1 Truman Day – next wednesday marks the birthday of our nation's 33rd president, but on Saturday all Independence historic sites will offer admission for $1 or free. Those sites include the Truman Library & Museum, the Truman Home, the 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home, the Vaile Mansion and the Bingham-Waggoner Estate. A large birthday card will be on the Square for people to sign, and many local shops will have Truman Day specials.
2 Kids fishing derby – 8:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Lake Jacomo South Dock & Beach, 9201 Beach Road, Lee's Summit. The Optimist Club of Lake Lotawana hosts the 38th Annual Jackson County Parks & Recreation Kids Fishing Derby. The free event is open to children ages 2-15 (must be accompanied by an adult) and includes a casting clinic. Trophies and a prize pack will be awarded to the top 10 kids who catch the biggest fish, and each child who registers receives a free rod and reel, complements of Pure Fishing. All children need to bring their own bait and bucket to hold their catch. Call 816-229-8980, ext. 102 for more information.
3 Brew & Chew – East Forty Brewing on Main Street in downtown Blue Springs is hosting the second KC Brew & Chew from 2-10 p.m. Saturday. There will be a festival event for all ages, food vendors, a kids zone and live music. Craft beer sampling is 2-6 p.m., and participants must be 21 years old and have a ticket ($20). A beer sampling tickets includes 15 three-ounce craft beer samples. Proceeds go toward local law enforcement agencies.
4 Glow party – Family friendly glow party, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road. Cost is $15 per family, and you pay at the door. There will be snacks, a DJ, photo booth and games, with glow accessories available for purchase. Call 816-325-7843 for more information.
5 Sheep shearing – 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Missouri Town 1855, 8010 E. Park Road, Lee's Summit. It's the annual Children's Day and Sheep Shearing involving the resident flock. Artisans will demonstrate all aspects of wood production from shearing, washing, carding, dyeing, spinning and weaving. Children can dive into a pie-eating contest and join in games from the mid-1800s. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and children ages 5-13. Children under 5 years old are free.