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Program offered to make Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
Children and adults may decorate their own sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) during a program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, youth story time – craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave.

Design a Halloween candy jar
Adults and teens may design a Halloween candy jar during a program from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. The program is for ages 15 and up and is geared to adults. Hot glue is used in creating the candy jar using materials such as duct tape, ribbons, glass bowls and candle holders.

Museum plans Halloween History Howl on Saturday

The Wyandotte County Museum, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, is planning a Halloween History Howl from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The event is a family fall festival geared to children, said Jennifer Laughlin, museum curator. It will include pumpkin painting, a magic show, fire trucks and police cars, sheriff’s station children’s identification cards, Schlagle Library display, face painting and a balloon artist. Refreshments of cider and popcorn are included with the admission price of $5 for children ages 2-15. Adults are admitted free with their children. Also at the Wyandotte County Museum, the exhibit, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Project,” will continue through Nov. 15. A Smithsonian traveling exhibit, it is the history of migrant workers.

KCKPS Marching Band Festival planned Oct. 18
Students are tuning up their instruments for a day of competition and fun. The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools will hold its annual Marching Band Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Washington High School stadium. The annual festival features bands from the district’s high schools, including Washington, Wyandotte, Sumner Academy, Harmon, and Schlagle. Traditionally students and instructors focus their best performance energies on this festival, and the result is an afternoon of pageantry and sound. Tickets are $5 in advance (and may be purchased from any high school band director) or $7 at the gate.

Beer Fest at the Ballpark planned Oct. 18

Beer Fest at the Ballpark is planned from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending may sample beers from 200 domestic, micro-brewed and international craft beers inside the concourse at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. There will be a disc jockey at the event. A ticket is $35.99, plus fee. For information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/beerfest-at-the-ballpark-presented-by-baron-contracting-tickets-11777814761.

‘Babes in Arms’ to be presented Oct. 18-19
“Babes in Arms,” a musical by Rodgers and Hart, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. There is also a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Students in the KCKCC Theatre Department will present the play. Tickets are $5 for students, KCKCC staff, faculty and senior citizens; and $10 for adults. For more information or to make reservations, call 913-288-7106.

Reception planned for Romanian artist Oct. 21
A reception is planned for Romanian artist Larisa David on Oct. 21 at the Epic Arts, 611 N. 6th St., on Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kan. The reception will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The artist will be in the area producing new work and doing research from Oct. 9 to Nov. 12. She is sponsored through CEC ArtsLink in partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation.

Workshop to discuss skills for job readiness
“Etiquette and Life Skills for Job Readiness and Success” is a workshop recommended for women seeking entry-level positions or women who have had a hard time keeping a job. Sponsors of the workshop said participants will leave better prepared for work and feeling much more confident in their ability to find and keep a job that matches their interest and skills. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Lunch is included. Space is limited and reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Trunk and treat event offered
The Eighth Street YMCA plans a Trunk and Treat event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 900 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan. Activities will include a carnival, games, costume parade and a trunk and treat. It is free and open to the public.

State NAACP convention to be Oct. 24-25
The Kansas State NAACP Convention will be held Oct. 24 to 25 at the Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The convention begins at 9 a.m. Friday. Registration is $80. For more information, contact Mary Ann Flunder, 913-563-9956.

‘Get Out the Vote’ rally planned Oct. 25
A Wyandotte County Get Out the Vote Rally is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Brotherhood Building parking lot, 737 State Ave., just east of the Brotherhood Building. Voters can walk one block to the Election Commissioner’s office at 850 State to vote. Students from fourth grade to 12th grade may participate in Kids Voting Kansas. There will be complimentary hot dogs, chips and drinks; drawings for a free iPad and other prizes. Candidates are planning to attend.

Halloween Trunk or Treat to be Saturday
A Halloween Trunk or Treat event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. The event, sponsored by the Wyandotte County Fair Board, is a benefit for the Wyandotte County Fair Foundation 4-H Scholarships. The admission charge of $5 per child ages 2 and up will include hayride, trunk or treating, haunted petting zoo, games and a hot dog around the fire pits. The public is invited to the event. Family activities are geared to ages 3 to 15, and parents or adults should accompany the children. Volunteers including 4-H members and adults will be working at the trunk or treat. The fairgrounds location is east of K-7 on Polfer Road in northwest Wyandotte County.

Several local authors to appear at library event Oct. 25
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will hold a Homegrown Reads local author fair on Oct. 25. This event, focusing on Kansas City area writers, will highlight both burgeoning, new talent and popular, established authors. Fans will be able to meet and talk with authors, listen to live readings, and purchase copies of books to have signed. Homegrown Reads feature dozens of local authors, including Fanny Alaadeen, Ruth Saucedo Campos, Angela Cervantes, Lisa Cindrich, Jay Sparks, Sarah Elizabeth, Terry W. Drake, Pete Dulin, Helen Walsh Folsom, James Heiman, Evelyn Hill, Ann Ingalls, Von Kopfman, Debra McArthur, Kira McConico, Jan Menn, Steve Penn, Anola Pickett, Linda Rodriguez, Thomas Shawver, Regina Sirois, Barbara Stuber, Joe Vaughan, and Berneice Williams. Books will be available for sale from Mysteryscape. Homegrown Reads will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information call 913-722-7400 or visit www.kckpl.org.

Trick-or-treat at the library
Children may trick-or-treat from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Children may wear costumes and may stay at the event to do a couple of Halloween crafts. Those under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more must call ahead.

Halloween event scheduled Oct. 25
Spooktacular, sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. The event features games, costumes and a haunted house. Recreation commission games will cost 50 cents each. For more information, call the library at 913-596-1404 or the recreation commission at 913-287-2111.

KCK NAACP to hold Freedom Fund Banquet
The 71st annual Kansas City, Kan., NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The banquet theme is “All in for Justice and Equality.” The speaker will be Bishop Ervin Sims Jr. of Mount Carmel Church of God in Christ, and president of the Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corp. Tickets are $65; doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. For more information, contact banquet co-chairs Mary Ann Flunder, 913-563-9956; Clyde Townsend, 913-481-3824; and Loris Jones. The NAACP office number is 913-281-7900.

Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. A blood drive is also scheduled there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Halloween party scheduled
A Halloween event has been scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the T-Rex restaurant at The Legends at Village West, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending may wear a costume and trick-or-treat. They will meet Dexter and friends. There will be games, crafts and activities. Also, there will be a discounted price on kids’ meals. For more information see www.trexcafe.com.

Halloween event scheduled Oct. 29
“Halloweenpalooza,” an event for children, tweens and teens, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, youth storytime-craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event features costumes, games, trick-or-treating, music and food. For information, call 913-279-2128.

Halloween event to be Oct. 30
A Halloween Bash is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the South Branch Library, Meeting Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event is for children and teens.

UG Commission to meet Oct. 30
The Unified Government Commission has scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. Planning and zoning items may be on the agenda. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Safe trick-or-treating offered
Safe trick-or-treating events will be offered at all Unified Government recreation centers on Friday, Oct. 31. For more information on times of the events, call 913-573-8327. Center locations: JFK Recreation Center – 1310 N. 10th St.; Eisenhower Center- 2901 N. 72nd St.; Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan; Armourdale Community Center, 730 Osage; Bethany Community Center, 1120 Central Ave.; Kensington Gym, 2900 State Ave.; Piper Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd St.

Grinter Place to hold chili supper, silent auction Nov. 1
Grinter Place State Historic Site, the oldest home in Wyandotte County, will hold a chili supper and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Dinner guests can tour the house, enjoy live music, and bid in the silent auction. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door; children 5 and younger are free. Proceeds from supper and auction benefit programs at Grinter Place. To pre-purchase tickets, contact Grinter Place 913-299-0373; grinter@kshs.org; Don Jolley 913-481-3527; or Pat Spencer 913-788-7140. The event is presented in cooperation with Grinter Place Friends and Quilters. Grinter Place is at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, visit kshs.org/grinter_place.

Garage and bake sale planned Nov. 6-8
Young Women on the Move is planning its annual garage and bake sale Nov. 6-8 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2907 N. 81st St., Kansas City, Kan. Funds raised will help to support program expenses such as transportation, Saturday workshops, the new peer health mentorship program and expansion of after-school programs into eight middle schools. Donations for the garage sale or baked items are being accepted. Donations may be gently used clothing, jewelry, kitchen cookware, dishes, toys, books, furniture, home décor and other items. Anyone interested in contributing items to the sale may call 913-744-9139 by Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.youngwomenonthemove.org.

Thansgiving Breakfast Dance scheduled
The historical Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Kansas National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. The dance will feature blues artists Latimore singing “Let’s Straighten It Out,” “Bad Risk” and “Sunshine Lady.” There also will be performances by Lady Vivian and Rockin’ Rick. The event continues through 2 p.m. Tickets are $38, and reserved tickets are $50. Tickets at the door are $45. For information or tickets, call 816-353-4373 or visit ticketkc.com.

Counseling offered

Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.

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Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th, Edwardsville, Kan., is planning a church-wide potluck lunch and ministry fair Oct. 19 to discuss church business and ministries.

The Historic Dunbar School ground Honor Roll Athletes led by team members Bill Robinson and Errol Robinson will be featured in song and testimony at the Dunbar-Faith Connection Gospel Fest gathering at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Faith Lutheran Church, 530 Quindaro. Former students in Dunbar’s chorus, families and former Dunbar musicians or their representatives are asked to participate in a memorial photo signature ceremony for musicians Evelyn Caruthers, former Dunbar teacher and chorus leader, and Ruby Robinson, former Dunbar student and choir musician. Dunbar closed in 1972; the Dunbar-Faith Connection is a volunteer group committed to preserving the memory and educational mission of Dunbar School. The Historic School Ground Athletes list was unveiled in 2008, their pictures and other Dunbar history are exhibited on two dedicated walls in Faith’s Fellowship Hall. No charge for admission, offering and patron donations will be accepted.

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, will hold its annual chili dinner – vegetable soup dinner with dessert and drink from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 25. A silent auction, bazaar and bake sale will be included. There will be a donation for the dinner of $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Hot dogs will be available.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Activities include trunk or treat, games, hot dogs, s’mores, hayrack rides and more. The community is invited. In case of rain, activities will be moved indoors.

The 40th annual Wyandotte County Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held Friday, Nov. 7. The cost is $20 per person. Seating begins at 6:45 a.m. and program begins at 7 a.m. This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Superintendent Cindy Lane, superintendent of the Kansas City, Kan., Public School District. All three Wyandotte County mayors are a part of the program along with the featured speaker U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, discussing the importance of faith in the community, and other faith leaders. Tickets are available for purchase at the chamber office, 727 Minnesota Ave. or at the Bonner Springs City Hall, 205 E. Second St. For information, email receptionist@kckchamber.com.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

A pancake breakfast is scheduled Sunday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Peter’s Parish Center, 425 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kan., to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary. The Sisters, Servants are a religious community that provides in-home nursing care for persons who are dying or terminally ill. They provide these services free of charge. Tickets to the breakfast are available at $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years old. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling, 913-371-3423. At the breakfast, Mary Health of the Sick Guild members will host a bake sale and a variety booth featuring Precious Moments figurines, seasonal and other items. All proceeds benefit the charitable work of the Sisters, Servants.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., will hold a congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, following the first service.

Members from St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will attend the 155th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel, Maner Convention Center and Grace Cathedral, all in Topeka. St. Paul’s members who will attend will include the Rev. Dixie Roberts Junk, the priest-in-charge, and Rich Lavin, the parish treasurer.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wyandotte United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 7901 Oakland, Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Democrats to meet Oct. 18
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Eisenhower Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave. The speakers will be State Reps. Kathy Wolfe Moore and Tom Burroughs. The breakfast buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the forum begins at 9:15. The cost for the breakfast buffet, which includes tax, service and tip, is $12; or $8 for students and those on limited income. All Democrats are invited to attend.

Program offered to make Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
Children and adults may decorate their own sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) during a program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, youth story time – craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave.

Design a Halloween candy jar
Adults and teens may design a Halloween candy jar during a program from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. The program is for ages 15 and up and is geared to adults. Hot glue is used in creating the candy jar using materials such as duct tape, ribbons, glass bowls and candle holders.

Museum plans Halloween History Howl on Saturday
The Wyandotte County Museum, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, is planning a Halloween History Howl from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The event is a family fall festival geared to children, said Jennifer Laughlin, museum curator. It will include pumpkin painting, a magic show, fire trucks and police cars, sheriff’s children’s identification cards, Schlagle Library display, face painting and a balloon artist. Refreshments of cider and popcorn are included with the admission price of $5 for children ages 2-15. Adults are admitted free with their children. Also at the Wyandotte County Museum, the exhibit, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Project,” will continue through Nov. 15. A Smithsonian traveling exhibit, it is the history of migrant workers.

KCKPS Marching Band Festival planned Oct. 18
Students are tuning up their instruments for a day of competition and fun. The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools will hold its annual Marching Band Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Washington High School stadium. The annual festival features bands from the district’s high schools, including Washington, Wyandotte, Sumner Academy, Harmon, and Schlagle. Traditionally students and instructors focus their best performance energies on this festival, and the result is an afternoon of pageantry and sound. Tickets are $5 in advance (and may be purchased from any high school band director) or $7 at the gate.

Beer Fest at the Ballpark planned Oct. 18
Beer Fest at the Ballpark is planned from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending may sample beers from 200 domestic, micro-brewed and international craft beers inside the concourse at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. There will be a disc jockey at the event. A ticket is $35.99, plus fee. For information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/beerfest-at-the-ballpark-presented-by-baron-contracting-tickets-11777814761.

‘Babes in Arms’ to be presented Oct. 18-19

“Babes in Arms,” a musical by Rodgers and Hart, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. There is also a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Students in the KCKCC Theatre Department will present the play. Tickets are $5 for students, KCKCC staff, faculty and senior citizens; and $10 for adults. For more information or to make reservations, call 913-288-7106.

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