Arts and Culture

Looking to enjoy some local art? See our Exhibitions.

Local writers Brian Daldorph, Martha Gershun and Lori Stratton will share their winning stories from our creative writing contest. There will be time for discussion of the stories, the influences behind their work, and each will touch on their own approach to the craft of writing.

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Johnson County Genealogical Society helps you discover many research resources. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

January: How to Date Old Photographs, Midwest Genealogy Center
February: “Broke but not out of luck” – Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy, Jennifer Audsley-Moore, National Archives Kansas City
April: Heraldry and Genealogy: The Truth Behind Your “Family” Coat of Arms, Angela Fields

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This film tells the intriguing story of African-American women’s social clubs in the Kansas City area during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, focusing on the impact of these clubs in a time when segregation was the rule. These social clubs played an integral role in the life and well-being of Kansas City’s African-American community through their activities, volunteerism and social activism. Presented by Vine Street Films.

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This popular meet-up includes a potluck dinner and group discussion about cookbooks, cooking and, of course, food. Each month features a specific nationality or type of cuisine, with discussion led by special guest speakers who are food professionals. You can share new or favorite dishes, test others’ creations, learn about new expert techniques and discuss food with other foodies.

January: Roasted with Maps Coffee
February: Shopping in bulk with Bulk It
March: New York-style foods with The Antler Room
April: Animal themed food puns with Three Dog Bakery

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City Center Live is held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

Recalling ’90s classic lo-fi indie pop with songs that are full of hooks, harmonies and other sonic surprises, True Lions is a multi-instrumentalist femme band from the middle of North America.

Enjoy a free, live performance. City Center Live is a partnership between Johnson County Library and the Lenexa Arts Council.

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