Community calendar

Program on makeup planned Wednesday, May 15
“Perfect Your Foundation” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. In the program, participants will learn about different functions of their makeup foundation. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet May 15
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, and a regular meeting at 6 p.m. May 15 at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The work session, held in the board room, will include a special presentation, the agenda stated. On the agenda for the regular meeting will be a visitors’ time, 2018 BKD draft annual audit report, Rubin Brown internal audit report, board comments and general manager comments.

Moms Demand Action plans conversation about gun control May 16
Moms Demand Action – Kansas is planning to appear at a Connect the Dottes meeting in a conversation about gun control at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Taco Republic, 500 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kansas.

Boulevard Drive-in to become bike-in theater on Thursday
The Boulevard Drive-in, 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kansas, will become a bike-in theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The movie, “The Pagemaster,” a 1994 film rated G, will be shown. There will be family-friendly events, games, sports, bicycle mazes and activities for all ages. The movie will begin at dark. Admission will be free for bicyclists and pedestrians. Each car is asked to donate $5 to the Rosedale Development Association. Snacks will be available for purchase with cash only at the concessions area. Seating and bike storage will be available. There will be book giveaways from the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library’s mobile library. The event is sponsored by the Rosedale Development Association, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, Boulevard Drive-in, Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Frank Rushton Jaguars, K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County, Learning Tree and Mid-America Regional Council, with others.

Senior Resource Fair planned May 17
Partners in Primary Care, 7527 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Senior Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. Activities will include a hands-only CPR class. More than 20 local and regional organizations that are geared toward the senior population will be on site. Partners in Primary Care offers high-quality care to seniors that goes beyond addressing acute and immediate health issues, and focuses on developing log-term relationships with patients living with chronic conditions. Partners operates four senior-focused primary care clinics in the Kansas City area and two others inside Walgreens stores. For information, call 913-603-0029.

Urban Kids Fishing Derby to be May 18
Urban American Outdoors TV and Kansas City Kansas Community College will sponsor the 14th annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College pond, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The kids derby is free to those who are 4 to 16 years old, and the participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All registered participants must bring their own fishing poles, bait and bucket. Loaner poles will be available, which must be returned. Anyone interested in having their child participate in this event may call 913-334-5177; parents must sign a release. The event is limited to the first 250 children who sign up. There will be prizes for winning catches. Parts of the derby will be filmed for Urban American Outdoors TV. For more information and to sign up, visit www.urbankidsfish.com.

Rep. Davids to speak at Democratic breakfast Saturday
The guest speaker for the Saturday, May 18, Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will be U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist. The breakfast will begin with a buffet at 8:15 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Also speaking at the Saturday breakfast will be state Rep. Valdenia Winn, the Kansas House Democratic assistant leader. She will give a legislative report. The breakfast is open to all Democrats. The cost is $10. Students and people on limited incomes will pay $6. It’s not required to purchase a breakfast to attend. Those who plan to purchase breakfast should respond to scottmackey08@yahoo.com by Friday, May 17. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary to attend.

Cycling safety, family fun are focus of 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo

Elementary-aged kids will have the opportunity to learn tips on cycling safety, get free bike safety helmets and T-shirts and enjoy activities at the Kansas City T-Bones stadium at a free family event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18. The annual Kansas City Kansas Kiwanis West Bike Rodeo is back for the 13th year and will be held rain or shine in the parking lot area of Kansas City T-Bones Stadium, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Kids are encouraged to bring their bicycles to the event to have their bikes inspected free and to complete the bicycle safety course. Youth must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate. The first 300 to arrive will receive a free bike safety helmet and T-shirt. Participants will rotate through seven bike riding skill stations and have the opportunity to earn a bicycle safety certificate. Back again this year will be a free, drive-through car seat safety check. Experts will inspect car seats and ensure they are installed securely in families’ vehicles.

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.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, 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 offers advice on raising safe kids
“ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The topic May 20 will be “Discipline for Positive Behaviors,” presented by Heather Neds. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet May 20
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG Administration and Human Services Committee will follow.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 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. 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 May 21
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 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, May 21, 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, May 21, 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.

Acupuncture appointments to be May 22
“Acupuncture: How It Works, Uses, Benefit and Treatments” will have appointment times from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is by June Van Buskirk. Those interested must schedule an appointment at 913-906-8990.

Haircuts to be given May 22
Haircuts will be given from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Sylvia Do will give the haircuts. Those interested must call to schedule an appointment at 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Blood drive planned
A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall lobby, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `

Blood drive planned
The Fairfax Industrial Association plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Fairfax Drainage District office, 1620 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. The donor bus will be at the site. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned
Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the auditorium rooms. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

UG Commission to meet May 30
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Delaware ceremony planned June 1 at Wyandotte County Park
The Kansas Delaware Tribe’s annual meeting will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the George Meyn building at Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. A day of activities is planned about the Delaware culture and heritage. A smoking ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., followed by cultural activities including drumming, finding ancestral roots with the original 26 Delaware members who stayed in Kansas rather than being removed to Indian Territory, recognizing tribal elder and tribal veteran, and studying the cultural meanings of dances and events.

Levee Fest to be June 1
The fourth annual Levee Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at 555 River Park Drive, at the Armourdale Levee trail, Kansas City, Kansas. There will be boat and bridge river tours at 9:30 a.m. A ribbon-cutting will take place for the trail extension. Family activities will be planned, and food trucks will be at the event.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Blood drive planned June 6
The Central States Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists will be the host of a Community Blood Center blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Youth Center Conference Room, 3321 Garfield Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Kids’ Free Fishing Derby to be June 8
The Leavenworth Road Association is sponsoring a Kids’ Free Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 8, at Wyandotte County Lake Kids’ Pond, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Kids ages 3 to 15 may participate. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Derby fishing will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with a trophy presentation at 10:30 a.m. Kids should bring fishing gear. Fishing worms will be available. When kids register, they will receive a free hot dog coupon.

Grinter Taco N’ More fundraiser to be June 8
The Grinter Place Friends are planning the annual Tacos N’ More fundraiser dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. June 8 at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The proceeds will support the Grinter Place Museum, a state museum that is the oldest house still standing in Wyandotte County. It is at South 78th and K-32. There will be dinners, single tacos and side dishes available for purchase. Also, there will be a free kids’ craft of slime-making, coordinated by the KCKCC Art Gallery. For more information, visit Facebook under Grinter Place Friends.

Women’s Chamber to hold networking event June 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking coffee event from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Mary Ann Flunder Lodge by the Lake at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will meet Dr. Beth Ann Krueger, new vice president of academic affairs at the college, and may network with colleagues. The event cost is $6, which includes a continental breakfast.

UG budget presentation planned
The Unified Government’s proposed 2020 budget will be presented by County Administrator Doug Bach at a 5 p.m. meeting Thursday, June 27, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, 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/.

KCK parks and recreation programs

To see a brochure listening Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation programs, visit
https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Parks-Recreation/Documents/WYCOGuide_FINAL_Small.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SYe9fdtg8G8vXPY3JuRnrBUHZXs6amoG2lWgpl_8n-J4DwIbQ3JWlkLE .

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, April 29, 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 offers advice on raising safe kids
“ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 and May 6, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The topic April 29 will be “Understanding and Helping Angry Children,” presented by Heather Neds. The topic May 6 will be “Children and Electronic Media.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990

Memorial, candlelighting and forum planned April 29 for Crime Victims’ Rights Week
The Wyandotte County community, families of fallen victims, and community officials will come together on Monday, April 29, to remember those who have lost their lives to homicide in 2018. The event begins with a light dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., followed by the program from 6 to 8 p.m. at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is free and open to the public.

UG committees to meet April 29
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting will follow. Agendas are 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. Tuesday, April 30, 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, 1 de Mayo, – Estrategias para el cumplimiento – Elementos de disciplina efectiva y control de los hijos. La Hora Financiera, con lider Brenda Mortell. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Jueves 4 de Mayo. 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 April 30
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 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, April 30, 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, April 30, 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.Kb

Women’s self-defense program offered May 1
A women’s self-defense program will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 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 offered on child-adult relation enhancement
“Child-Adult Relation Enrichment” will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Michelle Bertuglia-Haley. The May 1 topic will be “Relationship Enhancement.” The May 8 topic will be “Strategies for Compliance.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Wednesday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session are a board update, general manager update, and board policy discussion. The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the BPU offices. On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time, hot-cold weather rule policy approval, preliminary March financial report, board comments and general manager comments. The BPU Finance Committee will meet from 4:15 to 5 p.m. May 1 at the BPU’s administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave.

Women’s Chamber to meet May 1

The Kansas City, Kansas Women’s Chamber of Commerce is planning a happy hour at Elevate! bar and grill from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 1. Elevate is at 7543 State Ave., in the Westlake strip mall. A brief program will be presented at 5:15 p.m. by Jennifer Johnson, Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department battalion chief, on recruiting women in the first responders field. Also to be discussed is a scholarship in memory of Deputy Theresa King. There is no cost to register, and there will be a cash bar at the event. Registration is at
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg6s5aih0221480c&oseq=&c=&ch=

Pastured Poultry Workshop planned May 2
A Pastured Poultry Workshop is planned at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Sponsored by Sarcoxie Farms, the workshop will discuss how to start a pastured poultry business, health and nutrition benefits to the consumer, and meat labeling and certification programs. There will be a question-and-answer session. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/sarcoxie-farms-pastured-poultry-workshop/.

Blood drive planned
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Plant sale to be May 3-4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will have a plant sale May 3-4 at the Extension office, Wildcat Room, 2100 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vegetables, flowers and ornamental grasses will be for sale. Purchases may be made by cash or checks.

Spring Fling planned at Farmers’ Market
Spring Fling at the Farmers’ Market is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event will include market vendors, magic shows, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist, henna artist and yoga in the park. The event will be at Kelly Murphy Park, 129 Elm St., in downtown Bonner Springs. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/spring-fling/.

Polski Day to be May 4
The 35th annual Polski Day will be Saturday, May 4, at All Saints Catholic Church, 809 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include a parade at 11 a.m., a Polka Mass at 5 p.m., a festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polish food and live musical entertainment. For more information, visit https://polskiday.com/.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.

NAACP to meet May 7
The Kansas City Kansas Branch of NAACP will meet May 7 at the Bethany Medical Building, second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The regular executive committee meeting will start at 6 p.m. and the regular membership meeting at 7 p.m. Sheri Hall will be speaking for the P3 WyCo Engage group. All members and the public are encouraged to attend the branch regular monthly meetings and to invite others to come. For further information, call 913-281-7900

Wyandotte County history lecture on Bonner Springs planned
The history of Bonner Springs will be the topic of a Wyandotte County history lecture series program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Roger Miller, a board member of the Bonner Springs Historical Society, member of the Grinter Place Friends, and past president of the Wyandotte County Historical Society, will be the speaker. He has written about pharmacy history and published a book on the history of Bonner Springs. The program is presented by the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, and held at the Bonner Springs Library. For more information, see https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/wyandotte-county-history-lecture-bonner-springs.

Create greeting cards in program May 8
“Beautiful Cards” with Carole Thrasher will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will create their own greeting cards. 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, May 9, 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 May 9
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for a luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Board of Public Utilities offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Melissa Clark, FIA executive director, will be the speaker. On the program is the unveiling of Fairfax District monument signs, updates on Fairfax projects, railroad crossings, code enforcement, property taxes and Fairfax Drainage District. The sponsor of the meeting will be Citizens Bank. The luncheon fee is $25. To register for the meeting, visit https://fiakck.org/product/may-2019-luncheon-fee/.

UG Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

UG Commission scheduled to meet May 9
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Food safety to be topic of book club discussion
Food safety will be the topic of a discussion of the Agri-CULTURE Book Club at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs, Kansas. The book to be discussed is “The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety in the Turn of the 20th Century,” by Deborah Blum. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/event/agri-culture-book-club-the-ag-hall-of-fame/?instance_id=19727

Author to speak about Emmett Till book
The West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library system, will sponsor an author visit and discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. Dave Tell, author of the new book “Remembering Emmett Till,” will speak and sign autographs. One hundred free copies of the book will be given away to the first to arrive. Emmett Till was a teenager who was lynched in 1955 in Mississippi. Dr. Dave Tell is the principal investigator of the Emmett Till Memory Project. In “Remembering Emmett Till,” he offers five accounts of the commemoration of this infamous crime.

Urban Kids Fishing Derby to be May 18
Urban American Outdoors TV and Kansas City Kansas Community College will sponsor the 14th annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College pond, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The kids derby is free to those who are 4 to 16 years old, and the participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All registered participants must bring their own fishing poles, bait and bucket. Loaner poles will be available, which must be returned. Anyone interested in having their child participate in this event may call 913-334-5177; parents must sign a release. The event is limited to the first 250 children who sign up. There will be prizes for winning catches. Parts of the derby will be filmed for Urban American Outdoors TV. For more information and to sign up, visit www.urbankidsfish.com.

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.

Blood drive planned
A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall lobby, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `

Blood drive planned
The Fairfax Industrial Association plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Fairfax Drainage District office, 1620 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. The donor bus will be at the site. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned
Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the auditorium rooms. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Delaware ceremony planned June 1 at Wyandotte County Park
The Kansas Delaware Tribe’s annual meeting will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the George Meyn building at Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. A day of activities is planned about the Delaware culture and heritage. A smoking ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., followed by cultural activities including drumming, finding ancestral roots with the original 26 Delaware members who stayed in Kansas rather than being removed to Indian Territory, recognizing tribal elder and tribal veteran, and studying the cultural meanings of dances and events.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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, April 15, 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.

Group plans community meeting April 15
The Turner Community Connection group will sponsor a community meeting with guest speaker, Mayor David Alvey, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Bristol Hill United Methodist Church, 4826 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Light refreshments will be available.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 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. Decoración de Canastas de Pascua, Líder: Brenda Mortell. Trae tu canasta para decorar u obtiene alguna de nuestras ideas para usar como canasta. Con creatividad e ingenio, el envase es lo de menos! Materiales proveídos. Miercoles, 17 de Abril, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.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.

KCKCC Health Fair to include several tests

Kansas City Kansas Community College wants to give students, staff, faculty and the community a chance to maintain their health during the college’s 2019 Health Fair. The Health Fair is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 17, in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. Entrance into the fair is free. However, there is a fee associated with some activities. The lab will not accept insurance.These tests include:
• 20 Chemistries and Lipids with CBC. This includes electrolytes, lipids, hemoglobin and hematocrit. $20
• Cancer Antigen 125 (for women). This is a possible indicator for ovarian cancer. $35
• Prostate specific antigen PSA (for men). This is possibly indicative of prostate cancer. $20
• Thyroid stimulating hormone TSH. $20
• Hemoglobin A1C. This will tell the average level of glucose. $20
• Vitamin D. $25
• Vitamin B12. $20
• Thyroid Testing. $25
• HsCRP (indicator of inflammation). $20

The health fair will feature a variety of exhibitors including counseling, chiropractor, blood pressure/height/weight checks, oral health and HIV/STD information as well as a visit from KC Wolf. In addition, a Mobile Mammogram station will be available. Visit www.dic-KC.com and choose Mobile Mammography from the menu for more information. When scheduling your mammogram, tell the scheduler that the appointment is on the mobile coach. Women who are 35 to 39 years may obtain a screening baseline mammogram. However, patients in this age range should check with their insurance provider prior to screening for plan eligibility. To schedule an appointment call 816-444-9989 or 913-344-9989. For more information on KCKCC’s Health Fair, contact Kim Morgan at 913-288-7683 or by email at kmorgan@kckcc.edu.

Caregivers support group to meet April 16
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 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, April 16, 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.Kb

BPU to meet Wednesday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session are a board update, general manager update, and a presentation on flex pay. The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the BPU offices. On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time, United Way hardship program update, Boulevard Lofts economic development request, Kansas Municipal Energy Agency appointment, pension trustee replacement, board comments and general manager comments.

Blood drive planned
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 at the Hixson Atrium. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program on Medicare to be April 17
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program provides basic information and answers questions about Medicare. The presenter is Susan Marcos. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Informational program planned about funeral costs
“You Paid How Much? The Truth about Funeral Costs and Planning” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Advice will be offered from experts who volunteer to educate and support families in making informed decisions. The presenter will be Steve Nicely. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Keeler Center to be closed April 18-22

The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed from April 18 to 22 for the Easter holiday.

Blood drive planned
Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the new gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Central Avenue plans cleanup April 20
Central Avenue will have a cleanup and Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20. The event begins with a breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a cleanup. A lunch is planned for volunteers at noon at 1258 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Residents, businesses and neighborhood groups are invited to participate. For information, call the Central Avenue Betterment Association at 913-281-9222.

Program planned on dietary guidelines
“Upcoming Dietary Guidelines and Labeling” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Legal advice offered
Free legal advice will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Scott and Sheila Martinsen will answer questions regarding estates, wills and power of attorney. This program is by appointment only. For more information, call 913-906-8990.

Grinter Quilt Show to be April 26-27
The Grinter Friends will hold the 43rd annual Quilt Show on April 26 and 27. The quilts will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27 at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas. The display at the Grinter Barn will be free and open to the public. Linda Mooney will be the guest speaker on April 27 on the topic, “Quilts from a Historical Perspective.” The presentation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Grinter Place historic museum, 1420 S. 78th, and there is an admission charge of $3 to the talk. Admission may be paid at the Grinter House door. The Grinter Friends also will display the Opportunity Quilt that is hand-quilted by the Friends of Grinter Quilt Guild at the show. Tickets will be available for $1 each. The quilt will be given away at the annual Friends of Grinter meeting in January 2020.

Spring dinner planned
The Wyandotte County Republicans Spring Dinner will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Lakeof the Forest Club House, 100 Lake of the Forest Drive, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Registration may be made to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg85cw3w6fc9ffca&oseq=&c=e37b2520-eb23-11e6-b774-842b2b5261ac&ch=e4527250-eb23-11e6-b78e-842b2b5261ac.

Strawberry Hill 5K Run-Walk to be April 27
The fourth annual Strawberry Hill 5K Run-Walk will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27. The race will begin and end at the Strawberry Hill Museum parking lot, 720 N. 4th, off Ann Avenue. The course will be through the streets of Strawberry Hill, including some level ground and some hills. There is a registration fee. For more information, visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Piper cleanup planned April 27-30

A Piper cleanup is being planned April 27-30. Sponsored by Operation Brightside, the cleanup will provide bags to volunteers and residents to clean up neighborhoods in Piper. Volunteers may gather at Piper High School at 9 a.m. April 27, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. After the end of the cleanup, bags will be picked up on Tuesday. For more information about the Piper cleanup, call 913-488-5478.

Barnyard Babies to be April 27 at Ag Hall
The Barnyard Babies Family Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Visitors may experience a day on the farm, with baby animals, a tractor petting zoo, train rides, games, a farmers market, pedal power, with Touch-a-Truck, Mater and Lightning also a part of the event. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under 3. For more information, visit https://www.aghalloffame.com/events/barnyard-babies-family-festival/.

Blood drive planned
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Plant sale to be May 3-4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will have a plant sale May 3-4 at the Extension office, Wildcat Room, 2100 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vegetables, flowers and ornamental grasses will be for sale. Purchases may be made by cash or checks.

Polski Day to be May 4
The 35th annual Polski Day will be Saturday, May 4, at All Saints Catholic Church, 809 Vermont Ave. The event will include a parade at 11 a.m., a Polka Mass at 5 p.m., a festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polish food and live musical entertainment. For more information, visit https://polskiday.com/.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.

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.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `


Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.


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/.