June 6, 2014 

NARFE meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1012, will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore. Lunch and the program will follow at noon following the business meeting. Susan Mills-Gray, nutrition/health specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, will inform attendees about choosing and using probiotics. Cost for the optional lunch is $10. Call Lois Patten at 816-318-9808 for reservations. Current and retired federal employees, and the public are invited.

Clara Brierly WAM Festival

The Downtown Peculiar Arts and Culture District invites the public to the sixth annual Clara Brierly “Wine, ART, Music” Festival Friday, June 6-8 in downtown Peculiar. Hours of operation will be 5-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The festival will include a variety of art vendors, bands, kids’ activities, food, wine tastings, a talent show, a national country music talent search and open mic. Admission is free. A listing of events and times or to sign up for the talent show, country talent search or open mic, can be found on the Downtown Peculiar website.

Garage sale

The Garden City Community Wide garage sales will be Saturday, June 7. A map of locations participating in the sale are available at local businesses in Garden City.

Fishing derby

The Cass County Elks Lodge No. 2791 will be hosting a free fishing derby Saturday, June 7, for children up to 17 years old. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Harrisonville City Park Ampitheater. Fishing will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The first 200 children to register will receive a free Zebco fishing pole and Eagle Claw tackle box. No fishing license needed. Prizes will be awarded. Event open to the public. Hot dogs, water and soda provided.

Potluck picnic

The Missouri Constitutional Tea Party will be hosting a family potluck picnic at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Lords Park in Harrisonville. Candidates running for office also invited to attend. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information, contact Dennis at 816-738-1222.

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.

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. 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.

Kid’s cafe

Our Savior Lutheran Church’s Summer Kids’ Cafe sponsored in partnership with Harvesters will be held daily Monday-Thursday from 11:45-12:30 p.m. June 9-July 31. Kids ages 1-18 are welcomed. For more information, call 816-380-4800.

Health services

The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held June 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.

Historical Society meeting

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

The June 10 meeting will feature Nancy Cramer speaking about “Family heirlooms of my family and their stories.”

Public is welcome to attend. The museum is ADA accessible.

Senior bingo

The Freeman Community Club will be hosting bingo and a free lunch for seniors at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10. Participants are encouraged to bring a white elelphant gift for an exchange.

Community picnic

The Freeman Community Club will be hosting a community picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at the park. Public is invited. Bring dish to share.

Poverty simulation

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency is sponsoring a poverty simulation 1-4 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Harrisonville United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Mechanic St. RSVP by calling 816-380-5375 or 816-322-0502.

Golf tournament

The Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament will be Thursday, June 19, at Creekmoor Golf Club in Raymore. The tournament will begin with registration and a putting contest at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. provided by Kurzweil’s and a shotgun start at noon.

Cost of the tournament is $400 per 4-man team. Cost includes green fees, a cart, full lunch, two beverage, tickets and chances for prizes. Teams will be flighted and cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place. Players can also compete for men’s longest drive, women’s longest drive, accuracy, closest-to-the-pin and a putting contest.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, for more information or to register for the tournament, call the Chamber office at 816-380-5271 or register online at www.harrisonvillechamber.com.

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.

Mini Prowler Summer Camp

Children in Pre-K through eighth grade are invited to the Ray-Pec Mini Prowler Summer Camp 9-11 a.m. June 24-26 at Eagle Glen Intermediate School. The cost is $50 and no dance experience is necessary. The registration form is available at www.raypec.k12.mo.us.

Watershed festival

The annual Know Your Watershed Festival, sponsored by the South Grand River Watershed Alliance in partnership with the city of Harrisonville, and the Missouri Department of Conservation, will be 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 28 on the Harrisonville Square. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about stormwater runoff, its impact on stream health and water quality, and actions individuals, businesses, and government entities can take to address this issue.

Attendees will receive information about the importance of keeping rain where it falls and how streams buffered by native tree plantings, rain gardens, rain barrels, and landscape plantings of native plants help to do that and to keep pollutants present in stormwater runoff out of our streams.

Information about the important function of wetlands for water quality and quantity and about the threats invasive exotic plants and animals pose to the health of watersheds will also be available. Demonstrations showing how streams function will be provided with an interactive stream table

For more information, visit www.sgrwa.org

Men’s Auxiliary

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

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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