Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050, attention Jill Ritchie. Also, check the calendar online at examiner.net. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

• Community Rummage Sale planned for April 1, organized by the Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave. Individuals with items to sell can rent a 10’ x 8’ booth space for $15 ( an 8’ table will be provided.) Space rental deadline: 5 p.m. March 24. Call 325-7843. 

• Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show and Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Tindall, a native of Independence, was a widely-respected artist. Several of his paintings will be displayed at the show and commemorative giclee prints of many will be available for purchase. Call 325-7115 or visit www.independenceartassociation.org.

• Wild Greens of Spring, for adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. We will spring forward in search of wild greens and then have a chance to sample a tasty, nutritious spring salad. Free, but registration is required, call 228-3766.

• Civil War in Jackson County, for adults, 7 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Historian Gregg Higginbotham tells the story of the Civil War in Jackson County and how the conflict turned neighbor against neighbor, father against son, and brother against brother. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Picture This: Capturing Wildlife with Your Camera, for adults, 6:30 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. The best wildlife photographers need special skills to get close enough to capture wary critters. Brent Frazee, retired outdoors editor for the Kansas City Star, provides tips on what it takes to get in position to take some great outdoor photos. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• Get Dramatic: Create a Focal Wall in Any Room, for adults, 7 p.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Lisa Holiman of Breath of Fresh Flair will show you creative and budget-friendly ideas to enhance your mantel or create a focal wall in any room. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924.

• Craft Group, for adults, 10 a.m., Grain Valley Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 101 S.W. Eagles Pkwy. Join us to meet new people, create new items, and even learn a thing or two. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more! Free, but registration is required, call 228-4020.

• Drop-In Table Tennis, 9 to 11:45 a.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. 325-7843.

• Tirey J. Ford Post 21 American Legion Bingo, doors open at 4 p.m.; bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. at the post hall, 16701 East U.S. 40, Independence. 373-0221.

• Party Bridge, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Use Pleasant Street entrance. For details, call 252-6251.

• Independence Art Association, 7 p.m., Community of Christ Stone Church, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. Guest and new members are always welcome. Visit www.independenceartassociation.org. 

MARCH 22

• Derby Spring Tea planned for March 25, 2 to 4 p.m., Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St., Independence. Southern food and drink will be the fare of the day; and if you're so inclined, get out your spring hat, put a decoration on it (or not) and enter the hat contest. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased by calling Waunita Moore at 478-3334.

• Drumm Farm Market, 4 to 7 p.m., Drumm Farm, 3210 Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Like them at www.Facebook.com/Drummforkids. For questions, call 373-3434.

• Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show and Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Tindall, a native of Independence, was a widely-respected artist. Several of his paintings will be displayed at the show and commemorative giclee prints of many will be available for purchase. Call 325-7115 or visit www.independenceartassociation.org.

• Line Dance Class, for ages 13 and older, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, March 22-April 12, Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Cost, $36. Call 228-0137 to register.

• Getting to Know Your Computer, for adults, 7 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. This hands-on program will introduce you to the basic features of a computer and how to use it. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• How to Plant and Grow Trees, for adults, 7 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Trees positively impact any outdoor environment. Learn how to select the right tree for your space, choose the best location, plant it properly, and care for it in the early years. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• Using Evernote to Organize Your Genealogy, for beginners, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. This class will introduce you to the computer, tablet and smartphone application Evernote. This app has useful features that will help you keep your genealogy research organized. You will also learn tips and advice to maximize Evernote’s versatility. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Windows 10, for adults, 6:30 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. This class will introduce the layout of the Windows 10 operating system and demonstrate navigating its functions. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052.

• Drop-In Table Tennis, 9 a.m. to noon, Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. 325-7843.

• Lions Club meeting, 7 a.m., Englewood Cafe, 10904 E. Winner Road, Independence.

• Xi Xi Sigma, 6:30 p.m., meet at Ararat Shrine for dinner and chapter meeting. Donna Hunt will be hostess.

• Buckner VFW Post 8101 Bingo, 7 p.m., 95 Baker Street, Buckner. There is a $15 cost and a sliding scale for payouts that depends on the number of players.

• Al-Anon meeting, 10 a.m., Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church, 5757 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown. Come to lower level back door, there is parking at the back. 353-5446. 

MARCH 23

• Interested in training for a 5K, join the Couch-to-5K program to take you from your couch to completing in a 5K in six weeks. The Independence Health Department staff will be at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Drive, every Thursday evening March 23 through April 27 to walk or run with you. Register for the program at 5:30 p.m. March 23, followed by the first week's activities beginning at 6 p.m. For questions, call 325-7185 or email health@indepmo.org.

• Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show and Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Tindall, a native of Independence, was a widely-respected artist. Several of his paintings will be displayed at the show and commemorative giclee prints of many will be available for purchase. Call 325-7115 or visit www.independenceartassociation.org.

• Gallery Walk: Manifest Destiny, 2 p.m., National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Explore the concept of manifest destiny and the various forms it took during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk. Free with museum admission, $6 for adults; $5 for ages 62 and older; and $3 for ages 6 to 17. 325-7575.

• Kids Lab, for ages 6 and older, 6 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Discover how you can bring science and technology to life. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Teens at the Library, 3:30 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Homeschool Network Night, 6:30 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Get together with area homeschool families to learn about new resources at the Library and within your community. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• READ to a Dog, for ages 3 and older, 6:30 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Pet Partner Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) will be available for 10-minute sessions to help children improve their reading skills and build self-confidence. Space is limited. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• Using FamilySearch, for beginners, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Learn how to use FamilySearch, including its wikis and other features. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Drop-In Table Tennis, 9 to 11:45 a.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. 325-7843.

• Grain Valley Historical Society meeting, at the Historical Society Building, 506 Main St., Grain Valley. Kathy Doty will be sharing her pictures and telling about her recent trip to Liberia to visit her son Nicholas, who is serving in the Peace Corps. Members and guests will gather at 6 p.m. for a potluck supper followed by a business meeting and the program. Everyone is welcome.

• Independence Host Lions Club, noon, Lucky Buffet, 2931 S. Noland Road, Independence. 

MARCH 24

• Community Rummage Sale planned for April 1, organized by the Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. This event is for those who enjoy searching for treasures, or those who need to clear out unused items. Individuals with items to sell can rent a 10’ x 8’ booth space for $15 (8’ table provided.) Rental space deadline: 5 p.m. March 24. Call 325-7843.

• “Moon Over Buffalo,” presented by Summit Theatre Group, 2 p.m., Metropolitan Community Collage-Longview Cultural Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 500 S.W. Longview Road, Lee’s Summit. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students and senior adults, and may be purchased at www.summittheatre.org or one Lee’s Summit Hy-Vee stores.

• Lenten Fish Dinner, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council 6794, in Independence, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Mark's Parish Center, 3736 Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Menu: Choice of entree, glazed baked salmon or battered white fish, and choice of rice pilaf, baked potato or macaroni and cheese. All dinners include coleslaw, green beans, roll and a drink. Desserts sold separately.

The cost is $11 for adults, $5 for ages 4 to 10, and ages 3 and under eat free.

• Lenten Fish Dinner, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 178, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Nativity of Mary School Cafeteria, 10021 E. 36th Terrace, Independence. Menu: Fried catfish nuggets, ½ pound boiled shrimp, baked cod, tavern battered cod or fish tacos. Cost, $10; $5 for ages 6 to 11; children under 5 are free; a cod, catfish and shrimp combo platter is $13. Dinners include hush puppies, beverage and choice of two sides. Desserts sold separately for $1 each.

• Lenten Fish Dinners, 5 to 7 p.m., Catholic Church of the Santa Fe, 231 S. Sibley, Buckner. The menu includes all-you-can-eat fried or baked fish, with potatoes, vegetable, dessert and drink for $9; $8 for seniors and $5 for children. 650-9341.

• Lenten Fish Dinners, 4:30 to 7 p.m., St. Ann’s Church, Cedar and Lexington avenues, Independence. Menu: Shrimp, catfish, tilapia, french fries, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, hush puppies and corn bread. Drinks are included with dinner. Dinner prices range from $9.50 to $11; fish sandwich/fries, $4. Desserts sold separately by the Altar Society. 252-1160.

• Lenten Fish Dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m., St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 777 N.E. Blackwell Road, Lee’s Summit. Menu: Grilled and fried fish, fish tacos and shrimp, also grilled cheese sandwich. All meals come with two sides, a roll and a drink. Dinners prices range from $9 to $12, and kids 4 and under eat free (macaroni/cheese and grilled cheese sandwich). Small dinner (½ size serving): $6 to $9. Take out orders available. 246-6800.

• Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show and Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Tindall, a native of Independence, was a widely-respected artist. Several of his paintings will be displayed at the show and commemorative giclee prints of many will be available for purchase. Call 325-7115 or visit www.independenceartassociation.org.

• Outdoor Skills: Atlatl planned for March 28, for ages 7 and older, 6 to 7 p.m., Baumgardner Park, 2401 N.W. Ashton Drive, Blue Springs. Atlatls are ancient weapons that preceded the bow and arrow and are one of humankind's first mechanical inventions. Cost, $7. Call 228-0137 now to register.

• Introduction to Stem with LEGO begins March 27, for ages 5 to 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through April 17, Blue Springs Fieldhouse, 425 N.E. Mock Ave., Blue Springs. Build engineer-designed projects, then use special pieces to create your own unique design. Cost, $75. Registration deadline: March 27. Call 228-0137 to register.

• Women’s History Month Film Screening: Suffragette, for adults, 2 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Celebrate Women’s History Month with the story of the women’s suffrage movement in the United Kingdom as seen through the eyes of one working wife and mother. Join film critic and enthusiast Robert Butler for this special screening and discussion. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052.

• Drop-In Table Tennis, 9 a.m. to noon, Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. 325-7843.

• Friday Night Specials, 6 to 9 p.m., Memorial Post 3976, 12810 Kentucky Road, Sugar Creek. All welcome. 461-2636.

• Teen Club, for teens and adults with disabilities, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. Meetings always include free dinner, special guest and lots of fun. For questions, contact Diane Chrisman Schiefelbein at 229-2034 or dianesingsforjoy@comcast.net. 

ONGOING EVENTS

• National Frontier Trails Museum, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for ages 62 and older; $3 for ages 6 to 17. 325-7575. 

• Leila’s Hair Museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1333 S. Noland Road, Independence. Admission: $15 for adults; $7.50 for ages 65 and older and children 12 and under. 833-2955. 

• Regional Animal Shelter, noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, 21001 E. Hwy. 78, Independence. 621-7722. 

• Public Skate, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence. Public sessions are open to skaters of all ages and skill levels. These sessions take place at various times and are usually two hours long. Cost, $5; $3 for 12 and under and 55 and older, non-residents add $1 to each price. Skate rental, $2. For times, call the Skating Hotline: 795-7577. 

• Blue Springs Recycling, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2725 N.W. Park Road. For questions, call 228-0228 or visit www.bluespringsgov.com/recycling. 

– Jillayne Ritchie