City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


4/2/2018

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/3/2018

Six Week Couch to 5K Program

Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5K? Well, 2018 is your year! Join the Independence Health Department’s Couch to 5K program to take you from minimal activity to completing a 5K in just six weeks. Joins us at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr., every Tuesday evening to walk or run, beginning March 13. Make sure to show up at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 to register to participate. Each week, there will be a walking group and a walk/run group for anyone who would like to challenge themselves. This free program is for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Everyone who attends all Tuesday evening walk/run events with the Health Department will receive a free Part Trot shirt.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/3/2018

Heritage Commission Meeting

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


4/4/2018

Independence Night Court

First and second Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/7/2018

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Event

Annual free disposal event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Independence residents. All types of residential hazardous waste will be accepted: paint, motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, household cleaners, solvents, automotive and household batteries, oven cleaner, outdated medicines, poisons, herbicides and pesticides, kerosene, gasoline, fluorescent lightbulbs, etc.

No electronics will be accepted.

The Police Department will be on site for disposal of any type of explosives, fireworks or ammunitions, handguns, etc. No appliances, tires, asbestos, yard waste, trash or pressurized cylinders will be accepted.

For more information contact Water Pollution Control at (816) 325-7711.

Large parking lot at Liberty, Osage, Walnut, and Kansas streets


4/7/2018

Independence Community Rummage Sale

Find Your New Treasure!

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Truman Memorial Building
416 W. Maple Ave. Independence

HAVE ITEMS TO SELL?
Register for booth space by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30th. Call (816) 325-7843.
Fee: $15 (10'x8' space with 8' table)

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


4/7/2018

Wildflower Hike (1 of 2)

11 am - Noon In April, wildflowers blanket this park. Our hikes follow the sidewalk, but also go into the woods. This is not a strenuous hike, but the park is hilly and some trails might be muddy. Meet at the Fairmount Park playground at N. Home & Norledge.

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.


4/9/2018

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/9/2018

Garden Class:Tomatoes, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes - OH MY!

Are you overwhelmed by the number of tomato varieties available? Are you confused about heirloom tomatoes? Do your pepper plants not produce as many peppers as you would like? Are you disappointed when you dig up your sweet potatoes? Come learn how to select, plant and care for tomatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes. Class is located at the Independence Health Department, 6 - 7 p.m. and free to the community.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


4/10/2018

Six Week Couch to 5K Program

Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5K? Well, 2018 is your year! Join the Independence Health Department’s Couch to 5K program to take you from minimal activity to completing a 5K in just six weeks. Joins us at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr., every Tuesday evening to walk or run, beginning March 13. Make sure to show up at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 to register to participate. Each week, there will be a walking group and a walk/run group for anyone who would like to challenge themselves. This free program is for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Everyone who attends all Tuesday evening walk/run events with the Health Department will receive a free Part Trot shirt.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/10/2018

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/11/2018

Independence Night Court

First and second Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/14/2018

Festival of Color Youth Art Show

28th Annual Show featuring work of students that live in or attend high school in Eastern Jackson County. Last year over 500 pieces were entered in the two day show. The show is sponsored by the Citizen's Civic and Cultural Committee (C.C.C.C.) with support from the Independence Art Association and in co-operation with the City of Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department. Monetary awards for the youth art show are made possible by the C.C.C.C. through a grant from the Roger T. Sermon Trust Fund held with the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. Saturday hours; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday; Noon - 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

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


4/14/2018

Wildflower Hike (2 of 2)

11 am - Noon In April, wildflowers blanket this park. Our hikes follow the sidewalk, but also go into the woods. This is not a strenuous hike, but the park is hilly and some trails might be muddy. Meet at the Fairmount Park playground at N. Home & Norledge.

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.


4/15/2018

Festival of Color Youth Art Show

28th Annual Show featuring work of students that live in or attend high school in Eastern Jackson County. Last year over 500 pieces were entered in the two day show. The show is sponsored by the Citizen's Civic and Cultural Committee (C.C.C.C.) with support from the Independence Art Association and in co-operation with the City of Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department. Monetary awards for the youth art show are made possible by the C.C.C.C. through a grant from the Roger T. Sermon Trust Fund held with the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. Saturday hours; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday; Noon - 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

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


4/16/2018

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/17/2018

Six Week Couch to 5K Program

Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5K? Well, 2018 is your year! Join the Independence Health Department’s Couch to 5K program to take you from minimal activity to completing a 5K in just six weeks. Joins us at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr., every Tuesday evening to walk or run, beginning March 13. Make sure to show up at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 to register to participate. Each week, there will be a walking group and a walk/run group for anyone who would like to challenge themselves. This free program is for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Everyone who attends all Tuesday evening walk/run events with the Health Department will receive a free Part Trot shirt.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/19/2018

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


4/23/2018

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/24/2018

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/28/2018

Independence Park Trot 5K Walk/Run

Independence Park Trot 5K Walk/Run is on Saturday, April 28 at 8 a.m. located at Waterfall Park. This is a family friendly event that encourages people of all ages to participate. Whether you are a first time walker or have been running for years, this course is fun, fast and flat. Best of all - its FREE! There is a kids fun run at 9 a.m. right after the 5K finishes. To register, please visit: www.independenceparktrot.com.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.