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Active Adult Expo planned Aug. 15
The Active Adult Expo is planned from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park. It is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Jewish Family Services and Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Expo offers a morning of activities, a marketplace of vendors that offer programs and activities and a keynote presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Burns from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. His topic is “Can Alzheimer’s Be Prevented.” Burns is the Edward H. Hashinger associate professor of neurology and the associate director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center.
Internet class planned
A class, “Learn the Internet,” will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. To register, call 913-551-3280.
Author, photographer to sign copies of new book
Author and photographer Don Wolf will sign copies of his new book, “Croatian Love Story,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St.
Grinter Jamboree planned Aug. 15
Music from the 1950s and 1960s will be featured from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Grinter Visitors Center (Grinter barn), 78th and K-32. The Stranger Creek Band will perform. Those attending are invited to dress in their high school sweaters, bobby socks and saddle oxfords, poodle skirts, tea shirts with candy cigarettes rolled in the sleeve, duck tail hair style or other fashions of the era. 1950s and 1960s dress is optional. Admission is $5. A snack bar will be available that will offer a Nu-way style sandwich, chips, root beer floats. For more information, call 913-220-8266.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Aug. 15
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. The agenda may be posted in advance at www.wycokck.org.
Quilt show on display at museum
The annual quilt show is on display at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th (near 126th and State Avenue), Bonner Springs. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 913-573-5002.
Women’s growth group to meet
“Affirmations Growth Group” for women, a group to help women change the way they think about themselves and their lives, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays at the Keeler Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The “Living Free Group” meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays at Keeler and offers information, inspiration, motivation, support, life planning, and positive, affirming connections with others. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free groups.
Excel computer class planned
A class, “Intro to Microsoft Excel,” will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. To register, call 913-551-3280.
Support group to meet Tuesdays
A 12-week series for women, “Education and Support for Addictions and Domestic Violence,” is held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central, Kansas City, Kan. The program is offered in partnership with Friends of Yates - Joyce Williams Shelter. Facilitators are Hattie King and Riley Lockridge. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Addictions support group to meet
The All Addictions Group, a support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register for the free class online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org.
Scripture study series offered
“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” an eight-week series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, will be offered at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., KCK, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 25. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Catholic lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Free marriage enrichment group offered
A free marriage enrichment group is offered Wednesdays to Sept. 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St. The meeting time is 6 to 8:30 p.m. The group is offered by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas through the Marriage for Keeps program and is open to engaged, married and couples in committed relationships of all faiths. The group may discuss topics such as problem solving decision making, communication, hidden issues and commitment. Pre-registration is required for the workshop to www.KansasLoveLetters.com or call 913-621-5775.
Skin care and treatment options to be discussed
Learn how you can achieve that timeless appearance through daily skin care and advanced treatment options in “Timeless Face,” a free “Be Well” program from The University of Kansas Hospital. The program, to be led by Dr. David Kriet will be from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Community Room at KU MedWest, 7405 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kan. Registration is required. To make a reservation call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Blues Festival planned Aug. 31
A Blues Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Kaw Point, Kansas City, Kan. Kaw Point is where the two rivers meet in the Fairfax area of Kansas City, Kan. Headlining the Blues Festival is Trampled Under Foot. Also performing will be Rick Gibson and the Peacemakers, the Brandon Miller Band, Scott Moyer Band and several others. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. For information, visit www.kcbluessociety.org.
Fundraiser to help with medical expenses
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser and auction for a family that will be faced with medical bills and funeral costs will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the FOP Hall, 7846 Leavenworth Road. Joe and Sarah Boatwright are facing increased expenses as they are expecting a baby with a birth defect called anencephaly. The condition makes it impossible for the child to survive more than a short time after birth, according to the family of the couple. Donations of auction items for the fundraiser and money are needed for the event. Monetary donations may be made to the Boatwright Baby Fund, care of U.S. Bank, 13020 Canaan Drive, Bonner Springs, Kan. 66012. Those who are interested in donating items for the auction may contact Jamie Shell at 913-745-4218 or JShell@kc.rr.com.
‘Preserving the Harvest’ workshop offered Sept. 10
A workshop, “Preserving the Harvest,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kansas State Olathe Campus, 22201 W. College Blvd., Olathe, Kan. The workshop on food preservation will cover pressure canning, water bath canning, dehydration and freezing the food harvest. The cost of the workshop is $20. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, and is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County. To register, call 913-299-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 6.
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.
Brain tumor caregiver workshop offered
Have a loved one who recently has been diagnosed with a brain tumor? Caregivers can provide emotional support and practical assistance in ways that strengthen their loved ones’ abilities and self-confidence. Join The University of Kansas Hospital’s Dr. Sarah Taylor, to learn more about the disease, including symptoms, treatment and cognitive changes. This free workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Westwood Atrium, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Westwood, Kan. Registration is required for “Brain Tumor Caregiver Workshop.” A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. To make a reservation or obtain more information about this and other wellness programs offered by The University of Kansas Hospital, 913-588-1227 or kumed.com/bewell.
Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce to meet
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce will hold a network meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at J.E. Dunn Construction, 1001 Locust St., Kansas City, Mo. The speaker will be Anthony Shomin, modernization coordinator, and Tom Scott, executive director, Kansas City, Kan., Housing Authority.
Trucking show planned
The Heart of America Trucking Show is planned Oct. 18-19 at the Kansas Speedway, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. The show is presented by the Owner-Operated Independent Drivers Association.