Saturday events

Holiday craft show planned Nov. 22
The annual Holiday Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kan. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-8358.

Free health fair and Thanksgiving outreach Saturday
New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a free health fair and Thanksgiving outreach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Because unhealthy lifestyle choices can cause health conditions, Pastor A. Glenn Brady decided to initiate the free health fair. Its goal is to encourage good health, and provide individuals with a wholesome meal and food for their family. The theme of the event is “Celebrating Life and Good Health.” The health fair also will include one-to-one assistance to sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act with onsite enrollment specialists from the McDaniel Hazely Group. It also includes health screenings with licensed medical personnel, health presentations, youth activities, a hearty Thanksgiving dinner and groceries for the family. The New Bethel Transportation Ministry will provide pickup and drop-off services throughout the Kansas City metro area upon request. For more event information or pickup – drop-off services, contact the New Bethel Church office at 913-281-2002 or email The group is also online at

Friends of Library book sale to be Saturday
The Friends of the Bonner Library quarterly book sale will continue Nov. 22. On Saturday the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sale is held in the storm shelter area on the bottom level of the library and can be accessed from the parking lot at the rear of the building. The library is located at 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs.

Strawberry Hill Museum to open for holidays Nov. 22
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., will open for the holidays on Saturday, Nov. 22, and will remain open 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. St. Nicholas will visit the museum from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Nighttime tours will be available at 6 p.m. Fridays Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19, and reservations are required. The cost is $15 for the nighttime tours, which includes refreshments and dessert. Call 913-371-3264 for more information or to make reservations. Holiday parties also may be booked.

Talking turkey and Thanksgiving crafts on Saturday
A program from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, will discuss the kind of turkey that makes its home at Wyandotte County Lake, and will include turkey calling and Thanksgiving crafts. All ages may attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Make a Thanksgiving napkin ring
A craft program for children and tweens, making Thanksgiving turkey napkin rings, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, youth services storytime – craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave. All materials are provided. The program is for ages 5 to 12. Registration is required to 913-279-2216. There is a limit of 20 persons.

Children’s turkey craft program to be Saturday
Children may build their own paper turkeys at a craft program from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more must call ahead at 913-596-5800, Ext. 1016.

Bike Club open house planned
The Bike Club open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at 1401 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. Those who attend will hear about a bike lane project on 10th Street.

Fraud Awareness Week includes shredding event
Enterprise Bank will hold a shredding event Saturday, Nov. 22, at its location at Prescott Plaza in Kansas City, Kan. Shred trucks will be on site and will be available for use for the public to shred unneeded, sensitive documents. For more information, see

Argentine holiday lighting ceremony to be Nov. 22
The Argentine Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Emerson Park, 29th and Strong Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Family activities are planned. There is no admission charge.

Legends tree lighting ceremony to be Nov. 22
The Legends Outlets will hold the annual Legendary Lighting Ceremony at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 22 at the shopping center, I-70 and I-435, Kansas City, Kan. Musicians will play holiday music with caroling from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Santa Claus will light the holiday lights, and a synchronized light display will be seen. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit

KCKCC celebrates 92nd annual candlelighting ceremony

by Kelly Rogge

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s oldest tradition is returning in two weeks, honoring the holiday season while raising funds for scholarships at the same time.

The 92nd-Annual Candlelighting Ceremony is at 9 and 11 a.m. Dec. 3 in the KCKCC Performing Arts Center on the main campus, 7250 State Ave. Classes will not be held during the 11 a.m. lighting, so that all personnel and students, who wish to, can participate in the program. However, the Jewell Center, KCKCC Library and all offices will be open during those hours to serve individuals who choose not to participate in the ceremony.

“The purpose of this event is to celebrate the end of semester and the start of the holiday season,” said Linda Sutton, director of student activities at KCKCC. “It is also a good way to support student scholarships.”

At both of the ceremonies, the KCKCC bands and choirs as well as theatre students will perform. There will also be a speaker, Ismael Garcia, at the 11 a.m. service. There is no speaker at the 9 a.m. service. Each service will conclude with holiday carols and the lighting of the candles.

All classes that are scheduled to begin at noon will start 10 minutes after the program has ended to allow students and faculty to time to get to their classrooms.

KCKCC faculty members started the Candlelighting Ceremony in 1923, the year KCKCC was founded. It remains the oldest tradition at KCKCC and serves as an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. During that first year, a collection was taken to fund student scholarships. This tradition has continued and over the years, more than $10,000 has been collected for student scholarships at KCKCC. Donations are free will, and members of the Student Senate will be at the doors to the performing arts center with red baskets to accept donations.

“It’s a tradition that connects the college to its beginning 92 years ago,” Sutton said. “Many people from the community look forward and enjoy this event because they enjoy hearing the band, choir and theatre students. Many retired employees attend as well.”

For more information on the Candlelighting Ceremony, contact Linda Sutton at 913-288-7652 or by email at

Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at KCKCC.

KCKCC rebounds from opening loss in national volleyball tourney

by Alan Hoskins

Kansas City Kansas Community College stayed alive in the NJCAA Division II national tournament today with a decisive 3-0 win over Genesee, N.Y.

The win sends the 7th seeded Lady Blue Devils (30-10) into the semifinals of the loser’s bracket against either No. 11 Sauk Valley (36-7) or No. 14 Northern Virginia (23-9) today at 5:30 p.m. (Kansas City time). The Blue Devils made quick work of 15th seeded Genesee, winning 25-12, 25-9, 25-11.

A win in the semifinals would send the Blue Devils into the 9th place championship game Saturday at 11 a.m. All games can be seen on-line on the NJCAA website and clicking on Division II and NJCAA TV.

No. 10 Glendale, Ariz., dealt KCKCC a 3-0 setback in Thursday’s opening round, jumping to a 25-12 first set win. Glendale had 19 kills in a 25-23 second set win before coming from behind in the third set. KCKCC led 21-19 only to have Glendale score the next five points on the way to a 25-22 win.

Glendale followed its win over KCKCC with a 3-2 upset of No. 2 seeded Central Nebraska while No. 6 Cowley knocked off No. 3 Illinois Central 3-1. Those two teams will collide in the championship semifinals tonight with No. 1 Parkland and No. 5 Columbus State clashing in other semifinal.
Alan Hoskins is the public information supervisor for KCKCC.