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. 

FRIDAY, JULY 21

• Third Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 9 p.m. – The galleries in the Englewood Station Arts District, Winner Road and Sterling Avenue, in Independence, open their doors to art lovers. See artists in action, demonstrations, and enjoy live music and refreshments. Free. Call 252-3372 or visit www.englewoodstation.com.

• Jamaican Jam, gates open at 6 p.m.; music starts at 7 to 10:30 p.m., Legacy Park Amphitheater, 897 N.E. Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit. This fun family event will feature the bands Deepa Reality, Jah Lion and Az-One. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Admission is free. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Concessions will be available. For questions, call 969-1500 or visit RockTheAmp.net.

• “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” presented by the Raytown Arts Council, 7:30 p.m., Raytown South High School, 8211 Sterling Ave., Raytown. Tickets are $8 in advance, and $10 at the door, and are available at Raytown Hy-Vee and RaytownArts.com/tickets.

• Youth Flag Football League begins in August, school grade divisions: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-7th. This is a 12-week league, with 8 weeks of games. The league is supervised by Blue Springs Parks and Recreation and all coaches are parent volunteers. Child must be entering one of the grades listed for the 2017-18 school year. Cost, $60 per person. Registration deadline: July 26. To register, visit the Fieldhouse, 425 N.E. Mock Ave., or go to www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• Sand Cinema presents Disney's “Finding Dory,” gates open at 7:30 p.m.; with showtime around 9 p.m. or dark, Longview Lake Beach, 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City. Load the kids in the car and watch the movie on a giant inflatable screen. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Pets, outside food and smoking are not permitted. Concessions are available. Cost, $5 per car.

• Living with Macular Degeneration, for adults, 2 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Judith Hawley has lived with low vision from macular degeneration for more than 50 years. From perfect sight to walking with a white cane, Hawley shares how she didn’t let vision loss get in the way of fulfilling her lifelong dreams. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• 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.

• Encore Theatre meeting, 1:30 p.m., Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. Adults 50 and older are invited to join this fun-loving group who are interested in all aspects of theatre.

• William Chrisman High School Class of 1951 get-together, 9 a.m., Big Biscuit, 16506 E. U.S. 40, Independence. Dan Hansen, 461-0449. 

JULY 22

• Wellness Expo and 5K, hosted by Independence School District and Independence Health Department, both begin at 9 a.m., Chrisman High School, U.S. 24 and Noland Road. Free services and activities include: The 5K, physicals for ISD middle and high school students, Diagnostic Imaging Centers Mobile Mammography Bus, Tdap and meningococcal vaccines, body mass index assessments, blood pressure check, foot screenings and much more. There will also be a DJ, Mac the Mavericks mascot, entertainment, free tote bags for the first 250 to arrive, and other giveaways. For questions, call 521-5315 or 325-7185.

• A Day at the Range, for all ages, noon to 6 p.m., Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 28505 E. Truman Road, Buckner. This is a free day of shooting. Bring your family out to the range for a day of fun. If you haven’t been to the range this year here is a great opportunity to come out and join in the fun. No registration required. For more information, call 249-3194 or visit www.mdc.mo.gov/lakecity.

• Dragonfly Daze, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Kids can run around and catch dragonflies and create their own. Nature Park staff will supply nets, craft materials and all kinds of dragonflies. Bring sunscreen, a refillable water bottle and insect repellant. For questions, call 325-7115.

• American Legion Dance, 7 to 10:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40, Independence. Music by The Reddymen Band. Food, beverages, and snacks available. Admission, $7. Open to the public. 373-0221.

• Let's Move! Saturdays in Blue Springs: Interactive story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. M-7; and open swim, noon to 3 p.m., Family YMCA, 1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy. (open swim with adult photo ID, kids 5 and under must have a parent in the pool, parents must accompany children under the age of 12.) Both activities are free.

• “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” presented by the Raytown Arts Council, 7:30 p.m., Raytown South High School, 8211 Sterling Ave., Raytown. Tickets are $8 in advance, and $10 at the door, and are available at Raytown Hy-Vee and RaytownArts.com/tickets.

• Drumm Farm Market, 8 a.m. to noon through October, 3210 Lee's Summit Road. Like them at www.Facebook.com/Drummforkids. For questions, call 373-3434.

• Independence Farmers & Craft Market, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October, located just south of the Independence Square at the northwest corner Walnut and Liberty streets. Spend $1 of your SNAP benefits and receive $2 to spend on produce.

• Blue Springs Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to noon through October, located at 11th and Main streets in downtown Blue Springs.

• Lee's Summit Farmers Market, 7 a.m. until sold out through November, located at Second and Douglas streets.

• READ to a Dog, for ages 3 and older, 2 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Sit down and read to some very good listeners – Pet Partner Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ). Dogs will be available for 10-minute sessions to help children improve their reading skills and build self-confidence. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• Party at the Library: Shaving Cream and Water War, for teens, 2 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Celebrate what’s happening. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• Trading Card Exchange, 10 a.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Exchange your trading cards with other collectors and players. We will have tables set up for people who want to trade sports, game, and other types of trading cards. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• Family Fun at MGC, for all ages, 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Come to the Midwest Genealogy Center to create some family memories by trying something new. Take part in our creation takeaways and exploration stations, all mixed with a little family history. Be sure to help yourself to a cold summer treat! Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Xi Xi Sigma 50's Night at Big Creek Country, Pleasant Hill. Dinner at El Puerto at 6 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m.

HOW (CEA-HOW) meeting, a 12 - Step fellowship for anyone suffering from compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia, 11 a.m. to noon, North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, lower level, 317 U.S. 24, Independence. There are no dues or fees. For questions, visit, www.ceahow.org. 

JULY 23

• Music in the Park, 6 to 8 p.m., Rotary Park, 600 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. “Annalee and the Lucky So & Sos” will play jump blues and swing. Bring your lawn chairs and blanket for seating.

• “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” presented by the Raytown Arts Council, 2 p.m., Raytown South High School, 8211 Sterling Ave., Raytown. Tickets are $8 in advance, and $10 at the door, and are available at Raytown Hy-Vee and RaytownArts.com/tickets.

• Learn to square dance, 2 p.m., in Independence. Free lessons will be offered for ages 8 and older. Have fun and meet new friends. Couples, families and singles welcome. Call Brad and Annette Davis at 254-5305 for information. 

JULY 24

• Family meals with summer vegetables, presented by University of Missouri Nutrition Program Associate Juana Lopez, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3601 S. Sterling Ave., Independence. Discover the wide choice of fresh summer vegetables that are available in July and August to create nutritional, delicious meals for your family. Adults and kids are invited to attend to inspire family-shared cooking duties. This is a free class to encourage healthy eating lifestyles. For questions, call Sara at 356-6986 or Juana Lopez at 506-3343.

• Teens at the Library, 7 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. July 24. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.

• Beginning Ancestry Library Edition, for beginners, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition in your genealogy research. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hy-Vee, 4545 S. Noland Road, Independence.

• Drop-In Table Tennis, 2 to 4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. 325-7843.

• Single Mom’s Group, a non-denominational Christian group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Dinner and child care included. Free. Call Debra Williamson at 392-5433.

• 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. 

JULY 25

• Popsicles in the Park, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood Ave., Independence. The kids will enjoy their free frozen treats, while the parents are entertained by a performance. Free.

• Hiring and Dealing with Attorneys, for adults, 6:30 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Veteran private investigator and former police officer Larry Berkland shares what everyone needs to know about selecting an attorney and clients’ rights. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• Teen Anime, 6:30 p.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Join fellow fanatics for fun! Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772.

• Teens Create: Summer of Learning, 6:30 p.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Unleash your imagination. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924.

• Cemetery Art, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Uncover the hidden meanings of tombstone carvings and cemetery icons, and learn about the craftsmanship, materials, and geographic resources used in cemetery art. 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.

• 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. 

JULY 26

• The Mile Starts Here, 9 a.m., Independence Athletic Complex, 17800 E. Salisbury Road, Independence. Come meet others who enjoy being active. In case of rain or inclement weather, the walk meets at the Independence Center. For questions, call the Independence Health Department at 325-7185.

• Toddler Town, for ages 2 to 9, 9 to 11 a.m., Glendale Park, 16010 E. Crackerneck Road, Independence. Explore this playground and work on an outdoor craft with your child. Free.

• Youth Flag Football League begins in August, school grade divisions: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-7th. This is a 12-week league, with 8 weeks of games. The league is supervised by Blue Springs Parks and Recreation and all coaches are parent volunteers. Child must be entering one of the grades listed for the 2017-18 school year. Cost, $60 per person. Registration deadline: July 26. To register, visit the Fieldhouse, 425 N.E. Mock Ave., or go to www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• Dance Classes, for ages 13 and older, line dancing from 6 to 7 p.m.; social dancing from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesdays, July 26-Aug. 30, Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Cost for either class, $36. Call 228-0137 to register.

• Independence Farmers & Craft Market, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October, located just south of the Independence Square at the northwest corner Walnut and Liberty streets. Spend $1 of your SNAP benefits and receive $2 to spend on produce.

• Introduction to Internet Genealogy, for beginners, 10 a.m., Midwest Genealogy Center , 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. This is a beginner-level class for adults. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• The Business of Food Trucks: Ask the Experts, for adults, 6:30 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Do you have a food truck dream? This is your chance to ask food truck industry experts your questions about making that dream come true, as well as receive valuable expert insights into getting started in the food truck industry. 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.

• 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. 

ONGOING EVENTS

• Vaile Mansion tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through October, located at 1500 N. Liberty St., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for ages 6 to 16. 325-7430. 

• Bingham-Waggoner Estate tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through October, located at 313 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for ages 6 to 16. 461-3491. 

• 1827 Log Courthouse, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday through October, 107 W. Kansas Ave., Independence. Open by appointment after 2 p.m. Call 325-7890. 

• 1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through October, 217 N. Main St., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for ages 6 to 16. 461-1897. 

• Chicago & Alton Depot, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. Sundays, through October, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Donations welcome. 325-7955. 

• 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