Community calendar

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

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, 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.

Group plans community meeting April 15
The Turner Community Connection group will sponsor a community meeting with guest speaker, Mayor David Alvey, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Bristol Hill United Methodist Church, 4826 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Light refreshments will be available.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 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. Decoración de Canastas de Pascua, Líder: Brenda Mortell. Trae tu canasta para decorar u obtiene alguna de nuestras ideas para usar como canasta. Con creatividad e ingenio, el envase es lo de menos! Materiales proveídos. Miercoles, 17 de Abril, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 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.

KCKCC Health Fair to include several tests

Kansas City Kansas Community College wants to give students, staff, faculty and the community a chance to maintain their health during the college’s 2019 Health Fair. The Health Fair is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 17, in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. Entrance into the fair is free. However, there is a fee associated with some activities. The lab will not accept insurance.These tests include:
• 20 Chemistries and Lipids with CBC. This includes electrolytes, lipids, hemoglobin and hematocrit. $20
• Cancer Antigen 125 (for women). This is a possible indicator for ovarian cancer. $35
• Prostate specific antigen PSA (for men). This is possibly indicative of prostate cancer. $20
• Thyroid stimulating hormone TSH. $20
• Hemoglobin A1C. This will tell the average level of glucose. $20
• Vitamin D. $25
• Vitamin B12. $20
• Thyroid Testing. $25
• HsCRP (indicator of inflammation). $20

The health fair will feature a variety of exhibitors including counseling, chiropractor, blood pressure/height/weight checks, oral health and HIV/STD information as well as a visit from KC Wolf. In addition, a Mobile Mammogram station will be available. Visit www.dic-KC.com and choose Mobile Mammography from the menu for more information. When scheduling your mammogram, tell the scheduler that the appointment is on the mobile coach. Women who are 35 to 39 years may obtain a screening baseline mammogram. However, patients in this age range should check with their insurance provider prior to screening for plan eligibility. To schedule an appointment call 816-444-9989 or 913-344-9989. For more information on KCKCC’s Health Fair, contact Kim Morgan at 913-288-7683 or by email at kmorgan@kckcc.edu.

Caregivers support group to meet April 16
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 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, April 16, 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, April 16, 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.Kb

BPU to meet Wednesday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session are a board update, general manager update, and a presentation on flex pay. The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the BPU offices. On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time, United Way hardship program update, Boulevard Lofts economic development request, Kansas Municipal Energy Agency appointment, pension trustee replacement, board comments and general manager comments.

Blood drive planned
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 at the Hixson Atrium. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Program on Medicare to be April 17
A program on Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program provides basic information and answers questions about Medicare. The presenter is Susan Marcos. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Informational program planned about funeral costs
“You Paid How Much? The Truth about Funeral Costs and Planning” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Advice will be offered from experts who volunteer to educate and support families in making informed decisions. The presenter will be Steve Nicely. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

Keeler Center to be closed April 18-22

The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed from April 18 to 22 for the Easter holiday.

Blood drive planned
Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the new gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Central Avenue plans cleanup April 20
Central Avenue will have a cleanup and Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20. The event begins with a breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a cleanup. A lunch is planned for volunteers at noon at 1258 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Residents, businesses and neighborhood groups are invited to participate. For information, call the Central Avenue Betterment Association at 913-281-9222.

Program planned on dietary guidelines
“Upcoming Dietary Guidelines and Labeling” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 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.

Legal advice offered
Free legal advice will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 24, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Scott and Sheila Martinsen will answer questions regarding estates, wills and power of attorney. This program is by appointment only. For more information, call 913-906-8990.

Grinter Quilt Show to be April 26-27
The Grinter Friends will hold the 43rd annual Quilt Show on April 26 and 27. The quilts will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27 at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas. The display at the Grinter Barn will be free and open to the public. Linda Mooney will be the guest speaker on April 27 on the topic, “Quilts from a Historical Perspective.” The presentation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Grinter Place historic museum, 1420 S. 78th, and there is an admission charge of $3 to the talk. Admission may be paid at the Grinter House door. The Grinter Friends also will display the Opportunity Quilt that is hand-quilted by the Friends of Grinter Quilt Guild at the show. Tickets will be available for $1 each. The quilt will be given away at the annual Friends of Grinter meeting in January 2020.

Spring dinner planned
The Wyandotte County Republicans Spring Dinner will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Lakeof the Forest Club House, 100 Lake of the Forest Drive, Bonner Springs, Kansas. Registration may be made to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg85cw3w6fc9ffca&oseq=&c=e37b2520-eb23-11e6-b774-842b2b5261ac&ch=e4527250-eb23-11e6-b78e-842b2b5261ac.

Strawberry Hill 5K Run-Walk to be April 27
The fourth annual Strawberry Hill 5K Run-Walk will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27. The race will begin and end at the Strawberry Hill Museum parking lot, 720 N. 4th, off Ann Avenue. The course will be through the streets of Strawberry Hill, including some level ground and some hills. There is a registration fee. For more information, visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Piper cleanup planned April 27-30

A Piper cleanup is being planned April 27-30. Sponsored by Operation Brightside, the cleanup will provide bags to volunteers and residents to clean up neighborhoods in Piper. Volunteers may gather at Piper High School at 9 a.m. April 27, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. After the end of the cleanup, bags will be picked up on Tuesday. For more information about the Piper cleanup, call 913-488-5478.

Barnyard Babies to be April 27 at Ag Hall
The Barnyard Babies Family Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Visitors may experience a day on the farm, with baby animals, a tractor petting zoo, train rides, games, a farmers market, pedal power, with Touch-a-Truck, Mater and Lightning also a part of the event. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under 3. For more information, visit https://www.aghalloffame.com/events/barnyard-babies-family-festival/.

Blood drive planned
Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the auxiliary gym. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Plant sale to be May 3-4
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will have a plant sale May 3-4 at the Extension office, Wildcat Room, 2100 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Vegetables, flowers and ornamental grasses will be for sale. Purchases may be made by cash or checks.

Polski Day to be May 4
The 35th annual Polski Day will be Saturday, May 4, at All Saints Catholic Church, 809 Vermont Ave. The event will include a parade at 11 a.m., a Polka Mass at 5 p.m., a festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polish food and live musical entertainment. For more information, visit https://polskiday.com/.

Flyover concert to be May 4 at amphitheater
The Flyover concert featuring Cardi B, Savage, Kodak Black, G. Herbo, Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, Tobi Lou, Splurge, Blaatina and Yusee will be at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Providence Medical Center amphitheater, 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office.

Town Hall meeting planned May 18
State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28 at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org. `


Blood drive scheduled
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.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.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or 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, Kansas, 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, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

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