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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, 14 y 21 de febrero, 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. Clase de Nutrición – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 16 de febrero, 10-11 a.m. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
KCK school board scheduled to meet
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Pearson Elementary School, 310 N. 11th St., Kansas City, Kan.
UG to kick off United Way campaign Feb. 14
The Unified Government will kick off its United Way of Wyandotte County campaign at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a flag-raising ceremony in front of the Wyandotte County Courthouse on 7th Street. The ceremony will include remarks by public officials. The campaign will go through March 15.
Support group offered for caregivers
A support group for caregivers will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The support group for men and women is offered Tuesdays. The facilitator is Jackie Tigges. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Book club to meet
A book club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The book for February is “The Little Old Lady that Broke All the Rules” by Catharina Ingelman Sundberg. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet Feb. 14
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet Feb. 14 at Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The potluck dinner and social time begins at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be David Mehlhaff, chief communications officer, Board of Public Utilities, who will speak about the HomeServe program.
Master Food Volunteer training to begin Feb. 15
The Master Food Volunteer Training Program will start Feb. 15. This program allows people with interests in food, cooking, and nutrition to take their expertise to a higher level while developing new avenues for helping in the community. The program is offered by the Wyandotte County Extension office. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 20. Call the office at 913-299-9300 for more information and to register.
Blood drive planned Feb. 15
KCKCC, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Jewell Center, Room 2325. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Information class on Medicare scheduled Feb. 15
A class on Medicare, for those new recipients who want to understand their benefits, will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The presenter is Susana Marcos. The program will be in Spanish and English. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Creation health program offered
A Creation Health program will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through March 2 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb.16. The goal of the program is to be one’s best in 2017, find new energy, peace and good health. The facilitator is Ann Suellentrop in partnership with Shawnee Mission Health. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
25th annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet planned Feb. 17-18
The 25th Black History and Scholarship Banquet will be held Feb. 17 and 18 in Kansas City, Kan. The host of the event is the Unified Government’s Black History Committee. The committee is a partner with the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library and Kansas City Kansas Community College to bring Jane Elliott, a lecturer and diversity trainer, to Kansas City, Kan., for the two-day event. Elliott will deliver two presentations during her two day stay in Kansas City, Kan. On Friday, Feb. 17, Elliott will deliver a two hour lecture from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the “Anatomy of Prejudice” at Memorial Hall located at 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. This event is free and open to the public. On Saturday, Feb. 18, Elliott will deliver the keynote message “Power, Perception, and Prejudice” during the Black History and Scholarship Banquet at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, at 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The two hour banquet starts at 6 p.m. Scholarships will be presented to local college students and there will be an award presentation to acknowledge a local black entrepreneur. Tickets for this event are $50. Contact Deasiray Norris at 913-573-5110 or BlackHistoryCommittee@hotmail.com to purchase tickets. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/25th-annual-black-history-and-scholarship-banquet-planned-feb-17-18/.
Jazz on the Lake fundraiser planned Feb. 18
The Bonner Springs Library is gearing up for a biennial fundraiser featuring the Kicks Band, barbecue, and live and silent auctions. Jazz on the Lake will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Lake of the Forest Clubhouse, Bonner Springs. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave. Barbecued turkey, brisket and pork loin are on the menu. Casual sports attire may be worn. For more information, see http://bonnerlibrary.org/jazz-on-the-lake/ or call 913-441-2665.
UG to meet Feb. 23
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. A public hearing is scheduled on the revised 2017 and proposed 2018 budgets. There will be an opportunity for the public to comment on budget priorities and initiatives. There also will be the opportunity to comment on the 2017-2018 Community Development budget. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.
Drum Safari Puppet Show to be Feb. 25
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, will sponsor a Drum Safari Puppet Show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Brandon Draper will present the interactive puppet show featuring South American animals whose names are set to rhythms. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/holiday-puppet-show/.
Chronic disease management class offered
The Shepherd’s Center of KCK, in partnership with KU’s Landon Center on Aging, will offer a free weekly Chronic Disease Management class, beginning Wednesday, March 1, and running through Wednesday, April 12. Sessions will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pemberton Senior Living community room, 8301 Walker Ave. Register by calling Janet Cozza at 913-588-1266. The class is open to anyone who would like to learn how to better manage an existing chronic disease.
Exercise program for older adults offered
“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” an 8-week exercise program for older adults, will be offered beginning April 4. The program targets strength, balance and flexibility. The program is held at the K-State Research and Extension office, 1216 N. 79th, Kansas City, Kan. The first program will be from 11 a.m. to noon April 4. Call 913-299-9300 for more information and registration.
Eric Jerome Dickey to appear in KCK
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will be the host for popular urban fiction author Eric Jerome Dickey as part of the tour for his latest book “Finding Gideon.” The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Reardon Convention Center at 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Following a moderated question-and-answer session, Dickey will sign books. Books will be available for purchase and a limited number of free copies will be given away to the first to arrive. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to register at ejdkckpl.eventbrite.com. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, though registration is required to attend. Doors will open an hour prior to the start of the event.
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. Counseling is available in both English and Spanish. 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 closed Jan. 30 through March 4. For more 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. Grinter Place is closed for the winter. 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/ccoqmuseum/.