City of Independence, Missouri

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4/1/2017

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Event

Annual free disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Independence residents. All types of residential hazardous waste will be accepted: paint, motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, household cleaners, solvents, automotive and household batteries, oven cleaner, outdated medicines, poisons, herbicides and pesticides, kerosene, gasoline, fluorescent lightbulbs, etc.  

No electronics will be accepted.  

The Police Department will be on site for disposal of any type of explosives, fireworks or ammunitions, handguns, etc.  No appliances, tires, asbestos, yard waste, trash or pressurized cylinders will be accepted.  

For more information contact Water Pollution Control at (816) 325-7711.

Large Parking lot at Liberty, Osage, Walnut and Kansas Streets


4/1/2017

Independence Community Rummage Sale

Find your new treasures at the Rummage Sale on April 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Indoor/Community Sale located at the Truman Memorial Building (416 W. Maple Ave.) in Independence!

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


4/1/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/3/2017

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


4/3/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/4/2017

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


4/6/2017

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.


4/6/2017

Gallery Walk- Getting Ready

Thursdays in April & May.

2:00 PM

Free with museum admission.

During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails. During this gallery walk you will explore their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/6/2017

Independence Health Department Couch to 5K

Join the Independence Health Department in their FREE Couch to 5K program to prepare you to walk or run in the Independence Park Trot! Join us every Thursday (March 23-April 27) at 6 p.m. for weekly walks/runs at Waterfall Park (4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.). Make sure you are there early enough to check in and start at 6 p.m. Each week the walks/runs get longer and more fun! See the flyer or call 816-325-7185 for more information! See the full Couch to 5K calendar here.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/8/2017

Full Moon Hike - Pink Moon (Paved Trail)

8pm. 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 Pink Moon. Pink Moon rises at 5:30 pm. 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.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


4/8/2017

Spring Wildflower Hike (1 of 2)

11am - Noon. In spring, wildflowers of all kinds blanket Fairmount Park. The hikes will follow the sidewalk, but also go into the woods. This is not a strenuous hike, but the park is hilly and some trails might be muddy. Meet at the park's playground. Call 816-235-7115 for more information

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.


4/8/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/10/2017

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


4/11/2017

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


4/11/2017

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


4/12/2017

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


4/13/2017

Gallery Walk- Getting Ready

Thursdays in April & May.

2:00 PM

Free with museum admission.

During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails. During this gallery walk you will explore their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/13/2017

Independence Health Department Couch to 5K

Join the Independence Health Department in their FREE Couch to 5K program to prepare you to walk or run in the Independence Park Trot! Join us every Thursday (March 23-April 27) at 6 p.m. for weekly walks/runs at Waterfall Park (4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.). Make sure you are there early enough to check in and start at 6 p.m. Each week the walks/runs get longer and more fun! See the flyer or call 816-325-7185 for more information! See the full Couch to 5K calendar here.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/14/2017

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - The Journey Begins

Friday, April 14 @ 12PM

Free

Bring your lunch and learn about how pioneers adjusted to travel by wagon train during the first several weeks on the trail out of Independence.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/15/2017

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


4/15/2017

Spring Wildflower Hike (2 of 2)

11am - Noon. In spring, wildflowers of all kinds blanket Fairmount Park. The hikes will follow the sidewalk, but also go into the woods. This is not a strenuous hike, but the park is hilly and some trails might be muddy. Meet at the park's playground. Call 816-235-7115 for more information

Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.


4/15/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/16/2017

Reading Tales from the West

Sunday, April 16 from 2-3PM

$5.00 for children 6-17, $7.00 for adults. Advance reservations required.

Discover the stories of pioneers and American Indians in this museum Educator-led tour of NFTM exhibits accompanied by interval readings from the journals of the early pioneers as well as the retelling of American Indian stories. Participants will write their own journal entries as an end to the readings and tour of the day.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/17/2017

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


4/17/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/19/2017

Bird Banding at George Owens Nature Park

Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) will gently net, identify and record information on each of the birds that are caught - before giving participants the opportunity to release them! 3:00-5:oo p.m. Call (816)325-7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


4/20/2017

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/20/2017

Gallery Walk- Getting Ready

Thursdays in April & May.

2:00 PM

Free with museum admission.

During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails. During this gallery walk you will explore their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/20/2017

Independence Health Department Couch to 5K

Join the Independence Health Department in their FREE Couch to 5K program to prepare you to walk or run in the Independence Park Trot! Join us every Thursday (March 23-April 27) at 6 p.m. for weekly walks/runs at Waterfall Park (4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.). Make sure you are there early enough to check in and start at 6 p.m. Each week the walks/runs get longer and more fun! See the flyer or call 816-325-7185 for more information! See the full Couch to 5K calendar here.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/20/2017

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


4/22/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/24/2017

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


4/25/2017

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


4/27/2017

Evening Wagon Tour and Swales Walk

Thursday, April 27 @ 6pm

$16.00 per adult, $10.00 per children 6-17. Advance reservations required.

Learn about the Santa Fe Trail in this hour-long program that includes a wagon ride to swales (ruts) created in the 1830s and an insightful tour of the Santa Fe gallery of the museum.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/27/2017

Gallery Walk- Getting Ready

Thursdays in April & May.

2:00 PM

Free with museum admission.

During the month of April thousands of pioneers began arriving in Independence to get ready for their departure on the trails. During this gallery walk you will explore their experiences in town and come to understand what was needed for the overland journey.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


4/27/2017

Independence Health Department Couch to 5K

Join the Independence Health Department in their FREE Couch to 5K program to prepare you to walk or run in the Independence Park Trot! Join us every Thursday (March 23-April 27) at 6 p.m. for weekly walks/runs at Waterfall Park (4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.). Make sure you are there early enough to check in and start at 6 p.m. Each week the walks/runs get longer and more fun! See the flyer or call 816-325-7185 for more information! See the full Couch to 5K calendar here.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/29/2017

Trail Fun - Jumping Off

Saturdays in April & May 1-3 PM.

Free with museum admission.

Come to the NFTM to prepare for your epic 6 month journey to Oregon! Using a special trail guide provided at the front desk you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the “jumping off towns,” identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide! This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific