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Chalkboard crafts program offered
Chalkboard crafts are the topic for the Exercise Your Mind Crafts for Adults project at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. Those participating in the class will take different items, paint and decorate them, to turn them into usable chalkboards. The class is for adults. Teens are welcome if accompanied by an adult. There is a $5 materials fee for supplies, and registration is required to 913-279-2066.
Benefit set for cancer patient
A benefit for Lindsey King Jr. will be held Feb. 23 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The event will be at the Eagles lodge, 4726 Merriam Drive, Shawnee, Kan. King has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, which originated in the lung and has spread to several areas in his body. He is a member of the Eagles. The benefit will include a pool tournament, $1 tacos, and a silent auction. The pool tournament begins at 2 p.m. The taco portion of the benefit begins at 5 p.m. Items are being accepted for the silent auction.
Piper High School plans auction
Piper High School plans a Down Home Country Auction at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs. The dinner and auction will benefit the arts, activities and athletics at Piper High School. It is sponsored by Security Bank.
Program covers personal budgeting
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Spending Wisely While Living on a Budget,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. The program is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Parenting class offered
“Discipline: What to Do Instead of Spanking” (for parents of toddlers through age 10), will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave, Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990. The free program is presented by Nona Boyd and offered in partnership with Wyandot Center.
Neck pain program planned
"Neck Pain – What to Do When You Have a Pain in the Neck," will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. This is the third in a new series of spine programs from The University of Kansas Hospital. The hospital's Dr. Edward Braun, will lead the free Be Well program. Registration is required. To make a reservation or obtain more information about this and other wellness programs offered by The University of Kansas Hospital, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Free nutrition program offered
“Gluten-free Eating,” a free nutrition presentation offered in partnership with K-State Extension Services, will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to register..
Liver, kidney transplants topic of program
The University of Kansas Hospital’s Dr. Sean Kumer will discuss liver and kidney transplants in a free “Be Well” program on Feb. 28. “What You Should Know About Liver and Kidney Transplants” will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. Registration is required. To make a reservation or obtain more information about this and other wellness programs offered by The University of Kansas Hospital, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Anger management program offered
“Anger Management for Healthier Living” will be presented by Stephanie Hase, social work intern, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on three Thursdays, Feb. 28, March 7 and 14. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Seminar on innovative thinking to be presented March 5
“Thinking Outside the Lines,” an education seminar through the Kansas City, Kan., Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, will be presented from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 5 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th, Kansas City, Kan. The presenter, Ruth St. Pierre, is with National Seminars Training, a division of Rockhurst University. She will focus on enhancing creative thinking skills.
Job preparation program offered
“Professional Etiquette and Life Skills for Job Readiness” is a workshop designed to help women assess their skills, set goals, and prepare for the interview and the job. The program is recommended for women seeking entry level positions or women who have had a hard time keeping a job. Participants will leave better prepared for an interview and feeling much more confident in their ability to find a job that matches their interest and skills. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Lunch is included. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to uninsured women. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.
Blood drive planned March 9
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at Cabela’s, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan. For more information visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Strawberry Hill Museum to hold pysanky class March 10
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a pysanky class at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Those attending the class will learn the art of decorating eggs. There is a $20 fee in advance, plus a $2 supply fee. The class size is limited to 14. Registration is required. Call 913-299-4795 to register.
Networking meeting planned March 14
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce plans a network meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 14 at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, second floor, 625 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Class reunion planned
The Washington High School Class of 1973 is planning a 40th reunion July 19-21. The event includes a golf scramble July 19 at Sunflower Hills Golf Course, a meet and greet July 19 at the Great Wolf Lodge, a dinner and dance July 20 at Sporting Park, and family visits and tours at Washington High School on July 21. Online registration and payment will be available soon on the website, whs73.com. The reunion group also has a Facebook page. The reunion committee is trying to reach as many classmates as possible, and would like to have a small number of digital photos of class members.
Networking meeting planned
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce plans a networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Liberty Bank, 1314 N. 5th St., Kansas City, Kan. The speaker will be Sidney King, regional president, Kansas-Missouri, Liberty Bank.