Community Calendar Aug. 24

August 24, 2012 

Healthy Angels Ride fundraiser

Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation will host its eighth annual Healthy Angels Ride, a motorcycle ride fundraiser, Saturday, Aug. 25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Cass Regional Medical Center, 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville. Departure is 9 a.m. Proceeds from the 100-mile ride will benefit the Patient Assistance Fund, which is used to assist disadvantaged patients with specific needs related to their care, such as medicine, home care supplies and transportation. Entry fee is $25 for a single rider, or $40 for a rider and a passenger. Passengers must be 6 years old or older. Fee includes lunch and giveaways. The first 150 entrants will receive a free pin, and the first 200 will receive a T-shirt. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, dice roll and raffle drawing. For more information, contact Melissa Lattin 816-380-5888, ext. 4810 or


Team Xtreme performance

in Pleasant Hill

LifeQuest Church is hosting a Team Xtreme performance at Pleasant Hill High School Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Team Xtreme will feature amazing feats of strength, break dancing, rap, and more. Admission is free.


Sew-in in Belton

The American Sewing Guild is hosting a sew-in Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. at Hancock Fabrics in Belton. The purpose of the event is to sew easy projects for local charity. For more information, contact Anita at 816-540-2096.


Women’s Health clinics

The Women’s Health Services Clinics in Belton and Harrisonville have appointments available. Belton clinics are scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Thursday, Aug. 30, at 119 Congress St. Participants must call for an appointment and cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance. Services include comprehensive well woman exams including clinical breast exam, pelvic, Pap smear, HIV and STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, reproductive and contraceptive counseling, as well as the issuance of contraceptive supplies. Charges for services are based on a sliding fee scale according to household income. Persons desiring appointments should contact the Women’s Health Services division of West Central Missouri Community Action Agency.


Musical evening with Elvis

The public is invited to a musical evening with Elvis singing all of his top hits and his favorite peanut butter and banana dessert combinations Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be at Golden Years, 2001 Jefferson Pkwy., Harrisonville. Those who donate a working fan at the event will be entered in a drawing for a grand prize. Golden Years will supply the fans to any Cass County residents in need.


Girl Scouts recruiting in Belton

Girls, ages 5-17, along with their parent(s)/guardian(s) are invited to join Girl Scouts on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Belton Freshmen Center, located at the corner of Hwy. 58 and Cleveland Ave. Doors will be open to the public from 6-7:30 p.m. Adult volunteers are also needed to serve as leaders, assistants and troop helpers. Meeting places, days and times vary. Please plan to attend to find a troop that meets your schedule. For more information, contact Kerri ( or Jane ( or 816-759-3096).


Rachel’s Challenge coming to Belton

Rachel’s Challenge will host community events Sept. 4-5 in Belton. Inspired by Columbine High School shooting victim, Rachel Scott, Rachel’s Challenge is a bullying and violence abatement program based on Rachel’s belief in the power of compassion and kindness. Parents and community members are invited to attend the presentations at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Belton High School and 6 p.m. Wednesday at Yeokum Middle School. For more information, contact Joni Harrell at 816-348-1036.


Sam Rotman in concert

Calvary Bible College will be hosting a Piano Benefit Concert featuring Sam Rotman in performance 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. The performance will be at held in the Auditorium, on college’s campus, 15800 Calvary Rd., Kansas City. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 816-322-0110.


Beth Moore Bible study planned

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 22500 E. 299th St., Harrisonville, is hosting a weekly Beth Moore Bible study, through the book, “Stepping Up,” starting Thursday, Sept. 6. There will be two sessions (9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.). A nursery will be provided during the evening session. Book cost is $12.95. For more information, call 785-224-7229 or email


Elks Lodge soccer shoot

The Cass County Elks Lodge 2791 will be hosting a soccer shoot Saturday, Sept. 8, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Participation is free, and is open to both boys and girls ages 5 to 13 years old (as of Aug. 1). Medals will be awarded to top three participants in each age division. For more information, contact Rob Willson at 417-540-2005.


HHS 1982 reunion planned

The 30-year reunion for Harrisonville High School’s Class of 1982 is planned for 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Pkwy. Tickets are $25 before Aug. 15, and $35 thereafter. For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact Cassie Baker-Hamilton, or 417-327-3065.


HELP Humane fundraiser planned

The HELP Humane society will be hosting a fundraiser, “A Black Tail Affair - A night in Egypt,” Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 11 p.m. KMBC meteorologist Bryan Busby will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The event will be held at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, Kan. An elegant five-course meal will be served and there will be a cash bar available. Tickets are $65 before Aug.31 or $75 thereafter. Attendees are invited to bring their unwanted gold jewelry as an offering to the HELP cats, as cats were once worshiped in Egypt.


Strength-training classes for seniors

The University of Missouri Extension Office in Cass County is offering “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” classes to senior adults in Harrisonville. The eight-week program beginning Monday, Sept. 10, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. at Ridgewood Hills Senior Apartment Complex. Preregistration is required and the class is limited to 10 people. All equipment will be provided. Cost is $20 per person. To register, call 816-380-8460. Registration deadline is Sept. 5.


Stress reduction classes

The University of Missouri Extension Office in Cass County is partnering with Cass Career Center’s community education program to offer a six-week course on “Taking Care of All of You: Body, Mind and Spirit, to area citizens. Cost is $20 per person. Meeting dates are Sept. 11, 18, and 25, and Oct. 2, 9, and 16 at 6 p.m. To register, contact the Cass Career Center at 816-380-3253.


Belton Fall Festival

The Belton Fall Festival will be the weekend of Sept. 14-15 on Main Street. A new attraction will be a community event tent on Main and Chestnut Streets. The tent will be used to showcase local talent. Anyone who would like to volunteer to sing, play an instrument, teach a craft, do a demonstration or showcase other talents are asked to contact Sally Smith at Whistle Stop Antiques, 317 Main St., or by calling 816-322-0200. Vendor booths for food, crafts, and artisans are also available.


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.


Women’s Bible study

The Woman to Woman/Mom to Mom Fellowship and Study group invites women to attend their weekly meeting at New Horizons Church of the Nazarene, 17200 Chestnut Dr., Belton, on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning Monday, Sept. 17. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Charmé Fletcher at 816-830-3784.


Harrisonville celebration planned

The Cass County Historical Society is planning a celebration of the founding of Harrisonville 175 years ago. The celebration will be during the Burnt District Festival Oct. 5-6. If you are a descendant of one of the founding fathers, please contact the office at 816-380-4396.


BHS 1977 reunion planned

The Belton High School class of 1977 will celebrate their 35th year class reunion Saturday, Oct. 6, at Frankie & Johnnie’s in Belton. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. BHS classes of 1975 through 1979 are invited to attend, as well.


Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent Tech. retiree’s coffee

Retirees of Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent Technologies meet for coffee at Wendy’s in Harrisonville at 9 a.m. the first Monday of every month. For more information, contact Ken Kurtz.


West Line Opry hosts

Saturday dances

The West Line Opry will have a dance from 7-10 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.


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 Democrat Headquarters at 109 S. Lexington, Harrisonville. Lunch is provided. Call Patty Johnson at 816-322-4466 if you have questions.


BHS cruise reunion planned

The Belton High School Class of 1973 and 1974 invites all Belton alumni, friends and family, to join them on a seven-day Caribbean cruise. The cruise will set sail from Galveston, Texas, aboard the “Carnival Magic.” The Ports of Call are Key West, Fl., Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas, Jan. 13-20, 2013. If interested, please send inquiries to to receive additional information. There is still time to receive an early booking discount. Feel free to contact Carnival directly to book with Juan Ojeda at 1-800-764-7314, ext. 42322, and identify that you are with the Belton High School Reunion group (Booking No. 19QTC8) so you will be included in our private party and few surprises.


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.


Al-Anon family group

Do you worry about someone else’s drinking? Are family plans often delayed or disrupted? Do you often feel angry and alone and that no one understands? The Al-Anon Family Group meets 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 601 Oak St., Pleasant Hill. Use north basement entrance on Myrtle Street.


WIC services available

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that helps mothers and young children to eat well and stay healthy.

WIC is for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or whose pregnancy recently ended and infants and children are under 5.

Call 816-380-8430 to see if you qualify.

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