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Week Ahead: Events for the week of Sept. 8-14


TIGER CLUB LUNCHEON: Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be the guest for the meeting. The lunch buffet begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program is at noon. The meeting is at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Road;

KC CATBACKERS: Frank Boal will address the KC Catbackers at Lucky Brewgrille, 5401 Johnson Drive in Mission; happy hour is at 5:30, and Boal will speak at 6:30 p.m.


LEGENDS LUNCHEON: Boston Red Sox broadcasters Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien will be the guests for the season finale of Legends Luncheons, which is at 11:30 a.m. at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway. For tickets or more information, call the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 816-221-1920.


REMEMBERING TED WILLIAMS: Claudia Williams, the daughter of Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, will be host to a discussion and book signing at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 11:30 a.m. Williams is the author of the book, “Ted Williams, My Father.”

Ted Williams was instrumental in getting Negro League players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He used his Hall of Fame induction speech in 1966 to boldly advocate for Negro League stars to be formally recognized by the Hall of Fame.

The program is free with a paid admission to the museum. Books are available for purchase, and there will be a chance to win an autographed Ted Williams photo. Seating is limited. For more information, call the museum at 816-221-1920.


PLAZA 10K: The Plaza 10K run/walk and 2-mile fun run is at 7:30 a.m. at the Country Club Plaza;

Book signings

SATURDAY: Art Stewart, a Royals senior adviser and former scout will be at The Kansas Sampler, 9750 Quivira Road from 11 a.m. to noon and will sign his new book, “The Art of Scouting.” Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas will be joining Stewart for this signing.

SATURDAY: Former Royals great Willie Wilson will be speaking, followed by a book signing, for his book “Inside The Park,” at the Kansas Book Festival in Topeka, on the north side of the Capitol building near the Visitor’s Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

| Compiled by Pete Grathoff,, from news releases