Saturday events

Edwardsville plans Autumnfest celebration
Edwardsville plans Autumnfest on Saturday, Sept. 22, near the Community Center located at 696 S. 3rd St., Edwardsville, Kansas. On the schedule for Saturday are a craft fair beginning at 10 a.m., performance by Edwardsville Elementary Choir at 11 a.m., free face painting at noon, free kids bounce house and game village at noon, food truck vendors at noon, mouse races at 1 p.m., free balloon artist at 2 pm., performance by Premiere Dance Studios at 3 p.m., performance by Mike Wheeler Band at 4 p.m., beer garden at 5 p.m., Saturday night concert featuring Matfield Green, the Dirt Bourbon Band and Canaan Cox at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.edwautumnfest.com/.

Renaissance Festival continues
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on weekends through Oct. 14 at the festival grounds at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The festival is a celebration of medieval life, with such activities as jousting, contests, a royal parade, music, entertainment and food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.95 per adult, $13.95 for children 5-12, $20.25 for seniors and students, and free for children 4 and younger. Discounts are available for advance tickets and group rates are available. It is open on weekends only. For more information, visit http://www.kcrenfest.com/ or call 913-721-2110.

Art program planned Saturday
An hour of drawing and coloring is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the West Wyandotte Library craft room, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program for children and teens will include the materials for coloring pages and mandalas.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at South Library
The South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, is sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Month program from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, with food and information about cultural heritage. For more information, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/hispanic-heritage-celebration.

Storytelling around the campfire planned Saturday at Grinter Place
An evening of storytelling around a campfire is planned at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will feature a historical character portrayal of Wilbur Wright, aviation pioneer, by Bill Nicks, the site director of Grinter House. Pat Spencer of the Grinter Place Friends said the group will furnish hot dogs, and those who attend may roast hot dogs and make s’mores. The storytelling event is free to the public. Those attending may bring their own lawn chairs. After the storytelling event, the public may tour Grinter House, the oldest home in Wyandotte County, and the admission charge is $6 for adults and $3 for students. The next event for Grinter Place will be the Autumn Art event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Spencer said. For more information, call 913-334-2500 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Grinter-Place-Friends-Inc-560554977327335/.

10th annual Slovenefest to be Saturday at Holy Family
Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its 10th annual Slovenefest on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the school grounds and at Monsignor Mejak Hall, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas. The event begins after the 4 p.m. Mass at the church, 274 Orchard St.,, Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the festival are 5 to 10 p.m. Activities include a Slovenian dinner, food and entertainment, with booths, a silent auction and music by Hrvatski Obicaj and the Brian McCarty Band. Food will include stuffed cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers, sausage, potica and strudel, The money raised will support Holy Family Catholic Church.

Church plans ice cream social Saturday
St. Patrick Catholic parish, 1086 N. 94th St., is sponsoring an ice cream social at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The social starts at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be a Mexican dinner, Burmese Chin dinner, burgers, hot dogs, bingo, children’s games, music and other activities.

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10th annual Slovenefest to be Saturday at Holy Family

Lauren Nuhn, left, and Susan Rezin, right, volunteers, made apple strudel recently at Monsignor Mejak Hall, 513 Ohio, to prepare for the 10th annual Slovenefest Sept. 22 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas. (File photo)

Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its 10th annual Slovenefest on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the school grounds and at Monsignor Mejak Hall, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas.

The event begins after the 4 p.m. Mass at the church, 274 Orchard St.,, Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the festival are 5 to 10 p.m.

Activities include a Slovenian dinner, food and entertainment, with booths, a silent auction and music by Hrvatski Obicaj and the Brian McCarty Band. Food will include stuffed cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers, sausage, potica and strudel,

The money raised will support Holy Family Catholic Church.

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Appeals court upholds conviction from KCK

The Kansas Court of Appeals today upheld the conviction of Charles D. Bowser, 22, who was convicted of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and criminal possession of a firearm stemming from an incident in January 2015.

According to court documents, Bowser appealed, arguing that evidence was insufficient for his conviction for aggravated burglary, the Wyandotte County District Court erred in instructing the jury, the state committed prosecutorial error and that with cumulative errors he was deprived of a fair trial.

The appeals court stated today that while the district court may have erred in saying the state was required to prove Bowser knowingly committed aggravated burglary, the court would have to be firmly convinced that the jury would have reached a different verdict had the instruction been correct.

Today the appeals court stated it found no question about the reliability of a witness’s identification. “As a result, the district court did not err in failing to give an eyewitness identification instruction with respect to identification of Bowser,” the court stated.

The appeals court said the “prosecutor’s statements did not fall outside the wide latitude afforded to prosecutors in closing arguments and thus did not constitute error.”

Today, the appeals court ruled that the “district court erred by instructing the jury on the requisite culpable mental state for the crime of aggravated burglary. A single error, however, cannot constitute cumulative error.” The district court’s ruling was affirmed.

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