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The 2017 Belton Fall Festival is set Friday and Saturday on Main Street in Belton.
The 2017 Belton Fall Festival is set Friday and Saturday on Main Street in Belton.

Sept. 8-9

Belton Fall Festival

4-10 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 9 — Main Street, Belton

Festival features live music and entertainment, Belton’s Got Talent, train rides, crafts and vendor booths, food, wine and beer garden, activities for children and Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast. Sponsored by Downtown Belton Main Street Inc. Call 816-425-2206 or visit for more information.

Sept. 8

Community Health Screening

9-11:30 a.m. – Sherwood Community Bank, 89 Old Missouri 7, Garden City

Cass Regional Medical Center is providing a free health screening. Receive free blood pressure, blood oxygen, and blood sugar screenings, and obtain a free total lipid profile. For the most accurate results, screening participants are asked to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the screening and take medications as usual (with water only). No appointments are necessary. To learn more, contact Kacee Baldwin at 816-619-3000 or email

Sept. 9

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event

8 a.m.-noon — Eagle Glen Intermediate School, 100 S. Foxridge Drive, Raymore

The City of Raymore, in partnership with Mid-America Regional Council and the City of Belton, will be holding its annual household hazardous waste collection day. Proof of Raymore or Belton residency is required to drop off items at this event. Household hazardous waste includes items such as household cleaners, lawn and garden products, automotive fluids, paints and other chemical products. For more information, visit

Harrisonville Town Hall Meeting

9 a.m. — HUB at Harrisonville United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville

The guest presenter will be Sonya McLelland, marketing and public relations director for Cass Regional Medical Center. McLelland will be joined by nurses from the simulation laboratory who will be giving a demonstration of the pediatric simulator manikin. Hosted by Aldermen Judy Bowman and Judith Reece, the meeting is also an opportunity to hear what’s happening in the community and to ask questions. It is open to Harrisonville residents. Coffee will be served.

Sept. 12

Cass County Civil War Roundtable

7 p.m. — Pearson Hall in the Information Center, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville

The speaker at this meeting will be Arnold Schofield, who will be sharing about “The 116th,” a true story of Abraham Lincoln’s lost guard. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 816-392-0034.

Raymore Historical Society meeting

7 p.m. — Museum in lower level of Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Drive, Raymore

The Sept. 12 meeting will feature the Raymore Cemetery. The group will begin at the museum and, weather permitting, will conclude with a walking tour of the cemetery. All are welcome to attend.

Sept. 13

Depression in the Elderly

5:30-7 p.m. — Carnegie Village Rehab activities room, 105 Bernard Drive, Belton

The presentation is organized by Right at Home. RSVP to Courtney Coffman at 913-242-4422 or email Light dinner will be provided as well as door prizes.

Sept. 14

Cass County Coalition of Chambers & Belton Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Carnegie Village, 107 Bernard Drive, Belton

RSVP to the Belton Chamber office by Sept. 11. Lunch is $12 per person.

Underground Readers Discussion

3:30 p.m. — Harrisonville Library Branch, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville

Join the Underground Reader in a discussion of “I Have A Bad Feeling About This” by Jeff Strand. Light refreshments will be served.

Community Awareness Presentation

6-8 p.m. — Belton Memorial Station, 602 Maurer Parkway, Belton

A presentation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office open to anyone who have contact with youth, including parents, pastors, coaches, grandparents, school officials and scout leaders. Presentation topics include suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, teen dating violence, self-harm, eating disorders and depression. There will also be a community fair for attendees to gather information and reach out to local resources.

Sept. 15-16

36th annual Foxwood Springs Fall Festival of Bargains

9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Foxwood Springs Retirement Center, 1500 West Foxwood Drive, Raymore

Come and shop the nine different venues, including the Bake Shop, Book Nook, Jewelry Shop, Holiday Shop, Gift Shop, Thrift Shop, Bargain Barn and Furniture Garages. There will be a food court, raffle and bidding for gift baskets. In addition, the event will also showcase its inaugural Vintage Show and Shine Car Show on Saturday. Admission is free. All proceeds go to The Fellowship of John. Call 816-679-7629 for more information.

Sept. 16

Belton Booster Club Pancake Breakfast

7-10 a.m. — Belton High School cafeteria, 801 N. West Ave., Belton

Belton Booster Club is organizing a specialty pancake breakfast for the community. Attendees may pay $5 as a suggestion donation.

Catch the Spirit 5K Walk/Run

7:15 a.m. — Harrisonville High School, 1504 E. Elm St., Harrisonville

The annual Catch the Spirit 5K Walk/Run will benefit the Harrisonville Public School Foundation and the Christina Collins Memorial scholarship. The event will feature a 5K which begins and ends at Harrisonville High School. Registration is $20 and the pre-registration deadline is Sept. 1. Participants may register up to the day of the race for an additional $5 per person. Race-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. Registration forms are available at or at the Harrisonville Schools Administrative Offices.

Back to School Supply Drive

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Vintage Elegance, 1406 S. Commercial St., Harrisonville

Flea market event hosted by Vintage Elegance and Harrisonville Bright Futures. Vendors wanted. Space is limited. Call Cathy for reservations and more information at 816-509-0309.

Junk in the Trunk Sale

4-7 p.m. — 400 and 500 blocks of Loop Road, Belton

Contact Family Tree Furniture at 816-500-5762 for more information. Spaces are $5 each.

Sept. 19

Craft Night at Harrisonville Branch

6 p.m. — Harrisonville Library Branch, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville

Library attendees are invited to attend a craft class where they will create centerpieces for your table at home. Materials needed include wire wreath, two spools of 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch ribbon and two packages of paper napkins. The class is limited to 20 people.

Sept. 21

Teen Program: Zombie Survival Training

3:30 p.m. — Harrisonville Library Branch, 400 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville

Zombies are attacking your library, and it’s time to hold down the fort. Teens are invited to partake in Nerf wars, games, crafts and more during this fun program.

The Democrat will accept any submission for appropriate events occurring in Cass County if they are emailed to in our event format. Items sent at least two weeks in advance of the event will have a better chance of making the paper.