City of Independence, Missouri

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Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


12/1/2016

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.


12/1/2016

Christmas in the West

2:00 PM

Thursdays in December

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more about how pioneers commemorated the holiday season in this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/3/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays, October - December

1-3PM

Free with regular museum admission.

Using written clues and artifacts in the gallery you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/3/2016

Mayor's Christmas Carnival

Free Family Event Featuring: Balloon Creations, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Prizes, Snacks, and a Visit with Santa!

Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with Santa!

Saturday, December 3
9 a.m. - Noon         

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


12/3/2016

Santa on the Square

1:00-4:00pm

Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Visitor Experience Center.  Hear the sounds of carolers around the Courthouse as you enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

112 W Lexington, Independence, MO 

Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple


12/5/2016

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


12/5/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/6/2016

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


12/8/2016

Christmas in the West

2:00 PM

Thursdays in December

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more about how pioneers commemorated the holiday season in this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/10/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays, October - December

1-3PM

Free with regular museum admission.

Using written clues and artifacts in the gallery you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/10/2016

Santa on the Square

1:00-4:00pm

Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Visitor Experience Center.  Hear the sounds of carolers around the Courthouse as you enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

112 W Lexington, Independence, MO 

Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple


12/12/2016

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


12/13/2016

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


12/13/2016

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


12/14/2016

13th Annual Winter Solstice Torch Lit Hike

5 - 6:30 p.m. Walk down a torch lit wooded path to learn about the change of seasons and celebrate winter. Bring your camera for photos in a life sized ice sleigh, view the night sky, see live owls, hot chocolate, crafts and a roaring fire. Free fun for the entire family.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


12/15/2016

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/15/2016

Christmas in the West

2:00 PM

Thursdays in December

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more about how pioneers commemorated the holiday season in this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/15/2016

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


12/17/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays, October - December

1-3PM

Free with regular museum admission.

Using written clues and artifacts in the gallery you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/17/2016

Santa on the Square

1:00-4:00pm

Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Visitor Experience Center.  Hear the sounds of carolers around the Courthouse as you enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

112 W Lexington, Independence, MO 

Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple


12/19/2016

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/22/2016

Christmas in the West

2:00 PM

Thursdays in December

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more about how pioneers commemorated the holiday season in this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/23/2016

Christmas Holiday

City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/24/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays, October - December

1-3PM

Free with regular museum admission.

Using written clues and artifacts in the gallery you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/26/2016

Christmas Holiday

City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/28/2016

Wagons Ho!

A children's program

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

$7.50 children 6-17, $10.00 adults

Advance reservations required

Weather permitting for wagon tour

Discover the history of westward expansion during this program that includes the film "West", exhibit tour with a museum educator, packing a prairie schooner and a wagon ride!

This program is perfect for home school groups and scout troops.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/29/2016

Christmas in the West

2:00 PM

Thursdays in December

Free with regular museum admission.

Learn more about how pioneers commemorated the holiday season in this thirty-minute guided tour.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/31/2016

Looking for American Indians on the Trails

Saturdays, October - December

1-3PM

Free with regular museum admission.

Using written clues and artifacts in the gallery you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific