Jackson County beaches open Memorial Day weekend
Sand beaches open Saturday May 27 at Blue Springs Lake and Longview Lake, with the facilities including sand volleyball courts, restroom and showers. The designated beaches are life-guard protected swimming areas.
Blue Springs Lake Beach is at 1500 N.E. Bowlin Road, Lee’s Summit, and Longview Lake Beach is at 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City.
Hours for Saturday and Sunday are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 27 to Sept. 4. Weekdays hours are 3 to 7 p.m. May 29 to June 2; 1 to 7 p.m. June 5 to Aug. 4; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 to 11; closed weekdays Aug. 14 to 26. Longview Lake Beach will close at 6 p.m. on June 23 and July 21 for Sand Cinema.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 children under 15 and seniors, and $90 for a season pass for a family of four. Group rates are available with 48-hour notice.
For more information, call Scott Hall at 816-503-4878 or visit www.MakeYourDayHere.com/Beaches
Night Flight 5K at Legacy Park
The Night Flight 5K, a run benefiting the Legacy for Parks Foundation, will take place at Legacy Park Amphitheater on Friday, June 9 in Lee’s Summit.
A T-shirt is guaranteed for those registered by Friday. The cost to register is $25 for those 14 and older, and $20 for those 13 and younger. Registration fees increase to $30 for 14 years and older and $25 for 13 and under after Friday. Packet pick-up will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, 2000 S.E. Blue Parkway.
Liberty Community Chorus performs at John Knox Village
The community is invited to attend “Lest We Forget” — a performance by the Liberty Community Chorus sponsored by John Knox Village.
The free event is at 7 p.m. June 3 in The Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 N.W. Murray Road.
The Liberty Community Chorus, under the direction of Bryan Taylor, presents this concert in recognition of Alzheimer’s disease; honoring those who have passed from the disease, celebrating patients and caregivers in the midst of the journey and in appreciation of the healthcare workers who care for them.
Sara Hon, a senior partner with Meritas Health Neurology, will narrate the event, speaking on the background of the disease and the power of music on our emotional and mental well-being. Hon has practiced medicine for 19 years and is a clinic associate professor and chair of the neurology division of Specialty Medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
“I am hopeful that this concert can help our community become more deeply aware of these diseases,” said Bryan Taylor. “From patient to caregiver, music can be a way to escape, at least for a short time, the ravages that these diseases place in our lives.”
The concert is free but please RSVP by calling 816-347-2405