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Renaissance Festival continues Sunday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Sunday, Sept. 24, and will run on weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.
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, 19 de septiembre, 10-11:30 a.m.; Grupo de mujeres: Puedo Vivir En Armonia, Desarrolle las erramientas para manejar sus emociones y vivir emocionalmente saludable, martes, 26 de Septiembre, Octubre 3, 10, 17, 24 y 31, 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 or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Cookie decorating class offered Sept. 26
A cookie decorating class by Sweet Ideas will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The class instructor is Rachel Van Stratton. For registration, call 913-906-8990.
Knitting and crocheting class offered
A knitting and crocheting class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested may learn to knit, crochet or quilt. The class is held each Tuesday. For registration, call 913-906-8990.
Quill and Pluma program offered
A Quill and Pluma program will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari L. O’Rourke. For registration, call 913-906-8990.
Money management class offered Sept. 28
A personal money management class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Jennifer Rottinghaus.
‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 28, 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 Commission to meet Sept. 28
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more details see http://wyandottedaily.com/ug-commission-to-meet-sept-28/.
DA plans community forum Sept. 29
Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree Sr. plans a community forum from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall, fifth floor conference room, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be information about the proposed community liaison board. The public may attend.
Piper Fest to be Sept. 30
The Piper Fest, with a Car and Truck Show, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration will open at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Piper School District. Along with the Car and Truck Show, there will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction, carnival, food trucks, craft show, fun run, and special awards. The auction runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The car show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.PiperFest.com.
Recreation center renaming ceremony to be Sept. 30
The John F. Kennedy Recreation Center recently was renamed in honor of Beatrice L. Lee, a community leader who served as the director of two recreation centers in Kansas City, Kansas. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renaming will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the center, 1210 N. 10th St., in the 10th and Washington Avenue area, Kansas City, Kansas. The public is invited.
Friends of Yates plans event Oct. 1 to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, Friends of Yates will hold its 3rd annual Night of Praise, “Friends Embracing Lives through Praise.” The benefit event will be held at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event benefits the Della Gill-Joyce H. Williams Center for victims of domestic violence, a program of Friends of Yates. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/friends-of-yates-to-hold-special-praise-event-during-domestic-violence-month/.
NAACP to meet Oct. 3
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Bethany Medical building, second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. All candidates who attend will have a chance to greet NAACP members. Final plans will be made for the Oct. 20 and 21 Kansas State Conference of Branches, and the host is the Kansas City, Kansas, Branch. Other reports also will be given. For information, call 913-281-7900.
UG Ethics Commission to meet Oct. 5
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, second floor, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
Concert planned Oct. 5 at Bonner library
Gerald Trimble and Jamboroque will play a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The musicians will play lively modern arrangements on 300-year-old instruments, including the viola da gamba. The community and the surrounding area are invited to attend the free program. For more information, call 913-441-2665 or visit www.bonnerlibrary.org.
Stormwater meeting planned Oct. 5
A stormwater meeting is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department South Patrol station, 2100 Metropolitan Ave. Unified Government staff will answer questions about operations, education and the stormwater master plan.
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 exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, has a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad on display. “Through Darkness to Light” features photographs taken mostly at night of sites along the Underground Railroad. The exhibit runs through Oct. 10. There are companion artifacts from the pre-Civil War era here currently on display at the museum. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The last tour of the day is at 4:15 p.m. For more information 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/.