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team making small talk during coffee break
February 23, 2018

Coffee with Johnson County legislators

Johnson County Library’s popular Legislative Coffees series starts Saturday, Feb. 24. You can discover what’s percolating in the... more

February 16, 2018

Monday is Presidents Day

Monday, Feb. 19 is the national holiday known as Presidents Day. Originally, a day to honor the birthday of country’s first president, George Washington, it was later combined to also recognize the birthday of 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. ... more

notebook with page which reads Tax 2017
February 15, 2018

Free tax preparation is available

It's income tax time! Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is again partnering with El Centro and NextStepKC to host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive., Olathe.... more

Picture of 1940s teacher Corinthia Nutter and embroidered handkerchief
February 14, 2018

Hidden stories of the county's African American community

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the museum is hosting an interactive multi-media exhibit highlighting Johnson County’s African American neighborhoods, institutions and individuals. The exhibit is... more

February 12, 2018

Sign up for 50-plus Valentine's bingo

Join Johnson County Park & Recreation District 9:30 to noon Wednesday for 50-plus Valentine’s Day Breakfast and Bingo. The Valentine's-themed bingo event will be held at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive in Roeland Park.... more

February 9, 2018

Keep your Valentine's flowers fresh

The most popular day to give flowers is fast approaching — Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14.

If you’re planning to send or receive flowers, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension offers tips to care for Valentine’s flowers.

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February 8, 2018

February is National Heart month

National Heart Month exists to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease and steps people can take to prevent heart disease. Currently, about 2,300 Americans dies of heart disease each day, an average of one death for every 38 seconds.

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Summer camp guide
February 2, 2018

Summer camp guide now online; registration underway

Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 2018 Camp Guide is now available online, and hard copies are available in all Johnson County Libraries.

Registration for... more

January 31, 2018

Public invited to see designs of new courthouse Feb. 6 & 7

Early concepts for the new Johnson County courthouse will be shared with the public next week during two public engagement sessions where residents will have a chance to ask questions and provide feedback on the project.  The meetings are open to... more

composted food
January 29, 2018

Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment wins regional award

Our county’s department of Health and Environment won a 2017 Food Recovery Challenge Regional Award by the U.S., Environmental Protection Agency for its local food composting programs, including a partnership program with Shawnee Mission schools... more


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