Garden City American Legion Post No. 498 will be hosting a fish fry and membership drive 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the American Legion Building on Third Street. All you can eat fish, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drinks will be served. Cost is $10 for adults and children under 10 are $5. Proceeds benefit the building renovation fund.
West Line Opry
The West Line Opry will be in performance July 13 and 24 and Aug. 7, 10 and 21. Show time will be 6-9 p.m. every other Wednesday. The dance will be the second Saturday of the month. Admission is free, and donations are accepted.
Concert at the Park
A benefit concert in honor of Savannah Nash is being planned for Saturday, July 13, at Harrisonville’s Amphitheater in the City Park. The concert will feature bands therest and Project 221, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Memorial Fund that has been established in Nash’s honor. Donations will be accepted at the event.
Creighton UMC VBS
Creighton United Methodist Church invites all children to step right up at “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” Vacation Bible School. The fun begins Sunday, July 14, and ends Thursday, July 18, from 6:00-6:20 p.m. for a light supper every night followed by VBS from 6:20-8:30 p.m. at Creighton United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Hwy. B and Third Street, next to the bank. To be a part of all the excitement at Everywhere Fun Fair, contact Julie Allee at 660-499-2413 or come to the kick-off party Sunday, July 14, at the church. The party begins with a half hour show with two clowns performing from 5:00-5:30 p.m. followed by a scavenger hunt, registration, games, hot dogs and nachos. VBS will begin at 6:20. Children ages 4 through sixth grade are welcome to participate.
Listening post meeting
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Listening Post Meeting 3-4 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Cass County Courthouse on the third floor. Listening Posts are intended for Missourians to share their questions and concerns during meetings with members of Senator Blunt's staff. Senator Blunt’s Jefferson City office also extends one-on-one service to all Missourians who have an issue with a federal agency or need additional assistance. To reach the Senator’s Office of Constituent Services, please call at 573-634-2488 or send a letter at 308 E. High St., Ste. 202, Jefferson City, MO, 65101.
The Cass County Council on Aging is sponsoring a Spaghetti fundraiser from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Cass Senior Center, 2400 Jefferson Pkwy., Harrisonville. Cost is $6. Carryouts available.
American Sewing Guild
The Sewing Guild July’s program will be “Sewing With Youth” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Harrisonville Community Church. Area youth will make t-shirts or skirts. Visitors are welcome to stop in or help. For more information, contact Anita at 816-540-2096.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 of Butler invites all disabled veterans to attend our monthly meeting. The next regular meeting is 1 p.m. July 17, at the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive. For more information, contact Laurence Truman at 816-518-3264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introductory level computer classes will be offered by the Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City at the Harrisonville library at 10 a.m. on July 18, Aug. 1 and 8. Each class features a different topic and is independent of the other classes.
The Belton Historical Society will host their next general quarterly meeting 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28. The meeting will be held behind the Belton Museum, in the Historic City Hall building, 512 Main St., Belto. The July program will be presented by Tom Rafiner, who has written two exhaustively-researched books detailing the effects of Order No. 11 on the people in our area during the Civil War. This will be a first-time chance to get a preview of his most recent book, titled “Cinders and Silence: A Chronicle of Missouri's Burnt District.” The meeting is free and open to the public. Free refreshments follow. Contact Denise Snoderly Grow, Belton Historical Society program chair, for more information at 816 380-6345.
Mobile Dental Services
The Elks Mobile Dental Unit will be located in Harrisonville at the Cass County Elks Lodge No. 2791 Monday, July 29-Thursday, Aug. 8. Eligible patients include children and adults who have developmental or intellectual disabilities as defined by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and individuals in extreme financial distress who have found it impossible to receive dental care anywhere else and have a letter of referral from the Lodge. For more information, call 573-690-6003.
Vacation Bible School
CrossRoads Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, between 6-8 p.m., with an optional free meal at 5:30 p.m., at the church, located at 700 Quik Trip Way, Belton The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” and will include crafts, games, music, storytelling, and science for children ages 3-12. More info at www.crossroads-umc.com or call 816-331-5258.
Back to school gala
The Belton Educational Foundation will host its fourth annual Back to School Gala on Thursday, Aug. 1 at Loch Lloyd Country Club. The event is an opportunity for business and community members to help raise money to support of education in the Belton School District through the foundation. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit http://beltonfoundation.org. For additional business sponsorship opportunities, contact Heather McFarland, executive director, at 816-348-1150.