Community calendar

The Examiner

Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to or mailed to: The Examiner, 300 N. Osage, Independence, MO 64050, attention Nancy Melton. Also, check the calendar online at 


Blue Springs Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to noon, 11th and Main Streets, Blue Springs. This market provides local crafts, fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers.   

Drumm Farm Market: 8 a.m. to 12 noon, 3210 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence, 816-373-3434. The children at Drumm Farm care for small livestock and harvest a four-acre garden.  

Independence Uptown Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 211 W. Truman Road., Independence. All the crafts and foods were grown or created within a 100 mile radius. Produce, honey, jams, eggs, soaps, birdhouses and other handcrafted items. For more information, visit   

Stars and Stripes Picnic: 6:30 p.m., National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City. The grounds will open at 3:30 p.m. for this free event. Attractions include local vendors, food trucks, live music, the Navy parachute team (The Leap Frogs), a Navy band (Brass Ambassadors), The Shawnee Mission North High School ROTC, a misting tent and 105 portable restrooms. A fireworks display will begin at dusk and last for 20 minutes. For information on parking and other info, visit and search for Stars and Stripes Picnic. 


Independence Day 1855: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Missouri Town 1855, 8010 E. Park Road, Lee’s Summit. Celebrate Independence Day like our ancestors did, with patriotic speeches, a parade at noon, children’s games, period cooking and dancing. Admission is $7 per adult, $4 for seniors and youth, and free for ages 5 and under. For more information visit or call 816-524-8770. 

Red, White and Blue Springs: 6:30 to 10 p.m., Blue Springs South High School Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium, 2000 N.W. Ashton Drive, Blue Springs. Free. There will be food trucks, live music from Loose Change Band at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. For further information, visit