Friday, Nov. 02, 2012
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 Thursday 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 email@example.com.
Ham N’ Bean dinner
The Harrisonville United Methodist Women’s Ham N’ Bean dinner and bake sale will be 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30 -7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The event will be held at 2600 E. Mechanic St. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Deliveries available at noon, call 816-380-3424.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 3 will be available to help with minor housekeeping chores Nov. 3 and 10. Scouts are able to clean up yards or flowerbeds, or assist with cleaning out a garage/basement, or paint something. The scouts are raising money for camp and a high adventure trip for next year. Any donation would be appreciated, but not necessary. Contact Larry Bechtel (816-380-4236 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The American Legion Post 498, 104 N. Third St., Garden City, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat chili supper 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Includes drinks and dessert.
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.
Dinner and craft/bake sale
The West Line Christian Church is hosting their annual Fall Harvest Dinner and Craft/Bake sale 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, desserts and beverages. Freewill donations accepted to benefit home and foreign missions. For more information, contact Lois Stark (816-899-2227) or Jenny Welch (816-899-2243).
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.
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 904 S. Madison, Raymore, will be celebrating their 19th anniversary in the community 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The King’s Travelers, a southern Gospel group will be singing, and the church will honor charter members during the service. A pot luck dinner will follow. The public is welcome to attend.
Our Lady of Lourdes, 2700 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, is sponsoring their 53rd annual Turkey Dinner 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. All you can eat, beverage and dessert included. Carryout and delivery orders available. Phone line opens at 10 a.m. (816-380-5744).
The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library will be hosting a “Bluebirds” family program 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Learn about the state bird, hear a real bluebird call, and how to grow mealworms. The program is presented by Larry Dobson, vice president of the Missouri Bluebird Society.
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.
Women’s health clinic
The Women’s Health Services Belton clinics will be held Nov. 7, 13, 15, 21, 27 and 29, at 119 Congress St. 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.
Cass County Council on Aging Fundraiser
The Cass County Council on Aging will host a fundraiser to help continue senior services 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. All-you-can-eat ham and bean and potato soup will be served. Cost is $6, and includes corn bread, crackers, dessert and a drink. The event will be held at the Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Pkwy.
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 Frog Pond, 157 S. Peculiar Dr., in downtown Peculiar, will also be hosting a holiday shopping event, from 12-5 p.m.
Veteran’s breakfast and assembly
The Archie PTO will host the annual Veteran’s Day breakfast on Monday, Nov. 12, from 7:50-8:15 a.m., in the district commons. An assembly will follow at 8:30 a.m. in the dome gym.
Serenity Care Hospice is offering a “Grief During the Holidays” support group Monday, Nov. 12, and Monday, Nov. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cor Building, 1626 E. Elm, Harrisonville. The group will aim to provide attendees opportunities to explore feelings, strategies for coping during the holidays and support from others who have experienced a loss. Public is invited, and there is no charge to participate. For more information, call 816-380-3913. X
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 Tri-County Art League will be hosting a art show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Carnegie Village in Belton. Paintings will be available for sale. For more information, contact Linda Wonder (816-331-8409) or Tammie Dickerson (816-322-4776).
The Cass County Rescue Mission will serve a free Thanksgiving meal Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Harrisonville American Legion building, 303 E. Pearl St. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., and meals will be served through 7 p.m. Gospel musical entertainment provided. Public is invited. For more information, contact Bernie Simon at 816-761-9265.
Pleasant Hill High School is welcoming Branson’s Liverpool Legends to perform their Branson show to benefit the Pleasant Hill High School Music Department. Peformances will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
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).
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.
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.
Holiday Homes tour
The Harrisonville Business Women will host a Holiday Homes Tour 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The committee is need of a couple more homes for the tour. If interested, contact Meryline Kramer (816-519-9046 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Saturday dances
The West Line Opry will have a dance at 6 p.m. the second Saturday of every month throughout its season.
A country show will be at 6 p.m. every other Wednesday. Organizers invite all area residents to come have fun. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
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 email@example.com 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.