Kaw River cleanup coming July 13
A cleanup of the Kaw River is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13 at 8907 Woodend Road, Kansas City, Kan.
Sponsored by WaterOne and Friends of the Kaw, the event will feature volunteers cleaning up trash from the riverbank and weir, promoting the importance of clean rivers and water quality.
YMCA plans benefit 5K run-walk
The YMCA is planning a Legendary 5K Run-Walk. The YMCA Legendary Run-Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the T-Bones, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The run-walk will benefit the Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center’s Adult Cancer Survivors Program, 8601 Parallel Parkway, which is a YMCA-funded 12-week physical activity and well-being program designed to help cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The cost of entering the run-walk is $30 in advance and $35 on race day. Those who register in advance may receive a T-shirt, T-Bones game tickets, post-race refreshments and music, and goody bags. Online registration is expected to close July 11. For more information about the run-walk, visit www.sportkc.org/sportkc.aspx?pgID=866&event_id=931.
Community breakfast, barbecue planned July 13
The fourth annual Community Breakfast and Barbecue is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at Faith Lutheran Church, 530 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. The event is sponsored by Quindaro Family Health Care, Faith Lutheran Church, St. John’s Baptist Church and the Oak Grove Neighborhood Association. It is for the entire family.
Nature scavenger hunt planned
A nature scavenger hunt is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. There will be a list of animals to find. Participants may come and go throughout the day.
Ag Hall plans Tractor Daze July 13
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, plans Tractor Daze and Touch-a-Truck on July 13. The event also includes a swap meet and mud run. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a Tractor Show, Swap Meet, and Garden Tractor Pull will be held. Big vehicles including tractors, combines, fire trucks, construction equipment, military vehicles, semi trucks, helicopters, rescue, tow and more will be on display. Working antique construction equipment, kiddie pedal pull, Cabela’s youth BB range, miniature train, Shriner’s fire wagon and hay wagon rides will be part of the day’s activities. Ag Fest will include milking demonstrations, farming demonstrations, petting zoo, simulated combine, soil tunnel trailer, blacksmith, living history, and kids’ hands-on activities. There will be free Blue Bell ice cream, and food vendors will be available. Admission for the Tractor Daze and Touch-a-Truck-Swap Meet will be $6 for adults and $4 for children 4 to 16. Admission to all events including the mud run is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 16, and members, free. The swap meet hours are 9 a.m. to 4 pm., and the mud run starts at 4 p.m. The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is located northeast of I-70/K-7 interchange in Bonner Springs, Kansas, two miles west of the Kansas Speedway. For more information call 913-721-1075 or visit www.AgHallofFame.com.
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. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For information, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org or call 913-371-3264.
Alcott celebrates 90th birthday
The Alcott Arts Center is celebrating the 90th birthday of the building with a reunion from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13. It is also a fundraiser. For more information, visit http://www.wyandottedailynews.com/our-communities/alcott-to-celebrate-90th-birthday-july-13/.
Grinter Chapel to hold garage sale
Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 78th and Swartz Road, is holding a garage sale with miscellaneous items and furniture from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13.
St. Paul’s to hold garage sale
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will hold a benefit garage sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, on the lawn of the parish rectory at 1811 Washington Blvd.
YMCA plans carnival
The Ball Family Center-Providence YMCA, 8601 Parallel Parkway, is planning a Kids Night Out: Carnival. The Kids Night Out: Carnival will be from 5 to 9 p.m. July 13. Parents may have a night out while kids have fun at the Y. The cost of the night out, if registration is received by July 8, is $15 for Y members and $25 for community participants. The cost after July 8 is $20 for Y members and $30 for community participants. For more information, visit KansasCityYMCA.org.
Free concert offered at The Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets, I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan., will hold free concerts in the Live at The Legends series this summer, beginning at 5 p.m. July 13. The Shanks will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. July 13 at the center courtyard fountain at the shopping center. Scheduled for July 27 will be the Magnetics.
Bone marrow registration drive planned at T-Bones' game July 13
A bone marrow donor registration drive will be held at the T-Bones’ game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kan.
The donor registration drive will benefit the Murry family, whose sons need a bone marrow transplant. They are grandsons of retired Donnelly College president, John Murry. The family plans to attend the game, and throw out the first pitch.
The grandsons live in the St. Louis, Mo., area, and all four have been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow deficiency called Diamond Blackfan Anemia.
Registration tables staffed by volunteers and family members will be set up outside the entrance gates for people to register for the bone marrow drive. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete the registration form and take a swab of the inside of the mouth for this bone marrow match process.
The age limits for donors are 18 years old to 55 years old.
Although the Murry family did not yet get a bone marrow donor, since they started they have conducted 105 donor registration events, registered more than 18,500 potential donors and identified 14 donors who are matches for other people and have donated stem cells.
Those who are matches may be asked in the future to donate bone marrow, a process that is compared to donating blood that lasts four hours and is painless.
The public is invited to the bone marrow registration drive.
T-Bones play Wichita Saturday
The T-Bones close the four game home-and-home series with Wichita at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 7:05 Saturday night. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618 or at tbonesbaseball.com.
Toronto visits Sporting KC Saturday
Sporting Kansas City faces Toronto FC for the second of three meetings during the 2013 MLS season on Saturday in Kansas City, Kan. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Sporting Park. For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster.com or the Sporting Park Box Offices.
Concert planned at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
The Rock ’n’ Roll Dream Concert, Last Child, Houses of the Holy, KC/DC, Edge of Forever, a tribute concert to Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Lynyrd Skynyrd, is scheduled at 7 p.m. July 13 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, 126th and State, Bonner Springs (near I-70 and K-7). For more information, visit http://cricketwirelessamp.com/.