Community calendar

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


Painting class offered
“Painting Winter Scenes” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 and 25 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be led by Mary Donovan. Call 913-906-8990 to register or for information.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 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.

Program offered on raising safe kids
The “ACT Raising Safe Kids” program will be presented from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Heather Neds is the presenter. The program on Feb. 18 will be “Understanding and Helping Angry Children.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Free tax preparation offered
Beginning in February, AARP will provide free tax preparation services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. The program continues every Tuesday from Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Tuesday, April 9. Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Bonner Springs Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This location will be a walk-in site and people do not have to sign up in advance. There is a list of what items you should bring, available at the library’s checkout desk. There are guidelines on what kinds of returns they can help with, and check with the library in advance for details. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/aarp-tax-assistance/.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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, Jueves, 21 de Febrero, 10-11:30 a.m. Este programa le enseñara como cocinar comida deliciosa y nutritive de varias culturas. Camino A Casa, Reese Nichols, Jueves, 28 de Febrero, 1:30 – 2:30. 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.

Caregivers support group to meet
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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.

Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19, 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, Feb. 19, 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.

BPU to meet Feb. 20
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda are a board update, general manager update and Quindaro plant operation status. The regular session will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda will be a visitors’ time, waiving of fees, report on a day at the capital, preliminary December financial report, board comments, general manager comments and executive session.

UG to hold public meetings on new downtown grocery store
The Unified Government will hold meetings allowing the public to give their opinions on the new downtown grocery store on Thursday, Feb. 21. Two meetings are scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Blood drive planned Feb. 19
Bishop Ward High School is planning a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the school gym, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Municipal Judge Nominating Committee to meet Feb. 19
The Municipal Judge Nominating Committee, a Unified Government subcommittee, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, to discuss municipal court judge nominations. The meeting will be in the fifth-floor conference room, Suite 515, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK school board to meet Feb. 23
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, for a special meeting at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. For an agenda, see www.kckps.org.

UG committees to meet Feb. 25
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the fifth-floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will be followed by the Administration and Human Services Committee.

Program on nutrition to be Feb. 26
A program, “Include More Vegetables in Your Diet,” will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program will be presented by Pat Callaghan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

KCK school board to meet Feb. 26
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. For an agenda, see www.kckps.org.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Fairfax Industrial Association to meet
The Fairfax Industrial Association will hold a festival kickoff happy hour from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Capital Electric, 2801 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. Reservations are required. For more information, visit https://fiakck.org/event/fairfax-festival-kick-off-happy-hour/?instance_id=164.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 28
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Opening day at lake to be March 2
The opening day at Wyandotte County Lake is scheduled for Saturday, March 2. In conjunction with the lake opening, the Leavenworth Road Association will sponsor a biscuits and sausage gravy breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 2 at the Davis Hall. The cost of the breakfast will be $10 for adults and a smaller portion at half-price for children 12 and younger. Breakfast includes two biscuits, sausage gravy, two sausage patties, coffee, milk or orange juice. The breakfast is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Road Association.

Exercise program offered for older adults
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy – 11 a.m. to noon starting March 5 for Level 1, and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting March 5 for Level 2 at the K-State Extension office, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. This is an exercise program for older adults and it targets strength, balance and flexibility. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Dining with Diabetes program offered
Dining with Diabetes – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday for four weeks, starting March 6 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information about the classes, call 913-299-9300 or email jo1@ksu.edu.

Two legislative coffees set for Saturday, March 30
The League of Women Voters, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library and the Bonner Springs City Library will hold legislative coffees on Saturday, March 30. One coffee will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. A second coffee will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 30 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Legislators who are planning to attend the coffee at the KCK library include Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist., Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-34th Dist., Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. Legislators who plan to attend the coffee at Bonner Springs City Library on March 30 include Sen. Pat Pettey, D-6th Dist., Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., and Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-33rd Dist. The legislative coffees are open to the public.

WyCo Ethnic Festival to be April 13
The WyCo Ethnic Festival will be Saturday, April 13, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College field house, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music, dance and educational booths are planned at the festival. The festival promotes better understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. There is no admission charge to the festival, and it is open to the public. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival.

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.

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