24th annual Cass County Fair
All day — Cass County Fairgrounds, 308 W. Commercial, Pleasant Hill
The fair continues now through Sunday. The county fair features a carnival, livestock shows, live music, food, exhibits, nightly main events and more activities. For more information, visit www.casscountyfairmo.com.
“Nowhere to Run” walk-through drama tours
6:30 p.m. — Downtown square, Harrisonville
A walk-through drama at the Harrisonville square. Starting point is at Brick House Coffee Bar at 201 E. Wall St. Tours begin every 20 minutes. Food and games will be provided. Reservations can be made at www.heartoflife.org. Presented by Rocked World Productions.
Musical Freestyle at the Park
5 p.m. — Longview Horse Park, 12600 S.E. Raytown Road, Kansas City
Hosted by the Kansas City Dressage Society. Come watch a few of the best dressage riders in the region perform their musical freestyles. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free to attend and open to the public.
Junk in the Trunk Sale
4-7 p.m. — 400 and 500 blocks of Loop Road., Belton
Contact Family Tree Furniture for more information at 816-500-5762.
Picassos for Pets 2017
4-8 p.m. — Oak Tree Farm Clubhouse, 501 N.E. Clubhouse Drive, Lee’s Summit
HELP Humane presents Picassos for Pets. Event will have appetizers, open bar, art on display and a dessert bar. Visit www.helphumane.org for more information.
Family Fort Fun
5:30 p.m. — Harrisonville Branch, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville
Spend family time building a blanket fort and reading together at this library event. The library will wrap it up with “camp fire” stories and a treat at the end.
Build a Better Community
6:30 p.m. — Harrisonville Branch, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville
The library is inviting families to help make dog blankets and toys for the Harrisonville Animal Shelter. Call 816-884-3483 to tell the library you’re coming.
Coffee With A Cop
9-10:30 a.m. — Old Cedar Inn, 107 W. Old Highway 7, Garden City
Join community members and police officers from the Garden City Police Department for coffee and conversation.
Ribbon cutting at KC Road Lawyers
Noon — KC Road Lawyers, 408 Main St., Belton
Organized by the Belton Chamber of Commerce.
Raymore Activity Center groundbreaking
4:30 p.m. — Recreation Park, Raymore
The ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. in the northwest corner of Recreation Park. For more information, visit www.raymore.com/rac.
Second annual Women’s Joy Full Business Conference
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Carnegie Village, 107 Bernard Drive, Belton
Cost is $30 per person. Attendees are also asked to bring an item for “Stuff the Bus” or “Pack the Pantry.” Cost includes lunch, conference, door prizes and a photo opportunity. Call 816-331-2420 for more information.
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. — Branding Iron BBQ, 2027 N. Commercial St., Harrisonville
Event organized by Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by calling 816-380-5271 or email email@example.com.
Movies in the Park presents “Ice Age: Collision Course”
8-11 p.m. — Harrisonville City Park, 706 Ash St., Harrisonville
Bring your families, blankets, lawn chairs and enjoy a fun-filled evening watching a movie under the stars at Harrisonville City Park. This event is free to attend. Concessions will be available.
Cruising Main Street
4 p.m. — Main Street, Downtown Belton
July 22 will be ’70s night. If a cruise is canceled due to weather, the cruise will be rescheduled for the following Saturday.
Annie Oakley in Concert
7 p.m. — Whistle Stop Antiques, 313 Main St., Belton
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with live music starting at 7 p.m. Annie Oakley is a trio from Oklahoma set to perform at Whistle Stop Antiques. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 816-322-0200.
Belton Historical Society meeting
2 p.m. — 512 Main St., Belton
General meeting is open to the public and is free to attend. Attendees are encouraged to donate $5 for the 2018 scholarship fund. Afternoon meeting features live music from East Creek Band, a mother-daughter duo playing a banjo and fiddle.
Annual Harrisonville Parks and Recreation Golf Tournament
7:30 a.m. — Hoot’s Hollow at Country Creek Golf Club, 20800 E. 215th St., Pleasant Hill
Entry fee is $75 per player. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. July 28 with the tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. Prizes and giveaways include one cash prize of $10,000. Lunch and beverages will be provided following the tournament. All proceeds benefit the Harrisonville Parks and Recreation Foundation.
First Friday Coffee in Belton
7:30-9 a.m. — Cricket Wireless, 622 Markey Parkway, Belton
Networking event open to the public.
Take Defense Class
10 a.m.-noon — Peculiar Elementary School gymnasium, 201 E. Third St., Peculiar
Join the Peculiar Police Department for a defense class conducted by the Ali Kemp foundation. Reserve a spot at www.takedefense.org. The class is free, but donations are accepted for the foundation. Open to the public.
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