If there is inclement weather, check with the sponsoring organization to see if the event still will be held.
PiperFest planned Sept. 28
Preparations are underway for the annual PiperFest, a community festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. A previously announced schedule for PiperFest has been changed because of the rain and storms. The car show will be on Sunday. The fun run will be on Saturday morning. The new schedule can be found at http://wyandottedaily.com/piperfest-schedule-changes-because-of-weather/. The annual event will raise funds for the Piper Public School District 203, according to Sean Ziolo, who is volunteering with the festival’s car show. Highlights of the event will include a pancake breakfast, run-walk, auction, car show, carnival, bingo, concessions and food trucks. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/piperfest-schedule-changes-because-of-weather/, www.piperfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/pipercarshow/.
Hispanic Heritage Festival planned Sept. 28
A Hispanic Heritage Festival will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market at Kelly Murphy Park, 129 Elm St., Bonner Springs. This year’s festival, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, highlights contributions made by the Latino community. The festival will include music, dancers, a clown, bounce houses, food and games.
Adopt-A-Spot to launch Saturday in KCK, Bonner Springs and Edwardsville
The cities of Kansas City, Kansas, Bonner Springs and Edwardsville are teaming up to make Wyandotte County litter free through a grassroots, citizen based program called Adopt-A-Spot. The event will officially launch at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, with Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor David Alvey, Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington and Edwardsville Mayor John McTaggart joining for the event at Leo Alvey Park, Metropolitan Avenue and 49th Street South in Kansas City, Kansas. The Adopt-A-Spot program is voluntary and designed for civic-minded groups, businesses, and organizations with an interest in keeping Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, and Kansas City, Kansas litter-free. The Adopt-A-Spot program is open to families, youth organizations, civic groups, nonprofits, churches, schools, social organizations, retiree organizations, and city, county, or state agencies. To learn more and check out the list of adoptable spots, visit the Adopt-A-Spot WyCo page at www.wycokck.org/SOAR/Adopt.
Library in the Park to be Sept. 28
The fifth annual Library in the Park festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Big Eleven Lake, 11th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The festival is free and includes activities for all ages. This year’s special guest is Christine Taylor-Butler, an award winning author of children’s fiction and nonfiction. Free copies of her book, “The Lost Tribes,” will be given away, while supplies last. She will sign copies of her books and conduct two science experiments with children. There will be performances from local groups Drum Safari, The Cubanisms, and The Freedom Affair. Drum Safari will also host three drum circles during the event. Other activities will include Blind Date with a Movie, Music Sampling, Book Fortune Teller, the Yearbook Project, bubbles, face-painting, a photo booth, and lawn games. Attendees will also get to visit the Mobile Library to sign up for a card and check out items. Library in the Park will include a return of the taco competition with local taquerias Carniceria la Luz, San Antonio’s, Daisy’s Mexican Food, and Eduardo’s Pueblito. Attendees will get a chance to sample tacos from all four locations and vote on which taco is the best. The tacos will be provided by KCKPL at no cost to attendees. Attendees will get a chance to sample tacos from all four locations and vote on which taco is the best. The tacos will be provided by KCKPL at no cost to attendees. For more information on Library in the Park and a full schedule of events, visit libraryinthepark.org.
Renaissance Festival continues
The Renaissance Festival will continue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 5 to 12 years old. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.
El Centro Cultural Celebration and Resource Fair planned
El Centro plans a Cultural Celebration and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 650 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes a ceremonial dance, folkloric dance, Fiesta Mexicana, healthy cooking demonstrations, food, a disc jockey and activities for kids. Resources will be available on voter registration, Medicaid and other information.
Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the youth services craft room at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes stories, dance and singing. The program is geared to ages 2 to 6. For other library programs, visit www.kckpl.org.
Spanish singing lessons planned
“Clases de Canto,” or Spanish singing lessons, are planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Conference Room B, South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spanish language singing class is taught by Sandra Zamora. For other library programs, visit www.kckpl.org.
Slovenefest planned Sept. 28
Volunteers from Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, are preparing for the annual Slovenefest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Monsignor Mejak Hall and Holy Family School grounds, 513 Ohio. The event will include a traditional Slovenian dinner, music and family entertainment. The funds raised will support Holy Family Church. The festival begins after the 4 p.m. Mass on Sept. 28 at Holy Family Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 includes children’s and adult games, cultural booth, souvenirs, a silent auction, authentic Slovenian food including sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), poljene paprika (stuffed peppers), krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans. Tamburitza music from Hravatski Obicaj is featured from 5 to 6 p.m., and Slovenian polkas by the Brian McCarty Band are planned from 6 to 9 p.m. The festival will be held rain or shine.
If there is inclement weather, check with the sponsoring organization to see if the event still will be held. The events here were listed according to their starting times. If you have an event to list that is happening in Wyandotte County, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.