Community events for the week of April 26-May 3

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April 26, 2013 

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.

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 27

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.

April 29

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.

Lee’s Summit Toastmasters Club

6 p.m., Legacy Christian Church, 2150 E Langsford Road – The Lee’s Summit Toastmasters Club No. 5317 meets on the first, third and fifth Mondays each month for those interested in public speaking. Guests are always welcome.

Rainbow girls open house

6:45-7:45 p.m., 2409 S. M291 Hwy – Rainbow girls is a club for young ladies between the ages of 7-19. The club offers leadership opportunities, service events, college scholarships, friends and fun. For more information go to www.gorainbow.org or call Mrs. Gieringer at 816-353-3788.

April 30

Freedom to Speak Toastmasters

Noon, John Knox Village, 500 NW Murray Road – Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that helps members develop and improve their public speaking abilities. The Lee’s Summit group meets at John Knox Village on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month. For more information, call 816-347-7832.

Better Breathing Club

1-2 p.m., Saint Luke’s East Hospital, 20 NE Saint Luke’s Blvd. – The Better Breathing Club of Kansas City is dedicated to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health. Get free help coping with your respiratory disorder or lung disease.

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.

Barbara Hughes, Civil War Re-enactor will portray Laura Flanery 

7 p.m., JCGS Research Library, 1111 W. Pacific in Independence – Barbara Hughes, a retired American History teacher from Blue Springs School District, shares her passion for history through re-enacting many women who lived during the Civil War. She also dresses in the authentic clothing of those days.  Barbara will be reenacting Laura Flanery, who survived the Civil War by strength, courage, and an indomitable will. 

May 1

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.

May 2

Lee’s Summit Breakfast Optimist Club

7:30 a.m., Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road – The Optimist Club is a “Friend of the Youth” and supports many programs to recognize outstanding students in Lee’s Summit. For more information contact president David Dean at 816-969-1554.

Annual Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit investing in our youth invitational golf tournament

11 a.m., (registration) Shotgun start 1 p.m., Lakewood Oaks Golf Club, 651 NE Andrews Circle – Proceeds of this golf tournament are dedicated to the Rotary Club of LS Endowment Fund, whereby the rotary club of Lee’s Summit is proud to support seven students annually.

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

American Board Certifying Local Career-Changers to Become Qualified Missouri Teachers

4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m., Legacy Park Community Center.

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.

May 3

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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