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Liver health series offered by hospital
The University of Kansas Hospital is offering a liver health series. The free program, "Fatty Liver Disease," will be from 3 to 4 p.m. March 1. It will be led by the hospital’s Dr. Winston Dunn at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. To make a reservation, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Dr. Seuss birthday party planned
A Dr. Seuss birthday party is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. Stories, games, crafts and a visit from the Cat in the Hat are scheduled. There will be a costume contest and participants may come dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. A second Dr. Seuss party will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. March 2 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd. That party will include reading Dr. Seuss stories, completing a craft, and snacking on Seussical treats while watching the movie, “The Cat in the Hat,” rated PG. All ages may attend, but children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Job preparation program offered
“Professional Etiquette and Life Skills for Job Readiness” is a workshop designed to help women assess their skills, set goals, and prepare for the interview and the job. The program is recommended for women seeking entry level positions or women who have had a hard time keeping a job. Participants will leave better prepared for an interview and feeling much more confident in their ability to find a job that matches their interest and skills. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Lunch is included. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Women writers to meet March 7
Women Writers Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, including March 7. Women who enjoy writing and sharing with other women will meet to improve their writing skills and share stories, poems and journal entries at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Exercises can help relieve cancer side effects
Learn the safest and most effective exercises you can do to help relieve cancer side effects such as fatigue and deconditioning. “Exercising Your Way Strong” is a free program from The University of Kansas Hospital. The program will be from 1 to 2 p.m. March 7 at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – Lee’s Summit, 4881 NE Goodview Circle, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Sami Papacek, wellness program manager, and Melissa Davis, certified oncology exercise specialist, will lead “Exercising Your Way Strong.” Registration is required to 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Does food affect your mood?
Explore which foods may help reduce stress and improve mood. The University of Kansas Hospital’s Keri Layton, clinical dietitian, will discuss how those foods work in a free Be Well program—“Does Food Affect Your Mood?”—from 4 to 5 p.m. March 7 at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – Shawnee Mission, 9301 W. 74th St., Suite 100, Overland Park, Kan. Registration is required. To make a reservation call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
UG Commission to meet March 7
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St. An agenda should be posted on the website, www.wycokck.org.
Armourdale group to hold St. Pat’s event March 8
The Armourdale Renewal Association will hold its annual Irish-Scholarship luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Armourdale Recreation Center, 730 Osage Ave. Dinner cost is $10 per person and $5 for senior citizens 65 and older. Dinner tickets may be paid in advance. A fundraiser also will be held. For more information, call Kim at 913-371 5696. Proceeds go toward the scholarship program. Monsignor Michael Mullen, pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church, will offer the invocation. Monsignor and Carol Watson from Community First Bank will each sing Irish songs. Unified Government Commissioner Brian McKiernan, 2nd District, will be the guest speaker.
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.
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.
Strawberry Hill Museum to hold pysanky class March 10
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., will hold a pysanky class at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Those attending the class will learn the art of decorating eggs. There is a $20 fee in advance, plus a $2 supply fee. The class size is limited to 14. Registration is required. Call 913-299-4795 to register.
Affirmations Growth Group to meet Mondays
Affirmations Growth Group for women meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, including March 11. How a woman thinks about herself plays a role in how effective and happy she is in her life. This group helps women change the way they think about themselves and their lives. Flowing from the Affirmations group, the Living Free Group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays and offers information, inspiration, motivation, support, life planning and positive, affirming connections with others. Both groups meet at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Book club to meet March 12
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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every second Tuesday, including March 12. Space is limited. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program. The book to be discussed is “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. A limited number of copies are available for group members.
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.
Networking meeting planned
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce plans a networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Liberty Bank, 1314 N. 5th St., Kansas City, Kan. The speaker will be Sidney King, regional president, Kansas-Missouri, Liberty Bank.