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May Y Read Book Club - "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day. But then Larry took a girl to a drive-in movie and she was never seen or heard from again. He never confessed and was never charged. More than twenty years have passed. Larry lives a solitary, shunned existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has become the town constable. And now another girl has disappeared, forcing two men who once called each other "friend" to confront a past they've buried for decades.
 
Michelle will email a link, for Zoom participants so register for this event by calling the Olathe Y, stopping by the Welcome Center or online. Masks will be required. Before the meeting Michelle Leifert will email a Zoom link so please register online, stop by the Welcome Center or call 913-393-9622.

May BINGO

Three women talking over coffee

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061

Join your friends for some BINGO fun at the Olathe Y! There will be prizes for this FREE event so come out and have some fun. Space is limited to 24 people for social distancing. Masks will be required. Register by visiting or calling the Welcome Center at 913-393-9622, or register online.

AOA Field Trip: Kansas City Zoo

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Paul Henson Family YMCA
4200 W 79th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66012

Gather with friends to explore the various Zoo exhibits. Meet at 10:20 a.m. in the Paul Henson Family YMCA lobby to carpool to the Kansas City Zoo at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO. Cost: $14.00 for ages 55 and older. Optional lunch following the tour. RSVP by May 17th online or at the Welcome Center.

AOA - WOW (Late) Luncheon (Widows and Widowers)

Widow & Widower (WOW) lunch

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Platte County South (Parkville)
8875 Clark Ave, Parkville, MO 64152

Join the WOW (Widow & Widowers) for a late lunch at Rancho Granda then when lunch is over the group will head to Kactus Creek Croquet for a friendly game of Croquet golf. Lunch is on your own. Please register at the Welcome Center.

AOA - WOW at Kactus Creek

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Platte County South (Parkville)
8875 Clark Ave, Parkville, MO 64152

Widow & Widower (WOW) Kactus Creek Croquet club. Join your fellow WOW friends for a few games of croquet. Please bring a brown bag dinner and your favorite beverage. On May 20th from 5-8:00 pm Please register online or at the Welcome Center.

June Y Read Book Club - "Rocket Boys"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Rocket Boys" by Homer Hickman. One of the most beloved bestsellers in recent years, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir. A powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the end of the 1950s, it is the story of a mother's love and a father's fears, of growing up and getting out. With the grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam looks back after a distinguished NASA career to tell his own true story of growing up in a dying coal town and of how, against the odds, he made his dreams of launching rockets into outer space come true.
 
A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.
 
Michelle will email a link, for Zoom participants so register for this event by calling the Olathe Y, stopping by the Welcome Center or online. Masks will be required.

AOA Field Trip: Nelson-Atkins Art Museum

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Paul Henson Family YMCA
4200 W 79th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66012

Nelson-Atkin: Art Course at the Nelson-Atkins is an artist-designed, mini golf experience located in the exquisite Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Each hole on this 9-hole course presents a creative interpretation of a work of art in the museum’s collection. Meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Paul Henson Family YMCA lobby to carpool. Optional lunch following the tour.

AOA Field Trip: Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. at Union Station

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Paul Henson Family YMCA
4200 W 79th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66012

Union Station Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil—one that arose not long ago and not far away. In order to streamline security check-in, minimize wait lines and follow COVID protocols NO Bags of any type – including Purses and Backpacks -- nor Strollers will be allowed! RSVP by July 1st at the Welcome Center. Optional lunch following the tour. Meet at 10:20 a.m. in the Paul Henson Family YMCA lobby to carpool

July Y Read Book Club - "Before I Say Goodbye"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Before I Say Goodbye" by Mary Higgins Clark. A thriller about a young woman who is seeking to contact her dead husband with the help of a psychic, unaware that he is very much alive and is trying, through the psychic, to manipulate and ultimately destroy her.
 
A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.
 
Michelle will email a link, for Zoom participants so register for this event by calling the Olathe Y, stopping by the Welcome Center or online. Masks will be required.