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Archbishop Joseph Naumann will bless and open the Holy Door for the Year of Mercy at the 11 a.m. Mass Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 409 N. 15th, Kansas City, Kan. The Cathedral will be visited by parish groups during the Holy Year.
Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Davern Hall.
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.
A study group at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will discuss Gospel Nonviolence from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. The program will be presented by Peg Burns Kerbawy, developer of “Our Golden Thread, Gospel Nonviolence Curriculum Materials.” For more information or reservations, call 913-906-8990.
Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a Christmas cantata during the 10:30 a.m. morning service on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Risen Lamb International Church of the Nazarene, located in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kan., has announced the opening of the Risen Lamb Prayer Room and Retreat Center. On location at their church at 5301 Metropolitan Avenue, the prayer room and retreat center is open to the public for daytime retreats. All individuals or small groups seeking a quiet, sacred space to gather, pray, meditate, journal or read resources about prayer are welcome. The prayer room provides a peaceful space for solitude or can be scheduled in advance for groups of up to eight people. Guests seeking spiritual guidance may schedule a time of spiritual direction with one of the pastoral staff, and groups may inquire about scheduling a member of the pastoral team to lead or speak at a retreat. Donations accepted but not required. For more information, or to plan a visit, contact the Rev. Philip Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-287-9418.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan.,will be the site of a Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the church hall. The breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee. The event is sponsored by Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus. Breakfast will be $7 for adults and $2 for children 4 to 12. Children 3 and younger are free. For information, see http://shkofc11917.weebly.com/event-posters.html.
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the third Sunday in Advent Dec. 13. The service in English will be at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m.
Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kan., will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. There will be a short service, including singing Christmas music. The service will end with everyone holding a candle. The service will last about one hour.
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will have a guest speaker, Pastor Jose Varon of Colombia, who will speak about his family’s ministry in Colombia, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. There will be a light meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by Music and Meaning at 6 p.m.
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Strawberry Hill Museum open for holidays
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., reopened for the holidays on Nov. 21. A night-time Christmas tour of Strawberry Hill Museum is planned Dec. 11. Reservations are necessary. For more information, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/ or call 913-371-3264.
Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Preparándose para las festividades: Decoración, regalos hechos en casa, regalos de acuerdo a nuestro presupuesto, Ofrecido en asociación con Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Presentado por Brenda Mortell y Rasheda Allen, Martes, 15 de diciembre, 2015, 10-11 a.m.; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Marie Alcocer, 816-285-1357. los martes, 1-2:30 p.m.
Volunteers needed to teach English
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., needs volunteers to teach English. Volunteers may devote 1.5 hours each week, which varies with the volunteer’s schedule. Materials and training are provided. Classes are held at library locations convenient for teacher and student. Volunteers attend training sessions scheduled at Keeler from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, or from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 8. Call the Keeler Women’s Center, 913-906-8990, to register and for more information.
Santa in the Train Depot continues at Ag Hall
December events at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs, include kids getting their pictures taken with Santa in the train depot and riding the train at the Ag Hall. There will be reindeer games, cookies and hot chocolate in the barn. Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13. For more information see the Facebook page for the National Agricultural Center Hall of Fame.
Support group for caregivers to meet
A support group for men and women caregivers will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group meets each Tuesday. The facilitator is Jackie Tiges, MSW, LSCSW. For more information, call 913-906-8990.
KCK school board to meet
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Mayor’s Listening Tour to be Dec.8 at Schlagle
The Mayor’s Listening Tour will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, Schlagle High School, 2214 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. UG Mayor-CEO Mark Holland will ask residents in small groups to talk about how they would want to spend a sales tax windfall of about $12 million a year expected to occur when the STAR bonds are paid off at The Legends Outlets. Some Unified Government commissioners are planning to attend.
Book Club to meet
The Monthly Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The book for December is “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith, first book in the series. Some books are available for club members by calling the Keeler Center at 913-906-8990.
Choirs to perform holiday music
More than 100 area choirs are scheduled to perform holiday music between Dec. 1 and Dec. 17 at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. There is no charge to attend. Choirs from Wyandotte County include: Thursday, Dec. 10: at 7:15 p.m., Voices of Change – Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Young Men’s Choir; Monday, Dec. 14: at 1:45 p.m., Rosedale Middle School; Wednesday, Dec. 16: at 8 p.m., Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Harp Ensemble. For more information, see http://crowncenter.com/choirs.
Card-making group to meet
Create beautiful cards by attending a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Supplies for Christmas and New Year’s cards will be furnished. Carole Thrasher is the leader of the group. Space is limited. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
UG Commission to meet Dec. 10
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. Planning and zoning items are expected to be among the items discussed. An agenda is expected to be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Job fair planned Dec. 11 at KCKCC
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., will hold his fifth 3rd District Job Fair and Resource Expo on Friday, Dec. 11, at Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Technical Education Center at 65th and State. The job fair will help bring about face-to-face meetings between those seeking employment and local business owners who are currently hiring. It will include a special morning hour exclusively for veterans. The job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11. The first hour, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., will be exclusively for veterans. Job seekers are asked to dress for success and bring several copies of their resume. There is no registration or fee required to attend the event. The job fair will be held at KCKCC’s Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Exhibitors and those who are hiring need to register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressman-kevin-yoder-jobs-fair-tickets-19551107890.
Armourdale Renewal Association to hold Christmas luncheon
The Armourdale Renewal Association will hold its annual Christmas luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at 730 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be State Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. There will be a large assortment of food, including barbecued food. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and $5 for senior citizens. For more information, call 913-371-5696.
Mayor to speak at Downtown Shareholders lunch Dec. 11
The Downtown Shareholders will hold an “In the Know” lunch featuring Mayor Mark Holland from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. A $20 admission will include a buffet lunch. Those attending may pay at the door. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Dec. 9, to Chuck Schlittler, at email@example.com.
Winter Carnival planned at Eisenhower Rec Center
A Winter Carnival is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The host of the event is the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department. Toys will be collected to hand out to the first 500 children under the age of 12 attending the event. The donors will decide the price of the gift. Toys will be collected from Friday, Nov. 13, through Tuesday, Dec. 8. The event on Dec. 12 will offer games and activities for the family. For more information, call 573-8358.
Cabelas to hold blood drive
Cabelas, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Historical bus tour planned Dec. 12
The Wyandotte County Museums and Historical Sites Bus Tour is planned from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $25 per person. There will be a tour at each location. On the tour will be the Wyandotte County Museum, Strawberry Hill Museum, Quindaro Underground Railroad Museujm, Old Quindaro Museum, Grinter Place Historic Site and National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For information see http://visitkansascityks.com/events/2532 or contact the Kansas City, Kan., Convention and Visitors Bureau at 913-321-5800 during business hours.
Grinter Place to hold Holidays with the Arts on Dec. 12
From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Grinter Place will offer Holidays with the Arts. Local artists and authors will display their pictures , paintings and books available for purchase. The Kansas City Kansas Community College Orchestra is scheduled to perform while visitors tour the house and participate in a treasure hunt. The holiday gift shop will be open to browse and purchase gifts and baked goods. The Wine Barn will be the host for a wine tasting during the Holidays with the Arts, and mulled cider, cheese and crackers also will be served. The cost of attending the Dec. 12 program will be $6 per person or two for $10. The two programs are sponsored by Grinter Place and the Grinter Place Friends. Funds raised will go toward support and operation of programs for Grinter House. For more information, visit kshs.org/grinter_place, https://www.facebook.com/Grinter-Place-Friends-Inc-560554977327335/, or call 913-299-0373.
Library workshop to guide writers in finding own ‘inner trickster’
Denise Low, former Kansas Poet Laureate and retired humanities professor at Haskell Indian Nations University, will read from her book of stories, “Jackalope,” and conduct a short workshop, guiding writers in finding their “inner tricksters,” on Dec. 14. The program and workshop will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Low will conduct a fun writing exercise to finding their own “inner tricksters.” In the tradition of the Jackalope, Coyote, Brer Rabbit and Bugs Bunny, the tricksters, according to Low, are one’s own mischievous subconscious, causing change. Low has won two Pushcart Prize nominations for her fiction. Her most recent book is “Jackalope,” published by Red Mountain Press. She blogs, reviews and co-publishes Mammoth Publications. Her workshops have national reach, and she teaches at Baker University.
UG Justice Complex to hold blood drive
The Unified Government Justice Complex, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
West State Plaza Shopping Center to hold blood drive
West State Plaza Shopping Center, 7523 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
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.
Wyandotte County Museum open
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. The current exhibit is about the 75th anniversary of the B-25 and the bomber builders in Kansas City, Kan. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.