Community calendar

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

Candlelight vigil to be Sunday evening for two slain deputies
A candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 17, in front of City Hall to honor two slain deputies, Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King. The candlelight vigil is being held by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office. The candlelight vigil, in front of City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., is open to the public.

Keeler Women’s Center closed from June 18-22
The Keeler Women’s Center will be closed the week of June 18-22. El Centro de Mujeres Keeler estará cerrado la semana del 18 al 22 de Junio, 2018. Las empleadas estaremos en retiro. No habrá programación en la noche. Regresaremos el 25 de Junio, 2018. For more information, call 913-906-8990.

UG Committee meetings scheduled June 18
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the fifth floor, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG Administration and Human Services meeting will follow. To see agendas, visit http://wycokck.civicclerk.com/web/site.aspx.

Rally on gun safety set for June 18
The March for Our Lives rally is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 18 at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Three Parkland survivors are scheduled to appear. For more information, visit https://marchforourlives.com/road-to-change-kansas-city-town-hall/.

Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the University of Kansas, Hixson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Fire performer scheduled June 20 through Turner library

Jason D’Vaude, a fire performer, is scheduled to appear from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the gymnasium at the community center at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. He will perform juggling using pins, swords and fire. The show is for all ages. Registration is requested to 913-295-8250, Ext. 4, or fill out a registration form at https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/fire-performer-jason-dvaude.

Meditation class offered
A mindfulness and meditation class will be offered from noon to 12:30 p.m. June 20 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, in the first floor program room. The class for adults and senior adults will offer techniques on meditation, for new or advanced meditators. The class also is scheduled June 27 and July 11. For more information, see https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/mindfulness-and-meditation-0.

Zoning code rewrite meetings scheduled
Public meetings are scheduled on a KCK zoning code rewrite on June 20. The first public meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Salvation Harbor Light Village Chapel, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The second meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Memorial Hall, second floor, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG is seeking public comments. Public comments also may be made online at surveymonkey.com/r/kckzoningrewrite through July 31.

KCK schools schedule meet-and-greet sessions with superintendent candidate finalists Wednesday and Thursday
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools have scheduled meet-and-greet sessions with superintendent candidate finalists on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21. The sessions are scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. June 20 and 21 in the board room at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may meet the first finalist on Wednesday and the second on Thursday. The public will have the opportunity to meet the superintendent candidates, submit written questions to the finalists, and to leave written comments for the school board about the superintendent candidates. The school board is not scheduled to be at the meet-and-greet sessions. The school board is scheduled to interview the finalists in closed, executive sessions at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21.

Movie scheduled June 21
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries occasionally show movies. The movie from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the South Branch Library, Conference Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be “Tomb Raider.” The movie based on a classic video game is rated PG-13. For more library activities, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/.

The KCK Street Blues Fest to be held Saturday, June 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival will be held Saturday, June 23, at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch, 3924 N. 49th Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, which is north of Leavenworth Road. The event runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Musicians who are scheduled to appear include Ernest James Zydeco, Danny Cox, Joe Miquelon, Norm Liggins and Danita “Little Red” Oliver, Jason Vivone, Jaisson Taylor Group, D.C. Bellamy, 51% Blues Band, Mark and Sue Corbett, Allen Locke and Shannon Basham, Eugene Smiley Blues Band and special guest Millage Gilbert. For more information, visit kckblues.com.

UG Commission to meet June 28
The Unified Government Commission will meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items are expected to be on the agenda. The agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive scheduled June 29
Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehab, 520 E. Morse, Bonner Springs, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 29. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Open Mic night planned June 29
Open Mic night is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Third Space Coffee, 226 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event is sponsored by the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Wordslingers Writing Group. Persons will sign up to read original writing, with 3 minutes available per piece. Refreshments will be for sale.

35th Infantry Division Band to play July 4 at T-Bones game
The Marching Band of the 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, will play the National Anthem on July 4 at the Kansas City T-Bones game in Kansas City, Kansas. The game will start at 7:05 p.m. against the Sioux Falls Canaries. For more details on T-Bones’ schedules, visit www.tbonesbaseball.com/.

Grinter Jamboree planned July 10
The Grinter Jamboree is planned at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band will perform for Rock ’n’ Roll night. Admission is $5 per person, and concessions are available.

Blood drive scheduled July 11
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled
The Bonner Springs YMCA will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Bonner Springs YMCA Classroom A, 2251 S. 138th, Bonner Springs, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. t0 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Unified Government, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Spiritual direction available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., is offering spiritual direction by appointment. One hour, once a month, may be scheduled at the convenience of the director and directee. Those interested in spiritual direction by call the Keeler Women’s Center at 913-906-8990 to talk to one of the sisters about scheduling an appointment. The Keeler Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit 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, Kan., 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, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

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Community calendar

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

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Salud Creacion, con Shawnee Mission Medical Center, los martes, 12 de junio, 10-11:30 a.m.; Clase de Nutricion – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 14 de junio , 10-11:30 a.m. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Program focuses on historical Hispanic culture
Dr. Genovevo Chavez, a historian who has studied Hispanic culture, will be the featured presenter in a program that will focus on the Mexican fiesta at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the George Meyn Community Center in Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs. Rose Marie’s Fiesta Mexicana dancers also will perform. Refreshments will be served.

Retirement reception planned for Dr. Lane
A retirement reception is planned for Dr. Cynthia Lane, superintendent of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St. The reception is casual. Guests may come and go. The reception is open to school district staff and the community.

Red Cross blood drive scheduled June 11
Earp Distribution, 2730 S. 98th St., Edwardsville, Kansas, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 11. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Growth group offered Mondays
“Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group” for women is offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. each Monday, including June 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps people change the way they think about themselves and their lives. The curriculum is from “Women for Sobriety.”

Special KCK school board meeting planned June 11
A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the McAnany law office, 10 E. Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 300, Kansas City, Kansas. The board plans to interview superintendent candidates in a closed session.

Magic show planned
A magic show with Reggie Reg the Magic Man is planned for 6 to 7 p.m. June 11 at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. the show is for children of all ages.

Farmer’s market planned
The KCK Farmer’s Market is planned from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in front of Catholic Charities, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On Wednesdays the Farmer’s Market is located behind the Health Department at 6th and Tauromee, and Thursdays it is at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., at Campus Boulevard and Argentine Lane.

Heat stroke prevention program offered
A program on heat stroke prevention will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Alex Kieu will share information and answer questions to help participants care for themselves and others. The program is offered in partnership with Mercy and Truth. For reservations, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet June 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education plans to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Central Office, 59th and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda is posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ks/kckps/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Book club to meet June 12
The Monthly Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book for June is “Hidden Girl” by Shyima Hall. The group is facilitated by Theresa Bysel. Call the Keeler Center at 913-906-8990 to check availability of books for participants.

Grinter Jamboree to be June 12
The Grinter Jamboree will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band is scheduled to perform. Admission will be $5 per person.

Scholarship golf tournament to be held June 13
The Kansas City, Kansas, School Foundation for Excellence will hold the 28th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 13, at the Sunflower Hills Golf Course, 122nd and Riverview Avenue, Bonner Springs. Proceeds will benefit high school seniors and the district’s literacy program. For more information, visit www.kckps.org/index.php/news-releases/950-annual-scholarship-golf-tournament.

Card-making class offered
A card-making class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Carole Thrasher is the leader of the group. The supplies are provided. Space is limited. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Mayor scheduled to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting June 13
Mayor David Alvey is scheduled to be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 at a meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce at the Children’s Campus, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the luncheon meeting is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To register for the meeting, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efea0h4n5db74828&oseq=&c=&ch=. For more information, call 913-233-3305.

Hula dancers scheduled June 13 at Turner Library
Hula Hale O’Kiakahi Hula Dancers are scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Turner Community Library, in the gymnasium, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is for all ages. Registration is required to 913-295-8250 or to https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/hula-hale-okiakahi-hula-dancers. To see other library programs, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/.

Spa care for dads offered
A class, “Spa Care for Dads,” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For information, call 913-906-8990.

Fairfax group to meet June 14
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at BlackJack Tire Supplies, 3260 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speakers will be Danica Rome of the Wyandotte Edonomic Development Council and Keely Schneider of Workforce Partnership. They will speak about Workforce Solutions and Fairfax Workforce Connection. The sponsor of the meeting is EJ’s Urban Eatery. The cost of the luncheon is $25. Registration is required by 3 p.m. June 12 to https://fiakck.org/product/june-2018/.

UG Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK school board to hold special meeting June 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the McAnany law offices at 10 E. Cambridge Circle, Suite 300, Kansas City, Kansas. The board plans to conduct regular business, and plans to meet in a closed session to interview superintendent candidates. For more information see https://www.boarddocs.com/ks/kckps/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Author to speak at Bonner historic society meeting
Adrian Zink, author of “Hidden History of Kansas,” will appear at the 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, meeting of the Bonner Springs Historic Preservation Society at the Alden-Harrington Family Event Center, 218 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. He will give a reading and sign books. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 913-441-2665.

UG Commission to meet June 14
The Unified Government Commission is expected to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at www.wycokck.org.

Free concert by the City Band in Bonner Springs
A free concert will be presented from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 14, by the City Band at Kelly Murphy Park, 2nd and Elm streets, Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event includes an ice cream social. Bring a lawn chair. Other concert dates include Thursday nights in June and July. For more information, visit http://bonnersprings.org.

Concert planned June 15
Primus is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th, Bonner Springs, Kansas. For more information, visit www.providenceamp.com/kansas-city-concert-and-events-calendar.html.

Democrats to meet Saturday
State Reps. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist., and Louis Ruiz, D-31st Dist., are guest speakers at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast meeting on Saturday, June 16. Also speaking briefly will be Democratic candidates for the Wyandotte County District Court judge position. The meeting begins with a buffet at 8:15 a.m. and the program follows at 9 a.m. at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave. The buffet cost is $10 per person, with a $6 charge for students and those on limited incomes. Those interested in attending are asked to make reservations by Friday, June 15, to scottmackey08@yahoo.com. While reservations are encouraged, they are not required. It is not necessary to purchase a breakfast to attend the program. Those who require special needs should mention it in the reservation.

Central Avenue market open June 16
La Placita Central Avenue market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bethany Park, North 12th and Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include food vendors, music and activities. The market also is scheduled to be open June 30.

Frank Mason III charity softball game to be at T-Bones Stadium
Former University of Kansas basketball standout Frank Mason III will hold a charity softball game Saturday afternoon to benefit Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the National Youth Foundation. Mason will be joined by KU Head Basketball Coach Bill Self and a number of former Jayhawks and NBA players including Devonte Graham, Josh Jackson, and Sherron Collins as well Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. The game will be an interactive experience between players and attendees. Fans will be entertained by in-game promotions and giveaways all seven innings. Mason was the 2016-17 Consensus National Player of the Year and currently plays for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. Gates open at 1 p.m. Saturday at T-Bones Stadium, with a home run derby at 2 p.m. and first pitch at 3 p.m.

KCK school board to hold listening tour June 16
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will hold a listening tour for the community, the district’s staff, parents and students from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Central Office and Training Center, board room, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. According to a news release from the school district, the purpose of the listening tour is for the staff, parents, students and community to share what is important to them and their families regarding the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools. The school board members will have the chance to hear first-hand from patrons and the community, which will help them set board priorities in the future. Those attending also will have the opportunity to meet the school board.

Forum for Democratic governor candidates to be June 16
A forum for Democratic governor candidates will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Jewell Building, upper level, 7250 State Ave. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the KCKCC College Democrats and the Wyandotte County Democratic Party.

Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the University of Kansas, Hixoson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas.

The KCK Street Blues Fest to be held Saturday, June 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival will be held Saturday, June 23, at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch, 3924 N. 49th Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, which is north of Leavenworth Road. The event runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Musicians who are scheduled to appear include Ernest James Zydeco, Danny Cox, Joe Miquelon, Norm Liggins and Danita “Little Red” Oliver, Jason Vivone, Jaisson Taylor Group, D.C. Bellamy, 51% Blues Band, Mark and Sue Corbett, Allen Locke and Shannon Basham, Eugene Smiley Blues Band and special guest Millage Gilbert. For more information, visit kckblues.com.

Open Mic night planned June 29
Open Mic night is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Third Space Coffee, 226 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event is sponsored by the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Wordslingers Writing Group. Persons will sign up to read original writing, with 3 minutes available per piece. Refreshments will be for sale.

Spiritual direction available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., is offering spiritual direction by appointment. One hour, once a month, may be scheduled at the convenience of the director and directee. Those interested in spiritual direction by call the Keeler Women’s Center at 913-906-8990 to talk to one of the sisters about scheduling an appointment. The Keeler Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit 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, Kan., 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, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

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Community calendar

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

Bert Cantwell memorial interchange to be dedicated Sunday
The interchange at 110th and I-70 will be dedicated in a ceremony June 3 in honor of Cantwell’s contributions to the state and the nation. Cantwell, who died in 1996, was the former sheriff of Wyandotte County, also was superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol and was a U.S. Marshal. He also served in community leadership positions with the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce. The Bert Cantwell memorial interchange signs were funded by the family and donors, and will be unveiled at the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3, at the interchange. Parking will be available on 110th Street, south of I-70.

Keeler Center to be closed June 4-8
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will be closed from June 4-8.

El Centro de Mujeres Keeler estará cerrado la semana del 4 a 8 de Junio, 2018. Solo tendremos servicios de consejería, dirección espiritual y grupos de soporte por cita. No habrá programación en la noche.

UG committees to meet June 4
Two Unified Government committees, the Neighborhood and Community Development Committee, and the Economic Development and Finance Committee, are expected to meet starting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

State of the Unified Government address to be June 5
Mayor David Alvey plans to give the State of the Government address at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The KCK Downtown Rotary Club is the host of the program. After a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m., the speech is scheduled at noon. Tickets are available through the mayor’s office at 913-573-5010 or purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3441810. Tickets are $26 each. The address will be livestreamed on the Unified Government’s website and also rebroadcast for future viewing on UGTV.

Arts classes offered at Alcott Arts Center
Arts classes will be offered starting June 5 at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S.18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The fee is $5 per class. Class sizes will be limited to 10 students, and reservations are necessary to 913-233-2787 or alcott@alcottartscenter.org. For more information, visit https://www.alcottartscenter.org/.

Stone Lion Puppets to appear at library
“Wind in the Willows,” presented by the Stone Lion Puppets, will be performed at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd. This musical presentation is based on the famous children’s story by Kenneth Grahame. For more information, see www.kckpl.org.

Mindfulness and meditation program begins June 6
A mindfulness and meditation program will begin at noon June 6 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The class will be held each Wednesday. The 30-minute class will cover simple mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve well-being. Some persons have said meditation reduces stress, improves attention, energy and empathy for others. A different meditative technique will be introduced each week, with readings and dialogue. Beginners or those who are experienced at meditation may attend. Chairs are provided, and those attending may bring their own meditation cushions.

BPU to meet June 6
The Board of Public Utilities will meet on Wednesday, June 6, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session at 5 p.m. are a board update, general manager update, and an update on bottom ash. On the agenda for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. are a visitors’ time, legislative recap, Wyandotte Economic Development Council update, financial report, board comments, general manager comments and a closed executive session. Also, the BPU will have committee meetings on Wednesday, June 6. The BPU Finance Committee will meet in the 4th floor video conference room from 4:15 to 5 p.m., at the utility’s administration building at 540 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending must check in first at the front desk in the lobby. Also, there will be a meeting of the BPU Economic Development Committee from 4 to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Board Room also at the BPU administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kansas.

Program on monarch butterflies offered June 7
A class on monarch butterflies will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The class is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. The class will be taught by Candy Dials and Charlotte VanWormer, Leavenworth County Extension Master Gardeners. Known for their migration from Mexico to Canada each year, monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed while they are on their journey. The monarch population has decreased significantly during the past two decades, in part because of the decrease in native plants, including milkweed, on which their caterpillars feed. The class will discuss how people can help bring back the monarch population. Registration is not required for the class. There will be a $5 fee payable at the door. There will be no fee for certified Extension master gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

Movies in the parks program begins June 8
Movies in the parks are planned this summer through the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department. The free movies will begin at 8 p.m. on these dates: June 8, “Ferdinand” at Heathwood Park, July 13, “The Star” at Rosedale Park; and Aug. 3, “Jumanji” at Kaw Point Park. Those attending may bring a blanket or a lawn chair.

Annual kids fishing derby to be June 9 at Wyandotte County Lake
The Ed and Ione Trapp Annual Derby will take place on Saturday, June 9, at Wyandotte County Lake at the Kids Pond, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by derby fishing from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and a trophy presentation at 10:30 a.m. Participants should bring their fishing gear. Worms for bait will be provided. A free hot dog coupon will be given to the kids who register. The event is sponsored by the Leavenworth Road Association and Wyandotte County Parks. For more information, call 913-788-3988.

Art exhibit opens Saturday evening at Alcott Arts
An art exhibit is planned Saturday evening, June 9, at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The group show featuring several artists will run through July 7. A reception with the artists will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 9. Participating artists include: Rickie Kelley, wildlife and pet portrait artist; Juan Dominguez, mixed media artist; Katie and Jeri Hale, crocheted hats, scarves, afghans and more; Noe Cruz, jewelry including semi-precious stones, shells and beads; Amy Chapman and Amy Anderson, arts and crafts including cosmetic bags, hot pads, oven mitts and inspirational plaques. Some items will be for sale. The Alcott Arts Center is not yet ADA accessible. For more information, visit www.alcottartscenter.org or call 913-233-2787.

Program focuses on historical Hispanic culture
Dr. Genovevo Chavez, a historian who has studied Hispanic culture, will be the featured presenter in a program that will focus on the Mexican fiesta at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the George Meyn Community Center in Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs. Rose Marie’s Fiesta Mexicana dancers also will perform. Refreshments will be served.

Retirement reception planned for Dr. Lane
A retirement reception is planned for Dr. Cynthia Lane, superintendent of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St. The reception is casual. Guests may come and go. The reception is open to school district staff and the community.

Red Cross blood drive scheduled June 11
Earp Distribution, 2730 S. 98th St., Edwardsville, Kansas, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 11. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Grinter Jamboree to be June 12
The Grinter Jamboree will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band is scheduled to perform. Admission will be $5 per person.

Scholarship golf tournament to be held June 13
The Kansas City, Kansas, School Foundation for Excellence will hold the 28th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 13, at the Sunflower Hills Golf Course, 122nd and Riverview Avenue, Bonner Springs. Proceeds will benefit high school seniors and the district’s literacy program. For more information, visit www.kckps.org/index.php/news-releases/950-annual-scholarship-golf-tournament.

Mayor scheduled to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting June 13
Mayor David Alvey is scheduled to be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 at a meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce at the Children’s Campus, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the luncheon meeting is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To register for the meeting, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efea0h4n5db74828&oseq=&c=&ch=. For more information, call 913-233-3305.

Fairfax group to meet June 14
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at BlackJack Tire Supplies, 3260 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speakers will be Danica Rome of the Wyandotte Edonomic Development Council and Keely Schneider of Workforce Partnership. They will speak about Workforce Solutions and Fairfax Workforce Connection. The sponsor of the meeting is EJ’s Urban Eatery. The cost of the luncheon is $25. Registration is required by 3 p.m. June 12 to https://fiakck.org/product/june-2018/.

Author to speak at Bonner historic society meeting
Adrian Zink, author of “Hidden History of Kansas,” will appear at the 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, meeting of the Bonner Springs Historic Preservation Society at the Alden-Harrington Family Event Center, 218 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. He will give a reading and sign books. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 913-441-2665.

UG Commission to meet June 14
The Unified Government Commission is expected to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at www.wycokck.org.

KCK school board to hold listening tour June 16
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will hold a listening tour for the community, the district’s staff, parents and students from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Central Office and Training Center, board room, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. According to a news release from the school district, the purpose of the listening tour is for the staff, parents, students and community to share what is important to them and their families regarding the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools. The school board members will have the chance to hear first-hand from patrons and the community, which will help them set board priorities in the future. Those attending also will have the opportunity to meet the school board.

Forum for Democratic governor candidates to be June 16
A forum for Democratic governor candidates will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Jewell Building, upper level, 7250 State Ave. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the KCKCC College Democrats and the Wyandotte County Democratic Party.

Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the University of Kansas, Hixoson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas.

The KCK Street Blues Fest to be held Saturday, June 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival will be held Saturday, June 23, at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch, 3924 N. 49th Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, which is north of Leavenworth Road. The event runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Musicians who are scheduled to appear include Ernest James Zydeco, Danny Cox, Joe Miquelon, Norm Liggins and Danita “Little Red” Oliver, Jason Vivone, Jaisson Taylor Group, D.C. Bellamy, 51% Blues Band, Mark and Sue Corbett, Allen Locke and Shannon Basham, Eugene Smiley Blues Band and special guest Millage Gilbert. For more information, visit kckblues.com.

Spiritual direction available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., is offering spiritual direction by appointment. One hour, once a month, may be scheduled at the convenience of the director and directee. Those interested in spiritual direction by call the Keeler Women’s Center at 913-906-8990 to talk to one of the sisters about scheduling an appointment. The Keeler Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit 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, Kan., 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, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

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