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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+. For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website Programs offered in April include:

This Month’s Highlighted Programs

Please note events will be held at the Palmer Center located at 218A N. Pleasant Street in Independence, Mo., unless otherwise indicated. Call (816) 325-6200 for registration or further information.

John Wayne and the Bridges of Madison County Date | Thursday, April 18, from 7:15 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.

This trip is full – Please call to be added to the waitlist. Price: $128

Spring Basket Weaving | Wednesday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Have fun learning how to weave a decorative basket perfect for spring.

 Your Story| Friday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m.

 Learn how to record your story in your own voice with the help of the Genealogy Center.

Health Care Decisions Day | Tuesday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the important topic of Health Care Directives. 

Ice Cream Social | Friday, April 19, at 12:15 p.m. 

Socialize with your friends while enjoying an ice cream treat. Co-sponsored by Archwell Health.

Earth Day—Recycling and Upcycling | Monday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m.

Join us to learn how to Recycle and Upcycle things that might otherwise be thrown away. 

Native Animals of Missouri at George Owens | Tuesday, April 23, at 1 p.m.

Meet at George Owens Nature Park to learn about the native critters that live in our neighborhoods.

Joyful Sounds Performance | Friday, April 26, at 12:30 p.m

Enjoy big band sound from a small ensemble.


May activities and events with an April registration deadline 

YA-YA FARM Date: Wednesday, May 15, from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Deadline to pre-register: Monday, April 15.

Learn about Alpacas, their fiber, and how the fiber is used for making products, while also having the opportunity to pet, feed, and take pictures with these gentle animals. Enjoy an included lunch at Reynold’s Café with your choice of grilled chicken or roast beef, served with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, Texas toast, and a beverage. Price: $72 


New Theatre - Squabbles Date: Wednesday, May 22, from 10:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Deadline to pre-register: Monday, April 22.

Enjoy a wonderful lunch buffet followed by the hit comedy Squabbles, starring George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett. Price: $63

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