Community calendar

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Affirmations Growth Group to meet Monday
An Affirmations Growth Group for women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. 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: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los Martes, 17 de Mayo 10-11 a.m. Clase de Nutricion – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 19 de Mayo y 16 de Junio. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.

‘Living with Grief and Loss’ topic of program
“Living with Grief and Loss” is the topic of a series of five programs continuing on Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. A certified grief counselor will facilitate the series. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Learn how to manage pain
“Pain: Yes, You Can Manage,” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program will be held in conjunction with Mercy and Truth, and will focus on valuable information to lead a healthier life. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

NAACP to meet May 3
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, May 3, 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 Women in NAACP (WIN) Committee is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. in the same place.

Support group to meet May 3
A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. It is a facilitated support group for families who have recently, or some time ago, lost an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth or other infant loss. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

KCK school board, KCKCC trustees to hold joint meeting May 4
A special joint meeting of the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education and the Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, board room, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting will be a joint inservice and discussion between the Board of Education and the Board of Trustees and an update on plans to establish common targets to support the Diploma Plus initiative.

Class offered on cookie decorating
“Cookie Decorating 101” will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those attending will learn techniques for excelling in cookie decorating under the instruction of Rachel Van Stratton. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

‘Raising Healthy Kids’ program offered May 5
A program on “Raising Healthy Kids” will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program will be presented by Judy Nies. Those attending may ask questions and get information on ways to keep children healthy, and how to know when it is time to call the doctor. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Class on May 5 to give tips on landscaping to attract birds and butterflies
The goals of beauty and habitat can be achieved together, with a garden design easily including the specific plants that provide food and shelter for wildlife and pollinators while still remaining beautiful for the humans, according to gardening experts. A class, “Landscaping for Wildlife and Pollinators,” will be taught by Meg Mullett, a Johnson County Extension Master Gardener and Kansas Master Naturalist, who has been gardening for 40 years. She not only grows food for her family, but also maintains an attractive landscape for wildlife using only organic methods. The class, sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Sunflower Room at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan., 913-299-9300. The fee is $5, payable at the door. Registration is not required.

UG Commission scheduled to meet May 5
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda is expected to be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Shepherd’s Center to hold biscuits and gravy fundraiser May 7
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kan., will hold a biscuits and gravy fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Conference Center near the duck pond. The cost of breakfast will be $8 and includes two biscuits with gravy, hash browns, sausage, and choice of juice or coffee. For more information, see www.downtownkck.org/event/shepherds-center-biscuits-gravy-fundraiser/.

Polski Day parade, celebration planned

Polski Day, a benefit for All Saints parish, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The event includes a parade beginning at 11 a.m. at 14th and Central Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. A Polka Mass will be held at 4 p.m. May 7 at All Saints Catholic Church, 8th and Vermont, Kansas City, Kan. At the festival, there will be polka dancing and Polish food. More details are at www.polskiday.com and at http://wyandottedaily.com/preparations-underway-for-32nd-annual-polski-day-may-7-in-kck/.

Marble Day, Tractor Cruise planned in Bonner Springs
The annual event starts with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Victory Assembly of God, 121 Allcutt, Bonner Springs. Then the Tractor Cruise gets underway, starting at 8:45 a.m. at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State. The Wacky Parade then starts at 9:30 a.m. at the top of Oak Street in Bonner Springs and the tractors will join in. After the parade, opening ceremonies will be held at 10:15 a.m. at Centennial Park in Bonner Springs. Many of the day’s activities will be at Centennial Park. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be marble activities and old-fashioned games at the Centennial Park. A marble tournament begins at the park at 10:30 a.m. at a permanent marble ring located there. At 10:30 a.m., a bike rodeo will be held at Centennial Park. From 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. will be a puppet show at Oak and 2nd. From 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. will be ventriloquism and magic show. The Running of the Pinkys will take place at noon. At 12:30 p.m. will be an egg toss extravaganza on Oak Street. At 12:45 p.m., winners will be announced. At 1 p.m., a cakewalk is scheduled, but this year, the prizes may be muffins instead of cake. A repeat of the puppet show will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m., and the ventriloquism and magic show will be repeated from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/marble-day-tractor-cruise-planned-saturday-in-bonner-springs/.

Piper craft show planned
A craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kan., to benefit the robotics team. Crafts from throughout the region will be on display. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and desserts will be for sale. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/Pipercraftshow.


Go Bowling 400 race to be tonight at Kansas Speedway

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be tonight at the Kansas Speedway near I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. Martin Truex Jr. captured the pole for the Go Bowling 400, his eighth career pole and first since April 2012 at Texas. The race begins around 6:47 p.m. A pre-race concert by Eddie Money will be about 5 p.m. Tickets for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 are available at the Kansas Speedway ticket office from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday and then at Kansas Speedway’s Gate B starting at noon.

Grand opening planned for Full Employment Council location
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James Jr. are expected to attend the grand opening of the new south location of the Full Employment Council Inc., and new corporate offices of the National Association of Construction Contractors Cooperative at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, at 6025 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The Full Employment Council is expected to announce new initiatives for unemployed youth and adults in the Kansas City area. For more information, contact Raqayyah Harvey at rharvey@feckc.org or 816-517-5965.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet May 10
The Leavenworth Road Association plans to meet Tuesday, May 10, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kan. It begins with a potluck dinner and social hour at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Chicken wings will be provided and those attending may bring a dish to share.

Blood drive scheduled May 13

Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the commons area. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Blood drive scheduled May 17
Epiq Systems, 501 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the atrium. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Fundraiser planned May 17
A Mexican Fiesta will raise funds for Welborn Villa, 51st and Leavenworth Road, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 17. On the menu will be tacos, nachos, chips and salsa, beans or rice, cake and pop.

Program offered on cultural communication
“Cultural Conversations and Connections” will be the topic of a program sponsored by Mental Health America of the Heartland from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the West Wyandotte Branch Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The class is designed to deepen the level of authentic cross-cultural engagement to effectively communicate between dominant and marginalized groups. The presenter will be Barbara Lucas, a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, who is with Sacred Counsel in Overland Park, Kan. Three continuing education units are available. The fee is $45 for the class. To register, visit www.mhah.org or call 913-281-2221, Ext. 112, before May 15.

Home economists to meet May 20
The Greater Kansas City Association of Family and Consumer Sciences will meet at 11 a.m. May 20 at Kingswood Manor, 10000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo. The program, “Motivational Programs for Disadvantaged Youth,” will be presented by Tyrone Flowers, HIgher M Pact. The organization includes professional home economists.

Legislative coffee scheduled May 21
A legislative coffee is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. It is sponsored by the library, League of Women Voters and NAACP.

Scholarship golf tournament planned June 8
The Kansas City, Kan., Foundation for Excellence will hold the 26th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 8 at Sunflower Hills Golf Course, 122nd and Riverview, Bonner Springs, Kan. There will be a shotgun start for the morning flight at 7:30 a.m., after registration and breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Lunch and awards will be at 1 p.m. at the George Meyn Center. There is also an afternoon flight beginning at 1 p.m. after the lunch. Dinner and awards will be at 6 p.m. at the George Meyn Center. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward scholarships for at least 15 Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools seniors. The cost for individual players is $175, and there are varying levels of participation. For information, visit www.kckps.org or call 913-279-2235.

Bishop Ward to hold 35th annual Golf Classic
Bishop Ward’s 35th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Classic will be held June 10 at Painted Hills Golf Course. Co-chairs are Tom Mayfield, class of ’81, and Kevin Connor, class of ’83. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, goodie bag, complimentary beer and beverages, hole contests and team prizes, plus a catered dinner after the tournament. Register online at www.wardhigh.org/golfclassic.

Blood drive scheduled June 15
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., is holding a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Hixson Atrium. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Blood drive scheduled June 18
The Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., is holding a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18, at the multi-purpose center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Blood drive scheduled June 29
The Bonner Springs YMCA, 2251 S. 138th, Bonner Springs, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the conference room. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Counseling offered
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.

Keeler offers spiritual direction
Keeler Women’s Center, a mission of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., is offering spiritual direction by appointment. One hour, once a month, is scheduled at the convenience of the director and the person seeking direction. Call the center, 913-906-8990 to talk to one of the Sisters about scheduling an appointment.

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, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

Sporting KC takes on LA Galaxy tonight

Sporting Kansas City (4-4-1, 13 points) returns to Children’s Mercy Park on Sunday for its third match in eight days against LA Galaxy (4-1-2, 14 points) at 7 p.m..

The game will be nationally televised on FS1 and FOX Deportes, with live radio broadcasts airing on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.

Sporting KC’s tie against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday snapped the team’s three-game losing streak. Trailing 1-0 after a Whitecaps goal on a corner kick in the 14th minute, Peter Vermes’ men secured an equalizer only 13 minutes later with a goal from Diego Rubio – his first in his Major League Soccer career. Sporting KC later went up a man in the second half when Vancouver center back Kendall Waston received his second yellow card. Despite the man advantage and recording twice as many shots as Vancouver, Sporting KC was unable to pull ahead to secure three points on the road.

Wednesday night’s game may have broken Sporting KC’s three-game skid, but the draw still leaves Kanas City winless in its past four games. With three of those contests on the road, Kansas City look to regain its foothold at home on Sunday night. LA Galaxy is winless in four all-time trips to Children’s Mercy, including losses in each of their past three visits, and the last time Sporting KC fell to LA at home came almost a decade ago in September 2007. Though LA Galaxy leads the series with an all-time record of 24-20-11, Bruce Arena’s side has an 8-15-5 record in Kansas City.

LA enters Sunday’s match riding a five-game unbeaten streak. The five-time MLS Cup champions currently sit atop the league with 17 goals and earned decisive victories over Houston Dynamo (4-1) and Real Salt Lake (5-2) in their previous two matchups. LA Galaxy’s sole loss in the 2016 regular season came from its trip to the Colorado Rapids, where the team fell 1-0 after conceding a goal in the 95th minute.

Alcott art auction

A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)
A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)

A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)
A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)

A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)
A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)

A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)
A benefit art auction for Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday evening. Vases and lamps made by art honors students at Blue Valley Northwest High School were auctioned off to benefit the Alcott Arts Center. (Photo by William Crum)