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Quilt show on display at museum
The annual quilt show is on display through Aug. 31 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.
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.
Live at Legends continues Aug. 24
The Live at The Legends concert series continues from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Legends Outlets, at I-435 and I-70 in Kansas City, Kan. Red Guitar, a power pop folk rock group, will perform the free concert near the fountain courtyard area.
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.
Wyandotte County GOP to meet Aug. 27
The Wyandotte County GOP will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Frontier Steakhouse, 94th and State Avenue. The guest speaker will be Clay Barker, Republican state party executive director. Barker will offer pointers, tips and training for the 2014 election cycle.
‘Move to Amend’ program to be Aug. 27
A “Move to Amend” forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The organization is dedicated to overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in 2010 that declared corporations have the same rights as citizens under the Constitution. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information, call 816-885-9996.
Welborn area groups to meet Aug. 27
Several neighborhood groups will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Christ the King Catholic Church basement, 3024 N. 53rd St. The Fire Department will be there to give a presentation of the new CPR and other life-saving tips. The groups meeting will be the Welborn Community Watch, North Welborn and Neighbors Helping Neighbors, but the meeting is open to all, from any area. Refreshments will be served.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Aug. 29
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. Several planning and zoning items may be on the agenda. The agenda may be posted in advance at www.wycokck.org.
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.
Program offered on helping teens manage anger
A three-part program, “Helping Teens Manage Anger,” will be offered at from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-18, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program. The program is presented by Nona Boyd and offered in partnership with Wyandot Center and the PACES program.
Program offered on speaking up for self
“How to Be Who You Really Are and Your Own Best Advocate,” a four-part workshop that teaches women to speak up for themselves in a way that commands respect, will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the program.
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.
Program offered for professional social workers, counselors, clergy
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will offer a program for social workers, clergy, counselors and other professionals: “Interventions: a Primer for Professionals.: Marla Looper is the presenter and participants can earn 3 continuing education units from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. The free workshop will offer information, discussion and role-playing. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
‘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 email@example.com by Sept. 6.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Trinity Community Church fellowship hall, 5010 Parallel Parkway. The program on Sept. 10 will be entertainment by the students in the Kansas Academy of Theater and Arts.
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.
Money management for seniors to be discussed
“Money Management for Your Senior Years” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Men and women are welcome. The program is presented in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
‘Holy Woman’ program to be presented
Keeler Women Center will offer “Holy Woman, St. Margaret of Cortona,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Sister Judith Sutera is the presenter. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Program offered on fall cleaning
“Fall Cleaning and De-Cluttering 101” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Persons interested in the class may register by Sept. 11 for free cleaning supplies. The program is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Research and Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
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.