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Take a Mark Twain theatre hike on Oct. 4
Join us for Theatre Hikes® on Saturday, Oct. 4, where you can enjoy a leisurely paced hike at Black Hoof Park and watch live performances with the beautiful park as a backdrop. The event includes two one-act plays by Mark Twain at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Details and registration

Dumpster Weekend for bulky items is Oct. 11–12
Need to get rid of stuff like furniture, appliances and electronic equipment? The next city-sponsored Dumpster Weekend for residents will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 11–12 at the Municipal Services Center (7700 Cottonwood). Various fees apply.

Lenexa Chili Challenge is Oct. 17-18
Autumn means falling leaves, cooler temperatures...and chili! The annual Lenexa Chili Challenge brings thousands of chiliheads to Old Town Lenexa for this free event. The excitement begins Friday night with music and fireworks. The fun continues Saturday, when teams will compete for bragging rights for the best chili, salsa and hot wings. New this year is the Kids Kornbread Contest. Free samples will be available. Event details

Protect ash trees from emerald ash borer
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has spread to Lenexa. We expect this insect to damage and kill thousands of ash trees in the coming years. The city has a plan for how it will manage publicly owned ash trees to slow the spread of EAB. Learn more about EAB and what to do if you have ash trees on your property. 

Google fiber installation is underway
Google Fiber is currently installing distribution and service lines along utility easements in some Lenexa neighborhoods. If you have questions or concerns, please call Google’s 24-hour construction hotline at 877.454.6959. More information

Johnson County Gateway construction
Get information about KDOT's I-435/I-35/K-10 interchange construction and sign up to receive alerts at the Johnson County Gateway website.

 

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"A Walk with Mark Twain" is scheduled for October 4, and will include two one-act plays by Mark Twain: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Caleveras County" at 1 p.m. and "Diaries of Adam and Eve" at 3 p.m.