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Program offered on pelvic floor rehab
Join University of Kansas pelvic floor rehab specialists to learn about the pelvic floor muscles, their function and their relationship to the core musculature, breathing, bladder, bowel and sexual functions in a free program on Feb. 19. In “The Pelvic Floor: More Than Just Kegel Exercises,” participants will learn about keeping the pelvic floor muscles healthy and strong, especially after treatment for pelvic cancers. The program will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Kansas City-South, 1000 East 101st Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. 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.
Candidates’ night planned Feb. 19
The Wyandotte County Republican Party will sponsor a candidates' night from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Frontier Steakhouse, 94th and State Avenue. Candidates who are running in the primary election will be invited to speak.
Candidate forum planned Feb. 19
The Historic Northeast Midtown Association will sponsor a candidate forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19, at JFK Community Center, 1262 N. 10th St. Candidates for Unified Government 2nd District at large and UG mayor-CEO are invited.
Information session planned on being literacy tutors
An information session is planned on being a literacy tutor from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Tutors will meet with a student twice a week for 1.5 hours. Literacy Kansas City will provide training and materials for tutors as well as assessment and materials for students. Call 913-906-8990 to register or for more information.
How does food affect moods?
Does food affect moods? Explore what foods may help reduce stress and improve mood in a program from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kansas City North, 8700 N. Green Hills Road, Kansas City, Mo. The University of Kansas Hospital’s Keri Layton, clinical dietitian, also will discuss how those foods help achieve the desired result. 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.
Chamber plans candidate forum Feb. 20
The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce plans a mayoral candidate forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office, first floor auditorium, 2010 N. 59th St. Only candidates for mayor will appear. The forum is open to the public.
Applications being accepted for Master Food Volunteer
The K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County, is still accepting applications for those interested in participating in the Master Food Volunteer Program training. The 40- hour training will start on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and conclude on March 14 (every Wednesday and Thursday). Those who are interested in learning more about how they can become involved, may contact Lori Wuellner at 913-299-9300 or email Lori Wuellner at email@example.com. For more information, check out the Master Food Volunteer website at www.ksre.ksu.edu/mfv.
Animal program planned
Animals of Kansas will be the topic of a program from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th. The program is for children and tweens. Lana Artz-McComb from Schlagle Library will teach about the animals and how they live. Registration is necessary to 913-596-1404.
UG Commission to meet Feb. 21
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. at the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted before the meeting at www.wycokck.org.
Benefit set for cancer patient
A benefit for Lindsey King Jr. will be held Feb. 23 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The event will be at the Eagles lodge, 4726 Merriam Drive, Shawnee, Kan. King has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, which originated in the lung and has spread to several areas in his body.He is a member of the Eagles. The benefit will include a pool tournament, $1 tacos, and a silent auction. The pool tournament begins at 2 p.m. The taco portion of the benefit begins at 5 p.m. Items are being accepted for the silent auction.
Piper High School plans auction
Piper High School plans a Down Home Country Auction at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs. The dinner and auction will benefit the arts, activities and athletics at Piper High School. It is sponsored by Security Bank.
Program covers personal budgeting
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Spending Wisely While Living on a Budget,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. The program is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Parenting class offered
“Discipline: What to Do Instead of Spanking” (for parents of toddlers through age 10), will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave, Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990. The free program is presented by Nona Boyd and offered in partnership with Wyandot Center.
Neck pain program planned
"Neck Pain – What to Do When You Have a Pain in the Neck," will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. This is the third in a new series of spine programs from The University of Kansas Hospital. The hospital's Dr. Edward Braun, will lead the free Be Well program. 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.
Free nutrition program offered
“Gluten-free Eating,” a free nutrition presentation offered in partnership with K-State Extension Services, will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to register..
Seminar on innovative thinking to be presented March 5
“Thinking Outside the Lines,” an education seminar through the Kansas City, Kan., Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, will be presented from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 5 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th, Kansas City, Kan. The presenter, Ruth St. Pierre, is with National Seminars Training, a division of Rockhurst University. She will focus on enhancing creative thinking skills.
Blood drive planned March 9
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at Cabela’s, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan. For more information visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Networking meeting planned March 14
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce plans a network meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 14 at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, second floor, 625 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
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.