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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.
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.
Veterans commemoration event to be Nov. 9
The 13tth annual Wyandotte County Veterans Commemoration Event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Village, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Doors open at 10 a.m. to view commemorative display and refreshments. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. The featured speaker is Wyandotte County Election Commissioner Bruce Newby, retired major. Special guests are Mayor Mark Holland and Cheyne Worley, retired veteran and staff member in the office of U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist. Entertainment is by the Piper High School Music-in-Motion, the Schlagle High School Marching Band, and Washington High School Junior ROTC. The event is sponsored by the Kansas City, Kan., Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City, Kan., Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library.
Storytelling program scheduled
A free storytelling program, “The Best and Worst of Beasts,” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Priscilla Howe, who will share stories of the earth’s creatures from many cultures, using puppets. The storytelling celebration is sponsored by Maple Woods Community College. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Jazz program planned
The Fine Art of Jazz, photographs by Dan White, will be featured at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Exhibit curator Chuck Haddix will interview White, followed by a performance by the Kansas City Jazz Quartet, a reception and exhibition viewing. The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 10 through Jan. 7.
Adult education opportunities to be offered Nov. 11
Advisers from the Educational Opportunity Center and Veterans Upward Bound will make a presentation at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Main Branch, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. The advisers will discuss how these two programs can help adults get into and pay for educational programs including technical-vocational schools, community colleges and four-year schools. Registration is not required to this event, which is free. Contact Emma Claudius-Tapp, business-careers librarian, at 913-279-2010 for more information.
Program offered on role of genetics in cancer
A The University of Kansas Hospital fun ladies’ night out will discuss how genetics plays a role in the risk for breast cancer and other cancers. Dr. Larry Geier, medical oncologist, will discuss how to assess and manage individual risks by understanding the significance of screening recommendations. The free event will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – Overland Park, 12200 W. 110th St., Overland Park, Kan. Participants should wear their favorite jeans to learn fashion tips from Jennifer Niehouse, wardrobe stylist. The evening will wrap up with a replenishing meditation and relaxation series. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required for “How Do I Look in These Genes.” To make a reservation contact: 913-588-1227 or kumed.com/bewell.
Holiday nutrition class offered
“Holiday Super Foods,” a nutrition class presented by Master Food Volunteer Pat Callaghan, in partnership with K-State Extension Services, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to register for the free program.
Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce to meet
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, 625 Minnesota, second floor. The speakers will be Anthony Shomin and Tom Scott. The sponsor is DeWayne Lewis of the Lewis Block and Supply Co.
Rosedale Development Association to meet
The Rosedale Development Association will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1401 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. The guest speakers will be Mary Jane Johnson and Andrea Generaux from Liveable Neighborhoods, who will talk about the history and role of Liveable Neighborhoods. For reservations or more information, call 913-677-5097.
Program on sexual offenders planned
A program, “Sexual Offenders: Assessment and Treatment,” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 15, at the Conference Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Sponsored by Mental Health America of the Heartland, the program will discuss effective treatment and management, methods of relapse prevention and balancing the safety of the community with the offender’s privacy. The program is for social workers, psychologists, nurses, mental health professionals and health care workers. There is a $30 fee. Three continuing education credits are available. To pre-register, go to www.mhah.org or telephone 913-281-2221, Ext. 112, by Nov. 12.
Play about Kansas statehood to be performed Nov. 17
The LeCompton Players will present the story of how Kansas became a state at the quarterly program of the Wyandotte County Historical Society. The program will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Wyandotte County Museum, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. The play and meeting are free and open to the public.
Learn how to spend wisely
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present a workshop, “Spending Wisely While Living on a Budget … Even During the Holidays,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. The program is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Class offered on handling food
A ServSafe Employee Course is scheduled from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the K-State Research and Extension office, Wyandotte County, 1216 N. 79th St. The course is for school and other food service employees, certified dietary managers or those interested in food service employment. It also is helpful for anyone who handles food service or group meals. For more information, call Lori Wuellner at 913-299-9300 or email email@example.com.
Support group to meet
“All Addictions Group,” a support group for women dealing with any kind of addiction, at any stage of recovery, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 or register online at www.keelerwomenscenter.org for the free program.
Holiday grief group to meet
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave. Kansas City, Kan., will offer a Holiday Grief Group for men and women on three Wednesdays, from 1;30 to 2:45 p.m. Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and 11. The loss of a loved one is always painful. Holiday time brings lots of memories and people may be especially aware of their losses. The group will help men and women address losses recent and in the past. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Program to discuss money management for seniors
“Money Management for Seniors,” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the 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.
Program planned on bees
A program on Bees, Pollinators and Beekeeping is planned Nov. 21 at the Wyandotte County Conservation District office, 1200 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan. It is part of the Discover Wild Kansas series. For more information or reservations, call 913-334-6329.
UG Commission scheduled to meet
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted online at www.wycokck.org.
Downtown KCK holiday lighting ceremony to be Nov. 22
The Downtown Kansas City, Kan., Holiday Lighting Ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in front of City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. Santa Claus, Mrs. Santa Claus and holiday characters will make an appearance, and live musical entertainment is planned by school and community groups. Neighborhood groups will have a holiday tree decorating contest. A hot air balloon night glow will be held, weather permitting. Mayor Mark Holland and his family will light the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce at 913-371-3070.
Legends holiday lighting ceremony to be Nov. 23
The ninth annual Legendary Holiday Lighting Ceremony will take place at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Legends Outlets Shopping Center, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. The ceremony will be at the center courtyard fountain area, around a 45-foot-tall holiday tree. Synchronized lights will provide a backdrop for 11 area musicians performing contemporary holiday music. Santa Claus will visit the site beginning at 3 p.m. The emcees for this year’s ceremony are Dave Hall and Alexis Del Cid of KCTV.
Downtown Shareholders plan holiday cheer program
The Downtown Shareholders are planning an annual holiday gathering from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Cork House, 509 Armstrong, Kansas City, Kan. The “End the Year with Cheer – Share the Warmth” event will collect warm winter items to be donated to the Frank Williams Outreach Center. To make reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-371-0705.