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Community News: April 4, 2019

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.

 

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 meet

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 handcrafted items are sold.

For more information. contact harrison villefarmermarket@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, Archie.

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.

 

Tuesday, April 16

Taco Tuesday at VFW

Taco Tuesday has returned for a limited time at VFW Post 4409, 1804 N. Commercial St., Harrisonville.

Tacos will be available while supplies last from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 16 and May 21.

Deep-fried tacos are $1.50 each and the public is welcome to dine in or take their orders to go.

Call Norma Baldridge at 816-916-2666 for more information.

Steak Night is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

 

Tuesday, April 16

Vietnam Wall meeting slated

The monthly meeting of the Bringing the Vietnam Moving Wall to Harrisonville at 7 p.m. April 16 at the American Legion building, 303 E. Pearl St., Harrisonville.

All interested people are invited to attend and become involved in the huge community project. There is a place for anyone wishing to help.

 

Thursday, April 18

Teen Iron Chef competition slated at library

Students in grades six through 12 are invited to enter the 2019 Iron Teen Chef competition from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 18 at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Compete in teams of up to three for a chance to win the title. Registration is required.

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

For more information or to register, call 816-884-3483.

 

Thursday, April 18

Diabetes Support Group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Diabetes Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 18, in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional at 2800 East 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.

 

Friday, April 19

Free community health screenings at Commerce Bank

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 19 at 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, call Kacee Gregg, MA, at 816-619-3000 or email-kbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

Friday, April 26

Free Community Health Screenings in Garden City

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 26, at Sherwood Community Bank, 89 Old Highway 7, Garden City.

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 emailkbaldwin@cassregional.org.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Arthritis seminar scheduled

Cass Regional Medical Center is offering a free arthritis seminar from noon to 1 p.m. May 1.

Orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Peterson, DO and rheumatologist Kevin Latinis, MD, PhD, will share opinions for relief. They will also walk participants through everything from diagnosis to treatment options.

Lunch will be provided.

CRMC is located at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

For more information, call Brittney Sexton at 816-380-3474, ext. 4811 or email bsexton@cassregional.org.

 

Saturday, May 18

Swap plants at the library

The Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library will have a houseplant swap from 10 to 11 a.m. May 18 at the library.Start now getting starts ready to swap.

  • Bring as many as five starts.
  • For each one you bring, take one home.
  • Starts must be rooted.
  • You can bring them in water or soil, but each start should be in individual containers.
  • Houseplants only.

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

For more information, call 816-884-3483.

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