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Community calendar

Staff Writer
The Examiner

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.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be changes in the schedules of any of these programs. Be sure to make phone contact or double check the website for each of these events.

TODAY

COVID-19 testing: Both Truman Medical Centers locations – Lakewood and at Hospital Hill – will provide testing, but only for persons who are experiencing at least one COVID-19 symptom. For any person’s first COVID-19 test, there will be no charge. Please call 816-404-CARE (2273) before arriving at the testing location.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at:

• TMC Lakewood, 7900 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City.

• TMC Hospital Hill, 2301 Holmes Road, Kansas City

Body Blast: 6:15 to 7 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This is a full-body workout using weights to build muscular strength and endurance. Sessions are one month long. The cost is $24 per session or $3 for a drop-in session.

Yoga Sculpt: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Basic Pilates and Yoga movements combined with light weights. Bring a mat and water. Sessions are one month and cost $28 per session or $3.50 for a drop-in class.

Family Creek Exploration: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, 816- 228-3766.

Splish and splash in the mud and water in search of tadpoles, fish, insects and more. Bring water bottles and towels. Do not wear a swimsuit. Wear closed-toed shoes (no aqua socks). Program starts at the Bethany Falls parking lot. Registration is required by visiting https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/burr-oak-woods-ca or calling the Center.

Japanese beetle trapping: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, 816-759-7300. Japanese beetles are a major non-native invasive pest in our region, and they are very easy to spot and catch in July. Learn how to make a trap out of items from your recycling bin, bring your trap to the Discovery Center, catch Japanese beetles and learn about the different uses for them (culinary and otherwise) while helping our landscape be free of this non-native pest.

Ladies That Lift: 11 to 11:45 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This class is 6 weeks and teaches women the proper weightlifting techniques using machines and free weights. A 6-week session costs $55 or $5 for a drop-in class.

Noon TRX Boot Camp: 12 to 12:45 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence. Achieve whole-body benefits from this fast-paced program. You chose high or low impact. Sessions are one month and cost $24 or $3 for a drop-in class.

Extreme Boot Camp: 5:10 to 6 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This is a fast-paced program providing great whole-body results. You choose high or low intensity. Sessions last one month and cost $24 per month for 2 classes or $36 per month for 3 classes weekly. Drop-in classes cost $3.

Yoga: 6 to 7 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Sessions are one month and cost $24 for a session or $3 for a drop-in class.

TRX Suspension training: 6 to 7 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence. Classes are designed to develop strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and core stability. Straps, buckles and grips are used to allow students to work against their own body weight. Sessions are one month and cost $28 per session or $3.50 for a drop-in class.

Beginner’s yoga: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence. Begin your yoga practice off learning the basics. Reduce stress through movement in this 6 week class. Bring a mat and water. The full session costs $12 or $3.50 for a drop-in class.

Kaero kickboxing: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This program includes intense cardio workout, punching bag routines and core conditioning. Bring a mat and water. Sessions are one month and cost $28 for a session or $3.50 for a drop-in class.

WEDNESDAY

Mask giveaway: 9 to 11 a.m., Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 N.E. Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit. Ten masks per car/household. Masks are given out first come, first served.

Senior Fitness/Silver Sneakers: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 S. Main St., 816-847-6200 or 816-847-6230. Be sure to call the community center as mask regulations may result in changes of schedule.

Zumba AM: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. A fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes. This class will be held Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 5. The full session costs $24; a drop-in class costs $3.

Japanese beetle trapping: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, 816-759-7300

Intermediate tap: 11 to 11:45 a.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence, 816-325-7843. This class requires the instructor’s permission to enroll. Persons with tap dance experience sharpen skills and may perform. This class costs $20 for a 4-week session or $25 for a 5 week session.

Noon yoga: 12 noon to 12:45 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. This class focuses on strengthening and toning. Bring a mat and water. This class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from July 1 through Aug. 5. The full session costs $24 while a drop-in class costs $3.

TRX Suspension training: 5 to 6 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence, 816-325-7843. Classes are designed to develop strength, balance, flexibility, endurance and core stability. Use straps and grips that allow the use of body weight. The cost is $28 per session or $3.50 per drop-in class.

Extreme Boot Camp: 5:10 to 6 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. Fast-paced program which will provide whole body benefits. Choose high or low intensity. This program is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The full 4-week session costs $36 (3 days per week) or $24 (2 days per week) or $3 for a drop-in session.

Barre Fusion: 6:15 to 7 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave., Independence, 816-325-7843. This class combines ballet and dance techniques, yoga postures, strength exercises and cardio. 4-week sessions cost $24 or $3 per droop-in session.

Zumba Toning: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. Combining Zumba with sculpting dance moves using light hand weights. These classes are offered on Monday and Wednesdays from July 1 through Aug. 3. A Saturday class will also begin on July 11. The cost will be $28 for the full session or $3.50 for drop in sessions. Saturdays only will cost $12 for the session.

ONGOING EVENTS

George Owens Nature Park: 1601 S. Speck Road, Indep., (816) 325-7115. Although not all buildings are yet open, there are 86 acres of beautiful forest, lakes, hiking trails and wildlife. Hours are: Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m., Monday: Closed.

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area: 401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, 816-228-3766 remains open with outdoor trails which are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Please practice proper social distancing while on the trails. Note: Pets are not allowed on the area, and bicycles are not allowed on the trails.

1859 Jail and Marshall’s Home: 217 N. Main, 816-252-1892. This museum is open for tours, but only by reservation. Reservations may be made by calling the facility.

Missouri Town 1855: 8010 E Park Road, Lee's Summit (in Fleming Park). Missouri Town is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. A mask is required to enter. This living museum features history interpreters, heirloom crops, and heritage breed livestock all helping to tell the story of daily life in the small 19th century towns of this region.