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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.
Free estate planning workshop offered
Evans and Mullinix, in collaboration with Bishop Ward High School, is offering a free estate planning workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at Bishop Ward High School Cyclone Cafe, 708 N. 18th. The educational program will cover key estate planning areas including the new 2013 tax law changes. Tim Evans, Colin Gotham and Pete Peterson, Bishop Ward alumni, will present the program. Registration is requested to 913-371-6901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Benefit rummage sale planned April 6
A benefit rummage sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 in front of the Turner Recreation Center, 831 S. 55th St. The sale will benefit the Turner community garden and butterfly garden. The sale will run to either 3 p.m. or 4 p.m., according to the organizers.
Vaughan to discuss book April 6
Author Joe H. Vaughan will be at the Kansas City, Kan., South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, to discuss and sign his book. Vaughan is the author of "Kansas City, Kansas," a photo history of the city, published by Arcadia Publishing in its "Images of America" series. For more information, visit www.arcadianpublishing.com.
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.
Barnyard Babies at Ag Hall on April 27
Spring on the Farm is a time for sprouting crops, blooming flowers and baby animals. See what animals may be found on the farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State, Bonner Springs. Animals will include chicks, calves, alpacas, sheep, goats, bees, pigs, horses, and burros. Ride the Shriner’s Fire Wagons, hay wagons and miniature train. Enjoy pig races, milking and sheep shearing demonstrations, soil tunnel trailer, hands-on kids farming activities, Blacksmith, Living History. Free ice cream will be served, with food vendors available. The host of the event is the Leavenworth County Farm Bureau. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 16, and under 4, free. For more information call 913-721-1075, visit www.aghalloffame.com or email email@example.com.
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.