News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Annual Blue Springs Rotary Car Raffle–Prizes Valued at $25,000

clock April 16, 2012 15:09 by author Jeff Quibell

Come join the fun at the Annual Blue Springs Rotary Car Raffle!

2012 Car Raffle Flier


Things to do this weekend–April 14-15

clock April 13, 2012 17:03 by author Jeff Quibell

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, April 14 at Club 7 Fitness, 1241 SW Highway 7. Fitness events from 8-10 a.m., Nike SPARKS agility class from 10-11 a.m. and Kids Yoga from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, April 14 – Swimnastics Up! (Intermediate to Upper Level Fitness) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or Aqua-Aerobics 11 a.m. to noon each at $4. Lap Swimming from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for $3. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

NEW Blue Springs Community Garden that is now available for planting. For just $50 a season, you can ‘reap what you sow’ from now until October 31.  The plots, located at 10th & Walnut, may be shared by more than one person/family/group.

Register now or soon for the Pooches on the Parkway Fun Walk & Dog Agility Clinics scheduled on Sunday May 6th.  Pre-registration discounts through April 30th.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.


St. Mary’s Kicks Off Family Week with Free Health Fair and Children’s Carnival

clock April 13, 2012 14:46 by author Jeff Quibell

For immediate release                                                                                                      Contact: Cyndi Fahrlander, 816-943-2565

St. Mary’s Kicks Off Family Week with

Free Health Fair and Children’s Carnival

Blue Springs, Mo. – St. Mary’s Medical Center kicks off Jackson County Family Week again this year by hosting a free Family Health Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.-noon with activities for the whole family.

The fun starts with a walk around the fitness track on the St. Mary’s campus at 9 a.m. Several free screenings will be offered to help you assess your health including: cholesterol checks (for the first 50), carotid Dopler screening, blood pressure, blood sugar, foot screening, BMI analysis, balance testing, grip strength testing, bone density, sleep assessment, vein screening and more.

Special guests include the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District. They’ll have information on the Vital Heart program, plus a smoke house, where children can learn what to do in case of a fire.

There are many activities planned for kids, including carnival games, moon walk and obstacle course. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend this annual community event. It’s fun and it’s FREE.

Cyndi Fahrlander

Sr. Marketing and Communications Specialist

Carondelet Health

816-943-2565 (St. Joseph)

816-655-5361 (St. Mary’s)

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First Annual Paul Splittorff Golf Classic Date Set

clock April 13, 2012 14:41 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs, Missouri- The St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation is hosting the First Annual Paul Splittorff Memorial Golf Classic  (formerly  the St. Mary’s Medical Center Golf Classic) at the Adams Pointe Golf Club on Monday, June 18th. One of the premiere golf tournaments in eastern Jackson County, the tournament enjoys a long tradition of support from businesses and individuals committed to quality health care in their community. 

The tournament has been renamed to honor the late Paul Splittorff, a faithful supporter of St. Mary’s for many years and famous Kansas City Royals pitcher. Paul’s daughter Jennifer Splittorff has followed in her father’s footsteps as a member of the foundation board and as a co-chair of the tournament.

“My mother and I are honored to have my father’s legacy remembered with a sporting event that supports the health and well-being of the community he loved,” shares Jennifer. “His spirit of philanthropy lives on in this annual tournament.”  

The tournament with morning and afternoon flights begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in a scramble format for a wide array of prizes. Breakfast provided by McCamm Management starts at 6:30 a.m. Lunch, catered by Carrabba’s, begins at noon.

Proceeds from the 2012 Paul Splittorff Memorial Golf Classic will help purchase critical medical equipment that will advance the medical center’s cardiology, women’s services, rehabilitation and stroke, surgery, emergency and orthopedic programs. Corporate sponsorships start at $1,500.  Course Contributors are Haldex and the Kansas City Royals. Individual players are $175. Contact the Foundation at 816-655-5366 for more information or register online at stmaryskc.com.

St. Mary’s Medical Center is an acute care facility of Carondelet Health (CarondeletHealth.org) which also includes St. Joseph Medical Center, three long-term care facilities and home care services. Carondelet Health is dedicated to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our commitment to human dignity compels us to provide compassionate, quality healthcare for body, mind and spirit, with a special concern for the poor. We are responsible stewards serving he needs of all people from conception to death. Carondelet Health is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

Cyndi Fahrlander

Sr. Marketing and Communications Specialist

Carondelet Health

816-943-2565 (St. Joseph)

816-655-5361 (St. Mary’s)

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Blue Springs Historical Society Annual Dinner with speaker Barbara Hughes

clock April 13, 2012 11:01 by author Jeff Quibell

Who:  Blue Springs Historical Society

What: Blue Springs Historical Society Annual Meeting, Meal and Program: The Real William Quantrill for the Civil War 150 year Anniversary

When:  Tuesday, April 17, 2011 – 6:00 pm

Where:  Masonic Hall, 908 S.W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015

The first Blue Springs event of 2012 on the ‘Civil War’s 150 Year Anniversary’ will be held on April 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Masonic Hall, 308 S.W. Main Street, downtown Blue Springs.  Barbara Hughes researcher, historian and teacher of American History will speak on “The Real William Quantrill”.  

Mayor Carson Ross will speak about the benefits of the Depot and Community Garden being located in Central Park.  During the dinner, guest and Blue Springs Historical Society members will be entertained by the Banjo 3 and former mayor of Blue Springs and magician Steve Steiner. 

The dinner/program is sponsored by the Blue Springs Historical Society and will be their 36 year annual meeting.  Meal cost $15.00/person. Public is invited.  For more reservations and more information, please contact Mary Potter – MpotterEducation@comcast.net or 797-4870


Stuff to do this weekend in Blue Springs–3/23/2012-3/25/2012

clock March 23, 2012 11:16 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Art Show – Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday March 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Come in and view over 100 entries at Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper Street. Admission is free.

Hot Shot Basketball Shooting Contest – Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. at the Blue Springs Freshmen Center, 2103 NW Vesper Street. Free, two, one-minute timed shooting rounds for kids 8 to 13 years. 

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, March 24 at the Gage Center, 1101 NW Jefferson.   Join us as Gage opens its doors for swimming, 10:30 am to noon.  This event is free and open to the public.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, March 24 – Swimnastics Up! (Intermediate to Upper Level Fitness) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or Aqua-Aerobics 11 a.m. to noon each at $4. Lap Swimming from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for $3. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

 

Blue Springs Shrine Club Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament

clock March 16, 2012 15:17 by author Jeff Quibell

THE BLUE SPRINGS SHRINE CLUB
AND SIDEPOCKETS PRESENT

CHARITY TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT!!

SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2PM

RAFFLE, BAKE SALE, FUN!!
$20 donation to benefit the Blue Springs Shrine Club
Tournament held at Sidepockets Blue Springs
1237 SW 7 HWY Blue Springs MO 64014 816-224-5454


Stuff To Do the St Patrick’s Day Weekend 2012

clock March 15, 2012 17:28 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs City Theatre – March 15-18 at the Blue Springs High School Auditorium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive.  The Blue Springs City Theatre proudly presents “Blather, Blarney and Balderdash.”  All performance times are 7:30 p.m. except Sundays which are 2 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children 12 & under and seniors 65 and over.

‘Shortest and Smallest’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. beginning at the Soda Fountain, 1112 W Main Street.  The parade route starts at the Soda Fountain/Flower Shop and crosses the street to the Keg.  Pre-parade festivities begin at 8 a.m. with coffee and donuts.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, March 17 at the Club 7 Fitness, 1001 NW Jefferson.   Join us at Club 7 for fitness activities.  This event is free and open to the public.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, March 17 – Swimnastics Up! (Intermediate to Upper Level Fitness) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. for $4 and Lap Swimming from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for $3. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.