Democrats to meet Saturday

The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, June 21, at the Eisenhower Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave.

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the guest speaker.

The breakfast buffet begins at 8:15 a.m., and the forum begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost of the breakfast buffet is $10; or $7 for students and those on limited incomes. All Democrats are invited to attend.

Reservations are requested by Friday, June 20. Reservations are requested but not necessary to attend. To RSVP, email

Adventures in Learning to be held Friday, June 20, at Grace Lutheran

Adventures in Learning, a free program of the Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kan., will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at Grace Lutheran, 3333 Wood Ave.

The building offers entry-level parking and easy drop off of both people and equipment. Everyone is welcome to attend part or all of the day’s activities, a spokesman said.

The schedule for Friday, June 20:

9-9:35 a.m.
Health Screenings
Blood sugar and blood pressure checks provided by Delores Homes, LLC (no cost)

9 – 10 a.m.
Registration and Fellowship
Refreshments available while you meet and greet.

9:40 to 10 a.m.
Chair exercises with Frances / Delores Homes, LLC

10-11 a.m.
Issues Forum: State Rep. Tom Burroughs
Legislative Update 2014
Travelogue: Brazil — presented by Ed Shutt

11 a.m.-noon
History : Civil War Trivia—presented by Ed Shutt

Words of Inspiration; the Rev. Ken Nettling—”Things you need to know in the Bible, but were afraid to ask”

Noon – Lunch
$4 or bring your own (call to make your reservation)
Menu: Sloppy Joe, Augratin potatoes, vegetable mix, peaches, strawberries, milk, coffee, water

12:30 p.m. – Program
Presiding: Nancy Kurtz
Invocation: Diane Maddox
Program: Kate Fields, Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

Make a reservation for lunch by calling the Shepherd’s Center office – 913-281-8908.

– Information from Shepherd’s Center

Saturday events

Juneteenth celebration to continue June 14 at Big Eleven Lake
A Juneteenth celebration will continue June 14 at Big Eleven Lake, 11th and State. The ninth annual parade and celebration includes live music, a barbecue competition, Friday night prayer vigil, car show, vendors, praise dancers, a cancer walk, greens competition and more. The parade starts around 10 a.m. Saturday. For details call 913-963-1118 or visit and

Leavenworth Road Association kids’ fishing derby to be June 14
The Leavenworth Road Association kids’ fishing derby is planned from 8 to 10 a.m. June 14 at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Events are at the kids’ pond at the lake. Prizes and trophies will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. Prizes include two bicycles, passes to Schlitterbahn, tabletop grills, lawn chairs and gift cards. The event is free for all Wyandotte County youth ages 3-15. For more information, visit or call 913-788-3988.

Father’s Day run June 14 benefits three charities
The Kevin Gray Father’s Day 5k run-walk on Saturday, June 14, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., was created to honor the former KC Sports Commission president and father of four daughters, Kevin Gray. Gray died on June 15, 2011, from a rare form of cancer. The run-walk started in 2012. This run has three beneficiaries, the University of Kansas Cancer Center, the Kevin Gray Family Education Fund, and the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. Online registration is open until June 11. Registration will still be accepted on Friday, June 13, at packet pickup and on race day. The run starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Sporting Park. To register go to

Colyer to speak at health care summit June 14
A Health Care Solutions Summit is planned from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Painted Hills Golf Club, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Sponsored by Leavenworth and Wyandotte County Republican groups, the guest speaker for the luncheon will be Dr. Jeff Colyer, Kansas lieutenant governor. A panel will discuss health care issues. A buffet luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the program is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost of the full program with lunch is $25. The requested donation without lunch is $2.

Downtown Lions Club plans annual garage sale
The KCK Downtown Lions Club will continue its Annual Garage Sale on June 14 on the campus of the Kansas State School for the Blind at 11th and State. The hours for the sale are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Proceeds from the sale go to fund projects of the club that include eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need, scholarships for graduating seniors, support of local social service programs, and special needs of blind and disabled students. In addition, KCK Downtown Lions have ongoing projects that support reading and homeless students in the area. KCK Downtown Lions Club is part of Lions International, the largest service organization in the world.

‘Hansel and Gretel’ to be performed tonight at Alcott Arts Center
“Hansel and Gretel,” a musical play, returns to the Alcott Arts Center Saturday.
Show time is 7 p.m. June 14 at Alcott Arts, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kan.
Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, visit
The play is directed by Katya Woolard.
Cast members include: Hansel, Dakota Garrison; Gretel, Elise Allee; witch, Victoria Gerardy; father, Alex Allee; mother, Victoria Gerardy; villager 1, Harley Carolus; villager 2, Bailey Allee; villagers, all cast; the crow, Harley Carolus; animals, Alex Allee, Zoe Green Lockwood, Bailey Allee; the Good Elf, Alex Allee; elves, Harley Carolus, Zoe Green Lockwood, Bailey Allee; production crew, Robert and Joselyn Carolus; and set design, Chris Green.
The Galleries at Alcott have a photography exhibit by Sylvia Augustus. She is a resident of Kansas City, Kan.

Blood drive scheduled

Miracle Temple, 2106 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Kansas East Home and Foreign Missions parking lot. To schedule an appointment to give blood, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Church social planned
Holy Name Catholic Church, 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a church social from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Music, silent auction, children’s games, and food are planned.

Church plans annual ethnic festival

St. Mary-St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan., will hold its annual ethnic festival on June 14. On June 14, Mass will be at 4 p.m., with the festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds. Games, bounce house, slide, silent auction, German, Irish and Hispanic food are planned.

Summer concert to be June 14 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. The Insanitones will perform June 14. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September, excluding July 5.