Sunny, mid-70s temperatures in today’s forecast

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Today’s forecast is sunny with a high near 75, the National Weather Service said.

Saturday, a chance for showers and thunderstorms will return to the area, according to the weather service.

Today, a south southwest wind of 8 to 14 mph will gust as high as 18 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be clear, with a low of 51 and a southwest wind of 5 to 7 mph, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be sunny with a high near 78 and a south wind of 3 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be around 56 with mostly clear skies and a south wind of 7 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday, expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 76, the weather service said. A south wind of 7 to 16 mph may gust as high as 25 mph.

Friday night, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be 63.

Saturday, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., with a high of 74, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and a thunderstorm before 1 a.m., then a chance of showers, with a low of 50, according to the weather service.

Sunday’s high will be 67 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.


KCKCC Art Gallery to hold painting fundraiser

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Art Gallery is holding a “Paint Nite” next month to help bring out everyone’s artistic spirit and to raise money at the same time.

“Paint Nite” is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in the art gallery-deli area of Lower Jewell on the KCKCC Main Campus, 7250 State Ave. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at A portion of the proceeds will go to the KCKCC Art Gallery. There will also be refreshments and wine (for ages 21+).

During the event, Tonya Lueck, a local artist, will help guide attendees to create a painting of their own. You do not have to be an artist to enjoy this event. It is just fun and perfect for a date night, girls night out, mother-daughter bonding or a relaxing evening with friends. “Paint Nite” is an opportunity for everyone to let their creativity shine.

More information on “Paint Nite” can be found on the Art Gallery’s Facebook page, or by calling Shai Perry at 913-288-7408.


Safe Halloween event coming to Eisenhower Center

by Lou Braswell

Our ghosts and goblins will all be the fun type, large and small, fun and games, treats and hot dogs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd.

The event is sponsored by the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department, Leavenworth Road Association and Multiply Church.

In the gym area will be all types of activities. There will be games, treats and challenges put together by Multiply Church. It is so much fun, even parents can’t resist taking part.

Just across the hall will be the Leavenworth Road Association and sponsored tables. Our little trick-or-treaters will be able to knock on each table, old-fashioned trick-or-treating without the doors. We will keep it non-scary, but still decorated for Halloween fun.

Rumor also has it that Multiply Church may have cotton candy as part of the program.

Sponsored tables can get the word out about your business organization, neighborhood group or family. There is no charge to sponsor a table. Just bring treats and place a sign at your table. There are 10 tables signed up, but room for more than 20 more. If you can’t be there in person, you may donate treats or donate funds for the Leavenworth Road Association to buy treats along with your sign. One of the volunteers will staff your table.

In the past, more than 300 children have joined us for the Fun and Safe Halloween. For more information, or to reserve or sponsor a table, call the Leavenworth Road Association office, 913-788-3988 or email

Lou Braswell is the executive director of the Leavenworth Road Association.