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 13, 20 7 27 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. Clase de Nutrición – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 15 de marzo , 10-11:30 a.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Community recycling and shredding event planned through March 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.

Quill and Pluma to meet March 12
A Quill and Pluma bilingual group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, March 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The participants will learn writing skills. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Northeast Master Plan community meeting to be March 13

Community meetings for the Northeast Master Plan will take place at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Bertram Caruthers Elementary School, 1100 Waverly Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. At the meeting, which is held by the Unified Government, the community’s response will be discussed, along with three early action projects. Community liaisons will attend. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1687643027940515/.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet March 13
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, for a potluck dinner and social hour, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Capt. David Thaxton with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department, speaking on current happenings and activities at the Sheriff’s Department. Those attending the dinner may bring a covered dish. Chicken parmesan casserole will be provided by the Leavenworth Road Association. The meeting is open to visitors.

Book club to meet March 13
The Monthly Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book for March is “The Tumbling Turner Sisters” by Juliette Fay. The group is facilitated by Theresa Bysel. For information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A Parenting Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for those who want to find ways to connect with their children and form strong bonds, and share with other parents ways of building a strong foundation. The group is facilitated by Marqueia Watson. For information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Patsy Cline Tribute Show planned March 13
A Patsy Cline Tribute Show is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The band MP3 will perform. The admission charge is $5. Snacks will be available. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/2037545576285892/.

Card-making program offered March 14
Participants will make greeting cards at a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The leader of the program is Carole Thrasher. Supplies are provided. Space is limited and reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

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.

Healthy eating choices to be topic of program March 15
“Eat This, Not That,” learning to make healthier choices, will be the topic of a program from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Lauren Jilek of Partners in Primary Care. For information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Make and decorate a kite
Make a decorate a kite at a craft program from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. March 15 in the craft room at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is for ages 5 to 12 only. All materials will be provided. Registration is necessary to 913-295-8250, Ext. 1013.

Program offered on food, movement and mood
A program on food, movement and mood will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the West Wyandotte Library, Conference Room C, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program from Partners in Primary Care will discuss how eating well and staying active can affect one’s outlook. To register for the program, visit http://kckpl.librarymarket.com/food-movement-mood.

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.

Library plans St. Patrick’s Day party
The South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a St. Patrick’s Day party geared to children from 3 to 4:15 p.m. March 16. There will be crafts, snacks and a scavenger hunt.

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.

Library offers scientific illustration program March 17
The Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library, 4051 West Drive, inside Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kansas, will offer a scientific illustration program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17. The program is for those who want to sketch nature. Participants will sketch from books or specimens on display around the library. There will be informal instruction. Sketch paper and drawing utensils will be available, or participants may bring their own. The free program is for ages 12 and older. Registration is required, for information visit http://kckpl.librarymarket.com/scientific-illustration.

Women’s role in Civil War to be discussed March 18
A program about women who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the George Meyn Community Center, 126th and State Avenue, inside Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs. The program is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Historical Society. The Kansas Humanities Council is sponsoring it in part. The program is free and open to the public. Diane Eickhoff, an independent author and editor from Kansas City, Missouri, will speak. The society’s annual awards program also will be presented. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, telephone 913-573-5002.

‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’ documentary to be shown March 19
A screening of the documentary, “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 19 in the second floor auditorium, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The screening is sponsored by Healthy Communities Wyandotte, After the Harvest and NourishKC. A panel discussion will follow the screening. To register for the program, visit http://kckpl.librarymarket.com/wasted-story-food-waste-documentary-screening.

Free seminars planned March 19 on BPU solar farm
The Board of Public Utilities will present an informational program on its community solar farm March 19 in the auditorium of the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Two sessions will be offered, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program will cover how the community solar farm works, the costs, utility bill credits and how residents can access solar energy while avoid installation and maintenance costs. To reserve a seat for the 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. session, contact David Allen at 913-573-9922 or dallen@bpu.com.

KCK schools to hold public ‘listening tour’ March 19
Members of the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet the district’s parents, students and community in a public listening tour. The board will listen to what is important to parents, students and the community concerning the Kansas City, Kansas, Public School district. The listening tours will be a chance for the board to hear first-hand about important opportunities that could help inform future board priorities, a spokesman said. It also gives parents, students and the community a chance to meet new members of the board. Remaining listening tour dates include:
• Monday, March 19: 6 to 8 p.m. at Wyandotte High School, 2501 Minnesota Ave.
• Saturday, March 31: 1 to 3 p.m. at Washington High School, 7340 Leavenworth Road
• Tuesday, April 3: 10 a.m. to noon at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St.
Those unable to attend in person, can engage with the board by sharing their comments or questions during a YouTube Live event on the school district’s page: www.YouTube.com/KCKPSTV.

‘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.

Goldenberg Duo to perform March 21
The Goldenberg Duo will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. March 21 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, café area, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is sponsored by the KC Symphony. Registration is necessary to http://kckpl.librarymarket.com/goldenberg-duo.

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.

‘Women Build’ program to be March 24
A “Women Build” program for children and teens will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. March 24 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The program is for those 18 and younger. For information, visit http://kckpl.librarymarket.com/women-build.

Jazz cabaret to be April 12
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Cabaret is at 6 p.m. April 12 in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $25 and $15 for children. Tickets are $10 after 7:30 p.m. Children 10 years old and younger are free. The cabaret will feature the KCKCC Blue Devil Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jim Mair), the KCKCC Latin Jazz Ensemble (directed by Justin Binek), the college’s three vocal jazz ensembles (Vocal Lab, Fusion and The Standard, all directed by John Stafford) and the KC Latin All-Stars, who will be playing at 7:30 p.m. The first half of the show will feature the student ensembles in performance with a catered taco dinner and drink options of beer, wine or non-alcoholic cocktails. The second half of the production will feature the KC Latin All-Stars who will provide music for everyone to dance. The event is sponsored by the KCKCC Music Club, with help from the KCKCC Intercultural Center, the Art Department, the Tech-Theatre Department, Media Services, Building and Grounds and the Division of Art and Humanities. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact John Stafford at 913-288-7137 or email at jstafford@kckcc.edu.

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.

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 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/.

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