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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration planned Monday in KCK
The Rev. Jimmy Brown of St. Louis, Mo., will be the guest speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday, Jan. 16, at the Reardon Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Brown has served as pastor of St. Luke Memorial Missionary Baptist Church for 40 years, and has been president of the Missionary Baptist Church State Convention of Missouri for 10 years, from 2006 to 2016. The celebration is open to the public. The King Day celebration begins with a motorcade for hunger that will assemble at 9 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4th and Richmond, and will start at 10 a.m., ending at the Reardon Center. People are asked to bring food donations that will be donated to the poor. The program begins at 10:45 a.m. with Praise Dancers from area churches, followed by the program at 11 a.m. with music. A Mass Gospel Choir will perform, and scholarships will be presented.
Keeler Center to be closed for MLK Day
The Keeler Women’s Center at 2220 Central Ave. will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Museum features Olde World Christmas
The Strawberry Hill Museum is featuring an Olde World Christmas, with tours of the museum decorated for the holidays available. Open on weekend afternoons through the end of January. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/. In the event of inclement weather, call to see if it is open.
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, 17, 24 de enero, 10 – 11 a.m. “Ábrete a la Misericordia de Dios,” dirigida por Jorge Roque, nSJ y Marco Machado, nSJ. 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. Clase de Nutrición – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 19 de enero, 10-11 a.m. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Breast cancer support group offered
A Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group offers support and encouragement for those affected with breast cancer. Families are welcome. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Cookie decorating class offered
Learn about techniques for decorating cookies during a program from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The instructor is Rachel Van Stratton. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
UG plans standing committee meetings Jan. 17
The Unified Government plans standing committee meetings beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda is posted at www.wycokck.org.
ServSafe course offered
ServSafe — Employee Food Handlers Course will be offered for anyone who works in food service or is interested in food service employment. The class is offered from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. The class is offered by the Wyandotte County Extension Office. For more information or registration, call 913-299-9300 or e-mail email@example.com.
BPU to meet Jan. 18
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. On the agenda are a visitors’ time, Sporting KC projects and events presentation, water production award, board comments, general manager comments, and a closed executive session. The meeting is open to the public, except for the executive session portion.
Creation health program offered
A Creation Health program will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through March 2 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The goal of the program is to be one’s best in 2017, find new energy, peace and good health. The facilitator is Ann Suellentrop in partnership with Shawnee Mission Health. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Sportscaster to discuss book Jan. 19
Kansas City sportscaster Danny Clinkscale, from WHB radio, will discuss his book, “Leaving Cancer for the Circus,” at a program at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The book is about facing cancer and surgery in the same year while covering two World Series and going on a journey through the Midwest.
Eagle Days to be Jan. 21-22 at Wyandotte County Lake
The annual Eagle Days event will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, at Wyandotte County Lake Park in Kansas City, Kan. The host of the annual event is the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at the lake park at 91st and Leavenworth Road. The 16th annual event will include opportunities to view eagles and other waterfowl, according to a spokesman. Both indoor viewing and possibly outdoor viewing will be available. A free family event, Eagle Days programs will be at the Schlagle Library and the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Schlagle Library; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the vis Hall, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Hall. Weekend activities will include an arts and craft area for kids, and live bird demonstrations by Operation Wildlife featuring a variety of eagles, falcons, hawks and owls. Outdoor volunteers will help visitors with spotting scopes set up at lake sites near areas where eagles are known to visit. The event is sponsored by the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities; Operation Wildlife; the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library; Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kan., Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/eagle-days-planned-jan-21-22-at-wyandotte-county-lake/.
Raising Safe Kids program offered
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays through March 6 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those participating will learn and use positive discipline, anger management and conflict resolution skills. The class is presented by certified trainer Heather Neds. Registration is required to 913-906-8990.
Class offers recipes for mixes
From homemade rubs to soup mixes, this class will provide recipes for a variety of mixes and tips on improving the nutritional content of your favorite mix. Location: Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The class will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24. For reservations or more information call 913-906-8990.
KCK school board scheduled to meet Jan. 24
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Central Office and Training Center board room, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted at www.kckps.org.
UG Commission meeting planned Jan. 26
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.
Art and wine event planned
The Yellow Brick art and wine event will be held at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Happy Trees Painting Studio, 1219 Union, Kansas City, Mo. Those attending will receive step-by-step instructions on how to create a painting from the owner of Happy Trees Studio and enjoy light snacks and drinks, including wine. For more information, call 816-365-1953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Food Volunteer training to begin Feb. 15
The Master Food Volunteer Training Program will start Feb. 15. This program allows people with interests in food, cooking, and nutrition to take their expertise to a higher level while developing new avenues for helping in the community. The program is offered by the Wyandotte County Extension office. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 20. Call the office at 913-299-9300 for more information and to register.
Exercise program for older adults offered
“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” an 8-week exercise program for older adults, will be offered beginning April 4. The program targets strength, balance and flexibility. The program is held at the K-State Research and Extension office, 1216 N. 79th, Kansas City, Kan. The first program will be from 11 a.m. to noon April 4. Call 913-299-9300 for more information and registration.
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.
Wyandotte County Museum
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is open on the weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Open on weekend afternoons through the end of January. Call for information about special times for groups. For information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://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. It is closed on state holidays. Grinter Place is closed for the winter. 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/oldquindaromuseum/.