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

Slavic Festival: 5 to 11 p.m., Mike Onka Memorial Building grounds, 11520 E Putnam, Sugar Creek. Admission: $4 for adults; free for children under 12. For questions, contact DebbieRay at rayscmo@sbcglobal.com. The full schedule of entertainment features something for everyone, from village musicians and tamburitza orchestras, to dance troupes, a Kid's Zone and the annual Sausage Eating Contest. Headlining the entertainment is Kolograd, playing Eastern European folk dancing music featuring kolos, polkas and more. There will also be great food; groups and organizations that share your heritage so you can learn more about your roots; a Kid's Zone to entertain the little ones, with activities and games and much more. No pets (assistance dogs are allowed) and no coolers or outside food or drink.

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.

Slavic Festival: 3 to 11 p.m., Mike Onka Memorial Building grounds, 11520 E Putnam, Sugar Creek. Admission: $4 for adults; free for children under 12. For questions, contact DebbieRay at rayscmo@sbcglobal.com. The full schedule of entertainment features something for everyone, from village musicians and tamburitza orchestras, to dance troupes, a Kid's Zone and the annual Sausage Eating Contest. Headlining the entertainment is Kolograd, playing Eastern European folk dancing music featuring kolos, polkas and more. There will also be great food; groups and organizations that share your heritage so you can learn more about your roots; a Kid's Zone to entertain the little ones, with activities and games and much more. No pets (assistance dogs are allowed) and no coolers or outside food or drink.

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, $6. 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.

TUESDAY

Popsicles in the Park: 6:30-8 p.m., McCoy Park, 800 N. Bess Truman Pkwy., Independence. Call 325-7115 or 325-7843. There will be arts and crafts, enjoy comedy and music with the Wicked Liars, and music by Drum Safari.

“Hat's Off to Harry!'” puppet show: 10 a.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. For reservations, email truman.events@nara.gov or call 268-8200. Young audiences can enjoy a fun-filled puppet show created by the experts at the Puppetry Arts Institute about the adventures of young Harry Truman. Visitors will be able to make their own finger-puppet crafts to take home.

WildHeart Presents – Critters Rock!: For ages 5 and older, 10 a.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050. Rock the Library with Emmy award-winning singer and songwriter WildHeart! Get ready for toe-tapping, wild-wiggling tunes chocked full of fun facts on wild critters. Plan to rock with reptiles and roll with the fun as you learn about animals and their habitats.

Words are Powerful Sculpture – What is Your Favorite Word?: For teens, 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. Say it with wire. Express yourself by making your favorite word into a unique sculpture using wire and embellishments.

Libraries Rock!: For ages 5 and older, 10 a.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772. See how libraries rock in this new show by Miles McMahon. Get ready for plenty of audience participation.

Census Records Research: For beginners, 10:30 a.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. 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.

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

Toddler Town on Tour: For ages 2 to 9 years, 9-11 a.m., McCoy Park, 800 N. Bess Truman Pkwy., Independence. Free. Call 325-7115. Explore the playgrounds and work on an outdoor project. Parents are required to remain with their children. Remember to bring a towel.

“Hat's Off to Harry!'” puppet show: 10 a.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. For reservations, email truman.events@nara.gov or call 268-8200. Young audiences can enjoy a fun-filled puppet show created by the experts at the Puppetry Arts Institute about the adventures of young Harry Truman. Visitors will be able to make their own finger-puppet crafts to take home.

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.

WildHeart Presents – Critters Rock!: For ages 5 and older, 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. Rock the Library with Emmy award-winning singer and songwriter WildHeart! Get ready for toe-tapping, wild-wiggling tunes chocked full of fun facts on wild critters. Plan to rock with reptiles and roll with the fun as you learn about animals and their habitats.

Stable T. Farms Petting Zoo: For all ages, 2 to 4 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050. Bring the whole family to see these fun farm animals, and let the little ones pet rabbits, goats, and more. This two-hour program ensures that every family, from those who are first in line to those who are fashionably late, spends quality time with their favorite farm friend.

WildHeart Presents – Critters Rock!: For ages 5 and older, 10:30 a.m., Grain Valley Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 101 S.W. Eagles Pkwy. Free, but registration is required, call 228-4020. Rock the Library with Emmy award-winning singer and songwriter WildHeart! Get ready for toe-tapping, wild-wiggling tunes chocked full of fun facts on wild critters. Plan to rock with reptiles and roll with the fun as you learn about animals and their habitats.

Getting to Know Your Computer: For adults, 10 a.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.

Amado’s World Music Odyssey: For ages 5 and older, 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. Let’s go on an adventure from the Arabian Desert down to the Filipino Sea and up to the high plains of Bolivia with Amado’s World Music Odyssey! Learn about musical instruments from around the world including the charango, kulintang, and didgeridoo.

Irish Records Research – The Colonial Periods: 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Are you researching your Irish ancestry? This class discusses Ireland and what records are available. Learn about Ireland’s jurisdictions, online resources, and information you need to know to trace your ancestors in Ireland during the early and late Colonial period.

Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri picnic/membership meeting: 6 p.m. picnic; 7 p.m. meeting, Village Heights Community of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 1009 Farview Drive, Independence. Call Mike Calvert, 898-2603 or Beverly Shaw, 225-7944. Fried chicken and drinks provided; bring a dish to share. Program: Show and tell – Members can share Civil War family history, memorabilia, or what they have been reading.

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

Xi Xi Sigma June Call meeting: 6 p.m., El Ranchero in Blue Springs.

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.

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