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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.
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.
United Way pep rally planned
A pep rally to open the United Way of Wyandotte County campaign will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at UAW Local 31 Union Hall, 500 Kindleberger Road. The master of ceremonies for the event is Adam Ehlert of the Kansas City T-Bones. Cost of the tailgate lunch is $20 per person. For more information, call 913-371-3674, Ext. 1302, or visit www.unitedway-wyco.org.
‘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.
Museum to display grim and ghastly items from files
The Wyandotte County Historical Museum, 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, plans to display grim and ghastly artifacts from storage from Sept. 13 to Dec. 13. Topics include the hanging tree, and Delaware Chief Ne-Con-He-Con’s cemetery stone. For more information, call 913-573-5002.
Yoga and run event to be Sept. 14
The second annual Yoga and Run Event will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Town Center Plaza, 5000 W. 119th St., Leawood, Kan. The event raises awareness and promotes healthy lifestyles for people living with atrial defibrillation. Money raised supports research and public awareness of this condition. Clinical studies conducted by Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy at The University of Kansas Hospital, have shown rigorous practice of yoga can help reduce episodes of irregular heartbeat and improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression often associated with atrial fibrillation. On average, yoga was found to cut patients’ episodes of atrial fibrillation in half and significantly improve quality of life.
Shepherd’s Center to hold biscuit and gravy fundraiser Sept. 14
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kan., will hold a biscuit and gravy fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Manor Place Senior Apartments, 6016 Leavenworth Road. The apartment building is located directly north of the Sunset Plaza shopping center at 60th and Leavenworth Road. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door. Breakfast will include two biscuits with gravy, hash brown patty, sausage link, and coffee or juice. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services offered by the Shepherd’s Center of KCK. For more information, call 913-281-8908.
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.
Klan history in KCK to be topic of historical program Sept. 15
The Wyandotte County Historical Society will hold a historical program, “The Ku Klux Klan in Wyandotte County,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The program will be held at the George Meyn Community Center at Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs, which is across from the Wyandotte County Museum. The guest speaker for the program will be Tim Rives, deputy director and supervisory archivist of the Eisenhower President Library, Abilene, Kan., who has done extensive research into Klan activities in Kansas.
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.
Turner group to meet Sept. 16
The Turner Community Connection will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Bristol Hill Methodist Church, 4826 County Line Road Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Mayor Mark Holland. The event is a dinner for members and the community. It will be catered by Turner Community Connection members Marla and Lowell Christy. Those interested in attending should make reservations to BKill@kc.rr.com or 816-804-9868.
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.
Parenting class offered Sept. 18
An “Effective Parenting” class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25, at PACES Inc., Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan. The class is for parents of children of all ages. Registration is required to 913-328-4803 or by email to Nona Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Council of Clubs to meet Sept. 19
The first fall meeting of the Kansas City, Kan., Council of Clubs will be Sept. 19. The fall kickoff will be at the Youngbloods, 1908 N. 62nd Place. The lunch of oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salads and dessert will be served at noon. Program and business meeting to follow. Cost is $15. Everyone is welcome with a reservation. Call 913-788-2903 by the Monday preceding the meeting.
Wyandotte County Seniors Awareness Fair to be Sept. 20
A free senior resource fair will be held Friday, Sept. 20, at the Resurrection Life Worship Center, 6660 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. Sponsored by Delaware Highlands Assisted Living and Resurrection Life Worship Center, the Wyandotte County Seniors Awareness Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open to the public. The event will include presentations by the Department of Aging, Alzheimer’s Association and Sunflower Home Health. For more information on the Seniors Awareness Fair, visit the website at www.netgiver.com/dhal.
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.
Dodge ball tournament planned
Students from Turner and Bonner Springs High School are coming together and forming a dodge ball tournament from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kan., to help raise money for the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters Club. Brought together by 20/20 Leadership, these two schools are working hand in hand with each other and their community to make this as big an event as possible. Those who would like to participate in the tournament may visit a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/376596969134624/ for more information and a link to a form to fill out. The event will also include a battle of the bands.
Program planned on self-esteem
Construyendo la Autoestima en su Hijo, Building Children’s Self-Esteem, will be the topic of a program to be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Registration is required to 913-563-6505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For child care, call 913-906-8990.
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.
Parenting class offered Sept. 24
“Building Children’s Self Esteem” will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at PACES Inc., Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan. The class is for parents of children of all ages. Registration is required to 913-328-4803 or by email to Nona Boyd at email@example.com.
‘Tombstones in History’ to be topic of museum tour
“Tombstones in History” will be the topic of a tour Wednesday, Sept. 25 sponsored by the Wyandotte County Historical Museum. The tour of the cemeteries of Wyandotte County starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon. Lunch is provided. On the tour are graves of early settlers, sports heroes and movie stars. The cost of the tour is $35 per person. Reservations are necessary by Friday, Sept. 18. Call 913-573-5002 for reservations.
Class offered on parenting preschoolers
“The Adventures of Amazing Preschoolers,” for parents of children ages 3 to 5 years, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 4153 Rainbow Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Registration is required to 913-328-4803 or by email to Nona Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
School auction to be Sept. 28
The Bishop Ward High School 35th annual auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the high school, 708 N. 18th, Kansas City, Kan. The theme is “Table of Plenty.” The event is for adults. Finger foods from local restaurants will be served. Among the auction items are a trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and tickets to a Broadway show appearing in Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $60 per person. For ticket information, call 913-371-6901.
Workshop to help optimize health
A Wyandotte County Kansans Optimizing Health workshop will start Wednesday, Oct. 9. The workshop is for people who live with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety. The workshop will continue from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday through Nov. 20 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central, Kansas City, Kan. The workshop will help people take charge of their lives, deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with their doctors and family about their health. For more information or to register, contact the Wyandotte County Extension office at 913-299-9300 or email Lori Wuellner at email@example.com or Nozella Brown at firstname.lastname@example.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.
‘Dining with Diabetes’ to be offered Oct. 14-Nov. 4
A series, “Dining with Diabetes,” will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 at Basehor United Methodist Church, 18660 159h St., Basehor, Kan. The classes are sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Service and the Leavenworth County Extension Service. Classes will include lecture, discussion and demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are healthy and tasty, while using less fat, salt, and sugar. There will be an opportunity to sample a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. There is a $25 registration fee and pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available at www.leavenworth.ksu.edu or www.wyandotte.ksu.edu. For information, call 913-299-9300.
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.
Tour of haunted sites planned Oct. 25
A bus tour of haunted sites in Wyandotte County is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25. The bus tour will start at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs. The hosts of the tour will be Trish Schurkamp, museum director, and Jennifer Tarwater. The cost of the tour is $20 per person. Reservations are necessary by Oct. 17 to 913-573-5002.
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.