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.

TODAY

Let's Move! Gently: For ages 18 and older, ballet barre exercise class, 5-6 p.m., Dynamic Dance, 1901 S.W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs. Cost, $5 per person. No experience necessary.

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

Teens at the Library: 6 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050. It’s your time to hang at the Library. Discover what we’ve planned just for you.

Native American Research – The Five Civilized Tribes: 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Learn how to research members of the Five Civilized Tribes using U.S. Census and Dawes Rolls records.

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

Independence Branch of the American Association of University Women meeting: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 400 W. Maple Ave., Independence. The program will be on “Outstanding Women of Missouri History,” and will be presented by Branch members. Visitors are welcome.

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. Call 373-0221.

Party Bridge: 12:30-4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Use Pleasant Street entrance. Call 252-6251.

TOPS MO-0772 meeting: 10-11 a.m., First Christian Church, 701 N.W. 15th St., Blue Springs. Call 350-1554.

Cub Scout Pack 334 meeting: 7 p.m., near U.S. 40 and Noland Road, Independence. Call Amber Baker at 446-0992.

WEDNESDAY

Job Fair: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., MCC Blue River Campus gym, 20301 Missouri 78, Independence. For more details, visit business.ichamber.biz/events/details/2018-job-fair-03-28-2018-6187. Free and open to the public. Connect and get your resume in front of local employers looking for individuals to join their team. Jobs for every skill level, with more than 50 employers in one location. Presented by MCC-Blue River, Independence Economic Development and the Independence Chamber.

More Off the Beaten Path: For adults, 7 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050. Join Alexis Webb Bechtold and Traci Angel as they share more new and different lesser-known attractions in the Kansas City Area. Find out about fun and unusual places to visit this summer.

Getting to Know Your Computer: For adults, 2 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950. This hands-on program will introduce you to the basic features of a computer and how to use them.

Index It: For ages 11 to 18, 6 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Join us for snacks, socializing, and dissection of old records. Discover the fun of indexing as you identify vital information necessary for making family tree connections.

Using Fold3: For beginners, 10:30 a.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Learn how to use Fold3 to access U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who have served. Basic computer literacy needed to follow along.

Drop-In Table Tennis: 9 a.m.-noon, Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. Call 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. Call 353-5446.

THURSDAY

“Blue Moon” Full Moon Hike planned for March 30: 7 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. This is a free event, but reservations are need by 5 p.m. March 29. Call 325-7115. This hike is on paved trails and for anyone who prefers even terrain, and is stroller and wheelchair accessible.

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

Independence Host Lions Club: Noon, Lucky Buffet, 2931 S. Noland Road, Independence.

TOPS MO-0100 meeting: 9:15 a.m., Westminster Hall, 417 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.

TOPS MO-0024 meeting: 9:45-10:45 a.m., New Walnut Park Church, 1137 S. Pearl, Independence.

FRIDAY

Toughest Monster Truck Tour: 7:30 p.m., Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence. For tickets, call 442-6100. Several of the nation’s toughest monster trucks, including Bigfoot, Over Board, Quad Chaos, Dirt Crew, Heavy Hitter and Dawg Pound, will be there.

“Blue Moon” Full Moon Hike planned for March 31: 7 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. This is a free event, but reservations are need by 5 p.m. March 30. Call 325-7115. This hike is on paved trails and for anyone who prefers even terrain, and is stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Rockin’ & Readin’ Nature Tales: For ages 2 and older, 11 a.m.-noon, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required, call 228-3766. Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits. Walk-ins welcome.

MGC Walkabout: For beginners, 10:30 a.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Take a walk around Midwest Genealogy Center and see all the resources available for genealogy and history research.

Church Women United Independence Unit meeting planned for April 2: 10 a.m., First Christian Church, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence. An April shower is being held for Mother's Refuge. Call Paula Heck at 261-9741 for the list of requested items.

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

Shrimp dinners: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1000, 1002 E. U.S. 24, Independence. Cost, $12 for a 1/2 pound; $15 for a full pound. Call 836-3015.

Friday Night Specials: 6-9 p.m., Memorial Post 3976, 12810 Kentucky Road, Sugar Creek. All welcome. Call 461-2636.

SATURDAY

Harry's Hop'n Hunt: A free day of family of fun at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. You're invited to an egg roll competition, two Easter egg hunts (bring your own basket) and story time on the steps throughout the morning featuring Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Mayor Eileen Weir and County Executive Frank White Jr. The Easter Bunny himself will also be making an appearance. Event schedule – Story time: 10, 10:35, 11, 11:35; race 1 egg roll, 10:10 a.m.; egg hunt, 10:45 a.m.; race 2 egg roll, 11:10 a.m.; egg hunt, 11:45 a.m.; noon, parade of cars to the Independence Square, led by the Easter Bunny. All are invited compete in the egg roll and racers will be divided by age groups, and children 12 and under are welcome in the egg hunt. The is a free event, but reservations are requested for the egg rolls, visit TrumanLibraryInstitute.org/Hop-n-Hunt. All events take place rain or shine.

Easter Egg Hunt: 10-11 a.m., Mount Washington United Methodist Church, 584 S. Arlington Ave., Independence. Bring a basket or bag to collect eggs and enjoy a fun day with your neighbors. There will be a short service followed by cookies and Koolaid.

Calling all Munchkins: Auditions for children ages 8 to 13 and under 4'6” tall, will begin at 1 p.m., Music Theatre Kansas City, located in the B&B Shawnee 18 Movie Complex, 16301 Midland Drive, Shawnee. Call 559-3875. Performances of the live stage version of “The Wizard of Oz” will be Aug. 1-5, at Providence Amphitheater, Bonner Springs. Arrive and sign up beginning at 12:30; enter through the back doors at the B&B on the east side of the building. The audition process will last approximately two hours; parents should plan on waiting for their children at the theater.

Toughest Monster Truck Tour: 7:30 p.m., Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence. For tickets, call 442-6100. Several of the nation’s toughest monster trucks, including Bigfoot, Over Board, Quad Chaos, Dirt Crew, Heavy Hitter and Dawg Pound, will be there.

Senior Citizens Luncheon planned for April 4: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. Cost, $3. Register by March 30, at 847-6293 or info@cityofgrainvalley.org. The luncheon includes entertainment, an informative speaker and raffle prizes. Free blood pressure screening available at 10:45 a.m. All Grain Valley senior citizens are welcome.

Spring Spotlight – Baby Animals: For families, 1-2 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required, call 228-3766. Spring is recognized by warmer weather, spring flowers and baby wild animals. Join us as we learn more about baby wildlife and how they are not as helpless as you think.

Yoga for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950. Kids will hiss like snakes and flutter like butterflies in this animal-inspired yoga class guaranteed to strengthen young bodies, minds, and imaginations.

How to Become an Easter Bunny: For ages 3 and older, 2 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571. Hop into the Library and listen to The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Brown Tegen. Then learn how to hop like a bunny and make bunny masks!

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW meeting: 11 a.m.-noon, North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, lower level, 317 U.S. 24, Independence. There are no dues or fees. Visit www.ceahow.org. A 12-step fellowship for anyone suffering from compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia.

SUNDAY

Community Breakfast: Prepared by Scout Troop 229, 8-10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 125 S. Pleasant St. Call 252-6100 or visit www.fccindepmo.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

National Frontier Trails Museum: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for ages 62 and older; $3 for ages 6 to 17. Call 325-7575.

Leila’s Hair Museum: 9 a.m.-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. Call 833-2955.

Regional Animal Shelter: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, 21001 E. Hwy. 78, Independence. Call 621-7722.

Public Skate: Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence. Cost, $5; $3 for 12 and under and 55 and older, non-residents add $1 to each price. Skate rental, $2. Call 795-7577, for skate times. 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.

– Jillayne Ritchie