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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.
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.
Wyandotte class reunion planned
Wyandotte High School alumni will hold a 60th reunion on the first weekend of September. Reunion events will include a get-together on the evening of Sept. 6, a tour of Wyandotte High School on the morning of Sept. 7, and a buffet event the evening of Sept. 7 at Painted Hills Country Club, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information, call Jean Eklund at 913-334-0016 or Norm Gunderson, reunion chairman, at 913-384-3924.
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.
Parenting classes offered
“Guiding Good Choices,” a class for parents of children 9 to 14 years old, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at PACES Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St. Registration for the free parenting class is required to 913-328-4803 or 913-563-6541. Registration can also be made by emailing Nona Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Becoming a Love and Logic Parent,” a six-part class for parents of children of all ages, will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 and 14, at PACES Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St. Registration for the free parenting class is required to 913-328-4803 or 913-563-6541. Registration can also be made by emailing Nona Boyd at email@example.com.
Parent Support Group offered
A Parent Support Group, for parents of any child experiencing emotional or behavioral disorders, is offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at PACES Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St. Child care is provided. The group will continue on the second Monday of each month. Those with questions about the free group may call 913-710-5073 .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 6.
Responsive discipline class to meet
“Responsive Discipline,” a three-session class for parents of children ages 2 to 18, will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, at PACES Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St. Registration for the free parenting class is required to 913-328-4803 or 913-563-6541. Registration can also be made by emailing Nona Boyd at email@example.com.
Parenting class offered
“Encaminandolos Hacia Buenas Decisiones,” or “Guiding Good Choices,” a class for parents of children 9 to 14 years old, will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, at PACES Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St. Registration for the free parenting class is required to 913-328-4803 or 913-563-6541. Registration can also be made by emailing Nona Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fairfax Industrial Association to meet Sept. 11
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Board of Public Utilities administrative offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The speaker will be Don Gray, general manager of the BPU, and staff. BPU is the sponsor for the luncheon meeting. For reservations, contact Chuck Schlittler, FIA executive director, at email@example.com, telephone 913-620-7480.
Parenting class on positive discipline offered
“Negative Behavior – Positive Discipline,” a class for parents of children ages 1 to 12, will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at PACES Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St. Registration for the free parenting class is required to 913-328-4803 or 913-563-6541. Registration can also be made by emailing Nona Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Sex education class offered
“The Birds and the Bees 101: Talking With Your Child About Sexuality” taught by Ashlee Folsom, sex educator, Wyandotte County Health Department, will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Wyandotte County Health Department, third floor, operations center, 619 Ann Ave.. To enroll for this class, call 913-573-8841
KBCC to meet Sept. 12
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Conference Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., near the duck pond. The guest speaker will be Dan Lara, deputy of public affairs, Kansas Department of Commerce.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Sept. 12
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. The agenda may be posted in advance at www.wycokck.org.
Author to discuss boxing and Negro League Baseball
Author Phil S. Dixon will discuss boxing and Negro League Baseball from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Dixon wrote “Wilber ‘Bullet’ Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs,” “John ‘Buck’ O’Neil, The Rookie, The Man, The Legacy, 1938,” and other books. He will talk about two boxers from Kansas City’s past, Jack Johnson and Tommy Campbell.
Leavenworth Road Parade scheduled Sept. 15
The Leavenworth Road Association’s annual Autumn Gold Parade will be Sunday, Sept. 15. The parade will start at 2 p.m. at 72nd and Leavenworth Road and travels to 51st and Leavenworth Road. For a parade entry form, call the Leavenworth Road Association office, 913-788-3988, or pick one up at Buz’s Muffler.
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.
Journaling program to be held Sept. 17
“Journey into Journaling,” will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Cultivate your heart through journaling, the art of writing just for yourself. Sarah Koci Scheilz will be the facilitator. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Program topic: How to budget for the holidays
“The Holiday Crunch: Finances and Budgeting for the Holidays,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will be 6 to 8 p.m. Men and women are welcome. The program is presented in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Ed Linnebur is the presenter. 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.
Fashion show planned Sept. 21
Kansas City, Kan., Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present a Fashion Show, "Stepping into Fall." It will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Kansas City, Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by contacting email@example.com or at the door. The proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.
Kansas AG scheduled to speak Sept. 24
The Wyandotte County GOP will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Frontier Steakhouse, 94th and State. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is scheduled to be the speaker.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Sept. 26
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 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.
‘Concert for Climate’ scheduled Sept. 28 at Kaw Point
The “Concert for the Climate” will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Kaw Point Park, Kansas City, Kan. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a water conservationist, who helped inspire the renovation of Kaw Point Park about a decade ago, is scheduled to be the guest speaker. Bill McKibben, an environmental author, will speak at the event. The event, free and open to the public, will include workshops on energy efficiency, musical performances, activities for children, food and refreshments. Several bands will play. Kaw Point is near downtown Kansas City, Kan., and is accessible from I-70. For more information, visit www.concertfortheclimate.org.
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.
Hollywood Casino 400 to be Oct. 6
Tickets for Kansas Speedway’s October races are on sale by calling 866-460-RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. The Hollywood Casino 400 (the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) is Oct. 6 in Kansas City, Kan., and tickets start at $64. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race is Oct. 5 and the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race is Oct. 4. Season ticket holders have access to the Kansas Army National Guard Pre-Race, which features a concert and driver introductions, with a TrackPass.
Trick or Treat on the Farm and Boooo Barn to be Oct. 26-27
Trick or Treat on the Farm and Boooo Barn will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at the Ag Hall, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. The Boooo Barn is a kid-friendly haunted barn. Children may trick or treat on the Farm, through the historical buildings in Farm Town, and enjoy spooky stories, costume fashion show at 3 p.m., farming activities, hayrides, and miniature train rides. The admission charge is $5 per person, with children under 1 free. For more information, call 913-721-1075 or visit www.AgHallofFame.com.