Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

Santa’s Express planned Dec. 9 at Ag Hall
Santa’s Express will continue Sunday, Dec. 8-9, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Children may get their photo taken with Santa Claus in the train depot, ride a train and view the Christmas on the farm decorations. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served, and there will be visits to Santa. There is a $5 charge per car. For more information, visit http://www.aghalloffame.com/events/.

Westheight holiday homes tour to be Dec. 9
The Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. This year the tour includes five homes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as well as Wyandotte High School. The tour begins at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $10. Go to www.historicwestheight.org for more information and to purchase tickets online. Proceeds will benefit the neighborhood association and St. Paul’s Food Pantry. Westheight Manor is listed as historically significant in the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places.

Affirmations group to meet
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Calligraphy program offered Dec. 10
Calligraphy for Beginners will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will learn basic strokes, alphabets and how to connect them. Mary Donovan will present the program. Materials will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central 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 Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Special exhibit showing on sit-in
“People, Pride, and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-In” will be on exhibit through Dec. 14 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. This sit-in was the first successful student-led sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century. For more information, visit kckpl.org.

Program to offer tips on managing holiday blues
“Managing the Holiday Blues” will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Dr. Alex Kieu. For some people, the holidays bring on feelings of loneliness and sadness. Other could be depressed around the winter’s seasonal affective disorders. This program will offer tips to manage emotions this season. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at www.kckps.org.

Book club to meet Dec. 11
The Book Club will discuss “A Pearl in the Storm” by Tori Muden McClure from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Greeting card program to be Dec. 12
Create personalized greeting cards at a program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Carole Thrasher will lead the program. Supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned Dec. 12
The Fairfax Industrial Association will sponsor a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Fairfax Drainage District parking lot, 1620 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. The blood center’s donor bus will be at the location. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Women’s chamber to meet Dec. 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will include a gift exchange. For more information, visit https://kckwomenschamber.org/.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec.13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

UG Commission to meet Dec. 13
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda is expected to be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Enjoy doughnuts with Santa
Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to enjoy doughnuts with Santa Claus from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Kensington Community Center, 2900 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be doughnuts, hot cocoa or juice. It is a free event. The host is the Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation Department.

Workshop offered on chronic pain
A workshop on chronic pain will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The two-hour workshop will offer participants some life skills to cope with chronic pain and its effects on one’s life. The workshop is led by Faye Miller. Materials will be included in the workshop. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Legislative forum planned Jan. 7
The Wyandotte County Legislative Delegation Forum is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the South Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may attend.

Grinter Place to continue Second Saturday series on Jan. 12
Grinter Place will continue its Second Saturday speakers series on Jan. 12. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and the topic will be “How the Junior League Helped Save the Grinter House and How Volunteers Built the Grinter Event Space Barn,” presented by Georgia Howlett. The historic Grinter House is at South 78th and K-32 in Kansas City, Kansas. In conjunction with the free program, there will be free doughnuts, coffee or juice. Each program will be about 35 minutes long. After the program, there will be the opportunity for questions and comments. Tours of the Grinter House also will be available, for an admission fee of $6 for adults and $3 for students. The Second Saturday Speaker Series will present educational programs about the history of Grinter House, the oldest home still standing in Wyandotte County, and the area. Future programs in the Grinter Second Saturday Speaker Series include Feb. 9 – topic and speaker to be determined; and March 9 – “March Madness James Naismith First Person Re-Enactment,” presented by Bill Nicks. Grinter House closed for the winter on Oct. 13 and opens again on March 13. Regular hours from March 13 to Oct. 12 will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

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, 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/.

Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

Affirmations group to meet
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Raising safe kids program continues
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Heather Neds.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Calligraphy program offered Dec. 3
Calligraphy for Beginners will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 and 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will learn basic strokes, alphabets and how to connect them. Mary Donovan will present the program. Materials will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Resume writing to be topic of program Dec. 3
“Resume Writing: Learn How to Land a Job” will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Gabrielle Rickard will present the program. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Economic Development and Finance Committee will meet immediately after the NCD meeting. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central 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 Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. Que le Sucede A Mi Hijo Adolescent? Con lider Claudia Perez, el Miércoles 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., 5 de Diciembra – Como enfrentar esta etapa con mi hijo adolescente y no morir en el intento. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

NAACP to meet Dec. 4
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch of the NAACP will meet for its annual year-end Christmas celebration meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office building, 2010 N. 59th St. The guest speaker will be Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree. Participants will meet the newly elected officers and executive committee members. Elected officials in attendance will be recognized. A covered dish dinner is planned. All members and guests are invited to attend.

Special exhibit, film to be shown on sit-in
“People, Pride, and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-In” will be on exhibit through Dec. 14 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. A documentary of the same name will be shown at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Main Library, followed by a discussion with Dr. Galyn A. Vesey, one of the original participants of the sit-in. This sit-in was the first successful student-led sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century. For more information, visit kckpl.org.

Workshop offered on child-adult relationship enrichment
A Child Adult Relationship Enrichment Workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The workshop has been developed for parents and caregivers of children who have experienced stressful or traumatic events in their lives, children with behavior problems or parents who want to strengthen their relationship with their child or increase their child’s positive behaviors. The workshop is facilitated by Michelle Bertuglia Haley. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate will present ways to defend oneself or others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Dec. 5
The Board of Public Utilities will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the administration offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the special session at 5 p.m. will be a closed executive session. On the agenda for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. will be a visitors’ time, year-end recap, October financial report, board comments and general manager comments.

Gift wrapping on a budget to be topic of program
Gift wrapping ideas on a budget will be the topic of a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Heather DeClue. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Boxwood wreath program planned Dec. 6
A program on how to make boxwood wreaths will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Mikey Stafford, a Leavenworth County Extension Master Gardener. Sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardener, the program does not require registration. A $5 fee is payable at the door. The fee is waived for certified Extension Master Gardeners. For information, call 913-299-9300.

Women writers group to meet
The women writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The purpose of the group is to develop the writer within, learn new approaches to writing and share writing. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG Commission to meet Dec. 6
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive planned Dec. 8
A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Cabela’s, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Grinter Place to begin Second Saturday series on Dec. 8

Grinter Place will sponsor its Second Saturday Speakers Series this winter, beginning Saturday, Dec. 8. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and the topic will be “Coronado in Kansas” by Rudy Padilla. The historic Grinter House is at South 78th and K-32 in Kansas City, Kansas. In conjunction with the free program, there will be free doughnuts, coffee or juice. Each program will be about 35 minutes long. After the program, there will be the opportunity for questions and comments. Tours of the Grinter House also will be available, for an admission fee of $6 for adults and $3 for students. The Second Saturday Speaker Series will present educational programs about the history of Grinter House, the oldest home still standing in Wyandotte County, and the area. Grinter House closed for the winter on Oct. 13 and opens again on March 13. Regular hours from March 13 to Oct. 12 will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Santa’s Express planned Dec. 8-9 at Ag Hall
Santa’s Express is planned on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Children may get their photo taken with Santa Claus in the train depot, ride a train and view the Christmas on the farm decorations. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served, and there will be visits to Santa. There also is a 5K run and 1-mile reindeer walk on Dec. 8. For more information, visit http://www.aghalloffame.com/events/.

KCKCC to hold Breakfast with Santa Saturday

Kansas City Kansas Community College Student Senate is holding the college’s annual Breakfast with Santa event this weekend. The event is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Lower Jewell Student Center on the KCKCC Main Campus, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is free for the entire family. While at KCKCC, each family will receive a free picture with Santa and be able to enjoy fun and interactive activities throughout the morning. The event will start with a parade of Santa’s helpers right before Santa makes his grand entrance. A few activities include – writing a letter to Santa at the KCKCC Lil’ Blue Post Office, cookie and ornament decorating, games, singing carols, Christmas card writing, a Lil’ Blue Christmas Store for the children to shop for their loved one, Inflatable Play Station for Toddlers and Preschoolers, Storytelling with Mrs. Claus and more. The event is free and open to everyone in the community. For more information about the Breakfast with Santa event, contact the Student Activities office at 913-288-7553 or 913-288-7652.

Westheight holiday homes tour to be Dec. 9
The Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. This year the tour includes five homes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as well as Wyandotte High School. The tour begins at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $10. Go to www.historicwestheight.org for more information and to purchase tickets online. Proceeds will benefit the neighborhood association and St. Paul’s Food Pantry. Westheight Manor is listed as historically significant in the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places.

Program to offer tips on managing holiday blues
“Managing the Holiday Blues” will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Dr. Alex Kieu. For some people, the holidays bring on feelings of loneliness and sadness. Other could be depressed around the winter’s seasonal affective disorders. This program will offer tips to manage emotions this season. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Book club to meet Dec. 11
The Book Club will discuss “A Pearl in the Storm” by Tori Muden McClure from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Greeting card program to be Dec. 12
Create personalized greeting cards at a program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Carole Thrasher will lead the program. Supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec.13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Legislative forum planned Jan. 7
The Wyandotte County Legislative Delegation Forum is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the South Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may attend.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

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/.

Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

Affirmations group to meet
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Raising safe kids program continues
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Heather Neds.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Calligraphy program offered Nov. 26
Calligraphy for Beginners will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will learn basic strokes, alphabets and how to connect them. Mary Donovan will present the program. Materials will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned Nov. 26
A Community Blood Center blood drive will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Chiropractic Healing Center, donor bus, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, or to make an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

UG committee meetings planned
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee meeting is planned at 5 p.m. Nov. 26 at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Administration and Human Services Committee meeting will follow. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central 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 Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. Que le Sucede A Mi Hijo Adolescent? Con lider Claudia Perez, el Miércoles 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., 28 de Noviembre – Comunicación entre la pareja y la comunicación entre padres e hijos. 5 de Diciembra – Como enfrentar esta etapa con mi hijo adolescente y no morir en el intent. Retiro de Adviento: Imitando a La Virgen Que Pudo Confiar, Presentado por la Religiosa Elena Mack, SCL, Jueves, 29 de Noviembre, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. desayuno ligero sera servido. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Nov. 27
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.kckps.org.

Leavenworth Road Association meeting canceled
The Leavenworth Road Association meeting has been canceled. It had been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kansas. The next meeting will be Jan. 8. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or email lrakck@sbcglobal.net.

Workshop offered on child-adult relationship enrichment
A Child Adult Relationship Enrichment Workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The workshop has been developed for parents and caregivers of children who have experienced stressful or traumatic events in their lives, children with behavior problems or parents who want to strengthen their relationship with their child or increase their child’s positive behaviors. The workshop is facilitated by Michelle Bertuglia Haley. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned Nov. 28
Bonner Springs YMCA, 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Classroom A. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Community meeting on Indian Springs to be Nov. 28

A community meeting on a proposal for the Indian Springs site will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Painted Hills Golf Club, 7010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting is being held by Scavuzzo’s, a food service company that is expanding into a national market. Developers will present a plan and proposal for the site at the meeting. Residents may ask questions after the presentation. The announcement of the meeting was made recently on the Unified Government website. Indian Springs is a former shopping center at 47th and State Avenue, close to I-70 and I-635, in Kansas City, Kansas.

Personal finance program to be presented
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Information will be presented to help individuals make conscious decisions about their finances. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG Commission to meet Nov. 29
The Unified Government Commission meeting is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at 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 w may be posted at wycokck.org.

Downtown KCK Holiday Lighting Festival to be Nov. 30
The annual Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Festival in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. The festival, including a tree lighting ceremony, is held each year in front of City Hall at 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. On the evening’s schedule are visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, school and community groups performing musical and dance selections and classic holiday movies. Some of these events will be inside the first-floor lobby of City Hall, starting at 4 p.m. There will be refreshments available. The festival is free and open to the public. Several sponsors are providing funding and services for the event. Volunteers are needed.

Breakfast with Santa planned Dec. 1
Grinter Place Friends plan a Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The menu includes pancakes, sausages and a drink. There will be pictures with Santa Claus, and children will receive a gift bag, do a craft and visit a face painter. There will be vendors who will have gift items for sale. The cost of breakfast will range from $3 to $7. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2135843143320306/.

Exhibit reception for portrait collection
An exhibit reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. An exhibit of eight Wyandot portraits featuring early settlers of Wyandotte County will be held today. The names of the early settlers will be familiar to residents — Armstrong, Quindaro, Walker and Northrup. The photographs are enlarged reproductions of mid-19th century daguerrotypes, tintypes and cartes des visites from the library’s special collections.

Resume writing to be topic of program Dec. 3
“Resume Writing: Learn How to Land a Job” will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Gabrielle Rickard will present the program. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate will present ways to defend oneself or others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Gift wrapping on a budget to be topic of program
Gift wrapping ideas on a budget will be the topic of a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Heather DeClue. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Boxwood wreath program planned Dec. 6
A program on how to make boxwood wreaths will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Mikey Stafford, a Leavenworth County Extension Master Gardener. Sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardener, the program does not require registration. A $5 fee is payable at the door. The fee is waived for certified Extension Master Gardeners. For information, call 913-299-9300.

Women writers group to meet

The women writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The purpose of the group is to develop the writer within, learn new approaches to writing and share writing. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.


Blood drive planned Dec. 8

A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Cabela’s, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Santa’s Express planned Dec. 8-9 at Ag Hall
Santa’s Express is planned on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Children may get their photo taken with Santa Claus in the train depot, ride a train and view the Christmas on the farm decorations. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served, and there will be visits to Santa. There also is a 5K run and 1-mile reindeer walk on Dec. 8. For more information, visit http://www.aghalloffame.com/events/.

Legislative forum planned Jan. 7
The Wyandotte County Legislative Delegation Forum is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the South Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may attend.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

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/.