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Saturday events

In the event of inclement weather, please call the sponsoring organization first to see if the event will still be held.

Boo Bash to be Oct. 28 at Bonner Springs Library
The 5th annual Boo Bash is planned Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The event, for all ages, is from noon to 2 p.m. A disc jockey will play “terrifying” tunes, scary stories will be told by the fireplace, pumpkin decorating, games and candy, are part of the events. Those attending may wear costumes. Signup is not needed. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/.

Trunk or treat today at Wyandotte County Fairgrounds
There will be a Halloween trunk-or-treat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the event will be $5. For more information, call 913-788-7898.

Rosedale plans Healthy Halloween event
A Healthy Halloween event is planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Whitmore playground, 1412 Southwest Blvd., according to the Rosedale Development Association. There will be healthy snacks and family activities, including a costume closet and photo booth, a Halloween bounce house, ghost races, pumpkin painting, and a popcorn machine. Those attending may bring costumes.

Halloween party planned at Turner library
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library has Halloween parties at the different branches. The Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library at 625 Minnesota Ave., had a party this past Wednesday; the South and West branches, this past Thursday, and the Turner Community Library at 831 S. 55th, has a Halloween event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. There will be a craft, game and treats at the Turner event, and youth may wear Halloween costumes. For more information, visit www.kckpl.org and click on “Events.”

Halloween party to be Saturday evening at Eisenhower Recreation Center
A Halloween party for area children will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd. The event is sponsored by the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department, Leavenworth Road Association and Multiply Church. Activities, games, treats and trick-or-treating at tables will take place. There will be treats and hot dogs. The event is free. For more information, call the Leavenworth Road Association office, 913-788-3988 or email LraKck@sbcglobal.net.

‘Storytelling around the Campfire’ on Oct. 28 at Grinter Place
“Storytelling around the Campfire” is planned at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the historic Grinter House, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. It is a free event. Those attending may roast and eat hot dogs, s’mores and drink hot chocolate or Kool-Aid and enjoy a historical re-enactment of Dr. James Naismith, the man who invented basketball and the first basketball coach of the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Bill Nicks, curator of Grinter House, will present his first-person re-enactment of Naismith and offer the stories about the history of basketball.

Dinner and dance planned Oct. 28
An Oktoberfest dance is planned from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the St. Anthony Catholic Church basement, 615 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $20 and include dinner, drinks and dancing to the Willie Kirst Band. The event’s sponsor is the German-American Edelweiss Society.

Dracula comedy continues at Alcott
“Dracula, the Final Countdown,” a comedy by Geoff Bamber, continues at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St. Kansas City, Kansas. The retelling of the old Dracula story will include twists that give a different turn to the story. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for students. Reservations are available by phone or email at 913-233-2787 or alcott@alcottartscenter.org. Tickets are available at the door only (call to make sure seats are still available and to reserve a ticket). Alcott does not accept credit or debit cards. The art galleries at the Alcott Center also will be open. The building is not ADA accessible. For more information, see https://www.alcottartscenter.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/alcott.arts.center/.

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Rain doesn’t stop Turner Days parade

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. The Turner Teacher of the Year was honored at the parade. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Saturday’s Turner Days parade went on as scheduled, after a brief morning rain.

“Dream Big” was the theme of this year’s parade.

The 33rd annual Turner Days festival, held at Steineger Field, 5800 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, after the parade, will continue on Sunday.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, with a car show the featured Sunday event. Music and a pumpkin decorating contest are other events Sunday.

There is no admission charge to Turner Days. Food and concessions will be available for purchase.

The Turner Days schedule is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/turnerdaysofficial/.

Sunday’s scheduled events include:
Sunday, Oct. 15:
8 a.m. – Car Show entry parking begins
8 a.m. – noon – Car Show Registration
9 a.m. – Olive Branch Ministries Service
10 a.m. – Booths open
10 a.m. – Church of the Risen Lamb
11 a.m. – Preschool – 2nd grade free Halloween activities (Pumpkin decorating and Costume Contests)
Noon – Sixth Grade Academy Singers
12:30 p.m. – Preschool – 2nd grade free Halloween activities (Pumpkin decorating and Costume Contests)
12:15 p.m. – Car Show judging begins
1:30 p.m. – Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate
2 p.m. – Campfire Songs by Midland Trail Elementary
2 p.m. – Preschool – 12th grade free Pumpkin Chuckin’ Contest
2:30 p.m. – Car Show Awards, and Silent Auction
2:30 p.m. – Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate
3 p.m. – Car Show ends
3 p.m. – Wood Band
5 p.m. – Booths close

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. The Turner Board of Education was represented by this float. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Unified Government Commissioner Jane Philbrook was one of the officials in the Turner Days parade Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Mayor Mark Holland, right, and his campaign were walking in the Turner Days parade Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

David Alvey, a candidate for mayor, shook hands during the Turner Days parade on Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Little Mister and Miss Turner float was part of the Turner Days parade Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Little Mister and Miss Turner float was part of the Turner Days parade Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Little Mister and Miss Turner float was part of the Turner Days parade on Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included cheerleaders, as well as several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Turner Days parade on Saturday included several floats and parade entries. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Bystanders watched the Turner Days parade Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Bystanders watched the Turner Days parade on Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

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Saturday events

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still planned. Send information about events in Wyandotte County to the Wyandotte Daily at news@wyandottedaily.com.

Turner Days to open with parade Saturday
A parade will open Turner Days events at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with parade entries lining up near Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The parade will travel from the high school parking lot to 55th Street on Inland Drive. Afterward, events will be held at Steineger Field. Turner Days events include a breakfast, 5K run, Turner Walk of Fame inductees, a car show on Sunday, and entertainment by school groups. There is also a pumpkin decorating contest and a costume contest for preschool to second grade, and pumpkin chucking for older children. Bands that are scheduled to perform include Stone Breakers and the Wood Band. Admission is free. There is a charge for food. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/turnerdaysofficial/.

UG celebrates 20th anniversary of consolidation on Saturday
The Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County is celebrating its 20th anniversary Saturday afternoon with a free festival at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Called WyOneDotte festival, the event will include food, entertainment and activities for the public. It will be a free family event. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the ballpark at Village West, where the T-Bones play baseball. The festival will include prizes and giveaways. The event is free and open to the public. There are several sponsors. It will include music, free food, a bounce house, games, car show, mascots, face painting, and a bag toss. Some activity will be held on the concourse, which is covered. For more information on the festival, visit https://www.wyonedotte.com/.

Lineman’s Rodeo to be Oct. 14 at Ag Hall
The International Lineman’s Rodeo will be Saturday, Oct. 14, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The free event begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit https://www.linemansrodeokc.com/.

Renaissance Festival continues Saturday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Saturday, Oct. 14, and will continue through Oct. 15, the last day of the festival season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.

American GI Forum to present program on Hispanic American history
The American GI Forum will present a program on Hispanic America history from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is “Stand Up for Justice,” a film about internment camps during World War II.

Church plans fundraising dinner
Holy Family Catholic Church will hold a dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the parish cafeteria at 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. The Holy Name Divas are sponsoring the dinner to raise funds for scholarships and for church remodeling. The meal will cost $7 and will include tacos and tostadas. There will be music by Stranded in the City.

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