Gallery dedicated at Alcott Arts Center

The Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday dedicated the Cecil Mashburn Gallery. Mashburn, right, graduated from the Alcott Elementary School and went on to become an artist. It was the season opening with new art exhibits on display. Chuck Green, left, said the Alcott Arts Center is planning on staying at its location and is not going to go away. (Photo by William Crum)

More photos from the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival

The West of Marrakesh Dancers at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival on Saturday at Kansas City Kansas Community College. (Photo by William Crum)
The Driscoll Irish Dancers at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival on Saturday at Kansas City Kansas Community College. (Photo by William Crum)
The NAACP table at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival on Saturday at Kansas City Kansas Community College. (Staff photo)
The Sierra Club table at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival Saturday at Kansas City Kansas Community College. (Staff photo)
There were several choices of ethnic foods at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival on Saturday at Kansas City Kansas Community College. (Staff photo)

Saturday events

Breakfast with Easter Bunny planned April 13
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is planned from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, sausages, biscuits and gravy, fruit, coffee, juice and milk for $6 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available for $5 each. For more information, visit https://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/event/breakfast-with-the-easter-bunny-2-2/.

Turner Recreation to sponsor pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt
The Turner Recreation Commission will sponsor a pancake breakfast and an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 13, at 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City Kansas. Holiday arts and crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny will be free. The pancake breakfast will be $5 for ages 13 and older, $4 for ages 4-12, and children 3 and under free with an adult purchase. The Easter egg hunts will be 9:45 a.m. for ages 0-3, 10 a.m. for ages 4-7, and 10:15 a.m. for ages 8-12.

Rosedale plans large cleanup on Saturday
More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate in the all-Rosedale Cleanup and Cookout from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. in Fisher Park to get supplies and assignments, and then will fan out around the area to work on cleanup projects. They will meet back at Fisher Park, at Fisher and West 39th, for a catered picnic lunch at noon. The volunteers will clean up graffiti, pick up litter and remove brush.

Folk dancing planned
“Programa de Folklorico” is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, in the story time room at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spanish language program is for children, teens and adults. Lugarda Rodriguez is the presenter.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 13
The WyCo Ethnic Festival will be Saturday, April 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College field house, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music, dance and educational booths are planned at the festival. The festival promotes better understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. There is no admission charge to the festival, and it is open to the public. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. For more information including a schedule, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

Groundbreaking for Piper fire station to be April 13
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Piper fire station is scheduled to be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 2913 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The groundbreaking was originally scheduled March 9 but was changed because of the weather. Because of construction on Hutton Road, access to the site is available only from Leavenworth Road.

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at the youth services craft room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. There will be stories, dancing and singing. The story time is geared to families with readers ages 2 to 6.

Spanish singing lessons planned at library
Spanish singing lessons (Clase de Canto) are planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the South Branch Library, Conference Room B, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spanish language program is for all ages. Sandra Zamora is the instructor.

Town hall meeting planned
A town hall meeting sponsored by State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Leavenworth Library, 417 Spruce St., Leavenworth, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Dr. Joan M. Murnane, DVM, on “Border Security is Biosecurity.” To register, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg880p4rbc59fb74&oseq=&c=e37b2520-eb23-11e6-b774-842b2b5261ac&ch=e4527250-eb23-11e6-b78e-842b2b5261ac.

Czech Easter traditions and egg decorating at library
All ages may attend a program on Eastern European Easter traditions and see a display of Czech Easter eggs from different regions from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Café area at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. There also will be a hands-on coloring workshop using natural dyes. Participants will be able to take the dyed eggs home. The presenter will be Magda Born.

Easter egg hunt planned

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, is planning an Easter egg hunt for toddlers through sixth grade at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Registration will be at 2:30 p.m. The event will be supervised and participants will be divided into three age groups. The event includes a craft and story, and it will be held rain or shine.

Two authors to speak at library program
Two best-selling authors, Kiki Swinson and Tiffany Warren, will speak at a Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library program from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be followed by a book signing. A limited number of free copies of each author’s books will be given away to the first persons to arrive. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Advance registration was required for this program. For more information, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/conversation-tiffany-warren-and-kiki-swinson.

Alcott Arts Center to hold season opening Saturday
The Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its season opening art exhibit and gallery dedication on Saturday, April 13. The dedication for the Cecil Mashburn Gallery will be held at 5 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Mashburn was a student at Louisa May Alcott School in the 1940s who became an artist. In the new Mashburn Gallery on Saturday will be works by Kayla Wortman, a senior at Washington High School. Wortman will display artwork that shows her growth as an artist from an early age, to her current work. Pencil drawings and paintings are among her works on display. In the Harrison Gallery, works by Shane Yazzo’s gifted program in the Kansas City, Kansas, middle schools will be presented. The Alcott Arts Center is not handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www.alcottartscenter.org or call 913-233-2787.