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Renaissance Festival continues on weekends
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday at the festival grounds at 628 N. 126th St. (126th and State), Bonner Springs. The festival is the re-creation of a 16th century English village. Music, food, crafts, shows and other entertainment are featured at the festival, which runs on weekends through Oct. 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.kcrenfest.com.
Benefit Dice Run kicks off Saturday
The Dice Run benefiting Bonner Springs High School Project Grad will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The event starts at Kobi’s in Bonner Springs. The registration fee is $25 per driver or $40 per driver and rider. Each paying driver and rider will receive a T-shirt. Vehicles of all kinds are welcome. For more information, call LeAnn and Michael Jones at 913-422-1688.
Summer concert to be Sept. 20 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will continue at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. Rivertown will perform from 9 p.m. to close Sept. 6. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September.
Bikers for Babies Sept. 21 to raise funds for March of Dimes
Bikers for Babies will be held Sept. 21, starting from the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., about 11 a.m. Sunday. The 100-mile bike trip is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Registration is at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the day of the event, or beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Worth Harley-Davidson, Kansas City, Mo. There is an entry fee. For more information visit the website bikersforbabieskc.com.
Leavenworth Road parade to be Sunday, Sept. 21
The 29th annual Leavenworth Road parade will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. The parade route starts at 72nd and Leavenworth Road and continues to 51st and Leavenworth Road. The parade will include three high school bands, four horse units, antique cars and a total of 50 entries. The judges’ stand will be in front of Welborn Elementary School. Unified Government employees will sponsor a fundraiser for United Way before the parade at Sunset Plaza, 6000 Leavenworth Road. That fundraiser will include children’s activities and booths.
Program for professionals to promote recovery from addictions
“Interventions: a Primer for Professionals,” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Social workers, counselors, clergy and other professionals can earn 1.5 continuing education unit credits. The workshop will offer information, discussion and role-playing, with Marla Looper.
Program offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., is offering this program for Spanish-speaking women: “Grupo de mujeres: De salud de los senos,” los martes, 23, y 30 de septiembre, 10-11:30 a.m. (en colaboración con Coalition of Hispanic Women against Cancer).
Nutrition class offered
“Breakfast for a Brighter Day,” a nutrition class presented by Master Food Volunteer Pat Callaghan in partnership with K-State Extension Services, will be offered at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Space is limited. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to register for the free class.
Dotte Trot to benefit SAFE fund
The Dotte Trot, a 5K and 10K run, will be run at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 9100 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. All proceeds from the run benefit the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund. SAFE supports the families of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel in the Kansas City metropolitan area who have died while protecting the community and citizens. The event is limited to 500 participants. For early registration, visit www.enter2run.com.
Fundraiser set Sept. 27
A Texas Hold-‘Em and Taco Dinner to raise funds for Missy Kline is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Annual Bishop Ward auction planned Sept. 27
The 36th annual Bishop Ward auction is planned at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the school, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-371-6901.
Program for family members to promote recovery from addictions
“Interventions: An Introduction,” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program is for family members and friends of anyone dealing with addictions; the program is with Marla Looper.
Workshop offered on credit protection
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Protecting Yourself” in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. The workshop will teach about credit protection, identity protection, fraud prevention, and resources to restore your good name if your identity is stolen. Men and women are welcome. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
‘Master of Memory’ class scheduled Oct. 2
A memory retention class, “Master of Memory,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The class may be suitable for people who have difficulty remembering names, or forgetting items at the store. The series of classes was designed to help people develop strategies to improve their memories. The class is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County and the West Wyandotte Library. For more information and to register for the class, call 913-299-9300.
NAACP to meet Oct. 7
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Bethany Medical Office Building, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan., in the second-floor meeting room. The Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a report of the Nomination Committee, receipt of nominations by petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose membership is current by April 1, 2014, may be nominated for office or as an “at large” member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to the October meeting. All committees should bring a committee report of activities for the month of September. The branch will be accepting memberships through the entire year. For more information, call 913-281-7900.
Women’s Chamber to meet Oct. 8
The Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet on Oct. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Eisenhower Room, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 8 a.m. The speaker is Deb Ritschel, client relationship manager for UMB Bank, whose topic is identity theft. Guests are welcome, and reservations are required by emailing Barbara Newby at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 913-485-1208, or Ardith Deason at email@example.com, telephone 913-233-3305. The reservation deadline is Oct. 5. The cost, including a buffet breakfast, is $20 for members and $25 or nonmembers.
Parenting class to begin Oct. 8
“Stress-Free Parenting” for all ages, a free two-part program, will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on two Wednesdays, Oct. 8 and 15, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. To register, call 913-906-8990. Only a limited number of child care spaces are available, by request.
Walk to Cure Lupus scheduled Oct. 11
The Kansas City Metro Walk to Cure Lupus is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 11, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at The Legends area in Kansas City, Kan. Former Kansas City Chiefs player Eddie Kennison, honorary co-chair, will lead the walk. For more information, see www.lupuswalkkc.org.
Blood drives planned Oct. 15 at KCKCC
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center – Multipurpose Room, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Another blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
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.