News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Attend the Shrine Circus This Week At Municipal Auditorium

clock November 16, 2011 09:57 by author Jeff Quibell

imageMany of you are aware that I am a Shriner. Each year Ararat Shrine hosts its annual Shrine Circus at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. This year Ararat Shrine presents the 76th Annual Shrine Circus, and it is going to be one of the best yet.
There are two or three performances each day from Thursday through Sunday. For more information about the circus and purchasing tickets, go to the circus website at www.kcshrinecircus.com  or call 816-923-1975.


Urgent Notice - Rainbow Center’s Wreaths & Wits Event Moved to Hilton Garden Inn!!

clock November 16, 2011 09:45 by author Jeff Quibell

November 16, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:
Jill Calvert
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders
900 NW Woods Chapel Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 816-229-3869
Fax: 816-229-4260
jill.calvert@rainbow-center.org

RAINBOW CENTER MOVES THE

WREATHS & WITS EVENT TO HILTON GARDEN INN!!

Do you like fun, food and friendly competition? That’s what will take place during the 5th Annual WREATHS & WITS event to benefit children and adults with special needs who receiving programming at Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders.

Make plans now to attend this fun TRIVIA COMPETITION on Saturday, November
19th at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom (recent change in venue), 19677 East Jackson Drive in Independence. Guests will enjoy holiday music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction of WREATHS and gift baskets when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. The WITS trivia competition begins at 6:30 p.m. featuring Bryan Busby, KMBC Chief Meteorologist, as the guest MC! Your table of eight will compete as a trivia team. Each person on the first place team will get “bragging rights” and a holiday bag stuffed with goodies!! Individual tickets are only $30 for this evening of fun!

This event helps to make a significant educational difference for children and adults with disabilities. Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders provides specialized day school programming for children from 14 metropolitan school districts, and day habilitation for adults from Eastern Jackson County. Rainbow Center is a non-profit, nationally accredited, private agency for persons with disabilities.

For more information, to purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship and donation opportunities visit www.rainbow-center.org, call 816-229-3869 or check out the Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders Facebook Page.


Women's Career Clothing Drive for Community Service League

clock November 7, 2011 22:01 by author Jeff Quibell

Hello!

American Business Women's Association Dynamic Connection's chapter of Blue Springs is having a Women's Career Clothing Drive for Community Service League. on November 14th in conjunction with Downtown Alive's Holiday Open House. Please see the attached flier for information.

I hope you will find it in your heart to help out our neighbors!

Make it a great day,

Christine

 

Christine Smailys

Christine's

www.christinesbluesprings.com

704 W. Main

Blue Springs, Mo 64015

816-229-8724

Christine's on Sterling

www.christinessugarcreek.com

518 N. Sterling

Sugar Creek, Mo 64054

816-252-0383

"Enjoy this moment.....this moment is your life"


Blue Springs South Cheerleader Craft Fair

clock November 7, 2011 21:45 by author Jeff Quibell

Saturday, December 3, 2011

10:00am - 4:00pm    Blue Springs South HS

More than 65 booths to shop!


2nd Annual "Shop with a Blue Springs Cop" Fundraiser Dinner

clock November 1, 2011 16:37 by author Jeff Quibell

Time

Saturday, November 5 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Location

Moreland Ridge Middle School

900 SW Bishop Dr

Blue Springs, Missouri


More Info

The Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association is requesting your support as they partner with the Blue Springs Police Dept. for the 2nd annual "Shop with a Blue Springs Cop" event that will occur December 17th, 2011.

During this event, Officers and volunteers will accompany 30 underprivileged children that attend Blue Springs Schools and take them to Target to shop for Christmas gifts. The Officers will assist th...e children as they select gifts for there family members. In doing this, the children will learn that Christmas is more than getting gifts, it is about sharing with others.

The children will then be taken to the Courtyard by Marriott where they will participate in a gift wrapping session, a K-9 demonstration, and a pizza lunch. Each child will be sent home with gifts for themselves and thier family, and a Christmas dinner in a bag.

In order for us to be able to make this event happen, we will be putting on a “Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser”. We would like to invite you to come down for our $5.00 Dinner plate (donated by Olive Garden!) on November 5th, with a dinner time between 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets will be required.

There will also be a “Raffle Auction” that night as well. This event will be held at Moreland Ridge Middle School, 900 SW Bishop Dr. Blue Springs, Mo. 64015.
You can contact me if you have any questions, if you want to buy a ticket, or if you want to donate to the “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” fund.

Thank you for your support,
P.O. David Brotherton SRO
Blue Springs Police Department
1100 SW Smith St
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
Office 816-228-0246
Cell 816-935-6770
dbrotherton@bluespringsgov.com

Event information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=260078067361202


Bryan Busby Return as Master of Ceremonies for Wreaths & Wits

clock November 1, 2011 12:29 by author Jeff Quibell

Do you like fun, food and friendly competition? All this and more are in store for you during the 5th Annual WREATHS & WITS event to benefit children and adults with

special needs who receiving programming at Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders.

Make plans now to attend this fun TRIVIA COMPETITION on Saturday, November
19th at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom (recent change in venue), 19677 East Jackson Drive in Independence. Guests will enjoy holiday music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction of WREATHS and gift baskets when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. The WITS trivia competition begins at 6:30 p.m. featuring Bryan Busby, KMBC Chief Meteorologist, as the guest MC! Your table of eight will compete as a trivia team. Each person on the first place team will get “bragging rights” and a holiday bag stuffed with goodies!! Individual tickets are only $30 for this evening of fun!

This event helps to make a significant educational difference for children and adults with disabilities. Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders provides specialized day school programming for children from 14 metropolitan school districts, and day habilitation for adults from Eastern Jackson County. Rainbow Center is a non-profit, nationally accredited, private agency for persons with disabilities.

For more information, to purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship and donation opportunities visit www.rainbow-center.org, call 816-229-3869 or check out the Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders Facebook Page.


Blue Springs Womens Civic Club Supports Our Community

clock October 20, 2011 17:41 by author Jeff Quibell

On September 26, 2011 The Blue Springs Womens Civic Club along with Roscoe Righter, Parks and Recreation Director, dedicated a park bench with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lake Remembrance, Greg Grounds Park. With the generous donations of past members and the hard working on going efforts of current membership, the BSWCC continues to support the community of Blue Springs and the surrounding area. You can contact us for more information at bswcc.org
"To Serve is Our Privilege, To Find a Way, Our Responsibility"

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3rd Annual Blue Springs Has Talent Dinner

clock October 20, 2011 10:22 by author Jeff Quibell

Who:  Blue Springs Historical Society

What: 3rd Annual Blue Springs Has Talent dinner and entertainment celebrating the Historical Society’s 35th birthday and the Civil War’s 150 year anniversary.

When:  Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – 6:00 pm

Where: Blue Springs High School, 2000 N.W. Ashton Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Some of the performers’ tunes will take you back to 1861.  Barbara Hughes, as an Eastern Jackson County settler 150 years ago, will tell about the “happenings”.  Blue Springs Councilman Grant Bowerman as MC will display his since of humor while keeping the program moving.  Other performers are former Mayor and Magician Steve Steiner and the City Councilmen’s skit, still to be disclosed, will keep you laughing.  It has not been disclosed if Scarlet or Jose or some other dancer will make an appearance.    Songs by guitarists, fiddlers, and vocalists will be reminiscent of the War Between the States.  And, can you believe a Civil War Rap song?  Of course, ELVIS will reappear and yes, when you listen to him sing, you will think the “real” Elvis really did drop by.  Other talent may still apply.  David Cook put Blue Springs on the map with his singing ability.  Now, the public has the opportunity to hear other Blue Springs entertainers on the same stage, some for the first time.

There will be a silent auction held for the benefit of Save Our Depot.  The money will be used to reach the $20,000.000 it takes to move the depot before July 29, 2012.

The Blue Springs Historical Society will celebrate their 35th birthday by honoring the charter members.  Without their vision and hard work there would be no museum in the 1906 home of Morgan and Melvin Dillingham, builders, and second owner Narra Lewis Birthday cake will be served. 

The potato bar and a variety of salads will be cooked by the Eastern Star ladies.  The meal and entertainment for one person is $18.00 and for two people $35.00.  Your reservation(s) check should be mailed to Blue Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 762, Blue Springs, MO 64013 by October 21st.  After this date to pay at the door  reservation, please contact: Mary Potter, Blue Springs Historical Society, president @ 816.797.4870 or MPotterEducation@comcast.net For more information go to our website www.BlueSpringsHistory.org


St Mary’s Medical Center Auxiliary Community Events & Opportunities

clock October 19, 2011 17:23 by author Jeff Quibell

St. Mary’s Medical Center Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Holiday Fair on 11/11/11 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Violet’s Kitchen will be open with all sorts of baked goodies!  Come up and enjoy some great pies, cakes etc but you need to be early as they go really fast.

We also will have a Holiday Raffle, which is a decorated Christmas Tree, valued at $1200. (Donated by Meravic)

Raffle tickets can be purchased after the 1st of November from the Gift Shop. The winner will be drawn the 18th of November just in time for the Holidays.


BLUEGRASS BENEFIT CONCERT TO SAVE TRAIN DEPOT!

clock October 19, 2011 14:58 by author Jeff Quibell

PRESS RELEASE:

Contact: Shirl Quick 220-0232

On behalf of the Blue Springs Historical Society

BLUEGRASS BENEFIT CONCERT TO SAVE TRAIN DEPOT!

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True Blue Gospel Bluegrass Band

The Blue Springs Historical Society is sponsoring a Fundraising Benefit Concert on November 4th at 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Main Street and 15th Street to raise funds to save a part of our local history by relocating the Blue Springs Chicago & Alton Depot!

True Blue Gospel Bluegrass Band will perform some of your favorite songs with the best of the true spirit of Bluegrass music heard in our area. Their Bluegrass Band has performed at the Fall Fun Festival in Blue Springs, the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival in Independence, and many other local fairs and festivals. Lead singer, Larry Ellis is a professional performer and outstanding fiddle player and he performs weekly in a Country Music Show in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

The Colonial Hills Children’s Choir will also be featured during the Benefit Concert performing a railroad song complete with Engineer Hats and Train Whistles! The Blue Springs Historical Society has these whistles and hats, along with Save the Train Depot sweatshirts for sale at the Dillingham-Lewis Museum at 101 SW 15th Street in Blue Springs as part of their fundraising effort.

Admission for the Bluegrass Fundraising Benefit Concert is $10 per individual or $20 per family. Admission will be taken at the door. Benefit funds will help move the Blue Springs Chicago & Alton Depot to another location. The railroad played a significant role in the present location of Blue Springs, as the town moved up the hill from Woods Chapel Road and Walnut to it’s present location to be near the railroad tracks for better commerce.

This Benefit Concert allows you to be a part of this historical effort to save an important piece of the history of Blue Springs. For Benefit information, contact Shirl Quick at (816) 220-0232 or the Blue Springs Historical Society Website: www.BlueSpringsHistory.org