Leavenworth Road Association to meet Sept. 8

The Leavenworth Road Association will meet Sept. 8 at Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kan.

A potluck dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Baked spaghetti will be provided, and those attending may bring other dishes to share.

The guest speaker will be Scott Holloway, director of animal control. He will discuss the animal control program and answer questions.

Faith news

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Christ the King Catholic Church will hold an ice cream social on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the church grounds, 53rd and Leavenworth Road. Mass will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, followed by the social. The benefit event will include food, games and entertainment. The church is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church basement.

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Our Lady of Unity parish will hold its fifth annual OLU Unity Fest from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sacred Heart field, 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan. All-day fun and family entertainment are planned. Live music will include spiritual-folk, oldies, bluegrass, Spanish and rock. Carnival games, inflatables, talent contest, variety musical groups, American and Mexican-style food and drinks will be available. There will be a silent auction with more than 120 items. The auction will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, contact Virginia viroropeza@aol.com or ajoropeza@aol.com, or Auction- Sherry at johnson7980@sbcglobal.net, telephone 913-207-0900.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church classrooms. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Risen Lamb International Church of the Nazarene, located in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kan., has announced the opening of the Risen Lamb Prayer Room and Retreat Center. On location at their church at 5301 Metropolitan Avenue, the prayer room and retreat center is open to the public for daytime retreats. All individuals or small groups seeking a quiet, sacred space to gather, pray, meditate, journal or read resources about prayer are welcome. The prayer room provides a peaceful space for solitude or can be scheduled in advance for groups of up to eight people. Guests seeking spiritual guidance may schedule a time of spiritual direction with one of the pastoral staff, and groups may inquire about scheduling a member of the pastoral team to lead or speak at a retreat. Donations accepted but not required. For more information, or to plan a visit, contact the Rev. Philip Friday at pobfriday@yahoo.com or call 913-287-9418.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will have a booth at the Hispanic Heritage-Labor Day Festival from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at 18th Street and Minnesota Avenue. A parade is planned down Minnesota Avenue starting at 11 a.m. at Fourth Street. The parish will observe the 15th Sunday in Pentecost Sunday, Sept. 6. Services in English will be at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church fellowship hall. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

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Community calendar

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Strawberry Hill Museum open on weekends
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is open on the weekends. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The admission charge is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. Special tours are available during the week for groups of 20 or more by calling 913-721-0081. The museum’s tea room is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.

Wyandotte County Museum open
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 on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

Tiblow Days continues Saturday
The annual Tiblow Days festival continues today at Second and Cedar streets in Bonner Springs. Today’s events include a parade, a barbecue contest, a car show, food, a pinewood derby, performances by dance and cheer squads, a beer garden starting at 5 p.m., a Cars for Heroes giveaway, and musical entertainment from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The musical headliner is Tate Stevens, a country music singer, performing at 9:30 p.m. at Centennial Park. For more information, seehttp://wyandottedaily.com/tiblow-days-kicks-off-tonight-in-bonner-springs/.

UG Public Building Commission to meet Aug. 31

The Unified Government Public Building Commission now will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in the ninth floor conference room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. The group is expected to consider a $750,000 bond issue for the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan.

Memory to be topic of programs
“The Master of Memory Series,” a four-week series for men and women, will be presented on Tuesdays, Sept. 1 through 22, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Topics include memory strategies, nutrition and memory function, medications and memory, how medical conditions affect memory, exercise for mind and body. The program was created by Texas A&M Extension Services. Presenters will be Pat Callaghan, master food volunteer, Wyandotte County Research and Extension, and Lori Wuellner, Wyandotte County Extension agent. To register, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Program offered for Spanish-speaking women
Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 1, 15 y 29 de septiembre, 10-11 a.m., Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., 913-906-8990.

Program offered in Spanish on emotional health for women
Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Marie Alcocer, llame 816-285-1357, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m., Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

NAACP to meet Sept. 1
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Bethany Medical Center second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Allen Elsey, youth pastor of the Rosedale Youth Group, will speak on “Reaching Out to Hurting Youth.” All members are encouraged to attend and the public is welcome. The Women in NAACP (WIN) Committee is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. the same day at the same place. For further information, call the office at 913-281-7900, or email kck_naacp4033@sbcglobal.net, or fax 913-281-7847.

KCK school board to meet Sept. 3
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the superintendent’s conference room on the third floor of the district’s Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. In addition to regular business, the board is scheduled to go into a closed meeting to discuss nonelected personnel matters, and to consult with the board’s attorney, according to the meeting announcement.

UG Commission to meet Sept. 3
The Unified Government Commission is expected to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda is expected to be posted a few days before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Downtown Labor Day Festival planned Sept. 5
A Downtown KCK Labor Day Festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is scheduled Sept. 5 starting with a parade at 11 a.m. and a festival at 1 p.m. The parade begins on Minnesota Avenue. The festival includes a mini carnival, live bands, activities for children, face painting, clowns, food and entertainment. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by Bonito Michoacan.

KCK school board to meet Sept. 8
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Central Office board room, 2010 N. 59th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be published prior to the meeting at www.kckps.org.

Card-making workshop planned
“Create Beautiful Cards,” workshop, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Supplies will be furnished. Carol Thrasher is the presented. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Free workshop to be presented on Social Security disability
A free workshop, “Understanding Social Security Disability: Guide on Processes and Approval,” will be presented from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Attorney Matthew R. Grundy will present the workshop. The workshop will address adult disability cases. It is open to the community, health care workers and mental health professionals. It is sponsored by the Mental Health America of the Heartland. Pre-registration is requested by Sept. 4 to www.mhah.org. For more information, call 913-281-2221, Ext. 112.

Workshop to help promote recovery from addiction
“Interventions for the Professional,” a workshop, will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program will promote recovery from addiction. Social workers, counselors, clergy and other professionals may attend. There will be information, discussion and role-playing. For information and reservations, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Women in Business Summit to be Sept. 10
The 2015 Women in Business Summit will take place from 8 .am. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Thomas Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event is sponsored by the Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce. Keynote speakers will be Michelle Robin, chief wellness officer and founder, Your Wellness Connection; and Karen Daniels, chief financial officer, Black and Veatch. Workshop sessions will discuss getting more of what you want out of life; building professional networks; continuing education for leaders; and building your personal brand. Registration includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Register online at www.womenschamberkck.org. Call 913-522-7526 for more information.

Program offered for family and friends of those dealing with addictions
“Interventions: An Introduction,” will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program is for family and friends of those dealing with addictions. For registration, call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

United Way plans fall campaign kickoff at the golf course
The United Way of Wyandotte County is planning a fall campaign kickoff luncheon in conjunction with a golf tournament on Sept. 10 at Painted Hills Golf Course, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The event begins with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by the golf tournament at 1:30 p.m. The cost of the luncheon is $20 per person or $150 for a table of eight persons. Those who play golf will pay $125 per person, which includes the luncheon, golf with cart, a Live United T-shirt and the awards reception. There are prizes for first, second and third place, the long drive, and there is a putting contest. Sponsors are needed. To register for the luncheon or golf tournament, visit https://community.unitedway-yco.org/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=5F446E4552572A50242C7E3E.

Fairfax Festival planned Sept. 10
The Fairfax Festival will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Kaw Point Park, 1400 Fairfax Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Registration is now open for the festival, which will include live music, a beer – wine, garden, a cookout, and a lawn game tournament. Those attending may bring lawn chairs. The charge for food will be $15 per person. Admission to the beer-wine garden will cost $10. The Fairfax Industrial Association is taking reservations that are submitted on a completed form. The registration form is at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b3a42029a047b135d3fc3d1e3/files/2015_Fairfax_Festival_Flyer_01.pdf. For more information, contact execdir@fiakck.org or 913-915-2327.

Day of free family fun planned with Library in the Park
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Library is holding its first outdoor festival, Library in the Park. It’s a day of free, family fun featuring live music, food, and activities. Library in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at Big Eleven Lake in Kansas City, Kan. Library in the Park is completely free and will include activities for all ages. The downtown festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with DashKCK, a 5K run-walk held by the Downtown Shareholders and Donnelly College.Starting at 10 a.m., there will be performances from local bands and dancers including Rosie’s Dance Academy, AY Musik, Trio Aztlan, and The Grisly Hand. Activities will include storytime, face painting, crafts, demonstrations of library digital collections, book recommendations, and more. Attendees will also get to visit the Mobile Library to sign up for a card and check out items. Library in the Park will also include a taco competition with local KCK taquerias Bonito Michoacan, Carniceria la Siete, Ninfa’s, and Con Sabor a Mexico. Attendees will get a chance to sample tacos from all four locations and vote on which taco is the best. Those who vote in the contest will be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. For more information on Library in the Park and to make reservations, visit www.kckpl.org. Those interested in participating in DashKCK can learn more and register at dashkck.com.

Central Avenue Parade scheduled Sept. 12
The 39th annual Central Avenue Parade is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The parade will travel from 18th to 12th Street on Central Avenue. After the parade will be a festival with La Placita at Bethany Park, 1120 Central Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and family entertainment are planned.

TedxWyandotte event to be Sept. 15
The TedxWyandotte event scheduled for Saturday at Kansas City Kansas Community College has been postponed and rescheduled. The event will now be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave. It will feature approximately six presenters speaking on the theme of “Breaking Through: Confronting the barriers that divide us and challenging ourselves to move beyond them.” Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date in September. However, if you cannot attend at that time, a refund can be requested by contacting 913-288-7644. Refunds must be requested by Tuesday, June 16. For more information, contact Shari L. Wilson, TEDxWyandotte curator, atsharilea51@gmail.com or Marisa Gray, mcgray@kckcc.edu. Information is also available by visiting TedXWyandotte’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TEDxWyandotte or website at www.tedxwyandotte.org.

Blood drive scheduled Sept. 19
Blood donors to the American Red Cross during September will receive a free haircut coupon, according to a Red Cross spokesman. The Red Cross and Sports Clips Haircuts are working to encourage donations during September. Those who give blood between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut valid through Nov. 8, and the coupon will arrive through their email, according to the Red Cross. According to a Red Cross spokesman, donors of all blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. One of the area blood drives is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sporting Park, Victory Project, in the Village West area of Kansas City, Kan. To make an appointment or donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Leavenworth Road Parade planned
The Leavenworth Road Parade is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The parade route is along Leavenworth Road, from about 72nd to about 51st. For more information, call the LRA office at 913-788-3988.

Program on sleep to be presented Sept. 23
A program on sleep will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. “Sleep: Want It, Need It, Get It,” will require advance registration no later than Wednesday, Sept. 16, to 913-299-9300.

Financial program offered Sept. 23
The Family Conservancy will offer a free seminar to assist individuals with financial knowledge. The class will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 23 in the third floor conference room, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Topics are making savings affordable, creating a spending plan and selecting the banking products that are best for you. Reservations are necessary to 913-742-4158.

Blood drive scheduled Sept. 25
Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, 8601 Parallel Parkway, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 25 at the multi-purpose center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Bishop Ward plans 37th annual auction
Bishop Ward High School, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., is planning its annual auction Sept. 26. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will have a “There’s No Place Like Ward” theme. It will include a silent auction as well as food from several local restaurants and live music. At 7:30 p.m., the live auction begins. The Nigro Brothers will be in charge of the live auction. The charge for the annual event is $60 per person. For more information, visit wardhigh.org/auction2015.

Counseling offered
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.