Community calendar

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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, 7, 14, 21 de febrero, 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, 1-2:30 p.m. Tú y yo, aprendamos a Comunicarnos con lidere, Claudia Pérez, Aprenda técnicas básicas de comunicación consigo mismo y con los demás para un desarrollo integral, 8 de Febrero – Comunicación Asertiva (parte 1), 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 15 de Febrero, Comunicación Asertiva (parte 2), 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Chili supper planned Feb. 4
A Boy Scout Chili Supper is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Sisters, Servants of Mary, Feb. 4
A spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the Sisters, Servants of Mary, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 10. Carryouts will be available.

Program to include reflections on papal book
“The Joy of Love,” a book by Pope Francis, will be the topic of a program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will include an introduction, reflection and discussion on the book, which is about the vocation of the family. Kevin Kuehl and Eric Couto, Jesuit novices, will present the program. For reservations, call 913-906-8990.

Workshop offered to strengthen child-adult relationships
A C.A.R.E. workshop (Child-Adult Relationship Enrichment) will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6 and 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The workshop will provide assistance for relationships with children who have had trauma or stress in their lives. The facilitator will be Angela Dunn, a clinical social work manager at Children’s Mercy. For reservations or information, call 913-906-8990.

Free haircuts offered Feb. 7
Free haircuts will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Donna McCarty, a licensed beautician, will give the haircuts. Those interested must call in advance to set a time for the haircut, to 913-906-8990.

BPU scheduled to meet Feb. 7
The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the BPU administrative building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A work session will begin at 5 p.m. On the agenda for the work session are a board update, general manager update, and an informational technology strategic focus discussion. On the agenda for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. are a visitors’ time, election of officers, Eagle Days report, Topeka statehouse update, board comments, general manager comments, and a closed executive session.

Bomber history project to be topic of meeting Feb. 8
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

UG Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

UG Commission scheduled to meet Feb. 8
The Unified Government Commission may meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda should be posted on the UG website at in advance of the meeting.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet Feb. 13
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. A potluck dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The speakers will be Mandi McCoy, Lauren Jilek and possibly others from the new Partners in Primary Care facility in KCK. Those attending may bring a side dish to share with the group. The LRA will provide a Philly Cheese Casserole for everyone. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or email

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 or call 816-753-4040.

Heart health to be discussed at Women’s Chamber meeting Feb. 14
Heart health will be the theme of the Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Keenan Education Center, Auditorium C, at Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. It is scheduled in conjunction with American Heart Month during February. The guest speaker will be Dr. Venkat R. Pasnoori, who will speak on peripheral artery disease. Providence Medical staff will be on hand after the program to conduct a simple, free peripheral artery disease screen for anyone interested. Also scheduled to be in attendance at the program will be Dr. Mistee Allen, a family medicine physician with Providence Medical Group. She will give a short presentation and will be available for questions about women and heart health. The cost of the event is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit

Black history banquet planned Feb. 17
The 26th annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker is Aaron Thomas, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, who is executive producer of the CBS series, S.W.A.T. The theme is “Balance the Divide: Differences Do Not Have to Divide Us.” Tickets for the program are $50. For information or tickets, call Deasiray Bush, banquet chair, 913-573-5115, or email

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 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 or call 816-753-4040.

Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast to be March 1
The 57th annual Greater Kansas City Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Kansas City Downtown Convention Center Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo. The guest speaker at the breakfast will be Lamar Hunt Jr., owner of the Kansas City Mavericks hockey team. The breakfast is co-sponsored by more than 30 area mayors. This year the breakfast will benefit the nonprofit Sheffield Place of Kansas City, which helps homeless mothers and their children become more self-sufficient. Tickets are $50 each, with online payment available. Tickets and reservations are available at or call 816-863-0992.

Counseling offered
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., is offering individual and couples counseling to women and men who might not otherwise be able to afford counseling. Counseling services are available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit

Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, call 913-371-3264 or visit

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

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

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