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The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, is offering spiritual direction to individuals once a month for one hour, scheduled at the convenience of the director and directee. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 913-906-8990.

“Continuing through Love and Peace in Times Like These” will be the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration Monday, Jan. 15, at the Reardon Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kansas. Pre-service events start at 10:45 a.m. with the formal program beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III of New York, N.Y., is the featured speaker. He is the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. He and his church are active in civil rights, social justice and economic development. Since 1999 he has served as president of the State University of New York at Old Westbury. The event Jan. 15 will begin with a Motorcade for Hunger at 9 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church parking lot, 4th and Richmond, leaving at 10 a.m. and arriving at the Reardon Center. Persons are encouraged to donate canned goods. Scholarships will be awarded at the event. For information on choir rehearsals dates and times contact Alicia Saunders at saundersong@aol.com.

The Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick Catholic Church are sponsoring a chili and bingo event from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the parish center, 94th and State Avenue. The cost will be $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and $20 for family. The menu includes all-you-can-eat chili and hot dogs. Bingo will be $1 per game.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the second Sunday after Epiphany Jan. 14.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Fellowship Hall. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

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