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Community events for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 5

August 29, 2014 

Aug. 29

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.

Music in the Park

6:30 p.m., Howard Station Park – Frank Rardon ( Singer/Songwriter) Alex Sons and the 2819 Crew ( Rock).

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. This will be the last weekend for music in the park.

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

Aug. 30

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.

Labor Day 5k/10K

8 a.m. in front of Lee’s Summit City Hall – Bodies Health and Fitness is hosting the Labor Day 5k/10K and Kids’ Dash in Downtown Lee’s Summit to benefit Disabled American Veterans. There will be a costume contest, face painting, kids’ activities, music and post-race snacks. To register, go to  www.bodiesracecompany.com.

Sept. 1

Labor Day

Sept. 2

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.

Pooch plunge

5:30-6:30 p.m., Summit Waves, 120 SW Blue Parkway – Take your dog for a dive at this off-leash play-and-swim party. Dogs under 14” and 25 pounds swim from 5:30-6:30 p.m. while big dogs will swim from 7-8 p.m. All dogs must have current rabies shots and all vaccines as required by law. Rabies tags and current city tax tags must be worn and displayed by all dogs at all times. Pick up after your dog, including outside the pool area. For more information call Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500.

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.

AA meeting

7 p.m., Mental Health Building, 901 NE Indpendence (behind Walmart) – Discussion meeting (closed).

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. 

Sept. 3

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.

Retired teachers luncheon

12:30 p.m., Lee Haven Community Center, 111 SE Grand Street. – The Jackson County Missouri chapter of Missouri Retired Teachers and school personnel is welcoming new retirees from the Lee’s Summit R-7 school district as well as others in the area to a salad luncheon. Food, fellowship and issues facing retired educators are featured. Call Mary Bartram at 816-537-6713 with questions. Regularly monthly meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., with refreshments at 1:15 p.m.

AA meeting

8 p.m., Mental Health Building, 901 NE Indpendence (behind Walmart) – Discussion meeting (closed).

Sept. 4

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

Financial Peace University

6:30 p.m., Woods Chapel United Methodist, at 4725 NE Lakewood Way – Contact Dorothy Miller at 816-795-8848 for more information or to register.

Sept. 5

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.

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