Drug Take-Back Day has locations in Wyandotte County
Several locations will collect unused medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Oct. 27. The collection efforts are part of the Drug Take-Back Day program that began in 2010. Prescription drugs that are turned in will be disposed of safely to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. The unused prescription drugs can be dangerous to kids, pets and the environment. Medications will be accepted at drop-off sites across the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The drop-off sites in Wyandotte County include: CVS, 4300 Rainbow Blvd., CVS, 4645 Shawnee Drive, CVS, 3750 State Ave., Bonner Springs Price Chopper, 501 Commercial Drive, CVS, 950 Minnesota Ave. Locations in other nearby communities are listed at www.ag.ks.gov.
Early voting available today at three places
Early voting is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 27, at three sites: Wyandotte County Election Office, 850 State Ave., Community Room, 2100 Metropolitan Ave., and EIsenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., all in Kansas City, Kansas. Registered voters should bring their driver’s licenses or other approved identification. For more information, visit www.wycovotes.org.
Vaughan to speak about book Oct. 27
Kansas City area author and historian Joe H. Vaughan will be speaking and signing books at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the café at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Vaughan has released a new history book entitled, “Colonel Wilkinson’s Diary, A Kansas Doctor in World War I”. Colonel Hugh Wilkinson, M. D., was born and raised in Seneca, Kansas. The doctor was a Kansas City, Kansas, surgeon whose offices were in the Brotherhood Building on Minnesota Avenue.
Candidate meet-and-greet planned Saturday
A candidate meet-and-greet is planned from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.27, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Candidates who were invited include governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and some state senators and state representatives. The event is sponsored by the Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Connection Committee, with local co-sponsoring chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, NAACP of Johnson County, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Jack and Jill of America, Johnson County Chapter.
Lots of Halloween events on Saturday’s schedule:
Sixth annual Boo Bash to be Oct. 27 in Bonner Springs
The sixth annual Boo Bash will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event is for all ages. There will be a live disc jockey, games, snacks, storytime and other activities. Those attending may wear costumes. There will be trick-and-treats. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/6th-annual-boo-bash/.
Healthy Halloween event to be Saturday afternoon in Rosedale
A Healthy Halloween event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Health Education Building, 2146 W. 39th Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes games, healthy snacks, health screenings, balloon sculpting, face and pumpkin painting, family fitness activities, free flu shots for age 6 and up, and information booths. This event will have healthy snacks, not candy. Those attending may wear costumes. Parking is free in the P4 (Bluff) garage of the KU Medical Center, or residents may ride a shuttle from the bounce house and photo booth in Whitmore Park at 1412 Southwest Blvd. The event is sponsored by KU Medical Center and Rosedale Development Association. For more information and a map, visit http://www.kumc.edu/documents/evc/Halloween_map_2018.jpg.
Church plans trunk-or-treat on Saturday
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., plans a trunk-or-treat from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Halloween event sponsored by Turner Recreation on Saturday
A Halloween event sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spooktacular will include a trunk or treat, carnival-style games, booths, a Halloween hunt and Haunted Hallways. Also, those attending may bring nonperishable food to be given to needy families. The Turner Library will be open during the event with crafts and games.