Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, Mo., 64050, attention Nancy Melton. Also, check the calendar online at examiner.net.
Farmers market at Drumm Farm: 8 a.m. to noon, 3210 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. Produce, baked goods, meat, eggs and jams.
American Legion Food Pantry grand opening: 9 a.m., Tirey J. Ford American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40, Independence. The public is welcome to this grand opening ceremony. This new food pantry will be a one-of-a-kind military and veteran resource to serve active duty, reserve, National Guard and veteran families. For information on how to donate funds or nonperishable items, call Post Adjutant Tom Tanner at 816-373-0221.
Bluebirds of Happiness: 9 to 10 a.m., Burr Oak Woods, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, 816-228-3766. The Eastern bluebird is the Missouri state symbol of conservation success. Learn about the bluebird’s history and how to attract bluebirds to your yard. No registration required. This program is for all ages.
Chicago & Alton Depot (1926): 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in 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.
Let’s Move Saturdays Dynamic Dance: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1901 S.W. U.S. 40. Classes for ages 2 through 6 will be offered from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Classes for ages 7 and up will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. These classes are free and open to the public. Let’s Move programs are sponsored by the City of Blue Springs.
Zumba Toning: 10 a.m.-11 a.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.
Hands on History: 11 a.m., every Saturday, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, 816-888-8100. History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. This is free to the public.
Rockin’ and Readin’ Nature Tales: 11 a.m. to noon, Burr Oak Woods, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, 816-228-3766. Enjoy fantastic nature adventures and tales. No registration. All ages.
Census Job Fair: 1 to 4 p.m., Rockhurst Community Center, 5401 Troost Ave., Kansas City. Recruiters will be available to conduct interviews for census takers, census field supervisors, recruiting assistants, clerks, and office operations supervisors. Hourly pay starts at $21. For more information about the available positions, visit https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html or kcmo.gov/census.
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.
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.
Let’s Move Saturdays Rink Ratz: 4:30-6: 30 p.m., 513 S.W. Keystone Drive, Blue Springs. This open roller skating time is free and open to the public. Let’s Move Saturdays program are sponsored by the City of Blue Springs.
Dillingham-Lewis House Museum: 1-4 p.m., 15th and Main streets, Blue Springs. A seven-room home that was built in 1906 by Morgan Vachel Dillingham. Run today by the Blue Springs Historical Society.
Organ recital: 2:30-3 p.m., at Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River Blvd., Independence. Free concert by Nicholas Good on the Casavant organ. Call 816-833-1000, ext. 3030 for more information.
Kansas City Men’s Chorus Benefit Concert: 3 p.m., Stone Church, 1012 W Lexington Ave, Independence. The purpose of this concert is to raise funds for the Neighborhood Dinner, a joint project of the Stone Church and the Community Services League. All are welcome to this upbeat and light-hearted concert for which the only cost is a voluntary donation.
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.
Zumba Strong: 6:15 a.m. - 7 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence,(816) 325-7370. A complete bodyweight workout that conditions your muscles with a combination of cardio & plyometric exercise. Although music is the heart of the workout, this is no dance class; this is strong. Fee: $3 for drop-in or $35 for six week session.
Tai Chi for Arthritis: 8:05 a.m, Palmer Center, 218A North Pleasant St., Independence, 816-325 6200. Walk-in class. Fee: $3.
Senior Coffee and Donuts: 9-11 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St. Enjoy complimentary coffee and time to visit with friends and make new ones. Call 816-847-6230 for information.
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.
Silver Senior Chair and Standing Yoga: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 Main St.. This class, featuring whole-body motion from seated and standing positions, promotes stress reduction and mental clarity, and increases flexibility, balance and range of motion. Cost: $2 per class; free to SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit and Renew Active members. Call 816-847-6230 for information.
Noon Yoga: Noon-12:45 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Bring a mat. Cost: $3. To register or for more information, call 816-325-7370.
Drop-In Bridge: 12:15 to 4 p.m., Vesper Hall, 400 S.W. Vesper, Blue Springs. Players should be present 15 minutes early. For further information, call 816-228-0181.
Mary Paxton Study Class: 1:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Church, 4341 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City. Mary Beth Cradick will present a program concerning the fads and entertainment of the 1920s and 1930s. All women are invited. The first two classes attended are free and, thereafter, the membership fee is $30 for two semesters (19 classes). For further information, call 816-799-2452
TRX Suspension Training: 5-6 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.