Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Gardeners checked out each other's plots at the annual Summer Solstice Garden Party at the Prairie Village community gardens at Harmon Park Friday.
The Prairie Village community gardens will open for their fourth season this spring.

Prairie Village sets informational meetings for community garden plots. Prairie Village has set three community meetings for people interested in renting a community garden plot for the 2015 season. The city expects to have a few 4’x20′ and 4’x10′ plots available at the Harmon Park community garden space, and on 4’x20′ plot at the Global Montessori space. People interested in being eligible to reserve one of the open spots much attend one of the three informational meetings. They will be: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22; and 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. All of the meetings will be held at the Prairie Village Community Center, 7700 Mission Road. The larger plots cost $40 per season to tend. The smaller plots cost $20. The garden committee will hold a lottery drawing to assign the open plots in February. You must be a Prairie Village resident to be able to reserve a Harmon Park plot.

Kansas City Christian senior commits to throw javelin in college. Kansas City Christian senior Holly Spencer on Wednesday signed a letter of intent to throw javelin for the Olivet Nazarene University track and field team next year. Olivet Nazarene is located in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Memoir author Nadia Bolz-Weber scheduled to speak at Asbury United Methodist in Prairie Village. Lutheran minister and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Pastrix: The cranky, beautiful faith of a sinner and saint” is scheduled to speak at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village Thursday, Feb. 7. The event, which will begin at 7 p.m., is open to the public. Child care will be available at the event.

Art mart scheduled for Roeland Park. The arts committee of Roeland Park is hosting its first annual “Lovey Dovey” Art Mart at Roeland Park City Hall on Feb, 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will showcase local jewelry, textile and assemblage artists. The event will support the local arts community and help shoppers find one of a kind gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Rimann featured in how to pair drinks with Girl Scout cookies. Thinking of adult beverages to pair with your Girl Scout cookies? Mary Rimann and James Harrington of Rimann Liquors were recently asked for their suggestions on which beverages would work with various cookies. [Interested in pairing your Girl Scout Cookies with adult beverages? – KMBZ 98.1 FM]