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April 19, 2013 

April 19

Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary Club

7:15 a.m., Emaline Ballroom – Every Friday morning you are cordially invited to attend the Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary at the Emaline Ballroom, 616 SW Third St. You will have the opportunity to meet our many business members, have breakfast provided by local restaurateurs and hear an interesting program. The meeting is finished by 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 816-222-0771.

The Exonerated

7:30 p.m., (April 19-20, 25-26 and 27) Cultural Arts Center, 500 SW Longview Rd – he MCC-Longview Speech and Theatre Department will present The Exonerated, by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files, and the public record, The Exonerated tells the true stories of six people sent to Death Row for crimes they did not commit.  In this 90 minute, intermission-less play, moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.’ –theexonerated.com Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 dollars at the door.  For advance tickets please visit  http://mccexonerated.brownpapertickets.com.

April 20

Pancake breakfast, free flights for youth

7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.- Lee’s Summit Airport, EAA Chapter 91 – Chapter 91 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will sponsor a Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport in the blue EAA Eagle Hangar. The breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, bacon, or sausage, juice or coffee. There will be free flights for youth, in a privately owned plane, ages 8-17 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Written approval by parent/guardian in required.  For more information, call Larry Young  816-863-0215 or visit eaachapter  91.org.

Peace Forum

7 a.m-3 p.m.,Unity Village – The Peace Forum will feature internationally acclaimed authors and speakers, a Rotary Peace Institute Scholar, and many more activities including: a welcoming reception the evening prior and a closing reception with musical performances by talented musicians including the LSUMC Methodist Men of Note. Breakfast, breaks, a “themed” luncheon and the two receptions are all included in the registration fee. Cost is $50.00/person and includes breakfast and lunch. A student discount is available for a cost of $25.00/student. To learn more about the Peace Forum and to register go to www.peacethruservice.wordpress.com and you will be directed to the official Peace Thru Service Web-site.

Farmers Market

7 a.m., corner of Second and Douglas streets – Every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to sell out, shoppers can get some of the freshest produce in town. For more information, call 816-246-6598.

MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy

10 a.m.-5 p.m., presented by Farmers Insurance, The kite festival will feature dazzling mega kite displays by the Kansas City Kite Club on the picturesque lawn of the MCC-Longview campus. It is the only event of its kind in the region. Especially for the kids, Flights of Fancy will feature kite making, an inflatable maze, face painting, a balloon artist and a candy drop. For more information visit the website at www.mccflightsoffancy.org or call 604-2030.

Spring Parade of Homes

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Homes will be open daily April 20 through May 5. Admission is free.

Free Parade Guide books will be available after April 12 at the HBA - I-435 & Holmes or at any Parade Home. Event information and an online Parade search are available at  www.KCParadeofHomes.com

April 22

Al-Anon

Noon, First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, 1625 NW O’Brien Road – Is someone’s drinking causing you problems? Come to Al-Anon and join friends and family of alcoholics. The group meets weekly at noon on Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW

5:30 p.m. Mondays, First Presbyterian Church, 1625 NW O’Brien Road.

April 23

Helping Hands of the Willing Workers

1 p.m., Longview Chapel Christian Church, 850 SW Longview Road – Join a weekly group that makes crafts and sews for the benefit of the church. The Helping Hands make items throughout the year to earn money for the building fund and make cheer baskets for the homebound. The group invites anyone looking for fellowship, fun and those who enjoy creating items, to join them. The group furnishes all supplies and is always looking for new ideas. For more information, call 816-524-6549.

Lee’s Summit Downtown Rotary Club

4:45 p.m., Lee’s Summit Firefighters Union Hall, 322 SE Douglas St. – The club’s mission is to meet the charitable needs of the local community and participate in worldwide humanitarian causes by utilizing the energy and dedication of its members. Numerous local and international charities are supported by the club’s efforts. To learn more about the club, go to www.lsdowntownrotary.com or contact Keith Stidham at 816-554-8610.

Kiwanis Club

6 p.m., Lakeside Dining Room at John Knox Village – The Kiwanis invite you to join them as they volunteer their time to serving the children of the world. The Lee’s Summit chapter of the Kiwanis are dedicated to service projects including sponsoring little league baseball and softball teams, assisting with Hope House, providing scholarships and other projects. For more information, call 816-461-5204.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 1625 NW O’Brien Road.

Lee’s Summit Lions Club

7 p.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 1680 NW Chipman Rd 

April 24

Farmers Market

7 a.m., corner of Second and Douglas streets – The market opens for the season. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to sell out, shoppers can get some of the freshest produce in town. For more information, call 816-246-6598.

April 25

Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit

Noon, Unity Inn at Unity Village, 1901 NW Blue Parkway – Every Thursday, members of the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit can be found discussing community and international service projects, sharing fellowship and enjoying lunch. The meetings are always open to guests and prospective new members. For more information, visit www.lsrotary.com

Downtown Lions Club

6 p.m., Firefighters Local 2195 Union Hall – The Lee’s Summit Downtown Lions Club meets at noon at the Firefighter Local 2195 Union Hall, 322 SW Douglas St. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us. For more information, call 816-246-1119.

Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild

6:30 p.m., Duncan Estates Community Building, 633 S.W. Burry St. -- Come and join other area quilters. This year the guild will be having guest speakers, sew days, a retreat and more. It meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from January through October. For more information, go to www.nimblethimblesquiltguild.com.

Al-Anon

7:30 p.m, First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, 1625 NW O’Brien Road – Is someone’s drinking causing you problems? Come to Al-Anon and join friends and family of alcoholics. The group meets weekly at noon on Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

April 26

Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary Club

7:15 a.m., Emaline Ballroom – Every Friday morning you are cordially invited to attend the Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary at the Emaline Ballroom, 616 SW Third St. You will have the opportunity to meet our many business members, have breakfast provided by local restaurateurs and hear an interesting program. The meeting is finished by 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 816-222-0771.

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