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.

Music by Mike Hillen: 10:30 a.m., Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St., Independence. Pre-lunch holiday music provided by Mike Hillen. Call 816-325-6200 to reserve lunch and for further 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, 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.

Senior Luncheon and Bingo: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. Served by city leaders and prepared by Grain Valley Schools. RSVP at 816-847-6230. Donations accepted ($3 minimum recommended).

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.

Managing the Stress of the Season: 1 p.m., Crossroads Hospice Central Office 14310 E. 42nd St., Independence.

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.

Independence Lions’ Club Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Westminster Hall, Lexington and Pleasant, Independence. Attendees can choose between endless pancakes or endless biscuits and gravy. The Independence Lion’s Club is celebrating its 80th birthday and commemorating the life of LeRoy Brown, a long-time Lion’s Club member, at this breakfast. Proceeds will be used to assist in its world-wide effort to provide eye exams and glasses for people in need.

Yoga Sculpt: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence, (816) 325-7370. Basic pilates and 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.

60th Annual Holly and Mistletoe Homes Tour: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The tour, sponsored by the Independence Young Matrons, includes historic Truman District homes, other unique homes, and a visit to the Sweet Shop at Drumm Farm. Tickets are sold at numerous locations in Independence and cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For a list of locations selling tickets or for further information, go to independenceyoungmatrons.org or order tickets by email at tickets.iym@gmail.com. All proceeds will benefit Eastern Jackson County charitable organizations.

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.

TRX Suspension Training: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence. This class utilizes straps, buckles and grips that allow users to work against their own body weight. Cost: $3.50. For more information, call 816-325-7843.

Dance Fitness: 6:10-7:10 p.m. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Zumba and LaBlast instructors teach a full body workout with music that will make your feet tap on their own. Dance your heart out and incinerate calories and have a blast! Cost: $3.50 for drop-in or $40 for 6 week session. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

West Coast Swing: 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs, 816-228-0181. This is a three-session class meeting on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Learn West Coast Swing dancing which includes slow movements, taps and shuffles as well as push and pull activity of the dancers. Register by calling Vesper Hall or by going to ncogbill@bluespringsgov.com. Cost: $21.00.

Tai Chi Chuan – The Essentials: 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Work at a beginner level to learn the 18 movement Tai Chi. Move up to intermediate to work on the Chen Tai Chi with emphasis on form correction to help learn the form on a deeper level. Cost: $5. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.

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.

Chicago & Alton Depot (1926): 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Park at Walnut and Smith just south of downtown Blue Springs. Admission is $3, and $2 for seniors and military, $1 for ages 6 to 12, free for 5 and younger.

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

Victorian Seasons Greetings: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Vaile Victorian Mansion, 500 N. Liberty St., Independence. The Mansion will be open and decorated for the Christmas season through Dec. 30 (closed December 23 through 25). Tickets for adults are $6 and for children are $3.