Cass County Democrat Missourian

Unwanted bulky items? Fall cleanup comes to Harrisonville

Harrisonville fall cleanup coming up

The fall biannual citywide cleanup in Harrisonville is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Residents of Harrisonville can bring unwanted items to 2606 Rock Haven Road and drop them off for free.

Acceptable items include non-freon appliances and metal items, water heaters, furniture, light construction debris and household trash. There is a limit of one 16-foot trailer on construction debris. A charge will be applied to any appliances with freon. Tires, auto batteries, oil, hazardous chemicals, paint, roofing shingles and yard waste will not be accepted.

To participate, residents will be required to provide proof of residency within the incorporated city limits of Harrisonville. A fall brush drop off is scheduled for the last week of October.

Fishing Derby in Raymore

The 17th Annual Walter Buck Memorial Fishing Derby was held at Hawk Ridge Park on Sept. 14. The event was rescheduled from the spring to the September date because of construction at the park earlier in the year. The event, which was free and open to children ages 15 and younger, drew more than 60 young anglers. Prizes included Largest Caught Fish and Most Caught Fish.

Trucktoberfest in Raymore

Raymore Parks & Recreation is hosting a “Trucktoberfest” at T.B. Hanna Station on Oct. 6. The event features food trucks including KC Pinoy, Mad Man’s BBQ, Carlson’s Burgers, Cajun Cabin, Polar Oasis and Coffee Cake KC. The area band Rock Bottom will perform during the event, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Log Cabin Festival

The Harrisonville Log Cabin Festival is back for 2019. The Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce voted to rename the Burnt District Festival the Log Cabin Festival. It is scheduled for Oct. 4 and 5. The “Log Cabin Festival” was the original name for the festival, in a tribute to the Sharp-Hopper Log Cabin located beside the Cass County Public Library Harrisonville branch.

The weekend event, sponsored by the Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature children’s activities, a parade, arts and crafts vendors and live entertainment. The event will also include a carnival.

Harrisonville Halloween events

Harrisonville Parks & Recreation is offering two Halloween events near the end of October. Haunted hayrides are scheduled on Saturday Oct. 26. The event, which runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., will be at Harrisonville City Park. Tickets are $5 per person. Children 2 and younger are free.

A bounce house and free face painting will be available for people waiting on their ride. Trailer rides begin at Shelter 2, drive through the City Park Haunted Trails and end back at Shelter 2. A ticket booth will be located at the shelter.

On Sunday Oct. 27, the North Park Activity Center will be the site of a pumpkin painting event. The event is free from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at North Park Activity Center before the city Trunk or Treat.

Pumpkins and paint will be provided, but pre-registration is requested by calling the Harrisonville Community Center Front Desk at 816-380- 8980.

Vintage Circus Gala for parks

Tickets are on sale for the Vintage Circus Gala on Oct. 26. The event is sponsored by the Raymore Community Foundation to benefit the Hawk’s Nest inclusive playground. The event will feature a dinner, silent auction and painting demonstration.

The total cost of the inclusive playground planned for Hawk’s Ridge park is $800,000. Gala organizers have a goal of raising $20,000 with the event to pay for a custom-designed tree house playground piece. The Vintage Circus Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Centerview Event Space. Tickets are available as are sponsorship opportunities. Contact Melissa Harmer at 816-892-3002.

Alzheimer’s support group

Cass Regional Medical Center will host an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in Conference Room 1, located inside the main entrance of the hospital. For more information about this free event, call the Alzheimer’s 24-hour information and support line at 800-272-3900.

Diabetes support group

Cass Regional Medical Center will host a free Diabetes Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, located directly inside the main entrance of the hospital in Harrisonville.

Cass Regional’s Diabetes Education team presents monthly topics at the group on current trends in diabetes treatments, lifestyle modification options and topics of interest for those who have diabetes or who have loved ones diagnosed with diabetes. The Diabetes Support Group meetings are free and open to the public.