Arts and Culture

Looking to enjoy some local art? See our Exhibitions.

City Center Live is held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

The Wires are an alternative exploration in string sound. Hailing from Kansas City. They compose and perform original music for violin and cello with wide-ranging styles, from tango to gypsy, jazz to rock, and infused with the precision of classical form.

Enjoy a free, live performance. City Center Live is a partnership between Johnson County Library and the Lenexa Arts Council.

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This popular meet-up includes a potluck dinner and group discussion about cookbooks, cooking and, of course, food. Each month features a specific nationality or type of cuisine, with discussion led by special guest speakers who are food professionals. You can share new or favorite dishes, test others’ creations, learn about new expert techniques and discuss food with other foodies.

January: Roasted with Maps Coffee
February: Shopping in bulk with Bulk It
March: New York-style foods with The Antler Room
April: Animal themed food puns with Three Dog Bakery

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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens Dec. 9 at 9 am.

Elizabeth Acevedo’s debut novel in verse, The Poet X, about a young poet finding her voice, won the National Book Award, Printz Award, Carnegie Medal and Pura Belpré Award. Join us for a conversation with the author facilitated by Megan Bannen, local author of The Bird and The Blade. The Poet X has...

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Local writers Brian Daldorph, Martha Gershun and Lori Stratton will share their winning stories from our creative writing contest. There will be time for discussion of the stories, the influences behind their work, and each will touch on their own approach to the craft of writing.

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Johnson County Genealogical Society helps you discover many research resources. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

January: How to Date Old Photographs, Midwest Genealogy Center
February: “Broke but not out of luck” – Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy, Jennifer Audsley-Moore, National Archives Kansas City
April: Heraldry and Genealogy: The Truth Behind Your “Family” Coat of Arms, Angela Fields

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