City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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2/1/2017

6th Annual Independence Park Trot

Registration open for the Independence Park Trot! Park Trot will take place at Waterfall Park on Saturday, May 6th. This is a free 5K open to all ages and fitness levels!! Register today at www.independenceparktrot.com.


Online registration closes at midnight on Sunday, April 23. This is the deadline to be chip-timed. You can still register in person at packet pick-up on May 5 or May 6 but you will not be chip-timed.

See flyer at https://www.ci.independence.mo.us/ParkTrot/d/Flyer2017.pdf


2/2/2017

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.


2/2/2017

Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West- From Explorers to Gold Seekers

Thursdays in February

2:00PM

Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/2/2017

Winter Bird Banding

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Join us at George Owens Nature Park, as the Missouri River Bird Observatory scientists net and band our familiar winter birds. We'll have a rare chance to learn about and experience these birds up close. Banding is done outside, so please dress for the weather. Call (816)325-7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/4/2017

Power Palooza

A Family Fun Carnival
A fund raiser presented by 
The Powerhouse Theatre Foundation 
Saturday, February 4    
10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Game tokens - 3 for $1 
For additional information 
call (816) 325-7367 or visit us at  www.powerhousetheatre.org

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


2/4/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/4/2017

Treasures of the Mattes Library-LIbrary Lovers Event

10:00AM-12:00PM

Free. Regular museum admission for gallery exhibits.

The Merrill J. Mattes Research Library contains the largest collection of pioneer diaries, letters, and journals in the region available for research purposes. In honor of Library Lovers Month we invite you to visit the archives and investigate some of the original items contained within our collections and test your luck at transcribing.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/5/2017

Reading Tales from the West

2PM-3PM

Cost: $5.00 for children 6-17 and $7.00 for adults.

Advanced reservations are required.

Discover the stories of African American pioneers in this museum Educator-led tour of NFTM exhibits accompanied by interval readings from the letters of African American Gold Rush Widow Rachel Brown and from journals of other pioneers of the time. We will end the activity by writing our own journal entries describing our impressions of the afternoon.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/6/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/7/2017

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


2/8/2017

CDBG Grant Advisory Committee Meeting - CANCELLED

2017-18 CDBG/HOME Grant Advisory Committee Meeting at 1:00 p.m. HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/9/2017

Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West- From Explorers to Gold Seekers

Thursdays in February

2:00PM

Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/10/2017

Full Moon Hike - Snow Moon (Paved Trail)

6pm. Here is your opportunity to see the park in a whole new light! Join the park naturalist on a full moon hike to experience the outdoors under the Snow Moon. Snow Moon rises at 5:46 p.m.. Tonight's hike will stay on the paved trails of the park and are stroller and wheelchair accessible. Each hike is limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot early by calling 816-325-7115.


2/11/2017

Full Moon Hike - Snow Moon

7pm. Here is your opportunity to see the park in a whole new light! Join the park naturalist on a full moon hike to experience the outdoors under the Snow Moon. Snow Moon rises at 6:50 p.m.. This hike will be on the dirt and mulched trails of the park and cover uneven terrain. Each hike is limited to 15 participants. No flashlights, strollers or light up shoes, please. Reserve your spot early by calling 816-325-7115.


2/11/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/11/2017

Valentines for Groundhogs

Listen to stories around the fire, make groundhog valentines, give a Happy Valentine's Day present to the groundhog in the backyard and warm up with hot chocolate. Ages: 2-8 years

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


2/13/2017

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


2/14/2017

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


2/14/2017

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


2/16/2017

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/16/2017

Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West- From Explorers to Gold Seekers

Thursdays in February

2:00PM

Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/16/2017

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


2/17/2017

Brown Bag Lecture: Mary "Stagecoach Mary" Fields

Free

Bring your lunch and learn about Stagecoach Mary Fields, an African American woman who made a name for herself in the west.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/18/2017

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


2/18/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/20/2017

President's Day Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of the President's Day holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/21/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


2/23/2017

Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West- From Explorers to Gold Seekers

Thursdays in February

2:00PM

Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/23/2017

Independence Community Garden Sign-Ups

Independence Community Garden Sign-Ups
If you’re a seasoned gardener or looking to try gardening for the first time, Independence has three community gardens to fit your needs. To sign up for a bed or find out more information, please come to one of the three locations listed below. Each bed is $5 for those who are low- to no-income and $15 for anyone else (cash only).

Want to garden at the HyVee Garden?
Where: 4545 S. Noland Road
When: Thursday, February 23, 4-6 p.m.
Questions? Call Teequa at 478-6557

Want to garden at the White Oak Garden?
Where: Independence Health Department,
515 S. Liberty
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2-4 p.m.
Questions? Call Selena at 816-325-7187

Want to garden at the Habitat Garden?
Where: 505 N. Dodgion St
When: Tuesday, March 7 4-6pm
Questions? Call Christine at 816-230-0007

HyVee 4545 S. Noland Road, Independence Health Department, 515 S. Liberty, or Habitat for Humanity 505 N. Dodgion St


2/25/2017

Trail Fun: African Americans in the West

Free with regular museum admission

Saturdays in January-March 1-3pm

Using a special brochure as your guide, discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent. Upon completion of your adventure a Museum Guide will check your work and award a prize for your effort!

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


2/27/2017

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


2/28/2017

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