Celebrate 150 years at the Mahaffie House on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special 150th Gala sponsored by the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation. Enjoy 19th Century cuisine, fireworks and social dancing. Tickets are $75/person, $600 for a table of eight, and sponsorships are available. Ticket sales are limited to the first 150 registrants. Purchase your tickets at Mahaffie.org or call 913-971-5111. All proceeds will go to the preservation of the Mahaffie House.
Registration is now open for Two Trails and Black Bob Summer Camps offered through Olathe Parks & Recreation. Campers ages 5*-12 will swim, enjoy weekly field trips, play games, and more.
The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches elderly and disabled Olathe residents with volunteers who assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks when Olathe experiences a storm that produces two or more inches of snow.
For the second year in a row, the City of Olathe has been named one of the healthiest employers in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal.
The Olathe Animal Shelter is looking to place pets this holiday season as part of the National "Home for the Holidays" pet fostering program.
The Dorr Family Light Show features more than 40,000 lights and 16 million color combinations at Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. The festive drive-up show is filled with animation, elves and music through your vehicle radio. The 2015 show will debut Thanksgiving night and will run through New Year’s Eve.
A new farmers’ market will open at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd, on Saturday, Dec. 5. Each date will feature eight vendors selling a variety of items, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, including farm fresh eggs, honey, homemade goods and more.
The 2015/16 market dates will be:
The City of Olathe is accepting sculpture entries for the 2016 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. The exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All entries must be original work.
It may be 80 degrees and sunny, yet City of Olathe crews are gearing up for another winter of snow removal. City crews will be at Prairie Center Park on Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. training for snow removal operations.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tree killing insect, has been identified in Olathe. EAB is an imported insect that kills all species of North American Ash trees. Home owners with Ash trees are encouraged to learn more about this infestation early to make the best decisions for their trees and property. You can learn more online or visit the Kansas Department of Agriculture.