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          1Wapsie Realty Open House
Wapsie Realty Open House
Begins: May 1, 2015
Ends: May 1, 2015

New location: 119 1st St E, Independence Open House: Friday, May 1st 4:00-6:00 Special Meet and Greet with the EastIowa Storm New Agents will be announced at Open House!
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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3Walk 4 Babies
Walk 4 Babies
Begins: May 3, 2015
Ends: May 3, 2015

Two mile walk staring at Veteran\'s Park in Independence to raise awareness to the plight of all unborn babies.
Independence Building Trades Home Open House
Independence Building Trades Home Open House
Begins: May 3, 2015
Ends: May 3, 2015

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 703 Juniper Drive
4The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: May 4, 2015
Ends: May 4, 2015

Local writer Jacquie McTaggart continues with “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library at 10:00 am. Learn to record your memories for future generations and create a written record of the people and events that have shaped your life. Past and future participants are encouraged to join the workshop and meet for 90 minutes every Monday through May 11 (6 weeks). Each session is self-contained. Suppress your fears and join us for an enjoyable and rewarding experience! Free and open to the public, thanks to the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. Please register at iplprograms@gmail.com or call 319-334-2470. Find more information at www.independence.lib.ia.us.
McTeacher Night - St. John School
McTeacher Night - St. John School
Begins: May 4, 2015
Ends: May 4, 2015

St. John School Teachers will be working at the Independence McDonald's on Monday, May 4th for McTeacher Night. A portion of the proceeds from Counter and Drive-Up sales and 100% of the Cookie sales from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm will go toward the School.
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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
5Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: May 5, 2015
Ends: May 5, 2015

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 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
6 7Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: May 7, 2015
Ends: May 7, 2015

The Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring paintings by Katie Bell. Her artwork will be exhibited in the Community Room Thursday, May 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday, May 8th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm, and Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Saturday, May 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artist 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.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
8Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: May 8, 2015
Ends: May 8, 2015

The Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring paintings by Katie Bell. Her artwork will be exhibited in the Community Room Friday, May 8th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm, and Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Saturday, May 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artist 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.
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.
9Artist Showcase Reception
Artist Showcase Reception
Begins: May 9, 2015
Ends: May 9, 2015

The Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring paintings by Katie Bell. Her artwork will be exhibited in the Community Room Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Saturday, May 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artist 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.
Plant Sale - Independence Garden Club
Plant Sale - Independence Garden Club
Begins: May 9, 2015
Ends: May 9, 2015

BIGGEST fundraiser of the year! Join us on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. indoors at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence .Contact a club member ahead of time if you would like to donate plants, etc. Come early for best selection and help beautify your flower beds, neighborhoods, and community!
10 11Independence Women’s Connection
Independence Women’s Connection
Begins: May 11, 2015
Ends: May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, at 6:30 pm at Buttermilk Café, cost $9.00 Menu: Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon and biscuits. “Trimming a Hat From This and That” featuring Laura Heilmann Ott; speaker Patty Blackstead Parker, “From Wreckage to Restoration” For Reservations, call Donna, 334-4990 by Friday, May 8th, 10 am.
The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: May 11, 2015
Ends: May 11, 2015

Local writer Jacquie McTaggart will lead the sixth and final workshop of “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library beginning at 10:00 am. Learn to record your memories for future generations and create a written record of the people and events that have shaped your life. Past and future participants are encouraged to join the workshop. Suppress your fears and join us for an enjoyable and rewarding experience! Free and open to the public, thanks to the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. Please register at iplprograms@gmail.com or call 319-334-2470. Find more information at www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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Insect Inspection
Insect Inspection
Begins: May 11, 2015
Ends: May 11, 2015

Feed your curiosity for bugs and insects during this fun and engaging adventure at the Independence Public Library with Alexia Hamlett. Beginning at 6:00 pm, Alexia, from the Buchanan County Agricultural Extension District will explain what insects are, how to identify them, and how they differ from bugs. Participants will then collect insects from our environment to get a closer, more personal look. Other activities and “insect” treats will be provided. The program is open to children of all ages, but the activities are most suitable for those in grades K-5. No registration is required and no library card is necessary to attend. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470, visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us or contact Alexia at the Buchanan County ISU Extension at 319-334-7161.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
12Free Children's Car Seat Checks
Free Children's Car Seat Checks
Begins: May 12, 2015
Ends: May 12, 2015

Free Children’s Car Seat Checks by  certified car seat technicians on Tuesday, May 12th from 4pm to 7pm. This will be held at Operation Threshold,  1707 1st St. E. , Independence. Please call 319-334-6081 to reserve your spot!
National Limerick Day
National Limerick Day
Begins: May 12, 2015
Ends: May 12, 2015

On May 12th, come and enjoy a lunch hour dedicated to creating and enjoying these silly poems at the Buchanan County Senior Center. Reserve your place by calling the Senior Center 334-7011 before 9 a.m.
13May Birthday Lunch
May Birthday Lunch
Begins: May 13, 2015
Ends: May 13, 2015

Celebrating May Birthdays with Dave Poggenklass music at the Buchanan County Senior Center on Wednesday, May 13th. Call by 9 a.m. to make your reservation 334-7011.
14Writers Showcase
Writers Showcase
Begins: May 14, 2015
Ends: May 14, 2015

The Independence Public Library will honor Northeast Iowa Reading Council Creative Writing and Poetry Contest Winners with a Writer’s Showcase beginning at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. The contest winners from Independence and St. John’s in grades K-12 will participate by reading their winning entries and/or posting them for display throughout the library until the end of the month. No library card is necessary to attend this free program and congratulate these students on their writing achievements! For more information contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
152015 Friday Night Live
2015 Friday Night Live
Begins: May 15, 2015
Ends: May 15, 2015

Riverwalk Parks, Free to the public, 5-9pm, live music, food and drink available.  319-334-7178 or indycommerce.com.
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.
16Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market
Begins: May 16, 2015
Ends: May 16, 2015

The first Farmer's Market of season will be May 16th, from 8:00am to noon at the Waspsipinicon Mill.
17 18American Red Cross Independence Blood Donor Day
American Red Cross Independence Blood Donor Day
Begins: May 18, 2015
Ends: May 18, 2015

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Presbyterian Church
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
19Superhero Training Academy
Superhero Training Academy
Begins: May 19, 2015
Ends: May 19, 2015

Do you have what it takes to go through the Superhero Training Academy at the Independence Public Library and become a Superhero? Superhero trainees will realize their potential through a series of grueling challenges, tasks, and activities including tests of agility and balance, strength, brain power, vision, courage, and more. They will also create a secret identity and discover their superpowers! Trainees are welcome to attend the Academy between the hours of 4:00-7:00 pm in the Community Room. Become a Superhero as the library builds excitement for the summer reading program, “Every Hero has a Story.” For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rnrn
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: May 19, 2015
Ends: May 19, 2015

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.
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Buchanan County Tobacco Free Coalition meeting
Buchanan County Tobacco Free Coalition meeting
Begins: May 19, 2015
Ends: May 19, 2015

Buchanan County Tobacco Free Coalition meeting at 10:00 am on May 19th at the Operation Threshold office  in Independence. This meeting is open to the public.
20BCHC CPR + First Aid Class
BCHC CPR + First Aid Class
Begins: May 20, 2015
Ends: May 20, 2015

The Therapy & Wellness Center at the Buchanan County Health Center will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR + First Aid class on Wednesday, May 20th, beginning at 3:30pm in the Wellness Studio The cost is $40 and includes the course, certification cards, and the CPR pocket masks.  Pre-registration is required – call 332-0850 today!
21Older Americans Month Walk
Older Americans Month Walk
Begins: May 21, 2015
Ends: May 21, 2015

Join us for a one-mile walk to celebrate Older Americans Month. This free event recognizes the contributions of older persons and celebrates their health!
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
22Hotdog 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.
23East Iowa Storm Meet and Greet
East Iowa Storm Meet and Greet
Begins: May 23, 2015
Ends: May 23, 2015

Come out and meet your East Iowa Storm. We will be hosting a meet and greet at Leinbaugh field where you can come out and meet the players and coaches, buy merchandise and tickets for upcoming games. Time TBA
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: May 23, 2015
Ends: May 23, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8:00 to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
24Basic Drawing Class
Basic Drawing Class
Begins: May 24, 2015
Ends: May 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 17- Basic Drawing Class.  Join us at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm and learn how to draw a pencil dog portrait. Bring in a photo of your dog or use one of our examples. (A close up shot of the face works well.) Art instructor Jessica Ott will show students how to see an image as a group of lines and shapes so it can be drawn more easily. She will also give practical tips about shading and how to draw fur. Beginners welcome! All supplies provided. Teen and adults, please register at the library 334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information, please visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
25Chamber Office Closed
Chamber Office Closed
Begins: May 25, 2015
Ends: May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Dinner in Quasqueton
Memorial Day Dinner in Quasqueton
Begins: May 25, 2015
Ends: May 25, 2015

Quasqueton will be celebrating Memorial Day on May 25, 2015.  There will be a parade at 11:00 am, followed by a roast beef dinner in Legion Hall. **Services will be held at Wolfey's if it rains**
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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
26Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: May 26, 2015
Ends: May 26, 2015

The Girl You Left Behind is an astonishing novel which beautifully connects present and past in a tale of war and love. Two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for the thing they love most - whatever the cost. Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You, returns with another irresistible heartbreaker—a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts. The Girl you Left Behind 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. The book discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
27 28Housing for Seniors -Informational Meeting
Housing for Seniors -Informational Meeting
Begins: May 28, 2015
Ends: May 28, 2015

Housing for Seniors: It's all about options. What are the signs that indicate a lifestyle transition would be best for you or a loved one? Where can you have an active social life and be relieved of the chores of housekeeping? What are your housing options so you can stay close to your family? Assisted Living may be the answer. You are invited to an informational meeting with Cylvi Gary RN and Donna Schares on Thursday, May 28th at 10:00am at the Senior Center.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
29Hotdog 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.
30Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: May 30, 2015
Ends: May 30, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8:00 to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
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