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'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest
2016 National Night Out Against Crime
2016 International Walk to School Day
Opening and Growing Your Business in Blue Springs
Fieldhouse One Year Celebration.
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DEA Rx Drug Takeback Event

Saturday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Various Locations

Blue Springs Police Department
1100 SW Smith Street 

Cosentino's Price Chopper
1100 S Highway 7

Cosentino's Price Chopper
1305 N Highway 7

Blue Springs Police Department has partnered with both Blue Springs Price Chopper locations to give residents the chance to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. 

This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Due to the drop-off nature of this program, no needles are accepted.   
 Downtown Alive! Chili Fundraiser
Monday, Oct 17
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Pizza Shoppe
1105 W. Main St
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards beautification efforts for our downtown district.   Lunch includes a bowl of chili, drink and dessert.  Carry out and pre-orders are also available.  Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and available at any downtown merchant.

For more pre-orders or carryout options, call (816) 220-8848. For more information, call (816) 228-2300
 2016 Community Prayer Breakfast 
Friday, Nov 4
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 NE Coronado Dr
6:30 - 8 a.m. 

I invite you to join m e at the annual community prayer breakfast. Our key note speaker is author and actor Kevin Hines who travels to share a message of hope and his survival story after attempted suicide.  Tickets are $20 for individuals or $185 for a table of 10.

To reserve your tickets, call Judy Q at (816) 228-8888 
Halloween in Blue Springs 
Spooky Springs Halloween Bash 
Saturday, Oct 22
Adams Pointe Golf Course
1601 NE R.D. Mize Road
5 - 8 p.m.
FEE: $8 Per Person (children 2 and under are free)
Join Blue Springs Parks & Recreation for Spooky Springs Halloween Bash!

The entire family can dress in their favorite costume and come out for a hay ride with live performances along the way. 

There will also be a bonfire with s'mores, a visit with spooky characters and trick-or-treating.

Trick-Or-Treat Main Street
Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. to Noon
Downtown Blue Springs
FREE to attend

Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and check out our downtown merchants as they open their businesses and store fronts for children to trick-or-treat in a fun and safe environment. 

Activities include games, kid's crafts, face painting and a bounce house.
New Business in Blue Springs

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to enjoy lunchl at the new Hy-Vee Market Grille. This location serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a variety of dining choices with specials each day of the week. 

Welcome to Blue Springs Hy-Vee Market Grille!  

I would also like to welcome Lane Bryant to Blue Springs! This clothing store opened last week and is located at 1338 NE Coronado Dr inside of the Adams Dairy Landing.  
'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest

The 2016-17 'My Blue Springs' Photo Contest is still open for entries! The deadline is Monday, October 31 and photos submitted must be taken in Blue Springs. Photo entries can include cityscapes, wildlife, events, parks and community life.

 For more information , click here.
CERT Training
Classes Begin October 19
CJC Fire Protection District Training Center 
4715 W 40 Highway
Wednesday Nights 6-9 p.m.
*Course Prerequisite: ICS 100 and NIMS 700
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is provided to help better prepare people to respond to emergency situations that may occur in their communities. 
This program trains participants in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

For more information or to enroll in the class, contact Sgt. Allen Kintz at 816-228-0178. 
*Please email copies of completion certificates to Everett Jewett at  
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire fall schedul e,  click here .

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy
Oct. 15, Noon to 3 p.m.
Open swim (restrictions apply, see full schedule for details) 

Inklings Books & Coffee Shoppe
1101 W Main Street
Oct. 22, 10 - 11 a.m.
Interactive Storytime 

TaJazz School of Dance 
1100 NW Knox
Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Baby Bop Hip Hop, ages 3-6
 City Government of CTV-7
Blue Springs POV Ep 7
Blue Springs POV Ep 7
Check out what's new and going on in Blue Springs, 24 hour s a day, 7 days a week by tuning into CTV-7 on Comcast Cable channel 7 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by  clicking here
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 those items most im portant to you.
October has been a full month for the City of Blue Springs! Be sure to read this edition to learn more about our family-friendly Halloween events, new businesses in town and the upcoming Chili Lunch Fundraiser for Downtown Alive! on Monday, Oct 17.
You can also view some photos from another fun National Night Out Against Crime event, learn about an upcoming CERT Training Class and our next Rx Drug Takeback event. 
As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.
2016 National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, October 4 marked our 18th Annual National Night Out event in downtown Blue Springs and it was another success! We all enjoyed a night of crime prevention education, free food, games and prizes.

I would like to thank Councilman Dale Carter who emceed the event's main stage and our special guest Mad Science for their hands-on demonstrations. 

This year's participating organizations include: Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Crime Stoppers/TIPS Hotline, Blue Springs Police Department STAT Team, Lee's Summit Underwater Rescue & Recovery Team, Missouri Department of Transportation and many more. Thank you all for your time and for sharing information with the Blue Springs community!

Special thanks to the Blue Springs National Night Out sponsors: Country 94.1 KFKF, Price Chopper, Stewart Title, Rancho Grande Cantina, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Sonic and Blue Springs Downtown Alive!

Click here to see more photos.
2016 International Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 5 marked International Walk to School Day
The weather allowed Blue Springs School District staff, students and parents to enjoy a brisk walk to area schools. 

This day is celebrated in Blue Springs and around the world to promote the need for safe, walkable communities. 

Click here to see more photos.
Opening and Growing Your Business in Blue Springs

On Saturday, Oct. 8 the City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Business Resource Network hosted their fifth 'How to Open and Grown Your Business' Expo. 

This event was hosted at the Mid-Continent Public Library Blue Springs South Branch. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss business plans, home-based start up, zoning and licensing requirements and more with representatives from local banks, the Chamber, the City's Community Development Department and other regional organizations.

For more free and low cost business training opportunities, I invite you to check out the October/November Business Resource Guide
Fieldhouse One Year Celebration

Last weekend was the one year celebration for the Blue Springs Fieldhosue. More than one hundred attendees and 37 vendors came out for the two-day event which included a health & wellness fair, prize giveaways and free food tastings. 

It is a pleasure to see our facility continue to grow and adapt to the needs of the Blue Springs community for leisure and active recreational opportunities. 
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.