The Vietnam Veteran Counseling Service will offer free counseling to any veteran beginning Friday, Feb. 8. Sessions will be held the second Friday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at VFW Post. No. 8220, 144 Vivian Rd., Belton. For more information, contact Charles Golden at 816-686-9252 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Garden City Training Center and New Covenant Fellowship will be hosting their annual Sweetheart Banquet Saturday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $25 single, $40 couple. Come ready to dance to music from the 50s and 60s and enjoy a meal prepared by Debbie and Ronnie Morgan. Call 816-773-8367 to reserve tickets.
The annual meeting of the Glenwild Cemetery Association will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the West Line Community Building. Contact Louise Vargas at 816-331-5438 for more information.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 will be at the Masonic Lodge, 709 Old Seven Highway, Garden, City, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, to assist veterans in applying for their benefits. For questions, call Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536.
Women’s health clinics
The Women’s Health Services Belton clinics will be held Feb. 12, 20, 21 and 26, and March 6, 7, 12, 20, 21 and 26, at 119 Congress St. Harrisonville clinics will be held Feb. 13 and 27, and March 13 and 27, at 200 N. Oakland. Participants must call for an appointment. Persons desiring appointments or more information should contact the Women’s Health Services division of the West Central Community Action Agency at 1-88-577-4640.
The Raymore Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the lower level of the Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month, weather permitting. The February meeting will feature Beverly Kennedy giving a program on Gloria Roupe - Shooter Extraordinaire. The museum is ADA accessible.
The Royal Guard Band Boosters will be hosting a chili dinner and concert fundraiser 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Harrisonville Middle School. Cost is $5
Women’s Democrat meeting
The Cass County Women Democrats Club meets the second Thursday of each month at Diamond Rays in the Mill Walk Mall, Harrisonville. The next meeting is Feb. 14. Anyone who is interested may attend. For more information, contact Patty Johnson 816-322-4466.
High school theatre
Harrisonville High School and the Wildcat Players will present “Charley’s Aunt” Feb.14-16. Cost is $5 person. Performances are at 7 p.m.X
Pediatric flu clinic
The Cass County Health Department, 300 S. Main St., Harrisonville, will host a free walk-in flu clinic for children 6 months through 18 years of age from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, or until supplies are exhausted. If the Harrisonville school district is closed because of weather, the clinic will also be cancelled. For more information, call 380-8431.
The Harrisonville Parks and Recreation department will be hosting a father-daughter Princess Ball 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Harrisonville Community Center, for a night full of dancing and fun. The ball is designed for girls ages 5-18 and the father figure in their life. The cost for the male guardian is $15 and each daughter is $5. Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 14. There will be an on-site photographer, flowers for sale and snacks provided.
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, Feb. 18. 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.
The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation invites the public to breakfast to learn more about the Foundation’s work in the school district. The breakfast will be held on 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Administration Building Board Room. The event will begin with a continental breakfast and continue with a presentation by the Foundation. Reservations required. Contact Jodie Huston ( 816-892-1368 or JHuston@raypec.k12.mo.us) by Feb. 15.
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, contact Larry Truman (816-518-3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Heartland open house
Heartland Christian School in Belton, is having an open house 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. There will be opportunities to observe classrooms in session, talk with administrators, and view the curriculum. Open house enrollees receive a 10 percent tuition discount. For more information, call 816-331-1000.
Love’s Outreach Community in Pleasant Hill will be hosting a food distribution 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 for families in need. Valid ID and proof of residence required to participate. The distribution will be held at the Cass County Fairgrounds, 308 W. Commercial, Pleasant Hill. Call 816-246-7625 or visit www.cotroc.org for more information. X
Go Red Ladies Night Out
Belton Regional Medical Center will host its’ fifth annual Go Red for Women Ladies Night Out event at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Belton Freshman Center, 801 W. North Ave. The event is dedicated to women’s heart health and Cardiologist Elizabeth Dang, MD, will be the hospital’s 2013 Go Red for Women Champion. The event is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 816-361-4428.
Eating with Diabetes class
Learn practical techniques to successfully self-manage diabetes through nutrition, food selection and preparation. Dinner and recipes provided weekly. This series will be taught by Susan Mills-Gray, Nutrition/Health Specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Class will meet weekly 6-8 p.m. on Mondays from Feb. 25-March 18 at the MU Extension Center, 201 W. Wall, Harrisonville. Cost is $40 per person (2nd person from same household can attend for half price). To register, contact the Cass Career Center at 816.380.3253, ext. 7223
South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Boulevard, Belton, will be offering a 13-week seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. GriefShare videos contain interviews with leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors with years of expertise in grief recovery. For more information contact the church office at 816-322-0409.
Girls leadership training
The Harrisonville Business Women will host a Girls Leadership Camp for junior and seniors 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the First Christian Church in Harrisonville. The event is provided free of charge and the program includes interactive workshops on leadership and self improvement. Professional women will present information on the following topics: Personal Finance, Networking and Presentation, Safety Awareness and Business Etiquette. Opened to students at Cass County schools or who is home schooled. Lunch and snacks provided. Contact Carrie Stafford (816-884-4800 or Cate Kane (816-726-6003) for additional information or to assist with this event. X
Benchmark Healthcare of Harrisonville will be hosting a chili cookoff from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Cost is $20 to enter a chili and $2 to try the entries. For more information, contact Jennifer at 816-380-2622.X
The Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting mouse races Friday, March 1, at the Cass County Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m., races begin at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 and includes food. Cash bar available.
The Calvary Bible College Fine Arts Series is will present Ahrens’ and Flaherty’s award-winning musical, Seussical, March 1-10, at the Liberty Chapel, 15790 Elmwood, Kansas City, on Calvary’s campus. For a full schedule of performances, visit www.calvary.edu/arts. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for seniors (65 and up)/students/children. Matinee is $7. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $10/each and can be purchased by calling 816-322-5152, ext. 1360.
Harlam Ambassador show
The Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Harrisonville High School in the gymnasium. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisonville. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the Harrisonville Chamber Office or at the Cass County Democrat Missourian office.
Belton Ladies Day Out
The Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals will host a Ladies’ Day Out event to benefit high school seniors in Cass County 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Belton Freshman Center, 801 W. North Ave., Belton. Several small businesses and local crafters will be featured with breakfast and lunch available for purchase by Gen-U-Wine Swine. Pleasant Hill business, TayaBella Salon and Boutique, will also be at the event with fashion shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Those interested in a booth can contact Kristin Eslick, CCAEOP President, at email@example.com, or visit www.beltonschools.org for more information.