Join one of the most anticipated and talked-about events of the year: our annual overnight trip to Branson, Mo. Our full-sized motor coach will leave Olathe at 6:45 a.m. on September 25 (a Tuesday). First stop is the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Mo., recently voted "America's Best New Attraction" and "America's Best Aquarium" in polls by USA Today. We will take self-guided tours of galleries that take us into the natural habitats of the animal kingdom. We'll break for a buffet lunch at the facility's Hemingway Restaurant. From the museum we continue on to Branson, where we'll check into the Grand Oaks hotel, one of Branson's premiere properties. After we're settled in, our coach will take us to an evening meal at the "Branson Wild West Murder Mystery" dinner theater. Then, after we've helped the cast solve that mystery, it's on to Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre for the "Legends in Concert" tribute to the pop greats. Day Two begins with a hot breakfast at the hotel before we motor on to the morning performance of "Hot Rods & High Heels". The show celebrates one of the greatest music eras of all time. After the show we'll enjoy lunch at the Pickin Porch Deli. From there we'll go to the Top of the Rock for a golf-cart tour of the 2.5-mile Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail. Finally, we'll board our bus for the ride home. Along the way we'll stop for dinner at the group's favorite Braum's, in Ozark, Mo. We expect to arrive back in Olathe about 9 p.m.
Single, double and triple options are available for this trip. Cost varies by option.
The cost includes everything described above, except our stop at Braum's. Driver gratuity ($6 suggested) is also additional.
Our Branson trips always sell out, so plan now to secure your reservation with payment by July 23; no refunds possible after that date. You can register and make payment at the Welcome Center or online.
In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond, one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor. Cost $24 per person. RSVP and make payment at the Welcome Center by September 13.
Meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Paul Henson YMCA lobby to carpool. Optional lunch before the show.
The group will tour Warm Springs Ranch which is a breeding farm for the Budweiser Clydesdales, resting on 300-plus acres of lush, rolling hills in the heart of Missouri. After our tour, it's off to Les Bourgeois A-Frame for a picnic lunch on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri river.
Once we finish lunch we will board the bus home stopping at Russell Stover candies for a sweet treat to take home.
Bus departs PCCCS YMCA at 7:30 a.m. and will return to the center by 5 p.m.
Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Patsy's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Patsy until her death. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as CRAZY, I FALL TO PIECES, SWEET DREAMS, WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT.
The show's title was inspired by Patsy's letters to Louise, which were consistently signed "Love always... Patsy Cline."
Transportation is on our own; parking is free.
From the ridiculous to the sublime to the breadlines, American popular culture rode a roller coaster of epic proportions in the 1920s and 30s. Throughout it all, the founders of the Great American Songbook George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern produced timeless songs for jazz clubs and Broadway stages. With songs like Love Is Here To Stay, Get Happy, and Fascinating Rhythm, plus favorites from PORGY AND BESS and SHOWBOAT, this cabaret revue sets the foundation for our season through the foundations of American popular song. Meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Paul Henson YMCA lobby to carpool. Optional lunch before the show.
Join us for fellowship and a hot bowl of chili. Sign up to bring a pot of chili or a side dish to share.
Join friends from the Olathe Y to see "The Doo-Wop Boys" at the Chestnut Fine Arts Center in Olathe, KS. Doo-Wop is the soundtrack of our lives! Four guys in matching outfits, singing great tunes we all love to remember. It doesn't get much better! With tight harmonies & slick dance moves, we?ll take you back to the magical 50's! You'll have a smile on your face from beginning to end! This Magic Moment, Sherry Baby, Earth Angel, Sh-Boom, The Great Pretender, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, and more! (Rated G)
Purchase tickets at the Welcome Center. Transportation on your own.
New Theatre Tickets Go on Sale for the November 7 performance of "Always Patsy Cline" at the New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park. Cost is $38 per ticket includes bus transportation.
New Theatre Tickets Go on Sale for the Nov 7 performance of "Always Patsy Cline". Cost is $38 per ticket includes bus transportation from Platte County Community CEnter South. Tickets are non-refundable.
Please register at the Welcome Center.
Join friends for a performance of "Always Patsy Cline" and lunch. Cost is $38 per ticket includes bus transportation. Tickets are non-refundable. Please register at the Welcome Center or call 816.505.2622.