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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.
Learn how to make wooden bead necklaces
A craft class will show participants how to make wooden bead necklaces. The class is from 10 to 11 a.m. May 11 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Conference Room B. It is for those 16 and older. Registration is required to 913-596-5800, Ext. 1006.
Four authors to discuss their works May 11
A local authors’ discussion will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas City Press Club is sponsoring the event, with the South Branch Library, to present some of the Kansas City area’s hometown authors. Four authors will share thoughts on their latest book and answer questions. Authors will be on hand after the discussion to sign copies of their books. Authors include Daryl Levings, Kansas City Star editor and author of “Saddle the Pale Horse,” Joe Vaughan, author of a pictorial history, “Kansas City, Kansas,” Andrea Warren, author of award-winning books for young readers including ”Pioneer Girl," and Bill Ouseley, retired FBI agent and author of “Mobsters in our Midst - The Kansas City Crime Family.”
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.
Women’s book club to meet May 14
Keeler Women’s Center has a monthly book club for women to read and discuss literature by and about women. The group ordinarily meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every second Tuesday. Space is limited. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free class. The group will meet on Tuesday, May 14, and the book to be discussed is “The Exact Place” by Margie Haack. A limited number of copies are available for group members.
Workshop to help women’s skills
“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, May 15, 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.
Home ownership workshop planned May 15
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Common¢ents Home Ownership Workshop” in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank on Wednesday, May 15. Topics include budgeting and money management, credit, large purchases, landscaping basics, home repair and insurance. A light supper is provided at 5:30 p.m. and the program is from 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required. Men and women are welcome. No children. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program.
Council of Clubs to meet May 16
The Kansas City, Kan., Council of Clubs will meet at noon May 16 at Youngbloods, 1908 N. 62nd Place. Brisket, baked potato, vegetable, salads, drink and dessert will be seved at noon followed by the installation of officers for the year 2013-2014. The Milk Fund Committee will present checks to the representatives of PACES, USD 500 Homeless Shelter and Bethel Neighborhood Center. This presentation is a yearly event for the Council of Clubs since the club was founded.. Visitors are welcome. Cost is $15. Reservations may be made to Johnella Newton, 913-788-2905 or Belle Billbe, 913-369-9478.
First UG budget hearing scheduled May 16
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. A public hearing will be held. The public may make comments on the revised 2013 and proposed 2014 budgets. Also, the public may make comments on housing and community development needs, including non-housing needs for the 2013 year, including Community Development Block Grant program, the Home Investment Partnership Grant Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant Program. The agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.
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.
Couples Talk program to be presented May 20
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Couples Talk” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 20. The program is intended to strengthen skills in order to communicate better between couples. The class is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
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.
‘Farmer’s Markets, The Pleasures of Eating’ to be May 22
Master Food Volunteer Knowledge at Noon Class "Farmer's Markets, The Pleasures of Eating" will be at noon Wednesday, May 22. What a perfect time to get new information, recipes and taste sampling some of them. Make the most of fresh produce from local farmer's markets this season. Information on selection and preparation will be covered. Organic, natural and the "Dirty Dozen" will also be addressed. It will be held at K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. The cost is $7; to register, call 913- 299-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
Herb garden to be topic of meeting
“Herbs in Your Garden,” a presentation by Sarah Heppler of K-State Extension, will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., KCK. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Nutrition presentation to discuss farmers’ markets
“Go Green with Farmers’ Markets,” a nutrition presentation offered by Pat Callaghan, Master Food Volunteer with K-State Extension Services, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to register for the free program.
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.