The Keeler Women's Center (2220 Central, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-906-8990) is about empowerment. One of its methods: education. The urban organization offers a range of classes and workshops on such topics as parenting and starting home-based businesses, for example, or job readiness and home ownership. (Among its other services are support groups.) Tonight, though, it's all about appetite (and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month): Cooking Great Mexican Dishes the Low Fat Way
, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Instructor Pat Callaghan previews the class with a few tips: "Use whole beans, less meat and lots of flavorful ingredients like cumin, cayenne and paprika instead of salt." Register for the class (men are welcome) and find out about volunteer opportunities at mountosb.org
; click on "ministries."