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4-H Youth Development
Phone: 913-715-7000

4-H is a community of young people across the United States who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H helps young... more

Authors and Literary Events
Phone: 913-826-4600

Local authors and poets discuss their inspirations and creative works at programs such as Second Sundays, Meet the Author, the Thomas Zvi... more

Book Clubs
Phone: 913-826-4600

Find the right book for your group with these recommendations from our well-read librarians. more

Book Discussion Groups
Phone: 913-826-4600

The Johnson County Library offers a wide variety of book discussions featuring genres like mystery, fantasy and nonfiction as well as award... more

Phone: 913-492-4791

Shop used bookstores to benefit Friends of the Johnson County Library at the Antioch and Blue Valley locations. more

Learn from top local business experts for free at the Library's classes and events. Frequent topics include basic investments, estate... more

Crops and Livestock
Phone: 913-715-7000

Agriculture continues to play an important role in the economic base of Johnson County. Most people would be surprised to know that about... more

Golf Course: Heritage Park
Phone: 913-829-4653

Heritage Park Golf Course is a par-71 championship course that plays to 6,876 yards from the tips. The course is located at 16445 South... more

Golf Course: Tomahawk Hills
Phone: 913-631-8000

Tomahawk Hills Golf Course was built in 1910 and stretches 6,003 yards with beautiful tree lined fairways and magnificent 9th and 18th hole... more

Guided tours are available, for a small fee, to the JoCo Museum and Lanesfield Historic sites. Museum staff will take groups of adults and/... more

Johnson County Library Teens
Phone: 913-826-4600

Just for teens at Johnson County Library. more

Johnson County Museum Tours
Phone: 913-715-2552

If you enjoy history and interacting with the public, consider volunteering with the Johnson County Museum! Volunteers give tours of the... more


Veterans Day

This year, Johnson County will honor Veterans Day with a parade and program in Gardner. Below are the details of this event. You can also to read the full news release or view the event flyer,

November 11, 2014

Time and Location
A parade starts at ITW Labels, 147 West Cherokee at 10 a.m. and ends at Veterans Memorial Park at the southwest corner of South Center Street at Pawnee Lane, south of downtown Gardner, followed by a program at 11 a.m.

Brief Description of Event
A parade, helicopter flyover and a keynote speech by a Johnson County veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom will highlight the annual Johnson County Veterans Day Observance on Tuesday, November 11, in Gardner. The event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of Veterans Day. Parade participants are expected to include the Olathe South High School band, students and staff from the Kansas School for the Deaf, motorcycles, color guards, and veteran organizations. The program includes Presentation of Colors, music, keynote speaker Lt. Col. Carla F. Hale of Shawnee (commander of the Kansas National Guard’s 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Lone Elm Park), and special speaker U.S. Congressman Kevin Yoder.