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. 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 1 de Noviembre; 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.

Reading of famous Inge play to be Oct. 21
The Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Wordslingers Writing Group will offer a play-reading circle with “Bus Stop” by Kansas-born playwright William Inge at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. Those interested may sign up to read or come by to listen. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/play-reading/.

Affirmations group to meet
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’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.

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. The presenter is Heather Neds. On Oct. 15, the topic will be “Understanding and Controlling Parents’ Anger.” On Oct. 22, the topic will be “Understanding and Helping Angry Children.” For more information or to register, 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.

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

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.

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. The education and support group 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 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet Oct. 22
Unified Government committees are scheduled to meet on Monday, Oct. 22, at City Hall, fifth floor meeting room, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the Administration and Human Services Committee. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

KCK school listening tour meeting scheduled Oct. 22
A listening and learning tour for the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Schlagle High School, 2214 N.59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will include Dr. Charles Foust, superintendent, and school district officials. Parents and the community may attend the meeting. The remaining listening and learning tour date is 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Medicare open enrollment assistance event to be Oct. 23
A Medicare open enrollment assistance event sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will provide help to seniors during the Medicare open enrollment period. Trained volunteers from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program will be on hand at the event to provide one-on-one assistance to seniors who have questions, or who wish to make changes to their plans. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period extends from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries who wish to make changes or enroll for the first time need to bring their Medicare card, any current prescriptions (including dosage and frequency), and a list of preferred pharmacies. The event is free and open to everyone. For those unable to attend the event on Oct. 23, another open enrollment assistance event is planned from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kansas. For more information, call Rep. Yoder’s office in Overland Park at 913-621-0832.

Program presented on getting more sleep
“Sleep: Want It, Need It, Get It” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will discuss the connection between nutrition, diet, sleep and memory. It will be presented by Pat Callahan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Oct. 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at https://www.boarddocs.com/ks/kckps/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

History of Piper to be presented Oct. 23
The history of Piper is the topic of a program from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Kane Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Lynn Sheppard, a Piper native and teacher at Washington High School for 32 years, will present the program in the Wyandotte County History Lecture Series.

Blood drive planned Oct. 24
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned on Oct. 24 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The blood drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. According to a spokesman for the Red Cross, donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month. Those interested in donation may make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Program offered on managing grief
A program on managing grief will be offered from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is presented by Sister Loretta McGuire. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Personal finance program to be presented Oct. 25
“Every Cent Counts” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will learn about making conscious decisions concerning their finances. 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, Oct. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Learn new techniques to decorate a pumpkin
“Pumpkin Decorating” will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Jill Ellena. Supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Ribbon-cutting planned Oct. 25 for new dog park
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 for the St. John’s Dog Park, 801 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring it.

Halloween event planned Oct. 25
A Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. Activities include trick-or-treating at 6:30 p.m., games, craft, haunted maze and mad science lab at 6:45 p.m. and costume contest at 7:30 p.m.

UG Commission expected to meet Oct. 25
The Unified Government Commission is expected to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Sixth annual Boo Bash to be Oct. 27
The sixth annual Boo Bash will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event is for all ages. There will be a live disc jockey, games, snacks, storytime and other activities. Those attending may wear costumes. There will be trick-and-treats. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/6th-annual-boo-bash/.

Vaughan to speak about book Oct. 27
Kansas City area author and historian Joe H. Vaughan will be speaking and signing books at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the café at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Vaughan has released a new history book entitled, “Colonel Wilkinson’s Diary, A Kansas Doctor in World War I”. Colonel Hugh Wilkinson, M. D., was born and raised in Seneca, Kansas. The doctor was a Kansas City, Kansas, surgeon whose offices were in the Brotherhood Building on Minnesota Avenue.

Halloween event sponsored by Turner Recreation
A Halloween event sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spooktacular will include a trunk or treat, carnival-style games, booths, a Halloween hunt and Haunted Hallways. Also, those attending may bring nonperishable food to be given to needy families.

Meeting on new Piper fire station planned Oct. 29
A neighborhood meeting on a new Piper fire station is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Patricia “Diane” Kane Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be a presentation on construction for the new fire station, to be located at Hutton and Leavenworth roads.

Halloween event to be Oct. 29
A Halloween trunk-or-treat will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library parking lot, 625 Minnesota Ave. Children may wear their costumes and receive candy. There also will be crafts and activities.

Edgar Allan Poe reading to be Oct. 29
The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas, will hold a reading of works by Edgar Allan Poe at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Classics such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” will be included. The program is for all ages, but the readings may be too intense for young children. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/event/edgar-allan-poe-reading/.

Trunk-or-treat planned Oct. 30
A Halloween trunk-or-treat and a fire-juggling performance are planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Jason D’Vaude will present the fire-juggling performance.

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.

Alcott to hold Halloween event
The Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., is preparing for its annual Halloween event at the Alcott from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The theme this year is the “Wizard of Oz.” The Alcott parking lot on Oct. 31 will be decorated with scenes from the “Wizard of Oz.” Visitors will walk through the gates and follow a yellow brick road. Artist Darryl Woods will be there and will have posters for children to select. Also, Sheryl Nance-Durst will volunteer her time to do face-painting. The Unified Government’s lead paint program will hand out information about the lead paint program. Children will receive a bag of candy at the event. Sponsors, partners and donors are needed for the Halloween program. Candy may be donated, and money will be accepted for the event’s expenses. Volunteers are also needed. For information, call 913-233-2787. The Alcott Arts Center is not yet ADA accessible. For more information, visit www.alcottartscenter.org/ or call 913-233-2787.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Veterans Day Commemoration event to be Nov. 10
The annual Wyandotte County Veterans Day Commemoration event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Village, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Retired Sgt. First Class Gretchen Meitler, a veteran of the Iraq war and member of Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271. The Piper High School Music in Motion will perform. A brunch will be served. This year’s program will recognize current era veterans, with a special acknowledgment of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The free community event is presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6401. Partners and sponsors include the Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber, the Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Salvation Army Harbor Light Village, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and Providence Medical Center.

Chili dinner planned Nov. 10
A chili dinner is planned, with a veterans’ ceremony, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Grinter Place, 78th and K-32, Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the dinner will be $8 for adults, $4 for veterans with ID, $4 for youth under 12. Tours of the Grinter House will be $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Women’s Chamber to meet Nov. 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Board of Public Utilities offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Lauren Lane, an entrepreneur in the food and entertaining field, who has past career experience in creative design and management. The cost of the luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. For more information, see https://kckwomenschamber.org/.

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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