Electronic Waste Recycling and Safe Disposal
An event for safely disposing of old electrical equipment is planned for Oct. 20 in Harrisonville. The partnership between the Cass County Sustainability Committee, The Family Center and Meredith Recycling in Montrose, Mo., is designed to help save landfill space and protect the environment.
From 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 20, the Family Center at Mill-Walk Mall in Harrisonville will be open to receive old computers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, telephones, LCD and plasma TVs and monitors, cassette players, DVD/CD players and VCRs.
While those items can all be dropped off for free, there will be a charge for disposing of cathode ray based televisions and monitors as well as rear projection and console TVs
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CDs, floppy disks, flash drives and VCR tapes will not be accepted.
Run to Benefit Children’s Mercy in Harrisonville
A Tyr Run Club 5K Walk/Run on Oct. 13 will raise funds for Children’s Mercy hospital. The run is planned for an 8 a.m. start at Harrisonville City Park. Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for students. Payment can be made at the event. Walk-up registrations are welcome.
Every dollar collected for membership and events associated with the Tyr Run Club is donated to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City in support of the Child Life Specialists working with boys and girls being treated for cancer.
All registration fees for the Harrisonville event will go directly to the Cade Filer Endowed Fund for Child Life in Hematology/Oncology. The walk is sponsored by the Harrisonville Rotary Club and was organized by the Filer family.
Trunk or Treat on the Square in Harrisonville
The seventh annual Trunk-or-Treat on the Historic Harrisonville Square is set for Oct. 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to wear their Halloween costume and trick-or-treat around the square. The event, sponsored by the Harrisonville Parks and Recreation Department and the Harrisonville Rotary Club, is free, but non-perishable food donations are encouraged. The donations will go to the Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry.
The square will be closed to traffic during the event.
Business, organizations, and individuals interested in participating should register with Jill Filer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 380-2727, ext. 1224. Participants are encouraged to park in the city lots near the library and enter the square at the corner of Wall and Lexington. In case of rain, the event will be moved to North Park Activity Center.
Raymore Family Art Day for Dia de los Muertos
The Raymore Arts Commission is offering a free art class and educational event about the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition. Originating in Mexico, this holiday celebrates the lives of those who have died. On Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Park House, 909 S. Madison St., the public is invited to attend. There will be an opportunity to decorate a sugar skull cut-out or a mini pumpkin and learn about the Mexican tradition.
The Family Art Day event does not have a cost, but does require a preregistration by Oct. 16 to Mike Ekey at 816-892-3109 or MEkey@Raymore.com.
Harrisonville Ordinance Meeting
A public hearing on Monday Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Harrisonville City Hall is scheduled because the city’s Board of Alderman is considering amendments to the city’s Code of Ordinances.
The ordinances include looking at zoning regulations concerning the reconstruction of fire-damaged residential buildings; an amendment which regards the use of gravel for drives and parking areas; an accessory uses amendment to allow detached accessory structures in commercial districts; and an update to definitions and rules of construction concerning the considered amendments.
All those interested in the amendments or these issues are encouraged to attend the hearing.