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.
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.
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.
Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free health screening 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Commerce Bank in Harrisonville, 1301 Locust St. 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 (816-380-5888, Ext. 1603, or at email@example.com).
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. Area vendors and the staff of Cass Regional Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Department will be available for an evening of shopping and learning more about caring for your health. Free giveaways as well as blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen screenings will be available, and guests can also register to win great door prizes. For more information, contact LynnDa Roberts, Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce, at 816-380-5271 or at 816-809-4427.
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.
The Peculiar Lions Club is sponsoring a spaghetti lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Lions Club building to raise money for the family of 4-year-old Kash Emerson who died suddenly Jan. 1. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12-17 years old; and free for children under the age of 11.
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.
Girl Scout recruitment
The Girl Scout Council of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri is hosting a free Recruiting & Swim event 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Belton Community Center, 16400 N. Mullen Road. Girls in kindergarten through high school in the Raymore, Peculiar and Pleasant Hill areas who are interested in Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend. Registration is at 5 p.m. at the Community Center or with a troop leader prior to the event. A parent or guardian must be present to register their daughter at the event and are required to stay during the event.
For more information, contact Kellie Temple (816-678-2128 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Harrisonville High School Life Skills class is sponsoring a “Souper” Bowl drive to benefit the local food pantry. Through Friday, Feb. 1, students will be collecting cans of soup. Members of the community who would like to donate can drop off items during school hours (7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). Collection boxes are located outside the main office at HHS. When dropping off items, donors can choose to vote for their favorite division – the AFC or NFC by placing the cans in the designated boxes.
All donations will be given to the Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1012, will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb.1, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., in Raymore. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch and the program will follow at noon. Carol Bohl, retired Executive Director Cass County Historical Society, will speak on the Border Wars between Missouri and Kansas during the Civil War.
Cost for the optional lunch is $10. Contact Lois Patten at 816-318-9808 for information and reservations. All current and retired federal employees are invited to attend. The public is also cordially invited.
Gun and knife show
The Adrian Optimist Club will be hosting a Gun and Knife Show 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Admission is $5. Kids under 10 are free. For more information, contact Jim Binkley at 816-213-7247.
AARP volunteers will be at the Belton library beginning Monday, Feb. 4 and the Harrisonville library Tuesday, Feb. 5, to assist with federal tax returns and the Missouri rent credits throughout the tax season. Appointments must be made by calling the respective libraries. Walk-ins will not be served unless an opening is available. This is a free service for income levels under $60,000. No age limitations.
The Hurly Lee Spicer American Legion Post 42 meets regularly at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Harrisonville at 303 East Pearl Street. The next regular meeting will be Feb. 4. For more information, call Larry Truman at 816-518-3264.
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, Feb. 20. For more information, call Larry Truman 816-518-3264 or email@example.com).
Harrisonville Christian School is hosting their annual pizza and cookie dough fundraiser. If you would like to place an order, contact Jodie Huston (816-738-9632 or firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
The Daily Reprieve group of Alcoholics Anonymous is holding closed nonsmoking meetings Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazerene, 2305 South St., Harrisonville. Call 816-803-5417 for more information.