Johnson County Park & Recreation celebrating 60 years Sunday. The Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Sunday will recognize 60 years of existence with a celebration at Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road. Giant kites will be among the featured festivities at the celebration, which will also include performance by the Beatles cover band Liverpool, Four Fried Chickens and a Coke, Travis Marvin, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove, StoneLion Puppet Theatre, and Abracadabra Extravaganza magicians. More information and a full schedule of events is available here.
Yoga on the green at farmers market. The Mission Farm and Flower Market will be holding an hour-long community yoga class Saturday on the green space by the market. Yoga Fix Studio will host the class from 11 a.m. to noon. All levels are welcome. The first half hour will be doing postures from the hot series and the second half hour restorative style. Please bring your own mat. A limited number of loaner mats will be available. The free class is open to everyone. The market is at 5613 Johnson Drive.
Spaghetti dinner planned in Roeland Park. The bi-annual spaghetti dinner is a long-standing Roeland Park tradition. It will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Roeland Park Community Center. It will include kids activities, a magic show, tours of the community center, sports dome and aquatic center. The charge is $8 per person or $7 for those over 50. Reservations can be made at the community center or by calling 913-826-3160. The dinner is sponsored by the Johnson County Parks & Recreation District.
Former Lancers honored at Rock Chalk awards. Three SM East grads were among the select group of University of Kansas athletes honored at last week’s Rock Chalk Awards. Shannon and Erin McGinley, who both play for the Jayhawks sophomore team, were recognized for their academic performance, while high jumper Grace Pickell received both academic and athletic accolades.
More than five-year sentence in drunken-driving accident. Former SM East student Conner Estrella, 18, was sentenced to 66 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kevin Moroney, who was killed in the 8400 block of Tomahawk Road in August of 2014. Moroney was standing by a parked car when he was hit by the vehicle Estrella was driving under the influence. Maureen Hogg was standing next to Moroney and was injured. [Overland Park 18-year-old sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for drunken driving death – The Kansas City Star]
SM East, SM North, Miege set to take the field again tonight. The Lancers, Indians and Stags will all try to improve their records in this young football season tonight. SM East faces SM Northwest at 7 p.m. at SM South District Stadium. SM North takes on SM West at 7 p.m. at SM North District Stadium. And Bishop Miege takes on Blue Valley at 7 p.m. at Blue Valley. Here’s the Lancer Gridiron Club’s motivational video for this week’s game, courtesy of Brian Libeer:
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