Community calendar items can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: The Examiner, 300 N. Osage St., Independence, MO 64050, Attention Nancy Melton.


Midday yoga: 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, 816-325-7370. Bring a yoga mat and water to sessions. The walk-in visit costs $3.


Quilting Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Holmeswood Baptist Church, 9700 Holmes Road, Kansas City. Presented by the Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City. Quilts for sale. Raffles. Admission is $5.

Oak Grove Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or full) Saturdays and Sundays, 10th Street and Broadway.


Blue Springs Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to noon, 11th and Main Streets.

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

Independence Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road.

Art of nature: We would have liked to fish: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City. For all ages. Make t-shirts using the Japanese art of gyotaki, a method of printing real fish using rice paper and colored inks. (Participants will use plastic fish.) Everything will be provided. Register in advance at

Electronic recycling event: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cable Dahmer Arena parking lot, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence. Recycle computers, keyboards, printers, hard drives, speakers, cell phones, pagers, radios, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, furnaces, water heaters, stoves, microwaves and power tools.

American Legion Dance: 7-10:30 p.m., American Legion Post 21, 16701 EUS 40, Independence. Live music provided by the group Reddymen. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and free line dancing lessons at 6 p.m. Drinks available. Admission $10. Open to the public. Call 816-373-0221 for more information.


National Museum of Border Trails: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. 318 W. Pacific Ave, Independence, 816-325-7575. A museum telling the story of pioneer trains, including trails in Oregon, Santa Fe and California. Group visits can be arranged by appointment, by contacting [email protected]

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 500 WUS 24, Independence. Tickets are available at and at the door. For more information, call 816-268-8200, 800-833-1225.

House of Harry S. Truman: 219 N. Delaware St., Independence. Open for visits from Wednesday to Sunday. Tours are free but timed, and visitors must go to the Visitor Center at 223 N. Main St. to obtain tickets. The Visitor Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Tours begin at 9:00 a.m. and the last tour of each day begins at 4:30 p.m.

Noland House: Across from the Truman House is the Noland House, where President Truman’s aunt, uncle, and cousins ​​lived. It is open to visitors on the same schedule as the Truman House. Dial 816-254-9929.

Chicago and Alton Depot: 1108 SW Walnut, Blue Springs. This 1923 depot is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for military or seniors, $1 for children 6 and 12, and free for children under 6. Call 816-876-5369.

Dillingham-Lewis House Museum: 101 SW 15th St., Blue Springs, 816-224-8979. This house, built in 1906, is the headquarters of the Blue Springs Historical Society. The house is open Thursday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1879 Chicago and Alton Depot: 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry. The two-story depot contains several rooms restored to the image of the building in the late 1800s. For more information, call 816-325-7955.

Vaile Manor: 1500 N. Freedom, Independence. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the mansion is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, visit

Bingham-Wagoner Estate: 313 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, 816-461-3491. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The web part is https://www.

1859 Prison Museum: 217 N. Main, 816 252-1892, open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, but closed Sundays and Mondays. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6-16, and free for ages 5 and under. For more information, visit [email protected]

Fort Osage National Historic Site: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, 105 Osage St., Sibley. For more information, call 816-650-3278 or visit https://www.makeyourdayhere. com/Events-Attractions/Historic-Sites/Fort-Osage George Owens Nature Park: 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence, 816-325-7115. Eighty-six acres of forest, lakes, hiking trails and wildlife. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Mondays.

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