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.
Drumm Farm Market, 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. You can purchase their products at the Drumm Farm Market, open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. All the crafts and foods were grown or created within a 100 mile radius. You can purchase plants, honey, jams, eggs, soaps, birdhouses and other handcrafted items. For more information, visit facebook.com/independenceUptownMarket where you can see a map of the various vendors and a list of their products.
Blue Springs Farmers Market, 11th and Main Streets, Blue Springs. This market provides fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Currently, pursuant to Jackson County COVID rules, 50 people are allowed in the market at a time and can proceed in a walk through visit. Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
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.
Family fireworks in Blue Springs: Fireworks are legally allowed to be discharged within Blue Springs city limits. This year, these dates and times are July 1-3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight.
Family fireworks in Independence: The City Code makes it unlawful for any person to possess, store, handle, or use, within the city, bottle rockets, aerial missiles, sparkler bombs, or altered/combined fireworks. Fireworks within the city limits of Independence are only permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. July 3 and July 5; and between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight July 4.
The City Code also makes it unlawful to use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks from a motorized vehicle or throw any ignited firework into, at, or under a motorized vehicle or near any person or animal.
Noon Yoga: 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. Relax while toning and strengthening. Bring a mat and water to class. Sessions last one month. The cost is $24 per session or $3 for a drop-in class.
TRX Suspension Training: 5 to 6 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence. Challenge yourself, get great whole-body benefits from this fast-paced program. You choose high or low impact. Sessions last one month. Cost is $24 per session or $3 per drop-in class.
Barre Fusion: 6:15 to 7 p.m., Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence. This class combines ballet and dance techniques with yoga postures and cardio training to create a total-body workout. Sessions are one month long and cost $24 per session or $3 per drop-in class.
Zumba Toning: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This class combines Zumba with body sculpting moves using light hand weights. Sessions are one month and cost $28 or $12 per session (2 days per week or 1 day per week) or $3.50 per drop-in class.
Turbo Kick Live: 7:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence. This class combines kickboxing with high-intensity interval training for high calorie burn. Sessions are one month and cost $12 per session or $3 per drop-in class.
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.
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 Bootcamp: 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 Bootcamp: 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.
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.
Jackson County Parks: Although local beaches are closed for the year, there are still trails designed for biking, hiking, and walking. There are also lots of places for fishing as well as open marinas and boat rentals allowing boating in area lakes. For further information on trails or boating, visit the websites at https://www.makeyourdayhere.com/168/Trails or https://www.makeyourdayhere.com/Search?searchPhrase=fishing or https://www.makeyourdayhere.com/153/Boat-Rentals.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Bingham-Waggoner Mansion and Estate: 313 W. Pacific, Independence. The estate is closed until further notice.
Community of Christ International Headquarters: The Auditorium is at 101 W. Walnut Ave.; the Temple is at 201 S. River Blvd. Both buildings are closed until further notice. Call 816-831-1000, ext. 3030 or visit www.CofChrist.org for more information.
Harry S. Truman Office and Courtroom: The courthouse is not open for tours of the Office and Courtroom. Call 816-252-7454 for further information.
National Frontier Trails Museum: 318 W. Pacific Ave. 816-325-7575.
Public Skate: Cable-Dahmer Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence. Public skating is closed until further notice.
Truman Home: The Truman Home is closed until further notice. Call 816-254-9929 inquire as to when tours will be available.
Vaile Mansion: 1500 N. Liberty, Independence. The mansion is closed until further notice.