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 Contact numbers are not for publication.

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.

OVERLAND PARK — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran addresses 37th Annual USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, receives Ambassador of Goodwill award, the highest award the organization grants its members. 11:30 a.m. Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. Contact: Katie Niederee, 202-224-6521 or Katie_Niederee@moran.senate.gov

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).

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).

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

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).

OSAWATOMIE — John Brown Museum State Historic Site holds Freedom Festival. Includes reenactment of 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. Noon-5 p.m. 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.

Thursday, Sept. 26-Saturday, Sept. 28:

LECOMPTON — Constitution Hall State Historic Site holds annual Annual Bald Eagle Rendezvous, with living history reenactments by mountain men, plainsmen, American Indians, camp traders, and musicians and demonstrations by crafts people. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Bald Eagle River View Park, East Second Street. Contact: 785-887-6520, or go to kshs.org/constitution_hall

The AP, Kansas City

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