All Classes and Events

E.g., 12/10/2019
E.g., 12/10/2019

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help you learn the risks and meet your goals. Meet one-on-one with a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

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Registration required; register online or call 913.826.4600. Planning for the expense of a college education can be overwhelming and intimidating. CommunityAmerica Credit Union’s College and Career Consultant Jason Anderson will discuss the college admissions and financial aid landscape to help you lessen the worry. Sandwiches/sides served starting at 5:30 pm.

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Virginia Brackett, Professor Emeritus of English, retired in 2016 from Park University where she directed the Honors Academy and received varied teaching and service awards. She’s also a prolific writer and editor: She has published 14 books, including In the Company of Patriots, a nonfiction exploration of her relationship with her father, Captain Edmund C. Roberts, Jr., who was killed in Korea after serving in World War II. Brackett will sit in conversation with Angela Elam, the producer/host of UMKC’s public radio program, “New Letters on the Air.” This program will be recorded and post...

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Storytime Room

The whole family will enjoy this flexible storytime. Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them foster a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. Fun for the whole family.

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Register online or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens Jan. 20 at 9 am.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop/refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and sew a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Bonus: the machine is available for use after the class session, anytime the MakerSpace is open. BYOM: Bring Your Own Machine, if you’d like to learn how to use it. 

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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Join Tosca Lee in a small group discussion of her work. This relaxed setting permits in-depth conversation about her themes and style.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny, Firstborn), Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker. A notorious night-owl, Tosca loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing video...

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Join Tosca Lee for a pens-out, interactive session designed to delve into our personal motivation for writing. Gain practical advice to reach the finish line, how to harness our personal and writing strengths, the components of stories that readers can’t put down and the habits of a sane and long career.​

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny, Firstborn), Iscariot, The Legend of...

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