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Halloween Trunk or Treat to be Saturday
A Halloween Trunk or Treat event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. The event, sponsored by the Wyandotte County Fair Board, is a benefit for the Wyandotte County Fair Foundation 4-H Scholarships. The admission charge of $5 per child ages 2 and up will include hayride, trunk or treating, haunted petting zoo, games and a hot dog around the fire pits. The public is invited to the event. Family activities are geared to ages 3 to 15, and parents or adults should accompany the children. Volunteers including 4-H members and adults will be working at the trunk or treat. The fairgrounds location is east of K-7 on Polfer Road in northwest Wyandotte County.
Several local authors to appear at library event Oct. 25
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will hold a Homegrown Reads local author fair on Oct. 25. This event, focusing on Kansas City area writers, will highlight both burgeoning, new talent and popular, established authors. Fans will be able to meet and talk with authors, listen to live readings, and purchase copies of books to have signed. Homegrown Reads feature dozens of local authors, including Fanny Alaadeen, Ruth Saucedo Campos, Angela Cervantes, Lisa Cindrich, Jay Sparks, Sarah Elizabeth, Terry W. Drake, Pete Dulin, Helen Walsh Folsom, James Heiman, Evelyn Hill, Ann Ingalls, Von Kopfman, Debra McArthur, Kira McConico, Jan Menn, Steve Penn, Anola Pickett, Linda Rodriguez, Thomas Shawver, Regina Sirois, Barbara Stuber, Joe Vaughan, and Berneice Williams. Books will be available for sale from Mysteryscape. Homegrown Reads will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information call 913-722-7400 or visit www.kckpl.org.
Trick-or-treat at the library
Children may trick-or-treat from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Children may wear costumes and may stay at the event to do a couple of Halloween crafts. Those under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more must call ahead.
Rosedale Development Association plans Healthy Halloween event
The Rosedale Development Association plans its fifth annual Healthy Halloween event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Whitmore Park, 1412 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. Attractions at the event include a bounce house, mask making, pumpkin painting, disc golf and more. Free flu shots will be offered. Call 913-677-5097 for more information.
Halloween event scheduled Oct. 25
Spooktacular, sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. The event features games, costumes and a haunted house. Recreation commission games will cost 50 cents each. For more information, call the library at 913-596-1404 or the recreation commission at 913-287-2111.
Big Pumpkin Run 5k and Scarecrow Scamper scheduled Oct. 25
The Big Pumpkin Run 5k and Scarecrow Scamper are scheduled at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 by the Bonner Springs YMCA. The starting line is north of the intersection of West Kump Avenue and South Bluegrass Drive in Bonner Springs. Besides the race, there will be a party, costumes and family fun. A family festival will follow an awards ceremony. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bonner Springs Family YMCA campaign. Entry fee is $20 for the 5k, and $2 for children to attend the child watch party.
KCK NAACP to hold Freedom Fund Banquet
The 71st annual Kansas City, Kan., NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The banquet theme is “All in for Justice and Equality.” The speaker will be Bishop Ervin Sims Jr. of Mount Carmel Church of God in Christ, and president of the Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corp. Tickets are $65; doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. For more information, contact banquet co-chairs Mary Ann Flunder, 913-563-9956; Clyde Townsend, 913-481-3824; and Loris Jones. The NAACP office number is 913-281-7900.
Job fair planned Oct. 28 at KCKCC
The Center for Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship at Kansas City Kansas Community College is sponsoring a Mini Job Fair next week in conjunction with the college’s Work Readiness Week. The Mini Job Fair is from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in Upper Jewell on the main KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. Approximately 30 companies will be in attendance, and all have current job openings. The job fair is open to those on the KCKCC campus as well as community members.
‘My Shelf to Yours Book Sale’ to be Oct. 28-30
The “My Shelf to Yours Book Sale” is returning to Kansas City Kansas Community College next week, raising funds for students on campus. The sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 30 and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Building on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. The sale is open to the public as well as students, staff and faculty. All books will be $1 or seven books for $5. All proceeds will be placed into a student scholarship fund for textbooks and tuition for those in financial need. In addition, there will also be beverages and snacks for sale as well as fashion jewelry and other local vendors.
Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. A blood drive is also scheduled there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Halloween party scheduled
A Halloween event has been scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the T-Rex restaurant at The Legends at Village West, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending may wear a costume and trick-or-treat. They will meet Dexter and friends. There will be games, crafts and activities. Also, there will be a discounted price on kids’ meals. For more information see www.trexcafe.com.
Halloween event scheduled Oct. 29
“Halloweenpalooza,” an event for children, tweens and teens, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, youth storytime-craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event features costumes, games, trick-or-treating, music and food. For information, call 913-279-2128.
TAASU sponsors ‘100 Black Men in Ties’ event
The African American Student Union at Kansas City Kansas Community College is working to promote solidarity and unity with a simple wardrobe change, according to a spokesman. TAASU is planning the 100 Black Men in Ties event at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC Main campus. For more information about 100 Black Men in Ties or about TAASU, contact Jeremiah McCluney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-288-7602.
Halloween event to be Oct. 30
A Halloween Bash is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the South Branch Library, Meeting Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event is for children and teens.
UG Commission to meet Oct. 30
The Unified Government Commission has scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. Planning and zoning items may be on the agenda. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.
Friends of Yates to hold annual Faith Luncheon and Awards Ceremony Oct. 31
On Friday, Oct. 31, Friends of Yates, Inc. will hold its 14th Annual Faith Luncheon and Awards Ceremony in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event will be held at the Friends of Yates Center located at 1418 Garfield Ave, Kansas City, Kan., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Special guests will include representatives from the office of the U.S. attorney, district of Kansas, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program along with many other notable officials and advocates who work daily to eradicate domestic violence. To make reservations for the event, contact the Administrative Office at 913-321-1566 by Monday, Oct, 27.
Safe trick-or-treating offered
Safe trick-or-treating events will be offered at all Unified Government recreation centers on Friday, Oct. 31. For more information on times of the events, call 913-573-8327. Center locations: JFK Recreation Center – 1310 N. 10th St.; Eisenhower Center- 2901 N. 72nd St.; Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan; Armourdale Community Center, 730 Osage; Bethany Community Center, 1120 Central Ave.; Kensington Gym, 2900 State Ave.; Piper Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd St.
Alcott Center plans Halloween event
The Alcott Arts Center will hold a “Super Heroes and Villains” theme safe Halloween event for children from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan. Children may dress up in Halloween costumes, meet super heroes and villains characters on the decorated south lawn of the center, where they can trick-or-treat. Parents may bring a camera to take a picture of the child with the superheroes. There also will be children’s face painting by Sheryl Nance Durst, and posters by artist Darryl Woods will be drawn. There is no charge for the event. Donations of candy and items to give away are being accepted for this event. There are often 400 to 600 children attending this event, according to organizers. Call 913-233-2787 or email email@example.com to arrange for drop-offs of donations.
Leavenworth Road Association to help at Eisenhower and FOP trick-or-treat events
The Leavenworth Road Association volunteers will assist from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Eisenhower Recreation Center and the FOP safe trick-or-treat events. The Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., will have games and treats for children. FOP also will hold a trunk-and-treat event and haunted house at the FOP Hall, 7844 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan.
Grinter Place to hold chili supper, silent auction Nov. 1
Grinter Place State Historic Site, the oldest home in Wyandotte County, will hold a chili supper and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Dinner guests can tour the house, enjoy live music, and bid in the silent auction. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door; children 5 and younger are free. Proceeds from supper and auction benefit programs at Grinter Place. To pre-purchase tickets, contact Grinter Place 913-299-0373; firstname.lastname@example.org; Don Jolley 913-481-3527; or Pat Spencer 913-788-7140. The event is presented in cooperation with Grinter Place Friends and Quilters. Grinter Place is at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, visit kshs.org/grinter_place.
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: les invitamos a disfrutar, compartir, apoyo, con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, 4, 11 y 25 de noviembre, 10-11 a.m. Galletas saludables, Jueves, 13 de noviembre, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clase de nutrición, presentado por Teresa Moreno de programa de Kansas State Extension. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. Para registrarse contacte a Marie Alcocer, Llame 816-285-1357.
Sibling fights to be topic of workshop
“Resolving Fights between Brothers and Sisters” will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. To register, call 913-906-8990. Child care might be available to those who request it; only a limited number of spaces are available. The workshop is free.
Group to discuss managing grief during the holidays
A five-week group, “Managing Grief During the Holidays,” will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on five Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 and 10, by Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Sister Loretta McGuire, a certified grief counselor, will facilitate the group. The group will help men and women address recent and past losses. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Workshop offered on ‘Money Safety for Seniors’
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Money Safety for Seniors” from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. The workshop is presented in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank. Men and women are welcome. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
UG Ethics Commission to meet Nov. 6
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Garage and bake sale planned Nov. 6-8
Young Women on the Move is planning its annual garage and bake sale Nov. 6-8 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2907 N. 81st St., Kansas City, Kan. Funds raised will help to support program expenses such as transportation, Saturday workshops, the new peer health mentorship program and expansion of after-school programs into eight middle schools. Donations for the garage sale or baked items are being accepted. Donations may be gently used clothing, jewelry, kitchen cookware, dishes, toys, books, furniture, home décor and other items. Anyone interested in contributing items to the sale may call 913-744-9139 by Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.youngwomenonthemove.org.
KCK Community Orchestra to perform fall concert Nov. 6
The Kansas City, Kan., Community Orchestra will perform its annual Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at London Heights Baptist Church, 734 N. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. The public is invited to attend the family concert. Composers to be featured in the concert include Mozart, Handel, DeBussy and Sibelius.
Bonner Springs Marching Band to hold concert Nov. 6
The Bonner Springs High School Marching Band will present the third annual Marchapalooza indoor band concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Bonner Springs High School gymnasium. Admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Bonner Springs band program.
Time management workshop planned
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present a workshop, “Time Management for the Busy Woman,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. The workshop is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Space is limited. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Book club to meet Nov. 11
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., KCK hosts a monthly book club for women that meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The book for Nov. 11 is “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Support group offered for women with addictions
“All Addictions Group,” a support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, at any stage of recovery, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
Mayor to speak at FIA meeting Nov. 13
Mayor Mark Holland will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Fairfax Industrial Association. The luncheon meeting will be from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Central Solutions, 401 Funston Road, Kansas City, Kan. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, contact Melissa Clark by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at email@example.com.
Keeler to present ‘Holy Woman’ topic
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will offer “Holy Woman, The Salvadoran Martyrs,” presented by Sister Loretta McGuire, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Food Truck Friday planned Nov. 14
The Downtown Shareholders will hold a Food Truck Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 in the parking lot across from the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Food truck vendors will provide a lunch for sale.
Autumn Arts Fest planned Nov. 14-15
The Autumn Arts Fest is planned Nov. 14-15 at the Bonner Springs District Activity Center (YMCA), 410 N. Bluegrass Drive, Bonner Springs. Hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. It is sponsored by the Bonner Springs Arts Alliance. The public is invited to shop for holiday gifts, arts and crafts. One-hour workshops will be offered for adults and children to make their own gifts. The event includes music, performers and food.
Free kidney screening offered Nov. 15
A free kidney screening will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, at the 8th Street YMCA, 900 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan. The National Kidney Foundation is sponsoring this screening for those who may be at risk for kidney disease. This includes those who have diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure or over the age of 60.
ServSafe Course to be Nov. 18
A Food Handlers ServSafe Course will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the K-State Research and Extension Office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. The class is for anyone who works in food service or is interested in food service employment. That includes day cares, schools, restaurants, casinos, nursing homes or anyone who handles any type of food service or group meals. For registration information call 913-299-9300 or register at www.krha.org and click ServSafe training. Information about the Manager’s ServSafe Course is also available at krha.org.
Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance scheduled
The historical Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Kansas National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. The dance will feature blues artists Latimore singing “Let’s Straighten It Out,” “Bad Risk” and “Sunshine Lady.” There also will be performances by Lady Vivian and Rockin’ Rick. The event continues through 2 p.m. Tickets are $38, and reserved tickets are $50. Tickets at the door are $45. For information or tickets, call 816-353-4373 or visit ticketkc.com.
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.