Archive for August 2014

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Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., will hold an ice cream social after the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 23. The social will include bingo, games, a povitica booth, salami booth, carnival games for children, and a disc jockey. Food available for purchase will include Italian and Polish sausages, hot dogs, ice cream and cake.

Holy Family Catholic Church
will celebrate Slovenefest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Monsignor Mejak Hall, gym and school grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kan. The event is dedicated to the late Don Lipovac, accordionist, in recognition of his contributions to the community. Slovenefest begins with a Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kan. The festival, after the Mass, includes games, souvenirs, a silent auction, and a Slovenian dinner.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, is preparing for its 50th year celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28. A potluck-fellowship is planned after the 10:30 a.m. service. A variety show also is planned as part of the celebration.

Our Lady of Unity Parish will hold Our Lady of Unity Fest from 11 am. To 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Sacred Heart field, 2646 S. 34th, Kansas City, Kan. The event includes family entertainment, carnival games, inflatables for kids, talent contest, variety of musical groups, Mexican dance groups, American and Mexican-style food, drinks and a silent auction.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit or call 913-680-2342.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the 11th Sunday after Pentecost Aug. 25. The service in English will be at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday School promotion day will be Aug. 24 at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th. A Ladies Tea is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Cole Activity Center at Stony Point.

Trinity AME Church
will celebrate its 109th anniversary with several events. The anniversary celebration will be led by the Rev. Cecil (Chip) Murray, retired, who was previously a pastor at Trinity AME and later at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Murray will lead a workshop on “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave. The workshop has a $15 fee and includes a continental breakfast. Murray will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 24, at Trinity AME Church, 2201 N. 5th St. The Rev. Fran T. Cary is senior pastor and chair of Trinity AME’s 109th anniversary. Those interested in attending the workshop may visit to register or call 913-621-2306.


Ramps closed on K-5 near Sunshine Road

The ramps from 10th Street to eastbound-northbound K-5, southbound-westbound K-5 to 18th Street and 18th Street to southbound-westbound K-5 will be closed around the clock, for pavement repair and resurfacing work from Thursday, Aug. 21, through Monday morning, Aug. 25.

The ramps should reopen to all traffic at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25.

A marked detour will be provided. Project work will first be completed on all adjacent ramps (listed above) during two full 24-7 weekend closures followed by the patching work on K-5 mainline lanes. Project work is scheduled to be completed on Monday morning, Aug. 25.

Updated daily traffic information for this interchange project and for the entire Kansas metro area can be viewed online at:

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.


Snap a bug, win a prize

(File photo by Mary Rupert)

(File photo by Mary Rupert)

The Schlagle Library’s insect photography contest is in full swing.

The annual contest closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, when contest entries are due.

Those interested in participating in the photo contest may submit an 8×10 photo of an insect, and have their art displayed at the library.

Prizes will be awarded for winners from juvenile (16 and younger) and adult (17 and older) categories.

Photos should be submitted framed, ready to hang an labeled with a phone number, name, email address and age category.

A digital copy of the photo also is required for online voting.

One entry will be accepted per person.

Winners will be announced at the ninth annual Lawson Roberts Butterfly Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library is at 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kan. The location is inside Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road.

For more information, call 913-299-2384 or visit