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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.
Strawberry Hill Museum decorated for holidays
The Strawberry Hill Museum has been decorated for the holidays, and is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at 720 N. 4th, Kansas City, Kan. Admission charge is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12, with children 5 and younger free. St. Nicholas will visit the museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and cookies and milk will be served for the children.
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.
Weekly Scripture study class offered
“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave. This weekly Bible study group will share based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Catholic lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing, and journaling. Men and women are welcome. This group meets each Wednesday. To register, call 913-906-8990.
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.
UG Commission scheduled to meet
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at City Hall, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan. Planning and zoning items are expected to be on the agenda. An agenda should be posted online at www.wycokck.org.
Christmas concert to be Dec. 5
The KCK Community Orchestra will perform a Christmas program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the London Heights Baptist Church, 734 N. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. This is a free program, open for music lovers of all ages. It will last one hour. For more information, visit www.kckorchestra.org.
Bonner Springs Library to hold holiday book sale Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 7, is the Big Holiday Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Bonner Springs Library. Held in the lower level, storm shelter area of the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, hours for the sale are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books from favorite authors along with intriguing titles can be found. A number of volumes are like new and would make great gifts. Nonfiction is arranged by genre with volumes in categories ranging from “Animals” to “Travel” and covering a variety of subjects. A large collection of science fiction, western, and romance is available. Large print volumes are well represented as well as books autographed by the author. With hardback books priced at $1, autographed volumes at $3, and paperbacks at 50 cents, as well as children’s and juvenile literature, DVDs and CDs available, there should be something for everyone’s liking. In addition to the special sale on Saturday, the “Found Treasures” sale room is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Starlab Planetarium coming to Schlagle Library
The portable Starlab Planetarium is coming to the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kan. The event is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7. The free program is for children starting at age 6 years old. To be discussed are the life and death of stars, names and locations of constellations and some of the mythology behind the constellation characters. Those attending may take a star map home to look for constellations in their own backyard. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be sitting on the floor for most of the program; carpet squares will be provided. Seating is limited: registration is required by calling 913-299-2384 or registering online at www.kckpl.org.
Blood drive to be Dec. 7
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, at Cabelas, 10300 Cabela Drive in Kansas City, Kan. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Blood drive to be Dec. 11
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11, at the Wyandotte County Justice Complex, 710 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Women’s Chamber to meet Dec. 11
The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Kan., will hold a monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kan. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the lunch is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The December meeting will include a $15 gift exchange. Guests are welcome, but reservations are required by emailing Barbara Newby at email@example.com or calling 913-485-1208.
Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce to meet
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce will hold a network meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Hollywood Casino, 777 Hollywood Casino Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will speak about health insurance.
Grinter plans holiday program Dec. 14
“Saturdays by the Grinter Stove” will continue at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. The program will be a Christmas celebration. Visitors may stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove at Grinter Place. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger. It includes a tour of the house and lunch.
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra to perform Dec. 18
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will give a free concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, Wyandotte High School, as part of the “Bop in the Dotte” jazz series. There will be a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m., before the concert. To reserve a place, visit the kckpl.org website and sign up. Reservations are necessary.