8-30 Community Calendar

August 30, 2013 

Master Gardner


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 cassco@missouri.edu.

Garage sale

United Methodist Church’s Women’ rummage sale will be Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 4-6, at the church located at 2600 E. Mechanic St. Hours are: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m.-noon Friday.


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. For more information, contact the church office at 816-322-0409.

Rachel’s Challenge

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.

Special Olympics


The K.C. Police Credit Union is teaming up with TITLE Boxing Club Belton to host the first-ever Glove Up For Special Olympics.

The 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.

Food Drive

The Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry is hosting it’s annual food drive 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Harrisonville Walmart.

Volunteers with the Ministerial Alliance churches will be at the doors of the store accepting gifts of food and money.

HELP Humane


Belton shelter HELP Humane will be hosting a fundraiser for homeless animals Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, Kan.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased at the shelter, or online at www.helphumane.org.

9-11 Tribute Ride

The 12th annual 9-11 Tribute Ride and Rally will be Saturday, Sept. 7. The ride starts at Gail’s Harley Davidson in Grandview at and will end at Mill-Walk Mall in Harrisonville.

The rally begins at 9 a.m. in Grandview, followed by the ride at 4 p.m. For more information, call 816-966-2222.

Soccer Shoot

The Cass County Elks Lodge No. 2791 Soccer Shoot for boys and girls ages 6-13 will be Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Golden Years Soccer Fields, 2001 Jefferson Pkwy.

Registration begins at 2 p.m. This is a free event. Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age division.

Strength training

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.

Girl Scout recruitment

The Girl Scout Council of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri invites the public to a Recruitment Night for Raymore-Peculiar and Pleasant Hill new members 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1111 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore.

Annual membership dues are $15 and financial assistance is available.

Steak dinner

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.

Ladies Night Out

There will be a Ladies Night Out event 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Mill-Walk Mall in Harrisonville. Medical imaging professionals from Cass Regional Medical Center will be available to answer questions and promote mammograms. A nurse will also be available for blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol screenings.

Cancer Benefit

There will be a family fun night 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at North Park, 1500 Jefferson Pkwy., Harrisonville, benefitting cancer patient Mackenzie Peoples. Tickets are $5 a person, or $15 a family. Activities include hay rides, bounce houses, old-fashioned picnic games, concessions, cake walk, hula hoops, family dancing, pie auction and campfire songs. Peoples, 11, has been fighting a rare form of cancer for two years.

Food Distribution

There will be a Love's Outreach Community food distribution 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Cass County Fairgrounds, 308 W. Commercial, Pleasant Hill. Call 816-246-7625 or visit www.cotroc.org for more information.

Belton Clean-Up Days

Belton Clean-Up Days will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept.28-29. Bulky trash items can be dropped off at the Belton Freshman Center, 801 W. North. There will be pickup assistance for seniors and disabled residents on Saturday. Requests for assistance must be made by Sept. 20 by calling 816-331-4331. Vehicle batteries accepted. Tires with no rims will be accepted for an additional charge. Citizens or groups willing to volunteer should call 816-331-4331. For further information about clean-up days, call Dave Frazier at 816-331-9455.

Belton Fire Department Celebration

The Belton Fire Department department will be hosting a centennial celebration, as well as recognizing Fire Prevention Week, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at both Belton fire stations (No. 1, located at 223 Main St. and the headquarters at 16300 N. Mullen Rd.). The department is still seeking contact information for former members of the Belton Fire Department. For more information, contact Tad Riggert at 816-331-7969.

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