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Strawberry Hill Museum reopens
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has reopened 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/.
Project Feederwatch continues
Project Feederwatch continues at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The bird count is planned each Saturday when people sign up in advance. For more information, call 913-299-2384.
Money Smart Month event coming to KCK today
A Money Smart Month activity is coming to Kansas City, Kan., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave. The opening event of Money Smart Month is a free “Grow Your Money” event with keynote speaker, John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation Hope. Bryant also serves on President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. Bryant is participating in the event as part of his national 150th Anniversary Freedman’s Bank Tour. He will discuss the story leading up to and about Freedman’s Bank and how it can inspire people and small businesses to fulfill their freedom of self-determination. The entire family is welcome to attend this free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and there will be activities for all, a spokesman said. There will be on-site financial experts, a panel of local business owners sharing their tips for success, support youth through the Shark Tank Youth contest, and other family-friendly activities. Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City is a community initiative led in part by The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Commerce Bank and CommunityAmerica Credit Union. More than 40 organizations including, banks, credit unions, and professional financial and social service organizations are participating in Money Smart Month, a financial education program, by holding free events, seminars and classes all focused on financial literacy. These events will provide useful information to consumers of all ages on topics such as savings tips, credit and debt management, budgeting, financial planning, tips to maximize insurance and health benefits, financial tips for small businesses and more. In addition, Spanish-language financial education classes will be offered.
Face painting workshop planned
A beginning face painting workshop is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. Participants will learn about types of paints, brushes and other materials. The workshop is for ages 13 and up. There is a limit of 10 participants. Those who are interested must register by calling the library at 913-596-1404.
Youth summit and talent show planned today
The Youth Summit and Talent Show is sponsored by the 3rd District Kansas African American Affairs Commission, in collaboration with several community partners. The free show will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. The show includes a youth summit, panel discussion, education and career preparation information, other topics and a talent show as a finale. The event is geared to ages 13-19. For tickets and information, visit this website: www.eventbrite.com/e/project-unity-the-young-achievers-initiative-tickets-14817865635?aff=erelexporg. The purpose of the program is to help bridge the gap between law enforcement members and the community by engaging youth in positive leadership development activity and addressing public policy concerns of the African American community, a spokesman said.
Candidate forum planned March 30
A forum for Piper School Board candidates will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, at Piper High School auditorium, 4400 N. 107th, Kansas City, Kan.
KCK school board to hold special meeting March 31
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. March 31 at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan., for a special budget meeting.
Teen Easter egg hunt planned April 1
An Easter egg hunt is planned from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 1 at the storytime area of the South Library Branch of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Teens and tween are invited to decorate Easter eggs, then go on an Easter egg hunt.
BPU to meet April 1
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., for a work session. The work session agenda includes an update from the general manager and board; an Energy Engage topic; and a closed session on a personnel matter. The regular meeting at 6 p.m. will include a visitors time; Cultivate Kansas City update; monthly financial report; board comments; general manager comments; and a closed session.
UG Ethics Commission to meet April 2
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 2, on the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Easter Egg Hunt planned April 4
An Easter Egg Hunt is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, 1310 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kan., and Big 11 Lake in Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-573-8358.
Blood drive scheduled April 6
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 at the Progressive Insurance donor bus, 1930 S. 45th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Pulitzer Prize winning author coming to Donnelly College April 6
Donnelly College faculty, staff and students will welcome best-selling author Sonia Nazario to campus on Monday, April 6. This year, all Donnelly freshmen read Nazario’s book, “Enrique’s Journey.” This will be Donnelly’s inaugural event in its new Sister Jerome Keeler Lecture Series established in part by the National Endowment for Humanities. Nazario, a veteran of the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, published “Enrique’s Journey” — an expansion of a six-part newspaper series from which she earned her Pulitzer -in 2006. The story follows a young Latin American boy and his journey to reunite with his parents in the United States. Nazario originally hails from Kansas. All are invited to attend a public presentation at 1:30 p.m. in Donnelly’s Community Event Center. Nazario will speak about “Enrique’s Journey” and will sign books, sold in advance. Reservations are required and attendance is free; make reservations to Nancy Fansher: email@example.com.
Author from KCK to discuss new novel April 6 at West Wyandotte Library
GiGi Gossett will discuss her latest novel, “The Midwife Factor,” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the West Wyandotte Branch Library at 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. According to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, Gossett, a native of Kansas City, Kan., also will sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase. “GiGi Gossett” is the pen name of Kansas City, Kan., native Gladys Gossett Hankins. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/new-novel-by-kck-native-traverses-roots-quest-across-continents/.
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.
General election to be April 7
Tuesday, April 7, is the general election day in Wyandotte County. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 7. For more information, visit www.wycovotes.org.
Mayor to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting April 8
Mayor Mark Holland will be the guest speaker at the April 8 luncheon of the Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce.The luncheon will begin with networking at 11:30 a.m. followed by the lunch and program at noon at the West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The cost for lunch is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Guests are welcome, but reservations are required by emailing Ardith Deason at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 913-233-3305. There will be a fundraiser for the scholarship fund.
Fairfax group to meet April 9
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for a luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at Reddi Services, 603 Funston Road, Kansas City, Kan. The meeting’s topic will be a Fairfax update, with these speakers: Steve Dailey, Fairfax Drainage District; Wayne Moody, UG public works; Brent Miles, NorthPoint Development; Jay Matlack, Wyandotte Economic Development; Maj. Solomon Young, Kansas City, Kan., Police Department; and Melissa Clark, Fairfax Industrial Association. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for FIA members and $20 for nonmembers. Luncheon reservations should be made by 5 p.m. April 7 to Melissa Clark at email@example.com.
UG Commission scheduled to meet April 9
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Donnelly College plans Multicultural Festival April 10
Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., plans a Multicultural Festival from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 10 near the college’s Event Center. The outdoor festival will include music, ethnic food, performances, and vendors.
Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival to be April 11 at KCKCC
The Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave. Music, ethnic food and entertainment from other cultures will be featured at the event. There is no admission charge and parking is free. For more details, visit the website, http://www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/.
‘Financing College’ program offered April 13
Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools is holding a “Financing College” event from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, to provide high school seniors and their families with resources to help them apply for college financial aid. The event will be at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. Staff will be available to help complete FAFSA forms. For more information, contact Lori Hewitt, KCKPS Post-Secondary Connections Specialist at 913-627-2685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KCKCC Board of Trustees to meet April 14
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the upper level Jewell Building, KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. For more information visit the website at www.kckcc.edu.
ServSafe class offered April 14
A ServSafe class will be offered Tuesday, April 14, for school, food service employees, certified dietary managers and those who are interested in food service employment. The classes also are for everyone who handles any type of food service or group meals. Those who are interested in taking the class may call Lori Wuellner at 913-299-9300 or email email@example.com for more information.
KCK school board scheduled to meet April 14
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. April 14 at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be posted at www.kckps.org.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet April 14
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. April 14 at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kan. A potluck dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7 p.m.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection day to be April 18
The next day for Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be April 18. The collection site at 2443 S. 88th St., Kansas City, Kan., will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, for household hazardous waste collection. It is south on 88th Street from K-32. All items brought to the site should be labeled or identified. There is a limit of 10 tires, with rims removed. Other items accepted include motor oil, batteries, antifreeze, degreasers, paints, varnishes, solvents, lawn and garden insecticides, pesticides, and household cleaning products. Other dates for collection will include May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17.
Community event designed to build trust between law enforcement and public
A community event designed to build trust between law enforcement and the community is planned at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Donnelly College Community Event Center, north of the main tower, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. The program is sponsored by the FBI in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas; Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., police departments and the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association. There are two sessions, “Law Enforcement and the Community,” which will discuss building trust, what can be done and keeping the community safe; and “Civil Rights – Excessive Force – How matters are investigated and prosecuted.” The sessions begin at 6:05 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. The 45-minute sessions will be offered twice so everyone can attend each topic, according to a spokesman. The event will end with an overview and closing from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. Each session will be moderated and participants are encouraged to email in questions in advance to RSVP-KC@ic.fbi.gov. Registration and refreshments will be from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Residents from both sides of the state line are being invited to this community event. Attendees will be limited to the first 150 guests who send in their reservations, because of space. Reservations should be made before April 17 to RSVP-KC@ic.fbi.gov. A welcome and opening presentation will be given by the Rev. John Miles of the Morning Star Missionary Church, Kansas City, Mo. Attendees will then have the opportunity to attend both of the breakout sessions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.