Community calendar

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Renaissance Festival continues on weekends
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday at the festival grounds at 628 N. 126th St. (126th and State), Bonner Springs. The festival is the re-creation of a 16th century English village. Music, food, crafts, shows and other entertainment are featured at the festival, which runs on weekends through Oct. 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.kcrenfest.com.

Summer concert to be Sept. 27 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will continue at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. The Insanitones will perform from 9 p.m. to close Sept. 27. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September.

Annual Bishop Ward auction planned Sept. 27
The 36th annual Bishop Ward auction is planned at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the school, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-371-6901.

Program for family members to promote recovery from addictions
“Interventions: An Introduction,” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program is for family members and friends of anyone dealing with addictions; the program is with Marla Looper.

BPU to meet Oct. 1
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. On the agenda is a general manager update and board update, and a report on fuel and purchase power. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. On the agenda is a visitors’ time, the August financial report, board comments, general manager comments and a closed session.

Workshop offered on credit protection
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Protecting Yourself” in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. The workshop will teach about credit protection, identity protection, fraud prevention, and resources to restore your good name if your identity is stolen. Men and women are welcome. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Parade of Heroes to be Oct. 2
The eighth annual Parade of Heroes will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Village West Parkway to Stadium Drive, Kansas City, Kan. Presented by the Village West Rotary Club, the parade will honor men and women in uniform. The parade marshal will be Clausie Smith, former mayor of Bonner Springs. The parade will include vintage cars, military vehicles, marching bands and police and fire entries. Proceeds from the parade will benefit PACES Robert’s Place for children in crisis.

UG Commission to meet Oct. 2
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.

‘Master of Memory’ class scheduled Oct. 2
A memory retention class, “Master of Memory,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The class may be suitable for people who have difficulty remembering names, or forgetting items at the store. The series of classes was designed to help people develop strategies to improve their memories. The class is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County and the West Wyandotte Library. For more information and to register for the class, call 913-299-9300.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Avenue, 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, 7, 14 y 28 de octubre,, 10-11:30 a.m.
Aprenda hacer bocaditos para sus hijos, Jueves, 9 de octubre, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clase de nutrición para mamas, Presentado por Teresa Moreno de programa de Kansas State Extension.
Grupo de salud emocional de la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. Para registrarse contacte a Marie Alcocer, LLame 816-285-1357.

NAACP to meet Oct. 7
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Bethany Medical Office Building, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan., in the second-floor meeting room. The Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a report of the Nomination Committee, receipt of nominations by petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose membership is current by April 1, 2014, may be nominated for office or as an “at large” member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to the October meeting. All committees should bring a committee report of activities for the month of September. The branch will be accepting memberships through the entire year. For more information, call 913-281-7900.

Women’s Chamber to meet Oct. 8
The Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet on Oct. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Eisenhower Room, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 8 a.m. The speaker is Deb Ritschel, client relationship manager for UMB Bank, whose topic is identity theft. Guests are welcome, and reservations are required by emailing Barbara Newby at btnewbyks@gmail.com, or calling 913-485-1208, or Ardith Deason at deason_a@wmhci.org, telephone 913-233-3305. The reservation deadline is Oct. 5. The cost, including a buffet breakfast, is $20 for members and $25 or nonmembers.

Parenting class to begin Oct. 8
“Stress-Free Parenting” for all ages, a free two-part program, will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on two Wednesdays, Oct. 8 and 15, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. To register, call 913-906-8990. Only a limited number of child care spaces are available, by request.

Fairfax group to meet Oct. 9

The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 9 at Neff Packaging, 555 Sunshine Road, Kansas City, Kan. The topic will be the U.S. 69 bridge project. The guest speakers will be Jim Pickett, KDOT metro engineer; Kris Norton, KDOT project manager; and Lisa Stupps, MODOT project manager.

Open house planned for Keeler Center’s 11th birthday
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, will hold an Open House to celebrate its 11th birthday from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at its offices, 2220 Central Ave, Kansas City, Kan. Come to find out about programs and services, meet volunteers and participants of programs. There will be refreshments and tours. Make reservations to 913-906-8990 or email kwc@mountosb.org.

Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, second floor, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St.

Walk to Cure Lupus scheduled Oct. 11
The Kansas City Metro Walk to Cure Lupus is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 11, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at The Legends area in Kansas City, Kan. Former Kansas City Chiefs player Eddie Kennison, honorary co-chair, will lead the walk. For more information, see www.lupuswalkkc.org.

Turner Days scheduled Oct. 11-12
Turner Days are scheduled Oct. 11-12. The event includes a parade, 5k run, vendors, mud volleyball, car show and petting zoo

Blood drives planned Oct. 15 at KCKCC
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center – Multipurpose Room, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Another blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program to be presented on budgeting
“Budgeting for the Holidays,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Men and women are welcome. The program is presented in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Program planned Oct. 15 with Project Rachel
Keeler Women’s Center, in partnership with Project Rachel, will present “What I Learned After My Abortion,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, at 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register. Call 913-906-8990 to register or call Project Rachel at 816-591-3804.

Perennials to be topic of presentation
“Perennials for a Lasting Garden,” a presentation by Sarah Heppler, master gardener with K-State Research and Extension, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Fundraiser planned Oct. 17
A Leavenworth Road Association fundraiser is planned from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the FOP Hall, 7844 Leavenworth Road. The chili dinner and dance will feature music by the Hole in the Wall Band from the Frontier Steakhouse, playing from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 per person or $20 per couple. At the door, tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. For ticket information, call the Leavenworth Road Association office at 913-788-3988.

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.

Faith news

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A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Christ the King Catholic Church basement, 3024 N. 53rd. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Holy Family Catholic Church will celebrate Slovenefest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Monsignor Mejak Hall, gym and school grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kan. The event is dedicated to the late Don Lipovac, accordionist, in recognition of his contributions to the community. Slovenefest begins with a Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kan. The festival, after the Mass, includes games, souvenirs, a silent auction, and a Slovenian dinner.

The Five Loaves Food Ministry is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The food pantry will provide one box of healthy food for families in need.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, is preparing for its 50th year celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28. A potluck-fellowship is planned after the 10:30 a.m. service. A variety show also is planned as part of the celebration.

St. Martin Lutheran Church will sponsor its eighth annual German Fest from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the church, 13849 Hollingsworth Road (the corner of Highway 7 and Hollingsworth Road), Kansas City, Kan. The program features live music from the Grisnik Orchestra and the German Dance Group, “Blautaler Schuhplattler Dancers.” There will be face painting, inflatables, and children’s activities. The event includes a beer garden, silent auction for charities, tethered hot air balloon rides and hayrides, weather permitting. A dinner of roasted pork, brats, homemade sauerkraut, warm German potato salad, dessert and more is planned. There are hot dog meals available for children. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

St. Mary – St. Anthony Church will hold a Fall Afternoon of bingo starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in Bishop Forst Hall, 615 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. A $5 ticket admission will receive a bingo card, free desserts, popcorn and coffee. Beer and soda will be available for purchase. For more information or volunteer to help contact Carol Shomin at 913-897-4833 or the Rectory Office at 371-1408. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., and the HistoricWestheight Neighborhood Association are planning to celebrate Oct. 5 with a St. Francis Festival. St. Francis Day starts with a service on the lawn in English and Spanish at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. The festival will include the blessing of the animals, food and games. The event will be a fund-raising activity for outreach programs.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is planning a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Cole Activities Center. A movie, “Acts of God,” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Saturday events

Dotte Trot to benefit SAFE fund
The Dotte Trot, a 5K and 10K run, will be run at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 9100 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. All proceeds from the run benefit the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund. SAFE supports the families of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel in the Kansas City metropolitan area who have died while protecting the community and citizens. The event is limited to 500 participants. For early registration, visit www.enter2run.com.

Fall homes and garden tour to be Saturday
A fall homes and garden tour Saturday, Sept. 27, is sponsored by the Bonner Springs School District’s Education Foundation. Five homes in Bonner Springs and Lake Forest are on the homes and garden tour. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available in six places in downtown Bonner Springs: The Pink Zebra Boutique, Dee Dee Jewelry and Vintage Décor, This and That, City Hall, and Flip. Also sponsoring the event are Bonner Springs Tourism in cooperation with the Downtown Bonner Springs Specialty Retail Merchants. For more information, visit www.usd204.net/education foundation.

Renaissance Festival continues on weekends
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday at the festival grounds at 628 N. 126th St. (126th and State), Bonner Springs. The festival is the re-creation of a 16th century English village. Music, food, crafts, shows and other entertainment are featured at the festival, which runs on weekends through Oct. 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.kcrenfest.com.

Fundraiser set Sept. 27
A Texas Hold-‘Em and Taco Dinner to raise funds for Missy Kline is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4726 Merriam Drive, Overland Park.

Slovenefest to be Saturday
The 6th Annual Slovenefest celebration will be held at Monsignor Mejak Hall, Gym, and Holy Family School Grounds located at 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kan. The festival will run from 5 to 10 p.m. The 6th Annual Slovenefest is dedicated to Don Lipovac in memory of his outstanding contribution to classical and folkloric Slovenian accordion music. At the event, there will be a Mass at 4 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kan. Festivities will follow the Mass and include children and adult games, a cultural booth, souvenirs, and a silent auction, and an authentic Slovenian dinner, serving a choice of Sarma (stuffed cabbage roll), Poljene Paprika (stuffed pepper), Krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans.

Annual Bishop Ward auction planned Sept. 27
The 36th annual Bishop Ward auction is planned at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the school, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-371-6901.

Summer concert to be Sept. 27 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will continue at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. The Insanitones will perform from 9 p.m. to close Sept. 27. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September.