City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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3/1/2017

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


3/2/2017

Gallery Walk: Manifest Destiny

Thursdays in March

2PM

Free with regular museum admission

Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/3/2017
– 3/26/2017

Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show & Sale

Robert E. Tindall, a native of Independence, was a widely respected artist that studied under Thomas Hart Benton. A few of Mr. Tindall's paintings will be on exhibit, as well as the works of other Independence Art Association members. Artwork will be on display during regular park hours, March 3-26. A reception will take place on Saturday, March 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call (816)325-7115 for more details.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


3/4/2017

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


3/6/2017

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


3/6/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/7/2017

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


3/7/2017

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


3/9/2017

Gallery Walk: Manifest Destiny

Thursdays in March

2PM

Free with regular museum admission

Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/10/2017

Full Moon Hike - Crow Moon (Paved Trail)

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 Crow Moon. Crow Moon rises at 4:35 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.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


3/11/2017

Full Moon Hike - Crow 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 Crow Moon. Crow Moon rises at 5:38 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.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


3/11/2017

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


3/13/2017

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


3/13/2017

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


3/14/2017

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


3/14/2017

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


3/16/2017

Board of Adjustment

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/16/2017

Gallery Walk: Manifest Destiny

Thursdays in March

2PM

Free with regular museum admission

Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/16/2017

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


3/17/2017

Brown Bag Lecture: The Accidental President: John Tyler

12PM

Free

Bring your lunch and learn about the first Vice President to ascend to the presidency upon death on the incumbent.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/18/2017

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


3/18/2017

Signs of Spring Hike (Rock Creek Trail)

1-2:30 pm Signs that winter is leaving are abundant on the Rock Creek Trail. Hike from Country Club Park to Rotary Park and back. This is a 3 mile hike on a mostly flat, level and gravel- paved surface. Call 816-325-7115 for more information.

Country Club Park, 2930 S. Norton


3/18/2017

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


3/20/2017

City Council Meeting

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

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/22/2017

Public Hearing on Proposed CDBG/HOME 2017-18 Funding

Notice is given that on or before May 15, 2017 the City of Independence will submit the 2017-21 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2017-18 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs. A draft of the Consolidated and Annual Action Plans will be available for viewing beginning March 22, 2017 in the Community Development Department, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, during regular business hours, and onlinettp://www.ci.independence.mo.us/ComDev/Default.aspx.

Interested persons are encouraged to attend a Public Hearing scheduled for March 22, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Conference Room D (ground floor), City Hall, 111 E. Maple. Comments regarding the plan may also be submitted in writing to Cheryl Montenguise, 111 E. Maple Independence, Missouri 64050. All written comments received by April 2, 2017 will be addressed in the final Action Plan document. If accommodations are required due to a disability, limited English proficiency, or other special need, contact Cheryl Montenguise at 816.325.7398. Si las comodidades son requerido debido a la inhabilidad, a la habilidad inglesa limitada, o a la otra necesidad especial, el contacto Cheryl Montenguise en 816.325.7398

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


3/23/2017

Gallery Walk: Manifest Destiny

Thursdays in March

2PM

Free with regular museum admission

Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/23/2017

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.


3/25/2017

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


3/27/2017

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


3/28/2017

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


3/30/2017

Gallery Walk: Manifest Destiny

Thursdays in March

2PM

Free with regular museum admission

Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took in this thirty-minute guided gallery walk.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


3/30/2017

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.


3/30/2017

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.