Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
VFW golf tournament
The VFW Men’s Auixliary 4409 will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 20. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Blackberry Trails Golf Course in Archie. Four-man scramble. Cost is $200 per team or $50 per person. Call 417-296-0889 to register. Prizes and free lunch after the tournament.
Preschool story time
Preschool storytime at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Library is in full swing through Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sessions are held at 11a.m. on both Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and include alphabet fun with stories, songs and crafts.
Toddler story time
The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library will be hosting a toddler storytime on Wednesdays, through Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. The storytime will include approximately 20 minutes of stories, music and finger plays for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Each child must bring a parent or caregiver. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Register by visiting the library, or by calling 81-884-3483.
Harrisonville’s Senior Mania is hosting a Holiday Bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Harrisonville Youth Building located on Wall Street east of the Square, behind the library. Proceeds will benefit a senior class project after graduation. For more information, contact Mechelle Blalock at 816-507-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Haven fundraiser
The Cass County Elks Lodge No. 2791 will be hosting a fundraiser for Hope Haven of Cass County 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Cost is $5 per person, and includes live music and dinner. An auction and raffle will also be available.
Belton High School’s PTSA is seeking crafters for their annual Craft Fair to be held Saturday, Oct. 20. The cost of a both is $30 for one booth, or $50 for two booths. Set-up will be Friday, Oct. 19. Please contact Debbie Rearick at 816-348-2703 to reserve a booth or for any questions.
Community Bank event
Community Bank of Harrisonville will be hosting a celebration for children in the community Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-noon. There will be clowns, a balloon artist, face painting, crafts and games. There will also be hot dogs, chips, refreshments and cotton candy for everyone. The Harrisonville Police Department will be conducting the I-Dent-A-Kid program, and will be taking pictures of each child to include in their identity packet.
The Cass County Sustainability Committee is hosting an electronics recycling event 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Mill-Walk Mall Family Center, 2601 Cantrell Rd., Harrisonville. All electronics collected at this event will be transported to a recovery center for safe destruction and recycling. The tentative fees to be collected per item received at this year’s Cass County e-waste event are as follows: Stereos, small fax machines, VCRs, desktop printers less than 15”x15”x10”and scanners are $5. Computer monitors, televisions 19” and under, microwaves, large 3-in-1 fax machines, and medium printers (15”x15”x10” to 15”x18”x13”) are $10. Televisions 20” and larger are $15.Console televisions and large printers (plotters and laser printers larger than 15”x18”x13”) are $25. Projection and other large televisions are $30. Computer CPUs, keyboards, mice, drives, parts; cell phones; pagers; home phones; PDAs; gaming consoles; handheld video games; joysticks and controllers will be collected free of charge.
Blaine Whitworth fundraiser
A fundraiser for Blaine Whitworth will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Eric’s Rockin C Bar & Grill, 217 Main St., Garden City, for a “Go Big Or Go Home Poker Tournament.” iAll proceeds will be donated to the Blaine Whitworth UCM Scholarship Fund. There will be a $25.00 buy in and you must be 18 years old or older to play in the tournament. An all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet for $15 will be served. There will also be a raffle, T-shirts and wristbands for sale.
Preregistration will be available at Rockin C, if you are not able to travel until the event please let us know and we can direct you from there. For questions or to make donations, contact Jennifer Ross at 816-738-5940, Nicole Bailey at 816-217-3503, or Eric’s at 816-773-2099.
Spooky campfire stories
The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Library will be hosting a family program Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. Get comfy, enjoy s’mores, and listen as library staff and volunteers read classic spooky stories around the campfire. Stories aren’t too scary, but parents are encouraged to preview the stories in advance for young or easily-scared children. A copy of the stories will be available at the service desk a week before the program.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 Service Officer of Butler will be at the Cass County Public Library 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to assist veterans in applying for their benefits.
For questions, call Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536.
Women’s health clinic
The Women’s Health Services Belton clinics will be held Oct. 23 and Nov. 7, 13, 15, 21, 27 and 29, at 119 Congress St., Belton. The Harrisonville clinic will be held Oct. 24 and 28, at 200 N. Oakland St., Harrisonville. Participants must call for an appointment and cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 1-888-577-4640.
Children’s author visiting
The Cass County Public Library Foundation will be hosting Pete Cowden, children’s author and owner of the Reading Reptile Bookstore in Brookside, at their annual author event on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Northern Resource Center in Belton at 6:30 p.m. Also appearing with Mr. Cowden will be April Roy, a librarian at the Kansas City Public Library and a judge for the Caldecott Medal given each year to the best illustrated children’s book. Roy, a graduate of Archie High School, will talk about how the Cass County Public Library shaped her career in libraries.
Kansas City author Linda Rodriguez, who wrote “Every Last Secret,” will be at the Cass County Public Library in Harrisonville 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Book signing to following immediately after the event. For more information, contact Diane Christensen at 816-884-3483.
Heart of Life Church in Garden City, 96 Old Hwy. 7, will be presenting “Remember the Magic,” a Judgement House performance at 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, and 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Judement House is a dramatic presentation about truth of people’s choices and their consequences both in this life and the next. Children ages 10 and younger not allowed. Reservations required. For more information, call 816-773-8577.
The First Christian Church, 400 S. Independence St., Harrisonville, is seeking donations for their s sixth annual used book sale. Books, popular magazines, videos, DVDS and CDs will be accepted. Please do not donate encyclopedia sets, text books or personally recorded items. Please have donations at the church by Thursday, Oct. 25. The sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., with a $1 book sack special from 2-3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry. For more information, contact Jo Irwin at 816-258-1836.
Peculiar open house
The City of Peculiar will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at the city’s new City Hall, 250 S. Main St., Peculiar, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m.
Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free health screening at the Community Bank of Harrisonville, 1503 N. State Rt. 291 Hwy., Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. Take advantage of free blood pressure, blood oxygen and blood sugar screenings, and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. For the most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as ususal (with water only). For more information, contact Carla Marchand at 816-380-5888, Ext. 1603, or at email@example.com..
The Peculiar Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their first People’s Choice Chili Cook-Off at the Harvest Moon Festival Saturday, Oct. 27. Tasting will be 2-3 p.m., and an awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Chamber of Commerce annual scholarship and Boys and Girls State Sponsorship. Entry registration is required by Oct. 19.
Faith Baptist Church of Harrisonville, 23705 East State Route 2, is hosting a Fall Festival 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The festivities include a bounce house, snow cones, cotton candy, fish pond game, clown toss game, football throw game, tic-tac-toe toss game, puppet show and more. Free admission. For more information, call 816-884-5500 or visit the church website, www.cometofaith.net.
A Harrisonville-wide Trunk-or-Treat event will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28,on the Historic Harrisonville Square. Participants of all ages are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and enjoy Trick-or-Treating before dark. Admission is free, but all guests are encouraged to bring at least one can of food for the local food pantry. Parking is available in city lots south of Wall Street and east of the square.
Harrisonville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting pumpkin painting activity 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the northeast corner of the square in Harrisonville for children 10 years or younger. The event is free, but registration by Monday, Oct. 22, is required. Pumpkin painting is limited to the first 100 registrants. To register, call 816-380-8980.
Learn about goats, sheep
Jeff Yearington of the Lincoln University Small Farm Outreach Program will be at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, to share about how to keep goats and sheep happy and healthy.
Golden Years, 2001 Jefferson Pkwy., Harrisonville, will be hosting a Halloween Harvest Festival 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The public is invited to join for a night of games, trick or treating, kettle corn, candy, prizes and caramel apples. For more information, call 816-380-4731.
Reduced-cost mammography screenings
Throughout October, Cass Regional Medical Center, 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville, will be offering reduced-rate mammography screenings to help in the fight against breast cancer. For appointment times, including additional October hours, or to schedule an appointment, please call 816-380-5888, Ext. 7880. Women without insurance can call the number listed and inquire about the ’Show Me Healthy Women’ program!
Smiles Unlimited, 103 Congress St., Belton, will be hosting Operation Candy Buy Back 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Smiles Unlimited will pay you $1 per pound of unopened candy that is brought in (5 lb. maximum per child). Candy will be donated to military troops through Operation Gratitude.
Tate Stevens watch party
The public is invited to help cheer for Belton native Tate Stevens on the X Factor at a watch party every Wednesday and Thursdays for the live shows beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Belton High School Freshmen Center Commons. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but a donation of kid-friendly, non-perishable food item is appreciated. T-shirts and concessions will be available to benefit local children. Don’t forget to bring your cell phones or other mobile devices to vote after the show. For more information, contact Marla Elliston at 816-348-2738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Vendor Blender fundraiser
More than 35 vendors will be available for some early holiday shopping Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Harrisonville High School auxilary gym. Booth space is still available. Proceeds from booth fee will be donated to Harrisonville High School Senior Max Galeassi who is battling cancer. Senior Mania will host concessions. Contact Julie Hicks at 816-258-1844 for more information.
Fall craft festival
CrossRoads United Methodist Church, 700 Quik Trip Way, Belton, is hosting a Fall Craft Festival to raise funds for their children’s ministry programs on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be booths with local and regional vendors and crafters, children’s crafts and games, a pancake breakfast, a DJ, and hourly door prize drawings. For more info, call 816-331-5258 or visit www.crossroads-umc.com.
HHS 1986 reunion
The Harrisonville High School Class of 1986 is planning a 26th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Harold’s Smokehouse Restaurant, 27500 E. State Rt. 2, Freeman. Classmates, spouses, and "Crasherz" (alumni and spouses from other HHS classes) are welcome. Appetizers will be provided and the full restaurant menu will also be available. Visit the Facebook page “Harrisonville High School Class of 1986/26th Class Reunion” for further details.X
Animal shelter open house
The Harrisonville Animal Shelter will be hosting an open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The shelter is located at 1300 N. Clearwater Dr.
Boiled shrimp dinner
The VFW Men’s Auxiliary Post 4409 will host a boiled shrimp dinner 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Cost is $12 for 1 lb. of shrimp; $20 for all-you-can-eat shrimp; or $8.50 for pork roast. Open to the public.
Gifts from the heart
For parents who aren’t able to afford Christmas gifts for their children age 15 and under, Heart-N-Hand will be taking intake requests 4-8 p.m. Nov. 6; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10; 4-8 p.m. Nov. 13, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1, at their headquarters, 122 Lillard Ave., Belton. Participants must be able to prove Cass County residency.
Free computer classes
The Cass County Public Library is partnering with Metropolitan Community College to offer introductory computer classes at the Harrisonville branch. Class meet every other Thursdays. Classes are free, and no registration is required. The next session will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m.
Holiday crafts show
The Downtown Peculiar Arts & Culture District will be hosting a Handcrafted Holiday Arts & Fine Crafts show, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Brierly Hall, 163 W. Center St., Peculiar. The event will feature unique, handcrafted items for gifts and holiday season decorations. Entertainment and door prizes will also be available. Interested vendors should contact email@example.com or call 816-806-3698.
The Cass County Transition Coordinators invite families of Belton, Raymore-Peculiar, Cass-Midway, Pleasant Hill, and Harrisonville school districts the annual Cass County Transition Fair Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6-8 p.m, at Harrisonville High School. Representatives from local and regional agencies specializing in providing services to individuals and families with special needs will be available to give information and answer questions in the Harrisonville High School Multi-purpose Room. Included in those agencies are: Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning, Pathways Community Behavioral Health, CASCO Area Workshop, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, and The Whole Person, MPACT and many more. Additionally, there will be four breakout sessions for students and families to choose from on specific topics, such as guardianship and vocational support and training.
The VFW Post 4409 Harrisonville invites all members to attend their monthly meeting held the third Monday at 7 p.m. at the Post Headquarters, 1804 N. Commercial. The next regular is Monday, Nov. 19. For more information, call Larry Truman (816-518-3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 of Butler invites all disabled veterans to attend their held monthly on the third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Bates County Museum Next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 21, For more information, call Larry Truman (816-518-3264 or email@example.com).
The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Library is hosting a Writer’s Club that meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with other writers, share writing tips, practice with writing prompts, critique other people’s work, and more. Coffee and tea provided.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to Overeaters Anonymous on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. at St. Sabina’s Wellness Center in Belton. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information, contact Sandy Fiocati at 816-516-8947.
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.
The VFW Men’s Auxiliary Post 4409 of Harrisonville hosts Taco Tuesday every week from 5-8 p.m. The authentic Mexican tacos are $1.50 each. Dinner is open to the public.
West Line Opry hosts
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 7-10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.cassrecycle.org 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.