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, 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.

SEPT. 7

• “Harvey,” presented by City Theatre of Independence, 7:30 p.m., Powerhouse Theater inside the Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. This comedy is the classic tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible rabbit buddy. Tickets are $15; $13 for seniors. For tickets, call 325-7367 or visit www.citytheatreofindependence.org.

• Vietnam Nurse: Mending and Remembering, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Author Lou Eisenbrandt joined the U.S. Army in 1969 to see the world. As an Army nurse stationed at an evacuation hospital in Vietnam, she cared for GIs, South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians, even Viet Cong. Eisenbrandt shares her Vietnam experiences from malaria and hepatitis to massive head traumas and deadly bullet wounds. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Full Moon Hike: Harvest Moon planned for Sept. 8, 8 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. You must be able to hike off-trail. No baby strollers or light-up shoes. Registration deadline: Sept. 7. Call 325-7115.

• Yoga at the Library, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 19, Trails West Library, 11401 E. 23rd St. S., Independence. Learn basic yoga Poses with RYT-200 Yoga Instructor Kari Jo Crandall. To sign up, call 701-3483.

• Tools for Job Seekers, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14, Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Acquire the basic tools needed when applying for jobs in this two-part series. Session One will include resume assistance and tips for filling out online job applications. Session Two will include cleaning up online profiles and effective online communication that will help you put your best foot forward in today’s tough job market. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571.

• Genealogy Scrapbooking Club, 1 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Do you have an interest in genealogy scrapbooking? Then this new club could be just right for you. We’ll work together to compile and organize our family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage album formats. You’ll learn about new techniques and resources each time as you create a lasting legacy for your family. All skill levels are welcome. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Tools for Job Seekers , for adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 25, Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Acquire the basic tools needed when applying for jobs in this two-part series. Session One will include resume assistance and tips for filling out online job applications. Session Two will include cleaning up online profiles and effective online communication that will help you put your best foot forward in today’s tough job market. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052.

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

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

• TOPS MO-0100 meeting, 9:30 a.m., Hill Cumorah Church, 4516 Phelps Road, Independence.

SEPT. 8

• Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams, 7:30 p.m., Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence. Follow a young girl and her fairy godmother into an equine dreamland. Brought to you by world-renowned riding master Rene Gasser, the stunning world of Carousel of Dreams immerses audiences in spectacular, tantalizing live performance, featuring the “The Royal Horses of Europe” which includes the Lipizzaner Stallion, the Spanish Andalusian, the Friesian and the Arabian horse. Live the dream with this young girl as she explores the magic of her dreams and works to find her purpose in life. Adult tickets range from $24 to $79. You may purchase tickets at the Arena box officer or at Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

• “Harvey,” presented by City Theatre of Independence, 7:30 p.m., Powerhouse Theater inside the Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. This comedy is the classic tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible rabbit buddy. Tickets are $15; $13 for seniors. For tickets, call 325-7367 or visit www.citytheatreofindependence.org.

• Dancefestopia Camping and Music Festival, through Sunday, La Benite Riverfront Park, Sugar Creek. The festival boasts four of the top DJ's in the world. Grammy Award-winning musical artist Tiesto, has been named the No. 1 DJ in the world three separate times by DJ Mag. Bassnector, Dillon Francis and Zeds Dead are among the hottest artists in the dance scene and enjoy a headlining spot at the festival. Tickets start at $35 at Dancefestopia.com.

• Sugar Creek City-Wide Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is a free event to participate in. You will not need to have a special permit.

• 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.

SEPT. 9

• Garden Railroad Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the home of John B. Carr III, 15504 E. 43rd St. S. (off Phelps Road), Independence. Carr is holding his 7th annual Garden Railroad Show to benefit the food pantries of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Michael's Episcopal Church. There is no admission fee, but you are asked to bring canned goods of all types and non-perishable items to support the pantries. You may also bring items for Necessity Pantries, which are not covered by the SNAP (Food Stamps) program. This includes diapers, bathroom tissue, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, detergent, etc.

• Independence Uncorked Wine Festival, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence, 1 to 6 p.m., Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific Ave. The festival will feature 25 Missouri wineries offering samples of several of their wines, as well as art, music, beer, food booths and wine classes. Bring your lawn chairs for seating. Tickets are $25 in advance; $35 at the door. For details, visit www.independenceuncorked.com.

• Hummingbird Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. There are more than 50 feeders on the Hummingbird Trail that will draw in hummingbirds during their southward migration. There will be information on all aspects of hummingbirds, including behavior, how to attract them and what plants to use. Hummingbird plants will be sold at the festival. Kids will enjoy hummingbird crafts and other activities. The Hummingbird Trail will be open through Sept. 30. For questions, call 325-7115.

• “The Snake with Big Feet,” performed by puppeteer Nancy Clark, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence. This Native American tale is about the sun god granting a snake's wish to be human. Admission is $6. For reservations, call 833-9777.

• Dancefestopia Camping and Music Festival, through Sunday, La Benite Riverfront Park, Sugar Creek. The festival boasts four of the top DJ's in the world. Grammy Award-winning musical artist Tiesto, has been named the No. 1 DJ in the world three separate times by DJ Mag. Bassnector, Dillon Francis and Zeds Dead are among the hottest artists in the dance scene and enjoy a headlining spot at the festival. Tickets start at $35 at Dancefestopia.com.

• Carnival for CASA Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paradise Park, 1021 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit. Pony rides, go-karts, a human hamster ball, bumper cars, children’s musicians, miniature golf, mascots including the Royals’ Sluggerrr, a maze, rock wall, Lego station, Home Depot Workshops, photo booth, hayrides, face painters, and hair designers are just some of the fun attractions included. In addition, each child’s $25 admission includes lunch, carnival snacks, and goodie bags. Children under age 2 are free. Non-participant adult tickets, which include lunch and access to accompany a child on all carnival activities, are $10. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.jacksoncountycasa-mo.org or call 984-8217.

• “Harvey,” presented by City Theatre of Independence, 7:30 p.m., Powerhouse Theater inside the Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. This comedy is the classic tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible rabbit buddy. This is also dinner theatre show and reservations are required (there is an additional charge). Theatre tickets only are $15; $13 for seniors. For tickets, call 325-7367 or visit www.citytheatreofindependence.org.

• Sugar Creek City Wide Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is a free event to participate in. You will not need to have a special permit.

• Let's Move! Saturdays, dance class, 11 a.m. to noon, Dynamic Dance, 1901 S.W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs. Free.

• Discover Nature Fishing, for families, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. This is a great time of year to take your family fishing. We will teach some fishing basics, provide equipment and worms and then let you practice your new fishing skills. Kids who attend will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box. Lessons 1 and 2 of the Discover Nature Fishing program are included in this class. Free, but registration is required, call 228-3766. Visit www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods.

• Introduction to Deer Hunting, for ages 11 and older; ages 11 to 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Have you thought about hunting, but just don’t know where to start? Deer hunting is a challenging, yet exciting tradition here in Missouri. Come out to Burr Oak Woods and learn the basics of pursuing white-tailed deer. We will cover everything from scouting locations, to hunting methods, processing your own deer and more. Free, but registration is required, call 228-3766. Visit www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods.

• Downtown Car Cruise, 6 p.m. until dark, downtown Blue Springs off Main Street between 11th and 12th streets. Bring the family out to view the latest innovations in car restorations from more than 100 exhibitors and enjoy delicious food and drinks from downtown merchants, as well as concession treats and sodas.

• 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.

• Hillbillies and Mountaineers: The Ozarks in the American Imagination, 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. The people of the Ozarks have long been portrayed as moonshining hillbillies, rugged pioneers, and everything in between. Dr. Brooks Blevins, Noel Boyd professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University and author of Ghosts of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South, will discuss the history behind the stereotyping the Ozark region and its people. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Rainforest Reflections, for ages 2 and older, 10 a.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Enter the Mekong Delta with StoneLion Puppet Theatre, USA, to meet the rare and endangered creatures who live in the rainforest, and learn what you can do to protect this unique ecosystem. Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772.

• Organizing Your Medical Forms, for adults, 3 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. It isn’t always easy to know what medical forms and insurance paperwork to keep. Let professional organizer Darcy Munzer show you which papers to trash, which papers to keep, and how to organize everything for easy access. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Harry S Truman Chapter, Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution, 9:15 a.m., BMO Harris, N.A. Bank, 18811 Valley View Pkwy., Independence. Call 373-5309 or email GroverSAR@aol.com.

• Blue Springs Chapter DAR, 9:30-10 a.m. hospitality; 10 a.m. meeting/program, Blue Springs County Club, 1600 N.W. Circle Drive. Cost, $12 (includes continental breakfast.) For information, contact Phyllis Wilkins at 229-0742 or email pwilk@aol.com.

• 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.

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