Douglass-Sumner neighborhood plans cleanup April 27
The Douglass-Sumner Neighborhood plans a cleanup, Operation Facelift, on April 27, according to Beatrice Lee of the Douglass-Sumner neighborhood group. All persons living in the Douglass-Sumner area, along with code enforcement, community policing, Sumner Academy students, LISC and NSP representatives, are invited to meet at 8 a.m. April 27 at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church parking lot, 8th and Everett.
Those participating will receive trash bags, gloves, and other supplies. They also will receive information about what areas they will be responsible to clean up. They will drop off the trash at a dumpster at 9th and New Jersey. As many as 26 Sumner Academy students plan to participate in the cleanup, Lee said.
The cleanup day will be held rain or shine, she said.
Greater Kansas City Walk MS to be April 27 at Sporting Park
The 2013 Greater Kansas City Walk MS will be held on April 27 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. This will be the first year the National MS Society has teamed up with Sporting Park to hold Walk MS. The Greater Kansas City Walk will also mark the first year for combining what was previously two separate Walks in Kansas City and Johnson County.
The National MS Society estimates that over 2,500 individuals will rally at Sporting Park for Walk MS 2013. The Greater Kansas City Walk will include one, three and six mile route options, complete with rest stops, snacks and encouragement from volunteers. The routes are fully accessible so that people of all abilities can participate. Registration is free. Register online at walk.MSmidamerica.org or call 1-800-344-4867.
Grinter Place plans quilt show and spring tea
Grinter Place Museum is planning a quilt show and spring tea April 27 and 28 at the Grinter museum, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. Quilts will be on display in the visitor center and house. An opportunity quilt made by the Grinter Place Quilters will be given away in December; visitors may make a donation to it. Tea will be at noon and 2 p.m.; tickets are $8 per person and reservations are required to 913-299-0373. There is a maximum limit of 25 per session. Quilt show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
Girl Scout Fitness event to be April 27
Girl Scouts are holding a metro area Girl Scout Fitness event from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Argentine Community Center. Only Girl Scouts may participate. The cost is $5 per person.
Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA to be April 27
Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA is a free event open to the community. It is from 10 a.m. to noon April 27 at the YMCA-Ball Family Center, 8601 Parallel Parkway. Local vendors promoting kids' health will be here including Sizzle from the T-Bones, 4-H animals, bounce house, Papa Murphy's, Angie's Desserts, local dentists, crafts, united healthcare, healthy snack giveaways, free samples of dairy products, soil conservation, zumba, water safety and more. Call 913-378-9622 for more information.
Car, truck and cycle show planned April 27
A car, truck and cycle show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Our Lady of Unity Church and School, 2646 S 34th, Kansas City, Kan. There are entry fees for the vehicles. Admission is free; refreshments will be available for purchase.
Prescription drug take back day is April 27
State and local agencies are participating in efforts to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27. Residents may drop off old, unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at these locations:
• DeGoler Pharmacy at 2040 Hutton Road
• Hen House at 8120 Parallel Ave.
• Walgreens at 7739 State Ave.
• DeGoler Pharmacy at 5701 State Ave.
• Walgreens at 2850 State Ave.
• DeGoler Pharmacy at 21 N. 12th St. in Bethany Medical Center
• Bond Pharmacy at 3017 Strong Ave.
• CVS Pharmacy at 4645 Shawnee Ave.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day celebration planned
The Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road, is planning an Earth Day celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Those attending may explore the lake park, do crafts and learn about how to help protect the earth.
Sporting KC takes on Timbers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sporting Park
Sporting Kansas City returns to Sporting Park after back-to-back road contests for the first match in a three-game homestand that begins with the Portland Timbers on Saturday. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on KSMO-TV with coverage starting at 6 p.m. The game will also air live on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Gran D 1340 AM (Spanish).