Santa Claus coming to KCKCC Saturday
Santa Claus is coming to Kansas City Kansas Community College, and he is having breakfast with children and families.
The Kids’ Breakfast with Santa is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Deli Area of Lower Jewell. The event is free, and all children and grandchildren of students, faculty and staff are invited.
KCKCC has been holding the Kids’ Breakfast with Santa for the last 25 years. Activities include a pancake breakfast and of course, a visit from St. Nick himself. There will also be an opportunity for children to have their picture taken with Santa. Student Senate officers will sing holiday carols, and there will be a prize drawing for each age group (0-4); (5-8) and (9-12). Children will receive a small bag of candy at the end of the event.
“It has continued because it’s so popular,” said Linda Sutton, director of student activities at KCKCC. “It’s Student Senate’s way of giving back to students, faculty and staff - especially for our evening students who cannot attend events during this day. It’s an opportunity to bring your child(ren) to where you attend school or work.”
Bonner Springs Library to hold holiday book sale Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 7, is the Big Holiday Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Bonner Springs Library. Held in the lower level, storm shelter area of the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, hours for the sale are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Books from favorite authors along with intriguing titles can be found. A number of volumes are like new and would make great gifts. Nonfiction is arranged by genre with volumes in categories ranging from “Animals” to “Travel” and covering a variety of subjects. A large collection of science fiction, western, and romance is available. Large print volumes are well represented as well as books autographed by the author. With hardback books priced at $1, autographed volumes at $3, and paperbacks at 50 cents, as well as children’s and juvenile literature, DVDs and CDs available, there should be something for everyone’s liking. In addition to the special sale on Saturday, the “Found Treasures” sale room is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Starlab Planetarium coming to Schlagle Library
The portable Starlab Planetarium is coming to the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kan. The event is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7. The free program is for children starting at age 6 years old. To be discussed are the life and death of stars, names and locations of constellations and some of the mythology behind the constellation characters. Those attending may take a star map home to look for constellations in their own backyard. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be sitting on the floor for most of the program; carpet squares will be provided. Seating is limited: registration is required by calling 913-299-2384 or registering online at www.kckpl.org.
Blood drive to be Dec. 7
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, at Cabelas, 10300 Cabela Drive in Kansas City, Kan. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
St. Nicholas to visit Strawberry Hill Museum Dec. 7
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th, Kansas City, Kan., is decorated for the Christmas holiday.
The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission charge is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12, with children 5 and younger free.
St. Nicholas will visit the museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and cookies and milk will be served for the children.
For more information on the Strawberry Hill Museum holiday celebrations, visit http://www.wyandottedailynews.com/our-communities/-strawberry-hill-museum-opens-for-holidays-nov.-23/.
Sporting KC plays for MLS Cup Saturday
Major League Soccer's 2013 champion will be crowned at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., on Saturday when Sporting Kansas City is host to the MLS Cup 2013 against Western Conference Champions Real Salt Lake.
The season finale will be nationally televised on ESPN and UniMas with coverage starting at 3 p.m. The game is sold out.
The MLS Cup match will be played in Kansas City for the first time in the club's 18-year history and features two teams vying for their second league championship. Sporting Kansas City last won the MLS Cup in 2000, while Real Salt Lake lifted the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy in 2009.
St. Peter's Cathedral sponsors Creche Celebration
The Cathedral of St. Peter, 409 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kan. is sponsoring the third annual Crèche Celebration from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
More than 100 unique nativities will be on display.Admission is free. There will also be a bake sale and fundraiser. For additional information, contact Patty McKiernan 913-281-2918.
The Cathedral of St. Peter’s Altar Society is sponsoring a Holiday Homes Tour from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. This year’s tour will feature five homes in the historic Cathedral and Westheight neighborhoods. Tickets are available in advance at the Parish Office, 913-371-0840, Michael’s Heritage Florist, 913-342-1573 or Terri Schneweis, 913-342-4018. Tickets are also available on the day of the tour at the Crèche Celebration in the Parish Center. Suggested donation is $5. A map with the addresses is included with the ticket.