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Sign up for library’s reading program
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Library’s summer reading program has started signing up readers. The program runs from June 1 to July 31. Participate at any of the five library branches. After signing up, participants may start logging books on June 1. For more information, visit the website at www.kckpl.org.
Addictions support group to meet
“All Addictions Group,” a free support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, at any stage of recovery, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
Rosedale group to meet
The Rosedale Development Association will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at 1401 Southwest Blvd. The guest speaker will be David Allen, energy specialist at the Board of Public Utilities, who will talk about ways to save energy and money. Reservations are requested. For information, call 913-677-5097.
Downtown Lions Club plans annual garage sale
The KCK Downtown Lions Club will hold its Annual Garage Sale on June 13 and 14 on the campus of the Kansas State School for the Blind at 11th and State. The hours for the sale are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 13, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Proceeds from the sale go to fund projects of the club that include eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need, scholarships for graduating seniors, support of local social service programs, and special needs of blind and disabled students. In addition, KCK Downtown LIons have ongoing projects that support reading and homeless students in the area. KCK Downtown Lions Club is part of Lions International, the largest service organization in the world.
Juneteenth celebration to be June 13-14 at Big Eleven Lake
A Juneteenth celebration will be June 13-14 at Big Eleven Lake, 11th and State. the ninth annual parade and celebration includes live music, a barbecue competition, Friday night prayer vigil, car show, vendors, praise dancers, a cancer walk, greens competition and more. The parade starts around 10 a.m. Saturday at 18th and Quindaro. For details call 913-963-1118.
Leavenworth Road Association kids’ fishing derby to be June 14
The Leavenworth Road Association kids’ fishing derby is planned from 8 to 10 a.m. June 14 at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Events are at the kids’ pond at the lake. Prizes and trophies will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. Prizes include two bicycles, passes to Schlitterbahn, tabletop grills, lawn chairs and gift cards. The event is free for all Wyandotte County youth ages 3-15. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/LRA/236528312965 or call 913-788-3988.
Father’s Day run June 14 benefits three charities
The Kevin Gray Father’s Day 5k run-walk on Saturday, June 14, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., was created to honor the former KC Sports Commission president and father of four daughters, Kevin Gray. Gray died on June 15, 2011, from a rare form of cancer. The run-walk started in 2012. This run has three beneficiaries, the University of Kansas Cancer Center, the Kevin Gray Family Education Fund, and the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. Online registration is open until June 11. Registration will still be accepted on Friday, June 13, at packet pickup and on race day. The run starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Sporting Park. To register go to SportKC.org.
Housing Authority to meet June 14
The Kansas City, Kan., Housing Authority will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at 1124 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kan. Commissioner training, budget review and strategic planning are on the agenda.
Colyer to speak at health care summit June 14
A Health Care Solutions Summit is planned from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Painted Hills Golf Club, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Sponsored by Leavenworth and Wyandotte County Republican groups, the guest speaker for the luncheon will be Dr. Jeff Colyer, Kansas lieutenant governor. A panel will discuss health care issues. A buffet luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the program is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost of the full program with lunch is $25. The requested donation without lunch is $2.
Summer concert to be June 14 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. The Insanitones will perform June 14. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September, excluding July 5.
Free summer movies offered
The Legends 14 Theatres will present “Charlotte’s Web” rated G and “Ice Age: Continental Drift” rated PG as free movies at 10 a.m. June 17, 18 and 19. Admission is free. All ages and groups are welcome. Doors open at 9 a.m. Seating is limited to availability. The current feature films are not included in the free admission, and the schedule is subject to change.
Meeting scheduled on foster care
KVC-Kansas-1211 N. 8th St., will sponsor a time of sharing with foster and adoptive parents, and other child welfare professionals. Those interested may learn about foster care, and other ways to help children in the area. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 17. For more information, contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-890-2207.
UG Commission to meet June 19
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.
CHWC fundraiser planned June 28
CHWC will hold a fundraiser for community redevelopment at 5 p.m. June 28 at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. At the event, the “Continue the Legacy” award will be presented to Craig and Karen Gaffney in honor of their dedication to Community Housing of Wyandotte County, and the Gaffneys’ philanthropic work in the community. The fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. June 28 with cocktails. Dinner, dancing, an auction and field activities will follow. Last year, the event raised nearly $100,000 for the organization. Individual tickets are $75, and table sponsorships start at $1,000. To register for the event, visit www.chwckck.org and click on the event button.
Mental Health First Aid Day planned
Kansas City’s first Mental Health First Aid Day is planned for Thursday, July 10. Six sites throughout metropolitan Kansas City, including one in Kansas City, Kan., are participating in the event. It is sponsored by the Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers. The goal of the event is to teach mental health first aid and youth mental health first aid courses at no cost to more than 250 people. It would be the largest number of people to train at one time in the metropolitan area. In Kansas City, Kan., a class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 10 at the Kansas City, Kan., Public School Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. Participants will learn what to do if an adult or child is experiencing a mental health crisis. The course teaches about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, gives confidence to reach out to people in need, and skills to respond to a mental health crisis. Participants will receive a manual and certificate upon successful completion of the course, and information about accessing local services. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Those who are interested in attending the course may contact Beth Yoder Stein at email@example.com or Mark Wiebe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night Charity Golf Tournament planned
A Night Charity Golf Tournament is planned on Friday, July 18, at Painted Hills Golf Course, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The event is sponsored by Greater Kansas City Civitan International and Civitan Club Dotte. It will benefit local charities. The cost of the event is $125 per person, which includes supplies, green fees, cart, dinner, awards reception, trophies and prizes. After June 18, registration fee is $150. Sponsorships are available. It is a four-person singles paired or scramble. Registration is at 5 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 6 p.m. The Night Golf has a shotgun start at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 913-208-3533 or email DrRonWitt@hotmail.com.
Museum plans lock-in
An all-night lock-in is planned from 7 p.m. July 18 to 8 a.m. July 19 at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum, 126th and State. The event on July 18 is for girls ages 8 to 12. A safe night at the museum, tour, hands-on projects, evening snacks and a movie are planned. Boys will have a similar event on July 25. The cost is $25 per child. One adult must attend. Reservations are required. For information, call 913-573-5002.
Program offered on cropping systems
K-State Research and Extension is offering a workshop on “Low-till/No-till Cropping Systems” on July 21 in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.growinggrowers.org.
African-American Art Festival planned Aug. 9
The MoKan African-American Art Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Quindaro Park, 35th and Sewell, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending the free event may bring a blanket, enjoy artwork, stilt walkers Gullah basket weathers, African drummers and dancers, food and vendors. For more information about having an art exhibit there or being a vendor, contact 913-788-7330.