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Renaissance Festival continues Sunday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Sunday, Oct. 1, and will run on weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.
Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: Puedo Vivir En Armonia, Desarrolle las erramientas para manejar sus emociones y vivir emocionalmente saludable, martes, Octubre 3, 10, 17, 24 y 31, 10-11:30 a.m.; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1 – 2:30 p.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.
Friends of Yates plans event Oct. 1 to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, Friends of Yates will hold its 3rd annual Night of Praise, “Friends Embracing Lives through Praise.” The benefit event will be held at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event benefits the Della Gill-Joyce H. Williams Center for victims of domestic violence, a program of Friends of Yates. For more information, see http://www.wyandottedaily.com/friends-of-yates-to-hold-special-praise-event-during-domestic-violence-month/.
Make a Halloween costume at program
Those attending a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. will learn how to make a costume for themselves, a child or someone else. Materials will be provided. The program is facilitated by Heather Declue. For information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
UG committees to meet Oct. 2
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 at City Hall, fifth floor meeting room, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting will follow. An agenda is online at www.wycokck.org.
Class offered on knitting and crocheting
A knitting and crocheting program will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday, including Oct. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn to knit, crochet, quilt or chat with others in the group. For information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
NAACP to meet Oct. 3
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Bethany Medical building, second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. All candidates who attend will have a chance to greet NAACP members. Final plans will be made for the Oct. 20 and 21 Kansas State Conference of Branches, and the host is the Kansas City, Kansas, Branch. Other reports also will be given. For information, call 913-281-7900.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group to meet
A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. It is a facilitated support group for family members who have recently, or some time ago, experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. The group is facilitated by Jennifer Allen from Project Hope. For information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Blood drive scheduled Oct. 4
A Red Cross blood drive will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested in donating blood may make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
BPU expected to meet Oct. 4
The Board of Public Utilities is expected to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the board offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
Cultural Exploration Club to meet
The Cultural Exploration Club will meet and discuss Germany from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Theresa Moreno. For information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Women writers to meet
A Women Writers group will meet from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may bring their journals, stories and poems and work with other writers to share, critique and improve. The group is facilitated by Pat Callaghan. For information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Blood drive scheduled Oct. 5
A Red Cross blood drive will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center at 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those interested in donating blood may make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Spanish class offered
A basic Spanish class for professional volunteers will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The class will continue Oct. 12, 19 and 26. The class will assist participants in beginning or increasing their Spanish speaking skills. The instructor will be Mary Ellen Rodriguez. For information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
UG Ethics Commission to meet Oct. 5
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, second floor, Division 18, old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
Concert planned Oct. 5 at Bonner library
Gerald Trimble and Jamboroque will play a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The musicians will play lively modern arrangements on 300-year-old instruments, including the viola da gamba. The community and the surrounding area are invited to attend the free program. For more information, call 913-441-2665 or visit www.bonnerlibrary.org.
Stormwater meeting planned Oct. 5
A stormwater meeting is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department South Patrol station, 2100 Metropolitan Ave. Unified Government staff will answer questions about operations, education and the stormwater master plan.
Leavenworth Road Association to meet Oct. 10
The Leavenworth Road Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, for a social hour and potluck dinner at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. A chicken rice casserole will be provided for the potluck dinner, with members and guests bringing other dishes to share. Awards will be presented to the winners in the 2017 LRA parade. The program will include a community policing update. Any candidate attending will be allowed two minutes to present a platform.
UG Commission may meet Oct. 12
The Unified Government Commission may meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more details see www.wycokck.org.
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish for men and women. Counseling is available Monday through Thursday, with day and evening times available. Individual counseling, couple-marriage counseling and addictions counseling is available. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.
Wyandotte County Museum exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, has a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad on display. “Through Darkness to Light” features photographs taken mostly at night of sites along the Underground Railroad. The exhibit runs through Oct. 10. There are companion artifacts from the pre-Civil War era here currently on display at the museum. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.
Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The last tour of the day is at 4:15 p.m. For more information call 913-371-3264 or visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.
Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit http://www.kshs.org/p/grinter-place-plan-your-visit/15857.
Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.