Community calendar

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Program offered on raising safe kids
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will offer “ACT Raising Safe Kids Program” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through March 21. It is a 10-session series. Newcomers to the class are welcome. It is presented by Heather Neds and Elizabeth Madeo, certified trainers. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at

Special KCK school board meeting to be Feb. 1
A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Central Office and Training Center, superintendent’s conference room on the third floor, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kan. The purpose of the meeting is to take action on a request for overnight student travel, and to recess into a closed session to discuss nonelected personnel matters, according to a meeting notice from the district.

NAACP to meet Feb. 2
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Bethany Medical Building, 2nd floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda will include setting the agenda for 2016. The W.I.N. (Women in NAACP) committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the same place to complete arrangements for the Birthday-Black History celebration scheduled for Feb. 13. For further information, call 913-281-7900, or fax 913-281-7847.

Pregnancy and infant loss support group to meet
A facilitated support group for family members who have recently, or some time ago, experienced the loss of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call 913-906-8990 or register online at

BPU to meet Wednesday
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the board offices at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. On the agenda for the work session at 5 p.m. are a board update and general manager update and a clean power plan update. The BPU’s regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 3. On the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting are a visitors’ time; communications update; pre-pay program update; board comments and general manager comments.

Learn ‘The Art of Bonsai’ at Feb. 4 program
“The Art of Bonsai,” a class, will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. Dexter White, Wyandotte County Extension master gardener, will present the program. Bonsai is a Japanese art form using miniature trees to grow in containers. Dexter White has cared for bonsai plants for 11 years and will share his knowledge. The fee for the class is $5. For information, call 913-299-9300.

Program offers advice on ‘What to Do When Your Child Is Sick’
A program, “What to Do When Your Child Is Sick,” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This program gives useful information for those wanting to care for themselves or another. Materials are easy to understand and help persons make good choices about how to care for everyday aches and pains and how to decide if an illness rises to the level of seeing a doctor or visiting an emergency room. For more information, call 913-906-8990 or register online at

UG Ethics Commission to meet Feb. 4
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, on the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting will be in Division 18 in the old county commissioners’ chambers.

UG Commission to meet Feb. 4
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be posted before the meeting at

Library plans Harry Potter book night
The West Wyandotte Branch Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., plans a Harry Potter book night at 6 p.m. Feb. 4. Themed snacks and activities are planned for those who are in third grade through 12th grade.

Black History and Scholarship Banquet to be Feb. 6
The 24th annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The keynote speaker will be State Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-29th Dist. Sen. Faust-Goudeau was the first black woman to serve in the Kansas Senate. The event begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. Also, there will be an after-dinner dance at 8 p.m. The host of the event will be Cynthia Newsome, KSHB-TV news anchor. There will be live entertainment by KC Jazz and a poetry reading by Larry Guidry. Pre-registration is encouraged. Tickets are $45 per person. Contact Deasiray Norris at 913-573-5110 for more information.

Police chief scheduled to speak Feb. 9 at LRA meeting
Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler is scheduled to speak at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Leavenworth Road Association. The meeting will start with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 followed by the program at 7 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd. A chicken casserole will be provided, with those attending bringing side dishes.

KCK school board to meet Feb. 9
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Kansas City, Kan., Early Childhood Center, 1708 N. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda may be posted at

Fairfax group to meet Feb. 11

The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for a luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Board of Public Utilities offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Don Gray, BPU general manager, will speak, along with Bill Johnson, BPU manager of electric operations and technology. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Those who are interested in attending the lunch must make reservations by 5 p.m. Feb. 9 to

Storm spotter training offered
A storm spotter training and severe weather seminar will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The seminar is offered by the Wyandotte County Emergency Management office and will feature a meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Mo. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information on the program, contact Matt May, Wyandotte County emergency management director, at 913-573-6300.

Poetry event planned Feb. 20
A poetry event is planned at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event is in conjunction with Black History Month. The presenter and poetry reader will be Sheri “Purpose” Hall, an area poet.

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
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 Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website or call 913-573-5002.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum is open on weekends only. For more information and hours of The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., visit or call 913-371-3264.

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