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Olathe will take household hazardous waste on Saturday

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm will observe Grandparents Day on Sunday with free admission for grandparents with paid child admission.
The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm will observe Grandparents Day on Sunday with free admission for grandparents with paid child admission. Photo provided

Olathe will take household hazardous waste on Saturday

All Johnson County residents can drop off unwanted paint, pesticides and other household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the city of Olathe’s drop-off event.

Residents can bring the items to the city’s HHW facility, 1420 S. Robinson Drive. They will be asked to provide a photo ID and a general description of their items.

Materials accepted include aerosol cans, automotive fluids, automotive and household batteries, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, cooking oil, drain cleaners, fertilizers, paint, light bulbs and pesticides. Electronic waste will not be accepted.

For a full list of acceptable items, visit OlatheKS.org.

Johnson County students performing in Starlight’s ‘Grease’

Eleven students from Johnson County high schools are performing in “Grease,” which continues through Thursday at Starlight Theatre.

The students are part of the production’s 15-member Blue Star Teen Ensemble.

The Johnson County ensemble members are Margaret Ahearn, a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School; Jordan DeLeon, a junior at Olathe South High School; Amanda Dulny, a senior at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School; Katie Hulla, a sophomore at Saint Thomas Aquinas; Holly Jackson, a sophomore at Shawnee Mission West High School; Alexa Morgan, a sophomore at St. James Academy; J.P. O’Donnell, a freshman dance student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City who graduated from Blue Valley High School; Megan Secrest, a senior at Olathe South; Fisher Stewart, a junior at Olathe West High School; Devyn Trondson, a junior at Shawnee Mission Northwest, and Megan Walstrom, a junior at Shawnee Mission East High School.

Mahaffie admits grandparents free on Sunday

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm will observe national Grandparents Day on Sunday by granting free admission to grandparents with a paid child admission.

Visitors can experience history with stagecoach rides, cooking on the wood-burning stove, touring the historic Mahaffie house, blacksmithing, doing farm chores and more. Grandparents also can pick up a copy of a family tree to fill out with their family. Registration is not required.

The historic site, at 1200 E. Kansas City Road, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Find details at mahaffie.org.

Forum Tuesday focuses on Olathe police

Anyone wanting to learn more about the Olathe Police Department is invited to a forum titled “Community Conversation” on Tuesday night at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road.

Hosted by the police department and the Olathe Citizen’s Police Advisory Council, the event will offer general information about ongoing police initiatives and operations. Additional time will be spent on specific community concerns and issues.

The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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