Upcoming Events

 
A Notice To Our Community
Tuesday, March 31st to Friday, December 31st
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.
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. 

 
Hooked On Books
Thursday, February 25th to Thursday, May 27th, 1 PM to 2:00 PM at Virtual
HOOKED ON BOOKS IS CURRENTLY BEING RUN VIRTUALLY. IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE GROUP, PLEASE CALL 913-477-7134 TO GET "HOOKED UP". 
 
Book List:

February 25 - "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee
March 25 - "Giver of Stars" by JoJo Moyes
April 22 - "Daughter of Molokai" by Alan Brennert
May 27 - "The Woman Who Smashed the Codes" by Jason Fagone

Attention book lovers! Join us each month to discuss a new book. Members choose the books and facilitate discussions.
 
Open to seniors and adults.
 
 
Art Classes - Paint
Wednesday, March 3rd to Sunday, June 20th, See Schedule at Lenexa Rec Center
Draw Build basic drawing skills to create art on various papers and surfaces. Try easy techniques and explore different media using pencils, pens, pastels and more!
 
Paint Join a collision of color and master the methods of acrylic and watercolor painting. Practice the basics and explore the possibilities. No blank canvas left!
 
Sculpt Create with no fear! Apply collage, printmaking, sculpture, clay and other messy media to create 2-and 3-dimensional art projects.
 
A number of classes available beginning in early March and running through June 20th!
 
Registration deadline 24 hours prior to class.
Smart Start Baseball (Ages 3 - 6)
Monday, March 29th to Monday, May 3rd, See Schedule at Lenex Community Center
Start Smart Sports is a developmentally appropriate, introductory 6-week program for children ages 3 to 6 years old. Parents work together with their child in a supportive environment to learn basic skills, such as: throwing, catching, running, dribbling and agility. Age-appropriate equipment is provided during class.
 
Youth Soccer League
Saturday, April 3rd to Saturday, May 8th
 
Introduce your child to this popular sport through a fun 3 v. 3 soccer league. Each game starts with practice and is followed by a game. (Ages 3–8) 
 
Skateboarding 101
Saturday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at Swarner Park
 
Shawnee Parks & Recreation is excited to offer Skateboarding 101 with Dan's SK8 School at Swarner Park. This month long class is held on Saturdays and covers the basics of skate park etiquette, balance, basic skills and simple tricks. Class meets weekly from 10:00-11:30am and is open to ages 3-12 (parents are asked to stay at the park during class) and is $55 per person.
 
Pre-registration is required. Call (913) 631-5200 or visit us online to register for one of these three upcoming sessions:
 
April 3-24
May 1-22
June 12-July 3
 
 
Youth Flag Football
Saturday, April 3rd to Saturday, May 22nd, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Little Mill Creek Fields
This recreational flag football league for boys and girls 7-9 years old. All games will be played at the Little Mill Creek Park, once a week on Saturday mornings starting on April 3rd. Each week there will be a practice that will precede the game. Each team will consist of 6-8 players with 5 players on the field at a time. 
 
Practice will begin at 9am and the game will follow the practice. 
 
Each child will receive a team t-shirt to keep. All participants will need to provide their own mouth guard. All other equipment will be provided. 
 
If you have any questions, contact Jeremy Reimer at jreimer@lenexa.com
 
Happy Feet Soccer - Ages 3 to 5
Monday, April 5th to Monday, April 26th, See Schedule
April 5–26, May 3–24
 
KC Legends youth fitness soccer program teaches preschool soccer development through stories, songs and games. (Ages 3–5) 
 
Shining Stars Dance
Monday, April 5th to Saturday, May 1st, See Schedule
April 5–May 1, May 3–21
 
Introduce your child to a variety of dance styles with Miss Tauna, including tap, ballet, tumbling, acrobatics, jazz, hip hop, and leaps and turns. (Ages 3–17) 
 
 
Girls Who Lift - Teen
Tuesday, April 6th to Tuesday, May 4th
 
This group is specifically designed for teen girls who would like to learn more about strength training. (Ages 13–16) 
 
Spring Into Shawnee Town
Tuesday, April 6th to Friday, May 28th, 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at Shawnee Town 1929 Town Hall
 
Spring into Shawnee Town! Join us this April and May for Town Tuesdays and Farm Fridays, with a new slate of activities for all ages featured every week. Wash a 1920s car, harvest spring crops, shop for supplies in town, tune up the farm truck engine, visit the baby chicks, have a picnic in town square, and much more! Activities will run from 10:00am-1:00pm every Tuesday & Friday from April 6 through May 28. Spring Into Shawnee Town activities are included with regular admission. Each week the Town Tuesdays and Farm Fridays theme will change:
 
Tuesday, April 6: Town Tuesday-Spring Tune Up
Friday, April 9: Farm Fridays - Spring Tune-Up
Tuesday, April 13: Town Tuesday - Spring Planting
Friday, April 16: Farm Friday- Spring Planting 
Tuesday, April 20: Town Tuesday - Nice Week for a Picnic!
Friday, April 23: Farm Fridays- Nice Week for a Picnic!
Tuesday, April 27: Town Tuesday-Spring Cleaning
Friday, April 30: Farm Friday-Spring Cleaning
Tuesday, May 4: Town Tuesday-Science & Technology
Friday, May 7: Farm Friday-Science & Technology
Tuesday, May 11: Town Tuesday-Springtime for dinner!
Friday, May 14: Farm Fridays-Springtime for Dinner!
Tuesday, May 18: Town Tuesday-Working at the Car Wash!
Friday, May 21: Farm Friday-Working at the Car Wash!
Tuesday, May 25: Town Tuesday- School's Out!
Friday, May 28: Farm Friday- School's Out!
 
For more Information on daily activities, view our online calendar!
 
                           Online Calendar
Youth Powerlifting & Training Group
Wednesday, April 7th to Wednesday, May 12th, See Registration at Lenexa Rec Center
Learn how to safely and properly squat, bench press and deadlift from a United States Powerlifting Association record holder in Kansas. Compete with other participants for the greatest percentage of weight lifted measured from start to finish of the program. (Ages 10–16) 
 
Participants will learn how to safely and properly perform three fundamental movement patterns: The squat, bench press and the deadlift. The program will cover function and form, max rep testing and provide three workouts to do on your own in between sessions the weekly session. You will compete with other participants for the greatest percentage of weight lifted measured from the start to the finish of the program.
 
Certified personal trainers guiding this program include a United States Powerlifting Association record holder in Kansas for squatting and deadlifting.
 
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.
 
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.
Ukuleles - Adult Beginner's Workshop
Thursday, April 22nd, 7 P.M. at Shawnee Town 1929 Town Hall
 
The ukulele was one of the most popular musical instruments of the 1920's, so join in on the craze, tune, strum, and even learn some history! David Firman, Ukulele teacher and Founding Member of the Kansas City Ukesters will be leading this beginner's ukulele workshop. We have three dates available for registration: Wednesday, March 23rd; Thursday, April 22nd; OR Tuesday, May 25. Each class is at 7:00pm at Shawnee Town 1929.
 
Ukes are provided and no experience required!
 
Social Distance measures will be in place for this class. This class is $5 per person. Space is limited, please call (913) 248-2360 or visit us online to register.

Kids Night out: Retro Fun
Friday, April 23rd, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Shawnee Civic Centre
 
Whether it is finishing up errands, date night, or girls night out, you need a break! Let us watch the kids!
 
Kiddos ages 5-11 are welcome to join us for a special Kids Night Out. We will have dinner, games, crafts, free play, a snack and a movie to end the night. This event is $15/child (Price increases to $25/child on April 23) Siblings are 10% off. Call 913-631-5200 or visit us online to reserve your spot today!
 
Fitness Checkups
Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at Lenexa Rec Center
Utepils at the Lenexa Public Market
Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
Photo taken pre-pandemic
 
Utepils is back in person this year, friends! With the arrival of spring and the addition of several new breweries to Johnson County, there's no better year than this to say cheers with outdoor beers.
 
COVID-19 precautions will be in place. 
 
 
Beer’d & Mustache contest

Know a fella who's been growing out a beard or mustache? Send them our way! The annual Beer'd & Mustache contest is back, and we're assuming it will be hairier than ever before.
 
Zumba
Saturday, April 24th, 5:30 to 6: 30 PM at Lenexa Rec Center
Join us for a free Zumba® class, a cardio dance class that feels more like a party than an exercise class.

Class will be held outdoors on The Commons, weather permitting. No Rec Center membership or registration required, but space is limited due to social distancing.

Ages: 16 and up
 
MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
Saturday, April 24th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gum Springs Park
 
Want to win a trip to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game? Come compete in the MLB's Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Gum Springs Park on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00am-12:00pm! Pitch, Hit and Run provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition. Come play ball with us! Pre-registration is required through MLB’s website and can be found below. For additional questions, call (913) 631-5200 or contact Matt Mann.
 
Lenexa Farmers Market Open!
Saturday, April 24th to Saturday, October 30th, Tuesdays and Saturdays at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
The Lenexa Farmers Market offers a fresh crop of locally raised, grown and made products. 
 
The outdoor, walk-up Market is open Saturdays from April 24–Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays from June 1–Aug. 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
More than 30 vendors — including six newcomers — have signed on to offer seasonal produce, eggs, dairy items, meat, baked goods, prepared foods, wine, flowers, body care products, dog toys and more.  
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, April 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 April 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.
Understanding Police Use of Force Workshop
Wednesday, April 28th, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Lenexa City Hall
 
Since 2016, we have hosted an annual workshop to educate people on the various aspects of police use of force. We have found that the public sometimes has misconceptions about this topic based on movies, television shows, social media and news stories. While it's not meant to be all-encompassing session, this workshop will cover the following areas:
 
Overview of Lenexa PD policy and practices that relate to police use of force
 
Overview of how Lenexa PD trains and equips officers for force encounters
 
Defining “police use of force”, including “deadly” and “less-lethal” force
 
Overview of U.S. case law and constitutional authority relating to police use of force
 
In addition to the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in realistic scenarios using our firearms video simulator.

This workshop is free but registration is required and attendees must be at least 18 years old. 
 
Board Game Nights At The Public Market
Thursday, April 29th, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
 
We partnered with Cardboard Corner Cafe and TableTop Game & Hobby to bring game night to the Public Market! They will provide board games and experts to help teach participants how to play. Bring a friend or your whole crew to engage in a night of good food and fun.
 
Free to attend. Limited space is available.
Skateboarding 101
Saturday, May 1st to Saturday, May 22nd, 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at Swarner Park
 
Shawnee Parks & Recreation is excited to offer Skateboarding 101 with Dan's SK8 School at Swarner Park. This month long class is held on Saturdays and covers the basics of skate park etiquette, balance, basic skills and simple tricks. Class meets weekly from 10:00-11:30am and is open to ages 3-12 (parents are asked to stay at the park during class) and is $55 per person.
 
Pre-registration is required. Call (913) 631-5200 or visit us online to register for one of these two upcoming sessions:
 
May 1-22
June 12-July 3
 
 
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, May 2nd
37th Annual Tour de Shawnee
Sunday, May 2nd, 6:30 a.m. at See Website
 
Grab your helmet, the 31st Tour de Shawnee is back and ready for it's new date and location! Registration is now open! 
 
This year's ride will be held on Sunday, May 2nd. Once again, you can choose from three routes, two family friendly shorter routes or a longer, more challenging route through beautiful Shawnee! Staging begins at 6:30am with the ride starting at 7:00am. 
 
Registration is only $25 per rider! Your entry fee includes a t-shirt (if registered by April 15), rest stop snacks, SAG support, and a Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast box to-go! Pre-registered children ages 10 and under ride FREE with paid adult registration (free registration does not include t-shirt or pancake breakfast).
 
NEW THIS YEAR: The ride will start and end at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive. No day-of registrations will be accepted. All riders must be pre-registered by Friday, April 30th at 5:00pm.Space is limited in this year's ride, register early to guarantee your spot!
 
There are three easy ways to register:
 
 
Over the phone at (913) 631-5200
 
In person at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive
 
Happy Feet Soccer - Ages 3 to 5
Monday, May 3rd to Monday, May 24th, See Schedule

KC Legends youth fitness soccer program teaches preschool soccer development through stories, songs and games. (Ages 3–5) 
 
Shining Stars Dance
Monday, May 3rd to Friday, May 21st, See Schedule
 
Introduce your child to a variety of dance styles with Miss Tauna, including tap, ballet, tumbling, acrobatics, jazz, hip hop, and leaps and turns. (Ages 3–17) 
 
 
Walk With Ease
Tuesday, May 4th to Tuesday, June 29th at Lenexa Rec Center
This Arthritis Foundation program is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health. Each session begins with an exercise-related discussion, followed by a 10–40-minute walk that includes a warm-up and cooldown. (Ages 55+)
 
Coach Pitch Baseball
Tuesday, May 4th to Tuesday, June 29th, See Schedule
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) 
 
Art Classes - Draw
Wednesday, May 5th to Thursday, May 20th at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
Build basic drawing skills to create art on various papers and surfaces. Try easy techniques and explore different media using pencils, pens, pastels and more! (Ages 6–12)
 
 
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.
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Community Garage Sale
Friday, May 7th to Saturday, May 8th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Start cleaning out your basement and garages in preparation for the Annual Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Garage Sale scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 7th and 8th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
 
This event is sponsored by your Homes Association Board of Directors and will be advertised on BRBVHOA.com, Facebook and through banners placed at the entrances to both communities.
Swingin' For A Scholarship Pickleball Tournament Fundraiser
Friday, May 7th to Saturday, May 8th, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bois D'Arc Park
Calling all area pickleballers! Lenexa is hosting two Swingin’ for a Scholarship Pickleball Tournament Fundraisers this year to celebrate the City’s state-of-the-art pickleball complex and raise money in support of the Lenexa Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program.

We’re seeking up to 150 players of all skill levels to go paddle to paddle during each two-day tournament. The opened outdoor pickleball complex at Bois D’Arc Park features eight courts, precision-aimed sports lighting, and a variety of player seating and shade structures.

All participant entry fees and additional donations will go directly to the Lenexa Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program, which makes recreation memberships and programs more affordable for Lenexa residents with a demonstrated financial need. Since 2017, this vital fund has provided scholarships to more than 125 families and individuals annually.
 
 
 
Mom + Me Yoga
Saturday, May 8th, See Post at Quivira Glenn Park
 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with your favorite mom on Saturday, May 8th! Join us at Quivira Glenn Park for a morning of Yoga! Our first session at 9:00am will be for babies who are not yet crawling. Moms will include their children in their movements. The second session at 10:15am will include children ages 5 and over. Moms and children will participate together. $15 includes one mother and child. Each additional child is $5. Call (913) 631-5200 or visit us online to register!
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.
Youth Run Club
Monday, May 10th to Monday, June 14th at Lenexa Rec Center
Do your kids need to just run! Now that can run with a purpose, the Youth Run Club will have workouts that focus on speed skills through interval, tempo, and endurance training so you can play longer, better, and faster! (Ages 8–12)
 
 
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.
Kids Night Out: Abracadabra Magic Night!
Friday, May 14th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Shawnee Civic Centre
 
Looking for a fun and safe place for your children to hang out on a Friday while you go shopping, on a date or just have a night off? Then Kids Night Out is the place to be!
 
Each night will be based around a theme and we will have dinner, games in the gym, crafts, free play, a snack and a movie to end the night. Register by Wednesday the week of to get $10 off the total cost. Also, siblings are 10% off with one regular purchase.
 
Outdoor Concert Series - Jessica Paige
Sunday, May 16th, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
 
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a variety of music during our Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series at the Grand Pavilion. Free admission.
 
This concert features Jessica Paige performing folk storytelling lyricism, soulful vocals and indi-pop instrumentals.
 
A program of the Lenexa Arts Council.
 

 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, May 24th, 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 May 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This will be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
Ukuleles - Adult Beginner's Workshop
Tuesday, May 25th, 7 PM at Shawnee Town 1929 Town Hall
 
The ukulele was one of the most popular musical instruments of the 1920's, so join in on the craze, tune, strum, and even learn some history! David Firman, Ukulele teacher and Founding Member of the Kansas City Ukesters will be leading this beginner's ukulele workshop. We have three dates available for registration: Wednesday, March 23rd; Thursday, April 22nd; OR Tuesday, May 25. Each class is at 7:00pm at Shawnee Town 1929.
 
Ukes are provided and no experience required!
 
Social Distance measures will be in place for this class. This class is $5 per person. Space is limited, please call (913) 248-2360 or visit us online to register.
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.
 
Skateboarding 101
Saturday, June 12th to Saturday, July 3rd, 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at Swarner Park
Shawnee Parks & Recreation is excited to offer Skateboarding 101 with Dan's SK8 School at Swarner Park. This month long class is held on Saturdays and covers the basics of skate park etiquette, balance, basic skills and simple tricks. Class meets weekly from 10:00-11:30am and is open to ages 3-12 (parents are asked to stay at the park during class) and is $55 per person.
 
Pre-registration is required. Call (913) 631-5200 or visit us online to register for this session:
 
June 12-July 3
 
 
 
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.
Youth Police Academy
Monday, June 14th to Friday, June 18th
 
The Lenexa Youth Police Academy is a fun, interactive learning experience for teens ages 13 to 17 to learn about the profession of law enforcement. Registration is now open for two weeklong sessions in June. 
 
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.
Youth Police Academy
Monday, June 21st to Friday, June 25th
 
The Lenexa Youth Police Academy is a fun, interactive learning experience for teens ages 13 to 17 to learn about the profession of law enforcement. Registration is now open for two weeklong sessions in June. 
 
 
Youth Run Club
Monday, June 21st to Monday, July 12th at Lenexa Rec Center
Do your kids need to just run! Now that can run with a purpose, the Youth Run Club will have workouts that focus on speed skills through interval, tempo, and endurance training so you can play longer, better, and faster! (Ages 8–12)
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, June 28th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 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 will be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
Lenexa Community Days Porch Parade
Friday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 4th
Registration Deadline June 21st
 
Decorate your porch in a July 4 patriotic theme or Lenexa community spirit/pride theme by the deadline. Show off your creativity and community pride while bringing a smile to your neighbors and friends.
 
As a registered entry, you will be added to our Porch Parade map. Entries will receive a free commemorative official entry yard sign, while supplies last. 
 
Lenexa Freedom Run
Saturday, July 3rd
Registration Deadline May 31st
 
Start Independence Day early with a 5K or 10K at the Lenexa Freedom Run. This is a family-friendly event with more than 1,300 participants. We welcome runners, walkers and strollers in the race.
 
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.
 
Delayed Waste and Recycling Pickup
Saturday, July 10th
Due to the July 4th holiday, waste and recycling pickup will occur on Saturday, July 10th. Please have all containers curbside by 6 a.m.
Moonlight Bike Ride
Saturday, July 17th
Take a nighttime journey from Old Town Lenexa during this family-friendly bike ride. Early bird registration fees are $20 per adult and $15 for per child 12 and under through July 1. 
 
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.
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.
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, August 30th, 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 August 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This will be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
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.
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 Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, October 25th, 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 October 25th 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.