Save the Date: Celebrate Olathe – Spring Fling March 27

Celebrate spring on Friday, March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E Kansas City Road. The inaugural Spring Fling is full of interactive activities, games, and a few eggs hunts!

Egg hunts will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and include a blindfolded hunt for kids ages four and up and an egg plunge for kids of all ages. Egg hunts are $3/child in advance and $5/child at the door. Age division times will be announced March 25. Register online or call 971-8563.


Keep Spring Break active

Olathe Parks & Recreation offers several camps and activities to keep kids active during Spring Break. For full day camp options, visit Olathe Kids Crew and the enrichment program camps

Spring Break Basketball Camp is back! 

Mahaffie offers living history activities for Spring Break

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, will offer living history activities Thursday, March 19, Friday March, 20, and Saturday March 21.

Registration open for Brownie Girl Scout Day spring programs at Mahaffie

Brownie Girl Scout Day will be Saturday, April 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Brownie Girl Scouts will learn sewing skills and enjoy 1860s interactive spring farming activities.

2015 outdoor pool passes available at the Olathe Community Center

Outdoor pool season starts May 25. Now is the time to purchase your season swim pass at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E Kansas City Rd.

When emergency strikes, are you in the know?

NotifyJoCo is an emergency alert system that began in 2013 to keep Johnson County residents, businesses and others informed of public safety alerts, water main breaks, public health alerts, and more.  NotifyJoCo is a free public service made possible by a partnership of local governments and public utilities in Johnson County.

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Begins 150th Anniversary Celebration

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm has played an important role in the history of Olathe since 1858. This year, Mahaffie is commemorating that role with a year-long celebration of the “sesquicentennial” birthday of its centerpiece: the 150-year-old limestone farmhouse.

City of Olathe recognized as Healthiest Employer

The City of Olathe has been recognized as a winner of the 2015 Healthiest Employers, an awards program presented by the Kansas City Business Journal.HE Winner Badge

BNSF to close Dennis Avenue railroad crossing Feb. 10-11

BNSF will temporarily close the railroad crossing at Dennis Avenue, between Grant Street and Kansas Avenue, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 10. The crossing is expected to remain closed through Wednesday, Feb. 11, as BNSF conducts routine maintenance in the area.

Overnight closures at K-10 and Ridgeview Road interchange Feb. 13-19

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will remove the west half of the existing bridge at K-10 and Ridgeview Road beginning Friday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, Feb. 19. The overnight demolition work will be done sections at a time and will force traffic to shift onto the east half of the new bridge for several weeks.

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