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

“The Age of Eisenhower” with William Hitchcock: 6:30-8 p.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. Email truman.events@nara.gov to RSVP. For question, call 268-8200. In honor of the 74th anniversary of D-Day, Hitchcock will discuss his new book “The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950's.”

Toddler Town on Tour: For ages 2 to 9 years, 9-11 a.m., Glendale Park, 16010 E. Crackerneck Road, Independence. Free. Call 325-7115. Explore the playgrounds and work on an outdoor project. Parents are required to remain with their children.

Independence Farmers & Craft Market: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. through October, Walnut and Liberty streets, just south of the Independence Square. Spend $1 of your SNAP benefits and receive $2 to spend on produce.

The Air Guitar Rock and Roll Tour: For ages 5 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. Join balloon artist Sammy J for a rockin’ good time complete with air guitar heroes and balloon-sculpted rock and roll costumes. Be ready to join the band and rock the Library.

Beginning Excel: For adults, 7 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950. Learn the basics about Microsoft Excel and how to format a simple spreadsheet.

Cool Cats – The Rock ’n’ Roll Accordion Band: For all ages, 10 a.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924. Rock out to the hits of the ’50s through the ’90s with the Cool Cats Accordion Orchestra. The Cool Cats are an accordion orchestra made up of students, kids and adults from the United Teachers of Music in Independence.

Resume Help with Work Express: For adults, 10 a.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052. A Work Express 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.

Yoga for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 10 a.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052. Kids will hiss like snakes and flutter like butterflies in this animal-inspired yoga class guaranteed to strengthen young bodies, minds, and imaginations.

Indexing Night at MGC: 6 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. What is indexing? Indexing is gathering information from records in books and newspapers and putting the information into a database to make it electronically searchable. Participants may choose to index FamilySearch records or MGC obituaries.

Introduction to Internet: For beginners, 10:30 a.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Discover the best genealogy websites for your research. Basic computer literacy is needed.

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

Drop off day for ABF Book Sale: Drop off between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Animals Best Friends facility, 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. Volunteers be available to accept donations of new and gently books. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, at their facility.

Nature Story Time – Catch a Crawdad: For ages 3 to 8, 10 and 11 a.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Call 325-7115. Enjoy a great story, make a nature craft and explore the outdoors.

Huge Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. All proceeds will be used for mission trips and retreats for the churches youth.

Dance-A-Story: For ages 3 and older, 2 and 3:30 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571. Young children will bring stories to life with costumes, creative movement, and music during this 45-minute dance workshop.

Discover Nature Through Fishing – Cane Pole Fishing FUNdamentals: For ages 3 and older, 6:30 p.m., Colbern Road Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee's Summit. Free, but registration is required, call 525-9924. June 7. Cane pole fishing is a great way to teach young children to fish. Learn the fundamentals of fishing from the Missouri Department of Conservation, everything from protecting the outdoors to practicing safe fishing techniques. Then on June 14, you can try out what you learned with help from a conservation staff member at the James A. Reed Conservation Area. Separate registration is required to participate in the hands-on fishing class through the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Stories of Note: For all ages, 6:30 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052. Join Jay and Leslie as they demonstrate how libraries make our lives better every day. Be amazed as they juggle fake rocks, solve a mystery by taking a musical turn, and add more laughs to everyone’s day.

Creating Genealogy Heritage Albums: 1 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. We’ll work together to compile and organize our family heirlooms, pictures, family stories, and family trees in heritage album formats.

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

History Happy Hour with Archivist Tammy Williams: 4-5 p.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. Truman Library Institute members are free, price of museum admission for non-members. Email truman.events@nara.gov to RSVP. For questions, call 268-8200. Williams will tell the story of the Trumans' love and devotion to each other through the letters they exchanged over their nine year courtship and fifty-three years of marriage.Happy Hour owner Carolyn Marsh and Beverage Specialist Sean will pour tastings of Monk & Honey beer from Torn Label and Romantic Chemistry from Dogfish Head Brewery, and more.

Kitchen Witches: Presented by City Theatre of Independence, 7:30 p.m., Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. Tickets are $15; $13 for seniors, and may be purchased by calling 325-7367 or visiting citytheatreofindependence.org. Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years. When circumstances put them together on TV, the insults are flung harder than the food.

Dive-in Movie: 9 p.m., Adventure Oasis Water Park, 2100 Hub Drive, Independence. Admission, $3 per person. Grab your family and bring them to the water park for a family-friendly movie. Inner tubes provided.

Huge Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. All proceeds will be used for mission trips and retreats for the churches youth.

Urban Birding: For adults, 2 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 2220 S. Missouri 7. Free, but registration is required, call 229-3571. Learn about the birds that live in your own backyard from their unique physical characteristics to their nesting, eating, and social habits. Discover how you can conduct your own backyard studies and provide natural habitat protection to conserve urban bird species.

Newspaper Databases: 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Newspaper databases can be used to find genealogical information such as birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, probate cases, and interesting information about your ancestors’ lives. Learn about the different online newspaper databases accessible through MCPL.

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

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

Open House Party: 5-8 p.m., Mustard Seed Thrift Store, 401 N. Liberty St., Independence. There will be refreshments, door prizes and more.

SATURDAY

National Marina Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Jacomo Marina, 7401 W. Park Road, Blue Springs, in Fleming Park. Visit www.MakeYourDayHere.com/JacomoMarina. Bass Pro Shops and Jackson County Parks & Recreation have teamed up for this annual event that is jam-packed with fun activities for the entire family. This free event offers complimentary boat rides, kayak rides, canoeing seminars, demonstrations, raffles, children’s activities, as well as safety information from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, and more.

Experiential History Program: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Have you ever wished you could step back in time and speak with a person from the past? Now's your chance. First person interpreters portray characters from various time periods to bring history to life. Interpreters will be on-site at the Independence Square, 1827 Log Courthouse, National Frontier Trails Museum, Chicago and Alton Depot, and the Vaile Mansion. Free.

Kitchen Witches: Presented by City Theatre of Independence, 7:30 p.m., Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. Tickets are $15; $13 for seniors, and may be purchased by calling 325-7367 or visiting citytheatreofindependence.org. Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years. When circumstances put them together on TV, the insults are flung harder than the food.

ABF Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Animals Best Friends facility, 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. Stop by and shop for some great books to read this summer.

Huge Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-noon bag sale, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. All proceeds will be used for mission trips and retreats for the churches youth.

Blue Springs Car Cruise: 4-8 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. For information, call 645-0287 or email downtownbluesprings@gmail.com. View the latest innovations in car restoration from more than 100 exhibitors, including hot rods, vintage cars, sports cars and classics. Concessions available. A variety of food and dining establishments will be open on Main Street.

Flag Day: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; special presentations at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, 107 Osage St., Sibley. Admission: $8 for adults; $4 for youth and seniors. Call 229-8980. Learn about proper flag etiquette and explore a display of flags representing different periods of American history. Our knowledgeable staff will answer questions and provide valuable historic information about our nation’s enduring symbol.

Let's Move! Saturdays in Blue Springs: Bump City/Dragon Ninja Warrior, 11 a.m.-noon, Gage Center, 1101 N.W. Jefferson; and climbing (20 people max), 2-3 p.m., IBEX Climbing Gym, 801 N.W. South Outer Road (call 228-9988 to register.) Both activities are free.

Moonlight Yoga: For ages 11 and older, 9-10 p.m.; registration starts at 8:45 p.m., Rotary Park, 600 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Cost, $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Call 228-0137 to register. Blue Springs Fieldhouse instructors will lead you through a series of poses designed to improve balance, flexibility and breathing. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Drumm Farm Market: 8 a.m.-noon through October, 3210 Lee's Summit Road. Like them at www.Facebook.com/Drummforkids. Call 373-3434.

Independence Farmers & Craft Market: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. through October, Walnut and Liberty streets, just south of the Independence Square. Spend $1 of your SNAP benefits and receive $2 to spend on produce.

Blue Springs Farmers Market: 7 a.m.-noon through October, 11th and Main streets, downtown Blue Springs.

Lee's Summit Farmers Market: 7 a.m.-sold out through November, Second and Douglas streets.

American Legion Dance: 7-10:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40, Independence. Admission $7. Call 373-0221. Music by The Reddymen Band. Food, beverages, and snacks available. Free line dancing lessons during intermissions.

Fish Print Art: For all ages, noon-3 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Walk-ins welcome. Call 228-3766. It’s Free Fishing Weekend (June 9 and 10)! Dive into this fun method of recording your fishy catch! Using rubber fish and water-based paints, artists of all skill levels can create a Gyotaku (Japanese fish rubbing) to take home.

Around Since the Dinosaurs: For ages 8 and older, 10:30 a.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772. They might not be exactly the same as their ancestors, but some of the animal species we know today definitely shared the world with dinosaurs. Discover how bats, fish, opossums, turtles, crayfish, and others all co-existed with the T-Rex and Hadrosaurids.

Film Series: Kansas City Connections: For adults, 2 p.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772. The road to Hollywood seems to have started right here in Kansas City for many silver screen stars. Join film critic and enthusiast Robert Butler for a look at films with Kansas City connections.

Using Interlibrary Loan: 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Discover how Interlibrary Loan can take your research beyond the Library by allowing you to order microfilm and books from other libraries across the country. This class covers internet sources and archival research.

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 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

Music in the Park: “The BelAirs” will perform from 6-8 p.m., Rotary Park, 600 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. For questions, call 228-0137. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this free concert.

Teach Them to Soar: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Theis Park, Oak and 47th streets, across from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Celebrate National Children's Day with FosterAdopt Connect by flying kites and raising awareness for child abuse prevention. Because every child deserves a childhood free of abuse and neglect. Bring your kites, kids, and friends for a fun and free afternoon in the park.

Kitchen Witches: Presented by City Theatre of Independence, 2 p.m., Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. Tickets are $15; $13 for seniors, and may be purchased by calling 325-7367 or visiting citytheatreofindependence.org. Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years. When circumstances put them together on TV, the insults are flung harder than the food.

Tea Dance: 2-4:30 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Admission, $5. Call 650-5400. Music by the Joe Walker Dance Band. You're welcome to bring snacks to share. Open to the public.

Bingo: Sponsored by Sugar Creek Optimists, doors open at 11 a.m.; bingo starts at 2 p.m., DAV building, 14605 E. U.S. 40. Call Butch at 836-4317. Cafe open for food and beverages.

MONDAY

Cloud Storage: For adults, 7 p.m. June 11 and 25, North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950. Cloud storage allows you to save your files online, so you can access them from anywhere at any time. Learn how to store your documents, music, and photos on a cloud storage system.

Drop-In Table Tennis: 2-4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. Call 325-7843.

Single Mom’s Group: 6-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Call 392-5433, Debra Williamson. Dinner and child care are included in this non-denominational Christian group. Free.

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.

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

ONGOING EVENTS

Vaile Mansion tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through October, 1500 N. Liberty St., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for ages 6-16. Call 325-7430.

Bingham-Waggoner Estate tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through October, 313 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for ages 6-16. Call 461-3491.

1827 Log Courthouse: Open by appointment only, Monday-Friday through October, 107 W. Kansas Ave., Independence. Call 325-7890.

1859 Jail & Marshal's Home Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through October, 217 N. Main St., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for ages 6-16. Call 461-1897.

Chicago & Alton Depot: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily (except Tuesday); 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays, through October, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Donations welcome. Call 325-7955.

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