Community calendar

Class offered on drawing portraits
A class on drawing portraits will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Mary Donovan. Those attending should bring a photo to work from. All other supplies will be provided. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Blood drive scheduled Feb. 10
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the New Story Church, 5500 Woodend Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Affirmations group to meet Mondays
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. weekly on Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Creation Health Class planned
A “Creation Health Class” will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Ann Sullentrop will lead the class. The class will keep participants informed and on track in maintaining their total health. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

UG committees to meet Feb. 10
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. That meeting will be followed by the UG Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting. For an agenda, visit www.wycokck.org.

Healthy relationships group to meet
Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support, will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont 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 Tina May-Gamboa, Gaby Carmona, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m.; Clase de Limites, con lider Gloria Mendiburu, Los Lunes, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-689-9375 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Black History Month program on Feb. 11 to be about the town of Nicodemus
A Black History Month program, “Children of the Promised Land,” will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The history topic will be the town of Nicodemus, Kansas, the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. The town is a National Historical Site. A pictorial history will explore the experiences of the mothers and their children in Nicodemus, some of whom were the first in their families who were born free. The discussion will explore child-rearing during and after slavery, stories of children conceived in slavery but born free, and how baby names were changed or used to reflect attitudes about free-born children.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet Feb. 11
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, for a potluck dinner and social hour, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will focus on “2020 Vision,” a roundtable discussion with members to talk about activities for the coming year. The LRA will provide lasagna, and members will bring covered dishes to share. The meeting is open to interested persons. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or visit LRAKCK.org.

Grinter Jamboree to be Feb. 11
The Grinter Jamboree will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Grinter Place barn, 1400 N. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event features country music with the MP3 band. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is $6 per person. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/1400so78street/.

Parenting support group to meet Tuesday
The Parenting Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, including Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program of education and support will be presented by Marqueia Watson. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.


Program offered on coping with grief
“Understanding and Coping with Grief” will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Maria Ortiz-Towner. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Book club to meet
The book club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The club is facilitated by Teresa Bysel. The current book is “Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
The Knitting and Crocheting Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on current projects. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Program offered on creating greeting cards
“Create Beautiful Cards” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Carole Thrasher. Supplies will be provided. There is limited space. Registration is required to 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.


Nutrition class planned Feb. 13
A nutrition class will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those participating will hear practical tips and advice on meal planning, saving money and improving their health. The class is one of eight sessions offered Jan. 30-March 19. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet Feb. 13

Taylor Fry from the American Royal will be the guest speaker from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Fry graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in marketing. She has been involved with the American Royal campus project since 2017. She formerly was a project development coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Her topic will be “The Future of the American Royal – The Epicenter of Agriculture.” The sponsor of the luncheon will be Hilton Garden Inn. The cost of the luncheon is $25. For information about reservations, visit https://fiakck.org/product/feb2020-luncheonfee/.

UG Ethics Commission to meet Feb. 13
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Division 18 of the second floor Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The room is the old county commissioners’ chambers.

UG Commission to hold public budget hearing Feb. 13
A Unified Government public budget hearing is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. A UG Commission meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 13.

African music workshop planned Feb. 14
An African music workshop is planned from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Musician Bird Fleming will discuss the role of music in African culture, including drumming and dance traditions of the Senegambia region of Africa. The program is for ages 8-14, with registration required to 913-295-8250, Ext. 3.

‘Paper Art’ class planned
A Paper Art class is planned from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 17 and 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Participants will learn to use newspaper for a variety of art projects. The class is led by Aglee Gonzalez. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

‘Stay Strong, Stay Healthy’ classes offered
“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” classes will be offered Feb. 18, 20, 25 and 27 through the Wyandotte County Extension office. Level 1 and 2 classes will be presented by Lori Wuellner, family and consumer science agent for Wyandotte County Extension. The class fee is $20 per person. Level 1 classes are from 11 a.m. to noon. Level 2 classes are from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more event details, visit www.wyandotte.k-state.edu, Health and Nutrition, Stay Strong, Stay Healthy. For more information, call 913-299-9300, Ext. 107 or email lwuellne@ksu.edu.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, and on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Jackie Tiggs is the facilitator. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Hixson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Women’s Chamber to discuss heart disease awareness Feb. 19
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Providence Medical Center, Auditoriums B and C, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The “Go Red for Women Luncheon” will focus on heart disease awareness. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of women, and 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action, according to health officials. 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 non-members. To register, visit https://kckwomenschamber.org/

Mental wellness tips offered
“Mental Wellness Tips for All” will be presented from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Stacey Davis. Those attending will hear a variety of tips for maintaining and dealing with one’s own mental well-being and the well-being of others. Registration is required to 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Program to be presented on history of Kansas Delaware Tribe
A program on the history of the Kansas Delaware Tribe will be presented from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs. The museum is located inside Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs. The program includes a presentation, discussion and traditional bean dance presented by the Kansas Delaware Tribe. The program is free and open to the public.

Program discusses keeping healthy and fit
“Roots of Good Health,” a program about the core principles that build up the root structure of keeping the body healthy and fit, will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be facilitated by Dr. Mausumee Hussain. The program on Feb. 20 is about stress. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Bonner Springs Library plans Jazz on the Lake fundraiser Feb. 22
The 10th Jazz on the Lake, a fundraiser for the Bonner Springs City Library, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22. The event will take place at the Lake of the Forest Clubhouse in Bonner Springs. It will feature dinner, dancing to the jazz sounds of the Kicks Band, a silent auction and a live auction. The theme this year is “Over the Moon.” The last two events, in 2015 and 2017, supported the children’s programming and collection and a special preservation project. Money raised from these events has enabled the library to bring a variety of organizations, performers and presenters to the library to support educational and cultural library programs for children and youth. The event on Feb. 22 will continue to support children’s programming and the library collection, along with new technology for the children’s area. Tickets cost $50 and are available at the library. For more information, visit www.bonnerlibrary.org.

Colquitt to speak at GKC Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Feb. 25
The 59th annual Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Grand Ballroom at the downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Convention Center. Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs punter, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $50 each. For more information, visit https://kccmpb.org/ or call 816-863-0992.

Poet laureate of Kansas to appear Feb. 27 at Donnelly College
Huascar Medina, 2019-2020 poet laureate of Kansas, will make a public appearance at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 on the Donnelly College campus, Event Center, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Medina, Topeka, is a poet, writer and performer. He is a freelance copywriter and literary editor for seveneightfive magazine, publishing stories that spotlight literary and artistic events in northeast Kansas. His poems may be found in his collection, “How to Hang the Moon,” published by Spartan Press. Medina is the winner of ARTSConnect’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art. Medina will present, “May Our Voices Ring True.” His purpose is to help audiences share their experiences through poetry and discover what truly connects them. The talk is presented by Donnelly College and Humanities Kansas. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Providence Medical Center, auditorium rooms, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program on perennials to be presented March 5
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a program on perennials at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5. The program will be presented by Erin Busenhart, Family Tree Nursery. There is a $5 class fee. For event details, visit www.wyandotte.k-state.edu, Lawn and Garden, Master Gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300, Ext. 104, lloughar@ksu.edu.

Grinter Second Saturday Speaker Series to be March 14
UPDATE: This program has been canceled.
The Grinter Place Second Saturday Speaker Series will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Grinter Place, a state museum at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Kristen Zane will speak on the Wyandot Nation of Kansas. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/1400so78street/.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 11
UPDATE: This festival has been canceled
. The 15th annual WyCo Ethnic Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be free admission and free parking at the festival. It is open to the public. For more information visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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, Kansas, 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.


Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.


KCK parks and recreation programs
To see a brochure listening Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation programs, visit
https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Parks-Recreation/Documents/WYCOGuide_FINAL_Small.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SYe9fdtg8G8vXPY3JuRnrBUHZXs6amoG2lWgpl_8n-J4DwIbQ3JWlkLE .


Send your Wyandotte County events to news@wyandottedaily.com. Be sure to include your name and contact information. In case of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still planned.

Community calendar

UG commissioners to be sworn in Jan. 13
Unified Government commissioners will be sworn in at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Commissioners who will be sworn in include re-elected and newly elected commissioners Melissa Bynum, at large, 1st District; Brian McKiernan, 2nd District; Christian Ramirez, 3rd District; Harold Johnson Jr., 4th District; and Angela Markley, 6th District. Also to be sworn in at this ceremony will be Register of Deeds Nancy Burns.


History lecture planned Jan. 13
A history lecture on the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City, Kansas, is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, second floor auditorium, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The lecture by Tim Rives, a historian who has written a book on the topic, will discuss the Klan’s rise in the 1920s in Kansas City, Kansas, and its infiltration for 30 years into the city’s political offices.


KCK school board to meet Jan. 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the district’s Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda should be posted before the meeting at www.kckps.org. Board members Yolanda Clark, Janey Humphries, Randy Lopez and Valdenia Winn are scheduled to take the oath of office.


NAACP to meet Jan. 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, for an executive and general membership meeting. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and the membership meeting will follow at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 4953 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The NAACP chapter meetings now will be scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The guest speaker for January’s meeting will be Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree. NAACP members will set the agenda for the year. All members are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome. The NAACP is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights and of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination, a spokesman stated.


Program to be presented on grief
“Understanding and Coping with Grief” will be the title of a program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 to Feb. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Maria Ortiz-Towner will present the program. To register or for more information, call 913-689-9375.


Program planned on Medicare Jan. 15
A program of basic information about Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Susan Marcos will provide information and answer questions. To register or for more information, call 913-689-9375.


BPU to meet Jan. 15
The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda are a visitors’ time, election of officers, November financial report, linemen certificates, board comments and general manager comments. There is no work session on Jan. 15. A financial committee meeting is scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 15 in the board room at the BPU administration building at 540 Minnesota Ave.


Eagle Days to be Jan. 18-19 at Wyandotte County Lake Park
The 19th annual Eagle Days are scheduled Jan. 18-19 at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The event will be held at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and at the James P. Davis Hall, both within Wyandotte County Lake Park. Hours for Jan. 18 will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hours on Jan. 19 will be noon to 4 p.m. There will be presentations scheduled throughout the days by Operation Wildlife about the bald eagle and also about other birds of prey. There also will be kid-friendly crafts and eagle and waterfowl viewing. The event is free and open to the public. Operation Wildlife presentation times are: Jan. 18 at Schlagle Library: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Davis: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Operation Wildlife presentation times on Jan. 19 at Schlagle: 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Davis: noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2748407455385906/, or https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/19th-annual-eagle-days, or https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/sites/default/files/content/events/files/2020_eagle_days_flyer.pdf.


MLK holiday celebration to be Jan. 20
The Kansas City, Kansas, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Reardon Civic Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. The theme will be “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.” The guest speaker will be Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president of Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas. The event is open to the public. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/king-day-celebration-set-for-jan-20-in-kck/.


Master Gardeners to hold plant propagation class
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners are sponsoring a plant propagation class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Lynn Loughary, Wyandotte County Extension horticulture agent, will present the class. She will discuss vegetative propagation methods including cuttings, air layering and plant division. Registration is not required. The fee is $5, and the fee will be waived for certified master gardeners. Call 913-299-9300 for more information.


Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Room 2325, Jewell Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.


Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Turner High School auxiliary gym, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.


Blood drive scheduled Feb. 10
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the New Story Church, 5500 Woodend Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.


Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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, Kansas, 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.

Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

KCK parks and recreation programs
To see a brochure listening Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation programs, visit
https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Parks-Recreation/Documents/WYCOGuide_FINAL_Small.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SYe9fdtg8G8vXPY3JuRnrBUHZXs6amoG2lWgpl_8n-J4DwIbQ3JWlkLE .

Send your Wyandotte County events to news@wyandottedaily.com. Be sure to include your name and contact information. In case of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still planned.

Community calendar

Town hall meeting planned Jan. 4
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., is planning a Town Hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Sen. Braun’s Town Hall meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon. He plans to have a Town Hall meeting once a month. On Jan. 4, Sen. Braun plans to review significant 2019 legislation, pending 2020 legislation and have questions and answers with constituents. Registration for those who want to attend the meeting is online at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egu3bu6p1cfd1e0a&oseq=&c=&ch=.

Affirmations group to meet Mondays
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. weekly on Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Blood drive scheduled

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, multipurpose room, 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Healthy relationships group to meet
Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support, will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont 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 Tina May-Gamboa, Gaby Carmona, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-689-9375 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, and on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Jackie Tiggs is the facilitator. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Parenting support group to meet Tuesday
The Parenting Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, and on Tuesdays, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program of education and support will be presented by Marqueia Watson. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
The Knitting and Crocheting Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on current projects. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Wellness program offered on Jan. 8
A wellness program, “Bring Your Best Self,” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 and 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program, facilitated by Deb Carmody, will cover simple wellness practices to improve one’s life, including meditation, stretch and breathing techniques to assist in calming, lowering blood pressure, reducing pain and building strength. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on current projects. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

BPU to install board members on Jan. 8
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will install three recently elected board members on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at a meeting at the BPU’s administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Three board members who were elected in November will take the oath of office at a 6 p.m. ceremony prior to the regular board meeting, according to a spokesman. Two incumbents, Robert Milan Sr., 1st District; and Jeff Bryant, 3rd District; as well as newly elected board member Rose Mulvany Henry, at large, position 3, will be sworn in. According to the spokesman, there will not be a visitors’ comment section at the Jan. 8 board meeting.

Town hall meeting planned for legislative delegation Jan. 8
A town hall meeting is planned for the Wyandotte County legislative delegation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting is open to the public. Several area legislators are expected to attend.

Program discusses keeping healthy and fit
“Roots of Good Health,” a program about the core principles that build up the root structure of keeping the body healthy and fit, will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be facilitated by Dr. Mausumee Hussain. To register, call 913-689-9375 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet Jan. 9
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for a luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Board of Public Utilities offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Michelle Lane, senior director of corporate and community wellness for North Kansas City Hospital. Lane has more than 20 years’ experience in nursing, psychology and wellness. Her topic will be “The Science of Happiness.” This program is sponsored by the BPU. The fee for the luncheon is $25. Those who are pre-paid or have questions should contact Rachel Chambers at rchambers@fiakck.org.

Author to present book Jan. 9
Adrian Zink, author of “Wicked Kansas,” will present his book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Alden-Harrington Family Event Center, 218 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. It will be the monthly meeting of the Bonner Springs Historic Preservation Society. The event is free and all are welcome. For information, call 913-441-2665 or visit https://www.facebook.com/bshpsorg.

UG Commission to meet Jan. 9
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Winter speaker series program at Grinter Place to be Jan. 11
(This program was canceled because of the weather.) The winter speaker series at Grinter Place, a state historic site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Louise Crable will speak on “The Plants and Herbs of the Grinter Era.” The free program will last about 30 minutes, followed by questions and answers. Doughnuts, coffee and juice will be available, and tours of Grinter Place will be given after the program for $6 for adults and $3 for children. Programs are planned on the second Saturday of the month. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/483105615630929/ or https://www.kshs.org/p/grinter-place-programs/18581.

UG commissioners to be sworn in Jan. 13

Unified Government commissioners will be sworn in at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Commissioners who will be sworn in include re-elected and newly elected commissioners Melissa Bynum, at large, 1st District; Brian McKiernan, 2nd District; Christian Ramirez, 3rd District; Harold Johnson Jr., 4th District; and Angela Markley, 6th District. Also to be sworn in at this ceremony will be Register of Deeds Nancy Burns.

History lecture planned Jan. 13
A history lecture on the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City, Kansas, is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, second floor auditorium, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The lecture by Tim Rives, a historian who has written a book on the topic, will discuss the Klan’s rise in the 1920s in Kansas City, Kansas, and its infiltration for 30 years into the city’s political offices.

KCK school board to meet Jan. 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the district’s Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda should be posted before the meeting at www.kckps.org.

NAACP to meet Jan. 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, for an executive and general membership meeting. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and the membership meeting will follow at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 4953 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The NAACP chapter meetings now will be scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The guest speaker for January’s meeting will be Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree. NAACP members will set the agenda for the year. All members are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome. The NAACP is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights and of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination, a spokesman stated.

Program to be presented on grief

“Understanding and Coping with Grief” will be the title of a program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 to Feb. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Maria Ortiz-Towner will present the program. To register or for more information, call 913-689-9375.

Program planned on Medicare Jan. 15

A program of basic information about Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Susan Marcos will provide information and answer questions. To register or for more information, call 913-689-9375.

BPU to meet Jan. 15

The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda are a visitors’ time, election of officers, November financial report, linemen certificates, board comments and general manager comments. There is no work session on Jan. 15. A financial committee meeting is scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 15 in the board room at the BPU administration building at 540 Minnesota Ave.

Eagle Days to be Jan. 18-19 at Wyandotte County Lake Park
The 19th annual Eagle Days are scheduled Jan. 18-19 at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The event will be held at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and at the James P. Davis Hall, both within Wyandotte County Lake Park. Hours for Jan. 18 will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hours on Jan. 19 will be noon to 4 p.m. There will be presentations scheduled throughout the days by Operation Wildlife about the bald eagle and also about other birds of prey. There also will be kid-friendly crafts and eagle and waterfowl viewing. The event is free and open to the public. Operation Wildlife presentation times are: Jan. 18 at Schlagle Library: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Davis: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Operation Wildlife presentation times on Jan. 19 at Schlagle: 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Davis: noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2748407455385906/, or https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/19th-annual-eagle-days, or https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/sites/default/files/content/events/files/2020_eagle_days_flyer.pdf.

MLK holiday celebration to be Jan. 20
The Kansas City, Kansas, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Reardon Civic Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. The theme will be “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.” The guest speaker will be Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president of Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas. The event is open to the public. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/king-day-celebration-set-for-jan-20-in-kck/.

Master Gardeners to hold plant propagation class
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners are sponsoring a plant propagation class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Lynn Loughary, Wyandotte County Extension horticulture agent, will present the class. She will discuss vegetative propagation methods including cuttings, air layering and plant division. Registration is not required. The fee is $5, and the fee will be waived for certified master gardeners. Call 913-299-9300 for more information.

Blood drive scheduled

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Room 2325, Jewell Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Turner High School auxiliary gym, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled Feb. 10
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the New Story Church, 5500 Woodend Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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, Kansas, 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.


Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.


KCK parks and recreation programs
To see a brochure listening Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation programs, visit
https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Parks-Recreation/Documents/WYCOGuide_FINAL_Small.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SYe9fdtg8G8vXPY3JuRnrBUHZXs6amoG2lWgpl_8n-J4DwIbQ3JWlkLE .


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