Saturday events

Democrats to meet Oct. 18
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Eisenhower Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave. The speakers will be State Reps. Kathy Wolfe Moore and Tom Burroughs. The breakfast buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the forum begins at 9:15. The cost for the breakfast buffet, which includes tax, service and tip, is $12; or $8 for students and those on limited income. All Democrats are invited to attend.

Program offered to make Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
Children and adults may decorate their own sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) during a program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, youth story time – craft room, 625 Minnesota Ave.

Design a Halloween candy jar
Adults and teens may design a Halloween candy jar during a program from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. The program is for ages 15 and up and is geared to adults. Hot glue is used in creating the candy jar using materials such as duct tape, ribbons, glass bowls and candle holders.

Museum plans Halloween History Howl on Saturday
The Wyandotte County Museum, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, is planning a Halloween History Howl from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The event is a family fall festival geared to children, said Jennifer Laughlin, museum curator. It will include pumpkin painting, a magic show, fire trucks and police cars, sheriff’s children’s identification cards, Schlagle Library display, face painting and a balloon artist. Refreshments of cider and popcorn are included with the admission price of $5 for children ages 2-15. Adults are admitted free with their children. Also at the Wyandotte County Museum, the exhibit, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Project,” will continue through Nov. 15. A Smithsonian traveling exhibit, it is the history of migrant workers.

KCKPS Marching Band Festival planned Oct. 18
Students are tuning up their instruments for a day of competition and fun. The Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools will hold its annual Marching Band Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Washington High School stadium. The annual festival features bands from the district’s high schools, including Washington, Wyandotte, Sumner Academy, Harmon, and Schlagle. Traditionally students and instructors focus their best performance energies on this festival, and the result is an afternoon of pageantry and sound. Tickets are $5 in advance (and may be purchased from any high school band director) or $7 at the gate.

Beer Fest at the Ballpark planned Oct. 18
Beer Fest at the Ballpark is planned from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Those attending may sample beers from 200 domestic, micro-brewed and international craft beers inside the concourse at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. There will be a disc jockey at the event. A ticket is $35.99, plus fee. For information, visit

‘Babes in Arms’ to be presented Oct. 18-19

“Babes in Arms,” a musical by Rodgers and Hart, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. There is also a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Students in the KCKCC Theatre Department will present the play. Tickets are $5 for students, KCKCC staff, faculty and senior citizens; and $10 for adults. For more information or to make reservations, call 913-288-7106.

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