Museum plans Halloween History Howl on Saturday

The Wyandotte County Museum, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, is planning a Halloween History Howl from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

The event is a family fall festival geared to children, said Jennifer Laughlin, museum curator. It will include pumpkin painting, a magic show, fire trucks and police cars, sheriff’s station children’s identification cards, Schlagle Library display, face painting and a balloon artist.

Refreshments of cider and popcorn are included with the admission price of $5 for children ages 2-15. Adults are admitted free with their children.

Also at the Wyandotte County Museum, the exhibit, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Project,” will continue through Nov. 15. A Smithsonian traveling exhibit, it is the history of migrant workers.

The museum also plans a historical bus tour on past and present entertainment in Wyandotte County on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 18, she said.

To be included on the guided bus tour are such sites as Carnival Park, Big 11 Lake, and the old Granada Theater in downtown Kansas City, Kan.

For more information on the bus tour or other activities, call the museum, located inside Wyandotte County Park at Bonner Springs, at 913-573-5002.

Democrats to meet Oct. 18

The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Eisenhower Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave.

The speakers will be State Reps. Kathy Wolfe Moore and Tom Burroughs.

The breakfast buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the forum begins at 9:15.

The cost for the breakfast buffet, which includes tax, service and tip, is $12; $8 for students and those on limited income. All Democrats are invited to attend.

Reservations are requested by Friday, Oct. 17. Reservations help plan for attendance, but are not necessary to attend.

For reservations, email

KCKPS Marching Band Festival planned Oct. 18

Students are tuning up their instruments for a day of competition and fun.

The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools will hold its annual Marching Band Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Washington High School stadium.

The annual festival features bands from the district’s high schools, including Washington, Wyandotte, Sumner Academy, Harmon, and Schlagle. Traditionally students and instructors focus their best performance energies on this festival, and the result is an afternoon of pageantry and sound.

Tickets are $5 in advance (and may be purchased from any high school band director) or $7 at the gate.

– Story from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools