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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 Maria Elena Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los Martes, 5, 12, 19 de septiembre, 10-11:30 a.m.; Grupo de mujeres: Puedo Vivir En Armonia, No. 1, martes, 26 de septiembre, 10-11 a.m.; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, Ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1 – 2:30 p.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Renaissance Festival opens season on Sept. 2
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will open Saturday, Sept. 2, and run on weekends plus Labor Day and Columbus Day, through Oct. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.
American Royal Barbecue continues
The American Royal Barbecue continues today through Sept. 3 at the Kansas Speedway near I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the barbecue, visit http://www.americanroyal.com/bbq/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-american-royal-world-series-of-barbecue-tickets-34975559841.
Wyandotte County Museum exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues today
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, has a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad on display. “Through Darkness to Light” features photographs taken mostly at night of sites along the Underground Railroad. The exhibit runs through Oct. 10. There are companion artifacts from the pre-Civil War era here currently on display at the museum. Special Labor Day weekend hours include 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Labor Day. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.
Mariachi and Folkloric Festival scheduled today
A Mariachi and Folkloric Festival is scheduled until 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Kansas National Guard Armory, 18th Street and Ridge Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. More than 50 different canopy tents will sell food and refreshments. There will be a four-hour Community Fiesta Dance indoors with different bands. A moonwalk, children’s games and a disc jockey also are part of the festival.
Offices closed Sept. 4
Unified Government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday. There will be no residential trash collection by Waste Management on Sept. 4. Trash pickup will be delayed one day that week.
Bonner library to start 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program
Children may be signed up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, Kan. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before the child starts kindergarten. If parents read a book a night to their child, they will have read 1,095 books in three years. Books can be repeated in this program. Sign up at the library to collect a folder and reading logs and start reading. There will be a kickoff party at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. For more information visit www.bonnerlibrary.org.
Blood drive scheduled Sept. 5
Curves, 1224 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 5. For more information or to register to be a blood donor, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Program planned on colon cancer
A program on colon cancer prevention and treatment will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is presented in partnership with Mercy and Truth. Dr. Alex Kieu will share information about colon cancer. To register or for more information, call 913-906-8990.
Intervention process to be discussed
Those attending a program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will hear about the intervention process. The program is for professionals lay persons, clergy, family members and anyone concerned about active or recovering addicts. Maria Looper will facilitate the class. Continuing education units are available. To register or for more information, call 913-906-8990.
Support group to meet Tuesday
A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The facilitated support group is for family members who have recently or some time ago experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. To register and for more information, call 913-906-8990.
Women Writers group to meet
The Women Writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may bring their journal, stories and poems and work with other writers to share, critique and improve. To register and for more information, call 913-906-8990.
Quill and Pluma to meet Sept. 6
The Quill and Pluma group will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. The group is multi-lingual and culturally diverse. To register and for more information, call 913-906-8990.
BPU to meet Sept. 6
The Board of Public Utilities will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the board offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be a visitors time, a presentation on the community solar program, a July financial report, board comments, and general manager comments.
Urban blight training planned
Urban blight training is available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension and Research. The training will discuss noticing surroundings, taking steps to determine and possible change its effect on individuals and their health. To register and for more information, call 913-906-8990.
Strolling for Sickle Cell 5K to be Sept. 9
The seventh annual 5K Fun Walk, Strolling for Sickle Cell, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Conference Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. For more information, call 913-735-2622 or visit www.sicklecellkck.org.
Central Avenue parade scheduled Sept. 9
The Central Avenue Betterment Association parade is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. The parade route starts at 18th Street and travels to Bethany Park at 11th and Central Avenue. LaPlacita Community Festival will be held after the parade at Bethany Park, 11th and Central. There will be music, food and activities. A high school band musical showdown will be held as bands arrive at Bethany Park, and will end around 12:15 p.m. At noon to 12:30 p.m., Rosemary’s Fiesta Mexicana will perform. At 1 p.m., the Calle Vida Band with Pablo Sanhueza will perform. At 3:30 p.m., the J-Love Band will perform. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/building-community-pride-at-the-central-avenue-parade-and-festival-saturday/.
Library in the Park celebration to be Sept. 9
Library in the Park, a celebration by the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Big 11 Lake, at 11th and State Avenue. The free festival will include live music, food and activities. The book, “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone,” by Katheryn Russell-Brown, will be given away to the first 500 children. The event also includes a musical instrument “petting zoo” from the Kansas City Symphony, face painting, and other activities. Those attending will be able to sample free tacos from five local restaurants in a contest to determine the best. Sheridan’s will provide frozen custard. Everything will be free. For more information, visit www.libraryinthepark.org or see http://wyandottedaily.com/annual-library-in-the-park-festival-to-feature-bands-free-tacos-and-free-books-on-saturday/.
Grinter Place Summerfest planned Sept. 9
The Grinter Place Summerfest will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas. Transportation is the theme of the annual event this year, with displays and activities tying together the various years that the Grinter Place has existed, from the 1850s through today. Summerfest will include historical re-enactments, a car show, musical entertainment, the Grinter Quilters at work, and a display of public safety vehicles. Admission is free to the Summerfest. There will be a charge for barbecue and concession stand, horse rides and inflatables for kids. Tours of the Grinter House will be $3 for adults and $1 for kids. Funds raised will go toward programs at Grinter Place. For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit www.grinterplace.com.
Art show opening reception to be Saturday at Alcott
“Paper and Glue: Cut-Papers Works of Art” by Allison Welter will have an opening reception at from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. “The Variegated World of Kitt Van Hassel” from Kitt Van Hassel, a Kansas City area illustrator, also will have a show with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Alcott Arts Center. The art shows will run through Saturday, Oct. 7. Welter is from the St. Louis, Mo., area and attended the Kansas City Art Institute. She has a bachelor’s in illustration. Van Hassel graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and has used traditional ink and watercolor media to create illustrations. The Alcott Center is not ADA accessible. For more information, see https://www.alcottartscenter.org/.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet Sept. 12
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kansas. After a social hour and potluck dinner at 6 p.m., there will be a meeting at 7 p.m.
Women’s Chamber plans meeting Sept. 13
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce is planning an educational program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker, Chris Lundine of Culture Index, will speak on the topic, “Right People in the Right Seats.” Registration is requested for the program. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/.
UG Commission to meet Sept. 14
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. More information will be posted at the website, www.wycokck.org.
Leavenworth Road Parade to be Sept. 17
The 32nd annual Leavenworth Road Parade is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 17, from 71st and Leavenworth Road to 51st and Leavenworth Road. Some participants will join the parade at 64th and Leavenworth Road. There is no charge to have an entry in the parade. Parade entries are due in by Sept. 15. There is no charge to attend the parade. For more information, call 913-488-7711, see lrakck.org, or email Lraparade@att.net.
Blood drive scheduled at Children’s Mercy Park
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled Sept. 23 at Children’s Mercy Park, One Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kansas, in the Boulevard Members Club. The hours of the blood drive are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Piper Fest to be Sept. 30
The Piper Fest, with a Car and Truck Show, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration will open at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Piper School District. Along with the Car and Truck Show, there will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction, carnival, food trucks, craft show, fun run, and special awards. The auction runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The car show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.PiperFest.com.
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish for men and women. Counseling is available Monday through Thursday, with day and evening times available. Individual counseling, couple-marriage counseling and addictions counseling is available. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is open Labor Day weekend, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 913-371-3264 or visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.
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. 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, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.