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Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Davern Hall in the church basement. For more information or to schedule a donation, visit

Volunteers from Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, prepared 200 strudels recently for the annual Slovenefest, which will be held Sept. 28 at the Monsignor Mejak Hall and Holy Family School grounds, 513 Ohio. The event will include a traditional Slovenian dinner, music and family entertainment. The funds raised will support Holy Family Church. The festival begins after the 4 p.m. Mass on Sept. 28 at Holy Family Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 includes children’s and adult games, cultural booth, souvenirs, a silent auction, authentic Slovenian food including sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), poljene paprika (stuffed peppers), krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans. Tamburitza music from Hravatski Obicaj is featured from 5 to 6 p.m., and Slovenian polkas by the Brian McCarty Band are planned from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Keeler Women’s Center reopened July 1 at a new location, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas.
The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
Scripture Study and Reflection will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas.
To register for classes, call 913-906-8990. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information, visit

Our Lady of Unity parish, 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kansas, is planning Unity Fest 2019 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Barbecue and Mexican-style foods will be available, along with mariachi music and Hispanic dance groups for entertainment. Carnival games and inflatables will be included. A silent auction will take place in the church basement.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, joined with other Episcopal churches across the nation who rang bells Sunday, Aug. 25, to remember and honor enslaved Africans. The first ship of African slaves arrived at what is now the state of Virginia in 1619. St. Paul’s members will observe the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sept. 1.

St. Peter’s Fall Festival is planned from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 422 N. 14th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a morning worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, with Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will meet for worship services on Sept. 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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Davis’s homer key to 3-1 win; T-Bones in tie for first place

by G.M. Vaughan

On a night when the T-Bones (56-41) were a bit shorthanded, owing to an injured Shawn O’Malley and an absent Stewart Ijames, the T-Bones stepped up to the plate needing the win against fellow division playoff contender, Sioux City (56-41).

The T-Bones’ Mason Davis provided the fire power in the eighth inning with a three-run home run.

Sioux City pitcher Carlos Sierra faced off against the T-Bones’ Dylan Baker in what seemed like a standoff for most of the game.

After five scoreless innings, Kyle Wren started the X’s with a single toward second, and he advanced to second on what could have been a costly error. On a pass ball by Stankiewicz, Wren advanced to third and then came home on a sacrifice fly by Samson, giving Sioux City a 1-0 lead in the sixth, but a double play ball kept the Sioux City offense from doing further damage.

Carlos Sierra held KC in check allowing just two hits in six scoreless frames.

The T-Bones’ hopes awakened in the bottom of the eighth after a hit-by-a-pitch by Nathan Gercken brought Austin Biggar to first base, and Dylan Tice followed with a base hit to left.

The Explorers brought in their closer, Matt Pobereyko, to try to get a four-out save.

With T-Bones on both first and second, Mason Davis brought the long ball, hitting a three-run homerun, giving Kansas City the 3-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth.

After Henry Owens walked Wren, the lead-off batter in the top of the ninth, Owens was quickly replaced by Carlos Diaz, who came in to close out the game for the T-Bones. Diaz was a strike-throwing machine striking out the next three batters, giving the T-Bones a much-needed win, 3-1.

With the win Friday night and Lincoln’s defeat over Cleburne, the T-Bones are now in a three-way tie for the lead in the South division.

The winning pitcher was Baker (4-5) for the T-Bones, and the losing pitcher was Matt Pobereyko (1-4) for the Explorers. Carlos Diaz earned his lucky 13th save.

The T-Bones will play at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas, for game two against Sioux City. The game is on the T-Bones Broadcast Network,

Tickets to all T-Bones home games are on sale online or by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting the Saint Luke’s Box Office between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group ticket sales are also on sale.

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Saturday events

Renaissance Festival opens with pirates and mermaids
Pirates and mermaids can be found at the opening weekend of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 130th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, as well as Labor Day. Tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 5 to 12 years old. This weekend’s theme is “Swashbucklers and Sirens.” Those who bring five cans of food to the Renaissance Festival gate to donate to Harvesters will receive “buy one, get one” festival admission tickets. For more information, visit

Zoot Suit Festival planned Saturday
The Kansas City Zoot Suit Festival is planned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Memorial Hall 600 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival will include music and dancing from the 1940s and 1950s. Also, a vintage car show is planned. Food vendors will be present. For more information, visit or

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the youth services craft room at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event includes stories, dance and singing. The program is geared to ages 2 to 6.

African-American Book Club to meet
The African-American Book Club will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the first floor program room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The book to be discussed this month is “Forged in Desire” by Brenda Jackson.

Neon colors to be part of craft program
Children and teens may learn about the history of henna in an interactive lesson from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the craft room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave. Participants will view a short presentation, then have the opportunity to create their own design using neon colors. Real henna past will not be used for this program. The program is for ages 8 to 19.

T-Bones take on Explorers
The Kansas City T-Bones will take on the Sioux City Explorers at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at T-Bones Stadium, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Post-game fireworks are scheduled. For more information, visit

Sporting KC at home on Saturday evening
Two teams who want to make it to the Western Conference playoffs will square off Saturday when Sporting Kansas City (9-11-7, 34 points) plays host to rival Houston Dynamo (9-14-4, 31 points) at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. showdown remain available at and the first 7,500 fans through the stadium gates will receive a free Sporting-branded mobile phone. For more information see