City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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6/1/2017

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.


6/1/2017
Canceled

Gallery Walk: Life on the Trail

Thursdays in June

2:00 pm

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more abour daily life on the trail in this 30-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/1/2017

Nature Story Time

10am - 10:45am & 11am - 11:45am Explore nature, hear great stories, and make nature crafts. Today's topic: Raising a Tadpole Nature Story Time continues each Thursday morning Jun 1 - Aug 31. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/3/2017

Trail Fun: Daily life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays in June

1:00 pm to 3:00

Free with regular museum admission.

Explore the galleries with a special folder to learn about daily life on the trail.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/5/2017

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


6/5/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/6/2017

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


6/6/2017

Popsicles in the Park (1 of 8)

6:30-8pm Join us for crafts, music, puppets and of course POPSICLES!!! Arts & Crafts - Oddball Kids Music - Doo Dad Mike Puppet Show - Piccadilly Productions

Benton Park, 707 S. Crane Street


6/7/2017

Children's Program: Wagons Ho!

Wednesday, June 7

10:00 am to 11:30 am

$7.50 children 6-17, $10.00 adults. Advanced reservations required.

Discover the history of westward expansion in this fun, interactive program that is perfect for learners of all ages. Includes a wagon ride!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/7/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (1 of 12)

Ages: 2 – 10 Enjoy summer fun while exploring various playgrounds throughout Independence. Parks & Recreation staff will be on hand to help with simple craft projects. Toddler Town on Tour will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Parents are required to remain with their children. No charge, no pre-registration.

Sycamore Hills Park, 3700 S. Haden Drive


6/8/2017
Canceled

Gallery Walk: Life on the Trail

Thursdays in June

2:00 pm

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more abour daily life on the trail in this 30-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/8/2017

Nature Story Time (2 of 14)

10am - 10:45am & 11am - 11:45am Explore nature, hear great stories, and make nature crafts. Today's topic: Goin' Fishing Nature Story Time continues each Thursday morning Jun 1 - Aug 31. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/9/2017
– 6/11/2017

City Theatre Presents

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" 

June 9 & 10:  8 p.m. curtain
June 11:  2 p.m. curtain

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


6/10/2017

Trail Fun: Daily life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays in June

1:00 pm to 3:00

Free with regular museum admission.

Explore the galleries with a special folder to learn about daily life on the trail.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/10/2017

Youth Fishing Derby

For youth ages 5-12, $2 per participant. Bring your fishing pole and bait. Hat, sunscreen and water bottle recommended. 9 a.m. Registration opens 10-11:45 a.m. Fishing Noon Prizes awarded Call 816.325.7115 for more details

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/12/2017

Adjourned City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet prior to the Study Session, at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/12/2017

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


6/13/2017

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


6/13/2017

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


6/13/2017

Popsicles in the Park (2 of 8)

6:30 - 8pm Join us for crafts, music, magic and of course POPSICLES!!! Arts & Crafts - Oddball Kids Music - Janie Next Door Magic Show - Wicked Liars-Comedy & Magic

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home


6/14/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (2 of 12)

Ages: 2 – 10 Enjoy summer fun while exploring various playgrounds throughout Independence. Parks & Recreation staff will be on hand to help with simple craft projects. Toddler Town on Tour will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Parents are required to remain with their children. No charge, no pre-registration.

Bundschu Park, 11400 E. 9th Street South


6/15/2017

2017 Gardening Classes

Please join us for our 2017 gardening classes!

When: Monday, March 13 - Vegetable Garden Basics
Where: Independence Health Department, 515 S Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
Time: KCCG Membership sign-ups at 4:30 pm, Class: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

When: Monday, April 17 - Tomatoes, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes– Oh My!!
Where: Independence Health Department, 515 S Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
Time: KCCG Membership sign-ups at 4:30 pm, Class: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

When: Thursday, June 15 - Preserving and Preparing Summer Produce
Where: Trails West Library, 11401 E 23rd Street S, Independence, MO 64052
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

When: Monday, July 31 - Ins and Outs of Fall Gardening
Where: Independence Health Department, 515 S Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Independence Health Department, 515 S Liberty or Trails West Library, 11401 E 23rd Street S, Independence, MO 64052


6/15/2017

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/15/2017
Canceled

Gallery Walk: Life on the Trail

Thursdays in June

2:00 pm

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more abour daily life on the trail in this 30-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/15/2017

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


6/15/2017

Nature Story Time (3 of 14)

10am - 10:45am & 11am - 11:45am Explore nature, hear great stories, and make nature crafts. Today's topic: Building a Bird Nest Nature Story Time continues each Thursday morning Jun 1 - Aug 31. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/17/2017

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


6/17/2017

Trail Fun: Daily life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays in June

1:00 pm to 3:00

Free with regular museum admission.

Explore the galleries with a special folder to learn about daily life on the trail.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/19/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/20/2017

Popsicles in the Park (3 of 8)

6:30-8pm Join us for crafts, music, magic and of course POPSICLES!!! Arts & Crafts - Oddball Kids Music - Dino O'Dell Magic Show - Wicked Liars-Comedy & Magic

Beckett Park, 2701 S. Cherokee


6/21/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (3 of 12)

Ages: 2 – 10 Enjoy summer fun while exploring various playgrounds throughout Independence. Parks & Recreation staff will be on hand to help with simple craft projects. Toddler Town on Tour will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Parents are required to remain with their children. No charge, no pre-registration.

Dickinson Park, 1700 Dickinson Road


6/22/2017

Comprehensive Plan Update Public Meeting

6:00-8:00 p.m

Comprehensive planning is the process of establishing a collective vision for the future of a community. The Comprehensive Plan is the blueprint for achieving that vision. In updating our plan for 2040, we want to make sure the City of Independence is a place with good jobs, welcoming neighborhoods, solid infrastructure, and a strong sense of community.

The city wants to hear your input on each of these areas and invites you to join the conversation! 

For questions or more information, call (816) 325-7418 or email indep2040@indepmo.org.

www.indep.us/2040
#Independence 2040

Mid-Continent Public Library North Independence Branch 317 W. 24 Hwy


6/22/2017
Canceled

Gallery Walk: Life on the Trail

Thursdays in June

2:00 pm

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more abour daily life on the trail in this 30-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/22/2017

Imagine Independence 2040 Public Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a public meeting regarding the update to the City of Independence Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will take place at North Independence Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24 Highway. See you there!

North Independence Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24 Highway


6/22/2017

Nature Story Time (4 of 14)

10am - 10:45am & 11am - 11:45am Explore nature, hear great stories, and make nature crafts. Today's topic: Make Room for Butterflies Nature Story Time continues each Thursday morning Jun 1 - Aug 31. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


6/23/2017

Summer Fantasy

7 p.m.
A compilation of plays, skits and readings presented by students from Children's Theatre Workshop

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


6/24/2017

Special Event: Family Fun Day

Saturday, June 24

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Outside activities are free.

Join the Friends of the NFTM for a day full of fun in which you will take part in fun activities or crafts, see re-enactors bring history to life, and investigate history.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/24/2017

Trail Fun: Daily life on the Oregon Trail

Saturdays in June

1:00 pm to 3:00

Free with regular museum admission.

Explore the galleries with a special folder to learn about daily life on the trail.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/26/2017

City Council Study Session

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


6/27/2017

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


6/27/2017

Popsicles in the Park (4 of 8)

6:30-8pm Join us for crafts, music, magic and of course POPSICLES!!! Arts & Crafts - Oddball Kids Music - Doo Dad Mike Magic Show - Wicked Liars-Comedy & Magic

Santa Fe Park, 2731 S. Santa Fe Road


6/28/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (4 of 12)

Ages: 2 – 10 Enjoy summer fun while exploring various playgrounds throughout Independence. Bring your towel and swimsuit, we will be around the spray ground today. Toddler Town on Tour will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Parents are required to remain with their children. No charge, no pre-registration.

McCoy Park, 800 N. Bess Truman Pkwy.


6/29/2017
Canceled

Evening Tour: Wagon Tour and Swales Walk

Thursday, June 29

6:00 PM

$16.00 per adult, $10.00 children 6-17.

Advance reservations required. Weather permitting.

Learn about the Santa Fe Trail in this one hour program that includes a wagon tour, swales (ruts) investigation, and tour of the Santa Fe Gallery of the museum.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/29/2017
Canceled

Gallery Walk: Life on the Trail

Thursdays in June

2:00 pm

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more abour daily life on the trail in this 30-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


6/29/2017

Nature Story Time (5 of 14)

10am - 10:45am & 11am - 11:45am Explore nature, hear great stories, and make nature crafts. Today's topic: Looking for Lighting Bugs Nature Story Time continues each Thursday morning Jun 1 - Aug 31. Call 816.325.7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.