Community calendar

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


Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Free tax preparation offered
AARP will provide free tax preparation services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The program continues every Tuesday through April 9. Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Bonner Springs Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This location will be a walk-in site and people do not have to sign up in advance. There is a list of what items you should bring, available at the library’s checkout desk. There are guidelines on what kinds of returns they can help with, and check with the library in advance for details. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/aarp-tax-assistance/.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 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.

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. Taller Para Padres CARE – Fortaleciendo la relación entre niño y el adulto presentado por Michelle Bertuglia- Haley. Miércoles, 27 de Marzo, – Estrategias para el cumplimiento – Elementos de disciplina efectiva y control de los hijos. 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.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group 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. Tuesday, March 26, 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, March 26, 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.

Program planned on reducing food and household waste
“Reduce Food and Household Waste” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. This program will help participants take a closer look at their shopping habits, learn how to monitor food packaging and make use of what they have. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Book Club to meet March 26
The Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To be discussed is “Faith Club” by R. Idliby, S. Oliver and P. Warner. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned March 27
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned on March 27 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. According to a spokesman for the Red Cross, donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this spring. Cancer patients, for example, often are in need of red blood cells and platelets. Those interested in donation may make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, accessing the Red Cross blood donor app at www.redcrossblood.org/bloodapp or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Topic to cover how to plan meals on a budget
A program, “Meal Planning on a Budget,” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds will present the program. Participants will learn how to shop the ads and make the most of their food budget. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG Commission to meet March 28
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Two legislative coffees set for Saturday, March 30
The League of Women Voters, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and the Bonner Springs City Library will hold legislative coffees on Saturday, March 30. One coffee will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. A second coffee will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Legislators who are planning to attend the coffee at the KCK library include Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist., Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-34th Dist., Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. Legislators who plan to attend the coffee at Bonner Springs City Library on March 30 include Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., and Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist. The legislative coffees are open to the public.

UG committees to meet April 1
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting will follow. To see an agenda, visit www.wycokck.org/Clerk/Agendas.aspx.

Social media program planned April 1
“Introduction to Social Media” will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Shelly Nance Durst. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Former mayor to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting
Former Mayor Joe Reardon is scheduled to be the guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. April 3 of the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Reardon, who is the CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, plans to speak about the importance of pre-kindergarten education and how it is a long-term workforce issue. The luncheon meeting, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held at Kansas City Kansas Community College, upper Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the luncheon will be $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg49k31pa05cf5b9&oseq=&c=&ch=. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/events/ or email kckwcc@gmail.com.

Women’s self-defense program offered April 3
A women’s self-defense program will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Shizoku Karate-Do will teach ways to defend oneself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program on diabetes to be presented April 3
“Diabetes 101” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Shannon Teft. The program will discuss finding better ways to eat and manage diabetes. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Master Gardeners to discuss garden design April 4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a presentation on “Edible Garden Design” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Sherry Thomas, Johnson County Extension Master Gardener. The presentation will discuss the ornamental value of edibles that should pass homeowner association restrictions. The fee for the class is $5. It will be waived for currently certified Extension Master Gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

KCK Chamber’s annual meeting April 4 to feature foundation executive, governor
Janis Bowdler, president of JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, with welcoming remarks by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. The annual meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. The theme of the event is “Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth.” Doors open at 11:15 a.m., followed by the annual meeting lunch at 11:30 a.m., Gov. Kelly’s remarks, board chair comments, and the keynote speech starting at noon. The cost of the luncheon is $75 per person for individual chamber members or $90 for individual nonmembers. For more information, call the KCK Chamber at 913-371-3070 or email Katelyn McInerney at Katelyn@KCKChamber.com.

Women writers to meet April 4
The Women Writers Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The purpose of the group is to help develop the writer within, learn new approaches to writing and to share one’s own writings. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program on acupuncture scheduled April 4
A program, “Acupuncture: How It Works, Uses, Benefits and Treatments,” will be presented from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Town Hall meeting planned April 6
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at the Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terrace, Lansing, Kansas.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 13
The WyCo Ethnic Festival will be Saturday, April 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College field house, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music, dance and educational booths are planned at the festival. The festival promotes better understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. There is no admission charge to the festival, and it is open to the public. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

Groundbreaking for Piper fire station to be April 13
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Piper fire station is scheduled to be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 2913 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The groundbreaking was originally scheduled March 9 but was changed because of the weather. Because of construction on Hutton Road, access to the site is available only by Leavenworth Road.

Town Hall meeting planned May 18
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

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.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet March 18
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Administration and Human Services Committee meeting will follow. To see an agenda, visit www.wycokck.org/Clerk/Agendas.aspx.
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Program offered on raising safe kids
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids” program will be presented from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds is the presenter. The program on March 18 will be “Taking the ACT Program with You.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Free tax preparation offered
AARP will provide free tax preparation services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The program continues every Tuesday through April 9. Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Bonner Springs Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This location will be a walk-in site and people do not have to sign up in advance. There is a list of what items you should bring, available at the library’s checkout desk. There are guidelines on what kinds of returns they can help with, and check with the library in advance for details. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/aarp-tax-assistance/.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 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.

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. Nutricion presented by Teresa Moreno, Jueves, 21 de Marzo, 10-11:30. Este programa le enseñara como cocinar comida deliciosa y nutritiva de varias culturas. Taller Para Padres CARE – Fortaleciendo la relación entre niño y el adulto presentado por Michelle Bertuglia- Haley. Miércoles, 20 de Marzo, – Fortaleciendo la relación – desarrollo de una comunicación positiva mientras disminuye comportamientos negativos. Miércoles, 27 de Marzo, – Estrategias para el cumplimiento – Elementos de disciplina efectiva y control de los hijos. 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.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. 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, March 19, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.kckps.org.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 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, March 19, 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.

Program topic to be Medicare
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program provides basic information and answers questions about Medicare. Susan Marcos will present the program. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet March 20
The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet for a work session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the BPU offices at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session are a board update and general manager update, and a Rosedale review. The BPU will meet for a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave. On the agenda are a visitors’ time, an environmental review, Dogwood review, board comments, general manager comments, and an executive session on the general manager search.

Funeral costs and planning to be discussed March 21
Funeral costs and planning will be the topic of a program to be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Steve Nicely will present the program. The program is intended to educate and support families in making informed decisions. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program planned on reducing food and household waste
“Reduce Food and Household Waste” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. This program will help participants take a closer look at their shopping habits, learn how to monitor food packaging and make use of what they have. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Book Club to meet March 26
The Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To be discussed is “Faith Club” by R. Idliby, S. Oliver and P. Warner. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned March 27

An American Red Cross blood drive is planned on March 27 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. According to a spokesman for the Red Cross, donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this spring. Cancer patients, for example, often are in need of red blood cells and platelets. Those interested in donation may make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, accessing the Red Cross blood donor app at www.redcrossblood.org/bloodapp or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Topic to cover how to plan meals on a budget
A program, “Meal Planning on a Budget,” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds will present the program. Participants will learn how to shop the ads and make the most of their food budget. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Two legislative coffees set for Saturday, March 30
The League of Women Voters, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and the Bonner Springs City Library will hold legislative coffees on Saturday, March 30. One coffee will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. A second coffee will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Legislators who are planning to attend the coffee at the KCK library include Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist., Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-34th Dist., Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. Legislators who plan to attend the coffee at Bonner Springs City Library on March 30 include Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., and Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist. The legislative coffees are open to the public.

Former mayor to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting
Former Mayor Joe Reardon is scheduled to be the guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. April 3 of the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Reardon, who is the CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, plans to speak about the importance of pre-kindergarten education and how it is a long-term workforce issue. The luncheon meeting, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held at Kansas City Kansas Community College, upper Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the luncheon will be $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg49k31pa05cf5b9&oseq=&c=&ch=. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/events/ or email kckwcc@gmail.com.

KCK Chamber’s annual meeting April 4 to feature foundation executive, governor
Janis Bowdler, president of JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, with welcoming remarks by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. The annual meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. The theme of the event is “Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth.” Doors open at 11:15 a.m., followed by the annual meeting lunch at 11:30 a.m., Gov. Kelly’s remarks, board chair comments, and the keynote speech starting at noon. The cost of the luncheon is $75 per person for individual chamber members or $90 for individual nonmembers. For more information, call the KCK Chamber at 913-371-3070 or email Katelyn McInerney at Katelyn@KCKChamber.com.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 13
The WyCo Ethnic Festival will be Saturday, April 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College field house, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music, dance and educational booths are planned at the festival. The festival promotes better understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. There is no admission charge to the festival, and it is open to the public. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

Groundbreaking for Piper fire station to be April 13
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Piper fire station is scheduled to be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 2913 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The groundbreaking was originally scheduled March 9 but was changed because of the weather. Because of construction on Hutton Road, access to the site is available only by Leavenworth Road.

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.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on raising safe kids
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids” program will be presented from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds is the presenter. The program on March 11 will be “Discipline for Positive Behaviors.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Benefit book sale to be March 12-14 at KCKCC
A benefit book sale, My Shelf to Yours, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 12, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 and 14 in Room 2325 at the lower level of the Jewell Building at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. The sale raises funds for students on campus, and it is open to the public, to students, staff and faculty. All books will be $1 or seven books for $5, and proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund. The Intercultural Center distributes the scholarship funds for textbooks and tuition to students who have a financial need. There will be refreshments for sale, and vendors at the event. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/benefit-book-sale-returns-to-kckcc-march-12-14/.

Free tax preparation offered
AARP will provide free tax preparation services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The program continues every Tuesday through April 9. Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Bonner Springs Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This location will be a walk-in site and people do not have to sign up in advance. There is a list of what items you should bring, available at the library’s checkout desk. There are guidelines on what kinds of returns they can help with, and check with the library in advance for details. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/aarp-tax-assistance/.

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. Nutricion presented by Teresa Moreno, Jueves, 21 de Marzo, 10-11:30. Este programa le enseñara como cocinar comida deliciosa y nutritiva de varias culturas. 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.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 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 for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Book club to meet
The Book Club at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, to discuss “The Faith Club” by R. Idliby, S. Oliver and P. Warner. 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. Tuesday, March 12, 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.

Grinter Jamboree to be March 12
The Grinter Place Jamboree will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band will perform in a tribute to Patsy Cline. The snack bar opens at 5:30 p.m. The admission charge is $6.

Listening session planned March 12 on grocery store
A listening session is planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 4953 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Community residents may attend and share their ideas on what they want from a neighborhood grocery storey. The sponsors of the listening session include HNMA Northeast Grocery Project, K-State Research and Extension, and The Merc Co-Op. Reservations may be made to Jo McLeland at jo1@ksu.edu.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet March 12
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. March 12 at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. After the potluck dinner and social hour at 6 p.m., the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker, Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree. The dinner menu includes meatball sub bake casserole, with those attending bringing covered dishes to share. For more information, call 913-788-3988.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 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.

Create greeting cards at program March 13
“Beautiful Cards” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Participants will create personalized cards. Supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Dining with Diabetes program offered
Dining with Diabetes – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, the second in a four-part series at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet March 14
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, at Capital Electric, 2801 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. Ryan Hogue, senior director of communications and consumer marketing for Kansas Speedway will be the guest speaker at the program. The cost of the luncheon will be $25 per person. Registration is requested by 3 p.m. March 12 to https://fiakck.org/product/march-2019-luncheon-fee/.

Opening day at lake scheduled for March 16
Opening day of fishing season at Wyandotte County Lake is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, weather permitting. In conjunction with the lake opening, the Leavenworth Road Association will sponsor a biscuits and sausage gravy breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 16 at the marina at Wyandotte County Lake.. The cost of the breakfast will be $10 for adults and a smaller portion at half-price for children 12 and younger. Breakfast includes two biscuits, sausage gravy, two sausage patties, coffee, milk or orange juice. The breakfast is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Road Association.

Democratic Breakfast to be March 16

The guest speakers Saturday at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will be State Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., and former State Rep. Bill Reardon of Kansas City, Kansas. The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, March 16, for a buffet at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will begin at 9 a.m. It is the 15th anniversary of the Democratic breakfast, and cake will be served. Both Haley and Reardon attended the first meeting of the breakfast. The breakfast is open to all Democrats. The cost of the buffet is $10, or $6 for students and those on limited incomes. Those attending do not have to purchase a breakfast. Those who want to purchase a breakfast should make reservations to scottmackey08@yahoo.com by Friday, March 15.

UG committees to meet March 18
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Administration and Human Services Committee meeting will follow. To see an agenda, visit www.wycokck.org/Clerk/Agendas.aspx.

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KCK school board to meet
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.kckps.org.

Program topic to be Medicare
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program provides basic information and answers questions about Medicare. Susan Marcos will present the program. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Funeral costs and planning to be discussed March 21
Funeral costs and planning will be the topic of a program to be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Steve Nicely will present the program. The program is intended to educate and support families in making informed decisions. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Two legislative coffees set for Saturday, March 30
The League of Women Voters, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and the Bonner Springs City Library will hold legislative coffees on Saturday, March 30. One coffee will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. A second coffee will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Legislators who are planning to attend the coffee at the KCK library include Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist., Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-34th Dist., Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. Legislators who plan to attend the coffee at Bonner Springs City Library on March 30 include Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., and Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist. The legislative coffees are open to the public.

Former mayor to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting
Former Mayor Joe Reardon is scheduled to be the guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. April 3 of the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Reardon, who is the CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, plans to speak about the importance of pre-kindergarten education and how it is a long-term workforce issue. The luncheon meeting, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held at Kansas City Kansas Community College, upper Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the luncheon will be $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg49k31pa05cf5b9&oseq=&c=&ch=. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/events/ or email kckwcc@gmail.com.

KCK Chamber’s annual meeting April 4 to feature foundation executive, governor
Janis Bowdler, president of JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, with welcoming remarks by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. The annual meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. The theme of the event is “Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth.” Doors open at 11:15 a.m., followed by the annual meeting lunch at 11:30 a.m., Gov. Kelly’s remarks, board chair comments, and the keynote speech starting at noon. The cost of the luncheon is $75 per person for individual chamber members or $90 for individual nonmembers. For more information, call the KCK Chamber at 913-371-3070 or email Katelyn McInerney at Katelyn@KCKChamber.com.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 13
The WyCo Ethnic Festival will be Saturday, April 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College field house, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music, dance and educational booths are planned at the festival. The festival promotes better understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. There is no admission charge to the festival, and it is open to the public. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

Groundbreaking for Piper fire station to be April 13
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Piper fire station is scheduled to be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 2913 Hutton Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The groundbreaking was originally scheduled March 9 but was changed because of the weather. Because of construction on Hutton Road, access to the site is available only by Leavenworth Road.

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.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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/.