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What’s happening in Johnson County

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

June 20

Movies in the Park: Featuring Sing, bring your chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy a night under the stars, 8:30 p.m., Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, $1, 913-826-3012.

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

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.

Secret History of the Attack on the USS Liberty: 50 Years without Resolution, Survivor Marine Staff Sgt. Bryce Lockwood will speak on his experiences of that day 50 years ago, 7 p.m., VFW Post 7397, 9550 Pflumm Road, Lenexa, free and open to the public, 913-648-6578.

June 24

De Soto’s Summer Bash: Bring the family out for a day filled with fun at the kids zone including, face painting, treasure hunt, glow in the dark parade, over 60 vendors, food trucks, along with family movie night of Despicable Me, 3 p.m., Riverfest Park, 33440 W. 79th St., De Soto, Free.

June 25

Annual Youth Triathlon: For those ages 4 to 17, allows all to compete no matter what level of fitness they may be, food, music and medals for all participants, 7:30 a.m., Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, $25-$35,

June 26

Monday Needlers: Crafters and makers socialize, share ideas and expertise with beginners or take advice on projects, 2 to 4 p.m., Shawnee Library, 13811 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, free, 913-826-4600.

June 27

Maker Space 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.

Big Band Music: Featuring Tony Antonucci and Anne Trinkl, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Camelot Ballroom, 6635 W. 151st., Overland Park, $10.

June 29

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

June 30 - July 8

Theatre in the Park: Featuring Camp Rock, a large ensemble cast with many featured roles, whether your students are singers, actors, dancers or triple threats, everyone has an opportunity to shine in this high-energy show, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, 8:30 p.m., Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, $6 students, $8 others, 913-826-3012.

July 3 - Aug. 4

Heartland Art Guild International Miniature Paintings & Sculptures Art Show: Hundreds of entries from artists all over the United States, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Miami County Historical Museum, 12 E. Peoria St., Paola, Kan., free,

July 8

CD Release Dinner & Dance Fundraiser: Featuring Art Tigerina Band, Las Estrellas and DJ Bobbly C, proceeds to benefit Fiesta Hispana 2017, 6 to 11 p.m., Pierson Community Center, 1800 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan., $15 includes dinner, 913-927-2466 or 816-225-6128.

July 10-13

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

Lisa Lopez,