7 Activities in Excelsior Springs This Week

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There’s a lot going on in Excelsior Springs every day that you won’t want to miss out on, but here are seven activities coming up this week that you won’t want to miss!

• Wednesday, December 5 at 9:00am – Mid-Continent Public Library Opening Celebration
Our citizens have eagerly been awaiting the new construction that has been underway at our beloved library! Join them this Wednesday morning for a formal opening, with entertainment and treats, too!

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• Wednesday, December 5 – 9:30am – MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) Monthly Meeting
There’s a new Mom’s group in Excelsior Springs through the First United Methodist Church. Be sure to join other area pre-school aged moms with their children for some fun and fellowship each month! Click here for more details!

• Thursday, December 6 – 11:30am-1:00pm – SAFE Meeting
The Substance Abuse Free Environments (SAFE) committee will be holding its monthly meeting at the Excelsior Springs Hospital. There will be a special presentation given by ES Hospital CEO Kristen DeHart regarding access to opioid addiction treatment that will be offered through our hospital. For more details, see the Friday, Nov. 30th edition of the Excelsior Springs Standard.

• Friday, December 7 – 12:30pm – Chamber Meet & Eat
This Friday the Excelsior Springs Chamber will be having a Meet & Eat gathering at Price Chopper for lunch. Join in on this networking event and get more details by clicking here!

• Friday, December 7 – 7:00pm – Atlas Saloon
Every Friday evening, the Atlas Saloon downtown on Broadway will have Karaoke Friday’s! Swing in for a beer from their new brewery at the location and get your sing on!

Saturday, December 8 – 5:45pm and 7:45pm – Holly Jolly Trolley Tours & Taste of Christmas
This Saturday, the Excelsior Springs Chamber will be offering Holly Jolly Trolley Tours throughout town to see the houses competing in this season’s Lighted Displays! Click here for more info!

Get tickets to the Taste of Christmas and you’ll have access to visit 15 Excelsior Springs businesses to enjoy tasty treats and shopping on December 8th from 1:00-4:30pm! Click here for details!

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• Lane of Lights – Lover’s Lane and 10 Hwy – Donations for Entry
The Lane of Lights is open 5:30pm-10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30pm-9:00pm on Sundays through Thursdays. Proceeds go to the group that is sponsoring the Lane for that night and the Christmas Committee! Here’s the list for this week’s hosts:

Monday – Excelsior Springs Optimists
Tuesday – ESHS Band Boosters
Wednesday – Ice Crushers Baseball
Thursday – Boy Scout Troop 309
Friday – Westview PAWS
Saturday – Cyclones Softball
Sunday – Good Samaritan Center

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Looking for more information regarding Excelsior Springs? Be sure to check out these recent blog posts:

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12 Christmas Events in Excelsior Springs

Christmas in Excelsior Springs
One of the things that Excelsior does best is Christmas! This season, there is a whole list of upcoming Christmas events taking place here in town. See below for a list and click on each for more info!

1. Hall of Trees

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The Hall of Trees inside the historic Hall of Waters, 201 E. Broadway, will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:45pm and Sunday at 11:00am to 4:00pm. Open throughout the holiday season with beautifully and uniquely decorated Christmas trees on display surrounding the world’s longest mineral water bar.

Click here for more information.

2. Lane of Lights

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The Lane of Lights is located along Lovers Lane in East Valley Park and is open through December 31. The Christmas Committee has created this lighted drive-through holiday display to give families and friends a destination on cold winter evenings. It’s a great way to top off or start an evening out to dinner or the movies, the school holiday performance or your family get-together. Admission by donation. The Christmas Committee partners with local organizations for this fundraising event.

HOURS OF LANE:
November 30-December 31 – Open daily 5:30pm-10:00pm (Fridays and Saturdays) and 5:30pm-9:00pm (Sundays through Thursdays)

Click here for more information.

3. Holiday Homes Tour

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Visit 5 beautifully decorated homes on December 1 from noon to 6:00pm. Regular tickets are $10 in advance and are available here. Tickets that include trolley transportation are $15 in advance and are available here: Noon Tour,  2pm Tour3pm Tour

Click here for more information.

4. Taste of Christmas

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Visit 15 Excelsior Springs businesses to enjoy tasty treats and shopping on December 8 from 1:00-4:30pm! Tickets are $15 in advance and are available here. Tickets that include trolley transportation are $20 and are available here.

Click here for more information.

5. Holly Jolly Lights Tour

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See the lights of Excelsior Springs from the comfort of the Chamber Trolley!

TICKETS FOR HOLLY JOLLY LIGHTS TOURS:
December 8, early tour 6:00pm
December 8, late tour 7:45pm
December 15, early tour 6:00pm
December 15, late tour 7:45pm
December 22, early tour 6:00pm
December 22, late tour 7:45pm
December 24, early tour 6:00pm
December 24, late tour 7:45pm

Click here for more information.

6. Christmastime Tour of Churches

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Get tickets now for the Museum’s 2nd annual Christmastime Tour of Churches — by trolley ($15) or you drive ($10) online at www.exsmo.com/museum. Or call 630-0101 to reserve a spot on the trolley — limited seating!

Click here for more information.

7. Christmas on the Farm

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Please join us for Christmas on the Farm at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park! Admission is free for the event and there will be an open house at the Watkins family home for the duration of the event. Activities at the home will include holiday caroling, reading of family letters, free samples of traditional holiday treats, flaming of the plum pudding demonstrations, and an opportunity for children to visit with Father Christmas. Activities at the visitor center will include kids crafts and live traditional holiday music.

Click here for more information.

8. Mingle and Jingle – Chamber After Hours at Broadway Bar & Grill

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Click here for more information.

9. December Sketchout at Hall of Waters – Hall of Trees

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Saturday, December 1st Sketch Crawl will be at the Hall of Waters, Hall of Trees exhibit in historic downtown Excelsior Springs, MO.

Theme: Holiday Trees at Hall of Trees
Location: Hall of Waters, 201 E Broadway St, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*10:00 am meet & check-in at Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios
*10:15-12:15 pm sketch the Hall of Trees exhibit at Hall of Waters
*Around 12:15 pm return to the check-in area to share your work and take a group photo
*Stick around afterwards and eat lunch with the group at Willow Spring Mercantile before heading out to shop or tour other locations, like the Elms Hotel

USkKC collaborated with partner location, Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios (110 S Main Street, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024) nestled between theaters, antique shops, and boutiques that keep this town bustling.

Click here for more information.

10. Candy Cane Hunt – Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation

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Click here for more information.

11. Free Pictures with Santa and Ride on the Polar Express

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12. ReeceNichols Santa Event

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Click here for more information!

 

Excelsior Springs Lane of Lights Schedule

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Our Christmas Committee here in Excelsior Springs does such a fabulous job of making things nice throughout the holiday season! Something that has become quite a tradition for those living here is participating in the Lane of Lights held in Lover’s Lane Park each year. This year, the committee was even able to purchase a lighted tunnel that has been a big hit among locals!

Hours for the Lane
November 30-December 31 – Open daily 5:30pm-10:00pm (Fridays and Saturdays) and 5:30pm-9:00pm (Sundays through Thursdays)

Each night is sponsored by a local club or organization, raising money through donations to go back to their cause. Following is a list of those that we know are participating!

November 30 – Re/Max (ES School District – lunch accounts)
December 1 – 4-H2O
December 2 – Main Spring Art Gallery
December 3 – Excelsior Springs Optimists
December 4 – ESHS Band Boosters
December 5 – Ice Crushers Baseball
December 6 – Boy Scouts Troop 309
December 7 – Westview PAWS
December 8 – Cyclones Softball
December 9 – Good Samaritan Center
December 10 – VCU Youth Group – Missions to Haiti
December 11 – Cub Scout Pack 4313
December 12 – After Prom Committee
December 13 – Girl Scout Troop 3653
December 14 – Girl Scout Troop – Scarbrough
December 15 – Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce
December 16 – Lewis PALS
December 17 – Elkhorn SOS
December 18 – ReeceNichols – Claypool Team
December 19 – ReeceNichols – Halberstadt Team (proceeds to Reno Ranch Pet Rescue)
December 20 – SkillsUSA – Excelsior Springs Area Career Center
December 21 – ReeceNichols – Hightower Team (proceeds to Rebuilding Together – Clay County)
December 22 – Advance America (hosting on behalf of the ES Christmas Committee)
December 23 – Excelsior Springs Rotary Club
December 24 – ES Christmas Committee
December 26 – Stealth Baseball
December 27 – MOPS of Excelsior Springs Methodist
December 28 – Small Town Sidekicks
December 29 – Cancerkickers – Relay for Life Team
December 30 – ES Knuckleheadz Baseball

If you have others to add, please message me on Facebook or post details into our community group!

Updated: Excelsior Springs Closures

Excelsior Springs Closures

Due to the blizzard that’s been hitting our community all day, businesses have been closing early and public schools have already been closing for tomorrow. In an attempt to help, below is a list of local closings. If you see one that isn’t here, message me on Facebook or post it into the community Facebook group.

UPDATE: Closed Tuesday, November 27:
• Excelsior Springs School District
• Rockin’ Tiger Club
• Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool
• Excelsior Springs Senior Center
• AAA Senior Strength Class at Community Center
• Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives

Closed Early, Sunday, November 25:

• Drive-In Convenience King (D.I.C.K.’s)
• Y Liquor
• Tiger Bowl – Sunday Social League, Adult/Youth (Tiger Pack League) cancelled
• It’s $5
• El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
• Finders Keepers of Excelsior Springs
• Excel Nutrition
• Excelsior Springs Community Center
• Spring Delivery
• Wabash BBQ
• Lane of Lights
• Eagles Club – Ham & Beans Dinner Cancelled
• Broadway Toyz
• Mid-Continent Public Library
• Palermo’s Italian Restaurant
• Ziggy’s General Store
• Four Horses and a Dog
• Amigo’s soccer game
• Papa Murphy’s
• Main Spring Arts Gallery & Studios
• McDonald’s
•Price Chopper

Local Church Cancellations:

• Flack Memorial
• Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church
• Excelsior Springs Church of Christ
• United Christian Presbyterian Church
• Excelsior Springs Church of the Nazarene

Closed Monday, November 26:

• Excelsior Springs School District’s Professional Development Day
• Excelsior Springs School District’s Rockin’ Tiger Club
• ESMS Lady Tiger Basketball – tournament has been moved to Wednesday the 28th and Friday the 30th. 7th grade game is at 4:00pm on Wednesday followed by the 8th grade game at 5:10pm.
• Ray’s Lunch
• Annie’s Furniture and Gifts
• Subway
• Wabash
• Opportunity Cafe

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5 More Business Developments in Excelsior Springs

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1. Air TV

Opposite of the License Bureau, a group called Air TV is working to move in. AirTV is a cable provider that connects a single antenna with your home Wi-Fi network to seamlessly stream local channels in HD throughout your house, and even outside the home. You can find out more about it by clicking here.

2. It’s $5

These stores have been popping up all over the metro area and now Excelsior Springs has scored one! They buy in bulk returns from places like Amazon and then place them randomly in 50 bins all over the store.

Friday they’re closed to restock the store. If you’re wanting to go when it first opens on Saturday, you’ll have to draw a number. That’s so everyone gets into the store safely. Everything is $5 each on Saturday and Sunday. Monday you get 2 items for $5. Tuesday is 3 items for $5. Then Wednesday is 5 items for $5 and Thursday is 10 items for $5!

My family has already found multiple Christmas gifts and random things we love but would never have bought otherwise. Click here for their Facebook page.

3. Fishing River Market

Where Olde Towne Mall used to be there is a new flea market called the Fishing River Market. I think what I love most, besides the unique finds you’ll find inside, is that they removed the concrete cinder blocks to open the windows all along the front. It completely changes the appearance of Thompson, a street that has had its challenges in ambiance and atmosphere in the past. Definitely check this place out if you’re into antiquing! Ribbon cutting on November 29th! Click here for their Facebook page.

4. Palermo’s Italian Restaurant

The Morina Family have moved to town and have opened an Italian restaurant where the old El Maguey’s was located. They have fresh garlic bread daily and their portion size is amazing! Definitely try the pizza! Click here for their Facebook page.

5. Aldi’s

Everyone’s a buzz about the new Aldi, which is set to open in early 2019. What I love most is that they’re keeping all their current employees and going to be hiring more sometime this winter. Watch for those announcements for when you can apply online. The new store is sure to be more spacious and will be the newest design for Aldi’s nationwide.

For more info on newest business developments in Excelsior, be sure to check out this article, too:

5 New Business Developments in Excelsior Springs

Excelsior Springs Real Estate

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Something that I see getting asked a lot is places to buy/rent in Excelsior Springs. If you’re looking for places to rent, you might reach out to Hightower Rental Properties, Re/Max, TNG Property Investments, or Kim Roach McElwee to see about possibilities. Also check the Town & Country paper. Click here to see the latest edition online.

Below is a list of houses that I have found to be for sale right now:

Re/Max Real Estate

ReeceNichols Excelsior Springs Listings:

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Over 12 Events in Excelsior Springs This Week

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There is a lot going on this week here in Excelsior Springs. I tried to feature two things a day for you to consider attending! Shout out definitely goes to the Christmas Committee and all the shops around town that have been busy prepping for the Christmas Kickoff this weekend!

Monday, November 12

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• Veteran’s Day activities taking place all over town. Click here for a list.
• Monday Night Basic Yoga at the Community Center. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, November 13
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• ESHS & ESMS Black and Gold Intrasquad Dual at ESHS. Click here for more info.
• Portrait Drawing at Main Spring Gallery downtown. Click here for more info.

Wednesday, November 14
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• Murder Mystery Casting Call at Main Spring Gallery downtown. Click here for more info.
• Dementia Support Group at ES Hospital. Click here for more info.

Thursday, November 15
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• Punch Card Challenge Group Exercise at the Community Center. Click here for more info.
• Courtney’s Community Challenge (with chance to win $100 from Billy Hale!). Click here for more info.

Friday, November 16
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• Chorale Tour Concert at First United Methodist Church. Click here for more info.
• Karaoke Friday’s at the Atlas bar downtown. Click here for more info.

Saturday, November 17
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• Christmas Kickoff for the community of Excelsior Springs. Click here for more info.
• Multiple events at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery. Click here for a list.

Whatever you do, be safe and have fun, Excelsior Springs!

Now Hiring in Excelsior Springs

List of businesses in the Excelsior Springs area that are hiring right now. Some linked with more details.

Apple Bus Company – apply at 1004 S. Marietta or call 816-630-9939. Will provide paid training and able to bring your children to work with you.

Fiskars – $15/hour with benefits. Go through Flexible Staffing in Excelsior and get hired after a month.

Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab – apply in person at 1004 Meadowlark Lane or online at excelsiorspringsnursing.com. CNAs and NAs. Will pay for CNA class. Also has Nursing Scholarship Program to help further education.

Tiger Bowl – all positions. Ideal for 18 or 19 year olds. Evenings and weekends. Apply in person.

EZ Quick Lube – full-time driver. Apply in person.

Wal-Mart – CAP teams, overnight stockers, cashiers. Apply online Walmart.com/apply

Dollar General

The Elms Hotel & Spa

Ventana Gourmet Grill – prep cook. Apply in person at 117 W Broadway

Broadway Bar & Grill – Fry cook

LSC Communications – through Addeco

Red Cross – long term delivery drivers

LMV Automotive – apply with Prostaff

Valley Manor and Rehab – CNA, CMT, LPN, Cook

AtWork Personnel Services – next to Subway in Crown Hill Plaza or 816-630-0942

Goody’s – Crown Hill Plaza

Pizza Hut – drivers, cooks, and servers. Fill out application online at jobs.pizzahut.com or call the store for questions at 816-630-6026.

Excelsior Sonic Drive-In

OPAA! Food Services – in all schools. Get application at main office or call 816-637-0119

National Guard – David White, 816-520-4754 – Must be 17-35, no felonies, possess High school diploma or GED, in good physical and mental shape. $20k sign on bonus.

Focus Healthcare Solutions in Kearney

Talented Tots in Kearney – $10/hour

Nebraska Furniture Mart

Liberty Sport Clips

DMA Construction, LLC

Don’t see your business listed but you’re hiring? Email or message Courtney at courtneysummercole@gmail.com and give her the details you want to include!

Excelsior Springs Veteran Events

Monday is Veteran’s Day but Excelsior Springs will be celebrating all weekend with lots of opportunities for our veterans and their families to participate in.

Saturday, November 10th

10:00am – ES Elk’s Lodge

Sunday, November 11th

10:45am – Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church

1:00pm – Applebee’s

2:00pm-6:00pm – Eagles Aeries #3917, Appreciation Dinner, free with military id, all others $5 pre-meal

Monday

8:00am-10:00am – Walmart – Free Breakfast

8:20am-9:00am – Elkhorn Elementary Veteran’s Day Assembly

9:00am – Westview Elementary Veteran’s Day Assembly

9:00am – Lewis Elementary Veteran’s Day Assembly

12:00pm-1:00pm – ESHS in PAC Veteran’s Day Assembly