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This week honors court reporting and captioning professionals

NCRA court reporting and captioning week logo

This weekend kicks off National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, from Feb. 11-18.

The week is designed to encourage members of the court reporting and captioning professions to highlight their skills and service to their respective communities.

Court reporters work hard every day to help people access the U.S. legal system, whilecaptioners give access to conferences, calls, educational classes, and television broadcasts to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

It's Second Saturdays at the library

Second Saturdays library graphic

Feb. 11 is Second Saturday at Johnson County Library. This month is “Snap Into Saturday.”

At the Antioch, Central Resource, De Soto and Lackman libraries, you’re invited to join a STEAM activity — Hands On: Exploring with Snap Circuits, Hexbots and Stixplosion from 10 a.m. to noon. The activities are designed to tap into multiple disciplines including science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Sign up for 50-plus Valentine’s Day dinner and bingo

Valentine's Day

Avoid the crowded restaurants and celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening at the Roeland Park Community Center. Enjoy a dinner — catered especially for you — followed by 12 games of bingo. Join us 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive. Bingo winners will be awarded prizes ranging from gift bags to gift certificates. Singles and couples are welcome.

County's 2017 budget book is available online

2017 Budget Book

The 2017 budget book for Johnson County is completed and available online. The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopted the FY 2017 budget for Johnson County on August 11, 2016.

Can I recycle this?

Open pizza box

It's super bowl weekend, which means lots of parties, pizza-ordering and yes . . . trash. It can be tricky to remember what can and can't go in your recycling bin, so the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has put together a handy list of the top 10 most confusing items, published in the most recent issue of JoCo Magazine. Here are some tips that might come in handy this weekend: 

Spread cheer to homebound seniors in Johnson County

Valentine cards, stamps and ziplock bags

Participate in Johnson County Human Services' 2017 Valentine Stampede and spread joy to homebound seniors in Johnson County. The Human Services department is partnering with local schools, community groups, faith-based organizations and individuals with a goal of collecting more than 1,400 valentines.


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