Community calendar

UG commissioners to be sworn in Jan. 13
Unified Government commissioners will be sworn in at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Commissioners who will be sworn in include re-elected and newly elected commissioners Melissa Bynum, at large, 1st District; Brian McKiernan, 2nd District; Christian Ramirez, 3rd District; Harold Johnson Jr., 4th District; and Angela Markley, 6th District. Also to be sworn in at this ceremony will be Register of Deeds Nancy Burns.


History lecture planned Jan. 13
A history lecture on the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City, Kansas, is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, second floor auditorium, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The lecture by Tim Rives, a historian who has written a book on the topic, will discuss the Klan’s rise in the 1920s in Kansas City, Kansas, and its infiltration for 30 years into the city’s political offices.


KCK school board to meet Jan. 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the district’s Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda should be posted before the meeting at www.kckps.org. Board members Yolanda Clark, Janey Humphries, Randy Lopez and Valdenia Winn are scheduled to take the oath of office.


NAACP to meet Jan. 14
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, for an executive and general membership meeting. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and the membership meeting will follow at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 4953 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The NAACP chapter meetings now will be scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The guest speaker for January’s meeting will be Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree. NAACP members will set the agenda for the year. All members are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome. The NAACP is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights and of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination, a spokesman stated.


Program to be presented on grief
“Understanding and Coping with Grief” will be the title of a program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 to Feb. 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Maria Ortiz-Towner will present the program. To register or for more information, call 913-689-9375.


Program planned on Medicare Jan. 15
A program of basic information about Medicare will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Susan Marcos will provide information and answer questions. To register or for more information, call 913-689-9375.


BPU to meet Jan. 15
The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the agenda are a visitors’ time, election of officers, November financial report, linemen certificates, board comments and general manager comments. There is no work session on Jan. 15. A financial committee meeting is scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 15 in the board room at the BPU administration building at 540 Minnesota Ave.


Eagle Days to be Jan. 18-19 at Wyandotte County Lake Park
The 19th annual Eagle Days are scheduled Jan. 18-19 at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The event will be held at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and at the James P. Davis Hall, both within Wyandotte County Lake Park. Hours for Jan. 18 will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hours on Jan. 19 will be noon to 4 p.m. There will be presentations scheduled throughout the days by Operation Wildlife about the bald eagle and also about other birds of prey. There also will be kid-friendly crafts and eagle and waterfowl viewing. The event is free and open to the public. Operation Wildlife presentation times are: Jan. 18 at Schlagle Library: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Davis: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Operation Wildlife presentation times on Jan. 19 at Schlagle: 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Davis: noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2748407455385906/, or https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/19th-annual-eagle-days, or https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/sites/default/files/content/events/files/2020_eagle_days_flyer.pdf.


MLK holiday celebration to be Jan. 20
The Kansas City, Kansas, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Reardon Civic Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. The theme will be “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.” The guest speaker will be Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president of Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas. The event is open to the public. For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/king-day-celebration-set-for-jan-20-in-kck/.


Master Gardeners to hold plant propagation class
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners are sponsoring a plant propagation class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Lynn Loughary, Wyandotte County Extension horticulture agent, will present the class. She will discuss vegetative propagation methods including cuttings, air layering and plant division. Registration is not required. The fee is $5, and the fee will be waived for certified master gardeners. Call 913-299-9300 for more information.


Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Room 2325, Jewell Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.


Blood drive scheduled
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Turner High School auxiliary gym, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.


Blood drive scheduled Feb. 10
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the New Story Church, 5500 Woodend Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.


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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