Faith news

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A benefit is planned Saturday, Jan. 24, for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. The 41st annual Snow Ball will take place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, Mo. Proceeds will go toward providing for the basic needs of children and families in the region. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a social time, dinner and dance. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, visit www.catholiccharitiessnowball.org or call 913-433-2046.

Christ the King Catholic School is planning an auction and dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue.

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.

Kids need to blow off some steam? – Tired of the winter weather? Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will hold its annual Cabin Fever Carnival. This free community event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. It is free and open to the community. Carnival games, food, inflatables, and prizes are planned. For more information, visit livingwaterumc.net or call 913 400-7203.

Open Door Christian School, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a chili supper and silent auction on Feb. 20. The event will raise funds that will be used for the computer technology and training program, and for a shade structure for the playground.

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb.1, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The meal will include Italian sausage and spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout meals are available for Super Bowl Sunday. The event will also feature a variety booth. The Sisters, Servants of Mary, are a group of women religious with a nursing ministry. They provide in-home nursing care, free of charge, throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area for persons who are critically ill or dying. They live solely off the donations of their friends and benefactors and fund-raising efforts like the spaghetti dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423.

St. Mary – St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th St., will hold Sweetheart Bingo, an afternoon of bingo and fun, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in Bishop Forst Hall. A $5 ticket admission will get a bingo card, free desserts, popcorn and coffee. Beer and soda will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Carol Shomin at 913-897-4833 or the parish office at 913-371-1408. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is planning a Basket Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, and is collecting donations from individuals of items to put into the baskets. Proceeds will benefit the Stony Point Christian Church preschool. Stony Point’s annual meeting will be after the first service at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 25.

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Community calendar

The Wyandotte Daily News is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to news@wyandottepublishing.com and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events by about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization to see if the event will be held.

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. 25. 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. Call 913-371-3264 for more information or to make reservations. Holiday parties also may be booked. For more information, see http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.

Wyandotte County Museum features World War I exhibit
The Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum, 635 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, Kan., will feature a historical exhibit about the local effect of World War I, “Local Poppies: Centennial of World War I.” The exhibit will include information Wyandotte County service members, war memorabilia, propaganda posters and local memorials from Wyandotte County. This exhibit will be on display through March 20. For more information about the days and hours it is open, call 913-721-1078 or visit www.wycomuseum.org.

Project Feederwatch continues
Project Feederwatch continues at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The bird count is planned each Saturday when people sign up in advance. For more information, call 913-299-2384.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: les invitamos a disfrutar, compartir, recibe apoyo, con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, 6, 13, 20 y 27 de enero, 10-11 a.m. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. Para registrarse contacte a Marie Alcocer, Llame 816-285-1357.

Support group for caregivers offered
A support group for caregivers is offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave. Kansas City, Kan. The facilitator is Jackie Tigges, MSW, LSCSW. Caring for a loved one who is ill or dying may be difficult and it helps to be supported by others. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Support group for those with addictions offered
All Addictions Group, a support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, at any stage of recovery, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register on-line at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Providence to offer free smoking cessation classes

Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, offers the community free smoking cessation classes that focus on why individuals smoke, methods to quit smoking and how to successfully stop. The series of four classes is available on the hospital campus in the Cardiac Rehabilitation department. The next session will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20, 22, 27 and 29. To register for this free class, call 913-596-4950.

Snow Ball to be Jan. 24
A benefit is planned Saturday, Jan. 24, for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. The 41st annual Snow Ball will take place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, Mo. Proceeds will go toward providing for the basic needs of children and families in the region. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a social time, dinner and dance. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, visit www.catholiccharitiessnowball.org or call 913-433-2046.

Raptor Days scheduled Jan. 24 and 25
The Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, will be hosts for Raptor Days Jan. 24 and 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 and noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Schlagle Library and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 and noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Davis Hall. Outdoor eagle and water fowl viewing, crafts, and a presentation about hawks, owls and falcons by Operation Wildlife are included. Presentation times will be at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Sponsors include the library, Operation Wildlife and the Board of Public Utilities. For a schedule, see http://wyandottedaily.com/raptor-days-planned-jan-24-25-at-wyandotte-county-lake-2/.

5K run scheduled Jan. 25
The Psychodelic 5K Trail Run, Ice Edition, is planned at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. For more information about registration and cost to enter the race, visit http://www.psychowyco.com/id95.html.

ServSafe class scheduled Jan. 27
A ServSafe Course is scheduled Jan. 27. This course is for anyone who is interested in food service employment, handles any type of food service or group meals. To register or for more information, contact K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County, at 913-299-9300 or email lwuellne@ksu.edu.

BPU Ethics Commission to meet Jan. 27
The Board of Public Utilities Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Conference Room B of the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The Ethics Commission’s purpose is to ensure proper implementation of the BPU code of ethics and to review and report on all violations of the ethics policy, a spokesman said. The BPU Ethics Commission hotline is 913-271-6337 and the email is bpuethics@gmail.com.

KCK school board plans meeting Jan. 27
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education plans to meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. Meetings are open to the public. An agenda may be posted at www.kckps.org a few days before the meeting.

Blood drives scheduled Jan. 28-29
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 and and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the University of Kansas Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blv., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

UG Commission to meet Jan. 29
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., lobby level, Kansas City, Kan. Planning and zoning items are expected to be on this agenda. An agenda for the meeting may be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Eagle Days planned at Kaw Point
Eagle Days, an opportunity to watch bald eagles, will be Jan. 30 to Jan. 31 at the Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point, 1 River City Drive. The location is accessible from I-70 in the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kan. For more information go to the website www.lewisandclarkwyco.org or call 913-677-7752.

Wyandotte County Conservation District to hold annual meeting Feb. 5
The Wyandotte County Conservation District will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Edwardsville Community Center, 696 S. 3rd St., Edwardsville, Kan. On the meeting’s agenda are a full report of the district supervisors of their activities and financial affairs since the last meeting, and an election of two supervisors. An election by secret ballot of qualified electors is planned at the meeting to serve for a three-year term. The terms of Kris Blevins and David Hackathorn are expiring. For more information about the meeting, contact the conservation district office at 913-334-6329.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 5
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at City Hall 701 N. 7th St., lobby level, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda for the meeting may be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Red Cross blood drive scheduled Feb. 9
An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at Curves, 1224 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, to find other blood drives in the area, or to sign up for a blood drive, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

‘Saturdays by the Grinter Stove’ scheduled to continue Feb. 14
“Saturdays by the Grinter Stove,” a history program at Grinter Place Museum, is scheduled to continue at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the museum at 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. There will be a program on history with lunch prepared on the Grinter wood stove. There is a charge for the program. For more information, see http://kshs.org/p/grinter-place-programs/18581#ongoing.

School plans chili supper, silent auction Feb. 20

Open Door Christian School, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a chili supper and silent auction on Feb. 20. The event will raise funds that will be used for the computer technology and training program, and for a shade structure for the playground.
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.

Saturday events

Raptor Days scheduled Jan. 24 and 25
The Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, will be hosts for Raptor Days Jan. 24 and 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 and noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Schlagle Library and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 and noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Davis Hall. Outdoor eagle and water fowl viewing, crafts, and a presentation about hawks, owls and falcons by Operation Wildlife are included. Twenty different types of birds of prey are expected to be on display. Presentation times will be at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Sponsors include the library, Operation Wildlife and the Board of Public Utilities.

Tyler Jobe Memorial Pancake Breakfast to be Saturday
The Tyler Jobe Memorial pancake Breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kan. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Auctions items will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Tyler Jobe Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tyler was a member of the Piper High School wrestling team from 1997 to 2001. During his junior season, he lost part of his leg in an auto accident. He made it his goal to come back and wrestle his senior year. He did so with great success. He planned to become a mentor and role model for young athletes who faced the challenge of artificial limbs. But on Oct. 4, 2006, Tyler lost his life at the hand of a drunken driver. A scholarship was established in his memory and is given annually to a Piper senior wrestler who demonstrates qualities of courage, strength and character.

Another blast in Fairfax bridge demolition planned Saturday
The demolition of the Fairfax bridge on U.S. 69 will continue on Saturday morning, Jan. 24, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Last week, the end trusses of the bridge were demolished. Two more blasts will be required to finish the job. The bridge connects Platte and Wyandotte counties.At 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, a blast is scheduled to demolish the southern portions of the Fairfax bridge truss spans over the river. Because of highly variable weather conditions, this event may be delayed or rescheduled. MoDOT has designated a public viewing area at E.H. Young Riverfront Park, 1001 Argosy Parkway, Riverside, Mo. Public access to the levees will not be allowed. The adjacent Platte Purchase bridge will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.

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. Call 913-371-3264 for more information or to make reservations. Holiday parties also may be booked. For more information, see http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.

Wyandotte County Museum features World War I exhibit
The Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum, 635 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, Kan., will feature a historical exhibit about the local effect of World War I, “Local Poppies: Centennial of World War I.” The exhibit will include information Wyandotte County service members, war memorabilia, propaganda posters and local memorials from Wyandotte County. This exhibit will be on display through March 20. For more information about the days and hours it is open, call 913-721-1078 or visit www.wycomuseum.org.

Project Feederwatch continues
Project Feederwatch continues at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The bird count is planned each Saturday when people sign up in advance. For more information, call 913-299-2384.

Snow Ball to be Jan. 24
A benefit is planned Saturday, Jan. 24, for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. The 41st annual Snow Ball will take place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, Mo. Proceeds will go toward providing for the basic needs of children and families in the region. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a social time, dinner and dance. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, visit www.catholiccharitiessnowball.org or call 913-433-2046.