Saturday events

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to find out if the event will be held.

Annual lineman’s rodeo to be Saturday at Ag Hall
The annual International Lineman’s Rodeo competition will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame near 126th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Competition begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Team and apprentice events will include the “hurtman rescue” and the “pole climb.” More than 1,000 participants from utilities throughout the nation and from other countries will test their skills in these events. There will be food and crafts vendors. Admission is free.

Candidates to speak at Democratic breakfast Saturday
Democratic candidates for local offices on the Nov. 5 general election ballot will be the speakers at the Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The breakfast buffet opens at 8:15 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. Candidates who may participate are Democratic registered voters. They may bring signs and literature to distribute. Candidates for the Unified Government Commission will have 4 minutes and other candidates, 3 minutes, to speak. The program is open to all Democrats. The cost of the buffet is $10; students and those on limited income, $6. Those attending do not have to purchase a breakfast. Reservations for the buffet should be made to . Reservations are not necessary to attend. A sponsor can pay the costs of students attending the breakfast for the first time.

Mobile mammograms to be offered
The Unified Government Public Health Department and Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., will bring a mobile mammogram unit to the Bonner Springs City Library to provide services to women ages 40 and over from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs. Those under 40 may be eligible (ask the insurance provider) and those without insurance may also be eligible. Please bring an insurance card if you have one. Clinical breast exams will be done on site. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments for cervical exams will also be available. Questions may be directed to Betty Criss at 816-401-3209 or Crystal Doran at 913-742-9059. For more information see

Quilt show continues at museum
A community quilt show will continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., near 126th and State Avenue, inside Wyandotte County Park at Bonner Springs. More than 60 quilts are on display. For more information, call 913-573-5002.

Candidate forum planned Oct. 19
A candidate forum is planned on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Family Life Center of Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. There will be two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and one at 3 p.m. The first session will be a program with state representatives, and the second session will be a program with candidates. The event is free and open to the public. The forum is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Mu Omega Chapter, in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Jack and Jill of America, Johnson County Chapter, Kansas City, Kansas, Chapter of NAACP, Johnson County Chapter of NAACP and Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Civic Action Committee. A brief audience question-and-answer session, voter education information and time for refreshments is planned. According to a spokesman, the purpose of the forum is to give Kansas residents the opportunity to meet, greet, engage and hear from their current state representatives as well as candidates running for public office in the Nov. 5 general election. In the morning session, from 10 a.m. to noon, panelists who will participate include State Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-36th Dist., and State Rep. Pam Curtis, D-32nd Dist. The afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will include panelists Melissa Brune Bynum, incumbent candidate for Unified Government Commission, 1st District at large; David Haley, candidate for Board of Public Utilities, at large position 3; Rose Mulvany Henry, candidate for BPU, at large position 3; Robert Milan, incumbent candidate for BPU, 1st District; LaRon Thompson, candidate for BPU, 1st District; and Jeff Bryant, incumbent candidate for BPU, 3rd District.

Nature story time planned
A nature story time on bats is planned from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. It is inside Wyandotte County Lake Park, where an entrance is at 91st and Leavenworth Road. Children will learn what makes bats unique, listen to a bat story, play a game and make a craft about bats. Afterward, participants may take a self-guided walk in the park and look for places where bats may be living. For more information, visit

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the youth services craft room at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes stories, dance and singing. The program is geared to ages 2 to 6. For other library programs, visit

Spanish singing lessons planned
“Clases de Canto,” or Spanish singing lessons, are planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Conference Room B, South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Spanish language singing class is taught by Sandra Zamora. For other library programs, visit

Races this weekend at Kansas Speedway
Races are scheduled this weekend at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The NASCAR Xfinity Series, Kansas Lottery 300, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The Hollywood Casino 400 will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, visit

Cupcake Wars – Halloween version planned at library
A Halloween version of Cupcake Wars is planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The cupcakes and decorations will be provided. The program is for children and teens. They will create a Halloween-themed cupcake and finish in the time limit, then judge each other’s creations. Registration is required to 913-295-8250, Ext. 3. The program is limited to 20 persons.

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