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Drug Takeback Event
St. John LaLande Tour
Blue Springs Bicycling & Trail Map
Farmers' Market Now Open.
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 Walk to Fight Suicide
Saturday, May 6
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Blue Springs South High School 
1200 SE Adams Dairy Parkway

Both the Blue Springs South and Blue Springs High School Breakfast Clubs will host a fundraising walk to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and their efforts on the local and national level to educate people about suicide prevention through advocacy programs. Check-in is at 11 a.m., the walk begins at noon and is set to end at 1 p.m. 

 To register and to donate, please  click here. You can also follow the event on Facebook by clicking here
 Guns and Roses Fundraiser
Saturday, May 6
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
American Legion Post 499
499 S Highway 7

Join the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy (BSCPA) Alumni Association for shopping, food and fun. There will be more than 25 booths set up. This event is open to the public and will include contests, a fashion show, raffle items and more. 

If you would like to volunteer for this event please click here to email Amanda of BSCPA.
 16th Annual Fallen Officer
 Memorial Service
Friday May 12,  3 p.m.
Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building
1100 SW Smith Street 

The Blue Springs Police Department will host its 16th annual "Fallen Officer" Memorial Service at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building.

 The event is part of the National Police Memorial Week, which officially runs from May 15-21.  In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. 
Please join us as we honor the Officers and their families who have given everything to keep us safe. 
Scout University
Blue Springs Police Department
Saturday, May 13
8 a.m. registration (Free)
Blue Springs Police Department
1100 SW Smith Street 

The Blue Springs Police Department is hosting a "Scout University" for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

 Scouts will have the chance to earn advancement and Merit badges in a one day event while learning how they can work with the police to make our community safer. Click here to read more about the specifics of the program and what each participant will need to bring. 

This event is free but you must complete this registration form and email it to
 National Public Works Week Celebration
Thursday, May 18 5-8 p.m.
Public Works Facility
500 SE Sunnyside School Rd

Come out to celebrate the hardworking men and women of the Public Works Department  and learn how they maintain the city.
* Demonstrations
*Equipment Displays
*Face Painting
*Free Food
Attendees will have the chance to win prizes.   
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 816-228-0195.
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public.

To view the entire spring/summer schedule, click here.

TaJazz School of Dance
1100 NW Knox
May 6, 8 - 9 a.m.
Ballet Boot Camp for Adults

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy
May 13, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Open swim with adult photo ID. Kids 5 and under must have aparent in the pool. Parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event.

3713 US Hwy 40
May 20, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Inflatable Activities
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.

May is a month full of opportunities for community members to get out and explore Blue Springs and become engaged with our City.You can visit the Farmer's market for its opening day this weekend and after take a ride on one of our park trails with the help of the City's updated bicycling & trail map. 

Later this month, area scouts will have the opportunity to earn badges with the help of our Police Department during "Scout University". This month also marks National Public Works Week and our Public Works team will be hosting their annual open house for all ages to enjoy.  Keep reading for more info about these events and other happenings. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs. 
Drug Takeback Event

On Saturday, April 29, the Blue Springs Police Department partnered with both Blue Springs Cosentino's Price Choppers to give residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This service was free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

The total amount collected from this event include 28 boxes of unwanted/unused prescription drugs with a total weigh of 671 pounds!

Special thanks to Sgt. Mike Russell and the Blue Springs Police Department, both Price Chopper locations and the Blue Springs VIPs for making this event possible.

If you were unable to make this event, you can drop off expired medication in MedReturn drop-off box located inside of the front lobby of the Howard. L. Brown Public Safety Building.
St. John LaLande Tour

On Friday, April 28, I was joined by students from St. John LaLande. 
This class was learning about local government and stopped by City Hall to talk to me about what I do as Mayor and take a quick tour.  It was a pleasure to meet them! Who knows?  A future Mayor of Blue Springs might be in this photo with me
Blue Springs Bicycling & Trail Map

Click here to check out the City's updated bicycling & trail map! It inlcudes:  Bicycling Safety Tips,  Off Road Guidelines,  Pedestrian Safety Tips,  Local Resources a nd more!

A map can be found in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of

You can also pick up a physical copy of the map at Bike Stop or Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Farmers' Market Now Open

The Blue Springs Farmers Market begins the first weekend in May and goes through to the last weekend in October. The market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to Noon located in the Municipal Parking lot in Downtown Blue Springs. 

The market specializes in home grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and many other items that are grown or made by hand.

Square One Small Business Bootcamp

On Friday, May 19 the Mid-Continent Public Library's Square One Small Business Services, City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce are presenting the Square One Small Business Bootcamp.

This is a morning seminar that will include talks about  business growth, business storytelling, social media use and networking with local resource organizations that help small businesses.  Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Gene DeClue of Rock & Run Brewery as he shares  his story of pererverance. Coffee and Snacks will be provided. 

This event is free, but registration is required ---   click here.
 Blue Springs POV Episode 10
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To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by  clicking here
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.