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AOA Book Club "Hill Women"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Hill Women" by Cassie Chambers. After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong hill women who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region.
 
You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks, and guests are always welcomed! Must bring your own copy of the book.

AOA Field Trip - "Newsies" at the New Theatre & Restaurant

A photo of the interior of the New Theatre and Restaurant without patrons, the light bars on stage and on the ceiling are lit up in rainbow colors.

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Paul Henson Family YMCA (Prairie Village)
9229 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212
Disney's "Newsies" spins the inspirational tale of Jack Kelly - a charismatic newsboy who dreams of a better life. When the unscrupulous newspaper tycoon, Joseph Pulitzer, raises prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack, along with spitfire reporter, Katherine Plummer, rouse the downtrodden newsies to stand up against Pulitzer and fight for what's right! Please RSVP and make payment by June 10th, 2024 online or by visiting the Welcome Center. All sales are final. We will meet at New Theatre at 11:40 a.m.

AOA Field Trip - "Newsies" at the New Theatre & Restaurant

Image of the sculpture outside of the New Theatre and Restaurant. Sculpture depicts one person on top of a large sphere, with two other people trying to help each other up to the top of the sphere.

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North Kansas City YMCA
9229 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212
Newsies spins the inspirational tale of Jack Kelly - a charismatic newsboy who dreams of a better life. When the unscrupulous newspaper tycoon, Joseph Pulitzer, raises prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack along with spitfire reporter, Katherine Plummer, rouse the downtrodden "newsies" to stand up against Pulitzer and fight for what's right!
 
We will meet in the lobby at 11:30 a.m. for seating, lunch will be served at 12 p.m and the show begins at 1 p.m. The show typically lasts around 3 hours. Please note: transportation is not provided, and participants will need to get themselves to the theatre and back. Sign up at the Welcome Center by July 1. Tickets cannot be refunded after this date.

AOA Book Club "Someone Else's Shoes"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Someone Else's Shoes" by Jojo Moyes. Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life, but in the meantime, she must scramble to cope.
 
You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks, and guests are always welcome! Must bring your own copy.

"Newsies" at the New Theatre & Restaurant

A photo of the interior of the New Theatre and Restaurant without patrons, the light bars on stage and on the ceiling are lit up in rainbow colors.

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Olathe Family YMCA
9229 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212

Disney's Newsies musical spins the inspirational tale of Jack Kelly - a charismatic newsboy who dreams of a better life. When the unscrupulous newspaper tycoon, Joseph Pulitzer, raises prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack along with spitfire reporter, Katherine Plummer, rouse the downtrodden "newsies" to stand up against Pulitzer and fight for what's right! Includes a generous meal and show; choice of coffee, tea or soft drink; $2 drink gratuity; and staff escort. Transportation is on our own and parking is free. Payment secures your ticket. Y members are welcomed to invite friends and family to join them.

Cost per ticket is $41 if paid by July 26; $46 thereafter.
 
No refunds after July 26th

AOA Book Club "Killer of a Certain Age"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Killers of a Certain Age" by Deanna Raybourn. Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that's their secret weapon. They've spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they're sixty years old, four women friends can't just retire - it's kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills. When the team is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they've been marked for death. Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They're about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman-and a killer-of a certain age.
 
You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks, and guests are always welcome! Must bring your own copy.

Overnight Trip to St. Louis

St. Louis Gateway Arch with Downtown St. Louis in the background.

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

Join us for an overnight trip to St. Louis, Mo. Our first stop will be at the Chandler Hill Vineyards for brunch and a mimosa. After lunch, we will experience the National Museum of Transportation for a self-guided tour. From there, we will check-in to the Drury Inn for some time to unwind and enjoy dinner and beverages at the hotel. Next, we will enjoy an outdoor wolf informative talk, s'mores, lemonade and wolf howl at the Endangered Wolf Center. After the wolf howl, we return to the hotel.

The next day will be breakfast at the hotel before we head to Andy's Produce 3 Market to shop for produce, flowers, jams, baked goods etc. After the market, we will visit the Missouri Meerschaum Company's corn cob pipe factory and Washington Museum. Following these stops, we will have lunch at Marquardt's Landing. After lunch, we will stop at Olivino Tasting Bar for an olive oil and balsamic tasting. Our final stop will be a chocolate and wine tasting at Triple 3 Vineyard.

Tour price includes round trip motor coach transportation, brunch, National Museum of Transportation, hotel, dinner, wolf howl, breakfast at the hotel, Missouri Meerschaum corn cob pipe factory tour, Washington Museum, lunch at Marquardt's Landing, Olivino Tasting Bar olive oil and balsamic tasting, wine tasting and staff escort.
 
Minimum of 35 to take the trip at this price with a maximum of 38 spots available. Secure yours by paying at the Welcome Center. No refunds possible after August 1. **Early-bird registration goes through August 1. Members are welcome to bring family or guests on this trip. Bus departs the Olathe Y at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, and returns Thursday, September 19, around 8:30 p.m. Driver's gratuity ($2-$3/per DAY) is not included.