City of Independence, Missouri

Palmer Center Activities and Events for March 2023


111 East Maple Avenue ? P.O. Box 1019 ? Independence, Missouri 64051 - 0519 ? 816-325-7000




February 28, 2023


Media contact:

Meg Lewis, Public Information Officer

(816) 325-7086


Palmer Center Activities and Events for March 2023


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – 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 adults 60+. For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website Programs offered in March include:


This Month’s Highlighted Programs

Please note events will be held at the Palmer Center located at 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence, Mo., unless otherwise indicated. Call (816) 325-6200 for registration or further information.


Health Screening and Blood Pressure ChecksMonday, March 6, from 10:00-11:15 a.m. by Cleveland University. Tuesday, March 21, from 9:30-11:15 a.m. by Visiting Nurses Association.


Bird Bingo: Tuesday, March 7, at 10:45 a.m. 

Learn about springtime birds by playing Bird Bingo. Co-sponsored by George Owens Nature Park.


Veteran’s Cafe: Thursday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. 

Join other Veterans and family members for coffee, pastries, conversation, and learning about veteran benefits. Co-sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospice.


Project Linus Quilters: Friday, March 10, and Friday, April 14, from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Bring a sewing machine and basic supplies, and come sew quilts with Project Linus Quilts. Great for both beginner and experienced quilters. Pick up a kit with fun printed fabric cut and ready to use. There is no cost for the quilt kits, backing, or batting. The completed quilts are donated to children in need. Coordinator: Jodie Land.              


Pie for Pi Day: Tuesday, March 14, at 12:15 p.m. 

March 14th is National Pi Day! Come celebrate with pie after lunch.


St. Patrick’s Day Party: Friday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends and a traditional corn beef and cabbage lunch. Remember to make a lunch reservation by noon on March 16.


Ice Cream Social: Friday, March 17, at 12:15 p.m. 

Socialize with friends while enjoying an ice cream treat. Co-sponsored by Archwell Health


Tax Prep Assistance: Tuesday, March 21, & Wednesday, March 22 

Adults 60 and older - Get your federal and state tax return prepared for free. Volunteers are trained by the University of Missouri Extension and certified by the IRS. Schedule an appointment and bring your photo ID, Social Security card or ITIN, and necessary tax documents. More instructions are provided when you make your appointment. Space is limited. Call 816-325-6200 or stop by the Palmer Center front desk for more information.


Baseball Opening Day Rally: Thursday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. 

Get ready for baseball season and cheer on the home team during the Royal’s Opening Day Rally.


Don’t miss these April events!

BBQ, Baseball & Blues: Wednesday, April 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to pre-register is March 10, price is $78

Begin with a delicious lunch at Arthur Bryant’s BBQ. Following lunch, visit The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and then The American Jazz Museum.


Hermann, Missouri: Thursday, April 20, from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Deadline to pre-register is March 17, price is $119 

Tour Stone Hill Winery and enjoy lunch in their restaurant. Next, tour the Hermann Farm, and end the day with a tour and tasting at the Wurst Haus. This trip requires some walking on uneven surfaces.