9-27 Community Calendar

September 26, 2013 

Health screening

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free health screening at Hawthorn Bank, located at 100 Plaza Drive in Harrisonville, 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

Take advantage of free blood pressure, blood oxygen and blood sugar screenings, and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides.

For the most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as ususal (with water only).

For more information, contact Elaine Tschudi at 816-619-3000.

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.

Rummage sale

There will be a youth group rummage sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in Raymore at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Proceeds from the event will benefit a youth group trip to attend the 2016 LCMS National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

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.

Plant sale

Cass Regional Medical Center will be hosting a plant sale noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the hospital in the Memorial Garden, near the gazebo.

The plant sale proceeds benefit the Cass Regional Medical Center Gardens. If you have plants to donate or have questions, please contact Martha Sims at 816-210-3554.

NARFE meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1012, will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore.

The optional lunch is $10. Ron Miller from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kelly Brehmer from GEHA will present information about the 2014 insurance plans.

Call Lois Patten at 816-318-9808 for reservations. Current and retired federal employees and the public are invited.

Harrisonville Fine Arts and Photography show

The Harrisonville Fine Arts and Photography show will be Oct. 3-5 in Pearson Hall at the Harrisonville Library. Hours as follows: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.


tailgate party

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation invites alumni to a tailgate event 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the Panther Stadium parking lot prior to the Homecoming game.

Bone Marrow Drive

There will be a bone marrow drive during the Harrisonville Burnt District Festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5 on the historic Square. Attendees will have the opportunity to register as bone marrow donor and will be added to the National Bone Marrow registry. For attendees between the ages of 18 and 55, the process is simple and involves swabbing the inside of the cheeks.

ChildPrint ID kit


The Kiwanis Club of Harrisonville will be handing out free ChildPrint ID Kits to parents and guardians during the annual Burnt District Festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5 on the historic Harrisonville square.

Officers from the Harrisonville Police Department and deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's Office will assist Kiwanis Club members in distributing the kits, and will help parents complete the kits for their children. The Kiwanis Club will also be selling raffle tickets for a boy's bike and a girl's bike, with proceeds benefitting the club's ongoing community service projects.

Grin & Bear It run

Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation will host the fourth annual Grin & Bear It Run, a 5K run/walk, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The event is held in memory of Cara Roberts, a young wife and mother who passed away in 2008. Cara's nickname was “Care Bear,” which is how the event got its name. Proceeds from the run/walk benefit the Patient Assistance Fund at Cass Regional.

The run is held as part of the annual Burnt District Festival and will begin at 8 a.m. on the north side of the Harrisonville square (100 block of East Pearl Street).

Registration fees are $25 to $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. To register online, visit www.sportkc.org.

A mail-in registration form can also be downloaded from www.cassregional.org, or call 816-380-5888, Ext. 4810, to request a paper entry form or more information.

Raymore Historical

Society meeting

The next Raymore Historical Society will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. The agenda for the evening is the quarterly business meeting. The society meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the museum on the lower level of the Cullen Funeral Home at 612 W. Foxwood Dr. All are welcome to attend. The museum is ADA accessible.

Ham and turkey dinner

The Cass County Council on Aging is sponsoring a ham and turkey dinner buffet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Pkwy. The buffet will include salads, dessert and a drink. Cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 5-12. Carry outs are available. Proceeds will benefit local Meals on Wheels delivery and senior center costs.

Call for artists

The Downtown Peculiar Arts and Culture District is making a call for artists and crafters for the upcoming Hometown Holiday event Saturday, Nov. 9. Artist and craft vendor forms can be obtained by visiting the DPACD website or calling 816-806-3698.

Civil Air Patrol


The Civil Air Patrol-Cass County Composite Squadron is holding weekly meetings on Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. at 208 W. Pearl St., Harrisonville. The organization consists of cadets 12-21 years of age. Participants have the opportunity to participate in a Cadet Programs, Emergency Services and Aerospace Education. Contact Squadron Commander, Major Tony Belto, for more information at 816-308-3267.

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