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: Las Mujeres, Mary Ellen Rodriquez and Anna Maria Sauer, Martes, 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, 11:30 – 1 p.m.
La Hora Financiera, con lider Brenda Mortell, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Jueves 2 de Agosto. El centro de mujeres Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.

Funeral costs and planning to be topic of program
A program, “The Truth About Funeral Costs and Planning,” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 23, by Steve Nicely at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss making informed decisions about death-related services consistent with one’s values. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Writing group to meet July 23
A writing and e-publishing group, Quill and Pluma, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, July 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s growth group to meet Monday
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s goal is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on raising safe kids
“ACT Raising Safe Kids” program will be offered for eight weeks from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, July 23-Sept. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter is Heather Neds. The topics include “Understanding Your Children’s Behavior” on July 23; and “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence” on July 30. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Support group to meet July 23
The Loss and Healing Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Sister Barb Conroy. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

UG schedules budget workshops
The Unified Government has scheduled several budget workshops, including:
• Monday, July 23, budget workshop, immediately following the standing committee meetings that begin at 5 p.m., fifth floor conference room, City Hall;
• 5 p.m. Thursday, July 26, budget workshop, fifth floor conference room, City Hall;
• 5 p.m. Monday, July 30, budget workshop and final public hearing, Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall;
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, budget adoption, Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall.

Group to discuss healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” group, will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Felissa Johnson. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet July 24
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the third floor auditorium, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Candidate forums planned Tuesday, July 24 and July 31, at Beatrice Lee Community Center
Two candidate forums remain at the Beatrice Lee Community Center, the former JFK Center, at 1210 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kansas. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, candidates for Wyandotte County District Court judge have been invited. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, candidates for state representative have been invited. The candidate forums are sponsored by Community Health Council, Econ Avenue, Historic Northeast-Midtown Association, KC United, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Kansas City, Kansas, Chapter, NBC Community Development Corp., Northeast Economic Development Corp. and Unity with Purpose. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Parenting support group to meet July 24
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is presented by Marqueia Watson. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on current projects. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Meditation class offered
A mindfulness and meditation class will be offered from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 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/.

Free citizenship preparation program offered July 25
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.

Personal finance program planned July 26
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss managing money and learning to make conscious decisions about personal finances. The program will be presented by Jennifer Rottinghaus. For more information or 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, July 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Show ‘N Shine Truck and Car show planned July 28
The Show ‘N Shine Truck and Car Show is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. There will be plaques and door prizes, top 60, and best of show. Also planned are living history demonstrations and train rides. The event is for all ages. For more information visit http://www.aghalloffame.com/.

Democrats to open campaign office July 29 in KCK
Wyandotte County Democrats will have a grand opening for their campaign office from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at 7348 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WYCODems/.

Women’s self-defense class offered
A women’s self-defense class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate will show ways to defend oneself and others. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

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

Back-to-School Fair planned Aug. 4
A Back-to-School Fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The fair includes free school supplies, free immunizations and physical exams, free student haircuts, free vision screenings and glasses, free dental screening, free snacks and access to community resources. Students who live in Wyandotte County and attend school, both public and private, are welcome. Parents must provide proof of residence in Wyandotte County. Parents are required to bring their children. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/WyandotteCountyBackToSchoolFair/.

Fairfax group to meet
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for a luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at WestPro Construction Solutions, 2850 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., will be the guest speaker. The sponsor of the event is Delta Innovative Services Inc. The luncheon is a member-only event. Registration is required.

Blood drive scheduled Aug. 16
Frontier Justice, 10000 France Family Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, has scheduled a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 in the special event room. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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.

Blood drive scheduled Aug. 20
The Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation center, 7850 Freeman Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the chapel. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, offers individual and couples counseling and individual spiritual direction to women and men —available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information.

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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