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Community News: Nov. 1, 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.

 

Friday, Nov. 2

Free community health screenings at Meadowview Estates

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Meadowview Estates, 533 Meadow View Circle, Peculiar.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen and blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

Town Hall meeting slated

Harrisonville Aldermen Judy Bowman and Judith Reece will wrap up their bimonthly 2018 Town Hall meeting schedule at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 in the HUB at the Harrisonville United Methodist Church.

The speaker will be R-9 Superintendent of Schools, Paul Mensching.

Parents and community members are invited to attend to hear Mensching talk about student achievement, facilities, budget, etc.

All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Refreshments and coffee will be served.

The church is located at 2600 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Stop the Bleed presentation slated

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Stop the Bleed educational program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in conference rooms 1 and 2, located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. However, with proper training anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder. The Stop the Bleed program includes instruction and practice on proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands, dressings and tourniquets.

The Stop the Bleed educational program is free to the public. To register, visit SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/SVLfasu. For more information, contact Paula McBride, RN, CEN, at 816-380-5888, ext. 3841, or email pmcride@cassregional.org.

 

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.

 

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. 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.

 

Thursday, Nov. 8 and Nov. 22

Breastfeeding support group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center, the Cass County Health Department and Amy Hall, certified lactation counselor, will host a breastfeeding support group meeting at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month (Nov. 8 and 22). The meeting will be held at Cass Regional Medical Center in conference rooms 1 and 2, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

For more information, email Amy Hall at theeweamy@gmail.com.

 

Friday, Nov. 9

Free community health screenings at Harrisonville Villas

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Harrisonville Villas, 501 Timber Dr., Harrisonville.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen and blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

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.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day celebration planned

The community is invited to a Veterans Day celebration from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Beck Event Center, 210 S. Independence St., Harrisonville,

The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of World War I and honor the Cass County residents that valiantly gave their lives to protect our freedom.

During the event, a new monument will be dedicated. Guest speakers, a presentation by VFW Post 4409 and snacks will be provided.

For more information, visit Facebook or call Serenity Care Hospice at 816-380-3913.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Alzheimer’s support group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 13, in conference room 1, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

For more information, email Jeanne Reeder at jeanne.reeder@alz.org or call the Alzheimer’s 24-hour information and support line at 1-800-272-3900.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Diabetes support group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Diabetes Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 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. This will be the holiday party for the group.

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.

 

Friday, Nov. 16

Free community health screenings at Commerce Bank

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Commerce Bank, 1301 S.  Locust St., Harrisonville.

Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen and blood sugar screenings and obtain a free total lipid profile, which measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. For most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Kacee Baldwin, MA, at 816-619-3000, or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

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, 2601 Cantrell Rd., Harrisonville.

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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