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Community Events: October 11, 2018

Tuesdays, through Dec. 11

Learn to code

Girls in grades six through 12 are invited to attend these Girls Who Code sessions that are designed to inspire, educate and equip girls with computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

The sessions will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 11 in the computer lab at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Seating is limited. To register for this free program, call 816-884-3483.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

 

Thursdays, through November

Join the Minecraft Club

The Minecraft Club for ages 10 to 14 will meet at 5 p.m. Thursdays through November at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Register online to reserve your spot at casscolibrary.org on the event calendar.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Thursdays, Nov. 8

Homeschool Mom Hangout planned

The Homeschool Mom Hangout with April Nourse at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library is for seasoned homeschool moms, as well as those who are new, this is an opportunity to relax with other moms, make new friends and share homeschool struggles and concerns.

The topic will be field trips and extracurricular activities. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

 

Wednesdays, through Nov. 7

Grief support group to meet

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.

Often, friends and family want to help you, but they don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare.

The group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives.

They want to walk with you on the path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.

GriefShare will be meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday through Nov. 7 at the Harrisonville Community Church, 1606 Chapel Dr., Harrisonville.

There is a $15 registration fee, but scholarships are available.

For more information, call 816-884-2431.

 

Tuesdays,  through November

Toddlers invited to storytime

Children ages 18 to 36 months are invited to a toddler storytime at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

The group meets at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays September through November.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Wednesdays, through November

Preschool storytime at the library

Preschool children are invited to a preschool storytime at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

The group meets at 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Wednesdays through November.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

Free public health event scheduled

Project Connect will be available for the first time in Harrisonville for Cass County residents at the United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Participating service providers will provide health information, social services, health screenings and veterans’ resources.

There will also be free haircuts, photographs, lunch resources not purchasable with food stamps.

The event will offer basic hearing test, behavioral health screening, birth certificate vouchers, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screening.

For more information contact Lori at 816-916-9399 or Iva at 816-263-2803.

The United Methodist Church is located at 2600 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

Walk/run to benefit Children’s Mercy

The Tyr Run Club 5K Walk/Run organized by the Filer Family will raise funds for Children’s Mercy Hospital. The 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at City Park.

Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for students. Payment can be made at the event or online – http://give.childrensmercy.org/goto/tyrrunclub.

All registration fees go directly to the Cade Filer Endowed Fund for Child Life in Hematology/Oncology thanks to 5K walk/run sponsorship by the Harrisonville Rotary Club.

The Tyr Run Club is a run club for all ages and in addition to the 5K, the club hosts monthly “meets’ at Memorial Stadium.

For more information about the Tyr Run Club, visit the website at www.tyrrunclub.com or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tyrrunclub. Contact the club at admin@tyrrunclub.com or (816) 739-3602.

Club sponsors are ARC+ and Schroeder Chiropractic.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

Citywide cleanup slated

The city of Harrisonville and Municipal Waste Services will have a citywide cleanup from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13 for Harrisonville residential customers only.

Items can be dropped off at 2606 Rock Haven Rd., one-third mile east of the Commercial Street intersection near Cass Regional Medical Center.

Items that will be accepted include non-freon appliances, metal items, furniture, light construction debris and household trash.

 

Tuesdays, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23

Meet and chat with the Superintendent

Harrisonville Schools Superintendent Paul Mensching will host a series of “Listening Post” events during the next few months.

These events are mainly come-and-go and provide community members the opportunity to meet with Mensching, who is in his first year as superintendent of schools. Guests can also provide their suggestions and feedback on the school district.

The first two events are from 11:15 to 12:15 Oct. 16 at the Cass County Public Library, 400 E. Menchanic St., Harrisonville.

The second event will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at Brick House Coffee, 201 E. Wall St., Harrisonville.

Check the district calendar  at www.harrisonvilleschools.org and the district Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HarrisonvilleSchools as additional events are scheduled.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

Come to the Zombie Prom

The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library invites area teens to a Zombie Prom at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

The event will feature games, music, snacks, crafts and a costume contest.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

Have coffee with the sheriff

The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library invites area residents to have coffee and conversation at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 with Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

Diabetes support group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will have a free Diabetes Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

Monthly, Cass Regional’s Diabetes Education team presents topics on current trends in diabetes treatments, lifestyle modification options and topics of interest for those who have diabetes or who have loved ones diagnosed with diabetes.

The Diabetes Support Group meetings are free to the public. For more information, contact Diabetes Educator Liz Whelan, at 816-380-5888, ext. 6010 or email lwhelan@cassregional.org.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

Annual electronic waste event

The annual electronic waste event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at The Family Center Mill-Walk Mall, Harrisonville.

This is an opportunity to safely dispose of old computers, televisions and other electronics.

Items accepted at no charge are computers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, telephones, LCD and plasma TVs and monitors, cassette players, DVD/CD players and VCRs.

Items not accepted include CDs, floppy disks, flash drives and VCR tapes.

*Fees will apply only on CRT computer monitors: $15 each; CRT-based televisions: $20 each; console and rear-projection TVs: $20 each.

*Fees are charged because these products contain lead and other hazardous materials and require special handling.

Fees can be paid with checks and cash only.

Please leave original packaging at home.

This event is provided through a partnership of the Cass County Sustainability Committee, The Family Center and Meredith Recycling, Montrose.

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

Election equipment to be tested

The Cass County Election Authority will be holding a public testing of the voting election equipment per Missouri State Statute RSMo 115.233.1 at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Historic Cass County Court House, 102 E. Wall St., Harrisonville.

The public is welcome to observe this testing.

For more information, call the Election Authority at 816-380-8102.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Learn to read on the go

The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library invites area residents to learn all they need to know about using e-books at 6 p.m. Nov. 7.

Bring your own device (eReader, tablet, smart phone) and Steve Erichsen, technology coordinator for the Cass County Library System, will help you get set up and ready to download any of our e-books and periodicals for you to enjoy.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Thursday, Nov. 15

Teensgiving event planned

The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library invites area teens to a Teensgiving event at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Those attending will gather at the library and head over to Bright Futures to volunteer their time for a great cause.

The library is located at 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Winter Market scheduled

Shop a variety of arts, crafts, farm goods, food and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, November though April inside the Mill-Walk Mall.

Those who are interested in selling at the market should visit Facebook, email wintermarketatmillwalk@gmail.com or call 816-884-2592.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Love the Square town hall meeting planned

Bring your ideas for the Historic Harrisonville Square with you to the Beck Event Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27.

During this town hall style meeting, you will learn more about the non-profit group, Love the Harrisonville Square and Missouri Main Street Connection’s approach to revitalization.

Refreshments will be provided.

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