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Weekend Activities through July 4th in Blue Springs

clock June 28, 2012 13:11 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 30 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 30 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 Northwest Park Road for “Firefly Adventure”.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, July 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the Cover Me Bad alternative/classic rock band will perform from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

United States Air Force Band Concert – Monday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. Please come and support the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble at Rotary Park as Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

City Fireworks Display – Wednesday, July 4 from Blue Springs High School Peve Stadium. Loose Change performing from the football field from 8 - 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks display begins at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Tailgating in BSHS, Freshman Center, and Centennial Pool-Plex parking lots

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. 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.


Stuff to do this weekend – 6/15-6/17

clock June 15, 2012 15:36 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Kids Triathlon –The first ever Blue Springs Kids Triathlon will be on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  The Triathlon starts with swimming at the Blue Springs Family, biking on Adams Dairy Parkway and a running through Young Park.  Registration is closed, but everyone is welcome to cheer on the kids! 

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Blue Springs Ballet & Performing Arts in downtown Blue Springs. Join us for a free Zumba Class.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, June 17 from 4-6 p.m. Little Shell & the Blues Thang takes the stage. Harper performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. 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.

 

Please join the Heritage Philharmonic for our Music of the British Isles Concert!

clock February 21, 2012 17:03 by author Jeff Quibell

Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm

Blue Springs High School

2000 NW Ashton Drive

Blue Springs, MO  64015

This concert will feature:

English Folk Song Suite--Vaughan Williams

Rhosymedre--Vaughan Williams

Suite for Viola and Orchestra--Vaughan Williams

Nell French, soloist

Irish Rhapsody No. 1--Stanford

Adagio on Celtic Themes-Bruch

Jodie Fuentes, soloist

Irish Suite-Anderson

Admission is FREE-donations are appreciated.

www.heritagephilharmonic.org

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Meyer Music’s Band of Angels Benefit with Fox 4 Morning Show Team

clock February 20, 2012 15:11 by author Jeff Quibell

Hello all!  Many of you know about the charity program we have started with Fox 4 TV called Band Of Angels.  We collect used musical instruments from donors and make them available free of charge to kids in need.  The program has been very successful and we have given out roughly 300 instruments in the last year to schools and students so they could participate in band and orchestra. This has been a very fulfilling program and is a wonderful way to help children find music.  The best part is that this is a local program and we have been able to help kids across the Missouri and Kansas Metro and surrounding areas.

I have been approached by many who wanted to donate but did not have an instrument to give to the program.  So here is a great way you can help and share some fun times with us too.  On Friday evening March 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm we are going to have a reception with the Fox 4 Morning Show Team.  Come meet your favorite Fox 4 morning show personalities: Mark, Loren, Nick, Stefan & Karli.   For a $15 donation per person to the program, you will be invited to the reception at Gaslight Grill in Overland Park.    At the reception, Gaslight Grill will also donate 15% of any of the food or drinks purchased that evening.  You can also stay for dinner after the reception and 15% of your meal will go towards Band of Angels.  Our goal is to use these funds to help kids who have received a Band of Angels instrument attend music camps.  To get tickets online click here:  http://shopmeyermusic.com/boa-tickets.html

The reception is limited to the first 150 people who respond to make their $15 donation.  Your ticket to the reception may be purchased through me or at any of our Meyer Music store locations.  Attached is more detailed information about the event.  I hope you will consider coming to join us.  If you can’t make it and would like to make some type of a donation, feel free to email me back. (mikemeyer@meyermusic.com)

My sincerest thanks

Mike Meyer

Meyer Music

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BSSD Radio has free holiday music

clock December 13, 2011 15:26 by author Jeff Quibell
 

It's the holiday season! Many longtime Kansas City stations have dropped their holiday music format this year. We have received many requests to bring back the traditional music that can be heard throughout December.


BSSD Radio will not let you down! This week, listen to www.BSSDRadio.net for
commercial free holiday music, Noon - 5 PM.

Listen Live 24/7!

Listen now and then forward our link to friends:

Thanks for listening, and Happy Holidays!


-The BSSD Media Network Staff

 



Please join the Heritage Philharmonic for our Holiday Pops Concert!

clock December 6, 2011 17:13 by author Jeff Quibell

Please join the Heritage Philharmonic for our Holiday Pops Concert!

Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm

Blue Springs High School

2000 NW Ashton Drive

Blue Springs, MO  64015

This concert will feature traditional holiday favorites, an audience sing-along and the Cordill Mason Elementary Cougar Choir.  Pieces will include Winter Wonderland, O Holy Night, March of the Toys and Sleigh Ride.

Admission is FREE-donations are appreciated.

www.heritagephilharmonic.org

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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


Fall Fun Festival Makes Our City Better

clock September 22, 2011 12:01 by author Jeff Quibell

75ES3358 4x5 @ 72 ResFall is community festival time in Eastern Jackson County, with Santa-Cali-Gon and Fall Fun Fest topping the list of annual festivals. I look forward to attending the Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival each year, both as a consumer and as a volunteer.

Those who attend the festival find a wide range of booths and activities. Familiar ones for me include Timothy Lutheran Burgers, St. Peter’s walking tacos and Keck’s root beer. I’m guilty of being just a little too focused on food, but these delicacies only come around once a year! Other booths are more than enough to pique our interest and give each of us the opportunity to spend time with our friends and neighbors while shopping, playing and eating.

The Blue Springs festival is organized by the Chamber of Commerce. For many months, beginning in the middle of winter, committees are meeting and planning the activities for their respective part of the festival. Vendor booths are reserved, sponsors are identified, and entertainment is auditioned and decided upon. Beginning on the Thursday before the festival, the actual setup begins. Dozens of volunteers from the community work together to distribute pop and water to the booth locations, barricades are put up, and stages and tents are assembled.

While stopping to take a breath, a group of volunteers discussed why we all work so hard each year to set up this event for the community. We all agreed that it certainly is a labor of love, and an opportunity for fellowship with other chamber members and volunteers from the community. After working together on the festival for over a decade, strong friendships have evolved.

One of the vendors, seeing my councilman name badge, stopped me on Main Street and complimented me on the festival. He said he does festivals all over the Midwest and always enjoys our Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival. When I asked what made our festival special, he responded that it was the way the community comes together in support of the festival, and the volunteers that work tirelessly to ensure a smooth, well organized festival. We sometimes take it for granted, but those that see other festivals appreciate the extra effort our community gives.

Ours is a growing family of friends and colleagues that pull together, working side by side to make our community a better place to live, play, and work. Get involved with your local chamber, and you can become a part of this growing family of volunteers. Join us, and have fun while making your community a better place!


Stuff to Do This Weekend in Blue Springs 9/2-9/4

clock September 1, 2011 14:40 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Car Cruise - Saturday, September 3 from 5 until approx 7 p.m. along Main Street, downtown. Relaxed, casual atmosphere with food, shopping, and over 100 classic cars. Molle Chevrolet and the Main Street merchants help sponsor this event.

Music in the Park Concert Series - Double Header! – Sunday, September 4 at Rotary Park located at 400 NW Vesper.  This free concert series features a different band every Sunday night. This week enjoy an early start and two bands! Cold Blue Band performs at 3 p.m. and the 51% Blues Band starts at 5:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and food or drink. Concessions are also available.

Centennial Pool-Plex – Open 12:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday & Monday.  The pool, located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive, features a zero depth wading pool w/water features and two giant waterslides.

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 on any of these events, visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

Pam Buck

Superintendent of Recreation

Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department

City Hall, 903 West Main Street

Blue Springs, Missouri 64015

Office (816) 228-0238

Mobile (816) 645-0287

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks