Our Savior Lutheran Church’s Summer Kids’ Cafe sponsored in partnership with Harvesters will be held daily Monday-Thursday from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through July 31. Kids ages 1-18 are welcomed. For more information, call 816-380-4800.
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. Walk-ins will be accepted if there are no scheduled appointments.
Ice cream social
The Peculiar Lions Club, in honor of National Ice Cream Day, is hosting a homemade ice cream social 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the Lions Community Building, 500 Schug Ave., Peculiar.
For a $5 donation, guests can choose three scoops of assorted flavors of ice cream, as well as desserts, along with coffee and tea. All proceeds will be shared between Leader Dog for the Blind and Children Center for the Visually Impaired. For more information, call Sharon Shores 816-779-5061.
First Christian Church, United Methodist Church and Church of the Nazarene are partnering to host a Vacation Bible Camp at Lords’ Park in Harrisonville July 21-24. The theme is “Weird Animals - Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind!” Snacks and drinks will be provided. The week concludes with a family fun night for participants and their families on Thursday, July 24, with food, bounce houses and more. Enroll online at www.harrisonvillefcc.org, www.hvilleumc.org, or harrisonvillenaz.org, or pick up an enrollment form at any of the church offices.
The American Sewing Guild will meet 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 22, at the Cass County Public Library in Belton. The program will be segments of “Sew it all” from seasons 3 and 4. Visitors are welcomed. For more information, call 816-540-2096.
The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be held July 22, 23, 29 and 31, and Aug. 5, 7, 12, 13, 19, 21, 26 and 27. 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.
HELP Humane's annual Open House and Kitten Shower will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 17122 Bel Ray Pl., Belton. HELP Humane is registered at Target and Walmart. Cake and punch will be served.
Ice cream social
The Garden City Community Choir will host their annual ice cream social 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, 27221 S Sycamore Grove Rd., Garden City. Homemade ice cream, cake and drinks will be served. Cost is $3 for adults, $1.50 for children 5 -11, and children under are free. Program and singing at 7 p.m. by the choir.
The Belton Historical Society will hold their quarterly meeting 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Belton Museum, located in the old City Hall building at 512 Main St. Guest presenter is Diane Rogers, an area author who has written and published 10 books. Rogers will have copies of her books available for purchase at the meeting and will be happy to visit and answer questions at the end of her presentation. All are welcome to attend. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, call Norma Nelson at 816-331-1905.
CrossRoads Vacation Bible School will be held 6-8 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 at 515 E. Markey Parkway, Belton. An optional free meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “Workshop of Wonders” and will include crafts, games, music, storytelling, and science for children ages 3-13. For more inforamation, visit www.crossroads-umc.com or call 816-331-5258.
The Cass County Historical Society, in partnership with the Cass County Commission, will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, in recognition of the restoration of the 1909 Seth Thomas Tower Clock located in the Historic Cass County Courthouse. The event will be held on the southwest corner of the square in Harrisonville. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in the second floor courtroom of the courthouse. Public is invited to attend. Anyone wanting more information may contact the Historical Society At 816-380-4396 or the County Commissioners at 816-380-8155. Organizers are also wishing to identify and invite any descendant of the original “Town Tower Clock Club” that was formed to raise the necessary funds and install the tower clock on June 10, 1909.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1012, will hold a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch and program will follow at noon. State Rep. Rick Brattin will present highlights of the 2014 legislative session with emphasis on senior citizen issues. Cost for the optional lunch is $10. Contact Lois Patten at 816-318-9808 for reservations. Current and retired federal employees, along with the public, are invited.
The next Raymore Historical Society’s monthly meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the museum located in lower level of the Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Drive, Raymore. The meeting will feature Carol Bohl giving a program on quilts, “Stories in Stitches.” The museum is ADA accessible. Public is welcome.
Harrisonville’s Cass County Public Library will be hosting a “First Annual Tomato Tasting” event 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 23. Participants are encouraged to bring their home-grown tomatoes, fruits, and vegetables in order to see who has the best produce in Harrisonville. Entries will be accepted until 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23. Results will be announced at noon. For more information, please contact the library at 816-884-3483.