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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13

• Vesper Hall Site Council Fundraiser, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Blue Springs Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales when you present this calendar article, or you may stop by Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., and pick up a flyer (one flyer or calendar article per payee). Bob Evans is located at 1117 N. Missouri 7. For questions call Vesper Hall at 228-0181.

• The Mile Starts Here, 9 a.m., McCoy Park, 800 N. Bess Truman Pkwy., 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.

• Vietnam Voices Storybooth, through Sept. 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.

• 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, Sept. 13 through Oct. 11, Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Cost for either class, $36. To register, call 228-0137 or visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• Little All-Stars: Flag Football, for ages 3 and 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 11, Blue Springs Park, 2204 S.W. South Ave. Cost, $42. To register, call 228-0137 or visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• 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.

• Navigating Your Computer, for adults, 7 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Learn how to find and organize the apps and files on your computer. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Basic Yoga, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27, South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. If you have always wanted to try yoga this is your chance. Join in this three-week restorative class with slow-paced stretching, some simple breathing exercises, and perhaps seated meditation. This is a good place to learn basic poses, relaxation techniques and to become comfortable with yoga. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and/or towel. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• Using Findmypast, for beginners, 10 a.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Learn to search billions of records to find your ancestors from all over the world. Records include U.S. and U.K. censuses, Irish records, and parish records from England and Wales. This class focuses on search tips as well as the types of records that can be found in Findmypast.com. Basic computer literacy is needed to follow along. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

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

• Blue Springs DAR meeting planned for Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. brunch/hospitality; 10 a.m. continue with brunch/business meeting, National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. The cost is $14 for the catered brunch and a contribution to the museum. RSVP to Dawn Pratt at dawn.pratt@firstbibleadp.com or 816-813-2526.

• Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri, 7 p.m., Village Heights Community of Christ, 1009 Farview Drive, Independence. David Jackson: “Born a Slave: Rediscovering Author Jackson's African American Heritage.” For questions, call Mike Calvert at 898-2603 or Beverly Shaw a 225-7944.

• 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.

• Xi Xi Sigma chapter meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the home of Marty Powell.

SEPT. 14

• Animals Best Friends Garage Sale planned for Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 2323 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. ABF will be accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Armory. This is your chance to donate items you no longer use, from dishes to tools, lamps to furniture, small appliances to Christmas décor, just to name a few. Clothes and shoes will not be accepted.

• Grief Recover Group for Loss of any kind, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 2, Crossroads Hospice, 14310 E. 42nd St. S., Independence (north of Price Chopper on Noland Road.) For information or to RSVP, contact Vickie Mears at 268-2664 or vickie.mears@crossroadshospice.com.

• Frank James to be Jailed, 7 p.m., 1859 Jail and Marshal's Home, 217 N. Main St., Independence. Ralph Monaco and Friends will give a presentation about Frank's arrest and jailing, during the Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum annual meeting. Friends members are free; non-members are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Limited seating. Call 325-7575 for reservations.

• Little All-Stars: Flag Football, for ages 3 and 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 12, Blue Springs Park, 2204 S.W. South Ave. Cost, $42. To register, call 228-0137 or visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• Little All-Stars: Cheerleading, for ages 3 and 4, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 12, Blue Springs Park, 2204 S.W. South Ave. Cost, $42. To register, call 228-0137 or visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Drawing Class: Session 1, for ages 6 to 13, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 5, Blue Springs Fieldhouse, 425 N.E. Mock Ave. Children will learn to draw in ways that develop spatial reasoning, fine motor skills, ordering and sequencing abilities, visualizing and self-discipline. All supplies included. Cost, $50. To register, call 228-0137 or visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• Lego Master Minecraft Engineering, for ages 8 to 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 19, Blue Springs Fieldhouse, 425 N.E. Mock Ave. Apply real-word concepts in physics, engineering and architecture. Cost, $110. To register, call 228-0137 or visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks.

• Butterfly and Beetle Watercolor Pencil Class, for ages 5 and older, 6 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Use watercolor pencils, wiggly eyes, and 3-D raised paint to create butterflies and beetles with personalities all their own. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• The Artillery of Freedom: The Story of Lt. Patrick H. Minor, for ages 7 and older, 7 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Join storyteller and cultural historian Brother John as he portrays Lt. Patrick H. Minor, the only African American U.S. Army officer to lead an all-black artillery unit in the legendary Battle of Westport. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228.

• The Book Stops Here: Presidential Book Group, for adults, 2 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Join Doug Richardson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitors Services at the Harry S Truman National Historic site, for an exploration into the lives of the American presidents, their influence on history, and the events of their times. The selection for September is Truman Part 1 and October is Truman Part 2 by David McCullough. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Beginning Paranormal Research, for teens, 3:30 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Do you think you may have had a paranormal experience? Are you interested in haunted places? Learn the basics of ghost hunting and paranormal investigations from experienced researcher Becky Ray. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950.

• Author Robert Thornhill, for adults, 7 p.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Join Kansas City award-winning author Robert Thornhill as he talks about his work as a writer and his Lady Justice series. The series features the bumpy and often hilarious adventures of protagonist Walt Williams, a retired real estate agent who embarks on a second career solving crime in Kansas City. Thornhill began his writing career at age 66 after being inspired by Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772.

• Beginning Excel, for adults, 7 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Learn the basics about Microsoft Excel and how to format a simple spreadsheet. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050.

• WeDo LEGO Robotics: Dancing Birds, for ages 8 and older, 2 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Sept. 16. 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 461-2050.

• The First Beverly Hillbilly: Paul Henning and the Dawn of Hooterville, for adults, 7 p.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Independence native Paul Henning is best known for creating the Clampetts, one of America’s most beloved families in television history, and Hooterville, one of its wackiest hometowns. Join Woodneath Press Manager David Burns for a look at The First Beverly Hillbilly, a new memoir of Henning’s life, as well as a screening of a documentary looking at the Missouri-inspired world he brought to the small screen. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924.

• Historic Raytown Walking Tour, for adults, 10 a.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Take a walk and discover how Raytown grew from William Ray’s blacksmith shop along the Santa Fe Trail to a city in a metropolitan area. This 90-minute tour begins at the Library’s Raytown Branch and ends at the Raytown Historical Society. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052.

• KC Magic Man, for ages 3 and older, 6:30 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Take a magical journey into the world of illusions with KC Magic Man Brad Lynn. Be prepared to be amazed by his magical feats using cards, coins, cups, and more. 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. 15

• Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival, noon to 10 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. There will be live entertainment, food, craft and vendor booths, a carnival, beer and wine garden and much more. The main stage is inside the Wine and Beer Garden. You must be 21 to enter and there is a cover charge. Lineup: Red Velvet Crush, 6 to 7 p.m.; Damien Gunn, 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Casi Joy, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. (families may view the concert free on bleachers outside the garden fence.) Carnival hours: Noon to 11 p.m. Shuttles will run from 5 to 10 p.m. from Side Pockets and Office Depot. Buses will run from these locations to Security Station 8 at 8th and East Main Street. For more detailed information, visit www.bluespringsfallfestival.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.

• Little Princess Ball planned for Sept. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Girls ages 4 to 10 are invited to enjoy a special night, including dinner, music and dancing, with their father, brother, uncle or close family friend. Tickets are $30 per couple; $15 for each additional participant. Registration deadline: 9 p.m. Sept. 19. To purchase tickets, call 325-7843.

• Vietnam Voices Storybooth, through Sept. 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.

• 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.

• William Michael Morgan, gates open at 5 p.m.; with concert starting at 7 p.m., Legacy Park Amphitheater, 897 N.E. Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit. Come out to hear one of today's hottest up-and-coming country artists sing his hit songs, I Met a Girl, Missing, Back Seat Driver and more. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at rocktheamp.net or by calling 969-1500. Tickets are $30 at the gate. Food and beverage vendors on-site. No pets or outside food and beverages allowed.

• Shepherd's Center of Independence, for ages 55 and older, 8:30-9 a.m. registration/blood pressure checks/coffee and fellowship, Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St., Independence. Workshops: 9 a.m. travel; 10 a.m. book review; 11 a.m. potpourri or Tai Chi with Master Konrad Smith. Dominoes available from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration is $1; lunch is at noon, $5. For questions, call 350-4474.

• 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.

SEPT. 16

• Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. There will be live entertainment, food, craft and vendor booths, a carnival, beer and wine garden and much more. A Mardi Gras-theme parade will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday. The main stage is inside the Wine and Beer Garden. You must be 21 to enter and there is a cover charge. Lineup: Red Velvet Crush, 3 to 5 p.m.; Sean McNown, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Dirt Road Addiction, 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Damien Gunn, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. (families may view the concert free on bleachers outside the garden fence.) Carnival hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Shuttles will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Side Pockets and Office Depot. Buses will run from these locations to Security Station 8 at 8th and East Main Street. For more detailed information, visit www.bluespringsfallfestival.com.

• Veterans Salute, for all ages, opening ceremony and speakers at 9 a.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. This is the Genealogy Center's annual tribute to the service and sacrifice of our community’s veterans. This year’s event will feature guest speaker Dr. James Willbanks, General of the Army George C. Marshall Chair of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth. Other featured events include a sneak peek from KCPT’s upcoming Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary, military artifacts and memorabilia, fun family activities, and a pinning ceremony for all attending veterans. This free event is open to all veterans and the community. For more information, visit mymcpl.org/veterans-salute or call 252-7228.

• March of Dimes Bikers for Babies, the largest one day charity motorcycle ride in the nation, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kansas Speedway. Donate or ride to help fund the March of Dimes mission through community programs, advocacy, research, education and support.

Join thousands of riders from across the Midwest and help give every baby a healthy start in life. Find out more at www.bikersforbabieskc.org.

• Animals Best Friends Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 2323 S. Crysler Ave., Independence.

• POW/MIA Ceremony of Remembrance, hosted by Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 804, 11 a.m., at Belton Memorial Park near the POW/MIA monument. Nationally, POW/MIA Recognition Day is commemorated on the third Friday each September, a date that is not associated with any particular war. In 1979, Congress and the president passed resolutions making it official after the families of the more than 2,500 Vietnam War POW/MIAs pushed for full accountability.

• Zumbathon, benefitting the Alzheimer's Association, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Roper Pavilion, 133 S. Carlisle Ave., Sugar Creek. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and Zumba starts at 9 a.m. Raffle tickets available for great prizes. Raffle tickets are $1 for 1, $5 for 6, or $10 for 15. Zumba class cost, $5. Raffle winners drawn immediately after Zumba class. You do not have to be present to win.

• Apple Butter Festival, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Gardens at Unity Village, 150B Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Enjoy hay rides, face painting, clowns, musicians and more. On Friday, the apples were peeled and pared for open air cooking in copper pots, and on Saturday afternoon they will be canning and labeling the jars. This signature product is a big favorite.

• “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.

• Emergency Preparedness Class: 72-Hour Kits, 10 a.m. to noon, Fire Station 1, 950 N. Spring St., Independence. Are you prepared for a disaster? Emergencies can strike at any time without warning. For questions, call 325-7167.

• Let's Move! Saturdays, open swim, 1 to 3 p.m., The “Blue' Centennial Pool, 2401 N.W. Ashton Drive, Blue Springs. 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. Free.

• 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.

• 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.

• R.E.A.D. Dog: Pets for Life, for ages 5 and older, 10 a.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Sit down and read to a very good listener – a Pets for Life Reading Education Assistance Dog (READ). A dog will be available for 10-minute sessions. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924.

• Marketing for Existing or Start-Up Small Businesses, for adults, 10 a.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Learn the basic principles of marketing a small business with help from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). SCORE volunteer Paulette Crawford offers a practical approach to marketing with methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. Find out about pricing, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052.

• Alpha Omega Master “Outdoor Blooms” mini golf and dinner. For questions, call 229-5915.

• 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. 17

• Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. There will be live entertainment, food, craft and vendor booths, a carnival, beer and wine garden and much more. A car and bike show will be held in the Beer and Wine Garden, you must be 21 to enter. Gates open to presenters at 9 a.m. and to the general public at 10 a.m. Carnival hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more detailed information, visit www.bluespringsfallfestival.com.

• “Harvey,” presented by City Theatre of Independence, 2 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.

• Film Series: The Vietnam War in Film: Platoon (1986, 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.

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