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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel, plans a parish fiesta from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Saturday evening Spanish-English Mass will begin at 4 p.m. The fiesta will include music, Mexican food and dancing.

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Davern Hall. Those interested in donating blood may sign up by visiting the Community Blood Center at www.esavealifenow.org.

Holy Family Catholic Church
is preparing for the 9th annual Slovenefest, to be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Monsignor Heliodore Mejak Hall, gym and Holy Family school grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The celebration begins with Mass at 4 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will include a silent auction, games, souvenirs and an authentic Slovenian dinner of sarma (stuffed cabbage roll), poljene paprika (stuffed pepper), krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans. All funds raised benefit the Holy Family church.

Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month, and at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the other Sundays, and Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. The church website is http://judsonbaptistchurchkck.com/.

Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, plans a church picnic, Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Sept. 17. Services are at 9:50 a.m., before the picnic.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will attend a meeting of the Northeast Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence; a workshop on church endowment and planned giving will follow. The parish will observe the 15th Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sept. 17; a potluck dinner will follow in the parish hall.

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Community calendar

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Renaissance Festival continues Sunday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Sunday, Sept. 17, and will run on weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 15. 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.

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, 19 de septiembre, 10-11:30 a.m.; Grupo de mujeres: Puedo Vivir En Armonia, No. 1, martes, 26 de Septiembre, Octubre 3, 10, 17, 24 y 31, 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, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; La Hora Financiera con Brenda Mortell, Cada Segundo Jueves del mes, 21 de Septiembre, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Leavenworth Road Parade to be Sept. 17
The 32nd annual Leavenworth Road Parade is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 17, from 71st and Leavenworth Road to 51st and Leavenworth Road. Some participants will join the parade at 64th and Leavenworth Road. There is no charge to have an entry in the parade. Parade entries are due in by Sept. 12. There is no charge to attend the parade. For more information, call 913-488-7711, see lrakck.org, or email Lraparade@att.net.

Indian Springs meeting to be Tuesday evening
Community residents again will discuss what to do with Indian Springs at a meeting scheduled Sept. 19, according to Unified Government officials. The public meeting will be 5:30 p.m. at the Kansas City, Kansas, school district Central Office building, 2010 N. 59th St., near Parallel Parkway. Residents may share their opinions about the future of the former Indian Springs mall at 47th and State Avenue at the meeting. After registration at 5:30 p.m., the Sept. 19 meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and it will last until 8 p.m.

Breast Cancer Support Group to meet
A Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Families are welcome. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Business West to focus on Turner Diagonal
The new Amazon warehouse has changed the landscape along the Turner Diagonal Corridor. A panel of experts will discuss how this came about and the related development potential at the annual meeting of Business West starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Mary Ann Flunder Lodge (formerly the Conference Center) at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. The panelists will be Brent Miles, Northpoint Development; Jon Stephens, Unified Government; and Conrad Miller, a development lawyer. Jane Winkler Philbrook, the president of Business West, will be the panel moderator. The cost for the meeting will be $20, which will include lunch. For reservations, telephone 913-766-4300 or 913-406-6266 (cell) or email murrel@mcbconsultinginc.com.

Quill and Pluma to meet Sept. 20
Quill and Pluma will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The multilingual group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

D-I-Y Intervention program offered
“D-I-Y Intervention” is the topic of a meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 and 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is for persons who are concerned about their addictions or another’s addiction. The presenter is Marla Looper, family interventionist, addictions counselor and recovery coach. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive scheduled at Children’s Mercy Park
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled Sept. 23 at Children’s Mercy Park, One Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kansas, in the Boulevard Members Club. The hours of the blood drive are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Piper Fest to be Sept. 30
The Piper Fest, with a Car and Truck Show, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration will open at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Piper School District. Along with the Car and Truck Show, there will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction, carnival, food trucks, craft show, fun run, and special awards. The auction runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The car show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.PiperFest.com.

Counseling available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish for men and women. Counseling is available Monday through Thursday, with day and evening times available. Individual counseling, couple-marriage counseling and addictions counseling is available. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, has a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad on display. “Through Darkness to Light” features photographs taken mostly at night of sites along the Underground Railroad. The exhibit runs through Oct. 10. There are companion artifacts from the pre-Civil War era here currently on display at the museum. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The last tour of the day is at 4:15 p.m. For more information 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

Renaissance Festival continues Saturday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Saturday, Sept. 16, and will run on weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 15. 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.

Bikers for Babies planned Saturday
Bikers for Babies is planned Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Kansas Speedway at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The opening ceremony is at 12:30 p.m., followed by the ride. The event is the 23rd annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes.For more information, visit http://www.bikersforbabieskc.com/.

Union official to speak at Democratic meeting Saturday
The guest speaker at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 16, will be Andy Sanchez, executive secretary-treasurer of the Kansas State AFL-CIO. The breakfast will start at 8 a.m., with the program following at 9 a.m. at the Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. All Democrats may attend the meeting. The cost for the breakfast is $10, or $6 for students and those on limited incomes. There is a $2 charge for coffee for those not purchasing breakfast. Reservations are requested by Thursday, Sept. 14, to scottmackey08@yahoo.com. Reservations are not necessary to attend, but are extremely important especially if those attending are purchasing a breakfast.

Sporting KC takes on New England Saturday
Manager Peter Vermes’ men will return home to kick off a four-game homestand that begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the New England Revolution (10-12-5, 35 points) in Kansas City, Kansas. FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest will televise three hours of live coverage at Children’s Mercy Park beginning at 7 p.m., while local radio calls will air on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish). In addition, The Final Whistle postgame show will air immediately after the match on 810 WHB. Tickets for Saturday’s interconference clash are available at SeatGeek.com, and the first 5,000 fans through the stadium gates will receive a free Sporting KC wall decal.

Church plans fiesta
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel, plans a parish fiesta from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Saturday evening Spanish-English Mass will begin at 4 p.m. The fiesta will include music, Mexican food and dancing.

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