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Tiblow Days runs through today
Tiblow Days is scheduled this weekend in Bonner Springs. The 36th annual event is sponsored by the Bonner Springs – Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/tiblow-days-scheduled-this-weekend-in-bonner-springs/.
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: con lideres Maria Elena Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 30 de Agosto 10-11 a.m.. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Program on pain offered Aug. 31
“Pain Changes You” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The presenter will be Kneika Robbins. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Blood drive planned Aug. 31
A Community Blood Center blood drive is planned from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 31 at Bonner Springs High School, 100 McDaniel, Bonner Springs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
‘Coping with Loss’ to be topic of program
“Coping with Loss” will be the topic of a program from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program will be presented in partnership with Mental Health America of the Heartland. The presenter, Clara Anderson-Sainte, will discuss current grief theories, differences of grieving styles and appropriate expectations during the grieving process. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Program set on finding the right job
“Finding the Right Job and Keeping It” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on six Thursdays beginning Sept. 1. The class will cover writing a resume and cover letters, practicing interview skills, and discussion on how to keep the job. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Women writers to meet Sept. 1
A women writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those attending may bring their journal, stories and poems and work with other writers to share, critique and improve. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Class to teach how to preserve food by pickling
In this hands-on class, Lori Wuellner, Wyandotte County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences specialist, will teach about preserving food by pickling. The host of the class is the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. The class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Sunflower Room and kitchen at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. Pre-registration is not required. The fee is $5, payable at the door. The fee is waived for currently certified Extension master gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.
Blood drive scheduled Sept. 3
The Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 3 at the center’s multi-purpose center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Renaissance Festival opens Sept. 3
The Renaissance Festival opens Sept. 3 and runs on weekends through Oct. 16, at 126th and State Avenue. For more information, see www.kcrenfest.com/.
Women’s growth group to meet Mondays
Affirmations for Women and “Living Free,” a women’s growth group, will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Facilitator Marla Looper and others will discuss finding ways to change your mind and change your life. Those attending may learn tools and skills for inspiration, motivation and support. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Fairfax group to meet Sept. 8
The Fairfax Industrial Association plans to meet at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, for a luncheon at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The sponsor of the event is the Fairfax Drainage District. The guest speaker will be Al Wallace, sports anchor for Fox 4 News. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are required to Rebecca Heatwole by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAACP to meet Sept. 6
The Kansas City, Kan., NAACP executive and membership meeting will be held Sept. 6 at the second floor meeting room of the Bethany Medical Building, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the membership meeting at 7 p.m. Included on the agenda will be several guest speakers. The NAACP Branch is planning the annual Freedom Fund Banquet, and those interested in more information on it may call 913-281-7900. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information contact the office at 912-281-7900 or email@example.com.
BPU charity golf tournament to be Sept. 10
The BPU Employee Charity Golf Corp. will hold its annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Dub’s Dread Golf Course in Kansas City, Kan. As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, BPU employees sponsor and hold this annual golf event which, to date, has raised nearly $500,000 for charities and nonprofits in Wyandotte County. The 2016 tournament kicks off with registration and a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The individual entry fee is $95, which includes greens fees, cart, a continental breakfast, refreshments on the course, and an awards dinner with prizes and free give-aways after the tournament. For player registration, contact David Mehlhaff at CharityGolf.Corp@gmail.com. The deadline for player registration is Sept. 2. There are also several opportunities for individuals or companies to contribute or donate to this charity event, including corporate sponsorships at various levels, in-kind donations of gift certificates, golf balls, tees, and other items for use in player goodie bags. For donation or sponsorship opportunities, contact a member of the Golf Tournament Committee: David Mehlhaff 913-573-9173, Jerin Purtee 913-573-6833, Jeremy Ash 913-573-9555, Donna Maskil-Thompson 913-573-9967, Steve Wolf 913-573-6824, Tony Coleman 913-573-9667, Sam DeLeon 913-573-6915, Jason Moe 913-573-9348.
Victory Project’s annual blood drive to be Sept. 10 at Children’s Mercy Park
A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kan. The Victory Project’s annual blood drive is being held in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each blood donor will receive a “Bleed Sporting Blue” T-shirt, a Sporting KC locker room tour and lunch provided by Papa John’s Pizza. Early registration will ensure donors receive this year’s T-shirt. Register at www.RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: TheVictoryProject.
KCK school board to meet Sept. 13
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education plans to meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Frank Rushton Elementary School, 2605 W. 43rd St., Kansas City Kan. An agenda should be posted in advance of the meeting at 22.kckps.org.
United Way of Wyandotte County to hold golf fundraiser on Sept. 15
Golfers are invited to the second annual golf tournament of the United Way of Wyandotte County. It will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Painted Hills Golf Course, Parallel Parkway and College in Kansas City, Kan. The tournament is presented by Victory Automotive Group. The tournament fee of $125 per golfer includes lunch at noon and a modified shotgun start at 1 p.m. for 18 holes. There will be a goodie bag, door prizes and cash prizes for first, second and third place winning teams. A game package for $20 more will include a putting contest, longest drive contest, a mulligan, and a hole-in-one contest with $15,000 cash as the grand prize. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To register or find out more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Cindy Cash, 913-371-3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Sept. 15
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Bishop Ward plans auction Sept. 24
Bishop Ward High School’s 38th annual auction will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, and will include a silent and live auction. Tickets are $60 per person and include food and entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.wardhigh.org/apps/pages/auction2016.
‘Stay Strong, Stay Healthy’ program offered
The “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” program will focus on improving the health and well-being of older adults. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, structured and effective strength training exercise program that targets strength, balance and flexibility. The program is sponsored by the K-State Research and Extension office in Wyandotte County along with the Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kan. It will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 27 at the Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The dates of the program will include Sept. 27, Sept. 29, Oct. 4, Oct. 6, Oct. 11, Oct. 13, Oct. 18, Oct. 20, Oct. 25, Oct. 27, Nov. 1, Nov. 4, Nov. 8, Nov. 10, Nov. 15 and Nov. 17. For more information and registration, call 913-299-9300.
Blood drive scheduled Sept. 30
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Providence Medical Center, auditorium rooms, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
30th anniversary celebration planned for Shepherd’s Center
The Kansas City, Kan., Shepherd’s Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Kansas City, Kan., Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4, at 7844 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit www.sckck.org or https://www.facebook.com/shepherdscenterkck/.
Quilt show to be Oct. 7-8
The Starlight Quilters Guild Quilt Show will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Abdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. Admission is $4, and children under 12 are free.
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
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 Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is open on the weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. For information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.
Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. It is closed on state holidays. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit http://www.kshs.org/p/grinter-place-plan-your-visit/15857.
Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oldquindaromuseum/.