Building My Health Body program
11 a.m. — Harrisonville Library, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville
Starting June 9, Rhonda Kasper from the University of Missouri Extension office will be leading a fun, interactive program to the Harrisonville library. Stories, crafts and food tasting will be offered for kids through third grade. The program will run every Friday through July 14.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Harrisonville Family Center, 2601 Cantrell Road, Harrisonville
An adoption event featuring more than 20 kittens. Males are $55; females are $65. Kittens have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Cash or checks accepted.
World Wide Knit in Public Day
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Northern Resource Center, 1741 E. North Ave., Belton
Knit along with the Cass County Yarn Addicts as they celebrate the art of knitting.
Baby Kitten Shower and Open House
11 a.m.-3 p.m. — HELP Humane Society, 17122 Bel-Ray Place, Belton
Call 816-318-4357 for more information.
Summer Scene arts & music festival
4-10 p.m. — T.B. Hanna Station Park, 214 S. Washington St., Raymore
This event is Raymore’s second annual art festival. Draw on enormous chalk boards, watch demonstrations from local artists, participate in arts and crafts for all ages, indulge in culinary creations from food trucks and enjoy performances by talented local musicians. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.raymore.com.
Relay for Life
6-10 p.m. — Memorial Stadium, 500 Polar Lane, Harrisonville
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life celebrates survivors and remembers those who have lost their lives to cancer. Teams may sign-up to participate at www.relayforlife.org/casscomo. For more information, call Luke See at 816-839-0220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rare Jewels of the Rainforests
6:30 p.m. — Harrisonville Library, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville
This free program will feature endangered parrots, a curly crested toucan, a talking parrot and a surprise bird from a book.
Summer Blood Drive
2:30-6:30 p.m. — Peculiar Lions Club, 500 Schug Ave., Peculiar
Raymore Historical Society meeting
7 p.m. — Historical society museum (located on lower level of Cullen Funeral Home), 612 W. Foxwood Drive, Raymore
The June 13 meeting will feature “Quilts of Raymore.” The historical society will discuss quilts shown in the museum and is inviting attendees to bring their own quilts to share. Meeting is open to the public. Raymore Historical Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
Belton Community Days
6-10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 4-10 p.m. Saturday — Markey Park, 615 Markey Road, Belton
A four-day carnival featuring the Miss Belton contest, parade, entertainment, fireworks and food. Visit www.beltoncommunityprojects.com or visit BeltonCommunityProjectsInc on Facebook for more information.
17th annual Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
10:30 a.m. — Creekmoor, 1112 E. 163rd St., Raymore
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., and tournament starts at noon. For more information about sponsorships or questions, call the chamber at 816-380-5271.
Bats, Balls and Brews Celebrity Softball Game
6 p.m. — Belton High School, 801 W. North Ave., Belton
Kansas City Royals and Chiefs alumni will play against area coaches and city officials. Tickets are $10. Event features Brewbakers after party, celebrity jersey raffle and an autograph session after the game. For sponsorship opportunities, call the Chamber office at 816-331-2420.
Paint for a Cause
6:30-8:30 p.m. — Family Resource Center, 528 N. Scott Ave., Belton
Hosted by Sherrie Ortiz. Cost is $50. Call Michelle Sanchez at 816-425-5706 to reserve your space.
Centerview Ribbon Cutting & Open House
3-6 p.m. — Centerview, 227 Municipal Circle (behind City Hall), Raymore
The city will be celebrating the opening of Centerview, its newest event and gathering space. The ribbon cutting will be at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Customer Appreciation Day
11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Harrisonville Animal Shelter, 1300 Clearwarter Drive, Harrisonville
Event will have a silent auction, hamburgers and hotdogs and tours of the animal shelter.
Junk in the Trunk Sale
4-7 p.m. — 400 and 500 blocks of Loop Road, Belton
Setup starts at 3 p.m. Spaces are $5 each.
Cruising Main Street
4 p.m. — Downtown Belton
June 24 will be ’60s night. If a cruise is canceled due to weather, the cruise will be rescheduled for the following Saturday.
Take Defense Class
10 a.m.-noon — Peculiar Elementary School gymnasium, 201 E. Third St., Peculiar
Join the Peculiar Police Department for a defense class conducted by the Ali Kemp foundation. Reserve a spot at www.takedefense.org. The class is free, but donations are accepted for the foundation. Open to the public.
Make a Cake for Kids — Harrisonville School District is looking for volunteer cake baker/decorators for the 2016-17 school year.
Organizers are also looking for a volunteer program coordinator. Email Julie Hicks if interested: juliehicks31@ hotmail.com.
Harrisonville Alcoholics Anonymous
8 p.m. every day at 1064 Independence St. in Harrisonville.
Voice of Truth Alcoholics Anonymous
6 p.m. every day at 611 E. Walnut St. in Raymore.
Cass County Rescue
11 a.m. and 5 p.m. — American Legion Building, 303 E. Pearl St. in Harrisonville
816-392-9494 or 816-812-3732.
6:30 p.m. — First Presbyterian Church, 1625 NW O’Brien Road in Independence
8:45–10:15 a.m. — South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Blvd., Belton
For more information, call 816-322-0409
6:30–8 p.m. — South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Blvd., Belton
For more information, call 816-322-0409
Sunrise Optimist Club
6:30 a.m. — Tuesdays at IHOP, 220 Peculiar Drive, Belton
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Once upon a time, classic stories and fresh new titles for the preschool set. Cass County Public Library, 400 E Mechanic St.
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