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Strawberry Hill Museum open on weekends
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is open on the weekends. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The admission charge is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. Special tours are available during the week for groups of 20 or more by calling 913-721-0081. The museum’s tea room is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.
Wyandotte County Museum open
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
Wyandotte County Fair continues Saturday
The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at 137th and Polfer Road in Kansas City, Kan. Tonight’s scheduled arena event at 6 p.m. is a mud run, with a charge of $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. There will be a 4-H Parade of Champions at 7 p.m. Free musical entertainment will be by The Prairie Praise Band from 4 to 6 p.m., and The Back Road Express from 7 to 11 p.m. The carnival is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m.; petting zoo, 5 to 10 p.m.; camel rides, 5 to 10 p.m., pig races, 6, 7 and 9 p.m.; helicopter rides, noon to 11 p.m. There are also military vehicles on display. For changes to the schedule, check www.facebook.com/pages/Wyandotte-County-Fair/663607383718211?fref=ts and www.wycofair.com.
‘Christmas in July’ event planned July 25
A Christmas in July event is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. July 25 at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road. There will be a parade of decorated pontoon boats on Wyandotte County Lake. There are events planned for children, along with music and food.
Concert scheduled at Sporting Park today
The Buzz Beach Ball concert is scheduled July 25 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Among the bands are Alt-J, Awolnation, Taking Back Sunday, Glass Animals, Milky Chance, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness and more. For information see http://beachballkc.com/.
UG budget meetings planned
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet for a budget public hearing at 5 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The public hearing on the UG and CDBG budget will be held at the July 27 meeting. If a budget workshop is needed, it will be held after the public hearing. The budget is scheduled for adoption at a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall.
Free summer movies offered July 28 to 30
Free family-friendly movies will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Legends 14 Theatres in Kansas City, Kan. The free movies on July 28 to 30 will be “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” rated G, and “Turbo,” rated PG. Doors open at 9 a.m., all ages may attend. Seating is limited to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis. The schedule is subject to change. Current feature films are not included in the free admission.
Vans Warped Tour to be at Cricket Wireless amphitheater July 30
The Vans Warped Tour will be at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs on Thursday, July 30. Many bands are scheduled to play. For more information, see http://cricketwirelessamp.com/events/single/vans-warped-tour-2015-presented-by-journeys/.
Back-to-School Fair to be Aug. 1
The 14th annual Wyandotte County Back to School Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at two locations, Kansas City Kansas Community College and KCK Boys and Girls Club. For information about volunteering at the event, contact Cathi Hahner at the Volunteer Center of the United Way of Wyandotte County, 913-371-3674 or at Chahner@unitedway-wyco.org.
NAACP to meet Aug. 4
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Bethany Medical Office Building, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan., in the second floor meeting room. The Executive Committee meeting will start at 6 p.m., followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. The WIN (Women In NAACP) committee is scheduled to meet in the same room at 5 p.m. For further information, call 913-281-7900, or fax 913-281-7847.
Night Out Against Crime program to be Aug. 4
A Night Out Against Crime program will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Kansas National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. This year there will be a “Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit,” which pays tribute to soldiers who were killed in action while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first responders from Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., elected officials, Livable Neighborhood groups, and informational booths plan to be represented. Target is providing food for the event.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 5
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Turner High School Commons Area, 2211 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 17
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Chiropractic Healing Center parking lot, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
TedxWyandotte event to be Sept. 15
The TedxWyandotte event scheduled for Saturday at Kansas City Kansas Community College has been postponed and rescheduled. The event will now be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave. It will feature approximately six presenters speaking on the theme of “Breaking Through: Confronting the barriers that divide us and challenging ourselves to move beyond them.” Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date in September. However, if you cannot attend at that time, a refund can be requested by contacting 913-288-7644. Refunds must be requested by Tuesday, June 16. For more information, contact Shari L. Wilson, TEDxWyandotte curator, email@example.com or Marisa Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available by visiting TedXWyandotte’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TEDxWyandotte or website at www.tedxwyandotte.org.
Bishop Ward plans 37th annual auction
Bishop Ward High School, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., is planning its annual auction Sept. 26. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will have a “There’s No Place Like Ward” theme. It will include a silent auction as well as food from several local restaurants and live music. At 7:30 p.m., the live auction begins. The Nigro Brothers will be in charge of the live auction. The charge for the annual event is $60 per person. For more information, visit wardhigh.org/auction2015.
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.