City of Independence, Missouri

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12/2/2019

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet in the Council Chambers located on the lower-level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed live online or on City7 (Channel 7 for Comcast viewers). 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/3/2019

Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga is offered at the Uptown Market on Tuesday evenings from              6:30-7:30 PM. To register, please call the Truman Memorial Building at             816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/3/2019

Heritage Commission Meeting

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


12/5/2019

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


12/5/2019

PUAB Special/Workshop Meeting

The Public Utility Advisory Board will meet December 5, 2019 for a Special/Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in the Independence Conference Room #117, 1st Floor.

Independence Utilities Center 17221 E. 23rd St. So.


12/6/2019

2019 Mayor's Christmas Tree in the Holiday Forest Lighting Ceremony

6-6:30pm Bring the family out to watch the Mayor's Christmas Tree in the Holiday Forest light up for the season. Lighting Ceremony is from 6-6:30 and former Royal's outfielder Jim Eisenreich will flip the switch to turn on the lights in 2019. Kathy Quinn will emcee the nights events. This event is brought to you by the City of Independence, Greg's Lock & Key and Center Point Medical Center. Hiram Young Park will light up nightly from Dec 6, 2019 - Jan 7, 2020.

Hiram Young Park, 215 E. Lexington Ave.


12/6/2019

Make N' Take Workshop

The Make N' Take workshops are held at the Independence Uptown Market and they change each month. These workshops are really popular and range from wreaths, terrariums and other featured DIY crafts. To find out more information or to register, please call the front desk at the Truman Memorial Building                      816-325-7843. All of these workshops require preregistration.

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/6/2019

SENIOR’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 11:00 a.m.

Friday, December 6
Palmer Center Gymnasium
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Muffins and pre-party entertainment in the dining room
from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Get your picture taken with Santa, enjoy a holiday meal, enter the door prize drawing, and enjoy the pre-party entertainment.
We will again be doing reserved seating. Choose the table you would like to sit at when you purchase your ticket.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/7/2019

Mayor's Christmas Carnival

Celebrate the season from 9 a.m. - Noon with this FREE annual family event hosted by the City of Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department.  Enjoy a variety of carnival games and activities, balloon creations, prizes, and popcorn.  Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and receive a gift bag.  Remember to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa!


Free admission.  Free parking.

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


12/8/2019

Make N' Take Terrarium Workshop

Join us during the Uptown Flea Market for a Make N' Take terrarium workshop from 12:30 -2 PM. Cost is $20 per person. All supplies are included.                      Pre-registration is required. Please call 816-325-7843 to register. 

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/8/2019

Make N' Take Workshop

The Make N' Take workshops are held at the Independence Uptown Market and they change each month. These workshops are really popular and range from wreaths, terrariums and other featured DIY crafts. To find out more information or to register, please call the front desk at the Truman Memorial Building                      816-325-7843. All of these workshops require preregistration.

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/8/2019

Uptown Flea Market

The Independence Uptown Flea Market meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 11AM-4PM 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


12/9/2019

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Council Study Session in the Council Chambers located on the lower-level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed live online or on City7 (Channel 7 for Comcast viewers). 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/10/2019

Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga is offered at the Uptown Market on Tuesday evenings from              6:30-7:30 PM. To register, please call the Truman Memorial Building at             816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/10/2019

Planning Commission Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/11/2019

16th Annual Winter Solstice Torch Lit Hike

5:00-6:30pm. Join us for this seasonal favorite to celebrate the change of seasons! Follow a paved torch lit trail - lined with decorated penguins (created by Independence families, organizations and businesses)and learn about live raptors, check out the night sky with a local professor and telescopes, watch ice sculptures get created, find out how the cold weather affects Missouri's fish, turtles and snakes and much more. Stay warm along the way with hot chocolate and warm up next to a roaring bonfire. The first 200 participants will receive this year's commemorative travel mug. Call 816.325.7115 for more information. Penguins will stay along the trail until Feb 1.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


12/11/2019

New Theater- Adventures of Robin Hood 10:15 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

A greedy prince and his henchman, The Evil Sir Guy, have
taken control of England, and it is up to dashing outlaw
Robin Hood to save the day. Join up and take aim with Robin and
his band of Merry Men – and women! – as they champion the
underdog and fight for justice. Laughs, romance, and plenty of
arrows fly in this all-out comic adventure.

Deadline to pre-register: November 13 Price: $55

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/12/2019

COCA AND CAROLING 10:30 A.M.

COCOA AND CAROLING
Thursday, 12/12 at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy some hot cocoa while singing Christmas carols with your friends.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/13/2019

DISCOVERING THE ART IN YOU 10:30 A.M.

DISCOVERING THE ART IN YOU
Friday, 12/13 at 10:30 a.m.
Do you love art? Would you like to learn about different styles of art? We will explore a variety techniques while creating some awesome artwork. All skill levels are welcome. Instructor: Sharon Propst

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/13/2019

Electric Utility Rates Council Committee

Electric Utility Rates Council Committee 

Friday, December 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. 
Conference Room A City Hall, 
111 E. Maple, Third Floor


12/14/2019

A Visit from Father Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2:00-4:00PM

The museum will be full of holiday cheer when Father Christmas comes to visit! We will have fun for all, including holiday crafts, old-fashioned toys, and a hot cocoa bar.

The event is included with regular museum admission.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/14/2019

Uptown Holiday Market

Join us at the Uptown Holiday Market from 10AM-2PM. Craft vendors, raffle items, drinks, snacks, boutique buses, local artisans and MUCH MORE! This is our 2nd Annual Holiday Sip and Shop event. Vendor spots are full. No admittance fee. Stop on in! 

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/16/2019

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet in the Council Chambers located on the lower-level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and can also be viewed live online or on City7 (Channel 7 for Comcast viewers). 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/16/2019

Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce

Monday,December 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

111 E. Maple Ave.,64050

ConferenceRoom A

I.                   Call to Order 

II.                Approval of December 2, 2019 Minutes    

III.             Review and Discussion

1.      Communityof Concerned Citizens Agreement

2.      Boardsand Commissions Application 

IV.             Adjournment

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/16/2019

Holiday Lights Tour 5:30 p.m to 10:00 p.m.

Come join the festivities and view the holiday lights as we drive
through the famous Plaza Lights. Next, head down to Crown
Center where we will stop for some free time so you can shop or
purchase a snack. After Crown Center we will go to Overland
Park, Kansas where we will stop at Vince & Associates to see
their lights that are timed to music. Our final destination will be
the Christmas in the Park display at Longview Lake.

Deadline to pre-register: November 25 Price: $25

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/17/2019

Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga is offered at the Uptown Market on Tuesday evenings from              6:30-7:30 PM. To register, please call the Truman Memorial Building at             816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/17/2019

Brand Independence Committee Meeting

The Brand Independence Committee will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6 PM in Conference Room A of City Hall. 

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


12/18/2019

CANDY CANE CONTESTS 10:30 A.M.

CANDY CANE CONTESTS
Wednesday, 12/18 at 10:30 a.m.
Have some fun with games and trivia relating to a favorite confection during the Christmas season—the Candy Cane.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/19/2019

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


12/19/2019

MINIATURE GIFT BOXES 10:30 A.M.

MINIATURE GIFT BOXES
Thursday, 12/19 at 10:30 a.m.
Use origami folding techniques, colorful Christmas paper, and other materials to make your own miniature boxes for gift giving or decoration.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/24/2019

Christmas Holiday

City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/25/2019

Christmas Day

City Offices Closed.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/31/2019

New Year’s Eve Celebration 10:45 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Tuesday, December 31st at 10:45 a.m.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.