My Free Taxes – United Way of Greater Kansas City posted on February 19th, 2019

United way of Greater Kansas City is partnering with H&R Block to offer My Free Taxes, an income tax e-filing system free for households that make $66,000 or less.  The IRS-certified and secure service offers free filing for federal and up to three state returns. 

Maguire Gilner Angel Day 5K Run/Walk posted on February 6th, 2019

We invite you to join us for a special event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Frontier Park in Olathe.  The 7th Annual Maguire Gilner Angel Day 5K Run/Walk is an event that honors Maguire Gilner and his brother Titus, as well as all babies/children who left this world way too early.  This is a family event with music, food, activities for the kids, shopping, a Tot Trot, bake sale, silent auction, and much more.  Proceeds from the day benefit the Maguire Davis Gilner Foundation, which helps local families purchase headstones for babies and children. 

2019 Summer Youth Enrichment Program – JCCC posted on February 5th, 2019

Students entering grades 6-12 can choose from a wide ranging selection of enrichment opportunities this summer at Johnson County Community College. 

Jadon’s Hope Foundation Bug Run 2019 posted on January 29th, 2019

The 7th Annual Jadon’s Hope Bug Run/Walk is on a quest to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  Jadon, a 4th grade student at Rolling Ridge Elementary, has lived with SMA since birth.  Jadon’s HOPE Foundation strives to promote educational awareness and fund research for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the #1 genetic killer of infants under the age of two.  The Foundation also provides support for families affected by terminal childhood diseases.  This year’s 5K/10K and Bitty Bug Dash is March 30.  

Spring Break Soccer Camp – MNU posted on January 24th, 2019

MNU offers a Spring Break Soccer Camp for boys and girls ages 5-14, March 11-14, 8:30-noon.  This is a great opportunity for children to tune up for the upcoming Spring season. 

Camp Wood YMCA 2019 posted on January 24th, 2019

Camp Wood YMCA offers day and residential summer camps, year-round outdoor education, and event hosting.  Programs are guided by a commitment to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  Choose your adventure… traditional camp, mini-camp, horse camp, top camp chef, drama, skateboard, paintball, and construction.  Additional choices for teens include Teen Camp, Paddle and Climb Trip, Inside Out (leadership camp), LIT (Leaders-In-Training), CIT (Counselor-In-Training), and WIT (Wrangler-In-Training).  Beyond summer camp opportunities include Family Camp, overnight stays for school groups, retreats and reunions.  Discounts and scholarships are available for military families. 

June B. Jones the Musical posted on January 16th, 2019

CYT Kansas City West presents Junie B. Jones February 21-24 at The Bell Center at MNU.  Showtimes:  February 21 and 22, 7 p.m.; February 23, 2:00 and 7:00, February 24, 2:00 p.m. 

Special Needs Resource Fair posted on January 16th, 2019

If you are a parent, teacher or caregiver of an individual with special needs, or a self advocate, please join us at the Special Needs Resource Fair February 26, 5-8:00 p.m. at the Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 W. 143rd St. Overland Park.  Over 100 vendors representing various disabilities, information on camps and other recreational opportunities, therapies, equipment, adult/transition services, financial/legal, health and wellness and more.  Event is free and open to the public. 

College Planning – Events for Parents and Teens posted on January 8th, 2019

Practical help for parents and teens pursuing a college education include:

♦ Step By Step through the FAFSA  ♦ Don’t pay College Sticker Price: How to Find and Win Scholarships and Fellowships  ♦ Paying for College: FAFSA, Pell Grants, Stafford and Plus Loans and Private Loans  ♦ ACT and SAT Test Prep  ♦ Kaplan ACT Practice Test

See flyer for dates/times/location. 

Meet and Eat – Olathe Public Library posted on January 8th, 2019

Free meals are provided for those 18 and under. Adults may accompany children.  Meals must be eaten on-site and Kindergarteners and younger must be supervised.  Meals are offered Monday through Friday, January 7-May 23.  Specific times are provided on the flyer. 

Rowing for Teens (14 to 18) posted on January 8th, 2019

We need you for our crew!  We’re recruiting for our team… no experience necessary.  On-the-water at Wyandotte County Lake and indoors at Mill Creek Activity Center. 

Garmin Munchkin Marathon and Family Run posted on December 20th, 2018

Open to students Kdgn-Gr. 8.  Kids’ registration includes free T-shirt, goodie bag, race number and medal.  Free training program included for children.  Children will run 1.2 miles on race day to earn the Munchkin Marathon medal.  Race day is April 13.   English      Spanish

Winter/Spring Art for Children posted on December 14th, 2018

The Olathe Visual Artists Association is sponsoring art and clay classes for children ages 7-16 at the First Gallery of Olathe. 

Bring the Internet Home! Free with your library card… posted on November 29th, 2018

Check out a mobile hotspot at the Olathe Downtown Library for unlimited Internet access on up to ten devices. 

Olathe Youth Baseball 2019 posted on November 19th, 2018

Olathe Youth Baseball is a premiere baseball organization that has been serving Johnson County’s youth since 1953.  OYB is dedicated to players seven years of age through high school seniors who want to play baseball.  Players can register in the Early Bird Registration (January 2-31) or February 1-March 11 Regular Registration. 

Volunteer Service hours available… posted on September 10th, 2018

Champions Special Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides services and programs for children and adults with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities.  Volunteer opportunities for students/adults (15 years or older) are available once a month at Hillcrest Covenant Church.