Community News: May 16, 2109

Thursday, May 16

Teens invited to matinee

There will be a teen movie matinee featuring “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” at 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

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

For more information, call 816-884-3483.


Thursday, May 16

Diabetes Support Group to meet

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Diabetes Support Group meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. May 16, in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of Cass Regional, 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, call Diabetes Educator Liz Whelan at 816-380-5888, ext. 6010 or email


Friday, May 17

Free Community Health Screening at Commerce Bank in Harrisonville

Cass Regional Medical Center will provide free health screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 17 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. 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


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.


Saturday, May 18

Take a tour of the square

In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, the Love the Harrisonville Square organization will be hosting a historic walking tour led by David Atkinson at 10 a.m. May 18.

Those attending should plan to meet on the south side of the Cass County Courthouse.

There is no cost to join the tour, but donations to the non-profit are welcomed and appreciated.

Attendees can also have their photo taken with historical props for a small fee.


Saturday, May 18

Scharlie Foundation golf tournament slated

The third annual Scharlie Foundation golf tournament will be held May 18 at the Shamrock Hills Golf Club, 3161 S. State Route 291, Lee’s Summit.

The tournament benefits the foundation which was established in honor of Scharlie Cantrell, who took her own life, and is an advocate for mental health and animal abuse.

Registration for the tournament is at 11 a.m. with tee time set for 1 p.m. Dinner will be provided after the tournament.

The entry fee for the four-man scramble is $65 per player or $260 for a team. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 and up.

Monetary donations, prizes and promotional gifts are also being sought.

For more information, call Ronda Miller at 816-809-9530 or Kathy Cantrell at 816-809-3281.


Tuesday, May 21

Kiwanis to host annual Strawberry Day event

The Harrisonville Kiwanis Club will have its annual Strawberry Day event May 21 at the First Christian Church, 400 S. Independence St., Harrisonville.

They will serve strawberries with ice cream from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a $6 donation.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kiwanis Club’s community service projects.


Tuesday, May 21

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. 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. the third Saturday of each month.


Tuesday, May 21

Vietnam Wall meeting slated

The monthly meeting of the Bringing the Vietnam Moving Wall to Harrisonville will be at 7 p.m. May 21 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.


Tuesday, May 21

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Stop the Bleed educational program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 in Conference Rooms 1 and 2, located directly inside the mail entrance of Cass Regional, 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville.

The Stop the Bleed educational program is free to the public. To register, visit

To learn more about this event, contact Paula McBride, RN, Cen, at 816-380-5888, ext. 3841, or email pmcbride@ Get more stories like this delivered weekly! Subscribe today!