City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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8/1/2016

Citizens With Disabilities Advisory Board

The Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board will meet beginning at 4 p.m. in Conference Room D, unless posted differently.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/1/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/2/2016

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


8/4/2016

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.


8/4/2016

Hazards of the Trail

Thursdays in August

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Discover the dangers of trail travel in this 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/6/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/8/2016
Canceled

City Council Study Session - Canceled

The City Council will hold a Study Session beginning at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/9/2016

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


8/9/2016
Canceled

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for August 9 has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, August 23.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/11/2016

Hazards of the Trail

Thursdays in August

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Discover the dangers of trail travel in this 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/13/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/13/2016

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)


8/13/2016

Farmers' Market Appreciation Day

Celebrate the middle of summer by visiting the Independence Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market. See what the market has to offer when it comes to fresh, local, and healthy foods! 

When: Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where: Independence Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market, the N.W. corner of W. Walnut Street and S. Liberty Street

What:

¨ Meet pioneering people from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

¨ $5 vouchers for farmers’ market purchases*

¨ Free food demo by local dietitian

¨ Fun photo opportunities

¨ Royals Moose Mobile

¨ Market Tours

¨ Music 

The market accepts cash, debit, and SNAP (EBT/Food Stamps). Get double your money when you use SNAP for Double Up Food Bucks tokens to be used on fruits and vegetables. Visit the Market Office Trailer for tokens and/or further details.

 *Limited supply. One voucher per family to be used for fruit and vegetable purchases. Vouchers will be given out beginning at 9 a.m. First come first serve.

 

Independence Farmers' and Crafters' Market - Corner of Walnut St. and Liberty St.


8/14/2016

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


8/15/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/18/2016

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/18/2016

Hazards of the Trail

Thursdays in August

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Discover the dangers of trail travel in this 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/18/2016

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


8/19/2016

Full Moon Hike - Corn Moon

8:30 - 9:30 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 Aug 18 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.


8/20/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/22/2016

Council Work Study Session

The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in Conference Room D for a work session.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/23/2016

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


8/25/2016

Hazards of the Trail

Thursdays in August

2:00 PM

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Discover the dangers of trail travel in this 30 minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/27/2016

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays June-August

Regular museum admission.

Using a special brochure, you will come to understand exactly what a typical day was like on the trails.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


8/27/2016

Hummingbird Festival

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hike the hummingbird trail lined with flowers and 50 feeders. Learn from the experts how to attract hummingbirds to your yard and explain how they live. Kids will make a hummingbird craft to take home. Call 816.325.7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.