Community calendar

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event is still being held.

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.

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. Nutricion presented by Teresa Moreno, 17 de Enero, 10-11:30 a.m., Este programa le enseñara como cocinar comida deliciosa y nutritiva 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.

Storm water open house planned Tuesday
An open house on the storm water user fee in Kansas City, Kansas, will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Armourdale Community Center, 730 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The open house is an opportunity for residents to drop in between 4:30 and 7 p.m. and talk with city staff about the current storm water system’s needs, give their opinions and ask questions. Another open house on the storm water user fee is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/storm-water-open-house-planned-tuesday/.

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.

Grinter Jamboree to be Jan. 8
The Grinter Jamboree will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The MP3 Band will perform country music. Admission is $6.

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. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to hold special sessions Jan. 10 and 11
The Board of Public Utilities board of directors will hold two special sessions to discuss the general manager search on Thursday, Jan. 10, and Friday, Jan. 11. Both sessions will start at 8:25 a.m. and will be in the first floor conference room, lobby level, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The board will recess into a closed, executive session, to discuss the general manager search at both meetings.

‘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 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Also, there is a special session of the UG planned at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Commission Chambers. Commissioners are expected to open the 5 p.m. meeting, then recess to the ninth floor for a closed sessions to discuss litigation. For agendas for these meetings, visit www.wycokck.org.

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.

Caregivers support group to meet Tuesday
A caregivers support group for men and women 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 facilitated by Jackie Tigges, LSCSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

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

Free hair cuts offered
Free hair cuts will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Appointment times are available. Sylvia Do will provide the hair cuts. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Eagle Days to be Jan. 19-20
The 18th annual Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake Park will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19 and from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20. Programs will be held at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and the James P. Davis Hall at the lake park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Live bird exhibits are being provided by Operation Wildlife. Programs at the Schlagle library will be at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Programs at the Davis Hall will be at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, and at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The programs are free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.kckpl.org or call 913-295-8250.

Blood drive planned Jan. 25
Prairie View at Village West will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information.

Community Blood Center blood drive planned Jan. 24-25

A Community Blood Center blood drive is planned from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Hixson Atrium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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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