Community calendar

KCK schools closed for fall holiday
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools will be closed for the fall holiday from Nov. 25 to 29. There will be no school. The school district’s administrative offices will be closed from Nov. 27 to 29. For more information, visit www.kckps.org.

Blood drive scheduled Nov. 25
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Program planned on painting ornaments
A program on “Painting Ornaments” will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Mary Donovan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Affirmations group to meet Nov. 25
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, 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, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program planned on ‘Eating Well after 50’
“Eating Well after 50,” a program facilitated by Pat Callaghan, will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. 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, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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.

Keeler Center to be closed Nov. 27-28 for Thanksgiving
The Keeler Women’s Center at 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28.

UG offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Unified Government offices will be closed Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving Day, reopening Dec. 2.

BPU administrative offices to be closed for Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 28-29
The administrative offices and customer service lobby of the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Although BPU’s business offices are closed on holidays, emergency service is available seven days a week, 24 hours per day. For power emergencies, customers should call 913-573-9522. The water emergency number is 913-573-9622 from 8 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and 913-573-9522 from midnight to 8 a.m., and during weekends and holidays.

Libraries to be closed Nov. 28-29
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries will be closed Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Turner Community Library will be closed from 5 p.m. Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.

Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance planned Nov. 28
A rhythm and blues Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Lounge 42, at 4220 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Pure Sweetness will provide the music. The cost of the event is $10. For more information, call 913-808-5577.

Breakfast with Santa planned Nov. 30
Breakfast with Santa is planned from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., in Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs, Kansas. The host of the breakfast is Leadership 2000. For $5 per person, there will be breakfast, a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a craft. For reservations, call 816-225-7056 or email arbpe@sbcglobal.net.

Class offered on ‘Raising Safe Kids’
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Heather Neds. The topic for Dec. 2 is “Discipline and Parenting Styles,” and the topic for Dec. 9 is “Discipline and Positive Behaviors.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet Dec. 2
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the fifth-floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting will follow. The agendas are online at www.wycokck.org.

KCK school board to meet Dec. 3
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted in advance at www.kckps.org.

NAACP to meet Dec. 3

The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch of NAACP will meet Dec. 3 at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools’ administration building near 59th and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The executive board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and invite others to attend. The annual year-end meeting will include a potluck dinner. For more information, call 913-281-7900.

KCKCC’s 95th annual candle lighting ceremony to be Dec. 4
Plans are underway for Kansas City Kansas Community College’s oldest tradition – the 95th annual Candle Lighting Ceremony. The 95th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the KCKCC Performing Arts Center on the main campus, 7250 State Ave. The ceremony will highlight students in the KCKCC Music Department and Theatre Department as well as KCKCC Foundation Scholarship Donors and Recipients. Among the groups performing will be the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Funk Band and The Standard Jazz Choir as well as the Intercultural Holiday Showcase presented by the KCKCC Intercultural Center. The Candle Lighting Ceremony is free and open to the public.

Women’s self-defense program to be Dec. 4
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Shizoku Karate-Do will offer ways to defense oneself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont 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 Tina May-Gamboa, Gaby Carmona, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. ; Clase para Padres “Conociendo a Mis Hijos” con Gloria Mendiburu, 5 sesiones, Jueves, 10 – noon. • Diciembre 4 – Beneficios de Meditacion/ Atencion plena, Relacion nutricion – Salud Emocional. • Diciembre 11 – Recursos y Oportunidades de Education despues de High School; Retiro de Adviento, Presentado por S. Janet Cashman, SCL, Miercoles, 4 de Diciembre, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m. Por favor no niños por respeto a la epiritualidad de el retiro. 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.

Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival to be Dec. 6
The Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival will be from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in front of City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will feature a visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, holiday movies and free popcorn, goodie bags for the first 1,000 children, games, crafts, local food vendors, performances by local choirs and dance groups, and a tree lighting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. To volunteer for this event, contact Cathi Hahner chahner@unitedway-wyco.org or 913-371-3674 Ext. 1324.

Breakfast with St. Nick planned Dec.7
Breakfast with St. Nick is planned from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For $10, children will receive breakfast, a visit with St. Nicholas and a picture. Those who only want to visit St. Nicholas for the picture, will pay $5. An adult breakfast will be available for $6. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit and coffee, tea or milk. For more information or reservations, call 913-371-3264.

Breakfast with Santa to be Dec. 7 at Grinter Place
Breakfast with Santa will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Grinter Place barn 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Besides breakfast, a picture with Santa Claus, a goodie bag and a craft activity, there will be vendors selling homemade craft items for gifts, according to Pat Spencer of the Friends of Grinter. It will be the last fundraiser of the year for the organization. The Breakfast with Santa, open to adults and children, will include pancakes, sausage and a drink, she said. The breakfast price starts at $3 and can range up to $8 per person. Those who want only pictures with Santa and the activity without the food can pay $3. Five vendors who will have tables at the breakfast will sell homemade and handmade gift items, such as wreaths, tea towels, jellies and jams, art, jewelry, baked goods and knitted items. The public, including all ages, may attend Breakfast with Santa, she said. Also open for tours from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7 will be the Grinter House, a state museum. Admission to Grinter House is $6 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/1400so78street/.

Japanese musical presentation to be Dec. 7
“Shamisen: A Japanese Musical Tradition,” will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. At the lecture-demonstration, John Lytton will discuss his own journey learning to play this Japanese instrument and will give a demonstration performance. The shamisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument, played with a plectrum called a bachi.

Snowflake Swing with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra to be Dec. 7
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library will hold a concert and dance featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. This event is 100 percent free; no tickets required. Attendees are invited to come as they are or dress up in their best 1920s-1940s inspired outfits to listen and dance the night away. For those who would like to give back this holiday season, the library will be collecting new children’s books to donate to Wyandotte County children in need. Attendees can bring book donations to the event. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.kckpl.org.

Holiday open house, with animal theme, to be Dec. 9

Santa Paw-Traits: Family (Furry and Otherwise) Holiday Open House will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the South Branch Library, Conference Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Pets and their families are invited to enjoy treats, make a keepsake craft and have a special holiday paw-trait session with Santa. This program is for all ages. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.kckpl.org.

Blood drive scheduled Dec. 10
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Presentation explores universal themes of ancient Egypt writings

The Bonner Springs City Library in Bonner Springs, Kansas, will be the host of “In Their Own Words: The Ancient Egyptians,” a presentation and discussion by Stacy Davidson at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the library at 913-441-2665 for more information. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas. The presentation explores universal themes such as love, strife, worry and death found in Egyptian writings. Davidson is an Egyptologist who teaches at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park. This program is part of Humanities Kansas’ “Movement of Ideas” Speakers Bureau.

Santa’s Express Country Christmas to be Dec. 14-15 at Ag Hall

Santa’s Express will return to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame and National Center, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Highlights of the event are a picture taken with Santa in the museum; local children’s choirs singing in the theater; hot chocolate, cookies and hay rides; riding the train around Farm Town; and exploring the winter wonderland of Christmas trees. Admission to the event is $5 per car. The 5K run and 1-mile Reindeer Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 are an additional charge. For more information, visit https://www.aghalloffame.com/events/santa-express-5k-run/.

BPU to meet Dec. 18

The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the BPU offices at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the board meeting agenda are a visitors’ time, adoption of a resolution for 2020 budget approval, communications recap, board comments and general manager comments. Also, a closed executive session is on the agenda.

Keeler Center closed for the holidays

The Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1.

Town hall meeting planned for legislative delegation Jan. 8
A town hall meeting is planned for the Wyandotte County legislative delegation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting is open to the public.

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 .

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Community calendar

Grinter Sip ’N’ Shop to be Oct. 17
Grinter Place Friends will be hold its annual Sip ‘N’ Shop fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For the $5 admission fee, those attending will receive three tickets for wine tastings from Rowe Ridge Winery. There also will be giveaways. More than 20 vendors will provide unique items that are ideal for gifts. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Cajunation Food Truck. The Grinter Quilter Bees will have their opportunity quilt on display. The quilt will be given away in January 2020. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/1400so78street/ .

UG Commission to meet Oct. 17
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The 5 p.m. meeting will be in the fifth floor meeting room, and the 7 p.m. regular meeting will be in the Commission Chambers, lobby level. On the agenda for the 5 p.m. meeting is a discussion on the UG long-range financial plan. Afterward there will be a closed executive session on the ninth floor about labor. At the 7 p.m. meeting, a management agreement at the Village West baseball stadium is on the agenda. Several other items are on the agenda, which is posted at www.wycokck.org.

Races this weekend at Kansas Speedway

Races are scheduled this weekend at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The ARCA Menards Series will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. The NASCAR Xfinity Series, Kansas Lottery 300, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The Hollywood Casino 400 will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, visit http://www.kansasspeedway.com/.

Annual lineman’s rodeo to be Saturday at Ag Hall

The annual International Lineman’s Rodeo competition will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame near 126th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Competition begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Team and apprentice events will include the “hurtman rescue” and the “pole climb.” More than 1,000 participants from utilities throughout the nation and from other countries will test their skills in these events. There will be food and crafts vendors. Admission is free.

Candidates to speak at Democratic breakfast Saturday

Democratic candidates for local offices on the Nov. 5 general election ballot will be the speakers at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The breakfast buffet opens at 8:15 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. Candidates who may participate are Democratic registered voters. They may bring signs and literature to distribute. Candidates for the Unified Government Commission will have 4 minutes and other candidates, 3 minutes, to speak. The program is open to all Democrats. The cost of the buffet is $10; students and those on limited income, $6. Those attending do not have to purchase a breakfast. Reservations for the buffet should be made to scottmackey08@yahoo.com by Friday, Oct. 18. Reservations are not necessary to attend. A sponsor can pay the costs of students attending the breakfast for the first time.

Mobile mammograms to be offered

The Unified Government Public Health Department and Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., will bring a mobile mammogram unit to the Bonner Springs City Library to provide services to women ages 40 and over from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Those under 40 may be eligible (ask the insurance provider) and those without insurance may also be eligible. Please bring an insurance card if you have one. Clinical breast exams will be done on site. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments for cervical exams will also be available. Questions may be directed to Betty Criss at 816-401-3209 or Crystal Doran at 913-742-9059. For more information see https://www.bonnerlibrary.org/.

Candidate forum planned Oct. 19
A candidate forum is planned on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Family Life Center of Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. There will be two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and one at 3 p.m. The first session will be a program with state representatives, and the second session will be a program with candidates. The event is free and open to the public. The forum is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Mu Omega Chapter, in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Jack and Jill of America, Johnson County Chapter, Kansas City, Kansas, Chapter of NAACP, Johnson County Chapter of NAACP and Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Civic Action Committee. A brief audience question-and-answer session, voter education information and time for refreshments is planned. According to a spokesman, the purpose of the forum is to give Kansas residents the opportunity to meet, greet, engage and hear from their current state representatives as well as candidates running for public office in the Nov. 5 general election. In the morning session, from 10 a.m. to noon, panelists who will participate include State Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and State Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist. The afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will include panelists Melissa Brune Bynum, incumbent candidate for Unified Government Commission, 1st District at large; David Haley, candidate for Board of Public Utilities, at large position 3; Rose Mulvany Henry, candidate for BPU, at large position 3; Robert Milan, incumbent candidate for BPU, 1st District; LaRon Thompson, candidate for BPU, 1st District; and Jeff Bryant, incumbent candidate for BPU, 3rd District.

KCKCC choirs to perform with Midwest Chamber Ensemble on Oct. 20

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Choral Department is preparing for its annual fall concert. The KCKCC Fall Choral Concert with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St. in Kansas City, Missouri. Advanced tickets are $12 and can be purchased from the Midwest Chamber Ensemble’s website. Groups of eight or more can purchase tickets for $10. Students can get free admission if they show their Student ID at the door. The KCKCC choirs, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music John Stafford will join the Midwest Chamber Ensemble for a performance of Schubert’s G major Mass. Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade” will round out the program. For more information on the concert, visit the Midwest Chamber Ensemble’s website at
http://www.midwestchamberensemble.org/concerts. For more information on KCKCC’s Choral Department, contact Stafford at jstafford@kckcc.edu or by calling 913-288-7137.

Calligraphy program planned Oct. 21

A calligraphy program is planned from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 21 and 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Mary Donovan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Affirmations group to meet Oct. 21

The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Class offered on ‘Raising Safe Kids’
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Heather Neds. The topic for Oct. 21 is “Understanding Your Child’s Behavior,” and the topic for Oct. 28 is “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence.” For more information or to register, 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, Oct. 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Topic of program to be Dash Diet

A program on the Dash Diet will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board meeting planned

The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the district offices, 2010 N. 59th St. 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, Oct. 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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, Oct. 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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.

Open houses planned on stormwater fee changes in KCK
An open house on changes to stormwater fees in Kansas City, Kansas, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan, Kansas City, Kansas. Other open houses also have been held on changes in the stormwater fees in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government is continuing to study the change to the stormwater fee, and is seeking public comments. The current stormwater fee structure is to charge $4.50 per month to all users, without regard to the size of the property. The proposed stormwater fee charged more for larger properties. The new fee does not change the $4.50 monthly fee for the majority of residential property owners in Kansas City, Kansas, during the first year of the fee. The new fees are based on the size of hard surfaces on the property, which generates runoff. The other open house dates remaining include Nov. 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Beatrice L. Lee Community Center, 1310 N. 10th St. For more information, see https://www.wycokck.org/Stormwater/Rate.aspx.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Boo Bash to be Oct. 26

The Bonner Springs City Library plans its seventh annual Boo Bash from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be a live disc jockey, games, a haunted house, snacks and story time. Those attending may wear their costumes. For more information, see https://www.bonnerlibrary.org/.

Program planned on gardening

“Putting Your Garden to Bed” will be presented from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be facilitated by Magda Born. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program to be presented on history of the Klan in KCK

A program, “Hidden History: The Ku Klux Klan KCKs,” will be presented from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. The host of the program is CiviX, and it is being presented through a collaboration with “We the People of KCK,” the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and the Reola Grant Center for Family Life Development. It will be presented at the upper Jewell building, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. Author Tim Rives will discuss his book, “The Ku Klux Klan of Kansas City, Kansas,” and will sign books. Chester Owens will introduce Rives, a historian. Rives’ book focuses on the revival of the Klan in 1921 in Kansas City, Kansas, and details the extent of its influence in the city over the ensuing decades. This meeting is free and open to the public. Candidates for public office have been invited to meet voters during this event.

Library plans concert and lecture about Scott Joplin on Nov. 9

Michael Dolman, Kansas City, Kansas, native and San Francisco resident, will present a concert and lecture demonstration of Scott Joplin’s piano works at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Scott Joplin was known as the king of ragtime. During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his earliest and most popular pieces, the “Maple Leaf Rag,” became ragtime’s first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag. The piano works of Joplin are considered the American equivalent of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Inventions and Sinfonias” for keyboard.

Program to be presented on winter plants

A gardening program, “Plants that Add Interest in the Winter,” will be presented from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Lynn Loughary, K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent, will discuss plants that can add interest to the landscape, particularly in the winter months. The presentation is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. Registration is not required. There is a fee of $5 that will be waived for certified master gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

NAACP to meet Nov. 12

The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch NAACP will meet on Nov. 12 at the Wyandotte County Neighborhood Resource Center, 4953 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The executive committee meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and the regular membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members and the public are encouraged to attend the branch regular meeting and to invite others to come. Bill Clause, event planner at KKFI radio, will be the guest speaker on Nov. 12.

Federal Reserve official to speak at Fairfax Industrial Association luncheon Nov. 13

Esther George, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, is scheduled to be the guest speaker from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the luncheon of the Fairfax Industrial Association. The luncheon will be at Neff Packaging, 555 Sunshine Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The sponsor is Delta Innovative Services. The cost of the luncheon is $25. George leads more than 1,600 employees at the Federal Reserve Bank’s Kansas City office and branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha. The Kansas City Fed oversees seven states. She will discuss the role of the Federal Reserve and new developments in the financial industry. Registration is requested by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, to https://fiakck.org/product/november2019_luncheonfee/.

UG Ethics Commission to meet Nov. 14

The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, second floor, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival to be Dec. 6
The Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival will be from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in front of City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will feature a visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, holiday movies and free popcorn, goodie bags for the first 1,000 children, games, crafts, local food vendors, performances by local choirs and dance groups, and a tree lighting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

Town hall meeting planned for legislative delegation Jan. 8

A town hall meeting is planned for the Wyandotte County legislative delegation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting is open to the public.

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 .

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Community calendar

Class offered on ‘Raising Safe Kids’
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Heather Neds. The topic on Sept. 23 will be “Understanding and Helping Angry Children.” The topic on Sept. 30 will be “Children and Electronic Media.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.


UG committees to meet Sept. 23
Unified Government committees will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the Administration and Human Services Committee. Agendas are online 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, Sept. 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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, 759 Vermont 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 Tina May-Gamboa, Gaby Carmona, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. Clase de Nutricion con Gabriela Wagner de KSU, 8 sessiones, Empezando los todos los Jueves en Sept. 12 a Oct. 31, 10 – 11 a.m.; Clase para Padres “Conociendo a Mis Hijos” con Gloria Mendiburu, 10 sesiones, Jueves, 1 – 2:30 p,m,, 3 de octubre – Mi familia es mi prioridad? 10 de octubre – Porque hago lo que hago (genograma), 17 de octubre – Adolesencia. 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.

Philosophy group to meet
A philosophy group will discuss “Present-Day Thoughts on the Quality of Life,” by Jacques Barzun at noon Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The 1969 essay is available at the circulation desk of the library. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/philosophy-group/.

Program offered on ‘Herbs and Microgreens’
A program on “Herbs and Microgreens” will be facilitated by Pat Callaghan from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCKCC to hold Board of Trustee candidate forum Sept. 24
Kansas City Kansas Community College is holding a KCKCC Board of Trustee Candidate Forum from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. The event is open to the public. The general election is Nov. 5. Candidates on the ballot are Don Ash (incumbent), Rosalyn Brown (incumbent), Patricia Brune, Ray Daniels (incumbent), Jammie Johnson and Paul Jones. Four at-large positions are open and terms are for four years. Each candidate will be given three minutes for an introductory statement regarding who they are and why they want to be a KCKCC Board of Trustees member. Following the candidate introductions, those attending will have the opportunity to visit with each individual candidate to ask questions and learn more about their vision for KCKCC and their motivation for seeking election.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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, Sept. 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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.

Blood drive scheduled Sept. 25 at KCKCC
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To see other blood drives in the area or to schedule an appointment to give blood, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled Sept. 25 at Bonner YMCA
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Bonner Springs YMCA, 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs, in Classroom A. To see other blood drives in the area or to schedule an appointment to give blood, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

WATCHDOGS program to begin Sept. 25 at Grant Elementary
The WATCHDOGS program will kick off the year from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Grant Elementary School, 1510 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes a Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night to launch the WATCHDOGS (Dads of Great Students) program. The program encourages fathers to be active in their students’ education. Moses Wyatt Jr. is working with the WATCHDOGS at Grant Elementary School. The program has a website at dadsofgreatstudents.com.

Open houses planned on stormwater fee changes in KCK
An open house on changes to stormwater fees in Kansas City, Kansas, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 4953 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Three other open houses also are planned on changes in the stormwater fees in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government is continuing to study the change to the stormwater fee, and is seeking public comments. The current stormwater fee structure is to charge $4.50 per month to all users, without regard to the size of the property. The proposed stormwater fee charged more for larger properties. The new fee does not change the $4.50 monthly fee for the majority of residential property owners in Kansas City, Kansas, during the first year of the fee. The new fees are based on the size of hard surfaces on the property, which generates runoff. The other open house dates include Oct. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Patricia “Diane” Kane Community Center, 3130 N.122nd; Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan; Nov. 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Beatrice L. Lee Community Center, 1310 N. 10th St. For more information, see https://www.wycokck.org/Stormwater/Rate.aspx.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Conversational Spanish class offered
Conversational Spanish, an entry-level class, will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Participants will learn basic words and learn to introduce themselves. No prior knowledge of the language is required. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/conversational-spanish-for-adults/

UG Commission to meet Sept. 26

The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. A special session is scheduled at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, on a Wyandot Behavioral Health update and a Board of Health update. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive scheduled Sept. 27 at Sumner Academy
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Sumner Academy, in the new gym, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To see other blood drives in the area or to schedule an appointment to give blood, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled Sept. 27 at Providence
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Providence Medical Center, auditorium rooms, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. To see other blood drives in the area or to schedule an appointment to give blood, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Red Cross blood drive scheduled Sept. 27 at Argentine Community Center
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center, 2940 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To make an appointment for the Red Cross blood drives, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

PiperFest planned Sept. 28
Preparations are underway for the annual PiperFest, a community festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event will raise funds for the Piper Public School District 203, according to Sean Ziolo, who is volunteering with the festival’s car show. Highlights of the event will include a pancake breakfast, run-walk, auction, car show, carnival, alumni softball game, bingo, concessions and food trucks. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/annual-piperfest-to-be-sept-28/, www.piperfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/pipercarshow/.

Hispanic Heritage Festival planned Sept. 28
A Hispanic Heritage Festival will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market at Kelly Murphy Park, 129 Elm St., Bonner Springs. This year’s festival, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, highlights contributions made by the Latino community. The festival will include music, dancers, a clown, bounce houses, food and games.

Library in the Park to be Sept. 28
The fifth annual Library in the Park festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Big Eleven Lake, 11th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The festival is free and includes activities for all ages. This year’s special guest is Christine Taylor-Butler, an award winning author of children’s fiction and nonfiction. Free copies of her book, “The Lost Tribes,” will be given away, while supplies last. She will sign copies of her books and conduct two science experiments with children. There will be performances from local groups Drum Safari, The Cubanisms, and The Freedom Affair. Drum Safari will also host three drum circles during the event. Other activities will include Blind Date with a Movie, Music Sampling, Book Fortune Teller, the Yearbook Project, bubbles, face-painting, a photo booth, and lawn games. Attendees will also get to visit the Mobile Library to sign up for a card and check out items. Library in the Park will include a return of the taco competition with local taquerias Carniceria la Luz, San Antonio’s, Daisy’s Mexican Food, and Eduardo’s Pueblito. Attendees will get a chance to sample tacos from all four locations and vote on which taco is the best. The tacos will be provided by KCKPL at no cost to attendees. Attendees will get a chance to sample tacos from all four locations and vote on which taco is the best. The tacos will be provided by KCKPL at no cost to attendees. For more information on Library in the Park and a full schedule of events, visit libraryinthepark.org.

Renaissance Festival continues
The Renaissance Festival will continue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 5 to 12 years old. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.

Slovenefest planned Sept. 28
Volunteers from Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, are preparing for the annual Slovenefest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Monsignor Mejak Hall and Holy Family School grounds, 513 Ohio. The event will include a traditional Slovenian dinner, music and family entertainment. The funds raised will support Holy Family Church. The festival begins after the 4 p.m. Mass on Sept. 28 at Holy Family Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 includes children’s and adult games, cultural booth, souvenirs, a silent auction, authentic Slovenian food including sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), poljene paprika (stuffed peppers), krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans. Tamburitza music from Hravatski Obicaj is featured from 5 to 6 p.m., and Slovenian polkas by the Brian McCarty Band are planned from 6 to 9 p.m.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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.

Women’s writers workshop offered
A women’s writers workshop will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. The workshop is facilitated by Pat Callaghan and Liz Birky. At the workshop, women may explore who they are and why life has meaning, then write this into a story. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Candidate event to be Oct. 12
Residents may meet candidates at an event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Klamm Park, Cleveland Avenue and North 22nd Street, Kansas City, Kansas. The candidate event is sponsored by Wyandotte County candidates. Candidates for the Board of Public Utilities, KCKCC Board of Trustees, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools board and county register of deeds may attend. There will be a voter registration drive.

Candidate forum to be Oct. 14-15
A candidate forum will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The forum is sponsored by Business West and other neighborhood associations, KCKCC and the Wyandotte Daily Online. The forum will be in the upper Jewell building at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Candidates for the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education (District 500) and the KCKCC Board of Trustees will be at the Monday, Oct. 14, forum. Candidates for the Board of Public Utilities, Register of Deeds and Unified Government will be at the Tuesday, Oct. 15, forum. The forums are not debates. Candidates will have two minutes to make introductory remarks, then panelists will ask them questions. Then candidates will have one minute to make a closing remark. The forum will be taped and replayed on the KCKCC public access channel, including on cable television and on YouTube.

Prenatal class offered Oct. 15
A three-part prenatal class will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On Oct. 15, the topic will be “Pregnancy Overview – Pregnancy Health.” On Nov. 5, the topic will be “Labor and Delivery – Infant Feeding.” On Nov. 19, the topic will be “Infant Care – Postpartum Health.” The class is facilitated by Veronica Kariuki. Those who attend all sessions may earn diapers, car seats, monitors and strollers. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Candidate forum planned Oct. 19
A candidate forum is planned on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Family Life Center of Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. There will be two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and one at 3 p.m. The first session will be a program with state representatives, and the second session will be a program with candidates. The event is free and open to the public. The forum is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Mu Omega Chapter, in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Jack and Jill of America, Johnson County Chapter, Kansas City, Kansas, Chapter of NAACP, Johnson County Chapter of NAACP and Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Civic Action Committee. A brief audience question-and-answer session, voter education information and time for refreshments is planned. According to a spokesman, the purpose of the forum is to give Kansas residents the opportunity to meet, greet, engage and hear from their current state representatives as well as candidates running for public office in the Nov. 5 general election. In the morning session, from 10 a.m. to noon, panelists who will participate include State Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and State Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist. The afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will include panelists Melissa Brune Bynum, incumbent candidate for Unified Government Commission, 1st District at large; David Haley, candidate for Board of Public Utilities, at large position 3; Rose Mulvany Henry, candidate for BPU, at large position 3; Robert Milan, incumbent candidate for BPU, 1st District; LaRon Thompson, candidate for BPU, 1st District; and Jeff Bryant, incumbent candidate for BPU, 3rd District.

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 .


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