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New Volunteer Open House
March 6, 2017

06:00 pm to 07:30 pm


New Volunteer Open HouseVisit us and find out about all of the wonderful, diverse volunteer opportunities we have to offer.

There’s something for everyone! Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by calling us at 913-248-2360.


Event location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
March 18, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited.


Speakeasy Society Program - The Art Deco Movement
March 29, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Speakeasy Society Program - The Art Deco MovementThe 1920s was witness to one of the most admired art movements in modern history– Art Deco – which still influences design today.

Learn about it and its influence on Kansas City’s built environment while sipping a Prohibition cocktail and sampling light, 1920s styled hors d’oeuvres.

You’re welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags!

“Password” required, please phone for reservations and to get the password, (913) 248-2360

This event is free and open to the public! Event location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


Design a 1920s Hat
April 5, 2017

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm


Design a 1920s HatBack by popular demand! If you attended Sherry Winkinhofer’s hat class in 2016, you’ll want to return to design a different hat this year.

In the 1920s fashionable cloche hats hugged the wearer’s head. It’s no wonder that the popular hair style of the day was the bob – a blunt cut level with the bottom of the ear. In this class, you will be provided with a finished handmade hat and a variety of different trimmings to style your hat on site. You’ll leave wearing your new creation – just in time for Easter!

All supplies are included in the class fee, of $15. Adults and children welcome to attend. There will be different size hats to suit all. Please call to reserve your spot in this fun class today, (913) 248-2360.

Event location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
April 15, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: Kansas Quilt Workshop - Presentation and Class
April 22, 2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: Kansas Quilt Workshop - Presentation and ClassIn the early 20th century, Emporia was home to a group of innovative quilters whose quilts are housed in art museums and prized internationally. Learn about these amazing Kansas ladies and their unique collaboration that sparked the “Emporia, Kansas Phenomenon” and some of the finest quilts of the 20th century.

Following a brief presentation, participants will make a quilt square of their own inspired by the Emporia quilters.

Participants should bring a thimble, needles, thread, fabric, scissors, and straight pins.

This event is free courtesy of the Kansas Humanities Council. Event location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


Postcards of Kansas City, 1835-1935
April 26, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Postcards of Kansas City, 1835-1935Annette Thomas with the Historic Kansas City Foundation will be giving us a visual tour of Kansas City using post cards covering a one hundred year time period, between 1835 and 1935.

This event is free and open to the public!

Event location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


Spring Cleaning & New Beginnings: An Intergenerational Sharing & Celebration
May 6, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


Spring Cleaning & New Beginnings: An Intergenerational Sharing & CelebrationMaking a Way out of No Way - Spring Cleaning & New Beginnings

This class is the second of four in 2017 celebrating the seasons in Shawnee in the 1920s and now. Take one. Take two. Take them all! Future dates are Aug 9 and Nov 4. Each is seasonally based. Each will include time for sharing stories, sampling a homemade seasonal dish (recipe included), and participating in a hands-on activity. Whether or not your mother or grandma passed down tales about life in their times, come, share, and listen. This is an intergenerational celebration! This event will be led by Nedra Bonds, teacher, fiber artist, quilter, and activist, and Sharron G. Uhler, Curator of Education at Shawnee Town 1929.

Spring. Planting the first vegetables and herbs of the season in your garden. Throwing open the windows and inviting Spring to come on in! Share tried and true family cleaning recipes and techniques, many of which are as “green” today as they were 100 years ago. Strawberry Hill Povitica Company will have their wonderful breads on hand to taste. Make Monkey bread to take home. Make a craft using raffia to decorate your house.

Class fee is $5 per person, and registration is required. Call us today to get signed up for this exciting event, (913) 248-2360.


Speakeasy Society Program - Sports in the 1920s
May 17, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Speakeasy Society Program - Sports in the 1920sThe 1920s were a great time for sports! Presenters will discuss three of the most popular sports of the decade: football, baseball, and boxing. Come sip a Prohibition cocktail and sample light, 1920s styled hors d’oeuvres. You’re welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags!

Password required, call today to make your reservation and receive the password, (913) 248-2360.

Event location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
May 20, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Summertime Sweets with Chef Jennifer Casey
May 23, 2017

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm


Summertime Sweets with Chef Jennifer CaseySummertime Sweets with Chef Jennifer Kelly, The Dessertery

Hankering for some different desserts to take on picnics or eat on the patio? This is just the class for you. Jennifer Kelly, owner and chef of The Dessertery will be giving us some hands-on experience with light and yummy end-of-meal finishes to our summertime barbecues and picnics.

Class fee $10, registration required, please call us at (913) 248-2360 to reserve your spot at our class!

Class location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


Bloody Mary Roll-Out Party
May 31, 2017

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm


Bloody Mary Roll-Out PartyLet the good times roll! It's time for the 10th Annual Bloody Mary Roll-Out Party!

Join the Friends of Shawnee Town us as we celebrate Shawnee Town and kick-off the 10th annual Tomato Roll Fund-raiser with an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, raffle items and surprises.

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: The Shawnee Town Gazebo
11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee, KS

Cost: $25 per person

RSVP: Call 913-248-2360 to reserve your spot by May 29th.

Ask us about family or corporate sponsorships for this year's Tomato Roll, which will take place on Saturday, June 3 at the corner of Johnson Drive & Nieman Road just before the start of the Old Shawnee Days parade! Sponsorships include tickets to this fun and tasty event!

Bloody Marys, Wine & Beer will be available.
Don’t miss the chance to win unique prize packages!



1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
June 17, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
July 15, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
August 19, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
September 16, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

**This month's book club will be meeting at the Johnson County Library, located at 13811 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216.**

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
October 21, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
November 18, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseLast 1920s Book Club for 2017!

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited