City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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9/1/2016

The Donner Party Goes West

Thursdays in September

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Learn more about the most infamous of all western wagon trains in the 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/3/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays in September

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians at NFTM.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families.    

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/5/2016

Labor Day Holiday

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


9/6/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


9/8/2016

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


9/8/2016

The Donner Party Goes West

Thursdays in September

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Learn more about the most infamous of all western wagon trains in the 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/10/2016

Drop Off Depot - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Independence residents can bring trash, brush (including limbs, firewood, bushes and stumps - no leaves or grass), major appliances, tires, batteries and lawnmowers to the Drop Off Depot from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residential vehicles only, no commercial. No vehicles larger than a pickup truck. Proof of residency required.

Rates for trash: Cars $11; Vehicles larger than car $16; Trailers 8' or longer $26. Rates for brush: $11 per load. Rates for major appliances $15 each. Batteries and lawnmowers are free. Rates for tires: Car $2; mounted car $4; Truck $5; mounted truck $11; Farm/tractor $16. For more information call 816-325-7623.

875 Vista Ave., (Truman Rd. 1 mile east of M-291)


9/10/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays in September

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians at NFTM.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families.    

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/12/2016
Canceled

City Council Study Session

The Council will meet for a Study Session at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


9/13/2016

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


9/13/2016

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


9/13/2016

Traveling the Parker Trail

Lecture

7:00 PM

$5.00 per person.  Friends of the NFTM are free.

Historian and documentarian Audrey Kalavoda shares insight into an American family who crossed the distance of time and space to acheive their dreams in the American West.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/15/2016

A New Museum in an Old Building

7:00 PM

$5.00 per person, advance reservations required.

Join us for a special tour that will take you "behind the scenes" at the museum.  You will learn about past, present, and future plans for the Trails Museum.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/15/2016

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


9/15/2016

Japanese Sister City Committee

The Japanese Sister City Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month in Conference Room D at 7 p.m. unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


9/15/2016

The Donner Party Goes West

Thursdays in September

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Learn more about the most infamous of all western wagon trains in the 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/16/2016

Full Moon Hike - Harvest Moon

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. See the nature park in a whole new light during a full moon hike led by the park naturalist. Reserve your place by 5pm on Sep 15 by calling (816) 325-7115. Each hike is limited to 15 participants. No baby strollers or light up shoes please. This hike will cover uneven dirt trails.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


9/16/2016

Mexicans on the Santa Fe Trail

Brown bag lunch lecture

12:00 Noon

Free

Bring your lunch and learn about the Santa Fe Trail from the perspective of Mexican merchants.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/17/2016

Full Moon Hike - Paved Trail - Harvest Moon

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. See the nature park in a whole new light during a full moon hike led by the park naturalist. Reserve your place by 5pm on Sep 15 by calling (816) 325-7115. Each hike is limited to 15 participants. This hike will be on paved trails and is for anyone who prefers not walking on uneven terrain. Stroller and wheelchair accessible.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


9/17/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays in September

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians at NFTM.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families.    

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/18/2016

Reading Tales from the West

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Regular museum rate.  Advance reservations required.

Discover the stories of pioneers and American Indians in this tour of exhibits accompanied by readings from the journals and diaries of early pioneers.  Participants will also write their own journal entries as an end to their tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/19/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


9/22/2016

The Donner Party Goes West

Thursdays in September

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Learn more about the most infamous of all western wagon trains in the 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/24/2016

Independence Heritage Festival

The Independence Heritage Festival began in 2005 as a way for the community to celebrate its growing diversity and heritage. The free festival is a celebration of history and culture for the entire family. Come enjoy the music, dance, storytelling, ethnic food and children's activities.

When: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
View flyer

Hill Park, 23rd St. and Maywood Avenue


9/24/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays in September

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians at NFTM.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families.    

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/26/2016

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


9/27/2016
Canceled

Planning Commission

Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, in Council Chambers.


9/28/2016
– 9/30/2016

Plein Air Event at George Owens Nature Park

Wednesday, September 28: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 30: 9 a.m. - Noon In plein air means that the artists work outside, creating directly from nature. Watch artists create art in the park's natural areas, view the finished artworks and even participate. All artists are invited. For general information call (816) 325-7115. If you are an artist wanting to register, call Pat Deeter (816)350-3853.


9/28/2016
– 9/30/2016

Plein Air Event at George Owens Nature Park

Wednesday, September 28: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 30: 9 a.m. - Noon In plein air means that the artists work outside, creating directly from nature. Watch artists create art in the park's natural areas, view the finished artworks and even participate. All artists are invited. For general information call (816) 325-7115. If you are an artist wanting to register, call Pat Deeter (816)350-3853.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


9/29/2016

Evening Wagon Tour and Santa Fe Gallery Exploration

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$16.00 Adults, $10.00 Children ages 6-17  Advance reservations are required.

Weather permitting

Learn about the Santa Fe Trail in this hour-long program that includes a wagon tour to swales (grass covered wagon ruts) and a guided tour of the Santa Fe exhibits in the museum.


National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


9/29/2016

The Donner Party Goes West

Thursdays in September

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Learn more about the most infamous of all western wagon trains in the 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific