History program on Sauer Castle to be presented today

A history program about Sauer Castle will be presented from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 16, in the second floor auditorium, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

Jason Simmons and Brandi Biswell will discuss the history of Sauer Castle in Kansas City, Kansas. For more library programs, visit www.kckpl.org.


BPU to meet July 18

The Board of Public Utilities will meet on Wednesday, July 18, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

On the agenda for the work session at 4:30 p.m. will be a board update, general manager update and leadership committee report.

On the agenda for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. will be a visitors’ time, report on the University of Kansas Health Systems Strawberry Hill campus, electric transmission and distribution update, board comments, general manager comments, and a closed executive session.


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A program on Scripture Study and Reflection will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 8th and Quindaro, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its annual block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the ninth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. July 22.

Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Wyandotte County Christian Church, 13700 Leavenworth Road. VBS is for ages 4 to 12. The theme is “Created for a Purpose.” Registration is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfEiNzZs_qYlPhCub2mPehd0i8417Ya9LwYceQWDmeHiRgZA/viewform?usp=sf_link. For more information, visit http://wyandotteccc.org/ or call the church office at 913-721-2983.

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