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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, 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. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Mediterranean diet to be discussed
“Fish: Revisiting the Mediterranean Diet” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan, K-State Research and Extension. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Cupcake decorating workshop offered
A workshop on cupcake decorating will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Rachel Van Stratton and Sweet Ideas are presenting the program. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Parenting support group to meet April 24
A Parenting Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will discuss ways of working with children and growing in healthy relationships with them. The group is facilitated by Marqueia Watson. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Concert scheduled April 24
Jack White – Boarding House Reach will appear at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. No phones, photos or recording will be allowed. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information, see https://www.providenceamp.com/.
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/.
Mental health in the workplace to be topic of program April 25
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 25. The topic will be “Navigating Mental Health in the Workplace.” Resources are offered to help people find jobs. For more information, see http://bonnerlibrary.org.
Concert planned April 25
Odesza, A Moment Apart Tour, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Odesza will appear with San Holo and Pluko. The concert is for ages 16 and older. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information, see https://www.providenceamp.com/.
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.
Personal finance program offered April 26
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Jennifer Rottinghaus, CPA. Topics will include managing one’s money and making conscious decisions about finances. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.
‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 26, 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.
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. Admission for the program with Teresa Ward April 28 will be $6, which will include a tour of the historic Grinter House. 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/.
Rosedale neighborhood cleanup scheduled April 28
A Rosedale neighborhood cleanup has been scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, meeting at Fisher Park, 3800 Fisher St. Organizations or individuals may join in the cleanup. Gloves, water and trash bags will be provided. A cookout is planned afterward, at noon at Fisher Park, 3800 Fisher St. For more information, call 913-677-5097.
Loyalty Day event to be held April 28 at Rosedale Arch
Kansas City’s VFW Post 111 and the city of Louisburg’s VFW Post 7348 are holding the Loyalty Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. April 28 at the Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch, 35th and Booth, Kansas City, Kansas, in recognition of the World War I Centennial. The event begins with patriotic music, color guard, immigrant guest speakers, Patriot Pen Winner Essay, bugle and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arch from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. For more information on the event and inclement weather location, visit ksloyaltyday.us.
Library seeks community comments on future of Main Library
The future of the Main Library will be the topic of three community feedback sessions planned April 28, May 7 and May 16. The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library is holding the feedback sessions so that the community members may share their thoughts about the future of the Main Library, according to a library news release. The sessions will be at 1 p.m. April 28, 6 p.m. May 7 and 11 a.m. May 16 at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The current Main Library building was opened in 1966 and has been operating for more than 50 years. The community, in the meantime, has grown and changed, and the feedback sessions are designed to get information about what community members want and need at the library. The original Main Library building was built in 1902 at 625 Minnesota Ave. as a Carnegie library. That building was demolished in 1965 for a parking lot for the current building. Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library was formed in 1895. In 1899, it came under the authority of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public School District Board of Education and remains there today. Those community members who are not able to attend any of the three sessions may take a short survey available at www.kckpl.org/main-project.
Support group to meet April 30
A Loss and Healing Support group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is for those who have suffered from a recent loss. The facilitator is Sister Barb Conroy. For registration or more information, call 913-906-8990.
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.
School to hold blood drive May 4
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 4 in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Master Gardeners to hold plant sale May 4-5
The annual plant sale of the Extension Master Gardeners in Wyandotte County will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, in the Wildcat Room of the Extension office at 1200 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Many varieties of vegetables were grown by the Master Gardeners for this sale. A large variety of annual and perennial plants and flowers suitable for this climate will be available. Cash and checks will be accepted.
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.
Polski Day planned May 5 to raise funds for church
All Saints Catholic Church, 8th and Vermont, Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate Polski Day on Saturday, May 5. A Polka Mass featuring the Good Shepherd Choir will be held at 4 p.m. May 5 at All Saints Church. The event also includes a Polski Day parade at 11 a.m. May 5 from 12th and Central, east to 8th Street, then to Vermont, ending at the church. Polish music, food and entertainment are scheduled on the church grounds. The event celebrates Polish heritage and raises funds for the church. For more information, see www.polskiday.com.
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.
BPU expected to meet May 9
The Board of Public Utilities is expected to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the BPU administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
Blood drive scheduled May 10
Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas, has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 10 in the Multipurpose Room 2. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
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.