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The Wyandotte Daily News is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to news@wyandottepublishing.com and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events by about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization to see if the event will be held.

Exhibit on Prohibition to visit Wyandotte County Museum
“Spirited: Prohibition in America,” a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition, will visit the Wyandotte County Museum from April 6 to May 25. The exhibit covers the history of Prohibition, which started in 1919 and continued 13 years. The museum is at 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs. Hours of the exhibit are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

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/.

NAACP to meet May 5
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, May 5, at the Bethany Medical Center, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 21 N 12th St., Kansas City, Kan. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. The WIN (Women in NAACP) Committee will also be meeting at 5 p.m. May 5. All members are encouraged to attend. For further information, call 913-281-7900 or (fax) 913-281-7847.

Workshop to be offered May 8
A workshop, “How the Stigma of Mental Illness in the African-American Community Impacts Treatment,” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, at the Faith Deliverance Family Worship Center, 3043 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The free workshop is presented by Mental Health America of the Heartland. The workshop presenter will be Dara Gill Fletcher, a psychotherapist at Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health. Continuing education units are available. Registration by May 6 is required to sdavis@mhah.org or 913-281-2221, Ext. 112.

Food Truck Friday to be May 8 in downtown KCK
Food Truck Friday will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the parking lot across from the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Deco Street Eats will be there with a food truck.

Croquet matches planned
Croquet at the CORKhouse is planning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at 509 Armstrong, Kansas City, Kan. Besides croquet, there will be refreshments.

Cinco de Mayo parade and festival planned May 9

A Cinco de Mayo parade and festival is planned at 11 a.m. May 9 in downtown Kansas City, Kan. The festival runs until 11 p.m. May 9. The event is sponsored by Brotherhood Bank and Bonito Michoacan. The parade floats will line up at 4th and Minnesota Avenue. The parade route is along Minnesota Avenue from 4th to 18th Street. Judges will be at the Bonito Michoacan Restaurant at 14th and Minnesota. Floats must be entered in advance of the parade.

Rosedale Retro Run planned
The Rosedale Retro Run, a 5k-fun run, will be held Saturday, May 9. There also will be a community trail work day and a mountain bike jam. There will be a finish line party at Fisher Park. Race registration will be $20 per person in advance and $25 on the day of the race. Kids may participate for free. For more information or to make reservations, email Ahnna at ahnna@rosedale.org.

KCK Women’s Chamber to meet May 13
The Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a lunch and program planned from noon to 1 p.m. The cost of lunch will be $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Rachel Merlo of Google will speak about Google Fiber and the Start-Up Village in the Kansas City area. Guests are welcome but reservations are required by emailing Ardith Deason at deason_a@wmhci.org -telephone 913-233-3305. There will be a fundraiser for the group’s scholarship fund.

Insurance commissioner to be guest speaker at Fairfax meeting May 14
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer is expected to be the guest speaker at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Fairfax Industrial Association meeting. The meeting will be at the UAW Local 31 hall, 500 Kindleberger Road, Kansas City, Kan. Those who want to attend are asked to make reservations by 5 p.m. May 12 to execdir@fiakck.org. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Ethics Commission to meet May 14
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers.

UG Commission to meet May 14
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at City Hall, Commission Chambers, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda is expected to be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Bike rodeo returns May 16
The Kiwanis West Bike Rodeo returns to the Schlitterbahn parking lot Saturday, May 16. The ninth annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 16 at the Schlitterbahn waterpark, 9400 State Ave. Tips on cycling safety, free bike safety helmets, T-shirts and a look at Schlitterbahn attractions will be the highlights of the day.

Classic car show planned
A Classic Car Cruise is planned from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at 500 Kindleberger Road, Kansas City, Kan. The event will be sponsored by the UAW Local 31.

DAR chapter plans Medal of Honor Remembrance Service
The Wyandot Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter will conduct a Medal of Honor Remembrance Service at 10 a.m. June 13 at the Highland Park Cemetery, 4101 State Ave. Three Civil War Medal of Honor recipients will be honored. They are William Patrick Hogarty, William Henry Ward and Maximillian Rudolph Wilhelm von Grebe (William Grebe). The chapter will be assisted by Delaware Crossing and Monticello chapters of DAR, Sons of the Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution.

Counseling offered
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.

The Wyandotte Daily News is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to news@wyandottepublishing.com and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events by about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization to see if the event will be held.
Exhibit on Prohibition to visit Wyandotte County Museum
“Spirited: Prohibition in America,” a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition, will visit the Wyandotte County Museum from April 6 to May 25. The exhibit covers the history of Prohibition, which started in 1919 and continued 13 years. The museum is at 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs. Hours of the exhibit are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
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/.
Grinter Place to hold quilt show April 24-26
Grinter Place State Historic Site will hold its 39th annual quilt show Friday – Sunday, April 24 – 26. Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday hours are noon – 4 p.m. Local quilts will be on display. Quilting materials and craft items will be available for purchase. Visitors can see and make a donation for a chance on this year’s opportunity quilt, hand-quilted by the Grinter Place Quilters. At 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Patti Winkler will present “Quilts in the Classroom: How Quilts Tie into History.” Admission to the quilt show is free. Admission to tour the house is $3 adults, $1 students. Kansas Historical Foundation members and children 5 and younger admitted free. Grinter Place is at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit kshs.org/grinter_place.
Special memorial service and candlelighting for homicide victims to be April 27
The 16th annual Memorial Service and Candlelighting for Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be held on Monday, April 27. The event will bring the Wyandotte County community, families of fallen victims and community officials together to remember those who have lost their lives to homicide in 2014, a spokesman said. The event is free and open to the public, a spokesman said. The Crime Awareness Coordinating Effort (C.A.C.E.), a program service of Friends of Yates Inc., and co-sponsored by the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Victim Services Unit, will sponsor the event, which will be held at the Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kan. The Rev. Desmond Lamb is pastor of the church. The event begins with a light dinner from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Town Hall meeting planned for 8th District on April 29
An 8th District Town Hall meeting is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting will be held by UG Commissioner Jane Philbrook, 8th District. Residents may learn about developments in the 8th District and talk about their ideas and concerns.
DAR to meet May 2
The Wyandot Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 10 a.m. May 2 at the Lone Star Steakhouse, 1501 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Kelloff and one other member of the Capt. Jesse Leavenworth DAR. The meeting topic will be the enactment of an 1850 interview with Caty Sage. Caty was kidnapped from her family in Elk Creek, Va., at 5 years old and grew up to become a Wyandot Indian queen. After 62 years she found a bloodline brother at the Wyandot Reservation, (then) Leavenworth County, Kan., according to the book, “The Legend of Caty Sage” by Ellie Kirby.
Polski Day to be May 2
Polski Day, a parade and festival, will be held May 2 at All Saints Church, 8th and Vermont, Kansas City, Kan. For more details, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/generations-work-together-to-help-prepare-for-polski-day-event-may-2/.
Marble Day planned May 2
The ninth annual Marble Day Celebration is planned 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 in Bonner Springs. A marble tournament, the running of the pinkys, and a parade are part of the day’s events. For more information visit http://marbleday.com/.

Tractor Cruise planned May 2 at Ag Hall

The Greater Kansas City Two Cylinder Club plans a Tractor Cruise to benefit the Ag Hall, Bonner Springs. Tractors will drive around Wyandotte County, stopping at places such as Wyandotte County Lake and Grinter House, as part of the tractor cruise. For information, visit http://aghalloffame.com/specials.aspx.
Sunflower State regatta planned May 2
The Sunflower State regatta, a rowing contest between the University of Kansas women and Kansas State University women, will be held May 2 at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan.

Bike tour planned

A Tour de Cyclone Country is being planned Sunday, May 3, in Kansas City, Kan. The bike tour through Kansas City, Kan., neighborhoods is a fundraiser for the student scholarship fund at Bishop Ward High School. For information about the event, visit wardhigh.org/cycling2015.
Workshop to be offered May 8
A workshop, “How the Stigma of Mental Illness in the African-American Community Impacts Treatment,” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, at the Faith Deliverance Family Worship Center, 3043 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The free workshop is presented by Mental Health America of the Heartland. The workshop presenter will be Dara Gill Fletcher, a psychotherapist at Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health. Continuing education units are available. Registration by May 6 is required to sdavis@mhah.org or 913-281-2221, Ext. 112
Cinco de Mayo parade and festival planned May 9
A Cinco de Mayo parade and festival is planned at 11 a.m. May 9 in downtown Kansas City, Kan. The festival runs until 11 p.m. May 9. The event is sponsored by Brotherhood Bank and Bonito Michoacan. The parade floats will line up at 4th and Minnesota Avenue. The parade route is along Minnesota Avenue from 4th to 18th Street. Judges will be at the Bonito Michoacan Restaurant at 14th and Minnesota. Floats must be entered in advance of the parade.
Rosedale Retro Run planned
The Rosedale Retro Run, a 5k-fun run, will be held Saturday, May 9. There also will be a community trail work day and a mountain bike jam. There will be a finish line party at Fisher Park. Race registration will be $20 per person in advance and $25 on the day of the race. Kids may participate for free. For more information or to make reservations, email Ahnna at ahnna@rosedale.org.
Bike rodeo returns May 16
The Kiwanis West Bike Rodeo returns to the Schlitterbahn parking lot Saturday, May 16. The ninth annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 16 at the Schlitterbahn waterpark, 9400 State Ave. Tips on cycling safety, free bike safety helmets, T-shirts and a look at Schlitterbahn attractions will be the highlights of the day.
Counseling offered
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.

The Wyandotte Daily News is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to news@wyandottepublishing.com and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events by about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization to see if the event will be held.

Exhibit on Prohibition to visit Wyandotte County Museum
“Spirited: Prohibition in America,” a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition, will visit the Wyandotte County Museum from April 6 to May 25. The exhibit covers the history of Prohibition, which started in 1919 and continued 13 years. The museum is at 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs. Hours of the exhibit are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

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/.

One-act plays to be presented at KCKCC
Theater students at Kansas City Kansas Community College are putting the final touches on the 17th-annual Original Student One Act Play Festival. The remaining festival performances include 7:30 p.m. April 18 as well as 2:30 p.m. April 19. Three plays are included in this year’s festival, all written, directed, acted and designed by KCKCC Theatre Students:
• “The Roman Tiger” – gangsters willing to do anything to an accountant to obtain a valuable secret.
• “Nothing Else Matters” – a young teenager faces the challenge of providing for her sisters and alcoholic mother.
• “Hell, LLC” – the Devil goes corporate and relegates the processing of souls to a new hire.

Two blood drives planned April 20-21
Two Community Blood Center blood drives are scheduled April 20 and 21. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 and 21, a blood drive is scheduled at the University of Kansas Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. From 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 20, a Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled in the parking lot of the Chiropractic Healing Center, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Wyandotte High School to transform into Nightmare High School (for theater production)
Teenagers, zombies and fearsome teachers will be roaming the auditorium at Wyandotte High School next week as the Wyandotte Theatre Department presents its spring musical, “Tales of Terror from Nightmare High School.” Performances will take place at 7 p.m. April 21 and 22. More than 50 students will be participating in the production, and all of the music will be live. Tickets are $4 and will be sold at the door both nights of the show. The school is located at 2501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

Jazz Summit planned April 22-24 at KCKCC

Jazz music will be the focus as dozens of students arrive on the Kansas City Kansas Community College campus for the 2015 Kansas City Jazz Summit. The summit is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 22, 23 and 24 in the KCKCC Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. The event, which is produced by the Kansas City Jazz Alliance, is free and open to the public. For complete schedules for all three days of the event, visit www.kansascityjazz.org/kansascityjazzsummit.html.

Bus tour planned for museums and historical sites in Wyandotte County
The Wyandotte County Museums and Historical Sites bus tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The tour begins with check-in from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Wyandotte County Historical Society Museum, 126th and State. Some of the stops on the bus tour are these museums: Clendening History of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Cener, Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum and Cultural Center, Old Quindaro Museum. For ticket information, call the Kansas City, Kan., Convention and Visitors Bureau at 913-321-5800.

Swearing-in ceremony April 23 for new UG commissioners
A swearing-in ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The full commission will meet at 7 p.m. April 23 at City Hall in the Commission Chambers. An agenda may be found a few days before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Grinter Place to hold quilt show April 24-26
Grinter Place State Historic Site will hold its 39th annual quilt show Friday – Sunday, April 24 – 26. Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday hours are noon – 4 p.m. Local quilts will be on display. Quilting materials and craft items will be available for purchase. Visitors can see and make a donation for a chance on this year’s opportunity quilt, hand-quilted by the Grinter Place Quilters. At 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Patti Winkler will present “Quilts in the Classroom: How Quilts Tie into History.” Admission to the quilt show is free. Admission to tour the house is $3 adults, $1 students. Kansas Historical Foundation members and children 5 and younger admitted free. Grinter Place is at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit kshs.org/grinter_place.

Special memorial service and candlelighting for homicide victims to be April 27
The 16th annual Memorial Service and Candlelighting for Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be held on Monday, April 27. The event will bring the Wyandotte County community, families of fallen victims and community officials together to remember those who have lost their lives to homicide in 2014, a spokesman said. The event is free and open to the public, a spokesman said. The Crime Awareness Coordinating Effort (C.A.C.E.), a program service of Friends of Yates Inc., and co-sponsored by the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Victim Services Unit, will sponsor the event, which will be held at the Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kan. The Rev. Desmond Lamb is pastor of the church. The event begins with a light dinner from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Town Hall meeting planned for 8th District on April 29
An 8th District Town Hall meeting is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting will be held by UG Commissioner Jane Philbrook, 8th District. Residents may learn about developments in the 8th District and talk about their ideas and concerns.

Bike tour planned
A Tour de Cyclone Country is being planned Sunday, May 3, in Kansas City, Kan. The bike tour through Kansas City, Kan., neighborhoods is a fundraiser for the student scholarship fund at Bishop Ward High School. For information about the event, visit wardhigh.org/cycling2015.

Workshop to be offered May 8
A workshop, “How the Stigma of Mental Illness in the African-American Community Impacts Treatment,” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, at the Faith Deliverance Family Worship Center, 3043 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The free workshop is presented by Mental Health America of the Heartland. The workshop presenter will be Dara Gill Fletcher, a psychotherapist at Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health. Continuing education units are available. Registration by May 6 is required to sdavis@mhah.org or 913-281-2221, Ext. 112

Cinco de Mayo parade and festival planned May 9
A Cinco de Mayo parade and festival is planned at 11 a.m. May 9 in downtown Kansas City, Kan. The festival runs until 11 p.m. May 9. The event is sponsored by Brotherhood Bank and Bonito Michoacan. The parade floats will line up at 4th and Minnesota Avenue. The parade route is along Minnesota Avenue from 4th to 18th Street. Judges will be at the Bonito Michoacan Restaurant at 14th and Minnesota. Floats must be entered in advance of the parade.

Rosedale Retro Run planned
The Rosedale Retro Run, a 5k-fun run, will be held Saturday, May 9. There also will be a community trail work day and a mountain bike jam. There will be a finish line party at Fisher Park. Race registration will be $20 per person in advance and $25 on the day of the race. Kids may participate for free. For more information or to make reservations, email Ahnna at ahnna@rosedale.org.

Bike rodeo returns May 16
The Kiwanis West Bike Rodeo returns to the Schlitterbahn parking lot Saturday, May 16. The ninth annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 16 at the Schlitterbahn waterpark, 9400 State Ave. Tips on cycling safety, free bike safety helmets, T-shirts and a look at Schlitterbahn attractions will be the highlights of the day.

Counseling offered
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.

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