Race weekend continues April 20-21
Race weekend at Kansas Speedway at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan., will continue April 20-21. For more details on the NASCAR races, visit www.kansasspeedway.com.
Democrats to meet April 20 at different location
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet this Saturday, April 20, at a new location, DelHi's Southern Cuisine, 8055 State Ave., in the Westfield Shopping Center. The breakfast price will be $10; or $7 for students and those on limited income. There will be a more exten*sive breakfast buffet. Guest speaker will be Mayor-elect Mark Holland, who will take office April 25. The buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the program begins about 9:15 a.m. Those who attend should make reservations by Friday, April 19, to email@example.com. All Democrats are welcome to attend. Reservations are strongly encouraged for those who want to purchase a breakfast. Persons may attend the breakfast if they do not make a reservation or if they do not purchase a breakfast. Sixty-nine Democrats attended the March breakfast to listen to UG general election candidates.
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.
‘Native Words, Native Warriors’ exhibit to open April 20
A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, “Native Words, Native Warriors,” will open April 20 at the Wyandotte County Museum, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The traveling exhibit will be about Native American code talkers during World War II. For more information, visit www.wycomuseum.org or call 913-573-5002.
One-Act Play Festival Saturday at KCKCC
Hope Lodge will be the beneficiary of the 14th annual Original One-Act Play Festival at Kansas City Kansas Community College Thursday through Sunday, April 18-21.
“One hundred percent of all tickets sales from the first two performances are being donated to the ‘Shave to Save’ fund-raising efforts of Christopher Crowder to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge,” said Charles Leader, director of theatre. Hope Lodge is a motel-style facility located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., where cancer patients who have to travel to Kansas City for treatment can stay free of charge for the duration of their treatment.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. The KCKCC Drama Club will also have refreshments for sale at each performance.
Mid-Life Players to present ‘Rent’ music
The Mid-Life Players will present music from the musical “Rent” at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20 at the Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. The story of “Rent” by Jonathan Larson is based loosely on Puccini’s “La Boheme.” “Rent” follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV-AIDS. The concert has adult themes and is suitable for adults. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at rentinconcert.brownpapertickets.com. For more information visit www.alcottartscenter.org/ or call 913-233-2787.