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  1. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Cards and Games (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Enrichment Classes (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Fine and Performing Arts (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Nature Walks (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay 50 Plus Travel (3)
  6. Calendar Overlay Arts & Heritage Center (3)
  7. Calendar Overlay Board Meetings (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center (3)
  9. Calendar Overlay Main Calendar (8)
  10. Calendar Overlay Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse (3)
  11. Calendar Overlay Museum (19)
  12. Calendar Overlay Roeland Park Community Center (2)
  13. Calendar Overlay Special Events - Open Options SMP Triathlon (4)

50 Plus Cards and Games

  1. Games: Ice Cream Sundae Bingo

    July 25, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    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 permitted to attend this 50 Plus Bingo-Ice Cream Sundae bingo (7/25/19) at Roeland Park Community Center. Cost of admission covers snacks and staff time to administer the Bingo Program. No additional charge for Bingo.

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50 Plus Enrichment Classes

  1. Special Interest: AARP Smart Driver Course

    July 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Matt Ross Community Center (MRCC)

    Keep driving skills sharp and lower insurance rates at the same time! Completing an AARP Smart Driver Course can mean a discount with some insurance companies. No tests given and no AARP membership card required. Reserve your spot at least one week in advance of each class. Space is limited! Pay with check at the door.

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50 Plus Fine and Performing Arts

  1. Art: Step-by-Step Canvas Painting for Beginners

    July 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    A fun class of step-by-step canvas painting techniques given for the true beginner. Why not try something new? Brushes and all other art supplies included, coffee beans brewed to enhance friendly conversation! Take home your work of art and feel proud of your new-found talent. To schedule a private session for a small group, call Lisa at (913) 826-3161.

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50 Plus Nature Walks

  1. Wednesday Walk: Watkins Woolen Mill State Park

    July 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Antioch Park

    Travel back to the 1870s with a stroll around the beautiful 100 acre lake with time to explore the museum and grounds. Make friends while exploring the great outdoors! We drive; you relax, listen to the wind and experience new destinations! Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after our walk and a few dollars in case we stop for ice cream. Depart from Antioch Park. Return times vary. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for walking. Please bring your own water bottle. Please register at least one week prior to departure. Activity level: Easy (Smooth, even trail with slight elevation increases).

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50 Plus Travel

  1. Day Trip: WWII & the Midwest

    July 18, 2019, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Antioch Park

    Explore Clarinda, Iowa and tour the Glenn Miller Birthplace Home & Museum. Learn all about his contributions to the War and his Army Air Force Band. Clarinda was one of two POW Camps during WWII, learn about the history and see original artifacts from the camp while visiting Nodaway Valley Historical Museum we’ll also hear about the development of 4-H, and see the freedom rock. Tour the Carnegie Art Museum. Enjoy lunch at the Ice House.

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  2. Day Trip: Wonders of Wildlife

    July 23, 2019, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Antioch Park

    Recently voted the best new attraction in America by USA Today, the Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Natural Museum and Aquarium is not to be missed. Explore all this 350,000-square-foot facility has to offer; including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, 35,000 live fish and birds from 8,700 different species. Reported as the “largest and most important natural history museum to open in American in more than century” Wonders of Wildlife is even bigger than the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.! Take a walk on the wild side and consider taking the opportunity to pet a kiddie-sized shark or stroke-a-stingray during your visit. Enjoy lunch at Hemingway's Café on site.

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  3. Social Outing: Talk of the Town

    July 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Antioch Park

    You talked, we listened! Social outing are a shorter version of a daytrip, set at a lower price. Discover a new city, a boutique, restaurant, or local event. All meals and/or snack costs are on your own, and transportation will be in district vehicles. Outings depart from Antioch Park. Pre-paid ticket costs and a $5 processing fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Within seven days of trip, cancellations are non-refundable. For more information or to register, please call (913) 826-3030. Check out what’s new in downtown Lee’s Summit. Optional group activities include trying to escape from The Exit Room and creating your own candle at Embers Candle Bar. Lunch and candle costs on your own, escape room included.

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Arts & Heritage Center

  1. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  2. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  3. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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Board Meetings

  1. Regular Board Meeting

    July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ JCPRD Administration Building

    This meeting is moved to this date from July 17, 2019. Meeting dates, times and location are subject to change. The website will be updated to stay current with these changes.

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Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center

  1. Amphitheater Programs - Predators on the Prowl (All Ages)

    July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Bring the family to the Amphitheater on Friday evenings this summer for entertainment and educational experiences. The Amphitheater is an outdoor facility with seating for approximately 150 people. During inclement weather or excessive heat, programs will be held in the Nature Center. For more information, call (913) 826-2800. Each program is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length and begins at 7 pm. Sorry, no credit card admission sales. PREDATORS ON THE PROWL - Discover predators large and small that call Kansas home. Are there mountain lions or bears here? Examine skulls, teeth, furs, and tracks.

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  2. Animal Tales Storytime - Explore the Wetlands (Ages 2 - 6 with Adult)

    July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Join a park naturalist for animal stories and surprises geared for preschool age children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Program held indoors.

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  3. Amphitheater Programs - Kansas Symbols (All Ages)

    July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Bring the family to the Amphitheater on Friday evenings this summer for entertainment and educational experiences. The Amphitheater is an outdoor facility with seating for approximately 150 people. During inclement weather or excessive heat, programs will be held in the Nature Center. For more information, call (913) 826-2800. Each program is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length and begins at 7 pm. Sorry, no credit card admission sales. KANSAS SYMBOLS - Celebrate our Kansas History! Learn about our natural state representatives, the salamander, box turtle, bison, and more! We will examine our official state symbols and visit with two live animals which represent our great state.

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Main Calendar

  1. “Matilda” Rated PG at Theatre in the Park

    July 19, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, takes a stand to change her own destiny. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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  2. “Matilda” Rated PG at Theatre in the Park

    July 20, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, takes a stand to change her own destiny. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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  3. “Matilda” Rated PG at Theatre in the Park

    July 21, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, takes a stand to change her own destiny. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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  4. “Matilda” Rated PG at Theatre in the Park

    July 24, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, takes a stand to change her own destiny. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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  5. “Matilda” Rated PG at Theatre in the Park

    July 25, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, takes a stand to change her own destiny. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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  6. S’more Family Geocaching

    July 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Shawnee Mission Park

    *Please note that the event date has changed from July 19 to July 26.
    Search for hidden caches using our GPS devices. Enjoy grilled hotdogs and s`mores. Arrive anytime between 5:30 pm and 7 pm. This fun event is $10 for individuals, $11 nonresidents; $30 for a family up to 4 people, $33 nonresidents; or $40 for a family up to 7 people, $44 nonresidents.

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  7. “Matilda” Rated PG at Theatre in the Park

    July 26, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, takes a stand to change her own destiny. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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  8. “Matilda” Rated PG at Theatre in the Park

    July 27, 2019, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Theatre in the Park

    An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, takes a stand to change her own destiny. Bring the family and a blanket or chair and enjoy live musical theater performances under the stars in beautiful Shawnee Mission Park! Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details. Tickets are $8 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket) The box office opens at 6:30 pm, gates open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. Buy tickets onsite or online.

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Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

  1. Bridge Workshops: Bridge Advice Your Mother Never Told You

    July 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

    Become an in-demand partner. Fun and easy classes help you master a new subject each week. Purchase each workshop individually or take them all! Handouts included.

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  2. Cooking: The Trouble with Veggies (Ages 18 & Older)

    July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

    Get the whole family on board with healthy eating - including the picky eaters! Learn kid friendly recipes and ways to get children involved in the kitchen.

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  3. Lunch & Learn - Caving in Kansas

    July 31, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

    Dive deep into the world of caving, with the Kansas Speleological Society. Hear from those protecting this fragile environment and see the equipment they use to safely explore.

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Museum

  1. Wizard of Oz Tea Party and Fashion Show (All Ages)

    July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Follow the yellow brick road to an Oz fashion show and tea. See historic Oz costumes from movie and stage productions and wear yours to join in the fun! Local collector Jane Albright will emcee this event and help bring Oz alive. Before or after the tea, visit the “Expanding Oz” exhibit featuring items from Jane’s collection. Museum admission and light buffet lunch included with ticket price.

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  2. Collecting Oz (Ages 21 & Older)

    July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Meet a local collector of all things Oz! Jane Albright inspired the temporary exhibit, “Expanding Oz.” In this lunchtime program, Jane shares her journey and passion collecting all things Oz. Admission to the Oz exhibit is included in the ticket price, for viewing before or after the program. Bring a lunch.

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  3. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  4. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  5. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  6. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  7. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  8. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  9. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  10. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  11. Writing Wizards Workshop (Ages 13-17)

    July 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Visit the World of Oz and author your own adventure! Create original stories based on the characters and story world of L. Frank Baum’s classic book.

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  12. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  13. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  14. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  15. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  16. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  17. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  18. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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  19. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    July 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Foyer for Special Events

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum free with your admission. Please meet your guide at the bottom of the stairs in the Museum.

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Roeland Park Community Center

  1. Cooking: Kids in the Kitchen

    July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    Ready to have some fun in the kitchen? K-State Extension instructs on food safety, basic cooking skills and nutrition. All supplies and materials included in the course price. July’s theme is Pasta Perfection. Please call (913) 826-3160 and inform Lisa Scharnak of any dietary restrictions at time of registration.

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  2. Cooking: Cake Decorating

    July 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)

    Discover how fun and easy it is to decorate great looking cakes for birthdays or any occasion. Topics include the basics of coloring icing, decorating techniques, and using appropriate tools. Take home your masterpiece and wow the family! All supplies included in the price.

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Special Events - Open Options SMP Triathlon

  1. Open Water Swim at Shawnee Mission Park

    July 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Shawnee Mission Park Beach

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  2. Open Water Swim at Shawnee Mission Park

    July 23, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Shawnee Mission Park Beach

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  3. Open Water Swim at Shawnee Mission Park

    July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Shawnee Mission Park Beach

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  4. Open Water Swim at Shawnee Mission Park

    July 30, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Shawnee Mission Park Beach

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