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Leawood’s Art Gallery Crawl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH September 13, 2019

 

CONTACT:          April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Leawood’s Art Gallery Crawl

DATE:                 Friday, September 13, 2019

TIME:                  5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:

  • 2010 Gallery, 9415 Nall Avenue, KS 66207
  • Epsten Gallery, at Village Shalom, 5500 West 123rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66209
  • Eva Reynolds Fine Art, in Prairiefire, 5621 W. 135th Street Ste, 2630, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Gallery V, in Mission Farms, 4020 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66207
  • Leawood Fine Art, in Camelot Court, 11709A Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66211

ENTRY FEE:       Free

 

LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ART GALLERY CRAWL WITH FIVE GALLERIES IN AND AROUND LEAWOOD

The Leawood Arts Council is pleased to present an Art Gallery Crawl with five outstanding suburban galleries on Friday, September 13th.

Participating galleries include 2010 Gallery, Epsten Gallery, Eva Reynolds Fine Art, Gallery V and Leawood Fine Art. Visit each of the galleries between 5:30 and 8:00 and view art from their represented artists.

The Leawood Arts Council is partnering with five of the finest galleries in and around Leawood to celebrate the work by local and national artists. Begin your gallery crawl from any of the five galleries and pick up an Art Crawl map for easy driving to visit them all.

Please join us on Friday, September 13th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. as we travel around the area enjoying art.

For more information, please call the Leawood Arts Council at (913) 663-9157 or any of the five participating galleries.

Sundays in the Park Concert Series National Park Radio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH August 25, 2019

 

CONTACT:           April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Sundays in the Park Concert Series National Park Radio

DATE:                 Sunday, August 25, 2019

TIME:                   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION:        Ironwoods Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

ENTRY FEE:       N/A

 

LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES FEATURING NATIONAL PARK RADIO

The Leawood Arts Council will again host a Concert Series each Sunday evening, August 11th through September 8th. The concerts will be held at the Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park at 14701 Mission Road. All concerts are free and will begin at 6:00 pm.

The series will continue on August 25th with a concert by National Park Radio.  National Park Radio is a modern folk band. Formed in 2012 in Harrison, Arkansas, their roots are in the Ozark Mountains. We are pleased to welcome this band as they tour across America.

National Park Radio presents a unique blend of indie folk, country, bluegrass and rock bringing fresh but familiar sounds echoing The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. Husband and wife duo Stefan and Kerrie Szabo form the core of the band, producing beautiful harmonies and a sense of family. They blend incisive song writing with organic Americana charm, from a heritage in mountain music.

Front man, Stefan Szabo sings and plays acoustic guitar, 6-string banjo and percussion. Kerrie Szabo adds vocals and percussion. The group is rounded out with Mike Womack on bass, Dylan Hawf on fiddle and Heath Shatswell on banjo and vocals.

Leawood Stage Company to Hold Additional Auditions for Nuncrackers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH September 7, 2019

 

CONTACT:     April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:          Auditions for Leawood Stage Company Productions of  “Nuncrackers” the Nunsense Christmas Musical

DATE:             Saturday, September 7, 2019

TIME:              1:00 am – 3:00 pm

LOCATION:   Leawood City Hall, Oak Room, 4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211

 

Leawood Stage Company to Hold Additional Auditions for Nuncrackers

The Leawood Stage Company will hold auditions for Nuncrackers the Nunsense Christmas Musical directed by Pamela Klifar on Saturday, September 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Oak Room on the lower level of Leawood City Hall. Auditioners should enter through the north doors of the building.

Auditions will be held for only the role of Father Virgil and a few elementary school aged children, both boys and girls.  The nun roles were cast during our spring auditions.

Everyone auditioning must prepare 16 measures of a song from a musical.  Please bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided.

Bring a photo and resume if available. No appointment time is necessary, as auditions are first come, first served. Audition forms may be filled out in advance by downloading the form from www.leawoodstageco.org.

If you cannot attend auditions, video or YouTube auditions will be accepted.  Please contact April Bishop at least one week prior to the audition weekend to make arrangements. For conflicts, please email aprilb@leawood.org.

Nuncrackers will be performed November 14, 15, 16, 17 at the Lodge at Ironwoods Park. The sisters of Mt. Saint Helen’s are taping their first “Christmas TV Special” in their convent basement studio for Cable Access. This show is filled with “Nunsense” humor, and some of your favorite carols. Rehearsals will begin October 6th.

Leawood Stage Company has focused on family fun for 20 years and we encourage you to be part of this fabulous community theatre experience. We encourage performers of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, ability levels, and experience to audition.

Please visit www.leawoodstageco.org for show descriptions, character breakdowns, rehearsal dates and downloadable applications.

For more information go to the LSC website at www.leawoodstageco.org or contact April Bishop at the City of Leawood, 913-663-9157, or Email stageco@leawood.org.

Fall Into Art Entry Form

The Leawood Arts Council is inviting artists to participate in an Autumn themed art exhibition.  The “Fall Into Art” Exhibition will be held October 18 – 20, 2019 in the Oak Room of Leawood City Hall.

An informational letter and entry from can be downloaded below:

Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program

Effective Friday July 26, 2019, the Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program will be managed by Cry Wolf Services.  It is very important for all of our residents and businesses to understand that the level of Police services provided in response to an alarm will not be affected.  All fees associated the False Alarm Reduction Program are controlled by the City.  The Police Department continuously works to provide the best possible level of services  to the community and we believe this transition is in line with that goal.  We have a long standing working relationship with Cry Wolf Services and we are confident in their ability to manage this program with the same level of customer service as you have grown accustomed to.

Contact information for the Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program is:

Cry Wolf customer service: (833)279-5535

Email: leawoodks@alarm-billing.com

Website: www.crywolfservices.com/leawoodks

Mail:      Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program
PO Box 310808
Des Moines, IA 50331-0808

JoCo Monthly - Johnson County monthly e-newsletter

JOCO Monthly

JoCo Quarterly, the county’s external e-newsletter is now moving to a monthly format. This change reflects feedback recently received from residents. The first edition of JoCo Monthly was distributed Wednesday, July 31. Look for future editions at the end of each month.

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WaterOne - Summer Edition

WaterOne – Summer Edition

In this issue, read about:

  • New Line Locate Site Helps Prevent Damage When Digging
  • WaterOne Supports KCP&L Green Energy Program
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure Upgrades Coming To WaterOne
  • And More!

Read it now

Sundays in the Park Concert Series David Basse Trio

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH September 8, 2019

 

CONTACT:          April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Sundays in the Park Concert Series  David Basse Trio

DATE:                 Sunday, September 8, 2019

TIME:                   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION:        The Lodge at Ironwoods Park, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

ENTRY FEE:       FREE

 

LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES FEATURING DAVID BASSE

The Leawood Arts Council will again host the Sundays in the Park Concert Series with performances each Sunday evening, August 12th through September 8th. All concerts are free and begin at 6:00 pm.

The series concludes with a concert by David Basse on September 8th. Basse has been at the forefront of the KC jazz community for over 20 years. After focusing on his vocals for the past decade, David has returned to the drums, his primary instrument. He has teamed up with bassist Joe Straws and multi-instrumentalist Greg Richter to form the David Basse Trio.

David Basse is one of Kansas City’s best-known performers. With several albums to his credit and an award-winning career in radio, David’s warm and inviting voice draws listeners into the world of jazz. Basse has recorded with Sandra Booker, Larry Bunker, Jay McShann, Bobby Watson, and Phil Woods. He produced a Grammy-nominated album for pianist Mike Melvoin in 2002. His City Light Orchestra received an International Jazz Hall of Fame award from the Charlie Parker Memorial Foundation. David has performed in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, and in 2018 with the Kansas City Symphony.

Greg Richter began arranging music for David in 1999. The pair reached the top 40 of jazz in 2002 with “Old Friends, New Point.” They recorded together in 2004 with Jay McShann on “I Went Back to Kansas City.” In 2016, Greg became the Musical Director of the Charlie Parker Memorial Foundation.

Joe Straws is equally at home playing jazz and reggae music. A native of Kansas City, Joe spent more than a decade living on the island of St. Croix and then in Washington, D.C. During that time, he and Greg found a mentor in clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton. Now, back in Kansas City, Joe is featured with David in a YouTube video of the song “Compared to What.”

The long association of these three musicians comes translates to an easy rapport of musical dialogue, spiced with much laughter as the three share a genuine joy in playing the music.

After many years of performing across the country and around the world, this is home. “I love the rich heritage and vibrant jazz scene that the area has to offer” says Basse. David continues to speak publicly on the merits and musical heritage of Kansas City.

Please join the Leawood Arts Council for our 15th annual free Sundays in the Park Concert Series in the Ironwoods Park Amphitheater. Some seating is available however, we recommend bringing a blanket and/or lawn chairs. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are invited. Picnics are welcomed, but alcohol is not allowed within the park.

This year our presenting sponsor, the Hills of Leawood will be providing free popcorn and bottled water to attendees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great music at this free concert of the series.  Bring your friends and entire family for a relaxing evening in the park.  In the event of rain or severe heat, the concert will move into the Lodge at Ironwoods Park.

Sundays in the Park Concert Series Heat Index

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH September 1, 2019

 

CONTACT:          April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Sundays in the Park Concert Series Heat Index

DATE:                 Sunday, September 1, 2019

TIME:                   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION:        Ironwoods Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

ENTRY FEE:       N/A

 

LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL CONCERT SERIES FEATURES HEAT INDEX

The Leawood Arts Council will host a Concert Series each Sunday evening, August 13th through September 8th.  All concerts are free and begin at 6:00 pm.

The Arts Council is thrilled to welcome Heat Index back this year for a concert in the Sundays in the Park Concert Series.  Heat Index is a horn driven, contemporary jazz group, with a strong Latin Jazz influence.  The band combines fresh original music with extraordinary fusion remakes for a broad audience appeal.

Since 2001, Heat Index has been seen around Kansas City and across the country.  These seasoned veteran musicians have performed with some of the biggest names in contemporary music from the last four decades.

The band consists of co-founder David Parsley on woodwinds, Frank Goddard, co-founder and bass player, Paul Roberts on keyboards, Karita Carter on trombone and Mike Warren one of the finest drummers in Kansas City.  David, Frank and Karita provide vocals.

Come sway or dance to the funky sounds of Heat Index.  Fans will be delighted to see the group perform again in Ironwoods Park for this free concert.

Please join the Leawood Arts Council for our 15th annual free Sundays in the Park Concert Series in the Ironwoods Park Amphitheater.  Some seating is available however, we recommend bringing a blanket and/or lawn chairs.  Well-behaved dogs on a leash are invited.  Picnics are welcome, but alcohol is not allowed within the park.

This year our presenting sponsor, the Hills of Leawood will be providing free popcorn and bottled water to attendees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great music at this free concert of the series.  Bring your friends and entire family for a relaxing evening in the park.  In the event of rain or severe heat, the concert will move into the Lodge at Ironwoods Park.

The concert series concludes on September 8th with the ever popular David Basse.

Road Closure: Lee Boulevard, 95th Street to 103rd Street

Weather permitting, beginning Monday, July 8, 2019, Lee Boulevard will BE CLOSED between 95th and 103rd.
Kissick Construction Company will be constructing road improvements. 

Beginning at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 8, Lee Boulevard will only be accessible to residents that live along Lee Boulevard, Lee Circle, Lee Court, West 97th Terrace and Leawood Fire Department.  The designated detour routes are State Line Road and Mission Road.  Expect Delays.  Drivers should be alert and follow the posted construction and detour routes.

Press Release

Free Gun Locks Available at Police Department

The Leawood Police Department has free cable gun locks available for residents at
the Justice Center, 4201 Town Center Drive. The locks (limit one per household)
are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you own a firearm, please be a responsible gun owner and make sure it is
stored securely.

Attention: New Leawood Governing Body Meeting Time

Beginning on May 1, 2019, most Leawood Governing Body meetings will start at 7:00 p.m.  If there is a work session scheduled prior to the regular meeting, the regular meeting will commence at 7:30 p.m. An easy way to verify the starting time is to click here.

Best Kept Secret Around - The DMV in Overland Park

OP Driver’s License Bureau
Kansas Department of Revenue
7600-D W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-942-3059

2019 Construction Projects

The Leawood Public Works department has released a map locating construction projects taking place in 2019.

2019 Construction Projects (PDF)