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. 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.

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. The event was sold out. For more information about registration and the event, visit resurrectionkck.edu12.net.

Fundraiser scheduled Jan. 18
A Bowl-a-Thon benefit fundraiser is scheduled for medical expenses for Missy Kline at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Ranch Bowl, 5604 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. There will be a suggested donation of $15.


King Day celebration to be Jan. 19

The Kansas City, Kan., Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Jack Reardon Civic Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. Addressing the theme, “Hands Up for Peace; Hands Up For Justice; Hands Up For God!” the Rev. Forrest E. Harris, president of the American Baptist College (affectionately called “Holy Hill”) located in Nashville, Tenn., will be the keynote speaker for the event. It is free and open to the public. A motorcade for hunger will be held before the celebration. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/kck-king-day-speaker-to-be-college-president/.

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.

Turner board meeting planned Jan. 20
The Turner Board of Education plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Administrative Service Center board room, 800 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Healthy Argentine Challenge to begin Jan. 21
The Healthy Argentine Challenge will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event includes information, health screenings and community resources. Part of the program includes free Zumba classes, free nutrition classes and free support groups.

UG Commission scheduled to meet Jan. 22
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting will be in the Commission Chambers, lobby level. Planning and zoning items are expected to be included on the agenda. Another UG Commission meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 in the fifth floor conference room, Suite 515, at City Hall. The 5 p.m. special session will include a presentation by the Department of Technology followed by a discussion about financial strategy. The agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting may be posted online a few days before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Firefighters to distribute free smoke detectors at King Day celebration

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, in partnership with the local chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration to be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Reardon Civic Center, 500 Minnesota Ave.

Members of the Black Professional Firefighters will provide smoke detectors to Kansas City, Kan., residents and also will conduct hands-only CPR training, part of the Fire Department’s nationally recognized Heart Safe program, according to a Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters will also distribute information concerning careers with the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department and their upcoming recruitment efforts, the spokesman said.

Saturday events

Wyandotte County Democratic Breakfast planned Jan. 17
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, Jan. 17, in a new location, the cafeteria of Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. The cafeteria is in the lower floor of the Jewell Building at KCKCC. The guest speakers at the meeting will be state Sen. Anthony Hensley, Democratic leader of the Kansas Senate, and state Rep. Tom Burroughs, newly installed Democratic leader of the Kansas House. The breakfast buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the forum begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost for the buffet is $10; the cost is $7 for students and those on limited incomes. The meeting is open to all Democrats. Reservations are requested by Jan. 16 to scottmackey08@yahoo.com. While reservations are requested, they are not required to attend.

KCK school board president to speak at King Day event
Evelyn Hill, president of the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education, will be the guest speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration sponsored by the Johnson County NAACP and the Johnson County King Day Celebration. The program theme is “Though Sometimes Disillusioned, the Dream Persists.” The program begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Blue Valley West High School, 16200 Antioch Road, Stilwell, Kan. Displays open at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted.

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, visit resurrectionkck.edu12.net.

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.

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.

Book sale continues at Schlagle Environmental Library
Science and nature nonfiction and fiction books and DVDs will be on sale today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Books will be 25 cents to $2. Coffee table books will be up to $5.

Sign up for health insurance on Saturday
Sign up for health insurance during a program from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the South Library, 3401 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The Community Health Council will help. Assistance in Burmese and Spanish will be available.
Another health insurance signup program will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, in the auditorium.