Community calendar

Program on makeup planned Wednesday, May 15
“Perfect Your Foundation” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. In the program, participants will learn about different functions of their makeup foundation. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet May 15
The Board of Public Utilities will meet for a work session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, and a regular meeting at 6 p.m. May 15 at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The work session, held in the board room, will include a special presentation, the agenda stated. On the agenda for the regular meeting will be a visitors’ time, 2018 BKD draft annual audit report, Rubin Brown internal audit report, board comments and general manager comments.

Moms Demand Action plans conversation about gun control May 16
Moms Demand Action – Kansas is planning to appear at a Connect the Dottes meeting in a conversation about gun control at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Taco Republic, 500 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kansas.

Boulevard Drive-in to become bike-in theater on Thursday
The Boulevard Drive-in, 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kansas, will become a bike-in theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The movie, “The Pagemaster,” a 1994 film rated G, will be shown. There will be family-friendly events, games, sports, bicycle mazes and activities for all ages. The movie will begin at dark. Admission will be free for bicyclists and pedestrians. Each car is asked to donate $5 to the Rosedale Development Association. Snacks will be available for purchase with cash only at the concessions area. Seating and bike storage will be available. There will be book giveaways from the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library’s mobile library. The event is sponsored by the Rosedale Development Association, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, Boulevard Drive-in, Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Frank Rushton Jaguars, K-State Research and Extension of Wyandotte County, Learning Tree and Mid-America Regional Council, with others.

Senior Resource Fair planned May 17
Partners in Primary Care, 7527 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Senior Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. Activities will include a hands-only CPR class. More than 20 local and regional organizations that are geared toward the senior population will be on site. Partners in Primary Care offers high-quality care to seniors that goes beyond addressing acute and immediate health issues, and focuses on developing log-term relationships with patients living with chronic conditions. Partners operates four senior-focused primary care clinics in the Kansas City area and two others inside Walgreens stores. For information, call 913-603-0029.

Urban Kids Fishing Derby to be May 18
Urban American Outdoors TV and Kansas City Kansas Community College will sponsor the 14th annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College pond, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The kids derby is free to those who are 4 to 16 years old, and the participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All registered participants must bring their own fishing poles, bait and bucket. Loaner poles will be available, which must be returned. Anyone interested in having their child participate in this event may call 913-334-5177; parents must sign a release. The event is limited to the first 250 children who sign up. There will be prizes for winning catches. Parts of the derby will be filmed for Urban American Outdoors TV. For more information and to sign up, visit www.urbankidsfish.com.

Rep. Davids to speak at Democratic breakfast Saturday
The guest speaker for the Saturday, May 18, Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will be U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist. The breakfast will begin with a buffet at 8:15 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Also speaking at the Saturday breakfast will be state Rep. Valdenia Winn, the Kansas House Democratic assistant leader. She will give a legislative report. The breakfast is open to all Democrats. The cost is $10. Students and people on limited incomes will pay $6. It’s not required to purchase a breakfast to attend. Those who plan to purchase breakfast should respond to scottmackey08@yahoo.com by Friday, May 17. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary to attend.

Cycling safety, family fun are focus of 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo

Elementary-aged kids will have the opportunity to learn tips on cycling safety, get free bike safety helmets and T-shirts and enjoy activities at the Kansas City T-Bones stadium at a free family event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18. The annual Kansas City Kansas Kiwanis West Bike Rodeo is back for the 13th year and will be held rain or shine in the parking lot area of Kansas City T-Bones Stadium, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Kids are encouraged to bring their bicycles to the event to have their bikes inspected free and to complete the bicycle safety course. Youth must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate. The first 300 to arrive will receive a free bike safety helmet and T-shirt. Participants will rotate through seven bike riding skill stations and have the opportunity to earn a bicycle safety certificate. Back again this year will be a free, drive-through car seat safety check. Experts will inspect car seats and ensure they are installed securely in families’ vehicles.

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.

Growth group offered for women
Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, 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 offers advice on raising safe kids
“ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” will continue from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The topic May 20 will be “Discipline for Positive Behaviors,” presented by Heather Neds. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

UG committees to meet May 20
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG Administration and Human Services Committee will follow.

Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 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. 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 May 21
A caregivers support group for men and women will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 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, May 21, 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, May 21, 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.

Acupuncture appointments to be May 22
“Acupuncture: How It Works, Uses, Benefit and Treatments” will have appointment times from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is by June Van Buskirk. Those interested must schedule an appointment at 913-906-8990.

Haircuts to be given May 22
Haircuts will be given from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Sylvia Do will give the haircuts. Those interested must call to schedule an appointment at 913-906-8990.

‘Pretty Nails’ program offered
Appointments for a “Pretty Nails” program will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 23, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested must call 913-906-8990 to schedule an appointment.

Blood drive planned
A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall lobby, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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 planned
The Fairfax Industrial Association plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Fairfax Drainage District office, 1620 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas. The donor bus will be at the site. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Blood drive planned
Providence Medical Center, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the auditorium rooms. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

UG Commission to meet May 30
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda will be posted at www.wycokck.org.

Delaware ceremony planned June 1 at Wyandotte County Park
The Kansas Delaware Tribe’s annual meeting will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the George Meyn building at Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. A day of activities is planned about the Delaware culture and heritage. A smoking ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., followed by cultural activities including drumming, finding ancestral roots with the original 26 Delaware members who stayed in Kansas rather than being removed to Indian Territory, recognizing tribal elder and tribal veteran, and studying the cultural meanings of dances and events.

Levee Fest to be June 1
The fourth annual Levee Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at 555 River Park Drive, at the Armourdale Levee trail, Kansas City, Kansas. There will be boat and bridge river tours at 9:30 a.m. A ribbon-cutting will take place for the trail extension. Family activities will be planned, and food trucks will be at the event.

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.

Blood drive planned June 6
The Central States Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists will be the host of a Community Blood Center blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Youth Center Conference Room, 3321 Garfield Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Kids’ Free Fishing Derby to be June 8
The Leavenworth Road Association is sponsoring a Kids’ Free Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 8, at Wyandotte County Lake Kids’ Pond, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Kids ages 3 to 15 may participate. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Derby fishing will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with a trophy presentation at 10:30 a.m. Kids should bring fishing gear. Fishing worms will be available. When kids register, they will receive a free hot dog coupon.

Grinter Taco N’ More fundraiser to be June 8
The Grinter Place Friends are planning the annual Tacos N’ More fundraiser dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. June 8 at the Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The proceeds will support the Grinter Place Museum, a state museum that is the oldest house still standing in Wyandotte County. It is at South 78th and K-32. There will be dinners, single tacos and side dishes available for purchase. Also, there will be a free kids’ craft of slime-making, coordinated by the KCKCC Art Gallery. For more information, visit Facebook under Grinter Place Friends.

Women’s Chamber to hold networking event June 12
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking coffee event from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Mary Ann Flunder Lodge by the Lake at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending will meet Dr. Beth Ann Krueger, new vice president of academic affairs at the college, and may network with colleagues. The event cost is $6, which includes a continental breakfast.

UG budget presentation planned
The Unified Government’s proposed 2020 budget will be presented by County Administrator Doug Bach at a 5 p.m. meeting Thursday, June 27, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

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/.

KCK parks and recreation programs

To see a brochure listening Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation programs, visit
https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Parks-Recreation/Documents/WYCOGuide_FINAL_Small.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SYe9fdtg8G8vXPY3JuRnrBUHZXs6amoG2lWgpl_8n-J4DwIbQ3JWlkLE .

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