Support group to meet Dec. 8

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kansas City, Kan., Support and Education Group, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Trinity Community Church, fellowship hall, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.

The program will be a Christmas party.

NAMI is a support and education group for consumers and families. For more information call Gerald Ulrich at 913-299-8490.

Faith news

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The Kansas City Kansas Community College Community Choir will hold its annual Winter Choral Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted for vocal music student travel opportunities to St. Louis, Mo., Chicago, Ill. and Denver, Colo. in the spring. The concert is open to the public. The choir will perform selections from Handel’s Messiah with a professional string quartet. In addition, the KCKCC Chamber Choir will perform a cappella selections ranging from Early American Hymns, Baroque Church music, Russian Church music and African-American Spirituals.

The Cathedral of St. Peter, 409 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kan. is sponsoring the fourth annual Nativity Display from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. More than 100 unique nativities will be on display. Come and enjoy a magical experience that reflects the true meaning of Christmas. Admission is free. There will also be a bake sale, fundraiser and refreshments. For additional information, contact Terri at teschne046@yahoo.com.

Christ the King Catholic Church,
3024 N. 53rd St., is planning a Christmas craft fair from Dec. 18-21.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

The Kansas City, Kan., Community Orchestra will hold its annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at London Heights Baptist Church, 734 N. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. The concert is free and open to the public.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will have a musical presentation, “Born is the King! It’s Christmas,” at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the church’s classroom area. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is planning “The Sweet Memories of Christmas Program and Tasting Party” at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. There will be songs, readings, musical numbers or other performances.

Various activities are planned Sunday, Dec. 7 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St. The second Sunday in Advent will be observed at the 10 a.m. service. The church will be a stop on the Historic Westheight Holiday Tour from 1 until 5 p.m. There will be a program of lesson and carols at 5 p.m.

Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Christmas concert, “Repeat the Joy!” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. Favorite Christmas songs and carols will be performed, in a variety of musical styles.

Community calendar

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Strawberry Hill Museum open for holidays
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has opened for the holidays and will remain open on weekends through Sunday, Jan. 26. The museum, decorated in Victorian style, is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with special tours available by appointment. The cost of a tour is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Nighttime tours will be available at 6 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19, and reservations are required. The cost is $15 for the nighttime tours, which includes refreshments and dessert. Call 913-371-3264 for more information or to make reservations. Holiday parties also may be booked.

Grinter Place plans holiday with the arts Dec. 6
An evening of visiting with local artists, viewing their works, visiting with and listening to local authors, plus live music played by local musicians, is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th. There also will be a “wine tasting” by the Wine Barn. Admission for the Dec. 6 event is $6 per person or two for $10. For more information about Grinter Place, visit kshs.org/grinter_place or visit Grinter Place on Facebook.

Nativity Display to be Saturday and Sunday
The Cathedral of St. Peter, 409 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kan. is sponsoring the fourth annual Nativity Display from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. More than 100 unique nativities will be on display. Come and enjoy a magical experience that reflects the true meaning of Christmas. Admission is free. There will also be a bake sale, fundraiser and refreshments. For additional information, contact Terri at teschne046@yahoo.com.

KCKCC Community Choir winter choral concert to be Dec. 7
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Community Choir will hold its annual Winter Choral Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted for vocal music student travel opportunities to St. Louis, Mo., Chicago, Ill. and Denver, Colo. in the spring. The concert is open to the public. The choir will perform selections from Handel’s Messiah with a professional string quartet. In addition, the KCKCC Chamber Choir will perform a cappella selections ranging from Early American Hymns, Baroque Church music, Russian Church music and African-American Spirituals.

Historic Westheight Holiday Homes Tour to be Dec. 7
The Historic Westheight Manor Holiday Homes Tour will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Westheight neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan. Six historic homes will be on the one-day tour in the area located from North 18th Street to North 25th Street, State Avenue to Wood Avenue. Historic Westheight Manor has one of the richest architectural histories in all of Kansas City, according to one of the organizers of the event. Notable architects such as Louis S. Curtiss, Victor J.Defoe (who began his career with J.C. Nichols), Edward Buehler Delk (who also helped build the County Club Plaza), J.G. Braecklein and W.W. Rose all contributed to this unique community. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased on the day of the tour at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, visit www.historicwestheight.org or call 913-621-4701.

Support group to meet Dec. 8
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kansas City, Kan., Support and Education Group, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Trinity Community Church, fellowship hall, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The program will be a Christmas party. NAMI is a support and education group for consumers and families. For more information call Gerald Ulrich at 913-299-8490.

KCKCC trustees to meet Dec. 9

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Jewell Building, upper level, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
To see the agenda, visit http://www.kckcc.edu/explore-kckcc/leaders/board-of-trustees.

KCK school board to meet Dec. 9
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the board room of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Downtown Shareholders to meet Dec. 9
The Downtown Shareholders quarterly meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th, Kansas City, Kan.

Burnout workshop planned Dec. 9
A free workshop on “Burnout, Adrenal Fatigue and Stress Syndrome” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The workshop is sponsored by Mental Health America of the Heartland. Heather Clark, who holds a doctorate in pharmacy, will speak. She will talk about her “Burnout Cure” program. The program may benefit persons who suffer from fatigue, trauma and depression. Community, health care workers and mental health professional may attend. There are 1.5 continuing education credits available. Advance registration is required to Stacy Davis, sdavis@mhah.org or 913-281-2221, Ext. 112, by Dec. 5.

Open house planned Dec. 9
CHWC plans an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 2 S. 14th St., Kansas City, Kan. Tours of the old fire house, holiday treats and a social time are planned

Christmas social event planned Dec. 9
The Leavenworth Road Association will hold a Christmas Social from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending should bring a snack to share with the group. They also may bring a new unwrapped toy or game to be donated to the Community Policing Christmas Adoption Project. For more information, call the LRA office at 913-788-3988.

Women’s chamber to meet Dec. 10
The Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon. For the December meeting, the program is a Christmas gift exchange. Those who would like to participate are asked to bring a $15 gift. The cost of the lunch is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Guests are welcome, but reservations are required by emailing Barbara Newby at btnewbyks@gmail.com or calling 913-485-1208 or Ardith Deason at deason_a@wmhci.org, telephone 913-233-3305.

UG Ethics Commission to meet Dec. 11
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. 7th, second floor, Division 18. The meeting location is the former county commissioners’ chambers.

‘Business Basics 4 Boomers’ program offered Dec. 12 on starting a business
The Workforce Development Department at Kansas City Kansas Community College, AARP in Kansas City, and Next Chapter Kansas City, a program of Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kan., have joined together to offer “Business Basics 4 Boomers” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Dr. Thomas R. Burke KCKCC Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave, Kansas City, Kan. People at all stages of starting a business and those who are just considering the idea can attend. Also, while the event targets the Baby Boomer generation, younger people also can participate. The half-day conference will consist of a panel of successful business owners and a panel of representatives of business resource organizations, who will share experience, information, and advice for the “encore entrepreneur.” Encore entrepreneurs are the growing number of persons who are seeking to launch income-generating ventures that make a positive difference in their communities after leaving their primary career or in anticipation of doing so. The business owners’ panel will be moderated by Charley Vogt, senior vice president of business-economic development with Country Club Bank. Panel members will include Joyce Moore, owner of Goin Postal, Tim Ney, owner-operator of drivekansas, and Doug Danforth, founder and CEO of Links-It. The panel of business resource organizations will be moderated by Patricia Brown-Dixson, Region 7 Administrator for the US Small Business Administration. Panelists will include Elisa Waldman with the JCCC Small Business Development Center, Kate Hodel with KC Source Link, and a representative from the SCORE Association. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to visit booths of business resource organizations. Lunch is included with Mike Peters, LSCSW, life coach and owner of Interaction Coaching, speaking on the topic of “How to Get Unstuck: Getting Back on Track with Your Passion.” The cost is $15 per person or $10 for members of Next Chapter Kansas City, SEEN (Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Network), and the Prime Time Club. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 9. For more information, contact Karen Hostetler, Next Chapter Kansas City director, at karenh@sckck.org or Tom Kelso at the KCKCC Workforce Development Office at 913-288-7644.

Grinter Place to hold Family Day Dec. 13
From 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 13, Grinter Place has scheduled a Family Day. The event is for families and their children. Planned are a free picture with Santa Claus, face painting, listening to storytellers and doing a craft project. Admission for the Dec. 13 event is $3 per person or $15 for a family of six or more. Grinter Place, decorated for the holidays, is a state museum at 1420 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kan. For more information about Grinter Place, visit kshs.org/grinter_place or visit Grinter Place on Facebook.

Community Orchestra to hold Holiday Concert Dec. 18
The Kansas City, Kan., Community Orchestra will hold its annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at London Heights Baptist Church, 734 N. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. The concert is free and open to the public.

UG Commission to meet Dec. 18
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Fundraiser planned Jan. 17
Resurrection Catholic School, 425 N. 15th, Kansas City, Kan., plans a fundraiser, “A Taste of KCK,” on Saturday, Jan. 17. The guest speaker will be Lamar Hunt Jr. A social time at 6 p.m. is followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a program at 8 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. For more information about registration and the event, visist resurrectionkck.edu12.net.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.