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Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Salud Creacion, con Shawnee Mission Medical Center, los martes, 22 & 29 de mayo, 10-11:30 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 and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on knitting with looms
A program on knitting with looms is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. There is a limit of 20 persons for the program. Those interested may sign up for the program at the library. Those attending will learn how to use looms to knit hats and scarves. All ages are welcome and supplies will be provided. For more information, call 913-441-2665.

Program offered on raising safe kids
The ACT Raising Safe Kids program will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 21, and on eight Mondays, May 14 through July 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss positive discipline, anger management, and conflict resolution skills. The program will be presented by Heather Neds, certified trainer. A certificate will be presented at the end of the eighth program. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Pot luck lunch planned
A pot luck lunch is planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Participants may bring a healthy dish and a recipe. The program is presented by Pat Callaghan, K-State Research and Extension. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Program planned on cupcake decorating
A cupcake decorating program is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is under the instruction of Rachel Van Stratton. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be facilitated by Marqueia Watson. Participants will learn ways of working with children and growing in healthy relationships with them. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet May 23
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the regular meeting agenda are a visitors’ time, Leadership 2020 report, draft 2017 annual audit report, preliminary financial report approval, board comments and general manager comments. There will be no work session May 23.

Personal finance program planned
“Every Cent Counts,” a program about managing money and learning to make conscious decisions about finances, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Jennifer Rottinghaus. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 24, 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.

Budgeting class offered
A budgeting basics class, “Spending Wiser While Living on a Budget,” will be presented at 1 p.m. May 24 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The class will be presented by the Wyandotte County Research and Extension Office. For more information, visit www.kckpl.org.

UG Commission to meet May 24
The Unified Government Commission will meet in a special session at 5 p.m. May 24. The commission will hear a downtown grocery – YMCA follow-up and will discuss the capital maintenance and improvement plan (CMIP). The meeting will be in the fifth floor meeting room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Democratic candidate forum for 3rd District, U.S. Representative, planned May 24
A 3rd District Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the Jewell Student Center at Kansas City Kansas Conmunity College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Moderators include Christal Watson, deputy chief of staff for Mayor David Alvey; and Gary Enrique Bradley-Lopez, vice chair of the Wyandotte County Young Democrats. Democratic candidates include Sharice Davids, a lawyer; Mike McCamon, former tech and nonprofit executive; Tom Niermann, a high school history teacher; Jay Sidie, a businessman; Brent Welder, labor lawyer; and Sylvia Williams, a retired banker. The forum is through Swing Left, swingleft.org.

UG Commission to meet May 31
At 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, the Unified Government Commission will meet in a special session to discuss the capital maintenance improvement plan (CMIP) and hear a zoning code update in the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. At 7 p.m. May 31, a UG Commission meeting is scheduled at the Commission Chamber, lobby level, City Hall. Planning and zoning items will be on the agenda.

Kansas poet laureate to speak
Kevin Rabas, Kansas poet laureate, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Rabas is the author of “Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano,” a 2010 Kansas Notable Book. For more information, see http://bonnerlibrary.org/.

Annual kids fishing derby to be June 9 at Wyandotte County Lake
The Ed and Ione Trapp Annual Derby will take place on Saturday, June 9, at Wyandotte County Lake at the Kids Pond, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by derby fishing from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and a trophy presentation at 10:30 a.m. Participants sould bring their fishing gear. Worms for bait will be provided. A free hot dog coupon will be given to the kids who register. The event is sponsored by the Leavenworth Road Association and Wyandotte County Parks. For more information, call 913-788-3988.

Counseling offered
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., is offering individual and couples counseling to women and men who might not otherwise be able to afford counseling. Counseling services are available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit 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, 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 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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Catch of the day

Mark Nash, center, won $100 for the biggest fish at Saturday’s Urban Kids Fishing Derby at the Kansas City, Kansas Community College pond, 7250 State Ave. Wayne Hubbard, left, host of the Urban American Outdoors TV show, awarded the prizes at the fishing derby. Some of the winners will be on Urban American Outdoors TV’s show on Saturday mornings on Bounce TV. Sponsors of the 13th annual free kids fishing derby included Urban American Outdoors TV, KCKCC, F.A.C.T.S. Tutoring Services, KPRS, National Park Services Healthy Park Healthy People, and Gates Bar-BQ. The fishing derby provides a way for urban children to enjoy and learn about nature. (Staff photo)

Other winners in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at KCKCC received prizes from Wayne Hubbard. (Staff photo)

Other winners in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at KCKCC received prizes from Wayne Hubbard. (Staff photo)

Other winners in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at KCKCC received prizes from Wayne Hubbard. (Staff photo)

Other winners in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at KCKCC received prizes from Wayne Hubbard. (Staff photo)

Other winners in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at KCKCC received prizes from Wayne Hubbard. (Staff photo)

Other winners in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at KCKCC received prizes from Wayne Hubbard. (Staff photo)

Other winners in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at KCKCC received prizes from Wayne Hubbard. (Staff photo)

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Kiwanis bike rodeo promotes safety

About 70 children participated in the Kiwanis Bike Rodeo on Saturday. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

At five minutes until nine o’clock Saturday morning, the rain stopped, and kids pushing princess and superhero bikes began to trickle in to the Schlitterbahn Water Park parking lot to participate in the Kiwanis Bike Rodeo.

The Kansas City, Kansas, West chapter of Kiwanis put on the annual event, now in its 12th year. Several other organizations assisted by providing volunteers and expertise, including Children’s Mercy Hospital and Providence Medical Center.

Other community organizations provided games and activities in a community fair near the park entryway.

Approximately 70 children participated in the rodeo. Trained volunteers fitted each participant with a bike helmet and gave each bike a safety inspection. The rodeo participants then rode their bikes through a series of skill tests and received a certificate.

The Kansas City, Kansas, West Kiwanis have been recognized by their international parent organization for the effectiveness of the bike rodeo in promoting safety.

Rodeo participants each received a bike helmet. Trained volunteers fitted each helmet and provided information to parents. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

The Big D cycling team provided safety checks and basic maintenance assistance. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Rodeo participants learned bicycle steering hand signals. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Children and their families lined up for bicycle safety inspections. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Rodeo participants completed a bicycle skills test. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Several community organizations set up booths that provided games, prizes, and information. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

The Kansas City Kansas, police department bicycle patrol participated in the activities. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Rodeo participants completed a bicycle skills test. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Rodeo participants completed a bicycle skills test. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Rodeo participants completed a bicycle skills test. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Rodeo participants completed a bicycle skills test. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Rodeo participants completed a bicycle skills test. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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