Garmin Marathon – Road Closures April 21 posted on April 18th, 2018

Over 4,000 runners are participating in the 2018 Garmin Marathon this weekend and are expected to pass through Olathe streets between 6 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 21.  Please see attachment for road closures. 

Wonders of Discovery – Pollinator Prairie posted on April 16th, 2018

The Pollinator Prairie is hosting a FREE family-friendly event on June 22, 9am-2pm at 320 S. Blake St. in Olathe.  The even is open to the public at the garden in Olathe in conjunction with National Pollinator Week.  Activities include:  Caterpillar Petting Zoo, Bat Exhibit, Caterpillar and Butterfly Exhibits, Bird of Pray Exhibit, Native Bees vs Honey Bees, Building Native Bee Houses, Bringing Nature Home, “Get Your Fingers in the Dirt,” Arts and Crafts, and much more. 

Mission Southside – Hope Walk posted on April 12th, 2018

A 5-mile walk benefiting the ministries of Mission Southside is planned for Saturday, April 28.  The goal is for each participant or family to raise $100 from dollars-per-mile pledges.  Registration is available on-line at www.missionsouthside.org  The walk begins and ends at Southside’s Ministry Center, 414 E. Dennis Avenue. 

Meet and Eat – Olathe Public Library posted on April 10th, 2018

Children age 18 and under are invited to meet and eat for homework help and food at both locations (downtown and Indian Creek).  See flyer for days and times. 

Helmet Head Bike Rodeo posted on April 5th, 2018

The Olathe Fire Department invites all area children to bring their bikes to the annual Olathe Helmet Head Bike Rodeo April 29, 11 am-3pm at the Olathe Medical Center campus.  Kids ages 15 and under will receive a free bike helmet, while supplies last.  While at the Rodeo, stop by the Olathe Medical Center’s Family Fun Fest. 

Weed Out the Myths: Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain posted on April 3rd, 2018

Staff from the Olathe Police Department and the Johnson County Mental Health Center team up for a presentation on marijuana use by teenagers on April 19, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Olathe Community Center.   Open to the community at no cost. 

FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk posted on April 2nd, 2018

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) is sponsoring a free fun family event Saturday, April 21 to honor the heroes who keep those with food allergies safe.  The event features a walk and Jim Cosgrove aka Mr. Stinky Feet.  More information and registration are available at www.foodallergywalk.org


Those Left Behind – Supporting Teen Survivors of Suicide posted on March 28th, 2018

Those Left Behind is a support group to help connect high school and college age survivors left behind after the loss of a family member to suicide.  This secular based support group is facilitated by licensed mental health therapists.  Parental permission to participate is required if under the age of 18.  More info on flyer. 

Summer Day Camp – Champions Special Ministries – Volunteers Needed posted on March 5th, 2018

Volunteers are needed to serve as coaches for Summer Day Camp.  All coaches must be 15+ years of age.  Coaches serve as 1-on-1 buddies for campers and can earn 50 service hours. 

Summer Day Camp – Champions Special Ministries posted on March 5th, 2018

Join us for a fun-filled summer day camp for kids (ages 6+) and adults with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities July 9-13 at City Center Church, Lenexa. 

Girl Scouts – Spring, 2018 posted on February 23rd, 2018

When she’s in kindergarten, she can be a Girl Scout!  Come learn about Girl Scouts at our upcoming events!  Three opportunities are scheduled in Olathe. 

2018 Camp Wood YMCA – Overnight Camps posted on January 8th, 2018

In addition to Traditional Camp, Mini-Camp and Horse Camp, Camp Wood offers specialty camps including drama, skateboard, campers vs. wild, paintball, construction, media (NEW) and Forensics (NEW).  Each camp offers positive role models, the importance of time spent outdoors, character development and the value of supportive friends. 

Take Me Home posted on January 5th, 2018

Take Me Home is intended to assist adults and children who may have trouble communicating due to developmental or cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  The program is a free service offered to the citizens of Johnson County Kansas by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. 

Support and Recovery posted on September 15th, 2017

Opportunities are available through the College Church of the Nazarene to support families and individuals at times of need.  Current options include GriefShare, Depression & Anxiety, Divorce Care, Life’s Healing Choices, Individuals with Lived Experience of Mental Illness, Family + Friends of Those with Mental Illness and Band of Brothers (sexual addition and/or pornography).  See flyer for schedule.