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Museum features Olde World Christmas
The Strawberry Hill Museum is featuring an Olde World Christmas, with tours of the museum decorated for the holidays available. Open on weekend afternoons through the end of January. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/. In the event of inclement weather, call to see if it is open.

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 Maria Elena Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 24 de enero, 10 – 11 a.m. “El Nombre de Dios es Misericordia.” El taller sera dirigido por los novicios Jesuita, Jorge Rogue, nSJ y Marco Machado, nSJ. 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. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Creation health program offered
A Creation Health program will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through March 2 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The goal of the program is to be one’s best in 2017, find new energy, peace and good health. The facilitator is Ann Suellentrop in partnership with Shawnee Mission Health. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Eagle Days continues Jan. 22 at Wyandotte County Lake
The annual Eagle Days event will continue Sunday, Jan. 22, at Wyandotte County Lake Park in Kansas City, Kan. The host of the annual event is the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at the lake park at 91st and Leavenworth Road. The 16th annual event will include opportunities to view eagles and other waterfowl, according to a spokesman. Both indoor viewing and possibly outdoor viewing will be available. A free family event, Eagle Days programs will be at the Schlagle Library and the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Hall, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Hall. Weekend activities will include an arts and craft area for kids, and live bird demonstrations by Operation Wildlife featuring a variety of eagles, falcons, hawks and owls. Outdoor volunteers will help visitors with spotting scopes set up at lake sites near areas where eagles are known to visit. The event is sponsored by the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities; Operation Wildlife; the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library; Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kan., Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/eagle-days-planned-jan-21-22-at-wyandotte-county-lake/.

Enrichment program offered Jan. 23
The two-part Child-Adult Relationship Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on two Mondays, Jan. 23 and 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program is for parents seeking to strengthen child-parent relationships and increase positive child behaviors. It will be presented by Michelle Bertuglia-Haley, MSW, LSCSW. Certificates of attendance will be given out at the end of the second session. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Raising Safe Kids program offered
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays through March 6 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those participating will learn and use positive discipline, anger management and conflict resolution skills. The class is presented by certified trainer Heather Neds. Registration is required to 913-906-8990.

Class offers recipes for mixes
From homemade rubs to soup mixes, this class will provide recipes for a variety of mixes and tips on improving the nutritional content of your favorite mix. Location: Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The class will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24. The presenters will be Lori Wuellner and Master Food Volunteers, K-State Research and Extension. For reservations or more information call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board scheduled to meet Jan. 24
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Central Office and Training Center board room, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted at www.kckps.org.

Cupcake decorating program offered
Cupcake decorating program will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those attending can be creative and learn new techniques for cupcake decorating under the instruction of Rachel Van Stratton, the person behind “Sweet Ideas.” Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Class offered on knitting and crocheting
Learn to knit, crochet, quilt or simply enjoy a chat with other women during a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For reservations, call 913-906-8990.

UG Commission meeting planned Jan. 26
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Eagle Days at Kaw Point Park to be Jan. 27-28
Eagle Days at Kaw Point Park will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. During the event, the public may attend and view bald eagles. Kaw Point Park is at 1403 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kan. Friends of Kaw Point Park are sponsoring the event. There will be hot dogs, coffee and cider. Presentations and displays will be by the Army Corps of Engineers and Prairie Nature Center.

Art and wine event planned
The Yellow Brick art and wine event will be held at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Happy Trees Painting Studio, 1219 Union, Kansas City, Mo. Those attending will receive step-by-step instructions on how to create a painting from the owner of Happy Trees Studio and enjoy light snacks and drinks, including wine. For more information, call 816-365-1953 or email admin@theyellowbrick.org.

Legislative forum to be Feb. 11 at library
The Johnson County League of Women Voters will sponsor a legislative forum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. All members of the Wyandotte County legislative delegation have been invited.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet Feb. 14
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet Feb. 14 at Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The potluck dinner and social time begins at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be David Mehlhaff, chief communications officer, Board of Public Utilities, who will speak about the HomeServe program.

Master Food Volunteer training to begin Feb. 15
The Master Food Volunteer Training Program will start Feb. 15. This program allows people with interests in food, cooking, and nutrition to take their expertise to a higher level while developing new avenues for helping in the community. The program is offered by the Wyandotte County Extension office. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 20. Call the office at 913-299-9300 for more information and to register.

Exercise program for older adults offered
“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” an 8-week exercise program for older adults, will be offered beginning April 4. The program targets strength, balance and flexibility. The program is held at the K-State Research and Extension office, 1216 N. 79th, Kansas City, Kan. The first program will be from 11 a.m. to noon April 4. Call 913-299-9300 for more information and registration.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and 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. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is open on the weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Open on weekend afternoons through the end of January. Call for information about special times for groups. For information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://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. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. It is closed on state holidays. Grinter Place is closed for the winter. 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/oldquindaromuseum/.

Eagle Days features birds that recovered from injuries

A screech owl and children looked at each other during Eagle Days Saturday at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The event continues Sunday afternoon. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


by Mary Rupert

Injured eagles, falcons, hawks and other raptors were the center of attention at Eagle Days, an annual event held Saturday at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park.

The 16th annual event will continue on Sunday at the Schlagle Library and also at the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. One volunteer said she saw two eagles flying outside on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake Park.

Two screech owls on display that were missing one eye each were helped by Operation WildLife to survive. They were both hit by cars as the owls were flying across a road, explained Bill Whinery, an Operation WildLife volunteer.

The birds of prey on display on Saturday during Eagle Days in Kansas City, Kan., were all unable to survive on their own, Whinery said. A turkey vulture named Louie that mistakenly identifies as a human because humans took him away from his natural family was another bird that would be unable to survive on its own in the wild, he said.

In the James P. Davis Hall at the lake park were about 15 other birds that Operation WildLife was helping. One was a young bald eagle rescued from Wyoming.

Whinery described the organization’s more than 25-year efforts to help injured birds and animals. The organization has a facility in Linwood, Kan.

While the goal of Operation WildLife is to rehabilitate birds and animals and release them back into the wild, there are some that cannot be released because of their condition, Whinery said. The two screech owls cannot see well enough to survive in the wild, he added.

While Operation WildLife is licensed by the state, it receives no state or federal funding and relies upon donations, Whinery said.

The annual Eagle Days event is sponsored by the Board of Public Utilities, Operation WildLife, the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kan., Parks and Recreation Department.

Hours on Sunday are noon to 4 p.m. at the Schlagle Library and noon to 4 p.m. at Davis Hall, both at Wyandotte County Lake Park. Programs will be presented indoors at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at both locations.

All photos copyright 2017 by Mary Rupert

Bill Whinery, an Operation WildLife volunteer, held a turkey vulture that thinks it’s a human during Eagle Days on Saturday at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


Operation WildLife volunteer Bill Whinery talked about birds of prey at the 16th annual Eagle Days Saturday at Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


An Operation WildLife volunteer showed a claw to a child during Eagle Days Saturday at the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


An Operation WildLife volunteer described birds of prey during Eagle Days Saturday at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A large crowd listened to the Eagle Days program on Saturday at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A crowd gathered to hear the Eagle Days presentation Saturday at the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


Children and parents participated in Eagle Day activities Saturday in the newly remodeled upper floor of the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


Operation WildLife volunteer Bill Whinery with the turkey vulture, Louie, who thinks he’s a human, at Eagle Days Saturday at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


Operation WildLife volunteer Bill Whinery with the turkey vulture, Louie, who thinks he’s a human, at Eagle Days Saturday at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A screech owl, right, and a peregrine falcon, background, were among the birds on display Saturday at Eagle Days at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A boy looked at a screech owl on Saturday at Eagle Days at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A male peregrine falcon was on display Saturday at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library during Eagle Days. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A female peregrine falcon was on display during Eagle Days Saturday at James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A broadwing hawk was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A screech owl was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A young bald eagle was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


An American kestrel was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A barn owl was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A coopers hawk was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A Harris hawk was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A merlin was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A prairie falcon was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A red-tailed hawk was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A rough-legged hawk was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A Swainson’s hawk was on display Saturday during Eagle Days at the James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


Canada geese seemed to be everywhere at Wyandotte County Lake Park on Saturday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)


A fundraiser honored Moose, an Operation WildLife bald eagle that died. (Staff photo)


The Schlagle Environmental Library posted a list of birds that were spotted Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake Park. (Staff photo)

Saturday events

Democrats to meet Saturday
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will be held Saturday morning, Jan. 21, at The Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, 8123 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The speakers will be State Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., and State Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. Sen. Pettey is the chair of the Wyandotte County legislative delegation. Rep. Frownfelter was recently elected Democratic assistant leader in the Kansas House. The breakfast buffet for the meeting, held every third Saturday, begins at 8:15 a.m., and the program will be at 9:15 a.m. It is open to Democrats. The cost of the breakfast is $10, or $6 for students and those on limited incomes. There is a $2 charge for coffee for those who are not purchasing breakfast. This month, the breakfast will be serving pastries, fruit, juices and coffee.


Eagle Days planned at Wyandotte County Lake Park

Eagle Days will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Events will be held at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at the lake, and also at the James P. Davis Hall there. There will be opportunities to view eagles and other waterfowl, including indoor viewing and possibly, outdoor viewing. Other activities are planned. The family event is free and open to the public. Hours on Saturday include 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Davis Hall. Hours on Sunday are noon to 4 p.m. at Schlagle Library and noon to 4 p.m. at Davis Hall. For more information visit http://wyandottedaily.com/?s=eagle.

Quilting program offered
A quilting program will be offered from 9 am. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the West Wyandotte Library, Conference Room C, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. Those attending will learn the basics of making a quilt, learning new skills or work on skills they already have. The program is for ages 11 and older, unless approved by the instructor. For more information or registration, call 913-596-5800.

4-H event planned
A Wyandotte County 4-H Project Fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Interested youth and families may visit booths that will offer information about ways youth can experience hands-on learning activities.