Read the September 2014 Issue of Johnson County Lifestyle!

Calendar of Events

Mercy Mondays

09/01/2014 - 09/29/2014

LENEXA

Every Monday our friends at Pie 5 Pizza donate 5 percent of their sales to Children’s Mercy. Enjoy a night out for some great pizza and help this local hospital. PieFivePizza.com

Mission Arts & Food Festival

09/19/2014 - 09/20/2014

MISSION

The 11th Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival & 7th Annual Battle of the Brisket a at the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway in Mission. The festival is a fun-filled two-day event offering a variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family. MissionCVB.org.

Friends of Shawnee Town Fall Festival

09/20/2014

SHAWNEE

Your $1 donation benefits Shawnee Town 1929 and gives you access to 100 vendors, great arts and crafts, raffles, music, tours and much more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ShawneeTown.org.

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K & Fun Run

09/20/2014

KANSAS CITY, KANS.

Register for the Kansas City Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Kansas City area. Monies raised will stay in our community, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment, and healthy living projects for this disease. At Legends Outlets. GetYourRearInGear.com

Sandy Paws Charity Volleyball Tournament

09/20/2014

MARTIN CITY

This sand volleyball tournament is a benefit for Paws 4 Autism Lee’s Summit, a local nonprofit whose mission is to bring Autism Service Dogs and related services to children who demonstrate autism spectrum behaviors. Play begins at 10 a.m.

Overland Park Regional Grand Opening & Community Open House

09/20/2014

OPRMC Campus

Kids’ activities, free blood-pressure checks, flu shots (based on availability, age 10 years and older), cooking demonstrations, food trucks and more. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m  at 10500 Quivira Rd., OP, KS 66213.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

09/23/2014 - 10/19/2014

CROWN CENTER

The Coterie, Level 1. With keen intensity and uplifting songs of the period, a dynamic cast reveals this compelling story of Rosa Parks, a black, upstanding citizen of the community, refuses to give up her seat to a white man. 816.474.6552 or TheCoterie.org.

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Fall Breakfast

09/25/2014

OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER

The event celebrates district excellence and features Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson as he delivers the State of the District Address. Individual reservations $40 at SMEF.org or call 913.993.9360.

Annual Museum Day Live!

09/27/2014

VARIOUS METRO MUSEUMS

Local museums join museums nationwide in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’s annual Museum Day Live! Event, opening their doors to the public for free. Tickets at SmithsonianMag.com/MuseumDay/Tickets.

Louisburg Cider Festival

09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014

LOUISBURG

Thoughts turn to Ciderfest Festivities as soon as the leaves begin turning red and gold! Louisburg Cider Mill brings you some good old fashioned apple cider fun. The first course of the Ciderfest is watching how apples are freshly pressed into 100 percent pure apple cider. Many other fun activities, too. LouisburgCiderMill.com

Go Girl Run Kansas City

09/28/2014

OVERLAND PARK

The Run’s half-marathon and 5K events will start and finish in Prairiefire at 135th Street and Nall Avenue. The run, managed by Ultramax Sports, is designed to positively impact women’s lives by celebrating friendship, health and fitness. To register and learn more visit GoGirlRun.com.

Paws for Celebration

10/02/2014

OVERLAND PARK

This benefit to support the work and mission of Canine Companions for Independence takes place from 5-8 p.m. at McCarthy Morse Chevrolet, 9201 Metcalf, Overland Park. Admission $10. Wine Flight $25 (includes admission and three glasses of wine) Joe Lauria from Channel 4 will emcee. The event will include light finger food, wine tasting and a silent and live auction.