City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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8/1/2015

Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum

May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/1/2015

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

1:00 - 3:00 pm Regular museum admission rates.  Explore part of a typical day on the way west with your family!  Using written clues left by pioneers and artifacts in the gallery you will discover what a typical day was like for a family of emigrants heading to Oregon in1846.  Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your efforts.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/1/2015

Independence Farmers' Market

Open every Saturday May-October (except Saturday, September 5) from 6 am - 1 pm. 

Northwest corner of West Walnut Street and South Liberty Street


8/2/2015

Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum

May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/3/2015

2015 Independence Gardening Workshop

2015 Independence Gardening Workshops:
In partnership with Kansas City Community Gardens and the Independence Garden Club, the Independence Health Department is sponsoring gardening classes free to the public.

All workshops at 6:00 PM

Monday Feb. 23- Early Spring Crops (St. Paul UMC)

Monday March 16- Vegetable Garden Basics- Health Dept.

Monday April 13- Tomatoes, Peppers & Sweet Potatoes- Health Dept.

Monday May 18- Get Growing: Water-Health Dept.

Monday June 15- Insects in the Garden (Meet at the White Oak garden behind CSL to walk through the garden for a hand’s on workshop)

Monday August 3- Fall Gardening-Health Dept.

The Independence Health Department is located at 515 S. Liberty. For more information contact Joanie Shover at 325-7185.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


8/3/2015

Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum

May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/3/2015

Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board

The Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board will meet beginning at 4 p.m. in Conference Room D, unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/3/2015

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/4/2015

Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum

May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/4/2015

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


8/5/2015

Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum

May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/5/2015

Independence Farmers' Market

Open every Wednesday June-October (Except Wednesday, September 2) from 6 am - 1 pm.

Northwest corner of West Walnut Street and South Liberty Street


8/5/2015

The Mile Starts Here Waterfall Park

The Mile Starts Here at Waterfall Park- 4501 S Bass Pro Drive- 9 am

Waterfall Park 4501 Bass Pro Drive


8/5/2015

Toddler Town on Tour (9 of 13)

2 – 8 years / Free Event 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy summer fun while exploring various playgrounds throughout Independence, June 10 - September 2. Parks & Recreation staff will be on hand to help with simple craft projects. Toddler Town on Tour will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Parents are required to remain with their children. *Please bring a towel to dates at water locations.

Glendale Park, 16010 E. Crackerneck


8/6/2015

Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum

May 25 - Sept. 7th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm M-Sat, 12:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See more at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museum#MO.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/6/2015

Board of Health Meeting

Board of Health meeting at 6 p.m.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


8/6/2015

Nature Story Time - Let's Play Outside

Time: Two Sessions offered on the dates listed below. 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. & 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Play outside this summer at George Owens Nature Park – make mud pies, catch frogs, butterflies and a variety of bugs. We’ll have exciting stories and messy crafts. Please wear tennis shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty, muddy and/or wet. This program is offered with support from the Kansas City Public Library. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, & 27 Call (816) 325-7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/7/2015

Blue Star Museums - National Frontier Trails Museum