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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.
UG, BPU offices closed Jan. 15
Unified Government and Board of Public Utilities offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Although BPU’s business offices are closed on holidays, emergency service is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For power emergencies, customers should call 913-573-9522. The water emergency number is 913-573-9622.
Keeler Center to be closed Jan. 15
The Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 16, 23, y 30 de enero, 10-11:30 a.m. , “La Alegria del Amor” con dirigida por Kevin Kuehl, nSJ y Eric Couto, nSJ; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Craft program offered Jan. 16
“Mod Podge Creations” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Jill Ellena Winters. Those attending may decorate a canvas with recycled and new materials. A large supply of materials will be provided. Those attending may bring photos or mementos if desired. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Women’s self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense techniques program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Basic self-defense strategies will be presented by Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate, with Sidney Thompson as presenter. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
ServSafe course to be offered Jan. 17
A ServSafe course will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the K-State Research and Extension Office, Wyandotte County, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Registration is needed to 913-299-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee of $10 per person will cover the cost of materials and a workbook. The class is ideal for persons who are looking for work in the food service field, or who are already employed in food service.
Program to be presented on raising safe kids
ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be presented on eight Wednesdays, through March 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Participants will learn and use positive discipline, anger management and conflict resolution skills. The presenter is Heather Neds. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
BPU to meet Jan. 17
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will meet for a special session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the board room, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A closed, executive session on labor will be held. The meeting will recess from the board room to the first floor conference room and then reconvene in the board room to take action or adjourn. The BPU’s regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the board offices, 540 Minnesota Ave. On the agenda for the regular meeting will be a visitors time, election of officers, an update about the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the November financial report, board comments and general manager comments.
Native plant garden presentation to be Jan. 18
“Go Native! Using Native Plants in the Landscape” will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Lenora Larson, the speaker, is a Marais des Cynges Extension Master Gardener. The program on Jan. 18 is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. Those attending may bring their lunch. The fee for the program is $5. There is no fee for active certified Extension Master Gardeners. Registration is not required. For more information, call 913-299-9300.
Mayor, senator to speak Jan. 20 at Democratic breakfast
Mayor David Alvey and State Sen. Pat Pettey are scheduled to speak on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast. The buffet will begin at 8:15 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Alvey recently was sworn into office as the Unified Government mayor and chief executive officer. Pettey, D-6th Dist., is the chair of the Wyandotte County legislative delegation. The cost of the breakfast buffet is $10. Those who are students or on limited income may pay $6 for breakfast. Those who attend do not have to purchase breakfast. Reservations are requested to email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 19, for those purchasing breakfast. Reservations are not required to attend.
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.
Blood drive scheduled Jan. 25-26
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and Friday, Jan. 26, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Hixson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Creation Health program offered
A Creation Health program will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 25 to March 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will help participants find new energy, peace and good health. The facilitator is Ann Suellentrop in partnership with Shawnee Mission Health. For reservations, call 913-906-8990 or visit https://www.mountosb.org/ministries/register-for-an-event-at-keeler-womens-center.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Jan. 25
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and other items may be on the agenda. An agenda may be posted in advance at www.wycokck.org.
Downtown Shareholders to meet Jan. 26
The Downtown Shareholders will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Guest speaker will be Kathy Briney, Wyandotte County appraiser, who will speak about commercial and residential property valuations. There is a $20 fee for lunch. Advance registration is required. To register for this meeting, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef138i3ee0452828&llr=o4c9gdcab.
Bomber history project to be topic of meeting
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for a luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Central Solutions, 401 Funston Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Dan Desko, with the B-25 bomber history project, will speak on the history of the B-25 bomber, which was built in Fairfax. Tickets to the luncheon are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made to Melissa Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive scheduled Feb. 14
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Room 2325, Jewell Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Blood drive scheduled Feb. 22
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Bonner Springs High School gym, 100 McDanield St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Blood drive scheduled Feb. 23
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Bishop Ward High School gym, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.
Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, 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/.