BC- KS–Kansas Daybook, KS

Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication.

Friday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept. 22:

LARNED — Annual conference of the group Material Culture of the Plains, Prairie, and Plateau; topic is “Tipis and Daily Camp Life,” with presentations on Indian life, games, a village of several tribes’ tipis furnished in mid-1860s style. Events being held at Larned Community Center and Fort Larned National Historic Site. Contact: Fort Larned superintendent, 620-285-6911; or Ken Weidner, 620-668-5249 or 620-272-7314 (cell).

Friday, Sept. 20:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius holds media availability with Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Unified Government (Wyandotte County, Kan.) Mayor/CEO Mark Holland about Affordable Care Act outreach and education. 10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road. Contact: HHS press office, 202-690-6343.

ABILENE — Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum holds Constitution Day celebration, with program by students from St. Andrew’s, Garfield Upper Elementary, and Concordia Elementary schools, procession of students led by Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard and a John Adams re-enactor. 9:30 a.m. 200 SE 4th St. Contact: Samantha Kenner, communications director, 785-263-6764.

TOPEKA — 35th Infantry Division veterans of World War II tour Museum of the Kansas National Guard and the 35th Division addition, discuss experiences and stories related to the artifacts in the museum that many of them have donated. Public invited. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., tour; 12:30 p.m., discussion. Forbes Field Bldg. 301, 6700 SW Topeka Blvd. Contact: Retired Brig. Gen. Ed Gerhardt, president, KNG Museum Board of Directors, 785-862-1020.

Saturday, Sept. 21:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius addresses Council of State Governments breakfast, then joins Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Unified Government (Wyandotte County, Kan.) Mayor/CEO Mark Holland in community dialogue on mental health. Breakfast remarks, 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m., West Crown Plaza, Ballroom C, 1 E. Pershing Road. Remarks at Community Conversation on Mental Health, 9:10 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Marriott Downtown, 1213 Wyandotte. Contact: HHS press office, 202-690-6343.

SHAWNEE — Former employees of Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant attend new Johnson County Museum exhibit “Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie” spotlighting their work at the plant, which was built during World War II and had peak employment of 12,000 people in 1945. The former employees will be available to answer questions from museum visitors. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Johnson County Library, 6305 Lackman Road. Contact: County manager’s office, Nancy Mays, 913-715-0730 or 913-568-3605 (cell); or Jody Hanson, 913-715-0423 or 913-626-5482 (cell).

Saturday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 22:

OSAWATOMIE — John Brown Museum State Historic Site holds Freedom Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Includes reenactments of the Battle of Osawatomie on Saturday, battle between Union troops and Confederate partisans on Sunday; frontier artisan demonstrations, Civil War weapons and drill demonstrations, museum tour, horse-drawn trolley tours of Osawatomie’s historic sites. 10th and Main Streets. Contact: 913-755-4384 or visit kshs.org/18321

Monday, Sept. 23:

HAYS — State officials hold educational meeting for consumers and providers of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities about the upcoming inclusion into KanCare, under the state’s Medicaid overhaul. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for providers, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for consumers. Robbins Center, Fort Hays State University. Contact: Angela de Rocha, Department for Aging and Disability Services, 785-806-7482.

Tuesday, Sept. 24:

WICHITA — State officials hold educational meeting for consumers and providers of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities about the upcoming inclusion into KanCare, under the state’s Medicaid overhaul. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for providers, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for consumers. Wichita State University Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. Contact: Angela de Rocha, Department for Aging and Disability Services, 785-806-7482.

Wednesday, Sept. 25:

PARSONS — State officials hold educational meeting for consumers and providers of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities about the upcoming inclusion into KanCare, under the state’s Medicaid overhaul. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for providers, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for consumers. Parsons High School, 3030 Morton Ave. Contact: Angela de Rocha, Department for Aging and Disability Services, 785-806-7482.

EMPORIA — Michele Norris, host and special correspondent for National Public Radio and author of 2010 book “The Grace of Silence: A Memoir,” delivers Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture on perceptions of race in the United States. 7 p.m. Albert Taylor Hall, Emporia State University. Contact: Gwendolynne Larson, 620-341-5528 (office), 620-340-7544 (cell), or glarson1@emporia.edu

Thursday, Sept. 26:

OLATHE — State officials hold educational meeting for consumers and providers of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities about the upcoming inclusion into KanCare, under the state’s Medicaid overhaul. Noon-2 p.m. for providers, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. for consumers. Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe St. Contact: Angela de Rocha, Department for Aging and Disability Services, 785-806-7482.

The AP, Kansas City

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