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.
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


Art: Plein Air
Explore the beauty of the outdoors at Antioch Park and learn how to translate it to paper or canvas by painting outdoors. Learn color mixing, light representation, and more. Contact 913-826-2830 for full supply list. Additional dates may be added at the end due to inclement weather.
6 - 2.5 hr. sessions - $66 / $73 nonresidents

21585             Antioch Park          5/11       Wed          9 am

21586             Antioch Park          6/29       Wed          9 am

21587             Antioch Park           8/17       Wed          9 am


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.
5 Punch Art Card - $56 / $62 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $108 / $119 nonresidents

Matt Ross Community Center                      Tuesdays     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 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                              5/30          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.  Click here to visit the New Horizons web page.
1 - 1 hr. concert - FREE

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


Dance: Beginning Tap 
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.  
6 - 50 min. sessions - $47 / $52 nonresidents 

21592             Beginning         Matt Ross Community Center              7/11          Mon         1:15 pm 

21593             Intermediate     Matt Ross Community Center              7/11          Mon          2 pm

21594              Advanced          Matt Ross Community Center             7/11         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          1 pm  *No dance April 1, 2022


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.  Click here to visit the New Horizons web page.

4- 2 hr. sessions - $32 / $35 nonresidents 

21789             Roeland Park Community Center       5/31     Tue           6 pm


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

17013            Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse                 6/24     Fri         10 am

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