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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, los 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.; Medicare, 19 de Septiembre, 10-11:30 a.m., la presentadora Susan Marcos, Le proveera toda la informacion basica que usted necesita para navegar el proceso del Medicare; Nutricion, presented by Teresa Moreno, 20 de Septiembre, 10-11:30 a.m., Esta programa le ensenara como cocinar comida deliciosa y nutriva 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.
Renaissance Festival continues
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival continues on weekends through Oct. 14 at the festival grounds at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The festival is a celebration of medieval life, with such activities as jousting, contests, a royal parade, music, entertainment and food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.95 per adult, $13.95 for children 5-12, $20.25 for seniors and students, and free for children 4 and younger. Discounts are available for advance tickets and group rates are available. It is open on weekends only. For more information, visit http://www.kcrenfest.com/ or call 913-721-2110.
Nature watercolor program offered
“Beauty of Creation: Water Coloring Nature” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is led by Mary Donovan. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
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.
Green cleaning to be topic of meeting Sept. 10
“Green, Clean and Clutter Free” will be the topic of a program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will learn about the environmental and financial benefits of green cleaning. The program will be presented by Chiquita Miller.
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 Sept. 10, the topic will be “Discipline for Positive Behaviors.” On Sept. 17, the topic will be “Taking the ACT Program with You.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
UG Committees scheduled to meet
Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at City Hall, fifth floor, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Neighborhood and Community Development Committee meeting will be followed by the Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting. Agendas are at www.wycokck.org.
KCK school board to meet Sept. 11
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 2600 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.
Book club to meet
The Book Club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book to be discussed is “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet Sept. 11
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. District Attorney Mark Dupree is the scheduled guest speaker. A potluck dinner and social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Also, a buffet-style taco dinner fundraiser for the Leavenworth Road Association will be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the FOP Hall, 7844 Leavenworth Road. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, and are available at the LRA office. For more information, call 913-788-3988.
Grinter Jamboree to be Sept. 11
The Grinter Jamboree will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Live music will be by the MP3 Band. Admission is $5 per person.
Master Food Volunteer training offered
A Master Food Volunteer training program is available in Wyandotte County. The program will start Sept. 12. The program might be ideal for those who are interested in food and cooking, or are looking for an opportunity to be part of a team, learn about nutrition and perform a community service. Applications are available at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, call 913-299-9300 or email Lori Wuellner at email@example.com or Jo McLeland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makeup class to be offered Sept. 12
The “Smoky Eyes Makeup Class” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be led by Sally Anderson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
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.
‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Sept. 13
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at City Hall, lobby level, Commission Chambers, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.
Fairfax group to meet Sept. 13
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be District Attorney Mark Dupree. The cost of the luncheon is $25. Reservations are due by 3 p.m. Sept. 11 to https://fiakck.org/product/september-2108-luncheon-fee/.
Oldest living ‘Yankee Dodger’ to speak Sept. 13
The guest speaker at the Bonner Springs Historic Preservation Society’s monthly speaker series Sept. 13 will be Fred Kipp, author of “The Last Yankee Dodger: From Brooklyn to LA and the Bronx.” Kipp, 86, who was born in Piqua, Kansas, is the last living player for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Alden-Harrington Family Event Center, 218 Oak St., Bonner Springs. There is no admission charge. Kipp’s son, Mark Kipp, serves on the Bonner Springs City Council. For more information, visit http://www.bonnerlibrary.org/event/historic-society-fred-kipp/?instance_id=16306.
Hispanic Heritage Month program planned
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, is sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Month program. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market, 129 Elm St. There will be food, salsa dancing and a mariachi group. Admission is free.
Library in the Park to be Sept. 15
The fourth annual Library in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Big Eleven Lake, 11th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The free outdoor festival will include live music, food and activities. Derrick Barnes, author of “CROWN: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” will sign free copies of his children’s book at the event. Local music groups The Sextet, Ayel, and The Urban Bucket Brigade will perform. A taco competition will be held with local KCK taquerias Ninfa’s, Carniceria la Luz, Indios Carbonsitos, and Don Antonio’s. Those attending may sample the free tacos. The Dash KCK will be held at 8:30 a.m. For more information see libraryinthepark.org and dashkck.com.
NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet to be Sept. 15
The Kansas City, Kansas, NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. The KCK NAACP is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The guest speaker is Derrick Johnson, NAACP national president, on the topic of “Defeat Hate, Vote.” Tickets to the banquet will be $65. For ticket information, call 913-568-7160.
Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Kari O’Rourke. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Growth group offered Sept. 17
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, including Sept. 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s purpose is to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Mohr to lead writing workshop
A free writing workshop with Joshua Mohr, a Bay area novelist and writing instructor, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave. Mohr teaches writing at the University of San Francisco and will speak on “Plaracterization: Marrying Plot and Character.” The program is sponsored by the Johnson County Library Foundation , Joan Berkley Writers Fund. For more information, visit http://www.bonnerlibrary.org/event/plaracterization-marry-plot-and-character/?instance_id=16302.
Domestic violence education program offered
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support,” will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Felissa Johnson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Caregiver support group to meet
A support group for caregivers, including men and women, will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 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.
Book discussion of ‘Song of the Lark’ featured Sept. 18
A book discussion of Willa Cather’s “Song of the Lark” is scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Bonner Springs Library. Linda Lewis, a retired professor from Bethany College, will facilitate the discussion. Lewis was a professor of English for 27 years at Bethany College and is an expert in British literature. She also has taught courses about Cather previously. Like Cather, Lewis is from Nebraska. Lewis moved to Kansas upon completing her doctorate degree at the University of Nebraska. Lewis currently is an editor and author. The book talk is funded by Humanities Kansas as part of its Talk about Literature in Kansas series. For more information, visit http://www.bonnerlibrary.org/event/book-discussion/?instance_id=16308.
Parenting support group offered
A parenting support group will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will provide education and support. The program is 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. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those participating may learn a new skill or work on current projects. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Plant exchange planned
A plant exchange is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave. Those participating may share seeds, clippings and other items from their gardens. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Program to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month will be observed with a program from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be a program about the diversity of Hispanic culture within the area. Refreshments will be available.
Exercise program offered for older adults
“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” an exercise program for older adults, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Sept. 25, through Nov. 15. The class improves strength, balance and flexibility. It also increases muscle strength, relieves arthritis, promotes weight maintenance, lifts depression, reduces stress and reduces risk of heart disease. The class is offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 25, 27, Oct. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 23, 25, 30, Nov. 1, 7, 9, 13 and 15. For more details about the class, call 913-299-9300 or email Lori Wuellner at email@example.com, or email Jo McLeland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program offered on freezing produce
“Freezing the Bounty,” a program on making the most of the green market, will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Managing credit to be topic of program
Managing personal credit will be the topic of a program from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss what a credit rating is and how to maintain a good credit rating.
Program offers tips for online buying
A program offering tips for online buying will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Included will be tips on how to keep personal information safe. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Open mic event planned
The Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Wordslingers, a writing group that meets at 6:30 p.m. every second Monday at the Bonner Springs Library, will hold a monthly open mic for writers at Third Space Coffee. Teen and adult writers usually show up to participate in the open mic event, Granath said. The open mic event will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and Oct. 26 at Third Space Coffee, 226 Oak St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Participants are eligible for prizes. For more information, see http://www.bonnerlibrary.org/event/open-mic-night-third-space/?instance_id=16307.
Rain garden workshop planned Sept. 29
A rain garden workshop is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the southeast side of Welborn Lake, near 48th and Leavenworth Road. David Dods will be the instructor for the workshop. It is open to the public.
Autumn Art event to be Oct. 6 at Grinter Place
Autumn Art at Grinter will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. At the Grinter Barn, there will be art vendor tables and snacks. At the Grinter House will be traditional demonstrations set up for this event. Admission to Grinter House is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Grinter Place is a state museum at K-32 and 78th Street. For more information, call 913-334-2500.
Program planned Oct. 16 on immigration legislation
A program is planned Oct. 16 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library on immigration legislation. The program, “Climate of Fear: Pending Immigration Legislation, DACA and ICE,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To be discussed are pending immigration legislation in the United States and legislative trends in other countries that deal with refugees, as well as facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes. Attorneys from Catholic Charities and ACLU, with the director of refugee resettlement for Jewish Services, will lead the discussion. For more information, call 913-295-8250.
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/.