City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


1/2/2017

New Year's Day Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of the New Year's Day holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/3/2017

City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/5/2017

Gallery Walk- Gold in California

Free with regular museum admission

Thursdays in January at 2pm

To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/5/2017

Heritage Commission Meeting

The Heritage Commission meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, unless otherwise posted.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/7/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/9/2017

City Council Study Session

The City Council Study Session will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/10/2017

Citizens Advisory Board on Solid Waste Management

Meeting from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room D.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/10/2017

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m., usually on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, in Council Chambers. Date may change due to holidays.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/12/2017

Gallery Walk- Gold in California

Free with regular museum admission

Thursdays in January at 2pm

To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/14/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/16/2017

Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration

The City of Independence will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence, MO.

The theme for this year’s celebration is Empower the Individual, Strengthen the Community, Honor the Man. The keynote speaker at the event will be best -selling author and lecturer, Rev. Dr. Tex Sample. A recipient of the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ form Boston University, and former faculty at the Saint Paul School of Theology, Rev. Sample resides in the Kansas City area.

High School seniors living in Independence are also invited to submit an essay for this year’s John Olivarez Scholarship. The essay should be on this year’s featured topic, Empower the Individual, Strengthen the Community, Honor the Man, and be no more than 500 words. The winner of the $300 scholarship can use the award towards college or vocational school after graduating. Essays must be submitted by Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to: Independence Human Relations Commission, c/o Marissa Willis, 111 E. Maple Ave., Independence, MO 64050. All essays must be typed.

The winner of the scholarship will be recognized at the celebration.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


1/16/2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/17/2017

City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/19/2017

Board of Adjustment

Board of Adjustment meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/19/2017

Gallery Walk- Gold in California

Free with regular museum admission

Thursdays in January at 2pm

To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/19/2017

Japanese Sister City Committee

The Japanese Sister City Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Truman Memorial Building unless posted differently.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


1/20/2017

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Early Independence

12:00PM

Free

Bring your lunch and learn about the early years of the city of Independence.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/20/2017
– 1/22/2017

Talk like a Grizzled Prospector Weekend

9AM-4:30PM Friday & Saturday

12:30PM-4:30PM Sunday

$2.00 discount on admissions if you talk like a grizzled prospector at the front desk.

January 24 is the anniversary of the 1848 discovery of gold in California. To celebrate we encourage you to visit the museum and talk like a "grizzled prospector!" If you do you get $2.00 off the regular museum admission. You also get a chance to vote for your favorite prospector and get a FREE GIFT (our choice) for voting!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/21/2017

Emergency Preparedness Community Class

Independence Emergency Preparedness offers free monthly community classes throughout the year, from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month. For additional information see the website at www.indepmoep.org www.indepmoep.orgwww.indepmoep.org

2017 Class Schedule and Topics:

January 21 and July 15 - Utility Safety

February 18 and October 21 - Weather Safety

March 18 and August 19 - First Aid Basics

April 15 and September 16 - 72-Hour Kits

May 20 and November 18 - Emergency Family Plans

June 17 and December 16 - Food Storage and Prep

Fire Station #1, 950 N. Spring Street, Independence


1/21/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/23/2017

Council Work Study Session

The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in Conference Room D for a work session.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/24/2017
Canceled

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets in Council Chambers at 6 p.m., usually on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


1/26/2017

Gallery Walk- Gold in California

Free with regular museum admission

Thursdays in January at 2pm

To commemorate the month in which gold was discovered in California we will investigate the discovery, rush to riches on the Pacific coast, mining processes as well as some of the personal stories of those participating in the historic event.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


1/28/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific