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Arboretum Spring Plant Sale May 5 – 6, 2017

Overland Park Arboretum Spring Plant Sale They say you can’t buy happiness. But gardeners know they can—in the form of plants. Happiness will be for sale at the Overland Park Arboretum plant sale the first weekend in May. The sale is open to the public, rain or shine, under a big-top tent, on Friday, May … Read More

At the Arboretum in April

Come on out to the Arboretum in April to enjoy the spring weather. Fly a kite with the kids. Pick up a sapling to plant in your own garden. Sign up for a wildflower walk or a tree tour. There’s a lot going on now that warming temperatures are beckoning us all outdoors! Read about all … Read More

Deanna Rose Farmstead: Ready the goats, here come the kids

From The Kansas City Star, April 1, 2017 BY DONALD BRADLEY dbradley@kcstar.com Anytime you can take your children to bottle-feed two baby goats named Neville Longbottom and Albus Dumbledore, that’s a trip you pretty much have to make, right? Well, yeah, and it’s that time of year again. The goats are part of the 60 … Read More

Friends of the Farmstead – March e-Newsletter

Join Friends of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and be in the know about all upcoming activities and happenings at the Farmstead! Here’s the March issue of the Friends of the Farmstead e-Newsletter celebrating the opening of the 39th season. It’s going to be another great year of having fun and building memories at Deanna Rose … Read More

Arts Events in Overland Park – April 2017

Enjoy the arts in Overland Park this spring! Check out the arts activities in Overland Park in Friends of Overland Park Arts monthly newsletter. April is underway with the Juried Exhibition (opening April 7) at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, and there’s still time to register for the annual Stems Plein Air Paint. Sign up for the … Read More

Affordable arts experiences in KC

From the Kansas City Star published March 15, 2017 – a visit to the Overland Park Arboretum is highly recommended! Affordable arts experiences in KC BY KAT HNATYSHYN CommunityAmerica Credit Union When it comes to the arts, Kansas City does it right. How lucky are we to live in one of the nation’s best hubs … Read More

March 2017 Friends of Arts E-Newsletter

Check out the arts activities in Overland Park in Friends of Overland Park Arts monthly newsletter. March is underway with exhibits at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (Felted Forms: Wool in the Woods) and Art at the Center at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center (Foshan Ceramics Exhibit), and it’s time to register for the annual … Read More

Happy New Year from The Arts & Rec Foundation

2017 is going to be a busy year doing what we have been doing for over 20 years – enhancing great places to visit (the Arboretum and Deanna Rose, of course!) and creating memorable experiences for the whole family. Volunteers and staff are already at work on the 2017 versions of our signature annual events … Read More