Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to nmelton@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050, attention Nancy Melton. Also, check the calendar online at examiner.net.

TODAY

Camp Cardio: 6:15-7 a.m. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. High-intensity moves with active recovery intervals for an all-cardio workout. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

Zumba: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. A fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a fun workout. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

SilverSneakers’ Classic Muscular Strength and Range of Movement Fitness Class: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. Improve strength, flexibility and balance. Cost: $2; free to SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit and Renew Active members. Call 816-847-6230 for information.

Tai Chi for Arthritis: 10:45 a.m., Palmer Center, 218A North Pleasant St., Independence, 816-325 6200. Walk-in class. Fee: $3.

Open jam: Noon, Fairmount Community Center, 217 S. Cedar Ave., Independence. Bring your musical instruments and come for lunch, then stay to play, sing on open mic, or dance. To make lunch reservation, call 816-254-8334 24 hours ahead.

Intermediate Tap: 11-11:45 a.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. Consent of Instructor required for new students. Tap dancing routines, warm ups and even occasionally performances. Work on skills intermediate to advanced. New sessions begin every month. Cost: $20 for a four-week session; $25 for a five-week session.

Noon Yoga: 12-12:45 p.m., Sermon Center, 210 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Bring a mat. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

Critter Feeding: 3 p.m., Burr Oak Woods, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, 816-228-3766. Watch as amphibians, fish and turtles are fed.

TRX Suspension Training: 5-6 p.m., Sermon Center, 210 N. Dodgion St., Independence, 816-324-7370. Designed to develop strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, coordination and core stability all simultaneously. The system utilizes straps, buckles, and grips that allow the user to work against their own body weight. Fee: $3.50 for drop-in or $35 for 6 week session.

Extreme Boot Camp: 5:10-6 p.m. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Get whole-body benefits from this fast-paced program. Choose your method: high or low intensity. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

Barre Fusion: 6:15-7 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. This class combines ballet and dance techniques, yoga postures, functional strength exercises and cardio training to create a total-body workout. Cost: $3. For more information, call 816-325-7843.

Zumba Toning: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Combine Zumba with body-sculpting dance moves using light hand weights for a fun, effective toning workout. Cost: $3.50. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

Kaerobox Fitness: 7:30 -8:43 p.m. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. An intense cardio workout, punching bag routines and core conditioning. Bring a mat and water. Cost: $3.50. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

THURSDAY

Body Blast: 6:15-7:15 a.m. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This full-body workout incorporates weights and bodyweight moves to build muscular strength and endurance. Bring a mat and water. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

Yoga Sculpt: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence, (816) 325-7370. Basic Pilates & yoga movements taught in this class with light weights. Bring a mat and water to class. Fee: $3.50 for drop-in or $40 for 6 week session.

Beginning Line Dancing: 9-10 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. Cost: $2 per class; free to SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit and Renew Active members. Call 816-847-6263 for information.

Intermediate Line Dancing: 10-11 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. For more experienced line dancers. Cost: $2 per class; free to SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit and Renew Active members. Call 816-847-6230 for information.

Nature Story Time: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m, George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck road, Independence, 816-325-7115. Come and hear active, funny stories about nature

Ladies That Lift: 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This small group class teaches women the proper weightlifting techniques using various machines and free weights. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

Noon TRX Boot Camp: Noon-12:45 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. See great results and get whole-body benefits from this fast-paced program. Choose your method: high or low impact. Cost: $3. For more information, call 816-325-7843.

Senior Bridge: 12:30-4 p.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. Call 816-847-6230 for information.

Bingo: 12:30 p.m. Fairmount Community Center, 217 S. Cedar, Independence. Bring a “white elephant” item. You can come at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and stay for bingo. To reserve your lunch, call 816-254-8334 24 hours ahead of time.

Pickleball: 1-3 p.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. Pickleball is similar to a combination of table tennis, badminton and tennis. Cost: $2 per class; free to SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit and Renew Active members. Call 816-847-6230 for information.

Pickleball – Independence: Palmer Center, 218 A North Pleasant St., Independence, 816-325-6200. Beginners noon to 1 p.m., open plan 1 to 3:30 p.m., advanced 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fee: $2 for walk-in or $10 per year.

Extreme Boot Camp: 5:10-6 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. See great results and get whole-body benefits from this fast-paced program. Choose your method: high or low intensity. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370

Yoga: 5:55 p.m.-6:55 p.m. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Come prepared to tone, strengthen, meditate and relax. Bring a mat. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

Soup and Fable: 6 to 8 p.m., Burr Oak Woods, 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs. Sample the bounty of a wild autumn harvest, share warm and wild native teas and listen to stories (weather permitting) around the campfire. Registration required by Oct. 23. To register, go to https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/link/burr-oak-woods-nature-center-events or by calling 888-283-0364 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Grain Valley town hall meeting: 6:30 to 8 p.m., 713 N. Main St. The subject ill be the latest property tax assessment in Jackson County. The event is being held by state Rep. Jeff Coleman. For further information, call 816-867-0247.

GriefShare: 6:30-8 p.m., Timothy Lutheran church, 425 R.D. Mize Road. This is a 13-week program, beginning September 26. Each session includes both a DVD seminar regarding interviews with leading experts on grief recovery and a group discussion. A special one-time workshop, “Surviving the Holidays” will occur on November 14. For further information, call Timothy Lutheran Care Ministry at 816-228-5300. There is a one-time $20 fee.

Turbo Kick Live: 7:20 p.m.-8:10 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Combine traditional kickboxing with high-intensity interval training for an unbelievable calorie burn. Cost: $3.50. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

ONGOING EVENTS

1859 Jail and Marshal's Home & Museum: 10-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 217 Main St. on the Independence Square. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students.

National Frontier Trails Museum: 9-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for ages 62 and older, $3 for ages 6 to 17. Call 816-325-7575.

Chicago & Alton Depot (1879): 318 W. Pacific, Independence (on the grounds of the National Frontier Trails Museum), 816-325-7955. Tours are available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as well as from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tours are free but donations are accepted.

Truman Home: Tours begin at 9 a.m., 219 N. Delaware St., Independence. You must get your free ticket at the park visitor center at 223 N. Main St. Cost: Call 816-254-9929 ahead of time to inquire what tours are available for the day.