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Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Mary Ellen Rodriguez y Ana Maria Sauer, los martes, 11, 18, 25 de abril, 10-11:30 a.m. “Salud Creación.” Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349 los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Free tax preparation assistance offered at KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College is working with NextStep KC and the United Way of Greater Kansas City to provide free federal and state income tax preparation for qualified individuals. The service, which started Feb. 1, is available to taxpayers with incomes of less than $54,000. Those who qualify should go to Room 3632 in the Flint Building on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. at the following times:
• 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays (with the exception of March 15)
• 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays (with the exception of March 18)
• 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays (during February and on April 15 only)
The preparation is a joint venture between students in KCKCC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and NextStep KC., a community-based nonprofit that works to provide affordable financial services to low and moderate income families. Tax assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines form in advance, so arrive early, as spots will likely be full as soon as the assistance time opens. Please do not email or call the location. Walk-in clients only. The free tax preparation service is only available for federal returns as well as Kansas and Missouri state returns. It is not available for Schedule E (rental or royalty income), Schedule F (farm income) or estate and trust returns. Only 2016 returns will be prepared in February. Any returns 2013 through 2015 will be prepared in March and April. For more information, call 913-288-7555. Information on additional tax preparation sites is available by calling the United Way’s 2-1-1 line. For information on what documents to bring, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/kckcc-working-with-local-organizations-to-offer-free-tax-preparation/.
KCK school board to meet April 11
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit www.kckps.org.
Monthly Book Club to meet
The Monthly Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book for April is “The Royal Nanny” by Karen Harper. Some books are available for book club members. For reservations, call 913-906-8990.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet April 11
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St. The potluck dinner and social time at 6 p.m. will be followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Police Chief Terry Zeigler. The meeting is open to anyone interested. Guests may bring a covered dish to the potluck dinner.
Support group to meet April 12
An Emotional Health Support Group with MOCSA is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
‘Create Beautiful Cards’ class to be April 12
A class on creating cards will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Carole Thrasher is the leader of the class. Supplies are provided and space is limited. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.
Women’s chamber plans seminar
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce is planning to offer a finance and estate planning seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the community room at 11006 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information , email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community meeting planned April 12 on Indian Springs
A community meeting on Indian Springs will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 4951 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Community comments about the future uses for the old mall site will be encouraged. The meeting is sponsored by Unified Government Commissioners Melissa Bynum, Jane Philbrook and Harold Johnson.
Civitan Club plans meeting April 12
A new Civitan Club in Kansas City, Kansas, plans to meet at 6 p.m. April 12 at The Dotte Spot, 8123 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The new club, the Lancaster-Melton Peace Keepers Civitan Club, is named in honor of the memory of Detective Brad Lancaster and Capt. Robert Melton of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. The club also honors the memory of other officers who have served in the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, as well as current officers in this and other agencies in the metropolitan area. The club also welcomes people who have a “pay it forward” outlook on community service. The Lancaster-Melton Peace Keepers Civitan Club is sponsored by the Lawrence ACTION Civitan Club. A spokesman said the club’s main objectives are to keep the two officers’ memory alive by working together on projects that improve the community, increase the knowledge and support of law enforcement officers in the community, as well as supporting positive efforts to help make the community a better place to live, work, and play. Civitan Club membership is open to all community members who are at least 18 years old and of good character. The club’s next organizational meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. on April 12 at The Dotte Spot, 8123 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting should be over at about 7:30 p.m.
Diversity forum planned April 12 in Bonner Springs
A diversity forum will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 in the Bonner Springs High School cafeteria, 100 McDanield. The event is a project of the Bonner Springs High School students in the Diversity Leadership Team and in conjunction with the Bonner Springs NAACP. The title of the forum is “Unapologetically Different.” The forum is open to the public.
Keeler Women’s Center to be closed April 13-17
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., will be closed April 13 and April 17. For more information, call 913-906-8990.
Fairfax group to meet April 13
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet for lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Neff Packaging, 555 Sunshine Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of lunch is $15 for members or $20 for nonmembers. For more information or reservations, contact email@example.com.
Blood drive scheduled April 14
Prairie View at Village West will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, at 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival planned April 15
The 12th annual Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event is free and open to the public, and will include ethnic displays, booths, food and entertainment. There will be a children’s corner with activities, along with one free book per person, free mint tea and water. Ethnic foods will be available for purchase. A tentative schedule of events is listed at www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/entertainmentschedule.htm. Also see http://wyandottedaily.com/celebrate-diversity-at-the-wyandotte-county-ethnic-festival-april-15/.
Library to hold Heritage Festival April 15
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library is holding a Wyandotte County Heritage Festival from noon to 3 p.m. April 15. Events will be held at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St. This multi-generational event, designed for all ages, is in partnership with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the Kansas Humanities Council. Children will enjoy a goat cart ride around the lawn, while the entire family visits with over a dozen local organizations that will entertain and educate them about Kansas and Wyandotte County’s rich history. At 2 p.m., Angela Bates, executive director of the Nicodemus Historical Society, will tell the story of Nicodemus, Kansas, the only remaining western community established by African-Americans during the reconstruction period after the Civil War. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/kansas-city-kansas-public-library-to-hold-wyandotte-county-heritage-festival/.
Blood drive scheduled April 17
The Chiropractic Healing Center, Harding and Associates, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, plans a Community Blood Service blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the parking lot. To schedule a donation, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.
Chess Club to meet
A Chess Club meets at 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday, with assistance from the Kansas Chess Association, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton.
Grinter Barn plans ‘Ladies Night Out’ April 20
Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., is holding a “Ladies Night Out” from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The event includes a wine tasting from Rowe Ridge Winery, with two wine tastings included. Those attending the event may visit more than 20 vendors. Admission to the event is $5. This price includes samples of food, cheese, crackers and drinks. Those attending may get a massage for $1 per minute from Body Works.
Strawberry Hill Museum 5K walk-run to be April 22
The Strawberry Hill Museum 5K walk-run will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22, starting at the Strawberry Hill Museum courtyard, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, and continuing through the historical neighborhood. The walk-run is a benefit for renovations at the museum. The early entry fee is $35, and early registrants will receive a T-shirt. The registration increases to $50 later. For more details on registration, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.
Ag Hall plans Barnyard Babies Family Festival April 22
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, plans a Barnyard Babies Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Those attending may experience life on a farm, seeing animals, farm implements, and may visit Discovery Zones. There will be musical entertainment, storytelling, pony rides and train rides. Chain-saw carving and an antique hay lift demonstration are planned. Tickets are $5 per person, with one free children’s admission of ages 3-13 with each adult. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. For more information, visit www.aghalloffame.com/events/barnyard-babies-family-festival/.
Job fair planned April 26
The 2017 “Get Hired – Kansas City” Job Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave. The job fair is free and open to the public, and about 1,000 individuals attended last year. Special accommodations for veterans and disabled will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The job fair is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Center at KCKCC. The job fair is free for those looking for employment. To register online, employers may visit the website link www.gethiredkansascity.eventbrite.com. Early bird pricing for booths is available until April 1. Regular pricing on all booth space ends April 15. For more information on the Job Fair, call 913-288-7644.
Moon Marble demonstration planned April 26
A Moon Marble demonstration, featuring Moon Marble Co. staff, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton. There will be a marble discussion, with marble games, and Moon Marble staff will identify marbles that customers bring in.
Annual quilt show to be April 28 at Grinter
The Quilters at Grinter Barn, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, are holding their annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Barbara J. Eikmeier will be the guest speaker at a program at 1 p.m. Saturday. She is a well-known pattern and fabric designer who will present a trunk show and a look into how she started her line of fabrics. Admission to hear Eikmeier is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Children 5 and younger are free. Admission to the quilt show is free. Anyone who would like to enter a quilt in the show, or who has a quilt that needs to be finished, may stop in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the basement of the Grinter Barn and talk to the quilters.
Young Child Fair planned April 29 at Bonner library
The seventh annual Young Child Fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, has a theme this year of “Books, Blocks, Bubbles and Barks.” There will be activities throughout the library, including Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol; a show at 11 a.m. by the KC Disc Dogs; and reading to a therapy dog. In addition, the Young Child Fair includes an opportunity to play with blocks to learn about science and math; make and enjoy a snack; a special puppy storytime with guest readers; a free book; and the opportunity for families to receive information from local agencies. The event for families with young children is co-sponsored with the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Public Schools Parents as Teachers. The program is free and open to the public.
Blood drive scheduled April 29
The Joe E. Amayo Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Eric Jerome Dickey to appear in KCK
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will be the host for popular urban fiction author Eric Jerome Dickey as part of the tour for his latest book “Finding Gideon.” The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Reardon Convention Center at 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Following a moderated question-and-answer session, Dickey will sign books. Books will be available for purchase and a limited number of free copies will be given away to the first to arrive. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to register at ejdkckpl.eventbrite.com. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, though registration is required to attend. Doors will open an hour prior to the start of the event.
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 www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has reopened and has events scheduled for March. A Pysanky Egg Decorating Class is scheduled March 26, and space is limited. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.
Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. It is closed on state holidays. Grinter Place is closed until May. 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, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.