Events

Bead-Stringing Boot Camp

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 9-10:15 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

Learn the basics of making jewelry by stringing beads. Design your own unique bracelet or pair of earrings using a few simple tools. Materials provided. To register, call the Shawnee North Community Center, 785-286-0676. adults

Master Gardener Series: Spring Lawn Care

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. or 7-8 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Whole lawn care is more than throwing seeds on dirt. Learn how to prepare your soil and the easy steps to take to have a luxurious, weed free beautiful lawn. Presented by Shawnee County Extension's Master Gardeners.

Play it Again!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

Board games and video games bring us together to face challenges, suffer defeats and taste victory. Learn to play a new game or bring a classic to the table! Children are welcome with their adults. [All ages]

Medicare Mondays

Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1-3 p.m. | Menninger Room 206 Adults

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas helps you navigate the complex web of Medicare.

Building Caregiver Confidence

Monday, April 3, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

An overview of memory loss, Alzheimer's and related dementia diseases, including diagnosis, stages of the disease and communication tips will be shared by an Alzheimer's Association presenter, along with local resources for support.

Writing Techniques: Show, Don't Tell

Monday, April 3, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Using the story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, Professor of English Literature Anthony Funari will teach writers to “show” rather than just “tell” important details to readers. Learn to analyze from a writer’s perspective and improve your writing. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.

League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics: Behavioral Health

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

April’s speaker will be Bill Persinger, Jr, CEO of Valeo Behavioral Health Center. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. Millennium Cafe-catered luncheon at 11:30 a.m. for $8.95; program from 12-1 p.m.

Japanese Light/Dark Designs

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Crestview Community Center – 4801 SW Shunga Dr. Adults

Create paper designs using a Japanese concept of light/dark harmony called Notan. Once you get started, it’s hard to stop! Finished designs are suitable for framing – or work on a smaller scale to make notecards. Materials provided. To register, call Crestview Community Center, 785-251-2960. [Adults]

How to Start a Business

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101A Adults

Learn what it takes to start and run your own business. This event covers important topics such as business legal structure, writing a business plan, knowing your competition and what to expect from being your own boss. Presented by Washburn Small Business Development Center.

Computerized Genealogy

Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Shawnee North Community Center – 300 NE 43rd St. Adults

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources your library offers. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. To register, call Shawnee North at 785-286-0676.