1 Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show and Sale – Tindall was a native of Independence and a student of Thomas Hart Benton. Several of his paintings will be displayed at the show along with artwork by members of the Independence Art Association. Visit the Dewitt Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through March 29, at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence. A reception will also be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Commemorative giclee prints and postcards will be available for purchase, with proceeds going toward the Tindall Scholarship that is given each year to an Eastern Jackson County high school graduate who will pursue art as their major in college. For questions, call 325-7115 or visit www.independenceartassociation.org .
2 Night at the Museum – Pioneering Women – The National Frontier Trails Museum will host this event on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., with opening remarks at 6:15 p.m., at the Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. The event begins with remarks from local pioneer Barbara Potts, the first female mayor of Independence. The museum will come to life as women from history share their stories of triumph, innovation and perseverance. Visitors will hear from female pioneers in the fields of business, science, literature, law, aviation and more. Tickets are $15, $10 for Friends of NFTM members, and you may purchase tickets in advance or at the door. To reserve your tickets, call 325-7575.
3 Sweetheart Bingo – This Animals Best Friends fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the National Guard Armory, 2323 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of dinner, dessert, drink and a Bingo card for $10. There will be raffles, silent auction items and extra bingo cards for $1 each. There will also be a kissing booth with some ABF adoptable dogs furnishing the kisses for $1. For questions, call 254-8664.
4 From Couch to 5K – Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5K? Now's your chance! Join the Independence Health Department's Couch to 5K program to take you from minimal activity to completing in a 5K in just 6 weeks. Meet at Waterfall Park, 4501 S. Bass Pro Drive, in Independence, every Tuesday evening beginning March 13. You'll register that evening at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by a 1 mile walk. This free program is for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. For questions, call 325-7185 or email@example.com .
5 Calling all VolunTEENs – The Kansas City Zoo is accepting applications for 2018-2019 VolunTEENs. They offer a year-long volunteer program that is designed to be fun and educational, while empowering teens to take a greater role in conservation efforts around their community. This program, intended for 8th to 11th graders, will help develop their leadership, interpersonal and professional skills while fostering responsibility, guest service and commitment. If you know of a teen who loves animals and wants to make a difference, VolunTEENs is the program for them. The deadline for applications is March 15. For more information, visit www.kansascityzoo.org/volunteen or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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