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1/1/2015
New Year's Day Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed to observe the New Year's Day holiday.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/5/2015
Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board
Description: The Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board will meet beginning at 4 p.m. in Conference Room D, unless posted differently.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/5/2015
City Council Meeting
Description: The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/6/2015
Heritage Commission Meeting
Description: The Heritage Commission meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, unless otherwise posted.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/8/2015
Gold in California
Description: 2:00 pm  Regular museum admission.  Guided tour of exhibit gallery.  To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
1/8/2015
January Blood Drive
Description:

City of Independence Thursday, January 8 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

National Frontier Trails Museum

318 W. Pacific Avenue

Theater Room

Book your appointment today at savealifenow.org, enter Sponsor Code: cityindependence. For additional details contact Nathan Matney at 816.325.7192 or nmatney@indepmo.org.


Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
1/9/2015
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2/6/2015
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Funding Available
Description:

The City of Independence is accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Public Service projects from qualified nonprofit agencies for the 2015/2016 Program Year. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m., February 6, 2015. Approximately $100,000 will be made available for awards of $5,000-$25,000, dependent upon the actual amount of Federal funding received by the City. To be eligible, projects must address one or more of the public service needs targeted by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Electronic copies may be requested by calling 325-7398 between the hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, or email cmontenguise@indepmo.org. If accommodations will be required due to a disability, limited English proficiency, or other special need, contact Christina Leakey at 816.325.7397.


Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple Ave, 2nd Floor Community Development Department
1/10/2015
Nature Story Time
Description: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. It's Nature Story Time at George Owens Nature Park! At 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month, Oct. through May, come out while we read, explore outside and make crafts. Listen to good stories around the fire and play, even if it snows! It's free, and fun. Call (816) 325-7115 for more details.

Nov. 8: Where Did Everyone Go for the Winter?
Dec. 13: Holidays OUTSIDE!
Jan. 10: What Walked Though Your Yard?
Feb. 14: Valentines for Groundhogs
Mar. 14: Here Comes Spring!
Apr. 11: Finding the First Flower
May 9: Dinner with a Bumblebee


Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.
1/12/2015
City Council Study Session
Description: The City Council Study Session will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/13/2015
Citizens Advisory Board on Solid Waste Management
Description: Meeting from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room D.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/13/2015
Planning Commission
Description: The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m., normally on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/15/2015
Board of Adjustment
Description: Board of Adjustment meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/15/2015
Gold in California
Description: 2:00 pm  Regular museum admission.  Guided tour of exhibit gallery.  To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
1/19/2015
Martin Luther King Day Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/19/2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Description: Join the City of Independence to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 19 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 E. Maple. This year's theme is "Act Like You Care." The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Sam Mann, who retired following 40 years of service at St. Mark Union Church.

The 2015 celebration will mark the 28th year of this event, co-sponsored by the Community of Concerned Citizens, the Local Investment Commission, the Human Relations Commission, the Ministerial Alliance and the Examiner.

Location: Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple
1/20/2015
City Council Meeting
Description: The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/20/2015
Japanese Sister City Commission
Description: The Japanese Sister City Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Conference Room D from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. unless posted differently.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/22/2015
Gold in California
Description: 2:00 pm  Regular museum admission.  Guided tour of exhibit gallery.  To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
1/23/2015
California or Bust! The California Gold Rush
Description: 12:00 noon. Brown bag lecture.  Free.  Bring your bag lunch and learn about the 1848 discovery of gold in California during this lunchtime lecture with Curator or Education, Richard Edwards.
Location:
1/23/2015
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Weekend
Description: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30 pm Sunday.  $2.00 discount on admission if you talk like a grizzled prospector to the front desk person.  January 24th is the anniversary of the 1848 discovery of gold in California. To celebrate we encourage you to visit the museum and talk like a "grizzled prospector"!  If you do, you get $2.00 off the regular museum admission.  You also get a chance to vote for your favorite prospector and get a free gift for voting!
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
1/24/2015
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Weekend
Description: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30 pm Sunday.  $2.00 discount on admission if you talk like a grizzled prospector to the front desk person.  January 24th is the anniversary of the 1848 discovery of gold in California. To celebrate we encourage you to visit the museum and talk like a "grizzled prospector"!  If you do, you get $2.00 off the regular museum admission.  You also get a chance to vote for your favorite prospector and get a free gift for voting!
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
1/25/2015
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Weekend
Description: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30 pm Sunday.  $2.00 discount on admission if you talk like a grizzled prospector to the front desk person.  January 24th is the anniversary of the 1848 discovery of gold in California. To celebrate we encourage you to visit the museum and talk like a "grizzled prospector"!  If you do, you get $2.00 off the regular museum admission.  You also get a chance to vote for your favorite prospector and get a free gift for voting!
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
1/26/2015
City Council Study/Work Session
Description: The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in Conference Room D.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/27/2015
Planning Commission
Description: The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m., normally on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
1/29/2015
Gold in California
Description: 2:00 pm  Regular museum admission.  Guided tour of exhibit gallery.  To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


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