City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events





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10/1/2019

Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga is offered at the Uptown Market on Tuesday evenings from              6:30-7:30 PM. To register, please call the Truman Memorial Building at             816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


10/2/2019
– 11/6/2019

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Take charge of your health!  Free 6 week program!

Living with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, pain or anxiety can be a daily challenge.  But it doesn't have to be.  Sign up today for this 6 week program starting on Wednesday, October 2 through November 6th. Classes will meet every Wednesday for 6 weeks.

Call the Palmer Center to register at 816-325-6200 

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


10/2/2019

Quarterly Public Safety Tax Oversight Committee Meeting

4 - 5pm

Conference Room D, Ground Floor City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050


10/3/2019

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


10/3/2019

PUAB Special/Workshop Meeting

The Public Utility Advisory Board will meet October 3, 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.


10/5/2019

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


10/5/2019

Little Princess Ball

All princesses ages 4 - 10 years old are invited to attend the ball.  Dress in your prettiest gown and attend with your most favored knight (father figure) to enjoy music, dancing, a dinner and general merry-making!  Cost is $30 per couple and $15 each additional participant.  Deadline is 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1. Space is limited, so register early!  Call (816) 325-7843 to register.  *Please let us know if there are any dietary restrictions.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


10/7/2019

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet in the Council Chambers located on the lower-level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed live online or on City7 (Channel 7 for Comcast viewers). 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


10/8/2019

Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga is offered at the Uptown Market on Tuesday evenings from              6:30-7:30 PM. To register, please call the Truman Memorial Building at             816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


10/8/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


10/10/2019

Downstream Casino - 7:s0 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy approximately 6 hours at the casino and an included lunch
buffet. Bring your Photo ID and receive $15 Players Cash.
Hurry! Deadline to pre-register: September 5 Price: $39

Call Palmer Center at 816-325-6200 to register

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


10/10/2019

Downstream Casino 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Must pre-register by Sept. 5

DOWNSTREAM CASINO Enjoy approximately 6 hours at the casino and an included lunch buffet. Bring your Photo ID and receive $15 Players Cash. Date: Thursday, October 10  Deadline to pre-register: September 5 Price: $39

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


10/12/2019

AHA Family and Friends CPR Classes

The Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department will be offering the American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR course. This course will teach participants how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants. The course will also teach the use of an AED for an adult, along with providing aid to those with an airway blockage.

Family & Friends CPR is intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR, but does not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Cost: $30 per person – Registration is required in advance

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Or

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Roger T. Sermon Community Center

201 Dodgion St.

Independence, MO 64050

To register, please call the Sermon Center at 816-325-7370

*Minimum number of participants is 3 per class. Maximum number of participants is 8 per class.

**REFUND POLICY: All cancellation requests must be made 48 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. For cancellations made less than 48 hours before the start of the class, a $15 fee will be charged.

For additional information, please call Suzanne Meyer at 816-325-7320 or email at smeyer@indepmo.orgsmeyer@indepmo.org.


10/12/2019

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


10/12/2019

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


10/12/2019

Second Saturday Autumn Architecture Tour

Join the Independence Heritage Commission for a series of free walking tours highlighting historic Independence architecture. These hour-long, annual fall tours are held from September through November on the second Saturday of each month starting at 10am. We will feature historic churches in October and bungalows in November. Tours will be held rain or shine and will be no more than one mile. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Tours always begin on the north side of the Truman Jackson County Courthouse at 112 W. Lexington. 

North side of the Truman Jackson County Courthouse-112 W. Lexington


10/13/2019

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


10/14/2019

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Council Study Session in the Council Chambers located on the lower-level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed live online or on City7 (Channel 7 for Comcast viewers). 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


10/15/2019

Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga is offered at the Uptown Market on Tuesday evenings from              6:30-7:30 PM. To register, please call the Truman Memorial Building at             816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


10/17/2019

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


10/18/2019

Enchanted Forest (1 of 4 evenings)

7-9pm. $3 per person ages 2 and above October 18, 19, 25 & 26. Join us for this Halloween family favorite the last 2 weekends of October. Stroller friendly. Walk on a paved trail through the Enchanted Forest and visit non-scary skits that will entertain family members of all ages! Elaborate costumes, a castle and fire breathing dragon and so much more. Concessions will be available for purchase. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7370 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


10/19/2019

Enchanted Forest (2 of 4 Evenings)

7-9pm. $3 per person ages 2 and above October 18, 19, 25 & 26. Join us for this Halloween family favorite the last 2 weekends of October. Stroller friendly. Walk on a paved trail through the Enchanted Forest and visit non-scary skits that will entertain family members of all ages! Elaborate costumes, a castle and fire breathing dragon and so much more. Concessions will be available for purchase. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7370 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


10/19/2019

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


10/19/2019

Truck-or-Treat

FREE Event

Independence Center Macy's Aux. Parking Lot
12-3pm

Independence Center Macy's Aux. Parking Lot


10/21/2019

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet in the Council Chambers located on the lower-level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed live online or on City7 (Channel 7 for Comcast viewers). 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


10/22/2019

Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga is offered at the Uptown Market on Tuesday evenings from              6:30-7:30 PM. To register, please call the Truman Memorial Building at             816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


10/22/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


10/23/2019

Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Must Pre-register by Sept. 19

CRYSTAL BRIDGES, BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS Visit beautiful Crystal Bridges with an included box lunch. Afterwards stop for a treat at the historic Walmart Soda Fountain. Date: Wednesday, October 23 Deadline to pre-register: September 19 Price: $96

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


10/24/2019

Legal and Financial Alzheimer's Planning 10:00 a.m.

This informative class provided by the Alzheimer’s Association
will share information about what legal and financial issues you should be aware of if you or someone you care for is facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


10/24/2019

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.


10/25/2019

Enchanted Forest (3 of 4 evenings)

7-9pm. $3 per person ages 2 and above October 18, 19, 25 & 26. Join us for this Halloween family favorite the last 2 weekends of October. Stroller friendly. Walk on a paved trail through the Enchanted Forest and visit non-scary skits that will entertain family members of all ages! Elaborate costumes, a castle and fire breathing dragon and so much more. Concessions will be available for purchase. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7370 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


10/26/2019

AHA Family & Friends CPR classes

The Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department will be offering the American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR course. This course will teach participants how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants. The course will also teach the use of an AED for an adult, along with providing aid to those with an airway blockage.

Family & Friends CPR is intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR, but does not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Cost: $30 per person – Registration is required in advance

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Or

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Roger T. Sermon Community Center

201 Dodgion St.

Independence, MO 64050

To register, please call the Sermon Center at 816-325-7370

*Minimum number of participants is 3 per class. Maximum number of participants is 8 per class.

**REFUND POLICY: All cancellation requests must be made 48 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. For cancellations made less than 48 hours before the start of the class, a $15 fee will be charged.

For additional information, please call Suzanne Meyer at 816-325-7320 or email at smeyer@indepmo.orgsmeyer@indepmo.org

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


10/26/2019

Enchanted Forest (4 of 4 evenings)

7-9pm. $3 per person ages 2 and above October 18, 19, 25 & 26. Join us for this Halloween family favorite the last 2 weekends of October. Stroller friendly. Walk on a paved trail through the Enchanted Forest and visit non-scary skits that will entertain family members of all ages! Elaborate costumes, a castle and fire breathing dragon and so much more. Concessions will be available for purchase. Call 816.325.7115 or 816.325.7370 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


10/26/2019

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


10/26/2019

Wagon Train Mystery

Saturday October 26, 6:00-8:30 PM

National Frontier Trails Museum

Before we leave for Oregon, we’ve got to solve the Wagon Train Mystery!

E.B. Westcot is no more! We need you to watch for clues and interview the suspects…all while enjoying a delicious barbecue dinner provided by 3 Pigs Barbecue.

Tickets are $18/adults (18+), $15/members, $8/children. Ages 14 and up recommended (the event contains adult themes). To reserve your tickets call the museum (816)325-7575.

Sponsored by Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum


10/28/2019

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Council Study Session in the Council Chambers located on the lower-level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed live online or on City7 (Channel 7 for Comcast viewers). 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor