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Artists exhibit works at Strawberry Hill Museum
Art works by Mike Savage and Geri Stewart are on exhibit now through July 28 at the Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan. For information about hours, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org or call 913-371-3264.
Photography exhibit on display at Main Library
Jeff Foster's photographic exhibit "In Relative Obscurity" is a series about abandonment. The buildings, schools, houses, cemeteries pictured all tell a tale not just about the literal abandonment of place but the spiritual displacement of the people who used to dwell there and what they left behind. His photographs will be on display at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., June 14 to Aug. 7. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
YMCA plans benefit 5K run-walk
The YMCA is planning a Legendary 5K Run-Walk. The YMCA Legendary Run-Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the T-Bones, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The run-walk will benefit the Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center’s Adult Cancer Survivors Program, 8601 Parallel Parkway, which is a YMCA-funded 12-week physical activity and well-being program designed to help cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The cost of entering the run-walk is $30 in advance and $35 on race day. Those who register in advance may receive a T-shirt, T-Bones game tickets, post-race refreshments and music, and goody bags. Online registration is expected to close July 11. For more information about the run-walk, visit www.sportkc.org/sportkc.aspx?pgID=866&event_id=931.
Community breakfast, barbecue planned July 13
The fourth annual Community Breakfast and Barbecue is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at Faith Lutheran Church, 530 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. The event is sponsored by Quindaro Family Health Care, Faith Lutheran Church, St. John’s Baptist Church and the Oak Grove Neighborhood Association. It is for the entire family.
Ag Hall plans Tractor Daze July 13
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, plans Tractor Daze and Touch-a-Truck on July 13. The event also includes a swap meet and mud run. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a Tractor Show, Swap Meet, and Garden Tractor Pull will be held. Big vehicles including tractors, combines, fire trucks, construction equipment, military vehicles, semi trucks, helicopters, rescue, tow and more will be on display. Working antique construction equipment, kiddie pedal pull, Cabela’s youth BB range, miniature train, Shriner’s fire wagon and hay wagon rides will be part of the day’s activities. Ag Fest will include milking demonstrations, farming demonstrations, petting zoo, simulated combine, soil tunnel trailer, blacksmith, living history, and kids’ hands-on activities. There will be free Blue Bell ice cream, and food vendors will be available. Admission for the Tractor Daze and Touch-a-Truck-Swap Meet will be $6 for adults and $4 for children 4 to 16. Admission to all events including the mud run is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 16, and members, free. The swap meet hours are 9 a.m. to 4 pm., and the mud run starts at 4 p.m. The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is located northeast of I-70/K-7 interchange in Bonner Springs, Kansas, two miles west of the Kansas Speedway. For more information call 913-721-1075 or visit www.AgHallofFame.com.
Nature scavenger hunt planned
A nature scavenger hunt is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. There will be a list of animals to find. Participants may come and go throughout the day.
YMCA plans carnival
The YMCA is planning a Kids Night Out: Carnival. The Kids Night Out: Carnival will be from 5 to 9 p.m. July 13. Parents may have a night out while kids have fun at the Y. The cost of the night out, if registration is received by July 8, is $15 for Y members and $25 for community participants. The cost after July 8 is $20 for Y members and $30 for community participants. For more information, visit KansasCityYMCA.org.
Free concert offered at The Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan., will hold free concerts in the Live at The Legends series this summer, beginning at 5 p.m. July 13. The Shanks will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. July 13 at the center courtyard fountain at the shopping center. Scheduled for July 27 will be the Magnetics.
Program offered on budgeting
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will be the site of “Spending Wisely on a Budget” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 15. The program will improve financial management skills. It is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
UG budget presentation scheduled July 15
The Unified Government Commission proposed 2014 budget presentation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting is open to the public.
Education, support group offered
A 12-week series for women, “Education and Support for Addictions and Domestic Violence,” is held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central, Kansas City, Kan. A new series will begin on Tuesday, July 16. The program is offered in partnership with Friends of Yates-Joyce Williams Shelter. Facilitators are Hattie King and Riley Lockridge. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Free ‘Love and Logic’ program offered
“Real World Love and Logic Solutions,” a three-part program, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, July 17-31, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., KCK. Call 913-906-8990 to register. The program is presented by Nona Boyd and offered in partnership with Wyandot Center and the PACES program.
Free movies offered at Legends 14 Theaters
A free movie showing will be at 10 a.m. each Wednesday and Thursday at the Legends 14 Theatre, Kansas City, Kan. The movies on July 17 and 18 will be “How to Train Your Dragon,” rated PG, and “Oceans,” rated G. Doors open at 9 a.m., and special kid meals will be for sale. All ages and groups may attend. Movies are subject to change, and seating is limited to availability.
Credit management to be topic of program
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will join with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, to present “Common¢ents Plus: Credit Management and Credit Repair.” Men and women are welcome. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program.
Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy class offered
Cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to “Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy,” a new class from The University of Kansas Cancer Center that will include cooking demonstrations with recipes and tips. The free “Be Well” program will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. July 18 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. Other kitchen therapy classes are planned for the third Thursday of each month. 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.
UG Commission to meet July 18
The Unified Government Commission will hold a budget meeting at 5 p.m. July 18 at the sixth floor training room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Program offered on relationship success
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will join with Marriage for Keeps to offer an eight-week series, “Love Can Be ‘Within My Reach’” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, July 19-Sept. 6. Women will be helped to acquire skills to improve chances for relationship success. Lunch is included and space is limited. The program is especially for women who are single or dating. Call Marriage for Keeps to register at 913-621-5775, Ext. 1147.
Civitan to hold benefit golf tournament
Civitan will sponsor the Club Dotte Civitan International night golf tournament Friday, July 19 at Painted Hills Golf Club, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The fee is $125 per person. All golf supplies are provide. The entry fee also includes green fees, cart, dinner, awards reception, trophies and prizes. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 913-620-5271.
Civitan fundraiser planned July 20
Hamburger Mary’s Bar and Grille will be the site of the Wyandotte County Civitan fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 101 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Funds are being raised for the developmentally disabled and other charitable needs.
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.
Wyandotte County Fair planned July 23-27
The Wyandotte County Fair will be July 23-27 at the county fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road. The fair will feature arena events, a carnival, 4-H exhibits and free stage entertainment. Special evening arena events include a motocross, July 23; demolition derby, July 26; and mud run, July 27. There is a per-car parking charge of $5. There is also a charge for carnival rides. There is a $10 adult and $5 children ticket charge for the arena events. Hours of the fair are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 23-26, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27. For more information visit www.wycofair.com or call 913-788-7898.
Landscaping, home improvement program offered
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Landscaping and Simple Home Improvements” in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, July 24. A cookout will be provided at 5:30 p.m. and the program is from 6 to 8 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Men and women are welcome. No children. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program.
40th annual Show ’N’ Shine Truck and Car Show planned July 27
Muscle cars, classic trucks and more will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the 40th annual Show ’N’ Shine Truck and Car Show. The event will be held at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Antique roadsters to modern Trans Ams will be on display. The admission charge of $3 per person will include admission to the show as well as museum exhibits, living history, and miniature train rides. Those who want to display a car or truck may enter a contest for plaques and prizes. Registration, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., has a fee of $20 per vehicle. The event is sponsored by the Genuine Chevy GMC Truck Club of KC. It is for all ages. For more information call 913-721-1075 or visit www.AgHallofFame.com.
Blood drive planned
A Red Cross blood drive is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 at Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th. Another Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Life Care Center, 3231 N. 61st. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Destination Science Summer Camp scheduled
Destination Science Summer Camp is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting July 29 at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. The science camp for middle school students includes team building, orienteering, fishing, water games and exploration, nature trail hikes and outdoor survival. Cost is $25 per camper with an additional $20 for an optional overnight stay on Thursday. For more information, call 913-299-2384, visit the library or visit www.kckpl.org/.
MLS All-Star game July 31 in KCK
The Major League Soccer All-Star game will take place at 8 p.m. July 31 at Sporting Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kan. The soccer stadium is near I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. At 3 p.m. July 31, The Legends Outlets will sponsor special activities such as a live band. At 4 p.m. July 31, Nebraska Furniture Mart parking lot will be the site of the free public MLS soccer celebration. A community watch party is planned from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 31 at KCKCC’s field house, 7250 State Ave., including family-oriented activities. Another watch party will be at Dave and Buster’s at The Legends Outlets and is for an older crowd.
NAACP Freedom Fund banquet to be Aug. 3
The KCK NAACP Freedom Fund Celebration Banquet will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota. Tickets are $50 each. For ticket information, call chairperson Clyde Townsend, 913-299-1569, or co-chairpersons Mary Ann Flunder, 913- 621-6975 or Loris Jones, 913-342-1513. The theme is "We Shall Not Be Moved" and the speaker will be the Rev. Barry Settle, First African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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 uninsured women. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.