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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. For more information on this and other Keeler programs, visit keelerwomenscenter.org.
Affordable Care Act: Information and enrollment event planned
On Friday, Jan. 24, information and enrollment will be available at the Main Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, 625 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan., about the Affordable Care Act. Certified Healthcare Navigators will be available to answer your questions and assist you with your application. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call 913-541-5012 to set an appointment.
Eagle Days to be Jan. 25-26
The 13th annual Eagle Days will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 and from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library and Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Sponsored by the Board of Public Utilities and Operation Wildlife, this family-fun, free daylong event will feature live bald eagle presentations, crafts, eagle viewing over the lake as well as 15 other live birds of prey on exhibit. The event takes place at two locations simultaneously at Wyandotte County Lake: The Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library and J.P. Davis Hall. Check the website for the schedule, http://www.kckpl.org.
Trail run scheduled at Wyandotte County Lake Park
Trail runs and other events are scheduled at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. The next event is the seventh annual Psychodelic 5K Trail Run (Ice Edition) at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Shelter 2. The adult entry fee is $20 in advance. There is a limit of 150 entrants. For more information about entering the race and entry fees, as well as other events at the lake, visit www.psychowyco.com/index.html.
Ice Bowl disc golf tournament planned Sunday
The Kansas City Flying Disc Golf Club invites the community to play disc golf while helping the Bishop Sullivan Center and Harvesters. It's the 27th Annual Disc Golf Ice Bowl this Sunday, Jan. 26, at Rosedale Park in Kansas City, Kan. A $10 donation to the center, as well as two commemorative discs and a chili lunch is included in the $20 entry fee. Additional donations of cash, and new items that can be used as prizes are encouraged. There will be disc golfing fun, prizes, and more. Sign up by 10 a.m. The Ice Bowl is never canceled because of bad weather. Call 816-471-3472 for more information.
Stress reduction workshop planned Jan. 27
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present a workshop, “Stress Reduction: Why We Have It and How to Reduce It,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. It will be presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free workshop.
Program for cancer survivors to begin Jan. 28
Livestrong, a cancer survivor program offered at the Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, begins a new session Jan. 28. It is a 12-week program offered to adult cancer survivors that focuses on physical and emotional well-being. Those who are interested may call Robin Gerber at 913-378-9622.
Community activist to be featured at Jan. 30 program
“A Conversation with Alvin Sykes” is planned at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. Library Director Crosby Kemper III is scheduled to lead this program. Sykes is a self-taught human rights worker who lives in Kansas City, Kan. At the event, there will be a public debut of the monograph, “Pursuit of Truth,” about Sykes’ life and work, written by Monroe Dodd. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the free event. Those interested in attending may make reservations at 816-701-3407.
UG Commission to meet Jan. 30
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, lobby level, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. An agenda for the meeting should be posted at www.wycokck.org.
Spaghetti dinner to benefit Sisters, Servants of Mary—Sunday, Feb. 2
A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary is scheduled on Sunday, Feb.2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The meal will include Italian sausage and spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout meals are available for Super Bowl Sunday. The event will also feature a variety booth. The Sisters, Servants of Mary, are a group of women religious with a nursing ministry. They provide in-home nursing care, free of charge, throughout the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area for persons who are critically ill or dying. They live solely from the donations of their friends and benefactors and fund-raising efforts like the spaghetti dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423.
Support groups on growth, life planning to meet
Affirmations Growth Group for women meets from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. The group meets each Monday. 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 for the free meeting.
Free film series opens Feb. 3
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., has announced the Keeler Film Series, with Roxanne Hutton, facilitator. Films will be presented about women and subjects important to women. Discussions will lead to deeper understandings, touch the heart, and feed the mutual passion for empowering women. Films will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3: “Taking Root, the story of Wangari Maathai”; Feb. 10: “Real Women Have Curves”; and Feb. 17: “Norma Rae.” The film showings and discussions are free.
Support group for domestic violence victims to meet
Education and Support for Domestic Violence will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2220 Central, Kansas City, Kan. The group meets each Tuesday. The program is offered in partnership with Friends of Yates-Joyce Williams Shelter. Facilitator is Hattie King. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program.
Women Writers group to meet Feb. 6
Women Writers Group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 6 at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Women who enjoy writing and sharing with other women meet to improve their writing skills and share stories, poems and journal entries. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program.
Free program on credit management offered
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Credit Management after the Holiday Crunch,” in partnership with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Men and women are welcome to attend the free program.
Nature program rescheduled
A Winter Owl Prowl originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 10, at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park has been rescheduled. The program now will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. For more information visit www.kckpl.org. In the program, participants will walk on a nature trail, call for owls and learn about owls that live in this area. There also will be crafts. The program is for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for this program is required by Feb. 6 to the library, 913-299-2384.
Tamburitza music performance, slide presentation planned Feb. 9
The Knights of Columbus, Marian Council 3768, are sponsoring a concert by the Hrvatski Obicaj Tamburasi, Croatian tamburitza music, at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Christ the King Church, Davern Hall, 3024 N. 53rd St. A suggested donation of $10 will be requested, which will be donated to St. Joseph’s orphanage in Croatia, and deducted from a purchase of Don Wolf’s book, “Croatian Love Story.” At 2 p.m., Wolf will give a slide presentation about his book, focused on Croatian immigrants to Kansas City, Kan., their struggles and joys in living in an ethnic neighborhood and reconnecting with Croatians in the old country.
Network meeting planned
The Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce will hold a network meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Wyandotte Economic Development Council, 727 Minnesota Ave. The guest speaker will be Tammy Edwards, vice president, Federal Reserve. The sponsors of the meeting are Wyandotte Economic Development and Minnesota Avenue Printing.