City of Independence, Missouri

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7/2/2018

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/2/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena  Cost is $3.00

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/2/2018

Water Walking

Come join the City of Independence for an evening of water walking in the lazy river at Adventure Oasis on Monday, July 2, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m. This is FREE to participate and is open to the whole family. Come out for some exercise in the water, and remember to bring your bathing suit, towel and a friend. For more information, or if you have any questions, please email Selena Good at sgood@indepmo.org sgood@indepmo.org.sgood@indepmo,org

Adventure Oasis (2100 Hub Dr, Independence, MO 64050)


7/3/2018

Heritage Commission Meeting

The Heritage Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.


7/3/2018

Independence Day Celebration

The City’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will once again take place on July 3 at 937 W Walnut in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Join us for a great night of free, family-friendly fun. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and entertainment will start at 7 p.m. Attendees will also find snacks and non-alcoholic beverages this year. The fireworks will start at approximately 9:30 pm. and will be accompanied by the Spirit of Independence Concert Band. Please note alcohol, animals and outside fireworks are prohibited. No outside coolers will be allowed on the event grounds.

Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pageant Grounds & Mormon Visitor Center, 937 W. Walnut


7/3/2018

Independence Day Celebration - Palmer Center 10:30 a.m.

Come celebrate our nation’s independence. Entertainment will be provided by the Veteran Tap Dancers. Refreshments are being provided by Truman Medical Center.

Tuesday, July 3rd 

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/4/2018

Independence Day Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of the July 4th holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/7/2018

Experiential History Program

Have you ever wished you could step back in time and speak with a person from the past? Every Saturday, May through September, you can do just that in historic Independence, Missouri. First person interpreters portray characters from various time periods to bring history to life for residents and visitors alike. Interpreters will be on-site at the historic Independence Square, the 1827 Log Courthouse, the National Frontier Trails Museum, the Chicago and Alton Depot, and the Vaile Mansion. This weekend, make Independence your destination for fun and learning!

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/9/2018

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/9/2018

Palmer Center is River Walking at Adventure Oasis - Mondays in July $5

Mondays July 9; July 16; July 23 and July 30th Meet at the Palmer Center at 9:00 AM and ride the Fairmount Community Center bus to Adventure Oasis for River Walking. Walk a section of the Lazy River first with the current, then against the current in this low-impact program. Water shoes are recommended. Please bring exact change to pay directly that day. ($1 to bus driver, $4 to Adventure Oasis) Call the Palmer Center at 816-325-6200 by the Wednesday before to reserve your spot.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/9/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena Cost is $3.00

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/10/2018

Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/10/2018

Popsicles in the Park (5 of 8)

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Meet your neighbors at this summer family favorite as we travel to 8 different Independence Parks. Popsicles, Live Music, entertainment and crafts. Performances vary each week. Tonight: music by Janie Next Door and a puppet show by Priscilla Howe. Call (816) 325-7843 or (816) 325-7115 for more information.

Santa Fe Park, 2731 S. Santa Fe Rd.


7/11/2018

Independence Night Court

Second Wednesday due to 4th of July Holiday, 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/11/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena    Cost is $3.00


7/11/2018

Toddler Town on Tour (5 of 12)

9:00-11:00 am Free Event 2-9 years Explore various playgrounds throughout Independence and work on an outdoor project. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

Mill Creek Park, 1717 N. River Blvd


7/14/2018

Experiential History Program

Have you ever wished you could step back in time and speak with a person from the past? Every Saturday, May through September, you can do just that in historic Independence, Missouri. First person interpreters portray characters from various time periods to bring history to life for residents and visitors alike. Interpreters will be on-site at the historic Independence Square, the 1827 Log Courthouse, the National Frontier Trails Museum, the Chicago and Alton Depot, and the Vaile Mansion. This weekend, make Independence your destination for fun and learning!

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/16/2018

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/16/2018

Palmer Center is River Walking at Adventure Oasis - Mondays in July $5

Meet at the Palmer Center at 9:00 AM and ride the Fairmount Community Center bus to Adventure Oasis for River Walking. Walk a section of the Lazy River first with the current, then against the current in this low-impact program. Water shoes are recommended. Please bring exact change to pay directly that day. ($1 to bus driver, $4 to Adventure Oasis) Call Palmer Center at 816-325-6200 to reserve your spot on the bus by the Wednesday before.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/16/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena    Cost is $3.00

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/17/2018

Popsicles in the Park (6 of 8)

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Meet your neighbors at this summer family favorite as we travel to 8 different Independence Parks. Popsicles, Live Music, entertainment and crafts. Performances vary each week. Tonight: music by Drum Safari and a performance by Wicked Liars – Comedy & Magic. Call (816) 325-7843 or (816) 325-7115 for more information.

Bundschu Park, 11400 E 9th Street


7/18/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena    Cost is $3.00


7/18/2018

Toddler Town on Tour (6 of 12)

9:00-11:00 am Free Event 2-9 years Explore various playgrounds throughout Independence and work on an outdoor project. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

Bundschu Park, 11400 E. 9th Street South


7/19/2018

Board of Adjustment Meeting

The Board of Adjustment will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/20/2018

Popsicles on the Patio - July 20th at 12:15 p.m.

Join your friends on the Palmer Center Patio for an afternoon popsicle and some summer fun and games.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/21/2018

Dragonfly Daze

10 am - 1 pm Dragonflies close-up are cool and so is catching them. Make a dragonfly craft and learn how to identify the dragonflies you catch! Nets, insect containers, and craft materials will be supplied. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, refillable water bottle and insect repellent. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


7/21/2018

Experiential History Program

Have you ever wished you could step back in time and speak with a person from the past? Every Saturday, May through September, you can do just that in historic Independence, Missouri. First person interpreters portray characters from various time periods to bring history to life for residents and visitors alike. Interpreters will be on-site at the historic Independence Square, the 1827 Log Courthouse, the National Frontier Trails Museum, the Chicago and Alton Depot, and the Vaile Mansion. This weekend, make Independence your destination for fun and learning!

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/23/2018

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/23/2018

Palmer Center is River Walking at Adventure Oasis - Mondays in July $5

Meet at the Palmer Center at 9:00 AM and ride the Fairmount Community Center bus to Adventure Oasis for River Walking. Walk a section of the Lazy River first with the current, then against the current in this low-impact program. Water shoes are recommended. Please bring exact change to pay directly that day. ($1 to bus driver, $4 to Adventure Oasis) Call Palmer Center at 816-325-6200 to reserve your spot on the bus by the Wednesday before.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/23/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena    Cost is $3.00

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/24/2018

Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/24/2018

Popsicles in the Park (7 o f8)

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Meet your neighbors at this summer family favorite as we travel to 8 different Independence Parks. Popsicles, Live Music, entertainment and crafts. Performances vary each week. Tonight: music by Dino O'Dell and a performance by Wicked Liars – Comedy & Magic. Call (816) 325-7843 or (816) 325-7115 for more information.

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.


7/25/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena    Cost is $3.00


7/25/2018

Toddler Town on Tour (7 of 12)

9:00-11:00 am Free Event 2-9 years Explore various playgrounds throughout Independence and work on an outdoor project. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


7/28/2018

Experiential History Program

Have you ever wished you could step back in time and speak with a person from the past? Every Saturday, May through September, you can do just that in historic Independence, Missouri. First person interpreters portray characters from various time periods to bring history to life for residents and visitors alike. Interpreters will be on-site at the historic Independence Square, the 1827 Log Courthouse, the National Frontier Trails Museum, the Chicago and Alton Depot, and the Vaile Mansion. This weekend, make Independence your destination for fun and learning!

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/28/2018

Yoga in the Park

Come join Cindy Newland as she teaches Yoga in the Park on Saturday, July 28th, 8 - 9 a.m., at Rotary Park (2400-2498 S Hedges Ave, Independence). It's FREE to participate; we just ask that you bring a yoga mat with you. If you have any questions, please contact Selena Good at sgood@indepmo.org.

Rotary Park (2400-2498 S HEDGES St)


7/30/2018

Palmer Center is River Walking at Adventure Oasis - Mondays in July $5

Meet at the Palmer Center at 9:00 AM and ride the Fairmount Community Center bus to Adventure Oasis for River Walking. Walk a section of the Lazy River first with the current, then against the current in this low-impact program. Water shoes are recommended. Please bring exact change to pay directly that day. ($1 to bus driver, $4 to Adventure Oasis) Call Palmer Center at 816-325-6200 to reserve your spot on the bus by the Wednesday before.


7/30/2018

Tai Chi for Arthritis 8:05 a.m. on Mondays and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena    Cost is $3.00

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


7/31/2018

Popsicles in the Park (8 of 8)

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Meet your neighbors at this summer family favorite as we travel to 8 different Independence Parks. Popsicles, Live Music, entertainment and crafts. Performances vary each week. Tonight: music by Janie Next Door and a puppet show by Priscilla Howe. Call (816) 325-7843 or (816) 325-7115 for more information.

Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood Avenue