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

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.

Independence Uptown Market: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., 211 W. Truman Road. Spend $1 of your SNAP benefits and receive $2 to spend on produce.

Cole Younger and Frank James’ Wild West Show: For families with ages 6 and older, 6:30 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required online at Mymcpl.org/events. The year is 1905; after 25 years in the Stillwater Penitentiary in Minnesota, Cole Younger is reunited with his old friend, Frank James. Join these two alleged outlaws as they talk about their noted exploits in earlier times. Presented by Dave Bears and Gregg Higginbotham.

Getting to Know Your Computer: 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. This hands-on program will introduce you to the basic features of a computer and how to use them.

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

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.

THURSDAY

Screening of "American Experience: The Great War" Part One: 6:30-8 p.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Theater, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. Reservations are not needed. Call 268-8200. To mark the 100-year anniversary of The Battle of Who Run, the National Park Service and the Truman Library are offering a free public screening of this 3-part series. “The Great War" tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as "doughboys." Part 2 will be shown Oct. 6 and Part 3 will be included in the Veterans Day schedule of events on Nov. 11.

Helping Your Child with Homework: 6:30 p.m., Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. Free, but registration is required. Call 353-2052. Learn to use the Library’s online resources to help your student with those tough assignments.

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. This is your project time, so bring your album, exchange ideas, and enjoy conversation with other enthusiasts.

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

Torchbearer Sigma Beta Sigma Phi meeting: At the home of Maggie Cruz; with Pprogram by Carole Van Nimwegen. Call 229-5915.

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.

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

Used Book Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence (enter on Pleasant St.) Cost: Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. Bags will be available onsite to fill for one low price. This event is sponsored by the Powerhouse Theatre Foundation in cooperation with the Jackson County Genealogy Society.

Trails to Truman Trivia Night: For adults, 6:30 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-0950. Test your knowledge of all things Harry S Truman, Kansas City, and pop culture. Teams of four adults will compete in this contest of knowledge and strategy. The top three teams will take home trophies and prizes.

Homeschoolers at the Library: For ages 7 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. Participants will explore a variety of topics with an emphasis on using Library resources to satisfy their curiosities. Contact one of our host branches for details.

Introduction to Internet Genealogy: 2 p.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 needed.

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.

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.

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

SATURDAY

Independence Uncorked Wine Festival: Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence, 1-6 p.m., on the grounds of Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. The cost is $30 in advance; $40 at the door, and includes a wine glass and a 4-bottle wine bag (for 1st 2000 people). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit IndependenceUncorked.com. The festival features 25 Missouri wineries with sampling of several of their wines, guest spirits distiller, and more than 2500 attendees. The day will also feature art, music, beer, food booths and wine classes. Proceeds will go towards various national and local charities supported by Rotary. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs. No outside food or drink allowed.

Used Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence (enter on Pleasant St.) Cost: Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. Bags will be available onsite to fill for one low price. This event is sponsored by the Powerhouse Theatre Foundation in cooperation with the Jackson County Genealogy Society.

Hummingbird Festival: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. Call 325-7115. More than 50 feeders will attract swarms of migrating hummingbirds. There will be experts on hand, crafts, a migration game, and a discovery map. Native plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies will also be for sale. Note: The Hummingbird Trail will stay open throughout their migration season.

Stroke Walk: A benefit for the American Stroke Foundation, 8-9:30 a.m. on-site registration; 9:30 a.m. walk begins, Theis Park, 4800 Rockhill Road, Kansas City. To register visit https://strokewalk.rallybound.org. Create a team, join an existing team, or make a donation. The American Stroke Foundation empowers stroke survivors to regain independence. Your support allows them to continue their mission. For more information about the American Stroke Foundation, visit https://americanstroke.org.

Let's Move! Saturdays in Blue Springs: 11 a.m.-noon dance class, Dynamic Dance, 1901 S.W. U.S. 40; and 2-4 p.m. open swim, Family YMCA, 1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy. (open swim with adult photo ID. Kids 5 and under must have a parent in the pool. Parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event. Parents must accompany children under the age of 12). Both activities are free.

Circus, Circus: Performed by puppeteer Kraig Kensinger, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence. Tickets are $6 per person. For reservations, call 833-9777. Mr. Kraig's caravan of global puppets returns. Enter the center ring for crowd pleasing routines of marvel and wonder.

2nd Annual Ed Baucom Memorial Warbird Fly-In: Presented by the Kansas City Radio Control Association, C.W. Reed III R/C Flying Field in Fleming Park, 3581-3899 Rennau Drive, Lee's Summit. A warbird plane will be raffled off for $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. A lunch of hot dogs and Polish sausages will be served at noon for $5 and includes chips and a drink. Learn more at kcradiocontrol.com.

Recycling Extravaganza: 9 a.m.-noon, Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church, 28901 N.E. Colbern Road, Lake Lotawana. Call 228-0207 for details.

Acoustic Rock Show: For adults, 2 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required online at Mymcpl.org/events. Join guitarist and singer Phil Wang for a show of original songs, storytelling, and unique guitar techniques.

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

Family Fishing: For families, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs. Free, but registration is required online at www.mdc.mo.gov/burroakwoods. Call 228-3766. You'll learn some fishing basics and then and then you'll practice your new fishing skills. Equipment and worms are provided. Kids who attend will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box.

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, 3210 Lee's Summit Road. Like them at www.Facebook.com/Drummforkids. Call 373-3434.

Independence Uptown Market: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., 211 W. Truman Road. Spend $1 of your SNAP benefits and receive $2 to spend on produce.

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

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

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.

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.

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 dance lessons starting at 6 p.m. Open to the public.

Create with Lego Bricks – Rebel Fighter: For ages 6 and older, 11 a.m., Grain Valley Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 101 S.W. Eagles Pkwy. Free, but registration is required. Call 228-4020.

Dinosaur O’Dell’s Kids Music Party: 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. Jam with Dinosaur O’Dell and rock your way through country, swing, ska, polka, and reggae.

FAFSA Walk-Through: 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. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is your ticket to college scholarships, grants, and loans. Unfortunately, filling out the FAFSA can be challenging.

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

Blue Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting: 9:30-10 a.m. hospitality; 10 a.m.-noon meeting and program, National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Cost: Suggest donations to the NFTM. The program “The U.S. Constitution” will be presented by Sarah Poff, president of the Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum.

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

Used Book Sale: Noon-4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence (enter on Pleasant St.) Cost: Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. Bags will be available onsite to fill for one low price. This event is sponsored by the Powerhouse Theatre Foundation in cooperation with the Jackson County Genealogy Society.

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

KC Zoomobile – Australia: For ages 5 and older, 7 p.m., South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 E. 35th St. Free, but registration is required. Call 461-2050. Learn Aussie folklore and culture, and meet some animal friends from “down under.” Join the Zoo staff, and learn something new about Australia.

Newspaper Databases at Mid-Continent Public Library: 2 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-7228. Learn about the different online newspaper databases accessible through MCPL.

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

Doniphan Award presented to Sen. John Danforth: 6-8 p.m.; a brief reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Lobby and Auditorium, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. Free, but reservations are required. Visit https://12130.thankyou4caring.org/events/doniphan-community-service-award. This special award was created by the Alexander W. Doniphan Community Service and Leadership Foundation, Inc., to honor recipients who exemplify Gen. Doniphan's outstanding characteristics and personal commitments in education, jurisprudence, statesmanship, patriotism and business.

Give Your Property Curb Appeal: 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. 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.

Using Interlibrary Loan for Genealogy: 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-7228. 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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

Vaile Mansion tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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. For skate times, call 795-7577. Open to skaters of all ages and skill levels. These sessions take place at various times and are usually two hours long.

– Jillayne Ritchie