Saturday events

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to find out if the event will be held.

Quilt show opens at Wyandotte County Museum

Saturday will be opening day for the community quilt show at the Wyandotte County Museum, located in Wyandotte County Park at 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. More than 60 quilts from the community are on display this year. Many of the quilts are handmade. The community quilt show is open during regular hours at the museum. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It will not be open Sunday.

80th annual Silver City Day parade on Saturday

The 80th annual Silver City Day celebration is planned Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Argentine area of Kansas City, Kansas. The day starts with a parade at 10 a.m. at 42nd and Strong Avenue, continuing east. After the parade, a festival will be held at Emerson Park, 29th and Strong Avenue. The festival will continue until around 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. Musical entertainment, food, information and craft booths are planned at the festival. There will be seven to eight groups that will have food available for sale. There will be no admission charge to the festival. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/Argentine-Silver-City-Day-Celebration.

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Renaissance Festival continues

The Renaissance Festival will continue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 5 to 12 years old. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.

Family story time planned

Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the youth services craft room at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes stories, dance and singing. The program is geared to ages 2 to 6. For other library programs, visit www.kckpl.org.

Spanish singing lessons planned

“Clases de Canto,” or Spanish singing lessons, are planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Conference Room B, South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spanish language singing class is taught by Sandra Zamora. For other library programs, visit www.kckpl.org.

40 authors featured at library’s Homegrown Reads program Saturday

About 40 area authors will be featured at the Homegrown Reads program on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the main floor of the library. The event is free and open to the public. Most of the authors will have their books on hand to sell, and will autograph books. For more information, visit https://www.kckpl.org/.

Armourdale Fall Festival to be Saturday

The Armourdale Renewal Association is sponsoring a fall festival from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Shawnee Park, 719 S. Pyle St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will include food, games, arts and crafts, free carnival games and entertainment. Also included are bounce houses and pony rides for children. There is no charge for the festival and it is open to the public. After the festival, a movie night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Armourdale Community Center, 730 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The movie night is free and popcorn will be provided.

Community quilt show opens Saturday at Wyandotte County Museum

More than 60 quilts are on display at the community quilt show opening Saturday at the Wyandotte County Museum in Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. (Photo from Wyandotte County Museum)

Saturday will be opening day for the community quilt show at the Wyandotte County Museum, located in Wyandotte County Park at 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs.

More than 60 quilts from the community are on display this year, said David Hartman museum curator. Many of the quilts are handmade.

One quilt, he said, is over 100 years old and will be shown inside a case. Another is made from men’s ties, he said.

Another distinctive quilt has Polish eagles, and a different quilt is made from handkerchiefs. One is a quilt that shows different aspects of 4-H, according to Hartman.

“We’ve had a really good variety of them,” he said. “Some are full length and some are hanging in a case.”

There isn’t a theme to the show this year, he said, except they are from the community and represent different areas in the community.

The community quilt show is open during regular hours at the museum. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It will not be open Sunday.

The Wyandotte County Museum is at 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs. For more information, call 913-573-5002.

More than 60 quilts are on display at the community quilt show opening Saturday at the Wyandotte County Museum in Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. (Photo from Wyandotte County Museum)
More than 60 quilts are on display at the community quilt show opening Saturday at the Wyandotte County Museum in Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. (Photo from Wyandotte County Museum)

40 authors featured at library’s Homegrown Reads program Saturday

About 40 area authors will be featured at the Homegrown Reads program on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave.

The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the main floor of the library.

The event is free and open to the public.

Most of the authors will have their books on hand to sell, and will autograph books, according to Anne Lacey, a spokeswoman for the library.  There will not be authors’ readings.

This year, it’s mostly a new group of authors, with about one or two authors who have appeared in the program previously, she said.

“A number of them live here,” Lacey added.

Authors listed on the program:

Cheryl Alvarado

Megan Bannen

Sally Berneathy

Calogero Bradley

Becky Brinkley

Luann Cadden

Starla Carr

Shelley Coulter

Amy A.J. Culey

Darlene Deluca

Marcus Dickerson

Janice S. Ellis

C.L. Fails

Kenya Frazier

Jennifer L. Gadd

Stephenie L. Hardaway

Ronda Hassig

Grace Lajoy Henderson

Dr. Evelyn Hill

Lila Johnson

Niki Lenz

Masai Long

Sunni Delight Long

Dr. Bianca Smith Love

Joanna Marsh

Andy Marso

Brian McCann

Mary McConnell

Leah Merrill

Jerry Parrish

Kneika Robbins

Francis Robinson

Dr. Sondra B. Samuels

Vladimir Sainte

Lissa Sloan

Gwendolyn E. Squires

Joycelyn Strickland-Egans

Kendria Taylor

Nicole Tolefree

Joe H. Vaughan

Robert B. Way