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.
St. Patty’s Day parade
Archie’s second annual St. Patty’s Day parade will be be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Live music will follow the parade from 4-8 p.m. at The Fishing Dock.
The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held March 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.
American Sewing Guild
The American Sewing Guild will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 18 at Hancock Fabrics in Belton for a sew-in. Attendees are encouraged to bring their sewing machines and/or a friend. Visitors welcomed. Individuals with Christmas fabric, muslin, or fleece scraps (for hats and mittens) may donate those items for the charity project. For more information, contact Anita at 816-540-2996.
The next Cass/Jackson County Cattlemen's Association meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 in the Cass Room of the Harrisonville Community Center on North Jefferson Parkway in Harrisonville. A meal will be provided, followed by a presentation and a short business meeting. Public is invited to attend. RSVP Connie Chevalier at 816-618-3691. For more information, call Robert Flint at 816-540-5767.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 of Butler invites all disabled veterans to attend their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive. For more information, call Laurence Truman at 816-518-3264.
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, March, at the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive. For more information, contact Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536.
The Raymore Parks and Recreation has extended its registration deadline for recreational youth baseball/softball to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Additional volunteer coaches are still necessary, as well, for ball leagues. Enroll online at www.raymore.com/parks or call the Parks office at 816-322-2791 with any questions.
Raymore’s quarterly community blood drives to benefit the Community Blood Center will be 1 -6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Foxwood Springs’ Holmes Hall. Blood donors are required to be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 115 pounds and provide a valid photo I.D. Repeat donors must wait eight weeks between whole blood donations and 16 weeks between double red cell donations. Anyone interested in donating at this blood drive should preregister online at www.savealifenow.org and use the sponsor code of “raymorecomm.” Walk-in donors will also be accepted. Other blood drives scheduled for later this year in Raymore will occur on June 26, Sept. 25 and Dec. 18. For more information, call Bob Blackwell at 816-348-7836 or Brad Malotte at 816-510-2951.
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 Archie School Kindergarten Screening will be 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Any child living in the Archie district who will be 5 years old before Aug. 1 is eligible for kindergarten enrollment and screening. Parents must bring their child’s official state birth certificate, immunization records, social security number, and a proof of residency to enroll their child. Call Marilyn at 816-293-5312 Ext. 100 to schedule an appointment.
The Peculiar Lions Club is hosting a Pancake Breakfast 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Lions Community Building, 500 Schug Ave., Peculiar. Free will donations accepted. Proceeds will be used for local projects.
Oil Creek cleaning
The public is invited to participate in the spring cleaning at Oil Creek at 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Wallace Park, 16400 N. Mullen Road, Belton. Help Belton Parks & Recreation and local stream teams with the first-ever spring cleaning of Oil Creek. Volunteers are needed to remove trash from the creek, banks, and surrounding wooded areas. Training, trash bags, and work gloves will be provided.Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle. Attendees are instructed to park at the High Blue Wellness Center and follow signs to the registration tent in Wallace Park. Donuts will be available at registration and lunch will be provided to all participants following the cleanup. For more information, go to sgrwa.org or call Ted Lange, Belton Park’s building and grounds manager, at 816-331-0336. The clean up is sponsored by the Belton Park Department, Little Blue River Watershed Coalition, and South Grand River Watershed Alliance.
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.
The Harrisonville United Methodist Church Women’s Rummage Sale will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 3; and 8 a.m.-noon Friday, April 4 for the $1 sack sale. The church is located at 2600 E. Mechanic.
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.
The Angels in Motion Relay for Life team will host a pancake/sausage breakfast 7:30-10 a.m Saturday, April 5, at the Harrisonville United Methodist Church. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. Bids will be accepted for silent auction baskets. Luminaries will be for sale for $5 each.
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.
There will be a country music showcase and fundraiser 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Turners-German American Hall, 512 Bong Ave., Belton. Net proceeds will benefit Team MO-KAN with uniforms and expenses to attend the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas. Call 816-322-4202 for more information.
American Legion meetings
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.
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.