50 Plus Fine & Performing Arts

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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. Work at your own pace, individual instruction and peer assistance provided by instructor.  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.  Closed 11/24, 12/26, and 1/16.
5 Punch Art Card - $56 / $62 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $108 / $119 nonresidents          

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center       Mondays      9:30 am 

Matt Ross Community Center                     Thursdays    1:30 pm

For 2023:
5 Punch Art Card - $57 / $63 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $109 / $120 nonresidents

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center    1/9 - 4/24   Mondays      9:30 am 

Matt Ross Community Center           1/5 - 4/27          Thursdays    1:30 pm


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: September 26, October 31, November 28, December 19 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
1 - 2 hr. session monthly - FREE

Nov. - Dec. dates: Roeland Park City Hall   

4 - 2 hr. sessions- $25 annual fee, pay at the door

24382             Roeland Park City Hall        1/30     Mon                            1 pm


Art: Watercolor Painting
Techniques, styles and tips taught. Work at your own pace, individual instruction and peer assistance provided by instructor.   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 and to purchase a card.  Closed 9/5, 11/24, and 12/26.
5 Punch Art Card - $56 / $62 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $108 / $119 nonresidents

Matt Ross Community Center                      Tuesdays     1:30 pm

For 2023:
5 Punch Art Card - $57 / $63 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $109 / $120 nonresidents

Matt Ross Community Center           1/3 - 4/25          Tuesdays    1:30 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.  If you are interested in watching online, contact Lisa for the link at [email protected]
1 - 1 hr. event - FREE

23073          Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center            12/12    Mon    7 pm

24384          Johnson County Arts Heritage Center                    3/14     Tue      7 pm

24385          James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri - Kansas City                    5/1       Mon         7 pm


Dance: Tap Dance 
Learn basic tap fundamentals such as the Waltz, Clog, and Rhythm Time Steps in Beginner Tap. Stomp, shuffle, and stamp your way to the next level with Intermediate.  Test out of Intermediate for Advanced. Hard-soled or tap dance shoes required. No previous tap dance necessary for Beginner.  
MATT ROSS COMMUNITY CENTER
6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

24302             Beginning               1/9       Mon     1:15 pm

24304             Intermediate          1/9       Mon      2 pm

24306             Advanced                1/9       Mon      3 pm              

24308             Adv. Beginning       1/10     Tue      1:15 pm  

24303             Beginning                 3/6       Mon    1:15 pm

24305              Intermediate           3/6      Mon     2 pm

24307              Advanced                 3/6      Mon      3 pm

24310              Adv. Beginning        3/7      Tue      1:15 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.  
1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door - Ongoing event

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          Fridays          1 pm  


Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band 
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. Call 913-826-3160 for details. 
15 - 2 hr. sessions - $95 / $105 nonresidents 

24383             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                       Tue           6 pm


Performing Group Music: New Horizons JAZZ Band
New Horizons Band is offering a Jazz Band break-out group. Participants are welcome to be in both bands. Any instrument may join. Dig out your old instrument or rent a new one and join our group of fin-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. Call (913) 826-3160 for details.
10 - 2 hr. sessions - $60 / $66 nonresidents

23830           Roeland Park Community Center             10/12    Wed   6 pm - last session is Mon. 12/12 6 pm Moves to Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse starting 11/1 


Performing Group Vocal: The Side By Side Experience
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 913-826-2975. 
12 - 2 hr. sessions - $14 / $15 nonresidents

24824                       Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                  1/6       Fri     12:30 pm

24825                       Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                   3/31     Fri    12:30 pm

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