May 18 Community Calendar

May 18, 2012 

Harrisonville citywide clean up May 18-19

Harrisonville residents can take advantage of the free disposal services offered during the 2012 Citywide Clean Up scheduled for May 18-19. The drop-off site will be the Town & Country transfer station, located just north of Harrisonville, at 22820 S. 291 Highway. Times are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

City officials remind everyone that proof of Harrisonville residency, such as a current utility bill, is required to participate in any Citywide Clean Up activity. For further information, please call 816-380-8900.

Lupus Awareness Day

The Lupus Foundation of America 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. Cost is $7. For more information, please contact Briget Cox at 816-389-7472.

Music Makers to perform

The Harrisonville Music Makers will present a showcase of talent at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the HHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets for adults are $5, kindergarten through high-school students are $3 and children 5 and under are free.

Belton Museum baby shower

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.

Girl Scout camp registration May 19

Girl Scout day camp, June 13-16 at Longview Lake, is open to all girls who will enter kindergarten in the fall through sixth grade. If you know of a girl who would be interested in attending day camp, registration is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Community Bank of Raymore. May 19 is the registration deadline for all day camp attendees; however, attending registration is not necessary to attend camp. Contact Leslie Arnold, 816-507-3009, or Diana Rhoads, 816-679-3994, for more information.

Free food distribution for families

On Saturday, May 19, at the Cass County fairgrounds, 308 W. Commercial, Pleasant Hill, Love’s Outreach Community Food Distribution will give free food to families in need. Time of this activity will be announced closer to the event. Please check our website for more information.

Hope Haven benefit

Cass County Elks Lodge, 2400 N. 291 Hwy., Harrisonville, will have a Happier Birthdays Celebration and special bingo to benefit Hope Haven on Saturday, May 19. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with play starting at 7 p.m.

Sunset Garden Club plant sale

The Sunset Garden Club will have its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at 909 S. Madison, Raymore. Follow the signs to the location.

Memory Miles Walk Saturday

In honor of Army Cpl. Jacob R. Carver, Active Heroes is having the annual National Memory Miles Walk beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19.

It will start at Freeman Park and end at Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, for a total of 13 miles. Everyone is invited to walk, run or ride a bike.

All the money raised will stay in our area and go to military families in need. It will be used to pay for utilities, rent, food, clothing, etc. Visit for more information or contact Marie at 816-899-2353 or

Fund-raising event for First Christian Church

First Christian Church will present Eat For A Cause from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the Fellowship Hall, 400 S. Independence St., Harrisonville. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and Tang for $6 per person. This fundraiser is to help youth attend retreats, mission opportunities and more. Call 816-380-1050 or 816-884-4615 for more information.

Food Preservation Workshops

University of Missouri Extension is offering a five workshop series on food preservation techniques for beginners in Harrisonville beginning Tuesday, May 22. The series includes sessions on canning green beans, salsas, pickling, jams and jellies, and freezing/dehydration. All workshops include hands-on learning with each participant taking home their preserved product. Each session is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person per workshop or $80 for the entire series (second family member can attend for half price) and paid registration is required. For workshop dates/details and to register, contact the MU Extension Center at 816-380-8460 or visit

Health services offered at Belton, Harrisonville

The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be Tuesday, 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 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 information, call 888-577-4640, 660-476-2194 or 816-322-5012.

Kiwanis Strawberry Days announced

The Harrisonville Kiwanis Club’s annual Strawberry Days will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Christian Church, 400 S. Independence, Harrisonville. The donation is $5 with the proceeds benefitting the Harrisonville Kiwanis Club’s community service programs. Call 816-651-7437 or 816-695-7872 for deliveries.

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

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. The next meeting is May 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.

Log Cabin Quilters to meet

The Log Cabin Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Pearson Hall (inside the Cass County Library, Harrisonville). The featured program will be the conclusion of the “Fat Quarter Challenge.” Quilts from the Challenge will be donated to area charities. Following the “Fat Quarter Challenge” will be the Member’s Bring and Brag. Visitors are welcome. Contact Mischaele Bearce at 816-626-3480 for more information.

Belton Cemetery announces Memorial weekend events

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, the Belton American Legion, with the help of the Boy Scouts and volunteers, will place flags on veterans’ graves. Anyone interested in purchasing a flag to honor a veteran buried in the Belton Cemetery, please call Faye Wallace at 816-331-1936.

At 10 a.m., the Legion will conduct a memorial service with 31st District State Sen. David Pearce as guest speaker. At 6 a.m. Monday, May 28, the Belton V.F.W. will have a flag raising service with the flag at full mast lowering it to half mast. At noon, they will raise the flag to full mast. The Belton Cemetery will have personnel available for information at the tent.

Vendors needed for July 4th Raymore event

Raymore Parks & Recreation is accepting vendor applications for “Raymore’s Spirit of America Celebration.” All vendor applications must be turned in by Wednesday, May 30. Complete information can be found at or call the Raymore Parks & Recreation office at 816-322-2791.

NARFE to have a luncheon meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1012, will have a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore. The optional lunch is $10. Chris Molendorp, 123rd District State Representative, will update us on legislative activities in Jefferson City. Call Margaret Dixon at 816-322-9314 for reservations. Current and retired federal employees and the public are invited.

Boiled Shrimp Dinner planned

The VFW Post 4409 Harrisonville Men’s Auxiliary will have its Boiled Shrimp Dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

Cost is $12 for one pound of shrimp, $20 for all-you-can-eat shrimp and $8.50 for pork roast. The public is welcome.

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

Relay for Life Golf Tournament

The Raymore Second Annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament, a benefit for The American Cancer Society, will be Monday, June 4, at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with a light lunch at 11 a.m. Shot gun start is at noon. For more information, contact Bill Walker, chairman, at 913-634-6301.

Blood drive June 6

The Belton Host Lions Club will sponsor a Community Blood Center Blood Drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Eagles Landing Golf Course in Belton. Make an appointment online at and use the code BELTONLIONS or contact Lion Cathy Rayfield at 816-331-7531.

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

Junk in the Trunk scheduled June 9

Harrisonville’s informal swap meet will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, on the Courthouse Square. There is no admission fee for either shoppers or vendors. Members of the Strategic Planning Implementation Committee, which oversees the program, encourages residents to stuff your gently used treasures in your trunk or truck and bring them up to the square for sale. Organizers ask that vendors not arrive before 4:30 p.m., when the streets surrounding the square will be blocked off so people can safely set up and visitors can enjoy their shopping experience. In addition, people are not allowed to save parking spots for other vendors. Parking spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Finally, no animals or alcohol may be offered for sale during Junk in the Trunk.

Junk in the Trunk will be once a month on the second Saturday of each month. Dates are July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.

GCHS School Reunion

The 2012 Garden City High School Reunion, open to all classmates, will be Sunday, June 10, at the Harrisonville community building, 2400 Jefferson Pkwy. For more details, contact Sharon Yoder at 816-862-6256 or email

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, June 12, will be the next class at Truman Medical Center Lakewood. Call 816-842-0076 to register for these classes.

Bunco Against Blindness June 14

Join the Belton Host Lions Club for its charity event to fight blindness with “Bunco Against Blindness” on Thursday, June 14. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at Frankie and Johnnie’s Pub in Belton. Tickets to play are $10 and all proceeds go to support the Vision Program that provides free eye examinations and eyeglasses for any needy child in the Belton School District. Call Cathy Rayfield at 816-331-7531 for reservations or join us that night and pay at the door.

Treasures in the Park announced

Raymore Lions Club will present Treasures in the Park featuring arts, crafts and collectibles, in addition to music, concessions and vintage cars. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Raymore Memorial Park.

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.

Vaccination appointments now available

The Cass County Health Department is scheduling appointments for children and teens needing vaccinations. If the child is uninsured or covered by Mo HealthNet, there is no charge for the vaccines. If the child is privately insured, there will be a $5 charge.

Parents needing school shots for their children should take advantage of clinics scheduled before August to avoid the crowds.

Call 816-380-8431 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.

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. The next dance will be June 9.

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.

Cass County Women Democrat Club meets second Thursday

The Cass County Women Democrat Club meets at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Friendship Hall in Peculiar. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 14. Bring your own lunch. Call Patty Johnson at 816-322-4466 if you have questions.

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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