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Reardon to speak at Rotary Club meeting

Joe Reardon, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, will speak on Thursday, June 22, at the Village West Rotary Club breakfast.

Reardon, former Kansas City, Kansas, mayor and CEO, will speak on “A Better KCI,” about the new plan for an airport terminal.

The breakfast meeting begins at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Famous Dave’s BBQ, 1320 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas.

Breakfast is available for $10. Those who would like to attend may contact Matt Watkins at watkinsmatt@gmail.com for information.

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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 before you go to see if the event is still planned.

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 Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 20, 27 de junio, 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. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Learn about gardening at June 19 program
A program about gardening will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Participants will learn about gardening and plant some seeds to take home. All supplies will be provided at no cost. The program is facilitated by Heather Declue. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Program to be presented on raising safe kids
ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be presented on eight Tuesdays, June 20-Aug. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn and use positive discipline, anger management and conflict resolution skills. The presenters are Marqueia Watson and Judy Nies. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Breast cancer support group to meet June 20
A breast cancer support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The purpose of the group is to share, support and encourage those affected by breast cancer. Families may attend. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Cookie decorating program offered
A program on cookie decorating will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Participants will learn techniques for cookie decorating under the instruction of Rachel Van Stratton. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Program on Medicare planned
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is for those who are new to Medicare or those who want to understand their current benefits. The presenter is Susan Marcos. The program will be presented in Spanish and English. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Personal finance program offered
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will find out about managing their money. Conscious decision-making about finances will be discussed. The presenter will be Jennifer Rottinghaus, CPA. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Nine free concerts to be offered this summer at Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets will continue its free outdoor concert series, Legends Live, on Saturday evenings this summer. Some of the performers will be local bands. The concert series will include nine performances from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 5 at the Civic Courtyard Fountain at The Legends Outlets, according to a spokesman. A range of styles, including popular music, classic rock, rock alternative, rhythm and blues, country hits and selections from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today will be featured. The concert series will end Aug. 5 with a family friendly performance tied to Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School event featuring children’s music, giveaways and activities. The Legends concerts are held near the fountain, near the Legends 14 Theatre, at 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The Legends Live concert schedule includes:
June 24: Run With It: Powerhouse trio built on a foundation of funk playing pop-rock hits from the 1980s to now.
July 1: The Zeros: Kansas City’s premier 1980s tribute band playing new wave hit songs.
July 8: Rusty Laffoon: Soulful country band with high energy and strong vocals covering favorite country rock hits.
July 15: Perpetual Change: Rock band playing hits from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, as well as a few original songs.
July 22: Rattle and Hum: Kansas City’s premier U2 tribute band covering hits from the 1980s to current.
July 29: Big Time Grain Company: Kansas City’s premier country western and country rock band performing crowd favorites from many artists.
Aug. 5: Mr. Stinky Feet and The Hiccups (family night): Award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” and his band, The Hiccups, performing popular children’s music.
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Historical society to meet June 25
The quarterly meeting of the Wyandotte County Historical Society will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, Kan. The speaker will be Dan Desko, and the topic will be the construction of the B-25 bomber at a Kansas City, Kansas, plant.

UG Commission plans meeting June 29
The Unified Government Commission plans a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at www.wycokck.org.

Blood drive planned July 6
AT&T Mobility, 10620 Parallel Parkway, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

UG Ethics Commission to meet July 6
The Unified Government Ethics Commission meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6, on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will be in Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers.

Counseling available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed; donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has events scheduled. The museum is closed on Father’s Day. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://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. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. It is closed on state holidays. 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

Here are some events we have heard about today in Wyandotte County. In the event of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization first to see if the event will still be held.

Democrats to meet
Democratic state legislators from Wyandotte County will be speaking about the legislative session at the Saturday, June 17, Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast at The Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, 8123 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. A 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, also is scheduled to speak briefly at the meeting. A breakfast buffet will begin at 8:15 a.m. June 17, with the program beginning at 9:15 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $10, or $6 for students and those on limited incomes. There is a $2 charge for coffee for those who are not purchasing breakfast. Those attending are not required to purchase breakfast.

Juneteenth activities planned
Juneteenth activities are planned today at the Big Eleven Lake, near 11th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. All events are free. It is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a food giveaway planned for 200 families in conjunction with the event, with food from Harvesters. There are also free hair cuts and a car show. Alcohol is not allowed at this event. Juneteenth is a celebration of African American independence that began in 1865 in Galveston, Texas.

Pet adoption event planned at library
The Unleashed KC Pet Adopt-A-Thon is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Meet pets looking for homes at this event.

Rhythm and music event planned for children
A rhythm and music event is planned for children from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. June 17 at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Children will clap and sing in this music program. All ages may participate. Johnny and Adam Pierce are leading the program.

Balloon workshop planned
A bilingual balloon workshop is planned from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17 at the South Library, Meeting Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A balloon artist will teach different kinds of balloon decor and design. The program is for all ages.

Build a ‘wind car’ at library program
Children will be able to build a simple “wind car” at a program from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The program is for ages 5 to 12 years old. Registration is required to 913-295-8250, Ext. 1013. There is a limit of 20 persons.

Free outdoor concert planned at Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets will continue its free outdoor concert series, Legends Live, on Saturday evenings this summer. The J Love Band will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. June 17 at the Civic Courtyard Fountain at The Legends Outlets, near the movie theater,. The Legends Outlets is near I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. The J Love Band, an energetic funk and blues band, plays classic soul, jazz and rhythm and blues music.

Benefit barbecue contest planned
The Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plan a benefit barbecue contest June 16 and 17. For details, visit www.shkofcbbq.weebly.com.

Church plans Sloppy Joe dinner
Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., plans a Sloppy Joe dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Davern Hall at the church. The cost will be $6 for two sloppy Joes, plus drink and dessert.

T-Bones scheduled to play tonight
The T-Bones are scheduled to play a second baseball game in a three-game series with the Salina Stockade at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas, at I-70 and I-435.

Concert planned June 17
The Funk Fest concert is planned at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue. Featured are Keith Sweat, Bel Biv Devoe, Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Doug E. Fresh, SWV, En Vogue, DJ Traci Steel and others. For more information, visit http://providenceamp.com/events/

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