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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
City Manager Michael Wilkes will present his proposed general fund budget to the City Council during the Tuesday, July 5 meeting. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and follow the budget process. Additional information about the city’s budget, including opportunities to become involved or follow the process, is available at Budget.
Celebrate freedom at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. Located at 1200 Kansas City Road, the historic site will be open with special activities Thursday, June 30, and Saturday, July 2. Regular site activities will be available on Sunday, July 3. Attendees are encouraged to show their patriotic pride by decorating bikes, strollers
The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., will offer Family Fun Nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each Thursday night in June and July.