Upcoming Events

 
Brunch at the Public Market
Thursday, December 17th to Friday, December 31st, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out), each of our merchants will serve a different authentic dish for you to try. You can get brunch items from any of our vendors to stay or to go – feast on food from one merchant, or try an exciting variety of dishes from several stalls. No tickets are required.

Alcohol – including brunch classic mimosas – will be available from Topp’d Pizza + Salads, and Chewology Gyoza Bar will serve a seasonal cocktail.

Sip on coffee, teas and lattes from The Roasterie, and snack on a variety of pastries from Ibis Bakery.

What’s not to love on this brunch menu? Topp’d Pizza + Salads is serving breakfast pizza, breakfast calzones smothered in homemade gravy and brunch-staple buttermilk biscuits and gravy. Top your meal off with a mimosa, and refill it for just $1.

Chewology Chef Joshua Springer will switch up the flavorful brunch courses each weekend. For opening weekend, he’ll serve a scallion beef roll wrap: five-spice-braised beef shank wrapped in a flaky scallion pancake. Pair it with their season cocktail, The Headless Quenchman, made of Suntory Haku Vodka, Giffard Banane, jalapeno, passionfruit, honey and Dogfish Head Seaquench Ale. 

Sohalia’s Kitchen will serve a hearty traditional Pakistani brunch platter that includes two flaky parathas, butter chicken, chana masala, and halwa: a sweet dish originating from the Ottoman Empire made with semolina, cardamom, rosewater and coconut flakes. 

Red Kitchen’s Saturday brunch menu will spice things up with rotating authentic Mexican brunch items each week. Check their social media accounts weekly for updates. On Sunday, their brunch item will be beef birria tacos and consommé. The tacos are made of two corn tortillas bathed in birria stock and fried until crispy, then filled with beef and cheese. Dip your tacos in the cilantro-onion beef stock consommé, or sip the savory soup with a spoon. 

Kate Smith Soirée will offer a scrumptious assortment of pastries each week. Try anything from quiche to sweet and savory scones to a variety of sweet breads in flavors like banana, pumpkin, lemon blueberry and double chocolate zucchini. 

 
Food Truck Fridays
Friday, April 16th to Friday, September 24th, 11 a.m to 1 p.m. & 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Food Truck Fridays
 
Craving some good food truck fare? May we present: Food Truck Fridays! We'll feature a different food truck every Friday for lunch and/or dinner.
 
You can find trucks parked on Penrose Lane in front of the Market. Lunch trucks are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner trucks are open from 6 to 8 p.m. so you can stay and enjoy our live music series, Friday Night Sound Bites.
 
Saturday Lenexa Farmers Market
Saturday, May 15th to Saturday, October 30th, 8 a.m. to at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
Support local farmers and purchase your produce, meat, flowers and artisan-made goods from the Lenexa Farmers Market.
 
The Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays (and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 1–Aug. 31) at the Lenexa civic campus parking garage. Enter the garage from Winchester Street.
 

 
Downtown Shawnee Moonlight Market
Thursday, May 20th to Thursday, August 19th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall Parking Lot
 
Gather up your family and friends and head to downtown Shawnee for our NEW monthly Moonlight Market!
 
You'll be able to grab fresh fruits and veggies from our local farmers, check out unique crafts and handmade items, all while grooving to live music. And while you are down here, be sure to stop in some of our downtown restaurants, breweries and shops! 
 
You can make a night of it by swinging through the City Hall parking lot at 11110 Johnson Drive anytime from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Our first Moonlight Market kicks off on May 20! We can't wait to see you there!
 
Click below to check out our live music lineup and more details about Moonlight Market!
 
Shawnee Farmers Market - Every Saturday Through October
Saturday, May 22nd to Saturday, October 30th, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 11110 Johnson Drive
 
Shawnee Farmers Market
 
Location: 11110 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS  66203
 
 
2021 Schedule (Times may vary)
May to October Sat: 7:00 AM-4:30 PM;
 
This farmers market accepts:
 
Credit cards
 
Senior Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
 
Some of the many items for sale at this market:
 
• Baked goods
 
• Arts & crafts
 
• Flowers
 
• Herbs
 
• Vegetables
 
• Honey
 
• Maple
 
• Plants
 
• Fruits

 
Upcoming Programs for Lenexa Residents
Tuesday, May 25th to Saturday, July 31st
 
Recreation programs starting soon:
 
Don't miss these upcoming programs for kids and adults.
 
Living With Diabetes
May 25
 
Lakeview Village of Lenexa will educate us about how to manage diabetes, including what to eat and how to exercise. Call 913.477.7100 to register. (Ages 55+)
 
Young Explorers
June 10–24 | July 8–22
 
Learn about nature with songs, games, art, stories and hands-on activities. Each class will find out what’s in the “mystery bag.” (Ages 3.5–6) Register now
 
Pokémon Engineering With LEGO®
June 14–18
 
Explore engineering through the fun world of Pokémon with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor. (Ages 5–7) Register now
 
Pokémon Master Engineering With LEGO®
June 14–18
 
Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas while learning about STEM concepts. (Ages 7–11) Register now
 
Missoula Children's Theatre Camp
July 26–31
 
Theater training teaches kids to step out of their comfort zone, practice concentration and gain self-confidence. This year's play is "The Snow Queen" and ends with public performances July 30 and 31. (1st through 12th grade) Register now
 
Movie in the Park - Ghostbusters
Friday, May 28th to Friday, September 17th, Dusk at Freedom Fields Parking Lot
 
Select Fridays from May–September, 2021
 
Freedom Fields south parking lot, 83rd Street and Monticello Road, Lenexa, KS 66227
 
Free admission
 
Free parking
 
Restrooms available
 
Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring your family to enjoy an evening under the stars at one of our Movie in the Park events. 

Dogs are welcome. 
 

 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Pool Open
Saturday, May 29th to Monday, September 6th, 10 a.m to 9 p.m. at 21215 West 82nd Street
 
The Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley HOA pool is scheduled to open Saturday, May 29th. Pool hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. The pool is for the use of BRBV residents only. One pool gate fob is issued to each resident and is for the use of their family only. Pool fobs may not be loaned to others living either within or outside of the Homes' Association. 
 
If you have lost your key fob, a replacement fob is available for $25.00. When a new key fob is issued the old fob will be deactivated. Please contact First Residential Properties at amenities.csc@fsresidential.com including your community name, your full name and street address. 
 
Please review the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Pool Rules prior to using the facility.
 
 
Questions regarding the pool should be sent to Maddie Diekmann, Property Manager for Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley.
Tuesday Lenexa Farmers Market
Tuesday, June 1st to Tuesday, September 28th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
Replenish your kitchen with fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, baked goods, flowers, wine and more from the Lenexa Farmers Market. Stop by on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine — the Market is conveniently located under the awning of the Lenexa civic campus parking garage.
 
 
Lenexa Rec Programs Starting Soon
Wednesday, June 2nd to Wednesday, August 4th
 
NEW! Music & Movement
June 2–23 | June 30–July 21

Children will learn through play with simple rhythmic instruments, vocal exercises, and musical games. (Ages 2–3, 4–6) Register now
 
NEW! Crash, Boom, Bang
June 2–23 | June 30–July 21

Kids love to make noise! In this percussion class, students will learn to create organized noise in the form of rhythmic music. (Grades 2–4, 5–6) Register now
 
Youth Ultimate Frisbee Camp
June 7–10

During this camp, middle schoolers and teens will improve their disc skills, learn important strategies, challenge their cardio fitness and have fun. (Ages 11–18) Register now
 
Youth Ultimate Frisbee (league)
June 16–Aug. 4

Play this fast-action, non-contact field sport that combines elements of soccer, basketball and football. League play lasts seven weeks and ends with a tournament.(Ages 11–18) Register now
 
Stepping On: Reducing Falls for Older Adults
June 22

Falls can be a big fear for older adults and can change their lives in many ways. A Lakeview Village Eastside Terrace short-stay nurse will share tips to build confidence and reduce falls. (Ages 55+) Learn more
 
Gym For Me
Thursday, June 3rd to Thursday, September 2nd, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lenexa Rec Center
 
Toddlers can get wild and wacky in a new location this summer. From June 3 to Sept. 2, our Gym for Me drop-in activity moves to the artificial turf outside the Rec Center. Kids love to run and play on this cushy surface. Push toys, riding toys and balls will be available. During the summer, Gym for Me will take place on Thursdays only from 9–11 a.m. 
 
This drop-in activity is free for Rec Center members. Adult supervision is required. Gym for Me will be canceled if it rains.
 
The temporary changes are in place to accommodate Lenexa's licensed summer day camp. Tuesday sessions will resume in the fall when Gym for Me returns indoors.
 
Saturday Lenexa Farmers Market
Saturday, June 5th to Saturday, October 30th, 8 a.m. to Noon at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
Replenish your kitchen with fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, baked goods, flowers, wine and more from the Lenexa Farmers Market. Stop by on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine — the Market is conveniently located under the awning of the Lenexa civic campus parking garage.
 
Starting June 1, the Market will also be open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Shawnee Recreation Aqua Fitness Classes
Tuesday, June 8th to Friday, July 30th
 
Grab your goggles and head to The Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center for Aqua Bootcamp, Wild River Walk or Arthritis Aquatic Essentials. Classes begin this week! 
 
Call (913) 631-5200 to register!
 
Aqua Bootcamp: Are you are looking to burn calories & de-stress after a hard days work? This high intensity workout focuses on toning your body with interval strength and cardiovascular training in an aquatic setting. Bring your suit and be prepared to feel a different kind of burn under the summer sun.
 
Tuesdays | June 8-July 27 | 5:30pm | $56
 
Wild River Walk: This high intensity class is designed for individuals wanting to increase strength training and burn some calories in the water environment. Participants will work with equipment and walk against the lazy river with instruction. Individuals must feel comfortable with resistance training and have good balance. Instructor: Bennie Bolton
 
Beginners | Tues/Thurs | June 8-29 | 10:00am | $56
Deep Water | Tues/Thurs | June 8-29 | 10:00am | $56
 
Arthritis Aquatic Essentials: Take the weight off your tired joints! Through gentle, water based movements you will increase joint flexibility and range of motion.
 
Fridays | June 11-July 30 | 8:00am | $60
 
15 Ways to Stay Active This Summer
Thursday, June 17th to Friday, August 20th
 
School is out. Summer is here. We've got 15 ways (mostly free) to have fun and make new memories right here in Lenexa.
 
Shawnee Mission Trips & Tours
Wednesday, June 30th to Sunday, November 21st
 
Explore with Shawnee Parks & Recreation and Shawnee Mission Trips! All trips depart from and return to the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive. Call (913) 631-5200 to reserve your spot!
 
 
Prairie Band Casino
Thursday, July 15 | $22
Travel with us to Prairie Band Casino! Grab your lucky rabbit’s foot and enjoy 5 hours of gaming with $10 of Prairie Cash and a $10 food voucher! Don’t forget your government issued photo ID. 
 
Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.
Tuesday, August 10 | $75
We are not going to have to travel too far for this this groundbreaking exhibition. Union Station is hosting: Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. An exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust. This exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Following Union Station we will visit Jerusalem Café for lunch before returning home.
 
Starlight: Escape to Margaritaville
Tuesday, September 21 | $104
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. Prior to the show we will enjoy a buffet dinner at Starlight. 
 
Apples & Alpacas
Wednesday, October 6 | $65
FALL into fun with Shawnee Mission Trips as we venture to Manna Meadows and Cider Hill Family Orchard. We will tour Manna Meadows, meet and greet with the alpacas and learn more about these furry friends! We will stop at The Nest, located in the Falcon Lakes Golf Club, for lunch before touring the Cider Hill Family Orchard. We will enjoy a 1-hour educational tour of the orchard and learn more about the Shearer family and their history with the orchard. 
 
Golden Eagle Casino
Wednesday, November 3 | $22
Bring home some gold from Golden Eagle! We will travel to Golden Eagle Casino in Horton, KS for 5 hours of gaming. Early Eagles BINGO begins at 1:15pm with the regular session at 2:00pm. Slots, tables or BINGO, you have your choice of all three! Each player will receive $15 on their Eagle Rewards Card, just for joining us on the bus! Don’t forget your state issued ID. 
 
Holiday Lights Tour
Wednesday, December 8 | $20
All aboard the Shawnee Mission Christmas Train (well, bus, but you get the point)! We will cruise by Kansas City’s classic Holiday Light displays while soaking up the sounds of the season on our comfy motorcoach. We will drive through downtown, the plaza and by Crown Center to see the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. We will see the famous Longview Lake display and the simply magical Lees Summit Magic Tree. We will wrap up the evening with a terrific light show to music at Deanna Rose Farmstead. 
 
Lyceum Theater: A Christmas Carol
Friday, December 17 | $113
The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater brings to life the familiar story of a seemingly heartless miser given one last chance at redemption by four visiting ghosts. On Christmas Eve Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes an incredible transformation as he is guided through his past, present and the possibilities of his future. A Christmas Carol’s timeless and heartwarming message, dazzling scenery and costumes, and delightful holiday music will get you in the Christmas spirit.
 
Lenexa Rec Programs Starting Soon!
Wednesday, June 30th to Thursday, September 16th, Varies by Class
 
Don't miss these upcoming programs for kids and adults.
 
NEW! Music & Movement
June 30–July 21

Children will learn through play with simple rhythmic instruments, vocal exercises, and musical games. (Ages 2–3, 4–6) Register now
 
NEW! Crash, Boom, Bang
June 30–July 21

Kids love to make noise! In this percussion class, students will learn to create organized noise in the form of rhythmic music. (Grades 2–4, 5–6) Register now
 
NEW! Basic Auto Maintenance Tips for Teens
July 14
 
Send your young drivers out on the road with additional peace of mind. Teens will learn basic auto maintenance tips to help them be safer in their vehicles. (Ages 13–19) Register now
 
Missoula Children's Theatre Camp
July 26–31
 
Theater training teaches kids to step out of their comfort zone, practice concentration and gain self-confidence. This year's play is "The Snow Queen" and ends with public performances July 30 and 31. (Ages 1st through 12th grade) Register now
 
Travel Show
July 29
 
This event will highlight exciting senior trips and tours for the year. Attendees will receive discounts on some trips, door prizes and meet new friends. (Ages 55+) Register now
 
T-Ball
Aug. 12–Sept. 16
 
Introduce your child to this popular sport through a fun league. Each session starts with a practice followed by a game. Volunteer coaches get a 20% refund on registration. (Ages 4–5) Register now
 
Johnson County Theatre in the Park
Friday, July 2nd to Saturday, August 7th
 
Upcoming performances include:
 
Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” – July 2-3 (no performance on July 4) and July 7-10
 
“Halftime – Gotta Dance” – July 16-17 and July 21-24
 
Disney’s “Newsies” – July 30, 31 and Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-7
 
Get more information about Theatre in the Park.
 
Family Night at the Lenexa Public Market
Wednesday, July 7th to Wednesday, July 28th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Family Night returns!
 
5 to 8 p.m., every Wednesday night, starting July 7
 
Get a bite to eat and enjoy family favorites like sidewalk chalk, coloring pages and corn hole. We’ll have rotating weekly activities like yard games, decorating sweets with our merchants, Mario Kart tournaments, a balloon artist, special vendors and more!
 
Make it a pizza night with the family night special at Topp'd Pizza + Salads: Get a free 6" kid's pizza with the purchase of at least a small pizza.

Schedule:
July 7 - Yard games 
 
July 14 - Donut Decorating with Mr. D's Coffee (tickets required)
 
July 21 - Mario Kart Tournament with Blastline Esports (tickets required)
 
July 28 - Board games
 
Family night is sponsored by Mainstreet Credit Union.
City of Shawnee Hometown Hero Project
Friday, July 9th to Friday, July 23rd
 
Shawnee is proud to be home to veterans and to men and women currently serving in our military. We are excited to launch the Hometown Hero Project so our community can show support. You have the opportunity to honor a veteran or current service member by purchasing a banner for $100 that will be hung on a streetlight in the heart of downtown Shawnee. Here are the details.
 
The honoree must be a veteran or active service member who lives in Shawnee, works in Shawnee or is a former resident.
 
Fill out this online form and make your payment of $100 here. If you would rather purchase your banner over the phone or in person, you can call (913) 631-5200 or visit us at the Shawnee Civic Centre at 13817 Johnson Drive.
 
Streetlight banners will be displayed along Nieman Road from Shawnee Mission Parkway to 55th Street from September 2021 through November 2021.
 
Once the banners are taken down, they will be available at City Hall for 30 days for pickup. After that, the City will dispose of the remaining banners.
 
Please note that only 40 spots are available, so these will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Any additional applicants will be placed on a wait list.
 
The deadline to apply is July 23, 2021.
 
Questions? We have full details at cityofshawnee.org/hometownhero. Or give us a call at (913) 742-6200 or send us an email. Thank you for helping us honor our local veterans and service members!
 
 
 
Free Summer Music with the Lenexa Community Orchestra!
Saturday, July 17th to Saturday, August 14th, 7 p.m. at Community Covenant Church
 
Our popular Outdoor Concert Series returns in September, but we have more live music to entertain and inspire you this summer. The Lenexa Community Orchestra will perform several high-quality classical concerts under the direction of Conductor Richard Ryan. Concerts take place at 7 p.m. on July 17, 31 and Aug. 14 inside Community Covenant Church. Free admission.
 
This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.
Tumbling & Acrobatics
Thursday, July 22nd to Thursday, September 2nd, See Link at Lenexa Community Center
This action-packed class is perfect for kids who like being upside down. They will learn impressive tricks that will challenge their body in a fun and exciting way! (Ages 7–11)
 
Various Class Dates and Times Available Between July and September
 
Movie In the Park - Cool Runnings
Friday, July 23rd, 9 p.m. at Electric Park
 
Enjoy a fun, free family evening under the stars! Watch a fact-based tale about how Jamaica's bobsled team made it to the 1988 Olympics.
 
 
Kids Makers Market - Applications Closed!
Saturday, July 24th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Do you know a kid who sells handmade items? Encourage them to apply to be part of our Kid Makers Market on July 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a unique opportunity for young people to promote and sell their goods.
Limited spots are available. Applications will be reviewed and offers given out on a rolling basis until the event is full.
 
A few guidelines:
 
Makers must be a senior in high school or younger.
Makers must use skills and/or tools to produce their product
Food allowed only if prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen.
 
Support young entrepreneurs at our Kid Makers Market
Saturday, July 24th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall
 
Our budding entrepreneurs are hard at work shopping for supplies, making things, pricing them, creating displays and practicing their sales pitch!
 
Come see their sweet faces and shop their handmade products at our Kid Makers Market on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in City Hall. Trust us, you don't want to miss this.
 
Lenexa Rec Programs Starting Soon!
Monday, July 26th to Saturday, August 21st
                             
 
Missoula Children's Theatre Camp
July 26–31

Theater training teaches kids to step out of their comfort zone, practice concentration and gain self-confidence. This year's play is "The Snow Queen" and ends with public performances July 30 and 31. (Ages 1st through 12th grade) 
 
 
Paws in the Pool 
Aug. 5

Bring your furry four-legged friends for a plunge at Ad Astra Pool. It’s the one day a year when dogs can splash and swim at our pool paw-ty! 
 
 
Coach Pitch Baseball
Aug. 10–Sept. 28

This recreation league for boys and girls focuses on improving fundamental skills, teamwork and having fun. Volunteer coaches get 20% off registration fee. (Ages 6–8) 
 
 
Tiny Tot Triathlon
Aug. 21

Kids will have a blast biking, getting wet and sliding to the finish line at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park! Choose a beginner or intermediate courses. (Ages 3–9) 
 
 
 
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, July 26th, 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Virtual
 
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for June 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This may be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, July 26th, 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Virtual
 
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for July 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This will be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
French macarons class for beginners
Thursday, July 29th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Learn how to make these delectable cookies from the macaron master herself, Kate Smith of Butterfield's Bakery & Market and Kate Smith Soirée.
 
One ticket is for TWO people! Register by 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 26.
 
Paws in the Pool
Thursday, August 5th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ad Astra Pool
 
Bring your furry four-legged friends for a plunge. It's the one day a year when dogs can splash and swim at the pool paw-ty! $5.00 to $8.99 per dog for this swim
 
 
Sunflower Writers Workshop
Thursday, August 19th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Online
 
Amplify your creative strengths and establish confidence in your own voice. The first half is dedicated to active writing practice through prompts. Then, share or read what you're working on. Led by Poet Jen Harris. Sponsored by the Lenexa Arts Council in partnership with The Writing Workshop. Free to all
 
Click here for Zoom link
Tiny Tot Triathlon
Saturday, August 21st, 9:30 to 11 AM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Kids will love the challenge of biking, running and racing down an inflatable water slide on their way to the finish line. Beginner and intermediate courses are available for ages 3 - 9. Everyone gets a medal at the finish line. Fee is $5.00. Register by August 9th.
 
 
Achieve Shawnee
Wednesday, August 25th
 
The City is shaping its new Comprehensive Plan and we appreciate all the help and feedback you've been giving us along the way.
 
Go ahead and mark your calendars for the next Achieve Shawnee Open House on August 25 so you can continue to tell us what you think as we plan for future housing, land use, transportation, recreation and more. 
 
To recap, we launched an online survey in 2020, hosted a Public Open House Planning Workshop and open office hours in March and held four Area Plan Workshops in April. You can find the summary by clicking on the "Downloads" tab at achieveshawnee.com.
 
Keep an eye on our website and sign up for e-mail notifications as we get events scheduled by clicking this button!
Movie In the Park - Raya and the Last Dragon
Friday, August 27th, 9 p.m. at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Follow a warrior princess who must find a fabled last dragon in order to save her divided home world from a ravenous plague.
 
 
 
 
Fall Fishing Derby
Wednesday, September 1st to Thursday, September 30th
 
Reel 'em in all month long during this all-ages, on-your-own derby at Black Hoof, Cedar Station, Central Green, Craig Crossing, Hidden Woods or Sar-Ko-Par Trails parks. Participants submit catches via email. Prizes will be awarded in two age brackets: 15 and under, 16 and over. Free admission. Registration required.
 
Apply Now For The Citizens' Police Academy
Wednesday, September 1st to Wednesday, November 17th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Every Wednesday at Lenexa Police Department
 
Go behind the scenes and learn the inner workings of the Lenexa Police Department. Apply now for the 11-week Citizens' Police Academy starting Sept. 1. Sessions fill quickly, and space is limited.
 
Pickleball Fall Tourney
Friday, September 10th to Saturday, September 11th at Bois D'Arc Park
 
Level up your pickleball game
 
Hey, pickleballers! Have you been perfecting your groundstrokes, volleys and dinks? How about your serve, lob and block shot? 
 
Join us for the next Swingin' for a Scholarship Pickleball Tournament Fundraiser on Sept. 10–11 at Bois D'Arc Park. The tourney is split by age group and skill rating. Register by Sept. 1.
 
This event raises money to support the Lenexa Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program.
 
Waste and Recycling Delayed
Saturday, September 11th
Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6th, waste and recycling pickup is scheduled for Saturday, September 11th. Please have all containers curbside at 6 a.m.
Spinach Festival
Saturday, September 11th, 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
This family-oriented festival is packed with food, entertainment, hands-on activities, and arts and craft vendors. Free admission.
 
 
Family Campout
Friday, September 17th, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Black Hoof Park
 
Camp out in beautiful Black Hoof Park, named a "Best Kept Secret" by KC Parent Magazine. Families can pitch a tent and enjoy an evening under the stars. This relaxing night includes s'mores, doughnuts, juice and coffee in the morning. $20.00 for a family of four, $5.00 for each additional family member. Sign up by September 7th.
 
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, September 27th, 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Virtual
 
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for September 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This will be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Annual HOA Meeting
Monday, November 1st, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Virtual
 
The Annual Meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for Monday, November 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This meeting will be virtual. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation.
Election Day
Tuesday, November 2nd
Please exercise your right to vote for the candidate of your choice on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Johnson County Election Office
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 7th
A reminder to set your clocks back one hour before retiring Saturday evening, November 2nd. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 AM on Sunday, March 13th.
 
Veteran's Day - Federal Holiday
Thursday, November 11th
Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day 2019 occurs on Monday, November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.
 
Trash and recycling pickup remain on their normal schedule.

 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Saturday, November 20th to Sunday, November 28th, Waste and Recycling Pickup on Saturday
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, trash and recycling pickup is delayed till Saturday. Please have all containers curbside by 6 a.m.
Thanksgiving - Federal Holiday
Thursday, November 25th
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.
Hanukkah
Sunday, November 28th to Monday, December 6th
Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a menorah (or hanukkiah). One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles. This unique candle is called the shamash. Each night, one additional candle is lit by the shamash until all eight candles are lit together on the final night of the festival. Other Hanukkah festivities include playing the game of dreidel and eating oil-based foods, such as latkes and sufganiyot, and dairy foods. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries.
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, November 29th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Virtual
 
The monthly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for Monday, November 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation.
Trash & Recycling NOT Delayed
Thursday, December 23rd to Saturday, January 8th
Christmas and New Year's trash and recycling pickup will occur on their normal day, Friday during the Christmas and New Year's holiday period.
Christmas - Federal Holiday
Saturday, December 25th
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.
Kwanzaa
Sunday, December 26th
Kwanzaa is a week-long annual celebration held in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas to honor African heritage in African-American culture. It is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–67.
New Year's Day - Federal Holiday
Saturday, January 1st
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner[1] and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday.
 
In the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar system today, New Year occurs on January 1 (New Year's Day). This was also the case both in the Roman calendar (at least after about 713 BC) and in the Julian calendar that succeeded it.