City of Independence, Missouri

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12/1/2017

Mayor's Holiday Lighting

Kicking off the month of December, Mayor Weir invites citizens to join her at the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting at Hiram Young Park, 215 East Lexington Avenue. On December 1 at 6 p.m. the Mayor will be joined by a special guest to light the new Mayor’s Christmas tree and other features in the park. Santa will join the festivities on his mule-drawn sleigh and lead everyone up to the Square for Living Windows at 7 p.m.

Hiram Young Park, 215 East Lexington Avenue


12/2/2017

Mayor’s Christmas Carnival

Celebrate the season from 9 a.m. - noon with this annual free holiday event hosted by the Independence Parks & Recreation Department. Join Mayor Eileen Weir as we enjoy a variety of games and activities. Balloon creations, popular carnival games, face painting and other surprises await you. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and will receive a bag of treats. Bring your camera if you would like a picture with Santa. Free.

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


12/3/2017

Mayor's Christmas Concert

The Mayor’s Christmas Concert begins at 2:30 p.m. on December 3. Benefitting the Community Services League, the concert will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium at 1001 West Walnut.

This year’s concert will feature the Independence School District, Fourth Grade Students. In addition, there will be performances from the William Chrisman High School Concert Choir and the Spirit of Independence Band. Directing this year’s concert is Cindy Midgorden of the Santa Fe Trail Elementary School in the Independence School District. The Young MAIsterSingers of the Music Arts Institute will also perform.

The Master of Ceremonies this year will again be Independence resident Dick Wilson, from 94.9 KCMO. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be accepted during the concert. For more information, visit cslcares.org or call (816) 912-4485.

Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut


12/4/2017

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


12/4/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/5/2017

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


12/7/2017

Board of Health Meeting

Board of Health meeting at 6 p.m. in the Health Department Conference Room.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


12/9/2017

Selfies with Santa & Seaman the dog

Visit with Santa, take a wagon ride, and participate in hands-on activities!

Take a picture with "Seaman" the dog. Kids can dress up as Lewis & Clark and take a photo with a Newfoundland dog, just like the one they took on their journey.

Wagon Rides available from 10 am to 4 pm

Event is from 2 pm to 4pm

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/11/2017

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


12/12/2017

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


12/12/2017

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


12/13/2017

14th Annual Winter Solstice Torch Lit Hike

December 13, Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Free Public Program Enjoy this seasonal family favorite. Walk a forest trail lit by torches to see ice sculpture, live owls and raptors, telescopes to view the night sky, and a trail of snowmen. Stay warm with hot chocolate and a roaring fire. The first 175 guests receive a free travel mug. This is an outdoor activity. Please dress for the weather. Call 816.325.7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


12/16/2017

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


12/18/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/21/2017

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/21/2017

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


12/25/2017

Christmas Holiday

City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/26/2017

Christmas Holiday

City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor