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25 Dive in Movie at Summit Waves “Finding Nemo”
31 Artist Reception & Exhibit at Gamber Center
1 Blues & Jazz Fest
3 Aquathlon
4 Family Fun Night at Summit Waves
8 Family Fun Night at Summit Waves
9 "Party in the Park"






Dive-In Movie at Summit Waves, Friday, July 25. 8:30-10:30pm

Want to dive into a great night? Well Summit Waves is having their Dive-in Movie! On Friday, July 25th you can come to Summit Waves and watch “Finding Nemo”! This is an entertaining movie for everyone in the family! The movie will be shown on an outdoor movie screen and it will begin at 8:30pm. There will be food to munch on at the concession stand. Plus all the water park amenities! A fun filled night for only $4 for LS Residents and just $5 for the regular rate and season passes may be used! Plus children under the age of 4 can get in for free! For more information on this event visit summitwaves.net or follow Summit Waves on facebook!


Artist Reception & Exhibit at Gamber Center. Thursday, July 31. 6:30pm

The Lee’s Summit Arts Council will be hosting a reception to present photographer Diane Brown and her works to be on exhibit at the Gamber Center July 31 through October 16, 2014. The opening event will be held on Thursday, July 31. The reception, which is free to the public, will begin at 6:30pm with a presentation by the artist beginning at 7pm.

Diane Brown is a photographer who is especially excited about exhibiting at the Gamber Center. Not too long ago she was leaving a class at Gamber and stopped by the front desk to share her vision of putting art on the walls in the hallways. And now she is the one whose art will be hanging! She enjoys floral photography because of the bright, bold colors but that does not limit her interest in nature, wildlife and even still life.

The Gamber Center is located at 4 SE Independence Avenue in Lee's Summit, just off 291 Hwy and 2nd Street. Exhibit hours Monday-Thursday 6am-9pm Friday: 6am-5pm, Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: Noon-4pm For more information call 816-969-1500 or visit www.lsartscouncil.net

LSPR's FREE Summer Concert Series concludes with “Blues & Jazz Fest”
Friday, August 1!

Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation presents “Blues & Jazz Fest” featuring bands from the Kansas City metro. This family fun event set for Friday, August 1 and will feature "Jason Vivone and The Billy Bats”, “Knock Kneed Sally” and “Doghouse Daddies”. The concert begins at 7pm and goes until 10:30pm and is held on Green Street in Downtown Lee’s Summit on the City Hall Plaza.  Mark the date on the calendar, invite your friends and enjoy hanging out in downtown Lee's Summit. The concert is free and food and drink vendors will be onsite. No coolers, alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed.


Aquathlon (750m swim & 5K run). Sunday, Aug. 3

Do you have what it takes to Swim in Legacy Lake and then run through Legacy Park? Now is your chance to find out. Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is hosting an Aquathlon on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:30am. The 750 meter swim on the lake and the 5K run on a closed route throughout the Park with the start and finish at Legacy Park Community located at 901 NE Bluestem Drive in Lee’s Summit. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.

Registration fees are $45 through July 18. Participants will receive an Aquathlon T-shirt. Awards will be given by age groups for every five year till age 30 and then for every 10 years after that, three deep and by gender.

Participants may register online at lsparks.net, enter2run.com, or active.com. To register over the phone call 816.969.1500. Walk-in registrations may be done at any LSPR facility. For more information call 816.969.1500.


Party in the Park! Saturday, Aug. 9. 7-10pm at Summit Waves

No passport needed for this tropical paradise! The Legacy for Parks Foundation will whisk you away to a resort style evening complete with access to all of Summit Waves amenities, live music from the “Good Sam Club Band”, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, resort games and a take home gift. The event is set for Saturday, August 9 from 7 – 10pm. The Party in the Park is a fundraiser for a new sprayground in Miller J. Fields Park.

Purchase your tickets by July 27 for just $50 each or a bundle of 10 tickets for $400! Available at LS Parks & Recreation Main Office, Legacy Park Community Center, Gamber Center and Harris Park Community Center. The Legacy for Parks Foundation enhances the quality of life for the people of Lee’s Summit through the stewardship of resources to develop, improve and preserve Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation. It is a volunteer driven, 501c3 non-profit organization. Click here for more information or email lfpf@cityofls.net or call 816.969.1512.