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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: Salud Creación con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 9, 16, 23, 30 de mayo, 10-11:30 a.m. Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1:00-2:30 p.m. La Hora Financiera con Brenda Mortell, Cada Segundo Jueves del mes, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Hacia un Desarrollo de Una Autoestima Saludable, Claudia Perez Velasco, LAP, Martes, 23, 30 de Mayo y 6, 13 de Junio (serie de cuatro sesiones), 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
KCK school board to meet May 9
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted in advance at www.kckps.org.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet May 9
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet May 9 at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Mayor Mark Holland. A potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The LRA will provide a sloppy Joe casserole, with those attending bringing other dishes. The meeting is open to the public.
Program to address plants for birds
Plants for Birds, a nationwide effort to add 1 million native plants within five years, will be the topic of the 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, meeting at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The Jayhawk Audubon Society has joined with National Audubon to present the program. No matter what space is available, landscaping options can make a difference for birds. The program is open to the public. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/.
Monthly Book Club to meet May 9
The Monthly Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book for May is “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. Some books are available for club members. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
CVB to hold annual tourism celebration May 9
The Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold its annual tourism celebration on Tuesday, May 9, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the program at noon. Individual tickets are $45 per person. To register, go to VisitKansasCityKS.com/rsvp, call 913-321-5800 or email alexa@VisitKansasCityKS.com.
Card-making program offered
A card-making program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Carole Thrasher is the leader of the program. Supplies are provided and space is limited. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Writer’s workshop offered
A writer’s workshop will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The workshop is for those who want to begin or fine-tune their writing skills. The workshop is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke.
Women’s Chamber to meet May 10
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The speaker will be Mary Redmond, and the topic will be effective negotiation. For more information, visit http://kckwomenschamber.org/.
BPU to meet May 10
The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 10, at the BPU administrative offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The work session will begin at 5 p.m. On the agenda is a board update, a general manager update and an information technology review. At 6 p.m., the regular session is scheduled. On the agenda is a visitors’ time, election of officers, annual audit report, the 2016 and 2017 financial reports, board comments, general manager comments, and an executive closed session.
UG Commission meeting planned May 11
The Unified Government Commission may meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Benefit sale to be May 12-13
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its 23rd annual Book and Bric-a-Brac Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 and 13 at the Turner Baptist Church, 701 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be a breakfast in conjunction with the event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, visit http://shepherdscenterkck.org/.
Rosedale group plans Bike-In Movie
Rosedale Development Association is planning its 5th annual Bike-In Movie at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Boulevard Drive-In, 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested may ride their bikes to the event, or may drive to the event. The event is free for bike riders and there is a $5 donation for cars. Those attending may bring a camp chair or blanket. For more information or reservations, call 913-677-5097 or email email@example.com.
Cooking class offered May 15
Cooking for Beginners will be offered at 6 p.m. Monday, May 15 at the Bonner Springs Community Center 200 E. 3rd St., Bonner Springs, Kan. The Chef from Kobi’s Bar and Grill will teach the class. Space is limited to 10 for the class. Those interested may sign up at the Bonner Springs City Library. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/cooking-for-beginners/.
Bike safety program planned May 20
A bike safety program, Hawks, Helmets and Handlebars, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. At the free event, there will be a bike safety course, a Baby Jay appearance, and a remote live broadcast by 99.6 The Point. The first 150 children to attend will receive a free KU bike helmet. The children must be present to receive the helmet.
Salad Exchange program to be May 21
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., will have a Salad Exchange at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21. Those attending will bring their favorite salads to share. Also, those attending should bring 10 copies of their salad recipe to share. For more information, see http://bonnerlibrary.org/salad-exchange/.
Author of book about Sierra Leone to speak
James Weller, a 1977 graduate of Bonner Springs High School, will speak and sign books at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kan. He is the author of “Misadventures in West Africa,” a book about his personal experiences in business in West Africa. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/book-signing/.
‘Life and Money in Retirement’ to be topic of program
“Life and Money in Retirement” is the topic of a program to be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The program will discuss strategies for retirement, and actions that retirees may take to feel more confident in making the transition. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/.
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., has reopened and has events scheduled. 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 until May. 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/.