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What’s happening in Johnson County

June 10

Kansas City Celebrates The U. S. Army’s 242 Birthday: A daylong event to recognize the U.S. Army and its service to the nation, music by the Infantry Division Band, a special salute to all the military service organizations, various flags flown throughout our nation’s history, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National World War Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, www.kcausa.org/abc2017.

Hispanic American Awareness Presentation: Rudy Padilla presents a 90 minute video called Justice for my People, it describes Dr. Garcia who started the American GI Forum in 1948 after his return from Europe during World War II and would become a leader in civil rights, 3 p.m., South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan., free.

Theatre in the Park: Opens up this season with “Spamalot,” the zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 8:30 p.m, Theatre in the Park, Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, $6-$8, Shawnee, www.theatreinthepark.org.

June 11

Community Open House: Guided tours, activities for kids and refreshment along with a short program, 3 to p.m., Village Church Child & Family Development Center, 9900 Mission Road, Overland Park, 913-671-2310.

Abel Ramirez Big Band: Featuring Anne Trinkl Duo, music and dancing, 2 to 5 p.m., Camelot Ballroom, 6635 W. 151st. St., Overland Park.

June 13

Leawood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon: Joseph M. Sopcich, president of Johnson County Community College, will share his vision for the colleges over the next 50 years, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, $31 members, $41 others, 913-498-1514, ext. 2.

Abel Ramirez Big Band: Featuring Anne Trinkl Duo, music and dancing, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Camelot Ballroom, 6635 W. 151st. St., Overland Park.

June 15

Learn Laugh & Love Series: Join the program as they spread kindness to friends and strangers, 1 to 2 p.m., Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W 115th St., Overland Park, 913-327-8044.

June 16

Guadalupe Center Taco Dinner: Enjoy food and help out at the same time, all proceeds to benefit the youth programs, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, $6, 816-421-4015.

Music in the Park: Will showcase the Hudson Drive Band, country music, concession with food and drinks, 7:30 p.m., Santa Fe Commons, 81st Santa Fe, Overland Park, free.

June 17

36th Annual Free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby: The purpose is to promote the sport of fishing to kids 3 to 15 or seniors 60 and older, all participants receive a gift bag with hooks, weights, a bobber and a bottle of water. Lunch is also included; participants can register in advance or the morning of the event, 7:30 a.m., Olathe’s Cedar Lake, North Shore, 15500 S. Lone Elm Road, Olathe, 913-971-8605 or olathKs.org.

June 22

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Graduation & General Membership Luncheon: Join as the class of 2017 is recognized, keynote speaker David Westbrook, senior vice president of strategy and innovation of Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ritz Charles Overland Park, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park, $35 members, $45 others, 913-491-3600 or www.opchamber.org.

Summer Sounds in the Park: Live concert featuring Red Guitar, alternative pop music, along with kids activities, 5 to 8 p.m.., Park Place, 115th and Ash Streets, Overland Park, free.

June 26

Monday Needlers: Crafters and makers socialize with others, share ideas and expertise with beginners or get advise on a new project, 2 to 4 p.m., Shawnee Library, 13811 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, free, 913-826-4600.

June 27

MakerSpace Passport Program: A great way to learn about Maker ideas, tools and skills; each week a new project is presented, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, free, 913-826-4600.

June 29

Summer Sounds in the Park: Stop by and listen to the sounds of Kim and the Gas Men, sophisticated to funk, along with activities for the kids, 115th and Ash streets., Overland Park, free.

July 10-13

Vacation Bible School: Adult and children will gather for dinner, art, music and separate appropriate learning, all are welcome, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Antioch Road, 14895 Antioch Road, Overland Park, 913-681-8180 or villagepres.org/antioch.

Lisa Lopez, llopez@kcstar.com

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