ServSafe class offered April 14

A ServSafe class will be offered Tuesday, April 14, for school, food service employees, certified dietary managers and those who are interested in food service employment.

The classes also are for everyone who handles any type of food service or group meals.

Those who are interested in taking the class may call Lori Wuellner at 913-299-9300 or email for more information.

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.

Holy Week services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. A Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. April 2; a Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. April 3. A Hallelujah Parade is planned Saturday, April 4, in the chapel. The parish will join with the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association to sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, on the parish grounds. Easter services are planned April 5–in English at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is holding a weekly Easter study at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church lounge.

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Saturday events

Easter egg hunt planned March 28
The Turner Recreation Center is planning an Easter egg hunt and breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28. Ages 0-3 will participate in the Easter egg hunt at 9:45 a.m.; ages 4-7 at 10 a.m.; and ages 8-12 at 10:15 a.m. The Easter egg hunt is free. Also planned March 28 is a pancake and sausage breakfast with the Easter bunny. There will be arts and crafts activities, also. The cost of the breakfast is $5 for those 13 and older, and $4 for those 4-12, and children 3 and under free with the purchase of an adult plate. For more information, visit

Community shredding event to be held Saturday
A community shredding event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at the Wyandotte County Sports Association complex, 10100 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. The event will be a fundraiser for the Wyandotte County Sports Association youth baseball and softball complex and the sports programs. A $5 donation per box is requested. Proshred will be conducting the shredding. Those participating may bring their documents and have them shredded while watching them be destroyed.

Money Smart Month event coming to KCK today
A Money Smart Month activity is coming to Kansas City, Kan., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave. The opening event of Money Smart Month is a free “Grow Your Money” event with keynote speaker, John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation Hope. Bryant also serves on President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. Bryant is participating in the event as part of his national 150th Anniversary Freedman’s Bank Tour. He will discuss the story leading up to and about Freedman’s Bank and how it can inspire people and small businesses to fulfill their freedom of self-determination. The entire family is welcome to attend this free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and there will be activities for all, a spokesman said. There will be on-site financial experts, a panel of local business owners sharing their tips for success, support youth through the Shark Tank Youth contest, and other family-friendly activities. Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City is a community initiative led in part by The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Commerce Bank and CommunityAmerica Credit Union. More than 40 organizations including, banks, credit unions, and professional financial and social service organizations are participating in Money Smart Month, a financial education program, by holding free events, seminars and classes all focused on financial literacy. These events will provide useful information to consumers of all ages on topics such as savings tips, credit and debt management, budgeting, financial planning, tips to maximize insurance and health benefits, financial tips for small businesses and more. In addition, Spanish-language financial education classes will be offered.

Easter egg bath bomb workshop planned
A craft workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, to make Easter egg bath bombs. The workshop for adults and senior adults is at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The fizzy scented bath bombs will look like Easter eggs. The craft workshop is for adults, and teens may attend if accompanied by an adult. There is a $5 fee for supplies. To register, call 913-279-2066.

Face painting workshop planned
A beginning face painting workshop is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. Participants will learn about types of paints, brushes and other materials. The workshop is for ages 13 and up. There is a limit of 10 participants. Those who are interested must register by calling the library at 913-596-1404.

Youth summit and talent show planned today
The Youth Summit and Talent Show is sponsored by the 3rd District Kansas African American Affairs Commission, in collaboration with several community partners. The free show will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. The show includes a youth summit, panel discussion, education and career preparation information, other topics and a talent show as a finale. The event is geared to ages 13-19. For tickets and information, visit this website: The purpose of the program is to help bridge the gap between law enforcement members and the community by engaging youth in positive leadership development activity and addressing public policy concerns of the African American community, a spokesman said.