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Strawberry Hill Museum decorated for Christmas
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., is decorated for Christmas. The museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday through Jan. 31. There is an admission charge of $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. For information about custom tours, call 913-721-0081. For more information, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.
Eagle Day to be Jan. 26
The 12th annual Eagle Day will be held Jan. 26 at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two live eagle presentations by Operation Wildlife are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The library also will have eagle crafts for kids, and binocular and field guide checkout for those who want to view eagles and other waterfowl on the lake. Between 10 am. and 4 p.m. at Davis Hall at the lake, volunteers from Operation Wildlife will visit with the public about a variety of live hawks, owls and falcons on display. There will be bird presentations every hour, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting 30 to 45 minutes. The last presentation will begin at 3 p.m.
Bowlathon fundraiser to be Jan. 26
A Bowlathon for Missy Kline will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Ranch Bowl, 5604 State Ave. Proceeds from the event will help pay for Missy’s medical expenses. She is battling lupus, anti-phospil lipid syndrome, fibromyalgia, infections, Reynaud’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. She has been unable to work and has spent a considerable amount of time in the past year in the hospital for treatment of various conditions. Some of her treatments were not covered by insurance because they were considered experimental, so funds raised will go toward medical expenses. On Jan. 26, a $12 donation will include three games of bowling and shoe rental. There will be a silent auction in conjunction with the Bowlathon, and items are needed for the auction. For more information about the fundraiser, contact Karen Kline, 913-244-9924; or Margaret Allen, 913-523-4316, or visit www.facebook.com/missysrun.
Wizard of Oz theme for Kansas Day event Jan. 26
A Wizard of Oz celebration will be scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd. Children participating in the event will create Wizard of Oz-themed crafts, eat a few treats and play Wizard of Oz-themed games. Twenty children will win their own hardbound copy of “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 9 must be with an adult.
Grinter Place to celebrate Kansas Day Jan. 26
Kansas Day will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Grinter Place historic site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. The play, “Citizens of Our Cemetery,” by Fairway, Kan., resident Don Carlton will be presented. The play is about the accomplishments of family members and residents of the Shawnee Indian Mission. Corn cupcakes and Kansas birthday cupcakes will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Programs offered about liver disease
The University of Kansas Hospital will offer a series of free monthly programs, from Jan. 29 to April 11, with information and resources about hepatitis, liver disease and liver transplants. The first program, "Liver Disease in the Community—Identify Your Risk Factors," will be led by the hospital's Dr. Jody Olson from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. Other programs in the series, to be offered at the same location, are "Viral Hepatitis—Common Causes and Treatments Available," 3-4 p.m. Feb. 14; "Fatty Liver Disease and Clinical Trials," 3-4 p.m. March 1; “Liver Transplant and Complications of Liver Disease," 3-4 p.m. April 11. Registration is required for each individual program. To make a reservation call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
South Library to hold Kansas Day Trivia event
The new South Library at 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a Kansas Day Trivia event from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The event for teens and tweens will offer a trivia scavenger hunt. Then the youth will decorate their own sunflower cupcakes to celebrate the sunflower state’s 152nd birthday. The event will be held in Meeting Room A.
Learn to navigate ups and downs of markets
Learn to navigate through bull and bear markets and avoid common investor mistakes. Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack will be the guest speaker for "Wall Street is No Petting Zoo" workshop. The hands-on investing workshop will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. The workshop is presented by Scott Kaufmann, with Kaufmann Financial. Other programs in the financial series are scheduled at 6 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 at the library.
Pelvic floor muscles to be topic of program
Join University of Kansas pelvic floor rehab specialists to learn about the pelvic floor muscles, their function and their relationship to the core musculature, breathing, bladder, bowel and sexual functions in a free program on Jan. 31. In “The Pelvic Floor: More Than Just Kegel Exercises,” participants will learn what they can do to keep the pelvic floor muscles healthy and strong, especially after treatment for pelvic cancers. They’ll also get an overview of what area rehab specialists can do to help with other medical needs. The program will be from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 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 for this program offered by The University of Kansas Hospital, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Program to discuss changes in women’s health screening guidelines
Changes in national guidelines on women’s health screenings and care will be discussed by Dr. Kimberly Swan of the University of Kansas Hospital at a free “Be Well” program Jan. 31. The free program will be from 3-4 p.m., Jan. 31, 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.
Make a jeweled tree necklace
An adult craft program on how to make a jeweled tree necklace will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota. Those attending will learn how to make a tree pendant with semi-precious stones and seed beads. Teens may attend if accompanied by an adult. There is a $7 materials fee for supplies. Registration is required to 913-279-2066.
UG Commission to meet Jan. 31
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org. Several planning and zoning items are expected to be on the agenda.
Women’s oppression to be topic of video viewing
“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women – the Moral Challenge of the 21st Century” is the topic of the viewing and discussion of a PBS video to be shown on Tuesdays, Feb. 5-March 12. The video will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The PBS video was filmed in 10 countries around the world and deals with human slavery, gender-based violence, rape, maternal mortality, lack of access to education, and many other issues. Roxanne Hutton will lead the discussion on the six Tuesdays. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
NAACP to meet Feb. 5
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Bethany Medical Office Building, 21 N. 12th St., second floor meeting room. The Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. followed by the public general meeting at 7 p.m. Committee chairs will bring written monthly committee reports. All members are encouraged to attend. For information, call 913-281-7900.
Parenting class offered Feb. 6
“Love and Logic Discipline Solutions for Toddlers to Teens,” a two-part series, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 13, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave, Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free class, presented by Nona Boyd and offered in partnership with Wyandot Center.
Shepherd’s Center benefit breakfast to be Feb. 9
Shepherd's Center will sponsor a Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast, from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Conference Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The cost is $8. For more information call 913-281-8909.
Black History Month Banquet planned
The annual Black History Month Banquet will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event is sponsored by the Unified Government. The guest speaker is Gwendolyn Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, whose topic is “Where Do We Go from Here?” For ticket information call Debra Watson at 913-573-5110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Eating for a healthy heart’ to be discussed Feb. 12
Heart healthy eating has many benefits beyond being kind to your heart. Learn what it takes to maintain and improve a healthy heart through better eating at a program at noon Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the K-State Research and Extension Office, Wyandotte County, 1216 N. 79th St. The benefits of including chocolate will also be discussed. The cost is $7. Seating is limited so call 913-299-9300 to register or email email@example.com.
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.
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, Lucy Belt, will focus on enhancing communication, thinking more creatively and improving writing skills in the email world.