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

Animals Best Friends Garage Sale In-take: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., National Guard Armory building, 2323 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. The garage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, at the Armory. All proceeds will be go toward to the animals that ABF is helping.

Coding Rocks: For ages 8 and older, 6 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27, North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-0950. Join the scientists from Mad Science for a three-week workshop that teaches code-building basics through fun, game-like activities. Designed for kids grades 2 to 5.

U.S. Small Business Administration Informational Session: Noon-1 p.m., Mid-Continent Public Library-South Independence, 13700 E. 35th St. S., Independence. Reservations are needed. Contact Ram Basnet at ram.basnet@sba.gov or call 426-4908. Learn about free resources available through the U.S. Small Business Administration to help you plan, launch, manage, and grow your business. Topics: Entrepreneurial development, small business funding, government contracting, small business certifications, disaster recovery, and international trade.

Copyright Basics: For adults, 7 p.m., Blue Springs North Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 850 N.W. Hunter Drive. Free, but registration is required. Call 224-8772. Learn the basics of copyright law, what rights copyright holders have, the exceptions to those rights, and get an introduction to fair use.

Toxin-Free Family: For adults, 6:30 p.m., Grain Valley Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 101 S.W. Eagles Pkwy. Free, but registration is required. Call 228-4020. Want to take control of the products you use in your home and begin living clean? Discover the top toxins hiding in your home, their possible side effects on you and your family, and learn how to research products to ensure they’re safe for all your family members.

The Business of Food Trucks – Ask the Experts: 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 is your chance to ask food truck industry experts your questions, as well as receive expert insights into getting started in the food truck industry.

Beginning Ancestry Library Edition: 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.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Legacy of WWI: 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-7228. The life of J.R.R. Tolkien was shaped by his experiences during World War I and time spent fighting in the Somme. Learn how the war and Tolkien’s wartime experiences influenced his works.

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

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

Fall Fun Festival: Noon-10 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. There will be food, crafts, games and carnival rides. More than 250 vendors will be on hand. Park and take the shuttle from 5 to 10 p.m. from Side Pockets, east side of the parking lot near Missouri 7, and Cosentino's Price Chopper North, east side of the park lot towards M-7.

“The Hollow”: Presented by City Theatre of Independence, 7:30 p.m., Powerhouse Theatre inside the Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for ages 60 and older and students with a current student ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.citytheatreofindependence.org or by calling 325-7367.

History Happy Hour – Truman and the Rich and Famous: 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. Archivist David Clark will draw on the Library's audiovisual and manuscript holdings to showcase President Truman's relationships with the rich and famous of the 40s, 50s, and beyond. This event is offered in partnership with Happy Hour, who will pour tastings of: Mad Hatter Beer, Fess Parker Riesling and Jack Daniels Bourbon.

Sunday Funday planned for Sept. 23: For ages 18 and older, 4 p.m., Pink Hill Park, Blue Springs. Cost, $5 per person. Registration deadline: Sept. 14. Call 228-0137. Bring your friends for an evening of fun. Enjoy life size yard games and pick up games of kickball, dodgeball, sand volleyball and wiffle ball. Tailgating is welcomed, adults only.

Basement Sale: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Glenview Baptist Church, 3101 S. Shrank Road, Independence. The sale includes clothes, toys, furniture, Brothers copier, WetVac, books, pictures, bedspreads, curtains and antiques.

The Legacy of Legends Concert: 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 $15. Call 969-1500 for questions. This concert features Shooter, Waylon Jennings' son, and Ben, Merle Haggard's eldest son. Concessions available for purchase, no outside food, beverages or pets allows.

Shepherd's Center of Independence: For ages 55 and older, 8:30-9 a.m. registration/blood pressure checks/coffee, chat and chew, Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St., Independence. Classes, $1; lunch is at noon, $5. Call 350-4474. Various workshops from 9 to 11:50 a.m.: Travel, book review, Tai Chi, potpourri and wellness. Dominoes available from 10 a.m.-noon.

Beginning Excel: 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.

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

Fall Fun Festival: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. This year's parade theme is “Lights, Camera, Action” and will start at 10 a.m. The festival features food, crafts, games and carnival rides. More than 250 vendors will be on hand. Park and take the shuttle from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Side Pockets, east side of the parking lot near Missouri 7, and Cosentino's Price Chopper North, east side of the park lot towards M-7.

“The Hollow”: Presented by City Theatre of Independence, 7:30 p.m., Powerhouse Theatre inside the Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for ages 60 and older and students with a current student ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.citytheatreofindependence.org or by calling 325-7367.

Emergency Preparedness Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Truman Library, 500 W. U.S. 24, Independence. Call 325-7168. President Truman signed the Federal Civil Defense Act 78 years ago. Come see how emergency response has evolved since then with ham radio operators, emergency response vehicles and more. Co-sponsored by the City of Independence, the fair will be fun for the whole family and offer valuable resources to help young Scouts earn merit badges.

Animals Best Friends Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., National Guard Armory building, 2323 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. All proceeds will be go toward to the animals that ABF is helping.

Basement Sale: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Glenview Baptist Church, 3101 S. Shrank Road, Independence. The sale includes clothes, toys, furniture, Brothers copier, WetVac, books, pictures, bedspreads, curtains and antiques.

Paranormal Investigation: For ages 12 and older, two sessions 7 or 9:30 p.m., Missouri Town 1855, 8010 E. Park Road, Lee's Summit. Cost: $20 per person. Advanced reservations are required, visit www.makeyourdayhere.com. Call 229-8980. Participate in a search for paranormal activity with trained ghost hunters. Observe the tools the professionals use to interact and detect spirits that inhabit this historical site. Search for spirits throughout the village, including several of Missouri Town’s historic homes. No pets allowed.

American Mountain Men Camp: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, 107 Osage St., Sibley. Cost: $8 for adults; $4 for youth and senior adults. Discover how the traders and mountain men survived the rugged terrain of the western United States. Join the American Mountain Men of the Missouri River Brigade as they demonstrate daily activities from camp life to Native American sign language. Learn how these early traders interacted with native groups and how they transported goods across rugged and dangerous terrain. No pets allowed.

Let's Move! Saturdays in Blue Springs: 2-4 p.m. open swim, “The Blue” Centennial Pool Plex, 2401 N.W. Ashton Drive (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); and 4:30-6:30 p.m. open roller skating, Rink Ratz, 513 S.W. Keystone Drive. Both activities are free.

Monarch Magic: For all ages, 1-3 p.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. Learn about the monarch butterfly and its magical trek to Mexico. You'll also get a chance to become a citizen scientist by tagging monarchs and tracking their journey.

Native Plant Sale: Presented by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or until sold out, Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City. A variety of native plants suitable for shade, partial shade, sun, dry, or moist conditions from several vendors will be available, plus many species of plants, both host and nectar plants, for pollinators, including monarch butterflies. MDC is also holding Monarch Mania: Learn about monarch butterflies, their role as pollinators, and their journeys through the area. Participants can help apply small paper tags with ID numbers to monarch wings. Youth activities will also be available.

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.

Superhero Time with Wonder Woman and Batman: For all ages, 2 p.m., North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 317 W. U.S. 24. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-0950. 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.

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

Former Square Dancers invited: Hosted by Cross Trailers Square Dance Club, 7-10 p.m., Graceway Fellowship Hall, 5460 Blue Ridge Cut-off, Kansas City. Call Carolyn at 461-1778. Renew your skills at lessons starting Sept. 24.

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

Fall Fun Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Blue Springs. A car and bike show will be held at 11th and Smith streets in the Beer Garden area. Gates open to presenters at 10 a.m. and the public at noon. The festival also includes food, crafts, games and carnival rides. More than 250 vendors will be on hand.

“The Hollow”: Presented by City Theatre of Independence, 2 p.m., Powerhouse Theatre inside the Sermon Center, Truman and Noland roads, Independence. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for ages 60 and older and students with a current student ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.citytheatreofindependence.org or by calling 325-7367.

American Mountain Men Camp: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, 107 Osage St., Sibley. Cost: $8 for adults; $4 for youth and senior adults. Discover how the traders and mountain men survived the rugged terrain of the western United States. Join the American Mountain Men of the Missouri River Brigade as they demonstrate daily activities from camp life to Native American sign language. Learn how these early traders interacted with native groups and how they transported goods across rugged and dangerous terrain. Pets are not permitted.

A Fiesta to Die For: For ages 4 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. Learn how different Latin American cultures honor their departed loved ones with food, music, and art.

Give Your Property Curb Appeal: 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. 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.

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

Life Line Screenings: First Baptist Church, 207 W. Walnut St., Grain Valley. To register, call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Screenings include: HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density; kidney and thyroid function, and more.

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. Bring your questions to the branch, or just come to listen and learn from other participants. You can bring your own laptop computer or tablet.

Financial Aid and Scholarships: 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. Explore the financial aid options available to pay for college including sought-after “free money” from scholarships and grants with us.

Census Records Research: For beginners, 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-7228. 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: 2-4 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Cost, $2. Call 325-7843.

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

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.

Square Dance Lessons: 7-9 p.m. Mondays through January, Graceway Fellowship Hall, 5460 Blue Ridge Cut-off, Kansas City (use south entrance.) First night is free. Call Louise at 332-6263 or Carolyn at 461-1778. No partner is needed.

TUESDAY

Light Up the Night Ride planned for Sept. 22: 8 p.m. registration; 9 p.m. start time, meet at the Blue Springs Fieldhouse. Entry fee: $30. Call 228-0137. Decorate your bike and yourself with glow sticks, lights, LED's and anything else your imagination can conjure up. Prizes will be awarded for most excessive use of lights on the bike.

Wild Edibles – Pawpaws, Persimmons and More: For adults, 9-11 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. Learn how to prepare and make delicious products from native Missouri fall fruits.

Historic Independence (Walking Tour): 6:30-7:30 p.m., meet at the Main Street Coffee House, 107 S. Main St. #100, Independence. Free, but registration is required. Call 353-2052. Walk in the footsteps of early Independence residents, and experience western expansion, the Civil War, outlaws, pioneer settlers, and Harry Truman. This walk historic Independence Square takes you to places and events of the past.

Conservation Families – Creek Walkin’: For families with children 6 and older, 6:30-8 p.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. Come take a walk in Burr Oak Creek to see what animals live there.

Order to be Shot: 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. Historian Arnold Schofield recounts the gruesome history of military discipline, court-martials, and executions in Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War.

Otaku Club: For teens, 4 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. Celebration all things anime, from Japanese culture and manga to cosplay and anime screenings.

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. Basic computer literacy needed.

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

Independence Art Association: 7 p.m., Art Squared gallery, located in The Emporium, 111 N. Main St., on the Independence Square. Visit www.independenceartassociation.org. Guest and new members are always welcome.

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 and leave a message. 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.

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.

Little Acorns – Superhero Snakes: For ages 3 to 5 with an adult, 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.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. Snakes are superheroes! Even without arms or legs they search out and catch prey using their super sensitive tongues. Learn what it’s like to be a snake!

Home School – Life in a Pond: 10-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-18 or 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 6-8, 9-11, 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. Discover the wild communities in the Burr Oak Woods pond. You'll be fishing using nets to find macro-invertebrates and hiking to explore the watershed surrounding the pond.

Internet for Beginners: 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 of internet use, including terminology, how to get connected, and how to find what you’re looking for online.

Irish Records Research – Waves of Migration: 6:30 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Free, but registration is required. Call 252-7228. Learn to trace your Irish ancestors as they emigrated from Ireland. Learn about pre-famine, famine, and post-famine periods in Ireland, church records, and civil registration records. This class picks up the research thread from Irish Records Research: The Colonial Period.

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.

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

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, 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