Downtown Shareholders to meet Thursday

The Downtown Shareholders will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Children’s Campus, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

New board members will be introduced, updates about the Downtown Shareholders will be given, and there will be a tour of the Children’s Campus facility.

Light refreshments are planned. For more information, contact Ed Linnebur, Downtown Shareholders director, at ed@downtownkck.org.

 

Saturday events

 

Ethnic festival: The annual Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Ethnic food will be for sale. Music and dance groups will entertain. In this file photo from 2013, the KCK Concert Choir performed at the Ethnic Festival. For more information on the festival, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/. (Staff file photo)

Ethnic festival to be Saturday

The annual Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Ethnic food will be for sale. Music and dance groups will entertain.  For more information on the festival, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/.

Town Hall Forum planned April 12

The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Town Hall Forum about legislative topics from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The public will hear an update on legislation and will have the opportunity to meet with members of the Wyandotte County legislative delegation. The program is free and open to the public.

Church plans benefit supper

Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th St., Edwardsville, Kan., will hold its Second Saturday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12. It will feature spaghetti. salads, desserts and drinks. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children.

Easter egg hunt, parade planned

A “hallelujah” parade is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., followed by an Easter egg hunt at 11:40 a.m. on the parish grounds.

Book sale continues at Bonner library

The spring book sale continues Saturday, April 12, at the Bonner Springs Library sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of fiction and nonfiction along with CDs and DVDs, large print and many books for children are available. Hard back volumes are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents, as well as a bargain corner of older items for only 25 cents.  Many donated items are like new and would make great gifts.  On Saturday the sale will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The sale is located in the basement storm shelter area which is available from the parking lot in back of the library. The Bonner Springs City Library is at 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs.

Faith news

To send in items for the Faith News, email information to Mary Rupert, editor, at  news@wyandottepublishing.com.

The Christ the King Catholic Church CYO will hold a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, through April 11, at the church hall, 3024 N. 53rd St.

Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th St., Edwardsville, Kan., will hold its Second Saturday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12. It will feature spaghetti. salads, desserts and drinks. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children.

Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.

Maywood Community Church, 11201 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., will present an Easter musical, “The Price of Love” by Bruce Walters at 7 p.m. April 18 and 19, and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 20. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will feature the Children’s Choir in an Easter mini-drama, “The e-Bunny,” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, April 13.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 21 at the Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.esavealifenow.org.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is planning an Easter Egg hunt for toddlers through fifth graders at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the church park. Those attending should bring their own baskets. The event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.

Members at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11. A supper will follow in the parish hall. A “hallelujah” parade is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, followed by an Easter egg hunt at 11:40 a.m. on the parish grounds. Palm Sunday services in English will be at 10 a.m. April 13 and in Spanish at 1:30 p.m.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. 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 www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

The University of Saint Mary will present a student-led contemporary Live Stations of the Cross during Holy Week at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, on the Front Circle of USM’s Main Campus in Leavenworth, 4100 S. 4th Street. All are invited to attend. The service will feature prayer and song, as well as Stations designed by USM art students.