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E.g., 12/16/2019
E.g., 12/16/2019

How do authors know so much about the setting, professions or situations in their books? They do research! Observe this process in action as author Tosca Lee asks all her questions about food in preparation for her next novel. Michael Milster, Director of Food and Beverage Management at Johnson County Community College, will share everything he knows about food, from vegan cuisine, to unusual bacon dishes, to the 10 ingredients no chef could do without. You’ll be able to see the results in Lee’s next novel!

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It’s always tea time when you grow it yourself! Learn about growing, preparing and blending your own herbs for tasty teas. Regina Compernolle, founder and director of Sacred Earth Arts, will demonstrate how to plant everything you need and will share some recipes to get you started. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea) to drink while you wait for your herbs to grow!

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It’s always tea time when you grow it yourself! Learn about growing, preparing and blending your own herbs for tasty teas. Regina Compernolle, founder and director of Sacred Earth Arts, will demonstrate how to plant everything you need and will share some recipes to get you started. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea) to drink while you wait for your herbs to grow!

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Connect to your past and drop in for a day of discovery to begin your family research journey. Tour the genealogy area, learn about Library and Society resources, pick up a resource kit with forms and information and get one-on-one help from Society members. Attend sessions on DNA Genealogy, Avoiding Mistakes in Building Your Family Tree, RootsMagic, Family Search and more. Visit genealogy themed group exhibits in between these wonderful sessions!

Beth Foulk, Keynote speaker • 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. • Carmack Room
“If Only I’d Known”: Mistakes to avoid when...

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

Experience live ballet dance in a public setting. KCB II performs throughout the region through public performances, lecture demonstrations, residencies and workshops.

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

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Get started researching your ancestors with this free series. Each class begins with a lecture, followed by time to use what you’ve learned to do your own online research. Topics include genealogy websites including Ancestry, Family Search, Find-a-Grave and more; search strategies that produce results; genealogy software programs and a trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO. Class size is limited based on computers; however, you can bring your own laptop. Register by sending an email to education@jcgsks.org with your name, phone...

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It’s always tea time when you grow it yourself! Learn about growing, preparing and blending your own herbs for tasty teas. Regina Compernolle, founder and director of Sacred Earth Arts, will demonstrate how to plant everything you need and will share some recipes to get you started. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea) to drink while you wait for your herbs to grow!

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Meet the organizers and artists involved with this special exhibition. Bridging the Margins highlights artwork from two Kansas City nonprofit organizations utilizing the power of creativity to support people with developmental disabilities and those affected by homelessness. Artists Helping the Homeless and Imagine That! KC both aim to integrate traditionally marginalized populations into mainstream society.

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Get started researching your ancestors with this free series. Each class begins with a lecture, followed by time to use what you’ve learned to do your own online research. Topics include genealogy websites including Ancestry, Family Search, Find-a-Grave and more; search strategies that produce results; genealogy software programs and a trip to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO. Class size is limited based on computers; however, you can bring your own laptop. Register by sending an email to education@jcgsks.org with your name, phone...

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