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 20 y 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. Quien Soy Yo, presentado por Teresa Moreno, explora las muchas caras de la mujer y descúbrete a ti misma, Los Jueves, 22 y 29 del marzo, 10-11:30 a.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

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.

UG committee meetings planned March 19
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, followed by the Administration and Human Services Committee, in the fifth floor meeting room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda is posted online at www.wycokck.org.

‘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.

Class offered on knitting and crocheting
A class on knitting and crocheting is planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is held each Tuesday. Those attending may learn to knit and crochet and chat with other women. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Program on Medicare to be presented March 21
A program on Medicare is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The bilingual program will provide information to help recipients understand their current benefits. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

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.

Program planned on personal money management
A program, “Every Cent Counts,” is planned from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss managing money and making conscious decisions about finances. The presenter will be Jennifer Rottinghaus. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. In this program, nails will be shaped and painted by Ana Maria Price, volunteer. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Poet event canceled
An event with the Kansas poet laureate, Kevin Rabas, scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Bonner Springs City Library has been canceled. Rabas was in New York when a storm hit, causing delays. The library plans to reschedule the program.

UG Commission meeting planned March 22
The Unified Government Commission is planning a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items are expected to be included in the agenda. The agenda is expected to be online at www.wycokck.org.

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.

Main KCK Public Library to record Quindaro oral histories
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library are inviting people who have memories of Quindaro to share them during an oral history session Saturday, March 24, at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kansas. This session of the Quindaro Oral History Project, the third in the series, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Interviews will be recorded in the first floor meeting rooms at the Main Library. The Quindaro Oral History Project grew out of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, working toward National Historic Landmark status with the National Park Service for the Quindaro neighborhood. Quindaro Oral History Project sessions are recorded and transcribed for the library, and will be available for research, as well as preserving the memories and history of the families that called the neighborhood home.

‘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.

Book sale to be March 27-29
The “My Shelf to Yours” book sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 27 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28 and March 29 in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Building on the Kansas City Kansas Community College campus, 7250 State Ave. Proceeds will benefit the student scholarship fund. All books will be $1 or seven books for $5. The funds are used to distribute scholarships for textbooks and tuition to students who have a financial need,

Author to speak March 27 at library

Lewis Diuguid, author of “Our Fathers: Making Black Men,” will speak at the Next Chapter Kansas City Forum at 6 p.m. March 27 at the West Wyandotte Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Diuguid, a St. Louis native, worked for the Kansas City Star from 1977 through 2016. He will speak about his book and present suggestions for writing a memoir. His book, published in 2017, received the Philip C. Chinn Book Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education at its international conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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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