The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 Service Officer will be at the Harrisonville library 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, to assist veterans in applying for their benefits. For more information, please called Darrel Rogers 816-758-4536. They will also be available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Clinton library to assist veterans.
Cass Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Community Blood Drive 2-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville. The blood drive will be held in Conference Rooms 1 and 2. For more information, please contact Cass Regional's Laboratory at 816-887-0752. Appointments can be made online at www.savealifenow.org, sponsor code: cassmedctr. For eligibility questions, please call 1-800-245-7035.
Healthy Angels Ride
Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation will host the ninth annual Healthy Angels Ride, a motorcycle ride fundraiser, Saturday, Aug. 24. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at Cass Regional Medical Center, 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville, with bike departure at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this 100-plus mile ride will benefit Cass Regional's Patient Assistance Fund, which is used to assist disadvantaged patients with specific needs they have related to their care, such as medicine, home care supplies, and transportation. The entry fee is $25 for a single rider and $40 for rider and passenger. Entry fee includes lunch, and the first 150 registrants will receive a pin and Healthy Angels Ride T-shirt. There will also be a dice roll and a 50/50 raffle drawing. Note: Passengers must be 6 years or older. For questions or to preregister, please contact Melissa Lattin at 816- 380-5888, extension 4810.
Concert in the Park
The second annual Harrisonville United Methodist Church “Concert in the Park” will be 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Harrisonville City Park Amphitheater. There will be performances by “The Crossing” and “Stephen Rew and Decided.” The event is free and will include complimentary refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. For more information, visit www.hvilleumc.org.
The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held Aug. 27 and 29. The clinic is located at 119 Congress St., Belton.
Other appointments are also available for supply pick-up. Participants must call for an appointment and cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Services include comprehensive well woman exams such as clinical breast exam, pelvic, Pap smear, HIV and STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, reproductive and contraceptive counseling, as well as the issuance of contraceptive supplies.
Charges for reproductive health services are based on a sliding fee scale according to household income. The clinic accepts all Missouri HealthNet, including Health Care USA, Missouri Care and Home State Health Plan, plus Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care and Cigna.
Master Gardener Training courses will be held in Harrisonville. The training sessions will be held at the University of Missouri Extension - Cass County Center 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, from Sept. 3-Nov. 12. The 10-week class will help individuals to become better gardeners. The cost of the training is $180 per person, or $220 per couple. Space is limited. Please register early in order to ensure a spot in the class. For more information, contact the Cass County Extension Office at 816-380-8460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Haven Baptist Church is hosting a 13-week seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. The group will meet 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Dec. 11, except for Oct. 23 and Nov. 27, at the church, 16800 Bel-Ray Boulevard, Belton. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Instructors will use videos of 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.
The Sherwood School District will be hosting “Rachel’s Challenge” Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the High School gymnasium. The public is invited and welcome to attend. There will be a separate presentation tailored for each school: 8:15 a.m. for the middle school, 9:45 a.m. for the high school, and 1:45 p.m. for the elementary school. Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying, and to alleviate feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. For more information, contact Megan Lewis at 660-499-2239 Ext. 200.
The K.C. Police Credit Union is teaming up with TITLE Boxing Club Belton to host the first-ever Glove Up For Special Olympics. This double power hour fundraiser will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at TBCB, 910 E. North Ave., Belton. For a $25 donation, participants will receive a reserved bag and custom T-shirt. All donations will benefit Special Olympics Missouri. This event is open to the public; participants do not need to be KCPCU or TBCB members to participate. Registration may be made in person at TBCB.
The University of Missouri Extension is offering a 10-week Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program for adults 60 years or older to help improve balance, flexibility, strength and energy. All exercises are done either standing or sitting; there are no floor exercises involved. All weight equipment for the class will be provided. The class will be held from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 9. The class will meet at the MU Extension Center, 201 West Wall, Harrisonville. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 4. The fee is $35 (Second person from same household is $15). To register for the class call MU Extension at 816-380-8460.
The Cass-Jackson County Cattle Association meeting and steak dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Harrisonville Park.
Civil Air Patrol
The Civil Air Patrol-Cass County Composite Squadron holds weekly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, at 208 W. Pearl St., Harrisonville. The organization consists of cadets ranging from 12 to 21 years of age, as well as, senior members of 18 years of age and up who serve as leaders and instructors. These groups each have the opportunity to participate in a cadet programs, emergency services and aerospace education. For more information, call 816-380-2917 or 816-308-3267, or visit www.casscountycap.com.