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  1. Christmas Tree Recycling

    December 26, 2018 - January 31, 2019

    Collection sites are: the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee; the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; the north side of the parking lot at the marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and new this year, Big Bull Creek Park, 20425 Sunflower Road, Edgerton. Trees will be collected during regular winter park hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park, which opens at 6 a.m. in the winter. No yard waste will be accepted - only Christmas trees. Wrappers should be removed from the discarded trees as well as any remaining decorations; particularly "icicles" and decorations made from mylar, shiny plastic, or aluminum. There is no charge for the disposal of trees and this program is open to anyone regardless of residency. For additional information, call Visitor Services at the JCPRD Administration Building in SMP at (913) 888-4713.

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  2. Escape Room - Rescue the Animals - Room A

    January 11, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Owen the Outlaw has captured our owl and ferret! Can you help find them? Your team must beat the clock by solving puzzles and using clues to unlock both rooms to help the animals make a great escape! Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Recommended for ages 5 and older. This exciting event is just $10 per person for Johnson County residents, $11 nonresidents. For more information call Park Naturalist Diana Bliss at (913) 826-2807.

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  3. Escape Room - Rescue the Animals - Room B

    January 11, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center

    Owen the Outlaw has captured our owl and ferret! Can you help find them? Your team must beat the clock by solving puzzles and using clues to unlock both rooms to help the animals make a great escape! Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Recommended for ages 5 and older. This exciting event is just $10 per person for Johnson County residents, $11 nonresidents. For more information call Park Naturalist Diana Bliss at (913) 826-2807.

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Museum

  1. Homeschool History Adventures (Ages 7-13)

    January 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    THE MYSTERY OF MUSEUMS Ever wonder what it’s like to work in a museum? Put on your white gloves and uncover what goes on behind the scenes! Learn about how we collect things, why, and what it takes to care for our over 17,000 artifacts! Do some curator work yourself by handling some of our historical objects and discovering what they are—then imagine building an exhibit that tells the story of YOU!

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  2. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    January 11, 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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  3. Museum Tour - Free with Admission

    January 11, 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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