April 27 Community Calendar

April 27, 2012 

Special adoption week planned

HELP Humane Society, 511 Main St., Belton, will have a “Take a Chance” special adoption week through Saturday, April 28.

Friday is take a chance day on an “only child,” with adoption rates at half price; and Saturday is spin-the-wheel day for adoption fees. HELP is a true no-kill animal shelter.

Belton FFA Program selling plants

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Belton High School, 107 W. Pirate Parkway. For more information, call John Ferguson at 816-699-4353 or email jferguson@bsd124.org.

Boy Scouts to Stuff the Trailer

Boy Scout Troop 3 of Harrisonville will conduct its annual Stuff the Trailer food drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Walmart in Harrisonville. The drive will support the Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry.

Cash donations will also be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the local community.

Byler Cemetery meeting planned

The Byler Cemetery meeting and workday is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the cemetery, 40100 E. 331st St., Creighton.

For more information, call Melton Thornburg at 816-773-6449.

Harrisonville prescription take-back day planned

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with Harrisonville Police Department, Harrisonville NETT and Harrisonville Price Chopper present National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Price Chopper in Harrisonville.

For more information, contact Chief John Hofer, Harrisonville Police Department, at 816-380-8940. The service is free and anonymous. No questions asked.

Prescription take-back day planned in Raymore

Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Raymore will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

During the event, anyone may drop off unwanted or unused prescription drugs at the designated collection table inside the grocery store’s main entrance for safe disposal by incineration.

HBW accepts scholarship applications

The Harrisonville Business Women of Missouri are accepting applications for scholarships.

The Business Women’s Continuing Education Scholarship is designed to assist a deserving woman in the advancement of her career or in the pursuit of a new career.

An applicant may print out the application at www.harrisonvillebwm.web.com, or an interested party can pick up a copy of the application at the Cass Regional Medical Center’s gift shop in Harrisonville.

The application must be completed and returned before Tuesday, May 1.

Applications may be attached to an e-mail and sent to hvillebw@yahoo.com or mailed to Helen Friedrich, at 1007 Locust, Apt. 101, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

Pickling Workshop on Tuesday, May 1

University of Missouri Extension is offering a workshop on pickling as a home food preservation technique for beginners in Harrisonville. The workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harrisonville middle school. The cost is $20 per person (second family member can attend for ½ price) and paid registration is required. This workshop is part of the Cass Career Center’s community education project, so call 816-380-3253 to register.

AARP Driver Safety Program planned

Belton Regional Medical Center will host the AARP Driver Safety Program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the hospital, with a one-hour break for lunch.

Participants may expect to learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment, in addition to learning adjustments to accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

Participants may also be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, depending upon their policy.

Adrian Optimists plan gun and knife show

The Adrian Optimist Club will sponsor a gun and knife show from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Adrian Optimist Community Building on the west outer road in Adrian.

The public is welcome. Admission is $5 per day, and kids under 10 will be admitted free.

To participate in the knife-cutting competition, call Jason Burton at 816-291-2308, and for show information, contact Jim Binkley at 816-213-7247.

Peculiar Elementary participating in walkathon

Peculiar Elementary students are accepting pledges to support the Peculiar PTA through “Patriots Walk the Walkathon” on May 4.

Raymore Parks to screen ‘Puss in Boots’

The Raymore Parks Department invites residents to enjoy a movie under the stars at Memorial Park with the entire family on Friday, May 4, at the Community Bank of Raymore Movie Night in the Park. One of two outdoor movie nights to be held this year by Raymore Parks and Recreation at the Lions Shelter, this first event will feature the recent animated DreamWorks hit, “Puss in Boots.”

Once dusk settles in around 7:30 p.m., the movie projector will fire up and show the 90-minute film on a large, portable screen. In the event of inclement weather – including gusting winds – the event will be relocated and the movie shown inside the adjacent Raymore Elementary gymnasium.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. South Metro Fire will provide the popcorn and other refreshments will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating at the event.

For more information, call the Raymore Parks office at 816-322-2791.

Boiled Shrimp Dinner planned

The VFW Post 4409 Harrisonville Men’s Auxiliary will host its Boiled Sprimp Dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

Cost is $12 for one pound of shrimp, $20 for all-you-can-eat shrimp and $8.50 for pork roast. Organizers will be honoring mothers for Mother’s Day, and the public is welcome.

In addition, Taco Tuesdays are being held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the VFW. Cost is $1.50 each for authentic Mexican tacos.

Special adoption Event planned

HELP Humane Society, 511 Main St., Belton, will have a “Cinco de Meow” adoption event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5. All cats to have a $55 adoption fee. For more information, email diana@helphumane.org or call 816-318-4357.

Tri-County Arts League will have an art show

The art show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Carnegie Village, Belton.

There is free admission to the judged show, which includes three demonstrations.

Tri-County Art League monthly meetings start at 12:30 p.m. and are the third Tuesday of each month at Community Bank of Raymore, Highway 58.

Kidney disease classes offered

Free Empower Kidney Disease classes are available from 5 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday through 2011 at four separate Kansas City area locations.

On the second Tuesday of every month, a class will be held at Truman Medical Center Lakewood in Lee’s Summit for people who live in the southeastern area of greater Kansas City. Tuesday, May 8, will be the next class at Truman Medical Center Lakewood.

Call 816-842-0076 to register for these classes.

NRA gun show coming to Sutherlands

The National Rifle Association will sponsor a free gun show from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Sutherlands, 2200 S. Commercial St., Harrisonville.

Belton Museum to support Life Choice

The Belton Museum will pay tribute to the Grace Company with a baby shower for Life Choice of Harrisonville at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the museum, 512 Main St., Belton.

Life Choice is a non-profit pregnancy resource and medical center for women facing crisis pregnancies.

Please bring baby items such as large diapers, wipes and spring clothing for both sexes, preemies through size 4.

Contact Norma at 816-331-1905 with questions.

Fair Queen candidates sought

The Cass County Fair is seeking candidates for this year’s queen contest.

Young women between the ages of 17 and 22, single and a resident of Cass County are eligible to participate. Official rules and regulations for the Cass County Fair Queen contest are available on the Cass County Fair website at www.pleasanthill.com/ccfair and at all Cass County public libraries.

Entries must be sent to the pageant chairperson, Sandy Bradshaw, 700 N. King Terrace, Harrisonville, MO 64701 and must be postmarked no later than June 30.

HHS 1992 reunion planned

The 20-year reunion for Harrisonville High School’s Class of 1992 is planned for the weekend of Sept. 14-15, to coincide with Homecoming Weekend activities.

For more details, email hhs1992class@yahoo.com or search “Harrisonville Class of 1992 Reunion” on Facebook.

West Line Opry hosts Saturday dances

The West Line Opry will have a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of every month throughout its season.

A country show will be from 7 to 10 p.m. every other Wednesday. Organizers invite all area residents to come have fun. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

CRMC offers exercise class

Cass Regional Medical Center is now offering “Right Time, Right Size, Right You” exercise classes at Cass Regional, located at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., in Harrisonville. The series will offer 12, one-hour classes, which are designed and supervised by Cass Regional’s exercise physiologists. Several class time and day options are available. For more information, call Becca McConville at 816-380-3474, ext. 6070, or by email at bmcconville@cassregional.org.

Archie Schools offer free screenings

All families living in the Archie School District are eligible to receive a free developmental, health, hearing and vision screening for children 4 months to 5 years old. These free screenings are provided by the school district through the parents as teachers program. A screening can be done at home or at the school.

Call or email Kristi Reynolds for an appointment at 816-293-5312, ext. 322, or kreynolds@archie.k12.mo.us.

Recycling now available 24/7

Recycling in Cass County just became easier with the availability of 24/7 bins. No sorting is required, just empty, clean recyclables into the bin. No plastic bags or Styrofoam.

For a full list of locations, acceptable materials and those not accepted, as well as the monthly schedule for all the recycling events, please check www.cassrecycle.org or call 816-779-6708.

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