May 4 Community Calendar

May 4, 2012 

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.

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.

MARC RideShare Program in Belton

The Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) RideShare Program will serve free coffee and doughnuts from 6 to 8 a.m. Friday, May 4, at a commuter lot in Belton.

This Missouri Department of Transportation lot is located at U.S. Highway 71 and Missouri Highway 58 (121 Peculiar Dr.).

MARC’s Air Quality Program also will provide fast, free gas-cap testing to check for leaking fuel vapors.

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. At the Lions Shelter, this event will feature the DreamWorks hit, “Puss in Boots.”

Around 7:30 p.m., the movie projector will show the 90-minute film on a large, portable screen. In the event of inclement weather – including gusting winds – the event will be shown inside the adjacent Raymore Elementary gymnasium.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. For more information, call the Raymore Parks office at 816-322-2791.

Flea Market slated for Saturday

The Belton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, on Loop Road behind Belton Main Street.

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.

Organizers will honor mothers for Mother’s Day, and the public is welcome.

In addition, Taco Tuesdays are from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the VFW.

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 have a $55 fee. For more information, email or call 816-318-4357.

Tri-County Arts League’s 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.

Blood drive slated

Pleasant Prairie Baptist Church, located at 215th Street and Y Highway, Belton, will have a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

Walk for Kara on Sunday

The annual walk for Kara Kopetsky event will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Cedar Tree Shopping Center, Belton.

This is the five-year anniverary of Kopetsky’s disappearance.

Casco Recyle Center to pickup leftover items

Starting Monday, May 7, Casco Recycle Center will pick up leftover items from the Harrisonville Citywide Garage Sale.

The center will accept clothing, shoes, soft and hard toys, hats, belts and purses. To donate, place items on the curb and mark CASCO on the bag.

Items will be picked up starting at 8:30 a.m. Call 816-380-7359 if in a gated community or need special requirements.

Early literacy class

The Cass County Public Library, Harrisonville branch, will offer a Jump Start class on early literacy from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7.

The class will help parents discoverskills that are important for early literacy development to help make it easier for children to read once they begin school. Children are welcome at the program. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

Cass County Historical Society meeting planned

The Cass County Historical Society, Inc., quarterly meeting will be Tuesday, May 8, at Pearson Hall, 400 E Mechanic, Harrisonville.

The May business meeting for the society will be at 6:30 p.m. and the Cass County Civil War Roundtable will be in session at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Westcott from Park University. He will talk about the academic career of Robert E Lee at Washington College.

Kidney disease classes offered

Free Empower Kidney Disease classes are available from 5 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday through 2012 at four separate Kansas City area locations.

On the second Tuesday of every month, a class will be 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.

Health services offered at Belton, Harrisonville

The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be Tuesday, May 8; May 16-17; May 22; and May 30-31. The clinic is located at 119 Congress Street, Belton, and appointments are available for supply pickup.

Harrisonville clinics will be Wednesday, May 9 and 23, at 200 N. Oakland, Harrisonville. Participants must call for an appointment and cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Services include clinical breast exams, pap smears, pelvic, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, reproductive and contraceptive counseling and issuance of contraceptive supplies. For more infromation, call 888-577-4640, 660-476-2194 or 816-322-5012.

New Writer’s Club meets Wednesdays

The Harrisonville Branch of the Cass County Public Library will have a New Writer’s Club meeting every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, May 9 and 23.

The meeting will help aspiring writers share tips, use writing prompts, brainstorm ideas for plots and storylines, and critique other writers’ work. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

Harrisonville BNI has Visitor’s Day

TThe Harrisonville BNI chapter invites representatives of local small business to attend the Visitor’s Day from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Harrison Room at the Harrisonville Community Center.

This free event will introduce business owners to the use of word-of-mouth referrals to grow their businesses.

For more information, contact Sandi Leonard, DVM, chapter Vice President, at 913-706-0411.

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.

Lupus Awareness Day

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is asking everyone to wear purple for lupus awareness. Put On Purple Day will be Friday, May 18. People can show support for lupus patients by bringing their kids to The Put on Purple Party at Space Bound LLC, 16509 Cornerstone Drive, Belton, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday evening. For more information, please contact Briget Cox at 816-389-7472.

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.

Belton FFA Program selling plants

The sale is 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

Belton Community Days taking applications for contests

Belton Community Days pageants are taking applications for contests. The Belton Baby Contest will be Saturday, June 9, and allow newborns through 24 months. The Miss Belton Contest will be Thursday, June 14, and is open to Belton High School female students in ninth through 12th grade. The Junior Prince/Princess contests are Friday, June 15, featuring Belton students in preschool through eighth grade.

Applications are due Wednesday, June 6, and can be found on

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 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 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

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

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 or call 816-779-6708.

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