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.
Labor Day weekend is a popular time to do yard work in preparation for fall. Follow these tips for proper disposal of yard waste.
A new location has been selected for the Westside Drop-off Recycling Center. Walmart has provided a new, permanent space at 395 N. K-7 Hwy. in the southeast corner of the parking lot. Visit /OMS/Recycling to learn more about items accepted.
The City of Olathe recently completed its first two-year budget process. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the City Council formally adopted the 2016 budget and conditionally approved the 2017 budget. The 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program and 2016-2017 Fee Resolution were also approved. For more information visit OlatheKS.org/Finance/Budget/BudPlan .
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop features 1860s Living History Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities may include cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations, stagecoach rides, visiting the Mahaffie House and the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, and exhibits in the Heritage Center.
Mayor Michael Copeland’s children’s reading initiative, “I Read with Mayor Mike,” will begin the 11th year in Olathe’s ten Title I elementary schools this fall. The literacy program is welcoming two new sponsors: the Cintas Corporation and Olathe Whole Foods Market.
Each year, Mayor Copeland reads to Title I first graders, emphasizing that reading is an important part of good citizenship that brings lifelong rewards. Students receive a paperback book, book bag, and sticker, all funded by program sponsors.