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City holiday schedule

City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and remain closed on Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.  Trash and recycling collection will occur on schedule Monday through Wednesday.  The remainder of the holiday week, collection will be delayed by one day.

Olathe Community Center holiday schedule

The Olathe Community Center (OCC) will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. The center will also close on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 for the New Year holiday.  New Hours of Operation will begin on Monday, Jan. 5. 

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm holiday schedule

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Thursday, Jan. 1. Mahaffie will resume regular hours Friday, Jan. 2.

Library holiday schedule

The Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park, and the Olathe Indian Creek Library, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25.  Both libraries will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 1.

Reduce waste during the holidays

Household waste increases more than 25 percent during the holidays. Reduce, reuse and recycle your way to a greener holiday season with these tips:

Foster a pet this holiday season

The Olathe Animal Shelter is looking to place pets this holiday season as part of the National "Home for the Holidays" pet fostering program. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are encouraging pet adoption by allowing residents to foster an animal during the holidays in hopes of giving the pet a permanent home. 

Snow Brigade in need of volunteers

The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches volunteers with elderly and disabled Olathe residents to assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks. Volunteers are assigned one or more resident locations to remove snow from the driveway and/or sidewalk when there is two or more inches of snow.

Dorr Family Light Show

The Dorr Family Light Display, featuring 41,000 lights and more than 16 million color combinations has a new home at Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Road. The 16 minute drive-up show is filled with animation, elves and music played through your vehicle radio. The show will run through New Year’s Eve on Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Keep kids active over winter break

Olathe Parks & Recreation offers several camps and activities to keep kids active during winter break.

For full day camp options, visit Olathe Kids Crew and the enrichment program camps

Holiday shopping tips from the Olathe Police Department

The holiday season is upon us.  While shopping and running errands for the holidays, remember these crime prevention tips from the Olathe Police Department:

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