Read the November 2014 issue of Johnson County Lifestyle!

Calendar of Events

Scarecrows are A'Comin'

10/20/2014 - 11/02/2014

OVERLAND PARK ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDENS

Free to FOTA members, $3 nonmembers. This exhibit coincides with the display of fall color at the Arboretum. Visit ArtsAndRec-OP.org.

Mysterioso: A Magical Night

10/31/2014 - 11/01/2014

KAUFFMAN CENTER

Celebrate Halloween weekend with an elaborate mix of music, magic, mayhem and mirth. This program is part Vegas and part old school variety show with illusionist, comedy and magic acts. Enjoy music from the iconic television themes of “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched,” plus “Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious” from “Mary Poppins” and much more!

THE PLAINS INDIANS: ARTISTS OF EARTH AND SKY

11/01/2014

NELSON ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Artists from the Plains Indian cultures of North America create works of exceptional beauty, mystery and emotional power. This exhibition celebrates the accomplishments of these artists from before Euro-American contact in the 1500s to the present day with master works from around the globe.

XTREME BUGS

11/01/2014 - 04/30/2015

UNION STATION

Xtreme BUGS are marchin’, crawlin’ and flyin’ into Union Station! This larger-than-life exhibition will host more than 100 giant insect and fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. Get up close and personal with these massive, moving insects and arthropods and discover their amazing talents, unique behaviors and strange survival strategies! UnionStation.org/bugs/


Overrun Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk

11/02/2014

BLUE VALLEY RECREATION COMPLEX

Join us for the third annual OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Teal Trail Walk at the Blue Valley Recreation Complex at 8:30 am. Men, women and children will enjoy a beautiful, fast course with a downhill finish, age group awards, long sleeve t-shirts and fantastic post race food and fun! The OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Foundation is dedicated to changing the face of ovarian cancer through support for better treatment options, and ultimately a cure. Proceeds will benefit ovarian cancer research at The University of Kansas Cancer Center through the OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Fund.

Jaques Brel-The Life & Music of a Legend

11/07/2014 - 11/08/2014

CROWN CENTER, OFF CENTER THEATER

Musical Theater Heritage will present an evening of Brel’s most beloved songs, including Amsterdam, If We Only Had Love, Jacky, Ne Me Quitte Pas, and more. Tickets starting at $22. 816.545.6000 MTHKC.com

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

11/07/2014 - 11/23/2014

MISSION

The Barn Players will present “La Cage Aux Folles” the winner of six Tony Awards and later turned into the popular movie “The Birdcage.” It’s a wild and hilarious farce about nonconformity, filled with gorgeous costuming, fabulous dance numbers and great music including “I Am What I Am” and “The Best of Times”. The show is the Barn Players final 2014 regular season production. (6219 Martway) TheBarnPlayers.org 913.432.9100

Champagne & Chocolate

11/08/2014

KANSAS CITY

Please join us for an amazing array of chocolate desserts and savories provided by Kansas City’s top restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers at the home of hosts and Honorary Co-Chairs are Jenny and Warren Erdman. Event Co-Chairs are Heather and Dr. Timothy Pluard and Shelley and Jon Copaken. Proceeds benefit Southwest Boulevard Family Healthcare. $125/person. SWBFHC.org or Shari Webster 913.722.3100 x272. shariwebster@swbfhcs.org

KU VETERANS DAY RUN

11/09/2014

LAWRENCE

The 2014 Veterans Day Run will start at KU’s Memorial Stadium at 9 a.m. Runners will travel through campus past KU’s memorials before returning to the stadium for fun and festivities. All proceeds support the KU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Fund and the KU Collegiate Veterans Association.

HOLIDAY CHICK EVENT

11/13/2014 - 11/16/2014

TOWN CENTER PLAZA

Over 50 local Kansas City vendors in a new “pop-up” holiday shop featuring handmade artists, local boutiques and curated gifts. VIP Night November 13 from 5-9 p.m. $20/ticket. November 14-16 $5/ticket. ChickEvents.com


LEFTOVER LUXURIES

11/13/2014 - 11/23/2014

TOWN CENTER PLAZA

Leftover Luxuries is a pop-up consignment store, and it is coming to Town Center Plaza’s former Restoration Hardware location this month. This concept began five years ago in Charlottesville, Va., and has been successful more than 40 times around the country. They will sell furniture, antiques, rugs, art, accessories, designer handbags and designer/vintage clothing.

12TH ANNUAL GIFT GALLERY

11/15/2014

CURE OF ARS SCHOOL

The annual Gift Gallery is a premier shopping event that brings together more than 40 artisans and vendors selling unique and upscale items in a festive atmosphere. The event offers thousands of items representing the area’s latest trends in fashion, home décor and gifts at a wide range of prices. Proceeds are donated to local non-profit children’s charities. $3 admission. GiftGalleryKC.com

TRIVIA NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION

11/15/2014

GLOBAL MONTESSORI ACADEMY

Gather your smartest friends, create a themed table, bring your own snacks and have fun while supporting a worthy cause – the Paul Henson YMCA Individual tickets are $13 each, or purchase a table of 8 for $100. For more information on purchasing tickets call, or visit the Paul Henson YMCA Welcome Center. 913.642.6800.

COMMUNITY MESSIAH EVENT

11/16/2014

OVERLAND PARK

The community is invited to Messiah, the beloved arrangement by Handel, presented with choir, soloists and orchestra at 7 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Stanley (14895 Antioch Rd.). A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Grace United Community Ministries, a local, interdenominational charity. Plan to stay for the “Afterglow” reception in Fellowship Hall. This is a free event. 913.681.8180 StanleyPres.org

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BOUTIQUE

11/18/2014 - 11/19/2014

OVERLAND PARK

Johnson County Young Matrons’ Annual Home for the Holidays Boutique will be held at The Ritz Charles. More than 50 vendors will be present with unique items ranging from holiday and year-round home décor to gifts, jewelry, clothing, food items, etc. There is no admission charge. Proceeds benefit six area philanthropies. JCYM.net

WINE, WOMEN & WISHES

11/18/2014

OVERLAND PARK

Join your friends for a girls’ night out with wine tasting, cooking and decorating demonstrations and a silent auction plus power shopping at the Johnson County Young Matrons Boutique from 6-9 p.m. at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Tickets are required; cost is $25. All proceeds benefit six area philanthropies as well as the JCYM Scholarship Fund. See JCYM.net for information.

HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

11/19/2014

OVERLAND PARK

Thanks to the Johnson County Young Matrons, four lovely southern Johnson County homes will be lavishly decorated by local decorators and tablescape designers for the holidays. They will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at JCYM.net and are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit six area philanthropies and the JCYM Scholarship Fund.

ASCENSION MARKETPLACE

11/21/2014 - 11/22/2014

OVERLAND PARK

Vendors show and sell their artistry, wares and gift ideas over two days in the Parish Hall of Church of the Ascension just in time for the holidays!

LAKE QUIVIRA HOLIDAY BAZAAR

11/21/2014 - 11/22/2014

LAKE QUIVIRA CLUBHOUSE

More than 50 local vendors will offer a variety of boutique home decor, handmade gifts, jewelry, gourmet foods, accessories and gifts, in addition to the annual bake sale at the charming 1930s stone clubhouse. Enjoy drinks and dining amid a winter view from the cozy clubhouse overlooking beautiful Lake Quivira. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. 1-8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

THE ADVENTURES OF NATE THE GREAT

11/22/2014

WONDERSCOPE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Theatre for Young America will perform the story, “The Adventures of Nate the Great” at 10:30 a.m. This is free with museum admission. Based on the popular book series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, this is a play in film noir style about the greatest kid detective ever.

BRIGHT LIGHT FRIDAY

11/28/2014

PLAZA LIBRARY

Skip the craziness of Black Friday shopping and make it “Bright Light Friday.” Bring your family and friends to a free Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove concert at the Plaza library (4801 Main St.). On the day of the show, we’ll be collecting winter clothing items for Artists Helping the Homeless. This organization is in need of hats, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, boots, long underwear, etc. All sizes will be accepted.

HOLIDAY LUMINARY WALK

11/28/2014 - 12/06/2014

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

The Arboretum’s year tops off with the 15th annual Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fund-raiser features a mile of beautiful candlelit trails, holiday lights and live entertainment, Santa for the kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bonfire and warm refreshments. 5-9 p.m. ArtsAndRec-OP.org

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

12/04/2014

STANLEY

Make an appointment to help save a life. Join neighbors and friends at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley (14895 Antioch) between noon and 6:30 p.m. for a Community Blood Center blood drive. Donors must be 17.