‘March for Our Lives’ gun safety rally to be tonight

The March for Our Lives rally is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 18 at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

Three Parkland survivors are scheduled to appear.

For more information, visit https://marchforourlives.com/road-to-change-kansas-city-town-hall/.

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Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd, Kansas City, Kansas, will have a Knights of Columbus breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 17.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.

The vestry, the official governing board of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. The parish will observe the fifth Sunday in the Season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. June 24.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the church Fellowship Hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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Community calendar

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Candlelight vigil to be Sunday evening for two slain deputies
A candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 17, in front of City Hall to honor two slain deputies, Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King. The candlelight vigil is being held by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office. The candlelight vigil, in front of City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., is open to the public.

Keeler Women’s Center closed from June 18-22
The Keeler Women’s Center will be closed the week of June 18-22. El Centro de Mujeres Keeler estará cerrado la semana del 18 al 22 de Junio, 2018. Las empleadas estaremos en retiro. No habrá programación en la noche. Regresaremos el 25 de Junio, 2018. For more information, call 913-906-8990.

UG Committee meetings scheduled June 18
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the fifth floor, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG Administration and Human Services meeting will follow. To see agendas, visit http://wycokck.civicclerk.com/web/site.aspx.

Rally on gun safety set for June 18
The March for Our Lives rally is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 18 at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Three Parkland survivors are scheduled to appear. For more information, visit https://marchforourlives.com/road-to-change-kansas-city-town-hall/.

Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the University of Kansas, Hixson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Fire performer scheduled June 20 through Turner library

Jason D’Vaude, a fire performer, is scheduled to appear from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the gymnasium at the community center at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. He will perform juggling using pins, swords and fire. The show is for all ages. Registration is requested to 913-295-8250, Ext. 4, or fill out a registration form at https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/fire-performer-jason-dvaude.

Meditation class offered
A mindfulness and meditation class will be offered from noon to 12:30 p.m. June 20 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, in the first floor program room. The class for adults and senior adults will offer techniques on meditation, for new or advanced meditators. The class also is scheduled June 27 and July 11. For more information, see https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/mindfulness-and-meditation-0.

Zoning code rewrite meetings scheduled
Public meetings are scheduled on a KCK zoning code rewrite on June 20. The first public meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Salvation Harbor Light Village Chapel, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The second meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Memorial Hall, second floor, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG is seeking public comments. Public comments also may be made online at surveymonkey.com/r/kckzoningrewrite through July 31.

KCK schools schedule meet-and-greet sessions with superintendent candidate finalists Wednesday and Thursday
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools have scheduled meet-and-greet sessions with superintendent candidate finalists on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21. The sessions are scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. June 20 and 21 in the board room at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may meet the first finalist on Wednesday and the second on Thursday. The public will have the opportunity to meet the superintendent candidates, submit written questions to the finalists, and to leave written comments for the school board about the superintendent candidates. The school board is not scheduled to be at the meet-and-greet sessions. The school board is scheduled to interview the finalists in closed, executive sessions at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21.

Movie scheduled June 21
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries occasionally show movies. The movie from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the South Branch Library, Conference Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be “Tomb Raider.” The movie based on a classic video game is rated PG-13. For more library activities, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/.

The KCK Street Blues Fest to be held Saturday, June 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival will be held Saturday, June 23, at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch, 3924 N. 49th Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, which is north of Leavenworth Road. The event runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Musicians who are scheduled to appear include Ernest James Zydeco, Danny Cox, Joe Miquelon, Norm Liggins and Danita “Little Red” Oliver, Jason Vivone, Jaisson Taylor Group, D.C. Bellamy, 51% Blues Band, Mark and Sue Corbett, Allen Locke and Shannon Basham, Eugene Smiley Blues Band and special guest Millage Gilbert. For more information, visit kckblues.com.

UG Commission to meet June 28
The Unified Government Commission will meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items are expected to be on the agenda. The agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive scheduled June 29
Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehab, 520 E. Morse, Bonner Springs, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 29. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Open Mic night planned June 29
Open Mic night is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Third Space Coffee, 226 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event is sponsored by the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Wordslingers Writing Group. Persons will sign up to read original writing, with 3 minutes available per piece. Refreshments will be for sale.

35th Infantry Division Band to play July 4 at T-Bones game
The Marching Band of the 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, will play the National Anthem on July 4 at the Kansas City T-Bones game in Kansas City, Kansas. The game will start at 7:05 p.m. against the Sioux Falls Canaries. For more details on T-Bones’ schedules, visit www.tbonesbaseball.com/.

Grinter Jamboree planned July 10
The Grinter Jamboree is planned at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band will perform for Rock ’n’ Roll night. Admission is $5 per person, and concessions are available.

Blood drive scheduled July 11
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled
The Bonner Springs YMCA will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Bonner Springs YMCA Classroom A, 2251 S. 138th, Bonner Springs, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. t0 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Unified Government, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Spiritual direction available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., is offering spiritual direction by appointment. One hour, once a month, may be scheduled at the convenience of the director and directee. Those interested in spiritual direction by call the Keeler Women’s Center at 913-906-8990 to talk to one of the sisters about scheduling an appointment. The Keeler Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters.

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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