Community calendar

The Wyandotte Daily news is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call to see if the event is still planned.

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 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. Nutricion presented by Con Teresa Moreno, Jueves, 16 de Agosto, 10-11:30 a.m.; Este programa le ensenara como cocinar comida deliciosa y nutritive de varias culturas. 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.

BPU to hold special meeting Monday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet in a special session at noon Monday, Aug. 6, in the first floor conference room of the BPU administrative building, 540 Minnesota Ave. According to the meeting notice, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss leadership vendor selection.

KCK school board to meet Aug. 6
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in the third floor board room of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Board members will have the opportunity to participate in the meeting by telephone. According to the meeting notice, the meeting will include regular business, and the human resources report and recommendations.

KCK Night Out Against Crime to be Aug. 7
The Kansas City, Kansas, Night Out Against Crime will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Kansas National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event promotes police and community partnerships and neighborhood relationships, with the purpose of enhancing safety and livability. The Kansas City, Kansas, Neighborhood Crime Prevention Patrol and Livable Neighborhoods are involved in this event.

Women’s chamber to meet Aug. 8
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Children’s Campus, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Scholarship award winners will be honored at the meeting. Chamber members will welcome Dr. Greg Mosier, president of Kansas City Kansas Community College. To register, visit

Card-making class offered
Create beautiful personalized cards on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Supplies will be provided. The class will be led by Carole Thrasher. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

UG Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the second floor Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Author of ‘Kansas Curiosities’ to speak
Pam Grout, author of “Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff,” will be the guest speaker for the Bonner Springs Historic Preservation Society meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Alden-Harrington Family Event Center, 218 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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 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 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 or call 816-753-4040.

Grinter Fest scheduled Sept. 8
Grinter Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grinter Place, 78th and K-32, Kansas City, Kansas. There will be an apple pie contest with the mayor, and an appearance by a Moses Grinter re-enactor. Educational displays and craft vendors also will be part of Grinter Fest. Admission to the Grinter Fest is free. There will be a charge for house tours. For more information, see

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

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

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

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