2-21 Community Calendar

February 21, 2014 

Community meal

The Cass Council on Aging Fundraiser will be hosting a community meal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Harrisonville Community Center 2400 Jefferson Pkwy. Meal includes a spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, drink and dessert. Cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12 years old. Carryout available. Call 816-380-8980 Ext. 2 for more information. Proceeds will benefit with homebound meals.

Ladies Night Out

There will be a Ladies Night Out featuring art and craft vendors 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Mill Walk Mall in Harrisonville.

Chili cook-off

The Bel-Ray Lions Club will be hosting their third annual Chili Cook-Off 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the High Blue Wellness Center in Belton. Cost is $5 and includes unlimited tastes and one bowl of chili. Proceeds benefit the Belton Schools Snack Pack program.

MoCHIP program

The Cass Lodge No. 147 will be hosting a free Missouri Child Identification Program 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the National Guard Armory in Harrisonville.

MoCHIP is a child identification program designed to give families a measure of protection in the event their children become missing or abducted. For more information, visit www. mochip.org.

Seed swap

The Cass County Fair Horticulture Committee is sponsoring a free Seed Swap 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

The event will be held in the Cass County Fairgrounds community building in Pleasant Hill. Swap is not limited to seeds as anything garden-related is welcome.

Individuals do not have to bring seeds to share in order to participate. The organizers encourage new gardeners and those unable to afford to buy seeds to participate. Dayna McDaniel, co-founder of Kansas City Seed Savers, will be present from 1-2 p.m. For more information, contact Bernie Zeller at 816-835-7614 or 816-380-7801.

Cemetery meeting

The annual meeting of the Glenwild Cemetery Association will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the West Line Community Building. Anyone interested in the cemetery is invited to attend. For more information, contact Louise Vargas at 816-331-5438.

Ladies Night Out

Belton Regional Medical Center’s sixth annual Ladies Night Out will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Memorial Station, 605 Maurer Pkwy., Belton.

Belton cardiologist Elizabeth Dang will be the featured guest speaker as the hospital promotes the American Heart Association’s Go Red movement.

There is no charge for the event, but reservations are required. Please call 816-361-4428 by Thursday, Feb. 20 to RSVP.

Bingo night

Pleasant Hill Health and Rehab will be hosting a community Bingo night 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Pleasant Hill Memorial Building, 212 Cedar St.

Church concert

The musicians of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church will perform a concert Friday, Feb. 28.

A pre-concert reception will be at 6:30 p.m., with the concert to begin at 7 p.m.. Desserts will be served at intermission.

A donation of $10 per person is suggested, $3 for students. Wine tickets are available for $3 and the evening will include a wine raffle.

Proceeds will be used to support the local and outreach ministries of the church. Musical selections will include works by Mozart, Gershwin, Bach and others. Highlights will include Franz Schubert’s Du bist die Ruh, George Gershwin’s Embraceable You, and Mozart’s classic Sull' aria duet among others.

The church is located at 16808 Holmes Rd., just south of the entrance into Loch Lloyd. Further information is available on the web at www.marymag.com.

Ladies Night Out

The Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals will be hosting a Ladies’ Day Out vendor and craft show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Belton High School Freshman Center, 801 W. North Ave., Belton.

Admission is free and the event will feature more than 40 vendors.

CMH Birthday Party

The community is invited to a “Birthday Party” family event to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital, sponsored by the Bill and Jill Filer family. The party for CMH will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Harrisonville Community Center and will include games and crafts for children, balloon animals, family pictures, a caricature artist, and of course, ice cream and cake. During the event, adults will be able to learn more about the programs offered by Children’s Mercy Hospital. Specifically, participants will learn about the Child Life program and have the opportunity to make a donation to that program. Child Life’s purpose is to help the children who are spending time at CMH continue to be children. Child Life also provides education for both the child and family to help them feel more at ease with medical procedures. To make an online donation for the party, visit www/give.childrensmercy.org.

The event is free to all community members. For additional information, visit the “Birthday Party for CMH” page on Facebook or call 816-738-1055.

Fundraiser banquet, auction

The West Central Missouri Chapter of Quail Forever will hold its annual fundraising banquet and auction Saturday, March 8 at the Cass County Elks Lodge in Harrisonville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Dinner will be all-you-can-eat catfish and chicken. The auction will feature wildlife art, hunting trips, guns, ladies items, and other things. Tickets are available at Green-Lamp Furniture in Harrisonville, Jumpin’ Catfish in Lee’s Summit, or by calling Tom Lampe at 816-884-4862. Tickets are $45 with a membership, $20 for a guest, and $10 for children under 15 years old.

Historical Society meeting

The Raymore Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month at the museum located in lower level of the Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore. The March 11 meeting will feature Al Morse: “Effects of Order No. 11 on my family in Bates County.” The museum is ADA accessible. All are welcome.

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.

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.

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