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‘Native Words, Native Warriors’ exhibit continues
A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, “Native Words, Native Warriors,” will continues now through June 29 at the Wyandotte County Museum, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The traveling exhibit will be about Native American code talkers during World War II. For more information, visit www.wycomuseum.org or call 913-573-5002.
UG Commission to meet April 25
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. Planning and zoning items will be included. The newly elected members on the Board of Commission and the mayor are scheduled to be sworn into office at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Commission Chambers in City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan.
Grinter Place plans quilt show and spring tea
Grinter Place Museum is planning a quilt show and spring tea from April 26-28 at the Grnter museum, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. Quilts will be on display in the visitor center and house. An opportunity quilt made by the Grinter Place Quilters will be given away in December; visitors may make a donation to it. Tea will be at noon and 2 p.m.; tickets are $8 per person and reservations are required to 913-299-0373. There is a maximum limit of 25 per session. Quilt show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
Girl Scout Fitness event to be April 27
Girl Scouts are holding a metro area Girl Scout Fitness event from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Argentine Community Center. Only Girl Scouts may participate. The cost is $5 per person.
Barnyard Babies at Ag Hall on April 27
Spring on the Farm is a time for sprouting crops, blooming flowers and baby animals. See what animals may be found on the farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. Animals will include chicks, calves, alpacas, sheep, goats, bees, pigs, horses, and burros. Ride the Shriner’s Fire Wagons, hay wagons and miniature train. Enjoy pig races, milking and sheep shearing demonstrations, soil tunnel trailer, hands-on kids farming activities, Blacksmith, Living History. Free ice cream will be served, with food vendors available. The host of the event is the Leavenworth County Farm Bureau. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 16, and under 4, free. For more information call 913-721-1075, visit www.aghalloffame.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day celebration planned
The Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, is planning an Earth Day celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Those attending may explore the lake park, do crafts and learn about how to help protect the earth.
Program offered on discipline
“Discipline: What to Do Instead of Spanking,” (two parts: for parents of toddlers through age 10), will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, May 1 and 8, 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.
Workshop offered on managing stress
“Managing Stress So It Doesn’t Manage You,” will be presented from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Counseling students from Mid-America Nazarene University will present multiple management techniques to help women manage stress, make better decisions, and enjoy life more. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Benefit tractor cruise planned May 4 at Ag Hall
A tractor cruise returns May 4 to the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, in Bonner Springs. Participants will drive tractors on a 35-mile loop to raise funds for the Ag Hall. The event will start at the Ag Hall, continue to downtown Bonner Springs to join the Marble Day parade, then take a spin around Lakeside Speedway, with stops at Cabela’s, Nuts and Bolts Hardware and Wyandotte County Park. The benefit, sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Two Cylinder Club, will end with a barbecue dinner at the Ag Hall of Fame. For more information about participating in the event, visit www.gkctcc.com or www.AgHallofFame.com. For more information call 913-721-1075.
Piper craft fair to be May 4
A Piper Craft Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Piper Elementary School, 3131 N. 122nd St., Kansas City, Kan. Admission is free. All ages are welcome. A sampling of what is available: jewelry, floral, driftwood art, crochet, sewing, rustic furniture, quilts, painted window art and more. There will be over 60 booths featuring local crafters. Concessions including hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos and desserts will be available for purchase. Piper High School's FIRST Robotics team, Team Stealth, is sponsoring this event. The public is invited.
Marble Day planned May 4
Marble Day is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at Moon Marble Co. store, 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs. Activities, games, a parade, and a marble tournament are part of the day’s events. For more information, see www.marbleday.com or call 913-441-1432.
KU Hospital to offer free skin cancer screening
The University of Kansas Hospital will offer a free skin cancer screening to “Melanoma Monday” registrants. Melanoma Monday, designed to raise awareness about melanoma and other types of skin cancer, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. May 6 on the fourth floor (Dermatology) of the medical office building adjacent to The University of Kansas Hospital, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. Parking is free. Registration is required for Melanoma Monday, a nationwide program designated by the American Academy of Dermatology. To register, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Dam inspection and water quality workshop planned
On May 8, the Division of Water Resources in the Kansas Department of Agriculture and Wyandotte Conservation District are holding a workshop on water storage maintenance and reservoir water quality. Besides an onsite dam inspection of Lake Pierson, presenters will address pond construction and maintenance, invasive species, waterfowl, soil protection, and other topics. This free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pierson Park Community Building, 1800 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan., in Pierson Park and includes a boxed lunch for attendees who register in advance. Walk-ins are accepted. To register, contact Cheri Miller, Wyandotte County Conservation District, 913-334-6329, email@example.com or Cindy Higgins, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Department of Water Resources, 785-296-0573, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual charity golf tournament planned May 13
Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas will sponsor the 32nd Annual Golf Classic founded by the Ben and Betty Zarda Family on Monday, May 13, at Lake Quivira Country Club. Proceeds will go toward an additional emergency assistance resource bus to deliver food, clothing and financial assistance to clients in 21 counties of Northeast Kansas. The event will include lunch, a round of golf, a dinner reception and awards ceremony. For information, visit www.catholiccharitiesgolfclassic.org.
Overview of women’s health scheduled May 14
Learn about common health concerns for women, as well as advances in screening and treatment, in a free “Be Well” event from The University of Kansas Hospital. Three of the hospital’s female physicians— Dr. Kim Templeton; Dr. Ashley Simmons; and Dr. Kimberly Swan — will discuss steps to take to ensure women are staying on top of their health. The focus will be on caring for their bones and heart, and managing their hormones as they age. “Taking Care of You: An Overview of Women’s Health” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 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, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Main Branch Library to hold screening of “Strugglers Hill: A People, A Community”
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will hold a screening of the documentary film “Strugglers Hill: A People, A Community.” Filmmaker Jefferson Edward Donald, and community historian and resident Chester Owens, will hold a question-and-answer session immediately following the film. Screening begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. The event will take place in the second floor auditorium at the Main Branch Library: 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Space is limited so try to arrive early. Copies of the film will be available for purchase at the event. "Strugglers Hill: A People, A Community" is a documentary short subject film that explores the vibrant history of the Strugglers Hill neighborhood from its inception, on through the era of segregation and into its present future. It features interviews with former and current residents. It is produced and directed by Jefferson Edward Donald with funding provided by the Kansas Humanities Council.
Genetics and fashion, jeans and genes, to be topic of May 21 program
Wear your favorite jeans to this ladies’ night out, where you’ll learn how genetics plays a role in the risk for certain types of cancer. Dr. Larry Geier will lead “How Do I Look in These Genes?” Also during the program, wardrobe stylist Jennifer Niehouse will present fashion tips. The evening will wrap up with a replenishing meditation and relaxation series. This free event will be from 6 to 7 p.m., May 21, at The University of Kansas Cancer Center-South, 1000 E. 101st Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. The South location is one of nine community centers supporting The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Registration is required. To make a reservation, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
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.
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.