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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 Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 25 de abril – 9 de mayo, 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, 1:00-2:30 p.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Time management program planned April 24
“The Successful Person’s Guide to Time Management” will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Chiquita Miller of K-State Research and Extension. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

‘Protein Power’ program offered
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will offer “Protein Power,” a program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. The presenter will be Pat Callaghan with K-State Research and Extension. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Learn about spring maintenance for homes
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will hold a “Spring Home Maintenance” program, presented by Habitat for Humanity. To be discussed are what can be done to get a home fit for spring. The program begins with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, followed by a workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Ed Linnebur will be the presenter. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Residents to have opportunity to meet two legislators
An opportunity to meet two Kansas legislators will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Amigos Grill and Cantina, 2737 S. 47th St., Kansas City, Kansas. State Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., and Rep. Jarrod Ousley, D-24th Dist., Merriam, will attend the event, sponsored by the MainStream Coalition. To send in reservations, visit

Cupcake decorating program offered
A program on cupcake decorating will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Rachel Van Stratton, of “Sweet Ideas.” Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Town hall meeting planned Tuesday night for 8th District
A town hall meeting for the Unified Government Commission, 8th District, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Light refreshments will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is sponsored by UG Commissioner Jane Philbrook. Those attending will hear updates from Commissioner Philbrook and some of the UG staff. This meeting is not devoted to the Indian Springs proposal; a public meeting on that topic is April 27 at City Hall.

Job fair planned April 26
The 2017 “Get Hired – Kansas City” Job Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave. The job fair is free and open to the public, and about 1,000 individuals attended last year. Special accommodations for veterans and disabled will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The job fair is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Center at KCKCC. The job fair is free for those looking for employment. To register online, employers may visit the website link Early bird pricing for booths is available until April 1. Regular pricing on all booth space ends April 15. For more information on the Job Fair, call 913-288-7644.

Moon Marble demonstration planned April 26
A Moon Marble demonstration, featuring Moon Marble Co. staff, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton. There will be a marble discussion, with marble games, and Moon Marble staff will identify marbles that customers bring in.

BPU to meet April 26
The Board of Public Utilities will meet on Wednesday, April 26. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the BPU administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is open to the public.

Civitan Club to meet Wednesday in KCK
Civitan, an International Community Service Organization is building a new Civitan Club in Kansas City, Kansas. The new club’s next meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at The Dotte Spot, 8123 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The Lancaster-Melton Peace Keepers Civitan Club is sponsored by the Lawrence ACTION Civitan Club. A spokesman said the club’s main objective is to keep the two officers’ memory alive by working together on projects that improve the community. It also hopes to increase the support of law enforcement officers in the community, as well as supporting efforts to help make the community a better place to live, work, and play. Civitan International was founded in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1917 and is celebrating its 100th year this year. Civitan Club membership is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and of good character. All community members interested in serving and making a difference are encouraged to come out to the April 26 meeting.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. In this program, nails will be shaped and painted by Ana Maria Price, volunteer. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

KCK Chamber’s annual meeting April 27 to celebrate 20th year of UG consolidation
The 2017 KCK Chamber Annual Meeting, entitled “WyCo Wins,” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Reardon Convention Center, located at 530 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will feature fireside chats with area leader. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., followed by the annual meeting lunch at 11:30 a.m., board chair comments, an Ambassador Award ceremony and the panel discussion starting at noon. Ticket are $75 each per member, or $90 each for non-members. Those who wish to register or need more information may call the KCK Chamber at 913-748-3070 or email Katelyn McInerney at Register online at

Program offered on ‘The Many Faces of Prejudice’
A program will be offered on “The Many Faces of Prejudice” from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Chiquita Miller of the K-State Research and Extension office. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Forks and Corks fundraiser to be April 27
Harvesters’ Forks and Corks fundraiser is planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Mo. The event was created in 1997 to support Harvesters’ hunger relief effort and is known as one of the top food and wine events in Kansas City. Tickets for Forks and Corks are $100 each and are available online until Monday, April 24, at or by phone at 816-929-3010. Tickets will be sold at the door for $120.

UG Commission may meet April 27
The Unified Government Commission may meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted in advance at

Annual quilt show to be April 28 at Grinter
The Quilters at Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, are holding their annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Barbara J. Eikmeier will be the guest speaker at a program at 1 p.m. Saturday. She is a well-known pattern and fabric designer who will present a trunk show and a look into how she started her line of fabrics. Admission to hear Eikmeier is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Children 5 and younger are free. Admission to the quilt show is free. Anyone who would like to enter a quilt in the show, or who has a quilt that needs to be finished, may stop in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the basement of the Grinter Barn and talk to the quilters.

Youth advocacy fundraiser to be April 28
Leadership 2000, Class 31, will hold a Friday night youth advocacy fundraiser from 4:30 to 10 p.m. April 28 at St. John’s bowling alley, 414 Barnett Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will benefit Wyandotte County youth served by Juvenile Intake and Assessment, and the Old Quindaro Museum. There is a fundraising goal of $10,000. A bowling tournament and a silent auction are among the fund-raising events planned April 28. Teams of five may sign up for a $125 registration fee. Individuals also may sign up for $25 per person. The deadline to register was Friday, April 21. Check-in will be at 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. first round, and at 7:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. second round. Registration is being accepted at Those who have questions may contact

National Poetry Month to be marked with program April 28 in Bonner Springs
Members of the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Wordslingers will read their original poetry during a program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Third Space Coffee, 226 Oak St., Bonner Springs. The program is for anyone who wishes to read their poetry or listen and enjoy. Members of the Bonner Springs High School Forensics team also will be there to do recitations. Members of the Bonner Springs Teen Writers group also will attend. Community members may bring original poetry to share.

Young Child Fair planned April 29 at Bonner library
The seventh annual Young Child Fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, has a theme this year of “Books, Blocks, Bubbles and Barks.” There will be activities throughout the library, including Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol; a show at 11 a.m. by the KC Disc Dogs; and reading to a therapy dog. In addition, the Young Child Fair includes an opportunity to play with blocks to learn about science and math; make and enjoy a snack; a special puppy storytime with guest readers; a free book; and the opportunity for families to receive information from local agencies. The event for families with young children is co-sponsored with the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Public Schools Parents as Teachers. The program is free and open to the public.

Loyalty Day program planned April 29 at Rosedale Arch
The Rosedale Arch near 35th and Booth in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the site of a Loyalty Day Celebration planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, along with the Rosedale Development Association and the Unified Government, are holding the celebration. The city of Louisburg’s VFW Post 7348 is the host of activities this year at the Rosedale Arch. Greg Goode is the commander of the VFW Post 7348. There will be patriotic music, a color guard, guest speakers and a wreath-laying ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to the event, and there is more information at In case there is a lot of rain on Saturday, the event will be held in the Rosedale Middle School gym, 3600 Springfield, Kansas City, Kansas.

Blood drive scheduled April 29
The Joe E. Amayo Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. For more information, visit

Eric Jerome Dickey to appear in KCK
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will be the host for popular urban fiction author Eric Jerome Dickey as part of the tour for his latest book “Finding Gideon.” The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Reardon Convention Center at 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Following a moderated question-and-answer session, Dickey will sign books. Books will be available for purchase and a limited number of free copies will be given away to the first to arrive. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to register at Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, though registration is required to attend. Doors will open an hour prior to the start of the event.

CVB to hold annual tourism celebration May 9
The Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold its annual tourism celebration on Tuesday, May 9, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the program at noon. Individual tickets are $45 per person. To register, go to, call 913-321-5800 or email

Bike safety program planned May 20
A bike safety program, Hawks, Helmets and Handlebars, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. At the free event, there will be a bike safety course, a Baby Jay appearance, a remote live broadcast by 99.6 The Point, and an appearance by Johnson County Consolidated Fire Department 2. The first 150 children to attend will receive a free KU bike helmet. The children must be present to receive the helmet.

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 or call 913-573-5002.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has reopened and has events scheduled. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit

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 until May. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit

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

Barnyard Babies event at Ag Hall today

Children and their parents are visiting baby farm animals today at the Barnyard Babies event at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The event continues until 4 p.m. Among the attractions are animal displays, pony rides, a kite exhibition, music, train rides, kiddie pedal pull contests, a milking demonstration, a chainsaw art sculpting demonstration, a blacksmith, an antique hay lift demonstration and other events. Tickets are $5 per person, with one child 3-13 admitted free with one adult paid admission, and children under 2, free. More details about the event are at (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Many animals are on display today at the Barnyard Babies event through 4 p.m. at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. There is a $5 admission fee for those over 13 years old. More details about the event are at (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Visitors to the Ag Hall in Bonner Springs today saw a variety of animals on display for the Barnyard Babies event. For more information on the event, visit (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Barnyard Babies event returns to the Ag Hall Saturday

The annual Barnyard Babies event will return to the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, on Saturday.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ag Hall, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs.

Visitors may expect all sorts of baby animal displays and exhibits, with the help of local 4-H members.

Pigs, ponies, lamas, mustang, burro and sheep are just some of the animals that will be there.

The Ag Hall’s miniature train will be running, and kids will be able to meet a farmer and learn about farming. In addition, interactive events are planned, including games.

There also is a kite exhibition scheduled for the day.

Other activities include performances, music, storytelling on the Barn Stage; kiddie pedal pull contests, pony rides and train rides.

There also will be a blacksmith at work, chainsaw wooden art, an antique hay lift demonstration, a cow milking demonstration, and a chance to climb on a tractor or combine.

Tickets to the event are $5 per person; one free child from age 3-13 with each adult; and ages 2 and younger, free.

More details about the event are at