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

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.

THURSDAY

Nature Story Time – What Do You Call a Baby Frog?: 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.

“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.

Exotics R Us kid's culture arts event: 2 p.m., Legacy Park Amphitheater, located just south of the Legacy Park Community Center, 897 N.E. Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit. Free admission. Concessions available for purchase, no outside food, beverages or pets allows.

Facebook Advertising: Using Video: For adults: 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. Are your Facebook posts not getting any attention? Do you want to use video but not know how? Join Library business specialists for an in-depth class to help you identify the correct format for images, form a strategy, and create short videos. Bring your favorite device with you for demonstrations.

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. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950. 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 book selections will be “Coolidge” by Amity Shlaes for June.

Tools for Job Seekers: For adults, 2 p.m. June 14 and 21, Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Free, but registration is required, call 224-8772. 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.

Celebrity Ghosts – A Field Trip of Reported Hauntings: 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. For many celebrities and politicians, death doesn’t end their time in the spotlight. Join paranormal researcher and investigator Becky Ray as she discusses why we continue looking for celebrities after they die as well as some “haunts” of history’s notable people.

PAW-Etiquette for Pooches and People – Dog Safety: For ages 6 and older, 2 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052. Dogs like people who know proper canine etiquette. Learn the proper way to greet a dog, when to leave a dog alone, and strategies to avoid dog attacks. Discover how dogs communicate through body language and how to read that body language.

Now Playing for Kids: For ages 6 and older, 2 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. Escape to the Library for an adventure on the Big Screen.

WeDo LEGO Robotics – Flying Bird: For ages 8 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. Spread your wings with LEGOs. Build a bird and program it to flap its wings. Kids will work in pairs to make this simple robot.

Using Findmypast: For beginners, 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. 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.

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

Drive in Movie at the Park – The Breakfast Club: Activities start at 7:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk, Grounds Park, Duncan Road and 23rd Street, Blue Springs. Cost, $5 per car load. A Saturday detention brings five high school students together, each from a different status. As each share their story, they question what school would be like, now that they look at each other differently. Pack your snacks for a fun night at the Park.

Skateboard Competition: 4 p.m. registration; 5 p.m. start time, Old Mill Skate Park, 112 N.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs. Cost, $10. Pre-registration highly recommended, call 228-0137. Three division: Only 20 spots per division available. Helmets are required, and you'll need to sign your waiver at the event registration check-in.

“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.

Old McDonald's Farm Show: Performed by puppeteer Kraig Kensinger, 7 p.m., Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence. Tickets are $6, and are available at the door, but reservations are requested, call 833-9777. Friends from the farm shine at the big puppet county fair. Meet down-home characters of song, surprise and toe tapping fun.

“The Papas and The Mamas” in concert: 7 p.m., Legacy Park Amphitheater, located just south of the Legacy Park Community Center, 897 N.E. Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit. Free admission. Enjoy a loving tribute to the original 1960s rock band in a Flashback to Folk concert. Concessions available for purchase, no outside food, beverages or pets allows.

Third Friday Art Walk: 5:30-9 p.m., Winner Road and Sterling Avenue, Independence. Free. Call 252-3372 or visit www.englewoodstation.com. The galleries in the Englewood Station Arts District, open their doors to art lovers. See artists in action, demonstrations, and enjoy live music and refreshments.

Silver Screen on the Sand – Disney's “Moana”: Presented by 99.7 The Point, gates open at 7:30 p.m.; showtime at 9:10 p.m., Longview Lake Beach, 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City. Cost: $5 per car; $10 per bus. Call 503-4805. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. No outside food, drink or pets. Concessions are available.

Peanut Butter Hamster – Libraries Rock: For all ages, 2 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. Join Peanut Butter Hamster and see how libraries are the rockin’ places to learn all the basic instructions you need in life. Be ready to sing, dance, and rock the Library with the Hamster!

Beginning Ancestry Library Edition: 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 Ancestry Library Edition in your genealogy research. Basic computer literacy needed.

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.

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. Call 461-0449, Dan Hansen.

SATURDAY

Independence Fire Department celebrates 175 years: Join the men and women of the Independence Fire Department as they celebrate this milestone. Activities include a parade at 10 a.m. from the Truman Library and Museum to the historic Independence Square; a bucket brigade reenactment at noon; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., see restored fire trucks from the last 100 years of firefighting. Little Richard's Family Restaurant will be serving breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. during parade registration.

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Hosted by the Independence Parks, Recreation and Tourism, City of Independence and Adventure Oasis: 8 to 11:30 a.m., Adventure Oasis Water Park, 2100 Hub Drive, Independence. Cost, $20 per boat. Call 325-7843. Awards will be given out for first place in each division, most creative boat, best dressed team, and the Titanic Award: Most Spectacular Sinking. Divisions are 8 years and under, 9-17 years, Open, Family and Businesses/Organizations. Rules and guidelines are handed out when registration is completed.

Court Martial at Fort Osage: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, 107 Osage St., Sibley. Cost: $8 for adults; $4 for children and seniors. Call 229-8980. A member of the 1st US Infantry is charged with an offense and will face a board of officers who will hear and weigh the case against the man. You may be chosen to serve on the panel and decide the fate and punishment of the soldier!

Crawdad Derby: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Call 325-7115. You'll be racing crawdads all morning. Pick a crawdad from a bucket of thoroughbreds and cheer it to the finish line. Win prizes, including a grand prize for the crawdad jockey with the most wins. Caution: Crawdads have pincers and they will use them.

Old McDonald's Farm Show: Performed by puppeteer Kraig Kensinger, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence. Tickets are $6, and are available at the door, but reservations are requested, call 833-9777. Friends from the farm shine at the big puppet county fair. Meet down-home characters of song, surprise and toe tapping fun.

“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.

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.

Trunk Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Mark's United Methodist Church parking lot, 603 N. Jennings Road, Independence. Participates will be selling out of their own trunk and will keep all of their proceeds.

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.

Wild Edible Series: For adults, 9-11 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required online at www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods. Call 228-3766. Meet Me Down by the Little Blue Trace. We will sharpen our identification skills as we forage along the Little Blue River. Bring your cameras, smart phones, ID books and water bottles.

Cooking Wild – Catfish: For ages 8 and older; ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a participating adult, 1-3 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required online at www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods. Call 228-3766. Celebrate summer by cooking one of our most tasty and bountiful fish, the catfish! Catfish are found nearly everywhere in Missouri. They can grow large and are fun to catch. Join us as we learn how to catch, clean and cook these whiskered fish.

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.

Making Memes, Library Posters, and So Much More: For teens, 2 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052. Using basic Adobe Illustrator tools, photos, and typography, learn to make your own memes and posters. Each participant will make two memes.

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: “Abbey Road” 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.

Spend Father's Day at the Zoo: Papa Bears will receive complimentary admission, but the treats don't stop there. Dad will also get a free 24 ounce soft drink. Honor Dad with a day just for him (and his cubs, of course!) Learn how dads of the animal kingdom take care of their families.

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

Mystery at Camp Runnamucka with Oh My Gosh Josh: 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. Someone is trying to ruin all the fun at Camp Runnamucka. Who could it be? Join Oh My Gosh Josh in collecting clues at the campfire sing-a-long to solve the mystery and save everyone’s good time.

Tech Talk: For adults, 2 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050. Whether you are a first-time computer user or have had lots of experience, there are always questions waiting to be asked about technology. You can bring your own laptop computer or tablet.

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.

Pilot Club of Blue Springs: 6 p.m., Elks Lodge, 100 N.E. Brizendine Road, Blue Springs. Nancy Crawford, genaki50@yahoo.com.

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