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3/15/2014
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10/26/2014
Spies, Lies, and Paranoia: Americans in Fear
Description: This exhibition explores the real and imagined fears of Americans in the 1940s and early 1950s as Cold War tensions grew. The show will focus on real espionage, imagined threats, and the threatening images created in popular culture (spy novels, motion pictures, toys/novelties, games, etc). Drawing from a wide array of materials, the exhibition will capture not only a flavor of real espionage and its gadgetry, but also a sense of the anxiety Americans experienced to both real and imagined threats.

March 15 - October 26, 2014
Truman Library 500 W. U.S. Highway 24, Independence, MO

Location: Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway
4/1/2014
     to
10/31/2014
Independence Historic Sites Open
Description: The Bingham-Waggoner Estate, the 1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum, the Vaile Mansion and the Chicago Alton 1879 Depot will all reopen for the season on April 1st. While the Trails Museum has been open all year, springtime offers an opportunity to walk around the grounds, including a visit to the Chicago & Alton 1879 Depot. The sites are open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sundays from 1-4 PM. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for youth, ages 6 to 16. A combo ticket for all three may be purchased at any of the sites or the Visitor Experience Center for $15. The combo must be used by October 31st, when the regular touring season ends. The Depot is open Mondays, and Thursday - Saturdays 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Sunday 12:30-4:30 PM. There is suggested donation of $2.00 for Depot tour. Bingham-Waggoner Estate - 816-461-3491 313 W Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO www.bwestate.org 1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum - 816-252-1892 217 N Main St, Independence, MO www.jchs.org/1859-old-jail Vaile Mansion - 816-325-7430 1500 N Liberty, Independence, MO www.vailemansion.org
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8/4/2014
Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board
Description: Meeting beginning at 4 p.m. in Conference Room D.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
8/4/2014
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
8/5/2014
Heritage Commission Meeting
Description: The Heritage Commission meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, unless otherwise posted.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
8/6/2014
The Mile Starts Here Waterfall Park
Description: The Mile Starts Here walking program - 4501 S Bass Pro Drive


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8/7/2014
Board of Health Meeting
Description: Board of Health meeting at 6 p.m.
Location: Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.
8/7/2014
Hazards of the Trail
Description: 2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.
From poisonious snakes to wild animals, from treacherous river crossings to cholera epidemics, pioneers faced these hazards and many more in their treks west.  Discover these hazards during this thirty minute guided tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
8/9/2014
Drop Off Depot
Description: Independence residents can bring trash, brush (including limbs, firewood, bushes and stumps - no leaves or grass), major appliances, tires, batteries and lawnmowers to the Drop Off Depot from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residential vehicles only, no commercial. No vehicles larger than a pickup truck. Proof of residency required. Rates for trash: Cars $11; Vehicles larger than car $16; Trailers 8' or longer $26. Rates for brush: $11 per load. Rates for major appliances $15 each. Batteries and lawnmowers are free. Rates for tires: Car $2; mounted car $4; Truck $5; mounted truck $11; Farm/tractor $16. For more information call 816-325-7623.
Location: 875 Vista Ave., (Truman Rd. 1 mile east of M-291)
8/9/2014
Food Demos at the Independence Farmers' Market
Description: Stop by the Independence Farmers' Market at 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to find out ways to prepare your fresh produce. The University of Missouri Extension will be present to demonstrate quick and easy ways to prepare your Farmers' Market findings.
Location: Independence Square, corner of Truman and Main
8/9/2014
Talkin' Truman Programs
Description: Every 2nd Saturday library archivists present informative programs highlighting rarely seen and unique items from the Truman Library's collections. This event takes place at 11am and is included with paid museum admission.



Location: Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway
8/11/2014
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
8/11/2014
Plant Distribution
Description:

Distribution center will be open from 3-6 pm at the Independence Health Department, 515 S Liberty. You may shop for seeds and plants for your fall garden. You purchase a membership to Kansas City Community Garden. Membership is required to participate in this part of the program. Membership is $2 for those who qualify for low or no income. Membership for all others is $12.

Fall seeds and plants such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale and greens will be available for purchase with your membership to Kansas City Community Garden. 

CONTACT PERSON:

JOANIE SHOVER 325-7767


Location: Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.
8/12/2014
Planning Commission
Description: The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
8/12/2014
Waggin' at the Water Park
Description: Before Adventure Oasis closes for the season, you can bring your dog out for a swim! The Oasis Grill will be open for concession sales, and you can also visit a variety of pet-related booths. $5 per dog. Call 325-7843 for more information. Rules: - Only dogs in the water
          - No aggressive dogs allowed
          - One dog per adult (age 18+)
          - Children must be accompanied by an adult
          - Owners pick up after their dog

Location: Adventure Oasis Water Park, 2100 S. Hub Dr.
8/13/2014
Beautification Commission
Description: The Beautification Commission will meet at 5 p.m. in Conference Room G.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
8/13/2014
Public Safety Services Review Committee Meeting
Description:

There will be a Public Safety Services Review Committee meeting at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Conference Room D on the ground floor of City Hall located at 111 E. Maple Ave., Independence, MO.

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes

a. From July 23, 2014 Regular Meeting

3. New Business

a. Determine recommendations for Police

4. Adjournment


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8/13/2014
The Mile Starts Here McCoy Park
Description: The Mile Starts Here Walking Program - McCoy Park 800 N. Bess
Truman Pkwy 

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8/14/2014
Storm Water Sales Tax Oversight Committee Meeting
Description: The Storm Water Sales Tax Oversight Committee Meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Location: WPC Sewer Maintenance Bldg, 14909 E. Truman Rd.
8/16/2014
Family Fun Day at NFTM - Experience American Indian Culture
Description: 10 am - 4 pm
Outside events are free.
Museum admission rates to tour museum.  Covered wagon tour included with paid museum admission.  Learn about life skills of American Indians, enjoy dancers, flute performances, American Indian crafts, games and demonstrations.  Make a special craft project.  Enjoy a covered wagon tour with paid museum admission.

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8/16/2014
Wagons HO! (Childrens program)
Description: 10:00 am, $7.50 for children 6-17, $10 for adults, advance reservations are required.
During this two-hour program participants will see the film "West", tour the exhibit galleries with a guide, pack a prairie schooner, and take a covered wagon tour.  This is a great activity for home schools or scout groups.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
8/18/2014
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
8/19/2014
Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Visual Arts Meeting
Description: The Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Visual Arts will meet beginning at 6 p.m. in Conference Room A.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Third Floor
8/20/2014
The Mile Starts Here Independence Athletic Complex
Description: The Mile Starts Here - Independence Athletic Complex 17800 E. Salisbury Rd.
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8/21/2014
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
8/21/2014
Hazards of the Trail
Description: 2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.
From poisonious snakes to wild animals, from treacherous river crossings to cholera epidemics, pioneers faced these hazards and many more in their treks west.  Discover these hazards during this thirty minute guided tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
8/21/2014
Japanese Sister City Committee Meeting
Description: The Japanese Sister City Committee will meet beginning at 7 p.m. in Conference Room D.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
8/25/2014
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
8/26/2014
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Planning Commission
Description: The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday in Council Chambers.
Location:
8/27/2014
The Mile Starts Here Rotary Park
Description: The Mile Starts Here Walking Program - Rotary Park 10615 E. 24th St. S. (South of E. 23rd St. and just of south of Westport Rd.)
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8/28/2014
Hazards of the Trail
Description: 2:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.
From poisonious snakes to wild animals, from treacherous river crossings to cholera epidemics, pioneers faced these hazards and many more in their treks west.  Discover these hazards during this thirty minute guided tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


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