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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, 27 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. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
AARP Tax-Aide program offered
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is being offered at sites in Kansas City, Kansas. The volunteer-based program offers tax assistance for those over 50 and also for persons who qualify by income. The locations include the Providence YMCA-Ball Center, 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City Kansas, appointment needed; Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., appointment not required; Turner Recreation Center, 831 S. 55th, appointment required; and Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., no appointment required. The locations are open only on certain days and at certain times. Each location has specific times, dates, appointment phone numbers and guidelines for participants that are available on the Tax-Aide website at https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.
Loss and Healing Support Group to meet Feb. 26
A Loss and Healing Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for those who are suffering from a recent loss, and there will be time to grieve, reflect and heal. The facilitator is Sister Barb Conroy. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Book club to meet Feb. 27
The Monthly Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book for February is “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana De Rosnay. Some books will be available for club members; call the office for information at 913-906-8990.
Don’t like to cook?
If you don’t like to cook or never know what to prepare, a program on Tuesday, Feb. 27 will present new tips and tricks. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan of K-State Research and Extension from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Blood drive scheduled Feb. 28
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center, multipurpose room, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-863-0992.
Free legal advice offered March 1
Free legal advice will be offered during a program from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A professional will answer questions at no charge. The facilitator is Sheila Martinsen. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Container gardening program planned March 1
A program on container gardening will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To be covered in this program are simple design tips for choosing the right plants for success, whether they are flowers, green plants, succulents, herbs or vegetables. Ideas for different types of containers will be discussed. Presenting the program will be Leavenworth County Extension Master Gardeners Pat Paden and Jackie Lee. Registration is not required for the class. The fee is $5, payable at the door. The fee is waived for certified Master Gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.
Women Writers group to meet March 1
A Women Writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may bring their journals, stories and poems and work with other writers to share, improve and enjoy. The facilitator is Pat Callaghan. Newcomers are welcome. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990..
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 1
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party will be celebrated from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Turner Community Library gymnasium, at 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Turner Library is joining with local community organizations to throw a party with cake, games, crafts, face-painting, prizes, a Dr. Seuss storytime, and an appearance by the Cat in the Hat. Those attending may dress as their favorite character. Registration is not required. All ages may attend.
Cambridge Connector open house to be March 1
A public open house for Cambridge Connector concepts will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Rosedale Development Association, community room, 1401 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. The open house is sponsored by the Unified Government and Mid-America Regional Council. On display will be concepts of alignments for roads in the area. A new connection to I-35 through Cambridge Drive is being developed. It is a come-and-go format, with consultants attending to answer questions. The public may offer comments at this meeting and also online from March 1 to March 23 at cambridgeconnector.digicate.com.
UG Commission scheduled to meet March 1
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Commission Chamber, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items are expected to be on the agenda, which may be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Blood drive scheduled March 2
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 2 at Turner High School, auxiliary gym, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Opening day at lake to be March 3
The opening day at Wyandotte County Lake will be Saturday, March 3. An opening day breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 3 at the Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The event is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Road Association. Biscuits and sausage, coffee, milk or orange juice will be available for $10 per person, or half-price for children under 10.
Dining with Diabetes program to begin March 7
Dining with Diabetes, a program that will help people learn about and manage Type 2 diabetes, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program includes information about planning meals and snacks with healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations and food sampling, motivation and support, ideas for being more active and an understanding of how diabetes affects one’s health. The program is presented by K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County. There is no charge for the program. To register, call 913-299-9300 or email Lori Wuellner, email@example.com.
UG Ethics Commission to meet March 8
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
TEDxWyandotte to be March 8
The fifth annual TEDxWyandotte event is planned March 8. The event is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 8 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. TedxWyandotte features opportunities for networking as well as seven presenters speaking to the theme “Dream Big: The Lost Art of Dreaming.” There is a cost for the event. See http://wyandottedaily.com/speakers-for-tedxwyandotte-announced/ for more information, and for registration information, visit www.tedxwyandotte.org.
Flower gardening to be topic of program March 6
“Flower Gardening in Kansas City” will be the topic of a program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Author Craig Nienaber will share secrets and tips on the challenge of gardening in the Kansas City area. For information visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FlowerGardeningKC.jpg.
Community recycling and shredding event planned March 8-14
A Community Shredding and Recycling Event is planned from Thursday, March 8, through Wednesday, March 14, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Bring in old bills, files, statements and envelopes and place them in secure carts during library hours. On Thursday, March 15, ProShred will bring a truck and shred the contents of the carts on site. From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, Surplus Exchange will be in the library’s back parking lot to collect old, broken electronics. For a list of the accepted items, call the library at 913-441-2665. For more information, see http://bonnerlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/RECYCLING2018.jpg.
‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’ film and panel discussion to be March 10
A film and panel discussion on “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The new film by Anthony Bourdain may change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. A panel discussion will follow the film. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/wasted-film-screening/.
Author of Kansas travel book to speak March 15
“The Last Wild Places of Kansas” with author George Frazier will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The author will speak on his book, a 2017 Kansas Notable Book, which chronicles three years he spenet roaming the Sunflower State by car, canoe and on foot. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/frazier.jpg.
‘Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler’ book discussion planned
An adult book discussion, “Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler,” will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettletone Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Sister Rosemary Kolich from the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, will facilitate a discussion about a book that reveals some of the most astonishing events in the history of the papacy.
Kansas poet laureate to present reading and discussion
Kevin Rabas, Kansas poet laureate, will present a reading and discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the library at 913-441-2665 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council. Art works in response to the poet laureate’s poem, “Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano,” will be on display at the library during the month of March.
Legislative coffee planned March 24
Wyandotte County legislators will have the opportunity to discuss committee assignments and provide updated information about their work in Topeka during a program at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. A question-and-answer session will follow. It is an opportunity for residents to discuss current legislation and developments with legislators. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
KCKCC awards and scholarship event planned April 21
The Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship Event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event is the signature initiative of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation, raising over $100,000 in 2017 to support student scholarships. The event will include a student art show, silent auction, student jazz performance, dinner and awards program. For more information, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jfwtcnmab&oeidk=a07eet196g932877f2a.
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 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/.