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Wyandotte County Fair to end today
The last day of the Wyandotte County Fair is today. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. July 16 at the fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. The event includes a carnival, entertainment, contests, animal exhibits, food and more. Admission is free, and there is a $5 per car charge for parking. Today, there is a mud run scheduled at 7 p.m., with a separate fee. There is also a fee for carnival rides. Today’s events also include a pie contest, a free performance by the Kristy Dance Studio at 1 p.m., a free concert by Alan Thorne Gospel Music at 7 p.m., the 4-H Parade of Champions at 7 p.m. and many other events. For more information, visit http://www.wycofair.com/ or http://wyandottedaily.com/five-day-wyandotte-county-fair-kicks-off-tuesday/.
Buzz Beach Ball concert scheduled today
The Buzz Beach Ball concert is scheduled July 16 and 17 at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kan. Doors open at 2 p.m. Bands will start to play at 2:45 p.m. Parking will be at the Kansas Speedway. Bands on the program for Saturday, July 16, are Cage the Elephant, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bleachers, X Ambassadors, Violent Femmes, The Strumbellas, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Bear Hands, Kitten, Hembree, The Moth and the Flame, and Brave the Spirit. On Sunday, July 17, scheduled to appear are Alabama Shakes, Glass Animals, Portugal. The Man, The Head and the Heart, Kaleo, Eagles of Death Metal, The Joy Formidable, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Lewis Del Mar, Bleached, Run River North, and Cavo. For more information on the concert and ticket prices, see http://beachballkc.com/.
ACT Raising Safe Kids program scheduled
The ACT Raising Safe Kids program will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on eight Mondays, through Aug. 29, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Those attending will learn and use positive discipline, anger management and conflict resolution skills. The program will be presented by Heather Neds and Elizabeth Madeo. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
UG plans budget workshop on July 18
The Unified Government Commission will meet for a budget workshop at 5 p.m. Monday, July 18, on the fifth floor conference room, Suite 515, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. According to the agenda, topics that may be discussed include tax reduction and long-range financial plan, the capital maintenance improvement project plan for Fairfax, a quiet zone on K-32, Argentine Recreation Center, John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, courthouse security, fire station, accessibility issues for current parks and pool, equipment and personnel for maintenance of public spaces that are not parks.
KCK school board to meet July 19
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, in the board room of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th St. An agenda should be posted in advance of the meeting at www.kckps.org.
Free workshop offered on ‘Take Control of Your Chronic Condition’
A free workshop for people with chronic diseases is being held on Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. “Take Control of Your Chronic Condition” is a free 2.5-hour workshop held each week for six weeks, and will cover chronic disease self-management and diabetes self-management. The workshop will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Facilitators of the workshop will be Nozella Brown and Lori Wuellner, family and consumer sciences agents from K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County. To register or for more information, call the Keeler center at 913-906-8990 or the Extension office at 913-299-9300.
BPU to meet July 20
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, for a work session at the board offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. On the agenda is a board update, general manager update, and environmental review. The BPU regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. July 20 at the board offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. On the agenda are a visitors’ time, a resolution for capital improvements and bond refunding, a rate hearing process overview, board comments, general manager comments and a closed session.
Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Clase De Nutricion con Teresa Moreno de Wyandotte County K-State Research and Extension, Juevez, 21 de Julio, 10 – 11 a.m. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Animal program featured at South Library
Exotics R Us, with Exotic Animal Education Institute, will bring tortoises, foxes, monkeys, porcupines, felines and other animals to an educational wildlife outreach program at 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the South Library, Meeting Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Disc dogs to perform at library
Dogs will leap, run and show their flying disc retrieval skills in a Kansas City Disc Dogs program from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The program is for all ages.
Christmas in July parade to be July 23
A Christmas in July celebration will be from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. The event features a pontoon boat parade, live disc jockey, food and fireworks. It is sponsored by the Unified Government Parks Department.
Live at Legends concert to be July 23
The Sean McNown Band is scheduled to play at the Live at the Legends concert at 5 p.m. July 23 at The Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan. Concerts are by the courtyard fountain, near the AMC Legends 14 Theatre. For more information, see www.legendsshopping.com.
Public hearing planned on UG budget July 25
A public hearing on the Unified Government budget has been scheduled following the 5 p.m. standing committee meetings on Monday, July 25, in the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. Besides the UG budget, the hearing will be on the CDBG, HOME and ESG budgets.
Comedy magic show planned at Turner library
A comedy magic show is planned at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, with Eric Vaughn. The show is for all ages.
UG plans Commission meeting July 28
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Concert planned July 28 at PMC Amphitheater
The Vans Warped Tour is scheduled to perform July 28 at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th, Bonner Springs, Kan. Doors will open at 11 a.m. More than 70 bands are scheduled. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Rascal Flatts to appear July 29 at PMC Amphitheater
Rascal Flatts, with special guest Kelsea Ballerini, is scheduled to appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th, Bonner Springs, Kan. For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Night Out Against Crime to be Aug. 2
National Night Out Against Crime will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. There will be a “Remembering Our Fallen” special tribute honoring Detective Brad Lancaster given by Police Chief Terry Zeigler. The first 100 adults attending who belong to a registered neighborhood group will receive a free T-shirt. There will be informational booths and activities at the event.
Grinter Place plans Summer Fest Aug. 6
Grinter Place, 1400 S. 78th St., plans a Summer Fest from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, on the grounds of the historic museum. The event will include food, games and tours. Vendors will be at the event. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/Grinter-Place-Friends-Inc-560554977327335/.
Spirituality based journaling planned
Spirituality based journaling program will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. No special writing skills are needed; there is an emphasis on self-understanding. The program is presented by Pat Callaghan. For reservations or more information, call 913-906-8990.
Alcott to sponsor classical music concert on Aug. 13
The Alcott Arts Center Foundation is bringing Daniel Maltz to Kansas City, Kan., at 7 p.m. Aug. 13. The concert will take place at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Maltz, an international concert pianist, will play Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann in a solo recital. A young adult, he is based in Vienna, Austria, and was born in South Carolina. He regularly appears in concert in Europe and the United States, and will make his debut at Carnegie Hall in October 2016. Tickets are available online at www.alcottartscenter.org or at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the recital and his U.S. tour, visit the Alcott website at www.alcottartscenter.org. Maltz will teach special master classes and workshops at the Alcott while he is here. Anyone interested in participating may call the Alcott at 913-277-23787 or email email@example.com. Sponsorships are available.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 24-25
The University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., is holding a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 in the Hixson Atrium. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
Blood drive scheduled Aug. 26
Chiropractic Health Center, Harding and Associates, 8437 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., is holding a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 in the parking lot. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.
BPU charity golf tournament to be Sept. 10
The BPU Employee Charity Golf Corp. will hold its annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Dub’s Dread Golf Course in Kansas City, Kan. As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, BPU employees sponsor and hold this annual golf event which, to date, has raised nearly $500,000 for charities and nonprofits in Wyandotte County. The 2016 tournament kicks off with registration and a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The individual entry fee is $95, which includes greens fees, cart, a continental breakfast, refreshments on the course, and an awards dinner with prizes and free give-aways after the tournament. For player registration, contact David Mehlhaff at CharityGolf.Corp@gmail.com. The deadline for player registration is Sept. 2. There are also several opportunities for individuals or companies to contribute or donate to this charity event, including corporate sponsorships at various levels, in-kind donations of gift certificates, golf balls, tees, and other items for use in player goodie bags. For donation or sponsorship opportunities, contact a member of the Golf Tournament Committee: David Mehlhaff 913-573-9173 Jerin Purtee 913-573-6833 Jeremy Ash 913-573-9555 Donna Maskil-Thompson 913-573-9967 Steve Wolf 913-573-6824 Tony Coleman 913-573-9667 Sam DeLeon 913-573-6915 Jason Moe 913-573-9348
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 www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is open on the weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. For 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. 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/oldquindaromuseum/.