Community calendar

The Wyandotte Daily News is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call the sponsoring organization to see if the event will be held.

Strawberry Hill Museum reopens for holidays
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., reopened for the holidays on Nov. 21. A night-time Christmas tour of Strawberry Hill Museum is planned Nov. 27 and Dec. 11. Breakfast with St. Nicholas is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Strawberry Hill Museum. A $10 fee includes breakfast, a visit with St. Nicholas and a picture. An adult breakfast is available for $6. A visit with St. Nicholas and picture only will cost $5. For more information, visit or call 913-371-3264.

Legends tree-lighting ceremony to be Nov. 21
The Legends Outlets plans its 11th annual Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at The Legends, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. A 45-foot holiday tree will be lit, and there will be holiday music, synchronized lights, and an appearance by Santa Claus. There will be prize giveaways.

Fundraiser to benefit Keeler Center
Fifteen percent of the purchases at Ten Thousand Villages, 7949 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kan., until Nov. 22 will be donated to Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kan. It is at the Keeler Women’s Center. See websites, or

Chiropractic Healing Center to hold blood drive
The Chiropractic Healing Center, 8437 State Ave., will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, in the parking lot. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

Home economists to meet Nov. 30
Home and Community Group Greater Kansas City Association of Family and Consumer Sciences will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The program will be by Mackenzie Mallon, researcher at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, on “Monument Men.”

Volunteers needed to teach English
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., needs volunteers to teach English. Volunteers may devote 1.5 hours each week, which varies with the volunteer’s schedule. Materials and training are provided. Classes are held at library locations convenient for teacher and student. Volunteers attend training sessions scheduled at Keeler from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, or from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 8. Call the Keeler Women’s Center, 913-906-8990, to register and for more information.

Open enrollment event for Medicare on Dec. 2
An open enrollment event for Medicare will be held from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the community room, Area Agency on Aging, 849 N. 47th St., (Indian Springs area), Kansas City, Kan. The event is sponsored by Wyandotte-Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging. Walk-ins are welcome. Medicare counselors from Senior Health Insurance Counselors for Kansans (SHICK) will be available.

Charity benefit dinner to be Dec. 3
The Bonner Springs Rotary is sponsoring its annual holiday banquet at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the event barn at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th, Bonner Springs. The event will benefit Vaughn-Trent Community Services. There will be entertainment and an auction. Tickets are $20. For reservations, call 913-441-2584 or email

Santa Express to be Dec. 5 at Ag Hall
The Santa Express and 5K run is planned at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The 5K run will kick off the holiday at the Ag Hall’s train depot. There also will be a 1K walk. For more information, see Santa’s Express 5K supports the living history education at the Agricultural Hall of Fame and the restoration of the historic structures. December events at the Ag Hall include kids getting their pictures taken with Santa in the train depot and riding the trail at the Ag Hall. There will be reindeer games, cookies and hot chocolate in the barn. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13.

Armourdale Renewal Association to hold Christmas luncheon
The Armourdale Renewal Association will hold its annual Christmas luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at 730 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be State Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist. There will be a large assortment of food, including barbecued food. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and $5 for senior citizens. For more information, call 913-371-5696.

Winter Carnival planned at Eisenhower Rec Center
A Winter Carnival is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The host of the event is the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department. Toys will be collected to hand out to the first 500 children under the age of 12 attending the event. The donors will decide the price of the gift. Toys will be collected from Friday, Nov. 13, through Tuesday, Dec. 8. The event on Dec. 12 will offer games and activities for the family. For more information, call 573-8358.

Cabelas to hold blood drive
Cabelas, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. For more information, visit

Historical bus tour planned Dec. 12
The Wyandotte County Museums and Historical Sites Bus Tour is planned from 3 p.m. t 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $25 per person. There will be a tour at each location. On the tour will be the Wyandotte County Museum, Strawberry Hill Museum, Quindaro Underground Railroad Museujm, Old Quindaro Museum, Grinter Place Historic Site and National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For information see or contact the Kansas City, Kan., Convention and Visitors Bureau at 913-321-5800 during business hours.

UG Justice Complex to hold blood drive
The Unified Government Justice Complex, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. For more information, visit

West State Plaza Shopping Center to hold blood drive
West State Plaza Shopping Center, 7523 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21. For more information, visit

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum open
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. The current exhibit is about the 75th anniversary of the B-25 and the bomber builders in Kansas City, Kan. For more information visit the website or call 913-573-5002.

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