Upcoming Events

 
A Notice To Our Community
Sunday, March 8th to Tuesday, June 30th
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.
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Garage Sale - New Dates Announced
Tuesday, March 31st to Sunday, May 31st
 
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Community Garage Sale will be held June 5 and 6 from 8 AM to 5 PM. The original dates were May 2 and 3. 

 
 
Tips for Physical Distancing In Parks
Wednesday, April 8th to Sunday, May 31st
 
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.  
 
 
John F. Kennedy's Birthday
Friday, 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.
 
Movies in the Park - CANCELLED
Friday, May 29th
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.
 
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Saturday, May 30th
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, trash and recycling pickup is delayed until Saturday
 
Outdoor Concert Series - CANCELLED
Sunday, May 31st, 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.
 
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 2nd, 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, June 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.
 
 
Old Shawnee Days - CANCELLED
Thursday, June 4th to Sunday, June 7th
Old Shawnee Days
 
Dates and Times:
 
Thursday, June 4 - 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Carnival, Music & Limited Concessions)
 
Friday, June 5 - 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Carnival, Music, Concessions, and Vendors)
*Please note, no aspects of the event open until 6:00 p.m. on Friday.
 
Saturday, June 6 - 10:00 a.m. (Parade)
11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Carnival, Music, Concessions, and Vendors)
 
Sunday, June 7 - 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Carnival, Music, Concessions, and Vendors)
 
Location: 
 
Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS
 
Admission:

There is no admission fee and all concerts and events are free of charge.

Costs may include food, drink, souvenirs, crafts, and carnival.
 
Main Stage Concerts:

Admission to all concerts is free of charge and no tickets are required. Seating is not provided. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Coolers, pets, or alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
 
Carnival Wrist Bands:

Thursday, June 4, is All You Can Ride wrist band night. Wrist bands will be $25 each or $15 each for children 6 and under.

Sunday, June 7, is Family Day! Wrist bands will be $25 each for all ages.

Carnival Tickets:
 
Friday - Sunday:
Tickets are $1 each. Please see the specific requirements posted on each ride.
 
Dogs:
We welcome service animals with proper documentation, but dogs are not permitted at Old Shawnee Days.
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Garage Sale
Friday, June 5th to Saturday, June 6th, 8 AM to 5 PM
 
The annual Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Garage Sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 5th and 6th from 8 AM to 5 PM.
 
Theatre In the Park - Cinderella - CANCELLED
Friday, June 5th to Sunday, June 7th, 8:30 PM at Theatre In the Park
 
Ella is the most overworked girl in fairytale history.  She’s doomed to a life of waiting hand and foot on her atrocious stepmother, Madame, and stepsisters, Gabrielle and Charlotte, until one night her fairy godmother appears and changes her life forever.
 
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a musical theatre legend.  This enduring, magical tale of an unlikely princess was originally conceived as a 1957 CBS television special starring Julie Andrews, and over the ensuing decades it has been revamped twice for Broadway before becoming a smash hit movie starring Brandy and Whitney Houston.  In 2013 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was brought back to contemporary theatre to become, not just the story of a girl who is magically transformed into a princess, but the story of a young woman who fights for the downtrodden, always sees the good in others, is willing to make friends in the most unlikely places, and uses her passion to help create a better world.  
 
Nominated for nine Tony Awards®, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a magical confection for the whole family that includes audience and performer favorites, “In My Own Little Corner”, “Stepsister’s Lament”, and “Ten Minutes Ago”.
 
RATED: PG
 
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
 
 
Old Town Lenexa Food Truck Frenzy - CANCELLED
Saturday, June 6th, 4:30 PM to 10 PM at Old Town Lenexa
Come 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, please.
 
You can park on any public street. There is limited space available in the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church parking lot (SW corner of Pflumm and Santa Fe Trail Drive) and the lot behind the Old Town shops. We will not have shuttles for this event.
 
 
Outdoor Concert Series - Tom's Town
Sunday, June 7th, 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.
 
 
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, June 8th, 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. 
 
 
 
Get Outdoors Lenexa
Saturday, June 13th, 9 AM to 12 PM at Black Hoof Park
Mom always said not to play in the mud, but we think it's fun, so this is a day to play the messy way. Activities include a wet obstacle course, muddy trucks car wash, feet painting, big bubbles, a fishing derby and more!

This event is held in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day, which encourages you to seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace our parks, forests and other public lands and waters.
 
 
Flag Day
Sunday, 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.
 
Outdoor Concert Series - The Stolen Winnebagos
Sunday, June 14th, 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.
 
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 16th, 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.
 
 
Juneteenth
Friday, 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.
 
 
Movies in the Park - Labyrinth
Friday, June 19th, 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.
 
 
Theatre In the Park - All Shook Up - CANCELLED
Friday, June 19th to Saturday, June 27th, 8:30 PM at Theatre In the Park
 
It’s 1955 and somewhere in the Midwest is a small town where "Loud music, public necking, and tight pants" are outlawed.  But that’s about to change…
 
When Chad rolls into town on his broken down motorcycle he’s stuck there and decides that these small town folk need to let loose a little.  What follows is a story of love triangles, disguises, mistaken identities, and rebellious teens.  All Shook Up was inspired by the comedies of William Shakespeare and is set to the music of the one and only Elvis Presley.  Audiences and performers alike will be singing and dancing along with “Jailhouse Rock”, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, and of course, “All Shook Up”.
 
RATED: PG
 
All Shook Up runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
 
 
 
Father's Day
Sunday, June 21st
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.
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, June 22nd, 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. 
 
 
 
Friends of the Library Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale - CANCELLED
Thursday, June 25th to Saturday, June 27th, See Website
 
Pick up a new book for those lazy summer days at the Central Resources Library, 9875 West 87 in Overland Park.
 
 
Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - CANCELLED
Friday, June 26th
Cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
 
 
Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - CANCELLED
Friday, June 26th to Saturday, June 27th, 4:30 PM to 11 PM & 9 AM to 3 PM at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
The two-day event, which includes children's activities and live music, attracts cooks from all over the country, who compete for the coveted title of Grand Champion of the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - The Kansas State Championship. Prizes and ribbons are awarded to the top 10 contestants in seven categories and the top three overall winners.
 
Public hours are: 
 
4:30 to 11 p.m., Friday, June 26 (no public samples given)
 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 27
 
Shawnee Fourth Annual Parked Event
Friday, June 26th, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Stump Park
We’re excited for a night of food trucks, fireworks, live music, and bounce houses for the kids! Bring your picnic blankets and portable chairs for a night of family fun under the stars.
 
 
 
Pawtriotic Pet Parade & Adoption Event
Sunday, June 28th, 8 AM to 9 AM at Lenexa Public Market
 
Join us for a fun, family-friendly event at the Lenexa Public Market! We'll have a pet adoption agency on hand with adoptable pets and several vendors with pet-related goods and services! Dogs welcome, of course! 

Registration
 
 
Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley HOA Board Meeting
Monday, June 29th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse (Subject to Change)
The bimonthly meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for 6:30 PM June 29 at the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Clubhouse at 21315 West 82 Street in Lenexa. Video conferencing will be available for those who prefer not to attend because of COVID-19 concerns. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email to Myles Megee, HOA President at m.megee.brbvhoa@gmail.com
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, July 1st, 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.
 
 
Theatre In the Park - Big River - CANCELLED
Friday, July 3rd to Saturday, July 11th, 8:30 PM at Theatre In the Park
 
No Performance July 4th
 
Big River transports audiences back to 1840’s Missouri to join Huckleberry Finn and Jim on their adventure down the Mighty Mississippi. 

Based on Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBig River picks up where The Adventures of Tom Sawyer left off.  Huck has been living with the Widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson, but has not taken well to town life and resists everyone’s repeated attempts to civilize him.  Huck is kidnapped by his own father, fakes his death, and runs away to live on his own.  His solitary plans are interrupted when he encounters Miss Watson’s slave, Jim, and the two set off on a journey to get Jim to freedom in the North. 
 
Big River is a story about growing up, learning to stand up for others, keeping promises, and finding yourself.  Big River has won 8 Tony Awards® and audiences will revel in this American classic with its luscious soundtrack of country, bluegrass, and spirituals including “Muddy Water”, “Waitin’ For the Light to Shine”, and “Free At Last”.
 
RATED: PG
 
Big River runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
 
 
Independence Day - Federal Holiday
Saturday, 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.
 
Lenexa Community Day Parade - ON HOLD
Saturday, July 4th, 10 AM to 12 PM at Old Town Lenexa
The Community Days Parade is an annual hometown tradition that draws thousands to Old Town to celebrate Independence Day. Our parade is one of the longest Fourth of July parades in the Kansas City area.
 
 
Lenexa Freedom Run - ON HOLD
Saturday, July 4th, 7 AM to 9 AM at Old Town Lenexa
Start Independence Day off 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.
 
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, July 7th, 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.
 
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, July 13th, 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. 
 
 
 
Tax Day
Wednesday, July 15th
Due to the pandemic, Tax Day has been pushed back to July 15 2020 from its normal date of April 15.
 
In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to be submitted to the federal government. The term may also refer to the same day for individual states, even where the tax return due date is a different day.
 
Movies in the Park - Shrek
Friday, July 17th, 8 PM at Central Green Park - 87th and Penrose Lane
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.
 
 
Theatre In the Park - Newsies - CANCELLED
Friday, July 17th to Saturday, July 25th, 8:30 PM at Theatre In the Park
 
STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!
 
In 1899 the newsboys of New York City banded together to form their own union and held The World, The Sun, and New York captive until their demands for better pay were met.
 
Newies is a Tony Award® winning, high energy, tour-de-force of song and dance that includes fan favorites “Seize The Day”, “I’m The King of New York”, and “The World Will Know” in addition to new songs “Watch What Happens” and “The Bottom Line”.  The story focuses on Jack Kelly, ring leader of the Manhattan newises, his new friends Davey and Les, who are trying to support their family while their father is out of work, and Katherine Plumber, a smart, no nonsense young reporter trying to break through in a world where women are supposed to be seen and not heard. 
 
Together with a vibrant group newsboys, and a little help from Medda Larkin, the brassy owner of New York City’s best burlesque club, they get carried away into a strike that becomes bigger than they ever could have imagined.  Based on the 1992 Disney® movie Newsies has been thrilling audiences for almost three decades.
 
RATED: PG
 
Newsies runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
 
 
Lenexa Moonlight Bike Ride - CANCELED
Saturday, July 18th
Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, July 21st, 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.
 
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, July 27th, 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. 
 
 
 
Eid-al-Adha
Friday, July 31st
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.
 
Theatre In the Park - Mamma Mia
Friday, July 31st to Saturday, August 8th, 8:30 PM at Theatre In the Park
 
Sophie’s getting married! 
 
Even though her mother, Donna, is Sophie's world, she still feels like something is missing…and that’s the father she’s never known.  In an attempt to find out who her father is so that he can walk her down the aisle, Sophie has gone snooping through her mother’s past and come up with three possible fathers.  And what’s a girl to do when faced with that dilemma?  Invite ALL THREE of them of course!  Hilarity ensues as Sophie prepares for the wedding, tries to figure out who her real father is, and keep it all secret from her mother.  And all of this happens to chart topping ABBA hits including “Super Trooper”, “Honey, Honey”, and “Dancing Queen”.  Nominated for 5 Tony Awards® 
 
Mamma Mia! is a funny, feel good musical that will leave audiences disco dancing out of the theatre.
 
RATED: PG
 
Mamma Mia! runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
 
 
Tails on the Trails
Monday, August 3rd, 4 PM to 8 PM at Ad Astra Pool
Free admission to event. $5 (pre-registered)/$8 per dog swim.
 
Bring your furry four-legged friends for a plunge in Ad Astra Pool. It's the one day a year where dogs can splash and swim at our pool paw-ty!
 
 
 
City of Lenexa Council Meeting
Tuesday, August 4th, 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, August 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.
 
 
 
Shawnee City Council Meeting
Monday, August 10th, 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, 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.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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
 
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
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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[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.
 
Trash & Recycling Day is Saturday
Saturday, January 2nd
Due to the New Years holiday, trash and recycling pickup is scheduled for Saturday.
 
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.