Convocation to meet at KCK church
The Northeast Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas will meet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Feb. 22.
Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, at the youth services craft room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be reading, dancing and singing. The story time is geared to children ages 2 to 6. For other library activities, 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, Feb. 22, 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.
Book-to-Movie Club to meet
The Book-to-Movie Club will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. This month, the club will read the book, watch the movie and discuss which one is better, the book or the movie, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.” The club is for children and teens.
KCKCC travels to Johnson County for conference games Saturday
The KCKCC women, 24-5 on the season, will play at Johnson County Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday in the conference final. Johnson County, 23-4, is ranked No. 7 in the nation in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II poll, while KCKCC is ranked No. 15 in the nation.
The KCKCC men, 16-12, who clinched the conference title on Wednesday, will play second place Johnson County at 4 p.m. Saturday at JCCC. It will be the final game for retiring JCCC coach Mike Jeffers. Johnson County, 22-6, is ranked No. 20 on the NJCAA Division II poll. KCKCC is unranked on the national poll. KCKCC has an 8-1 conference record, and JCCC has a 6-2 conference record.
Mardi Gras Festival planned by church
Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church will hold its annual Mardi Gras Festival from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Blessed Sacrament Family Center, 2215 Parallel, Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $12 to $16 in advance, or $15 to $19 at the door. There will be a choice of seafood gumbo, seafood jambalaya, red beans and rice, or a combo plate. Side dishes include greens, cornbread and dessert. A kids meal of grilled cheese and fries is $4. Bingo, a costume contest, a cake auction and table decorating contest will be available at an extra charge, and there will be free kids activities.
Bonner Springs Library plans Jazz on the Lake fundraiser Feb. 22
The 10th Jazz on the Lake, a fundraiser for the Bonner Springs City Library, will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The event will take place at the Lake of the Forest Clubhouse in Bonner Springs. It will feature dinner, dancing to the jazz sounds of the Kicks Band, a silent auction and a live auction. The theme this year is “Over the Moon.” The last two events, in 2015 and 2017, supported the children’s programming and collection and a special preservation project. Money raised from these events has enabled the library to bring a variety of organizations, performers and presenters to the library to support educational and cultural library programs for children and youth. The event on Feb. 22 will continue to support children’s programming and the library collection, along with new technology for the children’s area. Those attending must be at least 21. Tickets, at $50 each, were available at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.bonnerlibrary.org, telephone 913-441-2665.
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