Items for the Community Centers Calendar may be e-mailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, P.O. Box 459, Independence, Mo. 64051, attention Jill Ritchie. The centers are closed Nov. 27 and 28.

PALMER CENTER, 325-6200
SPOTLIGHTS

NEW THEATRE RESTAURANT trip to see “Last Boeing” is planned for Jan. 7. This comedy is about a bachelor juggling a very precarious social calendar. Registration deadline: Dec. 17. Cost, 44. Call to register.

ONGOING

MEXICAN DOMINOES, 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. COUNTRY MUSIC JAM SESSIONS, 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mondays. Those 50 and older with a stringed instrument are welcome to play along with the group. Others are welcome to watch. LEARN TO CROSS STITCH, 9:30 to 11 a.m. first and third Mondays. Cost, $1. TUESDAY NEWSDAY, 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. SIMPLE CROCHET, Wednesdays. Supplies provided. Cost, $1. Call to register. 50+ BALLROOM DANCING, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The Ed Smith Band will provide the music. Bring finger food to share. Cost, $3. ARTISTS AT PLAY, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Adults 50 and older are encouraged to bring materials for their choice of medium. TAGIILIMI HAND CRAFTS, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Free. BOARD GAME SOCIALS, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free. BILLIARDS, 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Fridays. Free, but registration to use the facilities will be required. MINI MASSAGES, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Fee. Call for appointment.


FAIRMOUNT COMMUNITY CENTER, 254-8334 
SPOTLIGHTS

HOME IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP, sponsored by the city of Independence, 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Topic: Codes/fires safety during the holidays. ONGOING SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGACIANS, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday. CHAIR MASSAGES, 9:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Cost, $7 for 15 minutes. Call for appointment. POTLUCK DINNER for seniors, 11:30 a.m. second Thursday. Bring a covered dish to share. White elephant bingo will follow. GOSPEL CONCERT, presented by the MO-KAN Gospel Association, 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner; 7 p.m. concert, fourth Friday. Concert is free, bring a dish to share. BIRTHDAY LUNCH, 11:30 a.m. last Friday. Suggested donation for those 60 and older, $2.


VESPER HALL, 228-0181 
SPOTLIGHTS

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR is planned for Dec. 12, sponsored by Blue Springs Parks and Recreation, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Board a motor coach and travel to Longview Farm, Country Club Plaza, Crown Center and the Chicago Street display in Blue Springs. Registration deadline: Dec. 5. The $18 fee includes beverages and snacks. To register, 228-0137. SENIOR CITIZENS HOLIDAY PARTY, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Enjoy a light meal and entertainment. This free event is sponsored by the Women’s Civic Club and Blue Springs Parks and Recreation. To register, call Cindy Christmas at 868-2520 or Sue Beegle at 365-1949.

ONGOING

PITCH, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays. Cost, $1 donation. DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost, $3. BRIDGE, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays. Cost, $1. SQUARE DANCING, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Come with or without a partner. Cost, $3 at the door. PUZZLE PIECES, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Mondays. $1. 50+ SOCIAL CLUB, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost, $1. BINGO, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost, $1 per card. CERAMICS CLASS, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, instruction for beginners, 9 to 11 a.m. Cost, $2. DROP-IN cards and games, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Fridays. GUITAR JAMS, 12:45 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Stringed instruments wanted.  Free. SHEET MUSIC reading lessons, 12:30 to 12:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays. Free. Call to register. HAND AND FOOT card games, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost, $1. EYE GLASS adjustment, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. first Wednesday. Free. Call to register. LINE DANCING classes, 2 to 3 p.m. for beginners; 1 to 2 p.m. for intermediate; 3 to 3:30 p.m. ultra beginner, Wednesdays. Cost, $2 for beginners and intermediate, $1 for ultra beginner. WOODCARVING CLUB, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost, $1. BALLROOM DANCING, 1 to 3:15 p.m. Thursdays. Bring snack to share. With or without a partner. $4. CANASTA, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. $1 donation.


Compiled by Jillayne Ritchie