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Greater Kansas City YMCA Events

July Book Club - "Firefly Lane"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Firefly Lane" by Kristin Hannah. You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks. You are welcomed to bring a guest with you. You must have your own copy of the book.

AOA Dinner Theater - "Freaky Friday"

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Paul Henson Family YMCA (Prairie Village)
New Theatre Restaurant
A new musical adaptation of the beloved novel and the hit Disney films is a heartfelt, comedic and unexpectedly emotional update on the American classic. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. Register by June 20, 2022. Meet at New Theatre at 11:40 a.m.

July Craft Club

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

The group will create a "Decoupage Plate" — perfect décor for your favorite room at home or makes a great gift to give to that someone special in your life. The materials will be supplied to those who preregister at the Welcome Center and pay a $5 materials fee for this project. Registration for a craft kit must be made by July 19. No refunds are possible after that date. You are welcomed to purchase multiple kits and invite friends to join this project.

New Theatre - "Freaky Friday Musical"

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

A new musical adaptation of the beloved novel and the hit Disney films is a heartfelt, comedic and unexpectedly emotional update on the American classic. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter . Cost per ticket is $38 if paid by July 15; $43 thereafter. Includes a generous meal and show; choice of coffee, tea or soft drink; $2 drink gratuity; and staff escort. Transportation is on our own; parking is free. Payment secures your ticket.

AOA Field Trip: Union Station "Maya the Exhibition"

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Paul Henson Family YMCA (Prairie Village)
4200 W. 79th Street Prairie Village, KS 66208
Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world. Their discovery of the number zero opened the door for advanced mathematics. For the first time in the United States, the mysteries of the Maya come to life. With over 300 artifacts, discover how the Maya live on today – in their inventions that continue to shape our daily lives and in the millions who carry on the Maya tradition in language and lineage. Register by August 4. Meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Paul Henson lobby to carpool to lunch. Tour starts at 1:00 p.m. at Union Station.

Chestnut Theatre - Everything is Beautiful

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

Come to this great show, and enjoy a blast from the past! (Rated G) Price includes staff escort and transportation is on your own to the Chestnut Theater located at 234 N. Chestnut St., Olathe KS 66061

August Book Club - "The Last Thing He Told Me"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "The Last Thing He Told Me" by Laura Dave. You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks. You are welcomed to bring a guest with you. You must have your own copy.

AOA Y Read Book Club - September

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

The group will discuss "How the Penguins Saved Veronica" by Hazel Prior. You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks. You are welcomed to bring a guest with you.

Branson Trip - Double Room

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
This year, change things up a bit as you visit Branson for the holidays! On November 8th, you will stop enroute for an on your own lunch before arriving in time to see Christmas Wonderland at the King’s Castle Theatre. A show filled with song, love, laughter and surprises will be a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
After the show, freshen up at the hotel then savor your included dinner at Landry’s Seafood House with your choice of top sirloin, grilled chicken, lemon pepper tilapia, or fried Gulf shrimp; salad, bread, dessert, coffee/tea/soft drink, tax & tip. Once you’ve had your fill, re-board the coach for the Sight & Sound Theatre where you will have reserved seats to The Miracle of Christmas, a perfect way to usher in the holidays. After the show, sit back and relax as you drive through the Branson Gift of Joy Holiday Light Display before returning to the hotel. On November 9th, you’ll have a delicious included breakfast at the hotel, then check out, and have some free time for holiday shopping. Enjoy an included lunch at Paula Deen’s. You will feast on two entrees served family style, four scratch made sides, beverage, tax and tip.
Next, a special stop at Macadoodle’s for a wine tasting from their expansive repertoire. You’ll have some type to shop, so bring your wine lists!
Before departing for home, a special treat: The Texas Tenors Deep in the Heart of Christmas! Their iconic harmonies and heartfelt performance will have you leaving Branson full of holiday cheer. Stop enroute for an on your own dinner before arriving in Olathe around 9:30. No refunds after August 19.

Branson Trip - Single Room

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
This year, change things up a bit as you visit Branson for the holidays! On November 8th, you will stop enroute for an on your own lunch before arriving in time to see Christmas Wonderland at the King’s Castle Theatre. A show filled with song, love, laughter and surprises will be a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
After the show, freshen up at the hotel then savor your included dinner at Landry’s Seafood House with your choice of top sirloin, grilled chicken, lemon pepper tilapia, or fried Gulf shrimp; salad, bread, dessert, coffee/tea/soft drink, tax & tip. Once you’ve had your fill, re-board the coach for the Sight & Sound Theatre where you will have reserved seats to The Miracle of Christmas, a perfect way to usher in the holidays. After the show, sit back and relax as you drive through the Branson Gift of Joy Holiday Light Display before returning to the hotel. On November 9th, you’ll have a delicious included breakfast at the hotel, then check out, and have some free time for holiday shopping. Enjoy an included lunch at Paula Deen’s. You will feast on two entrees served family style, four scratch made sides, beverage, tax and tip.
Next, a special stop at Macadoodle’s for a wine tasting from their expansive repertoire. You’ll have some type to shop, so bring your wine lists!
Before departing for home, a special treat: The Texas Tenors Deep in the Heart of Christmas! Their iconic harmonies and heartfelt performance will have you leaving Branson full of holiday cheer. Stop enroute for an on your own dinner before arriving in Olathe around 9:30. No refunds after August 19.