A new art exhibit for Blue Springs
“Voices,” a temporary art exhibit, opened to the public this week at the Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 Coronado Drive.
The exhibit consists of four sculptures, placed throughout the conference center campus, aimed at capturing the meaning found in the word voices. They were commissioned by the Blue Springs Public Art Commission as part of an ongoing effort to bring art to the community.
“We believe this program not only adds beauty to the community, but also helps us build our identity,” Eleanor Frasier, chairwoman of the commission, said in a news release. “Often these works are purchased by individuals or groups in the area and remain in Blue Springs for all residents to enjoy.”
The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 30. Residents are asked to designate their favorite of the four pieces through a survey at www.bluepsringsgov.com/voices.
John Knox opens assisted living building
John Knox Village has opened Village Assisted Living, which includes 25 private apartments for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Highlights of the new building include a grand foyer, spacious common areas, a 500-gallon aquarium and large apartments at the center, 1701 N.W. O’Brien Road.
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Raymore Arts in the Park event
Raymore's inaugural Arts in the Park event will be Saturday at the Original Town Farmers Market property, 200 S. Washington. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy a variety of art vendors, live music, performing artists, live art demonstrations, kids’ activities and food vendors. Admission is free.
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Free movies in Blue Springs park
Blue Springs Parks & Recreation will be showing free outdoor on a large inflatable screen at Rotary Park, 600 N.W. Vesper St.
“Frozen” will be shown Friday at 8 p.m., and “The Lego Movie” airs at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Pre-show activities include cartoons, free popcorn, games and activities.
There will be no movies in July and August because of summer heat.
$10,000 given to VFW
Greg and Laura Crowley, owners of Crowley Furniture, presented a $10,000 donation to the VFW National Headquarters on Friday. The funds were raised during a Memorial Day promotion in which a percentage of the sales at all three Crowley Furniture locations would be donated to the VFW.
Hazardous waste disposal Saturday in Harrisonville
Household hazardous waste will be collected from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Cass County Justice Center, 2501 W. Mechanic St.
Materials accepted include automotive fluids, batteries, paint and related products, lawn and garden chemicals, house cleaners, glues and compact fluorescent light bulbs. No electronics or business waste.
Residents of Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Lake Winnebago, Cleveland, Garden City and unincorporated Cass County (including communities with a population of less than 500), as well as other communities in the Regional HHW Collection Program, can dispose of items no charge.
To find out if you live in a participating community call 816-701-8226 or go to www.recyclespot.org.
Your turn to sound off on KC parks
Residents are invited to share their views Tuesday about potential improvements in Kansas City parks, recreation facilities and programming.
A forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St. in Swope Park.