Sunny start to the week could be followed by storms on Tuesday night

Monday’s weather will be sunny with a high of 66, and on Tuesday night, thunderstorms could move into the area, according to the National Weather Service.

It will be increasingly cloudy tonight, with a low of 52, the weather service said.

During the day Tuesday, the high will be 74, with a south southeast wind of 7 to 13 mph, gusting to 23 mph, according to the weather service.

Tuesday night, there is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 a.m., the weather service said. The low will be 60, and a south wind of 9 to 11 mph may gust as high as 22 mph. Between a tenth and a quarter-inch of rain is possible.

The possibility of severe storms remains low in the Kansas City area.

On Wednesday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 73. A south southwest win of 9 mph will become west northwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 50, according to the weather service.

Thursday’s forecast is sunny with a high near 70, the weather service said. Thursday night, expect a low of 57, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 78, the weather service said. Friday night, the forecast is partly cloudy with a low of 55, the weather service said.

Thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday night. It's not likely that the Kansas City area will have severe storms, although rain and general thunderstorms are in the forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)
Thunderstorm outlook for Tuesday night. It’s not likely that the Kansas City area will have severe storms, although rain and general thunderstorms are in the forecast. (National Weather Service graphic)

Community calendar

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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, 25 de octubre, 1, 8, 15 de noviembre, 10-11 a.m.. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349. los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Tuesday
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Conservatory on the third floor of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. On the agenda will be a discussion and action on a memorandum of understanding for concurrent enrollment, and other regular business.

Dialogue on reducing violence in community to be Oct. 25
A dialogue on reducing community violence will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Harmon High School, 2400 Steele Road, Kansas City, Kan. Sponsored by the Mayor’s Clergy Roundtable, four dialogues will place those who attend into groups of 10 to 15 people, with a facilitator assigned to lead the dialogue. It is a follow-up to the community forum held Sept. 20 to start a dialogue on ideas for reducing violence in Kansas City, Kan. Registration for the dialogue will begin at 6 p.m. The discussions will continue on how the community and law enforcement can work together to make Kansas City, Kan., a safer place to live. The dialogues are open to the public. Dialogues are scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan.; and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Patricia Diane Kane Community Center (at the Piper district complex), 3130 N. 122nd St., Kansas City, Kan.

Cookie decorating program offered
A program on cookie decorating will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Rachel Van Stratton will lead the program. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Blood drive scheduled Oct. 25-26
A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at the University of Kansas, Hixson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program offered on recycling art for holidays
A program on recycling art for the holidays will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. A large supply of materials will be provided for persons to decorate a canvas with recycled items. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Third District Job Fair to be Oct. 27
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., has announced that the Third District Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave. The job fair will facilitate face-to-face meetings between those seeking employment and local employers who are currently hiring. The job fair includes a special morning hour exclusively for veterans. The hours of the job fair are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27. The 9 to 10 a.m. hour is open exclusively to veterans. Job seekers are advised to dress as if they’re going to a job interview and bring several copies of their resume. There is no registration or fee required to attend. Those who want to have booths at the Third District Job Fair may register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressman-kevin-yoder-job-fair-and-resource-event-registration-27421096237.

Parenting support group offered
A parenting support group will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group is facilitated by Matt Brandmeyer. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

BPU, UG Commission to meet in joint session on Oct. 27
The Board of Public Utilities and the Unified Government Commission will meet together at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. At the meeting, the BPU and UG Commission will discuss right-of-way and infrastructure issues. The two groups are discussing putting utilities underground in areas, including along Leavenworth Road. The BPU also has been invited to attend the 7 p.m. full Commission meeting Oct. 27 and may have a quorum present there. At the 7 p.m. meeting Oct. 27 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, planning and zoning items, and other items, are expected to be on the agenda. The meetings are open to the public.

Boo Bash Halloween Party to be Oct. 29
The 4th Annual Boo Bash Halloween Party will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The party is on a bigger scale this year with events throughout the library. Events include a live disc jockey playing terrifying tunes, scary stories by the fireplace, pumpkin decorating, a storywalk outside the library, and candy. Those attending may wear their costumes.

Chili supper planned Oct. 29

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a chili supper fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Included will be all-you-can-eat chili or vegetable soup or hot dogs. The charge is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. The drink is included. There is a also a Trunk and Treat planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the church.

BPU to hold energy efficiency workshop Nov. 1
The Board of Public Utilities will hold a free Energy Efficiency Workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The event will demonstrate easy and effective weatherization and energy efficiency strategies to help consumers save electricity, water and money in their homes. The workshop will be held at the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N.82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. Two sessions will be available, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. To register for the afternoon or evening session, contact David Allen at 913-573-9922 or dallen@bpu.com by Friday, Oct. 28.

Chamber plans showcase event Nov. 2
The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce plans the Best of KCK and Wyandotte County from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kan. The event will showcase diverse, collaborative and vibrant businesses. Individual tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, and are $20 on the day of the event. For information, contact kate@kckchamber.com.

Support group offered on managing grief during holidays
A support group is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays for managing grief during the holidays. A certified grief counselor will lead the group. It will meet Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Friends of Grinter plan chili supper Nov. 5

The Friends of Grinter annual fundraiser chili supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The event will be held at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kan. All-you-can-eat chili will be $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12, and will include hot dogs, drink and dessert. There also will be a silent auction with many gift items. The Grinter House will be open for tours from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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.

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/.

Wife-carry event highlights Reola Grant Center fundraiser

Two couples, one from Nebraska and one from Arkansas, competed in a wife-carry (also called a fireman’s challenge) contest Saturday afternoon at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

The event was a fundraiser for the Reola Grant Center, which has a food pantry in Kansas City, Kan.

The two couples were running side-by-side on an obstacle course until a few feet from the finish line, when the couple from Omaha, Neb., took a tumble.

The two young couples ran a course of 253.5 meters, which will qualify them to move on to the next level of competition. The winner of the national event will win a trip to Finland to compete in the international contest.

Said Pablo Pagliani of Fayetteville, Ark., who with his wife Lisa won the contest, “We didn’t think it would be that tough.”

The Paglianis competed while wearing Halloween costumes because there was also a costume contest at the event today. They entered the wife carry event after they saw it on Facebook, Pagliani said.

The couple from Omaha, Neb., Kyle Thomsen and Jackie Uhing, said it would be cool to go to Finland – a prize of the national contest.

“I was trying to go too fast and leaned too far forward,” Thomsen said after the race. Still, the race was fun, he said.

The two couples used the Estonian carry, not the fireman’s carry. The fireman’s carry is over-the-shoulder, while in the Estonian carry the wife is upside down.

Contest coordinator Janice Witt, who also is the executive director of the Reola Grant Center, said both couples are winners. Both received trophies. The race is sanctioned by a wife-carry organization.

The first-place couple also received beer as a prize, she said. The prize was donated by Boulevard beer.

A couple from Omaha, Neb., right, took a tumble in the wife-carry event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The event was a benefit for the Reola Grant Center. (Staff photo)
A couple from Omaha, Neb., right, took a tumble in the wife-carry event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The event was a benefit for the Reola Grant Center. (Staff photo)

Couples prepared to start the wife-carry event on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo)
Couples prepared to start the wife-carry event on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo)

Couples prepared to start the wife-carry event on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo)
Couples prepared to start the wife-carry event on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo)

The wife-carry event's start on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo)
The wife-carry event’s start on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo)

Participants in the event faced an obstacle course. (Staff photo)
Participants in the event faced an obstacle course. (Staff photo)

More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)
More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)

More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)
More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)

More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)
More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)

More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. A couple from Arkansas wins the race. (Staff photo)
More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. A couple from Arkansas wins the race. (Staff photo)

Coordinator Janice Witt urged a couple from Nebraska to get up and finish the race. (Staff photo)
Coordinator Janice Witt urged a couple from Nebraska to get up and finish the race. (Staff photo)

More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)
More action from the event Saturday at Lakeside Speedway. (Staff photo)

Congratulations after the race. (Staff photo)
Congratulations after the race. (Staff photo)

The winners were Pablo and Lisa Pagliani of Fayetteville, Ark. (Staff photo)
The winners were Pablo and Lisa Pagliani of Fayetteville, Ark. (Staff photo)

A silent auction was held at the fundraiser Saturday for the Reola Grant Center. (Staff photo)
A silent auction was held at the fundraiser Saturday for the Reola Grant Center. (Staff photo)

Mike Bergen bid on some silent auction items Saturday at the fundraiser for the Reola Grant Center. (Staff photo)
Mike Bergen bid on some silent auction items Saturday at the fundraiser for the Reola Grant Center. (Staff photo)

Several trophies were lined up Saturday at a fundraiser for the Reola Grant Center, including trophies for the car show. (Staff photo)
Several trophies were lined up Saturday at a fundraiser for the Reola Grant Center, including trophies for the car show. (Staff photo)

The winners of the wife-carry contest received these trophies and beer. (Staff photo)
The winners of the wife-carry contest received these trophies and beer. (Staff photo)