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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, 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. Clase de Nutricion – cada tercer Jueves del Mes. Jueves, 19 de abril, 10-11:30 a.m. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Create an icon
Those who attend a workshop from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays April 16, 23 and 30 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will draw, then paint their own icon. The class is inspired by historical art. It is facilitated by Mary Donovan. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
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 www.esavealifenow.org 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 www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Class to present women’s self-defense techniques
Women’s self-defense techniques will be the topic of a class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Basic self-defense strategies will be presented by Sidney Thompson, Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Bilingual class planned on Medicare
A bilingual class on Medicare will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The class is for those who are new to Medicare or need help understanding their current benefits. The presenter is Susana Marcos. The class will be in Spanish and English. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Job interviews to be topic of program April 18
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, will hold a Workshop Wednesday program from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. The topic will be “How to Ace an Interview.” Resources are offered to help people find jobs. For more information, see http://bonnerlibrary.org.
BPU to meet Wednesday, April 18
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The agenda for the meeting includes a visitors’ time, water distribution update, board comments, general manager comments, and a closed, executive session. There will not be a work session on April 18. Before the regular meeting, the BPU Board Leadership Search Committee will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. April 18 in the first floor conference room of the BPU administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
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 www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Cost of funerals and burial to be discussed
A consumer class will discuss standard funerals, immediate burial and direct cremation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The class will cover what is available in the Kansas City area and what it costs. The presenter will be Steve Nicely in partnership with Funeral Consumers Alliance of KC. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Class on self-care offered
A class, “Self Care for You,” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The class will be facilitated by Megan Howard, an intern from the University of Kansas. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
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 https://www.kclibrary.org/signature-events/quindaro-coming-freedom-decade-civil-war. 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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Quindaro. For more information, visit www.freedomsfrontier.org/pages/Quindaro_Symposium.
Local author to sign books April 19
Local author Brendan Mathia will hold a book signing for his new book, “Vanish,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. The author is a recent graduate of Bonner Springs High School who was on the cusp of going to college but wanted to finish his novel first. He will speak about the book. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/book-signing/?instance_id=12927.
Author to discuss book about food, herbicide and health
Author Carey Gillam will talk about her nonfiction book, food and farming, during a meeting of the Agri-Culture Book Club at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs. Gillam, from Shawnee, Kansas, is the author of “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.” For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/agri-culture-book-club-the-ag-hall-of-fame/?instance_id=12928.
Candidates scheduled to speak at Democratic breakfast
Three Democratic candidates for governor, State Sen. Laura Kelly, Dr. Arden Andersen and State Rep. Jim Ward, are scheduled to speak April 21 at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast. The buffet will open at 8:15 a.m. April 21 at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Reservations are requested to email@example.com by Friday, April 20, for those who plan to attend. The buffet will cost $10 a person; $6 for students and those on limited incomes. Those who attend do not have to purchase a breakfast. Those who require special needs are asked to state it in their reservations. The program is open to all Democrats. All Democratic candidates may distribute campaign literature and signs before and after the program. Other Democratic candidates for governor are scheduled to speak in May.
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 www.CABAKCK.org or email 1621Central@gmail.com.
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 www.aghalloffame.com/events/barnyard-babies-family-festival/.
Clown school workshop planned
A clown school workshop is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. The free one-day workshop by the Kansas City Clowns Club will teach basic skills involved in being a clown. There is a limit of 20 persons per workshop. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/clown-school/?instance_id=12913.
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.
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 http://wyandottedaily.com/about-80-employers-expected-at-job-fair-april-25-at-kckcc/.
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.
UG Commission to meet April 26
The Unified Government Commission has scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items are expected to be among the items on the agenda. An agenda should be posted in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Comedy show planned to raise funds for homeless program in KCK schools
Leadership 2000 will present a Night of Comedy to raise funds for the homeless program at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools. The comedy show will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Improv Comedy Theatre, Zona Rosa, 7250 N.W. 87th St., Kansas City, Missouri. Local comedians B-RICH, Conrad Courtney, Rod Reyes and Andrea Caspari will perform in this benefit event. In addition, there will be a silent auction for sports memorabilia from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals, University of Kansas and other groups. The cost of admission is $20 and additional donations are accepted. All of the proceeds from ticket sales, donations and a portion of food and drink purchases will directly benefit the students and families of the McKinney-Vento program. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Eventbrite.com. Those attending must be over 21. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/comedy-show-planned-to-raise-funds-for-homeless-program-in-kck-schools/.
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.
Bonner Springs Library plans event for young children
The eighth annual Books, Blocks and Bubbles event for young children is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Those attending the event will get to see exhibits and information about dinosaurs from Science City, Prairie Fire and the University of Kansas Department of Paleontology. There also will be a dinosaur storytime, and children will take home a free book. The event is cosponsored with the Bonner Springs School District Parents as Teachers program. For more information see http://bonnerlibrary.org/.
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 www.esavealifenow.org 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 www.kckcc.edu/campus-life/health-rec/WFC/blue-devil-fun-run-walk. 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.
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.