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October 18, 2013 

Oct. 18

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.

Sneak Peek Holiday Open House

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 18; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 19 & 12-5 p.m., Oct. 20 Downtown Lee’s Summit – Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping and decorating. Take a peek at what the merchants of Downtown Lee’s Summit have to offer for the holidays. Shop early and enjoy a stress-free holiday season.

Creative Awakening Yoga Retreat

Oct.18-21, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village – Kim Cope Tait, author, Certified Yoga Instructor and MFA in Writing. For more information go to www.awakenwholelifecenter.com.

Spooktacular

5-10 p.m., Legacy Park Community Center – Activities will include: Mini Fitness Classes; Open Gym; and Racquetball. The Indoor Aquatics area will be open from 5-9:30 p.m. Plus there will be games & crafts for kids in the community rooms and at 6:30pm there will be a Costume Contest with prizes for most original, funniest, scariest and overall. Patrons can enjoy free popcorn as long as supplies last. For more information call 816-969-1550.

Family Fun Days

Oct. 18-19, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Paradise Park – Enjoy a good old-fashioned tractor-pulled hayride sitting on bundles of straw, hearing stories, playing games and huddling close together with family and friends. Free Petting Zoo every Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. included with every hayride!

Oct. 19

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.

Pancake Breakfast and Free Flights for Youth

7:30-11 a.m., EAA Chapter 91-Lee’s Summit Airport – 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 is required.  For more information, call Larry Young  816-863-0215 or visits eaachapter  91.org.

This is the last pancake breakfast and young eagles flight for this year.

Free drive-through flu shot clinic

8-11 a.m., Saint Luke’s East Hospital, 100 NE Saint Luke’s Blvd. – Call Saint Luke’s Concierge at 816-932-5100.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church craft fair

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1800 SW State Route 150 – The Marketplace has more than 50 vendors, who sell items ranging from jewelry and photography to home décor and handmade crafts. Te event is free and open to the public. For more information visit

HolySpiritCatholicChurch.net.

Oct. 20

Dogtober Fest 2013

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kemper Outdoor Education Center in Fleming Park – Contests and games for dogs, admission is free. For more info call 816-229-8980 or go to dogtoberfest@jacksongov.org.

Power Up Your Life!

(Oct. 20-27) 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village – Revs. Drs. Bil and Cher Holton, authors and owners of Holton Consulting Group. For more information go to www.awakenwholelifecenter.com.

Jacomo Chorale concert “Rivers of Song”

4 p.m., Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terrace – Free will donations accepted at the door. The Jacomo Chorale, eastern Jackson County’s community chorale, is directed by Dr. Helena Vasconcellos and accompanied by

Velma Tyson. Additional information about the chorale is available by calling Nancy at 816-560-9148.

Oct. 21

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.

Spaghetti Dinner

5-6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 189, 820 SE Vista Drive – All you care to eat, meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Adults $7, kids 12 and under $3.50.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW

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

Oct. 22

Skillbuilders

Education workshops for widows, widowers and caregivers

9:45 a.m. (Tuesdays Sept. 17-Nov. 26) The Palmer Center, Craft Room 9900 Juniper Lane, Overland Park, Kan. – Although classes are designed for widowed persons, anyone may attend. No pre-registration is necessary. There is no charge to attend.

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.

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. 

Oct. 23

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.

Oct. 24

Village hospice volunteer training session

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., John Knox Village, Villager Inn, room 155, 1001 NW Chipman Road – To register for the training contact Michele Rusinko, Village Hospice Volunteer Manager at 816-347-2578 or e-mail mrusinko@jkv.org. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 18.

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.

“Love Letters”

Oct. 24-26 6-9:30 p.m. and Oct. 27 1-4:30 p.m., The Stanley Historic Event Space, 308 SE Douglas – Dinner theater production presented by Summit Theatre Group. Tickets, $32 adults, $30 seniors. For more information call 816-522-8387 or visit www.summittheatregroup.com

Artist Reception and Exhibit

6:30-9 p.m., Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Avenue – The Lee’s Summit Arts Council will be hosting a reception to present photographer Shawn Beelman and his works to be on exhibit at the Gamber Center Oct. 24 through Jan. 16, 2014. 

Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild

6:30-8:30 p.m., Duncan Estates Community Building, 633 SW Burry – Join fellow area quilters for our last regularly scheduled meeting this year. Members will be revealing holiday stockings that were created for a guild challenge & will play a fun game with 5 inch squares .  Please bring 42 five inch squares if you wish to participate . For more information go to nimblethimblesguild@gmail.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.

Oct. 25

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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