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    1Group Parenting Classes
Group Parenting Classes
Begins: April 1, 2014
Ends: April 1, 2014

Free, 6 week class on Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at Kidsville.  To register, 334-4218 by March 7.
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: April 1, 2014
Ends: April 1, 2014

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards or board game, 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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Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: April 1, 2014
Ends: April 1, 2014

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards or board game, 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
Independence Sports Events
Independence Sports Events
Begins: April 1, 2014
Ends: April 1, 2014

Track: Boys Varsity Invitational Tue 04/01/2014 @ 4:30pm. Away vs. West Delaware,Central Elkader, Clayton Ridge, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic, Maquoketa Valley, Oelwein, Hudson West Delaware Track Complex - East of Middle School 2:55pm.    
2 3CAMEO Author Visit: Blue Balliett
CAMEO Author Visit: Blue Balliett
Begins: April 3, 2014
Ends: April 3, 2014

The CAMEO series continues! The Independence Public Library will host author Blue Balliett at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. A writer of children’s fiction and mystery adventure, Balliett's first four mysteries — Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, The Calder Game, and The Danger Box— have been bestsellers. Having grown up in New York City, Balliett now lives in Chicago. The CAMEO event (Celebrating Authors: Meaningful Enrichment Opportunities) is funded by the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. No registration is required and no library card is necessary to attend this free program. For more information contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
Independence Sports Events
Independence Sports Events
Begins: April 3, 2014
Ends: April 3, 2014

Track: Boys Varsity Meet, Thu 04/03/2014@ 4:00pm Away vs. Cascade,Marion, East Buchanan, Edgewood-Colesburg, Tipton, Springville, Anamosa Cascade High School. Soccer: Boys Varsity Jamboree, Thu 04/03/2014 @ 4:00pm.   Away vs. Hudson,South Tama, Postville Community School District Hudson High School. Golf: Boys Varsity Meet, Thu 04/03/2014@ 4:00pm. Away vs. Marion Marion High School - Gardner Golf Course. Golf: Girls Varsity Meet, Thu 04/03/2014@ 4:00pm. Marion here at the Independence High School.  
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
4American Legion Fish Fry
American Legion Fish Fry
Begins: April 4, 2014
Ends: April 4, 2014

AMERICAN LEGION POST 30 FISH FRY WILL BE HELD FRIDAY NOV 1ST, 5-7PM.  These will run the 1st Friday of each month through April.
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 4, 2014
Ends: April 4, 2014

Show times for April 4th - April 10th:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13):

Friday: 7:00, 9:40,

Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40,

Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00,

Monday & Tuesday: Closed,

Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00.

Divergent  - (PG-13):

Friday: 7:15,

Saturday: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15,

Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15,

Monday & Tuesday: Closed,

Wednesday & Thursday: 7:15.
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Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: August 16, 2013

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
5Early Childhood Fair
Early Childhood Fair
Begins: April 5, 2014
Ends: April 5, 2014

Early Childhood Fair Independence Jr. / Sr. High Saturday, April 5, 2014  
Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry & Chicken Gizzards
Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry & Chicken Gizzards
Begins: April 5, 2014
Ends: April 5, 2014

American Legion Post 434 @ Quasqueton, Iowa is having a Rocky Mountain Oyster & Chicken Gizzards, Saturday April 5th from 5-8pm
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Early Childhood Fair
Early Childhood Fair
Begins: April 5, 2014
Ends: April 5, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014  from 9am-12pm. Falcon Civic Center in Independence Activities Include: Information on area services for children ages 0-12, Hands–On Games & Activities, Vision Screening, Free Books, Ambulance and Fire Truck, Grout Museum Exhibit, Car Seat Safety Checks- call 334-4218 for appointment. **FREE ADMISSION**
Independence Sports Events
Independence Sports Events
Begins: April 5, 2014
Ends: April 5, 2014

Tennis: Boys Varsity Invitational, Sat 04/05/2014 @ 10:00am. Away vs. Prairie,Western Dubuque Epworth, South Tama, Waterloo East, Marion MS  at the Cedar Rapids Prairie High School.  
6Winthrop EMS & Fire Soup Dinner
Winthrop EMS & Fire Soup Dinner
Begins: April 6, 2014
Ends: April 6, 2014

Come out and support a local volunteer fire department at their annual Soup Dinner.  New Menu, New Options (All Homemade): Chicken Noodle, Potato Soup, Vegetable Soup, loose meat sandwiches, grilled cheese and homemade desserts.  The fire department just acquired the old city building and is in the process of remodeling for their current needs.  All proceeds will go to their building and supply fund.  More details to come
Ladies Musical Society: Spring Concert
Ladies Musical Society: Spring Concert
Begins: April 6, 2014
Ends: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2pm.  First Presbyterian Church.  Performances by IHS Senior Music Achievement Winners.
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Ladies Musical Society: Spring Concert
Ladies Musical Society: Spring Concert
Begins: April 6, 2014
Ends: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2pm.  First Presbyterian Church.  Performances by IHS Senior Music Achievement Winners.
7Youth Archery Classes
Youth Archery Classes
Begins: April 7, 2014
Ends: April 7, 2014

Wapsie Bowhunters and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach are sponsoring free archery classes to any school-aged child in Buchanan County.
Memoir Project
Memoir Project
Begins: April 7, 2014
Ends: April 7, 2014

Local writer Jacquie McTaggart continues the The Memoir Project in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library at 10:00 am. Join this final workshop in the series. Create a written record of the people and events that have shaped your life. 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 call the library at 334-2470 for more information.
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Drop-In Tech Help
Drop-In Tech Help
Begins: April 7, 2014
Ends: April 7, 2014

Computer problem got you down? Drop in to the Community Room at the Independence Public Library 4:00-6:00 pm for some personalized tech help. Bring your e-reader, iPad, tablet, or laptop and IPL staff will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load things onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time. We can also guide you toward free online computer classes, and how to download free ebooks and magazines. For more information contact the library at 334-2470 or www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Home Buyers - What you should know
Home Buyers - What you should know
Begins: April 7, 2014
Ends: April 7, 2014

Have you ever wondered how you will finance a new home? Or even where to start looking? As part of the Money Smart Week at the Independence Public Library, several local realtors will be on hand to answer these questions and more. Learn what you should know about the process of buying a home. The presentation begins at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. It is free and open to the public. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
Home Buyers - What you should know
Home Buyers - What you should know
Begins: April 7, 2014
Ends: April 7, 2014

Have you ever wondered how you will finance a new home? Or even where to start looking? As part of the Money Smart Week at the Independence Public Library, several local realtors will be on hand to answer these questions and more. Learn what you should know about the process of buying a home. The presentation begins at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. It is free and open to the public. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
8Group Parenting Classes
Group Parenting Classes
Begins: April 8, 2014
Ends: April 8, 2014

Free, 6 week class on Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at Kidsville.  To register, 334-4218 by March 7.
Cyber Banking Made Easy
Cyber Banking Made Easy
Begins: April 8, 2014
Ends: April 8, 2014

Learn how to bank online and use other apps to help you be financially fit as part of Money Smart Week. Amy Faley, eServices Specialist from Veridian Credit Union in Waterloo will lead this presentation at the Independence Public Library beginning at 6:30 pm. rnIt is free and open to the public. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
9Wii Wednesday
Wii Wednesday
Begins: April 9, 2014
Ends: April 9, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Wii Wednesday at 1:30 pm following the school early out. Students in grades 3-8 can come to the Community Room and play the Wii games on the big screen, form teams, and have mini-tournaments. Advance sign up is encouraged. You do not need to have a library card to participate. For more information, stop in or contact the library at 334-2470, visit our website at www.independence.lib.ia.us or find us on Facebook.
ID Theft Program
ID Theft Program
Begins: April 9, 2014
Ends: April 9, 2014

Learn ways to protect your identity as part of Money Smart Week at the Independence Public Library. Certified Financial Counselor Janet O'Connell from Family Management Credit Counseling will outline steps you need to take to protect yourself in our technology-oriented society. The program begins at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. It is free and open to the public. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
10Computer Basics
Computer Basics
Begins: April 10, 2014
Ends: April 10, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Computer Basics class from 10:00-11:30 am. The class is geared toward beginners who have little to no experience with the computer. Students will learn about hardware and software, computer terminology, and practice with mouse and keyboard tutorials. The class is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information about this and other computer classes offered, contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
KidsREAD
KidsREAD
Begins: April 10, 2014
Ends: April 10, 2014

Grandparents and grandchildren can learn about investing through reading together at the Independence Public Library as part of Money Smart Week. Children in grades 4-5 are invited to read and discuss the book Stock Market Pie: Grandma Helps Emily Make a Million beginning at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Afterwards, we will focus on the importance of saving and investing your money wisely. Participating youngsters will receive a free book. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
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Lentn Lunch Thursday
Lentn Lunch Thursday
Begins: April 10, 2014
Ends: April 10, 2014

The final ecumenical Lenten Lunch will be on April 10.  Local congregations invite the public to come and share a meal and fellowship from 12:05-12:55pm.  A small charge is asked to help defray the cost of the meal.  Held at St. John's Catholic Church-209 5th Ave NE
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
11Independence Area Women's Connection
Independence Area Women's Connection
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11 at 9:30am, Independence Senior Center.  Brunch, $9.00.  "Tender Loving Care", Feature "Home Healthcare" by Kathy Fisher.  Music: Vocal by Reagan Kremer.  Speaker: Barb Bath, Wichita, KS "Journey from Crackpot to a Cracked Pot".  Former professional counselor, humorist, youth and women's speaker.  Reservations and Cancellations, call Donna, 334-4990 by Wednesday, 10am, April 9.  Free childcare available upon request.
St. John's "Annie Jr"
St. John's "Annie Jr"
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 12, 2014

Join St. John's Middle School for their production of Annie Jr. on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 in the St. John's old gymnasium.  Show times are at 7pm with a pie auction on Friday night.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling St. John's School Office at 319-334-7173 or they can be purchased at the door.  All tickets are $7.
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Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 11, 2014

The Independence Public Library will feature artwork from fiber artists Kristin Cleveland and Cindy Harris this weekend for the Artist Showcase. Their hand-dyed or woven scarves will be exhibited Friday, April 11 from 2:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, and Sunday, April 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm. There will also be a Meet the Artists Reception Sunday, April 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm where the artists will be available for comments. Refreshments will be served during the reception. The Artist Showcase and Reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email indylib@indytel.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Champions for Children
Champions for Children
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 11, 2014

Please join staff of the Buchanan County Volunteer Co-op for their “Champions for Children” Celebration on Friday, April 11, 2014.  At The Sanity Room in Independence from 5-7 pm. There will be a blue balloon release at 6 pm to honor our Children and Their Champions
City of Independence-City Manager Public Interview
City of Independence-City Manager Public Interview
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 11, 2014

City of Independence City Manager Public Interviews: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Rivers Edge Recreation Center, General public to meet the city manager candidates. Candidates will made a brief introduction of themselves. Any and all Independence residents and or business people are invited to attend the reception.
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Show times for April 11th - April 17th Rio 2 - (G) Friday: 6:45, (3D-9:00) Saturday: 1:15, (3D-4:15), 6:45, (3D-9:00) Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, (3D-6:45) Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 6:45   Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13) Friday: 7:00, 9:40 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: August 16, 2013

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
12St. John's "Annie Jr"
St. John's "Annie Jr"
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 12, 2014

Join St. John's Middle School for their production of Annie Jr. on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 in the St. John's old gymnasium.  Show times are at 7pm with a pie auction on Friday night.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling St. John's School Office at 319-334-7173 or they can be purchased at the door.  All tickets are $7.
Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: April 12, 2014
Ends: April 12, 2014

The Independence Public Library will feature artwork from fiber artists Kristin Cleveland and Cindy Harris this weekend for the Artist Showcase. Their hand-dyed or woven scarves will be exhibited Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Sunday, April 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm. There will also be a Meet the Artists Reception Sunday, April 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm where the artists will be available for comments.. Refreshments will be served during the reception. The Artist Showcase and Reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email indylib@indytel.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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Mea's Mission
Mea's Mission
Begins: April 12, 2014
Ends: April 12, 2014

Cornerstone Mea's Mission is in need of gently used spring/summer clothing, shoes, and accessories for their upcoming Free Giveaway on Saturday, April 12 from 9am-12pm They are always happy to take household/kitchen items, baby items, and linens.  Drop off donations at Cornerstone Church, 707 20th Ave SW (Across from Jr/Sr High School)
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Show times for April 11th - April 17th Rio 2 - (G) Friday: 6:45, (3D-9:00) Saturday: 1:15, (3D-4:15), 6:45, (3D-9:00) Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, (3D-6:45) Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 6:45   Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13) Friday: 7:00, 9:40 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00
13Chamber Easter Egg Hunt
Chamber Easter Egg Hunt
Begins: April 13, 2014
Ends: April 13, 2014

Annual Chamber Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 13 from 2-3pm on the Leinbaugh Field.  Rain location: West Elementary Gymnasium.
Dad's Belgian Waffle Breakfast/Independence Lions Club
Dad's Belgian Waffle Breakfast/Independence Lions Club
Begins: April 13, 2014
Ends: April 13, 2014

All you can eat Belgian Waffle Breakfast hosted by the Independence Lions Club.  Will be serving from 8:30-12:30pm at the Buchanan County Healthy Lifestyle Center (Senior Center). Proceeds will support Vision Projects such as Kid's Sight, Leader Dog for the Blind. Prices are $8 for ages 10+ and $5 for ages 5-10.
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Artist Showcase Reception
Artist Showcase Reception
Begins: April 13, 2014
Ends: April 13, 2014

The Independence Public Library will feature artwork from fiber artists Kristin Cleveland and Cindy Harris this weekend for the Artist Showcase. Their hand-dyed or woven scarves will be exhibited during the Meet the Artists Reception Sunday, April 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artists will be available for comments. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email indylib@indytel.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Living Last Supper
Living Last Supper
Begins: April 13, 2014
Ends: April 13, 2014

First United Methodist Church will present the Living Last Supper drama on Sunday, April 13, at the First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Second performance will be held on Good Friday, April 18th in the auditorium of the Independence Jr/Sr High School at 7pm. All are welcome!
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Show times for April 11th - April 17th Rio 2 - (G) Friday: 6:45, (3D-9:00) Saturday: 1:15, (3D-4:15), 6:45, (3D-9:00) Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, (3D-6:45) Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 6:45   Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13) Friday: 7:00, 9:40 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00
14Youth Archery Classes
Youth Archery Classes
Begins: April 14, 2014
Ends: April 14, 2014

Wapsie Bowhunters and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach are sponsoring free archery classes to any school-aged child in Buchanan County.
iTAB Meeting
iTAB Meeting
Begins: April 14, 2014
Ends: April 14, 2014

The Independence Public Library Teen Advisory Board will hold their monthly meeting at 4:00 pm in the Community Room. This group is instrumental in planning and implementing teen programs at the library, providing input on library services, materials and activities, and promoting the library by encouraging reading. Interested teens in grades 6-12 who would like to get involved are encouraged to contact the library for more information at 334-2470.
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Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Show times for April 11th - April 17th Rio 2 - (G) Friday: 6:45, (3D-9:00) Saturday: 1:15, (3D-4:15), 6:45, (3D-9:00) Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, (3D-6:45) Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 6:45   Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13) Friday: 7:00, 9:40 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
15Group Parenting Classes
Group Parenting Classes
Begins: April 15, 2014
Ends: April 15, 2014

Free, 6 week class on Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at Kidsville.  To register, 334-4218 by March 7.
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: April 15, 2014
Ends: April 15, 2014

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards or board game, 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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Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: April 15, 2014
Ends: April 15, 2014

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards or board game, 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.
CAMEO Author Visit: William Kent Krueger
CAMEO Author Visit: William Kent Krueger
Begins: April 15, 2014
Ends: April 15, 2014

The CAMEO series continues at the Independence Public Library with an author visit from crime mystery writer William Kent Krueger at 6:30 pm. This Minnesota author writes the New York Times bestselling Cork O'Connor Mystery Series including Iron Lake and his latest release Tamarack County. He also wrote the acclaimed novel Ordinary Grace. The CAMEO event (Celebrating Authors: Meaningful Enrichment Opportunities) is funded by the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. No registration is required and no library card is necessary to attend this free program. For more information contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Show times for April 11th - April 17th Rio 2 - (G) Friday: 6:45, (3D-9:00) Saturday: 1:15, (3D-4:15), 6:45, (3D-9:00) Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, (3D-6:45) Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 6:45   Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13) Friday: 7:00, 9:40 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00
16PEDV Update
PEDV Update
Begins: April 16, 2014
Ends: April 16, 2014

Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach, along with Innovative Ag Services of Independence and FJ Krob & Company are hosting a PEDV Update presentation on Wednesday, April 16. The presentation will be held in ‘Great Spaces’ at Heartland Acres Agribition Center, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Speakers, Dr. “Butch” Baker, Iowa Pork Industry Center Director and Mark Storlie, ISUEO Swine Field Specialist, will share their experience with the virus, as well as current research and biosecurity information. rn rnThe meeting is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be provided. rn rnPre-registration is required. Deadline for pre-registration is April 14. To register, contact Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 319-334-7161 or email Ashley Sherrets, Ag/Hort Program Coordinator at sherrets@iastate.edu.rn
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Show times for April 11th - April 17th Rio 2 - (G) Friday: 6:45, (3D-9:00) Saturday: 1:15, (3D-4:15), 6:45, (3D-9:00) Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, (3D-6:45) Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 6:45   Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13) Friday: 7:00, 9:40 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00
17Formatting Basics Class
Formatting Basics Class
Begins: April 17, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Formatting Basics computer class geared toward beginners from 10:00-11:30 am. Students will be introduced to basic formatting techniques such as adding, moving, editing, and aligning text, making columns, adding bullets, and inserting pictures. The class is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information about this and other computer classes offered, contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Starlight Cinema Show Times
Begins: April 11, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Show times for April 11th - April 17th Rio 2 - (G) Friday: 6:45, (3D-9:00) Saturday: 1:15, (3D-4:15), 6:45, (3D-9:00) Sunday: 1:15, 4:15, (3D-6:45) Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 6:45   Captain America: The Winter Soldier - (PG-13) Friday: 7:00, 9:40 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00
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Chris Cagle at the Buchanan County Fair!
Chris Cagle at the Buchanan County Fair!
Begins: April 17, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

Dance the night away with music by Country Music star, Chris Cagle at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds!  With hits like "Chicks Dig It" and "Breath in, Breath out" it's sure to be a great night!  Concert starts at 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased before hand by visiting www.midwestix.securemytix.com/event/3817342/listing $18.00 for Grandstand seating and $30 for Trackside Standing
Buchanan County Fair Fish Fry
Buchanan County Fair Fish Fry
Begins: April 17, 2014
Ends: April 17, 2014

The Buchanan County Fair Association will host the last fish fry of the season at the Fair Grounds from 4:30-7:00pm on Friday, April 18th.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
18Jesup Fish Fry
Jesup Fish Fry
Begins: April 18, 2014
Ends: April 18, 2014

American Legion Post 342, 931 6th St., has announced their Friday Fish Fry Schedule.  Dates Include: Nov. 22, December - no fish fry-, Jan. 17, 2014, Feb. 21, 2014, March 21, 2014, and April 18, 2014 (Good Friday).  The meal will be served from 4:30-7pm (or until fish runs out).  Tickets will be available at the door).
Living Last Supper
Living Last Supper
Begins: April 18, 2014
Ends: April 18, 2014

First United Methodist Church will present the Living Last Supper drama on Good Friday, April 18th in the auditorium of the Independence Jr/Sr High School at 7pm. All are welcome!
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Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: August 16, 2013

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
19Brandon United Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast & Bakesale
Brandon United Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast & Bakesale
Begins: April 19, 2014
Ends: April 19, 2014

Brandon United Methodist Church
Annual Pancake Breakfast and Bakesale
Saturday, April 19, 2014
7am – 10:30 am
Brandon United Methodist Church
507 Main St.
Brandon, IA 52210
Serving Pancakes & Ham and Beverages.
Freewill donation
20 21Youth Archery Classes
Youth Archery Classes
Begins: April 21, 2014
Ends: April 21, 2014

Wapsie Bowhunters and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach are sponsoring free archery classes to any school-aged child in Buchanan County.
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
22Heartsaver CPR + First Aid Class
Heartsaver CPR + First Aid Class
Begins: April 22, 2014
Ends: April 22, 2014

The Therapy & Wellness Center at the Buchanan County Health Center will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR + First Aid class on the following dates: Tuesday, April 22 and Tuesday, June 26. All classes begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $43 and includes the course, certification cards, and the CPR pocket masks.  Pre-registration is required – call 332-0850 today!  
Fontana Anniversary Banquet
Fontana Anniversary Banquet
Begins: April 22, 2014
Ends: April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22:  Heartland Acres, Independence, Iowa. • Featured Speaker – Darrel Draper as George Drouillard. • Doors Open at 5 p.m. for Social Hour. • Enjoy a Great Meal catered by McElroy's. • Raffle and Silent Auction. Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Fontana Interpretive Nature Center. Enjoy a fantastic meal, followed by a keynote presentation by Historical Re-enactor Darrel Draper*. Draper will portray George Drouillard – hunter, interpreter, and Indian sign-talker for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Banquet also will feature auctions, raffles, and door prizes, and information about nature center projects and programs. Call 319-636-2617 or e-mail bccbdan@iowatelecom.net for more information. *Friends of Fontana Park received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host Draper’s presentation. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. For those not attending the banquet, seating will begin at 7 p.m.
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Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: April 22, 2014
Ends: April 22, 2014

Join the book discussion group at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. We will be discussing "The Choice", by Suzanne Woods Fisher. "The Choice" is a novel of a young Amish woman torn between following the man she loves - or joining the community of faith that sustains her, even as she questions her elders. Everyone is welcome to attend. Multiple copies of the book are now available for check out at the library. The book discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Woods Fisher will also be at the Independence Public Library for an author visit and book signing in May. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
23LEGOS @ the Library
LEGOS @ the Library
Begins: April 23, 2014
Ends: April 23, 2014

Bring your mad LEGO skills to the library and let your imagination flow. The Independence Public Library will host LEGOS @ the Library from 1:30-3:00 pm following the school early dismissal. Kids in grades K-8 will have an opportunity to build their own creation and have their picture taken before destruction. Legos will be provided by the library so please do not bring your own. For more information, please call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
24File Mgt Computer Class
File Mgt Computer Class
Begins: April 24, 2014
Ends: April 24, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a File Management Basics class geared toward beginning computer users from 10:00-11:30 am. Knowing how a computer stores data is essential for creating, storing and retrieving your own files. Students in this class will learn how to create a filing system, organize, move, copy, delete, and maintain files and folders. The class is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information about this and other computer classes offered, contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
Climate Reality in Iowa
Climate Reality in Iowa
Begins: April 24, 2014
Ends: April 24, 2014

The Independence Public Library will host Climate Leader Paul Deaton from The Climate Reality Project at 6:30 pm. The presentation will discuss the science of climate change, and then focus on recent extreme weather events around the world and in Iowa. It will include discussion of the 2012 drought and last year’s weird hydrology cycle of a very wet and late spring coupled with drought throughout much of the summer, connecting the dots between climate change and the extreme weather. A Q & A session will follow. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
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Working with Immigrants in Health Care Training
Working with Immigrants in Health Care Training
Begins: April 24, 2014
Ends: April 24, 2014

Dr. Grey & Dr. Devlin will discuss strategies and methods to help work more effectively with immigrant and refugee families when it comes to their physical and mental health. They will also discuss discipline methods used in other cultures. Facilitators:Dr. Mark Grey and Dr. Michele Devlin. Drs. Grey & Devlin are professors at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Grey complet-ed his doctorate in Anthropology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Devlin completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees in International Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles. Thursday, April 24, 2014.  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Independence Public Library, 805 1st Street E. Independence, IA 50644. Space is limited. To register for this free training, email Beth at admin@bdfempowerment.org or call the BDF office at 319-334-5105. Presented by: Building Direction for Families, Inc.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
25CAMEO Author Visits
CAMEO Author Visits
Begins: April 25, 2014
Ends: April 25, 2014

The CAMEO series continues at the Independence Public Library with two romance novel authors from the Twin Cities area. Amanda Maxlyn and Bria Starr will each give a short presentation beginning at 6:00 pm followed by a Q & A and a book sale and signing. Maxlyn’s novel What’s Left of Me is an emotional debut novel about a determined woman battling cancer and discovering love at the same time. Your Exception by Starr is a sweet tale of finding love- including the ups and downs, the uncertainty, the heartbreak, and, finally, learning to love with your whole heart. The CAMEO event (Celebrating Authors: Meaningful Enrichment Opportunities) is funded by the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. For more information contact the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: August 16, 2013

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
26City Wide Garage Sales
City Wide Garage Sales
Begins: April 26, 2014
Ends: April 26, 2014

City Wide Garage Sale Dates this year will be Saturday, April 26 and Saturday, October 3.
 
27 28Youth Archery Classes
Youth Archery Classes
Begins: April 28, 2014
Ends: April 28, 2014

Wapsie Bowhunters and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach are sponsoring free archery classes to any school-aged child in Buchanan County.
Teen Tech Night
Teen Tech Night
Begins: April 28, 2014
Ends: April 28, 2014

Did you ever have a desire to see what’s inside a computer? Teens in grades 5-12 are welcome to join the Teen Tech Night at the Independence Public Library from 6:00-8:00 pm to participate in a computer autopsy. We will deconstruct computer towers and keyboards and discover what’s inside. We will then make jewelry, bugs, robots or other creatures out of the parts. Registration is encouraged at 334-2470. For more information, call the library or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: December 31, 2012

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
29 30Community Pork Loin Dinner & Silent Auction
Community Pork Loin Dinner & Silent Auction
Begins: April 30, 2014
Ends: April 30, 2014

The annual local fundraising Dinner is set for April 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 115 6th Avenue NW, Independence. Tickets will go on sale in March. Call 334-3523 or see your favorite Presbyterian for tickets.
     
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