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Congratulations and Congratulations Chief!
National Night Out Against Crime
Grand Opening!
Sandy's Blue Tape Project Donation
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 Downtown Blue Springs Events

Second Saturdays
Saturday, October 14
4-8 p.m.

Car Cruise
Saturday, October 14
5-8 p.m.

Join us for the last Second Saturdays and Car Cruise for the season!  View the latest innovations in car restoration from exhibitors, enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and shop small independent merchants. Bring the family and enjoy a terrific evening in downtown Blue Springs. 

Chili Lunch Fundraiser
Monday, October 16
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pizza Shoppe

Join Downtown Alive for their annual Chili Lunch Fundraiser! Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 online or at any downtown merchant - tickets at the door will be $10. Help support YOUR Downtown!

Remnants Restored Public Art Dedication
Thursday, October 19
6-7 p.m.
Downtown Blue Springs

Join Downtown Alive! for our Remnants Restored Public Art Dedication. This event will begin at Dandeblome (located at 10th & Main Street) and end at Life Force (located in Central Park.) The Historical Society's renovated Depot will also be open for tours.

Downtown will also unveil the design for their new gateway project!  

Stranger Springs Pub Crawl
Saturday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Downtown Blue Springs

Think ghost stories are just for kids? Think again! The Stranger Springs Pub Crawl is just for adults (ages 21 and older, no exceptions.)

Learn about our macabre history and enjoy spirits with the spirits, as we explore
Historic and Haunted Downtown Blue Springs locations.

$25 per person, drinks not included. Space is limited!  Click here to purchase tickets.
 Upcoming Parks & Recreation Events

Spooky Springs Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 21
5-8 p.m.
Adams Pointe Golf Course

Celebrate Halloween and join us for our 2nd year! Enjoy a hayride, bonfire and s'mores, visit with spooky characters and more! Be sure to wear your costume for trick-or-treating. Pre-registered guests will receive a "fast pass" for our hayride to skip the line and receive priority seating. 

All guests in the party must be pre-registered to receive their pass.

For tickets, click here or visit the Fieldhouse.

Creepy Crawl 5K 
Saturday, October 28
8-11 a.m.
Blue Springs Fieldhouse

Calling all runners! Mark your calendars for the Boo Springs Creepy Crawl 5k!  This family-friendly costume run starts and ends at the Fieldhouse. Stick around afterward for post-race goodies, age group awards, a costume contest, and photo booth!

For tickets, click here or visit the Fieldhouse.
H.R.C. Fair

Saturday, October 28
Noon to 2 p.m.
Vesper Hall

Join the Human Relations Commission as they host their annual Helping Residents Connect Fair.  This free event features the D.A.R.E. Car, Blue Springs K9 Demonstrations, the Kansas City Drum Line, craft and food vendors and live entertainment!   
Drug Takeback Event

Saturday, October 28
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blue Springs Police Department
Cosentino's Price Chopper - North
Cosentino's Price Chopper - South

the Blue Springs Police Department has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 
R.A.D. Training

R.A.D. Woman's Self Defense Classes
November 2, 9 & 16
5:30-9:30 p.m.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) Training is a national training program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught by Blue Springs Police Department certified RAD instructors.
Women ages 15 and over will be provided with self-defense options for all levels of physical ability. Both physical and non-physical options, as well as insight into the attacker's mind-set will be provided.  Click here for more information.

 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public.

To view the entire fall/winter schedule,   click here.

TaJazz School of Dance
1100 NW Knox
Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m.
Dance and Tumbling, ages 3-6

Rink Ratz
513 SW Keystone Drive
October 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Open Roller Skating

Dynamic Dance
1901 SW Highway 40
October 21, 11 a.m. to Noon
Dance Class

Freedom Fitness
1241 SW Highway 7
October 28, 11 a.m. to Noon
Ninja Warrior Training, 8+ Years Old
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City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town
A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your on e-stop source for City information and news updates including information that's im portant to you.

I would like to announce Nick Burrus as Blue Springs' Truman Heartland Community Foundation Citizen of the Year!  To learn more about Mr. Burrus, click here.

The Solid Waste Commission is working with residents to create a long term, sustainable solid waste/recycling recommendation for the City Council.  If you would like to be part of the resident group working on a solution, we invite you to attend the next Solid Waste Commission Meeting on October 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building. You can also email to receive more information.

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs. 
Congratulations and Congratulations Chief! 

Top: Mayor Carson Ross presents Chief Wayne McCoy with a proclamation, thanking him for his service to the Blue Springs Community.   Middle: Blue Springs School District
Superintendent Dr. Jim Finley presents Chief McCoy with a bell in gratitude for all he has done for the district.  Bottom: Chief McCoy was presented with a plaque dedicating a conference room in his honor by Deputy Chief Muenz. 

Top: Deputy City Clerk Dylan Gibson administers the Oath of Office to Chief Muenz.  Bottom: Chief Muenz receiving his Chief badge by his wife Suzie.

I would like to personally thank Chief Wayne McCoy for his 15 years of service to the Blue Springs community.  His dedication and leadership helped make our City a safer place to live, work and play.  I wish you well on your retirement!

I would also like to welcome our new Chief of Police, Bob Muenz!  At the October 2 City Council Meeting, we held a Badge Pinning Ceremony to honor Chief Muenz.  We look forward to your leadership and guidance as we continue to be a City on the Move and on the Right Track! 

For more photos from Chief McCoy's Farewell Celebration, click here.  For more photos from Chief Muenz's Pinning Ceremony, click here.
National Night Out Against Crime 

Top: Councilman Dale Carter welcomes the crowd.  Middle: Mayor Carson Ross Thanks everyone for attending.    Bottom: Blue Springs K9 Unit provides a demonstration for National Night Out attendees. 

On October 3, we celebrated our 19th National Night Out Against Crime event!  This free, family event brings together residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials for an evening focused on crime prevention and safety. 

I would like to thank the coordinating committee, our presenters, informational booth partners and volunteers for all of their hard work to make this a great event.  

For more photos from NNO, click here .
Grand Opening!

Top: Dante Cosentino welcomes the crowd.  Second: Mayor Carson Ross and First Lady Eloise thank the Cosentino family for investing in Blue Springs. Third: The Blue Springs community joins the Cosentino family in cutting the ribbon!  Bottom: St. Luke's Convenient Care Ribbon Cutting.

On October 4, we celebrated the grand opening of the new Cosentino's Price Chopper and the St. Luke's Convenient Care Clinic in the new White Oak Marketplace.

I would like to thank the Cosentino's family for investing in Blue Springs with a beautiful new facility.  Pacific Dental Services and Johnny's Tavern will be opening soon. 
Sandy's Blue Tape Project Donation

On October 4, Erika Lucas, owner of Sandy's Restaurant - Home Cooked Meals presented a $13,000 donation check to the Blue Springs Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association to sponsor the Shop with a Blue Springs Cop program.

From mid-July to the end of August, Sandy's Restaurant ran their 'Blue Tape Project,' vowing to donate 10% of their sales to the Shop with a Blue Springs Cop program.

The Shop with a Blue Springs Cop program allows disadvantaged children to shop with an officer to purchase holiday gifts for their families.  This program would not be possible without donations and volunteers to help fund and coordinate this event.

Thank you so much to both Erika and the Alumni Association for all of their work year round to make Christmas a special time for all in Blue Springs.
I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support of our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.