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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 martes7, 14 & 21 de marzo, 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. Conocerse es Vivir: Charlas de Preención de Cáncer, 7 de marzo, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Para registrarse Llámenos al 913-831-2200. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Program offered on ‘Obesity and Depression’
A program on “Obesity and Depression” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss whether there is a connection between obesity and depression. It is presented in partnership with Hearing Health Associates. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Information offered for those who are planning a wedding
Information for those who are planning a wedding will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The facilitator is Dr. Chiquita Miller with K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
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.
Parenting support group offered
A parenting support group will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn ways of working with their children and growing in healthy relationships with them. The roup is facilitated by Marqueia Watson. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Pregnancy and infant loss support group to meet
A pregnancy and infant loss support group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The facilitated support group is for families who have recently, or some time ago, experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. The group is in partnership with Project Hope. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
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.
Program offered on managing grief
“Managing Grief,” a series focusing on dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one, will be offered from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, with remaining dates March 7 through 28 , at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The support group is for men and women. Call 913-906-8990 to reserve a space. The facilitator is Sister Loretta McGuire, certified grief counselor.
BPU Finance Committee to meet March 7
The Board of Public Utilities Finance Committee will meet from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the board room at the BPU administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
UG Commission to hold budget retreat March 7
The Unified Government Commission has scheduled a budget retreat at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
BPU to meet March 7
The Board of Public Utilities will meet Wednesday, March 7, at the BPU administrative offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A work session will begin at 5 p.m. March 7. On the agenda are a board update, general manager update, committee assignments and board election policy change. On the agenda for the regular session at 6 p.m. March 7 are a visitors’ time, GFA award, preliminary January financial report, board comments and general manager comments.
Make your own cleaning products
Learn how to make homemade cleaning products and get tips on cleaning at a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. All supplies will be provided. The program will be presented by Heather Neds. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
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.
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/.
Women’s Chamber to meet March 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Children’s Campus of Kansas City, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Greg Kindle, president of the Wyandotte Economic Development Council. The cost of luncheon will be $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members. For more information and registration, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef6fa8toe4a489b2&oseq=&c=&ch= For more information, call 913-233-3305.
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.
Pancake breakfast fundraiser to be March 17
A pancake breakfast fundraiser benefiting the Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, and Humane Society of Greater Kansas City will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Pancakes, sausage and eggs, juice and coffee will be available for $8 a person.
‘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/.