Traveling Vietnam Wall on exhibit at Liberty Memorial

The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall is on exhibit at the Liberty Memorial Museum on Memorial Day weekend.

The wall will be available for public viewing through 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 25, when there will be a closing ceremony.

A Memorial Day Ceremony is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 25 in the Memorial Courtyard in front of Memory Hall at the Liberty Memorial.

Also on display through today is a Vietnam-era Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter, near the south walkway entrance.

A vintage military vehicle display is on exhibit through 5 p.m. Monday, May 25, on the southeast lawn of the Liberty Memorial. It will have military vehicles from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm.

All the activities and displays are free to the public today.

Baseball teams in playoffs this week

Regional baseball contests have been scheduled, including two in Wyandotte County.

Bonner Springs will play host to the Class 4A Division 1 boys baseball regional May 18-19.

No. 5 ranked Bonner Springs, 3-16, will play No. 4 Tonganoxie, 5-14, at 2 p.m. May 18 at Bonner Springs.

The winner of this game will play the No. 1 seed, Piper, 12-6, at 6 p.m. May 18 at Bonner Springs.

Also in this regional is No. 3 ranked Sumner Academy, 6-11, which will play No. 2 Basehor-Linwood, 8-12, at 4 p.m. May 18 at Bonner Springs.

Class 4A, Division 2

In Class 4A, Division 2 playoff action, No. 4 Bishop Ward, 9-7, will play No. 1 Santa Fe Trail, 14-2, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. Bishop Ward is the host for the playoff.

Also in this playoff, No. 2 ranked Meriden-Jefferson West, 14-3, will play No. 3 Perry-Lecompton, 14-5, at 2 p.m. May 19 at CommunityAmerica.

Class 5A
In Class 5A playoff action, No. 5 Schlagle, 7-11, will play No. 4 Leavenworth, 9-11, at Bettis Sports Park at 2 p.m. May 19.

No. 2 Washington, 12-3, will play No. 7 Topeka West, 6-14, at 4 p.m. May 19 at Eisenhower Field.

In another Class 5A regional, No. 8 Harmon, 0-12, will play No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas, 18-2, at 2 p.m. May 18 at Johnson County Community College.

No. 5 Turner, 12-6, will take on No. 4 Blue Valley West High School, 14-6, at 4 p.m. May 18 at Johnson County Community College.

Class 6A
In Class 6A regional playoff action, No. 10 Wyandotte, 3-7, takes on No. 3 Blue Valley Northwest, 13-7, at 4 p.m. May 21 at SWDAC.

For more information about these events and their locations, see http://www.kshsaa.org/.

Benefit blues festival to be Sunday

The Amazing Grace Blues Festival will be held from 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at BB’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St., in Kansas City, Mo.

A fundraiser for the KCK Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, the event’s admission will be $10. There will be other fundraisers at the benefit, including a silent auction.

The music benefit is named for Amazing Grace Harris, a Kansas City, Kan., resident who was the longtime cook at the Grand Emporium Saloon (1985-2004) in Kansas City, Mo., and former proprietor of H & M BBQ, which was located near 13th Street and Walker in Kansas City, Kan. H & M featured late night and after hours blues music performances and jams for several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

All bands are donating their performances to the event on May 17.The groups that will be performing include: Brody Buster Band, Millage Gilbert Band, Lonesome Hank and the Heartaches, John Paul’s Flying Circus, 51% Blues Band, The Waxed Tadpoles, and Rockn Rick Patterson.

People wishing to donate may contact scottmackey08@yahoo.com or call Kelli Mather of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools at 913-279-2231.