May 2, 2014 

Garage sale

Abiding Love Baptist Church will be hosting a bake sale and garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. rhrough Saturday, May 3, at 202 N. Meghan St.

Citywide clean-up

The Freeman Citywide Clean-up will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, on Main Street. Freeman residents only. Town and Country will not pick up tires, batteries, appliances, yard wastes, oil, gas or liquid paint.


There will be a Cass County Relay for Life fundraiser 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Poisal Property, across from Casey’s, in Garden City. The event will feature country and gospel music, and a hotdog lunch. Donations accepted.

Trail rides will be available from 1-4 p.m. for $10/person or $15/couple at the city lake. Contact Alvin Poisal at 816-773-6695 or Matt Baker at 816-670-5008 for more information.

Craft and vendor show

There will be a craft and vendor show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Cass County Elks Lodge No. 2791, 2402 N. 291 Hwy., Harrisonville. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit Hope Haven of Cass County.

Spaghetti dinner

There will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Harrisonville Masonic Lodge, 405 N. Independence, Harrisonville. Meal includes salad, bread, dessert and drink.

Suggested donation is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-10. Event is sponsored by the Bayard Chapter No. 179 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Honor walk

The seventh annual honor walk for missing Belton woman Kara Kopetsky will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Belton. The walk will begin at the Cedar Tree Shopping Center.

Health services

The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held May 6, 13, 14, 15, 20, 27, 28 and 29. The clinic is located at 119 Congress St., Belton.

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 Raymore Lions Club is hosting a Bunco game night 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at El Dorado Restaurant, 404 W. Pine St., Raymore. Participants will have an opportunity to play Bunco and participate in a raffle to raise money for community service projects.

Walk, run

The fourth annual Stacy Cox Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk/Run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 10. Race starts at Harrisonville High School.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Harrisonville High School office or at L&C Carpet in Harrisonville.

Music Mania

Music Mania will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Harrisonville High School Performing Arts Center. The event will include a final concert and senior showcase.

Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Garden club

The Clay Potters Garden Club will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Life Thyme Botanicals store located at 319 Main Street in Belton. Herbalist and store owner Denise Bichel has invited the club to an evening of tasting and learning about the uses of herbs in medicine and cooking. This is sure to be a delightful evening for the palate and the mind. All are welcome to attend at no charge. Club members will also provide refreshments.

Raymore Historical


The Raymore Historical Society meets the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. in the museum located on the lower level of the Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore.

The May 13 meeting will feature Betty Taylor speaking about Rosie the Rivetor in WWII. All are welcome to attend. The museum is ADA accessible.

Food preservation

University of Missouri Extension is offering a day-long workshop on food preservation 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Extension Center in Harrisonville. The workshop includes sessions on canning green beans (use of pressure canner), salsas (use of water bath canning), pickling, jams and jellies and dehydration. The workshop includes hands-on learning with each participant taking home their preserved product. Cost is $80/person (Second family member can attend for half price) and the paid registration deadline is May 14. For workshop details and to register contact the MU Extension Center at 816-380-8460 or find registration form on the website.

Sheep and goat project

The University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Farm Outreach Program are hosting a Show-Me Sheep and Goat Project.The course includes four evening classes from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, Wednesday, May 28, Wednesday, June 4, and Monday, June 9, at the Extension Center (201 W. Wall St., Harrisonville). Topics will include: the sheep and goat industry, selection of breeding stock, pasture management, marketing, diseases in sheep and goats, and business relationships. Class size is not limited but registration is required by May 20. The cost of the classes is $30 per person or $50 per couple/entity, with refreshments and materials provided. If participants need special accommodations because of a disability, or if you need materials in an alternative format, please inform at time of registration. For registration and additional information, contact Nathanial Cahill University of Missouri Agricultural Business Specialist at 660-747-3193.

Talent show

The Downtown Peculiar Arts & Culture District invites community members to warm up your pipes, shine up your trumpet, dust off your tap shoes or go buy a kazoo for the sixth annual Clara Brierly WAM Festival Talent Show 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration forms can be downloaded on the Downtown Peculiar website.

The event is limited to only 22 acts. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, including amateur (divided by age brackets), professional, and “Most Peculiar.” All acts should be suitable for a family atmosphere. Stage performances are free to the public. As spaces are limited, sign-ups will be accepted until Saturday, May 24, or until all slots are full, whichever comes first. Call 816-806-3698 for more information.

Cancer survivors

Cass County Relay for Life would like to recognize cancer survivors during the annual relay event at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Harrisonville Middle School. If you are a survivor and would like to participate, contact Kara Philps at 816-218-7184 or Laurie Hill at 816-862-7013.

Golf tournament

The seventh annual Creekmoor Ladies’ Member-Guest charity golf tournament will be June 20-21 at Creekmoor Golf Club. The event will benefit Hope Haven of Cass County, a service provider for domestic and sexual violence. For more information about sponsorship, contact Dee Maier at 913-530-9230.

Men’s Auxiliary

The Harrisonville VFW Men’s Auxiliary Post 4409’s monthly meeting has be changed to the first Monday of each month. The auxiliary meets at 1804 N. Commercial St., Harrisonville.

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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