Youth sponsors Bunco Mania
Youth With Vision will hold its eighth annual Bunco Mania tournament at the Gladstone Community Center next Tuesday.
Novice and experienced players are welcome.
Preregister by calling Reshana Peterson at Tri-County Mental Health Services at 816-877-0496.
Tickets are $20 which includes snacks and desserts. Prizes have been donated by local sponsors.
Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. and go to 9 p.m.
A table decorating contest is planned for pre-registered tables of eight.
Youth With Vision comprises high school youth leaders from Clay, Platte and Ray counties who are committed to fighting alcohol and drug abuse in schools and communities.
For information go to www.youthwithvisionkc.org and click on events.
The Gladstone Community Center is at 6901 N. Holmes, Gladstone.
Audiology clinic opens
Associated Audiologists has opened its sixth metro area clinic in the Northland in the Embassy Park Professional building.
Audiologist Lainey Lake will provide hearing diagnostics and services at the location including hearing conservation and hearing protection. Lake earned a doctorate of audiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The new office, the company’s first in Missouri, is at 8350 N. St. Clair Avenue, Kansas City, North. For more information go to www.hearingyourbest.com.
Adventures in Learning: The Monuments Men
The Shepherd’s Center of the Northland will host Adventures in Learning for senior citizens Nov. 14 at North Cross United Methodist Church.
The program includes a presentation by Mackenzie Mallon of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 11 a.m. on “The Monuments Men.”
The museum employed four of the Monuments Men and maintained strong ties with two others. Paul Gardner, the first director of the Nelson-Atkins, served as director of the Fine Arts Section of the Allied Military Government in Italy. Laurence Sickman, another former director, served as a technical adviser on collections and monuments and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his war services.
“It should be a really good presentation. We’re looking forward to a big crowd. I think our veterans will appreciate it, too,” said Terry Tipton, program director and in-home services coordinator at the Shepherd’s Center.
Adventures in Learning begins with line dancing at 9:30 a.m.; book club at 9:45 a.m.; and a continental breakfast at 10 a.m. followed by The Monuments Men program.
Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $4. Make reservations by calling 816-452-4536.
North Cross United Methodist is at 1321 N.E. Vivion Road, Kansas City, North.
Red Hat luncheon
Red Hatters are invited to attend a Red Hat Social and Luncheon on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Senior Star at Wexford Place.
The Red Hat Society is about aging with a positive attitude, said Mary Anne Denning, program director at Wexford Place. Wexford’s Red Hat chapter is hosting the event.
“At Wexford it’s really a social opportunity where they can all get together and dress up and wear a hat and know that you can be yourself and be proud of getting older and do it with a little bit of attitude,” she said.
The day’s events include lunch, live entertainment by Shake, Rattle and Roll Duo, a decorated hat contest with awards for best ’50s themed hat, most glamorous and most bling.
Admission is $10, with $5 from every ticket sale going to the American Heart Association.
RSVP by calling 816-673-2806. Seats are limited.
Look North Awards
The 2014 Look North Awards were presented to Dobbe Dobberstine and Albert W. (Bill) Zimmer III at the annual Look North Award breakfast.
Guest speaker at the event was Mark Lautman, author of “When the Boomers Bail: A Community Economic Survival Guide,” who outlined trends that will affect economic development on a global scale.
Award winner Dobberstine is president of Dobberstine Custom Homes, and Zimmer is a developer. Both have given extensive community service to the Northland.
Dobberstine led a successful capital improvement campaign to renovate the historic Garrison School in Liberty; and Zimmer is chairman of the Linscomb Foundation which contributes an average of $1 million each year to Northland charities.
KC community centers closed Nov. 11
Kansas City Parks and Recreation will close its community centers on Nov. 11 because of Veterans Day, the department announced. That includes the community center at 3930 N.E. Antioch Road in Kansas City, North.
| Norma King and Elaine Adams