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        1Chamber Office Closed
Chamber Office Closed
Begins: January 1, 2015
Ends: January 1, 2015

5-5-5 Reading Challenge
5-5-5 Reading Challenge
Begins: January 1, 2015
Ends: January 1, 2015

With the New Year comes a reading challenge for all ages at the Independence Public Library. Choose 5 different types, or genres, of books to read. Examples of genres include true fiction, poetry, romance, comics, fantasy, westerns, graphic novels, science fiction, or biographies. Next, read 5 books from each genre by May 5, 2015. Participants can sign up at the library and pick up a reading log to chart their progress. Please contact the library for more details at 319-334-2470 or www.independence.lib.ia.us. Branch out your reading in 2015 and set a resolution you can keep.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
2Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
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4Bridal Fair
Bridal Fair
Begins: January 4, 2015
Ends: January 4, 2015

Sunday, January 4th at Henderson Event Center in Independence, IA. It is from 12-4 p.m. Brides can pre-register at www.neiowabridalfair.com
Bride's Bar & Breakfast Crawl
Bride's Bar & Breakfast Crawl
Begins: January 4, 2015
Ends: January 4, 2015

Bride's Bar & Breakfast Crawl : Meet at Henderson Event Center at 10am.
5Taxes, the Affordable Care Act, and You
Taxes, the Affordable Care Act, and You
Begins: January 5, 2015
Ends: January 5, 2015

Stop in at the Independence Public Library Monday, January 5th, from 5 to 8 p.m. and a tax representative will walk through what the ACA may mean for you. They will answer questions. This is free and open to the public.
Boot Camp Class
Boot Camp Class
Begins: January 5, 2015
Ends: January 5, 2015

This Boot Camp Class will include strength and cardio work. Class meets on Mondays & Wednesdays in the gym at the Falcon Civic Center (1305 5th Avenue NE, Independence) from 5:30-6:15pm. This class will run from January 5th- 28th and the cost is $24 or $4 per drop-in. Register for the class by calling 319-334-2606 by January 5th.
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Pilates Class
Pilates Class
Begins: January 5, 2015
Ends: January 5, 2015

Pilates is a no-impact exercise program designed to use your body as resistance through movement to improve your strength and flexibility. Class runs January 5th- February 25th and meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:20-7pm in the large meeting room at the Falcon Civic Center. The cost is $38 per person and the instructor will be Janet Buls. Please call 319-334-2606 by January 5th to register for this class.
Legion Meeting
Legion Meeting
Begins: January 5, 2015
Ends: January 5, 2015

Sheenhan-Tidball American Legion month at 7:00 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch. Come at 6:45 p.m. for supper. Questions call: Mike Smock 319-327-0078 or Russ Kress 563-920-7993.
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
6Commercial Manure Training
Commercial Manure Training
Begins: January 6, 2015
Ends: January 6, 2015

Heartland Acres, 9 a.m. to noon
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: January 6, 2015
Ends: January 6, 2015

Cards n ConvornEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, lively conversation, and light refreshments from 1:00-3:00 pm. Cards n Convo meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. No library card is necessary to attend this free social event. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
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BCHC Freedom From Smoking
BCHC Freedom From Smoking
Begins: January 6, 2015
Ends: January 6, 2015

The Buchanan County Health Center will be offering the Freedom From Smoking program, a 7 week smoking cessation class for adults. Meetings will be held on 7 consecutive Tuesdays and one Thursday meeting from January 6th to February 17 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Buchanan County Health Center. The public can enroll in the program by calling 319-332-0850, Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
7 8H&R Block Open House
H&R Block Open House
Begins: January 8, 2015
Ends: January 8, 2015

Find out if your refund is affected by the Affordable Care Act on January 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come into H&R Block and get your questions answered. Our specialist will get you the answers you need, for free.
eBooks Class
eBooks Class
Begins: January 8, 2015
Ends: January 8, 2015

eBooks for Mobile DevicesrnThe Independence Public Library will offer an eBooks class from 6:00-7:30 pm. Bring your mobile device (such as a Kindle, Nook, or iPad) to class and learn how to download free eBooks and how to purchase them. All are welcome to attend library programs and classes; no library card is necessary. Kim Van Deest from the Waterloo Public Library will be teaching the class. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to sign up for this class. For more information about this and other classes offered, contact the library or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.usrn
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Simply Stretching
Simply Stretching
Begins: January 8, 2015
Ends: January 8, 2015

This class is for anyone who wants to improve their flexibility. This class will run January 8th- February 12th and will meet on Thursdays from 6-6:40pm in the large meeting room at the Falcon Civic Center. The cost is $20 per person and the instructor is Janet Buls. Register by calling the Falcon Civic Center @ 319-334-2606 by January 8th.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
9Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: January 9, 2015
Ends: January 9, 2015

Artist Showcase with Iowa CreationsrnThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring Ryan Halbur and Iowa Creations. Their custom and hand-crafted yard and metal art will be exhibited in the Community Room Friday, January 9th from 2:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, January 12th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Sunday, January 11th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artists will be available for comments. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.usrn
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
10Blood Drive
Blood Drive
Begins: January 10, 2015
Ends: January 10, 2015

Blood Drive in Quasqueton. The Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. From 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Quasqueton City Hall, 113 Water St. North.
Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: January 10, 2015
Ends: January 10, 2015

Artist Showcase with Iowa CreationsrnThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring Ryan Halbur and Iowa Creations. Their custom and hand-crafted yard and metal art will be exhibited in the Community Room Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, January 12th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Sunday, January 11th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artists will be available for comments. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
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Merry Mixers
Merry Mixers
Begins: January 10, 2015
Ends: January 10, 2015

The Independence Merry Mixers Square Dance Club invite everyone to  join them at the East Elementary School Saturday, January 10th at 7:30 p.m.
11Artist Showcase Reception
Artist Showcase Reception
Begins: January 11, 2015
Ends: January 11, 2015

Artist Showcase Reception with Iowa CreationsrnThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring Ryan Halbur and Iowa Creations. Their custom and hand-crafted yard and metal art will be exhibited during the Artist Reception Sunday, January 11th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artists will be available for comments. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
12Cub Scout Pack 75
Cub Scout Pack 75
Begins: January 12, 2015
Ends: January 12, 2015

Mon Jan 12, 2015 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Pack Meeting (Cake Auction - Wild Wild West). Community Event - St. John School, Multi-Purpose Room.
"A Visit to Israel" Independence Area Women's Connection
"A Visit to Israel" Independence Area Women's Connection
Begins: January 12, 2015
Ends: January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m. at Bill's Pizza & Smokehouse. Supper $9.00 (Cavatelli with choices of 2 sauces) The Independence Area Women's Connection will be having "a Visit to Israel." Feature: Trip to Israel by Vicki Scherer. Music: Vocal by Reagan Kremer. Speaker: Viki Scherer, Decatur, IL "You Can Plan for the Future, but You Can't Predict It." Reservations and cancellations call 319-327-4016 by Thursday, 10:00 am, January 8th
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Adventures in Nature
Adventures in Nature
Begins: January 12, 2015
Ends: January 12, 2015

Adventures in Nature: Animal TrackersrnCome and find out more about animal trackers, where you will become a tracker yourself! rnLearn more about animal tracks at 6:00 pm at the Independence Public Library with Alexia Hamlett, County Youth Coordinator with Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach. Participants will also make their own tracks, become an investigator, and more!rnThe program is open to children of all ages, but the activities are most suitable for those in grades K-3. No registration is required and no library card is necessary to attend. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us or contact Alexia at the Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 334-7161.rn
Blood Drive
Blood Drive
Begins: January 12, 2015
Ends: January 12, 2015

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Monday, Jan. 12th from 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 6th Ave NW
Cub Scout Pack 75 Cake Auction
Cub Scout Pack 75 Cake Auction
Begins: January 12, 2015
Ends: January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Independence. This year's theme is "Wild, Wild West." The public is welcome to join us for the judging and auction.
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
13iPad Q & A
iPad Q & A
Begins: January 13, 2015
Ends: January 13, 2015

iPad Q & A with KimrnGet your iPad questions answered during this discussion from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library. Learn how to make the most of your iPad, apps and accessories. Get great tips every iPad owner should know, learn how to personalize your iPad and how to turn it into a practical and purposeful tool – even how to download free eBooks. All are welcome to attend library programs and classes; no library card is necessary. Kim Van Deest from the Waterloo Public Library will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.com.rn
Recipes for Real Life Cooking Classes
Recipes for Real Life Cooking Classes
Begins: January 13, 2015
Ends: January 13, 2015

Tuesdays, January 13th to February 17th from 5-6 p.m. Located at the Oak View Senior Living Complex on the BCHC Campus. Cost is $40 for all 6 weeks. To register please call 319-332-0850. Guest chefs include: Dr. Erica Smith, Maxine Kehret, Whitney Packebush, Josh Vendenburg, Sandy Tull, Abby Whiley.
14 15Local Food Volunteers Winter Webinar
Local Food Volunteers Winter Webinar
Begins: January 15, 2015
Ends: January 15, 2015

6:30-8:30 p.m.; Heartland Acres Theater, $2 per session for Master Gardeners ~ $5 per session for the General Public.
River Arts Theater
River Arts Theater
Begins: January 15, 2015
Ends: January 15, 2015

Holding a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15th at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 6th Ave NW. All are welcome.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
16Fair Board Fish Fry
Fair Board Fish Fry
Begins: January 16, 2015
Ends: January 16, 2015

The Independence Fair Board will be hosting a Fish Fry at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for kids.  
2 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament
2 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament
Begins: January 16, 2015
Ends: January 16, 2015

2 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament being offered at River\'sEDGE Sport & Fitness on Friday, January 16th!! Registration will be at 5:30pm on the day of the tournament or you may pre-register by calling River\'sEDGE at 332-1525. The cost is $10 per team of 2 players. Tournament Start Time is 6:00pm at River\'sEDGE. Teams will be bracketed upon registration; pay back will be 50% of the registrations brought in to the the top 3 teams. This is a double elimination tournament, teams officiate your own game and Have Fun!! $2 Cans will be sold. We will have the big screen television on and we hope to see you there!!
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Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
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18UNI Men's Basketball County Day
UNI Men's Basketball County Day
Begins: January 18, 2015
Ends: January 18, 2015

Missouri State Bears vs UNI Panthers on January 18th. Reserve your seat today! Use promo code UNIFIGHT. Visit unipanthers.com or call Thomas Stolley at 319-273-5413
19Reel Time x 2
Reel Time x 2
Begins: January 19, 2015
Ends: January 19, 2015

Reel Time x 2rnThe Independence Public Library will show TWO recently released movies today -one at 10:00 am and the other at 1:00 pm during the Independence Community School District’s No School Monday. The movies will be in the Community Room with free popcorn provided by the Independence Friends of the Library. No library card is needed to attend. Please contact the library for the titles and other details about this free event at 334-2470, www.independence.lib.ia.us, or find us on Facebook.rn
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
20Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: January 20, 2015
Ends: January 20, 2015

Cards n ConvornEnjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, lively conversation, and refreshments from 1:00-3:00 pm. Cards n Convo meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. No library card is necessary to attend this free social event. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
Recipes for Real Life Cooking Classes
Recipes for Real Life Cooking Classes
Begins: January 13, 2015
Ends: January 13, 2015

Tuesdays, January 13th to February 17th from 5-6 p.m. Located at the Oak View Senior Living Complex on the BCHC Campus. Cost is $40 for all 6 weeks. To register please call 319-332-0850. Guest chefs include: Dr. Erica Smith, Maxine Kehret, Whitney Packebush, Josh Vendenburg, Sandy Tull, Abby Whiley.
21 22Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
23Fair Board Fish Fry
Fair Board Fish Fry
Begins: January 23, 2015
Ends: January 23, 2015

The Independence Fair Board will be hosting a Fish Fry at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for kids.
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
242015 Mustang Foundation Banquet
2015 Mustang Foundation Banquet
Begins: January 24, 2015
Ends: January 24, 2015

January 24th, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Located at Heartland Acres Event Center, Independence. Cost is $65 per couple, $35 for a ticket, $240 sponsor table of 8. The banquet will feature both live and  silent  auctions in addition to our dessert chefs. RSVP info-contact Rob Robinson 319-334-7181.
Merry Mixers
Merry Mixers
Begins: January 24, 2015
Ends: January 24, 2015

Everyone is invited to join the Merry Mixers at the East Elementary School Saturday, Jan. 24th, at 7:30 p.m. The dance will be called by Robin Ragen of Ottumwa. Lunch will be served by the Merry Mixers
25Service and Soup Supper
Service and Soup Supper
Begins: January 25, 2015
Ends: January 25, 2015

The Calvary Evangelical Center, 700 13th Street NE, Independence, will hold a Soup Supper on Sunday, Jan. 25th after their 6:30 p.m. service. Proceeds will benefit their puppet ministry, which will be featured in the services as they present "Bernie the Bike Breaker."
26Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
27Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: January 27, 2015
Ends: January 27, 2015

Book DiscussionrnThis Is Where I Leave You is author Jonathan Tropper\'s most accomplished work to date, a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind—whether we like it or not. This is Where I Leave You will be the topic at the Book Discussion at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library. It is also available on our nooks. The book discussion group generally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us for a list of this season’s selections.rn
Recipes for Real Life Cooking Classes
Recipes for Real Life Cooking Classes
Begins: January 13, 2015
Ends: January 13, 2015

Tuesdays, January 13th to February 17th from 5-6 p.m. Located at the Oak View Senior Living Complex on the BCHC Campus. Cost is $40 for all 6 weeks. To register please call 319-332-0850. Guest chefs include: Dr. Erica Smith, Maxine Kehret, Whitney Packebush, Josh Vendenburg, Sandy Tull, Abby Whiley.
28 29Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Begins: January 29, 2015
Ends: January 29, 2015

1:30-3:30 p.m., Heartland Acres Events Center
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
302 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament
2 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament
Begins: January 30, 2015
Ends: January 30, 2015

2 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament being offered at River\'sEDGE Sport & Fitness on Friday, January 30th!! Registration will be at 5:30pm on the day of the tournament or you may pre-register by calling River\'sEDGE at 332-1525. The cost is $10 per team of 2 players. Tournament Start Time is 6:00pm at River\'sEDGE. Teams will be bracketed upon registration; pay back will be 50% of the registrations brought in to the the top 3 teams. This is a double elimination tournament, teams officiate your own game and Have Fun!! $2 Cans will be sold. We will have the big screen television on and we hope to see you there!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
31Zen Doodle Day
Zen Doodle Day
Begins: January 31, 2015
Ends: January 31, 2015

Zen Doodle DayrnDo you doodle? Then you have all the skills you need for this purposeful and relaxing form of art. Zen Doodling is beautiful artwork that anyone can learn to do. Most suitable for ages 10 and up, this open workshop will be in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library between 1:00-3:00 pm. Created using pens, pencils, markers, and even watercolors, the artwork can be stunning, relaxing, empowering and even transformative. With our new collection of Zen Doodle and Zentangle books, participants can learn the basics that will allow them to pursue Zen Doodling on their own. All supplies are included. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
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