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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Check out some of the programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of June 13

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For more information or to register online for the programs listed here, visit and complete a search for any of the activity numbers listed below. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. For all in-person programs, physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged. 

Here's a sampling of programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of June 13 - 19: 

June 13 - Water Front Family Fun Time (TimberRidge Adventure Center, 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe, Ages 6 & Older, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., $12 per person, $14 nonresidents) - Get outdoors with this monthly fishing and boating opportunity. Families will rotate through the activities at their own pace. Participants may come and go or stay for entire event. Preregistration required - no drop-ins. Participants ages 16 and older are required to have a Kansas fishing license. Licenses will not be sold on site. The JCPRD fishing permit is not required at the TimberRidge site. For more information call Outdoor Adventure Specialist Lysa Holladay Dvorak (913) 856-8849. Fee is non-refundable. In case of inclement weather, program may be cancelled. Activity number 9621.

June 14 - Geocaching: Flag Day Family Geocaching (R Park, 5535 Juniper Dr., Roeland Park, All Ages, 1 to 3 p.m., $5 per individual for Johnson County residents or $6 per person for nonresidents, family rate for up to four people is $16 for Johnson County residents or $18 for nonresidents, and up to seven people is $27 for Johnson County residents or $30 nonresidents) - This modern-day scavenger hunt is a great way to spend time with the family out in your local park. Each group is loaned a GPS device and given instructions on how to find the hidden caches. Each cache contains pieces of a patriotic craft. Find all components and then assemble the craft back at the shelter. Those registering as individuals will each receive a GPS unit to use; participants registering as a group of four or less will be loaned one GPS unit; registering as a group of seven or less be loaned two GPS units. Meet at the pavilion. Pre-registration required. Activity number 9885.

June 14-18 -  Soccer: Tiny Tykes (New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner, Ages 3 to 5, Monday through Friday, 5 sessions, 8 to 9 a.m., $100 per person) - A fun introduction to soccer influenced by the very popular year-round Tiny Tykes curriculum. Includes games, activities, and adventures to introduce and develop coordination, balance, running, stopping, turning, kicking, dribbling, throwing, and catching. No refunds after program has started. Activity number 10190. For questions, call (913) 826-2850.

June 15 - Special Interest: Gardening- Fairy Gardens (Virtual Program, Ages 50 Plus, 10 to 11 a.m. FREE) - Add a touch of magic to your garden or planters with a fairy garden. Join a Kansas State extension master gardener as they show you just how easy it is to create a miniature world of fun and whimsy. Stay after the presentation to learn about a community program aimed to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, gain job skills. Please pick up your fairy garden desktop vessel at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village  on June 14 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Registration closes June 9. Activity number 9231.

June 16 - Art: Plein Air (Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, Ages 50 Plus, 6 sessions, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $65 per person, $72 nonresidents) - 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 in case of inclement weather. Activity Number 9811.

June 17 - Special Interest: Powerful Tools for Caregivers (Virtual Program, Ages 50 Plus, 6 sessions, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays (except or the final session on Tuesday, July 20, FREE) - This six-week course is designed to help the family caregiver (no professional caregivers, please). Learn how to take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Pick up program book at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 16. Activity number 9242.

June 17 - Museum: Refugee Families in Greater KC (Virtual Program, All Ages, 6 to 7 p.m., FREE) - Dr. Sofia Khan, director of the KC for Refugees and a Johnson County resident, shares her personal experiences and talks about the U.S. refugee program. World Refugee Day is June 20. Activity number 9653.

June 19 - Seasonal Event: Summer Solstice Party ((Meadowbrook Park Grand Pavilion, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, 7 to 9 p.m., All Ages, FREE) - Celebrate the longest day of the year with family yoga on the Great Lawn. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy and stick around to watch the sunset. Dessert for purchase. Please RSVP. Activity number 9732.

June 19 - Technology: How to Use Zoom (Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., 10 to 11 a.m., Ages 50 Plus, $10 per person, $11 nonresidents) - Zoom is the new buzzword! Learn how to sign up and use the software platform Zoom. Bring your device and any associated account passwords. Activity number 9552.

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