National Night Out Against Crime - August 2

On Tuesday, August 2, neighborhoods and apartment complexes throughout Olathe are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the “28th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.

City Offers Low Cost Rabies Vaccines

The City of Olathe is offering low cost rabies vaccines at the City’s animal shelter on July 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cooling Centers Open

In response to a heat advisory from the National Weather Service which projects heat indices over the next several days to be between 105 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit, the Olathe Fire Department Office of Emergency Management and Olathe Public Library announce the opening of two cooling centers.

Olathe Residents Encouraged to Weigh In on 2012 Budget During e-Town Hall Event

The City of Olathe is encouraging citizen engagement in the 2012 budget process with the announcement of its first e-Town Hall. The event utilizes various forms of traditional electronic communications and social media outreach including web-streamed video, blogging, Facebook and live television broadcast. 

Mahaffie Film Premier July 21

The Olathe Historical Society will present a free premier showing documenting the lives of James (Beatty) and Lucinda Mahaffie at the Mahaffie Heritage Center on July 21 at 7:30 p.m.  

The film is the third installment in the “Olathe -The City Beautiful” film series produced by Greg Sheffer.  Sheffer will share information about the process of making the film and will answer questions from the audience.

The Mahaffie Heritage Center will offer free, fresh popcorn and drinks at the event.

Journey of Hope Cyclists Returning to Olathe

On Monday, July 18, a team of cyclists participating in the Journey of Hope will arrive in Olathe as part of a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

Olathe Libraries Open as Cooling Centers July 11 & 12

In response to an excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service for July 11 and 12, the City of Olathe Fire Department Office of Emergency Management and the Olathe Public Library announce the opening of two cooling centers for temporary relief from the heat on July 11 and 12.

Olathe Northwest Band Co-hosts National Drum and Bugle Corps

The Olathe Northwest High School Raven Pride Marching Band in conjunction with the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and Drum Corps International will host the 2011 Kansas City “Brass Impact” Drum & Bugle Corps Show on July 18, 2011.

Olathe's First e-Town Hall to Focus on 2012 Budget

You are invited to contribute to your 2012 City budget! The City of Olathe will host an e-Town Hall event, encouraging Olathe citizens to get involved in the 2012 budget process. On Tuesday, July 5, City Manager Michael Wilkes presented the proposed 2012 budget to the City Council. As the owners of this budget, we need your input!

2011 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Exhibits for the 2011 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit are in place.  Now in its seventh year, the exhibit displays sculptures on loan from artists throughout the Midwest.  The sculptures are rotated annually through Olathe’s Original Town Core area.  This year’s exhibit includes five displays from artists from two states.

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