1-24 Community Calendar

January 24, 2014 

In June, the Cass County Democrat Missourian featured Belton hummus-maker James Gardner. Gardner, who has created a variety of hummus flavors, will be giving two hummus demonstrations 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Belton Hy-Vee.


Art display

Got Art Gallery, located on Third Street in downtown Lee’s Summit, will be hosting work from various artists from the Harrisonville Fine Arts Association through Friday, Jan. 24 as a featured monthly exhibit.

Thirteen of the local artists will be represented in the show featuring works in a wide variety of media including watercolor, photography, oil/acrylic, pastel and graphite drawing.

Master Illusionist show

The Belton chapter of YoungLives will be presenting two performances on Saturday, Jan. 25 with Master Illusionist Terry Magelssen and his show, “Wonder.”

Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Belton Memorial Station inside Belton Memorial Park, 998 Commercial Belton.

Holiday lights collection

Southeast Enterprises, a nonprofit sheltered workshop employing adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be collecting non-working holiday lights for recycling at two Cass County locations through Sunday, Jan. 26.

Collection containers will be available at both the Harrisonville and Raymore Wal-Mart locations.

Historical Society


The Belton Historical Society quarterly meeting will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Belton Museum, 512 Main St., Belton.

Don Smith will present a program about the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra. Joe Sanders was born in Kansas and grew up in Belton. Together with Carleton Coon, he created a very successful early Kansas City jazz group during the 1920s.

Samples of the orchestra's music will be played, and information highlighting Quality Hill and the Muehlebach Hotel of the 1920s will be featured. Books will be available for sale.

Smith is affiliated with Music Publishing of Greater Kansas City BMI, and is a scholar and aficionado of Kansas City's early jazz history. Smith's wife, who is a retired teacher and professional artist, will accompany him and display samples of her paintings of historic Kansas City nightclubs.

The meeting and program are free, and all are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Veterans assistance

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 of Butler will be available to assist veterans in applying for benefits 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Masonic Lodge, 709 Old Seven Hwy., Garden, City. For more information, contact Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536.

Silver Manor Senior Citizens Housing

Stockholder meeting

The annual Silver Manor Senior Citizens Housing Stockholder meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the East Lynne Fire Station.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect board members and conduct any business as necessary.

To participate in the meeting, and to vote on actions discussed, you must own at least one share.

Shares may be purchased at the door for $25 each.

For more information, contact Mary Parker at 816-884-6331.

NARFE meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1012, will hold a luncheon meeting 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., in Raymore. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch and the program will follow at noon. Associate Commissioner Jimmy Odom will speak on current activities of the Cass County Commission. Cost for the optional lunch is $10. Call Lois Patten at 816-318-9808 for reservations. Current and retired federal employees and the public are invited.

Violin recital

Noted violinist Sarah Kim will give a recital 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Liberty Chapel on the campus of Calvary Bible College, 15790 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City.

Admission is free.

Kim began her musical studies at the age of three and has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Most recently as a resident artist at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, she toured with the Apple Hill String Quartet through its Playing for Peace program and served as music director and instructor for the Nelson Strings program in Nelson, New Hampshire.

Kim has earned degrees from Indiana University, Yale School of Music, and Stony Brook University. She studied with Josef Gingold, Miriam Fried, Peter Oundjian, Pamela Frank, and Phil Setzer and has coached with members of the Takacs Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, Emerson Quartet, Mendelssohn Quartet, American Quartet and Vermeer Quartet.

Princess ball

Harrisonville Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Princess Ball 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Harrisonville Community Center. Cost is $15 for the male guardian and $5 for each princess. Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 6. Girls ages 5-18 are invited to attend. The evening will include a DJ, dancing, and refreshments fit for a queen. An on-site photographer will be available and flowers will be available for purchase.

Harrisonville Senior Citizens Housing

Stockholder meeting

The annual Harrisonville Senior Citizens Housing Stockholder meeting has been rescheduled to 1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 10, in the community building, 200 Pheasant Dr., Harrisonville, due to bad weather and lack of participation.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect board members and conduct any business as necessary.

To participate in the meeting, and to vote on actions discussed, you must own at least one share.

Shares may be purchased at the door for $5 each.

For more information, contact Mary Parker at 816-884-6331.

Meal fundraiser

The Midway After Prom Committee will be providing a hot meal and dessert each evening from 4-8 p.m. during the Midway Basketball Invitational Tournament Feb. 10-15. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to the provide a safe and fun environment for students immediately after prom. Entertainment, food and activities are provided at no cost to those attending. Adults donate their time and effort to the event. Dinners is $6 and desserts are $1-$2.

Kids night out

Harrisonville Parks and Recreation will be hosting “Kids Night Out” for children ages 5-12 from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Feb.14 at the Harrisonville Community Center. Activities include swimming, gym games, movie, dinner, and more. Registration is required. Cost is $20 per child. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Father-daughter dance

The Raymore Peculiar High School Band will be presenting “A Night of Hollywood Glamor,” a father-daughter dance for girls in pre-k through sixth grade and their father or important male figure, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the North Gym at Raymore-Peculiar High School, 20501 School Rd., Peculiar.

Pre-sale tickets are available at www.rpbands.com.

Cost is $18 per couple, and additional daughters can be added for $8.

Tickets will be available at the door for $22. Additional daughters will cost $10.

Cost includes light refreshments, a souvenir photo of the couple, and raffles that will be held throughout the night.

There will also be souvenirs available for purchase.

For more information, contact torppridemom@gmail.com.

Vendors needed

The Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals is looking for vendors for its annual Ladies’ Day Out vendor/craft show Saturday, March 1, at the Belton Freshman Center. The event is a fundraiser to help provide scholarships to high school seniors in Cass County. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Kristin Beason at kbeason@bsd124.org or call 816-489-7003.

Theater production

Calvary Theatre Arts will present Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Thursday-Sunday, March 13-16 in the Liberty Chapel, on the campus of Calvary Bible College, 15790 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City.

Tickets and showtimes are available on the college’s website, www.calvary.edu/arts.

Pesticide training

Agricultural commodity producers who need to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license can attend one of the following training sessions provided through University of Missouri Extension at either 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at the Cass County Extension Center, 201 W. Wall St., Harrisonville.

In a change from previous years, purchase of a training manual is now required. Manuals may be purchased at the class.

Those unable to attend one of the scheduled classes may obtain or renew their license on an individual basis at their county extension center.

This class also completes the EPA worker protection training program for agricultural employees who handle pesticides.

University of Missouri Extension programs are open to everyone.

Classes will last approximately two hours.

Contact the Cass County Extension Center at 816-380-8460 for more information or to register.

Civil Air Patrol

The Civil Air Patrol’s Cass County Composite Squadron meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The squadron meetings are at 208 W. Pearl Street, Harrisonville. CAP volunteers include cadets between 12-18 and Senior offices for those ages 18 and older.

Programs include cadet activities, emergency services and aerospace education. CAP is an auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Interested individuals are invited to come by for a visit and meet the cadet staff and senior officers.

American Legion


The American Legion in Harrisonville, 303 E. Pearl St., invites all interested veterans to attend their meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

The American Legion motorcycle riders will meet at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Butch Pages at 816-430-5661.

Square dancing

Classes are 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Belton Christian Church, Westover.

For more information, contact Peery or Mary Lindsey 816-322-0518 or Jerry or Dorothy Claussen 913-236-4440.

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