Community Calendar

January 11, 2013 

Freeman Cemetery meeting

The annual Freeman Cemetery Association meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Freeman Community Club.


Ham and bean dinner

The American Legion Post No. 498 will be hosting a ham and bean dinner 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 in Garden City.

Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10, and children under five are free. Drinks and desserts included. Contact Dewey Henry at 816-830-7630 for more information.


Art show

Wellington’s Wine and Cheese will be hosting local artist Pat Greener with Pat’s Creations and her fused glass cheese boards 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at 125 W. Broadway, Peculiar. Wine and cheese will also be available for tasting.


Blood drive

The Community Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive 12-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Harrisonville. To make an appointment online, visit and use sponsor code HARRMOCOMM. You may also Contact Bill Ryan at 816-380-4887.


American Sewing Guild meeting

There will be an American Sewing Guild meeting 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan.15, at Belton Hancock Fabrics to sew for a local women’s/children’s shelter. Bring your machine or just yourself, and/or bring a friend!

Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Anita at 816-540-2096.

Cattlemen’s meeting

There will be a meeting of the Cass/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Harrisonville Community Center (Cass Room) on N. Jefferson Parkway in Harrisonville. A meal will be provided prior to the short presentation and business meeting. RSVP to Connie Chevalier at 816-518-3691.


DAV meeting

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 of Butler invites all disabled veterans to attend their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday at the Bates County Museum Next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 16. For more information, call Larry Truman 816-518-3264 or


Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a nine-week course that provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success, will be taught in Harrisonville beginning 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Cass Career Center, 1600 E Elm St. Contact Susan Lockard at 816-380-3253 for more information or to register.


Free computer classes

The Harrisonville library will be hosting free computer classes on Thursdays, Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Diane at 816-884-3483.


Gumbo dinner

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a gumbo dinner 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan 18, at 400 W. Wall St., Harrisonville. The menu is New Orleans style gumbo, red beands and rice, French bread, bread pudding, wine, coffee, and tea. Cost is $9/person. Call 816-884-4025 for take out. Proceeds will benefit Harrisonville’s back pack program.


VFW meeting

The VFW Post 4409 Harrisonville invites all members to attend their monthly meeting held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday at the Post Headquarters, 1804 N. Commercial. The next regular meeting is Monday, Jan. 21. For more information, contact Norma Baldridge at 816-916-2666. The VFW also has two Hoveround power wheelchairs available for rent to any veteran or veteran’s spouse. For more information please contact VFW Post 4409 at 816-380-4284 or Eddie at 816-808-0351.


Vegetable grafting

Jeff Yearington of the Lincoln University Small Farm Outreach program will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Harrisonville library to teach others about Japanese agriculture method. For more information, contact Diane at 816-884-3483.


Hope Haven meeting

Hope Haven of Cass County will hold its annual meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Gregory’s, 401 W. Pine, Raymore. Dinner will be available at 6 p.m. for a $10 charge. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. The agenda includes annual committee reports, budget approval, adoption of bylaw changes, and election of board members and 2013 officers. Public is invited. Call 816-331-4528 to RSVP.


Ladies night out and health expo

The Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce and Cass Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Ladies Night Out 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Mill-Walk Mall.


Teen bookbinding class

The Harrisonville library will be hosting a free bookbinding course for teens at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Students will be creating notebooks. All materials are being provided by the library.


Goose hunting clinic

The Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation, the Cass County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, and the Missouri Department of Conservation, is offering a goose hunting clinic for youth ages 11-19. The clinic includes a hunter education class, live-fire session and a mentored goose hunt. The clinic is free but space is limited. The classroom portion held at the training room of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office goes from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday Jan 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 26, followed by a live-fire session. On Sunday, Jan. 27, the mentored hunt will take place.

A $20 refundable registration fee is required to reserve a spot in the clinic. Participants must be accompanied by an adult chaperone throughout the clinic. For questions about the course or to register, call Phil Needham at 816-809-6259.

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