6-20 Community Calendar

June 20, 2014 

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. through July 31. Kids ages 1-18 are welcomed. For more information, call 816-380-4800.

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.

HHW collection

Household hazardous waste will be collected from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at the Cass County Justice Center, 2501 W. Mechanic St.

Materials accepted include automotive fluids, batteries, paint and related products, lawn and garden chemicals, house cleaners, glues and compact fluorescent light bulbs.

No electronics or business waste.

Residents of Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Lake Winnebago, Cleveland, Garden City and unincorporated Cass County (including communities with a population of less than 500), as well as other communities in the Regional HHW Collection Program, can dispose of items no charge.

To find out if you live in a participating community call 816-701-8226 or go to www.recyclespot.org.

Genealogist meeting

The Midwest Computer Genealogists will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in Bromwell Lounge at Foxwood Springs in Raymore. Speaker is Kathleen Brandt will speak on "DNA for Genealogists: Who? What? When? Where?" Brandt is an internationally-known genealogist and DNA researcher. Public is invited to attend.

Amnesty Day

The Peculiar Municipal Court will host it second Amnesty Day, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 21, to give individuals an opportunity to settle their warrants. The judge will be dismissing “Failure to Appear” fines, giving individuals a savings of $100-150. Questions can be directed to the court at 816-779-5104 or the city’s webpage, www.cityofpeculiar.org

School reunion

Former students and community members are invited to attend the Creighton School reunion Sunday, June 22, at the Creighton Community/Lions Building, located on the west side of Main Street in Creighton.

Members of the graduating classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964 will be recognized. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. A reservation is not required.

The price is $15 per person and Creighton School Memories, a history of Creighton School, will be available at the luncheon for $5 each. For more information, contact Nancy Smith 660-499-2221, Doris Ann Griffith 816-847-6978 or Hobart Jacobs 816-810-4049.

Veterans assistance

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67 Service Office will be available to assist veterans in applying for benefits from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, June 23 at the Masonic Lodge, 709 Old Seven Highway, Garden City. Contact Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536 if you have questions.

Mobile dental unit

The Elks Mobile Dental Unit will be in Harrisonville, at the Cass County Elks Lodge, 2400 N. St. Rt. 291, from June 23 -26, and July 14-17. Services are provided free to developmentally disabled children and adults.

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.

Health services

The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held June 24 and 25, and July 8, 9, 15, 17, 22, 23, 29 and 31. 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.

Blood drive

The Community Blood Center is hosting a blood drive 12:30-6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Holmes Hall, in Raymore. To make an appointment online, visit www.savealifenow.org and use the sponsor code “raymorecomm.”

School supply drive

The St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a school supply drive for Bright Futures 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 28 on the lawn of St. Peter’s/Spencer Hall, 400 W. Wall St., Harrisonville. The event will feature games, kids activities, food and live entertainment provided by “Damaged Goods.” The cost for the meal is $5, and includes pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs, beans, coleslaw, chips and desserts.

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.

Food preservation

workshop

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a workshop on food preservation methods on 1-8 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the MU 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. The cost is $80 per person (second family member can attend for half price) and the paid registration deadline is June 27. For workshop details and to register, call 816-380-8460.

Fair Queen Contest

Young ladies interested in the Cass County Queen contest competition are reminded to get their paperwork turned in soon. Applications are available at all Cass County libraries and on the Fair’s website. Entries should be mailed to pageant chairperson Sandy Bradshaw, 700 N. King Terr., Harrisonville, MO, 64701, and be postmarked no later than Friday, June 27, 2014.

The Cass County Fair will be July 15-20. The Cass County Fair Queen Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 14, at Pleasant Hill High School. Contestants will be notified of their specific interview times.

Health class

The University of Missouri Extension office will be hosting a free “Getting Back to Better Health” six week course to help adults with chronic illnesses such as asthma, COPD, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune disease and cancer to gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives. The course will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning July 9, at the Extension Office in Harrisonville. The class will be led by Susan Mills-Gray, nutrition/health Specialist.

The class is sponsored by a Missouri Arthritis Foundation Grant and pre-registration is required by Monday, July 7. Call 816-380-8460 to register.

Quilt appraisal

Lori East, a certified American Quilters’ Society appraiser will be available by appointment to appraise quilts at the Cass County Fair 1-8 p.m. Friday, July 18 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Written appraisals on new and antique quilts are $45. Verbal appraisals on antique quilts only are $25. Contact Janice Britz at 816-419-1327 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted if there are no scheduled appointments.

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.

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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