Shepherd’s Center to hold biscuit and gravy fundraiser Sept. 14
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kan., will hold a biscuit and gravy fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Manor Place Senior Apartments, 6016 Leavenworth Road. The apartment building is located directly north of the Sunset Plaza shopping center at 60th and Leavenworth Road. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door. Breakfast will include two biscuits with gravy, hash brown patty, sausage link, and coffee or juice. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services offered by the Shepherd’s Center of KCK. For more information, call 913-281-8908.
Yoga and run event to be Sept. 14
The second annual Yoga and Run Event will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Town Center Plaza, 5000 W. 119th St., Leawood, Kan. The event raises awareness and promotes healthy lifestyles for people living with atrial defibrillation. Money raised supports research and public awareness of this condition. Clinical studies conducted by Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy at The University of Kansas Hospital, have shown rigorous practice of yoga can help reduce episodes of irregular heartbeat and improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression often associated with atrial fibrillation. On average, yoga was found to cut patients’ episodes of atrial fibrillation in half and significantly improve quality of life.
Wyandotte County Museum Crawl planned Sept. 14
The second annual Wyandotte County Museum Crawl, a self-driven progressive tour featuring eight museums, will be Sept. 14.
The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Museums and Historical Sites of Wyandotte County, in partnership with the Kansas CIty, Kan., Convention and Visitors Bureau, the crawl costs $5 per person and includes admission to all participating museums on the day of the event. Those 4 and younger are admitted free.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or on the day of the tour at any participating museum.
Participating museums include:
• Clendening History of Medicine Museum at KU Med
• Grinter Place Historic Site
• National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
• Old Quindaro Museum
• Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum
• Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum and Cultural Center
• Sumner High School Alumni Room
• Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum
A ticket will admit one person to all eight museums on Sept. 14 only. Persons may visit one or all museums on the list.
For more information call the Kansas City, Kan., Convention and Visitors Bureau at 913-321-5800.
Highland Games scheduled at Renaissance Festival
Patrons are invited to celebrate their Scottish heritage at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival during the Highland Games weekend on Sept. 14 and 15 at the festival site at 126th and State in Bonner Springs.
The Trade Winds special events field will be transformed into a Scottish village, with a kilt competition, Scottish vendors and the 25th Annual Great Plains Highland Games Championships.
Highland game competitions have been a staple at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival and are a combination of modern strength training and ancient gaming practice. The Great Plains Highland Games Championships attract competitors from around the world to compete for the chance to claim the title of champion.
The Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends through Oct. 14.
The admission charge is $19.95 for adults; $10.95 for children 5 to 12; $17.50 for seniors; and free for children 4 and younger.
For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com or call 913-721-2110.
Central Avenue parade to be Sept. 14
The Central Avenue parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 on Central Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. It is sponsored by the Central Area Betterment Association.
Author to discuss boxing and Negro League Baseball
Author Phil S. Dixon will discuss boxing and Negro League Baseball from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Dixon wrote “Wilber ‘Bullet’ Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs,” “John ‘Buck’ O’Neil, The Rookie, The Man, The Legacy, 1938,” and other books. He will talk about two boxers from Kansas City’s past, Jack Johnson and Tommy Campbell.
Church plans Second Saturday Supper
Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th St., Edwardsville, Second Saturday Supper will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept.14. It will feature casseroles, salads, desserts and drinks. Donations of $8 for adults and $3 for children are requested.
Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ at Alcott Arts
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot VII "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare: Sept 14,15, 21 and 22, 3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.
“The Merchant of Venice” is the story of money lending, religious faith, and husband finding. In Venice we meet Shylock, a merchant and father, and Antonio, a merchant, who have money-lending issues, which result in the call for a literal "pound of flesh" as repayment. In the neighboring city of Belmont we meet Portia, a wealthy unmarried lady whose marriage prospects are dictated by her dead father’s wishes. Directed by Anna Jennings. Featuring Jeff Shehan, Aaron Gotzon, Frank Presler, London Smith, Khalid Johnson, Liz Swick, Timothy Willett, Erik Johnsen, Kelsey Matthias, Heather Hare, Jen Morris, Sean Hill, and Ronald Davis and Zachary Weaver.
Due to long-range weather forecast, this year's presentation may be held inside the Alcott Theater.
Admission is $5 with a nonperishable food item for a local food bank. Alcott Arts Center Theatre is at 180 S. 18th St, www.alcottartscenter.org. (suitable for everyone)
Flatlands Country Music Festival continues
The Flatlands Country Music Festival will be held from Sept. 12-14 at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.
The new country music and camping festival, presented by Marquee Events and Sporting Club, will feature performances from several of the most popular artists in country music over three days.
Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler, Love and Theft, and J.T. Hodges will then take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 14. Keith's latest, and seventeenth, album is "Drinks After Work." Lambert recently won two CMT Music Awards, for Video of the Year for "Mama's Broken Heart" and CMT Performance of the Year for "Over You."
For ticket information visit flatlandsfestival.com or call 800-493-3378.