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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Check out some of the programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of Sept. 19-25

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Notes: 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. 

The September through December season of JCPRD program information is now online!

Here's a sampling of programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of Sept. 19-25: 

Sept. 20 - Art: Exploring Art Workshops- Elements of Art  (Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, Ages 50 Plus, 9:30 a.m. to Noon, $15 per person, $17 nonresidents) - This is the first in a series of four one-day workshops, each with a different way of looking at or creating art.  Take one workshop or take them all! Color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value are all elements which will be explored in a related art exercise or project during this session. Activity number 14287. To see all upcoming sessions, visit and search for “exploring art.”

Sept. 21 - Special Interest: Medicare Basics (New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner, Ages 50 Plus, 10 to 11 a.m., FREE) - Get your Medicare questions answered and learn about plans and the enrollment process. Program presented by Denise Dias from Kansas State Extension. Preregistration required. Activity number 14395.

Sept. 22 - Nature Time Yoga (Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, 10:30 - 11 a.m., Ages 2-6 with Adult, $2 per person, including adults) - Music, movement, and imagination!!! Join the nature center staff for the first of five Nature Time Yoga sessions this season as we act out stories with animal and yoga moves. These parent and child experiences are held indoors and designed to encourage creativity, coordination, and enhance awareness of the natural world. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Activity number 14398.

Sept. 23 - Special Interest: Aging Mastery Program (Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, Ages 50 Plus, Thursdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 10 sessions, $55 per person, $61 nonresidents) - This ten-session program combines goal setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. Central to the AMP philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results and that people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. Each session is led by a trained facilitator who guides participants through activities and discussions. The National Council on Aging provides researched content presented by subject matter experts. Time for questions and answers in every session provides further opportunity for participants to gain new insights. Activity number 14548.

Sept. 23 - Excelsior Springs- Textile to Mercantile (departs from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Rd., Merriam, Ages 50 Plus,  8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., $74 per person) - Travel to Excelsior Springs, Mo. to learn how this woolen mill from the 1800s operated and processed wool, spun yarn, and wove cloth. Enjoy a walking tour of the Watkins family home, mill, and museum. After lunch, tour the Hall of Waters. Please note there will be substantial walking on gravel pathways for this tour. Activity number 14131.

Sept. 23 - Games: Bingo - Best Times (Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Ages 50 Plus, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., $5 per person, $6 nonresidents) - BINGO! Delight in food, prizes, fun and 12 games of bingo. Variety of prizes awarded including gift certificates. Please pre-register at least one week in advance. Payment is required at time of registration. For the enjoyment of all participants, children are not permitted to attend 50 Plus Bingos. Cost of admission covers snacks and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo. Activity number 14483.

Sept. 24 - Health: Laughter Yoga (Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., All Ages, 5 to 5:30 p.m., $15 per person, $16 nonresidents) - Don’t let the name fool you! This class is for anyone; no complicated yoga moves involved. The certified instructor will guide the class through a blended use of laughter and breath work to help increase oxygen, elevate mood, and reconnect with your fun, youthful side. A perfect way to end a stressful week and an activity the entire family can enjoy together.  Activity number 14613.

Sept. 24 - Mommy / Daddy and Me Dance class (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 6 months to 2 years with a parent, Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m., 8 sessions, $110 per child, $120 nonresidents) - Bond with your little one through the vehicle of music and creative movement. This is a low impact class geared for either parent. Cost covers both the child and the parent. Activity number 13343.

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