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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.
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.
Trail and lake cleanup planned
A trail and lake spring cleanup is planned from 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at the Schlagle Environmental Library, Wyandotte County Lake. Volunteers are needed. Supplies are provided. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes. For more information, call 913-299-2384.
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.
Business networking meeting planned
“Biz After Five” will feature networking at 5:30 p.m. May 21 at BRP Enterprises, 155 S. 18th St., second floor, Kansas City, Kan. The meeting is sponsored by the Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce.
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 email@example.com for registration.
New health care law to be topic of meeting
“The Affordable Care Act: Where Do We Go From Here? (and where are we, anyway?)” is the topic of a meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 22 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd. The speaker will be Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Resource Project. Topics will include what’s in the new law, how it affect the community and individuals, and what to expect in the coming months.
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.
‘Stress and Immune System’ to be topic of presentation
Stressed out? Learn about the inner workings of the body’s stress response system, its links to the immune system and strategies for managing stress in more effective ways. “Stress and Your Immune System” will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon June 11 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. The free program will be led by Moira Mulhern, co-founder of Turning Point, a partner of The University of Kansas Hospital. 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.
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.
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.