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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.
Photography exhibit on display at Main Library
Jeff Foster's photographic exhibit "In Relative Obscurity" is a series about abandonment. The buildings, schools, houses, cemeteries pictured all tell a tale not just about the literal abandonment of place but the spiritual displacement of the people who used to dwell there and what they left behind. His photographs will be on display at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., June 14 to Aug. 7. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Old Quindaro Museum to hold event June 29 at Underground Railroad Lookout Point
The Old Quindaro Museum will hold a Summer Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the museum and the “Underground Railroad Lookout Point.” The public is invited to come and celebrate with the community. There will be food, informational booths, entertainment, music, fun and games, hay rides, voter registration and more. For more information, contact Jesse Hope at 913-244-8497.
Children to see construction equipment up close
Children will have the opportunity to see construction equipment up close from 2 to 4 p.m. June 29 at the West Wyandotte Library,1737 N. 82nd. The group will meet in the library auditorium. Employees of Straub Construction Co. will show heavy equipment. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Make a patriotic windsock
Children ages 4 to 12 may participate in a craft program from 2 to 4 p.m. July 2 at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota. The children will make a patriotic tin can windsock. All materials will be provided. Registration is required to 913-279-2216. There is a limit of 20 participants.
NAACP to meet July 2
The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, July 2, at the Bethany Medical Office Building, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan., in the second floor meeting room. The Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 913-281-7900.
Make a patriotic pinwheel
Children are invited to make a patriotic pinwheel to celebrate the Fourth of July at a craft program from 6 to 7 p.m. July 2 at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The program will be in the storytime area.
Addictions support group to meet
All Addictions Group, a free support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, at any stage of recovery, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. There is no meeting on the second Tuesday of the month. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
Free movies offered at Legends 14 Theaters
A free movie showing will be at 10 a.m. each Wednesday and Thursday at the Legends 14 Theatre, Kansas City, Kan. The movies on July 3 and 4 will be “Madagascar 3,” rated PG, and “Tale of Despereaux,” rated G. Doors open at 9 a.m., and special kid meals will be for sale. All ages and groups may attend. Movies are subject to change, and seating is limited to availability.
Libraries to be closed July 4
The Kansas City, Kan., Public Libraries are scheduled to be closed on July 4. They are scheduled to reopen on July 5.
Mayer concert scheduled July 10
John Mayer is scheduled to perform live at 7:30 p.m. July 10 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th St., Bonner Springs. For information, visit http://cricketwirelessamp.com/.
UG Commission to meet July 11
The Unified Government Commission has scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. July 11 at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting is in the Commission Chambers. An agenda should be posted at www.wycokck.org.
UG budget presentation scheduled July 15
The Unified Government Commission proposed 2014 budget presentation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting is open to the public.
Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy class offered
Cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to “Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy,” a new class from The University of Kansas Cancer Center that will include cooking demonstrations with recipes and tips. The free “Be Well” program will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. July 18 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. Other kitchen therapy classes are planned for the third Thursday of each month. 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.
Civitan fundraiser planned July 20
Hamburger Mary’s Bar and Grille will be the site of the Wyandotte County Civitan fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 101 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Funds are being raised for the developmentally disabled and other charitable needs.
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.
Destination Science Summer Camp scheduled
Destination Science Summer Camp is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting July 29 at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. The science camp for middle school students includes team building, orienteering, fishing, water games and exploration, nature trail hikes and outdoor survival. Cost is $25 per camper with an additional $20 for an optional overnight stay on Thursday. For more information, call 913-299-2384, visit the library or visit www.kckpl.org/.
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.