Saturday events

Tractor cruise planned today
Vintage tractor enthusiasts and the Greater Kansas City Two-Cylinder Club will drive around the area in a 24-mile benefit ride for the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Ag Hall, and then continues to Wyandotte County Lake and a stop for lunch at Cabela’s before returning to the Ag Hall.

Spring Fling planned at Bonner Farmers’ Market
Spring Fling at the Farmers’ Market is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event will include market vendors, magic shows, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist, henna artist and yoga in the park. The event will be at Kelly Murphy Park, 129 Elm St., in downtown Bonner Springs. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/spring-fling/.

Rosedale Disc de Triomphe tournament today

Rosedale Park, 4125 Mission Road, will be the site of the third annual Rosedale Disc de Triomphe disc golf event beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4. The neighborhood fundraising event has more than 100 participants. Funds raised will help Rosedale neighborhood projects and the Rosedale Development Association.

Plant sale to be May 4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will have continue their plant sale May 4 at the Extension office, Wildcat Room, 2100 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vegetables, flowers and ornamental grasses will be for sale. Purchases may be made by cash or checks.

Polski Day to be May 4
The 35th annual Polski Day will be Saturday, May 4, at All Saints Catholic Church, 8th and Vermont Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include a parade at 11 a.m., a Polka Mass at 5 p.m., a festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polish food and live musical entertainment. For more information, visit https://polskiday.com/.

Sunflower Showdown in rowing at Wyandotte County Lake
The University of Kansas will play host for the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State University in women’s rowing at 11 a.m. at Wyandotte County Lake at 91st and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kansas. K-State will defend last year’s win. On the K-State roster are two students from Wyandotte County, Mikaela Bennett, a junior who attended Bonner Springs High School, and Maya Morrow, a freshman who attended Piper High School.

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, youth services craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave. The program is geared to children ages 2 to 6. There will be reading, dancing and singing.

Spanish singing lessons planned
“Clases de Canto,” or Spanish singing lessons, are planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Conference Room B, South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spanish language singing class is taught by Sandra Zamora.

S.T.E.M. program planned at library
A S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) program is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave. The topic will be “Weaving Makes Things Stronger,” and includes the designs of suspension bridges and Kevlar vests. Participants will make their own kente cloth craft. This program is designed for children and teens.

District playoffs in softball today at KCKCC
KCKCC will play host to Cloud County in a best-of-three series in the six-team Division II District D playoffs at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. If necessary, a third game will be played Sunday at noon. The Blue Devils, 34-18, are seeded No. 7, while Cloud County, 11-27, are No. 10.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.

Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offers advice on raising safe kids
“ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 and May 6, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The topic April 29 will be “Understanding and Helping Angry Children,” presented by Heather Neds. The topic May 6 will be “Children and Electronic Media.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990

Memorial, candlelighting and forum planned April 29 for Crime Victims’ Rights Week
The Wyandotte County community, families of fallen victims, and community officials will come together on Monday, April 29, to remember those who have lost their lives to homicide in 2018. The event begins with a light dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., followed by the program from 6 to 8 p.m. at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is free and open to the public.

UG committees to meet April 29
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting will follow. Agendas are posted at www.wycokck.org.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., 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 Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. Taller Para Padres CARE – Fortaleciendo la relación entre niño y el adulto presentado por Michelle Bertuglia- Haley. Miércoles, 1 de Mayo, – Estrategias para el cumplimiento – Elementos de disciplina efectiva y control de los hijos. La Hora Financiera, con lider Brenda Mortell. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Jueves 4 de Mayo. 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.

Caregivers support group to meet April 30
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., 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, April 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., 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, April 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., 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.Kb

Women’s self-defense program offered May 1
A women’s self-defense program will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Shizoku Karate-Do will teach ways to defend oneself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on child-adult relation enhancement
“Child-Adult Relation Enrichment” will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Michelle Bertuglia-Haley. The May 1 topic will be “Relationship Enhancement.” The May 8 topic will be “Strategies for Compliance.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Wednesday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session are a board update, general manager update, and board policy discussion. The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the BPU offices. On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time, hot-cold weather rule policy approval, preliminary March financial report, board comments and general manager comments. The BPU Finance Committee will meet from 4:15 to 5 p.m. May 1 at the BPU’s administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave.

Women’s Chamber to meet May 1

The Kansas City, Kansas Women’s Chamber of Commerce is planning a happy hour at Elevate! bar and grill from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 1. Elevate is at 7543 State Ave., in the Westlake strip mall. A brief program will be presented at 5:15 p.m. by Jennifer Johnson, Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department battalion chief, on recruiting women in the first responders field. Also to be discussed is a scholarship in memory of Deputy Theresa King. There is no cost to register, and there will be a cash bar at the event. Registration is at
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg6s5aih0221480c&oseq=&c=&ch=

Pastured Poultry Workshop planned May 2
A Pastured Poultry Workshop is planned at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Sponsored by Sarcoxie Farms, the workshop will discuss how to start a pastured poultry business, health and nutrition benefits to the consumer, and meat labeling and certification programs. There will be a question-and-answer session. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/sarcoxie-farms-pastured-poultry-workshop/.

Blood drive planned
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Plant sale to be May 3-4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will have a plant sale May 3-4 at the Extension office, Wildcat Room, 2100 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vegetables, flowers and ornamental grasses will be for sale. Purchases may be made by cash or checks.

Spring Fling planned at Farmers’ Market
Spring Fling at the Farmers’ Market is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event will include market vendors, magic shows, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist, henna artist and yoga in the park. The event will be at Kelly Murphy Park, 129 Elm St., in downtown Bonner Springs. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/spring-fling/.

Polski Day to be May 4
The 35th annual Polski Day will be Saturday, May 4, at All Saints Catholic Church, 809 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include a parade at 11 a.m., a Polka Mass at 5 p.m., a festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polish food and live musical entertainment. For more information, visit https://polskiday.com/.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.

NAACP to meet May 7
The Kansas City Kansas Branch of NAACP will meet May 7 at the Bethany Medical Building, second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The regular executive committee meeting will start at 6 p.m. and the regular membership meeting at 7 p.m. Sheri Hall will be speaking for the P3 WyCo Engage group. All members and the public are encouraged to attend the branch regular monthly meetings and to invite others to come. For further information, call 913-281-7900

Wyandotte County history lecture on Bonner Springs planned
The history of Bonner Springs will be the topic of a Wyandotte County history lecture series program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Roger Miller, a board member of the Bonner Springs Historical Society, member of the Grinter Place Friends, and past president of the Wyandotte County Historical Society, will be the speaker. He has written about pharmacy history and published a book on the history of Bonner Springs. The program is presented by the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, and held at the Bonner Springs Library. For more information, see https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/wyandotte-county-history-lecture-bonner-springs.

Create greeting cards in program May 8
“Beautiful Cards” with Carole Thrasher will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., 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, May 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet May 9
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for a luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Board of Public Utilities offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Melissa Clark, FIA executive director, will be the speaker. On the program is the unveiling of Fairfax District monument signs, updates on Fairfax projects, railroad crossings, code enforcement, property taxes and Fairfax Drainage District. The sponsor of the meeting will be Citizens Bank. The luncheon fee is $25. To register for the meeting, visit https://fiakck.org/product/may-2019-luncheon-fee/.

UG Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

UG Commission scheduled to meet May 9
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Food safety to be topic of book club discussion
Food safety will be the topic of a discussion of the Agri-CULTURE Book Club at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs, Kansas. The book to be discussed is “The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety in the Turn of the 20th Century,” by Deborah Blum. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/event/agri-culture-book-club-the-ag-hall-of-fame/?instance_id=19727

Author to speak about Emmett Till book
The West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library system, will sponsor an author visit and discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. Dave Tell, author of the new book “Remembering Emmett Till,” will speak and sign autographs. One hundred free copies of the book will be given away to the first to arrive. Emmett Till was a teenager who was lynched in 1955 in Mississippi. Dr. Dave Tell is the principal investigator of the Emmett Till Memory Project. In “Remembering Emmett Till,” he offers five accounts of the commemoration of this infamous crime.

Urban Kids Fishing Derby to be May 18
Urban American Outdoors TV and Kansas City Kansas Community College will sponsor the 14th annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College pond, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The kids derby is free to those who are 4 to 16 years old, and the participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All registered participants must bring their own fishing poles, bait and bucket. Loaner poles will be available, which must be returned. Anyone interested in having their child participate in this event may call 913-334-5177; parents must sign a release. The event is limited to the first 250 children who sign up. There will be prizes for winning catches. Parts of the derby will be filmed for Urban American Outdoors TV. For more information and to sign up, visit www.urbankidsfish.com.

Town Hall meeting planned May 18
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Blood drive planned
A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall lobby, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `

Blood drive planned
The Fairfax Industrial Association plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Fairfax Drainage District office, 1620 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. The donor bus will be at the site. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned
Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the auditorium rooms. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Delaware ceremony planned June 1 at Wyandotte County Park
The Kansas Delaware Tribe’s annual meeting will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the George Meyn building at Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. A day of activities is planned about the Delaware culture and heritage. A smoking ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., followed by cultural activities including drumming, finding ancestral roots with the original 26 Delaware members who stayed in Kansas rather than being removed to Indian Territory, recognizing tribal elder and tribal veteran, and studying the cultural meanings of dances and events.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

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/.

Medications may be dropped off at drug takeback day sites

Unused medications may be dropped off today at sites throughout the area for drug takeback day.

The hours of this event are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27.

The goal is to get unused medications out of the hands of children and pets and away from the environment.

Participating sites include CVS, 3750 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas; CVS, 4645 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas; Walmart, 12801 Kansas Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas; and CVS, 950 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

For additional locations in the metropolitan area, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/.