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Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Christmas craft fair continues Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21, at the church basement. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The church will have a Christmas Eve Mass at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, and a Christmas Day Mass at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25.

Songs and a Christmas message will be featured at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Haven Baptist Church, 3430 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kan. Traditional carols and newer songs will be featured.

Judson Baptist Church,
8300 State Ave., will hold a morning worship service at 11 a.m. Dec. 21. The Sunday School Christmas program will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 21. A Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will offer “Holy Woman, Miriam, the Sister of Moses,” presented by Jenny Greene, pastoral minister at St. Teresa’s Academy, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., will hold a Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the fourth Sunday in Advent Dec. 21. Services in English will be at 10 a.m.; in Spanish at 1:30 p.m. Christmas Eve services in English will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24. Christmas Day service in English and Spanish will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., will hold Christmas Masses at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 24, and at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Christmas concert, “Repeat the Joy!” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. Favorite Christmas songs and carols will be performed, in a variety of musical styles.

Welborn Community United Church of Christ, 5217 Leavenworth Road, will hold Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland, plans a Christmas Eve candlelight service and communion at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

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Customers faced long lines at a local post office toward closing time on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Customers faced long lines at a local post office toward closing time on Saturday, Dec. 20.

What would the holidays be without lines at the post office?

This morning a quick run to the Wyandotte West postal station, 1710 N. 78th Terrace, to buy holiday stamps, a trip that would usually take about 5 minutes, had a different result.

Around 11:43 a.m., about 15 minutes before closing time, there was a long line of customers holding packages and letters. The line stretched from the counter, into the lobby and around the lobby, and maybe 25 to 30 persons were in line, a larger number than usual.

Customers generally were holding packages to be mailed, picking up packages, mailing letters or buying stamps. Toward the front of the line was a poster that told us that letters and cards should be mailed by today, Dec. 20, in order to get there by Dec. 24. And Dec. 23 is the deadline for sending packages by Priority Mail Express.

Nationally, a U.S. Postal Service news release said that Dec. 18 was the busiest delivery day of the year. Monday, Dec. 15, was supposed to be the busiest mailing day of the year, when over 600 million pieces of mail were expected to be sent.

Post office closing time, noon, came and went with the line still stretching out into the lobby. No one was allowed in line after that, but staff was still waiting on people in line. Three employees were visible, helping out at the facility, with only one behind the counter waiting on people toward the end of this time. Some were helping with packages. Some workers had been there since before dawn.

Customers made wisecracks while waiting: One woman entered the lobby, mailed a letter and said, “Did you guys bring your lunch?”

Another woman left the lobby and said, “I’m leaving for Texas and will be back before you get out.”

“This is like the Twilight Zone,” another said.

One customer remarked that she was there because Price Chopper didn’t have any more holiday stamps. Some customers laughed at their situation, some scowled, some checked their phones and one sang.

As the minutes dragged on, with nothing to do, a woman in line broke out into a loud rendition of “Jingle Bells,” and then an improvised number. But no one in the line wanted to join her attempt to find something to do while waiting in line.

At 12:43 p.m., one hour after the fast trip to the post office, the goal was finally reached and the stamps were bought.

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Food giveaway to be today at 65th and State
Kansas City Kansas Community College is once again a partner with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Harvesters for food giveaways this month. A food giveaway is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at KCKCC-TEC, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Food will be given to families on a first come, first serve basis. There are no income restrictions to the food giveaway. Food will be given to families based on the number of people in the family, and will be given out while supplies last. Cars can line up prior to 1 p.m. in the KCKCC-TEC parking lot. However, if participants arrive early, there is no restroom availability at the TEC during the event. In addition, those attending are asked to be prepared to wait in long lines. For more information or to register to be a volunteer online, visit Information is also available by contacting Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas at 913-433-2080.

Free holiday movie today
A free holiday movie is offered today at the Legends 14 Theatre. The movie, “The Santa Clause,” will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday at the theater at 1841 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. There is no admission charge for this movie. Seating is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For more information visit

Strawberry Hill Museum open for holidays
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has opened for the holidays and will remain open on weekends through Sunday, Jan. 26. The museum, decorated in Victorian style, is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with special tours available by appointment. The cost of a tour is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Call for information on special tours, the cost is $15 for nighttime tours, which includes refreshments and dessert. Call 913-371-3264 for more information or to make reservations. Holiday parties also may be booked. For more information, see

Craft fair planned

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Christmas craft fair continues Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21, at the church basement. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Project Feederwatch continues
Project Feederwatch continues at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The bird count is planned each Saturday when people sign up in advance. For more information, call 913-299-2384.

Sporting Park to be host of NCAA Division II football championship today
Minnesota State-Mankato and Colorado State-Pueblo will battle for the NCAA Division II Football Championship a 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. This game will be shown on ESPN2. In the first football game ever to be contested at the state-of-the-art stadium, both universities are playing for a first national championship in school history. Tickets for the game can be purchased at while supplies last. The hosts of the game are the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Associations and the Kansas City Sports Commission. The NCAA Division II championship game will be held at Sporting Park for the next four years.

Winter craft projects offered at library
As part of Winter Craft Week, the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, will offer various winter craft projects today for children 4 to 11 years old. Groups of six or more must call ahead to the library at 913-596-5800, Ext. 1016. The craft projects are free and open to the public.

Enroll for health insurance today

Help with open enrollment for health insurance will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Staff from Community Health Council of Wyandotte County will help with open enrollment, and there will be assistance in Burmese in the morning and assistance in Spanish in the afternoon.
The West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, also will offer help with enrolling for health insurance from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in the library’s auditorium.

Craft program offered on making holiday purses
A children’s and tweens’ program on making no-sew holiday purses will be offered from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, storytime-craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave. The event is for ages 4 to 12. Registration is requested to 913-279-2216. The class is limited to 20 persons.