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Week of August 12

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  Ray County Quilts of Valor Sewing Group will meet at All About Quilting, 108 Wollard Blvd. in Richmond.  Contact Laurel Kindley at (816) 868-5246 for more information.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. with weigh-in, Weight Watchers will meet at the Ray County Health Department, 820 E. Lexington St., Richmond.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., Alzheimers Support Group will meet in the Common Room at the Ray County Library. For more information, call Robin Watkins at 816-776-5403.

At 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the United Christian Presbyterian Church, 501 N. Spartan Dr., Richmond.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

At 11:30 a.m., Richmond Kiwanis meets at the 19th Hole with social time beginning at 11:30 and meeting at noon.

At 4 p.m., American Legion will host bingo at the Ray County Veterans Building, 312 Clark St., Richmond. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the first game beginning at 6 p.m.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ray County Historical Society will host a kick off party for the upcoming Battle of Albany Civil War Reenactment, scheduled for Oct. 24-26, 2014. The party will be at the Eagleton Center in Richmond. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and ice cream will be served. Please contact Linda Emley at the museum at 816-776-2305 with any questions.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

At 11:30 a.m., Ray County Health Department will host the August Diabetic Support Group Lunch and Learn at the educational center at 820 East Lexington St., Richmond.

From noon to 2 p.m., Free hot dogs and school supplies to the first 100 people at Maurice Roberts Park.  The event is sponsored by by the Movement for Change Church, under the direction of Wendell Edwards, Jr.

From 4 to 7 p.m., VFW & American Legion will host a Veteran Benefits Fair at 312 Clark Street, Richmond.  Enroll for healthcare benefits; bring a copy of your DD-214.  Sponsored by the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

At 9 a.m., Connect with your well deserved VA Benefits.  Hearing problems? Agent orange? Meetings will be held every Thursday at the Veterans Building on Clark St.  Contact Jim Rippy for more information 816-739-9899.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

At noon, Rotary meets weekly at Shirkey’s19th Hole.

From 4 to 8 p.m., Orrick Farmers Market at the corner of Bissell and Front streets. Come sell or buy.  No charge to vendors – must follow Health Department rules and regulations.  For questions, call 816-716-9374 or 816-260-1479. A community service of the Orrick Lions Club.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

From 7 a.m. to noon, Attend the Richmond Farmers Market, located on College Street on the west side of the square.  No fees for vendors. Sponsored by the Richmond Downtown District Committee.

From 8 a.m. to noon, the city of Richmond and Mid-America Regional Council will host a hazardous waste collection at Richmond City Hall, 205 Summit St. Only Richmond residents can dispose of batteries, paint-related products, paint, lawn and garden chemicals, house cleaners, glues and compact florescent bulbs during this event at no cost. Other communities can drop off hazardous material for a fee at the Lee’s Summit facility.

At 6:30 p.m., the Country Hoedown will be held at the Legion Hall in Holt. Come play, sing or listen. Bring snacks to share. Coffee, soft drinks and tea are provided. Donations benefit the Legion to aid in community projects. For more information, call 816-637-2053.

From 7 to 10 p.m., the Country Shindig will play at the Lawson Community Center. Refreshments provided. Admission is free; donations are welcome. For more information, call 816-628-0279.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Richmond will host Celebrate Recovery led by Mike Bliss.  For general information, 816-776-2296.

At 9:30 a.m., CottonCreek Cowboy Chapel will hold Cowboy Church, 5 miles north of Richmond on 13 Hwy., right on 144th 1/3 mile, left at red mailbox to big red building.  For more informaiton contact Pastor Mike Stephens 816-256-1403.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. with weigh-in, Weight Watchers will meet at the Ray County Health Department, 820 E. Lexington St., Richmond.

At 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the United Christian Presbyterian Church, 501 N. Spartan Dr., Richmond.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

At 11:30 a.m., Richmond Kiwanis meets at the 19th Hole with social time beginning at 11:30 and meeting at noon.

At 4 p.m., American Legion will host bingo at the Ray County Veterans Building, 312 Clark St., Richmond. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the first game beginning at 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

From 2:30 to 5 p.m., The Ray County Senior Center will distribute USDA COMMODITIES. If you need to use Ray County Transportation or need to make special arrangements please call 816-470-5808 to make these arrangements.

At 5 p.m., Harvestors Mobile Food Pantry will be delivering to Hardin United Methodist Church in Hardin.  For information or questions please call 660-398-4532.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

At 9 a.m., Connect with your well deserved VA Benefits.  Hearing problems? Agent oranged? Meetings will be held every Thursday at the Veterans Building on Clark St.  Contact Jim Rippy for more information 816-739-9899.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Ray County Historical Society is hosting a Art History Lecture at the Ray County Museum. Keith Bowen from Excelsior Springs is conducting these free classes each month. Please call Linda Emley at 816-776-2305 with any questions.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

At noon, Rotary meets weekly at Shirkey’s19th Hole.

From 4 to 8 p.m., Orrick Farmers Market at the corner of Bissell and Front streets. Come sell or buy.  No charge to vendors – must follow Health Department rules and regulations.  For questions, call 816-716-9374 or 816-260-1479. A community service of the Orrick Lions Club.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

From 7 a.m. to noon, Attend the Richmond Farmers Market, located on College Street on the west side of the square.  No fees for vendors. Sponsored by the Richmond Downtown District Committee.

Co-ed slow pitch softball tournament at Richmond softball fields (South street, behind pool), $125, 4 women minimum on a team, balls and umpires provided, double elimination, ages hs freshman and up, concessions available. Call or text to register or with any questions- 660-973-0119 hosted by the parents of the  RHS Lady Spartans basketball team. Funds raised will be used to purchase senior banners that will hang in the hs gym.

From 6 to 10 p.m., Richmond music jam at the Eagleton Center, 1015 W. Royle in Richmond. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the jam begins at 6 p.m. Bring your instruments or just come and listen. Donations go toward the Eagleton Center. For more information, call Florence Williams at 816-776-2998.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Richmond will host Celebrate Recovery led by Mike Bliss.  For general information, 816-776-2296.

At 9:30 a.m., CottonCreek Cowboy Chapel will hold Cowboy Church, 5 miles north of Richmond on 13 Hwy., right on 144th 1/3 mile, left at red mailbox to big red building.  For more informaiton contact Pastor Mike Stephens 816-256-1403.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. with weigh-in, Weight Watchers will meet at the Ray County Health Department, 820 E. Lexington St., Richmond.

At 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the United Christian Presbyterian Church, 501 N. Spartan Dr., Richmond.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

At 11:30 a.m., Richmond Kiwanis meets at the 19th Hole with social time beginning at 11:30 and meeting at noon.

At 4 p.m., American Legion will host bingo at the Ray County Veterans Building, 312 Clark St., Richmond. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the first game beginning at 6 p.m.

At 7 p.m., The Fourth Tuesday Grief Group meets at the United Christian Presbyterian Church, 501 North Spartan Drive, Richmond MO.  This non-denominational support group is open to anyone dealing with issues of grief and loss. For more information call Mary Alice Blakeman at 816-517-9343 or D. Jane Bartlett, 816-217-3596.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

At 9 a.m., Connect with your well deserved VA Benefits.  Hearing problems? Agent oranged? Meetings will be held every Thursday at the Veterans Building on Clark St.  Contact Jim Rippy for more information 816-739-9899.

From 4:30 to 6 p.m., The Hardin Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will have food distribution and pick up for preregistered Hardin School District Families (This includes Stet) at the Hardin United Methodist Church. For more information or to register please call 660-398-4532.

Meeting times for Richmond AA and Al-Anon are:  Mondays noon and 8 p.m., Tuesdays noon and 8 p.m., Wednesdays at noon, Thursdays at noon, Fridays noon and 8 p.m. (open meetings), Saturdays noon and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Open meetings include the first and third Fridays and at 6 p.m. Sunday Big Book Study. Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Both groups meet at 304 W. Franklin St., Richmond.

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