Community Events
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2014 Summer Camp
Fort Osage Caring Communities is pleased to offer a 2014 Summer Camp for students entering grades K-6 weekdays from July 7-31.  The camp will be held at Blue Hills Elementary from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Early enrollment beings April 14.  Click here for details.  

Jacomo Day Camp

Summers kids will never forget begin at Jacomo Day Camp June 2-August 8.  Sign your child up for one week or all ten.  For more information on summer 2014 camp, call 816-229-8980 or email  

Storytime for Families-April 17
The Buckner branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting Storytime for Families at 10:00 a.m. on April 17.  All ages are welcome and no registration is required.  

Teen Creativity-April 17
The Buckner branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting Teen Creativity at 6:30 p.m. on April 17.  Express yourself through original print, video, or visual works.  Registration is suggested, but not required.  Contact 650-3212 for more information or to register.    

Mobile Household ABOP Collection-April 19
A mobile household ABOP collection is taking place on April 19 from 8:00 a.m. to noon for many Jackson County residents.  Click here for complete details.  

Eastern Jackson County Track Club-April 22
The Eastern Jackson County Track Club, for children ages 5-18, is hosting sign ups April 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church.  Click here for complete details.  

Chili Supper and Silent Auction for Conner-April 26
Family and friends of Connor Dessent, Fort Osage High School student who was seriously injured in a December 2013 automobile accident, invite you to a benefit chili dinner and silent auction on April 26 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's High School gym (600 N. Liberty St. Independence, MO 64050).  All proceeds go directly to Connor's care.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Jackson at or Chris Neidt at Click here for complete details.   

Civil Air Patrol Open House-April 28
The Grain Valley Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol invites the community to an open house on April 28.  The membership is open to students ages 12-18.  Click here for complete details.  

Improv Night-May 2
The 2nd annual Improvalooza will be held May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Osage High School Performing Arts Center.  Come see live Improv and support Fort Osage High School students who will be competing at Destination Imagination in late May.  The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for students.  Advance tickets can be purchased from any Destination Imagination team member or from the high school office.  Purchase in advance and save $1.  

Trivia Night-May 2

Help Hope Live for Jim Hebblethwaite is hosting a Trivia Night to benefit the Midwest/West Stem Cell Transplant Fund on May 2nd at the Cove Clubhouse in Lee's Summit.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  The cost is $25 per person or $150 for a table of 8.  Click here for complete details.  

Fort Osage FFA Plant Sale-May 3
The Fort Osage FFA invites you to their annual plant sale on May 3 at the greenhouse located behind the CTC.  

Independence Park Trot Walk/Run-May 3

The Independence Health Department invites you to a free family 5K Park Trot Walk/Run on May 3 at Waterfall Park.  Click here for complete details.  

Open House for Patrick Farnan-May 10
You are invited to a community open house to help Mr. Patrick Farnan say good-bye to the tie and wish him well in retirement.  The open house will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Buckner Elementary.  

Yard Sale-May 17
Girl Scout Service Unit 618 is hosting a Yard Sale on May 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Second Baptist Church.  

 IAFF Golf Tournament-June 9
The IAFF invite you to the 3rd annual Good & Welfare Golf Tournament June 9 at Winterstone Golf Course.  Over $16,000 has gone to scholarships for Independence and Fort Osage High School students because of events such as this.  Click here for complete details.  

Girl Scout Day Camp-June 16 to 18
Service Unit 618 invites girls to Day Camp June 16-18 at Camp Prairie Schooner from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Click here for details.  

Smoke Out in the Valley-June 21 & 22

The 2nd Annual Smoke Out in the Valley is taking place on June 21 and 22 in downtown Buckner.  For an entry form or more information, please contact Tonia at 816-699-3454 or  

Fort Osage Golf Tournament-June 27
FORCE, the Fort Osage Education Foundation, invites the community to play in the 20th Annual Golf Tournament on June 27 at Winterstone Golf Course.  Click here for complete details.  

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