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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.
UG Commission to meet July 18
The Unified Government Commission has scheduled a budget meeting at 5 p.m. July 18 at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The meeting is in the sixth floor training room.
Program offered on relationship success
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will join with Marriage for Keeps to offer an eight-week series, “Love Can Be ‘Within My Reach’” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, July 19-Sept. 6. Women will be helped to acquire skills to improve chances for relationship success. Lunch is included and space is limited. The program is especially for women who are single or dating. Call Marriage for Keeps to register at 913-621-5775, Ext. 1147.
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.
Car show, block party planned
The fourth annual Car Show and Block Party is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene, 742 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. Check-in time for cars and vendors is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Visit the website for more information, www.carshow.bonnernaz.com/. The event include activities for the family, inflatables, craft vendors, food vendors, plus awards for cars, trucks, motorcycles and race cars.
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.
Downtown Shareholders to meet July 23
The Downtown Shareholders will meet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at a restored Strawberry Hill home, 805 N. 5th St. Guest speakers for the quarterly meeting will include John Birkel, project architect, Jane Kobe and Linda Gates, Artmakers. Refreshments will be served.
Wyandotte County Fair planned July 23-27
The Wyandotte County Fair will be July 23-27 at the county fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road. The fair will feature arena events, a carnival, 4-H exhibits and free stage entertainment. Special evening arena events include a motocross, July 23; demolition derby, July 26; and mud run, July 27. There is a per-car parking charge of $5. There is also a charge for carnival rides. There is a $10 adult and $5 children ticket charge for the arena events. Hours of the fair are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 23-26, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27. For more information visit www.wycofair.com or call 913-788-7898.
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 24 and 25 will be “Puss in Boots,” rated PG, and “African Cats,” 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.
‘Wet and Wild Water Olympics’ planned
Teens and tweens may join in fun water games at the Wet and Wild Water Olympics at 2:30 p.m. July 24 at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. It is for ages 8 and up.
Landscaping, home improvement program offered
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Landscaping and Simple Home Improvements” in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, July 24. A cookout will be provided at 5:30 p.m. and the program is from 6 to 8 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Men and women are welcome. No children. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program.
Juggler, fire spinner performance to be July 25
Jason Divad is a professional fire spinning artist and comedic juggler in one. Divad plays with fire and danger in many forms while capturing the hearts of his spectators. His performance is at 2 p.m. July 25 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. Registration is required to 913-596-1404.
40th annual Show ’N’ Shine Truck and Car Show planned July 27
Muscle cars, classic trucks and more will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the 40th annual Show ’N’ Shine Truck and Car Show. The event will be held at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Antique roadsters to modern Trans Ams will be on display. The admission charge of $3 per person will include admission to the show as well as museum exhibits, living history, and miniature train rides. Those who want to display a car or truck may enter a contest for plaques and prizes. Registration, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., has a fee of $20 per vehicle. The event is sponsored by the Genuine Chevy GMC Truck Club of KC. It is for all ages. For more information call 913-721-1075 or visit www.AgHallofFame.com.
Free concert July 27 at Legends Outlets
A free concert will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at The Legends Outlets, I-70 and I-435, Kansas City, Kan. The concert by The Magnetics will be in the center courtyard fountain area. Those attending may bring lawn chairs. The concert is sponsored by Capitol Federal.
Blood drive planned
A Red Cross blood drive is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 at Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th. Another Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Life Care Center, 3231 N. 61st. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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/.
GOP schedules town hall meeting July 30
The Wyandotte County GOP will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 30 at the Frontier Steakhouse, 94th and State. The guest speaker will be State Sen. Julia Lynn, assistant majority leader. She will speak about the 2013 legislative session.
MLS All-Star game July 31 in KCK
The Major League Soccer All-Star game will take place at 8 p.m. July 31 at Sporting Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kan. The soccer stadium is near I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. At 3 p.m. July 31, The Legends Outlets will sponsor special activities such as a live band. At 4 p.m. July 31, Nebraska Furniture Mart parking lot will be the site of the free public MLS soccer celebration. A community watch party is planned from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 31 at KCKCC’s field house, 7250 State Ave., including family-oriented activities. Another watch party will be at Dave and Buster’s at The Legends Outlets and is for an older crowd.
NAACP Freedom Fund banquet to be Aug. 3
The KCK NAACP Freedom Fund Celebration Banquet will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Jack Reardon Convention Center, 5th and Minnesota. Tickets are $50 each. For ticket information, call chairperson Clyde Townsend, 913-299-1569, or co-chairpersons Mary Ann Flunder, 913- 621-6975 or Loris Jones, 913-342-1513. The theme is "We Shall Not Be Moved" and the speaker will be the Rev. Barry Settle, First African Methodist Episcopal Church.