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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, 15, 22, 29 de Agosto, 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, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Clase de Nutricion, – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 17 de agosto, 10-11 a.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Waterfowl Classic event planned Aug. 13
Cabela’s in Kansas City, Kansas, will offer waterfowl hunting enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more about the sport a weekend of activities, seminars and appearances during its Waterfowl Classic event, Aug. 12-13. In addition to many Waterfowl events taking place over the weekend, Cabela’s will also host DockDogs, which are flying and jumping dogs that may entertain families. There is no admission. Also, there will be a splash zone. For more information, visit www.cabelas.com/kansascity.
Cancer support group to meet Aug. 15
A Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Families may attend. For information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Caregivers support group meeting planned Aug. 15
A support group for caregivers will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for men and women. The facilitator is Jackie Tigges MSW, LCSW.
Group to meet Aug. 16
The Quill and Pluma group will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The multi-lingual group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
BPU to meet Aug. 16
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the board offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the work session agenda is a board update, general manager update and a continuation of a discussion on the strategic plan. The BPU regular session will follow at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. On the agenda are a visitors’ time; a report on 20/20 Leadership; a report on Western Fuels resolutions; board comments; and general manager comments.
UG Commission may meet Aug. 17
The Unified Government Commission may meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 21
Harding and Associates will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 in the parking lot at 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Solar eclipse events planned in Wyandotte County
Several solar eclipse events, parties and educational programs are planned Monday, Aug. 21, in Wyandotte County. For details, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/kck-tourism-officials-preparing-for-solar-eclipse/.
Job fair planned Aug. 22
A job fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Burke Technical Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The job fair was announced by U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist. The first hour of the job fair, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., is only for veterans. The rest of the job fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is open to the public. Exhibitors are asked to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressman-kevin-yoder-job-fair-and-resource-event-tickets-36420599995. Space is limited. Job seekers do not need to register. According to information from the sponsor, job seekers should dress for the job interview and bring several copies of their resume. There is no fee to attend.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 23-24
University of Kansas Medical Center will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 at the Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Rainbow and Olathe boulevards, Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 25
The Unified Government will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 in the main lobby at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Program offered about saving trees
A program will be offered about saving trees from the emerald ash borer. The program will cover identification and treatment, and recommended replacement trees. The program is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. For more information, see http://bonnerlibrary.org/green-menace/.
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish for men and women. Counseling is available Monday through Thursday, with day and evening times available. Individual counseling, couple-marriage counseling and addictions counseling is available. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to 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., has events scheduled. The museum is closed on Father’s Day. 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. 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/.