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Special Event: Education
2018 Truman Book Award featuring Kevin Peraino
"As 1949 unfolded and Mao Zedong's communist forces spread further across China, Harry S. Truman found himself facing a new diplomatic challenge. Truman and his aides scrambled to respond, and their actions ended up yielding an American foreign policy that...
Harry S Truman Library & Museum
Independence, MO

Thu 9/27/18 at 6pm-7:30pm
Special Event: Holiday, Benefit/Fundraiser, Tour
Haunted Ghost Tours
Join the Jackson County Historical Society,Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal Investigations & Pioneer Trail Adventures for an evening of ghostly stories & sites! Spend approx 45 minutes inside the 1859 Jail, where Dusk 2 Dawn will share some history & stories of par...
1859 Jail and Marshal's House
Independence, MO

Fri 9/28/18 at 7pm till 9pm, 8pm till 10pm
Sat 9/29/18 at 7pm till 9pm, 8pm till 10pm
Fri 10/5/18 at 7pm till 9pm, 8pm till 10pm
Sat 10/6/18 at 7pm till 9pm, 8pm till 10pm
Fri 10/12/18 at 7pm till 9pm, 8pm till 10pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Midwest Genealogy Center Presents: Irish Coat of Arms, Tartans, and Genealogy
Author and genealogist Mike O’Laughlin shares his research covering Irish heraldry from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Discover the basic facts and fiction about your Irish coat of arms and tartan, as well as learn 10 simple ways to start your family hist...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Fri 9/28/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sports: Roller Derby
Derby Mania: Roller Derby Championship Games
Let’s get ready to rumble! No fight is fake here, folks. These rag-tag tag team match ups are all grit and glory! Watch these rascally wrestlers slam their way to the top for the Championship Belt in the final match of the season! First in the ring are T...
B&D South Skate Center
Independence, MO

Sat 9/29/18 at 5:30pm-10pm
Special Event: Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Path to Parenthood 5K
This is the 4th Annual Path to Parenthood 5K, in support of Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation (KCIA). Proceeds from this event fund KCIA’s Family Building Grant program, providing financial aid to KC locals to help with treatment and adoption co...
Waterfall Park
Independence, MO

Sat 9/29/18 at 8am-10am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Midwest Genealogy Center Presents: Collection Your Family Stories Before They Are Lost
It’s too easy to let unique family stories slip away. Learn tips and tricks for collecting and preserving your family’s stories to pass on to future generations.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Sat 10/6/18 at 10:30am-11:30pm
Special Event: Education
Lock In: Late Night at the Midwest Genealogy Center
Stay up late at the Midwest Genealogy Center for a night of research, mini-classes, and fun! Use these extra hours to dig deeper into your family history. Stay fueled with snacks and drinks and win some great prizes! Registration is required.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Fri 10/12/18 at 8pm-12am
Special Event: Children
Play Date Thursdays
Join Independence Center and local community organizations in Children's Play Area for Play dates: Fun, free monthly events for kids! Move, learn, create and connect with a new activity on Thursday mornings throughout the year. Invite your playgroups and e...
Independence Center
Independence, MO

Thu 10/18/18 at 11am-12pm
Thu 11/15/18 at 11am-12pm
Special Event: Children
Playdate Thursdays
Join Independence Center and local community organizations in Children's Play Area for Play dates: Fun, free monthly events for kids! Move, learn, create and connect with a new activity on Thursday mornings throughout the year. Invite your playgroups and e...
Independence Center
Independence, MO

Thu 10/18/18 at 11am-12pm
Thu 11/15/18 at 11am-12pm
Thu 12/20/18 at 11am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Family/Child (Books)
The Midwest Genealogy Center Presents: River of the Big Canoe - Across the Muddy Missouri
Let’s go up the Mississippi and across the Missouri River to a land that your pa says will make a fine place to settle. Let oral historian Jim "Two Crows" Wallen lead you through artifacts, stories, and authentic clothing into the land that will become the...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Fri 10/19/18 at 2pm-3pm
Music: Christian Contemporary
MercyMe
Since their debut in 2001, Grammy-nominated, multiple American Music Award- and Dove Award-winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstre...
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Independence, MO

Thu 10/25/18 at 7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Midwest Genealogy Center Presents: Past to Print - Writing Your Ancestor's Story
Have you ever found a fascinating person or story while researching your genealogy? This three-hour workshop will help you find those stories buried in the research, apply the key elements of story crafting to them, and explore how those elements apply to ...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Fri 10/26/18 at 2pm-5pm
Special Event: Gaming, Convention
Midwest GameFest
Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Gamer's...
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Independence, MO

Thu 11/1/18 - Sun 11/4/18 at 8am-12am
Special Event: Circus
Ararat Shrine Circus
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Independence, MO

Fri 11/16/18 at 7:30pm
Sat 11/17/18 at 10:30am
Sat 11/17/18 at 2:30pm
Sat 11/17/18 at 7:30pm
Sat 11/17/18 at 10am
    

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