Cass County community calendar

June 8, 2017 

June 9

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.

June 10


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

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 For more information, call Luke See at 816-839-0220 or email

June 12

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.

June 13

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.

June 14-17

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 or visit BeltonCommunityProjectsInc on Facebook for more information.

June 15

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.

June 16

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.

June 17

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.

June 24

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.

Aug. 12

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 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@


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

Mission, Saturdays

11 a.m. and 5 p.m. — American Legion Building, 303 E. Pearl St. in Harrisonville

816-392-9494 or 816-812-3732.

Compulsive Eaters,

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6:30 p.m. — First Presbyterian Church, 1625 NW O’Brien Road in Independence

DivorceCare meetings,


8:45–10:15 a.m. — South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Blvd., Belton

For more information, call 816-322-0409

GriefShare meetings,


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

Children’s Storytime,


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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