City of Independence, Missouri

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2/2/2019

Power Palooza

Family Fun Carnival

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A fundraiser presented by The Powerhouse Theatre Foundation
Carnival games, jugglers, Puppetry Arts Institute, concessions and more!
Fun for all ages
Game tokens - 3 for $1
For additional information call (816) 325-7370.

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


2/2/2019

Winter Farmers Market

Winter produce and craft vendors at this indoor winter market. 1st Saturday of the month December-April from 9AM-Noon. 

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


2/4/2019

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/5/2019

Beginners Yoga

New to yoga? Come learn the basic yoga poses in this progressive class. Reduce stress and improve flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and water.  Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM. $20 for a six week session. Register by calling 816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


2/5/2019

Heritage Commission Meeting

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


2/7/2019

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


2/7/2019

Snake Days at George Owens Nature Park (5 of 8)

4:00-4:30 p.m. Get to know our two mild-mannered corn snakes and a very large but shy great plains rat snake. We will feed them, learn how to handle them, and discover how snakes live their lives. No reservations needed. All ages welcome. Come to one day or all eight. Call 816.325.7115 for information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/9/2019

Valentines for Groundhogs

11:00 a.m. - Noon. Ages 3-10. Learn about groundhogs with stories around the fire and a special backyard valentine for the groundhog at George Owens Nature Park. (816)325-7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/10/2019

Uptown Flea Market

The Independence Uptown Flea Market meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9AM-2PM. 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


2/11/2019

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


2/11/2019

Independence on a Roll Working Group

The Independence on a Roll Working Group will meet on Monday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room A, located on the 3rd Floor. 

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


2/11/2019

Tai Chi for Arthritis on Mondays; 8:05 a.m. $3

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS $3 Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/12/2019

Beginners Yoga

New to yoga? Come learn the basic yoga poses in this progressive class. Reduce stress and improve flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and water.  Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM. $20 for a six week session. Register by calling 816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


2/12/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/13/2019

Tai Chi for Arthritis on Wedesdays 10:45 a.m.. $3

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/14/2019

Snake Days at George Owens Nature Park (6 of 8)

4:00-4:30 p.m. Get to know our two mild-mannered corn snakes and a very large but shy great plains rat snake. We will feed them, learn how to handle them, and discover how snakes live their lives. No reservations needed. All ages welcome. Come to one day or all eight. Call 816.325.7115 for information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/14/2019

Valentine's Day Party; Thursday, February 14th at 10:45 a.m

Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party filled with love, food & fun!

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/16/2019

Full Moon Hike (Snow Moon)

6:00-7:00 p.m. (Moon rises at 2:37p.m.) Hike will be lead by George Owens Nature Park staff and will be on paved trails that are stroller and wheelchair accessible. Hikes are limited to 15 participants and do fill up. Please reserve your spot by 5pm, Friday February 14. (816)325-7115.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/18/2019

President's Day Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of the President's Day holiday.


2/18/2019

Tai Chi for Arthritis on Mondays; 8:05 a.m. $3

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/19/2019

Beginners Yoga

New to yoga? Come learn the basic yoga poses in this progressive class. Reduce stress and improve flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and water.  Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM. $20 for a six week session. Register by calling 816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


2/19/2019

Blood Drive

Announcing your next Blood Drive

When: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: City Hall Conference Room D (111 E Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050)
Make an Appointment: https://donate.savealifenow.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/43780.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but please understand those with appointments will go first.

Why Give Blood?

Community Blood Center must collect almost 600 units of blood daily to meet the needs of area hospital patients. As there is no substitute for blood, we rely on volunteer donors like you to supply the life-saving blood and blood components to hospitals in Kansas and Missouri.


If you have any questions about the blood drives or how to register, please email Selena Good at sgood@indepmo.org.
Thank you for your support!

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/19/2019

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/20/2019

Tai Chi for Arthritis on Wednesdays; 10:45 a.m. $3

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/21/2019

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


2/21/2019

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

February 21 book reading is  Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.  Cover to Cover is a book club for adults 60+ . You can request a copy of the books from the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library Desk. Coordinated by: Peggy Bloomberg

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


2/21/2019

Pam's Potpourri 10:45 a.m.

Pam Burnham will help you incorporate PLAY into your life. From amusing games and creative crafts, to conducting music or dancing, discover new ways to PLAY while enriching your overall wellness at the same time! Co-Sponsored with Heritage Village & Avonlea Cottage—Gladstone/Platte City

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/21/2019

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.


2/21/2019

Snake Days at George Owens Nature Park (7 of 8)

4:00-4:30 p.m. Get to know our two mild-mannered corn snakes and a very large but shy great plains rat snake. We will feed them, learn how to handle them, and discover how snakes live their lives. No reservations needed. All ages welcome. Come to one day or all eight. Call 816.325.7115 for information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/21/2019

White Elephant Bingo - 12:15 p.m.

Bring a wrapped, white elephant gift to use as a prize. Coordinated by Dorothy Visnich

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/25/2019

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


2/25/2019

Tai Chi for Arthritis on Mondays; 8:05 a.m. $3

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/26/2019

Beginners Yoga

New to yoga? Come learn the basic yoga poses in this progressive class. Reduce stress and improve flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and water.  Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM. $20 for a six week session. Register by calling 816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


2/26/2019

Pantry Bingo - 12:30 p.m.

Play to win pantry items such as canned or dry goods. Co-sponsored with Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/26/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/27/2019

60+ Afternoon Dances - Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 $4

Dance to the music of the Michael Lawrence Group! Bring store bought foods without potentially contaminating ingredients, a dish to put it in and we’ll provide beverages.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/27/2019

Tai Chi for Arthritis on Wedesdays 10:45 a.m.. $3

Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is an evidenced based program designed by Dr. Paul Lam, in conjunction with a team of medical experts and Tai Chi masters. Using the Sun style of Tai Chi, the program is easy to learn, safe, and effective. Instructor: Dorri Li and Michelle Pena

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


2/28/2019

Snake Days at George Owens Nature Park (8 of 8)

4:00-4:30 p.m. Get to know our two mild-mannered corn snakes and a very large but shy great plains rat snake. We will feed them, learn how to handle them, and discover how snakes live their lives. No reservations needed. All ages welcome. Come to one day or all eight. Call 816.325.7115 for information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.