Mark your calendars: community events for the week of May 16-23

May 16, 2014 

May 16

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.

May 17

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.

Pancake breakfast and free flights for youth

7:30-11 a.m., 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.-Noon.  Written approval by parent/guardian is required. For more information, call Larry Young 816-863-0215 or visit eaachapter91.org.

Lee’s Summit Big Truck and Equipment show

9 a.m.-1 p.m., City Hall, 220 SE Green Street – The Big Truck and Equipment Show is an opportunity to learn about the projects, people and equipment of the City’s Public Works and Water Utilities Departments to help celebrate National Public Works Week.

Art and Artifacts Fair

1-4 p.m., in the Lobby of Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green Street. – In an effort to identify cultural resources and encourage public education as it relates to historic preservation, the City of Lee’s Summit Historic Preservation Commission in partnership with the Lee’s Summit Historical Society, will hold, for the first time an art and artifacts fair in observance of May preservation month.

May 19

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.

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.

May 20

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.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.

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.

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. 

May 21

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.

May 22

Cartridge World blood drive

9 a.m- noon, 412 SW Ward Road – To make an appointment online go to savealifenow.org and enter the sponsor code: CARTRIDGE. For additional details contact Lisa Pycior at 816-246-4845.

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

Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild

6:30-8:30 p.m., Duncan Estates Community Building, 633 SW Burry – Come join fellow area quilters for this month’s meeting.  Tia Curtis from Camp Follower Bags will be at the meeting to demonstrate how to quilt on a Featherweight machine and speak about Welsh quilting and Modern Quilting.  There will be a $5 fee for non Guild members.  Quilt Guild meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, January-October. Contact nimblethimblesguild@ gmail.com for more information.

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.

May 23

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.

Fourth Friday

5-8 p.m., downtown Lee’s Summit – Artwalk: featuring art exhibits, music, food, live demos and more at participating locations throughout Downtown Lee’s Summit. The May 23 Fourth Friday also will feature two special events: “Cellular Cenes” street theatre ($10 tickets need to be purchased in advance) and free Yoga in the Streets from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in front of City Hall Plaza. Bring a mat and join the fun. Visit the Fourth Fridays Downtown Lee’s Summit Facebook page for more information.

Music in the Park

6:30 to 10 p.m. , in Howard Station Park on SE Main St., – Enjoy free concerts featuring a variety of musical genres from Friday nights from May 23 to Aug. 29 in downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The May 23 concert features the popular Kid’s Night from 6:15 to 10 p.m.

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