Community events for the week of June 14-21

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June 14, 2013 

Kingdom of TRUTH VBS

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lee’s Summit Baptist Temple, 2614 NW Chipman Road – Day camp/VBS programming from June 24-28. Pre-care and after care available up to 6 p.m. at an additional fee. Call 816-246-5537 or visit lsbt.org for more information

June 14

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.

Music in the Park

6:30 p.m., Howard Station Park – “Downward Spiral” (rock covers), “The Clue” (Rock) Enjoy free Friday night concerts from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Howard Station Park is located at the corner of Third and Main streets. For more information, call 816-246-6598.

Night Flight 5K Run/Walk

9 p.m. Harris Park Community Center – The race route will begin and end at Harris Park and go through downtown Lee’s Summit, the entire route is paved. Pre-registration only. Fees are $30 for participants age 14 and over and $25 for 13 and under. Sorry, night of registrations will not be available. Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is hosting a post-race swim at Summit Waves. Participants will have free entry to the “Dash & Dive Party” and family members are welcome for $4 each. 

June 15

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.

Lee’s Summit symphony performs at Kauffman Center

8 p.m. Kauffman Center.

June 16

Father’s Day

American Legion Band – Flag day concert

7-8:30 p.m., The Pavilion at John Knox Village

June 17

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.

June 18

Blood drive

Noon-3 p.m., Benchmark Healthcare of Lee’s Summit, 1501 SW Third St.

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”

6:45-9:00 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. 

June 19

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.

June 20

FITMOM + Baby

10:30-11:30 a.m., Summit Fair Clock Tower (Thursdays through July 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

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.

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.

June 21

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.

Lee’s Summit’s got talent

7 p.m., Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center – Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. This competition features a wide variety of performers from singers to dancers, musicians and novelty acts all vying for the $5,000 cash prize.

Rock the Green

7 p.m., City Hall Plaza – This concert features classic rock from the sixties and seventies; “Fast Johnny Ricker”, “The People Next Door”, “Rick Bacus Band”, and  “headshandsfeat.” The concert is free and food and drink vendors will be onsite. Feel free to bring lawn chairs but no coolers, alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed.

Longview Charity Horse Show

7 p.m., Longview Horse Park

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