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Volunteers needed to teach English
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., which is closed Dec. 21 – Jan. 1, and reopens Jan. 4, needs volunteers to teach English. Volunteers may devote 1.5 hours each week, which varies with the volunteer’s schedule. Materials and training are provided. Classes are held at library locations convenient for teacher and student. Volunteers attend training sessions scheduled at Keeler from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 8. Call the Keeler Women’s Center, 913-906-8990, to register and for more information.
Kansas poet laureate to appear at Bonner Springs library
Kansas poet laureate Eric McHenry will speak and read from his work on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kan. The event starts at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. McHenry, of Lawrence, is a nationally known poet and associate professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, according to his biographical information on the Kansas Humanities Council website. He also is an associate professor of English at Washburn University, Topeka. He has won several awards for his poetry. “Potscrubber Lullabies,” his first book, earned the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 2007. “Odd Evening,” his third book of poems, will be published by Waywiser Press in 2016.
NAACP branch to meet Jan. 5
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Bethany Medical Building, second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda will include setting the agenda for 2016.
Legislators to hold community forum Jan. 5 at library
The Wyandotte County Legislative Delegation will hold a community forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the West Wyandotte Branch Library, community room, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. The public may attend and discuss legislative issues with the local legislators before this year’s legislative session starts. Legislators plan to return to Topeka to start the session on Monday, Jan. 11.
Support group offered
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will present a program, “Loss and Support: Dealing with the Death of Your Baby,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and on the first Tuesdays of each month. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
BPU to meet Jan. 6
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The work session will start at 5 p.m. with a board update and general manager update; and a solar project report. The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 6. The agenda includes a visitors’ time; legislative update; resolution for a pilot community solar project; November financial report; board comments and general manager comments.
UG Ethics Commission to meet Jan. 7
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
UG Commission to meet
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Blood drive scheduled Jan. 9
Turner Recreation Commission, 831 S. 55th St., is scheduled to hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in the community gym. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Program offered on raising safe kids
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will offer “ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 11-March 21. The program continues for 10 Mondays. It will not be held on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is presented by Heather Neds and Elizabeth Madeo, certified trainers. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan.,offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: La alegría del evangelio, una serie se verá del primer documento de la enseñanza de Papa Francisco.2 martes, 12 y 19 de enero, 10-11:30 a.m., (Los hombres y las mujeres son bienvenidos.). Presentado por Orlando Portalatin, nSj, y Stuart Thomas, nSj. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Marie Alcocer, 816.285.1357. los martes, 1-2:30 p.m.
Blood drive scheduled Jan. 12
Harcros Chemicals, 5200 Speaker Road, is scheduled to hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the cafeteria. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Blood drive scheduled Jan. 13
The Progressive Insurance Donor Bus will be at 1930 S. 45th St., for a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
3rd Sunday Market to begin
Happenings Event Space, 11635 Kaw Dr., Bonner Springs, will begin holding a 3rd Sunday Market on Jan. 17. Crafters, flea market sellers, artists, and business owners can reserve spaces for this public event, which will run from noon to 5 p.m. every third Sunday. Information on rental rates and policies is at www.happeningseventspace.com, or call 913-667-3036.
Red Cross blood drive scheduled
An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 3 p.m. t 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Moose Lodge 1999, at 6621 Turner Drive, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Eagle Days planned Jan. 23-24 at Wyandotte County Lake
The 15th annual Eagle Days event is planned Jan. 23-24 at Wyandotte County Lake. The event will be held at two locations, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at the lake; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Davis Hall at the lake. Birds of prey presentations will be held at both locations. Those presentations are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m on Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Operation Wildlife will have live birds of prey on exhibit, including owls, hawks, falcons and eagles, and will give presentations that talk about the birds and their natural history. There will be crafts for kids, and eagle and waterfowl viewing over the lake. The event is free and open to the public.
Child-adult relationship enrichment program offered
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will offer Child-Adult Relationship Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) in three parts, beginning Jan. 25. The program is offered on three Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Jan. 25 to Feb. 8. It is presented by Michelle Bertuglia-Haley, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW, Child and Family Therapy Team of Children’s Mercy. Certificates of attendance will be given out at the end of three sessions. Reservations are required. For more information, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org. The Keeler Center is closed during the holiday weeks and will reopen Jan. 4.
Blood drive scheduled Jan. 26
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., is scheduled to hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Hixson Atrium. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Blood drive scheduled Jan. 30
A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Haley Bernard Honorary Blood Drive Training Room, 13001 Metropolitan Ave., Bonner Springs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment. The Keeler Center is closed during the holiday weeks and will reopen Jan. 4.
Wyandotte County Museum
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
Strawberry Hill Museum decorated for holidays
The Strawberry Hill Museum is open on weekends only. For more information and hours of The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/ or call 913-371-3264.