Your daily planner: Thursday, April 28

A statue blows in the wind on a cloudy day at Harmon Park

A statue made of road signs blows into the wind at Santa Fe Trail Park in Prairie Village. Photo credit Alexis Lanza.

Hello there, and welcome to another Thursday in Johnson County! Alexis here with a look at the day ahead.

Forecast: 🌧 High of 65. Low of 58. Expect cloudy skies today. Rain showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day and into the evening.


  • The Elders are set to perform at the Kauffman Center tonight at 7 p.m. in their first live performance since taking a two-year hiatus. The iconic KC-based Irish band will perform classics as well as songs from their new album. Get tickets here.
  • Lights will perform tonight at Madrid Theatre and Johnny Goth will perform at Encore at The Uptown Theater, both in KCMO. See ticketing information for all live music options tonight here.

Public Agenda

  • The Blue Valley Board of Education will hold a special meeting this morning at 8:30 a.m. to discuss “possible action” against board member Jim McMullen, following some parents’ complaints about his past anti-LGBTQ tweets.
  • The NEJC Chamber State of the Cities address will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Marriott Kansas City in Overland Park. Mayors from 10 NEJC cities are invited to share about the previous year and give insights into the year to come.
  • The Shawnee Downtown Partnership will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Shawnee city hall. Take a look at the full agenda.
  • The Overland Park Mental Health Advisory Committee will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Sanders Justice Center. The committee will give an update on the Overland Park Crisis Action Team. Learn more.
  • The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will meet today at 9:30 a.m. in Olathe. Watch live.


  • Beginning today at 8 a.m, BNSF Railway will close 87th Lane in Lenexa for repairs to the railway crossing there. The road is expected to reopen by 9 p.m. tonight, weather permitting. A detour route will be provided via Woodland Road to 87th Street Parkway.
  • The Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop in person on Saturday or stop by to pick up pre-orders. Get the details.
  • The De Soto Planning Commission this week unanimously approved a preliminary plan for a 4.7 million-square-foot industrial center near 103rd Street and Edgerton Road, just off K-10 Highway. A developer wants to build up to six big box retailer distribution warehouses on the site. [Fox 4]