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UG Committees scheduled to meet Monday
Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday, June 26. The UG Public Works-Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the Administration-Human Services Committee. Agenda are posted at www.wycokck.org.

Rosedale ‘town plan’ meeting scheduled Monday evening
The Rosedale University Town Plan meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 26, at 1401 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. The Rosedale Development Association and the Unified Government Planning Department are holding the meeting to discuss the University Town Plan. This plan is part of the Rosedale master plan that was recently adopted. The master plan recommends a university town district near the University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center. The town plan’s goal is to work on this plan and plan actions to implement it. Transit access, walking and bike trails, and a community center are among the items that are mentioned, and housing will be discussed.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 27 de junio, 10-11 a.m.; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Library plans magic show
A magic show is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Eric Vaughn, magician, will present a magic show with animals. The magic show is open to the entire family. For information, call 913-295-8250.

Program to be presented on raising safe kids
ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be presented on eight Tuesdays, June 20-Aug. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn and use positive discipline, anger management and conflict resolution skills. The presenters are Marqueia Watson and Judy Nies. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned June 28
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, June 28, in the auditorium rooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

UG Commission to meet June 29
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items may be on the agenda. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Nine free concerts to be offered this summer at Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets will continue its free outdoor concert series, Legends Live, on Saturday evenings this summer. Some of the performers will be local bands. The concert series will include nine performances from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 5 at the Civic Courtyard Fountain at The Legends Outlets, according to a spokesman. A range of styles, including popular music, classic rock, rock alternative, rhythm and blues, country hits and selections from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today will be featured. The concert series will end Aug. 5 with a family friendly performance tied to Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School event featuring children’s music, giveaways and activities. The Legends concerts are held near the fountain, near the Legends 14 Theatre, at 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The Legends Live concert schedule includes:
July 1: The Zeros: Kansas City’s premier 1980s tribute band playing new wave hit songs.
July 8: Rusty Laffoon: Soulful country band with high energy and strong vocals covering favorite country rock hits.
July 15: Perpetual Change: Rock band playing hits from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, as well as a few original songs.
July 22: Rattle and Hum: Kansas City’s premier U2 tribute band covering hits from the 1980s to current.
July 29: Big Time Grain Company: Kansas City’s premier country western and country rock band performing crowd favorites from many artists.
Aug. 5: Mr. Stinky Feet and The Hiccups (family night): Award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” and his band, The Hiccups, performing popular children’s music.
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UG Commission plans meeting June 29
The Unified Government Commission plans a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive planned July 6
AT&T Mobility, 10620 Parallel Parkway, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

UG Ethics Commission to meet July 6
The Unified Government Ethics Commission meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6, on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will be in Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers.

Strawberry Hill rummage sale planned July 6
The Strawberry Hill rummage sale will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6 at the Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested in donating items to the sale may call the museum during weekday hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to schedule a time to drop off the items. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.

Counseling available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed; donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has events scheduled. The museum is closed on Father’s Day. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.

Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. It is closed on state holidays. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit http://www.kshs.org/p/grinter-place-plan-your-visit/15857.

Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

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Drill team performs at KCK Street Blues Festival

Photos by William Crum

The Gateway Highsteppers drill team of Kansas City, Kansas, performed at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival today. The festival continues until 11 p.m. Saturday at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

The Gateway Highsteppers drill team of Kansas City, Kansas, performed at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival today. The festival continues until 11 p.m. Saturday at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

The Gateway Highsteppers drill team of Kansas City, Kansas, performed at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival today. The festival continues until 11 p.m. Saturday at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

The Gateway Highsteppers drill team of Kansas City, Kansas, performed at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival today. The festival continues until 11 p.m. Saturday at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

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Scenes from the KCK Street Blues Festival

Photos by William Crum

Residents were enjoying beautiful weather and listening to blues music today at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival. The festival continues until 11 p.m. Saturday at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

Residents were enjoying beautiful weather and listening to blues music today at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival. The festival continues until 11 p.m. at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

Residents were enjoying beautiful weather and listening to blues music today at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival. The festival continues until 11 p.m. at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

Residents were enjoying beautiful weather and listening to blues music today at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival. The festival continues until 11 p.m. at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

Residents were enjoying beautiful weather and listening to blues music today at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival. The festival continues until 11 p.m. at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

Residents were enjoying beautiful weather and listening to blues music today at the Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival. The festival continues until 11 p.m. at 3924 N. 49th Drive, which is about a mile north of Leavenworth Road at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch. There is a $10 donation per person. People may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. (Photo by William Crum)

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