Eagle Days schedule changed to Sunday-only because of weather

The Saturday portion of Eagle Days this weekend has been canceled because of a forecast of snow in Wyandotte County on Saturday, with an expanded program now planned on Sunday.

Eagle Days will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The Sunday portions of the program are being expanded.

The new hours of Eagle Days will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, according to a spokesman. The locations of the program are at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and the James P. Davis Hall, both located at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas.

The Saturday portion of Eagle Days was canceled for the safety of those traveling to the event, according to a spokesman.

The free program features live bird presentations, craft areas for children and binocular checkout for viewing along the lake.

The live bird presentations and craft areas are held indoors at the library and Davis hall.

Operation Wildlife volunteers will present the educational programs at the library and Davis hall. Each site will have a different collection of birds. The program is for all ages.

Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake is presented by Operation Wildlife; the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library; Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU); the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library; Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas Parks and Recreation Department. For questions about Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake Park, contact the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at 913-295-8250.

Democrats plan breakfast Saturday

Kansas Democratic Chair John Gibson is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The breakfast buffet begins at 8:15 a.m., with the forum at 9 a.m.

The cost of the buffet is $10; or $6 for students and those on limited incomes. Furloughed federal workers will be offered a complimentary breakfast this month. Sponsorships are available for the breakfast.

All Democrats are invited to attend. Those attending do not have to purchase a breakfast. RSVPs are requested for planning purposes to scottmackey08@yahoo.com, specifying whether purchasing a breakfast or attending without a breakfast.

If the weather is inclement, the event could be postponed or canceled. Those who have questions about postponements on Friday or Saturday may email scottmackey08@yahoo.com with questions.

Trash to be collected on MLK holiday in KCK

Waste Management will be servicing its usual residential trash collection routes on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday because of a winter storm forecast, according to an announcement.

According to a Unified Government news release, because of the potential of a severe winter storm forecast bringing snow and ice to Wyandotte County, Waste Management has decided to collect residential trash and recycling on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 21.

Trash and recycling services now are scheduled to be picked up on the regular scheduled day next week in Kansas City, Kansas, according to the announcement.

Monday pickup is scheduled for Monday; Tuesday, for Tuesday; and continuing as usually scheduled through the rest of the week.

Trash and recycling services still could be disrupted or delayed on any day during a severe weather event, according to the UG news release. The UG will send out updates on social media if there are any changes.

Residents who have any issues or questions concerning trash and recycling services may contact the UG’s 311 Call Center or visit https://mywyco.wycokck.org to submit a trash collection request. Residents also may visit https://www.wycokck.org/Waste.aspx for information.