Community calendar

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Keeler Center closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1
The Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

Libraries to close Dec. 31-Jan. 1
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 31 to Jan.1. For more information, visit www.kckpl.org.

Turner Recreation Commission closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1
Turner Recreation Commission will be closed Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday.

UG, BPU offices to close Jan. 1
The administrative offices and customer service lobby of the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Also closed on Jan. 1 will be the Unified Government offices. BPU will have emergency service available seven days a week. For power emergencies, customers may call 913-573-9522. For water emergencies, call 913-573-9622 from 8 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 913-573-8522 from midnight to 8 a.m. and during weekends and holidays.

Women’s self-defense class offered
A women’s self-defense class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City Shizoku Karate Do will present techniques to defend oneself and others. The class is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Ana 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 3 de Enero. 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.

Mindfulness and meditation program offered
A mindfulness and meditation program will be offered from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, second-floor auditorium, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is for new or advanced meditators. It will last 30 minutes. Different meditative techniques will be introduced each week.

BPU to meet Wednesday, Jan. 2
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session at 5 p.m. are a board update, general manager update and environmental update. On the agenda for the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 are a visitors’ time, November financial report, board comments and general manager comments.

Women writers group to meet
A women writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The goals are for those attending to develop the writer within, learn new approaches to writing and share their own writing. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU Finance Committee to meet
The Board of Public Utilities Finance Committee will meet from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3 in the board room of the BPU administration building, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

Blood drive planned Jan. 5
TRC Community will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Turner Recreation Commission gym, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Affirmations group to meet
An Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 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.

Writing group to meet
Quill and Pluma, a bilingual writing and e-publishing collaborative, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 7, 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.

Legislative forum planned Jan. 7
The Wyandotte County Legislative Delegation Forum is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the South Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The public may attend.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 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.

KCK school board to meet Jan. 8
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted online at www.kckps.org.

Leavenworth Road Association to meet Jan. 8
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. A potluck dinner and social time will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a guest speaker at 7 p.m. Kirk Suther with Operation Brightside will discuss the new routes for trash pickup.

NAACP to meet Jan. 8
Because of a holiday on the first Tuesday of January, the Kansas City, Kansas, Branch of the NAACP will meet Jan. 8 at the Bethany Medical Building, second-floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The branch’s newly elected officers and executive committee members will be sworn in, followed by the regular executive committee meeting at 6 p.m. and the regular membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend the branch meeting and to invite others to come.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 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.

Book club to meet Jan. 8
The Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book to be discussed is “The Wife” by Meg Wolitzer. 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, Jan. 8, 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.

Card-making program to be Jan. 9
Create beautiful greeting cards at a program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Supplies will be provided.

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


Fairfax group to meet Jan. 10
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 10 at the KCKCC Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Major Rance Quinn of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, who will give a 90-minute presentation on active shooter training procedures. The luncheon fee is $25. Reservations are required to https://fiakck.org/product/january-2019-luncheon-fee/.

Extension gardeners’ program topic to be ‘Tomatoes and Peppers’
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners are sponsoring a program on Thursday, Jan. 10, on the topic of “Tomatoes and Peppers.” Dr. Chuck Marr, Kansas State University professor emeritus, will present the program. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is open to the public. There is a $5 fee to attend, which is waived for certified master gardeners. Registration is not required. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

UG Ethics Commission to meet
The Unified Government Ethics Commission is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

UG Commission meeting planned
The Unified Government Commission is expected to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Grinter Place to continue Second Saturday series on Jan. 12
Grinter Place will continue its Second Saturday speakers series on Jan. 12. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and the topic will be “How the Junior League Helped Save the Grinter House and How Volunteers Built the Grinter Event Space Barn,” presented by Georgia Howlett. The historic Grinter House is at South 78th and K-32 in Kansas City, Kansas. In conjunction with the free program, there will be free doughnuts, coffee or juice. Each program will be about 35 minutes long. After the program, there will be the opportunity for questions and comments. Tours of the Grinter House also will be available, for an admission fee of $6 for adults and $3 for students. The Second Saturday Speaker Series will present educational programs about the history of Grinter House, the oldest home still standing in Wyandotte County, and the area. Future programs in the Grinter Second Saturday Speaker Series include Feb. 9 – topic and speaker to be determined; and March 9 – “March Madness James Naismith First Person Re-Enactment,” presented by Bill Nicks. Grinter House closed for the winter on Oct. 13 and opens again on March 13. Regular hours from March 13 to Oct. 12 will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Women’s chamber to meet Jan. 16

The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 151 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

There is no charge for the networking event, and there is a cash bar. Registration is required to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hykkgckab&oeidk=a07efyyucn988426abc


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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