City of Independence, Missouri

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6/1/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Directed By:  Nathan Bowman

May 30 & 31, June 1, 7, 8    7:30 p.m. curtain
June 9    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre June 1.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)


6/1/2019

Farmers Market at the Independence Uptown Market

Saturdays:  May — October, 7 AM – 1 PM
Wednesdays:  June — September, 7 AM – 1 PM

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/3/2019

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/4/2019

Heritage Commission Meeting

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


6/4/2019

Popsicles in the Park (1 of 8)

Join us for this family favorite as we visit 8 different Independence parks. 6:30-8p.m. Tonight's performances include music by Dino O'Dell and entertainment by Wicked Liars- Comedy & Magic. Free popsicles and give aways also. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a night at the park! Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7843 for more information.

Beckett Park, 2701 S. Cherokee


6/5/2019

A Matter of Balance 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Wednesdays

Register by April 24, 2019 $10 Registration Fee
A Matter of Balance is an 8 week class designed to reduce the fear of falling and teach fall prevention strategies. Registration is required.
Who should attend?
The program is designed to benefit older adults who:
? Are concerned about falls
? Have sustained falls in the past
? Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
? Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
? Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve
What do participants learn?
The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to:
? View falls as controllable
? Set goals for increasing activity
? Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
? Exercise to increase strength and balance

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


6/5/2019

Farmers Market at the Independence Uptown Market

Saturdays:  May — October, 7 AM – 1 PM
Wednesdays:  June — September, 7 AM – 1 PM

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/5/2019

Toddler Town on Tour (1 of 12)

9am - 11am. Join us as we explore various playgrounds throughout Independence and work on an outdoor craft or activity. Ages 2-9 years and parents are required to stay with their children. Call 816.325.7115 for more information.

Santa Fe Park, 2731 S. Santa Fe Rd.


6/6/2019

Advisory Board of Health Meeting

The Advisory Board of Health will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Truman Memorial Building.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


6/6/2019

Katy Trail and Sedalia, MO Trip at 7:30 a.m.

Begin with a Step-on Railroad Legacy Guided Tour, followed by an included lunch and Clothing of the Ages Program. This delightful presentation features clothing of each decade from 1880 through 1980. After lunch, visit the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art where you will have a guided tour. Following the Museum, visit Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site which offers a commanding view atop a bluff, and a 31 room, 12,000 square foot lodge built atop two natural caves. This trip does not use an ADA bus.   June 6, 2019  7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Deadline to pre-register is May 2.  Price $89.00 

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


6/6/2019

Nature Story Time (1 of 12)

10-10:50 am and 11-11:50am - Thursdays in June, July & August. Time for great stories and outside adventures for youth ages 3-8years and their adult. Today's theme: Tadpoles Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/7/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Directed By:  Nathan Bowman

May 30 & 31, June 1, 7, 8    7:30 p.m. curtain
June 9    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre June 1.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)


6/8/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Directed By:  Nathan Bowman

May 30 & 31, June 1, 7, 8    7:30 p.m. curtain
June 9    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre June 1.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)


6/8/2019

Drop-Off Depot

The Drop-Off Depot is open the second Saturday of each month, March - November, at 875 Vista Avenue (3/4 mile east of M-291 on Truman Road, north on Vista Avenue) from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., weather permitting.

It is open to Independence residents only. Please bring a valid driver's license or recent utility bill.

Residential vehicles only - No contractor vehicles allowed.

Please note: Prices are based on the type of vehicle
being used, NOT the contents of the load (except tires
and appliances).

Cash or local check only. No credit cards, debit cards or coins accepted.

By MO State Statute, loads must be tarped or secured so that no part of the load can fall from the vehicle.

875 Vista Avenue, Independence, MO 64056


6/8/2019

Family Fitness Day

City of Independence Wellness Division will be hosting a Family Fitness Day at Clothier Park. The event will go from 9:30 AM to about 1:30 PM. This event will serve as a ribbon cutting ceremony for the exercise equipment at Clothier Park as well as a kickoff event for the City’s Community Wellness Program. Activities for the day will include; balloon artists, face painting, family friendly exercise sessions, and a healthy lunch for the first 200 people to arrive the day of the event.  Please check the City of Independence Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Facebook page for updates. If you have questions please send an email to ccarper@indepmo.org.

Clothier Park, Medical Center Pkwy, Independence, MO


6/8/2019

Farmers Market at the Independence Uptown Market

Saturdays:  May — October, 7 AM – 1 PM
Wednesdays:  June — September, 7 AM – 1 PM

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/9/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Directed By:  Nathan Bowman

May 30 & 31, June 1, 7, 8    7:30 p.m. curtain
June 9    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre June 1.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)


6/9/2019

Uptown Flea Market

The Independence Uptown Flea Market meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9 AM – 2 PM. The flea market is indoors during the cooler months and will be outdoors during the summer months. For vendor information please call 816-325-7843. There is no entry fee for shoppers. 

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/10/2019

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located on the lower level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple. 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/10/2019

Independence On A Roll Working Group Committee Meeting

Independence on a Roll Working Group
June 10, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall – Conference Room A– 3rd Floor (111 E Maple St.)

Meeting Agenda

I. Welcome

II. Active and Planned Project Review

a. Truman Connect Tim & Kati
b. 24 Hwy Update Tim &Kati
c. Square Streetscaping Mark &Tim
d. Proposed Bond Program Tim & Kati
e. 24 Hwy Bridge Mural Mark
f. CID Petitions Mark
i. Square CID
ii. Englewood CID

III. Future/Conceptual Projects

a. Englewood Traffic Circle
b. Maywood/Truman Road Entrance Enhancements
c. Housing Strategy Tom


IV. Other business All

V. Adjourn


City Hall, 111 East Maple, Conference Room A


6/11/2019

Picnic in the Park 11:00 a.m. $10.00

Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m.  We will be joining our friends from Sugar Creek and Fairmount Community Center once again for a BBQ Picnic in the Park. Come join the fun! Register by June 3rd. Cost: $10

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


6/11/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/11/2019

Popsicles in the Park (2 of 8)

Join us for this family favorite as we visit 8 different Independence parks. 6:30-8p.m. Tonight's performances include music by Drum Safari and entertainment by Priscilla Howe- Puppet Show. Free popsicles and give aways also. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a night at the park! Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7843 for more information.

Bundschu Park, 11400 E 9th St.


6/12/2019

A Matter of Balance 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Wednesdays

Register by April 24, 2019 $10 Registration Fee
A Matter of Balance is an 8 week class designed to reduce the fear of falling and teach fall prevention strategies. Registration is required.
Who should attend?
The program is designed to benefit older adults who:
? Are concerned about falls
? Have sustained falls in the past
? Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
? Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
? Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve
What do participants learn?
The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to:
? View falls as controllable
? Set goals for increasing activity
? Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
? Exercise to increase strength and balance

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


6/12/2019

Brand Independence Committee Meeting

The Brand Independence Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 PM in the Independence Chamber of Commerce, 210 W Truman Rd. 

210 W Truman Rd


6/12/2019

Farmers Market at the Independence Uptown Market

Saturdays:  May — October, 7 AM – 1 PM
Wednesdays:  June — September, 7 AM – 1 PM

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/12/2019

Toddler Town on Tour (2 of 12)

9am - 11am. Join us as we explore various playgrounds throughout Independence and work on an outdoor craft or activity. Ages 2-9 years and parents are required to stay with their children. Call 816.325.7115 for more information.

Dickinson Park, 1700 Dickinson Road


6/13/2019

Nature Story Time (2 of 12)

10-10:50 am and 11-11:50am - Thursdays in June, July & August. Time for great stories and outside adventures for youth ages 3-8years and their adult. Today's theme: Crawdads Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/14/2019

Father's Day Event - Donuts with Dads 10:45 a.m.

Come in for a cup of coffee and a donut as we celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives. Co-sponsored by Love and Blomquest.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


6/14/2019

Make N' Take Workshop

Join us on Flag Day June 14th at the Uptown Market for a Make N' Take Patriotic wreath workshop. Pre-registration is required. This class will sell out! To see more information on the wreath and the event, please visit the Independence Uptown Market Facebook page or call 816-325-7843


6/15/2019

Crawdad Derby at Hill Park

June 15, Saturday 10am - 1pm Race crawdads all morning!!! Pick a crawdad from a bucket of thoroughbreds and cheer yours all the way to the finish line!!! You'll also have the opportunity to catch crawdads in Rock Creek. All equipment and bait supplied. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood Ave.


6/15/2019

Farmers Market at the Independence Uptown Market

Saturdays:  May — October, 7 AM – 1 PM
Wednesdays:  June — September, 7 AM – 1 PM

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/17/2019

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/18/2019

Historic Preservation Master Plan Public Meeting

Join Preservation Division staff and members of the Independence Heritage Commission on June 18, 2019 for an open house to discuss the new Historic Preservation Master Plan, an update to Chapter 11 of the Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will be held in City Hall, Conference Room D (first floor) from 5:30-7:30pm.


6/18/2019

Popsicles in the Park (3 of 8)

Join us for this family favorite as we visit 8 different Independence parks. 6:30-8p.m. Tonight's performances include music by Janie Next Door and entertainment by Wicked Liars- Comedy & Magic. Free popsicles and give aways also. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a night at the park! Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7843 for more information.

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.


6/19/2019

A Matter of Balance 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Wednesdays

Register by April 24, 2019 $10 Registration Fee
A Matter of Balance is an 8 week class designed to reduce the fear of falling and teach fall prevention strategies. Registration is required.
Who should attend?
The program is designed to benefit older adults who:
? Are concerned about falls
? Have sustained falls in the past
? Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
? Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
? Are age 60 or older, community-dwelling and able to problem solve
What do participants learn?
The program enables participants to achieve significant goals. They gain confidence by learning to:
? View falls as controllable
? Set goals for increasing activity
? Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
? Exercise to increase strength and balance

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


6/19/2019

ABILENE, KS Trip 9:30 a.m.

Depart Independence and head west to Abilene, KS, once know as the wickedest town in the west. Stop on the way in Junction City for an on your own lunch. Once you reach Abilene, take a ride on the Abilene and Smokey Valley Railroad. The 10 1/2 mile round trip goes through the rolling Smokey Hill River Valley and the neighboring community of Enterprise, KS. After your train ride, visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Following your museum tour, enjoy an included dinner of pan-fried chicken, cole slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, cream style corn, biscuits, beverage, and dessert at the world famous Brookville Hotel.
Date: Wednesday, June 19 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Deadline to pre-register: May 15 Price: $95

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


6/19/2019

Farmers Market at the Independence Uptown Market

Saturdays:  May — October, 7 AM – 1 PM
Wednesdays:  June — September, 7 AM – 1 PM

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/19/2019

Toddler Town on Tour (3 of 12)

9am - 11am. Join us as we explore various playgrounds throughout Independence and work on an outdoor craft or activity. Ages 2-9 years and parents are required to stay with their children. Call 816.325.7115 for more information.

Sycamore Hills Park, 3700 S Haden Dr.


6/20/2019

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


6/20/2019

Nature Story Time (3 of 12)

10-10:50 am and 11-11:50am - Thursdays in June, July & August. Time for great stories and outside adventures for youth ages 3-8years and their adult. Today's theme: Fish Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/20/2019

PUAB Meeting

The Public Utility Advisory Board meets the third Thursday of every month at 2:30 pm. in the Independence Conference Room #117, 1st Floor.

Independence Utilities Center 17221 E. 23rd St. So.


6/21/2019

Summer Concert Series

The summer concert series at the Uptown Market and will have four dates. The featured bands will start playing at 6PM and The main band will start at 7PM. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Food and drink options will be available for purchase inside the Market venue. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed. Prepare for a good time and to make new friends in Independence!

Summer Concert Series Dates:
Friday, May 10th- Brad Cunningham Band
Friday, June 21st- Three Infinity featuring Julia Reynolds
Friday, July 12th- Bob and Una Walkenhorst
Friday, August 9th- Cadillac Flambe'

*For more event information please see the events tab on the Independence Uptown Market Facebook page. 

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/22/2019

Farmers Market at the Independence Uptown Market

Saturdays:  May — October, 7 AM – 1 PM
Wednesdays:  June — September, 7 AM – 1 PM

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


6/24/2019

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located on the lower level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple. 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor