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.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2

• Santa-Cali-Gon Days, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Independence Square. The festival includes: 400 arts, crafts, food and commercial vendor booths; free entertainment on both the Community Stage and Main Stage; Wade Shows large carnival midway; Main Street 1849; authentic blacksmith; antique fire trucks; contests and much more. Admission is free. Free parking is available at the Community of Christ Auditorium parking lot, 1001 W. Walnut St. Shuttles are available for $1 per person each way for ages 12 and up. Shuttles pick up every 15 minutes. Handicap accessible shuttles are available. For a lineup of entertainment and concerts, visit http://www.santacaligon.com/#/home.

• Chuck Wagon Cookies sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Marks United Methodist Church, 603 N. Jennings Road, Independence. These are the original cookies St. Matthew United Methodist Church has been selling on Labor Day weekend for years. They consist of two chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream sandwiched in-between. Cost, $2. For questions, call Pat at 225-9459.

• Let's Move! Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m., open swim at Blue Springs Family YMCA, 1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy. An adult photo ID is needed. Kids 5 and under must have a parent in the pool; parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event; and parents must accompany children under the age of 12. This is a free event.

• 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.

• 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.

•Dollar Days at the Kansas City Zoo, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zoo hours. Guests will enjoy $1 hot dogs, $1 chips, $1 beverages and $1 popsicles, and are available outside Helzberg Penguin Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take advantage of these items while supplies last.

• Geocaching for Beginners, for all ages, 10 a.m. to noon, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Learn the basics for geocaching including the equipment needed, then practice your geocaching skills on our starter course. Stop by any time between 10 a.m. and noon. No registration required. For more information, call 228-3766 or visit www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods.

• WeDo LEGO Robotics: Dancing Birds, for ages 8 and older, 2 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Tweet! Tweet! Build noisy birds and program them to dance to your beat. Kids will work in pairs to make these simple robots. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• Free Health Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon, Glenwood Park Methodist Church, 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence. The screenings, sponsored by the Black Nurse Association and the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, include glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index testing. For questions, call 254-5116.

• Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – 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.

SEPT. 3

• Santa-Cali-Gon Days, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Independence Square. The festival includes: 400 arts, crafts, food and commercial vendor booths; free entertainment on both the Community Stage and Main Stage; Wade Shows large carnival midway; Main Street 1849; authentic blacksmith; antique fire trucks; contests and much more. Admission is free. Free parking is available at the Community of Christ Auditorium parking lot, 1001 W. Walnut St. Shuttles are available for $1 per person each way for ages 12 and up. Shuttles pick up every 15 minutes. Handicap accessible shuttles are available. For a lineup of entertainment and concerts, visit http://www.santacaligon.com/#/home.

•Dollar Days at the Kansas City Zoo, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zoo hours. Guests will enjoy $1 hot dogs, $1 chips, $1 beverages and $1 popsicles, and are available outside Helzberg Penguin Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take advantage of these items while supplies last.

SEPT. 4

• Santa-Cali-Gon Days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Independence Square. The festival includes: 400 arts, crafts, food and commercial vendor booths; free entertainment on both the Community Stage and Main Stage; Wade Shows large carnival midway; Main Street 1849; authentic blacksmith; antique fire trucks; contests and much more. Admission is free. Free parking is available at the Community of Christ Auditorium parking lot, 1001 W. Walnut St. Shuttles are available for $1 per person each way for ages 12 and up. Shuttles pick up every 15 minutes. Handicap accessible shuttles are available. For a lineup of entertainment and concerts, visit http://www.santacaligon.com/#/home.

•Dollar Days at the Kansas City Zoo, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zoo hours. Guests will enjoy $1 hot dogs, $1 chips, $1 beverages and $1 popsicles, and are available outside Helzberg Penguin Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take advantage of these items while supplies last.

SEPT. 5

• Women and Money, for adults, 7 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Women often face unique financial challenges as they provide for themselves and their families. Learn strategies for saving, investing, and planning for the future no matter your life stage. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Hunting Season Preview, for adults, 6:30 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Fall is coming, and that means it’s time to go hunting. Join hunter and outdoor writer Brent Frazee for a look at what you can expect during the Missouri hunting seasons. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• How to Date Old Photographs, for beginners, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Uncover the clues that can help determine when a photograph was taken. Bring a photograph for dating. This is a beginner-level class. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Retirement: Making Your Money Last, for adults, 7 p.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. It’s not enough to have enough money to retire. You need enough to get you through retirement. Discover strategies to help ensure that your retirement portfolio lasts. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924.

• Introduction to Internet Genealogy, 2 p.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. Basic computer literacy is 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.

• 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.

SEPT. 6

• The Mile Starts Here, 9 a.m., Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Drive, Independence. Meet in the parking lot behind Bass Pro by the playground. 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.

• 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.

• Monarch Magic, for families, 1 to 3 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Join us for an afternoon of fun as we learn about the monarch butterfly and its magical trek to Mexico. You will also get a chance to become a citizen scientist by tagging monarchs and tracking their journey. Free, but registration is required, call 228-3766. Visit www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods.

• Tech Talk, for adults, 7 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Whether you are a first-time computer user or have had lots of experience, there are always questions waiting to be asked about technology. Bring your questions to the branch, or just come to listen and learn from other participants. You can bring your own laptop computer or tablet. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• 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 them. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Beginning Genealogy, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Learn the basics of genealogical research from census records to organization tips. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Resume Help with WorkExpress, for adults, 10 a.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. A WorkExpress professional will be at the Library to help you write or update your resume on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Please pick up a Resume Creation worksheet at the Library prior to the program. 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, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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: 442-6128.

• 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