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Master Gardener Event August 17, Gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a special free event, “Gardening for Bees and Butterflies,” at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, at 6:30 p.m. Heather Holm, author of “Pollinators of Native Plants” and “ BEES: An identification and Native Plan Forage Guide,” will be the presenter.

Pleasant Hill Cruise Nights this Friday August 18 downtown Pleasant Hill. The third Friday of the Month (Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20). Sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Downtown Association.

VFW Breakfast August 19 from 7-9:30am. They will be serving biscuits and gravy, Sausage & Eggs and Pancakes; 1701 Country Club Dr. Donations greatly appreciated.

On August 18 and 19 the Lone Jack community will commemorate the battle that took place in the middle of town. The Lone Jack Historical Society invites everyone to come see what new information the archeologists found at their recent project dig. Activities will begin on Friday, August 18, at 7 p.m. with a live 80s music band plus a beer and wine garden. The Boy Scouts will serve a pancake breakfast, Saturday morning at 7 a.m. At 7:30 a.m., the Lone Jack Park Board scavenger hunt will begin on the park grounds. The Historical Society’s opening ceremonies will be held in front of the museum, at 9:15. From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Historical Society members will visit with descendants of the soldiers who fought in the battle and local families. Descendants have been encouraged to bring photos of their ancestors, documents, and other keepsakes pertaining to the battle and/or local history. A scanner will be available to scan appropriate materials for the historical library. The Lone Jack Food Pantry will hold a food drive and sell Mennonite jams and pickles. Kids can try their hands at old-time games and participate in a taffy pull, sponsored by the PTA. The Lone Jack branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library will have a booth and will feature a forgiveness day. The wreath - laying ceremony and soldiers’ recognition will be conducted at 10 a.m. with the assistance of Elliot’s Scouts, a reenactment group. Andi Gamblin, a member of Kansas City’s St. Andrew’s Pipe and Drums, will play the bagpipes in recognition of the soldiers’ sacrifices. Following the ceremony, the Board of Aldermen will present the annual community award. Following the presentation, descendants who want to tell stories about their ancestors will have the opportunity. At 11:00, the award-winning Bluegrass Missourians will entertain with period-style bluegrass music. People are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for comfort while listening to the band or joining the reunion picnic at noon. The Boy Scouts will begin serving supper on the museum grounds at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., an old-fashioned fiddle contest will begin. At 7 p.m., the fun moves to the beer and wine garden for a live country band. For information on Commemoration, check the Historical Society’s website at www.historiclonejack.org or visit the Facebook page. To volunteer or for information, contact Alinda at 816.805.1815 or president@historiclonejack.org.

It's time for the fall preview in Lone Jack, Mo. Come out and help support those in need. Friday through Sunday, August 18-20, 2017 donate 3 or more non-perishable food items to help us fill the shelves at Lone Jack's "Helping Hand Food Pantry" and receive 20% off any one regularly priced item (consignment items excluded). Offer good at all three locations! cockerel Mercantile Co. Fri & Sat 10-6; Sun 12-5; 3000 E Old US Hwy 50 816-697-1923; Deep Woods Rustic Decor Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; 34009 Hendricks Rd 816-397-8653; Log Cabin Antiques Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; 38001 E Boswell Rd 816-697-3881

Grace & Truth Baptist Church presents Fourth Fridays Gospel Concert August 25 at 7pm. This event is free at the Kellogg Opera House at 400 Cedar Street Pleasant Hill, Mo.

First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill, 210 N. Jeffreys, are hosting a FREE family event, Barbecue, hot dogs, movie and game night, August 26, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a family evening. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

FREE Ice Cream Social & Live Entertainment Community of Christ Corner of Timber St. & 7 Hwy., Pleasant Hill, MO Saturday, August 26, 2017 • 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Homemade ice cream & a live band, “Wildwood” brings a variety of country, oldies, classic rock, and gospel together in an awesome show. Come join the fun!

Missouri Livestock Symposium organizers are holding a Missouri farm life photo contest. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin says amateur photographers may submit photos through September 8 for the contest. Email photos in JPG format to info@missourilivestock.com. Include your name, address, telephone number, age, title of the photo and a brief description of the photo. All photos must be 8.5 by 11 inches and in portrait orientation. See missourilivestock.com for details. Symposium committee members will select the top 10 photos to be posted and voted upon on the symposium’s Facebook page during the week of September 17. Committee members will choose the winning photo from the top five, and the winner will be recognized at the symposium Dec. 1. “Want to check out this year’s competition? Check out our Flickr stream,” says Erwin. The symposium’s Flickr page is at flickr.com/photos/molivestock. You can also follow the symposium on Facebook at facebook.com/MissouriLivestock.

The Fall City Wide Garage Sale will be September 9, 2017. Now is a good time to clean out closets, remove the outgrown or no-longer-popular garments and make room for the new wardrobe. Be sure everything is mended and clean and start marking for your sale. Check storage areas beyond the clothes closets. Any item which has not been used in a year’s time is marketable. The cost to participate in the City Wide Sale is $15 for 15 words or less and $20 for 16 to 25 words (no more than 25 words). Call City Hall, 540-3135 for more details.

Cass County Sheriff’s office will present a “Community Awareness’ program on September 12, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Centerview, 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore. Topics which will be addressed are suicide, alcohol/drug abuse, teen dating violence and self-harm, eating disorders, cutting and depression. Anyone who has contact with youth is encouraged to attend this presentation.

Pleasant Hill Church of Christ invites you to join for worship! Sundays Class at 10am - Worship at 11am; Wednesday Bible Study at 7pm; 907 Cedar Street Pleasant Hill, Mo. 816-540-2652 www.phcofc.wix.com/church

The pool will be open Memorial Day through Labor Day for Open Swim, daily, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Family Swim, Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Stop by or call Pleasant Hill Pool (816) 540-3427 for information. Follow their Facebook page for up-to-date information about the pool.

Every Monday, 7 - 9 a.m., Free coffee and donuts. VFW Post, 1701 Country Club Drive. Weekly gathering open to all veterans of United States military service, whenever and wherever you served. No charge! Information on veterans benefits, help with medal replacements and discharge documents is available. The application can be located through the Cass County Health Department Facebook page or at www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council

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