Upcoming Events

 
Board Game Nights At The Public Market
Monday, February 7th to Monday, December 5th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Monday of the month. at Lenexa Public Market
 
We're bringing back board game night with TableTop Game and Hobby and Cardboard Corner Cafe the first Monday of every month! They'll bring a variety of games to choose from, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. No experience in games is necessary.
Have A Hoopster In Your House
Thursday, October 13th to Saturday, December 17th
 
Have a hoopster in the house?
 
Basketball is a fun way for kids to stay active, form friendships and build coordination. We have eight-week leagues this fall and winter. 
 
Kindergarteners will be on teams of six players and play 3v3. First and second graders will be on teams of eight and play 5v5. Get 20% off by signing up to help coach. Register now for the fall league (starting Oct. 17) and by Dec. 26 for the winter league.
 
City of Shawnee Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund
Monday, October 24th to Sunday, December 18th
 
Every year, Mayor Michelle Distler hosts fundraising efforts to help local organizations of her choice. This year, Mayor Distler chose Shawnee Community Services and Mercy and Truth Medical Missions as recipients! There are several ways you can help out including online donations, a fun night out at Servaes Brewing Company, the hit Dine at the Vine event at Wandering Vine at the Castle, bluebird box dedication plaques, purchasing a Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund candle, shirt, holiday card, or ornament at the Shawnee Town 1929 Gift Shop and more. For full information, including details on how to make an in-person donation, visit cityofshawnee.org/mctf!
Pumpkin Composting
Tuesday, November 1st to Wednesday, November 30th at 79th and Cottonwood
 
Are your pumpkins starting to slump? Turn this organic waste into compost! From Nov. 1–30, Lenexa residents can drop off pumpkins and other decorative gourds in a marked dumpster in the Little Mill Creek North Park parking lot (79th and Cottonwood).
Lenexa, The City of Holiday Festivals
Saturday, November 19th to Saturday, December 17th
 
Lenexa is here to make your holidays happy and bright. Check out these upcoming events sure to delight family, friends and out-of-town guests.
 
Thoughtful gifts and tasty finds make Lenexa's Holiday Farmers Market (Nov. 19 and Dec. 17) a great way to have a low-key start to your Saturday.
 
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park will sparkle with thousands of lights once Mayor Boehm flips the ceremonial switch for Sar-Ko Aglow on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. View the lights nightly until Jan. 16.
 
The Kansas City Flute Choir will play holiday classics at City Hall  Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. This free performance is part of City Center Live.
 
Looking for something just for kids? 
 
The Lenexa Rec Center will host Naughty or Nice Games Dec. 16 from 6–8 p.m. Fun for kids 4 and up.
 
The festive annual Candy Cane Hunt is Dec. 16 from 9–11 a.m. Perfect for kids 6 and under.
City of Lenexa Closure and Cancellation App
Wednesday, November 23rd to Monday, May 1st
 
When winter weather approaches, make sure you check for Lenexa Parks & Recreation event and program cancellations or facility closures before you leave home. 
 
gOur Rainout Line service offers instant notifications via email, text alerts, a free mobile app or online status updates. You can also call 913.477.7170 and follow the prompts. Sign up for notifications.
Holiday Lights Tour
Tuesday, November 29th, 4:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Shawnee Civic Centre
 
All aboard the Shawnee Mission Christmas Train (well, bus, but you get the point)! We will cruise by Kansas City’s classic Holiday Light displays while soaking up the sounds of the season on our comfy motorcoach. We will drive through downtown, the plaza and by Crown Center to see the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. We will see the famous Longview Lake display and the simply magical Lees Summit Magic Tree. We will wrap up the evening with a terrific light show to music at Deanna Rose Farmstead. This tour is $20 per person.
 
 
 
Adaptive Recreation: Self Defense Seminar
Wednesday, November 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Shawnee Civic Centre
 
Using Taekwondo as the basis, Master Suzan Crochet will teach basic self-defense practices in this workshop. Activities will be scaled to the participants’ abilities. Caregivers are welcome to attend and aid their participant(s). This class is $8 per person. Call (913) 631-5200 or register online!
 
Lenexa Police Community Advisory Board
Thursday, December 1st, 6:30 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall - Prairie Star Conference Room
 
The Police Community Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to address issues associated with police-community relations, the improvement of the Lenexa Police Department’s operations, and public safety issues to further enhance the quality of life in our community.
 
Sar-Ko Aglow
Friday, December 2nd to Monday, January 16th at Sar-Ko Park
 
Tour this beautiful park from dusk to 10 p.m. each evening through January 16th.
 
Admission is free.
 
Pizza With Santa At The Lenexa Public Market
Saturday, December 3rd, 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. at Lenexa Public Market
 
If you missed out on tickets to Breakfast with Santa at the Public Market, you're in luck. Santa Claus is extending his stay for lunch on Dec. 3 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. 
 
Bring the family to interact with jolly ol' Saint Nick and enjoy a scrumptious pizza and salad buffet catered by Topp'd Pizza + Salads
 
Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 3rd, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Bring the family to meet Santa and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet catered by our very own Butterfield's Bakery & Market. This special event has limited seating, so be sure to get your name on the "nice" list! Registration opens November 4th.
 
 
 
Monthly Tornado Warning Siren Test
Wednesday, December 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.
 
Naughty or Nice Games
Friday, December 9th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lenexa Rec Center
 
Enjoy a family-friendly evening of fun at the Lenexa Rec Center featuring a special grumpy guest. We will have a story time, cookie painting, heart-growing holiday crafts, grouchy games and more.

Cost:
$5 per participating child of Rec Center member
$8 per participating child of nonmember
Tween Night Out
Friday, December 9th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Shawnee Civic Centre
 
No more Friday night boredom for tweens…come on & hangout! Tween Night is designed just for older youth, a safe space with station-driven activities that they can pick where they’d like to engage, plus organized group activities centered around Holiday Fun! Dinner & snacks included. This program is $15 per participant (price increases to $25 on December 7) & is for tweens ages 11-14.
 
Pre-registration is required. You can pre-register over the phone at 913-631-5200 or online!
 
 
French Macaron For Beginners (All Ages)
Saturday, December 10th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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 Butterfield's Bakery & Market and Kate Smith Soirée. We will also demonstrate two 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 two to create, from start to finish, your own 15-count gift box of macarons to take home.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided and there will be an intermission during the baking portion to allow attendees to get lunch/dinner at the market if they choose to. This class is for all ages, but for those participants 21 and older: one glass of champagne will be included with your ticket if you want. The instructor will check your ID before serving alcohol. Additional alcohol can be purchased at Topp'd Pizza and Salads, Cosmo Burger, or The Tasting Room.

Come ready to learn and prepare to have a great time!

GROUPS: Students will work in groups of two. *NOTE: One ticket per person is required! If you plan to come as a group, no worries. You'll get seats with all your friends, even if you book separately. Just tell us your friends' names when you check into the class and we'll seat you together.

*Macarons are naturally gluten-free, but do contain tree nuts and eggs.

About the instructor:

Kate Smith is the owner of Kate Smith Soirée and Butterfield's Bakery& Market. She first learned to make macarons during her travels abroad in Italy four years ago, and she's been baking ever since. She graduated with a hospitality management degree from Oklahoma State university, and she officially started her macaron business in October 2018. She opened her permanent location at the Lenexa Public Market June 22, 2019.

CLASS INFORMATION AND POLICIES

COST: $75 per person, plus Eventbrite fees. 

TICKETS AND ADMISSION: No tickets are issued for classes. Your name will be on an attendee list in The Kitchen. Admission to The Kitchen will begin at the scheduled class start time.

CATEGORY: Technique and Skill

CLASS FORMAT: Combination of Instructor-Led with class participation

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANT AGE: 16+ Participants under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult with their own seat.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds for this class. If you cannot attend a class for any reason, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know as soon as soon as possible so the registration list may be updated along with any allergy information. *All classes are subject to rescheduling or cancellation (which would result in a full refund). *Recipes and ingredients are subject to change based on availability.

ALLERGIES/SPECIAL NEEDS: The Lenexa Public Market and demo kitchen is not an allergy-safe environment. Common cooking and baking ingredients used in classes may not be specified in class/menu titles. Food allergies and/or special needs must be stated in detail on the registration form. Best efforts will be made to accommodate those allergies and needs when known in advance. Recipe adjustments cannot be made during classes.

PARKING: Free parking is available on-site in a City of Lenexa parking garage.

FOOD/DRINK: Featured recipes prepared in the class will be sampled. We will have a water station available in the kitchen. Other beverages are available for purchase in the Market.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: All equipment and ingredients for the class are provided. Coat racks will be available for jackets and purses. If perishable items purchased at the Market need to be refrigerated, please notify the class instructor or Market attendant when arriving for the class.

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE: Please come to class prepared to have some fun and learn a few tips. Group interaction and socializing will be part of the classes, but please be respectful to instructors and fellow attendees to help ensure everyone has a great time.
 
Friday Night Movie Night - Elf
Friday, December 16th, 6 p.m. at Shawnee Civic Centre
 
Join Shawnee Parks & Recreation at The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive, on Friday, December 16 at 6:00pm for Family Movie Night! Gather your coziest pillows and blankets for a showing of Elf in the gym! Enjoy activities, snacks, event a visit from a special guest! The movie starts at 6:30 and registration is $15 per family. You can pre-register over the phone at 913-631-5200 or online at this link.
Candy Cane Hunt
Friday, December 16th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lenexa Community Center
 
Candy Cane Hunt: Ages 0-6
 
Dec. 16, 2022

Dress warm and hunt for candy canes at the Lenexa Community Center! After our hunt, we'll head to the gym to warm up with milk, cookies, and a special musical performance by Mr. Stinky Feet! 

9:00-11:00am
Hunt is for ages 6 & under
FREE for everyone!

Lenexa Community Center
13420 Oak St. 
Lenexa, KS 66215
 
Lenexa Holiday Farmers Market
Saturday, December 17th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lenexa Rec Center Parking Garage
 
 
 
Lenexa civic campus parking garage, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219
 
Free admission
 
Free, covered parking on-site
 
Get in the spirit of the giving season at Lenexa's fifth annual Holiday Farmers Market. High-quality ingredients and craftsmanship from our vendors will help make your holiday meals and gifts feel extraordinary.
 
We’ll provide a traditional scene of warmth and good cheer during two special shopping days. At this year’s open-air holiday market, you’ll find vendor stalls nestled between evergreens under the awning of the parking garage.
 
Around two dozen of your favorite vendors and artists will offer a variety of locally raised, grown and made products. Load up on everything from meat, pecans, handmade pies and cheesecake to wine, jams and jellies, body care products and toys for your favorite pet. 
 
Hanukkah
Monday, December 19th
 
Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‎, Modern: Ḥanukkáh, Tiberian: Ḥanukkāh; usually spelled חֲנוּכָּה‎, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah, Ḥanukah, Chanuka, Chanukkah, Hanuka) is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. It is also known as the Festival of Lights(Hebrew: חַג הַאוּרִים‎, ḥag ha'urim).
Winter Break Camp
Wednesday, December 21st to Saturday, December 24th, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lenexa Rec Center
 
Keep school-aged kids active and creative during winter break. Select the days you need care during Dec. 21–23 and Dec. 27–30, and leave the rest to us.
 
Camp is from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lenexa Rec Center.
 
Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24th
 
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus. Christmas Day is observed around the world, and Christmas Eve is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day. Together, both days are considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and Western society.
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25th
 
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration by 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. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries, 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 organized around it.
Kwanzaa
Monday, December 26th
 
Kwanzaa (/ˈkwɑːn.zə/) is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day. It was created by Maulana Karenga, based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa, including West and Southeast Africa. Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966.
Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
Tuesday, December 27th to Sunday, February 19th
 
Form your team of four or less and compete to see how fast you can complete a 500-piece puzzle. Time limit is two hours. Cash prizes for first and second place. 
 
Winter Break Camp
Tuesday, December 27th to Friday, December 30th, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lenexa Rec Center
 
Keep school-aged kids active and creative during winter break. Select the days you need care during Dec. 27–30, and leave the rest to us. Camp is from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lenexa Rec Center.
 
New Year's Eve
Saturday, December 31st
 
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December. In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated at evening parties, where many people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks. Some Christians attend a watchnight service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year's Day, 1 January.
Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 1st
 
New Year's Day, also simply called New Year or New Year's, is observed on 1 January, the first day of the year in the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. Whilst most solar calendars (like the Gregorian and Julian) begin the year regularly at or near the northern winter solstice, the start of the new year in cultures that observe a lunisolar or lunar calendar (such as the Chinese New Year and the Islamic New Year) happen at less fixed points relative to the solar year.
French Macaron For Beginners (All Ages)
Sunday, January 8th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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 Butterfield's Bakery & Market and Kate Smith Soirée. We will also demonstrate two 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 two to create, from start to finish, your own 15-count gift box of macarons to take home.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided and there will be an intermission during the baking portion to allow attendees to get lunch/dinner at the market if they choose to. This class is for all ages, but for those participants 21 and older: one glass of champagne will be included with your ticket if you want. The instructor will check your ID before serving alcohol.

Come ready to learn and prepare to have a great time!

GROUPS: Students will work in groups of two. *NOTE: One ticket per person is required! If you plan to come as a group, no worries. You'll get seats with all your friends, even if you book separately. Just tell us your friends' names when you check into the class and we'll seat you together.

*Macarons are naturally gluten-free, but do contain tree nuts and eggs.

About the instructor:

Kate Smith is the owner of Kate Smith Soirée and Butterfield's Bakery& Market. She first learned to make macarons during her travels abroad in Italy four years ago, and she's been baking ever since. She graduated with a hospitality management degree from Oklahoma State university, and she officially started her macaron business in October 2018. She opened her permanent location at the Lenexa Public Market June 22, 2019.

CLASS INFORMATION AND POLICIES

COST: $75 per person, plus Eventbrite fees. 

TICKETS AND ADMISSION: No tickets are issued for classes. Your name will be on an attendee list in The Kitchen. Admission to The Kitchen will begin at the scheduled class start time.

CATEGORY: Technique and Skill

CLASS FORMAT: Combination of Instructor-Led with class participation

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANT AGE: 16+ Participants under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult with their own seat.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds for this class. If you cannot attend a class for any reason, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know as soon as soon as possible so the registration list may be updated along with any allergy information. *All classes are subject to rescheduling or cancellation (which would result in a full refund). *Recipes and ingredients are subject to change based on availability.

ALLERGIES/SPECIAL NEEDS: The Lenexa Public Market and demo kitchen is not an allergy-safe environment. Common cooking and baking ingredients used in classes may not be specified in class/menu titles. Food allergies and/or special needs must be stated in detail on the registration form. Best efforts will be made to accommodate those allergies and needs when known in advance. Recipe adjustments cannot be made during classes.

PARKING: Free parking is available on-site in a City of Lenexa parking garage.

FOOD/DRINK: Featured recipes prepared in the class will be sampled. We will have a water station available in the kitchen. Other beverages are available for purchase in the Market.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: All equipment and ingredients for the class are provided. Coat racks will be available for jackets and purses. If perishable items purchased at the Market need to be refrigerated, please notify the class instructor or Market attendant when arriving for the class.

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE: Please come to class prepared to have some fun and learn a few tips. Group interaction and socializing will be part of the classes, but please be respectful to instructors and fellow attendees to help ensure everyone has a great time.
 
French Macaron For Beginners (All Ages)
Sunday, January 15th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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 Butterfield's Bakery & Market and Kate Smith Soirée. We will also demonstrate two 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 two to create, from start to finish, your own 15-count gift box of macarons to take home.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided and there will be an intermission during the baking portion to allow attendees to get lunch/dinner at the market if they choose to. This class is for all ages, but for those participants 21 and older: one glass of champagne will be included with your ticket if you want. The instructor will check your ID before serving alcohol.

Come ready to learn and prepare to have a great time!

GROUPS: Students will work in groups of two. *NOTE: One ticket per person is required! If you plan to come as a group, no worries. You'll get seats with all your friends, even if you book separately. Just tell us your friends' names when you check into the class and we'll seat you together.

*Macarons are naturally gluten-free, but do contain tree nuts and eggs.

About the instructor:

Kate Smith is the owner of Kate Smith Soirée and Butterfield's Bakery& Market. She first learned to make macarons during her travels abroad in Italy four years ago, and she's been baking ever since. She graduated with a hospitality management degree from Oklahoma State university, and she officially started her macaron business in October 2018. She opened her permanent location at the Lenexa Public Market June 22, 2019.

CLASS INFORMATION AND POLICIES

COST: $75 per person, plus Eventbrite fees. 

TICKETS AND ADMISSION: No tickets are issued for classes. Your name will be on an attendee list in The Kitchen. Admission to The Kitchen will begin at the scheduled class start time.

CATEGORY: Technique and Skill

CLASS FORMAT: Combination of Instructor-Led with class participation

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANT AGE: 16+ Participants under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult with their own seat.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds for this class. If you cannot attend a class for any reason, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know as soon as soon as possible so the registration list may be updated along with any allergy information. *All classes are subject to rescheduling or cancellation (which would result in a full refund). *Recipes and ingredients are subject to change based on availability.

ALLERGIES/SPECIAL NEEDS: The Lenexa Public Market and demo kitchen is not an allergy-safe environment. Common cooking and baking ingredients used in classes may not be specified in class/menu titles. Food allergies and/or special needs must be stated in detail on the registration form. Best efforts will be made to accommodate those allergies and needs when known in advance. Recipe adjustments cannot be made during classes.

PARKING: Free parking is available on-site in a City of Lenexa parking garage.

FOOD/DRINK: Featured recipes prepared in the class will be sampled. We will have a water station available in the kitchen. Other beverages are available for purchase in the Market.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: All equipment and ingredients for the class are provided. Coat racks will be available for jackets and purses. If perishable items purchased at the Market need to be refrigerated, please notify the class instructor or Market attendant when arriving for the class.

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE: Please come to class prepared to have some fun and learn a few tips. Group interaction and socializing will be part of the classes, but please be respectful to instructors and fellow attendees to help ensure everyone has a great time.
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, January 16th
 
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
Classic Pasta from Scratch (21+)
Saturday, January 21st, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Looking for a unique and memorable culinary experience to gift your loved one? Want to grab your girlfriends for a fun night out to celebrate your friendship? Join the chefs Kate Smith (of Kate Smith Soirée and Butterfield's Bakery & Market) and Lora Bardal for a hands-on pasta making class and a five-course meal. Participants will learn how to make two pastas. 

You must be 21+ to attend this class.

MENU: TBD

Beverages: Water, tea, and a glass of wine included with dinner. Additional alcohol can be purchased from Public Market merchants.

About the Chefs:

Chef Kate Smith is the owner of Kate Smith Soirée and Butterfield's Bakery & Market. She first learned to make fresh pasta during her study abroad at Apicius International School of Culinary Arts in Florence, Italy four years ago, and she's been making fresh pasta ever since! She graduated with a hospitality management degree from Oklahoma State University, and she officially started her business in October 2018. She opened her permanent location at the Lenexa Public Market on June 22, 2019.

Chef Lora Bardal fell in love with food while cooking and baking with her mom at a young age. Wanting to follow her passion, she joined a culinary academy at her high school and competed in team cooking competitions. After high school, she enrolled at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in the Baking and Pastry program. With this program, she learned from the top pastry chefs this country has to offer. She graduated at the top of her class and set out on a new adventure. Combining her love of travel and food, she moved from coast to coast learning under different pastry chefs and expanded her knowledge of the connection between good food and happiness!

CLASS INFORMATION AND POLICIES

GROUPS: Participants will work in groups of two. Tickets are sold in pairs. If you plan to come as a group of more than two, no worries! You'll get seats with all your friends, even if you book separately. Just tell us their names when you check into the class and we'll seat you together. Note: Tickets are sold in pairs. If you want to purchase more than two tickets, you will have to check out for each pair separately.

COST: $75 per person (plus Eventbrite fees).

TICKETS AND ADMISSION: No tickets are issued for classes. Your name will be on an attendee list in The Kitchen. Admission to the kitchen will begin at the scheduled class start time.

CATEGORY: Technique and Skill

CLASS FORMAT: Combination of instructor-led with class participation

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANT AGE: Must be 21+ to take this class.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds for this class. If you cannot attend a class for any reason, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know as soon as soon as possible so the registration list may be updated along with any allergy information. *All classes are subject to rescheduling or cancellation (which would result in a full refund). *Recipes and ingredients are subject to change based on availability.

ALLERGIES/SPECIAL NEEDS: The Lenexa Public Market and demo kitchen is not an allergy-safe environment. Common cooking and baking ingredients used in classes may not be specified in class/menu titles. Food allergies and/or special needs must be stated in detail on the registration form. Best efforts will be made to accommodate those allergies and needs when known in advance. Recipe adjustments cannot be made during classes.

PARKING: Free parking is available on-site in a City of Lenexa parking garage.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: All equipment and ingredients for the class are provided. If perishable items purchased at the Market need to be refrigerated, please notify the class instructor or Market attendant when arriving for the class.

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE: Please come to class prepared to have some fun and learn a few tips. Group interaction and socializing will be part of the classes, but please be respectful to instructors and fellow attendees to help ensure everyone has a great time.
Pasta From Scratch (21+)
Saturday, January 21st, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lenexa Public Market
 
Looking for a unique and memorable culinary experience to gift your loved one? Want to grab your girlfriends for a fun night out to celebrate your friendship? Join the chefs Kate Smith (of Kate Smith Soirée and Butterfield's Bakery & Market) and Lora Bardal for a hands-on pasta making class and a five-course meal. Participants will learn how to make two pastas. 

You must be 21+ to attend this class.

MENU: TBD

Beverages: Water, tea, and a glass of wine included with dinner. Additional alcohol can be purchased from Public Market merchants.

About the Chefs:

Chef Kate Smith is the owner of Kate Smith Soirée and Butterfield's Bakery & Market. She first learned to make fresh pasta during her study abroad at Apicius International School of Culinary Arts in Florence, Italy four years ago, and she's been making fresh pasta ever since! She graduated with a hospitality management degree from Oklahoma State University, and she officially started her business in October 2018. She opened her permanent location at the Lenexa Public Market on June 22, 2019.

Chef Lora Bardal fell in love with food while cooking and baking with her mom at a young age. Wanting to follow her passion, she joined a culinary academy at her high school and competed in team cooking competitions. After high school, she enrolled at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in the Baking and Pastry program. With this program, she learned from the top pastry chefs this country has to offer. She graduated at the top of her class and set out on a new adventure. Combining her love of travel and food, she moved from coast to coast learning under different pastry chefs and expanded her knowledge of the connection between good food and happiness!

CLASS INFORMATION AND POLICIES

GROUPS: Participants will work in groups of two. Tickets are sold in pairs. If you plan to come as a group of more than two, no worries! You'll get seats with all your friends, even if you book separately. Just tell us their names when you check into the class and we'll seat you together. Note: Tickets are sold in pairs. If you want to purchase more than two tickets, you will have to check out for each pair separately.

COST: $75 per person (plus Eventbrite fees).

TICKETS AND ADMISSION: No tickets are issued for classes. Your name will be on an attendee list in The Kitchen. Admission to the kitchen will begin at the scheduled class start time.

CATEGORY: Technique and Skill

CLASS FORMAT: Combination of instructor-led with class participation

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANT AGE: Must be 21+ to take this class.

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds for this class. If you cannot attend a class for any reason, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know as soon as soon as possible so the registration list may be updated along with any allergy information. *All classes are subject to rescheduling or cancellation (which would result in a full refund). *Recipes and ingredients are subject to change based on availability.

ALLERGIES/SPECIAL NEEDS: The Lenexa Public Market and demo kitchen is not an allergy-safe environment. Common cooking and baking ingredients used in classes may not be specified in class/menu titles. Food allergies and/or special needs must be stated in detail on the registration form. Best efforts will be made to accommodate those allergies and needs when known in advance. Recipe adjustments cannot be made during classes.

PARKING: Free parking is available on-site in a City of Lenexa parking garage.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: All equipment and ingredients for the class are provided. If perishable items purchased at the Market need to be refrigerated, please notify the class instructor or Market attendant when arriving for the class.

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE: Please come to class prepared to have some fun and learn a few tips. Group interaction and socializing will be part of the classes, but please be respectful to instructors and fellow attendees to help ensure everyone has a great time.
 
Lunar New Year
Sunday, January 22nd
 
Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar.
 
Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East Asia, influenced by the Chinese New Year and the Chinese Calendar. It is also a feature of the Hindu-Buddhist calendars of South and Southeast Asia, the Islamic calendar and the Jewish calendar.
BRBV Board Meeting
Monday, January 30th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
 
The quarterly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.
Black History Month
Wednesday, February 1st to Tuesday, February 28th
 
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.
Groundhog Day
Thursday, February 2nd
 
Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grund'sau dåk, Grundsaudaag, Grundsow Dawg, Murmeltiertag; Nova Scotia: Daks Day) is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. 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; if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.
Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 14th
 
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.
President's Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, February 20th
 
Presidents' Day, officially Washington's Birthday, is a holiday in the United States celebrated on the third Monday of February to honor all U.S. presidents. The federal holiday specifically honors George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolutionary War, presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and was the first president of the United States.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 22nd
 
Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent (the six weeks of penitence before Easter). Ash Wednesday is traditionally observed by Western Christians. It is observed by Catholics in the Roman Rite, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Moravians, Nazarenes, and Independent Catholics, as well as by many from the Reformed faith (inclusive of the Congregationalist, Continental Reformed, and Presbyterian traditions) and United Protestants.
Women's History Month
Wednesday, March 1st to Friday, March 31st
 
Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.
Holi
Wednesday, March 8th
 
Holi ( /ˈhoʊliː/) is a popular ancient Indian festival, also known as the "Festival of Love", the "Festival of Colours" and the "Festival of Spring". The festival celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha Krishna. It also signifies the triumph of good over the evil,as it celebrates the victory of Vishnu as Narasimha Narayana over Hiranyakashipu.It originated and is predominantly celebrated in India and Nepal but has also spread to other regions of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent.
Daylight Savings Time Begins!
Sunday, March 12th
 
Daylight saving time (DST), also known as daylight savings time or daylight time (United States, Canada and Australia), and summer time (United Kingdom, European Union, and some others), is the practice of advancing clocks (typically by one hour) during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. The typical implementation of DST is to set clocks forward by one hour in the spring ("spring forward") and set clocks back by one hour in autumn ("fall back") to return to standard time. As a result, there is one 23-hour day in late winter or early spring and one 25-hour day in the autumn.
St. Patrick's Day
Friday, 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.
Ramadan Begins
Wednesday, March 22nd
 
Ramadan (Arabic: رَمَضَان‎, romanized: Ramaḍān [ra.ma.dˤaːn]), also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhanor Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community. A commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation, 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.
April Fool's Day
Saturday, 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.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 2nd
 
Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week. For adherents of Nicene Christianity, it is the last week of the Christian solemn season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.
Passover
Wednesday, April 5th
 
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.
Good Friday
Friday, April 7th
 
 
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 9th
 
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.
Lenexa Public Market Closed Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9th
 
The Lenexa Public Market will be closed Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10th
 
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a public holiday in some countries. It is the second day of Eastertide. In Western Christianity, it is also the second day of the Octave of Easter, and in Eastern Christianity, it is also the second day of Bright Week.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, April 16th
 
The Eastern Orthodox Church, also called the Orthodox Church, is the second-largest Christian church, with approximately 220 million baptised members. It operates as a communion of autocephalous churches, each governed by its bishops in local synods. The church has no central doctrinal or governmental authority analogous to the bishop of Rome (Pope), but the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople is recognised by all bishops as primus inter pares ("first among equals") and regarded as the representative and spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians.As one of the oldest surviving religious institutions in the world, the Eastern Orthodox Church has played a prominent role in the history and culture of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and the Near East.The Eastern Orthodox Church officially calls itself the Orthodox Catholic Church.
Tax Day
Tuesday, April 18th
 
In the United States, Tax Day is the day on which individual income tax returns are due to be submitted to the federal government. Since 1955, Tax Day has typically fallen on or just after April 15. Tax Day was first introduced in 1913, when the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified.
Eid al-Fitr
Friday, April 21st
 
Eid al-Fitr (/ˌiːd əl ˈfɪtər, -trə/ EED əl FIT-ər, -⁠rə; Arabic: عيد الفطر‎, romanized: ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, lit. 'Feast of Breaking the Fast', IPA: [ʕiːd al ˈfitˤr]), is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Adha). The religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. It falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar; this does not always fall on the same Gregorian day, as the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities. The holiday is known under various other names in different languages and countries around the world. The day is also called Lesser Eid, or simply Eid.
Earth Day
Saturday, 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.
BRBV Board Meeting
Monday, April 24th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
 
The quarterly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.
National Drug Take Back Day
Thursday, April 27th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lenexa Police Department Parking Lot - 12500 West 87th Street
 
Clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of old, unused, or expired prescription medications at the Lenexa Police Department for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the DEA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
 
For your convenience, this event will be a drive-thru format in front of the police station. Stay in your vehicle. When you pull through the designated lane, you can dispose of medication in a collection bin.
 
Please follow these steps when coming to dispose of your medications:
 
Dump pills/patches from their original container into a resealable zipper storage bag. Different pills can be mixed together in the same bag. Empty medication containers can then be disposed of with your regular garbage.
 
Bring your resealable zipper storage bag(s) of medication to the police station and you will be directed to the appropriate drive-thru lane to dispose of your medication. No appointment is necessary.
 
For safety reasons, we cannot accept the following types of medications:
Inhalers and liquids
Medical needles/sharps
 
The Lenexa Police Department also offers year-round prescription drug disposal inside the lobby of our police station.
 
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Monday, May 1st
 
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (as of 2009, officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month) is a period for the duration of the month of May for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 5th
 
Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko̞ ðe̞ ˈma̠ʝo̞] in Mexico, Spanish for "Fifth of May") is an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico'svictory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, the victory of a smaller, poorly equipped Mexican force against the larger and better-armed French army was a morale boost for the Mexicans. Zaragoza died months after the battle from an illness, and a larger French force ultimately defeated the Mexican army at the Second Battle of Puebla and occupied Mexico City.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 14th
 
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.
Memorial Day - Federal Holiday
Monday, May 29th
 
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.
LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Thursday, June 1st
 
LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. As of 2020, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to Hungary, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Greenland, and the city of Berlin.
Flag Day
Wednesday, 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.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 18th
 
Father's Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on 19 March as Saint Joseph's Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father's Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. The day is held on various dates across the world and different regions maintain their own traditions of honoring fatherhood.
Juneteenth
Monday, June 19th
 
 Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation DJuneteenthay, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture.Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth's commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas,[9] which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.
Eid-al-Adha
Thursday, June 29th
 
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.
Independence Day - Federal Holiday
Tuesday, 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.
Ashura
Friday, July 28th
 
Ashura (Arabic: عَاشُورَاء‎, romanized: ʿĀshūrāʾ [ʕaːʃuːˈraːʔ]) is an Islamic holiday that occurs on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic lunar calendar. For Muslims, Ashura marks the day in which the Islamic prophet Musa was saved by Allah when He parted the Sea while leading the children of Israel to the land of Israel. Furthermore, for Muslims, it marks the day on which the Battle of Karbala took place, resulting in the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a member of the Household of Muhammad (Ahl al-Bayt).
BRBV Board Meeting
Monday, July 31st, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
 
The quarterly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.
Labor Day
Monday, September 4th
 
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Friday, September 15th
 
Hispanic Heritage Month heritage began as Hispanic Heritage Week. Hispanic Week was established by legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles and was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.In 1988, the commemorative week was expanded to a month (September 15 to October 15) by legislation sponsored by Rep. Esteban Edward Torres (D–Pico Rivera), amended by Senator Paul Simon, and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of the Cry of Dolores (early morning, 16 September 1810), which marked the start of the Mexican War of Independence and thus resulted (in 1821) in independence for the New Spain Colony (now Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua).
Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 16th
 
Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה‎), literally meaning "head [of] the year", is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎), literally "day of shouting or blasting." It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days (יָמִים נוֹרָאִים‎ Yamim Nora'im. "Days of Awe"), as specified by Leviticus 23:23–25, that occur in the late summer/early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.
BRBV Board Meeting
Monday, October 30th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
 
The quarterly meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.
BRBV Annual Meeting
Monday, November 13th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Clubhouse - 21315 West 82nd Street
 
The annual meeting of the Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley Homes Association is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 21315 West 82nd Street. All community members are invited to attend.