Community notes for Feb. 20

02/19/2013 12:00 AM

05/16/2014 9:11 PM

Gladstone Youth Sports

Gladstone Parks and Recreation is taking reservations for the following youth sports:

• Start Smart Soccer: For boys and girls ages 3-5. Four sessions are planned beginning March 25. Registration accepted through Mar. 15 or until sessions are full. Fee is $35 per child.

• Developmental Youth Soccer: For boys and girls 5 years old through seventh grade. Eight week program begins March 19. Registration accepted through March 8 or until leagues are full. Fee is $45.

• Start Smart Golf: For boys and girls ages 5-7. Non-competitive approach to golf. Register through March 15. Fee is $35. Meets weekly beginning April 1. Class is limited to 16.

Online registration for sports is available at Or register in person at Gladstone City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes or the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes. Call 816-423-4091 for information or go to

Adult Sports in Gladstone

Several adult sports are offered this spring through Gladstone Parks and Recreation. They include:

• Golf for Beginners: Introductory classes for adults and children ages 10 and up. Classes begin April 13. Fee is $65.

• Adult Flag Football: For men, includes competitive and men’s intermediate leagues. Play begins March 23. Fee is $450 per team for eight games. Registration closes March 8 or when leagues are full.

• Adult softball tournaments: Scheduled on Saturdays April 6-Sept. 21. For men’s, women’s and coed teams. Fees for each tournament are $175 per team with a four game guarantee. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to each tournament. The softball tournaments are sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods.

• Men’s, women’s and coed softball leagues: Play begins April 21. Men’s, women’s and coed teams. Fees are $415 for single games and $700 for doubleheaders. Entry deadline is April 10 or until leagues are full.

• Co-ed kickball: Kickball with a less competitive atmosphere. For ages 18 and older. WAKA rules apply. Cost is $300 per team and includes up to eight games. Register through April 12 by contacting Jody Hydorn at 816-423-4087 or send email to Registration forms are also available at

• And new this year, an adult Ultimate Frisbee league: Games begin May 22. Teams of up to 15 players pay a $300 entry fee. Games will be played Wednesday nights at Happy Rock Park. Registration is March 4-May 3 or until the league is full.

Online registration for sports is available at Or register in person at Gladstone City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes or the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes. Call 816-423-4091 for information or go to

Liberty softball leagues

Liberty Parks and Recreation is offering softball leagues for girls ages 7-14 of all skill levels.

The recreation leagues emphasize fun, participation and teamwork. Players who register by March 14 pay $64 for Liberty Community Center members or $69 for non-members. To register go to or contact Nate Williams at 816.439.4389 or

Intro to Competitive Softball is for C level players ages 10-14. Players who register by March 4 pay $80 for Community Center members or $85 for non-members

Competitive Softball leagues are accepting registration for girls ages 10-16 years who are A/B level. Full team registrations only are accepted for this league.

Teams must be sanctioned through USSSA. Registration closes March 13. Team fee is $1,000.

For information go to or contact Isaiah Bragg at 816.439.4392 or

North Star Community Band

The North Star Community Band will hold its second Silver Spotlight concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Oak Park High School auditorium.

The free winter concert will feature selections from “Les Miserables,” the “Trumpeter’s Lullaby” featuring Ed Williamson on trumpet, a tribute to Artie Shaw with Diane Karius on clarinet and selections from “Welsh Ayres Dances.”

The concert is family-oriented and open to the public. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Oak Park High School auditorium is at 825 N.E. 79th Terrace, Kansas City, North.

Parkville Chamber names director

Marsha VanDever has been named the new executive director of the Parkville Chamber of Commerce. VanDever has been interim executive director since November.

She and her husband, Mike, have been chamber members for two years and own Anytime Fitness at Interstate 29 and Barry Road in Kansas City, North. She earned a bachelor of science in education from Southwest Missouri State.

The Parkville Chamber recently held its annual gala and donated $3,500 to the Friends of Parkville Parks. The money was raised from a 5K race sponsored by the Chamber. The money will be used to help rebuild the parks in Parkville that were devastated by floods in recent years.

Future Chamber events include a golf tournament at The National April 29. The 100-player tournament is open to anyone. The chamber also sponsors legislative events and a poker tournament in the fall.

The chamber is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 charity of choice. Anyone is welcome to nominate a Parkville area non-profit.

Liberty Chamber honor

The Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2012 Volunteer of the Year award to Jennifer Malone, a financial advisor at Waddell Reed, during its annual banquet on Jan. 24.

Malone, an active member of the Liberty Chamber, has given her time for the Ambassador Committee and volunteered at the Liberty Fall Festival, Golf tournament and other events.

Malone was also named to the chamber board this year and began her three-year term in January.

Jupiter gazing

The public is invited to a free viewing of the planet Jupiter and its moons Friday evening at the Pillsbury Observatory on William Jewell Campus.

The viewing will be held 7-9 p.m. contingent upon a clear sky Friday night. One of Jupiter’s moons, lo, will be will disappear behind the planet a few minutes before 10 p.m.

Access to Pillsbury Observatory is through the White Science Center. Visitors should take the elevator to the fourth floor. There is a 50-step climb to the dome.

For information call 816-415-7642. William Jewell Campus is at 500 College Hill, Liberty.


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