City of Independence, Missouri

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5/1/2017

Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board

The Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board will meet beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room D, unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/2/2017

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


5/4/2017

Gallery Walk- Getting Ready

Thursdays in April & May.

2:00 PM

Free with museum admission.

During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails. During this gallery walk you will explore their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/5/2017

6th Annual Independence Park Trot Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up for the Independence Park Trot is from 3-7 p.m. Friday, May 5th in the Bass Pro Conference Room. Call 816-325-7165 with any questions. 

You can also pick up your race packet the morning of the race from 7-7:40 a.m. Saturday, May 6 under the Health Department tent in the Mardel parking lot. 


5/6/2017

6th Annual Independence Park Trot Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up for the Independence Park Trot is from 3-7 p.m. Friday, May 5th in the Bass Pro Conference Room. Call 816-325-7165 with any questions. 

You can also pick up your race packet the morning of the race from 7-7:40 a.m. Saturday, May 6 under the Health Department tent in the Mardel parking lot. 


5/6/2017

Independence Park Trot 5K

6th Annual Independence Park Trot begins at 8 a.m. Arrive early to aid in traffic and for fun and free activities for all! Free 5K open to all ages and fitness levels!! Register at www.independenceparktrot.com!


See flyer at https://www.ci.independence.mo.us/ParkTrot/d/Flyer2017.pdf

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


5/6/2017

Special Event: Buck Day

Saturday, May 6

9 am to 4:30 pm

$1.00 admission for all visitors.

In honor of Truman's birthday all museum admissions are $1.00.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/6/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/8/2017

Harry Truman's Birthday Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of President Harry Truman's birthday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/9/2017

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


5/9/2017

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


5/9/2017

Special Program: A New Museum in an Old Building

Tuesday, May 9

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

$5.00 per person. Advanced reservations required.

Join us as we revisit the early history of our museum site, tour the facility (including behind the scenes) and learn something of plans for the future.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/11/2017

Gallery Walk- Getting Ready

Thursdays in April & May.

2:00 PM

Free with museum admission.

During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails. During this gallery walk you will explore their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/11/2017

Plant and Seed Distribution schedule for 2017

Plant and Seed Distribution schedule for 2017
Independence Health Department, 515 S Liberty
March 30 -3pm to 5:30pm Cool season plants
May 11 - 3pm to 5:30pm Summer plants
August 3 - 4pm to 5:30pm Fall plants

You may shop for seeds and plants for your spring garden. You may purchase a
membership to Kansas City Community Garden. A membership is required to
participate in this part of the program. Membership is $2 for those who qualify for low or no income. Membership for all others is $12.
Members are entitled to receive 10 packets of seeds (your choice), a five-pound bag of fertilizer, a community gardening newsletter, discount on additional seeds and fertilizer, a discount on vegetable plants and tiller loan privileges.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


5/13/2017

Pets in the Park

10am-1pm Kids (12 and under) get your pet get dressed up in their favorite outfit and join in the Pet Parade, enter your pet in the “Judging “ competition, learn about animal care, off-leash training, agility demonstrations, pet artists and so much more. Microchipping: $20 Rabies Vaccinations: $5 This program is provided with support from the Independence Kiwanis Club, Independence Health Department and Independence Parks|Recreation|Tourism. For information on Pet Judging - 816-325-7996 For other event information - 816-325-7115

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


5/13/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/15/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/16/2017

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


5/17/2017

Police Memorial Service

The Independence Police Department joins with the Sugar Creek Police Department and the F.O.P. Lodge #1 to recognize the sacrifices made by those serving the community as police officers.  The annual Police Memorial Service begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, and will include a 21-gun salute, ceremonial wreath-laying and recognition of all fallen police officers. This year the service is being held at the Truman Library.

Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. 24 Highway


5/18/2017

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/18/2017

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


5/20/2017

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


5/20/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/22/2017

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


5/27/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


5/29/2017

Memorial Day Holiday

    City offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor