Community calendar

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Las Mujeres, Mary Ellen Rodriquez y Anna Maria Sauer, los Martes 10 – 11:30 a.m. 16 de Octubre. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 11:30 – 1 p.m.; Nutricion presented by Teresa Moreno, 18 de Octubre, 10-11:30 a.m. Este programa le enseñara como cinar comida deliciosa y nutritive de varias culturas. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

How to use free download services
A program on how to use free download services through the library will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Affirmations group to meet
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Raising safe kids program continues
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Heather Neds. On Oct. 15, the topic will be “Understanding and Controlling Parents’ Anger.” On Oct. 22, the topic will be “Understanding and Helping Angry Children.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Family history writing workshop to be Oct. 15
A family history writing workshop with Joyce Slater will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The free program is cosponsored by the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/…/family-history-writing-workshop/….

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Candidate meet-and-greet scheduled Oct. 16
A candidate meet-and-greet event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Faith Deliverance Family Worship Center, 3043 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event’s sponsors include the Community Health Council and several other groups. Candidates for the Nov. 6 general election have been invited.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program planned Oct. 16 on immigration legislation
A program is planned Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library on immigration legislation. The program, “Climate of Fear: Pending Immigration Legislation, DACA and ICE,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To be discussed are pending immigration legislation in the United States and legislative trends in other countries that deal with refugees, as well as facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes. Attorneys from Catholic Charities and ACLU, with the director of refugee resettlement for Jewish Services, will lead the discussion. For more information, call 913-295-8250.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program from Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate will help participants learn ways to defend themselves and others. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Information provided about Medicare
A program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, will provide information about Medicare. The program will be at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It will provide basic information about Medicare, options and what is provided. The bilingual program will be facilitated by Susan Marcos. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on managing grief
A program on managing grief will be offered from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Oct. 17 program is the third of a four-part series. The program is presented by Sister Loretta McGuire. People may attend any or all sessions. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK Women’s Chamber to sponsor Purses with a Purpose fundraising event Oct. 17
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Purses with a Purpose, a fundraising event, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College TEC Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will feature Dawn Ridgnal Rattan, guest speaker. A Sumner Academy and Florida A&M graduate, she is a chemical engineer who owns and manages EverFit and Village West Discount Liquors. The event includes food, wine, auction items and prizes. The cost is $15. Proceeds support the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce scholarship program for nontraditional women students. Registration is at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg… For more information, email kckwcc@gmail.com or call 913-233-3305.

BPU to meet Oct. 17
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session will be a board update, general manager update, and 2019 staffing proposal. The regular session BPU meeting will follow at 6 p.m. at 540 Minnesota Ave. On the agenda for the regular meeting is a visitors’ time, a Dogwood update, a Rosedale reliability plan update, board comments and general manager comments.

Program offered on funeral costs
A program about funeral costs and planning, “You Paid How Much? The Truth about Funeral Costs and Planning,” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Makeup class to be offered Oct. 18
“Cat Eye: Winged Eyeliner Makeup Class,” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Keeler Women’s Service, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Candidate forum planned Oct. 18
A candidate forum is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Upper Jewell building, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Candidates for contested state representative positions and for District 1 of the Kansas Board of Education have been invited. The forum is sponsored by KCKCC, Business West and other neighborhood business revitalization groups. The forum is open to the public. There are plans to show the forum later on the college’s cable television station.

Vaughan to speak about book Oct. 19
Kansas City area author and historian Joe H. Vaughan will be speaking and signing books at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the monthly Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, “Adventures in Learning” group at Grace Lutheran Church, 3333 Wood 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. Vaughan also will speak about his book and sign books at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the café at the Main Kansas City, Kansas Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

Reading of famous Inge play to be Oct. 21
The Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Wordslingers Writing Group will offer a play-reading circle with “Bus Stop” by Kansas-born playwright William Inge at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Those interested may sign up to read or come by to listen. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/play-reading/….

UG committees to meet Oct. 22
Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet on Monday, Oct. 22, at City Hall, fifth floor meeting room, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the Administration and Human Services Committee. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

KCK school listening tour meeting scheduled Oct. 22
A listening and learning tour for the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Schlagle High School, 2214 N.59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will include Dr. Charles Foust, superintendent, and school district officials. Parents and the community may attend the meeting. The remaining listening and learning tour date is 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Medicare open enrollment assistance event to be Oct. 23
A Medicare open enrollment assistance event sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will provide help to seniors during the Medicare open enrollment period. Trained volunteers from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program will be on hand at the event to provide one-on-one assistance to seniors who have questions, or who wish to make changes to their plans. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period extends from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries who wish to make changes or enroll for the first time need to bring their Medicare card, any current prescriptions (including dosage and frequency), and a list of preferred pharmacies. The event is free and open to everyone. For those unable to attend the event on Oct. 23, another open enrollment assistance event is planned from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kansas. For more information, call Rep. Yoder’s office in Overland Park at 913-621-0832.

Program presented on getting more sleep
“Sleep: Want It, Need It, Get It” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss the connection between nutrition, diet, sleep and memory. It will be presented by Pat Callahan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Oct. 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at https://www.boarddocs.com/ks/kckps/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Blood drive planned Oct. 24
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned on Oct. 24 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. According to a spokesman for the Red Cross, donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. Those interested in donation may make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Personal finance program to be presented Oct. 25
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will learn about making conscious decisions concerning their finances. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Learn new techniques to decorate a pumpkin
“Pumpkin Decorating” will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Jill Ellena. Supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG Commission expected to meet Oct. 25
The Unified Government Commission is expected to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Sixth annual Boo Bash to be Oct. 27
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/….

Edgar Allan Poe reading to be Oct. 29
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/…

Safe Halloween event planned Oct. 31
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. 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.

Veterans Day Commemoration event to be Nov. 10
The annual Wyandotte County Veterans Day Commemoration event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Village, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Retired Sgt. First Class Gretchen Meitler, a veteran of the Iraq war and member of Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271. The Piper High School Music in Motion will perform. A brunch will be served. This year’s program will recognize current era veterans, with a special acknowledgment of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The free community event is presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6401. Partners and sponsors include the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber, the Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Salvation Army Harbor Light Village, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and Providence Medical Center.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.

Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, 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. 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/.

Community calendar

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Las Mujeres, Mary Ellen Rodriquez y Anna Maria Sauer, los Martes 10 – 11:30 a.m. 9 de Octubre, Dia de los Muertos. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 11:30 – 1 p.m.; La Hora Financiera, con lider Brenda Mortell, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Jueves 4 de Octubre. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Renaissance Festival continues
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on weekends through Oct. 14 at the festival grounds at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The festival is a celebration of medieval life, with such activities as jousting, contests, a royal parade, music, entertainment and food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.95 per adult, $13.95 for children 5-12, $20.25 for seniors and students, and free for children 4 and younger. Discounts are available for advance tickets and group rates are available. It is open on weekends only. For more information, visit http://www.kcrenfest.com/ or call 913-721-2110.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Growth group offered for women
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Raising safe kids program continues
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On Oct. 8, the topic will be, “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Listening tour meeting to be Oct. 8
A listening tour meeting for the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Wyandotte High School recital hall, 2501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will include Dr. Charles Foust, superintendent, and school district officials. Parents and the community may attend the meeting. Other Listening and Learning Tour dates include: 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Schlagle High School, 2214 N.59th St., Kansas City, Kansas; and 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK school board to meet Oct. 9
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Harmon High School, 2400 Steele Road, Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda is online at https://www.boarddocs.com/ks/kckps/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Friends of Yates plans annual fundraising event Oct. 7
Friends of Yates will hold its fourth annual Evening of Praise, “Friends Embracing Lives through Praise,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The event is held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will take place at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event benefits the Della Gill – Joyce H. Williams Center for victims of domestic violence, a program of Friends of Yates. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/friends-of-yates-plans-annual-fundraising-event-oct-7/.

Program on breast cancer to be Oct. 9
“Breast Cancer: Risks, Causes and Symptoms” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Alex Kieu will present the program. . For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Create personalized cards in program Oct. 10
Participants may create personalized Halloween cards in a program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Supplies will be provided. Carole Thrasher will lead the program.

Vaughan to speak
Kansas City area author and historian Joe H. Vaughan will be speaking at the Downtown Kansas City, Kansas, Kiwanis Club at noon Thursday, Oct. 11. Downtown Kiwanis meets in the conference room of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Offices at 755 Minnesota Ave. At 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Vaughan will be presenting and signing books at the monthly Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, “Adventures in Learning” group at Grace Lutheran Church, 3333 Wood 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. He volunteered for service in the “Great War” and kept a diary of his tour of duty. Wilkinson served at Walter Reed Army Hospital, in France and was discharged with the rank of colonel. He resumed his surgical practice in Kansas City, Kansas. Vaughan is the late colonel’s grandson. The two men never met. Dr. Wilkinson died some two decades before author and historian Vaughan was born. This is the final year of four years of activities to commemorate 100 years since World War 1 occurred between 1914 and 1918.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Program planned Oct. 16 on immigration legislation
A program is planned Oct. 16 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library on immigration legislation. The program, “Climate of Fear: Pending Immigration Legislation, DACA and ICE,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To be discussed are pending immigration legislation in the United States and legislative trends in other countries that deal with refugees, as well as facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes. Attorneys from Catholic Charities and ACLU, with the director of refugee resettlement for Jewish Services, will lead the discussion. For more information, call 913-295-8250.

Blood drive planned Oct. 24
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned on Oct. 24 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. According to a spokesman for the Red Cross, donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. Those interested in donation may make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Safe Halloween event planned Oct. 31
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. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or email lrakck@sbcglobal.net.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.

Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, 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. 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/.

Community calendar

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Las Mujeres, Mary Ellen Rodriquez y Anna Maria Sauer, los Martes 10 – 11:30 a.m. 2 de Octubre, Brasaletes, 9 de Octubre, Dia de los Muertos. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 11:30 – 1 p.m.; La Hora Financiera, con lider Brenda Mortell, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Jueves 4 de Octubre. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Renaissance Festival continues
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on weekends through Oct. 14 at the festival grounds at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The festival is a celebration of medieval life, with such activities as jousting, contests, a royal parade, music, entertainment and food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.95 per adult, $13.95 for children 5-12, $20.25 for seniors and students, and free for children 4 and younger. Discounts are available for advance tickets and group rates are available. It is open on weekends only. For more information, visit http://www.kcrenfest.com/ or call 913-721-2110.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Growth group offered for women
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Raising safe kids program continues
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On Oct. 1, the program will be “Understanding Your Children’s Behavior.” On Oct. 8, the topic will be, “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet Monday
Two Unified Government committees will meet Monday in the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday. On the agenda is a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and Land Bank items. The UG Economic Development and Finance Committee will meet after the end of the NCD meeting. On the agenda for the EDF meeting is a presentation of the Metropolitan Avenue Redevelopment Project, which includes a fast-food restaurant on the southeast corner of 21st and Metropolitan.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Felissa Johnson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

NAACP to meet Oct. 2
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch of the NAACP will meet on Oct. 2 at the Bethany Medical Building, 21 N. 12th St., second floor meeting room. There will be a report of the Nominating Committee, receipt of nominations by petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of April 1 may be nominated by 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.

Women’s self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Tsuruoka will teach ways to defend yourself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on managing grief
“Managing Grief,” a four-part series, will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will be led by Sister Loretta McGuire. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Oct. 3
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The regular session will follow at 6 p.m. On the agenda for the work session are a board update, general manager update, executive search discussion and a fuel and purchase power report. On the agenda for the regular session are a visitors’ time, preventative maintenance at Nearman water report, August financial report, board comments and general manager comments.

KCK school listening tour meeting to be Oct. 3
A listening tour for the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Washington High School, 7340 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will include Dr. Charles Foust, superintendent, and school district officials. Parents and the community may attend the meeting. Other Listening and Learning Tour dates include: 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Wyandotte High School recital hall, 2501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas; 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Schlagle High School, 2214 N.59th St., Kansas City, Kansas; and 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Class on how to manage plants’ growth to be Oct. 4
“Plants Gone Wild,” a class on plants that are invading landscapes and how to manage their spread, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Sunflower Room at the Wyandotte County Extension office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Lynn Loughary, horticulture specialist with K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County, will present the class. The class is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. Registration is not required. The class fee is $5, payable at the door. The fee is waived for certified Extension Master Gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

Women writers group to meet
A women writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those participating may develop the writer within, learn new approaches to writing and share their own writings. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Autumn Art event to be Oct. 6 at Grinter Place
Autumn Art at Grinter will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. At the Grinter Barn, there will be art vendor tables and snacks. At the Grinter House will be traditional demonstrations set up for this event. Admission to Grinter House is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Grinter Place is a state museum at K-32 and 78th Street. For more information, call 913-334-2500.

Get-out-the-vote event planned Oct. 6
A get-out-the-vote event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Juniper Gardens, 1980 N. 2nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Voter information will be provided at the event. Also, the event will feature music and food. Those attending may fill out voter registration forms, sign up for free rides to the polls, and receive information about polling places, early voting and candidates. There will be no admission charge. The “No Vote, No Voice” get-out-the-vote event is sponsored by Unity with Purpose, Community Action Network, in collaboration with More Squared, the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County and the Historic Northeast Midtown Association.

Friends of Yates plans annual fundraising event Oct. 7
Friends of Yates will hold its fourth annual Evening of Praise, “Friends Embracing Lives through Praise,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The event is held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will take place at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event benefits the Della Gill – Joyce H. Williams Center for victims of domestic violence, a program of Friends of Yates. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/friends-of-yates-plans-annual-fundraising-event-oct-7/.

Program on breast cancer to be Oct. 9
“Breast Cancer: Risks, Causes and Symptoms” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Alex Kieu will present the program. . For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Create personalized cards in program Oct. 10
Participants may create personalized Halloween cards in a program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Supplies will be provided. Carole Thrasher will lead the program.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Program planned Oct. 16 on immigration legislation
A program is planned Oct. 16 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library on immigration legislation. The program, “Climate of Fear: Pending Immigration Legislation, DACA and ICE,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To be discussed are pending immigration legislation in the United States and legislative trends in other countries that deal with refugees, as well as facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes. Attorneys from Catholic Charities and ACLU, with the director of refugee resettlement for Jewish Services, will lead the discussion. For more information, call 913-295-8250.

Blood drive planned Oct. 24
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned on Oct. 24 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. According to a spokesman for the Red Cross, donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. Those interested in donation may make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Safe Halloween event planned Oct. 31
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. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or email lrakck@sbcglobal.net.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.

Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, 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. 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/.