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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 mujeres: con lideres Maria Elena Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 21 de febrero, 10 – 11 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. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Program offered on controlling anger
A program, “Controlling Your Anger Before it Controls You,” will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program will discuss ways to gain control of anger before it controls you. The presenter is Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Support group to meet
A breast cancer support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group is to support and encourage those affected by breast cancer. Families are welcome. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Cookie decorating class offered
A cookie decorating class by Sweet Ideas will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those attending will have the opportunity to be creative and learn techniques in cookie decorating under the instruction of Rachel Van Stratton. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Creation health program offered
A Creation Health program will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through March 2 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb.23, and March 2. The goal of the program is to be one’s best in 2017, find new energy, peace and good health. The facilitator is Ann Suellentrop in partnership with Shawnee Mission Health. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Blood drive planned Feb. 23
Bonner Springs High School, 100 McDaniel, Bonner Springs, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the school gym. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. In this program, nails will be shaped and painted by Ana Maria Price, volunteer. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.
UG to meet Feb. 23
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. A public hearing is scheduled on the revised 2017 and proposed 2018 budgets. There will be an opportunity for the public to comment on budget priorities and initiatives. There also will be the opportunity to comment on the 2017-2018 Community Development budget. An agenda is posted at www.wycokck.org. A special meeting at 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of City Hall will precede the regular Commission meeting. A financial forecast is the topic of the 5 p.m. meeting. The UG Commission also will go into a closed, executive session to discuss litigation property acquisition after the 5 p.m. meeting.
Drum Safari Puppet Show to be Feb. 25
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, will sponsor a Drum Safari Puppet Show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Brandon Draper will present the interactive puppet show featuring South American animals whose names are set to rhythms. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/holiday-puppet-show/.
State of the UG address planned Feb. 28
The State of the Unified Government address is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Mayor Mark Holland will address the Downtown Rotary Club. Tickets are $25 each. For ticket information, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2843392.
KCK school board to meet
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the board room of the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party planned March 2
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party will be celebrated from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. Stories, face painting, cake, games, crafts and a visit from the Cat in the Hat are planned. The event is for all ages. Those attending may come dressed as a Dr. Seuss character. For more information, call 913-295-8250.
Opening day of lake to be March 4
The opening day of Wyandotte County Lake is scheduled to be Saturday, March 4. The gates will open at 6 a.m. The Leavenworth Road Association will serve a biscuit and gravy breakfast for $10 at Davis Hall at the lake. For information about fishing licenses, visit http://www.wycokck.org/InternetDept.aspx?id=24374&menu_id=1416&banner=15284.
Cabelas to hold blood drive
Cabelas will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 10300 Cabela Dr., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Turner plans blood drive
Turner High School, 2251 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the school auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
UG Ethics Commission to meet March 9
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Legislative forum planned March 11
A legislative forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, NAACP, and librarians of Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kan., is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 11 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Sen Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th Dist., and Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist., are scheduled to appear. The forum is free and open to the public.
Recycling offered at library
Paper recycling will be offered from March 9 to 15 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton eve., Bonner Springs. ProShred Security will have locked boxes at the library for the deposit of paper to be shredded the last day of the event. Also, there will be electronics recycling from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Bonner library’s back parking lot. For the most part, it is a free service, but there is a charge for microwave ovens, CRT screens, projection and tube televisions and hard-drive cleaning.
Chronic disease management class offered
The Shepherd’s Center of KCK, in partnership with KU’s Landon Center on Aging, will offer a free weekly Chronic Disease Management class, beginning Wednesday, March 1, and running through Wednesday, April 12. Sessions will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pemberton Senior Living community room, 8301 Walker Ave. Register by calling Janet Cozza at 913-588-1266. The class is open to anyone who would like to learn how to better manage an existing chronic disease.
Exercise program for older adults offered
“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” an 8-week exercise program for older adults, will be offered beginning April 4. The program targets strength, balance and flexibility. The program is held at the K-State Research and Extension office, 1216 N. 79th, Kansas City, Kan. The first program will be from 11 a.m. to noon April 4. Call 913-299-9300 for more information and registration.
Eric Jerome Dickey to appear in KCK
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will be the host for popular urban fiction author Eric Jerome Dickey as part of the tour for his latest book “Finding Gideon.” The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Reardon Convention Center at 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Following a moderated question-and-answer session, Dickey will sign books. Books will be available for purchase and a limited number of free copies will be given away to the first to arrive. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to register at ejdkckpl.eventbrite.com. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, though registration is required to attend. Doors will open an hour prior to the start of the event.
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. Counseling is available in both English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and 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., is closed Jan. 30 through March 4. 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. Grinter Place is closed for the winter. 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/.