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The 57th annual Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Kansas City Downtown Convention Center Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo. The guest speaker at the breakfast will be Lamar Hunt Jr., owner of the Kansas City Mavericks hockey team. The breakfast is co-sponsored by more than 30 area mayors. This year the breakfast will benefit the nonprofit Sheffield Place of Kansas City, which helps homeless mothers and their children become more self-sufficient. Tickets are $50 each, with online payment available. Tickets and reservations are available at www.kccmpb@aol.com or call 816-863-0992.

A Gospel Non-violence Study Group will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy, developer of “Our Golden Thread, Gospel Nonviolence Curriculum Materials.” For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the first Sunday in Lent at 10 a.m. Feb. 18.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Fellowship Hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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Community calendar

The Wyandotte Daily news is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to news@wyandottedaily.com and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call to see if the event is still planned.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 20 & 27 de febrero, 10-11 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.; clase de nutricion – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 22 de febrero, 10-11 a.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

AARP Tax-Aide program offered
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is being offered at sites in Kansas City, Kansas. The volunteer-based program offers tax assistance for those over 50 and also for persons who qualify by income. The locations include the Providence YMCA-Ball Center, 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City Kansas, appointment needed; Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., appointment not required; Turner Recreation Center, 831 S. 55th, appointment required; and Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., no appointment required. The locations are open only on certain days and at certain times. Each location has specific times, dates, appointment phone numbers and guidelines for participants that are available on the Tax-Aide website at https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.

Create beaded jewelry Feb. 19
Create beaded jewelry during a program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Jill Ellena Winters. Participants will create their own jewelry. All supplies will be provided. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s basic self-defense program offered
Learn self-defense techniques at a program for women from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The basic strategies will be presented by Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate, with Sidney Thompson. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Feb. 21
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time; an update on generation; a preliminary December financial report; board comments; general manager comments; and an executive session.

Blood drive scheduled Feb. 22
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Bonner Springs High School gym, 100 McDanield St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Personal finance program offered
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those participating will learn about managing money and will learn about making conscious decisions about their finances. The presenter will be Jennifer Rottinghaus, CPA. 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, Feb. 22, 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.

Creation Health program offered
A Creation Health program will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss finding new energy, peace and good health. Ann Suellentrop, in partnership with Shawnee Mission Health, is the facilitator. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 22
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Commission Chamber, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. A UG special session will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 in the fifth floor conference room to discussion National Incident Management System training, with a presentation afterward on the Northeast Master Plan. The agenda is at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive scheduled Feb. 23
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Bishop Ward High School gym, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled Feb. 28
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center, multipurpose room, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast to be March 1
The 57th annual Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Kansas City Downtown Convention Center Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo. The guest speaker at the breakfast will be Lamar Hunt Jr., owner of the Kansas City Mavericks hockey team. The breakfast is co-sponsored by more than 30 area mayors. This year the breakfast will benefit the nonprofit Sheffield Place of Kansas City, which helps homeless mothers and their children become more self-sufficient. Tickets are $50 each, with online payment available. Tickets and reservations are available at www.kccmpb@aol.com or call 816-863-0992.

Container gardening program planned March 1
A program on container gardening will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To be covered in this program are simple design tips for choosing the right plants for success, whether they are flowers, green plants, succulents, herbs or vegetables. Ideas for different types of containers will be discussed. Presenting the program will be Leavenworth County Extension Master Gardeners Pat Paden and Jackie Lee. Registration is not required for the class. The fee is $5, payable at the door. The fee is waived for certified Master Gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

UG Commission scheduled to meet March 1
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Commission Chamber, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items are expected to be on the agenda, which may be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive scheduled March 2
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 2 at Turner High School, auxiliary gym, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Opening day at lake to be March 3
The opening day at Wyandotte County Lake will be Saturday, March 3. An opening day breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 3 at the Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The event is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Road Association. Biscuits and sausage, coffee, milk or orange juice will be available for $10 per person, or half-price for children under 10.

Dining with Diabetes program to begin March 7
Dining with Diabetes, a program that will help people learn about and manage Type 2 diabetes, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program includes information about planning meals and snacks with healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations and food sampling, motivation and support, ideas for being more active and an understanding of how diabetes affects one’s health. The program is presented by K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County. There is no charge for the program. To register, call 913-299-9300 or email Lori Wuellner, lwuellne@ksu.edu.

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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Saturday events

Two candidates to speak
Two Democratic candidates are scheduled to speak at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Las Islas Marinas, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Laura Kelly, the Kansas Senate assistant minority leader, from Topeka, who is running for Kansas governor, and Mike McCamon, a candidate for the U.S. House, 3rd District, from Overland Park, are the scheduled speakers. State Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist., Democratic assistant leader of the Kansas House, will give an update on the Legislature. The breakfast buffet begins at 8:15 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. The event is open to Democrats. The cost of the breakfast buffet is $10, or $6 for students and those on limited incomes. Those attending do not have to purchase a breakfast.

Harlem Renaissance history and art events continue at library
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library’s Harlem Renaissance art event will continue with events Feb. 17. “A Night at the Savoy” is planned at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will perform hits from the 1920s in a re-creation of the atmosphere of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Those attending may come as they are or dress in the fashion of the 1920s to listen and dance. For more information and events in the library’s Harlem Renaissance program, celebrating art and black history, visit https://cerkl.com/org/story.php?id=1048337.

Black history banquet planned Feb. 17
The 26th annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker is Aaron Thomas, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, who is executive producer of the CBS series, S.W.A.T. The theme is “Balance the Divide: Differences Do Not Have to Divide Us.” Tickets for the program are $50. For information or tickets, call Deasiray Bush, banquet chair, 913-573-5115, or email BlackHistoryCommittee@hotmail.com.

Retreats planned today
A spiritual day of reflection is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church basement, 708 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. After Mass, there will be reflection, refreshments and a guest speaker on the topic, “Living Our Baptism.”

A Lenten prayer retreat for women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 409 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration and a continental breakfast in the parish hall will be followed by a Mass at 11:30 a.m. A Lenten reflection will be presented. The cost of the retreat will be $15.

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