Items for the Community Centers Calendar may be e-mailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, P.O. Box 459, Independence, Mo. 64051, attention Jill Ritchie.

Items for the Community Centers Calendar may be e-mailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, P.O. Box 459, Independence, Mo. 64051, attention Jill Ritchie.

PALMER CENTER, 325-6200
SPOTLIGHTS

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE, Tuesdays through April 14. Have your taxes done for free by a volunteer from AARP. Call for an appointment. LOWERY MAGIC MUSIC organ classes for ages 50 and older, Tuesdays April 7 through June 9. Call for class times. 55 ALIVE defensive driving class, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 and 10. Participants must attend both days to receive a certificate of completion. Call to register.

ONGOING

PINOCHLE, 12:30 p.m. Mondays. Free. MEXICAN DOMINOES, 12:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free. LINE DANCING LESSONS, 12:05 to 12:25 p.m. beginners; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. open dancing, Mondays and Fridays. Cost, $1. County music jam sessions, 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mondays. Those 50 and older with a stringed instrument are welcome to play along with the group. Others are welcome to watch. LEARN TO CROSS STITCH, 9:30 to 11 a.m. first and third Mondays. Cost, $1. Tuesday Newsday, a current events program, 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Simple crochet, Wednesdays. Supplies provided. Cost, $1. Call to register. 50+ Ballroom dancing, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The Ed Smith Band will provide the music. Bring commercial prepared finger food to share. Cost, $3. Artists at Play, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Adults 50 and older are encouraged to bring materials for their choice of medium. TAGILIMI HAND CRAFTS, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Pickleball games, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. This game is for anyone who likes any aspect of badminton or table tennis. Free. Board game socials, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Billiards, 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Fridays. Free, but registration to use the facilities will be required. LOW VISION RESOURCE CENTER – The area has equipment such as magnifiers, check writing guides, auto focus video magnifier and more. Call for an appointment. SCULPEY CLAY classes, learn to make two and three demential figures. Therapeutic for those suffering from arthritis. Cost, $1.


FAIRMOUNT COMMUNITY CENTER, 254-8334
ONGOING

Line dance lessons, 10 a.m. intermediate; 11 a.m. advanced, Tuesdays. Society of American Magicians, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday. Chair massages, 9:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Cost, $7 for 15 minutes. Call for appointment. Line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Potluck dinner for seniors, 11:30 a.m. second Thursday. Bring a covered dish to share. White elephant bingo will follow. Gospel concert, presented by the MO-KAN Gospel Association, 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner; 7 p.m. concert, fourth Friday. Concert is free, bring a dish to share. BIRTHDAY LUNCH, 11:30 a.m. last Friday. Suggested donation for those 60 and older, $2.


VESPER HALL, 228-0181
SPOTLIGHTS

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE, 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through April 13, or 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through April 9. Have your taxes done for free by a volunteer from AARP. Call for an appointment.

ONGOING

PITCH card game, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays. Cost, $1 donation. TATTING FOR BEGINNERS, classes scheduled as requested. Cost, $10. Call for dates and times. Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost, $3. Bridge, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost, $1. Square dancing, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., first, third and fifth Mondays for beginners; second and fourth Mondays for intermediate. Come with or without a partner. Cost, $3 at the door. QUILTING CLUB, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays. Cost, $5 for class instruction; $1 otherwise. Puzzle Pieces, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Mondays. Cost, donation. KNITTING CLUB, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Cost, $1. Eye glass adjustment, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. first Tuesday. Free. Call to register. 50+ Social Club, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Various activities are planned. Cost, $1. Bingo, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost, $1 per card. BINGO, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday. Cost, $1 per card. Ceramics class, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, instruction for beginners, 9 to 11 a.m. Cost, $2 for drop-in; $15 per workshop. Drop-in cards and games, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Free. Guitar Jams, 12:45 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Stringed instruments wanted. Come play, sing or just enjoy the music. Free. VESPER HALL CHOIR PRACTICE, 12:45 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome. Sheet music reading lessons, 12 to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost, 50 cents. Call to register. Crocheting Club, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost, $1. HAND AND FOOT card games, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost, $1. Line dancing classes, 2 to 3 p.m. for beginners; 1 to 2 p.m. for intermediate; 3 to 3:30 p.m. ultra beginner, Wednesdays. Cost, $2 for beginners and intermediate, $1 for ultra beginner. Woodcarving Club, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost, $1. Ceramics CLASS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost, $2. ACRYLICS/WATERCOLOR CLUB, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring your own supplies. Cost, $1. BIG BAND JAMS, 1 to 3 p.m. first and third Thursdays. Anyone that plays drums, piano, cello and trumpet are welcome to join in. Free. Ballroom dancing, 1 to 3:15 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Bring a snack to share. Come with or without a partner. Cost, $4. Canasta, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost, $1 donation. WATERCOLOR CLUB, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring your own supplies. Cost, $1. Craft sales, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. Age 50 and older consignment sales. Bring your handmade crafts to display and sell.


Compiled by Jillayne Ritchie