Brain tumor caregiver workshop offered
Have a loved one who recently has been diagnosed with a brain tumor? Caregivers can provide emotional support and practical assistance in ways that strengthen their loved ones’ abilities and self-confidence. Join The University of Kansas Hospital’s Dr. Sarah Taylor, to learn more about the disease, including symptoms, treatment and cognitive changes. This free workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Westwood Atrium, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Westwood, Kan. Registration is required for “Brain Tumor Caregiver Workshop.” A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. To make a reservation or obtain more information about this and other wellness programs offered by The University of Kansas Hospital, 913-588-1227 or kumed.com/bewell.
Democrats to meet
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet this Saturday, Sept. 21, at Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant, 1706 Village West Parkway, in Village West.
Johnny Carino's is located near the Bob Evans Restaurant.
The speaker will be Kerry Gooch, political director of the Kansas Democratic Party.
The buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the forum begins at 9:15.
The cost for the breakfast buffet, which includes tax, service and tip, is $10 or $7 for students and those on limited income. All Democrats are invited to attend.
Reservations are definitely requested, but you do not have to make a reservation to attend. To RSVP, email email@example.com. Reservations are requested by Friday, Sept. 20.
Sebelius to attend dialogue on mental health
Mayor Sly James, of Kansas City, Mo., and Mayor Mark Holland, of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., have announced that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will address the bi-state community dialogue on mental health at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Imperial Ballroom in the Muehlebach Tower of the KC Marriott Downtown, 1213 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo.
The local dialogue is the community’s response to President Obama’s call for Americans to hold a national conversation aimed at increasing the understanding of mental health.Seb
Fashion show planned Sept. 21
Kansas City, Kan., Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present a Fashion Show, "Stepping into Fall." It will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Kansas City, Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or at the door. The proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.
Dodge ball tournament planned
Students from Turner and Bonner Springs High School are coming together and forming a dodge ball tournament from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kan., to help raise money for the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters Club. Brought together by 20/20 Leadership, these two schools are working hand in hand with each other and their community to make this as big an event as possible. Those who would like to participate in the tournament may visit a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/376596969134624/ for more information and a link to a form to fill out. The event will also include a battle of the bands.
Golf classic to benefit Humane Society on Sept. 21
The eighth annual Golf Classic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Deer Creek Golf Course, Overland Park. It will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. The shotgun start is at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10,000 hole-in-one contest. The event also include a silent auction, meal and awards ceremony. For more information, visit http://hsgkc.org/ or call 913-596-100 Ext. 115.
Renaissance Festival continues
The Renaissance Festival continues this weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 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.
Alcott plans Shakespeare play
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.
Admission is $5 with a nonperishable food item for a local food bank. Alcott Arts Center Theatre, 180 S. 18th St, www.alcottartscenter.org. (suitable for everyone)
Church plans garage, bake sale
Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., will hold a garage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. The garage sale is sponsored by the Trustees and the bake sale is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
Parish fiesta planned
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel, will hold a parish fiesta beginning with the 4 p.m. bilingual Mass Saturday, Sept. 21. It will include food, games and activities.
Fall Festival planned
The Cathedral of St. Peter, 409 N. 15th St., is holding its annual Fall Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. A taco dinner will be served in the Parish Hall. The event includes games and prizes. There will be a silent auction, food items, bingo, fun games for the kids, and booths including homemade povitica. For additional information, call David or Diane at 913-342-8878.
Ice cream social planned
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., will hold its ice cream social after the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Sept. 21. Barbecue, Mexican, hamburgers, Italian sausage and hot dogs will be for sale. Bingo, a car show, and games will be offered. Live polka music is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Mexican music from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a disc jockey is scheduled at 8 p.m.