Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Donations for homeless accepted this morning at Sylvester Powell. The city of Mission is holding a clothing drive this morning from 7 a.m. to noon at the Sylvester Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway, in the north parking lot. The clothing drive will benefit the Uplift organization, a nonprofit working with the homeless in the Kansas City metro. Items needed include coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, white socks, plastic tarps, sleeping bags, candles, toilet paper and books. Mission police will be in the parking lot to unload donations from cars.

Time to reserve Prairie Village ballfields for 2015 practice. It’s always nice to have an excuse to think about spring around the time winter weather arrives. Prairie Village is reminding youth sports program administrators that it’s time to start reserving baseball fields for 2015 practice time. Prairie Village-based teams will be given priority for fields at the city’s parks, and teams can reserve fields for two practices of up to one-and-a-half-hours each per week. For a registration form, visit the city’s website.

North area winter art gala Dec. 3. Artwork created by students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be on display at the North Area Winter Art Gala which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at SM North. The gala also will include face painting, a photo booth, live music and live art demonstrations.