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Mental Health Center to host community event on opioid misuse

Opioid crisis

News outlets, criminal justice agencies and health organizations across the county have characterized opioid misuse and addiction as an escalating public health crisis.

The Johnson County Mental Health Center will host a community conversation and panel discussion on opioid misuse 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 29, at the Ball Conference Center, 21350 W. 153rd St. in Olathe.

County stakeholders will participate in a discussion about opioid misuse as a concerning trend, local responses and developing strategies for future efforts.

Watch "Crazy for You" at The Theatre in the Park

Crazy for You written logo

Johnson County Park and Recreation continued its 48th season of The Theatre in the Park on Friday, June 16 with its production of Crazy for You.

Crazy for You follows the story of a well-to-do 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. This story with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin is a high-energy comedy that includes mistaken identity, plot twists and fabulous dance numbers.

Crazy for You plays at TTIP until Saturday, June 23. For tickets, go to The Theatre in the Park website.

Be prepared for the heat of summer

The summer solstice may not arrive until next week, however, summer is already here in Johnson County. Here are some informative items and tips for managing the increasing temperatures over the next few days and beyond.

Help us name new Meadowbrook Park structure by June 18

Meadowbrook Park

The public is invited to help the Johnson County Park & Recreation District name a new building currently under construction at the future Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village.

The new 10,000-square-foot center will serve as an activity center, but officials are looking for a more interesting and “personalized” moniker for the building, which is expected to host everything from weddings to business retreats to kids’ art classes.