City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


8/1/2017

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


8/1/2017

Popsicles in the Park (8 of 8)

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

Sycamore Hills Park, 3700 S. Haden Drive


8/2/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (8 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.

Mill Creek Park, 1717 N. River Blvd.


8/3/2017

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.


8/3/2017

Family Bike Ride

Join the Independence Health Department and Peddler's Cycling for a family friendly 5-10 mile bike ride throughout Independence. This is a NO-DROP ride, where all ages and abilities are encouraged to join. Make sure you bring a helmet, a bike and a friend. Ride starts at 6:30 p.m. at Peddler's Bicycle Shop (139 E. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64050). This is a free event for the community.

Peddler's Bicycle Shop (139 E. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64050)


8/3/2017

Nature Story Time

Nature Story Time is a free program for the younger kids to explore nature, hear great stories and make nature crafts. Two programs on Thursdays through August: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 816-325-7115 for details. July 27: Catching Toads August 3: Crazy Caterpillars August 10: So Many Flowers, So Many Bugs August 17: Learn About the Solar Eclipse August 24: Say Goodbye to Hummingbirds

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/3/2017

Plant and Seed Distribution schedule for 2017

Plant and Seed Distribution schedule for 2017
Independence Health Department, 515 S Liberty
March 30 -3pm to 5:30pm Cool season plants
May 11 - 3pm to 5:30pm Summer plants
August 3 - 4pm to 5:30pm Fall plants

You may shop for seeds and plants for your spring garden. You may purchase a
membership to Kansas City Community Garden. A membership is required to
participate in this part of the program. Membership is $2 for those who qualify for low or no income. Membership for all others is $12.
Members are entitled to receive 10 packets of seeds (your choice), a five-pound bag of fertilizer, a community gardening newsletter, discount on additional seeds and fertilizer, a discount on vegetable plants and tiller loan privileges.

Independence Health Dept., 515 S. Liberty St.


8/5/2017

Full Moon Hike

Explore nature by the light of the full moon, starting at 8 p.m.! Each hike is limited to 15 participants who are able to hike off the trail. No baby strollers or light-up shoes, please. Call to reserve your place by 5 p.m. the day before the hike at 816-35-7115.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/7/2017

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


8/7/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/8/2017

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


8/8/2017

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


8/9/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (9 of 12)

Ages: 2 – 10 Enjoy summer fun while exploring various playgrounds throughout Independence. We will be at the spray grounds, bring your towel and swimsuit. 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.

Rotary Park, 10615 E. 24th Street South


8/10/2017

Nature Story Time

Nature Story Time is a free program for the younger kids to explore nature, hear great stories and make nature crafts. Two programs on Thursdays through August: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 816-325-7115 for details. July 27: Catching Toads August 3: Crazy Caterpillars August 10: So Many Flowers, So Many Bugs August 17: Learn About the Solar Eclipse August 24: Say Goodbye to Hummingbirds

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/12/2017

What to Expect When You Are Expecting the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Learn about the upcoming August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse, pick up viewing tips and the first 30 participants will receive a free pair of solar viewing glasses. Please call (816) 325-7115 to reserve your spot. Class size is limited. Saturday, August 12: 10:00-11:00a.m.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/14/2017

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


8/16/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (10 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.

Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood Ave.


8/17/2017

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/17/2017

Family Walk

Join the Independence Health Department for a mile walk at Waterfall Park (4501 S. Bass Pro Drive, Independence, Missouri, 64055) at 6 p.m. This event is free to the community.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


8/17/2017

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


8/17/2017

Nature Story Time

Nature Story Time is a free program for the younger kids to explore nature, hear great stories and make nature crafts. Two programs on Thursdays through August: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 816-325-7115 for details. July 27: Catching Toads August 3: Crazy Caterpillars August 10: So Many Flowers, So Many Bugs August 17: Learn About the Solar Eclipse August 24: Say Goodbye to Hummingbirds

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/19/2017

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


8/19/2017

What to Expect When You Are Expecting the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Learn about the upcoming August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse, pick up viewing tips and the first 30 participants will receive a free pair of solar viewing glasses. Please call (816) 325-7115 to reserve your spot. Class size is limited. Saturday, August 19: 10:00-11:00a.m.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/21/2017

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing

Grab lunch from a local food truck and watch and learn about the solar eclipse with us from one of the best seats on the planet! Independence is located in the solar path of totality - so we will be able to view a total solar eclipse. The path of totality is where the moon will completely cover the sun. Free solar viewing glasses until they run out. Share in this remarkable natural experience with us. (816)325-7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/21/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/22/2017

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


8/23/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (11 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.

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


8/24/2017

Nature Story Time

Nature Story Time is a free program for the younger kids to explore nature, hear great stories and make nature crafts. Two programs on Thursdays through August: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 816-325-7115 for details. July 27: Catching Toads August 3: Crazy Caterpillars August 10: So Many Flowers, So Many Bugs August 17: Learn About the Solar Eclipse August 24: Say Goodbye to Hummingbirds

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


8/24/2017

Public Utilities Advisory Board (PUAB)

The PUAB will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room #117 on the first floor of the Independence Utilities Center.

Independence Utilities Center, 17221 E. 23rd St. S.


8/28/2017

City Council Study Session

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


8/30/2017

Toddler Town on Tour (12 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.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.