Looking for some fun activites during the holidays? You needn't look any further than programming offered by the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department and the Johnson County Library. Just within the next several days there are a wide variety of things for you and your family to enjoy, including:
Friday, Dec. 15
Star Wars Takeover from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Corinth Library, 8100 Mission Rd., Prarie Village for ages 5-12. Calling all Jedi, Star Wars is coming to the library. Join us as we hone our Jedi skills through games, crafts and Star Wars-themed treats. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters. The resistance needs you!
Saturday, Dec. 16
1 - 2 p.m. Behind the Scenes Tour at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. See the collection storage facility which features over 17,000 3D objects and over one million images. Tour is for all ages. The cost for one 60-minute program is $10 per person for adults, $8 for children one to 18, $9 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $4 for museum members. Members should call 913- 831-3359 to receive their discount. To register online at www.jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and complete a barcode search for 40509. Program cost includes admission to the museum and KidScape.
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Winter Solstice Celebration at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway. During this year's celebration, participants will hike luminary-lit trails in Ernie Miller Park along Little Cedar Creek to witness the natural display of winter's quiet time. Then warm up by the fire and enjoy hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows while listening to ancient stories about the longest night of the year. Visit live owls and discover animal mysteries of survival during the long winter. Since parts of this program will take place outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, www.jcprd.com, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “seasonal event.”
And don't forget about the Johnson County Museum's traditional A Very Fifties Christmas wehich runs through Jan. 6.
These are just a sample of all the fun that is available. Visit the Events tab at www.jocolibrary.org/ for library activities or www.jcprd.com for more events offered by Johnson County Park & Recreation.