Community events for the week of April 4-11

April 4, 2014 

April 4

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.

Historical Society of Lee’s Summit meeting

6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1625 N.W. O’Brien Rd., the first Friday of even numbered months – All are welcome who are interested in the history of Lee’s Summit. Call Kathy at 816-363-9718 for further information and visit the website www.leessummithistory.c

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Light it up blue

7-10 p.m., April 4, Got Art Gallery, 18 SW Third St. – A Light It Up Blue silent auction and Autism Awareness Night as well as a live Performance Painter and Blues music will be just a part of this event. All proceeds from the event will be collected by The Mears Foundation for Autism

April 5

Farmers Market Opens

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.

4th Annual Kid’s Kick’n Cancer Blood Drive

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive Help support our community and its children who are battling cancer with a life-saving blood donation.

Summit Christian Academy Eagle Egg 5K run/walk

9 a.m., 1450 SW Jefferson Summit Christian Academy Elementary Building –event features a new on course eagle chase, egg hunt and prize experience. Go to www.sca-eagleegg5k.com for more information.

Dog Gone Egg Hunt for Autism Awareness

Noon-3 p.m., Unity Village Campus – The Dog Gone Egg Hunt is Kansas City’s first egg hunt to benefit autism and kicks off Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month for Paws 4 Autism, Autism Society of the Heartland and Autism Speaks. Separate egg hunt fields for those with autism and nutritious grain free salmon treats for the pooches. Check-in begins at noon with the children’s egg hunt starting at 1 p.m. and the dog’s egg hunt afterwards.

April 7

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., 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.

GriefShare

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.

April 8

TOPS

8:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, 2 NE Douglas Street – Lee’s Summit Tops club meets every Tuesday morning at 8:30 am at the annex building behind First Baptist Church. For more information about the club contact Stephanie at 816-763-5205 or Bob at 816-246-9730. Come visit to see if TOPS would work for you.

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.

Restoration Road Recovery group

6:30 p.m., 212 NE Main St. – A Christ based ministry called Restoration Road recovery group that meets to help those who are struggling with addiction, abuse, loss, abandonment, sexual abuse, un-forgiveness and other life destructive situations.

Lee’s Summit Garden Club

7-9 p.m., Winterset Park Community Center, 2505 S W Wintercreek Dr. – Due to elections, this month’s meeting will be in the lower level of the Community Center. The guest speaker will be Rita O’Hara, her topic will be “Joy of Herbs and Vegetables from Seed.” Refreshment will be provided, visitors are always welcome. Visit the web site www.leessummitgardencl

ub.orgor call 816-540-4036 for additional information.

Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild

7 p.m., Summit Christian Academy Elementary, 1450 SW Jefferson Street

Join other woodworkers in the community to promote the exchange of woodworking information and further the craft. For more information, go to www.lswoodguild.com.

Lee’s Summit Lions Club

7 p.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 1680 NW Chipman 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.

April 9

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.

VFW Post 5789 Meeting

7 p.m., VFW building, 329 SE Douglas St. – For more information, call 816-525-5789.

April 10

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

Noon, 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.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia support group

6 to 7 p.m., second Thursday of each month at the Ambassador Room at John Knox Village, 500 NW Murray Road – The purpose of the group is to offer resources and support for those who have loved ones affected by dementia.

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.

April 11

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.

“Much Ado About Nothing”

7 p.m. (April 11-12) 2 p.m., (April 13) Lee’s Summit North High School. For more information call 816-986-3031.

“Zombie Prom”

7:30 p.m. (April 11-12) 2:30 p.m. (April 13) Lee’s Summit West High School. For more information call 816-986-4000.

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