Community calendar

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


Painting class offered
“Painting Winter Scenes” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 and 25 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be led by Mary Donovan. Call 913-906-8990 to register or for information.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 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.

Program offered on raising safe kids
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids” program will be presented from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds is the presenter. The program on Feb. 18 will be “Understanding and Helping Angry Children.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Free tax preparation offered
Beginning in February, 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 from Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Tuesday, 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, Feb. 19, 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. Nutricion presented by Teresa Moreno, Jueves, 21 de Febrero, 10-11:30 a.m. Este programa le enseñara como cocinar comida deliciosa y nutritive de varias culturas. Camino A Casa, Reese Nichols, Jueves, 28 de Febrero, 1:30 – 2:30. 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.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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, Feb.19, 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, Feb. 19, 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.

BPU to meet Feb. 20
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda are a board update, general manager update and Quindaro plant operation status. The regular session will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda will be a visitors’ time, waiving of fees, report on a day at the capital, preliminary December financial report, board comments, general manager comments and executive session.

UG to hold public meetings on new downtown grocery store
The Unified Government will hold meetings allowing the public to give their opinions on the new downtown grocery store on Thursday, Feb. 21. Two meetings are scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Blood drive planned Feb. 19
Bishop Ward High School is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the school gym, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Municipal Judge Nominating Committee to meet Feb. 19
The Municipal Judge Nominating Committee, a Unified Government subcommittee, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, to discuss municipal court judge nominations. The meeting will be in the fifth-floor conference room, Suite 515, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK school board to meet Feb. 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, for a special meeting at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. For an agenda, see www.kckps.org.

UG committees to meet Feb. 25
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the fifth-floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will be followed by the Administration and Human Services Committee.

Program on nutrition to be Feb. 26
A program, “Include More Vegetables in Your Diet,” will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 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.

KCK school board to meet Feb. 26
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. For an agenda, see www.kckps.org.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet
The Fairfax Industrial Association will hold a festival kickoff happy hour from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Capital Electric, 2801 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. Reservations are required. For more information, visit https://fiakck.org/event/fairfax-festival-kick-off-happy-hour/?instance_id=164.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 28
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Opening day at lake to be March 2
The opening day at Wyandotte County Lake is scheduled for Saturday, March 2. In conjunction with the lake opening, the Leavenworth Road Association will sponsor a biscuits and sausage gravy breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 2 at the Davis Hall. The cost of the breakfast will be $10 for adults and a smaller portion at half-price for children 12 and younger. Breakfast includes two biscuits, sausage gravy, two sausage patties, coffee, milk or orange juice. The breakfast is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Road Association.

Exercise program offered for older adults
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy – 11 a.m. to noon starting March 5 for Level 1, and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting March 5 for Level 2 at the K-State Extension office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. This is an exercise program for older adults and it targets strength, balance and flexibility. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Dining with Diabetes program offered
Dining with Diabetes – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday for four weeks, starting March 6 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Two legislative coffees set for Saturday, March 30
The League of Women Voters, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and the Bonner Springs City Library will hold legislative coffees on Saturday, March 30. One coffee will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. A second coffee will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Legislators who are planning to attend the coffee at the KCK library include Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist., Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-34th Dist., Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. Legislators who plan to attend the coffee at Bonner Springs City Library on March 30 include Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., and Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist. The legislative coffees are open to the public.

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.

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.

Community calendar

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

Painting class offered
“Painting Winter Scenes” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be led by Mary Donovan. Call 913-906-8990 to register or for information.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 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.

Free haircuts offered
Free haircuts by Sylvia Do are offered by appointment from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule an appointment, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on raising safe kids
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids” program will be presented from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds is the presenter. The program on Feb. 11 will be “Understanding and Controlling Parents’ Anger.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Feb. 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Edison Elementary School, 1000 Locust, Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.kckps.org.

Free tax preparation offered
Beginning in February, 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 from Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Tuesday, 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, Feb. 12, 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. Espiritualidad Ignaciana presentado por los novicios Reynaldo Belfort, nSJ and Joe Nolla, nSJ, Jueves, 14 de Febrero, 1 – 3 p.m. – Descernimiento de la voz de Dios. Nutricion presented by Teresa Moreno, Jueves, 21 de Febrero, 10-11:30 a.m. Este programa le enseñara como cocinar 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.


Heart health program offered Feb. 12
“Your Heart Is Important,” a program on ways to keep your heart healthy, will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Alex Kieu will be the guest speaker. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.12, 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, Feb. 12, 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.

Self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 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 offer ways to defend oneself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women writers’ group to meet
The Women Writers Group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will help writers develop, learn new approaches to writing and share their own writings.

Leavenworth Road Association meeting canceled
This meeting has been canceled because of inclement weather. The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The potluck dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be District Attorney Mark Dupree. The dinner menu will include a provided meatball sub bake casserole, with those attending bringing another covered dish to share with the group.

Book club to meet Feb. 12
The Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book under discussion will be “Americanah” by C.N. Adichie. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Learn how to make greeting cards
“Beautiful Cards” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will create personalized cards. Supplies will be provided. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Learn what’s in cosmetics
“Know What’s in Your Cosmetics” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Laura Kieu. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s chamber to meet Feb. 13
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Providence Medical Center, Auditoriums B and C, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be the “Go Red For Women Heart Healthy Luncheon.” Dr. Prashanth Katrapati will speak on how women can help prevent, be aware of symptoms and treat heart disease. The cost of the luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/event/go-red-for-women-awareness-luncheon/.

UG to hold public meetings on new downtown grocery store
The Unified Government will hold meetings allowing the public to give their opinions on the new downtown grocery store on Feb. 13 and 21. Two meetings are scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Two meetings also are scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Blood drive to be Feb. 14
Kansas City Kansas Community College is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet Feb. 14
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, for lunch and a program. The meeting will be at the Board of Public Utilities, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The BPU is the sponsor of the event. Guest speaker will be Joe Lieberman, speaker, coach, entrepreneur and author, who has written a book on self-awareness leadership. The cost of the luncheon is $25. Registration is required by 3 p.m. Feb. 12. For more information, visit https://fiakck.org.

Master Gardeners program to be Feb. 14

Because of the weather, the Master Gardeners presentation originally scheduled for Feb. 7 has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Molly Keenan, project coordinator for New Roots for Refugees program in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the guest speaker. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Sunflower Room of the Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. There is a $5 fee, with currently certified Extension Master Gardeners admitted free. For information, call 913-299-9300.

Life after retirement to be topic of program
“Managing Life After Retirement” is the topic of a program offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Chiquita Miller will cover the four social considerations for retirement, and will help those attending make a plan for retirement living. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

‘Path to Home Ownership’ to be discussed
“Path to Home Ownership,” a program where the process of buying a home will be discussed will be presented from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Reese Nichols will present the program.

UG Ethics Commission to meet Feb. 14
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 14
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Democrats scheduled to meet Saturday

The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast is scheduled to meet on Saturday morning, Feb. 16, at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The speakers will be Unified Government Mayor and CEO David Alvey and State Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist., chair of the Wyandotte County legislative delegation. A breakfast buffet will be available at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, with the forum at 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $10, or $6 for students and those on limited incomes. Those attending do not have to purchase a breakfast. The event is open to Democrats, and reservations for those planning to attend are requested to scottmackey08@yahoo.com.

Black History Banquet scheduled Feb. 16
The 27th annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The host of the event is the Unified Government Black History Committee. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the banquet at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker this year is Tyrone Flowers, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, who is the founder of Higher M-Pact, a community-based organization dedicating to transforming youth into leaders. Flowers faced many challenges growing up during his childhood, but his determination and faith brought him through the adversities in life to fulfilling his God given-purpose. He will address this year’s theme, “21st Century Expressions: Dreams, Struggles and Wisdom.” In addition to the keynote speaker, this year the achievements of two successful business owners and a professional who is making a difference in the community will be highlighted. Despite the challenges of access to capital, business resources and discriminatory practices, minority entrepreneurs have overcome challenges to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. The main highlight and purpose of the event is the recognition of local colleges and check presentation in support of promising students who have a desire to pursue a post-secondary education. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact LaMonica Upton or Deasiray Bush,BHC@wycokck.org or 913-573-5284.

Blood drive planned Feb. 19
Bishop Ward High School is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the school gym, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 28
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Opening day at lake to be March 2
The opening day at Wyandotte County Lake is scheduled for Saturday, March 2. In conjunction with the lake opening, the Leavenworth Road Association will sponsor a biscuits and sausage gravy breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 2 at the Davis Hall. The cost of the breakfast will be $10 for adults and a smaller portion at half-price for children 12 and younger. Breakfast includes two biscuits, sausage gravy, two sausage patties, coffee, milk or orange juice. The breakfast is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Road Association.

Exercise program offered for older adults
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy – 11 a.m. to noon starting March 5 for Level 1, and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting March 5 for Level 2 at the K-State Extension office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. This is an exercise program for older adults and it targets strength, balance and flexibility. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Dining with Diabetes program offered
Dining with Diabetes – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday for four weeks, starting March 6 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Two legislative coffees set for Saturday, March 30
The League of Women Voters, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and the Bonner Springs City Library will hold legislative coffees on Saturday, March 30. One coffee will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. A second coffee will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Legislators who are planning to attend the coffee at the KCK library include Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist., Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-34th Dist., Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. Legislators who plan to attend the coffee at Bonner Springs City Library on March 30 include Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., and Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist. The legislative coffees are open to the public.

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.

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.

Community calendar

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

Painting class offered
“Painting Winter Scenes” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be led by Mary Donovan. Call 913-906-8990 to register or for information.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The facilitator is Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 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.

Program offered on raising safe kids
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids” program will be presented from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds is the presenter. The program on Feb. 4 will be “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet Feb. 4
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. After the NCD Committee meeting, the UG Economic Development and Finance Committee will meet. For an agenda, visit www.wycokck.org.

Program planned on Emmett Till case
A program is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas, on the 1955 Emmett Till murder case. Dave Tell, an associate professor of communications studies at the University of Kansas, will describe various memorials and how they show different narratives of what happened. Tell co-created the Emmett Till Memory Project.

Free tax preparation offered
Beginning in February, 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. From Tuesday, Feb. 5, through Tuesday, April 9, the 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, Feb. 5, 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. La Hora Financiera, con lider Brenda Mortell, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Jueves 7 de Febrero. Espiritualidad Ignaciana presentado por los novicios Reynaldo Belfort, nSJ and Joe Nolla, nSJ, Jueves, 7 de Febrero, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Descernimiento de Espíritus en la Vida Diaria, Jueves, 14 de Febrero, 1 – 3 p.m. – Descernimiento de la voz de Dios. 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.

ServSafe Employee Course offered
ServSafe Employee Course – 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 5, at the K-State Extension office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The class is for food service employees, including anyone who is interested in food service employment. There is a charge for the class. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Caregivers support group to meet
The Caregivers Support Group for men and women 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 facilitated by Jackie Tigges. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on making valentines
Make your own valentine at a program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. This program is for adults. Linda Horvath with the Bonner Springs Art Alliance will show how to make a creative valentine. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/make-your-own-valentine/.

Board Leadership Series training offered
A program on Board Leadership Training will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through 26, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The program will provide training for citizens who serve on community-based boards that are elected, appointed or recognized by local units of government. The goal is for the citizens to be most effective and efficient with their responsibilities. The topic on Feb. 5 will be “Role and Responsibilities of Board Members – Effective Meetings.” Registration for the program is free; email Bruce Chladny of K-State Extension at bchladny@ksu.edu or call 913-299-9300 for reservations. Registration is also available at the library. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/community-board-leadership-series/.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.5, 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, Feb. 5, 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.

Storm spotter training canceled, to be rescheduled
A severe weather seminar scheduled for Feb. 5 was canceled because of a forecast of freezing rain and potentially hazardous road conditions. This seminar will be rescheduled later. For those who are interested in the weather, a storm spotter training seminar will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Dr. Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Wyandotte County Emergency Management Department is the host of the seminar, which will help residents be prepared to deal with severe weather. The seminar is free and open to the public. Staff from the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, will lead the seminar. Those attending will learn to recognize, identify and relay information about severe weather. They also will learn the difference between severe and non-severe weather. They will learn how to and what to report to the National Weather Service.

Self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 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 offer ways to defend oneself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on healthy vision
A program on “Healthy Vision” will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Shannon Tefft will lead the program, which discuss different vision problems and how they are treated. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Feb. 6
This meeting has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to a social media post by the BPU. The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 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 Quindaro operation status report. On the agenda for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 are a visitors’ time, January outage report, follow-up report on subdivisions with stranded infrastructure, board comments, general manager comments and a closed executive session.

Women writers’ group to meet
The Women Writers Group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will help writers develop, learn new approaches to writing and share their own writings.

Entrepreneurship event canceled because of weather
This event was canceled because of inclement weather and will be rescheduled for a later date. “Conscious Conversation: Minority Entrepreneurship, Economics and Education,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Performing Arts Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The free event will recognize Dr. LaToria Chinn of International Speedway Corp., winner of the Legacy of Excellence Award. The hosts of this event are Kira Cheree and Entrepreneur Business Basics. Panelists who will participate in a discussion will include Dell Gines Sr., community development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Dr. Charles Foust, superintendent of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools; and Mark Dupree, Wyandotte County district attorney. For reservations, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/290563731601776/.

Grinter plans speakers program Saturday, Feb. 9
The Winter Speakers Series continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be “Dr. James Naismith: A First-Person Reenactment” by Bill Nicks. The program is free, with doughnuts, coffee and juice provided. There is a charge of $6 for adults and $3 for children of tours of the historic Grinter House afterward.

Free haircuts offered
Free haircuts by Sylvia Do are offered by appointment from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule an appointment, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Feb. 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Edison Elementary School, 1000 Locust, Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.kckps.org.

Heart health program offered Feb. 12
“Your Heart Is Important,” a program on ways to keep your heart healthy, will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Alex Kieu will be the guest speaker. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet Feb. 12
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The potluck dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be District Attorney Mark Dupree. The dinner menu will include a provided meatball sub bake casserole, with those attending bringing another covered dish to share with the group.

Book club to meet Feb. 12
The Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book under discussion will be “Americanah” by C.N. Adichie. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Learn how to make greeting cards
“Beautiful Cards” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will create personalized cards. Supplies will be provided. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s chamber to meet Feb. 13
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Providence Medical Center, Auditoriums B and C, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be the “Go Red For Women Heart Healthy Luncheon.” Dr. Prashanth Katrapati will speak on how women can help prevent, be aware of symptoms and treat heart disease. The cost of the luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/event/go-red-for-women-awareness-luncheon/.

UG to hold public meetings on new downtown grocery store
The Unified Government will hold meetings allowing the public to give their opinions on the new downtown grocery store on Feb. 13 and 21. Two meetings are scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Two meetings also are scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet Feb. 14
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, for lunch and a program. The meeting will be at the Board of Public Utilities, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The BPU is the sponsor of the event. Guest speaker will be Joe Lieberman, speaker, coach, entrepreneur and author, who has written a book on self-awareness leadership. The cost of the luncheon is $25. Registration is required by 3 p.m. Feb. 12. For more information, visit https://fiakck.org.

Life after retirement to be topic of program
“Managing Life After Retirement” is the topic of a program offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Chiquita Miller will cover the four social considerations for retirement, and will help those attending make a plan for retirement living. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 14
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Black History Banquet scheduled Feb. 16
The 27th annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The host of the event is the Unified Government Black History Committee. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the banquet at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker this year is Tyrone Flowers, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, who is the founder of Higher M-Pact, a community-based organization dedicating to transforming youth into leaders. Flowers faced many challenges growing up during his childhood, but his determination and faith brought him through the adversities in life to fulfilling his God given-purpose. He will address this year’s theme, “21st Century Expressions: Dreams, Struggles and Wisdom.” In addition to the keynote speaker, this year the achievements of two successful business owners and a professional who is making a difference in the community will be highlighted. Despite the challenges of access to capital, business resources and discriminatory practices, minority entrepreneurs have overcome challenges to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. The main highlight and purpose of the event is the recognition of local colleges and check presentation in support of promising students who have a desire to pursue a post-secondary education. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact LaMonica Upton or Deasiray Bush,BHC@wycokck.org or 913-573-5284.

Exercise program offered for older adults
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy – 11 a.m. to noon starting March 5 for Level 1, and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting March 5 for Level 2 at the K-State Extension office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. This is an exercise program for older adults and it targets strength, balance and flexibility. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Dining with Diabetes program offered
Dining with Diabetes – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday for four weeks, starting March 6 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

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.

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.