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      1 2Dog Show
Dog Show
Begins: June 2, 2016
Ends: June 2, 2016

4-H/FFA members participate in a Dog Costume & Agility Show; join is for the festivities!rnBuchanan County Fairgrounds: Blacks Pavillion
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
3Broasted Chicken & Fish Fry
Broasted Chicken & Fish Fry
Begins: June 3, 2016
Ends: June 3, 2016

American Legion serving All Ya Can Eat. . . Broasted Chicken & Fish Fry, Broasted Potatoes, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Brownies, Coffee, Milk & water all for $10.00rnBox Canyon Karaoke following
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.
4Pedal for Paws Poker Ride
Pedal for Paws Poker Ride
Begins: June 4, 2016
Ends: June 4, 2016

CBHS is hosting the 3rd Annual Pedal for Paws Poker Ride. Registration is $25, kids under 12 are free. This event begins at the small shelter in Gateway Park, where you check in and receive a route map. There will be checkpoints along the route. At each checkpoint, a card will be drawn. Like a game of poker, the person with the best hand at the end wins! Registration coming soon. All funds raised go directly to support the hundreds of animals that are placed in our care each year. Visit our website for more information at: https://www.cedarbendhumane.org
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: June 4, 2016
Ends: June 4, 2016

From 8:00 am to 12:00 pm,  by the Wapsipinicon Mill.   The Independence Farmers Market will be every Saturday, from 8-12, until October 15.
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Cedar Valley Hospice Rabbit Donnelly Memorial Golf Tournament
Cedar Valley Hospice Rabbit Donnelly Memorial Golf Tournament
Begins: June 4, 2016
Ends: June 4, 2016

Join us for the 15th Annual Rabbit Donnelly Memorial Golf Tournament at Three Elms Golf Course in Independence! This special tournament is dedicated to William \"Rabbit\" Donnelly, a long time Cedar Valley Hospice volunteer and leading member of the original golf tournament committee. All proceeds benefit Cedar Valley Hospice programs and services provided in and around Buchanan, Fayette and Benton counties. This is a four-person best shot and space is limited to 20 teams. To register call 319-334-6960 or visit www.cvhospice.org.
Community Shred Day
Community Shred Day
Begins: June 4, 2016
Ends: June 4, 2016

Saturday, June 4rnCommunity Shred DayrnThe Independence Public Library is teaming up with Onsite Information Destruction and local sponsor BankIowa to bring you a Community Shred Day from 10:00 am – noon. Individuals may bring no more than 5 boxes of documents to the library to be shredded. The truck will be located in the parking area east of the library and the Lee Mansion. Binder clips, paperclips, rubber bands, and hanging file folders do not need to be removed. Other garbage and 3-ring binders are not acceptable. Shredding your documents is key in preventing identity theft. Use the Community Shred Day to destroy personal documents no longer needed that include personal information, social security numbers, and/or financial information. See the library website for more details: www.independenceia.org/library.rn
5 6Green Thumb Garden Camp
Green Thumb Garden Camp
Begins: June 6, 2016
Ends: June 6, 2016

Students must have completed grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Registration and payment due by Monday, May 23. Space limited - sign up now!  To learn what camp entails visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan/news/green-thumb-garden-camp
SRP registration @ IPL
SRP registration @ IPL
Begins: June 6, 2016
Ends: June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6rnSummer Reading Program Registration BeginsrnBecome a reading champion this summer at the Independence Public Library! Readers of all ages can explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the library presents the Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.” The Summer Reading Program is free and open to all ages with separate programs and prizes for babies, children, teens, and adults. On-site registration begins at 9:30 am in the Community Room. Willing participants can also register online through the website www.independenceia.org/library. Registration continues through Friday, July 1st. All reading logs can be picked up at the library beginning Monday, June 6th. Stop in, call the library at 334-2470, or visit the website to learn more details about summer fun at the library.rn
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iPad Q & A
iPad Q & A
Begins: June 6, 2016
Ends: June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6rniPad Q & ArnGet your iPad questions answered during this discussion from 6:30-8:00 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. See the website for more information www.independenceia.org/library. rn
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
7Microchip Clinics
Microchip Clinics
Begins: June 7, 2016
Ends: June 10, 2016

(June 7th-10th) Microchip your pet at CBHS with no appointment necessary and a reduced cost! Microchips offer permanent identification for pets and increase the likelihood that they are returned home if lost. If your pet becomes lost, a vet or animal shelter uses a scanner to detect the microchip. The scanner will provide a unique ID number associated with your pet. This ID number is linked to your contact information in a data bank. For more information please visit our website: https://www.cedarbendhumane.org
Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: June 7, 2016
Ends: June 7, 2016

Tuesday, June 7rnGames & GoodiesrnAdults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, dominoes, Scrabble, or other game. Light refreshments will also be served. Games & Goodies meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. 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.independenceia.org/library. rn
8Microchip Clinics
Microchip Clinics
Begins: June 7, 2016
Ends: June 10, 2016

(June 7th-10th) Microchip your pet at CBHS with no appointment necessary and a reduced cost! Microchips offer permanent identification for pets and increase the likelihood that they are returned home if lost. If your pet becomes lost, a vet or animal shelter uses a scanner to detect the microchip. The scanner will provide a unique ID number associated with your pet. This ID number is linked to your contact information in a data bank. For more information please visit our website: https://www.cedarbendhumane.org
Juggling Jeff Comedy Show
Juggling Jeff Comedy Show
Begins: June 8, 2016
Ends: June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 8rnJuggling Jeff Comedy ShowrnCome to the Independence Public Library at 9:30 am to kick off the Summer Reading Program summer events with the Juggling Jeff Comedy Show. See a grown man hula-hoop… on a ball, escape from a straitjacket, dance on stilts, juggle ginormous knives, or spin fire! Join us for this interactive comedy variety show for the whole family exploding with energy! Everyone is welcome to attend library programs; no library card is necessary. Children will receive an incentive toward prizes for attending. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
9Microchip Clinics
Microchip Clinics
Begins: June 7, 2016
Ends: June 10, 2016

(June 7th-10th) Microchip your pet at CBHS with no appointment necessary and a reduced cost! Microchips offer permanent identification for pets and increase the likelihood that they are returned home if lost. If your pet becomes lost, a vet or animal shelter uses a scanner to detect the microchip. The scanner will provide a unique ID number associated with your pet. This ID number is linked to your contact information in a data bank. For more information please visit our website: https://www.cedarbendhumane.org
Little Red Schoolhouse Customer Appreciation Sale
Little Red Schoolhouse Customer Appreciation Sale
Begins: June 9, 2016
Ends: June 9, 2016

Little Red Schoolhouse Customer Appreciation June 9-12
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Closet and Clothing SOS
Closet and Clothing SOS
Begins: June 9, 2016
Ends: June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9rnCloset and Clothing SOSrnIs your closet full of the right clothes? If it’s time for an overhaul, the Independence Public Library has the class for you! Image educator Pat Rolan from Get Organized! will guide you through determining which clothes and colors most enhance your shape and skin tone. Then professional organizer Becky Esker will teach you how to sort, weed, and purge your fashion accidents, resulting in a closet full of ready-to-wear flattering fashions. No registration is necessary for this seminar beginning at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independenceia.org/library.rn
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
10Chamber Golf Outing
Chamber Golf Outing
Begins: June 10, 2016
Ends: June 10, 2016

The Annual Chamber Golf Outing is set for June 10th at the Three Elms Golf Course! Rain date is June 24th.
Microchip Clinics
Microchip Clinics
Begins: June 7, 2016
Ends: June 10, 2016

(June 7th-10th) Microchip your pet at CBHS with no appointment necessary and a reduced cost! Microchips offer permanent identification for pets and increase the likelihood that they are returned home if lost. If your pet becomes lost, a vet or animal shelter uses a scanner to detect the microchip. The scanner will provide a unique ID number associated with your pet. This ID number is linked to your contact information in a data bank. For more information please visit our website: https://www.cedarbendhumane.org
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Fitness Friday
Fitness Friday
Begins: June 10, 2016
Ends: June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10rnFitness Friday rnGet on the road to fitness with the help of instructor Janet Buls from the Falcon Civic Center and NEI3A. Join us under the oaks at 8:00 am in front of the Independence Public Library for an introduction to Pilates this week. What a great way to start your day! All levels of fitness are encouraged to attend. No equipment is needed, but a towel or mat is recommended. No registration is necessary; Fitness Fridays are free and open to the public as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program activities. Enjoy a healthy snack afterwards in the Community Room. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independenceia.org/library.rn
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.
11RASH Ride
RASH Ride
Begins: June 11, 2016
Ends: June 11, 2016

R.A.S.H. Ride is a non-profit annual ride that helps raise money for the Buchanan County Four Seasons Trail Association. The trail association consists of a diverse group of citizens working to develop a recreational trail system within Buchanan County which can become a component in the statewide trails of Iowa.

http://www.rashride.org/  
John F. Cannon Memorial Tractor Ride
John F. Cannon Memorial Tractor Ride
Begins: June 11, 2016
Ends: June 11, 2016

The Annual Heartland Acres, John F. Cannon Memorial Tractor Ride - Saturday, June 11, 2016.  Depart from Heartland Acres at 8:30am. Travel to FFA Museum in LaPorte City.  Return to Heartland Acres approx. 3:30pm. Call 319-332-0123 or email craig@heartlandacresusa.com.  Visit www.heartlandacresusa.com. Open to the first 60 entries with entry fee ($30/tractor) received by May 31.  Fee includes tractor ride entry, lunch and entry to FFA Museum.
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Independence Farmers Market
Independence Farmers Market
Begins: June 11, 2016
Ends: June 11, 2016

From 8:00 am to 12:00 pm,  by the Wapsipinicon Mill.   The Independence Farmers Market will be every Saturday, from 8-12, until October 15. For any questions regarding the Farmers Market, contact Buchanan County ISU Extension at 334-7167
Dash of Hope 5K
Dash of Hope 5K
Begins: June 11, 2016
Ends: June 11, 2016

The Dash of Hope 5K will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016. Start/Finish at White Funeral Home in Independence, beginning at 8am and balloon release ceremony at 7:50am. Finish line victory horn blast. All profits to American Cancer Society. Visit www.White-MtHope.com for more information & registration forms. Or contact Brian/Jackie White at 319-334-7344 with questions.
RoboShop
RoboShop
Begins: June 11, 2016
Ends: June 11, 2016

Saturday, June 11rnRoboShoprnBuild, program, and play with robots from LEGO WeDo or Mindstorms this summer at the Independence Public Library. Explore our other devices too! Drop-in today from 1:00-4:00 and our volunteer experts will assist you if needed. This program is free for all ages and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independenceia.org/library.rn
12Butterfly Garden @ IPL
Butterfly Garden @ IPL
Begins: June 12, 2016
Ends: June 12, 2016

Sunday, June 12 rnButterfly GardenrnJoin the Master Gardeners at the beautiful butterfly garden situated southeast of the library from 2:00-3:30 pm. They will explain the design of the garden and the landscaping procedures. They will also describe the variety of plants in the garden and the species of butterflies they are intended to attract. All ages are welcome. Following the presentation, the public is invited to meander throughout the grounds of the gardens behind the Buchanan County Historical Society’s Lee Mansion that the Master Gardeners also manage and maintain. Meet in the Community Room afterwards for refreshments. For more information, please contact the Independence Public Library at 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library. rn
13Green Thumb Garden Camp
Green Thumb Garden Camp
Begins: June 13, 2016
Ends: June 13, 2016

Students must have completed grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th at the end of the 2015-16 school year.  Registration and payment due by Monday, May 23. Space limited - sign up now!  To learn what camp entails visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan/news/green-thumb-garden-camp
Independence Camp Creamery
Independence Camp Creamery
Begins: June 13, 2016
Ends: June 13, 2016

Independence Camp Creamery is a week long camp for youth to experience theater first hand. The 2016 show, led by professionals from the Old Creamery Theater, is \"A Mystery at Mimsley Manor\". Show times are Friday, June 17th at 7pm and Sat, June 18th at 11:00am. Free will donation.
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Tales to Tails
Tales to Tails
Begins: June 13, 2016
Ends: June 13, 2016

Monday, June 13rnTales to TailsrnChildren have an opportunity to improve their reading skills and make a new friend this summer at the Independence Public Library by reading aloud to a dog. The dogs involved in this program are therapy-certified, meaning they have passed an obedience and temperament test. The dogs and handlers are from Therapy Dogs International, have previous volunteer experience, and receive regular veterinary care. Be sure to sign up for a private ten-minute time slot beginning at 6:30 pm. To sign up and find out more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
14Grill Out at Walter Aviation
Grill Out at Walter Aviation
Begins: June 14, 2016
Ends: June 14, 2016

Join us at Walter Aviation for supper from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost is $5.00. Visit www.walteraviation.com from more details.
15Creepy Crawlies
Creepy Crawlies
Begins: June 15, 2016
Ends: June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 15rnCreepy Crawlies rnSee hissing cockroaches, giant millipedes, and furry tarantulas in this fascinating demonstration at the Independence Public Library beginning at 9:30 am. The Bluedorn Science Imaginarium of the Grout Museum District in Waterloo will be presenting Creepy Crawlies as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program events. Everyone is welcome to attend library programs; no library card is necessary. Children will receive an incentive toward prizes for attending. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
16Gardening Webinar [FREE]
Gardening Webinar [FREE]
Begins: June 16, 2016
Ends: June 16, 2016

Got Shade? rnLearn how to utilize shade plants in the landscape while focusing on plants native to Iowa.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
17Friday Night Live @ 5
Friday Night Live @ 5
Begins: June 17, 2016
Ends: June 17, 2016

Join us for Friday Night Live @ 5 on June 17th at Riverwalk Parks, from 5-9 pm!
Fitness Friday
Fitness Friday
Begins: June 17, 2016
Ends: June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17 rnFitness FridayrnGet on the road to fitness with the help of instructor Janet Buls from the Falcon Civic Center and NEI3A. Join us under the oaks at 8:00 am in front of the Independence Public Library for an introduction to Pilates this week. What a great way to start your day! All levels of fitness are encouraged to attend. No equipment is needed, but a towel or mat is recommended. No registration is necessary; Fitness Fridays are free and open to the public as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program activities. Enjoy a healthy snack afterwards in the Community Room. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independenceia.org/library.rn
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IPL Makerspace: Pink PolkaDot Studio
IPL Makerspace: Pink PolkaDot Studio
Begins: June 17, 2016
Ends: June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17rnMakerspace: Pink PolkaDot StudiornGet artsy and craftsy at the Independence Public Library with the help of experts from a local business. Come to relax, enjoy, and create a patriotic outdoor decoration beginning at 1:30 pm. The program is free and open to adults. No library card is needed. Be sure to register as space is limited. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
Broasted Chicken & Fish Fry
Broasted Chicken & Fish Fry
Begins: June 17, 2016
Ends: June 17, 2016

American Legion serving All Ya Can Eat. . . Broasted Chicken & Fish Fry, Broasted Potatoes, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Brownies, Coffee, Milk & water all for $10.00 - Box Canyon Karaoke following
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.
18Independence Farmers Market
Independence Farmers Market
Begins: June 18, 2016
Ends: June 18, 2016

From 8:00 am to 12:00 pm,  by the Wapsipinicon Mill.   The Independence Farmers Market will be every Saturday, from 8-12, until October 15.
IPL Teens @ Farmer\'s Mkt
IPL Teens @ Farmer\'s Mkt
Begins: June 18, 2016
Ends: June 18, 2016

Saturday, June 18rnIPL Teens @ Farmer’s MarketrnTeens are invited to join forces for the Independence Public Library at the Farmer’s Market downtown from 9:00-11:00 am. We will prepare snacks on site from the farmer’s fresh ingredients for the public to taste during Kids Day. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
19 20ICSD Board of Directors Meeting
ICSD Board of Directors Meeting
Begins: June 20, 2016
Ends: June 20, 2016

Time: 6 pm. Location: ICSD Administration Building. Regular Meeting of the Independence Community School District Board of Directors.
Enrichment Camp at West Elementary
Enrichment Camp at West Elementary
Begins: June 20, 2016
Ends: June 20, 2016

6/20-6/24 Enrichment Camp for students entering grades 4-7 in the fall of 2016. Students may choose two activities: Art, Cooking, or Outdoor Activities. Cost is $60 payable to ICSD. Camp runs from 730-1130.
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Green Thumb Garden Camp
Green Thumb Garden Camp
Begins: June 20, 2016
Ends: June 20, 2016

Students must have completed grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th at the end of the 2015-16 school year.  Registration and payment due by Monday, May 23. Space limited - sign up now!  To learn what camp entails visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan/news/green-thumb-garden-camp
Book Discussion @ IPL
Book Discussion @ IPL
Begins: June 20, 2016
Ends: June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20rnIPL Book DiscussionrnThe New York Times bestseller, and now a major motion picture, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes will be the topic of the Book Discussion at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. A love story for this generation, the novel brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, “What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?” Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library and on the nooks. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library. rnrn
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
21Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: June 21, 2016
Ends: June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21rnGames & GoodiesrnAdults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, dominoes, Scrabble, or other game. Light refreshments will also be served. Games & Goodies meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. 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.independenceia.org/library. rn
IPL Makerspace: Little Free Libraries
IPL Makerspace: Little Free Libraries
Begins: June 21, 2016
Ends: June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21rnMakerspace: Little Free Libraries: PaintrnGet involved in the worldwide movement to offer free book exchanges housed in small wooden boxes to members of our community. During three sessions at the Independence Public Library, we will paint, build, and then install six Little Free Libraries throughout Independence. These libraries are also referred to as community book exchanges or neighborhood book exchanges. Join the fun and sign up to paint the materials at 6:30 pm. Building the houses will be Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm and we will install them Tuesday, June 28th, weather permitting, beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
22Chris McBrien, The Magic Storyteller
Chris McBrien, The Magic Storyteller
Begins: June 22, 2016
Ends: June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22rnChris McBrien, The Magic StorytellerrnMake plans to see the Magical Storyteller, Chris McBrien at the Independence Public Library at 9:30 am. He will astonish the audience with entertaining magic, ventriloquism, games, storytelling, mime, and audience participatory games for all ages. No registration is necessary. Children will receive an incentive toward prizes for attending. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
IPL Makerspace: Little Free Libraries
IPL Makerspace: Little Free Libraries
Begins: June 22, 2016
Ends: June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22rnMakerspace: Little Free Libraries: BuildrnGet involved in the worldwide movement to offer free book exchanges housed in small wooden boxes to members of our community. During three sessions at the Independence Public Library, we will build, and then install six Little Free Libraries throughout Independence. These Libraries are also referred to as community book exchanges or neighborhood book exchanges. Join the fun and sign up to help build the houses at 6:30 pm. We will install them Tuesday, June 28th, weather permitting, beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
23Excel 2013 Class
Excel 2013 Class
Begins: June 23, 2016
Ends: June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23rnExcel 2013 ClassrnLearn the basics of Microsoft Office Excel in this introductory class beginning at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library. Microsoft Office Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program that allows users to work efficiently with numbers and data. This class covers basics such as how to create a workbook, use tabs and ribbons, enter data, format numbers, create a formula, and more. Kim Van Deest from the Waterloo Public Library will instruct. All are welcome to attend library programs and classes; no library card is necessary. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.com. More information can be found at www.independenceia.org/library. rn
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
24Fitness Friday
Fitness Friday
Begins: June 24, 2016
Ends: June 24, 2016

Friday, June 24rnFitness FridayrnGet on the road to fitness with the help of instructors from the Falcon Civic Center. Join us under the oaks at 8:00 am in front of the Independence Public Library for an introduction to Tai Chi this week. What a great way to start your day! All levels of fitness are encouraged to attend. No equipment is needed, but a towel or mat is recommended. No registration is necessary; Fitness Fridays are free and open to the public as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program activities. Enjoy a healthy snack afterwards in the Community Room. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independenceia.org/library.rn
Disc Golf
Disc Golf
Begins: June 24, 2016
Ends: June 24, 2016

Friday, June 24rnDisc Golf @ IPLrnTeens and adults are invited to learn about this increasingly popular sport at the Independence Public Library from Independence native and professional Adam Olsen beginning at 2:00 pm. Disc golf, also known as Frisbee golf, is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. No registration is necessary and no library card is needed to participate. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library.rn
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Relay for Life
Relay for Life
Begins: June 24, 2016
Ends: June 24, 2016

Registration starts at 4:00 PM The event is from 5:00 - 10:00 PM There is a silent auction, music and fun for a great cause
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.
25Independence Farmers Market
Independence Farmers Market
Begins: June 25, 2016
Ends: June 25, 2016

From 8:00 am to 12:00 pm,  by the Wapsipinicon Mill.   The Independence Farmers Market will be every Saturday, from 8-12, until October 15.
26Dog Show
Dog Show
Begins: June 26, 2016
Ends: June 26, 2016

4-H/FFA members participate in an Obedience, Rally, Grooming & Handling Dog Show; join us for the festivities!
27Green Thumb Garden Camp
Green Thumb Garden Camp
Begins: June 27, 2016
Ends: June 27, 2016

Students must have completed grade 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Registration and payment due by Monday, May 23. Space limited - sign up now!  To learn what camp entails visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan/news/green-thumb-garden-camp
Waves of Danger: Teen Murder Mystery
Waves of Danger: Teen Murder Mystery
Begins: June 27, 2016
Ends: June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27rnWaves of Danger: Murder MysteryrnDuring this fun “excursion on the sea” teens in grades 6-12 can play detective, accomplice, or murderer at the Independence Public Library beginning at 6:30 pm. Choose to be a part of the mystery or sit back and try to figure it out. Waves of Danger needs eight people to play the characters in the mystery, and the entire audience can play detective. The program is led by the ship\'s cruise director, Jules McCoy, and head of security, Shawn Hardy, from Happy Faces Entertainment. Disclaimer: No patrons are actually injured during this program. Sign up today to participate at 319-334-2470 or email iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information, call the library or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rnrn
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Cat/Pet Show
Cat/Pet Show
Begins: June 27, 2016
Ends: June 27, 2016

4-H/FFA members participate in a Cat/Pet Show; join is for the festivities!rnBuchanan County Fairgrounds: Blacks Pavillion
Dog Show: Costume & Agility
Dog Show: Costume & Agility
Begins: June 27, 2016
Ends: June 27, 2016

Black Pavilion; Buchanan County Fairgrounds
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
28IPL Makerspace: Little Free Libraries
IPL Makerspace: Little Free Libraries
Begins: June 28, 2016
Ends: June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28rnMakerspace: Little Free Libraries: InstallrnGet involved in the worldwide movement to offer free book exchanges housed in small wooden boxes to members of our community. During three sessions at the Independence Public Library, we will build, and then install five Little Free Libraries throughout Independence. These Libraries are also referred to as community book exchanges or neighborhood book exchanges. Join the fun and sign up to help install the houses at 6:30 pm, weather permitting. Rain date for installation is Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 pm. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
Horse Show: Game
Horse Show: Game
Begins: June 28, 2016
Ends: June 28, 2016

Horse Arena; Buchanan County Fairgrounds
29Dan Wardell @ IPL
Dan Wardell @ IPL
Begins: June 29, 2016
Ends: June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29rnReading Road Trip with Dan Wardell @ IPLrnThe Reading Road Trip is making a stop in Independence! The Independence Public Library is excited to have Dan Wardell from Iowa Public Television for two performances this afternoon: 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. He will entertain kids with an interactive story time with an emphasis on reading. Come join us for a “Dantastic” time! No registration necessary. Children will receive an incentive toward prizes for attending. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rn
RoboShop
RoboShop
Begins: June 29, 2016
Ends: June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29rnRoboShoprnBuild, program, and play with robots from LEGO WeDo or Mindstorms this summer at the Independence Public Library. Explore our other devices too! Drop-in this evening from 5:00-8:00 and our volunteer experts will assist you if needed. This program is free for all ages and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independenceia.org/library.rn
30Zen & Henna
Zen & Henna
Begins: June 30, 2016
Ends: June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30rnZen & HennarnGet a henna tattoo, make a miniature zen garden, and create zentangles at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend, no registration is necessary. Henna tattoos are temporary skin decorations and will be applied by a skilled artist. Participants can also make a miniature zen garden, complete with a mini rake and sand, and create and color zentangles. All supplies are provided. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library. rnrn
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
   
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