Community notes for Feb. 27

02/26/2013 12:00 AM

05/16/2014 9:17 PM

British soccer camp

Registration for British Soccer Camp begins Monday for children ages 3-14.

The goal of Challenger Sports, which conducts the soccer camp, is to challenge and discover the strengths of each player.

Camp is June 11-15. Register at Those who register online at least 45 days in advance will receive a replica British Sports jersey. All players will receive a camp T-shirt and soccer ball. Advance registration fees are $71 to $101 depending on the camper’s age.

Registration will also be accepted at Gladstone City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes or the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes.

Call 816-423-4091 for information.

Indoor triathlon

The Shamrock Shake-Up Indoor Triathlon is 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Gladstone Community Center.

The event, open to everyone 15 and up, includes a 10-minute swim, 30-minute spin bike ride, and 20-minute run in the gym. Participants will set their own pace for each event.

Fees are $30 for center members and $35 for others.

Register at or at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Homes. Call 816-423-4200 for information.

Education Expo

The 15th annual Midwest Christian Education and College Expo is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City.

The free event is for homeschoolers, parents and college-bound students.

Over 60 faith-based colleges, private schools and homeschooling resources will be represented. Seminars are scheduled on topics such as financial aid, homeschooling law and preparing for college.

“We do have a parent panel discussion exploring various options for K-12 education,” said Dwight Widaman, conference organizer and publisher of Metro Voice Newspaper, a faith-based newspaper in Kansas City.

For more information, including a schedule of events, go to or call 816-524-4522.

Free family history conference

Genealogy KC — A Family History and Technology Conference, will be held March 22-23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 6751 N.E. 70th St., Kansas City, North.

Over 170 classes are planned during the free conference and live broadcasts from the annual RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City will be shown.

To register, go to Workshop schedules are available online.

Workshop presenters include representatives from the National Archives in Kansas City; and researchers from the Midwest Genealogical Center in Independence.

Beginning genealogists as well as experienced researchers are invited.

“In this day of technology there is an incredible amount of resources available to explore and to refine the efforts in genealogy and family history, which is the number one hobby in the world. This conference will help all who participate to better appreciate and utilize these tremendous tools,” said Jeremiah Morgan, President of the Liberty Stake of the LDS church.

“Families are such a critical part not only of our daily lives but of our very history and future. The conference has the potential to create greater bonds of strength with our families now and in future generations.”

Email questions to

Liberty candidate forums

Candidates for the Liberty City Council and Liberty School District will share their views during upcoming forums. The public is invited to attend and submit questions for the candidates.

The Liberty School District PTA will host a school board candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the LPS District Administration Center, 650 Conistor, Liberty.

Submit questions in advance at Question cards will also be available at the forum.

The forum will be moderated by the LHS debate team and broadcast on Channel 18.

The Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a city candidate forum at 7 p.m. Monday for all candidates running for Liberty mayoral and city council positions. The forum will be held in the council chambers at Liberty City Hall, 101 E. Kansas, Liberty.

The forum will be televised live on Time Warner Cable Channel 2 and rebroadcast later.

Submit questions in advance by calling the Chamber at 816-781-5200.

Strength training for seniors

Volunteer teachers are needed to lead strength training programs for senior citizens in Clay County.

PEPPI — Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence — is an ongoing project of Clay County Senior Services. The goals of the program are to increase independence by improving balance and coordination, increase mobility and activity levels, and decrease the risk of falling.

A training class for volunteer teachers is scheduled March 6 at the Clay County Public Health Center, 800 Haines Drive, Liberty.

Registration is required.

Call 816-595-4241 to register, or for information on becoming a teacher or a participant.

Cyber-bullying presentations

Tina Meier, whose daughter took her life after being bullied through social media, will speak on preventing Cyber Bulling at two Northland events next week. The events are free.

She will speak at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Smithville School District Performing Arts Center, 675 S. Commercial; and at 8 a.m. March 9 at Liberty North High School, 1000 N.E. 104th Street.

Meier founded the Megan Meier Foundation following her daughter’s death in 2006. Her goal is to create awareness and positive change in response to bullying and cyber-bullying, as well as increase internet safety for children.

The Smithville event begins with dinner at 5:45 p.m. followed by Meier’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. It is hosted by Smithville Community 2000 and the Smithville School District. The dinner is catered by Big V Country Mart in the high school cafeteria. Register by calling Rae Jenkins at 816-532-0589 or sending email to, or online at

Liberty’s program is part of a Parent University sponsored by Liberty Alliance for Youth and runs from 8 a.m. to noon March 9. A complimentary breakfast and a resource fair begin at 8 a.m. followed by a variety of workshops on parenting and safety for parents, teenagers and pre-teens. Meier will speak at 10 a.m. Activities for pre-school and elementary age children are also planned.

Register by March 4 for the Liberty event at For more information contact Amy Tuso at or call 816-736-7312.

The two programs are funded by the Clay, Platte, Ray Tax levy Board and with support from Tri-County Mental Health Services.


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