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Tap into your creativity and sing, paint, dance, and perform to your hearts desire! Below are all of our fall opportunities. Click on the highlighted barcode number to register. Check back often for updates as we gradually resume programs and events.

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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. Check out the first class for free! Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. For the supply list or to purchase a punch card call (913) 826-2830.
5 Punch Art Card - $55 / $61 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $107 / $118 nonresidents          

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          Mondays      9:30 am 

Matt Ross Community Center                     Thursdays    1:30 pm

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          Fridays         9:30 am (Postponed)


Art: Watercolor Painting
Techniques, styles and tips taught. Individual instruction and peer assistance provided. Check out the first class for free! Start anytime with a punch card. Punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. Please call (913) 826-2830 for supply list.
5 Punch Art Card - $56 / $62 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $108 / $119 nonresidents

Matt Ross Community Center                      Tuesdays     1:30 pm


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 - 2 ½ hr. sessions - $3 pay at the door

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          Tuesdays     9 am (Postponed)


Art: Senior Arts Council
Meet fellow artists and enthusiasts by becoming a member of the Senior Arts Council.  Meetings include presentations by a featured artist, workshops, or demonstrations. 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 through November. Please call Bryce Moore at (913) 642-1447 for more information.
4 - 2 hr. monthly meetings - $25 annual fee, pay at the door

Roeland Park Community Center                              1/31          Mon          1 pm


Concert: New Horizons Band Concert Series
Clear your calendars & don’t miss these performances by members of the New Horizons Band as they make beautiful music together.  This top-notch entertainment is free of charge. Interested in watching online? Contact Lisa for the live stream link (913) 826-3160.
1 - 1 hr. concert - FREE

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center                3/8          Tue          7 pm

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center                5/3          Tue          7 pm


Dance: Beginning Tap 
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.
6 - 50 min. sessions - $41 / $45 nonresidents 

18154             Matt Ross Community Center            1/24          Mon          1:15 pm


Dance: Intermediate Tap 
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) 826-2830 for more information.
6 - 50 min. sessions - $41 / $45 nonresidents 

18155             Matt Ross Community Center            1/24          Mon          2 pm


Dance: Advanced Tap 
Test out of Intermediate Tap and build upon the fundamentals.  Hard-soled or tap dance shoes required.  Tap dance experience necessary.  Please call (913) 826-2830 for more information.
6 - 50 min. sessions - $41 / $45 nonresidents 

18156             Matt Ross Community Center            1/24          Mon          3 pm


Dance: Social - Tea Dance
Dance the afternoon away with KC Swing!  Enjoy live music from the big band era at our weekly tea dance.  Individuals and couples welcome.  No dance April 1.
1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          Fridays          2 pm *Dance starts at 1:00 pm starting Fri. Jan. 7th!


Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band 
The band is back in-person for rehearsals! Dig out your old instrument 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.
15 - 2 hr. sessions - $95 / $105 nonresidents 

17129             Roeland Park Community Center      1/25          Tue          6 pm

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