The Cass County Fair Horticulture Committee will be hosting a free seed swap 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Community Building in Pleasant Hill, 308 W. Commercial St. Participants are invited to bring seeds, roots, cuttings and plants to share with others. Ag specialist Phil Moore will also lead a presentation on seed preservation at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bernie Zeller at 816-380-7801
Benefit for CMH
A benefit for Children’s Mercy Hospital will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Harrisonville Community Center. The annual family birthday event will include games and crafts for children, a magician, balloon animals, family pictures, a caricature artist, and of course, ice cream and cake. During the event, adults will be able to learn more about the programs offered by CMH. Specifically, participants will learn about the Child Life program and have the opportunity to make a donation to that program. Child Life’s purpose is to help the children who are spending time at CMH continue to be children. Child Life also provides education for both the child and family to help them feel more at ease with medical procedures. To make an online donation for the party, visit www.childrensmercy.org and designate your donation to Child Life in memory of Cade Filer. The party is being organized by the Filer family and is free to all community members. For more information, join the Facebook Fan page for the event at www.facebook.com/BirthdayPartyforCMH or call 816-738-1055.
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.
The Belton Historical Society Museum will reopen after being remodeled Saturday, March 9. The museum, located at 512 Main St., is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1-4 p.m., and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. The historical society meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of January, April, July and October at 2:30 p.m.
The South Grand River Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold their Hunting Heritage banquet Saturday, March 9, at the Cass County Elks Lodge in Harrisonville.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 a person, $60 a couple, and $15 for jakes. Each ticket includes a NWTF membership. For more information or to register, contact Phil Needham at 816-809-6259.
The Harrisonville Golf Club will hold a membership meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Harrisonville Park building, 1501 Jefferson Pkwy. For more information, call 816-217-6294
West Line dance
The West Line Opry will be holding its montly dance Saturday, March 9.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 of Butler will be at the Masonic Lodge, 709 Old 7 Highway, Garden, City, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday March 11 to assist veterans in applying for their benefits. Contact Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536 for more information.
Teen Tech Week
The Harrisonville library will be celebrating Teen Tech Week from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Teens will make a holder for their ear buds and create a tech kaleidocycle.
The Training Center in Garden City will be hosting a March Madness Rummage Sale on March 15 and 16. Doors open at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for booth space. Contact the school for more information. The Garden City Boy Scouts will also be hosting their annual spring rummage sale during the same time at the Garden City Community Building.
Summer meal fundraiser
Harrisonville’s summer food program, Just4Me, will be holding a fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s in Kansas City, 101 Southwest Blvd., from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Cost is $10 for 10 games.
St. Patricks parade
The Wendell T. Ivers “A li’l bit of Ireland” St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in downtown Belton. Parade marshal is Richard Smith owner of RS Diecast & Collectibles. An invitation is extended to any individual, group, organization or business to participate. Entry fee is two canned goods. Donations will be made to Belton Welfare Association. Entry forms will be available at line-up time. For more information, contact Terry Brock at 816-807-4802.
Lions Club meal
The annual Harrisonville Lions Club cornbeef or brisket meal will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 2700 E., Mechanic. Cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children ages 12 and younger. Meal includes cabbage, potatoes, carrots, bread, dessert and drink.
Sherwood Elementary will be holding a Kindergarten Round-Up at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18 in the multipurpose room. Parents and children will get to learn a little about what to expect in kindergarten and also what to expect when they come for their child’s kindergarten screening. Screening times will be scheduled that night and children will have the chance to see the kindergarten classrooms. Kindergarten screenings will be held March 25-27. Please call 660-499-2202 Ext. 100 for questions.
The Harrisonville library will be hosting a class on raising chickens at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. The class will be taught by Jeff Yearington.
The Cass-Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will meet Wednesday, March 20 at the Harrisonville Community Center at 1:30 p.m.
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, March 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).
The Kiwanas and Golden Years are partnering to host a community spaghetti dinner fundraiser 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Harrisonville Community Center. Cost is $5 and includes salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.
Girls leadership training
The Harrisonville Business Women will reschedule their Girls Leadership Camp for junior and seniors 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March. 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.
The Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting mouse races Friday, April 5, 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 Cass County Numismatic Society meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mill-Walk Mall in Harrisonville near the theatre. The gathering includes a brief business meeting then reserve priced coin auction. Public is invited. for more information, contact President Jon A. Jones at 816-888-5877 or Secretary John Myers at 816-250-2293. The club will also host its quarterly coin show Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Gaslight Shopping Center, Harrisonville.