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Final days of October feature lots to do

The last weekend and final days in October offer a busy calendar of events at Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) facilities.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Mildale Farm Fall Fest starts at 9 a.m. 35250 W. 199th St., Edgerton, ending at 2 p.m.  The free public event features cider and hot cocoa, a large pumpkin patch, tractor-drawn hayrides and the opportunity to roast marshmallows and enjoy storytelling. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all seven ponds will also be offered to visitors who provide their own bait and tackle.

No alcohol is allowed, pets must be on-leash, and vehicles must remain on roadways. More information is available by calling 913-826-2957.

Just down the road about three miles from the farm fest, the Lanesfield School Fall Open House will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton. This free event features old-fashioned fun with hands-on activities as a student in a one-room schoolhouse. Call 913-715-2570 for more information.

Johnson County Museum’s Interactive 1850s Kansas Town Hall Meeting will be called to order from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Program is included with museum admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children.

From 9 to 11 a.m., a free Healthy Halloween Spooktacular is scheduled on Saturday for all ages at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive.

The upcoming week kicks off with the annual Live Well Age Well event offered by the JCPRD’s 50 Plus program from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Marriott Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Ave.

Activities include educational sessions and panel discussion on topics relevant to aging well in Johnson County, program demonstrations and informational booths by businesses and services, along with a variety of screenings, giveaways and opportunities for door prize drawings. Call 913-826-3030 for more information.




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