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Track and field event set May 31
The Hershey Track and Field event, an annual competition, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Washington High School, 73rd and Leavenworth Road. Those who are age 14 and younger may participate in the free track event. They may be in three events. Those who are 9-14 may qualify for the state Hershey Track meet. To pre-register, visit local community recreation centers. Registration also will be at the event, beginning at 8 a.m.

Sign up for library’s reading program

The Kansas City, Kan., Public Library’s summer reading program has started signing up readers. The program runs from June 1 to July 31. Participate at any of the five library branches. After signing up, participants may start logging books on June 1. For more information, visit the website at

Kosher Fest planned June 1
On June 1, there is going to be Kosher Fest, which will be held in the parking lot of congregation Ohev Sholom located at 75th and Nall in Overland Park, Kan. The hours are from noon to 5 p.m. KosherFest is the fifth biannual event, a Kansas City tradition join thousands of friends and neighbors from the entire metropolitan area. At this event they will have not only kosher food they will also have electric cars on display plus there will be a lot of information regarding the various community gardens throughout the Greater Kansas City area plus there will be a lot for whole family. This event only happens every two years and it is truly an experience. In fact Congregation Ohev Sholom started off in Kansas City, Kan., and in the early 1960s moved to Overland Park, Kan. There are a lot of members who live in Kansas City, Kan., who belong to this congregation. For more information you can call congregation Ohev Sholom at 913-642-6460 or visit the website,

‘Dueling Pianos’ program planned June 1
Dennis Laffoon and Tony Rustici will entertain for “Dueling Pianos” from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery, 18807 158th St. (158th and State Avenue), Basehor, Kan. Food will be available. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Wine and food will be sold separately. For more information, visit

Addictions support group to meet
“All Addictions Group,” a free support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, at any stage of recovery, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at

Parenting class to start June 4
“Effective Parenting,” a free three-part series, will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, June 4, 11 and 18, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. To register, call 913-906-8990. Be sure to mention if you need child care; there are only a limited number of spaces available.

Series to discuss dreams
“Dreams and the Spiritual Journey,” with Jane Maxfield, four-part series, Thursdays, June 5-26, 9:30-11 a.m., at Keeler women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Maxfield holds a certificate in projective dreamwork from the Marin Institute and has facilitated workshops for Elderhostel, retreat groups, arts, and women’s groups. Religious traditions around the globe and through the ages have recognized attention to dreams as a means of finding our path to wholeness and holiness. The techniques and tools explored in the four-session class include improving dream recall, recording dreams, discovering more of the multiple levels of meaning found in every dream, and experiencing the potential of working with dreams in a circle of support. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Workshop concentrates on relationships
A workshop to improve relationships is planned from June 6 to July 25. The seven-week workshop will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. No meeting on July 4. Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, the workshop for individuals, “Within My Reach,” will include activities and discussions about communication, problem solving, expectations and creating and maintaining a loving relationship. The workshop will be at Catholic Charities, Keeler Conference Office, 2220 Central Ave. Preregistration is required to 913-621-5775 or

Armourdale Optimist Club to meet June 10
The Armourdale Optimist Club will hold its bimonthly luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. June 10 at 1206 Osage Ave. in the Armourdale area of Kansas City, Kan.
The speakers will be 2nd District Unified Government Commissioner Brian McKiernan and Bundy Jenkins. The luncheon cost is $7 per person. The meal consists of a full roast beef dinner, roasted asparagus, fresh veggie and fruit trays with dip. assorted soft drinks and desserts. On June 24 the Armourdale Optimists will be the host for Pam and John Lipari on their store closing. Call patty at 913-371-5696 for more information and for reservations. Reservations are needed in advance.

Police chief to speak at Women’s Chamber meeting
Ellen Hanson, Kansas City, Kan., interim chief of police, will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, June 11, at the meeting of the KCK Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Hanson is the retired chief of police of Lenexa, Kan., and interim chief in Kansas City, Kan. She will speak about her career and how she succeeded in a male-dominated field. The networking session is from 11:30 a.m. to noon followed by lunch and program from noon to 1 p.m. June 11 at Dave and Busters, The Legends Outlets, Village West. The cost for lunch is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. There will be a fundraiser for the scholarship fund. Guests are welcome, but reservations are required by emailing Barbara Newby at or calling 913-485-1208 or Ardith Deason at -telephone, 913-233-3305.

Anger management class offered
“Anger Management for Healthier Living” will be presented by Kirsten Stidham, Keeler intern, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Governor to speak at Fairfax meeting
Gov. Sam Brownback will be the guest speaker at the June 12 meeting of the Fairfax Industrial Association. The governor may speak between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Doors will open for the lunch event at 11 a.m. Serving will begin at 11:15 a.m. Those interested in attending may make reservations by 3 p.m. June 10 to Chuck Schlittler, executive director, at

Father’s Day run June 14 benefits three charities
The Kevin Gray Father’s Day 5k run-walk on Saturday, June 14, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., was created to honor the former KC Sports Commission president and father of four daughters, Kevin Gray. Gray died on June 15, 2011, from a rare form of cancer. The run-walk started in 2012. This run has three beneficiaries, the University of Kansas Cancer Center, the Kevin Gray Family Education Fund, and the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. Online registration is open until June 11. Registration will still be accepted on Friday, June 13, at packet pickup and on race day. The run starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Sporting Park. To register go to

Museum plans lock-in
An all-night lock-in is planned from 7 p.m. July 18 to 8 a.m. July 19 at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum, 126th and State. The event on July 18 is for girls ages 8 to 12. A safe night at the museum, tour, hands-on projects, evening snacks and a movie are planned. Boys will have a similar event on July 25. The cost is $25 per child. One adult must attend. Reservations are required. For information, call 913-573-5002.

Colyer to speak at health care summit June 14
A Health Care Solutions Summit is planned from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Painted Hills Golf Club, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Sponsored by Leavenworth and Wyandotte County Republican groups, the guest speaker for the luncheon will be Dr. Jeff Colyer, Kansas lieutenant governor. A panel will discuss health care issues. A buffet luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the program is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost of the full program with lunch is $25. The requested donation without lunch is $2.

Program offered on cropping systems
K-State Research and Extension is offering a workshop on “Low-till/No-till Cropping Systems” on July 21 in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit

African-American Art Festival planned Aug. 9
The MoKan African-American Art Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Quindaro Park, 35th and Sewell, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending the free event may bring a blanket, enjoy artwork, stilt walkers Gullah basket weathers, African drummers and dancers, food and vendors. For more information about having an art exhibit there or being a vendor, contact 913-788-7330.

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