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Bonner Friends of Library Book Sale continues Aug. 15-16
Book lovers will want to mark Aug. 15 and 16 as the date the Bonner Friends of the Library Book Sale continues. Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The library is at 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. A large selection of fiction and nonfiction as well as children’s books will be sold for no more than $1 and many older but still in good shape choices for only 25 cents. There is an interesting selection of large print volumes and you may also find a book autographed by the author. Along with bargain prices there will be different specials throughout the days of the sale, such as a bag of romance fiction or a bag of paperbacks for $1. Fiction is arranged alphabetically by author and nonfiction in a variety of categories is identified by signage. Recent donations will be in a separate area and many are like new and would make good gifts. The sale will be held in the lower level storm shelter of the library and can be accessed from the parking lot in the rear of the building. Profits from the sale are used to enhance the library and its programs, most recently contributing to the successful summer reading program.
Democrats to meet Saturday
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Eisenhower Room of the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The breakfast buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the forum begins at 9:15 am. Guest speakers will be Dennis Anderson, Kansas insurance commissioner candidate; and Carmen Alldritt, Kansas treasurer candidate. A.J. Kotich, Kansas attorney general candidate, will attend. The cost of the breakfast buffet is $10, or $7 for students and those on limited incomes. All Democrats are invited to attend. Reservations are requested by Friday, Aug. 15, but they are not required to attend. To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live at Legends free concert to be Aug. 16
The Legends Outlets, I-70 and I-435, will sponsor free family friendly concerts on some Saturday evenings during July and August in front of the center courtyard fountain. Red Guitar will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the last concert of this series. The Live at the Legends summer concert series will feature local and regional talent performing popular pop, classic rock and country hits from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and today. The concert series will take place at the center of the Civic Courtyard Fountain in front of Phoenix Theaters Legends 14.
Summer concert to be Aug. 16 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will continue at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. Ragged Heirs will perform from 9 p.m. to close Aug. 16. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September.
Concert planned Aug. 17
A concert featuring Miranda Lambert will be Aug. 17 at Verizon Wireless amphitheater in Bonner Springs. For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Program offered about divorce, separation
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “When a Family Changes: Dealing with Separation and Divorce,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18. It will be presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Spanish-speaking program offered for women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers this program for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres, dirigido por Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer: 10-11 a.m., los martes, 19 y 26 de agosto.
Children’s self-esteem program offered
“Building Children’s Self Esteem,” a two-part free program, will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on two Wednesdays, Aug. 20 and 27, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. To register, call 913-906-8990. Those who need child care should mention it since there are only a limited number of spaces available.
Landscaping program offered
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Landscaping and Simple Home Improvements” in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, Aug. 20. A cook out will be provided at 5:30 p.m. and the program is from 6 to 8 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Men and women are welcome. No children. The program is free. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Tiblow Trot to take place Aug. 23
The 36th annual Tiblow Trot will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Kelly Murphy Park, Elm and West 2nd, Bonner Springs, Kan. It is a 5-mile run or 2-mile walk. There is an entry fee. For more information, see http://www.sportkc.org/sportkc.aspx?pgID=866&event_id=1061.
KCK school board scheduled to meet
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Business After Hours event planned
The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Unity One Credit Union, 4150 Kansas Ave.
Young Republicans to meet
The Wyandotte County Young Republicans will meet the fourth Thursday of
each month. This month the group will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The group is open to Republicans between 18 and 40 years old.
UG Commission to meet Aug. 28
The Unified Government Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby area, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org. Several planning and zoning items are on the agenda.
Workshop offered to optimize health
A free workshop, Kansans Optimizing Health Program, will be held Sept. 3 and continue on Wednesdays for a total of six meetings. The workshop is for adults with an ongoing health condition, and will provide practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, and will provide information on nutrition and exercise, understand new treatment choices, find better ways to talk with the doctor and family about health. Those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, and anxiety may be interested in this workshop. It meets one-and-a-half hours each week for six weeks. The workshop is held in connection with the Wyandotte County Extension office, 1216 N. 79th St., telephone 913-299-9300.
Blood drive planned Sept. 3-4
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 at the University of Kansas Medical Center Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. For information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
First Friday meeting to be Sept. 5
The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Frist Friday Focus on Sept. 5 at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, near I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., with the program at noon. The guest speaker will be Pat Warren, president of Kansas Speedway. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For preregistration information, see http://member.kckchamber.com/Events/details/first-friday-focus-september-2014-126.
Ume to perform with Arctic Monkeys Sept. 5
Austin rock trio Ume will open for Arctic Monkeys Sept. 5 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Ume’s new album, “Monuments,” was released March 4.
United Way campaign opening luncheon to be Sept. 11
United Way of Wyandotte County will kick off its Live Heroic annual campaign with its annual kick-off luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the KCKCC Technology Center. United Way encourages the community to support the Wyandotte community by attending this luncheon or by donating to the Live Heroic campaign. Further information can be found at the United Way of Wyandotte County website, www.unitedway-wyco.org or by calling 913-371-3674.
Dotte Trot to benefit SAFE fund
The Dotte Trot, a 5K and 10K run, will be run at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 9100 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. All proceeds from the run benefit the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund. SAFE supports the families of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel in the Kansas City metropolitan area who have died while protecting the community and citizens. The event is limited to 500 participants. For early registration, visit www.enter2run.com.
Fundraiser set Sept. 27
A Texas Hold-‘Em and Taco Dinner to raise funds for Missy Kline is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
‘Master of Memory’ class scheduled Oct. 2
A memory retention class, “Master of Memory,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The class may be suitable for people who have difficulty remembering names, or forgetting items at the store. The series of classes was designed to help people develop strategies to improve their memories. The class is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County and the West Wyandotte Library. For more information and to register for the class, call 913-299-9300.
Walk to Cure Lupus scheduled Oct. 11
The Kansas City Metro Walk to Cure Lupus is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 11, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at The Legends area in Kansas City, Kan. Former Kansas City Chiefs player Eddie Kennison, honorary co-chair, will lead the walk. For more information, see www.lupuswalkkc.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.