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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
Location:
7/1/2014
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
7/2/2014
The Mile Starts Here Waterfall Park
Description: The Mile Starts Here walking program - 4501 S Bass Pro Drive


Location:
7/3/2014
Life on the Trails
Description: 2:00  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided exhibit gallery tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
7/3/2014
Moonlight Movies on The Square
Description: Every Thursday night in July, enjoy a free outdoor movie at 9 p.m.! Bring the family and your chairs to the Pharaoh Theatre parking lot on the Independence Square. Concessions are available; inclement weather changes the movie showing to the following Sunday.
Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
7/4/2014
Independence Day Holiday
Description: City offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
7/7/2014
Cancel Notice about July 7 City Council Meeting
Description: “July 7 Council Regular Meeting Canceled

Due to a lack of a quorum to conduct business, the Independence City Council Regular meeting scheduled for Monday, July 7 will not be held. A Special Meeting has been called for 6:00 p.m., Monday, July 14 to address the business items from the canceled meeting; with the exception of public hearing items, which will require republication per State requirements. The special meeting’s agenda will be published on the City’s website and posted separately from this notice.”

Location:
7/7/2014
Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board
Description: Meeting beginning at 4 p.m. in Conference Room D.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
7/7/2014
Canceled
City Council Meeting - Canceled
Description: The City Council meeting regularly scheduled for July 7 has been canceled and rescheduled for July 14, 2014.
Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
7/7/2014
     to
7/11/2014
Canceled
Life on the Trails (with some modern twists) - Children's Trail Camp
Description: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11.  $100 per participant, advance reservations are required.
Participants will experience life on the trails with some modern twists.  During the week they will learn about the Oregon, California, Santa Fe and other trails of the 19th century.  Activities will include writing, art, movie making, photography, crafts, journaling and much more.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
7/9/2014
Public Safety Services Review Committee Meeting Notice
Description: There will be a Public Safety Services Review Committee stakeholder meeting from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Conference Room D on the ground floor of City Hall located at 111 E. Maple Ave., Independence, MO. Please park in the north parking lot and enter the building from the north side.

AGENDA
1. Public Stakeholder Meeting

Location: City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor
7/9/2014
The Mile Starts Here McCoy Park
Description: The Mile Starts Here Walking Program - McCoy Park 800 N. Bess
Truman Pkwy 

Location:
7/9/2014
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
7/10/2014
Life on the Trails
Description: 2:00  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided exhibit gallery tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
7/10/2014
Moonlight Movies on The Square
Description: Every Thursday night in July, enjoy a free outdoor movie at 9 p.m.! Bring the family and your chairs to the Pharaoh Theatre parking lot on the Independence Square. Concessions are available; inclement weather changes the movie showing to the following Sunday.
Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
7/12/2014
Bingham-Waggoner Antique and Craft Fair
Description: More than 100 antique dealers and crafters will set up shop on the beautiful grounds of the Bingham-Waggoner Estate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to the fair, and the "Spirit of Independence" community band will perform at noon. Polish sausages, hot dogs, hamburgers and "walking tacos" will be available for purchase. Tours of the mansion will be available between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For information, call 816-461-3491.
Location: Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific
7/12/2014
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)
7/12/2014
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
7/12/2014
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
7/14/2014
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
7/14/2014
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
7/15/2014
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
7/15/2014
Popsicles in the Park
Description: Bring the entire family for an evening of free fun from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Live music, puppet shows, art stations, prizes and free popsicles! for information, call 816-325-7370.
Location: Glendale Park, 16010 E. Crackerneck Rd.
7/16/2014
The Mile Starts Here Independence Athletic Complex
Description: The Mile Starts Here - Independence Athletic Complex 17800 E. Salisbury Rd.
Location:
7/17/2014
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
7/17/2014
Life on the Trails
Description: 2:00  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided exhibit gallery tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
7/17/2014
Moonlight Movies on The Square
Description: Every Thursday night in July, enjoy a free outdoor movie at 9 p.m.! Bring the family and your chairs to the Pharaoh Theatre parking lot on the Independence Square. Concessions are available; inclement weather changes the movie showing to the following Sunday.
Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
7/17/2014
Up Dog Hot Dog Eating Contest
Description: The 5th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs will be held at 7 p.m. at the Pharaoh Theatre parking lot at the corner of Maple & Liberty. There will be cash prizes and fun for the whole family.
Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
7/19/2014
Family Fun Day at NFTM - Experience a Civil War Encampment
Description: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Outside events are free.
Regular museum admission rates to tour museum.  Covered wagon tours are included with paid museum admission.
Meet Civil War soldiers and cavalry officers, learn about medicine, weapons and living conditions during the war.  Learn about the two Battles of Independence.  Make your own pretend bullet from a mold and write with a quill pen.  Enjoy a covered wagon tour included with paid museum admission.

Location:
7/19/2014
FireFest 2014
Description: Independence 76 Fire Company Proudly Presents FireFest 2014
Location: Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway
Times are from 9am to 3pm
Free Admission

Classic Cars, Fire Trucks, Tractor Show
 Fire Truck Rides * Raffle * Door Prizes * Souvenir Booth * Water Displays * Kids Games

Catering by Little Richard's Family Restaurant

For additional information contact President Rick Webb (816) 520-8510, Russell Penniston (816) 718-3058 or Janet Friedrich (816) 820-3263

NO PETS PLEASE 

Location:
7/21/2014
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
7/22/2014
Popsicles in the Park
Description: Bring the entire family for an evening of free fun from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Live music, puppet shows, art stations, prizes and free popsicles! for information, call 816-325-7370.
Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.
7/23/2014
Public Safety Services Review Committee Meeting
Description:

There will be a Public Safety Services Review Committee meeting at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 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 May 29, 2014 Regular Meeting

b. From June 25, 2014 Public Stakeholder Meeting

c. From July 9, 2014 Public Stakeholder Meeting

3. New Business

4. Adjournment


Location:
7/23/2014
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.)
Location:
7/24/2014
Evening Wagon Tour and Swales Walk
Description: 6:00 pm
$16 per adult, $10 children ages 6-17. Advance reservations are required.
Learn about the Santa Fe Trail in this hour-long program that includes a covered wagon tour of the swales (grass covered wagon ruts) created in the 1830s and an insightful tour of the museum's Santa Fe exhibit gallery.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
7/24/2014
Life on the Trails
Description: 2:00  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided exhibit gallery tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
7/24/2014
Moonlight Movies on The Square
Description: Every Thursday night in July, enjoy a free outdoor movie at 9 p.m.! Bring the family and your chairs to the Pharaoh Theatre parking lot on the Independence Square. Concessions are available; inclement weather changes the movie showing to the following Sunday.
Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
7/26/2014
"The Lion & The Mouse" Puppet Show
Description: "The Lion & The Mouse" will be performed by Papa & Jackie Wright from University City, Mo. This Aesop Fable is performed with hand puppets and has moral lessons done in a lively style. Performances are at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. and tickets are $5 per person, which includes a museum tour. Call 816-833-9777 for reservations.
Location: Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road
7/26/2014
Dragonfly Daze
Description: 10am - 1pm

Dragonflies! Dragonflies! Dragonflies! Plus butterflies, moths, grasshoppers and other flying insects.

Make your own dragonfly; watch a dragonfly movie; catch dragonflies around the lakes, identify them and take home photos of the ones you catch.

We supply nets, craft materials, and dragonflies. You’ll need sunscreen, a refillable water bottle and insect repellant.


Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.
7/26/2014
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
7/28/2014
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
7/29/2014
Canceled
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
7/30/2014
The Mile Starts Here Missouri Department of Conservation Trail/Santa Fe Trail
Description: The Mile Starts Here Walking Program - Missouri Department of Conservation Trail/Santa FeTrail 2900 S. Santa Fe Rd.
Location:
7/31/2014
Life on the Trails
Description: 2:00  Regular Museum Admission Rates.
Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided exhibit gallery tour.

Location: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific
7/31/2014
Moonlight Movies on The Square
Description: Every Thursday night in July, enjoy a free outdoor movie at 9 p.m.! Bring the family and your chairs to the Pharaoh Theatre parking lot on the Independence Square. Concessions are available; inclement weather changes the movie showing to the following Sunday.
Location: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple
7/31/2014
Wellness & Health Expo
Description:

Presented by Independence School District & City of Independence Health Department

 

Wellness & Health Expo

 

William Chrisman High School | 1223 N. Noland Rd, Independence

Thursday,

July 31

5 PM — 8 PM

 

Gold Sponsors

 

FREE SERVICES

 

Sports Physicals,

Q & A with Physicians, BMI assessments

Blood Pressure Checks, Foot Screenings

Postural Screenings, Chair Massages

Dental Screenings/ Mobile Market

Financial Assistance / Education

Physical Activity Sessions

Stress Management

AND MUCH MORE!

 

Questions? Please contact Independence School District Wellness Department

816.521.5387 | lori_halsey@isdschools.org

Heartland Podiatry, PC

Lakewood Chiropractic

Nature’s Pantry

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Bronze Sponsors

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

 

Friends Of Sponsor

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

 

Healthy Food

Goodie Bags

Giveaways

Raffles

? iPod Nano

? Kindle Fire

? Smoke Detector

Entertainment

Prizes


Location: William Chrisman High School, 1223 N. Noland Rd.


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