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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Hear about a Fulbright Scholar's time in Egypt during Sept. 27 Lunch and Learn for 50 Plus

Two people on camels in Egypt

Hear the experience of a Fulbright Scholar’s time in Egypt spent teaching, exploring art and history, and traveling during the next Lunch & Learn program being presented by the 50 Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Lunch & Learn - Experience in Egypt is the name of this program. This program will be presented by JCPRD Park Planner Rick Findley, who before coming to the district fulfilled a US Core Fulbright grant by teaching part time at Ain Shams University Department of Urban Planning & Design in Cairo, Egypt, from Sept. 2011 to June 2012, just a few months after Egypt's "Arab Spring." Through his program, which will involve a slide presentation, Findley hopes to convey "an awareness of how significant living and working in a Middle Eastern country can be, regarding both the rewards and challenges."

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under enrichment & special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “special interest.” 

Lunch & Learn - Experience in Egypt will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village. The cost for one two-hour  program, including lunch, is $18 per person for  Johnson County residents or $20 per person for nonresidents. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 23262. 

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-2975 for space availability.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 


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