Upcoming Events

 
A Notice To Our Community
Sunday, March 8th to Friday, January 1st
Before planning to participate in an event posted on BRBVHOA.com, please confirm with the organizer that the event is still planned. Even though we update this website daily, we have noticed that event cancellations are taking place at the last minute. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
Lenexa Farmers Market
Saturday, May 2nd to Saturday, August 29th, 9 AM to 12 PM at Behind the Lenexa City Hall
How to get product if the Lenexa Farmers Market continues to experience delays due to Coronavirus

Support local farmers and purchase your produce, meat, flowers and artisan made good 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 May 26–Sept. 1) at the Lenexa civic campus parking garage. Enter the garage from Winchester Street.  
 
 
Lenexa Farmers Market
Tuesday, May 5th to Tuesday, August 25th, 9 AM To 1 PM at Behind the Lenexa City Hall
 
How to get product if the Lenexa Farmers Market continues to experience delays due to Coronavirus

Support local farmers and purchase your produce, meat, flowers and artisan made good 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 May 26–Sept. 1) at the Lenexa civic campus parking garage. Enter the garage from Winchester Street.  
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, August 18th, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Tiny Tot Triathlon
Saturday, August 22nd, 9:30 to 11 AM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Ages 3 to 9
 
Kids ages 3–9 years old will bike, get wet, run and go down an inflatable slide on their way to the finish line! Parent assistance is required, as the participants can pick the course of their choice: Beginner (bike 709 feet, run 674 feet) or Intermediate (bike 814 feet, run 735 feet) and getting wet towards the end, as each course has a designated water slide. All participants will receive a medal at the finish line.
 
(Enter at 87th Street Parkway and Greenway Lane; park near the community gardens)
 
 
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, August 24th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
Movies in the Park - Shrek
Friday, August 28th, 8 PM at Buffalo Meadows Park - 9650 Lone Elm Road
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. We are partnering with Johnson County Library for these events.
 
Dogs are welcome.
 
Free admission to all movies.
 
 
Ashura
Saturday, August 29th
Yom Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.It marks the day that Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the Battle of Karbala.  Ashura is a major holiday and occasion for pilgrimage and fasting in Shia Islam,as well as a recommended but non-obligatory day of fasting in Sunni Islam.Ashura shares origins with Yom Kippur from Judaism.
 
Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series - Tom's Town
Sunday, August 30th, 5 to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Features Tom's Town performing music from the golden era of Kansas City jazz.
 
Location: Grand Pavilion, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 1st, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, September 2nd, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series - Sisters & Strings Infusion
Sunday, September 6th, 5 PM to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Features Sisters & Strings Infusion, a combination of keys, cello, violin, guitar and rhythm for a fun variety of musical genres.
 
Location: Grand Pavilion, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
 
Please click on this link to ensure that this concert remains scheduled.
 
Labor Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, September 7th
Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the power of collective action by laborers,[1] who are essential for the workings of society. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. It is recognized as a federal holiday.
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Saturday, September 12th
Due to the Labor Day holiday, trash and recycling pickup is delayed until Saturday.
 
Spinach Festival
Saturday, September 12th, 9 AM to 4 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Free admission to event.
 
Free satellite parking and free shuttle to and from event.
 
Bring the whole family for a day packed with fun activities. Ride paddle boats on Roses Pond, or enjoy a pleasant ride around the pond on the pedicabs. Let the kids burn off energy playing in the bounce house or on the exciting new playground. Also, enjoy cane pole fishing and the children's craft projects. 

Compete in the Spinach Recipe Contest for cash prizes and bragging rights or test your skills in the rock skipping contest. Enter your baby in the Swee' Pea Baby Crawling Contest. Taste delicious foods, including the World's Largest Spinach Salad, enjoy live music, and shop at the great craft and antique booths.
 
Lenexa's spinach history

Lenexa was hailed as the Spinach Capital of the World during the 1930s thanks to the excellent spinach crops grown in the area. Learn more by watching this video
 
Sar-Ko Trails Park
 
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, September 14th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 15th, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Movies in the Park - The Muppets
Friday, September 18th, 8 PM at Electric Park - 95th and Loiret Bouvelard
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. We are partnering with Johnson County Library for these events.
 
Dogs are welcome.
 
Free admission to all movies.
 
 
Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 19th
Rosh Hashanah,  literally meaning "head [of] the year", is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally "day of shouting or blasting". It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days. "Days of Awe") specified by Leviticus 23:23–32 that occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.
 
Food Truck Frenzy
Saturday, September 19th, 4:30 to 10 PM at Old Town Lenexa - Sante Fe Trail Drive and Pflumn
Come out to Old Town to sample what the metro's best food trucks have to offer. Our Food Truck Frenzy events draw thousands of hungry folks!
 
Limited seating available, feel free to bring a chair.

Most food trucks accept debit/credit cards, but cash is appreciated (and probably the fastest option). There is not an ATM on site.
 
Service dogs are allowed for people with disabilities. No other pets, plea
 
Outdoor Concert Series - Cucharada
Sunday, September 20th, 5 PM to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Free admission
 
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of live music in a lovely outdoor setting at the Grand Pavilion. 

The Rub Bar-B-Que food truck will be in the park selling concessions.

This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.
 
 
 
Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series - Cucharada
Sunday, September 20th, 5 to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Features Cucharada ensemble performing Argentine tango.
 
Location: Grand Pavilion, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
 
Please click on this link to confirm that this concert remains scheduled.
 
Yom Kippur
Sunday, September 27th
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.
 
Outdoor Concert Series - Hard @ Play
Sunday, September 27th, 5 PM to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Free admission
 
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of live music in a lovely outdoor setting at the Grand Pavilion. 

The Rub Bar-B-Que food truck will be in the park selling concessions.

This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.
 
 
 
Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series - Hard@Play
Sunday, September 27th, 5 to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Features Hard@Play performing classic rock with a 10-piece horn band.

Location: Grand Pavilion, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
 
Please click on this link to ensure that this performance is a Go.
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Meeting
Monday, September 28th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Video Conference or 21315 West 82 Street (clubhouse)
The monthly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Board begins at 6:30 pm. Please contact Myles Megee at m.megee.brbvhoa@gmail.com to receive a link to this teleconference (tentative).
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, September 28th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
Always... Patsy Cline
Friday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 18th, TBD at Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
 
Wouldn’t you like to friends with your idol?  Well one woman was.  Louise Seger idolized Patsy Cline and by chance she didn’t only get to meet her idol, she became fast friends and pen-pals with the legendary country singer.  From their first meeting in 1961 until Patsy’s untimely death in 1963, Cline and Seger exchanged letters regularly, letters that Patsy always signed “Always…Patsy Cline
 
Based on the letters written by Pasty and Louise Always… Patsy Cline takes audiences to the moment that Louise learned of Patsy’s death and she begins to recount their friendship while Patsy sings the songs that made her a star including “Walkin’ After Midnight”, “Stupid Cupid”, and “Shake Rattle and Roll”.  Witty, raw, sad, and funny this musical offers audiences a glimpse into the life of Patsy Cline that she only told those closest to her.
 
RATED: PG
 
Always… Patsy Cline runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
 
Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series - Vinyl Revival
Sunday, October 4th, 5 to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Features Vinyl Revival performing vintage rock.
 
Location: Grand Pavilion, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
 
Please click on this link to ensure that this concert remains scheduled.
 
Fundamentals of Photography
Tuesday, October 6th to Thursday, October 15th, 6 PM to 7:30 PM at Lenexa Community Center
 
This course will cover technical topics, artistic principles and practical subjects. Students need access to a camera, as class participation will be encouraged. (Ages 16+) 
 
 
Fundamentals of Photography
10/06/2020-10/15/2020
6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Tu, Th
Ages 16+
$49.00
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 6th, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, October 7th, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Lenexa Chili Challenge
Friday, October 9th to Saturday, October 10th, 6 to 10 PM & 10 AM to 3 PM at Old Town Lenexa
Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, 6 to 10 p.m.
 
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
This event has been moved to the second weekend of October.
 
Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
 
Free admission
 
Free samples on Saturday, while supplies last
 
About 200 teams compete in our chili, salsa and hot wings contests in hopes of taking home the Grand Champion prize. Teams host private parties on Friday night and give out samples to everyone on Saturday.  
Activities include musical entertainment and JDRF Fundraising both days, fireworks on Friday night, and the Kids Kornbread Contest on Saturday.

Additional Information
 
 
Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series - The Stolen Winnebagos
Sunday, October 11th, 5 to 6:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Features The Stolen Winnebagos performing classic rock, new wave, grunge, hip hop, punk, alternative, classic country and modern rock.
 
Location: Grand Pavilion, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
 
Please click on this link to ensure that this concert remains scheduled.
 
Columbus Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, October 12th
Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492 (Julian Calendar; it would have been October 21, 1492 on the Gregorian Proleptic Calendar, which extends the Gregorian Calendar to dates prior to its adoption in 1582). Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East only to land at the New World. His first voyage to the New World on the Spanish ships Santa María, Niña, and La Pinta took approximately three months. Columbus and his crew's arrival to the New World initiated the Columbian Exchange which introduced the transfer of plants, animals, culture, human populations, and technology (but also invasive species, including communicable diseases) between the new world and the old.
 
Indigenous People's Day
Monday, October 12th
Indigenous Peoples' Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities. It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, which honors Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. Many now reject celebrating him, saying that he represents "the violent history of the colonization in the Western Hemisphere". Many activists believe that this holiday is a sanitation or covering-up of Christopher Columbus' actions such as enslaving Native Americans. This Holiday can be seen as a recognition of Indigenous peoples who were oppressed by Christopher Columbus and other colonizers.
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, October 12th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 20th, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Meeting
Monday, October 26th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Video Conference or 21315 West 82 Street (clubhouse)
The monthly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Board begins at 6:30 pm. Please contact Myles Megee at m.megee.brbvhoa@gmail.com to receive a link to this teleconference (tentative).
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, October 26th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
Enchanted Forest
Thursday, October 29th, 5:30 to 8 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
In case of inclement weather, this event will not be rescheduled.
 
Free admission
 
Free parking available at Indian Trails Aquatic Center and Foundry Church
 
For one night only, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park is transformed into The Enchanted Forest, where there is something to delight even the smallest of Halloween revelers. 
 
You can enjoy performances by puppets, musicians and singers along the trail around Rose’s Pond and fun photos in the photo booth. Stroll the seasonal displays, visit friendly characters and enjoy performances at your leisure.
 
The Enchanted Forest is primarily an entertainment event — not a trick-or-treating event. However, there will be a limited supply of candy in the sponsor area, thanks to their generosity.

Wearing a Halloween costume is optional.
 
 
 
Halloween
Saturday, October 31st
Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of Hallows' Even or Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
 
Daylight Savings Time Ends!
Sunday, November 1st
Daylight saving time (DST), also daylight savings time or daylight time (United States) and summer time (United Kingdom, European Union, and others), is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn.  In effect, DST causes a lost hour of sleep in the spring and an extra hour of sleep in the autumn.
 
Election Day
Tuesday, November 3rd
In the United States, Election Day is the day set by law for the general elections of federal public officials. It is statutorily set as "the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November" or "the first Tuesday after November 1". The earliest possible date is November 2, and the latest possible date is November 8.
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 3rd, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, November 4th, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Annual Homes Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Video Conference or 21315 West 82 Street (clubhouse)
The annual meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Board begins at 6:30 pm. Please contact Myles Megee at m.megee.brbvhoa@gmail.com to receive a link to this teleconference (tentative).
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, November 9th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
Veteran's Day - Federal Holiday
Wednesday, November 11th
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
 
Diwali
Saturday, November 14th
Diwali, Divali, Deepavali or Dipavali is a four to five day-long (varying as per Hindu Calendar) festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance." Light is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness.During the celebration, temples, homes, shops and office buildings are brightly illuminated.[7] The preparations, and rituals, for the festival typically last five days, with the climax occurring on the third day coinciding with the darkest night of the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, the festival generally falls between mid-October and mid-November.
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 17th, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Meeting
Monday, November 23rd, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Video Conference or 21315 West 82 Street (clubhouse)
The monthly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association Board begins at 6:30 pm. Please contact Myles Megee at m.megee.brbvhoa@gmail.com to receive a link to this teleconference (tentative).
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, November 23rd, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
Thanksgiving - Federal Holiday
Thursday, November 26th
Thanksgiving Day 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.
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Saturday, November 28th
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, trash and recycling pickup is delayed till Saturday.
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 1st, 7 PM at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, December 2nd, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Sar-Ko Aglow
Friday, December 4th to Tuesday, January 12th, 5:30 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Park stays lit through Jan. 12, 2020
 
Free admission
 
Sar-Ko Aglow Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, December 6th, 6 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Lighting at 6 p.m. at Grand Pavilion (park stays lit through Jan. 12, 2020)
 
Free admission
 
Free parking at Indian Trails Aquatic Center and Foundry Church
 
Kick off your holiday festivities this year by meeting up with friends and neighbors for our traditional holiday lighting celebration. 
 
Carolers will be stationed along the trail around Rose’s Pond following the lighting ceremony.
Santa Claus will be on hand to hear your children’s holiday wishes at the Grand Pavilion.
 
Hot chocolate will be available at the Lions Memorial Shelter.
 
 
 
Hanukkah
Friday, December 11th
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.
 
A Year With the Frog and the Toad
Friday, December 11th to Thursday, December 24th, TBD at Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
 
Tony Award® nominee A Year With Frog & Toad takes Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s book to new heights with song and dance.  This classic story of the friendship between Frog and Toad has been charming young readers for 50 years while teaching the values of friendship.
 
This musical begins as Frog and Toad wake up from their long winter’s hibernation to a beautiful spring morning and follows them through a year of adventures swimming, flying kites, baking cookies, and sledding.  These two friends take care of each other, they try to cheer the other up when one is sad, they learn to celebrate their differences, they get angry at each other and learn to apologize, and once winter comes again they snuggle down to hibernate knowing that their friendship will blossom again in the spring.
 
RATED: G
 
A Year With Frog & Toad runs approximately 90 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
 
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, December 14th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 15th, 7 at Lenexa City Hall
Lenexa City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 West 87th Street Parkway. Meetings typically start at 7 PM and can last varying lengths of time. These meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda and packet for upcoming City Council meetings are usually available online by the end of the business day on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. You can also sign up to receive minutes and agendas via email. 
Learn more by going to lenexa.com/council.
 
 
Christmas - Federal Holiday
Friday, 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
Saturday, 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.[1] Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–67.
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Saturday, December 26th
Due to the Christmas holiday, trash and recycling pickup is delayed until Saturday.
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, December 28th, 7 PM at Shawnee City Hall
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. held at Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas. 
 
 
 
New Year's Day - Federal Holiday
Friday, 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 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.
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Saturday, January 2nd
Due to the New Years holiday, trash and recycling pickup is scheduled for Saturday.
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Monday, January 18th to Saturday, January 23rd
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, trash and recycling will be picked up on Saturday.
 
Inauguration Day - NOT a Federal Holiday
Wednesday, January 20th
 
Kansas Day
Friday, January 29th
Kansas Day as an annual celebration of Kansas' statehood is fairly unique among all the other states. The day is fondly remembered by adults who grew up in Kansas to those who have moved to other states or countries. This pride in being a Kansan was part of Kansas Day celebrations from its beginning as shown in the piece below. The following is taken from an article originally published in the January 1932 issue of The Kansas Teacher and Western School Journal. The article "The Origin of Kansas Day" was written by Esther Clark Hill, Kansas Historical Society.
 
Groundhog Day
Tuesday, February 2nd
Groundhog Day is a popular tradition celebrated in Canada and the United States on 2 February. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early. While the tradition remains popular in modern times, studies have found no consistent correlation between a groundhog seeing its shadow or not and the subsequent arrival time of spring-like weather.
 
Lincoln's Birthday - NOT a Federal Holiday
Friday, February 12th
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the U.S. economy.
 
Lunar New Year
Friday, February 12th
Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon. The relevant calendar may be a purely lunar calendar or a lunisolar calendar.
 
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14th
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.
 
President's Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, February 15th
Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February; Presidents Day 2020 occurs on Monday, February 17.
 
Washington's Birthday - Not a Federal Holiday
Saturday, February 20th
George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Previously, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for Independence. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 which established the U.S. Constitution and a federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of His Country" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the new nation.
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, March 3rd, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
 
Daylight Savings Time Begins!
Sunday, March 14th
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 AM on Sunday March 8. Be sure to set your clocks forward (spring forward) one hour before retiring for bed on Saturday, March 7.
 
St. Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 17th
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
 
Passover
Saturday, March 27th
Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. Together with Shavuotand Sukkot, Passover was one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Shalosh Regalim) during which the entire population of the kingdom of Judah made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Samaritans still make this pilgrimage to Mount Gerizim, but only men participate in public worship.
 
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28th
 
Holi
Monday, March 29th
Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly known as the Indian "festival of spring", the "festival of colours", or the "festival of love". The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
 
 
April Fool's Day
Thursday, April 1st
April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is an annual celebration on April 1, commemorated by practical jokes and hoaxes. The player(s) of the joke(s) or hoax(es) often exposes their action by shouting "April fool(s)" at the recipient(s). The recipients of these actions are called April fools. Mass media can be involved in these pranks that the following day are reported as such. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
 
Good Friday
Friday, April 2nd
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.
 
Easter
Sunday, April 4th
Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, April 7th, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Ramadan
Tuesday, April 13th
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims world wide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. A commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation,[citation needed the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.
 
Tax Day
Thursday, April 15th
 
Earth Day
Thursday, April 22nd
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
 
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, May 2nd
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, May 5th, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9th
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
 
Cinco de Mayo
Wednesday, May 12th
Cinco de Mayo in Latin America, Spanish for "Fifth of May") is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans. A year after the battle, a larger French force defeated Zaragoza at the Second Battle of Puebla, and Mexico City soon fell to the invaders.
 
John F. Kennedy's Birthday - Not a Federal Holiday
Saturday, May 29th
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming president.
 
Memorial Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, May 31st
Memorial Day (previously but now seldom called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Monday, May 31st to Saturday, June 5th
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, trash and recycling pickup is delayed until Saturday
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, June 2nd, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Flag Day
Monday, June 14th
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
 
Juneteenth
Saturday, June 19th
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in  Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America, outside Native American lands. Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, was not enforced there until after the Confederacy collapsed. The name of the observance is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 46 of the 50 states.
 
 
Father's Day
Sunday, June 20th
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (Saint Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages.
 
Independence Day - Federal Holiday
Sunday, July 4th
Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4th) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, July 7th, 11 AM
 
The outdoor warning system for Johnson County is tested at 11:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. No tests are conducted when extreme cold and/or heavy icing might damage the equipment. Tests are also cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is real event. If the monthly test is cancelled, it will typically be postponed one week to the second Wednesday of the month at 11 AM. If the rescheduled test is also cancelled, no additional testing will be performed that month.
 
 
Eid-al-Adha
Tuesday, July 20th
Eid al-Adha also called the "Festival of the Sacrifice", is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this intervention, an animal is sacrificed ritually and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives.
 
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.

 
 
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.
 
 
Trash & Recycling NOT Delayed
Thursday, December 23rd to Friday, December 31st
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.