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. 

 
Entries Needed for Upcoming Art Exhibits
Wednesday, December 23rd to Monday, February 1st
The Lenexa Arts Council is currently accepting entries for three upcoming art exhibits. Have extra time over the holidays and like to express yourself artistically? This is a great outlet for experimentation.
 
HeART of Lenexa Contest Show (Deadline: Dec. 31)
 
High School Student Art Show (Deadline: Feb. 1)
 
Lenexa Winter Recreation Programs
Monday, January 4th to Thursday, February 25th
 
Don't miss these upcoming programs for kids and adults.
 
Nintendo Switch Esports Tournaments
Jan. 4, 25
Can you ace the competition? Test your gaming skills at our Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. esports tournaments. Top finishers receive an award. (Ages 10+) Register now
 
Art Classes - Sculpt
Jan. 6–21
Create with no fear! Use collage, printmaking, sculpture, clay and other messy media to create two- and three-dimensional art. (Ages 6–12) Register now
 
Karate (all levels)
Jan. 6–30
Students progress through karate ranks in Shindo Jinen Ryu, a traditional Japanese karate style by refining basic techniques, working on self-defense and learning competition style form. (Ages 5+) Register now
 
Hooked on Books
Jan. 28, Feb. 25
Attention book lovers! Join us each month to discuss a new book. This program currently meets online via Zoom. Call 913.477.7134 to register. (Ages 55+) 
 
21 Day Jump Start
Tuesday, January 5th to Thursday, January 28th at Lenexa Rec Center
A new year is a great time to start a new habit of fitness, fun and making your personal wellness a priority. Program participants receive a punch card for access to all fitness class and small group training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. (Ages 18+) 
 
 
Indoor Swim Lessons
Tuesday, January 5th to Thursday, January 28th at Lenexa Rec Center
Tuesday and Thursday evenings: Jan. 5–28

American Red Cross group swim lessons are offered at a variety of skill levels. (Ages 6 months+) 
 
Upcoming Cooking Classes at the Lenexa Public Market
Thursday, January 7th to Thursday, February 4th, Varies by Class at Lenexa Public Market
Discover new recipes, learn new skills and have fun at our classes taught by independent instructors in The Kitchen! You'll find updated procedures in response to COVID-19 in each of the class descriptions. 
 
January 7th at 6 p.m. - Let'z Eat Some Easy Light Stuff
 
January 21st at 6 p.m. - Let'z Eat Some Shrimp!
 
January 30th at 11 a.m. - Let'z Eat Some Salads and a Soup!
 
February 4th at 6 p.m. - Let'z Eat Some Sandwiches and a Soup!
Indoor Swim Lessons
Saturday, January 9th to Saturday, February 27th at Lenexa Rec Center
Saturday mornings: Jan. 9–Feb. 27

American Red Cross group swim lessons are offered at a variety of skill levels. (Ages 6 months+) 
 
Young Rembrandts Elementary Drawing
Monday, January 11th to Monday, March 1st, 6:20 p.m to 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Civic Center
 
Join Young Rembrandts as we learn the basics of cartooning. Students will learn techniques used in cartooning and subjects such as characteristics, features, exaggeration, action, and personification. Students will have fun as they learn and apply new drawing and coloring techniques. All supplies included.
 
*No class on January 18 or February 15.
 
 
Lenexa Rec Virtual Class Pass
Wednesday, January 13th to Sunday, February 28th
Virtual Class Pass
Feb. 1–28

The Lenexa Rec Center offer more than a dozen virtual Group X fitness classes every week via Zoom for those who aren't ready or can't attend in person. Core Pass Members and nonmembers can buy a pass one month at a time. X Pass Members simply RSVP in advance. (Ages 18+) 
 
 
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.
Kids Day Out
Monday, January 25th at Lenexa Rec Center
We'll provide a full day of fun for your child on non-school days. Activities may include pickleball, dodgeball, outdoor interaction, cooking, STEAM and more. (Ages 5–12) Register now
Super Smash Brothers Tournament
Monday, January 25th at Lenexa Rec Center
Gaming icons clash in this ultimate showdown. Pool play will set the seeding for a double elimination tournament. Top finishers will receive an award. Lunch provided. (Ages 10+) 
 
BRBV Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, January 25th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Virtual
 
The bi-monthly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
This will be a virtual event. Please contact Maddie Diekmann (McDonald) for a link to this meeting.
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.
Lenexa Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, January 30th to Saturday, March 27th at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
Brrr, it’s cold outside! But you can still shop for locally raised, grown and made products. Covered spaces like greenhouses and hoop houses allow farmers to grow vegetables year-round.
 
Get your favorite goodies and keep in touch with Lenexa Farmers Market vendors at our Winter Farmers Market. It takes place the last Saturday of the month from January through March on Lenexa's civic campus. Preorder, pop by and pick up your products. 
 
Shawnee Community Esports Leagues for February
Monday, February 1st to Thursday, February 25th
 
We have partnered with ​Unified Esports Association​ to launch the Winter 2021 Community Esports League. ​Community Esports League​ (CEL) is an inclusive community-driven league that partners with organizations like us to offer gaming fun. These leagues are geared towards all ages and skill levels.
 
This fall season we are featuring seven popular games:
Fortnite (Mondays & Wednesdays- February 1-24)
Rocket League (Mondays & Wednesdays- February 1-24)
COD Warzone (Tuesdays and Thursdays- February 2-25)
League of Legends (Tuesdays & Thursdays- February 2-25)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Tuesdays & Thursdays- February 2-25)
NBA2K21 (Mondays & Wednesdays- February 1-24)
Madden (Tuesdays & Thursdays- February 2-25)
 
Are you ready to answer the call? Each game has a prize pool and Shawnee Parks & Recreation members are receive a referral code, so we can designate our community team.
 
Can't make the February league? Don't worry, we'll have March dates available soon!
 
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Matt Mann with any questions. The registration deadline ends on Friday, January 29, 2021. The league starts the following week and lasts for four weeks. Sign up is $25 per player with a chance to win over $4,000.00 in the prize pool!
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.
Platform Diving Lessons
Tuesday, February 2nd to Thursday, February 25th
 
Platform Diving Lessons
Feb. 2–25
 
Get acquainted with basic diving skills and techniques, both on land and platform.
 
(Ages 10–17) Register now
Youth Tennis Lessons
Wednesday, February 3rd to Wednesday, March 24th at Lenexa Rec Center
 
Youth Tennis Lessons
Feb. 3–24, March 3–24
 
Whether your child is new to tennis or working to improve their play, these lessons will take them to the next level. (Ages 6–13) Register now
Shawnee 101
Wednesday, February 3rd, 6 p.m. at Zoom
 
Have you ever wondered how our city works? Join us for a very informative overview of city services. We will discuss where revenue comes from, how it is spent, and plans for the future. You will leave with a greater understanding of how your community works and what makes Shawnee shine! Although this class is free and open to the public, pre-registration is recommended.
 
Adult Ballet
Thursday, February 4th to Thursday, March 18th at Lenexa Community Center
 
 
Adult Ballet
Feb. 4–March 18

If you want a fun way to stay in shape, ballet is for you! Geared toward all levels, this class will provide a creative way to achieve muscle tone without building bulk. No prior dance experience required.
 
(Ages 18+) 
 
The Princess Tea
Saturday, February 6th, 10 a.m. at Virtual
 
Hear ye! Hear ye! Shawnee Parks & Recreation cordially invites all prince and princesses of the land to this year's virtual Princess Tea!
 
Participants will choose from an adventure with Moana or Elsa. Each paid participant will pick up a goodie bag with a themed snack, drink and craft at the Civic Centre to complete at home.
 
On Saturday, February 6th at 10am participants will receive a private link to participate via YouTube with the selected princess. Princesses will guide you on an adventure with a game and story. Your link will be available to revisit as often as you'd like for 48 hours. All links will expire at 10:00am on Monday, February 8th.
 
This event is $10 per person. Registration will close on Monday, February 1st. Goodie Bags can be picked up February 4th or 5th from 9:00am - 7:00pm. You can register over the phone at (913) 631-5200 or online!
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.
French Macarons for Beginners (All Ages)
Saturday, February 13th, 11 AM at Lenexa Public Market
 
Love at first bite! Learn how to make french macarons using the french meringue method. This is a hands-on course led by Kate Smith, owner of Kate Smith Soirée. We will also demonstrate 2 filling recipes that are easy to make at home and sure to please a crowd. We will discuss meringue techniques, piping techniques, bust myths and much more! You will work in groups of 2 to create, from start to finish, your own 15-count gift box of macarons to take home.
 
French Macarons for Beginners (Ages 21+)
Saturday, February 13th, 4 PM to 7 PM at Lenexa Public Market
 
Love at first bite! Learn how to make french macarons using the french meringue method. This is a hands-on course led by Kate Smith, owner of Kate Smith Soirée. We will also demonstrate 2 filling recipes that are easy to make at home and sure to please a crowd. We will discuss meringue techniques, piping techniques, bust myths and much more! You will work in groups of 2 to create, from start to finish, your own 15-count gift box of macarons to take home.
 
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.
Valentine's Day Private Dinner
Sunday, February 14th, 6 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Looking for a memorable culinary experience on Valentine’s Day? Enjoy our exclusive six-course prix fixe private dinner, prepared and served by chefs of the Lenexa Public Market in a safe, socially distant setting. Music for the evening will be provided by Talya Groves. 
 
Would you rather enjoy your meal at home? Carryout options are available. 
 
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.
Let'z Eat Some Pasta!
Tuesday, February 16th, 6 P.M. at Lenexa Public Market
In this class, Let'z Eat Some Pasta, you will learn how to prepare four different pasta dishes: classic Italian chopped salad, chipotle shrimp sauce with angel hair pasta, creamy cajun chicken sauce on linguine, and "almost" home-made red sauce on cavatappi.
 
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.
Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
Sunday, February 21st, 2 to 4 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
Feb. 21
 
Do you have what it takes to be the Lenexa Puzzle Master? Teams of four or less will compete to see who can finish the same 500-piece jigsaw puzzle the fastest.
 
(All ages) 
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, February 22nd, 6:30 PM at Virtual
 
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for February 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This will be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
Let'z Eat Some Light & Easy Food
Thursday, February 25th, 6 P.M. at Lenexa Public Market
 
In this class, Let'z Eat Some Light & Easy Food, you will learn how to prepare four different quick and easy dishes: toasted cheesy garlic bread, pan-grilled chicken and vegetable quesadillas, cucumber sambal side salad, prosciutto-wrapped grilled pork tenderloin with herb-infused olive oil.
 
Shawnee 101
Thursday, February 25th, 9 a.m. at Zoom
Have you ever wondered how our city works? Join us for a very informative overview of city services. We will discuss where revenue comes from, how it is spent, and plans for the future. You will leave with a greater understanding of how your community works and what makes Shawnee shine! Although this class is free and open to the public, pre-registration is recommended.
 
Youth Tennis Lessons
Wednesday, March 3rd to Wednesday, March 24th at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
Youth Tennis Lessons
March 3–24
 
Whether your child is new to tennis or working to improve their play, these lessons will take them to the next level. (Ages 6–13) Register now

 
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.
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Monthly HOA Meeting
Monday, March 29th, 6:30 PM at Virtual
 
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for March 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. This will be a virtual meeting. Please contact Maddie McDonald for an invitation to this event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.