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12/1/2014
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
12/1/2014
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
12/2/2014
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
12/4/2014
Board of Health Meeting
Description: Board of Health meeting at 6 p.m.
Location: Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.
12/4/2014
Christmas in the West
Description: 2:00 pm.  Regular museum admission rates.  Explore how pioneers celebrated the holidays in the 19th century during this 30-minute guided tour.
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
12/6/2014
Happy Holidays at NFTM
Description: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Regular museum admission.
Join us as we commemorate the start of the holiday season!  Free covered wagon tours with paid admission. Great deals in the museum store.

Location:
12/7/2014
Mayor's Christmas Concert
Description:

The 29th AnnualMayor’s Christmas Concert benefitting the Community Services League at 2:30p.m. Sunday, December 7 at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W.Walnut. 

IndependenceMayor Eileen Weir is the host and Dick Wilson from 94.9 KCMO radio is themaster of ceremonies for the hour-long program which will feature performancesby fourth grade students from the Independence School District, Nativity ofMary School, Center Place Restoration School, and Messiah Lutheran School.Catherine Lynch, of the Independence School District, is the musicalcoordinator. The fourth grade choirs will be directed by Helena Vasconcellosfrom Nativity of Mary School and accompanied by organist Joe Wilkinson.


Location: Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut
12/8/2014
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
12/8/2014
Flu Clinic
Description:

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week! The Independence Health Department is offering free flu vaccine to children ages 2 to 18 that are on Medicaid, uninsured, or underinsured at 515 S. Liberty on Monday (12/8), Tuesday (12/9), or Thursday (12/10) from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Look for the flu clinic sign out front.

Stop by pm to get your child vaccinated against the flu.


Location: Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.
12/9/2014
11th Annual Winter Solstice Torch Lit Hike
Description: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. All Ages / Free Event Bring the whole family out for this great seasonal family event to celebrate the beginning of winter. Walk along a beautiful torch lit path while you sip hot chocolate. Bring your camera and have your family picture taken in a life size ice sleigh, watch artists create ice sculptures; view the night sky with telescopes, see live owls and raptors and much more! The first 150 participants will receive a free travel mug to take home. This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.
Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.
12/9/2014
Flu Clinic
Description:

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week! The Independence Health Department is offering free flu vaccine to children ages 2 to 18 that are on Medicaid, uninsured, or underinsured at 515 S. Liberty on Monday (12/8), Tuesday (12/9), or Thursday (12/10) from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Look for the flu clinic sign out front.

Stop by pm to get your child vaccinated against the flu.


Location: Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.
12/9/2014
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
12/11/2014
Christmas in the West
Description: 2:00 pm.  Regular museum admission rates.  Explore how pioneers celebrated the holidays in the 19th century during this 30-minute guided tour.
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
12/11/2014
Flu Clinic
Description:

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week! The Independence Health Department is offering free flu vaccine to children ages 2 to 18 that are on Medicaid, uninsured, or underinsured at 515 S. Liberty on Monday (12/8), Tuesday (12/9), or Thursday (12/10) from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Look for the flu clinic sign out front.

Stop by pm to get your child vaccinated against the flu.


Location: Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.
12/13/2014
Nature Story Time
Description:

It's Nature Story Time at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road! 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.

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.
12/13/2014
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
12/15/2014
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
12/18/2014
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
12/18/2014
Christmas in the West
Description: 2:00 pm.  Regular museum admission rates.  Explore how pioneers celebrated the holidays in the 19th century during this 30-minute guided tour.
Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
12/24/2014
Christmas Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas Day holiday.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
12/25/2014
Christmas Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas Day holiday.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
12/27/2014
Wagons HO! (Childrens program)
Description: 10 a.m., $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


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