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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax
jo@listserv.ksu.edu

Map to our office

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Classes and Events

july 12 and 19

WITS Workout at the Shawnee Civic Centre

Friday, July 12; Friday, July 19; and Friday, July 26  |  10:00 AM

Location: Shawnee Civic Centre

Did you know that social connectedness and intellectual engagement are two lifestyle factors that contribute to your brain’s health? Simply put, coming together and learning new things is good for your noggin! This program has two main goals—to provide purposeful opportunities to engage intellectually and to increase socialization through ongoing group participation. 

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july 18

Summer Frozen Treats

Thursday, July 18, 2024  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

A frosty frozen treat can help keep you cool on a hot day. Learn to make your own frozen treats with the freedom to make them as creative as you want. Try some different samples. 

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july 23

Twilling Hand Embroidery

Tuesday, July 23, 2024  |  6 - 7 PM

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

Twilling is a type of embroidery stitch, also known as the double knot stitch, that creates a row of raised knots to add unique dimension to your stitching. It is commonly used as a way to enhance quilts, clothing, or any sewing, and is most often used for borders and outlines.  It is easy to learn and can add more interest to your embroidery or other projects.

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july 27

Wild Kids! Summer Program: The Importance of Water

Saturday, July 27, 2024  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Millcreek Streamway Park

The JuniorExtension Master Naturalist Wild Kids! Summer Program offers kids in grades 3 - 5 opportunities to explore and discover the natural environment of Johnson County with fun, hands-on experiences.

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july 27

ServSafe Food Handler Course

Saturday, July 27, 2024  |  9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

Join our Registered Dietitian and Food, Nutrition, and Health Agent Chelsea Reinberg to learn all about food safety including good personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, preventing cross-contamination, and cleaning and sanitizing. This food handler course is ideal for anyone who works in a variety of food service settings or groups that prepare quantity food including institutions, restaurants and cafes, free hot meal sites, churches, etc. Participants will take exam following the lecture portion.

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aug 2

Silver Clovers at the Fair

Friday, August 2, 2024  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Gardner

For one hour on Friday morning during fair week, all fair buildings will be open exclusively to senior citizens. Enjoy a light breakfast, tour the fairgrounds with the Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors, meet 4-H youth and learn about their projects, and enjoy a morning of summer fun with your community. This event is sponsored by Silver Clovers, a project of Johnson County K-State Research and Extension to enrich the lives of adults ages 50 and up.

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august 10

Wild Kids! Summer Program: Trees & Me

Saturday, August 10, 2024  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Overland Park Arboretum

The Junior Extension Master Naturalist Wild Kids! Summer Program offers kids in grades 3 - 5 opportunities to explore and discover the natural environment of Johnson County with fun, hands-on experiences.

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august 13

Pop-Up Farmers Market

Tuesday, August 13, 2024  |  11 AM - 1 PM

Location: Sunset Community Garden

Join us for a pop-up market. We'll offer vegetables harvested that morning from the Sunset Community Garden. Take what you can use, and leave a donation if you can. All proceeds are re-invested to grow more food in the garden.

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