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.


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.


Health Fair at Vesper Hall: 8 to 10 a.m., Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Receive information on dieting, fitness, heart health, hospice, retirement living and much more. Drawings for various door prizes. If you have already registered, there is a breakfast from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.


Blood pressure, blood sugar and O2 checks: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Palmer Center, 218 N. Pleasant, Independence. No registration required. No charge.


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.


American Legion Post 1107 meeting: 6 p.m., American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40, Independence. This is an all-female American Legion Post. Chili will be provided without charge. Please bring fruit or dessert to share. Note: The current eligibility period covers Dec. 7, 1941 to the present and includes current war campaigns.


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.


“Stuart Little,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28, and March 5, 6 and 7; 2 p.m. on March 1 and 8, Blue Springs City Theatre. The performances occur at the Blue Springs High School Auditorium, 2000 N.W. Ashton Ave., Blue Springs. This is a charming story about a mouse, Stuart Little, who is born into a New York family. To purchase tickets, visit the web site bluespringscitytheatre.com or communicate by email via bsctwebmaster@gmail.com or 816-295-7331. Tickets are $9.39 for seniors and children and $11.49 for adults.


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.


FRIDAY


SilverSneakers’ Classic Muscular Strength and Range of Movement Fitness Class: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. This class features something for everyone on any fitness level. Improve strength, flexibility and balance, resulting in your ability to stay healthy. Cost: $2; free to SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit and Renew Active members. Call 816-847-6230 for information.


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


Restorative Yoga: 12-12:45 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Restful poses help promote deep relaxation of the body for the purpose of physical and emotional healing, with the use of props, students hold poses for long periods of time, allowing the nervous system to relax. Cost: $4 per drop-in session.


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. 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.


Free Access to “The Vietnam War, 1945 to 1975:” 5 to 7 p.m., National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, KCMO, 816 888 1800. Enjoy free access to The Vietnam War: 1945 - 1975, a traveling exhibition from the New York Historical Society on the final Friday of February and March.


“The Beatles Slept Here:” 7:30 p.m., Powerhouse Theater, Sermon Center, 201 N Dodgion St. Directed by Sandy Dempsey and written by Craig Sodaro. This presentation will be performed by the Children’s Performing Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $4 for children 12 and younger. Call 816-325-7367 to reserve tickets. Additional performances will be at 7:30 on Feb. 29, Mar. 6 and 7 and at 2 p.m. on Mar. 1 and 8.


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.