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Breakfast with St. Nicholas is planned from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Holy Family parish, 513 Ohio Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is sponsored by Resurrection School. The cost is $6 per person. The breakfast of pancakes and sausage will be catered by Chris Cakes.

The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
Scripture Study and Reflection group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds.
The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. Call 913-906-8990 for more information and reservations.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

The auditorium of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 420 Barnett, Kansas City, Kansas, will be the site of a Christmas in Kolograd Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $10 for adults, with those 12 and younger free. There will be sausage sandwiches and beverages for sale. Dance music will be by the Kolograd band.

The KCKCC Winter Choral Concert will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The choir will perform the Paul Mealor Requiem (The Souls of the Righteous), written for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It is the third performance of the work written in 2018, and previously was performed only in England and New York. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/306424256604647/permalink/321320115115061/.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the second Sunday in the season of Advent at 10 a.m. Dec. 9. The parish will be part of the Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour from noon until 5 p.m. A service of lessons and carols will be presented at 5 p.m.

The Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. This year the tour includes five homes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as well as Wyandotte High School. The tour begins at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $10. Go to www.historicwestheight.org for more information and to purchase tickets online. Proceeds will benefit the neighborhood association and St. Paul’s Food Pantry. Westheight Manor is listed as historically significant in the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places.

The annual Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at Wyandotte County Christian Church, 13700 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The candlelight service will include the singing of Christmas carols and a message from Pastor Kaleb Sackett. Visitors are welcome.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. 

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Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

Santa’s Express planned Dec. 9 at Ag Hall
Santa’s Express will continue Sunday, Dec. 8-9, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Children may get their photo taken with Santa Claus in the train depot, ride a train and view the Christmas on the farm decorations. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served, and there will be visits to Santa. There is a $5 charge per car. For more information, visit http://www.aghalloffame.com/events/.

Westheight holiday homes tour to be Dec. 9
The Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. This year the tour includes five homes, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as well as Wyandotte High School. The tour begins at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $10. Go to www.historicwestheight.org for more information and to purchase tickets online. Proceeds will benefit the neighborhood association and St. Paul’s Food Pantry. Westheight Manor is listed as historically significant in the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places.

Affirmations group to meet
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Calligraphy program offered Dec. 10
Calligraphy for Beginners will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will learn basic strokes, alphabets and how to connect them. Mary Donovan will present the program. Materials will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. It is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

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 Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 10-11:30 a.m. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Special exhibit showing on sit-in
“People, Pride, and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-In” will be on exhibit through Dec. 14 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. This sit-in was the first successful student-led sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century. For more information, visit kckpl.org.

Program to offer tips on managing holiday blues
“Managing the Holiday Blues” will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Dr. Alex Kieu. For some people, the holidays bring on feelings of loneliness and sadness. Other could be depressed around the winter’s seasonal affective disorders. This program will offer tips to manage emotions this season. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at www.kckps.org.

Book club to meet Dec. 11
The Book Club will discuss “A Pearl in the Storm” by Tori Muden McClure from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Greeting card program to be Dec. 12
Create personalized greeting cards at a program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Carole Thrasher will lead the program. Supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Blood drive planned Dec. 12
The Fairfax Industrial Association will sponsor a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Fairfax Drainage District parking lot, 1620 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. The blood center’s donor bus will be at the location. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Women’s chamber to meet Dec. 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will include a gift exchange. For more information, visit https://kckwomenschamber.org/.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec.13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

UG Commission to meet Dec. 13
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda is expected to be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Enjoy doughnuts with Santa
Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to enjoy doughnuts with Santa Claus from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Kensington Community Center, 2900 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be doughnuts, hot cocoa or juice. It is a free event. The host is the Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation Department.

Workshop offered on chronic pain
A workshop on chronic pain will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The two-hour workshop will offer participants some life skills to cope with chronic pain and its effects on one’s life. The workshop is led by Faye Miller. Materials will be included in the workshop. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Legislative forum planned Jan. 7
The Wyandotte County Legislative Delegation Forum is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the South Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may attend.

Grinter Place to continue Second Saturday series on Jan. 12
Grinter Place will continue its Second Saturday speakers series on Jan. 12. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and the topic will be “How the Junior League Helped Save the Grinter House and How Volunteers Built the Grinter Event Space Barn,” presented by Georgia Howlett. The historic Grinter House is at South 78th and K-32 in Kansas City, Kansas. In conjunction with the free program, there will be free doughnuts, coffee or juice. Each program will be about 35 minutes long. After the program, there will be the opportunity for questions and comments. Tours of the Grinter House also will be available, for an admission fee of $6 for adults and $3 for students. The Second Saturday Speaker Series will present educational programs about the history of Grinter House, the oldest home still standing in Wyandotte County, and the area. Future programs in the Grinter Second Saturday Speaker Series include Feb. 9 – topic and speaker to be determined; and March 9 – “March Madness James Naismith First Person Re-Enactment,” presented by Bill Nicks. Grinter House closed for the winter on Oct. 13 and opens again on March 13. Regular hours from March 13 to Oct. 12 will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

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, Kansas, 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, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

Santa’s Express


Children and families visited with Santa Claus at the station during Santa’s Express Saturday at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, The event continues through 4 p.m. Saturday and will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Photos with Santa Claus in the train depot, riding on a train, seeing a puppet show and viewing the Christmas on the farm decorations are part of the events. There will be hot chocolate and cookies. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/santas-express-planned-saturday-sunday-at-ag-hall/. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Children rode the train during Santa’s Express Saturday at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, The event continues through 4 p.m. Saturday and will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Photos with Santa Claus in the train depot, riding on a train, seeing a puppet show and viewing the Christmas on the farm decorations are part of the events. There will be hot chocolate and cookies. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/santas-express-planned-saturday-sunday-at-ag-hall/. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Children visited with Santa Claus at the station during Santa’s Express Saturday at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, The event continues through 4 p.m. Saturday and will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Photos with Santa Claus in the train depot, riding on a train, seeing a puppet show and viewing the Christmas on the farm decorations are part of the events. There will be hot chocolate and cookies. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/santas-express-planned-saturday-sunday-at-ag-hall/. (Photo by Steve Rupert)