Bonner Springs Library celebrates with birthday bash Friday

The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, Kansas, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of opening its building with a birthday bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. (File photo)

The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, opened its doors to a new library building on July 12, 2009.

It will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the new building with a birthday bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, said Jack Granath, library director.

The event will be held outside the library building, he said. There will be cake, music, games and face painting, plus a proclamation.

Bonner Beautiful, a group dedicated to beautification, has donated a statue to the library that wil be unveiled at this event, he said.

“The Whiz Kid,” a statue in bronze, depicts a child sitting on a globe, with a magnifying glass, he said. The statue will be placed outdoors in a patio at the garden.

The public is invited to the event.

The Bonner Springs Library also is planning a celebration with other area libraries for the “One Book: Many Stories” program. Seven area libraries participated in a summer reading discussion program. The wrap-up party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Cider Hill Family Orchard, 3341 N. 139th, Kansas City, Kansas.

The event will include music, food and prizes.

Community calendar

Grinter Jamboree to be July 9
The Grinter Jamboree will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. MP3 will play country swing music, with tunes by George Strait, Bob Wills and Texas swing. The admission charge is $6 at the door, with light snacks available for purchase.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet July 9
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Dinner and a social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. A speaker with the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department will highlight the upcoming Christmas in July event on July 20 at Wyandotte County Lake. This event will include a pontoon parade, food booths and fireworks.

Wyandotte County Fair to be July 9-13
The Wyandotte County Fair opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds at 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, and runs through Saturday, July 13. Admission is $5 at the gate and $5 for parking. For more information, visit https://www.wycofair.com/.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont, Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 10-11:30 a.m. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Tina May-Gamboa, Gaby Carmona, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. Sabores Del Mundo, con Teresa Moreno, Jueves, 11, 18 y 15 de Julio, 11-12:30 p.m., Explore nuevos sabores y aprenda a concinar comidas de otras partes del mundo. El centro de mujeres, Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Create greeting cards in program July 10
“Beautiful Cards” with Carole Thrasher will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will create their own greeting cards. Supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

UG Commission to meet July 11
The Unified Government Commission has scheduled a special session for 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The special session will be a budget workshop. A UG Commission meeting will follow at 7 p.m. July 11 in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

KCK school board to meet Thursday
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the superintendent’s conference room at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St. The purpose of the special meeting will be to recess to a closed, executive session to discuss the human resources audit under the non-elected personnel exception to the Kansas open meetings act.

Food truck Friday planned
Food truck Friday is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Huron Park, behind the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. Cajunation will provide food for sale.

Bonner Springs Library to hold 10th Birthday Bash
The Bonner Springs City Library will hold its 10th Birthday Bash from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. There will be cake, games, music, prizes, face painting and other events. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/10th-birthday-bash/.

Grand opening for new Keeler Women’s Center location
A grand opening for the new Keeler Women’s Center location at 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 15. This new location is off Coy Street, on the south side of the old St. Margaret’s Hospital. For more information, call 913-906-8990.

Affirmations group to meet
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. (This new location is off Coy Street, on the south side of the old St. Margaret’s Hospital.) This group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Caregivers support group to meet July 16
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100 B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Informational program on Medicare offered

A program providing basic information about Medicare will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 750 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Susan Marcos will lead the program. There will be questions-and-answers. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Candidate forum planned

A forum for Unified Government and Board of Public Utilities candidates on the August primary ballot will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Dr. Burke Tech Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The forum is sponsored by Business West and KCKCC.

Anger management series offered

A 10-week series on anger management will be offered beginning in mid-July at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Rachel Willoghby Greene will lead the program. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet July 18

The Board of Public Utilities will meet on Thursday, July 18, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The work session will begin at 5 p.m. July 18. On the works session agenda will be a board update, general manager update and Integrated Resource Plan discussion. The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time, website demonstration, integrated market update, board comments, general manager comments and a closed executive session.

UG budget workshop scheduled
A Unified Government budget workshop is scheduled at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit www.wycokck.org.

Author to hold book event July 18
Author Phyllis Lawson is scheduled to hold a book event at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Her book is “Quilt of Souls.” The book is about a young woman raised by her grandmother. Each scrap of the quilts she made had a story to tell about a loved one. The author will have books available for purchase and autograph. To register for this event, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/meet-author-phyllis-lawson.

Training sessions planned on open meeting, open records laws
Free training sessions on Kansas open government laws will be offered on July 24 at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government are offering the sessions to the public. The free training session will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, second floor auditorium, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The sessions are open to the public. Space at each location is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants can register on the Kansas Attorney General’s website, www.ag.ks.gov/open-gov, or by calling 785-296-2215 or 888-428-8436. The training about the Kansas Open Records Act and the Kansas Open Meetings Act will be conducted by attorneys in Schmidt’s office who have experience in open government laws and who are charged by law with training and enforcement of them. Panelists will include Kansas Sunshine Coalition members, local government officials and media representatives.

Budget public hearing scheduled
A Unified Government budget public hearing is scheduled at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. If necessary, the public hearing will be followed by a budget workshop. The UG Commission is scheduled to vote on the budget at 7 p.m. July 25 in the Commission Chambers. For more information, visit www.wycokck.org.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.

Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, call 913-371-3264 or visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. 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, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.


KCK parks and recreation programs
To see a brochure listening Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation programs, visit
https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Parks-Recreation/Documents/WYCOGuide_FINAL_Small.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SYe9fdtg8G8vXPY3JuRnrBUHZXs6amoG2lWgpl_8n-J4DwIbQ3JWlkLE .

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Donors at blood drives on Wednesday to receive tickets to Royals game

Two Community Blood Center mobile blood drives are scheduled on Wednesday, July 10, that are included in a promotion to receive two free tickets to a Kansas City Royals game.

Each person donating blood will receive two free tickets to a Royals game. According to the Community Blood Center, donors at any CBC blood drive through July 14 also will be entered in a contest to win a game day Royals batting practice experience package.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Kansas City Kansas Community College will hold a CBC blood drive. The blood drive will be in Room 2325, Jewell Center, KCKCC, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

From 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, the Bonner Springs YMCA will hold a CBC blood drive. The blood drive will be in Classroom A, Bonner Springs YMCA, 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs.

Walk-ins to the mobile blood drives are welcome, or make an appointment at https://www.savealifenow.org/.