Community calendar

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. 2 de Octubre, Brasaletes, 9 de Octubre, Dia de los Muertos. 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 4 de Octubre. 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. Monday, Sept. 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.

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 for women
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays 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. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Raising safe kids program continues
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On Oct. 1, the program will be “Understanding Your Children’s Behavior.” On Oct. 8, the topic will be, “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. 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.

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 lwuellne@ksu.edu, or email Jo McLeland at jo1@ksu.edu.

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.

KCK school board to meet tonight
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda is posted online at www.kckps.org.

Parenting support group offered
A parenting support group will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 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. 25, 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.

Blood drive planned Sept. 26
Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Room 2325, Jewell Center. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned Sept. 26
Bonner Springs YMCA, 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in classroom A. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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.

UG Commission to meet Sept. 27
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning, zoning and regular items are expected to be on the agenda. For more information, visit www.wycokck.org under agendas.

Blood drive planned Sept. 28
Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 in the auditorium rooms. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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.

Hispanic Heritage Festival planned
A Hispanic Heritage Festival is planned from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at John Fiske Elementary School, 625 S. Valley St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes a dnner, fair and fundraiser. There will be a charge for food and activities. Proceeds will go toward students at John Fiske.

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.

Piper Community Festival and car show to be Sept. 29
The Piper Community Festival and car show will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Piper Community Festival will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the car show open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. All of the funds raised will go to the Piper Educational Foundation. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/festival-car-show-planned-saturday-at-piper/ or www.piperfest.com.

Bishop Ward auction planned Sept. 29
The annual Bishop Ward High School auction will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served until 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. The theme of the 40th annual auction is “Black, White and Ruby.” Tickets are $80. Proceeds of the event benefit the student scholarship fund. For more information, visit wardhigh.org/auction2018.

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

NAACP to meet Oct. 2
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch of the NAACP will meet on Oct. 2 at the Bethany Medical Building, 21 N. 12th St., second floor meeting room. There will be a report of the Nominating Committee, receipt of nominations by petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of April 1 may be nominated by office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to the October meeting.

Women’s self-defense program offered
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Tsuruoka will teach ways to defend yourself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Program offered on managing grief
“Managing Grief,” a four-part series, will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group will be led by Sister Loretta McGuire. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Women writers group to meet
A women writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those participating may develop the writer within, learn new approaches to writing and share their own writings. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

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.

Friends of Yates plans annual fundraising event Oct. 7
Friends of Yates will hold its fourth annual Evening of Praise, “Friends Embracing Lives through Praise,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The event is held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will take place at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event benefits the Della Gill – Joyce H. Williams Center for victims of domestic violence, a program of Friends of Yates. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/friends-of-yates-plans-annual-fundraising-event-oct-7/.

Program on breast cancer to be Oct. 9
“Breast Cancer: Risks, Causes and Symptoms” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Alex Kieu will present the program. . For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Create personalized cards in program Oct. 10
Participants may create personalized Halloween cards in a program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Supplies will be provided. Carole Thrasher will lead the program.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

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.

Safe Halloween event planned Oct. 31
A safe Halloween event is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is presented by the Leavenworth Road Association, Multiply Church and Wyandotte County Parks. For more information, call 913-788-3988 or email lrakck@sbcglobal.net.

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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