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, 3, 10, 24, 31 de julio, 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.

Watercolor class offered
“The Beauty of Creation: Water Coloring Nature” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Supplies will be provided. The class is presented by Mary Donovan. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Book fair to be offered for adults
A book fair will be offered for adults from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the Turner Community Library, Cub’s Corner, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Books at this event are special advance copies of books. There also will be snacks. For more information, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/read-advanced-book-fair.

Support group for caregivers to meet July 3
A support group for caregivers will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, including July 3 and 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The support group is for men and women and meets on first and third Tuesdays. The facilitator is Jackie Tigges. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Keeler Center to be closed for holidays
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will be closed Tuesday evening, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holidays.

KCK school board to meet July 3
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education has called a special meeting for 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the third floor board room, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The board will hear a report on teacher negotiations and review budget decisions for 2018-2019. The board also is expected to discuss and take action on the human resources report and salary schedules that were presented and tabled at the June 26 regular meeting. They also will discuss school security. The board also has scheduled a closed, executive session July 3 to discuss teacher negotiations, confidential personnel information and to review salaries and benefits of identifiable individuals.

Library offers Fourth of July party
A Fourth of July party for children and all ages is planned from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 3 at the Turner Community Library, Bear’s Den, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may decorate their own Fourth of July sunglasses, play jenga games and eat snacks. Registration is encourage to https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/4th-july-party.

Fireworks display planned July 3
The Turner Recreation Commission fireworks display is planned at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission and the Unified Government Parks Department. It is open to the public. There will be no parking on the left side of the street, and no outside fireworks will be allowed into the park.

Libraries to close July 4
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries will be closed on July 4, and will reopen July 5. For library programs before or after July 4, visit https://kckpl.librarymarket.com.

35th Infantry Division Band to play July 4 at T-Bones game
The Marching Band of the 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, will play the National Anthem on July 4 at the Kansas City T-Bones game in Kansas City, Kansas. The game will start at 7:05 p.m. against the Sioux Falls Canaries. For more details on T-Bones’ schedules, visit www.tbonesbaseball.com/.

Puppet-making workshop planned
A puppet-making workshop for children, school age and up, is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Kari O’Rourke will be the instructor. Materials will be provided. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Program planned on succulents and cactus plants
A program on succulents and cactus plants is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the Sunflower Room of the Wyandotte County Extension office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. There are many varieties, including some hardy varieties in Kansas City. Jesse Nelson with the Family Tree Nursery will demonstrate how to arrange them in containers and how to care for them at the July 5 program. Each class participant will be given a succulent to take home. The class is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. Registration is not required. A $5 fee will be payable at the door. The fee is waived for certified Extension master gardeners. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

Writers group to meet
A writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may bring their journals, stories and poems and work with other writers to share their work. The facilitator is Pat Callaghan. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Vans Warped Tour to visit Bonner Springs July 5
The Vans Warped Tour plans to visit the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, at 11 a.m. July 5. More than 50 groups are scheduled to perform. The groups include As It Is, Chase Atlantic, Four Year Strong, Grayscale, Mayday Parade, Picturesque, Senses Fail, We the Kings, Yungblud and more. For more information see https://www.providenceamp.com/.

BPU to meet July 5

The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session at 5 p.m. will be a board update, general manager update, and a report on information protection by Bobby Gray. On the agenda for the regular session at 6 p.m. July 5 at 540 Minnesota Ave. will be a visitors’ time, the May financial report, board comments, general manager comments, and a closed, executive session.

UG Committee meetings scheduled
Unified Government Committee meetings are scheduled on Monday, July 9, in the fifth floor meeting room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Neighborhood and Community Development meeting will be at 5 p.m., followed by the Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting.

Grinter Jamboree planned July 10
The Grinter Jamboree is planned at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band will perform for Rock ’n’ Roll night. Admission is $5 per person, and concessions are available.

Blood drive scheduled July 11
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Room 2325, Jewell Center, 7250 State Ave., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Meditation class offered
A mindfulness and meditation class will be offered from noon to 12:30 p.m. July 11 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, in the first floor program room. The class for adults and senior adults will offer techniques on meditation, for new or advanced meditators. The class will continue on Wednesdays through July, August and September, with the exception of Aug. 29. For more information, see https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/.

Blood drive scheduled
The Bonner Springs YMCA will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Bonner Springs YMCA Classroom A, 2251 S. 138th, Bonner Springs, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

UG Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the second floor Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kansas.

UG Commission meeting planned July 12
A Unified Government Commission meeting is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Free citizenship preparation program offered

A free citizenship preparation program will be offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 25 to Sept. 27, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The program will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The classes, offered by Catholic Charities and the library, will include course work on the English language, American history and civics knowledge that is needed to pass the naturalization interview and exam. Class size is limited to 25. Adults 18 and older may participate if they have had their green card for at least five years. To enroll, call Elena at 913-295-8250, Ext. 1122, or email ebonjour@kckpl.org.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. t0 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Unified Government, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Blood drive scheduled Aug. 20

Chiropractic Healing Center, Harding and Associates, 8437 State Ave., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at a donor bus in the parking lot. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Spiritual direction available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., is offering spiritual direction by appointment. One hour, once a month, may be scheduled at the convenience of the director and directee. Those interested in spiritual direction by call the Keeler Women’s Center at 913-906-8990 to talk to one of the sisters about scheduling an appointment. The Keeler Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters.

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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