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.

THURSDAY, 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.

• Alpha Omega Master meeting, at the home of Kathy Bozarth. For questions, call 229-5915.

• 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.

• Powerhouse Theatre Used Book Sale, in cooperation with the Jackson County Genealogy Society, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Hardbacks, $1; paperback, 50 cents; fill a bag for $10.

• 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.

• Vietnam Voices Storybooth planned for Sept. 11 through 20, North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. In preparation for the release of The Vietnam War, the new documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the Library is partnering with KCPT to collect and share stories exploring local perspectives on the war through a story collection booth. The Vietnam Voices KCPT Storybooth offers area residents a chance to record and share their stories, experiences, and thoughts about the Vietnam War. Selections from the booth will be made available on KCPT Veterans website at https://veterans.kcpt.org. Registration is required, call 252-0950.

• National Alliance on Mental Illness – Family-to-Family planned for Sept. 11, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Rediscover HM, 901 Independence Ave., Lee's Summit. Appropriate for parents, siblings, other family members and significant others of adult persons with severe and persistent mental illness. This is a free event, but registration is required, call Frank at 763-9320.

• 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.

• Xi Xi Sigma attends Ladies Night at the Royals, 5:30 p.m.

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.

• Powerhouse Theatre Used Book Sale, in cooperation with the Jackson County Genealogy Society, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Hardbacks, $1; paperback, 50 cents; fill a bag for $10.

• 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.

• Recycling Extravaganza, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church, 28901 Colbern Road and Gate 1, at Lake Lotawana. You may bring in your used computers, bikes, clothing, toys, household goods, small appliances, books, eyeglasses, car and boat batteries, packing foam, printer ink cartridges, and much more. Televisions will not be accepted, due to the expense of recycling them. The event is open to everyone and is free. Visit www.llcumc.org for a complete list of items to be collected.

• “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.

• Let's Get Ready to Rumble – Chiefs Kingdom is taking over the animal kingdom at the Kansas City Zoo. The animals are getting in the spirit with some punting, passing and tackling of their own! See Susie and Warpaint from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., then meet and greet with Chiefs Cheerleaders from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. KC Wolf is stopping by from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Former Chiefs player Anthony Davis will also be on hand to punt with the sea lion Delilah during the Sea Lion Splash show at 10:30 a.m. Toss around the pigskin and get warmed up on the Play60 football equipment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wear your Chiefs apparel and receive $3 off admission.

• 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. Free line dance lessons starting at 6 p.m. Food, beverages, and snacks available. Admission $7. Open to the public. 373-0221.

• 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.

• 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. 10

• Garden Railroad Show, 10 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.

• Powerhouse Theatre Used Book Sale, in cooperation with the Jackson County Genealogy Society, noon to 4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Hardbacks, $1; paperback, 50 cents; fill a bag for $5.

• Tea Dance, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Music by the Joe Walker Dance Band. You're welcome to bring snacks to share. Admission, $6. Open to the public. 650-5400.

• Film Series: The Vietnam War in Film: We Were Soldiers (2002, Rated R), for adults, 2 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Join film critic and enthusiast Robert Butler for a look at the Vietnam War through the eyes of Hollywood’s filmmakers. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• 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.

SEPT. 11

• Vietnam Voices Storybooth, Sept. 11 through 20, North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. In preparation for the release of The Vietnam War, the new documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the Library is partnering with KCPT to collect and share stories exploring local perspectives on the war through a story collection booth. The Vietnam Voices KCPT Storybooth offers area residents a chance to record and share their stories, experiences, and thoughts about the Vietnam War. Selections from the booth will be made available on KCPT Veterans website at https://veterans.kcpt.org. Registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Fairy Tales, for ages 3 and older, 2 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. All-time classic fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be told with zeal and enthusiasm, causing the listeners to step right up and become a part of the stories. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• Money Matters: Dealing with Debt, for adults, 6:30 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Learn to recognize the signs of debt distress, make a plan to take control of your finances, learn about FICO scores, and why it’s best to avoid risky solutions. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• Census Records Research, for beginners, 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Explore how the U.S. Federal Census can help in your genealogy research. Learn what census years are available, what information they contain, how to access them, and the various information included on each federal census. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Family Indexing Night at MGC, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Spend the evening indexing with your family! Gather information from records in books and newspapers then record it in a searchable database. You’ll learn about history and genealogy along the way. MGC staff will be available to answer questions throughout the evening. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Accessing eBooks with OverDrive, for adults, 2 p.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Can’t find a book on the shelf? Try looking in our digital collection! Learn the steps to searching and checking out an eBook through OverDrive Digital Downloads, and reading it on your computer or device. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924.

• 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.

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

• Xi Xi Sigma attends Beta Sigma Phi City Council meeting, 7 p.m.

SEPT. 12

• Warm from the Oven, for adults, 7 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Join an award-winning culinary team to learn how to make mouth-watering, made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls. This hands-on instructional class will take you through the steps of making the dough, rolling the rolls, and creating a sweet icing from scratch. Each participant will leave with a pan full of doughy goodness to take home and bake. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Teens Create: Paracord Bracelet, 6:30 p.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Unleash your imagination. Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772.

• Native American Research: The Five Civilized Tribes, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Learn how to research members of the Five Civilized Tribes using U.S. Census and Dawes Rolls records. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• Simple Steps to Starting Your Business, for adults, 6:30 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Explore what it takes to start a business with expert advice from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Experienced SCORE volunteers offer an overview for starting a business, outline the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, identify the most profitable businesses, explore the key factors to start-up success, and cover the fundamentals of forming, organizing, marketing, and funding your venture. 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.

• 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.

• Santa Fe Trail Republican Women's Club, an educational group for women of all ages interested in learning more about politics. Joy Freeland, 478-2449.

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