Recycle old electronics items Nov. 16
Old computers, printers and monitors can be recycled at an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1270 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan.
The event is free and open to Kansas City metropolitan area residents. It is not open to businesses, governments or institutions.
A maximum of 10 items per car will be accepted. The items to be accepted include computer, printers, monitors, scanners, peripherals, old television sets and cell phones, DVD players, fax machines, personal copiers, stereos, radios, tape players, turntables, personal digital assistants, Game Boys, videocassette recorders and cameras.
For information, call 913-342-3047.
Wyandotte County Democratic Breakfast to be Nov. 16
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, Nov. 16, at Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant, 1706 Village West Parkway, in Village West, Kansas City, Kan.
The guest speaker will be Jill Docking, Democratic candidate for Kansas lieutenant governor.
The buffet starts and 8:15 a.m. and the forum begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost for the breakfast buffet is $10; or $7 for students and those on limited income.
The meeting is open to all Democrats. Reservations are requested, but not required, to email@example.com by Friday, Nov. 15.
Used paperback book sale to be Nov. 16
A used paperback book sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the West Wyandotte Branch of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd, in the lobby. All paperbacks are 50 cents per title.
Turner students present ‘Grease’
"Grease," the musical, is being presented at the Turner High School auditorium.
Students in the Turner High School Fine Arts Department are presenting the musical.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 and 16. Tickets are $5 for students and children, and $7 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the performance, or may be reserved at 913-288-3388.
Students to present ‘Hound of Baskervilles’
"The Hound of the Baskervilles," a play based on a Sherlock Holmes story, will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at Bishop Ward High School auditorium, 708 N. 18th, Kansas City, Kan.
School musical planned tonight
"Clue: The Musical" will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at Bonner Springs High School.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students.
In this musical comedy-mystery, three audience members will choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms.
‘Harvey’ takes the stage
The tale of a giant rabbit that only one man can see is coming to the Kansas City Kansas Community College stage.
“Harvey” by Mary Chase, is at 8 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 and 16 in the Performing Arts Center on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. There is also a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Admission is free to all KCKCC students, staff and faculty with valid identification.
“The students are doing a great job with the play. They are also getting a boost from KCKCC Math instructor, Paige Darby,” said Charles Leader, theater professor at KCKCC. “Paige, an accomplished actress in her own right, has wanted to get involved in our productions for years. Now that she is past the hard part of her dissertation work, she is able to. She plays Elwood P. Dowd’s sister, Veta, in the production and is just terrific.”
“Harvey” focuses on the main character, Elwood P. Dowd, who creates an invisible six-foot one-and-a-half inch pooka in the form of a rabbit named Harvey. When Dowd’s sister Veta tries to commit him to a sanitarium, she unwillingly becomes a patient herself. At the center of this well-known comedy is the almost magical relationship of Harvey and Elwood. A 1950 film starring James Stewart immortalized the tale of Dowd and Harvey on the big screen.
“I have appreciated the story of Harvey since I was a kid,” Leader said. “First, because it would be great to have a friend like Harvey who believes in you when others may not. In a world of disillusion, it is also great to have a pooka that you can believe in.”
The cast includes Sarah Daniel, Paige Darby, John Aldridge, Shantell Hall, Danielle Jefferson, Chris Donte Benson, Kenan Meadows, Thomas Crowder, Vicki Wendt, Adam Lillich and Michael Koon.
“People should come to see the production for a number of reasons,” Leader said. “It is always good to see something live in the theatre, and some people will want to reacquaint themselves with the story they remember from the Jimmy Stewart film. It may be a treat for their peers and our KCKCC audiences as well. And also, to see Harvey, of course.”
For more information or to purchase tickets to “Harvey,” call 913-288-7106.