Notes: For more information or to register online for the programs listed here, visit JCPRD.com/Register 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 Aug. 1 - 7:
Aug. 3 - Exercise: Chair Yoga (Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., Ages 50 Plus, 6 sessions, $47 per person, $52 nonresidents) - Take yoga off the mat and onto the chair, incorporating breathing with movement while retaining all the benefits of yoga easily from a chair. Experience standing balance poses using the chair for support as needed. Activity number 9605. Thursday session begins Aug. 5 - Activity number 9607.
Aug. 3 - Special Interest: We Were Beachside Once - Kansas Geology (Virtual Program, Ages 50 Plus, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., FREE) - Kansas is certainly not a state associated with beachside living, but in past geological times, what is now Kansas has not only been near an ocean, but under the ocean! In this presentation, University of Kansas Geology Professor Alison Olcott will take you through a tour of the geological history of the state, including how the rocks around us formed, and what the fossils in those rocks tell us about the animals that used to live where we do now. Activity number 9484.
Aug. 4 - Games: Virtual Scattergories (Virtual Program, Ages 50 Plus, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., FREE) - Think fast and write quicker in this fun and fast-paced game of alliterative words and categories! Activity number 9920.
Aug. 4 - Art: Plein Air (Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, Ages 50 Plus, 8 sessions, Wednesdays 9 to 11:30 a.m., $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 9812.
Aug. 4 - Yoga: Sunset Yoga (Meadowbrook Park, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, Wednesdays 6 to 6:50 p.m., Ages 14 & Older, 6 sessions, $47 per person, $52 nonresidents) - Enjoy the summer breeze while you regulate your metabolism, increase flexibility, and coordination by practicing low-intensity yoga on the park lawn. Lengthen your muscles while increasing both bone and muscle density. Yoga Participants of all levels are welcome. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mat and other equipment needed. Classes will meet at Shelter 3, located on the east side of the park by The Grove playground, weather permitting. Activity number 9729.
Aug. 5 - Special Interest: The Great Western Directors (Virtual program, Ages 50 Plus, 10 to 11 a.m., FREE) - Join Instructor Larry Brown for an engaging discussion examining the efforts of the great Western film directors of the 1950s as they labored to elevate the Western above the one-dimensional characters and scenarios of the 1930 films. You may be surprised at the level of sophistication they brought to the screen This is the last of four monthly programs through August in the series How Hollywood Conquered the West. Activity number 9776.
Aug. 6 - Discovery: Kids' Glow Party (Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, Ages 6-12, 7 to 9 p.m., $10 per person, $13 nonresidents) - Anything glows at this party! Enjoy glow in the dark games, arts and crafts, and face painting. Please register at least one week in advance. Activity number 9779.
Aug. 7 - Art: Ceramics (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 8 to 13, Saturdays 10 a.m. to Noon, 4 sessions, $100 per person, $110 nonresidents) - Clay provides an opportunity for problem-solving and creative thinking. Learn score and slip, how to use various clay tools, and apply glaze to a finished design. Students will be introduced to the Potter’s Wheel. Activity number 9662.