Community calendar

KCKCC to hold Women’s Equality Day Event Aug. 23
Kansas City Kansas Community College is holding its fifth annual Women’s Equality Day luncheon and program. This year the event will feature two local women – former KCK Mayor Carol Marinovich and State Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist. The event is noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in Upper Jewell on the KCKCC Main Campus, 7250 State Ave. It is free and open to the public. Women’s Equality Day commemorates the granting of women the right to vote in the United States. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/kckcc-to-hold-womens-equality-day-event-aug-23/ or call 913-288-7193.

Blood drive scheduled Aug. 26
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the New Story Church, 5500 Woodend Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Persons may schedule an appointment at this blood drive or any of the mobile blood drives by going to www.redcrossblood.org or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html, or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.


Painting workshop to be Aug. 26
“Birds of Summer Painting” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Mary Donovan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.


Affirmations group to meet
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. (This location is off Coy Street, on the south side of the old St. Margaret’s Hospital.) This 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.


Class offered on ‘Raising Safe Kids’
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Heather Neds. The topic on Aug. 26 will be “Understanding Your Children’s Behavior.” The topic on Sept. 9 will be “Young Children’s Exposure to Violence.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.


UG Public Works and Safety Committee to meet Aug. 26
The Unified Government Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the fifth floor meeting room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda are a resolution authorizing survey of lands for improvements to Leavenworth Road, 78th and 63rd streets; a policy on the sidewalk and curb rehab incentive program; amendments to the ordinance on precious metal dealers and pawnbrokers; an ordinance on urinating or defecating upon public or private property in pen view of any person; an amendment to the agreement between the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department and the Kansas University Police Department; 2019 and 2020 application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant; and a request to construct a national fitness court at St. Margaret’s Park, 230 S. 7th St.


Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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 Tina May-Gamboa, Gaby Carmona, 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.


Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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, Aug. 27, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, 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.


Wreath-making workshop planned
A wreath-making workshop is planned for 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Brenda Mortell. Participants will learn how to make decorative wreaths for the home and office for all holidays. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.


Haircuts to be given Aug. 28
Haircuts will be given from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 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.


UG Commission to meet Aug. 29
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Planning and zoning items are scheduled to be on the agenda, in addition to other items. An agenda may be posted online at www.wycokck.org.


Prenatal class offered Sept. 3
A prenatal class will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On Sept. 3, the topic will be “Pregnancy Overview – Pregnancy Health.” On Sept. 17, the topic will be “Labor and Delivery – Infant Feeding.” On Oct. 1, the topic will be “Infant Care – Postpartum Health.” The class is facilitated by Veronica Kariuki. Those who attend all sessions may earn diapers, car seats, monitors and strollers. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

BPU to meet Wednesday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda for the work session, which begins at 4:30 p.m., are a board update and general manager update, a report on bottom ash conversion and a report on solar policy changes. On the agenda for the regular meeting, which begins at 6 p.m., are a visitors’ time, board approval of the Integrated Resource Plan, July financial report, board comments and general manager comments. Also, the BPU Finance Committee will meet at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 4 in the BPU board room at 540 Minnesota Ave.

UG Commission to meet Sept. 5 for budget retreat
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the fifth floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will be a priority-based budget retreat.

Grinter Applefest to be Sept. 7
The Grinter Applefest will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Grinter Place, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will include games and vendor booths, and there will be an apple pie contest. There will be free tours of the historic Grinter House museum. Vendors and sponsors may call 913-334-2500.

LRA to meet Sept. 10
The next Leavenworth Road Association meeting will be Sept. 10 at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The potluck dinner and social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.lrakck.org or call 913-788-3988.

Library to hold blood drive Sept. 11
The Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library will hold a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 11. Individuals may schedule an appointment at this or other mobile blood drives by going to www.redcrossblood.org, or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html, or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Fairfax group to meet Sept. 12
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Giving the Basics, 927 S. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Teresa Hamilton, executive director of Giving the Basics, and Mayor David Alvey will be the guest speakers. The cost of the luncheon meeting is $25. For more information, visit https://fiakck.org/event/sept2019-luncheon/.

American Royal Barbecue to be Saturday at Kansas Speedway
The American Royal Barbecue will be held this weekend, including Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Kansas Speedway, at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include the Cowtown Family Fun Fest, Pit Road Picnic, classic car show, live local music, barbecue demonstrations and a beer garden. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 for adults and $9 for children under 12. Event parking is $10 per vehicle. Gates open at 11 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.americanroyal.com/bbq/festival-information/weekend-events-activities/.

Leavenworth Road parade to be Sept. 14
The Leavenworth Road Association is planning a parade on Saturday, Sept. 14. The parade is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday from 72nd to 51st on Leavenworth Road. For more information, visit www.lrakck.org or call 913-788-3988.

Volunteer reception planned at Bonner Springs Library
A volunteer reception is planned at 1:30 p.m. with music at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Music will be by Sean Gaskell, playing the Kora, a 21-string harp. The Kora is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/volunteer-reception-with-music/.

Alcott Arts Center plans Shakespeare comedy, superheroes and sports art exhibit Saturday, Sept. 14
A Shakespeare comedy and a superheroes and sports art exhibit are planned for Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th, Kansas City, Kansas. The 11th year of the Alcott Shakespeare performances will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Alcott, said Chris Green, Alcott executive director. The play also will be performed next weekend. Admission is a $5 donation. The director of “Two People from Verona” will be Susan Proctor, who has directed two Shakespeare plays previous at Alcott, Green said. There also will be an art show at 6 p.m. followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. for artists Darryl Wood, Anthony Oropeza, Marquis Jamison and Simone Bealer. There is no charge to attend the art show and reception. The Alcott is not yet ADA-accessible. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/shakespeare-comedy-superheroes-and-sports-art-all-to-be-at-the-alcott-saturday/.

Resume workshop planned
A resume workshop is planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The workshop is for those who want to create or update their resumes. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/resume-workshop/.


Philosophy group to meet
A philosophy group will discuss “Present-Day Thoughts on the Quality of Life,” by Jacques Barzun at noon Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The 1969 essay is available at the circulation desk of the library. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/philosophy-group/.


Conversational Spanish class offered
Conversational Spanish, an entry-level class, will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Participants will learn basic words and learn to introduce themselves. No prior knowledge of the language is required. For more information, visit https://bonnerlibrary.org/conversational-spanish-for-adults/
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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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