Mayor to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting April 8

Mayor Mark Holland will be the guest speaker at the April 8 luncheon of the Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon will begin with networking at 11:30 a.m. followed by the lunch and program at noon at the West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.

The cost for lunch is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Guests are welcome, but reservations are required by emailing Ardith Deason at, telephone 913-233-3305.

There will be a fundraiser for the scholarship fund.

-Information from Linda Lewis, KCK Women’s Chamber

Legislative forum planned Tuesday evening

The MainStream Coalition plans a Legislative Forum, “Local vs. Topeka,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.

Expected to be on the program are Mike Taylor, lobbyist for the Unified Government; and David Smith, chief of staff for the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools.

Cosponsors of the event include El Centro, Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation and NEA.

For information, call 913-649-3326 or visit the Facebook page,

Faith news

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A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. April 18 at Community of Christ Church, Fellowship Hall, 4400 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

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.

Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will hold its annual community Easter event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4. There will be an Easter egg hunt, carnival games, food and more. The event is free to the community, and all are welcome. For more information, visit or call 913-400-7203.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, is holding choir rehearsals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays in preparation for the cantata, “We Will Remember,” that will be presented April 12, the Sunday after Easter.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Parkway Baptist Church classroom, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel in the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. (The prayer session has been moved to the second Thursday due to Holy Thursday observance the first week of April.) Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit or call 913-680-2342.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th, is holding fish dinners on Fridays during Lent. The dinners will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays. There will be fish and fried shrimp for $9, or boiled shrimp for $10, along with fries, slaw, roll, green beans and drink, or an alternate choice of macaroni and cheese. There is a family price for two adults and two or more children under 12 for $25.

Palm Sunday will be observed at 10 a.m. March 29 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St; Lenten study sessions will be held at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Stations of the Cross will be observed at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27; a light supper will be served afterward in the parish hall.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is holding a weekly Easter study at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church lounge. Stony Point is holding a Family Party at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the Cole Activity Center. The event includes games, devotions, families sharing vision, and refreshments.

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