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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.
Candidate forum planned March 12
A candidate forum is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12, at the JFK Community Center, 1262 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kan. Candidates for Unified Government 1st District commissioner, BPU board, Kansas City, Kan., school district and KCKCC are invited. It is sponsored by the Historic Northeast-Midtown Association.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet March 12
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet on March 12 at Trinity Community Church fellowship hall, 5010 Parallel Parkway. The potluck dinner and social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
Garden club to meet March 12
The Sunflower Garden Club (Gardeners of America), Wyandotte County, will meet at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Eisenhower Community Center, 2901 N. 72nd St. , Kansas City, Kan. The program will be “Growing You Own Vegetables,” and will discuss how the Victory Garden of World War II is making a comeback. The public is invited to participate. For more information, call 913-287-7045.
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.
Pelvic floor exercise to be topic of program
Learn from pelvic floor rehab specialists about the pelvic floor muscles, their function and how they relate to the core musculature, breathing, bladder, bowel and sexual function in a free program from The University of Kansas Hospital. “Strengthening the Pelvic Floor: More Than Kegel Exercises” will be from 1-2 p.m. March 13 at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – Lee’s Summit, 4881 NE Goodview Circle, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Registration is required. To make a reservation or for more information, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
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.
Piper candidate forum to be March 14
A Piper School Board candidate forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 14 at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St. The forum is sponsored by the Piper School District.
Candidate forum scheduled March 19
A candidate forum is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. March 19 at the JFK Community Center, 1262 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kan. Candidates for Unified Government 2nd District at large, and mayor-CEO have been invited. The forum is sponsored by Historic Northeast-Midtown Association.
Chamber forum to be March 20-21
A candidate forum is planned March 20 and 21 at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. It is sponsored by the chambers, NBRs and independent business organizations. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 20, candidates for UG Commission and mayor-CEO have been invited to speak. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 21, candidates for BPU board, Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education and KCKCC Board of Trustees have been invited to speak.
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 1-2 p.m. March 26 at The University of Kansas Cancer Center – Kansas City – South, 1000 E. 101st Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. Registration is required. To make a reservation or obtain more information about this and other wellness programs offered by The University of Kansas Hospital, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Archived images on display at museum
“Past Recreations: Images from the Archives” are on exhibit through March 28 at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th, Bonner Springs. For more information on hours and details, visit www.wycomuseum.org.
UG Commission scheduled to meet
The Unified Government Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. March 21, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th, lobby level, Kansas City, Kan. An agenda should be posted online at www.wycokck.org.
Candidate night planned March 26
The Wyandotte County GOP will sponsor its second candidates’ night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Frontier steakhouse, 94th and State Avenue. Only the two mayor candidates on the ballot and 10 Unified Government commissioner candidates have been invited to speak, due to time constraints. If other candidates attend, they will be introduced and will be able to visit with people individually after the event.
Candidate event to be March 26
The Stony Point-Hunter’s Glen Neighborhood Association is planning a candidate night at 7 p.m. March 26 at Stony Point Baptist Church, 7938 Barnett, Kansas City, Kan. There is limited seating available. The event is open to all candidates on the ballot.
Make an Easter fascinator
Try a fascinator instead of an Easter hat this year. A fascinator is a headpiece commonly made with feather, flowers or beads. They can be fancy and elegant or outrageous and funny. The craft class is at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Main Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 625 Minnesota. This class for adults is open to teens who are accompanied by an adult. There is a $5 materials fee for supplies. Registration is required to 913-279-2066.
Fundraiser for Habitat project scheduled
A Hard Hats and High Heels fundraiser for the Heartland Habitat Women Build Project will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Studio 2131, at 2131 Washington St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For reservations, email Vanessa Little at email@example.com or call 913-342-3047.
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.
Ethnic Festival planned April 13
The 2013 Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave. More than 60 booths and 15 different musical and cultural presentations and performances are planned. For more information, call 913-334-1100, Ext. 119. There is free admission and free parking.
Benefit tractor cruise planned May 4 at Ag Hall
bA tractor cruise returns May 4 to the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, in Bonner Springs. Participants will drive tractors on a 35-mile loop to raise funds for the Ag Hall. The event will start at the Ag Hall, continue to downtown Bonner Springs to join the Marble Day parade, then take a spin around Lakeside Speedway, with stops at Cabela’s, Nuts and Bolts Hardware and Wyandotte County Park. The benefit, sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Two Cylinder Club, will end with a barbecue dinner at the Ag Hall of Fame. For more information about participating in the event, visit www.gkctcc.com or www.AgHallofFame.com. For more information call 913-721-1075.
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.