The Knights of Columbus will host their annual Lenten fish fry meals from 4-7 p.m. on March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4 and 11 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2700 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. Dinner includes fried or baked fish, potato, vegetable, fritters, several other sides, beverage and a dessert. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 years old are free. Carryout available.
Archie talent show
The Archie PTO Talent Show will be 7 p.m. Friday, March 7. Baked goods will also be available for sale during the show.
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.
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. Monday, March 10, at the Cass County Public Library, 400 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville. For more information, contact Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536.
The Clay Potters Garden Club will have their first meeting of 2014 at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the First Christian Church in Harrisonville. The church is located at the corner of Mechanic and Independence Streets. Use the entry on the south side of the church under the carport area. Members are invited to participate in creating flower plates. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Darra Simpson (816-380-4229).
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.
The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held March 11, 12, 18, 20, 25 and 26, and April 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 23. 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.
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.
The Lion’s Club will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day meal at the Harrisonville United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Mechanic St. Lunch will be served noon-2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, March 17. Meal includes choice of corned beef, brisket, or hot dog. Sides include macaroni and cheese, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, hot roll, dessert, and a drink.
Missouri Child Identification Program will be at the Archie School in the Dome Commons 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 22. MoCHIP is a comprehensive child identification and protection program designed to provide families a proactive means of preparation should their child or teen become missing. The program is free, sponsored by the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation and Grand River Lodge No. 276. More information is available at www.mochip.org. Downloadable forms for the program are available ahead of time on the website prior to the event. “Cowgirl Kate,” along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and police and fire from Archie will also be at the event. The event will also featured trained professionals who can check car seats to make sure they are properly installed. The event is open to residents in surrounding communities.
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.
Strength training class
“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” is a course designed to improve the quality of life and lengthen years of independent living. This 10-week program for people 60 years or older, improves strength, balance, flexibility, 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 at 10:45-11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Tuesday, March 31, and will meet at the MU Extension Center, 201 W. Wall, Harrisonville. Pre-registration is required and the class is limited to 20 people. The fee is $40 (second person from household is $20), and registration deadline is Thursday, March 26. Call 816-380-8460 to register.
The Harrisonville Chamber will be hosting their annual mouse race fundraiser Friday, April 4 at the Cass County Elks Lodge, 2402 N. 291 Hwy., Harrisonville. Doors open at 6 p.m., races will follow at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 and includes food. Elks will provide a cash bar. Children are admitted free with paid entry. For more information, call 816-380-5271.
Better health class
Beginning Wednesday April 2, the Cass County MU Extension Center will be hosting “Getting Back to Better Health,” a six-week course to help adults with chronic illnesses, such as asthma, COPD, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune disease and cancer, gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives. The course will be held 3-5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Extension Center, 201 W. Wall, Harrisonville. Topics include ways to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise for improving strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; healthy eating; how to evaluate new treatments; and communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $10 per person (a second person from household is only $5) and registration is deadline is Thursday, March 26. Call 816-380-8460 to register.
Benefit auction, meal
Harrisonville Christian School’s 10th annual benefit auction will be Friday, April 11 at the East Campus (Harrisonville Community Church), 1606 Chapel Dr., Harrisonville. The theme is Duck Dynasty Commander. Silent auction booths open at 5 p.m., followed by the meal from 5:30-7 p.m., and the live auction at 7 p.m. Menu includes smoked brisket and sausage, cheesy potato casserole, baked beans, green beans, tea and water. Dessert bar will be available separately. Admission is $13 in advance, or $15 at the door.
The Cass Career Center in Harrisonville will be sponsoring a spring Cass County History Tour Saturday, April 12. The tour will depart at 9 a.m. from the Cass County Library in Harrisonville and return around 3 p.m. This year’s sights and events include touring the Rock Ford one-room school in Harrisonville, hearing stories and tales from a former student and researcher of the school. The tour group will then travel to Pleasant Hill to tour their historic museum and train depot. Lunch will be provided along with a presentation on heritage quilts from the Pleasant Hill area. The afternoon features a tour of historic downtown Raymore, combined with a visit to the Raymore Historical Society museum. The museum contains relics from Raymore’s past, along with stories of the businesses and families that form the history of this thriving community.
Tickets are available to purchase for $45, with lunch, transportation, and tips included. For more information, contact Susan Lockard at 816-380-3253 Ext. 7818.
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.