Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
COVID-19 testing: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., both Truman Medical Center locations – 7900 Lee’s Summit Road, Kansas City, and 2301 Holmes, Kansas City. Testing is provided only for persons with symptoms. Persons having a second COVID test may be billed. You must call 816-404-CARE (2273) before going to the testing location. Please call 816-404-CARE (2273) before arriving at the testing location.
COVID-19 testing: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Fire Station No. 3, 210 S.W. Pryor Road, Lee’s Summit. This free testing is being provided by the government of Jackson County. Please register for this testing by visiting https://www.jacksongov.org/1190/COVID-19-Test-Siteshttps://www.jacksongov.org/1190/COVID-19-Test-Sites
Body Blast: 6:15 to 7 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. Full body workout using weights to build muscular strength and endurance. Bring a mat. Sessions for this class are one month long; the cost for the entire session is $24 or $3 for each drop-in visit.
Let’s Go Fishing: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, 816-228-3766. Ages 8-11. Learn the basics of rod-and-reel fishing. Equipment is provided, and the program is free. This program is at the W. Robert Aylward Educational Pond. You must register for this program by visiting mdc.mo.gov/events.
Senior Line Dance Lessons: 9 to 11 a.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 S. Main St., 816-847-6200 or 816-847-6230. Learn to line dance.
Yoga Sculpt: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. This class provides basic Pilates and yoga movements with light weights. Bring a mat and water. Class sessions run for one month; the cost will be $28 for the session or $3.50 for a drop-in class.
Ladies that Lift: 11 to 11:45 a.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. A small group class, in which women learn proper lifting techniques using machines and free weights. Sessions for this class are six weeks long; the cost for the full session is $55 and the cost for a drop-in visit is $3.50.
Noon TRX Boot Camp: 12 to 12:45 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence, 816-325-7843. This is a fast-paced program in which you choose high or low impact. Sessions are one month long and cost $24. Drop-in sessions cost $3.
Pickleball: 1 to 3 p.m., Grain Valley Community Center, 713 S. Main St., 816-847-6200 or 816-847-6230. Enjoy this popular mix of tennis, ping pong, and badminton.
Intro to Butterflies in Missouri: 2 to 3 p.m. virtual event. Learn how to identify species of butterflies found in Missouri. Registration is required before the program begins and, once you have registered, an email program link will be sent to you. There will be a question and answer period where you can interact with presenters. Register at https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/174040
Extreme Boot Camp: 5:10 to 6 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. This is a fast-paced program which will provide whole body benefits. Choose high or low intensity. This program is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A full session costs $36 (3 days per week) or $24 (2 days per week) and a drop-in session costs $3.
Yoga: 6 to 7 p.m., offers yoga for persons from beginners to experienced. This class will providing toning, strengthening, meditation and relaxation. Bring a yoga mat and water. Arrive at least five minutes early. The cost for the full session will be $24 or $3 for a drop-in visit.
TRX Suspension Training: 6 to 7 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence, 816-325-7843. This class is designed to develop strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, coordination and core stability simultaneously. Sessions are one month long and cost $ 28. The cost for a drop-in visit is $3.50.
Discover Nature, Fishing Lesson: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 401 N.W. Park Road., Blue Springs, 816-228-3766. Ages 5 and up. Learn how to tie a knot and bait a hook and try out your technique. Equipment and bait or lures will be provided. Children ages 5 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing permits are not required for this program. You must register by visiting mdc.mo.gov/events. Participants will be asked to maintain safe social distance from staff and other participants who are not their family members during this program.
Tai Chi Chuan, The Essentials: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. This class teaches Tai Chi movements. The cost is $20 for four weeks of classes or $25 for five weeks. A drop-in visit will cost $5.
Kaero Kickboxing: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. This program includes an intense cardio workout, punching bag routines and core conditioning. Bring water and a mat. One month of classes costs $28 and a drop-in session costs $3.50.