Children’s Theatre Booster Club
Queen City Quilters
Independence Garden Club
Independence Table Tennis Club
In 1995, a seven-member volunteer committee was created by the City Council to promote park and recreation activities, facilities,and fund raising efforts within the community. The group also serves as the oversight committee for improvements made through park sales tax efforts. The commission meets regularly on the last Thursday of each month to discuss park-related issues and developments. The public is welcome to attend. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Administration office at 325-7210.If you would like to be considered for commission membership,please call the City Council office at 325-7022.
The Parks and Recreation Department frequently works with community volunteer groups and organizations in an effort to improve our various park sites. Work projects are generally determined on an individual basis in order to fully meet the needs of each volunteering group and the park to be adopted. If your club or organization is interested in putting a little sweat equity in one of your Independence parks, please contact the Parks and Recreation Administration office at 325-7360.
A five-member advisory group explores tree-related issues in the Independence community. This commission investigates any concerns related to those trees in public areas and rights-of-way,promote the City's annual Arbor Day event and assist in developing workshops and other public education efforts. Thanks in large part to the efforts of this group, the City has annually received the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA Award since 2000. To become a commission member, please contact the City Council office at 325-7022.
The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to work with interested volunteers to address youth and adult athletic issues within the community. This group meets on a quarterly basis,with representation from staff and each of the athletic leagues that utilize City fields and facilities, to discuss issues of common importance. For more information or consideration for membership,please contact the Truman Memorial Building at 325-7843,or the appropriate athletic association.
Join in a friendly game of Pinochle with this small but lively group that meets at the Palmer Center.1- 4 pm, Mondays, Club Membership required.
Experienced players join for competitive games. This is not instructional but anyone interested is welcome. Meets at the Truman Memorial Building. 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays. All levels of play are welcome. Club Membership required (Residents $10/year - Non Residents $25/year).
Interested in theatre and like the idea of helping the youth of the community? C.P.T. Booster Club meets the first Monday of each month at the Roger T. Sermon Center.
Club members are experienced players and partners are required. Club dues for national affiliation collected. Games are played at the Truman Memorial Building 12:30 - 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Club Membership required (Residents $10/year - Non Residents $25/year).
Quilting is our hobby, fun is our intent! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesdays at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center with a Sermon Center membership required.
Share ideas, patterns and conversation while quilting. 10 a.m. - 2p.m., Thursdays at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center.Sermon Center membership required.
Members maintain the greenhouse at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center. 7 - 9 p.m., 2nd Monday of the month.
Three outstanding, community-based theatre groups are headquartered at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center.
Adults are invited to work on their personal wood carving projects.8:30 a.m. - Noon, Mondays and Noon - 4 p.m., Wednesdays at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center. Sermon Center membership required.
Open to all residents for singles or doubles play. The level of play includes novice to serious competitive players alike. Mondays 2 - 4 p.m. and Tuesdays - Fridays 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Truman Memorial Building. Yearly membership required - $10 for residents/$25 for non-residents.