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      1 2Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
3American Legion, Independence
American Legion, Independence
Begins: July 3, 2015
Ends: July 3, 2015

Flag & Flag Pole Dedication 8 PM at the New Legion Bldg (Shamrock)
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.
4155th Annual 4th of July Parade
155th Annual 4th of July Parade
Begins: July 4, 2015
Ends: July 4, 2015

4th of July Parade, Saturday, July 4th. Starting at 9AM, come take part in a widely attended celebration in the heart of downtown Independence.  Route is 1st St. E and 2nd Ave NE. To register parade entries, call the Chamber at 319-334-7178
Aurora Parade
Aurora Parade
Begins: July 4, 2015
Ends: July 4, 2015

On July 4th, Aurora's parade will start at 1pm.
5Annual 4th of July Breakfast
Annual 4th of July Breakfast
Begins: July 5, 2015
Ends: July 5, 2015

4th of July Chamber Breakfast: Wapsipinicon Mill 8AM-Noon; Ecumenical Church Service, Veterans Park, Independence, 9:30AM.
Ecumenical Worship
Ecumenical Worship
Begins: July 5, 2015
Ends: July 5, 2015

Ecumenical Worship in the park is Sunday, July 5. Local churches worship together at Veterans park with First United Methodist Church hosting this year. Bring a chair!
6Come 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
7Buchanan Co Senior Center host Swimming Pool Committee
Buchanan Co Senior Center host Swimming Pool Committee
Begins: July 7, 2015
Ends: July 7, 2015

Independence New Swimming Pool Committee members will talk about the project and take questions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
8Buchanan County Fair Week
Buchanan County Fair Week
Begins: July 8, 2015
Ends: July 8, 2015

The Buchanan County Fair will be held from July 8th until July 11th. July 8th- Stock Car
BuchananCounty Fair
BuchananCounty Fair
Begins: July 8, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

Buchanan County Fair will be from July 8th through July 11th.
9Buchanan County Fair Week
Buchanan County Fair Week
Begins: July 9, 2015
Ends: July 9, 2015

The Buchanan County Fair will be held from July 8th until July 11th. July 9th-Tractor Pull
BuchananCounty Fair
BuchananCounty Fair
Begins: July 8, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

Buchanan County Fair will be from July 8th through July 11th.
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Jesup Farmers Day Celebration
Jesup Farmers Day Celebration
Begins: July 9, 2015
Ends: July 9, 2015

Jesup Farmers Day celebrates its 100th year with another 3-day event July 9-11. Filled with free entertainment and activities, Farmers Day is a family-centered celebration sure to please! The Beatles Tribute band is coming back this year, and Pig Races are a new feature Friday and Saturday. For information call 319-827-1128, or email news@jesupcitizenherald.com
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
10Buchanan County Fair Week
Buchanan County Fair Week
Begins: July 10, 2015
Ends: July 10, 2015

The Buchanan County Fair will be held from July 8th until July 11th. July 10th-Demo Derby
BuchananCounty Fair
BuchananCounty Fair
Begins: July 8, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

Buchanan County Fair will be from July 8th through July 11th.
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Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts BCHC for blood pressure checks
Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts BCHC for blood pressure checks
Begins: July 10, 2015
Ends: July 10, 2015

Friday, July 10—Buchanan County Public Health will offer free blood pressure checks beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Josh from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will offer some nutrition and budgeting tips at 11:30 a.m.
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.
11Buchanan County Fair Week
Buchanan County Fair Week
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

The Buchanan County Fair will be held from July 8th until July 11th. July 11th-Concert!
BuchananCounty Fair
BuchananCounty Fair
Begins: July 8, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

Buchanan County Fair will be from July 8th through July 11th.
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Joe Nichols Concert at the Buchanan County Fair
Joe Nichols Concert at the Buchanan County Fair
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

Joe Nichols will be entertaining at the Buchanan County Fair this year on July 11th! Mark your calendars, tickets go on sale December 10th at Midwesttix.com! Also, if you go to K-98.5 Official Page (Waterloo, IA)they have a link! Listen for free give aways before they go on sale!!
Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015

Volunteer cleanup for the Wapsipinicon River July 11th-16th. Registrations but be postmarked by June 19th. This is a 65 mile river cleanup. For more information, Lynette.Seigley@dnr.iowa.gov, or call 515-310-0376 or visit www.iowaprojectaware.com
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
Jesup Parade
Jesup Parade
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 11, 2015

On July 11th, Jesup's parade will start at 10 am.
12Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015

Volunteer cleanup for the Wapsipinicon River July 11th-16th. Registrations but be postmarked by June 19th. This is a 65 mile river cleanup. For more information, Lynette.Seigley@dnr.iowa.gov, or call 515-310-0376 or visit www.iowaprojectaware.com
13Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015

Volunteer cleanup for the Wapsipinicon River July 11th-16th. Registrations but be postmarked by June 19th. This is a 65 mile river cleanup. For more information, Lynette.Seigley@dnr.iowa.gov, or call 515-310-0376 or visit www.iowaprojectaware.com
Women's Connection "Sweet Beginnings"
Women's Connection "Sweet Beginnings"
Begins: July 13, 2015
Ends: July 13, 2015

Women's Connection will be hosting "Sweet Beginnings" at Sweet Spot on Monday, July 13th at 6:30 pm. Menu: Chicken salad croissant, 2 salads, and desert. Cost: $9.00 Feature: Starting a Business by Sandy Tull - owner of Sweet Spot. Music: Piano,  by Todd Temeyer Speaker: Ellen Bergman, "Help in the Midst of Crisis" - She is a cancer survivor who through a bible study, found answers that gave her strength to deal with cancer. Reservations and Cancellations: Call Judy 319-493-8101
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Cupcake Wars
Cupcake Wars
Begins: July 13, 2015
Ends: July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13. Cupcake Wars.  Tweens and teens will work in pairs or teams to challenge others in Cupcake Wars at the Independence Public Library beginning at 6:30 pm. Challenges will include decorating cupcakes with particular themes and limited supplies. Final creations will be judged by peers and a panel of “official” judges based on appearance, creativity, and relevance to themes. Participants will then be able to taste their creations. No library card is necessary to attend. For more information about this and other free library programs this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website 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
14Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015

Volunteer cleanup for the Wapsipinicon River July 11th-16th. Registrations but be postmarked by June 19th. This is a 65 mile river cleanup. For more information, Lynette.Seigley@dnr.iowa.gov, or call 515-310-0376 or visit www.iowaprojectaware.com
15Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015

Volunteer cleanup for the Wapsipinicon River July 11th-16th. Registrations but be postmarked by June 19th. This is a 65 mile river cleanup. For more information, Lynette.Seigley@dnr.iowa.gov, or call 515-310-0376 or visit www.iowaprojectaware.com
Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Ron Uhlenhopp
Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Ron Uhlenhopp
Begins: July 15, 2015
Ends: July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15 – Ron Uhlenhopp Music begins at 11 a.m.
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Magician Rick Eugene
Magician Rick Eugene
Begins: July 15, 2015
Ends: July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15. Magician Rick Eugene. Get prepared to be amazed with some show-stopping magic! The Independence Public Library is excited to be hosting Rick Eugene at 9:30 am as part of the Summer Reading Program. His magic show will inspire you to pick up a book and learn his secrets! Everyone is welcome to attend library programs; no library card is necessary. For more information about this and other free library programs this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us, or find us on Facebook.rn
16Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Project AWARE-Volunteer Cleanup
Begins: July 11, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015

Volunteer cleanup for the Wapsipinicon River July 11th-16th. Registrations but be postmarked by June 19th. This is a 65 mile river cleanup. For more information, Lynette.Seigley@dnr.iowa.gov, or call 515-310-0376 or visit www.iowaprojectaware.com
iPad Q & A
iPad Q & A
Begins: July 16, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16. iPad Q & A  Get your iPad questions answered during this discussion from 6:30 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. Katie Christensen will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.com.rn
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
17Ridiculous Days Shopping in Independence!
Ridiculous Days Shopping in Independence!
Begins: July 17, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015

Enjoy ridiculous deals on Ridiculous Days in Independence on Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th
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.
18Oakwood Cemetery Tour
Oakwood Cemetery Tour
Begins: July 18, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015

Ridiculous Days Shopping in Independence!
Ridiculous Days Shopping in Independence!
Begins: July 17, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015

Enjoy ridiculous deals on Ridiculous Days in Independence on Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th
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East Iowa Storm vs Omaha Outlaws
East Iowa Storm vs Omaha Outlaws
Begins: July 18, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015

With special guest Cory Ford from 97.7 KCRR! Join us as the Storm hosts the Omaha Outlaws in Midwest Football League competition. Gates open at 5pm with kickoff at 6pm. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.eastiowastorm.com.
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: July 18, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
Rowley Parade
Rowley Parade
Begins: July 18, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015

On July 18th, Rowley's parade will start at 5:30 pm (line up at 5 pm).
Cedar Rock Goes to the Dogs
Cedar Rock Goes to the Dogs
Begins: July 18, 2015
Ends: July 18, 2015

The Friends of Cedar Rock (FOCR) and Buchanan County Animal Shelter (BCAS) invite you and your furry friends to a unique new fundraiser benefiting BCAS & FOCR. Cedar Rock Goes to the Dogs, July 18, 2015 from 10 am- 3 pm at Cedar Rock State Parkrnrn In honor of Eddie’s house (on display at Cedar Rock) a doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Berger family of San Anselmo, CA. Cedar Rock will have a special day featuring activities for dogs and their human friends. Activities available include Home Grooming Tips, Paw Print Stepping Stones, Service Dog Presentation, Dog Rally Demonstration & Participation, Toy Making, Dog Walk Tour to Walter House and Photo opt with Eddie’s House. Dogs are welcome at the park as long as they are on a leash. Water will be provided, bring your own dog dish. A lunch vendor will be on site offering Hot Dogs, Chips and Sodas.Cost/donation: $20 individual or $30 family includes all activities with or without your pet.
19 20Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Dave Garlow
Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Dave Garlow
Begins: July 20, 2015
Ends: July 20, 2015

Monday, July 20 – Musician Dave Garlow will entertain beginning at 11 a.m.
ancestry.com Class
ancestry.com Class
Begins: July 20, 2015
Ends: July 20, 2015

Monday, July 20. ancestry.com Class. There are many reasons you may have decided to start researching your family\'s history, and trying to figure out how to start may seem a bit bewildering at first. The Independence Public Library is offering a class with instructor Tony Bengston so you can learn how to access and utilize the free library edition of ancestry.com. Ancestry® Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. The class begins at 6:30 pm. Please contact the library for more information or to register at 319-334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.comrn
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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
21Buchanan Co Senior Center Fresh Conversations
Buchanan Co Senior Center Fresh Conversations
Begins: July 21, 2015
Ends: July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21 – Fresh Conversation with Janet Buhls at 11:15 a.m. Come and try a new snack recipe!
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: July 21, 2015
Ends: July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21. Cards n Convo. Enjoy 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
22Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Jim Kinney
Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Jim Kinney
Begins: July 22, 2015
Ends: July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22 – Jim Kinney Music begins at 11 a.m.
Furry Friends
Furry Friends
Begins: July 22, 2015
Ends: July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22. Furry Friends. Make plans to attend one of two performances of the Furry Friends exotic petting zoo at the Independence Public Library at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm. Animals may include a chinchilla, llama, peacock, pot-bellied pig, fainting goat, or hedgehog! No registration is necessary. Children will receive a reward for attending. This program is sponsored by the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. For more information about this and other free library programs this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
23Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Amelia Earhart Day!
Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Amelia Earhart Day!
Begins: July 23, 2015
Ends: July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23 – Amelia Earhart Day! Special prizes available for the best paper airplane flight. Independence Airport update will being at 11:30 a.m.
Self-Defense Class
Self-Defense Class
Begins: July 23, 2015
Ends: July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23. Self-Defense Class. Learn how to protect yourself with some self-defense moves and other personal safety tips from Tim Main, local Tae Kwon Do instructor. Main is a 7th Degree Black Belt and has been an instructor in the area for over 35 years. The class begins at 6:30 pm and is free and open to teens and adults. Registration is required due to limited space. A second class will be offered Thursday, July 30. For more information about this and other opportunities this summer, contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.usrn
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
24Cy & Charley's Customer Appreciation Day
Cy & Charley's Customer Appreciation Day
Begins: July 24, 2015
Ends: July 24, 2015

Stop by Cy & Charley's to enjoy their Customer Appreciation Day! It will be held from 5:30pm-9:30pm on Friday, July 24th.
Spy Night
Spy Night
Begins: July 24, 2015
Ends: July 24, 2015

Saturday, July 24. Spy Night. Teens and tweens are invited to the Independence Public Library Friday evening, July 24th for Spy Night! Learn secret spy skills, crack codes, navigate through lasers and minefields, make gadgets, and more from 4:00-7:00 pm. Interested participants must sign up at the library or call 319-334-2470 to register. For more information, call the library or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
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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.
251st Back to School/Get Warmed Up for Winter-Mea's Mission
1st Back to School/Get Warmed Up for Winter-Mea's Mission
Begins: July 25, 2015
Ends: July 25, 2015

School clothing, winter coats, shoes, winter boots, back packs, a few school supplies, warm clothing, knick-knacks, and much more to help you get prepared for the new school year and the cold  weather! Saturday, July 25th 9:00 a.m.-Noon. It will be at Living Water Church, 113 2nd Ave, Independence
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: July 25, 2015
Ends: July 25, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
26 27Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: July 27, 2015
Ends: July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27. Book Discussion. The heartbreakingly real debut novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice, will be the topic of discussion at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Still Alice is also now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us. rnrn
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
28 29Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Bruce Bearinger
Buchanan Co Senior Center hosts Bruce Bearinger
Begins: July 29, 2015
Ends: July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29—Music with Guitar Man Bruce Bearinger begins at 11 a.m.
30Self-Defense Class
Self-Defense Class
Begins: July 30, 2015
Ends: July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30. Self-Defense Class.  Learn how to protect yourself with some self-defense moves and other personal safety tips from Tim Main, local Tae Kwon Do instructor. Main is a 7th Degree Black Belt and has been an instructor in the area for over 35 years. The class begins at 6:30 pm and is free and open to teens and adults. Registration is required due to limited space. For more information about this and other opportunities this summer, contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us rn
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
31Hotdog 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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