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Kansas City Pagan Pride Day and Craft Faire slated Sept. 28

Aug. 22, 2014

Join us on September 28th from 10 am to 6 pm to learn more about the often misunderstood religion of Paganism at our Harvest Celebration. The 16th Annual Kansas City Pagan Pride Day 2014 and Craft Faire is being held at the Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This is a FREE event ...

Off the Wall’ art benefit for Sheffield Place to be Oct. 23

Aug. 21, 2014

What: Kansas City, MO – Event to benefit programs that empower healing and self-sufficiency for homeless, mother-led families at Sheffield Place. Sheffield Place, a treatment and transitional living center for homeless mothers and their children will hold the annual ‘Off the Wall’ art event to benefit children’s and family programs at the agency. The event will take will feature food, ...

Monarchs & Wildflowers event is Sept. 13 at Ernie Miller Park

Aug. 20, 2014

Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event set for Sept. 13 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Monarchs & Wildflowers is the name of the event, which is for children ages eight and up accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants will ...

Kansas History Museum Trail is September destination for 50 Plus fall Strolling program

Aug. 20, 2014

Make new friends while exploring nature during a series of three fall walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Fall Strolling and will kick off with a walk on Sept. 10 at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. This trail includes a wealth of information, a rope ...

Pooches and Pies day trip set for Sept. 9

Aug. 20, 2014

Travel to a small town in north-central Kansas to visit two very different but interesting businesses during an early September day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The trip is called Pooches and Pies. Participants will journey to Washington, Kansas, which is located north of Junction City near the Nebraska ...

Kansas City wins vote to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, in 2016

Aug. 19, 2014

PRESS RELEASE #1 Kansas City wins vote to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, in 2016 MidAmeriCon II, The 74th World Science Fiction Convention Kansas City, MO August 17-21, 2016 press@midamericon2.org www.midamericon2.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 London, UK - Kansas City, Missouri, has won the right to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention ...

A Night of Courage and Recovery with NBA Guard Chris Herren

Aug. 18, 2014

A Night of Courage and Recovery with NBA Guard Chris Herren Coach Kim Anderson Honorary Chair of First Call’s 4th Annual Celebration Evening Thursday, August 14, 2014 For Immediate Release: Contact: Liz Gilbert, Dir. of Marketing & Communications P: 816-800-4060 C: 415-269-8107 E: lgilbert@firstcallkc.org “No one sets out to be an addict. No one sets out to ruin their life ...

3rd Annual KC Yoga Festival coming to Convention Center

Aug. 18, 2014

Contact: Leah Morgan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: (816) 213-1014 kcyogafest@gmail.com MC YOGI MAKES HIS KC DEBUT AT THE 3RD ANNUAL KANSAS CITY YOGA FESTIVAL All Kansas City Yogis will converge on the KC Convention Center Kansas City, MO- Two local yoga studio owners, Angie Eckenroth and Leah Morgan are excited to bring the yoga community together for a third year ...

Missing Semi-Feral Shelter Dog

Aug. 18, 2014

#findrambler Rambler is a semi-feral shelter dog from Dogs By Debin in Kansas City, MO. He was doing an in-home test with a potential adopter down the street from the home where he had been in foster for a week. His adopter was walking him back to the foster home for the day, on Saturday, August 16th, when his leash ...

Local Painting Company Unveils New Website

Aug. 17, 2014

Local interior and exterior painting professionals Neighborhood Painting Inc unveiled a new responsive-designed website today. The goal, said owner Ryan Toelkes, is to provide the same great service that people get from their residential house painting when they are browsing the site. The site is complete with detailed service information, customer reviews, a product-specific photo gallery for residential and commercial ...

Jonathan Rose, Author and Professor of History, Drew University, to Speak at UMKC on New Churchill Biography

Aug. 17, 2014

Jonathan Rose, Professor of History at Drew University, will present a lecture on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus at Grant Hall on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. This free lecture is open to the public, educators and all students in the Kansas City Metro Area. In this lecture, based on his important new biography, The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor, ...

Couple living in a Raytown nursing home marry

Aug. 16, 2014

Contact: ElizaBeth Clayton, 816-358-3535 or westridgeamc@tutera.com Martha Dellinger and Stephen Hawes “tied the knot “ in front of family, friends, residents, and employees in the Chapel at Westridge Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center. Martha Dellinger was born in Aplington, IA in 1945 and Stephen Hawes was born in Huron, SD in 1949. The odds of the two of them meeting ...

Free electronics recycling event underway in Overland Park

Aug. 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Patriot Outreach is holding an Electronic Recycling Event hosted by Micro Center retail store located at 93rd and Metcalf Overland Park, KS starting Saturday, August 16 through Sunday, August 24, 2014. We will have a 53 foot semi-trailer in front of Micro Center store. Patron and donors can drop off any old electronic items, working or non-working. ...

Blessing of Animals is Aug. 17 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ

Aug. 15, 2014

Dogs, cats and other critters will receive blessings at the annual Blessing of the Animals event at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 700 E. 110th St. (110th and Holmes), Kansas City, Mo. The event is free and the public is invited to bring their pets in cages or with restraints for the Rev. ...

Senior Star at Wexford Place, Walgreens offer free advice on vaccinations, flu shots

Aug. 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 14, 2014) – Senior Star at Wexford Place and Walgreens continues its Live Well with Walgreens speakers’ series covering an important topic of how to avoid shingles. The program begins at 11 a.m. August 19 at 6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City. A Walgreens pharmacist will present information about the Zostavax vaccination that helps prevent shingles ...

Union Station announces one-Week wxtension for Discovery of King Tut exhibit

Aug. 15, 2014

Exhibition now scheduled to close Sept. 14th. Attendance and enthusiasm for TUT shows no signs of slowing. (August 15, 2014) KANSAS CITY, MO - - Today officials with Kansas City’s Union Station announced that after several weeks of negotiations with the producers of The Discovery of King Tut, one additional week for the exhibition at Union Station has been secured. ...

Michael McDonough announces he is running for mayor of Raytown

Aug. 15, 2014

(For More Information: 816-304-0702) News Release For Immediate Release August 15, 2014 Michael McDonough Announces Bid for Mayor of Raytown Michael McDonough announced Friday, 08-15-14, his intention to run for Mayor of the City of Raytown. Michael McDonough is dedicated to fostering an environment of cooperation within the City of Raytown. He is committed to working alongside citizens and businesses ...

Little Miss Princess of America is from Kansas

Aug. 14, 2014

KANSAS BRINGS HOME NATIONAL TITLE Jadyn Bollin, the 6 year old daughter of Jeff and Amber Bollin of Leavenworth, KS, brought home the title of Little Miss Princess of America last week. The Princess of America Pageant was held August 3-7 at the Welk Theater and Resort in Branson, MO. Girls from all over the country competed for the national ...

Announcement of free volunteer service

Aug. 14, 2014

August 14, 2014: Contact John Hawken at owner@lostmystuff.net or 913-749-3599 for more information. A new free resource is available to help people recover valuable or sentimental items they have lost outdoors. Using volunteers throughout the U.S.A. and many other countries, the LostMyStuff Group (http://www.lostmystuff.net/) gathers reports of rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces or other metal objects people have lost outdoors and ...

Study: Small Kansas colleges have $980 million impact

Aug. 14, 2014

TOPEKA – According to a new study, Kansas’s eighteen private colleges generate $980.1 million in new income each year for the Kansas economy. The economic impact of the colleges is sufficient to create 21,968 new jobs in Kansas every year and generate $2.8 billion in social benefits to the state through increased business output and improvements in health and public ...

Wichita will Light the Night to end cancer

Aug. 14, 2014

Plans are underway for Wichita’s annual Light the Night Walk, and its’ going to be bigger and better than ever! Each year, patients, families, coworkers, and friends rally together at this community celebration that brings help and hope to those battling cancers in the Wichita area. This year’s event will take place at Exploration Place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 ...

Leading ALS researcher joins Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Aug. 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Jung Account Coordinator (913) 660-9626 (913) 963-8634 (cell) ljung@morningstarcomm.com Lisa Cambridge Director of Public Relations (816) 654-7038 (913) 602-8652 (cell) lcambridge@kcumb.edu Leading ALS Researcher Joins the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Kansas City, Mo. – Aug.14, 2014) – The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) announces the appointment of Jingsong Zhou, ...

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