5-16 Community Calendar

May 16, 2014 

Plant sale

The Sunset Garden Club will have their annual plant sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 17, at 909 S. Madison, Raymore. The sale is open to the public.

Fish fry

West Line Christian Church will be hosting a fish fry 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Dinner will include fish and chips, and a dessert. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under age 5 eat free. Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund.

Strawberry Day

The Harrisonville Kiwanis Club’s annual Strawberry Day will be Tuesday, May 20, at First Christian Church, 400 S. Independence. Strawberry shortcake with ice cream will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. for a $5 donation. Proceeds benefit the Harrisonville Kiwanis Club’s community service programs.

Health services

The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held May 20, 27, 28 and 29, and June 2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 17, 19, 24 and 25. 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.

Cattlemen’s Association

The next Cass/Jackson Cattlemen's Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Harrisonville Community Center, located on N. Jefferson Pkwy. in Harrisonville. The meeting will be sponsored by FCS Financial, represented by Kristie Fisher and Wendy Howell. Another feature will be the cattle judging team from the Cass Career Center. A meal will be provided followed by the presentations. RSVP to Connie Chevalier at 816-618-3691.For questions, contact Robert Flint at 816-540-5767.

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.

Blood pressure

checks, open house

In honor of Emergency Medical Services Week May 18-24, the West Peculiar Fire Protection District will be offering free blood pressure checks 10-11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at Country Mart in Peculiar.

West Peculiar will also be hosting an Open House celebration 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Fire Station No. 1, 200 S. Main St., Peculiar. Firefighters will be providing tours of an ambulance and fire engine and equipment demonstrations. The Life Flight Eagle medical helicopter will be offering tours.

Tailgate party

The Cass County University of Missouri Extension Office will be hosting a tailgate party as part of a centennial celebration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 22. The tailgate party will be in the Extension Office parking lot, located at 201 W. Wall St., Harrisonville. Interested individuals should RSVP by calling 816-380-8460 or emailing cassco@missouri.edu.

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. Saturday, June 7. 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.

Veteran’s Parade

The Cass County Historical Society is hosting a “Tribute to Veteran’s Parade” on Monday, May 26. Any veteran is encouraged to participate. Veterans interested in walking in the parade should meet at the Raymore Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Jefferson St., Raymore, at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.. The parade route will go east from the church on Maple Street, turning south on Washington Street, then east on Elm Street, and ending at the old portion of the Raymore Cemetery near Aspen Drive. For more information, contact the Historical Society at 816-380-4396.

Memorial Day ceremony

Harrisonville’s VFW Honor Guard will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26. The event will begin on the Harrisonville Square in front of the WWI Doughboy Statue. Following a brief ceremony, members will caravan to other memorial sites, including the Harrisonville Football Stadium, Orient and Oakland Cemeteries, and the Korean-Vietnam Memorial. For more information, contact the VFW Post No.4409 at 816-380-4284 or Commander Norma Baldridge at 816-916-2666.

Golf tournament

The fourth annual Raymore Relay for Life Golf Tournament will be Monday, June 2, at Creekmoor. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Sponsors, donations, raffle items and golfers are needed. For more information, contact Robert at 816-331-3008.

Bring our children home

Cass County’s “Bring our Children Home” event will be 5-11 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Mill Creek Elementary in Belton. The event will feature live bands, a cake walk, and drawings. Proceeds benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Walk for Health

The 20th Annual Walk for Health to benefit Cass County Dental Clinic is Saturday, June 7.

Teams are currently forming and registration is still open. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the walks begins at 9 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., a post-walk celebration is scheduled which will include food courtesy of Cosentino’s Price Chopper, music, community health fair and block party, and prizes. Walkers will be able to receive health informational materials at the Annual Health Fair and Block Party which will feature a variety of health-related exhibitors. The health fair will be held under the Health Fair Tent on the hospital’s campus front grounds 8-11 a.m. Participants who raise $100 or more in contributions will receive the official 2014 “Walk for Health” T-shirt. To register, form a team, or support a walker, please call Cass Community Health Foundation at 816-276-4218.

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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