City of Independence, Missouri

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8/1/2019

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


8/1/2019

Nature Story Time (8 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: Make Hummingbird Feeders Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/1/2019

Playwright Festival

City Theatre Presents:    Playwright Festival


This festival is featuring various playwrights and plays.

August 1, 2, 3         7:30 p.m. curtain
August 4                 2 p.m. curtain

General Admission:   $10

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


8/1/2019

PUAB Special/Workshop Meeting

The Public Utility Advisory Board will meet August 1, 2019 for a Special/Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in the Independence Conference Room #117, 1st Floor.

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


8/2/2019

Playwright Festival

City Theatre Presents:    Playwright Festival


This festival is featuring various playwrights and plays.

August 1, 2, 3         7:30 p.m. curtain
August 4                 2 p.m. curtain

General Admission:   $10

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


8/2/2019

Popsicles on the Patio 12:30 p.m.

Join your friends for a cool summer treat outside on the patio

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


8/3/2019

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


8/3/2019

Playwright Festival

City Theatre Presents:    Playwright Festival


This festival is featuring various playwrights and plays.

August 1, 2, 3         7:30 p.m. curtain
August 4                 2 p.m. curtain

General Admission:   $10

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


8/4/2019

Playwright Festival

City Theatre Presents:    Playwright Festival


This festival is featuring various playwrights and plays.

August 1, 2, 3         7:30 p.m. curtain
August 4                 2 p.m. curtain

General Admission:   $10

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


8/5/2019

Morning Meditation 10:45 a.m.

MORNING MEDITATION Mondays, 8/5, and 8/19 at 10:45 am Are you feeling stressed, tired or needing more balance in your life? Meditation my help. Come to learn and practice simple meditation techniques. Led by Ruth Stoan

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


8/6/2019

Heritage Commission Meeting

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


8/7/2019

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


8/7/2019

Special Health Insurance Review Committee Meeting

SPECIAL HEALTH INSURANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE
August 7, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
City Hall – Conference Room A– 3rd Floor (111 E Maple St.)

Meeting Agenda

I. Welcome

II. Approval of minutes

III. Old business

IV. New business

V. Adjourn


City Hall, 111 East Maple, Conference Room A


8/7/2019

Toddler Town on Tour (9 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.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/8/2019

Nature Story Time (9 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: Make Tracks Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/9/2019

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


8/10/2019

Drop-Off Depot

The Drop-Off Depot is open the second Saturday of each month, April - October, 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


8/10/2019

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


8/11/2019

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


8/13/2019

Brand Independence Committee Meeting

The Brand Independence Committee will meet on August 13 at 6 p.m. in Conference Room A on the 3rd Floor of City Hall. 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple Ave., Conference Room A - 3rd Floor


8/13/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/14/2019

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


8/14/2019

Special Health Insurance Review Committee Meeting

SPECIAL HEALTH INSURANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE

August 14, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
City Hall – Conference Room A– 3rd Floor (111 E Maple St.)

Meeting Agenda

I. Welcome
II. Approval of minutes
III. Old business
IV. New business
V. Adjourn

City Hall, 111 East Maple, Conference Room A


8/14/2019

Therapy Dog Josie - 10:30 a.m.

Josie is one of the newest members of the Independence Police Department, and the first therapy dog to join the team. Come and meet her, learn what her duties are, and how she helps the officers day to day.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


8/14/2019

Toddler Town on Tour (10 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.

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.


8/15/2019

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


8/15/2019

Cover to Cover Book Club 2:00 p.m.

COVER TO COVER
3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm in the
Truman Memorial Building.
Cover to Cover is a book club for adults 60+. Books are
available from the North Independence Mid-Continent
Public Library. Coordinated by: Peggy Bloomberg

8/15 The Soloist by Steve Lopez

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


8/15/2019

Nature Story Time (10 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: Make Bee Bread Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/15/2019

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.


8/16/2019

Ice Cream Social 12:30 p.m.

Come enjoy some ice cream with your friends. Co-Sponsored by Kindred at Home.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


8/17/2019

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


8/19/2019

Morning Meditation 10:45 a.m.

8/19 at 10:45 am Are you feeling stressed, tired or needing more balance in your life? Meditation my help. Come to learn and practice simple meditation techniques. Led by Ruth Stoan

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


8/21/2019

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


8/21/2019

Toddler Town on Tour (11 of 12)

9am - 11am. Join us as we explore various spray ground at McCoy Park and the playgrounds. Ages 2-9 years and parents are required to stay with their children. Call 816.325.7115 for more information.

McCoy Park, 800 N. Bess Truman Pkwy


8/22/2019

Nature Story Time (11 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: Make a Bird Book Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/22/2019

PUAB Special Meeting

The Public Utility Advisory Board will meet August 22, 2019 for a Special Meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Independence Conference Room #117, 1st Floor.

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


8/23/2019

Plants for Bees -- 10:30 a.m.

Mel Haney from George Owens Nature Park will be here to share about the best plants you can put in your garden to benefit bees. You will have a chance to get your fingers dirty by planting a few of these plants yourself.


8/24/2019

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


8/26/2019

Women of the 1859 Jail 10:30 a.m.

WOMEN OF THE 1859 JAIL 

After 160 years, the 1859 Jail in Independence still has stories to tell. The Women of the 1869 Jail program tells the stories of the women who worked, lived, and were imprisoned in the historic jail. Come learn about these women’s roles in the history of this Independence Square Landmark. This program is presented by the Jackson County Historical Society.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


8/27/2019

Following the Western Trails in our National Park System

David Kroese, the author of the first published narrativethrough all 419 sites in our National Park System will share a pictorial tourof the NPS sites on and connected to our great western trails of the 19thcentury. The author will be signing books and copies will be available forpurchase. 

Free event. 6 p.m.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/27/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/28/2019

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


8/28/2019

Prairie Band Casino - 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Must pre-register by July 26

Enjoy approximately 4 hours at the casino, with lunch on your own. Bring your Photo ID and receive $15 Players Cash. Date: Deadline to pre-register: July 26 Price: $29

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


8/28/2019

Toddler Town on Tour (12 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.

Country Club Park, 2930 S. Norton Ave.


8/29/2019

Nature Story Time (12 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: Make a Trip to Nature's Grocery Store Call 816.325.7115 for more information or to reserve your spot.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/31/2019

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