Hershey Track and Field Meet to be June 1
The seventh annual Wyandotte County Hershey Track and Field Meet will be held Saturday, June 1, at Washington High School, 7340 Leavenworth Road. Sponsored by the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department, the annual event is a free track meet for youths. Pre-registration is recommended through Parks and Recreation, telephone 913-573-8330, but on-site registration will be available starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Field events including softball throw and standing long jump will start at 9 a.m. Running events will start at 10 a.m. All children from 3 to 14 are encouraged to participate. To receive registration information, call Jim Rusconi at 913-573-8330 or visit a Parks and Recreation Community Center.
Due West Therapeutic Riding Center kickoff fundraiser
Due West Therapeutic Riding Center, 12001 Donahoo Road in Kansas City, Kan., is holding a ribbon cutting and kickoff party on Saturday, June 1. The ribbon cutting, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., will include a demonstration of therapeutic horseback riding. Several Kansas City, Kan., officials are expected to attend. The kickoff party is from 6 to 11 p.m. and will feature cow chip bingo, barbecue and family activities. The cost is 5 and under – Free, 6 – 10 years - $5, 10 and above - $10. All proceeds benefit Due West Therapeutic Riding Center.
Summer reading program kickoff at Schlagle library
The summer reading program kickoff will be from 1 to 3 p.m. June 1 at the Schlagle environmental library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. On the program are cookie mining and veggie art.
Church to honor graduates
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1300 N.18th St., will honor members of its parish who are graduating from college and high school at a celebration starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1.
Native Words, Native Warriors’ exhibit continues
A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, “Native Words, Native Warriors,” will continues now through June 29 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.
Artists exhibit works at Strawberry Hill Museum
Art works by Mike Savage and Geri Stewart are on exhibit now through July 28 at the Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan. For information about hours, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org or call 913-371-3264.
Grinter ghost investigation today
The historic Grinter House, the oldest home still standing in Wyandotte County, will be the site of a ghost investigation from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the home at 1420 S. 78th St., near K-32. It will be a demonstration of equipment and question-and-answer session from 4 to 6 p.m. by Elite Paranormal. Then, another session will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight June 1 at Grinter House. That will include a demonstration of equipment, questions and answers, and a walk-through of the house. There is a charge for these events and reservations are required. The early session charge is $15 and the late session charge is $25. Those attending must be 18 and older, and there is a limit of 12 participants. Grinter House is a state museum. For more information call 913-299-0373.
Concert planned June 1 at Cricket Wireless
A “Buzz Under the Stars” concert is planned June 1 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, 533 N. 130th St., (the former Sandstone). Scheduled to perform are the Lumineers, Cold War Kids, The Neighbourhood, and the Mowgli’s. For information, visit www.cricketwirelessamp.com.
Montreal visits Sporting KC
Montreal will visit Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. June 1 at Sporting Park, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information on how to get tickets to the soccer game, visit www.sportingkc.com.