KCK schools closed for fall holiday
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools will be closed for the fall holiday from Nov. 25 to 29. There will be no school. The school district’s administrative offices will be closed from Nov. 27 to 29. For more information, visit www.kckps.org.
Blood drive scheduled Nov. 25
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Prairie View at Village West, 11200 Delaware Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Program planned on painting ornaments
A program on “Painting Ornaments” will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Mary Donovan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Affirmations group to meet Nov. 25
The Affirmations and Living Free Growth Group for Women will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Program offered on healthy relationships
“Healthy Relationships: Domestic Violence Education and Support” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Jaime Peterson. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Program planned on ‘Eating Well after 50’
“Eating Well after 50,” a program facilitated by Pat Callaghan, will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Parenting support group to meet
A parenting support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. The education and support group is presented by Marqueia Watson, MSW. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Knitting and crocheting group to meet
A knitting and crocheting group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100B, Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may learn a new skill or work on a current project. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Keeler Center to be closed Nov. 27-28 for Thanksgiving
The Keeler Women’s Center at 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28.
UG offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Unified Government offices will be closed Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving Day, reopening Dec. 2.
BPU administrative offices to be closed for Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 28-29
The administrative offices and customer service lobby of the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Although BPU’s business offices are closed on holidays, emergency service is available seven days a week, 24 hours per day. For power emergencies, customers should call 913-573-9522. The water emergency number is 913-573-9622 from 8 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and 913-573-9522 from midnight to 8 a.m., and during weekends and holidays.
Libraries to be closed Nov. 28-29
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries will be closed Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Turner Community Library will be closed from 5 p.m. Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.
Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance planned Nov. 28
A rhythm and blues Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Lounge 42, at 4220 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Pure Sweetness will provide the music. The cost of the event is $10. For more information, call 913-808-5577.
Breakfast with Santa planned Nov. 30
Breakfast with Santa is planned from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., in Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs, Kansas. The host of the breakfast is Leadership 2000. For $5 per person, there will be breakfast, a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a craft. For reservations, call 816-225-7056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class offered on ‘Raising Safe Kids’
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The presenter will be Heather Neds. The topic for Dec. 2 is “Discipline and Parenting Styles,” and the topic for Dec. 9 is “Discipline and Positive Behaviors.” For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
UG committees to meet Dec. 2
The Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the fifth-floor conference room, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The UG Economic Development and Finance Committee meeting will follow. The agendas are online at www.wycokck.org.
KCK school board to meet Dec. 3
The Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas. An agenda may be posted in advance at www.kckps.org.
NAACP to meet Dec. 3
The Kansas City, Kansas, Branch of NAACP will meet Dec. 3 at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools’ administration building near 59th and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The executive board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and invite others to attend. The annual year-end meeting will include a potluck dinner. For more information, call 913-281-7900.
KCKCC’s 95th annual candle lighting ceremony to be Dec. 4
Plans are underway for Kansas City Kansas Community College’s oldest tradition – the 95th annual Candle Lighting Ceremony. The 95th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the KCKCC Performing Arts Center on the main campus, 7250 State Ave. The ceremony will highlight students in the KCKCC Music Department and Theatre Department as well as KCKCC Foundation Scholarship Donors and Recipients. Among the groups performing will be the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Funk Band and The Standard Jazz Choir as well as the Intercultural Holiday Showcase presented by the KCKCC Intercultural Center. The Candle Lighting Ceremony is free and open to the public.
Women’s self-defense program to be Dec. 4
A women’s self-defense program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is facilitated by Sidney Thompson. Kansas City Shizoku Karate-Do will offer ways to defense oneself and others. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.
Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, offers programs for Spanish-speaking women: Grupo de mujeres: con lideres Ana Maria Sauer, Los Martes, 10-11:30 a.m. ; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Tina May-Gamboa, Gaby Carmona, llame al 816-285-1349, los Martes, 11:30-1 p.m. ; Clase para Padres “Conociendo a Mis Hijos” con Gloria Mendiburu, 5 sesiones, Jueves, 10 – noon. • Diciembre 4 – Beneficios de Meditacion/ Atencion plena, Relacion nutricion – Salud Emocional. • Diciembre 11 – Recursos y Oportunidades de Education despues de High School; Retiro de Adviento, Presentado por S. Janet Cashman, SCL, Miercoles, 4 de Diciembre, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m. Por favor no niños por respeto a la epiritualidad de el retiro. Keeler ofrece consejeria espiritual a mujeres y hombres en espanol y ingles. Gratis. Se aceptan donaciones. Llame al 913-906-8990 para hacer su cita o para mas informacion. For more information and registration, call 913-906-8990.
Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival to be Dec. 6
The Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival will be from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in front of City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will feature a visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, holiday movies and free popcorn, goodie bags for the first 1,000 children, games, crafts, local food vendors, performances by local choirs and dance groups, and a tree lighting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. To volunteer for this event, contact Cathi Hahner email@example.com or 913-371-3674 Ext. 1324.
Breakfast with St. Nick planned Dec.7
Breakfast with St. Nick is planned from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas. For $10, children will receive breakfast, a visit with St. Nicholas and a picture. Those who only want to visit St. Nicholas for the picture, will pay $5. An adult breakfast will be available for $6. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit and coffee, tea or milk. For more information or reservations, call 913-371-3264.
Breakfast with Santa to be Dec. 7 at Grinter Place
Breakfast with Santa will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Grinter Place barn 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Besides breakfast, a picture with Santa Claus, a goodie bag and a craft activity, there will be vendors selling homemade craft items for gifts, according to Pat Spencer of the Friends of Grinter. It will be the last fundraiser of the year for the organization. The Breakfast with Santa, open to adults and children, will include pancakes, sausage and a drink, she said. The breakfast price starts at $3 and can range up to $8 per person. Those who want only pictures with Santa and the activity without the food can pay $3. Five vendors who will have tables at the breakfast will sell homemade and handmade gift items, such as wreaths, tea towels, jellies and jams, art, jewelry, baked goods and knitted items. The public, including all ages, may attend Breakfast with Santa, she said. Also open for tours from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7 will be the Grinter House, a state museum. Admission to Grinter House is $6 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/1400so78street/.
Japanese musical presentation to be Dec. 7
“Shamisen: A Japanese Musical Tradition,” will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas. At the lecture-demonstration, John Lytton will discuss his own journey learning to play this Japanese instrument and will give a demonstration performance. The shamisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument, played with a plectrum called a bachi.
Snowflake Swing with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra to be Dec. 7
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library will hold a concert and dance featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. This event is 100 percent free; no tickets required. Attendees are invited to come as they are or dress up in their best 1920s-1940s inspired outfits to listen and dance the night away. For those who would like to give back this holiday season, the library will be collecting new children’s books to donate to Wyandotte County children in need. Attendees can bring book donations to the event. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.kckpl.org.
Holiday open house, with animal theme, to be Dec. 9
Santa Paw-Traits: Family (Furry and Otherwise) Holiday Open House will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the South Branch Library, Conference Room A, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Pets and their families are invited to enjoy treats, make a keepsake craft and have a special holiday paw-trait session with Santa. This program is for all ages. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.kckpl.org.
Blood drive scheduled Dec. 10
A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. To make an appointment or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Presentation explores universal themes of ancient Egypt writings
The Bonner Springs City Library in Bonner Springs, Kansas, will be the host of “In Their Own Words: The Ancient Egyptians,” a presentation and discussion by Stacy Davidson at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the library at 913-441-2665 for more information. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas. The presentation explores universal themes such as love, strife, worry and death found in Egyptian writings. Davidson is an Egyptologist who teaches at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park. This program is part of Humanities Kansas’ “Movement of Ideas” Speakers Bureau.
Santa’s Express Country Christmas to be Dec. 14-15 at Ag Hall
Santa’s Express will return to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame and National Center, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Highlights of the event are a picture taken with Santa in the museum; local children’s choirs singing in the theater; hot chocolate, cookies and hay rides; riding the train around Farm Town; and exploring the winter wonderland of Christmas trees. Admission to the event is $5 per car. The 5K run and 1-mile Reindeer Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 are an additional charge. For more information, visit https://www.aghalloffame.com/events/santa-express-5k-run/.
BPU to meet Dec. 18
The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the BPU offices at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. On the board meeting agenda are a visitors’ time, adoption of a resolution for 2020 budget approval, communications recap, board comments and general manager comments. Also, a closed executive session is on the agenda.
Keeler Center closed for the holidays
The Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1.
Town hall meeting planned for legislative delegation Jan. 8
A town hall meeting is planned for the Wyandotte County legislative delegation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting is open to the public.
Wyandotte County Museum
For information about the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, call 913-573-5002 or visit https://www.wycokck.org/wycomuseum.aspx or https://www.facebook.com/wycomuseum/.
Strawberry Hill Museum
For information about The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, call 913-371-3264 or visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.
Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, 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, Kansas. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.
KCK parks and recreation programs
To see a brochure listening Kansas City, Kansas, Parks and Recreation programs, visit
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