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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. A special guest will be Bill Hurrelbrink from Fox 4 News, who will visit with and greet guests from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information call 913-281-8909.
Harry Potter science program offered
A Harry Potter science program will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park. Reservations are required to 913-299-2384.
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.
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.
KCK school board to meet Feb. 12
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Eisenhower Middle School, 2901 N. 72nd St. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda will be posted online at www.kckps.org.
KCKCC Jazz Ensemble concert planned Feb. 12
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert for all ages from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm their appearance and make a reservation. Mayoral candidates will speak first.
Discussion on viral hepatitis planned Feb. 14
Join The University of Kansas Hospital’s Dr. Ryan Taylor, from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 for a discussion about “Viral Hepatitis – Common Causes and Treatments Available.” The viral hepatitis program is the second in a series providing information and resources about hepatitis, liver disease and liver transplants. It will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 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 "Fatty Liver Disease and Clinical Trials," 3-4 p.m. March 1, and "Liver Transplant and Complications of Liver Disease," 3-4 p.m. April 11. Registration is required for each individual program. 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.
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.
Chamber plans candidate forum Feb. 20
The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce plans a mayoral candidate forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office, first floor auditorium, 2010 N. 59th St. Only candidates for mayor will appear. The forum is open to the public.
Applications being accepted for Master Food Volunteer
The K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County, is still accepting applications for those interested in participating in the Master Food Volunteer Program training. The 40- hour training will start on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and conclude on March 14 (every Wednesday and Thursday). Those who are interested in learning more about how they can become involved, may contact Lori Wuellner at 913-299-9300 or email Lori Wuellner at email@example.com. For more information, check out the Master Food Volunteer website at www.ksre.ksu.edu/mfv.
UG Commission to meet Feb. 21
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
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 ill focus on enhancing creative thinking skills.