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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Welcome to Ernie Miller Nature Center

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Gatherings such as weddings, graduations, corporate events, and birthdays are welcome. To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended.

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Bingo sessions for 50 Plus set for March 13 & 28

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

"Spring Break" and "Wizard of Oz®" are the themes of the two March Bingo programs being offered  by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

May through August issue of My JCPRD Activities catalog available after March 25

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The next issue of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s My JCPRD Activities catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on March 22 and in print form the week of March 25. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Mo...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Next Petite Picassos art programs for kids set for March 26

Baby Finger Painting

Pablo Picasso lends his name to a single-session art class for young children being offered at two locations in late March by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Petite Picassos is the name of this program, which is for ages three to six. Part...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Lunch and Learn session on March 27 is opportunity to learn more about local agriculture

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Discover the science of agriculture by learning about grains and produce operations in Kansas during the next Lunch & Learn program, which will be presented by the 50 Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in late March.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

School's Out Geocaching Event is March 29 in Antioch Park

Schools Out Geocache

Spend time outdoors with the family during a day in late March when school is out during a geocaching event being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in Antioch Park.

This event is called School’s Out Geocache, and is a mo...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Join the Side By Side Experience 50 Plus vocal performing group beginning March 29

Side by Side Singers

The Side By Side Experience, a 50 Plus vocal music and dance group presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, will be beginning a new 12-session program in late March, and all interested parties are invited to ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to participate in Passport to Adventure 2019 beginning March 30

Passport to Adventure Kick-Off

Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s annual event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of  more than 20 other sites in the metro area beginning March 30.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue at Ernie Miller Nature Center on April 3 and 17

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Bugs and Mother Nature are the themes of April Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department.

April Animal Tales presentations are: “Busy Bugs&rdquo...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

50 Plus Plans April 3 Wednesday Walk at Lawrence's Riverfront Park

50 Plus Hike

Walk on the crushed limestone and natural trails that follow the Kansas River through the city of Lawrence during the next  Wednesday Walk being planned this season by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Yoga Homeschool Nature Fitness class offered on April 4, 11, 18 & 25 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Homeschool Yoga

Yoga Homeschool Nature Fitness is the name of this program, which is for ages six and older with a parent. In this class led by a certified youth yoga instructor, participants will combine the positive effects of being outdoors as they explore, hike, and ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

JCPRD's Roeland Park ECDC and Natureplay Preschool to conduct annual open houses

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Open houses for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Early Childhood Development Center at the Roeland Park Community Center and the Natureplay preschool at the Mill Creek Activity Center will take place  on Thursday, April 4.&nb...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

JCPRD presents Homeschool Art program for ages 5 to 15 beginning April 4

Clay Creations

The next session of a Homeschool Art program for youth being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District are set to begin on April 4.

This program is for ages five to 15, and is designed to supplement homeschool curriculum. Participants wi...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Cake Decorating 101 for boys and girls set for April 6

Cake Decorating - Frosting

Boys and girls can discover how fun and easy it is to decorate a beautiful cake during a class being offered in early April by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Cake Decorating 101 is the name of this program for ages eight to 13.  ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Art Portfolio Prep class for adults beginning April 8 is part of B1V1 partnership

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Artists are invited to learn how to  get their digital portfolios up to snuff  during a new class being offered in early April by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This class is called Art Portfolio Prep B1V1 and is part of...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Interested in a local para-pickleball program? Let us know during April 9 event

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Gauging interest in starting a local para-pickleball program is the goal of an event being planned in early April by the 50 Plus Department of  the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

"If there are any para-athletes out there who are...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

“The Golden Egg Book” is subject of next museum Retro Storytime program on April 10

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Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered monthly from January through April at the Johnson County Museum.

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Bingo session for 50 Plus set for April 10

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

"Hippity Hoppin" is the theme of the next bingo program being offered  this season by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.              ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Free Veteran Memoir Writing Workshop set for April 10 at Johnson County Museum

Veteran Memoir Workshop

Giving veterans the tools and confidence they need to develop and write their own stories is the goal of a newly-added program being offered in early April by the Johnson County Museum.

This Veteran Memoir Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans come...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

New Breakfast with the Bunny event is April 13 at Roeland Park Community Center

Breakfast with the Bunny

All ages are invited to take part in a new Easter-themed special event being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on a Saturday in mid-April at the Roeland Park Community Center.

This event is called Breakfast with the Bunny. Particip...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Learn about how Johnson Countians spent their leisure time during next Homeschool History Adventures

Homeschool History Adventures

Amusement parks, barn raisings and fairs - oh my! Learn what early Johnson County residents enjoyed doing for fun  during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in mid-April.

During these programs, w...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event returns to the Theatre in the Park on April 13

Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids

A popular special event which lets kids get an up-close look at big rigs, tractors, and all types of equipment will return to the Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park in mid-April.

The event is called Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids and will take place...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Transportation is the focus of April 15 day trip for 50 Plus

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Travel to the beautiful Warm Springs Ranch, headquarters of the Budweiser Clydesdale breeding operation, during a mid-April day trip  being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Centuries of Transpo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Museum Launches After-School Care Program for 2018-2019

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It's New!  Be a part of the inaugural Museum Explorers Club -- an After-School Care program featuring cultural enrichment activities and outdoor play.  Enrollment starts on Monday, May 6 for the 2018-19 school year for children enrolled ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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The Johnson County Museum relies on the generosity of residents, past and present, to build our collections. We actively collect objects, photographs, and papers from all periods of the county's history. If you have materials you'd like us to consider, pl...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Cooking with Jeff: News Update 4

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Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye! We gotta burn the rain forest, dump toxic waste, pollute the air, and rip up the OZONE! 'Cause maybe if we screw up this planet enough, they won't want it anymore! Eventually, you do plan to have dinosaurs on y...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

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Forget the fat lady! You're obsessed with the fat lady! Drive us out of here! So you two dig up, dig up dinosaurs? I gave it a cold? I gave it a virus. A computer virus. So you two dig up, dig up dinosaurs? We gotta burn the rain forest, dump toxic waste,...

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