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.


TUESDAY


71st annual Pancake Day: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 409 N. Liberty, Independence. This event is sponsored by Scout Troop 282. For a donation of $5, enjoy all the pancakes and sausage you can eat.


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.


Ladies That Lift: 11-11:45 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.


PEPPI Chair Exercise: 11 a.m., Fairmount Community Center, 217 S. Cedar, Independence, 816-254-8334. This is a class designed to improve flexibility, stretching, and balance. Registration not required. No charge.


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.


Bridge: 12:15 to 4 p.m., 400 N.W. Vesper, Blue Springs. Players should arrive 15 minutes early. For further information, call 816-228-0181.


Pickleball: 1-3 p.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St., Grain Valley. 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.


National Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 1-3 p.m. This group is designed to support persons who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and their family members and friends. The group meets at different locations in the area. Please contact Roni Ahlenius at 719-649-0951 or trahlenius@gmail.com to learn the location for any particular meeting.


Bereavement Group: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. The support group assists individuals in expressing, understanding and coping with the loss in a safe and compassionate environment. Facilitated by professional staff with Three Rivers Hospice. For more information, call 816-228-0181. No Charge.


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 -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.


Independence Branch of the American Association of University Women meeting: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 400 W. Maple, Independence. The program will focus on the Women's Suffrage Movement and will include a re-enactment by branch members. This program will emphasize the movement by Missouri women who exerted great efforts to attain the right to vote. Guests are welcome.


Dance Fitness: 6:15 -7:15 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Zumba and LaBlast instructors lead a full body workout with music that will make your feet tap on their own. Dance your heart out, incinerate calories and have a blast. Cost: $3.50. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.


Beginners Yoga: 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road, Independence. Start your yoga practice off right and learn the basics. You can reduce stress through movement and relaxation in this progressive six-week class. Bring a mat. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.


WEDNESDAY


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.


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.


Tips for a Healthy Brain: 10:45 a.m. at the Palmer Center, 218 N. Pleasant, Independence. If we don’t challenge our brain, we can lose valuable problem solving ability. Join us to learn ways that you can keep your brain sharp and healthy. Co-sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center. No registration required.


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. Snakes will also be fed every other Friday.


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.


The War within the War, Race in Vietnam: 6:30 p.m., National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, 816-888-8100. U.S. Army leaders in Vietnam were once proud of their record on race, but, by mid-1968, these same leaders were describing race relations as a “war within a war.” Dr. Beth Bailey, Director, Center for Military, War and Society Studies at the University of Kansas, presents a program about race during the war through the stories of those who lived it. This is a free event, but please register by visiting theworldwar.org and going to upcoming events. If you prefer, please call to register at 816-888-8100.


Vaqueros: The origins of the American Cowboy: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lee’s Summit Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 150 N.W. Oldham Pkwy. Discover the story of the Spanish vaqueros and how their method of managing moving livestock on horseback influenced American settlers and gave rise to the American cowboy. (adults) Register by visiting mymcpl.org and searching the events.


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.


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.


Community of Christ International Headquarters: Free tours available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open 1-1:15 p.m. Saturday for the daily prayer for peace; and 1-1:15 p.m. Sunday for the daily prayer for peace plus 2:30-3 p.m. for the organ recital. The Auditorium is at 101 W. Walnut Ave.; the Temple is at 201 S. River Blvd. (They are across the street from each other.). Guests are asked to enter the east side of the Temple from the circle drive. Call 816-831-1000, ext. 3030 or visit www.CofChrist.org for more information.


Public Skate: Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway., Independence. Cost: $8, $6 for 12 and under and 55 and older; nonresidents add $1 to each price. Skate rental: $3. For skate times, call 816-795-7577. Open to skaters of all ages and skill levels. These sessions take place at various times and are usually two hours long.


Leila’s Hair Museum: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1333 S. Noland Road, Independence. Admission: $15 for adults, $7.50 for ages 65 and older and children 12 and under. Call 816-833-2955.


Henley Aquatic Center: 18200 Missouri 78, Independence. Call 816-521-5377 for further information. Family open swim 9 a.m. to noon and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Swimming lessons at 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; $60 for six classes.