City of Independence, Missouri

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5/1/2022

Truman Trot 5K

The City of Independence Parks, Recreation and Tourism Dept. is excited to present the annual Truman Trot 5K on May 1, 2022.
After cancelling the event in 2020 and going virtual in 2021, the Truman Trot (formerly Park Trot) returns to Waterfall Park in person in 2022.
In keeping with past years, the Truman Trot is presented free of cost, courtesy of the City of Independence and our community sponsors, HCA Midwest Health Centerpoint Medical Center, Bass Pro Shops and Cigna.
The race begins at 8 a.m. on May 1, 2022, with a kids' dash scheduled to follow at 9 a.m.
Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up here: bit.ly/3MpaHIO

Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Dr.


5/2/2022

City Council Meeting-6 p.m.

Meeting held in the Council Chambers, also streamed on City7 http://indep.us/city7 and on YouTube indep.us/YouTube.  

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/3/2022

ARE YOU READY? EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SERIES

Join us at The Palmer Center for this new FREE series every other Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. beginning 5/3/2022 - Getting to Safety 5/17/2022 - Disaster Plan & Dress Rehearsal 5/31/2022 - Home Safe Home Call 816-325-6200 to register

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


5/3/2022

Heritage Commission Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

The Heritage Commission will meet virtually at 6:00 p.m. via Teams and on City7 Cable and on YouTube https://bit.ly/2JAW21T

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/3/2022

TOOLKIT FOR ACTIVE LIVING - 10:00 TO 11:00 A.M

TOOLKIT FOR ACTIVE LIVING Tuesdays April 5 through May 10 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - MUST HAVE REGISTERED

Free for adults 60+ Living with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, pain, or anxiety can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. This 6-week workshop will be held via conference call using your telephone and will help you discover how to make healthy food choices; increase physical activity and exercise safely; cope with pain and fatigue; communicate effectively with your health team; and develop an action plan to improve your health and wellbeing. Class size is limited!

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


5/4/2022

LAUGHTER YOGA - 11:00 A.M.

Laughter Yoga-May 4, 2022, at 11:00. This a unique program that incorporates laughter and breathing resulting in a happier outlook.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


5/4/2022

Walking Club (10 of 18)

Walk the paved trails at two of our Independence Parks, alternating between Clothier Park and George Owens Nature Park. Bring a friend or meet new ones while we walk the park. All walking levels welcome. All ages. Benches and picnic tables along the paved trails we’ll walk. Walk at your own pace or walk with the group for a walk and talk adventure. 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Wednesdays. March - June 816.325.7115

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


5/5/2022

Herp Days with Snakes, Salamanders & Turtles (10 of 11)

4:00-4:30pm. Join us on Thursdays, in the DeWitt Center, and we’ll introduce you to one of our fantastic, cold-blooded creatures – snake, salamander, or turtle. Call 816.325.7115 for details. March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. April 7, 14, 21 & 28. May 5 & 12.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


5/6/2022

Audit and Finance Committee - 2:30p.m.

The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. 

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/6/2022

Encore Theatre presents "The Lightbearer"

Encore Theatre is performing “The Lightbearer” directed by Michael Daniels on April 29, 30, May 6 & 7 at 7:30pm and on May 8th at 2pm.  For ticket info call (816) 325-7367.

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


5/7/2022

Encore Theatre presents "The Lightbearer"

Encore Theatre is performing “The Lightbearer” directed by Michael Daniels on April 29, 30, May 6 & 7 at 7:30pm and on May 8th at 2pm.  For ticket info call (816) 325-7367.

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


5/7/2022

Pickup Chess (7 of 8)

All experience levels and ages welcome. We’ll have everything you need or bring your own chess set to play. Bring a friend or play against other players that show up. Call 816.325.7115 for more details. 9:00-11:00am

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


5/8/2022

Encore Theatre presents "The Lightbearer"

Encore Theatre is performing “The Lightbearer” directed by Michael Daniels on April 29, 30, May 6 & 7 at 7:30pm and on May 8th at 2pm.  For ticket info call (816) 325-7367.

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


5/9/2022

Harry Truman's Birthday Holiday

City offices will be closed in observance of President Harry Truman'sbirthday. 


5/10/2022

Canceled Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission Meeting has been canceled.


5/10/2022

Children's Performing Theatre Workshops (Beginner)

Children's Performing Theatre presents their 7-week summer theatre workshops for beginners.
Cost is $30/child. Children 5-8 years old will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm and children 9-15 years old will meet from 6:45-7:45 pm.
Call or visit the Sermon Center to register. (816) 325-7370.

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


5/10/2022

May Donation Drive

Save the date, our May Donation Drive is coming up on May 10th from 3:30PM to 6:30PM at the Independence Uptown Market.
Community Services League in partnership with the City of Independence Utilities Department is sponsoring this donation drive and collecting personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, deodorant, lotion, over-the-counter medicines and diapers. Take a look at the full list of accepted items below.
Your donation will help ensure that Community Services League can help provide for families in Eastern Jackson County as our students enter summer break.
Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. to make your donation. Stop by our informational booths to learn about what the Utilities Department has planned for 2022. Know that your contribution is helping lift up others in Eastern Jackson County.
Full list of accepted donation items:
Shampoo (full & travel size)
Bar Soap
Deodorant (full size)
Lotion
Hand wipe packs
Flushable wipes
Tampons
Sanitary pads
Diva cups
toothpaste
toothbrushes
Toilet paper (two or four packs)
Diapers
Adult diapers
Lice Rid
Acetaminophen
Ibuprofen
Pepto Bismol tablets
Tums
Imodium
ex-lax

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


5/10/2022
Canceled

Study Session-6 p.m.

Study Session-Cancelled


5/10/2022

TOOLKIT FOR ACTIVE LIVING - 10:00 TO 11:00 A.M

TOOLKIT FOR ACTIVE LIVING Tuesdays April 5 through May 10 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - MUST HAVE REGISTERED

Free for adults 60+ Living with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, pain, or anxiety can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. This 6-week workshop will be held via conference call using your telephone and will help you discover how to make healthy food choices; increase physical activity and exercise safely; cope with pain and fatigue; communicate effectively with your health team; and develop an action plan to improve your health and wellbeing. Class size is limited!

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


5/10/2022

Tree Commission Meeting

The Independence Tree Commission will meet Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm. 

Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty


5/11/2022

Walking Club (11 of 18)

Walk the paved trails at two of our Independence Parks, alternating between Clothier Park and George Owens Nature Park. Bring a friend or meet new ones while we walk the park. All walking levels welcome. All ages. Benches and picnic tables along the paved trails we’ll walk. Walk at your own pace or walk with the group for a walk and talk adventure. 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Wednesdays. March - June 816.325.7115

Clothier Park, 17220 Medical Center Pkwy.


5/12/2022

Herp Days with Snakes, Salamanders & Turtles (11 of 11)

4:00-4:30pm. Join us on Thursdays, in the DeWitt Center, and we’ll introduce you to one of our fantastic, cold-blooded creatures – snake, salamander, or turtle. Call 816.325.7115 for details. March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. April 7, 14, 21 & 28. May 5 & 12.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


5/12/2022

Mayor's Advisory Commission on the Arts

The Mayor's Advisory Commission on the Arts will meet at 5:30 pm, Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


5/13/2022

Personnel Board Meeting

 The Personnel Board will meet at 10 AM at the Independence Utilities Center, Room 117.  


Agenda can be found under the 'Online Council Agenda Search Tool.'

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


5/13/2022

Stories by the Campfire (2 of 5)

6:30-8:00pm. Join us and storytellers Gary Kuntz and Linda Kuntz for Frog Jumping Tales! Bring your lawn chair and sit by a roaring fire with great stories. For individuals and families of all ages. 816.325.7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


5/14/2022

Drop Off Depot

The Drop Off Depot is held the second Saturday of each month between April and October. 

Location: 875 Vista Avenue, 1 mile east of M-291 on Truman Road, north on Vista Avenue
Hours: 8AM to 3PM
Independence residents only. Bring a valid driver's license or recent utility bill.
Residential only. No commercial waste is allowed.
For further information on a list of acceptable items please visit: Indep.us/dropoffdepot

875 Vista Avenue


5/14/2022

Saturday Afternoon Hikes at George Owens Nature Park (3 of 3)

1:00-2:00pm. Explore Nature with our naturalist. Frogs and Toads. 816.325.7115.


5/16/2022

City Council Meeting-6 p.m.

Meeting held in the Council Chambers, also streamed on City7 http://indep.us/city7 and on YouTube indep.us/YouTube.  

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


5/17/2022

ARE YOU READY? EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SERIES

Join us at The Palmer Center for this new FREE series every other Tuesday at 12:15 p.m 5/17/2022 - Disaster Plan & Dress Rehearsal 5/31/2022 - Home Safe Home Call 816-325-6200 to register

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


5/17/2022

Children's Performing Theatre Workshops (Beginner)

Children's Performing Theatre presents their 7-week summer theatre workshops for beginners.
Cost is $30/child. Children 5-8 years old will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm and children 9-15 years old will meet from 6:45-7:45 pm.
Call or visit the Sermon Center to register. (816) 325-7370.

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


5/17/2022
Canceled

Independence City Council Retreat

The Independence City Council and City Manager will meet on May 17, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Independence City Hall, 111 E Maple Avenue, in Conference Room A-3rd Floor

Independence City Hall, 111 E Maple Avenue, Conf Rm A-3rd Floor


5/18/2022

Independence Events Center Management Corporation

The Board of Directors of the Independence Events Center Management Corporation will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams


5/18/2022

NEW THEATRE - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - 10:15 a.m.

NEW THEATRE - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG A hilarious comedy about a small theater company staging a production of a 1920’s style murder mystery The Murder at Haversham Manor, but when the curtain goes up, everything quickly goes from bad to disastrous. Please indicate who you would like to sit with when making your reservation. Price: $59 Date: Wednesday, 5/18/22 Time: 10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration opens 3/23/22 Deadline to register 4/13/22

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


5/18/2022

Streets Improvements Oversight Committee (SIOC) Meeting

The Street Improvement Oversight Committee (SIOC) will take place on the 3rd floor of City Hall in Conference Room A at 4pm.

CIty Hall - 111 E. Maple - Conference Room A


5/18/2022

Walking Club (12 of 18)

Walk the paved trails at two of our Independence Parks, alternating between Clothier Park and George Owens Nature Park. Bring a friend or meet new ones while we walk the park. All walking levels welcome. All ages. Benches and picnic tables along the paved trails we’ll walk. Walk at your own pace or walk with the group for a walk and talk adventure. 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Wednesdays. March - June 816.325.7115

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


5/19/2022

Board of Adjustment Meeting - 6:30 p.m.

The Board of Adjustment will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.