Community events for the week of Nov. 1-8

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November 1, 2013 

Nov. 1

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.

Holiday Open House

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 2 and 12-5 p.m., Nov. 3, Downtown Lee’s Summit – Shops will be decked out in their holiday best and will feature holiday décor, gifts and refreshments. Shoppers can enter to win one of two $100 Downtown Shopping Sprees. Participating businesses will offer FREE 30-minute classes and demonstrations on Nov. 2. Go to www.downtownls.org for more info.

Nov. 2

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.

Nov. 4

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.

Nov. 5

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.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 1625 NW O’Brien Road.

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. 

Lee’s Summit Masonic Lodge

7:30 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month at 2409 S 291 Hwy. Join in helping the needy in the community. Call Bob Spence at  816-373-6054 for information.

Nov. 6

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.

Nov. 7

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.

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.

Nov. 8

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.

Misletoe Madness

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 8-9, Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. – Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is hosting Mistletoe Madness. Some of the merchandise available includes jewelry, blankets and bibs, scarves, purses, books, hand crafted cutting boards, cosmetics, clothing, and other hand-crafted items. Vendors onsite will include Awaken Whole Life, Kreative Jewelry Designs, MH Designs, Mary Kay, Thirty One Bags, Scentsy, Unique O’s, Norwex, Grace Adele, Gigi Hill Purses. and many more.

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