Community Calendar items can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: The Examiner, 300 N. Osage St., Independence, MO 64050, Attention Nancy Melton. Also check out the online schedule at examiner.net.
Open doors of the National Museum of Border Trails: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 318 W. Pacific, Independence. A social spring café to welcome the public to the museum. It’s free. Attendees will be able to tour the museum and enjoy artisan coffee and pastries provided by The Wild Way Coffee Company. For more information, call the Museum at 816-325-7579.
Winter Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road. Local products, meats, confectionery and homemade sweets as well as artisanal crafts. All products are produced within 100 miles of the market.
Girl Scout Day at the Zoo: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, 816-595-1765. Any Girl Scout wearing designer clothes will be admitted free of charge and a parent/guardian will be admitted with her for $9. For more information, visit [email protected]
“How three little kittens lost their mittens” — 11 a.m., Institute of Puppetry Arts, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence, 816-833-9777. This performance is presented by Nancy Clark. Tickets are $5 per person with infants under 2 admitted free of charge. For an additional $10, children ages 5 and up can participate in a 45-minute art project after the performance.
Reservations and payment in advance. This program will also be offered on April 9. To reserve seats for the show or art class, call 816-833-9777 or email [email protected]
Pickup Chess at George Owens Nature Park: 2-4 p.m., 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence, 816-325-7115. All levels of experience and all ages are welcome. We’ll have everything you need, or you can bring your own chess set. Bring a friend or play against other players who show up.
Volunteer Day at George Owens: 2-4 p.m., 1601 S. Speck Road, Independence, 816-325-7115. Help eliminate invasive plants such as garlic mustard and shrubby honeysuckle. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and water. For more information, call 816-325-7115.
Free archery lessons: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Anita B. Gorman Discovery, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, 816-759-7300. Free classes sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The morning session is restricted to participants aged 9 and over and the afternoon session is restricted to those aged 18 and over. Prior registration is required. For the morning session, registration can be completed by visiting https://short.med.mo.gov/4JS. For the afternoon session, registration can be completed by visiting https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4JS). Classes are for individuals and families to learn the basic skills and equipment of target archery. Participants can try target bows and arrows with the instructor.
1859 Prison Museum: 217 N. Main, 816-252-1892. From April 5, the prison and museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, but closed on Sunday and Monday. 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]
Bingham-Wagoner Estate: 313 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, 816-461-3491. Since April 1, the domain has been open Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The website is https://www.bwestate.net/.
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
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 500 WUS 24, Independence. Timed admission tickets are required and can be purchased at trumanlibrary.gov. For more information, call 816-268-8200, 800-833-1225.
House of Harry S. Truman: From April 6, the house will be open for visits from Wednesday to Sunday. Tour tickets will be free, but visitors should go to the Visitor Center located at 223 N. Main, Independence, to obtain tickets. The Visitor Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Tours of the Truman House will begin at 9 a.m. and the last tour of each day will begin at 4:30 p.m. Across the street from the Truman House is the Noland House, where the President’s aunt, uncle, and cousins resided Truman. This house is open to visitors on the same schedule as the Truman House. Call 816-254-9929 for more information.
Office and courtroom of Harry S. Truman: Tours of the courthouse are organized by the Jackson County Historical Society. Call 816-252-7454 for more information.
National Museum of Border Trails: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 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] org.
Vaile Manor: 1500 N. Freedom, Independence. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information, visit vailemansion.org/visit.