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Renaissance Festival continues Sunday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Sunday, Sept. 10, and will run on weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 15. Highland Games Championship is the theme for Sunday, Sept. 10, celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. The annual Highland Heavy Games Championships will be held all day on the Joust Field at the festival. A Haggis Eating Competition is planned at 2:45 p.m. at the Washer Well Stage. Those who bring five nonperishable food items to donate to Harvesters will receive a buy one, get one ticket opportunity on a regular-priced ticket on Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.

One-room schoolhouse at Ag Hall to celebrate 100th birthday Sept. 10
The one-room schoolhouse at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, will celebrate its 100th birthday anniversary on Sunday afternoon. The Island Creek School was originally located outside of Piper, Kansas, before being moved to the Ag Hall, where it serves as an educational exhibit on rural life. A birthday celebration with cake, stories and games will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Ag Hall, 630 N. 130th, (near 130th and State), Bonner Springs.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Maria Elena Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los Martes, 12, 19 de septiembre, 10-11:30 a.m.; Grupo de mujeres: Puedo Vivir En Armonia, No. 1, martes, 26 de septiembre, 10-11 a.m.; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, Ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1 – 2:30 p.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Sept. 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet for a board meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the William Allen White Elementary School, 2600 N. 43rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas. For an agenda, see www.kckps.org.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet Sept. 12

The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kansas. After a social hour and potluck dinner at 6 p.m., there will be a meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Loren Taylor, local historian, on Kansas City, Kansas, history. The meeting is open to the public. The LRA members will be collecting cleaning supplies (no liquids) for hurricane victims.

Women’s Chamber plans meeting Sept. 13
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce is planning an educational program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker, Chris Lundine of Culture Index, will speak on the topic, “Right People in the Right Seats.” Registration is requested for the program. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/.

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area meeting planned
A meeting on Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area plan will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Mission Adelante, 22 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The NRSA area is from 16th street on the east, City Park and 32nd on the west, Central Avenue and Orville on the north, and I-70 on the south. A draft plan for the neighborhood will be presented, and public comments will be accepted about the plan. There will be light refreshments and child care. A Spanish translator will attend.

Bonner library to start 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program
Children may be signed up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, Kan. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before the child starts kindergarten. If parents read a book a night to their child, they will have read 1,095 books in three years. Books can be repeated in this program. Sign up at the library to collect a folder and reading logs and start reading. There will be a kickoff party at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. For more information visit www.bonnerlibrary.org.

UG Commission to meet Sept. 14
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. More information will be posted at the website, www.wycokck.org.

Shepherd’s Center to offer Adventures in Learning Sept. 15
The Shepherd’s Center will offer Adventures in Learning on Friday, Sept. 15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 3333 Wood Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The schedule includes health screenings and fellowship from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; local government issues with Mike Taylor from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; a travelogue and video on the life of Babe Ruth presented by Ed Shutt from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; health program on all-inclusive care for the elderly from 11 a.m. to noon; a talk about the 1954 World Series by Ed Shutt; lunch for $5 including pulled pork, baked beans, salad, dessert and coffee, provided by Ebenezer Ministries; lunch program by Superintendent Cynthia Lane of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools. Those who want to attend the Shepherd’s Center program are asked to make reservations by calling 913-281-8908. For more information, see www.sckck.org.

Leavenworth Road Parade to be Sept. 17
The 32nd annual Leavenworth Road Parade is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 17, from 71st and Leavenworth Road to 51st and Leavenworth Road. Some participants will join the parade at 64th and Leavenworth Road. There is no charge to have an entry in the parade. Parade entries are due in by Sept. 12. There is no charge to attend the parade. For more information, call 913-488-7711, see lrakck.org, or email Lraparade@att.net.

Blood drive scheduled at Children’s Mercy Park
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled Sept. 23 at Children’s Mercy Park, One Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kansas, in the Boulevard Members Club. The hours of the blood drive are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Piper Fest to be Sept. 30
The Piper Fest, with a Car and Truck Show, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration will open at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Piper School District. Along with the Car and Truck Show, there will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction, carnival, food trucks, craft show, fun run, and special awards. The auction runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The car show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.PiperFest.com.

Counseling available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish for men and women. Counseling is available Monday through Thursday, with day and evening times available. Individual counseling, couple-marriage counseling and addictions counseling is available. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, has a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad on display. “Through Darkness to Light” features photographs taken mostly at night of sites along the Underground Railroad. The exhibit runs through Oct. 10. There are companion artifacts from the pre-Civil War era here currently on display at the museum. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The last tour of the day is at 4:15 p.m. For more information call 913-371-3264 or visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit http://www.kshs.org/p/grinter-place-plan-your-visit/15857.

Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

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Saturday events

Strolling for Sickle Cell 5K to be Sept. 9
The seventh annual 5K Fun Walk, Strolling for Sickle Cell, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Conference Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. For more information, call 913-735-2622 or visit www.sicklecellkck.org.

Dash KCK and 5K Run to be held Saturday morning at 10th and State
Dash KCK and the 5K Run will be held prior to the Library in the Park event. The Dash KCK starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with the Downtown Shareholders as sponsors. It is based at the nearby JFK Community Center, which has recently changed its name to the Beatrice Lee Community Center, at 1310 N. 10th St. (10th and State Avenue). For more information, see libraryinthepark.org.

Central Avenue parade scheduled Sept. 9
The Central Avenue Betterment Association parade is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. The parade route starts at 18th Street and travels to Bethany Park at 11th and Central Avenue. LaPlacita Community Festival will be held after the parade at Bethany Park, 11th and Central. There will be music, food and activities. A high school band musical showdown will be held as bands arrive at Bethany Park, and will end around 12:15 p.m. At noon to 12:30 p.m., Rosemary’s Fiesta Mexicana will perform. At 1 p.m., the Calle Vida Band with Pablo Sanhueza will perform. At 3:30 p.m., the J-Love Band will perform. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/building-community-pride-at-the-central-avenue-parade-and-festival-saturday/.

Library in the Park celebration to be Sept. 9
Library in the Park, a celebration by the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Big 11 Lake, at 11th and State Avenue. The free festival will include live music, food and activities. The book, “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone,” by Katheryn Russell-Brown, will be given away to the first 500 children. The event also includes a musical instrument “petting zoo” from the Kansas City Symphony, face painting, and other activities. Those attending will be able to sample free tacos from five local restaurants in a contest to determine the best. Sheridan’s will provide frozen custard. Everything will be free. For more information, visit www.libraryinthepark.org or see http://wyandottedaily.com/annual-library-in-the-park-festival-to-feature-bands-free-tacos-and-free-books-on-saturday/.

Grinter Place Summerfest planned Sept. 9
The Grinter Place Summerfest will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas. Transportation is the theme of the annual event this year, with displays and activities tying together the various years that the Grinter Place has existed, from the 1850s through today. Summerfest will include historical re-enactments, a car show, musical entertainment, the Grinter Quilters at work, and a display of public safety vehicles. Admission is free to the Summerfest. There will be a charge for barbecue and concession stand, horse rides and inflatables for kids. Tours of the Grinter House will be $3 for adults and $1 for kids. Funds raised will go toward programs at Grinter Place. For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit www.grinterplace.com or see http://wyandottedaily.com/journey-back-in-time-at-the-annual-grinter-place-summerfest-saturday/.

Renaissance Festival continues Saturday

The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Saturday, Sept. 9, and will run on weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 15. Highland Games Championship is the theme for Saturday, Sept. 9, celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. The annual Highland Heavy Games Championships will be held all day on the Joust Field at the festival. A Haggis Eating Competition is planned at 2:45 p.m. at the Washer Well Stage. Those who bring five nonperishable food items to donate to Harvesters will receive a buy one, get one ticket opportunity on a regular-priced ticket on Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.

Strawberry Hill Museum

The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The last tour of the day is at 4:15 p.m. For more information call 913-371-3264 or visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Art show opening reception to be Saturday at Alcott
“Paper and Glue: Cut-Papers Works of Art” by Allison Welter will have an opening reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. “The Variegated World of Kitt Van Hassel” from Kitt Van Hassel, a Kansas City area illustrator, also will have a show with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Alcott Arts Center. The art shows will run through Saturday, Oct. 7. Welter is from the St. Louis, Mo., area and attended the Kansas City Art Institute. She has a bachelor’s in illustration. Van Hassel graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and has used traditional ink and watercolor media to create illustrations. The Alcott Center is not ADA accessible. For more information, see https://www.alcottartscenter.org/.

Church plans festival Saturday
Unity Fest 2017 will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Our Lady of Unity Catholic Church, 2646 S. 34th St., on the Sacred Heart field, Kansas City, Kansas. Carnival games, entertainment, inflatables, music and dance groups, a silent auction, a mini soccer tournament, a variety of ethnic foods and mariachi music are planned.

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Festival fun in Wyandotte County …

Photos by William Crum

… At the Armory

Residents enjoyed a Mariachi and Folkloric Festival Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge. (Photo by William Crum)

… At Kansas Speedway

Amy Pearce, Joe Pearce and Mike Pearce placed in the top 10 in the annual American Royal Barbecue held at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by William Crum)


…At the Renaissance Festival

Clare’s Crepes at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, included, left to right, Maura Laramie, Clare Laramie and Molly Hayde. Every year Clare Laramie comes to the Renaissance Festival just to make crepes. People travel for miles just to buy the crepes here. I tried the ham and cheese crepes, which are the best I have had in a long time. This is another reason to go to the Renaissance Festival. The Renaissance Festival opened Saturday and runs on weekends, including Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, through Oct. 15. (Photo by William Crum)

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