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Live at Legends free concert to be July 26
The Legends Outlets, I-70 and I-435, will sponsor free family friendly concerts on some Saturday evenings during July and August in front of the center courtyard fountain. Perpetual Change will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26. The Live at the Legends summer concert series will feature local and regional talent performing popular pop, classic rock and country hits from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and today. The concert series will take place at the center of the Civic Courtyard Fountain in front of Phoenix Theaters Legends 14.
Summer concert to be July 26 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will continue at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. Odyssey Road will perform from 9 p.m. to close July 26. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September.
UG to hold budget workshops
The Unified Government will hold special budget workshops in July in the fifth floor conference room, Suite 515, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. The schedule is subject to change. The final budget public hearing, followed by a budget workshop if necessary, will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the Commission Chambers. The budget adoption is scheduled at 7 p.m. July 31 in the Commission Chambers. The meetings are open to the public. For more information see www.wycokck.org.
Free summer movies offered
The Legends 14 Theatres will present “The Tale of Despereaux,” rated G, and “Turbo,” rated PG, at 10 a.m. July 29, 30 and 31. Admission is free. All ages and groups are welcome. Doors open at 9 a.m. Seating is limited to availability. Currently showing feature films are not included in the free admission, and the schedule is subject to change.
Show N’ Shine Truck and Car Show to be July 26
The Show N’ Shine Truck and Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. A $3 admission donation is requested. For more information call 913-721-1075 or visit www.AgHallofFame.com.
Health Fair planned July 26
A Health Fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 730 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kan., by the Armourdale Renewal Association. Free health screenings such as dental, blood pressure, adult health risk assessments, BMI, and glucose. There also will be information provided on several topics. Several organizations are participating.
Christmas in July event planned
The Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department will have a Christmas in July event from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 26 at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The event will include activities for children, a disc jockey, food, and a parade of pontoon boats at 8:15 p.m. The event is free to the public.
School supply drive planned for children in foster care
A school supply drive for Wyandotte County children in foster care will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Walmart, 10824 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. KVC is holding the school supply drive for 527 children in Wyandotte County foster care, said Bryan Drescher, a community resource specialist with KVC. There will be a flier available at the location with school supply lists for each grade, he said. Anyone with questions may call Drescher at 913-890-2207.
Kobach plans to speak at GOP meeting
Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, plans to speak at the Tuesday, July 29, GOP town hall meeting at the Frontier Steakhouse, 94th and State. For information about the time of the meeting or other details, email Mark Gilstrap at email@example.com.
Red Cross blood drive to be July 29
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m. July 29 at Sporting Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kan. To schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org/.
Program offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers a program for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres, dirigido por Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer: 10-11 a.m., los martes, 29 de Julio, 19 y 26 de agosto.
BPU Ethics Commission to meet
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, in Conference Room B, West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The purpose of the Ethics Commission is to ensure proper implementation of BPU’s code of ethics and to review and report on all violations of the ethics policy, a spokesman said. The BPU Ethics Commission Hotline is 913-271-6337. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quarterly meeting planned
The Wyandotte Economic Development Council will hold its quarterly event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Community Clubhouse at Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
Candidate forum to be held at KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College will play host to a candidate forum from 6 to 9 p.m. July 30 in Room 2325 in Upper Jewell on the main KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. Candidates who will be on the primary election ballot in August have been invited to attend. There are several sponsors of the candidate forum. Those who have been invited include Republicans, Sen. Pat Roberts, D.J. Smith, Milton Wolf and Alvin Zahnter and Democrats Chad Taylor and Patrick Wiesner, who are all vying for a U.S. Senate seat; Democrats Kelly Kultala and Reggie Marselus, U.S. Representative, Third District; Gov. Sam Brownback and Jennifer Winn, Republicans, Kansas Governor; Republicans Kris Kobach and Scott Morgan, Secretary of State; Republicans Beverly Gossage, David Powell, Ken Selzer, Clark Shultz and John Toplikar, Insurance Commissioner and Democrats Tim Dupree, Courtney Mikesic and Jim Yoakum, 29th District Judge, Position 11. Each candidate will be allowed a three-minute opening statement and a two-minute closing statement. Moderators from various sponsoring organizations will ask candidates questions about relevant issues. Sponsoring organizations include KCKCC, Business West, the Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, The Central Avenue Betterment Association, the Historic Northeast Mid-town Association, Downtown Shareholders, Rosedale Development Association, Fairfax Industrial Association and the Kansas City Press Club.
Gardening program offered
“Planning Your Fall Garden,” a presentation by Sarah Heppler of K-State Extension, will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the program.
Blood drive planned July 31
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31 at the University of Kansas Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., (Rainbow and Olathe Blvd.), Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Concert scheduled July 31 at outdoor theater
As part of the Warped Tour, Of Mice and Men is coming to Bonner Springs, Kan., July 31 to play Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, 126th and State Avenue. Some of the albums of the heavy rocker group are “The Flood” and “Restoring Force.”
Night trail run to be Aug. 1
The 2014 Psych Night Trail Run will take place at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. This trail running event will include a 5K fun run-walk, and a 10K fun run-walk along a hilly, wooded route. There is an entry fee. For more information, visit http://www.enter2run.com/Search/event.aspx?id=28103.
Bonner Springs to hold Operation School Supplies
Operation School Supplies will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bonner Springs High School for students in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District. The event is intended to help low-income families with providing school supplies for their children in kindergarten through 12th grade. To qualify, students must be in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville district, currently enrolled or a returning student in the district. Sponsors of the event include the school district, Vaughn-Trent Community Services, Fellowship West, Bonner Springs City Library, Walmart, Lagasse Sweet, and churches, businesses and individuals.