Saturday events

Grinter Place plans history program about William Allen White on Saturday
Grinter Place, a state museum, is planning a history program on William Allen White on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Second Saturday Series program will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The guest speaker will be Murrel Bland, who will speak and show a video on White, “The Sage of Emporia,” who was an editor from 1895 through 1944 in Emporia, Kansas. White married Sallie Lindsay in 1893 in Kansas City, Kansas. White was considered the voice of Middle America and was an adviser to presidents. The program is free and open to the public. There will be doughnuts, coffee and juice.

Democrats to meet
Wyandotte County Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at the youth services craft room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be reading, dancing and singing. The story time is geared to children ages 2 to 6. For other library activities, visit www.kckpl.org.

Freedom Quilt program planned Saturday
A Freedom Quilt program is planned from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the craft room of the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Participants will make quilt blocks out of paper to create a library quilt display. All materials will be provided. This Black History Month activity is open to all ages. Children under 6 should be accompanied by an adult.

African-American genealogy workshop planned
“Discovering Your Roots: African-American Genealogy Workshop” is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the first floor computer training room at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presentation by Lyle Gibson, professor of history at Metropolitan Community Colleges – Penn Valley, will help beginning and intermediate researchers work their way back in time to discover aspects of their past. It also may help advanced researchers by including aspects of genetic genealogy as a tool to advance research. The presentation uses oral history, primary and secondary sources. The program is for teens, adults and senior adults.

KCKCC basketball teams play Labette on Saturday
The Kansas City Kansas Community College women’s basketball team will play Labette Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday at KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Kansas Community College men’s basketball team, on a five-game winning streak, will play Labette at 4 p.m. Saturday at KCKCC Field House.

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