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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.
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.
Parade of Heroes to be Oct. 3
The 7th annual Village West Parade of Heroes will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The parade route is Village West Parkway to Stadium Drive. The parade, sponsored by the Village West Rotary Club, honors veterans, armed forces and first responders. Vintage cars, military vehicles, and marching bands will be in the parade. The parade marshal is Joe Reardon, former Kansas City, Kan., mayor. For more information, visit www.VillageWestRotary.org.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Oct. 3
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. The agenda may be posted in advance at www.wycokck.org.
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.
Piper Craft Fair to be Oct. 5
The Piper Craft Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Piper Elementary School, 3131 N. 122nd St., Kansas City, Kan. More than 40 crafters from the area will exhibit their crafts. A concession stand will be available. Admission is free.
Argentine parade is Oct. 5
The Silver City Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 on Strong Avenue in the Argentine area of Kansas City, Kan. The Silver City Day celebration will continue until 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Emerson Park, 29th and Strong. The event is sponsored by the Argentine Betterment Corp. For information, visit www.silvercitydays.org.
DAR plans 60th anniversary meeting
The Wyandot Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, plan to celebrate its 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary at its 10 a.m. Oct. 5 meeting at the Lonestar Steakhouse at The Legends Outlets. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scheduled to be the guest speaker is Jan English, chief of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas, who will talk about the history and culture of the Wyandots. Contact Barb Belt at 913-334-1026 to RSVP as seating is limited.
Growth series for women begins Oct. 8
A Journey in Growth, a six-week growth series for women: How do you define yourself? What limits you? Do you believe you can change? What do you do when relationships are toxic? The program is from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register. Roxanne Hutton is the facilitator.
School dedication planned
A ribbon-cutting and dedication for Hazel Grove Elementary School, 2401 N. 67th St., is planned Oct. 8. The ribbon cutting is at 4:30 p.m. A Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m. at the school.
Book club to meet Oct. 8
Keeler Women’s Center has a monthly book club for women to read and discuss literature by and about women. The group ordinarily meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every second Tuesday. Space is limited. Call 913-906-8990 to register. The group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and the book to be discussed is “Wednesday Sisters” by Meg Waite Clayton. A limited number of copies are available for group members.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet Oct. 8
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet Oct. 8 at Trinity Community Church, lower fellowship hall, 5010 Parallel Parkway. The potluck dinner-social hour will be at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Broccoli chicken casserole will be furnished and those attending will bring side dishes.
KCKCC jazz concert to be Oct. 9 at West Wyandotte Library
The West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, will be the site of a Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Band concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. The concert will be in the library auditorium. It is open to the public.
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.
Holland to speak at Fairfax meeting Oct. 10
Mayor Mark Holland is the guest speaker for the Fairfax Industrial Association meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The meeting will take place at Central Solutions, 401 Funston, Kansas City, Kan. Those interested in attending may make reservations to Chuck Schlittler at email@example.com.
Healthy soil to be topic of conservation program
“Discover Wild Kansas: Natural Resources of the Past, Present and Future” will feature a program on healthy soil, “The Down and Dirty on Healthy Soil,” at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at 1200 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. The program is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Conservation District. Those who attend will have the opportunity to tour the soil tunnel trailer. Those who make reservations in advance to 913-334-6329 will receive a special tour pack.
Theater series to begin at Keeler
Theatre at Keeler Fall Series, “Vases of Fresh Flowers,” Keeler Women’s Center is recruiting additional women to join Keeler and Company Players, a small theater group that rehearses weekly on Thursdays, beginning from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, and is available for performances in the community. Contact Keeler Women’s Center at 913-906-8990 if you would like to enroll or if you have a group that is looking for entertainment that celebrates women in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Workshop director is Deb Campbell, director of “A Couple of Characters Senior Puppeteers,” and State TEN Senior Theatre.
UG Ethics Commission to meet Oct. 10
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the second floor, Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, old county commissioners' chambers.
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.
Turner Days parade to be Oct. 12
The Turner Days parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, on 55th Street. Turner Days runs Oct. 12 and 13, and also includes a car show, activities, entertainment and booths. More information is available at www.turnerdays.com, 913-362-5862.
‘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 159th 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.
Program offered on protecting finances
“Protect Yourself Financially” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 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.
UG Commission scheduled to meet Oct. 17
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. The agenda may be posted in advance at www.wycokck.org.
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.
Ghosts of Wyandotte County program at South Branch Library
All ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts are invited join author Janet R. Reed, along with team members from PEDRO (Paranormal Documentation and Research Organization), as they explore ghosts and ghost hunting in Wyandotte County. The program is from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This eerie hour-long presentation will give you valuable information and tools for your next ghost-hunting adventure. Janet R. Reed, the author of “Excelsior Springs Haunted Haven,” will also be available for questions and answers following the presentation.
Tour of haunted sites planned Oct. 25-26
A bus tour of haunted sites in Wyandotte County is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25. Because of demand, another date has been added for this tour, Oct. 26. 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.
In the garden: Fall Festival at Turner Community Library
Telling ghost stories around a bonfire will be the featured activities from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Turner Community Garden. Special guest and acclaimed storyteller Priscilla Howe will tell scary Halloween stories. There will be refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Turner Community Library and Turner Community Garden. To register, call 913-596-1404.
Donnelly Dash planned
The eighth annual Donnelly Dash, a 5K run-walk and one-mile family run, is scheduled Nov. 9. Proceeds will go toward the Donnelly College nursing program and scholarships. The event begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at the college 608 N. 18th. For more information, visit http://donnellydash.weebly.com/race-info.html.