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 A.M.: 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.


Health by Chocolate: 10:45 a.m., the Palmer Center, 218 N. Pleasant, Independence, 816-325-6200. Chocolate can actually be good for you. Learn how to use quality chocolate to enhance your food and your health. A nutritional coach from Natural Grocers will share with you some of the health benefits of chocolate. You will also get recipes and be able to try some samples. No registration needed and no charge.


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, Independence. Bring your musical instruments and come for lunch, then stay to play, sing on open mic, or dance. To make lunch reservations, 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 the amphibians, fish and turtles are fed every Wednesday and Saturday.


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.


Line Dance Classes: 6 to 7 p.m., 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Beginner line dances to popular country and non-country music. Singles and couples welcome. Cost is $29.00. Ages 13 and older. Register by calling 816-228-0181 or go online to www.bluespringsgov.com/vesper.


Screening of ‘Lincoln’ – 6 p.m., Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S Lee's Summit Road, Independence, 816-252-7228. The Steven Spielberg, Oscar-winning 2012 film about one of the nation's most beloved presidents. In honor of President Lincoln's 201st birthday, a cake reception will precede the movie. Register by visiting mymcpl.org or calling the Genealogy Center.


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.


Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri: 7 p.m., Village Heights Community of Christ fellowship hall, 1009 Farview Drive, Independence. Dan Smith will present “Secret orders and Spies of the Battle of Westport.” For further information, call Mike at 816 898-2603 or go to www.CWRTWM.org.


Social Dance Classes: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Great way to prepare for weddings or parties. Include cowboy cha cha, progressive cha cha, sweetheart Scottish, two-step and country swing. Singles and couples welcome. Ages 13 and older. Cost is $29.00. Register by calling 816-228-0181 or go online to www.bluespringsgov.com/vesper.


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.


Alzheimer Support Group: 2:30-4 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs, 816-228-0181. No prior registration. No charge.


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.


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.


Alzheimer Support Group: 2:30-4 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs, 816-228-0181. No charge.


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.


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.


Harry S. Truman Office and Courtroom: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; complimentary tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 112 W. Lexington. Call 816-252-7454.