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New Theatre & Restaurant: Elvis: Aloha from Vegas

Four Active Older Adult women smile around a table at the New Theatre and Restaurant

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Olathe Family YMCA
New Theatre & Restaurant, 9229 Foster Street, Overland Park, KS 66212

Elvis: Aloha from Vegas traces The King's journey through the '70s. It was a period of reinvention, kicking off a seven-year annual residency at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, running through the sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, and culminating in a historic international live satellite broadcast from Hawaii, all set to unforgettable songs like "Burning Love," "Suspicious Minds," and of course, "Can't Help Falling in Love."

Cost per ticket is $39 if paid by March 17; $44 thereafter. Price includes a generous meal and show; choice of coffee, tea or soft drink; $2 drink gratuity; and staff escort. Transportation is on your own; parking is free. Payment secures your ticket. Y members are welcomed to invite friends and family to join them. No refunds after March 17.

Lunch and Learn - Cardiopulmonary and Cardiovascular Health

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
Join us for a lunch and learn to discuss cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular health. Jacob Campbell will share important factors to consider to lead a healthy life. Cardiopulmonary / vascular endurance can fluctuate throughout your life, either positively or negatively. Multiple health issues or comorbidities can impact cardiopulmonary / vascular health resulting in fatigue, shortness of breath, reliance on supplemental o2 etc. Common comorbidities include high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease etc. The cardiopulmonary / vascular programming at The Healthcare Resort of Olathe offers in-depth education to stay active, warning signs related to poor cardiopulmonary/ vascular health, compensatory strategies related to exercise dosage / prescription and clinical based exercises with clinician expertise to supervise interventions to maximize your overall health and to take charge of your health! Lunch will be provided.
 
**To receive a lunch, though, you must sign up by 4/16**
 
You can sign up at the Welcome Center by calling (913) 393-9622. If you have an online YMCA account, you can also register online.

AOA Lunch and Learn - Alternatives for Chronic Pain

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

Boston Scientific's Therapy Awareness Advisor Alex Reis will discuss alternatives to opioids for chronic lower back, leg and foot pain, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Lunch will be catered by Boston Scientific. To receive lunch, you must sign up by April 19 at the Welcome Center, by calling 913.393.9622 or by registering online.

Kids Night Out - Olathe

Kids Night Out Girl swimming

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

At the Y, we know parents need a break from time to time. With Kids Night Out, parents enjoy a night out while kids engage in fun and safe activities at the Y. Kids enjoy games, crafts, dinner, swimming and more!

AOA Lunch and Learn - Palliative and Hospice Care

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

What is palliative care? What is hospice care? Join Brandon Garner of Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care to learn the differences between these 2 services. Space will be limited so don't wait to sign up. In order to attend, please stop by or call the Welcome Center at 913.393.9622 or go online to reserve your spot. Sign up by April 26 to reserve your spot.

AOA Movie Day "Wonka"

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

Join your friends to watch "Wonka" - Armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time. Bring your own snack and drink if you want one, popcorn will be provided. Space is limited to 18 for this showing so register early at the Welcome Center or online. This event is FREE.

AOA Day Trip to Wamego, KS

Photo of the Wamego, Kansas water tower

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

Join a fun-filled day trip to Wamego, KS, home of the land of Oz. Our first stop will be to the Oz Museum where we will see over 2,000 items on exhibit there from the beloved film, The Wizard of Oz. Marvel at the memory-filled collectables, wondrous props, era Interpretations of the film and a fantastic gift shop. After the guided tour, we will lunch at the Friendship House, followed by a wine flight at the Oz Winery. In addition, you will have time to check out the town of Wamego. If you want to participate in the TOTO statue scavenger hunt that will be available too. Tour price includes round trip motor coach transportation, lunch, wine tasting, tour of Oz Museum and staff escort. Minimum of 35 participants to take the trip at this price, maximum of 45 spots available. Secure yours by paying at the Welcome Center or registering online.

**No refunds possible after April 25**
 
Early-bird registration goes through April 25, price increases to $135 after. Members are welcome to bring family members or guests on this trip. Bus departs the Olathe Family YMCA at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, and returns around 5:00 p.m. Driver's gratuity ($2-$3 suggested) is not included.

AOA Book Club "A Simple Favor"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
During this book club, the group will discuss A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell. This book is a remarkable tale of psychological suspense—a clever and twisting free-fall of a ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty and murder and revenge. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets up the tension in a taut, unsettling and completely absorbing story that holds you in its grip until the final page.
 
You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks, and guests are always welcomed! All participants must bring their own copy of A Simple Favor.

AOA Movie Day "The Color Purple"

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

Join your friends to watch "The Color Purple" - Torn apart from her sister and her children, Celie faces many hardships in life, including an abusive husband. With support from a sultry singer named Shug Avery, as well as her stand-her-ground stepdaughter, Celie ultimately finds extraordinary strength in the unbreakable bonds of a new kind of sisterhood. Bring your own snack and drink if you want one, popcorn will be provided. Space is limited to 18 for this showing, so register early at the Welcome Center or online. This event is FREE.

AOA Book Club "What She Left Behind"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
The book club will discuss What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman. In this stunning new novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty, and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.
 
Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal and a window into her own past.
 
You may bring your lunch or snacks, and guests are always welcome! Participants must bring their own copy of What She Left Behind.