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

Moonlight Movies on the Square: A Wrinkle in Time, 7-11 p.m.; movie starts at 9 p.m., shown on the side of the Pharaoh Theatre, 114 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Concessions are also available for your movie snacks. Chairs may be rented for $1 or bring your own.

Flowing Through History – Kansas City, the City of Fountains: 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Dive into the history of Kansas City’s many fountains through the photographs of Alexis Webb Bechtold.

Newspaper Databases: 10:30 a.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.

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.

Eastern Kansas City Metro Depression and Bipolar Disorder support group: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Unity of Independence, Youth ED building, 14304 E. 39th St. S., Independence. Contact Mary Rose Shonkwiler at 304-7910 or maresue@gmail.com.

FRIDAY

History Happy Hour – Cold War Espionage: 4-5 p.m., Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. Truman Library Institute members are free, price of museum admission for non-members. RSVP at truman.events@nara.gov. For questions, call 268-8200. Historian Lee Lacy and Archivist Sam Rushay will talk about the massive counterintelligence efforts President Truman's administration undertook to root out foreign and domestic spies as the Cold War began and discuss details of the most famous couple accused of selling secrets to the Soviets. This event is offered in partnership with Happy Hour, who will pour tastings of: White Rascal Beer, Dork Horse Rose' and Moscow Mules.

Dive-in Movie – The Little Mermaid: Adventure Oasis Water Park, 2100 S. Hub Drive, Independence. Admission is $3 per person. Call 325-7843 or 325-7370. Grab your family and enjoy an after hours family-friendly movie. Inner tubes will be provided. All flotation devices must be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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

Petty Theft and Journeyman: Premier tribute bands to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Eric Clapton, will perform at 7 p.m., Legacy Park Amphitheater, located just south of the Legacy Park Community Center, 897 N.E. Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit. Advance tickets are $10. Call 969-1500 for questions. Concessions available for purchase, no outside food, beverages or pets allows.

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

Live music with Rich Cates: 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40, Independence. Free. Dinner available from 5-7 p.m. for $5 to $10. Call 373-0221. Open to the public.

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

SATURDAY

Pioneer Spring Cabin Public Forum: Facilitated by the Heritage Commission, 10 a.m., the Little Theatre, located inside the Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. This forum will allow public engagement on the building and to collect ideas on the potential for its future. Citizens can also share feedback with the Council Committee in the following formats: Call 325-7022; email citycouncil@indepmo.org; or by mail in care of the City Council, 111 E. Maple Ave., Independence, MO 64051.

National Model Aviation Day Event: Hosted by the Kansas City Radio Control Association, 9 a.m. start time, C.W. Reed III R/C Flying Field in Fleming Park, 3581-3899 Rennau Drive, Lee's Summit. Learn more at kcradiocontrol.com. This charity event is in support of Children's Mercy Hospital. There will be Polish sausages, hot dogs, cold drinks and snacks available for purchase, plus raffle plane tickets for $1 or six for $5.

Historic Independence Walking Tour: 9 a.m., meet at the Main Street Coffee House, 107 S. Main St., No. 100, Independence. Free, but registration is required, visit Mymcpl.org/events. Walk in the footsteps of early Independence residents, and experience western expansion, the Civil War, outlaws, pioneer settlers, and Harry Truman. A one-hour tour of the historic Independence Square takes you to places and events of the past.

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.

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.

Let's Move! Saturdays in Blue Springs: Inflatable activities, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Giggles-N-Jiggles, 3713 U.S. 40 (clean socks required); Bump City/Dragon Ninja Warrior, 11 a.m.-noon, Gage Center, 1101 N.W. Jefferson. Both activities are free.

Car Cruise: 4-8 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. Call 645-0287. Bring the family out to view the latest innovations in car restoration from more than 100 exhibitors, including hot rods, vintage cars, sports cars and classics. Concessions available.

Car Show: 10 a.m.-2 p.m,. St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 603 N. Jennings Road, Independence. There is a $10 entry free to display your vehicle, otherwise admission is free. Call 913-944-1873. There will also be baked goods for sale. This church fundraiser supports the food pantry, Clothes Closet and the building fund.

Drop-Off Depot: For Independence residents, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 875 Vista Ave., Independence. For questions, call 325-7600.

Family Fishing: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods. Call 228-3766. This is a great time of year to take your family fishing. We will teach some fishing basics, provide equipment and worms and then let you practice your new fishing skills. Kids who attend will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box.

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. Open to the public.

Caterpillar Hunt: For families, 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs. No registration required. Call 228-3766. You'll track the number and variety of butterfly species in the native gardens around the nature center by looking for larva, adults and maybe even a chrysalis. Create a life cycle craft while supplies last.

Read to a Pet: For ages 3 and older, 3 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950. Sit down and read to some very good listeners – Pet Partners registered therapy pets. These 10-minute sessions help children improve their reading skills and build self-confidence.

Superhero Time: For all ages, 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. Join Wonder Woman and Batman in their epic quest to defend the universe! Come dressed in your favorite superhero costume, and join forces with this super duo for a power hour of heroic music, games, pictures, and fun.

Give Your Property Curb Appeal: For adults, 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 architect and color consultant Paul Helmer as he shows how once ordinary and outdated properties can be economically renovated into homes with real curb appeal.

Writing with a Feather: For families with ages 6 and older, 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Use a feather quill to write your story, create your own Declaration of Independence, or maybe compose a letter to your grandmother.

Karaoke: 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40, Independence. Free. Call 373-0221. Open to the public.

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: “Hudson Drive” 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.

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

Accessing eBooks with OverDrive: 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. Learn the steps to searching and checking out an eBook through OverDrive Digital Downloads, and reading it on your computer or device.

Using Evernote to Organize Your Genealogy: For beginners, 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required, call 252-7228. Discover the computer/tablet/smartphone application Evernote and its useful features that will help you keep your genealogy research organized.

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

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

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.

TUESDAY

Financial Aid and Scholarships: 7 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required, call 252-0950. Explore the financial aid options available to pay for college including sought-after “free money” from scholarships and grants with us.

Kids Create: For ages 6 and older, 5 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Free, but registration is required, call 461-2050. Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities.

Accessing eBooks with OverDrive: For adults, 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. Learn the steps to searching and checking out an eBook through OverDrive Digital Downloads, and reading it on your computer or device.

Managing the Photos on Your Smartphone: For adults, 6:30 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Free, but registration is required, call 353-2052. This class will teach you the various methods of storing and organizing your smartphone photos.

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.

Heart of America China Painters: 9 a.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St. S., Independence. Call 373-9377. Need a hobby? Learn to paint china. Art supplies will be furnished for first time painters.

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

Mile Starts Here: 9 a.m., Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Drive, Independence. This free program lead by a community member encourages people to get together to socialize and exercise at the same time.

Toddler Town on Tour: For ages 2 to 9 years, 9-11 a.m., Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home, 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.

Ancestry Library Edition: For beginners, 2 p.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.

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

Independence Civil War Study Group: 7 p.m., Perkins, 3939 S. Bolger Drive, Independence. Call 353-7617, Terry Elliott.

Karaoke with Mike Perez: 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40, Independence. Free. Dinner available from 5-7 p.m. for $5 to $10. Call 373-0221. Open to the public.

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