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Wyandotte County Museum features World War I exhibit
The Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum, 635 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, Kan., will feature a historical exhibit about the local effect of World War I, “Local Poppies: Centennial of World War I.” The exhibit will include information Wyandotte County service members, war memorabilia, propaganda posters and local memorials from Wyandotte County. This exhibit will be on display through March 20. For more information about the days and hours it is open, call 913-721-1078 or visit www.wycomuseum.org.
Project Feederwatch continues
Project Feederwatch continues at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The bird count is planned each Saturday when people sign up in advance. For more information, call 913-299-2384.
Support group for caregivers offered
A support group for caregivers is offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave. Kansas City, Kan. The facilitator is Jackie Tigges, MSW, LSCSW. Caring for a loved one who is ill or dying may be difficult and it helps to be supported by others. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Support group for those with addictions offered
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. Tuesday evenings at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register on-line at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
State of the UG address planned Feb. 24
Mayor Mark Holland plans to give the State of the Government address at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Reardon Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. The event is during a luncheon sponsored by the Downtown KCK Rotary Club. Tickets are $24 and are available at kcksotg.brownpapertickets.com. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 17. For more information, call the mayor’s office at 913-573-5010 or contact MayorHolland@wycokck.org.
KCK school board to meet Feb. 24
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda may be posted online at www.kckps.org before the meeting.
Armourdale candidate forum to be Wednesday, Feb. 25
The Armourdale Renewal Association will hold a candidate forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Armourdale Recreation Center, 730 Osage, Kansas City, Kan. Candidates must call in advance to the executive director to register at 913-371-5696. The Armourdale candidate forum is open to all candidates who are on the ballot. There are the same time limits and rules against debating and opponent bashing that have always been in place at Armourdale candidate forums. It is a Neighborhood Business Revitalization organization forum. In the event of inclement weather, call the organization in advance or check the organization’s website to see if the event will still be held. Advance voting by mail and in person has begun. For all the details on advance voting, visit the election office website at www.wycovotes.org/. For more information, see the election office’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wyandotteelection.
Center City AARP to meet Feb. 26
A chair and walking exercise training session presented by Esco and Bennie Hollins will precede the business part of the Center City Chapter AARP No. 1544 regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Pat Hanlon Center, 11th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. Calendar projections as well as annual memberships are also due for renewal; a current national AARP membership number is required to join or renew chapter membership. New and potential members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be potluck. Evelyn Welton is president of Center City AARP Chapter No. 1544.
UG Commission to meet Feb. 26
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. Planning and zoning items are expected to be on the agenda. The agenda may be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Blood drive scheduled Feb. 27
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Turner High School commons area, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Human trafficking forum scheduled Feb. 27 in KCK
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has scheduled a human trafficking forum in Kansas City, Kan. Forums on human trafficking are planned for seven cities across Kansas, according to the attorney general’s office. The purpose of the forums is to discuss ways to build awareness and capacity in local communities for prevention, intervention and restorative care for victims of human trafficking, the spokesman said. The Kansas City, Kan., forum will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Urban Scholastic Center, 2900 Minnesota Ave.
Dinner, auction planned Feb. 27 to raise funds for school
Christ the King Catholic School, Kansas City, Kan., is planning its 12th annual auction and dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the live auction at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call 913-406-4505.
HALO ArtReach Auction planned Feb. 27
The 10th annual HALO ArtReach Auction and 10th birthday bash benefiting at-risk youth will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://haloworldwide.org/kc-artreach-auction/.
Piper High School auction to be Feb. 28
The 11th annual Piper High School auction and dinner is scheduled for Feb. 28 at the George Meyn Center, Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open and live entertainment begins with a sock hop theme and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. Funds raised by the auction and additional monetary donations will help offset unbudgeted expenses of school-related activities. Tickets are $30 per person, and are available through Feb. 24 by visiting http://phs.piperschools.com/?PageName=’OrganizationPage’&OrganizationID=’32727.
Black History Month event planned March 1 by Friends of Yates
The Friends of Yates Inc. plan the 35th annual Black Men and Women of Distinction celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Yates Center, 1418 Garfield Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The accomplishments of several influential African-American leaders in the community will be celebrated at this event. This event is open to the public. For information about tickets and sponsorships, call 913-321-1566.
Book sale to be March 3, 4 and 5
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s upcoming My Shelf To Yours Book Sale will be March 3, 4 and 5. The sale raises funds for students on campus. The sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 and 5 in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Building on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. It will also be open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4. The sale is open to the public as well as students, staff and faculty. All books will be $1 or seven books for $5. 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.
I/DD Provider Fair to be held March 3
An Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Fair will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. March 3 at the South Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event is for anyone interested in meeting Wyandotte County I/DD providers and learning about services. It is sponsored by the Council of Community Members, a volunteer committee. Representatives from Amerigroup, Sunflower and United Health Care will be on hand. For more information, email WCDDO@wycokck.org or call 913-573-5502.
BPU meetings scheduled
The Board of Public Utilities meetings are usually held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at the board offices at 540 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kan. Check the BPU website at www.bpu.com or call 913-573-9024 to confirm meeting dates.
UG Ethics Commission to meet March 5
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The meeting will be on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Chamber plans annual meeting March 6
The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce plans its annual meeting at 11 a.m. March 6 at the Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Cathy Clegg, vice president, North American manufacturing, General Motors. For more information, call 913-371-3070.
Marble Crazy planned March 6-7
The 15th annual Marble Crazy, a contemporary art glass marble show, will be March 6 and 7. The event is based at the Moon Marble Co. store, 600 E. Front St., (west of Highway 7 on K-32), Bonner Springs. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Visitors to the free event will be able to see about 20 artists in glassblowing and furnace working. For information, visit www.marblecrazy.com.
Opening day of fishing to be March 7
The opening day of fishing is scheduled at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road, and at Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th. Wyandotte County Lake will be stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish. Pierson will be stocked with channel catfish. A Unified Government fishing permit and a Kansas fishing license is required for Kansas residents age 16 and older or 64 and younger. All non-residents 16 and older are required to have the permit and the Kansas license. Permits and licenses may be purchased at Walmart on Parallel Parkway and Bonner Springs, and at Cabela’s and Minnesota Bait. In the event of ice, the opening day may be delayed. Call 913-573-8327 to check lake ice conditions on opening day.
Lecture to discuss intermingling of theology and popular literature
Donnelly College will hold “Donnelly Talks,” an evening of thought-provoking conversation, on Wednesday, March 11. The lecture led by Monsignor Stuart Swetland, Donnelly president, and Melissa Lenos, a faculty member, will focus on pop culture in a theological setting. Titled, “From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games: Theological Perspectives on Popular Young Adult Literature,” the discussion is open to Donnelly students, faculty, staff and the public. Donnelly Talks is free and open to the public, and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be made to Craig Doty, annual fund manager, at email@example.com.
Armourdale Irish luncheon planned March 13
The Armourdale Irish Luncheon is sponsoring an Irish luncheon at noon Friday, March 13, at the Armourdale Recreation Center, 730 Osage Ave., in Kansas City, Kan. A buffet with an array of food will be offered for $10 per person, or $5 for senior citizens. The guest speakers will be Kathy Quinn from Fox4 News and 2nd District Unified Government Commissioner Brian McKiernan. Other special guests will be Monsignor Michael Mullen and Carol Watson. For ticket information, call 913-371-5696. Proceeds go toward the Armourdale Summer Recreation Program.
Severe weather seminar planned March 18
A severe weather seminar is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. The seminar will feature Andy Bailey, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill, Mo. The seminar is free and open to the public.
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.