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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.
How to live on a budget
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will present “Spending Wisely While Living on a Budget,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 25. The program is presented by Chiquita Miller of K-State Extension. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
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.
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.
‘Optimizing Your Health’ program planned
Keeler Women’s Center will offer “Optimizing Your Health,” a six-week program for women and men dealing with chronic disease or an aging body. Learn about ways to reduce your pain; how to deal with fatigue, frustration and isolation; the benefits of exercise; how to exercise safely and increase your energy level; eating well and living well; handling stress; using medications effectively; solving problems and meeting personal goals; how to talk to your doctor about your health; and how to make choices about your treatment. The free program is presented in partnership with K-State Extension and will be offered from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 27-May 1, at 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Meeting topic to be health care
Veronica Upton from the Area Agency on Aging will discuss health care and related legislative updates at the Center City Chapter AARP No. 1544 meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Pat Hanlon Center, 11th and Ridge. There will be an opportunity at the first of the meeting for observations or to relate experiences from participation in Banneker Elementary’s Awards Day, and the primary election. Annual memberships are also due for renewal; a current national AARP membership number is required to join or renew chapter membership. New and potential members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be potluck. Evelyn Welton is president of Center City AARP Chapter No. 1544.
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.
Women’s pay gap to be topic of discussion
The gap between women’s and men’s pay will be the topic of a discussion Thursday, March 28, at the lower level Jewell Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Women’s History Month program is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The panel discussion will explore why the gender pay gap continues to exist and how women can learn to negotiate for themselves.
Program to address upper GI cancers
The University of Kansas Hospital’s Dr. Peter DiPasco will discuss upper GI cancers and acid reflux in a free Be Well program, from 3 to 4 p.m. March 29 at The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center in the Fairway Office Park, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, Kan. Registration is required. To make a reservation or obtain more information, call 913-588-1227 or visit www.kumed.com/bewell.
Support group to meet April 2
A 12-week series for women, “Education and Support for Addictions and Domestic Violence,” is held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central, Kansas City, Kan. A new series will begin on Tuesday, April 2. The program is offered in partnership with Friends of Yates-Joyce Williams Shelter. Facilitators are Eleanor Wilson and Riley Lockridge. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
Community enrichment program offered
TEDxWyandotte, a community enrichment program, is planned from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Performing Arts Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave. The cost of the program is $15. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/TEDxWyandotte. Registration is through the www.kckcc.edu website under Workforce Development.
Program on Vatican II to begin April 3
“Vatican II – the Times, the Man, and the Lasting Legacy,” is a free four-part series to be presented by Jennifer Greene, pastoral minister, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, April 3 - 24, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., KCK. We’ll look at the state of the church at the time of John XXIII’s election, John XXIII himself, Council highlights and two major documents—Church in the Modern World and People of God. Call 913-906-8990 to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-342-3047.
Program offered on preventing identity theft
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City Kan., will partner with Heartland Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Bank from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, to present “Common¢ents Plus: Preventing Identity Theft.” Men and women are welcome. Call 913-906-8990 to register for the free program.
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
A 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.
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.