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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 Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 19 de diciembre, 10-11 a.m.; Clase de Nutricion con Terea Moreno, cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 21 de deciembre, 10-11:30 a.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
‘Quill and Pluma’ group to meet Dec. 18
“Quill and Pluma: Words express character” will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. It is a multilingual and culturally diverse group. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Legislative forum planned Dec. 18
A legislative forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at the South Branch, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is held by the Wyandotte County legislative delegation. The public may attend, ask questions and express opinions on issues in the Kansas Legislature.
Blood drive planned Dec. 20-21
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, and from midnight to 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Hixson Atrium. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Program offered about stress during the holidays
A program to discuss lifestyle changes to help manage stress during the holidays will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Stacy Davis, in partnership with th Mental Health America of the Heartland. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Christmas craft program offered
A Christmas craft program is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the South Branch Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, Conference Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is for children and teens. For more information or other programs, visit www.kckpl.org.
UG Commission to meet Dec. 21
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. One of the items planned was a public hearing on the Legends garage and lawn green space, a Community Improvement District. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.
Holiday schedule for Keeler Women’s Center
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, through Jan. 1, 2018. The center will reopen Jan. 2.
Blood drive planned Dec. 28
Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in the auditorium rooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
King Day celebration to be Jan. 15
“Continuing through Love and Peace in Times Like These” will be the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration Monday, Jan. 15, at the Reardon Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Pre-service events start at 10:45 a.m. with the formal program beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III of New York, N.Y., is the featured speaker. He is the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. He and his church are active in civil rights, social justice and economic development. Since 1999 he has served as president of the State University of New York at Old Westbury. The event Jan. 15 will begin with a Motorcade for Hunger at 9 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church parking lot, 4th and Richmond, leaving at 10 a.m. and arriving at the Reardon Center. Persons are encouraged to donate canned goods. Scholarships will be awarded at the event. For information on choir rehearsals dates and times contact Alicia Saunders at email@example.com.
Eagle Days to be Jan. 20-21
The 17th annual Eagle Days will be held Jan. 20 and 21 at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, in Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 and noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 21. The event is free and open to the public. It is for all ages. The event will take place simultaneously at the Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake, as well as the Schlagle Library. The American bald eagle and birds of prey will be on exhibit at the event. Operation Wildlife will give presentations on live birds of prey at both locations. There will be a children’s craft area at the library, a binocular checkout and a spotting scope station to view migrating birds that visit Wyandotte County Lake in the winter. For more information, visit http://kckpl.librarymarket.com/17th-annual-eagle-days-0.
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services for men and women. Individual counseling and couples counseling is available. Nothing is billed and donations are accepted. 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. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, has reopened after being closed for holiday decorating for an “Olde World Christmas.” The museum is open for tours from noon to 4:15 p.m. on the weekends. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6. For more information or for custom tours call 913-371-3264 or visit 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. 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/.