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, 10, 17, 24 de abril, 10-11:30 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, 12 de Abril, 10-11:30 a.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

KCKCC plans health fair April 10
Kansas City Kansas Community College wants to give students, staff, faculty and the community a chance to maintain their health during the college’s 2018 Health Fair. The Health Fair is from 9 a.m. to noon April 10 in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. Entrance into the fair is free. However, there is a fee associated with some activities. The lab will not accept insurance. These tests include:
• 20 Chemistries and Lipids with CBC. This includes electrolytes, lipids, hemoglobin and hematocrit. $25
• Cancer Antigen 125 (for women). This is a possible indicator for ovarian cancer. $35
• Prostate specific antigen PSA (for men). This is possibly indicative of prostate cancer. $20
• Thyroid stimulating hormone TSH. $15
• Hemoglobin A1C. This will tell the average level of glucose. $15
• Vitamin D. $25
• Vitamin B12. $25
• Thyroid Testing. $20
• HsCRP (indicator of inflammation). $15
The health fair will feature a variety of exhibitors including counseling, blood pressure, height and weight checks, when to call 911, understanding X-rays, oral health and HIV and STD information. For more information on KCKCC’s Health Fair, contact Kim Morgan at 913-288-7683 or by email at

Heart health program planned
A heart health program is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is offered in partnership with Mercy and Truth. Dr. Alex Kieu will share information about nurturing a healthy heart. For registration, call 913-906-8990.

Monthly book club to meet April 10
The monthly book club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Keeler Women’s Ceneter, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The club is facilitated by Theresa Bysel. The book for April is “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. For registration, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. In the group, participants will find ways to connect with their children and form strong bonds, sharing their ideas with other parents. The group is facilitated by Marqueia Watson. For registration, call 913-906-8990.

Mayor to speak at Leavenworth Road Association meeting April 10
Mayor David Alvey is scheduled to speak at the Leavenworth Road Association meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd, Kansas City, Kansas. The mayor will speak about old Unified Government projects as well as new projects for 2018. After the potluck dinner at 6 p.m., the program will be at 7 p.m. The Leavenworth Road Association will provide a cheesy ham and potato casserole topped with bacon, and those attending may bring a covered dish. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Grinter Jamboree to be April 10
The Grinter Jamboree will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band will perform country music, with guest Donna Hensley. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 913-481-3527.

Make a greeting card
Create greeting cards at a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Carole Thrasher is the leader. Supplies are provided and space is limited. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Women’s Chamber to hold educational seminar April 11
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will hold an educational event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Mary Ann Flunder Lodge by the Lake at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. Joyce Layman, business coach and author, will discuss networking skills. Registration is required. For more information, call 913-233-3305.

What skills lead to happiness?
A program from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, will discuss the skills or habits that lead to happiness and joy. The program is presented by Lauren Jilek of Partners in Primary Care. For registration, call 913-906-8990.

Donnelly College to hold blood drive April 11
Donnelly College has scheduled a Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit

Support group offered for survivors of abuse
A support group for survivors of abuse will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for those who have experienced abandonment or neglect, verbal, physical or sexual abuse. The facilitator is Donna Constantineau. For registration, call 913-906-8990.

Mayor to speak at Fairfax meeting April 12
Mayor David Alvey will be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting Thursday, April 12, of the Fairfax Industrial Association. The meeting will be from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Capital Electric’s nw location,, 2801 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. Reservations are due by 3 p.m. April 10 to The cost of the luncheon is $25. For more information, visit

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

Grant writing workshop planned April 13
A grant writing workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. At this free workshop, persons will learn where to find grants, elements of a great grant proposal. The workshop, presented by Nancy Daniels, is sponsored by the K-State Research and Extension office. Registration is required by April 10 to, telephone 913-441-2665. For more information, visit Lunch is provided.

Prairie View at Village West schedules blood drive April 13
Prairie View at Village West has scheduled a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at 11200 Delaware Parkway. For more information, visit

Downtown Shareholders to meet April 13
The Downtown Shareholders will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Board of Public Utilities offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A presentation from Community Housing of Wyandotte County will discuss community redevelopment and the housing choices they provide for all income ranges. For more information or reservations telephone 913-371-0705 or email

Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival to be April 14
The Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. The educational event, open to the public, promotes contact between people of different cultural backgrounds. More than 50 organizations, countries and ethnicities from Wyandotte County are expected to have displays. Expected to perform at the event: West of Marrakesh, China Dancers, Sabor a Peru Dancers, Los Bailadores Mexican Dancers, S.V. Blautaler German Dancers, Danny Hinds and Ayotunde Barbados Drumming and Dance, Garima Yadav, Kathak dance performance, St. Andrew Scottish Highland Dancers, and Panamanian Dancers. Musicians expected to perform include Hrvatski Obicaj Croatian Orchestra; Shawn and Gloria Derritt singing “America the Beautiful”; a reggae band; Allen Arias with Costa Rican guitar, cajon and voice; Roger Suggs, hip-hop; Tez and Tam Gospel Music; Hmong Singers; and Lem Sheppard folk music. There will be a Creative Children’s Corner. A food court will offer dishes from India, Peru, West Africa, Kenya and Mexico. Event sponsors include KCKCC, the United Government of KCK Human Services Department, El Centro, KKFI 90.1 FM, 2mas2KC, Imagine! Magic Productions, and Burke Travel Inc. For more information, see

Young artists to exhibit works at Alcott April 14
The Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its second Saturday art exhibit at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14. The “Incredibly Talented KCK Young Artists Exhibit” will feature art and performances by students from Washington High School, Turner High School, Wyandotte High School, Argentine Middle School, Midland Trails Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, Faith Christian Academy and the KCK Council PTA “Reflections” contest entries. A reception with the artists will begin at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 5. The Alcott is not ADA accessible. For more information, call 913-233-2787 or visit www.alcott

Blood drive scheduled April 16
The Chiropractic Healing Center has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 16 at the Harding and Associates parking lot, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive scheduled April 18-19
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 18 and 19 in Hixson Atrium. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive to be held April 19
Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 19 in the new gym. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Quindaro Symposium planned April 19-21
A symposium April 19-21, will be about Quindaro, its history and abolitionist politics. The Freedom’s Frontier symposium will be at two sites. It is part of the process of designating the Quindaro ruins as a national historic landmark. The keynote address by Dr. Quintard Taylor, University of Washington historian, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Kansas City Public Library’s Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Missouri. Registration is necessary to The symposium sessions on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, will be at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Register for the symposium at For more information, visit

Central Avenue cleanup scheduled April 21
The Central Avenue Betterment Association is sponsoring an Earth Day celebration cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21. After a light breakfast at 9 a.m. there will be a cleanup immediately afterward. Volunteers will have lunch at noon at 1621 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Residents and neighborhood groups are invited to participate. For information, visit or email

Barnyard Babies to be April 21 at Ag Hall
Barnyard Babies, featuring young farm animals, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. The event will feature life on a farm, a tractor petting zoo, fresh produce, kiddie pedal pull contests and giant balloon animals. There will be live musical entertainment. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for under age 3. For more information, see

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

Career fair planned April 25 at KCKCC
A career fair is planned on Wednesday, April 25, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. Veterans may attend from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and students and the public may attend from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several employers are scheduled to attend. Those attending may dress as if for a job interview and may bring resumes. For more information, see

Public comment session scheduled on Donnelly nursing program
The Kansas State Board of Nursing will hold a public comment session on April 26 about the Donnelly College Nursing program as part of a periodic review. The session is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 26 in the Donnelly College Event Center, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Grinter Quilt Show to be April 27-28
The Grinter Quilters plan the 42nd annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and 28 at Grinter Place, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. On April 28, Teresa Ward, who does long-arm quilting, will give a presentation and trunk show at 1 p.m. Anyone who wishes to show a quilt may bring it to Grinter on Tuesday, April 24. Admission to the quilt show is free. For more information, call 913-724-1201.

Blood drive scheduled May 2
Security Bank, 10840 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 in the mobile bus at 10840 Parallel Parkway. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Registration open for Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot May 5
The 2018 Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot will be May 5 at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Blue Devil 5K, which is in its 14th year, is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5. The course winds through the KCKCC campus on the roads, walking paths and sidewalks. The Kids Trot follows at 9 a.m. and is geared toward children 11-years and younger. Childcare volunteers will provide activities for the children from 7:30 to 9 a.m., so parents can participate in the run-walk. Registration for the 5K is $20 per person through March 31. The Kids Trot is $10. Registration for both the Blue Devil 5K and the Kid’s Trot includes a T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Goodie Bag and an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast following the event. About 200 people participated in the 5K and Kids Trot in 2017. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers. In addition, the winner of each age group will receive an award and a prize. Children in the Kids Trot will run in heats based on age groups. Distances will range from 25 meters to one-quarter of a mile. No strollers are allowed. For more information about the Blue Devil 5K Run/Walk and Kids Trot, visit Information is also available by calling the KCKCC Wellness and Fitness Center at 913-288-7610. For information on how to volunteer for the Blue Devil 5K Run-Walk and Kids Trot, call 913-288-7370.

Program planned on May 8 on immigrants and refugees in the community
“They Are Our Neighbors: Immigrants and Refugees in Our Community” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Main Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, second floor auditorium, 625 Minnesota Ave. The program may discuss the difference between an immigrant and a refugee, what it means to have a green card and be a permanent resident versus a citizen, how many immigrants and refugees are living in the city, where they come from and why, do they have to pay taxes, how the community can help to welcome and integrate them. There will be stories from immigrants and refugees who settled in the Kansas City area.

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

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