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.


FRIDAY


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.


AAUW Book Fair: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, outside Macy’s, upper level, in Independence Center. Proceeds fund scholarships presented to Independence high school girls in the spring. Sponsored by the Independence Branch of American Association of University Women.


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.


“Yesterday,” the world’s most-recorded song: 2 p.m. at the South Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 13700 East 35th St., 816-461-2050. With more than 1600 covers, “Yesterday” is one of the most iconic pieces of music ever written, but its origin and development were anything but ordinary. Learn the story behind the world’s most recorded song. For adults.


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.


Salsa and Mambo Classes: 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., March 5, 12, and 19, 400 Vesper Hall, N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs. Salsa/Mambo is a fusion of swing and Cuban music. Register for these classes by calling 816-228-0181. The cost for all three classes is $21.


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.


FRIDAY


AAUW Book Fair: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Saturday, outside Macy’s, upper level, in Independence Center. Proceeds fund scholarships presented to Independence high school girls in the spring. Sponsored by the Independence Branch of American Association of University Women.


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.


Raytown Branch of Mid0Continent Public Library celebrates reopening: 10 a.m., at the branch, 6131 Raytown Rd. After months of renovations, which included a variety of upgrades—from more natural light to improved Wi-Fi and technology— there will be a celebratory rededication ceremony, followed by an open house in the afternoon.


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.


Spirit of Independence Band Concert: 2 p.m., Groves Retirement Center, 1515 W. White Oak St., Independence. This is a free concert open to the public.


Kansas City Area Bluegrass Music Club: 6 p.m. meeting and 7 p.m. stage show, Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist Church, 51st and Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City. This club meets once per month. There are rooms for jam sessions and a stage concert as well. Attendance is free and people are invited to come and play or come and listen. Concessions are available.


Trail Movie Night, National Frontier Trails Museum: 6 p.m., 318 W Pacific Ave, Independence. This movie, “Westward the Women,” tells the story of a heroic group of women determined to cross America. No reservations are required. There is no charge for this movie.


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.