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11/1/2014
Neighborhood Clean-Up
Description: A neighborhood clean-up will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 1. Neighborhood boundaries are from the south side of E. 15th St. S to the north side of E. Winner Rd. and E. 18th St. S.; from the east side of S. Sterling Ave. to the east side of S. Ash Avenue in Council District 1.
Location: Maywood Baptist Church, 10505 E. Winner Road
11/1/2014
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
11/3/2014
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
11/3/2014
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
11/4/2014
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
11/6/2014
Museum Highlights
Description: 2:00 pm  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore a variety of topics focusing on westward expansion in the thirty minute guided tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
11/6/2014
Story Telling Celebration at George Owens Nature Park
Description: Bring the kids to see two great regional story tellers, Dianna Waite & Rosie Best-Cutrer, as we participate in this metropolitan wide celebration of great story telling. Free event. Two Sessions: 10:00-10:45 a.m. 11:00-11:45 a.m. Call 816.325.7115 for more details. Dianna Waite paints a picture of the bayou region of Southern Louisiana with her stories. She is fascinated with her Cajun and Creole relatives of Southern Louisiana and this led her to collect stories of the region. Throughout her storytelling she brings this unique region to life. She has been telling at the KC Storytelling Celebration and other places. She is a librarian in Salina, KS. Rosie Best-Cutrer began telling stories to her elementary classroom. She began a full time career of storytelling, telling all over the world especially in her ancestral home of Ireland. She uses her dramatic skills to bring those tales and many others to life. She has been a part of the KC Storytelling Celebration for several years. She hails from Topeka, KS.
Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.
11/6/2014
Tax Increment Financing Commission Meeting
Description: The Tax Increment Financing Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 in Council Chambers.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
11/8/2014
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)
11/8/2014
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.
11/8/2014
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
11/10/2014
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
11/11/2014
Veteran's Day Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed to observe the Veteran's Day holiday.
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11/13/2014
Mayor's Prayer Hour
Description: Mayor Eileen Weir will host the City of Independence Mayor's Prayer Hour at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.  The theme for this year's program is Celebrating Gratitude, a celebration of our diversity in Independence. Barrels will be available for donations to Harvesters, the Community Food Network. Tickets are $10 each; contact kosborne@indepmo.org or call (816) 325-7027.
Location: Laurel Club, Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut
11/13/2014
Museum Highlights
Description: 2:00 pm  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore a variety of topics focusing on westward expansion in the thirty minute guided tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
11/15/2014
Gaming on the Frontier
Description: 7:00 pm
$15 per person.  $25 per couple.  Advance reservations required - 325-7575
Have you ever wondered what pioneers did for fun on a Saturday night?  Been curious about those card games that took place in frontier saloons? Your answers to these questions can be found in this fascinating and fun program highlighting frontier gaming.  Historian and Curator Doug Cubbison (Wyoming Veterans Museum) will explain the mysteries of such games as Chuck-a-Luck, Faro, Spanish Monte, and Keno as well as a variety of other games, then allow you to try your luck.  While you learn and play you will enjoy delicious appetizers, compete for prizes, and have tons of fun!  Proceeds of admission will be used to support museum programs.

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11/17/2014
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
11/17/2014
Human Relations Commission
Description: The Human Relations Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Conf. Rm. D.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
11/18/2014
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
11/18/2014
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
11/20/2014
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
11/20/2014
Japanese Sister City Committee
Description: The Japanese Sister City Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Conf. Rm. D.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
11/20/2014
Museum Highlights
Description: 2:00 pm  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore a variety of topics focusing on westward expansion in the thirty minute guided tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
11/21/2014
Best Little Arts & Crafts Show in Independence
Description: Just in time for holiday shopping and decorating, the annual arts and crafts show returns at the Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 21 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 22. Park in the lot at Truman and Main (NW corner) and use the free shuttle! Beginning at 10 a.m., the shuttle picks up and drops off every half-hour. For more information contact Parks and Recreation at 816-325-7370.
Location: Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)
11/22/2014
Best Little Arts & Crafts Show in Independence
Description: Just in time for holiday shopping and decorating, the annual arts and crafts show returns at the Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 21 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 22. Park in the lot at Truman and Main (NW corner) and use the free shuttle! Beginning at 10 a.m., the shuttle picks up and drops off every half-hour. For more information contact Parks and Recreation at 816-325-7370.
Location: Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)
11/22/2014
Character Interpretation Meeting and Recruitment
Description: 2:00 PM
Free
An informational meeting for those interested in partiicpating in the development of a 1st person interpretive program will take place at the National Frontier Trails Museum on Saturday, November 22.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss plans for upcoming interpretive programming and to recruit those interested in participating in special training for the development of characters based on historical figures.  The meeting will last one hour.  Advance reservations are requested as space is limited.  Please contact Richard Edwards, Curator of Education at 816-325-7576 to make reservations or for more information.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
11/24/2014
Canceled
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
11/27/2014
Thanksgiving Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
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11/28/2014
Thanksgiving Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
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