Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, 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.

Group plans community meeting April 15
The Turner Community Connection group will sponsor a community meeting with guest speaker, Mayor David Alvey, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Bristol Hill United Methodist Church, 4826 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Light refreshments will be available.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 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.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 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, 11:30-1 p.m. Decoración de Canastas de Pascua, Líder: Brenda Mortell. Trae tu canasta para decorar u obtiene alguna de nuestras ideas para usar como canasta. Con creatividad e ingenio, el envase es lo de menos! Materiales proveídos. Miercoles, 17 de Abril, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 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.

KCKCC Health Fair to include several tests

Kansas City Kansas Community College wants to give students, staff, faculty and the community a chance to maintain their health during the college’s 2019 Health Fair. The Health Fair is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 17, in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. Entrance into the fair is free. However, there is a fee associated with some activities. The lab will not accept insurance.These tests include:
• 20 Chemistries and Lipids with CBC. This includes electrolytes, lipids, hemoglobin and hematocrit. $20
• Cancer Antigen 125 (for women). This is a possible indicator for ovarian cancer. $35
• Prostate specific antigen PSA (for men). This is possibly indicative of prostate cancer. $20
• Thyroid stimulating hormone TSH. $20
• Hemoglobin A1C. This will tell the average level of glucose. $20
• Vitamin D. $25
• Vitamin B12. $20
• Thyroid Testing. $25
• HsCRP (indicator of inflammation). $20

The health fair will feature a variety of exhibitors including counseling, chiropractor, blood pressure/height/weight checks, oral health and HIV/STD information as well as a visit from KC Wolf. In addition, a Mobile Mammogram station will be available. Visit www.dic-KC.com and choose Mobile Mammography from the menu for more information. When scheduling your mammogram, tell the scheduler that the appointment is on the mobile coach. Women who are 35 to 39 years may obtain a screening baseline mammogram. However, patients in this age range should check with their insurance provider prior to screening for plan eligibility. To schedule an appointment call 816-444-9989 or 913-344-9989. For more information on KCKCC’s Health Fair, contact Kim Morgan at 913-288-7683 or by email at kmorgan@kckcc.edu.

Caregivers support group to meet April 16
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 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.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 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.Kb

BPU to meet Wednesday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session are a board update, general manager update, and a presentation on flex pay. The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the BPU offices. On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time, United Way hardship program update, Boulevard Lofts economic development request, Kansas Municipal Energy Agency appointment, pension trustee replacement, board comments and general manager comments.

Blood drive planned
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 at the Hixson Atrium. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program on Medicare to be April 17
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program provides basic information and answers questions about Medicare. The presenter is Susan Marcos. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Informational program planned about funeral costs
“You Paid How Much? The Truth about Funeral Costs and Planning” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Advice will be offered from experts who volunteer to educate and support families in making informed decisions. The presenter will be Steve Nicely. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Keeler Center to be closed April 18-22

The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed from April 18 to 22 for the Easter holiday.

Blood drive planned
Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the new gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Central Avenue plans cleanup April 20
Central Avenue will have a cleanup and Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20. The event begins with a breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a cleanup. A lunch is planned for volunteers at noon at 1258 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Residents, businesses and neighborhood groups are invited to participate. For information, call the Central Avenue Betterment Association at 913-281-9222.

Program planned on dietary guidelines
“Upcoming Dietary Guidelines and Labeling” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Legal advice offered
Free legal advice will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Scott and Sheila Martinsen will answer questions regarding estates, wills and power of attorney. This program is by appointment only. For more information, call 913-906-8990.

Grinter Quilt Show to be April 26-27
The Grinter Friends will hold the 43rd annual Quilt Show on April 26 and 27. The quilts will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27 at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas. The display at the Grinter Barn will be free and open to the public. Linda Mooney will be the guest speaker on April 27 on the topic, “Quilts from a Historical Perspective.” The presentation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Grinter Place historic museum, 1420 S. 78th, and there is an admission charge of $3 to the talk. Admission may be paid at the Grinter House door. The Grinter Friends also will display the Opportunity Quilt that is hand-quilted by the Friends of Grinter Quilt Guild at the show. Tickets will be available for $1 each. The quilt will be given away at the annual Friends of Grinter meeting in January 2020.

Spring dinner planned
The Wyandotte County Republicans Spring Dinner will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Lakeof the Forest Club House, 100 Lake of the Forest Drive, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Registration may be made to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg85cw3w6fc9ffca&oseq=&c=e37b2520-eb23-11e6-b774-842b2b5261ac&ch=e4527250-eb23-11e6-b78e-842b2b5261ac.

Strawberry Hill 5K Run-Walk to be April 27
The fourth annual Strawberry Hill 5K Run-Walk will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27. The race will begin and end at the Strawberry Hill Museum parking lot, 720 N. 4th, off Ann Avenue. The course will be through the streets of Strawberry Hill, including some level ground and some hills. There is a registration fee. For more information, visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Piper cleanup planned April 27-30

A Piper cleanup is being planned April 27-30. Sponsored by Operation Brightside, the cleanup will provide bags to volunteers and residents to clean up neighborhoods in Piper. Volunteers may gather at Piper High School at 9 a.m. April 27, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. After the end of the cleanup, bags will be picked up on Tuesday. For more information about the Piper cleanup, call 913-488-5478.

Barnyard Babies to be April 27 at Ag Hall
The Barnyard Babies Family Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Visitors may experience a day on the farm, with baby animals, a tractor petting zoo, train rides, games, a farmers market, pedal power, with Touch-a-Truck, Mater and Lightning also a part of the event. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under 3. For more information, visit https://www.aghalloffame.com/events/barnyard-babies-family-festival/.

Blood drive planned
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Plant sale to be May 3-4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will have a plant sale May 3-4 at the Extension office, Wildcat Room, 2100 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vegetables, flowers and ornamental grasses will be for sale. Purchases may be made by cash or checks.

Polski Day to be May 4
The 35th annual Polski Day will be Saturday, May 4, at All Saints Catholic Church, 809 Vermont Ave. The event will include a parade at 11 a.m., a Polka Mass at 5 p.m., a festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polish food and live musical entertainment. For more information, visit https://polskiday.com/.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.

Town Hall meeting planned May 18
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `


Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.


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.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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, Kansas, 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, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 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.

Blood drive planned
The Chiropractic Healing Center, Harding and Associates, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the donor bus in the parking lot. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program offers advice on raising safe kids
“ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 and 15, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The topic April 8 will be “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence,” presented by Heather Neds. The topic April 15 will be “Understanding and Controlling Parents’ Anger.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program planned on ‘Plastic or Planet’
A presentation, “Plastic or Planet,” is planned from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Grandview Park Church, 1613 Wilson Blvd. Kathleen Corbin is the presenter. A panel discussion with questions and answers are planned. Light refreshment will be available. The panel may discuss solutions for reducing plastic in everyday life. The event is free and open to the public.

Free tax preparation offered
AARP will provide free tax preparation services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The program continues every Tuesday through April 9. Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Bonner Springs Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This location will be a walk-in site and people do not have to sign up in advance. There is a list of what items you should bring, available at the library’s checkout desk. There are guidelines on what kinds of returns they can help with, and check with the library in advance for details. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/aarp-tax-assistance/.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 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.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 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, 11:30-1 p.m. 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.

Fountain Day planned at Wyandotte County Museum Tuesday
Fountain Day is planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Wyandotte County Museum, at Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The 1904 fountain on the museum grounds will be turned back on April 9.

Program on allergies to be presented April 9
“Living with Allergies” by Dr. Alex Kieu will be presented from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss seasonal allergies, symptoms, their effects and when it is necessary to see a doctor. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet April 9
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. April 9 at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The agenda may be posted at www.kckpl.org.

Grinter Jamboree to be April 9
The Grinter Jamboree will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band will perform. The event includes music and dancing. A snack bar will be available. Admission is $6.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet April 9
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The potluck dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The main dish for the potluck dinner will be fried chicken, and those attending may bring a side dish to share with the group. The guest speaker will be Shaya Lockett, small business liaison for economic development, who will present a new program for existing and new small business opportunities. For more information, call 913-788-3988.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 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.

Book club to meet April 9
The book club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. “Same Sky” by Amanda Eyre Ward will be discussed. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 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.

Blood drive planned
Schlagle High School, 2214 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Create greeting cards in program April 10
“Beautiful Cards” with Carole Thrasher will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will create their own greeting cards. Supplies will be provided. 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, April 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Bukaty to speak at Fairfax meeting
Nate Bukaty, sports commentator for Sporting KC and Sports Radio 810, will speak at the Fairfax Industrial Association meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Neff Packaging, 555 Sunshine Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Bukaty is a native of Wyandotte County and will speak about the local sports scene. The luncheon will cost $25 and the registration deadline is 3 p.m. April 9 to https://fiakck.org/product/april-2019-luncheon-fee/ .

Friends of Grinter to hold annual Spring Sip ‘n Shop Thursday
The Friends of Grinter will hold the annual Spring Sip ‘n Shop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include more than 25 vendors indoors and outdoors. A wine tasting is planned with Rowe Ridge Winery. Cheese and crackers will be available. There also will be door prizes. A food truck from Don Antonio’s restaurant at 75th and State Avenue will have food available for purchase. Vendors will be from several areas, including jewelry, housewares and clothes. Admission is $5. Proceeds will go to support programs at Grinter Place, a historic state museum at South 78th and K-32.

UG Commission to meet April 11
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Breakfast with Easter Bunny planned April 13
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is planned from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, sausages, biscuits and gravy, fruit, coffee, juice and milk for $6 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be available for $5 each. For more information, visit https://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/event/breakfast-with-the-easter-bunny-2-2/.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 13
The WyCo Ethnic Festival will be Saturday, April 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College field house, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music, dance and educational booths are planned at the festival. The festival promotes better understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. There is no admission charge to the festival, and it is open to the public. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

Groundbreaking for Piper fire station to be April 13
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Piper fire station is scheduled to be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 2913 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The groundbreaking was originally scheduled March 9 but was changed because of the weather. Because of construction on Hutton Road, access to the site is available only by Leavenworth Road.

Caregivers support group to meet April 16
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 at the Hixson Atrium. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program on Medicare to be April 17
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program provides basic information and answers questions about Medicare. The presenter is Susan Marcos. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Informational program planned about funeral costs
“You Paid How Much? The Truth about Funeral Costs and Planning” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Advice will be offered from experts who volunteer to educate and support families in making informed decisions. The presenter will be Steve Nicely. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned
Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the new gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Barnyard Babies to be April 27 at Ag Hall
The Barnyard Babies Family Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Visitors may experience a day on the farm, with baby animals, a tractor petting zoo, train rides, games, a farmers market, pedal power, with Touch-a-Truck, Mater and Lightning also a part of the event. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under 3. For more information, visit https://www.aghalloffame.com/events/barnyard-babies-family-festival/.

Blood drive planned
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.

Town Hall meeting planned May 18
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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, Kansas, 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, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

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

Program on diabetes to be presented April 3
“Diabetes 101” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Shannon Teft. The program will discuss finding better ways to eat and manage diabetes. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s Chamber meeting canceled
A Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting originally scheduled to be a talk by former Mayor Joe Reardon at 11:30 a.m. April 3 has been canceled. The meeting is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.

BPU to meet April 3
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session is the board update and general manager update, followed by a cold and warm weather policy review. The regular BPU meeting will follow at 6 p.m. at 540 Minnesota Ave. On the agenda for the meeting are a visitors’ time; a LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corp.) update; Lineman’s Rodeo update; preliminary February financial report; board comments and general manager comments. The BPU Finance Committee will meet from 4:15 to 5 p.m. April 3 in the board room at the BPU offices at 540 Minnesota Ave.

Blood drive planned
Washington High School, 7340 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the small gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Master Gardeners to discuss garden design April 4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a presentation on “Edible Garden Design” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Sherry Thomas, Johnson County Extension Master Gardener. The presentation will discuss the ornamental value of edibles that should pass homeowner association restrictions. The fee for the class is $5. It will be waived for currently certified Extension Master Gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

KCK Chamber’s annual meeting April 4 to feature foundation executive, governor
Janis Bowdler, president of JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, with welcoming remarks by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. The annual meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. The theme of the event is “Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth.” Doors open at 11:15 a.m., followed by the annual meeting lunch at 11:30 a.m., Gov. Kelly’s remarks, board chair comments, and the keynote speech starting at noon. The cost of the luncheon is $75 per person for individual chamber members or $90 for individual nonmembers. For more information, call the KCK Chamber at 913-371-3070 or email Katelyn McInerney at Katelyn@KCKChamber.com.

Women writers to meet April 4
The Women Writers Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The purpose of the group is to help develop the writer within, learn new approaches to writing and to share one’s own writings. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program on acupuncture scheduled April 4
A program, “Acupuncture: How It Works, Uses, Benefits and Treatments,” will be presented from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board meeting canceled
This meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled in May. The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education plans a special board meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The agenda may be posted at www.kckpl.org.

Town Hall meeting planned April 6
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at the Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terrace, Lansing, Kansas.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 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.

Blood drive planned
The Chiropractic Healing Center, Harding and Associates, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the donor bus in the parking lot. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program offers advice on raising safe kids
“ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The topic will be “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence,” presented by Heather Neds. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Free tax preparation offered
AARP will provide free tax preparation services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The program continues every Tuesday through April 9. Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Bonner Springs Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This location will be a walk-in site and people do not have to sign up in advance. There is a list of what items you should bring, available at the library’s checkout desk. There are guidelines on what kinds of returns they can help with, and check with the library in advance for details. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/aarp-tax-assistance/.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 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.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 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, 11:30-1 p.m. 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.

Program on allergies to be presented April 9
“Living with Allergies” by Dr. Alex Kieu will be presented from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss seasonal allergies, symptoms, their effects and when it is necessary to see a doctor. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet April 9
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. April 9 at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The agenda may be posted at www.kckpl.org.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet April 9

The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The potluck dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The main dish for the potluck dinner will be fried chicken, and those attending may bring a side dish to share with the group. The guest speaker will be Shaya Lockett, small business liaison for economic development, who will present a new program for existing and new small business opportunities. For more information, call 913-788-3988.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 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.

Book club to meet April 9
The book club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. “Same Sky” by Amanda Eyre Ward will be discussed. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 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.

Blood drive planned
Schlagle High School, 2214 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Create greeting cards in program April 10
“Beautiful Cards” with Carole Thrasher will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will create their own greeting cards. Supplies will be provided. 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, April 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Bukaty to speak at Fairfax meeting

Nate Bukaty, sports commentator for Sporting KC and Sports Radio 810, will speak at the Fairfax Industrial Association meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Neff Packaging, 555 Sunshine Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Bukaty is a native of Wyandotte County and will speak about the local sports scene. The luncheon will cost $25 and the registration deadline is 3 p.m. April 9 to
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UG Commission to meet April 11
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 13
The WyCo Ethnic Festival will be Saturday, April 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College field house, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music, dance and educational booths are planned at the festival. The festival promotes better understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. There is no admission charge to the festival, and it is open to the public. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

Groundbreaking for Piper fire station to be April 13
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Piper fire station is scheduled to be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 2913 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The groundbreaking was originally scheduled March 9 but was changed because of the weather. Because of construction on Hutton Road, access to the site is available only by Leavenworth Road.

Blood drive planned
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 at the Hixson Atrium. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned
Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the new gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Town Hall meeting planned May 18
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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, Kansas, 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, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.