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Candidate forums planned July 24 and 25
Candidate forums are planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 24 and 25 at the St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas. According to Richard Mabion of the NAACP, candidates for the Board of Public Utilities, Kansas City Kansas College Board of Trustees and Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will be at the forum on Monday, July 24. Candidates for Unified Government mayor-CEO, Wyandotte County Sheriff and UG Commission will be at the forum on Tuesday, July 25. The forums are open to the public. The hosts of the forums on July 24 and 25 are the Baptist Ministers Union of Kansas City, Kansas, and the Kansas City, Kansas, NAACP. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 1.
UG plans public hearing on budget on Monday, July 24
A Unified Government budget meeting is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, when a public hearing will be held on the UG and CDBG budget, according to the UG agenda. The budget public hearing is expected to be held in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. After the hearing, a budget workshop could be held, if necessary. The budget is scheduled to be adopted at a meeting July 27.
Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: 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 or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Blood drive to be July 26
Kansas City Kansas Community College will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 in Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Personal finances program planned
Participants will find out about managing their money and learning to make conscious decisions about their finances at a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Jennifer Rottinghaus, CPA. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Nine free concerts to be offered this summer at Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets will continue its free outdoor concert series, Legends Live, on Saturday evenings this summer. Some of the performers will be local bands. The concert series will include nine performances from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 5 at the Civic Courtyard Fountain at The Legends Outlets, according to a spokesman. A range of styles, including popular music, classic rock, rock alternative, rhythm and blues, country hits and selections from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today will be featured. The concert series will end Aug. 5 with a family friendly performance tied to Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School event featuring children’s music, giveaways and activities. The Legends concerts are held near the fountain, near the Legends 14 Theatre, at 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The Legends Live concert schedule includes:
July 29: Big Time Grain Company: Kansas City’s premier country western and country rock band performing crowd favorites from many artists.
Aug. 5: Mr. Stinky Feet and The Hiccups (family night): Award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” and his band, The Hiccups, performing popular children’s music.
Blood drive planned Aug. 2
The Wyandotte County Justice Complex, 710 N. 7th t., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
UG Ethics Commission to meet Aug. 3
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
UG Ethics Commission Meeting
Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair to be Aug. 5
The annual 2017 Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the KCKCC Community Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Back-to-School Fair is held for students who live in Wyandotte County who attend school (both public and private). Parents are required to provide proof of Wyandotte County residence. Parents and their children are invited to stop by for free school supplies. Free immunizations, physical exams, eye exams and free haircuts will also be provided. In addition to supplies, immunizations and physical exams, parents will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from a variety of community organizations who will offer information on services. Parents are required to bring proof of residence in Wyandotte County, such as a driver’s license or a utility bill and children must be accompanied by their parents at the Back-to-School Fair. For more information, individuals may visit www.facebook.com/WyandotteCountyBackToSchoolFair.
Blood drive to be Aug. 5
Kansas City Natural Health and Wellness Expo will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 21
Harding and Associates will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 in the parking lot at 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 23-24
University of Kansas Medical Center will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 at the Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Rainbow and Olathe boulevards, Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 25
The Unified Government will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 in the main lobby at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish for men and women. Counseling is available Monday through Thursday, with day and evening times available. Individual counseling, couple-marriage counseling and addictions counseling is available. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.
Wyandotte County Museum
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 Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has events scheduled. The museum is closed on Father’s Day. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://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. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. It is closed on state holidays. 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/.