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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, 12, 19 de diciembre, 10-11 a.m.; La Hora Financiera con Brenda Mortell, Cada Segundo Jueves del mes, 14 de diciembre 10 a.m.-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.

KCKCC Winter Choral Concert planned Sunday, Dec. 10
The Chelsea Carol: KCKCC Winter Choral Concert is planned from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. KCKCC choirs will perform music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th and 21st centuries, representing six countries. Composers include Binchois, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Sviridov, Mealor and Whitacre. The guest soprano soloist is scheduled to be Joyce Steeby and the guest organist will be Jerry Pope. The Chelsea Carol will be the final number, with translation and a talk by Dr. Charles Anthony Silvestri. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center. The group members will collaborate in finding ways to connect with their children and form strong bonds. The group will be facilitated by Marqueia Watson. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Health fair planned Monday
Schlagle High School, 2214 N. 59th St., will hold a community health fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11. The event includes information about nutrition and health, flu shots, dental screening, health screenings, vision tests, fitness class, sports physicals and information on signing up for KanCare and ACA. Preregistration for some health services such as flu shots is requested to There will be other activities, such as help with college financial aid, information from an immigration attorney, a student projects exhibition, a bake-off, activities for children and refreshments.

Book club to meet Dec. 12
The Monthly Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book for December is “Bookshop on the Corner” by Jeremy Colgan. Some books are available for club members by calling the office at 913-906-8990.

Program offered on creating greeting cards
“Create Beautiful Cards” will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Supplies for Christmas, New Year’s, winter, birthdays, thank-you notes and other cards will be furnished. Carole Thrasher will lead the program. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Program to be presented on Medicare
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The class is for those new to Medicare who want information about their current benefits. The class will be in Spanish and English. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s Chamber plans holiday meeting
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual gift exchange at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. The lunch will cost $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Members will exchange a gift valued at $25 or less. For more information, visit or call 913-233-3305.

Blood drive scheduled Dec. 14
Bonner Springs High School, 100 McDanield St., will sponsor a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in the gym. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. In this program, nails will be shaped and painted by Ana Maria Price, volunteer. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Recycling art program planned Dec. 14
“Recycling Art: Mod Podge” will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Jill Ellena Winters. Those attending may decorate a canvas with some recycled and some new materials. A large supply of materials may be provided, and participants may bring photos or mementos if they wish. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.

Legislative forum planned Dec. 18
A legislative forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at the South Branch, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is held by the Wyandotte County legislative delegation. The public may attend, ask questions and express opinions on issues in the Kansas Legislature.

UG Commission to meet Dec. 21
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. One of the items planned was a public hearing on the Legends garage and lawn green space, a Community Improvement District. An agenda will be posted at

King Day celebration to be Jan. 15
“Continuing through Love and Peace in Times Like These” will be the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration Monday, Jan. 15, at the Reardon Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Pre-service events start at 10:45 a.m. with the formal program beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III of New York, N.Y., is the featured speaker. He is the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. He and his church are active in civil rights, social justice and economic development. Since 1999 he has served as president of the State University of New York at Old Westbury. The event Jan. 15 will begin with a Motorcade for Hunger at 9 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church parking lot, 4th and Richmond, leaving at 10 a.m. and arriving at the Reardon Center. Persons are encouraged to donate canned goods. Scholarships will be awarded at the event. For information on choir rehearsals dates and times contact Alicia Saunders at

Eagle Days to be Jan. 20-21
The 17th annual Eagle Days will be held Jan. 20 and 21 at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, in Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 and noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 21. The event is free and open to the public. It is for all ages. The event will take place simultaneously at the Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake, as well as the Schlagle Library. The American bald eagle and birds of prey will be on exhibit at the event. Operation Wildlife will give presentations on live birds of prey at both locations. There will be a children’s craft area at the library, a binocular checkout and a spotting scope station to view migrating birds that visit Wyandotte County Lake in the winter. For more information, visit

Counseling available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services for men and women. Individual counseling and couples counseling is available. Nothing is billed and 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. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-5002 or visit

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, has reopened after being closed for holiday decorating for an “Olde World Christmas.” The museum is open for tours from noon to 4:15 p.m. on the weekends. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6. For more information or for custom tours call 913-371-3264 or visit

Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit

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


Saturday events

Breakfast with Santa planned Saturday at KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College Student Senate is hosting the college’s annual Breakfast with Santa event Saturday. The event is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Jewell Building, Lower Jewell Student Center on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. The event is free for the entire family. While at KCKCC, each family will receive a free picture with Santa and be able to enjoy fun and interactive activities throughout the morning. The event will start with a parade of Santa’s helpers right before Santa makes his grand entrance. A few activities include writing a letter to Santa at the KCKCC Lil’ Blue Post Office, cookie decorating, games, singing carols, Play Station for Toddlers and Preschooler, storytelling with Mrs. Claus and more. The event is free and open to everyone in the community.

Santa Express continues Saturday and Sunday at Ag Hall
The Santa Express will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Children may visit Santa in the depot, ride on the train, work on crafts, and have cookies and hot cocoa. Donations will benefit Farm Town restoration. For more information, visit

Library book sale to be Saturday
The Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Gently used books will be available for purchase at 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks.

Friends of Yates’ annual benefit gala to be Dec. 9
Friends of Yates will celebrate 104 years of service by holding the “Holiday At The Apollo” annual meeting and Benefit Gala at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. This year’s event will showcase the many programs and services that attribute to the continued success of Friends of Yates, according to a spokesman. For tickets and further information about Friends of Yates’ Holiday at the Apollo annual meeting and gala, contact the office at 913-321-1566. Also visit

Blood drive scheduled Dec. 9
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Cabelas, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to schedule a blood donation, visit

Make a gift at library program Saturday
A craft program will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may make gifts from a variety of supplies that will be provided. The program is for children, teens, adults and seniors. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Heroes and Helpers

The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office held its Heroes and Helpers program Tuesday at the Target store near The Legends in Kansas City, Kansas. Children shopped for gifts accompanied by personnel from the sheriff’s office, Target employees and community members. Target held a small party for the children after shopping. (Photo from the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office)