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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. The UG Commission also will meet in a special session at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 in the ninth floor conference room at City Hall to discuss housing policy followed by a legislative update.
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.
Summit on building relationships planned Feb. 5
A summit on Building Relationships of Trust: An Inclusive Approach to Immigrant Civic Engagement, will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at the new South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The summit is sponsored by the Kansas City, Kan., Public Libraries, Hartford Public Library and Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The event includes breakfast. For more information, call 913-279-2219.
Investing workshop planned
Workshops in an investing series will continue from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. The free workshops are presented by Scott Kaufmann, with Kaufmann Financial.
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.
Conservation district plans annual meeting Feb. 7
The Wyandotte County Conservation District plans its annual dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at Grinter Place, 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. “Discover Wild Kansas” is the theme of the annual event. Operation Wildlife will make a presentation.
UG Commission to meet Feb. 7
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Literacy tutors needed
Statistics indicate that one in four residents of Wyandotte County read and write below the 5th grade level. Keeler Women’s Center is joining with Literacy KC to offer an information session for people who would like to volunteer to be literacy tutors. Tutors meet with one student twice a week for 1 ½ hours. Literacy KC provides training and materials for tutors, and assessment and materials for students. Information sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register or for more information.
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 email@example.com.
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program planned on grief
Lenten Journey through Grief, facilitated by Mary Fran Zeller, will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 12-March 19, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Participants will explore and reflect on the stages of grief in the context of Christ’s own journey of suffering, death and resurrection. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
UG Ethics Commission to meet Feb. 13
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The meeting will be held on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse building, Division 18, in the old county commissioners' chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Armourdale political forum scheduled Feb. 13
A political forum has been scheduled Feb. 13 by the Armourdale Renewal Association. The 15th Armourdale Political Forum will be held in partnership with the Historic Northeast Mid-Town Association from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Armourdale Recreation Center, 730 Osage, Kansas City, Kan. Every primary candidate for every office is invited, organizers said. The usual procedures for this forum and the three-minute time limit will be in place. There will be no debating, and no opponent-bashing, organizers said. Time limits will be strictly enforced. Candidates may call 913-371-5696 or email email@example.com to confirm their appearance and make a reservation. Mayoral candidates will speak first.
Candidates night planned Feb. 19
The Wyandotte County Republican Party will sponsor a candidates' night from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Frontier Steakhouse, 94th and State Avenue. Candidates who are running in the primary election will be invited to speak.
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, Ruth St. Pierre, is with National Seminars Training, a division of Rockhurst University. She will focus on enhancing creative thinking skills.