Community events for the week of May 17-24

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May 17, 2013 

Genealogy workshop

Noon-4:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road – Prairie Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a Genealogy Workshop on June 15. The workshop is open to chapter members, prospective members and those women interested in learning more about Daughters of the American Revolution. To reserve a seat, please contact Lucille Lamb at prairieregistrar@kc.rr.com. Registration deadline is June 1.

May 17

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.

May 18

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.

Pancake breakfast, free flights for youth

7:30-11 a.m., EAA Chapter 91-Lee’s Summit Airport – Chapter 91 of the Experimental Aircraft Association at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport in conjunction with Lee’s Summit Public Works Expo will sponsor a Fly-in/Drive-in pancake breakfast in the blue EAA Eagle Hangar.  The breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, or sausage, juice or coffee.  A lunch will be served consisting of a hot dog, bun and chips for $3.00. There will be free flights for youth, in a privately owned plane, ages 8-17 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon (weather permitting).  Written approval by parent/guardian is required.  For more information, call Larry Young  816-863-0215 or visit eaachapter 91.org.

Kid’s Fishing Derby

8 a.m.- noon, Legacy Park Lake – For more information call 816-969-1582.

May 19

KC Triathlon

7 a.m.- noon, Longview Lake Beach – For more information call 816-503-4800.

May 20

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.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW

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

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.

May 21

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.

Linus

1-3 p.m., Hobby Lobby, 1015 Northeast Rice Road

Bring your sewing machine and help make small quilts for Linus to give to children in the hospital.

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.

“Coping with life alone”

6:45-9 p.m., May 7-June 18, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150 – The program helps those who have lost a love relationship due to death, divorce or separation move through the experience of grief and loss into a future with renewed hope. To register, or for additional information, please call Lynne  816-457-0391 or Cathy  816-540-4644 or visit:  www.beginningexperience.org. The program is open to anyone regardless of faith tradition. 

Fear Not Support Group 

7 p.m., Tuesday evenings, New Summit Presbyterian Church 1800 NE Independence – Fear Not Support Group is a Christ-Centered support group for anxiety and depression. Material is based on the Christian 12 Steps also Anxiety Centre  http://www.anxietycentre.com/, also “The Anxiety/Phobia Workbook” by Edmund Bourne. 

May 22

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 23

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

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.

May 24

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.

Fourth Friday

5-9 p.m., Downtown Lee’s Summit – For more information call 816-246-6598.

Music in the Park

6:30-10 p.m., Downtown Lee’s Summit – The series kicks off from with a Kids Night featuring The Jack Snaps, Rockin’ Rob and Rylie Brown. The concert is free to the public and takes place in Howard Station Park on S.E. Main Street in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Music in the Park is run by Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, and the title sponsor is Lakewood Counseling Services TMC. Music in the Park also is sponsored by the Bank of Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Journal.

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