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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 email@example.com 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.
Program on marriage planned April 5
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., will partner with Marriage for Keeps to offer a six-week series for women, “Love Can Be Within My Reach,” on from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, April 5–May 10. Lunch is included and space is limited. Call Marriage for Keeps to register: 913-621-5775, Ext. 1427 to register.
KCK NAACP to meet April 9
The Kansas City, Kansas Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, April 9, at the Bethany Medical Office Building, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan., second floor meeting room. The Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. For further information, call 913-281-7900, fax 913-281-7847.
Sunflower Garden Club to meet April 9
The Sunflower Garden Club (Gardeners of America), Wyandotte County, will be meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. This is the second in the series for freshening up one’s home place for spring. The guest speaker is a member of the Kansas Arborist Association and has retired from the city of Overland Park landscaping department. The program topic is maintenance of existing trees, disease processes to watch for and landscaping with trees. Question-and-answer session to follow. The public is invited to participate. For more information, call 913-287-7045.
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.
Health Fair planned
A Kansas City Kansas Community Health Fair will be held Saturday, April 20, by Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce and NAACP. The health fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at Blessed Sacrament Family Center, 2215 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. Free health screenings will be held for high blood pressure, diabetes checks, glucose checks, nutritional information, height and weight, skin cancer information and more. Guest health professional speakers will be LaMonica Upton with Affordable Health Care; and Rachel Jefferson, Wellness and Preventive Health. Community providers at the health fair include Kansas City Kansas Community College School of Nursing, Heart to Heart International, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Nursing, Kansas Health Department, Swope Health Services and University of Kansas Medical Center.
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.