran is eligible to join the post.  For further information contact Mike Hutton at (913) 856-8007.
Gardner Lions Club
The Gardner Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtowner Cafe. For more information visit: www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/gardnerks.
American Legion
Leroy Hill Unit No. 19 ladies auxiliary meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall at 315 Meadowbrook Circle, Gardner.
“Young Children Priority One.” Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and community at a time.  Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the Conestoga Estates Clubhouse.
Kansas Kustomz
Come join Kansas Kustomz model car club on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 175 N. Moonlight Rd.  For more information please contact Dave Powell      at (913) 856-6293 or dwpowell@embarqmail.com
Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers meetings are on Tuesday evenings for anyone who wishes to attend at the Spring Hill Civic Center.  Weigh in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meetings start at 6 p.m.  There is a weekly fee payable to Weight Watchers.
Gardner Grange
The Gardner Grange meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Grange Hall, located on the Johnson County Fairgrounds.  For more information call Linda Rothwell at (913) 856-7562.
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Taking Off Pounds Sensibly meetings are held every Monday evening at the Gardner Nazarene Church Educational Center.  Weigh-in from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with an informational meeting to follow.  For information call:  Susan Gulick (913) 764-5412 or Joey Neal (913) 893-6847.