Democrats to meet March 16
The Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will meet Saturday, March 16, at Dave and Busters at The Legends, 1843 Village West Parkway.
Speakers will be candidates on the April 2 general election ballot who are Democrats. Candidates in the upcoming election who are registered Democratic voters are encouraged to bring campaign materials and signs to distribute.
The buffet is available at 8:15 a.m. and the program begins about 9:15 a.m. Those who plan to attend should make reservation by Friday, March 15, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost for the expanded breakfast buffet is $15; $10 for students and those on limited income.
All Democrats and unaffiliated voters are welcome to attend. Reservations are strongly encouraged for those planning on purchasing a breakfast. People may attend the breakfast if they do not make a reservation or if they do not purchase a breakfast.
Seventy-five Democrats attended the February Breakfast to listen to UG primary candidates.
St. Pat’s event planned May 16
The fifth annual O’Dotte’s March Down 5th Street is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at 5th and Ann, Kansas City, Kan.
The march ends at Breit’s Stein and Deli, 412 N. 5th St. After the short walk down 5th Street, the festival continues at Breit’s with Irish food and beverages.
A $7 minimum donation is requested for food with proceeds going to the Bishop Ward High School football program. The food will be prepared by George Sooter and company.
KCKCC to unveil new baseball complex Saturday
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s long-awaited opening of its new baseball complex will come Saturday when the Blue Devils host Neosho County in a Jayhawk Conference doubleheader.
Opening ceremonies will be held at 12:45 p.m. with the first game of the twin bill starting at 1 p.m. The two teams will also meet in a Sunday doubleheader also starting at 1 p.m.
Part of a $4 million baseball, soccer and track renovation, opening ceremonies were originally scheduled for Feb. 23 but were postponed by snow.
Members of the KCKCC Board of Trustees will be joined by KCKCC President Doris Givens, Rick Kuhl of WSKF Architects and representatives of Nemaha Construction of Lincoln, Neb.; Wilcott Construction and TED Systems in the opening ceremonies. Board members include chairman Don Ash, Cathy Breidenthal, Ray Daniels, Mary Ann Flunder, Wendell Maddox, J.D. Rios and Clyde Townsend.
Women’s History Month program planned
A Women’s History Month program will feature author Margaree King Mitchell, who will read her latest book, “When Grandmama Sings,” and talk about what it is like to be an author. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. March 16 at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sporting KC meets Chicago Fire in home opener in KCK
Sporting Kansas City will play host to the Chicago Fire in the team's 2013 MLS home opener at Sporting Park at 2 p.m. Saturday aduring Major League Soccer's Rivalry Week. A limited number of tickets for the match may still be available, including recently released standing-room only tickets online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Sporting Park box offices.
Sporting Kansas City is 11-2-4 when opening the club's home schedule with just one loss in a home opener in the last 13 years. The match will be broadcast live nationally on NBC Sports.
Saturday's match marks the lone meeting between the two clubs at Sporting Park during the 2013 MLS regular season before two additional encounters at Toyota Park. Sporting KC and the Fire also met three times during the 2012 MLS regular season with Sporting KC earning a 2-0 victory in the last meeting.
Chili, soup supper planned March 16
The United Methodist Women at Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., are sponsoring a chili and soup supper with homemade desserts from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. A freewill offering will be received. Proceeds will benefit the missions.
Corned beef dinner planned March 16
The SociaLights at Christ the King Catholic Church will hold a traditional St. Patrick’s dinner of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, (after the 5:30 p.m Mass) at Davern Hall at the church, 3024 N. 53rd St. Donations are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Beverages and cupcakes are included.