The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of 50+ adults. For more information call 325-6200 or visit the website www.independencemo.org/parksandrec. Classes and programs offered in April include:
The Palmer Center will host 5-A-Day Bingo at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. Fruits and vegetables are contributed by HyVee on 23rd Street to use as prizes during this nutrition-education bingo game. The Palmer Center is located at 218A North Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. This program is free and no pre-registration is required. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.
Cell Phone Solutions
Adults 50+ may bring their cell phone and instruction booklet for assistance on operating the functions at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. This program is co-sponsored with Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph and will be held at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.
Learn how to use Facebook – one of the most popular social media tools you can use today! Adults 50+ may register at 325-6200 for the next class, starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2. Participants will need to bring a current user name/password for an email account. This class will be held at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO.
Red Hat Tea Party
Any Red Hat Chapter member is invited to this annual event for tea, talk and tea time bingo from 2 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. This event is co-sponsored with Sugar Creek Parks and Recreation and will be held at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Pre-registration and payment of $5 is required by April 1.
Open Mike Comedy Hour
April is National Humor Month! Adults 50+ are invited to bring their jokes to read aloud to a crowd. Material will be checked for appropriateness before it is presented. This event will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 9 at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Questions may be directed to 325-6200.
Crazy Socks Day
Adults 50+ are invited to wear their craziest socks for a group photo shot at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 19. This event will be held prior to lunch at The Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO. Lunch reservations must be made by noon the serving day prior by calling 325-6200.
You’ve Got a Friend, Quality Hill Playhouse Day Tour
Independence Parks & Recreation is hosting a day tour to include lunch at Pierpont’s at Union Station and tickets to see the Quality Hill Playhouse’s production: “You’ve Got a Friend: Music that raised the baby boomers.” Learn how folk singer-songwriters like Carole King and James Taylor defined a generation searching for personal meaning in an era of turbulent change. The tour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fee is $65 and includes lunch, show ticket, luxury motorcoach transportation, driver gratuity and a professional tour guide. Pre-registration along with payment is due by Friday, April 12.
Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage – American Heartland Theatre Day Tour
Independence Parks & Recreation is hosting a day tour on Wednesday, May 29 to the Crown Center and American Heartland Theatre to see “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage.” The bus will leave The Palmer Center promptly at 10 a.m., with time allotted for lunch (on your own) and shopping. The fee is $41 and includes the show ticket, luxury motorcoach transportation, driver gratuity and a professional tour guide. Pre-registration along with payment is due by Tuesday, May 7.
50+ Creative Art Show
Adults 50+ are invited to submit their creative art or handiwork to display at The Palmer Center for a Creative Art Show between May 20-24. All material must be in good taste and submitted no later than Monday, May 13, along with your name and contact information. Solicitation of work will not be permitted and the show is for display purposes only. Additional questions may be directed to 325-6200.
Intermediate Senior Tap Dance
Have you always loved watching a tap dancer? Listen as your feet rhythmically strike the floor to the tunes in this intermediate tap dance class and experience a whole new way to have fun! Please bring your own tap shoes. The next Intermediate Senior Tap Dance class will start on Wednesday, April 3. The class will meet for four weeks at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required; the fee is $20. Call 325-6200 to register at least three days in advance. The class will be held at The Palmer Center, located at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO.
Diabetic Foot Screening
St. Mary’s Hospital will provide adults 50+ free diabetic foo