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 y 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.; La Hora Financiera, con lider Brenda Mortell, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Jueves 6 de Septiembre; Nutricion presented by Teresa Moreno, Jueves, 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.

Variety show planned Sunday, Aug. 19
The KC Cares Variety Show will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Many entertainers plan to sing Broadway tunes and other hits. The event benefits the AIDS Walk. A donation of $20 at the door is suggested.

Growth group to meet Monday
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. The group meets each Monday. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

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.

Program discusses how to raise safe kids
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On Aug. 20, the topic will be “Children and Electronic Media.” On Aug. 27, the topic will be “Discipline and Parenting Styles.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet Aug. 20
Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 20, in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the Economic Development and Finance Committee. The agendas are posted at https://www.wycokck.org/Clerk/Agendas.aspx.

Caregiver support group to meet
A support group for caregivers, including men and women, will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jackie Tigges, MSW, LSCSW. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It will be a program of education and support, presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays 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 to register, call 913-906-8990.

History of barbecue in KCK to be subject of talk Aug. 22
The history of barbecue in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the topic of a lecture from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas. Bill Nicks, site administrator at Grinter House, and a historic re-enactor and local history specialist, will give the lecture. Kansas City, Kansas, has a long history of barbecue restaurants, according to local residents. While there will be light refreshments such as cookies served at the lecture, there are no plans to serve barbecue. The event is sponsored by the Museums and Historical Sites of Wyandotte County. The public is invited to attend the talk.

Personal finance program offered
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will find out about saving money and making conscious decisions about their finances. The program will be presented by Jennifer Rottinghaus. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Blood drive scheduled Aug. 24
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Cabelas, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/.

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

Support group offered Aug. 27
The Loss and Healing Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is presented by Sister Barb Conroy. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Education and support group to meet Tuesday
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Farmers market to be topic of program
“Preparing the Bounty: Making the Most of the Farmers Market” is the topic of a program from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

‘Painting in the Dark’ program planned

“Painting in the Dark – Art Therapy Approach to Alzheimer’s Prevention” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The bilingual program will be presented by Teresa Moreno. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women’s self-defense class offered
A women’s self-defense class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 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.

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/243582792862506/.

Wyandotte County Extension Council to hold elections Sept. 10
The Wyandotte County Extension Council will hold an election at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Citizens of voting age in Wyandotte County will meet to elect 12 members, including three members for agricultural pursuits, three members for home economics work, three members for 4-H Club and youth work, and three members for economic development initiatives, as representatives to the County Extension Council.

Documentary film to be shown Sept. 12 at KCKCC
The Wyandotte County Historical Society will sponsor a showing of the documentary film, “William Allen White: What’s the Matter with Kansas,” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. Admission will be free and the community college will be a co-sponsor of the event. Kevin Willmott, a professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, directed the 90-minute film.

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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