Food Pantry giveaway
Grace Christian Tabernacle is hosting food pantry giveaways from 4-6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, at 709 S. Butler Dr., Harrisonville. Harrisonville residents only. Proper I.D. and current utility bill required.
Harrisonville Christian School is holding an enrollment round-up 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 26, at its West Campus, 1202 S. Commercial St., Harrisonville, for new and returning 3-year-old-eighth grade students who have not yet enrolled. New students will receive 10 percent off their registration fee.
The Adrian Optimist Club a Cosmic Bingo Summer Celebration Saturday, July 27, at the Adrian Optimist Community Building. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m. Must be 16 years old or older.
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., Belton. The July program will be presented by Tom Rafiner, who has written two 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.
Robin Xanders-Holloway will be hosting an author book signing for her new book, “Followed by Angels: Life with Hydrocephalus,” 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Harrisonville Library.
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, Aug. 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.
Pajama Story Time
Pajama storytime will be returning to the Harrisonville Library for the month of August, at 6:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, Aug. 1.
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 www.beltonfoundation.org. For additional business sponsorship opportunities, contact Heather McFarland, executive director, at 816-348-1150.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1012, will hold a business luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., in Raymore. Lunch and the program will follow at noon. State Rep. Chris Molendorp will present a legislative session update. Cost for the optional lunch is $10. Please contact Lois Patten at 816-318-9808 for information and reservations. All current and retired federal employees, as well as the public, are invited to attend.
The Archie “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” chapter is hosting an open house 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at 33401 S. Rt. T, Archie. TOPS is a nonprofit, low-cost weight-loss program. For more information, contact Sue Spradlin at 816-293-5589 or Lynn Wyatt at 816-293-5471.
Students are invited to get some reading practice before heading back to school with a registered therapy dogs 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Harrisonville Library.
West Line Opry
The West Line Opry will be in performance 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.
An introductory level computer class will be offered by the Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City at the Harrisonville library at 10 a.m. Aug. 8. The class features a different topic and is independent of the other classes.
The Raymore Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the museum located in lower level of the Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, at 7 p.m. The Aug. 13 meeting will feature a film of Herb Kohl as he interviews Dorothy Lane on the early railroads in Raymore, including the Leaky Roof railroad. The museum is ADA accessible. All are welcome.