Saturday events

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.

Fire closes Bonner Springs McDonalds temporarily

A fire at the McDonalds in Bonner Springs on Wednesday resulted in the restaurant being closed temporarily.

According to Bonner Spring Fire Chief Dennis Hubbel, there was no structural damage and no one was injured in the fire.

Hubbel stated the fire was in the fryer and duct work. The call came in a little after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

McDonalds had cleanup crews on the scene soon after the Fire Department left, and Hubbel expected the restaurant would reopen soon.

Several Halloween events planned throughout community

Halloween events are being held throughout Wyandotte County now through next week.

Here are some of the many events planned:

Halloween event planned today at West Wyandotte Library
A Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Activities include trick-or-treating at 6:30 p.m., games, craft, haunted maze and mad science lab at 6:45 p.m. and costume contest at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Church plans trunk-or-treat on Sunday
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., plans a trunk-or-treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The event is open to the public.

Halloween event to be Oct. 29 at Main Library
A Halloween trunk-or-treat will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library parking lot, 625 Minnesota Ave. Children may wear their costumes and receive candy. There also will be crafts and activities.

Edgar Allan Poe reading to be Oct. 29 in Bonner Springs
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas, will hold a reading of works by Edgar Allan Poe at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Classics such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” will be included. The program is for all ages, but the readings may be too intense for young children. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/edgar-allan-poe-reading/.

Trunk-or-treat planned Oct. 30 at South Branch Library
A Halloween trunk-or-treat and a fire-juggling performance are planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Jason D’Vaude will present the fire-juggling performance.

Safe Halloween event planned Oct. 31 at Eisenhower Center
A safe Halloween event is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is presented by the Leavenworth Road Association, Multiply Church and Wyandotte County Parks. There will be activities, games and treats for children. The first 350 children will receive free hot dogs. Groups, businesses and organizations will be providing “treat tables” for children inside the recreation center. Costumes may be worn, but no scary costumes and masks. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or email lrakck@sbcglobal.net.

Alcott to hold Halloween event
The Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., is preparing for its annual Halloween event at the Alcott from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The theme this year is the “Wizard of Oz.” The Alcott parking lot on Oct. 31 will be decorated with scenes from the “Wizard of Oz.” Visitors will walk through the gates and follow a yellow brick road. Artist Darryl Woods will be there and will have posters for children to select. Also, Sheryl Nance-Durst will volunteer her time to do face-painting. The Unified Government’s lead paint program will hand out information about the lead paint program. Children will receive a bag of candy at the event. Sponsors, partners and donors are needed for the Halloween program. Candy may be donated, and money will be accepted for the event’s expenses. Volunteers are also needed. For information, call 913-233-2787. The Alcott Arts Center is not yet ADA accessible. For more information, visit www.alcottartscenter.org/ or call 913-233-2787.