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July 18, 2014 

July 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.

‘Jamaican Jam’

7 p.m., City Hall Plaza – Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation presents “Jamaican Jam” the second of three, free, live concerts featuring bands from the Kansas City metro playing the island sounds of reggae. This family fun event set for July 18 and will feature “Arm the Poor,” “Jah Lion,” and “Az-One.” The concert begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 10:30 p.m. and is held on Green Street in downtown Lee’s Summit on the City Hall Plaza. So dig out your dreads, mark the dates on the calendar and invite your friends and enjoy hanging out in downtown Lee’s Summit. The concert is free and food and drink vendors will be onsite. No coolers, alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed.

For more information, call Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation at 816-969-1500 or visit our website lsparks.net for more information. To check out all the Summer of Fun events, including Music and Movies in the Parks, visit www.summeroffun.net

July 19

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.

‘It’s a GREEN Thing’ Healthy Living Expo

9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 501 NE Missouri Rd, Lee’s Summit – Looking a healthier lifestyle for yourself, your family, and those around you, but not sure how? For more information, check them out on Facebook: It’s a GREEN thing, Healthy Living Expo or email: itsaneothing@gmail.com.

Sidewalk sale

10 a.m.-5 p.m. downtown Lee’s Summit – Participating downtown businesses will offer quality items at low prices. Take advantage of these great summer savings and see all that downtown merchants have to offer.

July 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.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW

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

July 22

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.

American Sewing Guild

10 a.m.-noon., Library in Belton – Program:Segments of Sew It All, from seasons 3 & 4, will be shown. Visitors interested in sewing are welcome; come learn and be inspired with us. For more information call Anita 540-2096

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.

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 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. 

July 23

Christmas in July at the Farmers Market

7 a.m., corner of Second and Douglas streets – Santa will be at the Market in his “summer outfit” taking pictures with kids. Customers also can enter to win a Farmers Market gift basket while shopping for fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more. For more information, call 816-246-6598.

Essential Tremor support group

10-11:30 a.m., John Knox Village, room 128 in the “places” building – Guest speaker will discuss “sit down” yoga. Guests and companions from eastern Jackson County are invited also. Questions, call Anita Otis,  816-373-4303

July 24

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.

Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild

6:30-8:30 p.m., Sew Sweet Quilt Shop of Brunswick, MO – Come join fellow area quilters for a Trunk Show by the owners of There is a $5 fee for non-members. Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, Jan.-Oct. at Duncan Estates Community Building, 633 SW Burry, Lee’s Summit. Contact us at 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.

July 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.

Fourth Fridays

5-8 p.m., Downtown Lee’s Summit – Enjoy art, theatre and music on the fourth Friday of each month from March to October. Participating businesses throughout Downtown will feature cultural arts activities, such as artist receptions and displays, Drink and Draw, author readings and more, for guests to enjoy at no charge throughout the evening.

Yoga in the streets

6:30-7:45 p.m., City Hall Plaza in Downtown Lee’s Summit – All ages and skill levels (including those with no prior yoga experience) are welcome. Debra O’Bryan of Joyful Breath Yoga and the Zen Zone and the new Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Cultural Arts Committee want to offer the entire community the opportunity to be exposed to the benefits of yoga for the mind and body.

Music in the Park

6:30 p.m., Howard Station Park – Chris Seal (singer/songwriter) and The Clementines (acoustic folk). Enjoy free Friday night concerts from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Howard Station Park is located at the corner of Third and Main streets. For more information, call 816-246-6598.

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