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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.
‘Luau with Love’ to benefit kids in crisis
St. Patrick Parents Class of 2009 is once again collaborating with PACES to hold “A Luau with Love” – this year to help fund operating expenses for Robert’s Place, the new emergency shelter for kids in crisis in Wyandotte County. “Remembering Robert: A Luau with Love” is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. For a $25 per person donation, guests will enjoy a buffet meal, entertainment, games, and a silent auction and other fundraising events. The Luau commemorates Robert Zevenbergen, former St. Patrick parishioner, who died at age 20 in a tragic car accident on March 20, 2014. Robert’s Place is named in his memory and serves kids removed from their homes due to suspected abuse or who are at-risk of out-of-home placement. Robert’s Place is a program of PACES, the Wyandotte County nonprofit agency that provides services to address emotional and behavioral needs of children and adolescents, and their families. Last year’s Luau with Love benefited the capital campaign to build the new Robert’s Place that will open this summer. This year’s proceeds will go toward ongoing operations of the emergency shelter. To purchase Luau tickets, donate an auction item or be a sponsor, or for more information, contact Allison McLain, 913-328-4667 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit paceskidsshelter.org.
Free concert offered June 27 at Legends
The “Live at the Legends” concert series will continue at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at The Legends Outlets, I-70 and I-435, Kansas City, Kan. Performing June 27 will be The Zeros new wave 1980s sound. Future concert dates include July 11: Red Guitar, transcendent melodic rock music; and July 18: Perpetual Change, 1980s and 1990s rock (with some hits from the 2000s).
Mayor Holland to speak at Business West Membership Meeting
Mayor Mark Holland will be the featured speaker at the Business West Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St. The mayor will tell of various development activities in the West Wyandotte County area. There will be time for questions and answers. The cost of the meeting will be $20 per person and include lunch. For more information, or to make a reservation, telephone 913-766-4300 or email email@example.com. All area business owners and managers are invited.
Free summer movies offered June 30 to July 2
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 June 30 to July 2 will be “Rio 2,” rated G, and “Puss in Boots,” 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.
Blood drive scheduled July 1
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 1 at the Bonner Springs Community Conference Room, Bonner Springs YMCA, 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Mayor’s Listening Tour to be July 7 at Rosedale Middle School
Mayor Mark Holland’s Listening Tour next will visit District 3 at 5:30 p.m. July 7 at Rosedale Middle School, 3600 Springfield, Kansas City, Kan. Mayor Holland and Commissioner Ann Murguia will make remarks, and then comments of residents will be heard in small discussion groups. For more information, see www.wycokck.org/listen.
NAACP to meet July 7
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, July 7, at the Bethany Medical Center second 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 Women in NAACP (WIN) Committee will meet at 5 p.m. the same day and place. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 913-281-7900 or fax 913-281-7847.
Blood drive scheduled July 8
An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. July 8 at Curves, 1224 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
UG Ethics Commission to meet July 9
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Division 18, the old county commissioners’ chambers.
UG Commission scheduled to meet
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Marisa Gray, email@example.com. 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.