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Marble Day

Bonner Springs’ Marble Day is a day full of free activities, entertainment and events. Highlights will be a “Wacky Parade”, stupid pet tricks, and old fashioned games. The day will be centered around a marble tournament and a yoyo tournament. Five thousand pinky balls will be sent tumbling and racing through the center of town.

  • Compete in the yoyo and marble tournaments.
  • Walk or ride in the parade.
  • Watch 5,000 pinky balls race down the main street.
  • Lots of wild and silly fun for the whole family.

When is Marble Day?

Event Date: Saturday May 7
Event Start Time: 10 a.m.
Event Finish Time: 3 p.m.

Where is Marble Day?

Downtown Bonner Springs, KS

Title: Marble Day
Location: Downtown Bonner Springs, KS
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2011-05-07
End Time: 15:00

For more information contact Lynda Sproules by emailing, calling 913-441-1432 or visiting or

Marble Days is sponsored by the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Bonner Springs Convention and Tourism, Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation, Oldcastle/Miller, Moon Marble Company, Dairy Queen, Pink Zebra Boutique and Red Fortune Chinese Restaurant.

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Tax Help

Tax Help is on the way at Johnson County Libraries. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers trained with the cooperation of the Internal Revenue Service will provide help preparing individual tax returns for middle- and low-income citizens starting Monday, Jan. 31 through Monday, April 18, 2011 at several neighborhood libraries. But, anyone who needs tax help can walk in and get in line for tax help. Clients will be assisted on a walk-in first-come first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Due to high demand, please do not call the Library to inquire about wait times.

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When can I get tax filing help?

Monday, Jan. 31 through Monday, April 18

Where can I get tax help?

Central Resource Library
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-ins only

Corinth Library
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Walk-ins only

Lackman Library
Fridays (Feb. 4 – April 15)
Appointment only
Appointments available through or by calling the AARP Tax-Aide message line at (913) 735-9504

Leawood Pioneer Library
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Appointments & Walk-ins

Oak Park Library
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Appointments & Walk-ins

Olathe Public Library
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday Noon – 4 p.m.
Appointments & Walk-ins

Matt Ross Community Center
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Walk-ins only

Roeland Park Community Center
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-ins only

Hillcrest Church
Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m
Walk-ins only

Louisburg Senior Citizen Center
Friday, Feb. 4; Wednesday, March 9 and Friday, March 18
Appointment Only
Appointments available by calling (913) 837-5113

Paola Senior Center
Friday, Feb. 25; Monday, March 14; Friday, April 8; and Friday, April 15
Appointment Only
Appointments available by calling (913) 294-4630

Spring Hill Multi-Service Center
Friday, Feb. 18 and April 1
Appointment Only
Appointments available by calling (913) 592-2304

Osawatomie Senior Center
Friday, March 25
Appointment Only
Appointments available by calling (913) 755-4786

El Centro Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office
January 29 through April 9, 2011
Thursdays, 1 to 4:45 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(913) 706-4011 or (913) 715-7000

Title: Tax Help
Location: Johnson County Libraries
Start Date: 2011-01-31
End Date: 2011-04-18

The AARP Tax-Aide phone bank (888) 227-7669 or (888) AARP-NOW can help you locate the preparation site nearest you.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Do you still have your natural Christmas tree? The Christmas tree recycling event is going on right now in Johnson County. Recycling natural Christmas trees helps the environment and JCPRD will help you do your part – for FREE! Each year JCPRD collects natural Christmas trees from late December through the end of January from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm.

When is Christmas Tree Recycling?

Until January 30th from 07:30 AM To 08:00 PM

Where are the drop off sites for Christmas Tree Recycling?

The drop-off sites are the parking lots of the:

  • Shawnee Mission Park Marina,
  • Heritage Park Marina and
  • Kill Creek Marina.

Only natural Christmas trees, please. No yard waste. There is no charge for the recycling.


Shawnee Mission Park Marina – 7900 Renner Road,
Heritage Park Marina – 16050 Pflumm Road
Kill Creek – 11670 South Homestead Lane

Title: Christmas Tree Recycling
Location: Shawnee Mission, Heritage and Kill Creek Parks
Start Date: 2010-12-26
End Date: 2011-01-30

For additional information, call District Forester Kevin Smith. Phone Number: (913) 441-8669.

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FitMom Free Demo Week

FitMom Free Demo Week starts on January 17th in Prairie Village, KS. FITMOM provides prenatal fitness, mom and baby fitness, and late-evening Fitwoman classes. FITMOM is designed to meet the specific needs of moms to be, new moms and veteran moms interested in health and wellness in the childbearing years. FITMOM is an effective, fun, and safe way to experience the benefits of exercise in a healthy pregnancy as well as a great way to meet other new moms, get in shape, feel more energized and most importantly have fun while bonding with your baby!

Title: FitMom Free Demo Week
Location: Prairie Village, KS
Start Date: 2011-01-17
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2011-01-22

For more information, call 913-991-2982 or email

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Complimentary Cardio Tennis Study

Want a Complimentary Cardio Tennis Study? Midtown Athletic Club, in Overland Park KS, is looking for volunteers, ages 25-65, to participate in a complimentary Cardio Tennis Study.

What is Cardio Tennis?

Cardio tennis is a fun group activity that integrates several tennis drills with a heart-pumping, high intensity workout designed to help improve your tennis skills while burning calories.

By volunteering for the study, participants will agree to follow a supervised 21-day Cardio Tennis program with moderate exercise for 60 minutes twice a week.  In addition, participants will take a supervised fitness profile as part of the complete three week program.

Benefits of volunteering for the Complimentary Cardio Tennis Study

Program volunteers will enjoy full club membership privileges during the study and will also receive complimentary childcare services at the club.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

How to register for this free Cardio Tennis Study?

Registration is required and can be made by calling Allison Davidson or Brad Houx at (913) 232-2654.

Title: Complimentary Cardio Tennis Study
Location: Midtown Athletic Club in Overland Park
Start Date: 2011-01-10
End Date: 2011-01-31

Call Allison Davidson or Brad Houx at (913) 232-2654. You can also visit

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