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Community notes for Aug. 21

Updated: 2013-08-20T17:13:14Z

Adult flag football league

Men can register now for adult flag football with Gladstone Parks and Recreation. Both competitive and intermediate divisions are planned.

Play begins Sept. 14 at Happy Rock Park in Gladstone. Team fees are $450 for eight games. Uniform T-shirts and equipment will be provided.

Registration is open through Aug. 30 or until the league is full.

Register at www.activityreg.com or in person at Gladstone City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes or the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes. For a form go to www.gladstone.mo.us. For information call Jody Hydorn at 816-423-4087 or send email to jodyh@gladstone.mo.us.

Parish sponsors 5K

St Charles Borromeo Parish is hosting the Charles Chargers’ Challenge, a 5K run and 1 mile walk, on Sept. 7.

Proceeds from the Challenge will go toward the school’s $915,000 renovation project, which includes new windows, stucco and electrical upgrades.

Registration is $25 for runners and $20 for walkers, and includes a pancake breakfast after the race. Additional breakfast tickets are $7.

Register online at www.chargers.morgansports.net. Those who register by Tuesday will receive a free T-shirt.

“St. Charles is the oldest Catholic School continuously operating in Clay and Platte counties and we want to ensure our longstanding tradition of excellence in Catholic education continues for future generations of Northland residents,” said Father Joseph Totton.

The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the parish school at 804 N.E. Shady Lane Drive in Kansas City, North.

For information call the parish office at 816-436-0880.

Family 4-H event

Platte County 4-H is holding its annual family fun event 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Platte Resource Center, 11724 N.W. Plaza Circle, Kansas City, North.

Everyone is welcome to learn more about 4-H and meet 4-H families from Platte County, said Sharen Hunt, 4-H Youth Specialist.

The event will include life-size board games, the traditional frozen T-shirt relay and a potluck meal. Those attending should bring a side dish. Hot dogs will be provided by Platte Valley Bank.

Register by Aug. 22 by calling Hunt at 816-270-2141.

Northland Giving Circle grant applications

The Northland Giving Circle invites non-profits to submit applications for its annual grant.

Each year the organization gives $30,000 to a Platte County or Clay County charity that provides basic services for the needy. Since the circle was founded it has donated $120,000 to service organizations. Past recipients were Harvesters’ Back Snack Program, Assistance League of Kansas City Heartland Auxiliary’s Operation Child in Need, Northland Assistance Center’s Family Support Program and Shepherd's Center of the Northland’s Outreach Services for Seniors.

For an application or information go to www.gkccf.org/grant/northland-giving-circle or call 816-746-4602; or 816-741-3162. The application deadline is Oct. 15.

Members of the organization make an annual donation of $302.50 each for the chosen charity. Members vote each year for the recipient charity and attend one annual meeting. The organization welcomes new members.

Jewell offers first graduate program

William Jewell College will offer its first graduate program the summer of 2014.

The master of science in education program will focus on differentiated instruction for practicing teachers.

Candidates may choose a 14- or 24-month schedule for the 30-credit program.

To apply or for information go to www.jewell.edu/msed or call 816-415-6989.

Northland Community Choir

The Northland Community choir begins its fall season with an invitation to amateur musicians to join the non-audition SATB choir. Registration is $5 for new members.

Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Meetin’ House at Park University in Parkville. A rehearsal will follow. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday.

This will be the 40th anniversary of the Northland Community Choir. The artistic director is Paul Erickson. Erickson is the organist and director of music at Parkville Presbyterian Church.

Four concerts are planned this year: Nov. 10; Dec. 15, Feb. 9, and April 13. Concerts are held at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park University. The choir will sing a variety of music, including carols by John Rutter and Handel’s “Easter Messiah.”

For information call 816-500-8008 or go to www.northlandcommunitychoir.org.

Silver center Wii bowlers

Senior citizens are invited to participate in a fall Wii bowling league sponsored by the Liberty Silver Center.

Players will use a Wii video game system at the Liberty Community Center. Bowlers may register as individuals or teams. The fee is $5 for an 8-week season.

League play begins Sept. 11. No experience is required and trophies will be given at the end of the season.

The Happy Rollers, a Liberty Silver Center team, is the champion team in a bowling league comprised of teams from Northland communities.

To sign up call 816-439-4360. For information on Wii bowling call the Silver Center at 816-439-4368.

By Norma King, special to The Star

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