Mark your calendars, community events for the week of March 14-21

March 14, 2014 

March 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.

Lenten fish fry Fridays

5-7:30 p.m., (March 7-Apr. 11) St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 7877 NE Blackwell Road – This is not an ordinary church fish fry. Dining parties will be met at the door by the Maître D’, who will escort and seat diners. Waiters will take orders and return with a hot meal. A dessert table is included. Private dining room available. Call 816-246-6800 to reserve a private room or sponsor a table.

Open House

7 p.m., Hosted by Restoration Road, 212 NE Main Street – Restoration Road is pleased to join the Bowman’s in the great Commission of spreading the gospel here and abroad. With special guest speaker Ryan Bowman.

March 15

Traditional Irish Breakfast at Mingle

8-11 a.m. – Tickets are available at the door. $15 for adults; $10 for ages 10 and younger. Mingle is located at 209 S.E. Main St.

Bits O’ Gold Coin Hunt

11 a.m. – For ages 8 and younger in Howard Station Park on S.E. Main Street.

Blarney Brew Off

11 a.m. to noon – For ages 21 and older on Mingle’s back patio. Beer tasting glasses cost $5 at the door.

Start of the Emerald Isle Parade

Noon – Begins at Lee’s Summit High School, then travels down Green Street, heads west on Third Street, then turns north on S.E. Main St. in Downtown Lee’s Summit.

Emerald Isle Pub Crawl

1 p.m. – at participating Downtown Lee’s Summit bars; following the parade and continuing throughout the evening.

Head Shave for Hope House

2 p.m. – Head shaving begins at 2 p.m. at the Fire Fighters Union Hall, 322 S.E. Douglas St. Silent auction event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union Hall.

Longview chapel’s annual chili supper

4-7 p.m., Long Hall in Historic Longview Chapel Christian Church, 850 SW Longview Road – Adults: $8, Children:$4 (10 & under), (5 & under free) Take out orders available. Pie and drinks will be included. Monies from this event will be to help the Men’s Club and their various club programs for the Church. 

March 17


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.

Cornbeef and cabbage dinner

5-6:30 p.m., American Legion Post No. 189, 820 SE Vista Drive – All you care to eat, adults: $7.50, kids 12 and under: $3.50. Includes: cornbeef and cabbage or smoked sausage, potatoes, salad, dessert and drink.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW

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


6:30-8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, 2 NE Douglas Street, in ADM-139 – This is a 13-week seminar and support group for those who have lost loved ones and/or friends through death. Each weekly GriefShare session will include a video seminar featuring top experts and a support group discussion with a focus. For additional information, please contact First Baptist Church at 816-525-0700. The cost is $15 for first timers and free for alumni.

March 18

MO TOPS NO. 0437

8:30 a.m. weigh in, program 9 a.m., (Tuesdays) Baptist Church Annex, 2 NE Douglas Street – Take Off Pounds Sensibly helps members to live slimmer, healthy lives. For information, call Chapter secretary, Stephanie, at 816-763 5205.

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 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.

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, 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 us in helping the needy in our community. Call Bob Spence at 816-373-6054 for information.

March 20

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


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.

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