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Community News: March 28, 2109

Wednesdays, through April 10

GriefShare 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 successfully rebuilt their lives.

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

Participants are invited to the group that meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 10.

There is a $15 registration fee for the cost of the book. Scholarships are available.

The group meets at the Harrisonville Community Church, 1606 Chapel Dr., Harrisonville. For more information, call 816-884-2431 or visit https://harrison-villecommunity.church.

Saturdays through May 4

GriefShare to meet in Archie

GriefShare seminars will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through May 4 at the Archie Baptist Church, 302 S. Missouri St., Archie.

GriefShare is a special 13-week seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after the death of a loved one.

There is a $15 registration fee that covers the workbook, journal and refreshments.

For more information, call 816-430-5515.

Monday, April 1

Learn how to decide who gets Grandma’s yellow pie plate

The University of Missouri Extension in Cass County is offering the class, Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate. The class is designed to teach participants how to work through the often difficult decisions and conversations that must occur around passing down sentimental possessions.

This class is appropriate for any personal property owner, family member, estate executor or professional working with affected individuals.

There is a $5 cost associated with the program which includes a workbook for each participant. Couples that wish to use the same workbook will be charged $8.  A minimum of five are required to enroll for the class to be held. This class is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at the University of Missouri Extension Center, 201 W. Wall St., Harrisonville.

A light lunch will be provided to participants.  

Please register with the Extension Office at 816-380-8460 before March 28.

For more information, call the Extension Office of Cass County or the facilitator Kyleigh Sullivan, at 660-619-1355.

Tuesday, April 2

Stop the Bleed program offered

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Stop the Bleed educational program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 2 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/DxVke RS.

For more information, call Paula McBride, RN, CEN, at 816-380-5888, ext. 3841 or email pmcbride@cassregion al.org.

Thursday, April 4

Teen Advisory Board to meet at library

Youth in grades six through 12 are invited to a Teen Advisory Board meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Share with staff what want to see at your local library, what programs you want to attend and help with bulletin boards in the teen section. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, call 816-884-3488.

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

Friday, April 5

Free Community Health Screenings

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 5, at 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, call Kacee Gregg, MA, at 816-619-3000 or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

Tuesday, April 9

Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting

Cass Regional Medical Center will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. April 9 in conference room 1, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s 24-hour information and support line at 800- 272-3900.

Wednesday, April 10

COPD Support Group

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a COPD Support Group at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at Cass Regional in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3 located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

This support group is for those diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and their caregivers. Participants provide support to one another and learn methods to manage their conditions while taking part in everyday activities.

For more information, call Respiratory Therapy Manager Gary Skiles at 816-380-5888, ext. 4160, or email gskiles@cass regional.org.

Thursday, April 11

Farmers Market group to hold annual meeting

People interested in being a vendor at the Harrisonville Farmers Market are invited to attend the annual vendors meeting to get all the information they will need to join the market group for its sixth season.

The meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 S. Jefferson Parkway, Harrisonville.

The Harrisonville Farmers Market takes place on the Harrisonville Square from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, June through September. A variety of seasonal produce and hand-crafted items are sold.

For more information. contact harrisonvillefarmermarket@gmail.com or call Amanda Stites at 816-884-2592.

Friday, April 12

Free Community Health Screenings

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  April 12, at Archie City Hall, 302 S.W. Outer Rd., Suite C, Ar-chie.

 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, call Kacee Gregg, MA, at 816-619-3000 or email kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

Saturday, April 13

Peculiar Chamber to host Easter egg hunt

The Peculiar Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. April 13 at the West Peculiar Fire Protection District 1 headquarters, 200 S. Main St., Peculiar.

There are two divisions, one for prekindergarten through first grade and one for kindergarten through fourth grade.
Area youth are invited to join in the fun and meet the Easter Bunny.

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