City of Independence, Missouri

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6/13/2016
– 8/5/2016

Free Summer Meals

*Free to kids and teens age 18 and under. *Adult cost $2.80. *Enjoy the park, hanging out with friends and enjoy a great lunch *No application or proof of income needed

McCoy Park (Storm Shelter behind Fire Station #1)


7/2/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/2/2016

Frontiers

Saturday Evening Play

8:00 PM

Free

Experience the lives of women living on the Kansas-Missouri frontier during the mid-to late 19th century in this exciting and poignant performance based on the diaries, letters, journals, and memories of women of the era.

Due to extreme heat, the play is being held inside the museum theater.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/4/2016

Independence Day Celebration

7:00- 9:00 p.m. Free outdoor concert featuring the Spirit of Independence Concert Band followed by the Hughes Brothers from Branson, MO. Come to the pageant grounds behind the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 705 W. Walnut 9:30 p.m. Fireworks and patriotic music to follow. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No fireworks, alcohol, smoking, animals, or firearms allowed on the grounds.

Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut


7/4/2016

Independence Day Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/5/2016
Canceled

City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 has been rescheduled to Monday, July 11 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/5/2016

Popsicles in the Park (5 of 8)

Bring the family out as we travel to a different Independence Park each week for this free family fun event!!! A variety of performers will join us each week and of course we will have popsicles. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7843 for more information. Music - Doo Dad Mike Magic Show - Robert & Valerie Wolf Arts & Crafts - Odd Ball Kids

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


7/7/2016
Canceled

Heritage Commission

The Heritage Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers unless otherwise posted.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/7/2016

Life on the Trail

Gallery Walk

2:00 pm Thursdays in June & July   Regular museum rate.

Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/9/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/9/2016

Drop Off Depot - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

875 Vista Ave., (Truman Rd. 1 mile east of M-291)


7/9/2016

Frontiers

Saturday Evening Play

8:00 PM

Free

Experience the lives of women living on the Kansas-Missouri frontier during the mid-to late 19th century in this exciting and poignant performance based on the diaries, letters, journals, and memories of women of the era.

Due to extreme heat, the play is being held inside the museum theater.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/11/2016

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


7/12/2016

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


7/12/2016

Independence School District-Early Education Center

Independence School District will host a resource fair that is open to the public at Hanthorne Early Education Center. The resource fair is from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Hanthorne Early Education, 1511 Kings Highway, Independence, Missouri


7/12/2016

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


7/12/2016

Popsicles in the Park (6 of 8)

Bring the family out as we travel to a different Independence Park each week for this free family fun event!!! A variety of performers will join us each week and of course we will have popsicles. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7843 for more information. Music - Drum Safari Puppet Show - Priscilla Howe Arts & Crafts - Odd Ball Kids

St. Clair Park, 433 S. Farley


7/13/2016

Wagons Ho

Childrens Program

10:00 am - 11;30 am

$7.50 children ages 6-17, $10.00 adults  Advance reservations are required.

Discover the history of westward expansion in this special tour that includes our film "West", packing a wagon, and a wagon tour.


National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/14/2016

Life on the Trail

Gallery Walk

2:00 pm Thursdays in June & July   Regular museum rate.

Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/16/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/16/2016

Frontiers

Saturday Evening Play

8:00 PM

Free

Experience the lives of women living on the Kansas-Missouri frontier during the mid-to late 19th century in this exciting and poignant performance based on the diaries, letters, journals, and memories of women of the era.

Due to extreme heat, the play is being held inside the museum theater.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/17/2016

Reading Tales from the West

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Regular museum rate.  Advance reservations required.

Discover the stories of pioneers and American Indians in this tour of exhibits accompanied by readings from the journals and diaries of early pioneers.  Participants will also write their own journal entries as an end to their tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/18/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/19/2016

Furthering Fair Housing in Independence MO

The City of Independence, Missouri, and the Mid-America Regional Council will collect data about our community’s current housing infrastructure. We’ll examine difficult issues like racial and ethnic segregation, concentrated areas of poverty and challenges facing people with disabilities or limited English Proficiency.

Input from residents is a critical part of developing a strong fair housing plan. We encourage you to share your story and attend the following community meeting this summer.

Contacts: Christina Leakey 816-325-7397 / Marlene  Nagel 816-401-8218


North Branch Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent = 317 W US 24 Hwy


7/19/2016

Popsicles in the Park (7 of 8)

Bring the family out as we travel to a different Independence Park each week for this free family fun event!!! A variety of performers will join us each week and of course we will have popsicles. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7843 for more information. Music - Janie Next Door Magic Show - Robert & Valerie Wolf Arts & Crafts - Odd Ball Kids

Dickinson Park, 1700 Dickinson Road


7/21/2016

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/21/2016

Japanese Sister City Committee

The Japanese Sister City Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month in Conference Room D at 7 p.m. unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/21/2016

Life on the Trail

Gallery Walk

2:00 pm Thursdays in June & July   Regular museum rate.

Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/23/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/23/2016

Dragonfly Daze

Learn all kinds of cool facts about dragonflies! We'll supply the nets, a dragonfly craft and all kinds of dragonflies to catch. Please bring sunscreen, a refillable water bottle and insect repellent. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 816.325.7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


7/23/2016

Frontiers

Saturday Evening Play

8:00 PM

Free

Experience the lives of women living on the Kansas-Missouri frontier during the mid-to late 19th century in this exciting and poignant performance based on the diaries, letters, journals, and memories of women of the era.

Due to extreme heat, the play is being held inside the museum theater.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/25/2016
Canceled

Council Work Study Session

The City Council will hold a Work Study Session at 6 p.m. in Conference Room D.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


7/26/2016

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


7/26/2016

Popsicles in the Park (8 0f 8)

Bring the family out as we travel to a different Independence Park each week for this free family fun event!!! A variety of performers will join us each week and of course we will have popsicles. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7843 for more information. Music - Dino O'Dell Puppet Show - Priscilla Howe Arts & Crafts - Odd Ball Kids

Country Club Park, 2930 S Norton Avenue


7/28/2016

Evening Wagon Tour and Santa Fe Gallery Exploration

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$16.00 Adults, $10.00 Children ages 6-17  Advance reservations are required.

Weather permitting

Learn about the Santa Fe Trail in this hour-long program that includes a wagon tour to swales (grass covered wagon ruts) and a guided tour of the Santa Fe exhibits in the museum.


National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/28/2016

Life on the Trail

Gallery Walk

2:00 pm Thursdays in June & July   Regular museum rate.

Explore daily routines for members of a wagon train in this thirty minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


7/30/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific