City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events





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Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


4/1/2019

City Council Executive Session

Executive Session held on matters of Litigation, Contract Negotiations, and Real Estate.

City Hall, Conference Room A


4/1/2019

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/2/2019

Beginners Yoga

New to yoga? Come learn the basic yoga poses in this progressive class. Reduce stress and improve flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and water.  Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM. $20 for a six week session. Register by calling 816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


4/2/2019

Couch to 5K Six-week Program

Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5K? Well, 2019 is your year! Join the Couch to 5K program to take you from minimal activity to completing a 5K in just six weeks. Join us at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr., every Tuesday evening to walk or run, beginning March 12. Make sure to show up at 5:30 p.m. to sign-in to participate and the walk/run will start at 6:00 p.m. Each week there will be a walking group and a walk/run group for anyone who would like to challenge themselves. This FREE program is for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Everyone who attends all Tuesday evening walk/run events will receive a free 5K Part Trot T-shirt.

To view the Couch to 5K Schedule, please visit: www.independenceparktrot.com

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/2/2019

Heritage Commission Meeting

The Heritage Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.


4/2/2019

Skillbuilders - Understanding Your Grief 9:30 a.m.

Guest speaker: Crossroad Hospice

Although classes are designed for widowed persons; anyone may attend. No pre-registration is necessary. There is no charge and attend any or all sessions

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


4/3/2019

Brand Independence Committee Meeting

The Brand Independence Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m., in Conference Room A on the 3rd floor of City Hall. 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple Ave., Conference Room A - 3rd Floor


4/4/2019

Advisory Board of Health Meeting

The Advisory Board of Health will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Truman Memorial Building.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


4/4/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" - a Musical

Directed by: Aaron Stokes

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13    7:30 p.m. curtain
April 14    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre April 6.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

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


4/4/2019

Electric Utility Rates Council Committee Meeting

Electric Utility Rates Council Committee
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Conference Room A, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Third Floor


4/4/2019

Make N' Take Workshop

Join us for a Make N' Take workshop on building your own terrarium. This is a fun filled workshop. All supplies including containers are provided. Sizes and shapes of containers vary. Preregistration is required. Pre-registration required. -SOLD OUT ALL DATES-

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


4/4/2019

MTRC Board Meeting

There will be a MTRC Board Meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall, located at the First Presbyterian Church (Activity Building), 100 N Pleasant Street, Independence, MO 64050.

First Presbyterian Church (Activity Building), 100 N. Pleasant Street, Independence, MO 64050


4/5/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" - a Musical

Directed by: Aaron Stokes

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13    7:30 p.m. curtain
April 14    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre April 6.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

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


4/6/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" - a Musical

Directed by: Aaron Stokes

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13    7:30 p.m. curtain
April 14    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre April 6.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

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


4/6/2019

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Event

Annual free disposal event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Independence residents. All types of residential household hazardous waste will be accepted: paint and paint products, 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.

The Police Department will be on site for disposal of any type of explosives, fireworks, ammunition, handguns, etc.

No electronics, 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


4/6/2019

Independence Community Rummage Sale

Find Your New Treasure!

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Truman Memorial Building
416 W. Maple Ave, Independence

Concessions will be available to purchase!  Snacks, bottled water and soda cans.

UPDATE:  All booth spaces have been taken.  If you want to be put on the wait list, please call (816) 325-7843.
Fee: $15 (10' x 8' space with 8' table) , $5 (for each additional 8' table)

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


4/6/2019

Winter Farmers Market

Winter produce and craft vendors at this indoor winter market. 1st Saturday of the month December-April from 9AM-Noon. 

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


4/8/2019

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located on the lower level of City Hall, 111 E. Maple. 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/8/2019

Independence On A Roll Working Group Committee

Independence on a Roll Working Group
April 8, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall – Conference Room A– 3rd Floor (111 E Maple St.)

Meeting Agenda

I. Welcome

II. Historic Sites Update Eric Urfer/Adam Norris

III. Housing Strategy Tom Scannell

IV. Capital Projects Mark Randall/Adam Norris

V. Justice Center Progress Report Adam Norris

VI. Other business All

VII. Adjourn


City Hall, 111 East Maple, Conference Room A


4/9/2019

Beginners Yoga

New to yoga? Come learn the basic yoga poses in this progressive class. Reduce stress and improve flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and water.  Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM. $20 for a six week session. Register by calling 816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


4/9/2019

Community Development Block Grant) Advisory Committee Meeting

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, April 9th at City Hall, Conference Room D to formulate funding recommendations for the 2019-20 Public Service Programs.  Meeting begins at 2:30 p.m.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


4/9/2019

Couch to 5K Six-week Program

Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5K? Well, 2019 is your year! Join the Couch to 5K program to take you from minimal activity to completing a 5K in just six weeks. Join us at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr., every Tuesday evening to walk or run, beginning March 12. Make sure to show up at 5:30 p.m. to sign-in to participate and the walk/run will start at 6:00 p.m. Each week there will be a walking group and a walk/run group for anyone who would like to challenge themselves. This FREE program is for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Everyone who attends all Tuesday evening walk/run events will receive a free 5K Part Trot T-shirt.

To view the Couch to 5K Schedule, please visit: www.independenceparktrot.com

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


4/9/2019

Independence Tree Commission

Tree Commission Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Vaile Mansion. 


Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty


4/9/2019

Skillbuilders - Sorting Through 9:30 a.m.

Guest speaker: Kansas City Hospice

Although classes are designed for widowed persons; anyone may attend. No pre-registration is necessary. There is no charge and attend any or all sessions

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


4/11/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" - a Musical

Directed by: Aaron Stokes

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13    7:30 p.m. curtain
April 14    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre April 6.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

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


4/11/2019

Emergency Services Committee Meeting

April 11, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.


Centerpoint Medical Center, 19600 E 39th Street, Lower Level Conference Room


4/11/2019

Historic Preservation Master Plan Public Input Meeting

The City of  Independence is creating a Historic Preservation Master Plan as an 
update to the previous preservation chapter of  the City’s Comprehensive Plan and we need your input. The new plan is intended to outline the community’s  21st century vision for historic preservation by identifying goals and implementation strategies to preserve and enhance the unique character of  the City’s built environment. 

Join us at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. 24 Highway on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30pm-8:30pm to help us shape preservation goals for the next five and 10 years. Learn more at indep.us/historicpreservation and look for updates on Facebook.

Mid-Continent Public Library, North Independence Branch


4/12/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" - a Musical

Directed by: Aaron Stokes

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13    7:30 p.m. curtain
April 14    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre April 6.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

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


4/12/2019

Mom & Son SUPERhero Bash

Calling all SUPERheroes! Join us from 6:30-8PM for a fun filled evening of finger foods, games and crafts. Please dress up in your best superhero costumes. Special Super guests will be present. Geared for boys ages 4-12 years old. This event is $10 per person. Registration is required by calling 816-325-7843

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


4/13/2019

29th Annual Youth Art Show

Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 to enjoy the outstanding artwork of our talented Eastern Jackson County high school students.

The annual “Festival of Color” Youth Art Show will be at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion. This event is free and open to the public.

With up to nine schools participating, there will be more than 400 pieces of art to view and appreciate.

A judge will determine the winners in each of nine categories, as well as Best in Show and Most Promising New Artist. Monetary awards will be given by the Citizen’s Civic and Cultural Committee.


Presented by the Citizen’s Civic and Cultural Committee and the Independence Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

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


4/13/2019

City Theatre of Independence present:

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" - a Musical

Directed by: Aaron Stokes

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13    7:30 p.m. curtain
April 14    2:00 p.m. curtain

Dinner Theatre April 6.  Call (816) 325-7367 to reserve a spot.

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


4/13/2019

Drop-off Depot

The Drop-Off Depot is open the second Saturday of each month, March - November, at 875 Vista Avenue (3/4 mile east of M-291 on Truman Road, north on Vista Avenue) from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., weather permitting.

It is open to Independence residents only. Please bring a valid driver's license or recent utility bill.

Residential vehicles only - No contractor vehicles allowed.

Please note: Prices are based on the type of vehicle
being used, NOT the contents of the load (except tires
and appliances).

Cash or local check only. No credit cards, debit cards or coins accepted.

By MO State Statute, loads must be tarped or secured so that no part of the load can fall from the vehicle.