Community events for the week of Aug. 23-30

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August 23, 2013 

Aug. 23

Amazing Autumn! Fall Open house

(Aug. 23-25) Downtown Lee’s Summit – Enter to win a $100 Downtown Lee’s Summit shopping spree, and check out all of the new fall décor and fashions.

Fourth Friday

5-9 p.m., Downtown Lee’s Summit – Fourth Friday features art and music at seven Downtown Lee’s Summit businesses: Blue Heron, Got Art Gallery, Five Petals, Freeland Photography, Mingle, Salon Metric and LMS Wine Creators, which also offers “Drink & Draw” from 6 to 8 p.m., where artists can bring their sketchbooks and pencils, then draw from a live model at no charge to the artist.

“Cellular Cenes” street theatre

6:30 p.m., downtown Lee’s Summit – This is a unique outdoor theatre experience where the audience, who are asked to leave their cell phones on during the performance, literally follows the story throughout the streets of Downtown Lee’s Summit. This performance has new scenes and a new musical element. Tickets are $10 each and sell-out fast. Call Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street at 816-246-6598 to reserve a spot.

Yoga in the Streets

7 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 220 S.E. Green St – Yoga instructor Debra O’Bryan is bringing Yoga in the Streets back to Downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring a mat to this free outdoor yoga session, which is for all ages and skill levels.

Music in the Park

6:30 p.m., Howard Station Park –”Wheelhouse” (American pop rock) “Two Headed Cow” (folk 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.

Aug. 24

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.

Car Show

9 a.m.-noon, (awards at 1 p.m.) Our Lady of Presentation Church, 130 NW Murray Road. – Entrants will vote on each class with ballots provided, listed as follows: a.) rod or custom, b.) pre 1960 c.) post 1960 d.) best of show. Car show will be held in conjunction with the Presentation fifth annual Heavenly Scent BBQ contest in the morning and BBQ dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Larry Reynolds 816-524-8474.

Evening Under the Stars 2013-Sunset at Key West

7 p.m., Under the portico at TMC Lakewood, 7900 Lee’s Summit Road – A fundraiser for TMC Lakewood’s school based mobile dental service.

Cool food, hot music, great fun!

Aug. 25

Longview Horse Park Association benefit horse show

6-9 p.m., Longview Horse Park – For more information call 816-537-6855.

Aug. 26

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.

Lee’s Summit Toastmasters Club

6 p.m., Morningside Business Center, 306 SE 291 Hwy. – The Lee’s Summit Toastmasters Club No. 5317 meets on the second and fourth Mondays each month for those interested in public speaking. Guests are always welcome.

Aug. 27

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.co

m 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.

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.

Aug. 28

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.

Aug. 29

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

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.

Aug. 30

Music in the Park

6:30 p.m., Howard Station Park –”Beth Vernon“ (folk/acoustic rock) “Favorite Daze” (pop covers) 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.

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