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Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th, Edwardsville, Kan., is planning a church-wide potluck lunch and ministry fair Oct. 19 to discuss church business and ministries.

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, will hold its annual chili dinner – vegetable soup dinner with dessert and drink from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 25. A silent auction, bazaar and bake sale will be included. There will be a donation for the dinner of $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Hot dogs will be available.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 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.

Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Activities include trunk or treat, games, hot dogs, s’mores, hayrack rides and more. The community is invited. In case of rain, activities will be moved indoors.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Vocal Music Department is inviting the community out to support the college’s choirs during the upcoming GEMS concert. The concert is at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Patrick Church, 1086 N. 94th St. in Kansas City, Kan. It is free and open to the public. The concert will feature the Community Choir and the Chamber Chair as they perform works by Handel, Rutter, Mealor, Whitacre, Hogan and more. GEMS is a showcase of choral music (both well-known and unknown) from different countries and cultures. These countries include England, Russia, Germany and the United States. John Stafford, choral director and professor at KCKCC, said the music performed at the concert are or will eventually become staples of the choral repertoire. For more information on the choral program at KCKCC, contact John Stafford at jstafford@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7137.

A pancake breakfast is scheduled Sunday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Peter’s Parish Center, 425 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kan., to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary. The Sisters, Servants are a religious community that provides in-home nursing care for persons who are dying or terminally ill. They provide these services free of charge. Tickets to the breakfast are available at $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years old. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling, 913-371-3423. At the breakfast, Mary Health of the Sick Guild members will host a bake sale and a variety booth featuring Precious Moments figurines, seasonal and other items. All proceeds benefit the charitable work of the Sisters, Servants.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6,. 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 www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

Fall Christian education classes will begin Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. Church school classes for children ages 3 through the sixth grade will start at about 10:30 a.m. Confirmation classes for those in the sixth grade and older will start at 11:30 a.m.; lunch will be served.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., will hold a congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, following the first service.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wyandotte United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 7901 Oakland, Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Orman visits KCK

Independent candidate Greg Orman, running for Senate, visited the Strawberry Hill area of Kansas City, Kan., on Friday. (Photo by William Crum)
Independent candidate Greg Orman, running for Senate, visited the Strawberry Hill area of Kansas City, Kan., on Friday. (Photo by William Crum)


by William Crum

Greg Orman, independent candidate for U.S. Senate, was at Breit’s Friday on North 5th Street in Kansas City, Kan., to meet voters.

An estimated 150 people met Orman, an independent candidate who faces Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in the general election. The crowd was larger than had been anticipated.

“We have been traveling all across the state of Kansas to find out what they think,” Orman said. “They believed the people in Washington are not doing their job and they’re not getting anything accomplished. We want to change that.”

Independent candidate Greg Orman, running for Senate, visited the Strawberry Hill area of Kansas City, Kan., on Friday. (Photo by William Crum)
Independent candidate Greg Orman, running for Senate, visited the Strawberry Hill area of Kansas City, Kan., on Friday. (Photo by William Crum)

Community calendar

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Renaissance Festival continues on weekends
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday at the festival grounds at 628 N. 126th St. (126th and State), Bonner Springs. The festival is the re-creation of a 16th century English village. Music, food, crafts, shows and other entertainment are featured at the festival, which runs on weekends through Oct. 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.kcrenfest.com.

Walk to Cure Lupus scheduled Oct. 11
The Kansas City Metro Walk to Cure Lupus is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 11, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at The Legends area in Kansas City, Kan. Former Kansas City Chiefs player Eddie Kennison, honorary co-chair, will lead the walk. For more information, see www.lupuswalkkc.org.

Turner Days scheduled Oct. 11-12
Turner Days are scheduled Oct. 11-12. The event includes a parade, vendors, food, entertainment, car show and petting zoo. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/turner-days-celebrates-30-years-this-weekend/.

Bike benefit to be Saturday, Oct. 11
Beer, Bikes and Barbecue: A Benefit for FreeWheels for Kids, will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Kansas City, Kan. After a day of charity bike rides, touring the historic churches, there will be an evening of beer and barbecue. For more information, visit the website, freewheelsbbb.eventbrite.com.

‘Storytelling around the Campfire’ Oct. 11 at Grinter Place
Grinter Place state historic site will hold an evening of family friendly entertainment from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, with “Storytelling around the Campfire.” Visitors can hear Old West stories and American Indian folklore around the campfire. The Grinter house will be open for tours, with tours beginning on the hour and half hour. Roasted hot dogs and s’mores will be provided. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Grinter Place is located at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit kshs.org/grinter_place.

KCKCC choirs to present concert Oct. 12
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Vocal Music Department is inviting the community to support the college’s choirs during the upcoming GEMS concert. The concert is at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Patrick Church, 1086 N. 94th St. in Kansas City, Kan. It is free and open to the public.

Support group to meet Oct. 13
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kansas City, Kan., Support and Education Group will meet Monday, Oct. 13, at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The business meeting will be at 7 p.m. and the program will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Laurel Reynolds, nurse practitioner at Wyandotte Center, will speak on “Importance of Therapy and Medication.” The group is for consumers and families. For more information, call 913-299-8490.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet Oct. 14
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, lower level, for a potluck dinner and social hour followed by the program at 7 p.m. There will be flu shots available at the meeting, plus a presentation about hearing tests.

BPU to meet Oct. 14
The board of directors of the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 14, instead of Oct. 15. The work session will begin at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and the strategic plan will be discussed. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the BPU Administration Building at 540 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kan., and is open to the public.

Blood drives planned Oct. 15 at KCKCC
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center – Multipurpose Room, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Another blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program to be presented on budgeting
“Budgeting for the Holidays,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Men and women are welcome. The program is presented in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Program planned Oct. 15 with Project Rachel
Keeler Women’s Center, in partnership with Project Rachel, will present “What I Learned After My Abortion,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, at 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register. Call 913-906-8990 to register or call Project Rachel at 816-591-3804.

Perennials to be topic of presentation
“Perennials for a Lasting Garden,” a presentation by Sarah Heppler, master gardener with K-State Research and Extension, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

‘Master of Memory’ class scheduled Oct. 16
A memory retention class, “Master of Memory,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the K-State Extension Office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. “Medications and Memory Function” is the topic for Oct. 16. For more information and to register for the class, call 913-299-9300 or email lwuellne@ksu.edu.

UG Commission to meet Oct. 16
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.

‘Babes in Arms’ to be presented Oct. 16-19
“Babes in Arms,” a musical by Rodgers and Hart, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 17 and 18 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. There is also a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Students in the KCKCC Theatre Department will present the play. Tickets are $5 for students, KCKCC staff, faculty and senior citizens; and $10 for adults. For more information or to make reservations, call 913-288-7106.

Fundraiser planned Oct. 17
A Leavenworth Road Association fundraiser is planned from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the FOP Hall, 7844 Leavenworth Road. The chili dinner and dance will feature music by the Hole in the Wall Band from the Frontier Steakhouse, playing from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 per person or $20 per couple. At the door, tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. For ticket information, call the Leavenworth Road Association office at 913-788-3988.

Trunk and treat event offered
The Eighth Street YMCA plans a Trunk and Treat event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 900 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan. Activities will include a carnival, games, costume parade and a trunk and treat. It is free and open to the public.

Safe trick-or-treating offered
Safe trick-or-treating events will be offered at all Unified Government recreation centers on Friday, Oct. 31. For more information on times of the events, call 913-573-8327. Center locations: JFK Recreation Center – 1310 N. 10th St.; Eisenhower Center- 2901 N. 72nd St.;
Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan; Armourdale Community Center, 730 Osage; Bethany Community Center, 1120 Central Ave.; Kensington Gym, 2900 State Ave.; Piper Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd St.

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.