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          1Teen Zombie Party
Teen Zombie Party
Begins: August 1, 2014
Ends: August 1, 2014

Teens who have successfully completed the Summer Reading Program are eligible to attend the Teen Zombie Party at the Independence Public Library. Zombie make-up will begin at 5:00 pm with Megan Fauver and Tyler Moran. Zombie costumes, food, beverages, games, movies and undead fun will all be provided until midnight. Registration is required. Please contact the library for more information: 319-334-2470 or www.independence.lib.ia.us. Register by phone or email iplprograms@gmail.com.
Girl Scout Pool Party
Girl Scout Pool Party
Begins: August 1, 2014
Ends: August 1, 2014

Buchanan County Girl Scouts are inviting all local girls (k-6) to a pool party for fun and information about Girl Scouts. The party will be held at the Independence Municipal Pool from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. All girls must be accompanied by an adult. For information contact Jenna Engel at jennae@girlscouts.org or 319-232-6601
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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.
2Weekly Points Race
Weekly Points Race
Begins: August 2, 2014
Ends: August 2, 2014

IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks. Grandstands and pit open at 4:00 p.m., hot laps at 6:00 p.m., racing to follow.
Mea's Mission Free Giveaway
Mea's Mission Free Giveaway
Begins: August 2, 2014
Ends: August 2, 2014

35th Annual Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon
5th Annual Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon
Begins: August 3, 2014
Ends: August 3, 2014

500 yard swim, 15.5 mile bike ride, 5K run. Great for beginners and challenging for seasoned triathletes. 9am start. Central Park, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212. Register at www.campcourageous.org
Art Exhibit
Art Exhibit
Begins: August 3, 2014
Ends: August 3, 2014

Around the World Art ExhibitrnSunday, August 3rnParticipants in this summer’s Art Around the World series of art classes taught by Sara Sheets are having an art exhibit at the Independence Public Library from 1:00-3:00 pm. All of the K-12 participants are encouraged to bring their artwork to the library on or before Monday, July 28th to be included in the display. The public is welcome to attend this free exhibit in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.usrn
4Come 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
5Food Preservation 101
Food Preservation 101
Begins: August 5, 2014
Ends: August 5, 2014

Learn how to preserve food. Cost is $10 per person and you must register by calling Buchanan County Extension and Coutreach at 319-334-7161. Classis from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Heartland Acres Events Center, Independence.
Summer 2014 Cookout at the Independence Airport
Summer 2014 Cookout at the Independence Airport
Begins: August 5, 2014
Ends: August 5, 2014

$5 per person. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, and more are provided. From 6-8 pm. Displays airplane rides-Scenic ($20/person). Aerobatic ($100.00/person). For more information call 319-334-4000, all events are weather permitting.
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Food Preservation 101
Food Preservation 101
Begins: August 5, 2014
Ends: August 5, 2014

DATE: Tuesday, August 5. TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm. LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church, 115 6th Ave. N.W., Independence, IA 50644. COST: $10.00. Pre-payment and pre-registration required no later than Friday, August 1st. Contact: 319-334-7161
Farmland Leasing & Value Seminar
Farmland Leasing & Value Seminar
Begins: August 5, 2014
Ends: August 5, 2014

Seminar conducted by Kristen Schulte, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist with ISU Extension & Outreach. Hosted by ISU Extension & Outreach and BankIowa, 1:30 p.m., Heartland Acres Events Center. MUST PRE-REGISTER by calling 319-334-7161.
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: August 5, 2014
Ends: August 5, 2014

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
6Catapults!
Catapults!
Begins: August 6, 2014
Ends: August 6, 2014

Tweens and teens are invited to the Independence Public Library at 5:30 pm to learn about the history and architecture of using and building these medieval launching devices. Laura Fischer and her Venture Crew 2000 from Cedar Rapids will explain the process and lead participants in making a catapult of their own. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact the library or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
Cedar Valley Hospice Release & Remember
Cedar Valley Hospice Release & Remember
Begins: August 6, 2014
Ends: August 6, 2014

Join staff, volunteers, families and friends of Cedar Valley Hospice as we remember and honor loved ones. Enjoy the afternoon with a picnic lunch, family and children’s activities and musical entertainment by Bill Shepherd & the Red Hots Dixieland Jazz Band. A highlight of the afternoon will be the short program and the release of 1,000 butterflies supported through the donations of individuals, churches and business partners. Our goal is to release one butterfly to represent each of the 936 hospice patients served by Cedar Valley Hospice last year.rnrnFor each memorial or honorary gift of $25, a butterfly will be released. In turn, the donor supporting a butterfly will receive a keepsake certificate as a reminder of the day.rnrnFor more information on this year\'s event, or to dedicate a butterfly to celebrate someone you love, visit www.cvhospice.org.rn
7Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
82014 Friday Night Live
2014 Friday Night Live
Begins: August 8, 2014
Ends: August 8, 2014

Friday Night Live @ 5: “I Love the 80s!” Riverwalk Parks, Free to the public, 5-9pm, live music, food and drink available.  319-334-7178 or indycommerce.com.  
Bags Tourney Event
Bags Tourney Event
Begins: August 8, 2014
Ends: August 8, 2014

Absolutely Indee hosts Bags Tournaments during the Chamber’s Live @ 5 events on select Friday nights during the summer and fall. Teams may enter for a chance to win cash prizes with an overall 50% payout to the top two teams with the other 50% of the proceeds going to sponsor various Absolutely Indee initiatives. Each tournament is limited to the first 24 teams who sign up for each date. So, get your spot early! Teams need to be registered and at the park by 5:45pm to participate. You can sign up at the park if there are spots still available, or you can register/pay online at http://www.indycommerce.com/chamber/absolutely-indee/bags-tournaments/
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Urbana Sweet Corn Days
Urbana Sweet Corn Days
Begins: August 8, 2014
Ends: August 8, 2014

The Urbana Visioning Committee is pleased to bring back Sweet Corn Days! This two-day event features local, home grown sweet corn, kids activities, live music featuring Donnie Heffernen and New Trick, food, vendor fair, and more! rnrnCheck out www.urbanasweetcorndays.org for more information!
Urbana Sweet Corn Days
Urbana Sweet Corn Days
Begins: August 8, 2014
Ends: August 8, 2014

The Urbana Visioning Committee is pleased to bring back Sweet Corn Days! This two-day event features local, home grown sweet corn, kids activities, live music featuring Donnie Heffernen and New Trick, food, vendor fair, and more! rnrnCheck out www.urbanasweetcorndays.org for more information!
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.
9Weekly Program / Stock Car Saturday Showcase
Weekly Program / Stock Car Saturday Showcase
Begins: August 9, 2014
Ends: August 9, 2014

IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks. Grandstands and pit open at 4:00 p.m., hot laps at 6:00 p.m., racing to follow. Increased purse money up-for-grabs for Stock Cars / Saturday Showcase.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life Golf Tournament
American Cancer Society Relay for Life Golf Tournament
Begins: August 9, 2014
Ends: August 9, 2014

Three Elms Golf Course in Independence will be holding the American Cancer Society Buchanan Co. Relay for Life Golf Tournament. It is a 4 person best shot. Info/register: 319-334-4235. Start time will be a t 9:00 a.m.
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Quasqueton Union Church Rummage Sale
Quasqueton Union Church Rummage Sale
Begins: August 9, 2014
Ends: August 9, 2014

Rummage sale at Quasqueton Church, 7am to 2pm. All proceeds go to Building Fund.
10Family Fishing Day at Heartland Acres
Family Fishing Day at Heartland Acres
Begins: August 10, 2014
Ends: August 10, 2014

Noon-4 pm at Heartland Acres in Independence. Guests can fish at Swan Lake as part of paid admission. Info: 319-332-0123 or www.heartlandacresusa.com
15th Annual Hobo Day
15th Annual Hobo Day
Begins: August 10, 2014
Ends: August 10, 2014

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! No new date has been selected yet. Call the Buchanan County Tourism Depot at 319-334-3439 for more information.
11Come 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
12Buchanan County Health Center "Mini" Famer's Market
Buchanan County Health Center "Mini" Famer's Market
Begins: August 12, 2014
Ends: August 12, 2014

Starting August 5th till mid October. From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Only on Tuesdays during the month. Call: 319-332-0850 for more information.
13Family Lego Night
Family Lego Night
Begins: August 13, 2014
Ends: August 13, 2014

Families are invited to the library to create and build with Legos! The Independence Public Library will host Family Lego Night from 5:30-7:30 pm. Let your imaginations flow with our challenge project and have family pictures 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
14Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
15Fitness on a Dime
Fitness on a Dime
Begins: August 15, 2014
Ends: August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 9:30 am at the Independence Senior Center. Feature: All About Staying Fit. Certified fitness and aerobics instructor and a speaker will be present. Reservations and cancellations call Donna at 334-4990 by Wednesday, 10 am, August 13th.
VANG
VANG
Begins: August 15, 2014
Ends: August 15, 2014

The Independence Public Library is co-sponsoring a play with local arts organization LACES at 7:00 pm in the Community Room. VANG (meaning “garden” or “farm” in Hmong) is a two-person play highlighting the challenges and successes of present-day immigrant farmers in the Midwest. Playwright Mary Swander is a fourth generation Iowan, Poet Laureate of Iowa and a distinguished professor of English at Iowa State. She worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award-winner Matt Foss to create this drama. VANG follows the lives of recent immigrant farmers in Iowa, drawing heavily from the true stories and actual words of Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese, and Dutch immigrant families. During the play, photos from the immigrants’ lives are projected onto a screen to contextualize the performance. This presentation is free and open to the public though a free-will donation will be accepted for LACES. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
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Integrating Cover Crops in Fruit & Vegetable Production Systems
Integrating Cover Crops in Fruit & Vegetable Production Systems
Begins: August 15, 2014
Ends: August 15, 2014

Participants attending will learn about cover crop types, planting, management, benefits, and issues associated with cover cropping in fruit and vegetable cropping systems. Live cover crop samples will be on display.
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.
16Underground Tours
Underground Tours
Begins: August 16, 2014
Ends: August 16, 2014

“Underground”   Sat. July 19 and  Sat. Aug. 16
Weekly Points Race
Weekly Points Race
Begins: August 16, 2014
Ends: August 16, 2014

IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks. Grandstands and pit open at 4:00 p.m., hot laps at 6:00 p.m., racing to follow.
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Winthrop Fire and Rescue's 6th Annual 4 Man Bestshot
Winthrop Fire and Rescue's 6th Annual 4 Man Bestshot
Begins: August 16, 2014
Ends: August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16th at Buffalo Creek Golf Course 9 a.m. tee off. Cost is $35.00 per person, this includes entry fee and meal. Cost for a cart is $30.00. Contact info: Mike Ellis at 319-327-1854 or Chris Hare at 319-504-0315.
Mustang Athletic Boosters Club Golf Outing
Mustang Athletic Boosters Club Golf Outing
Begins: August 16, 2014
Ends: August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014. There will be a 9 A.M. Shot Gun Start.  Where  Three Elms Golf Course, Independence. Why  Support Independence High School Athletic Programs. Format   4  Person Best Shot (automatic 2 putt) Cost  $30 per person, includes light lunch.  Cart available at an extra charge; please contact clubhouse to reserve a cart. Register  Preregistration Required – Limited to first 20 teams. Call or stop in at Three Elms Golf Course, 319-334-4235.
17 18River Arts Theater
River Arts Theater
Begins: August 18, 2014
Ends: August 18, 2014

The River Arts Theater will meet on Monday, August 18th at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 6th Ave NE. Everyone interested in community theater are welcome.
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
19Summer 2014 Cookout at the Independence Airport
Summer 2014 Cookout at the Independence Airport
Begins: August 19, 2014
Ends: August 19, 2014

$5 per person. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, and more are provided. From 6-8 pm. Displays airplane rides-Scenic ($20/person). Aerobatic ($100.00/person). For more information call 319-334-4000, all events are weather permitting.
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: August 19, 2014
Ends: August 19, 2014

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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BCHC Auxillary Blood Drive
BCHC Auxillary Blood Drive
Begins: August 19, 2014
Ends: August 19, 2014

The Buchanan County Health Center will hold an Independence Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 19th, from noon till 5:30 p.m. in the Therapy and Wellness Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or go to www.lifeservebloodcenter.org
Buchanan County Health Center "Mini" Famer's Market
Buchanan County Health Center "Mini" Famer's Market
Begins: August 12, 2014
Ends: August 12, 2014

Starting August 5th till mid October. From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Only on Tuesdays during the month. Call: 319-332-0850 for more information.
20IPL Closed
IPL Closed
Begins: August 20, 2014
Ends: August 20, 2014

Independence Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, August 20th for Staff Development.
21Foto Friends
Foto Friends
Begins: August 21, 2014
Ends: August 21, 2014

Foto Friends will meet Thursday, August 21st at 7 p.m. at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in the Library Room. The assignments for pictures are "4th of July", "Heat", and "Fun Activity." Visitors are always welcome. There are no dues to join, Call 319-334-3773 for more info.
Career Fair for H&R Block
Career Fair for H&R Block
Begins: August 21, 2014
Ends: August 21, 2014

H&R Block of Independence is holding a Career Fair on Thursday, August 21st! 114 1st St. E from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Call 319-830-9440 for more info! Earn extra income as a tax professional by taking H&R Block's income tax course. Classes start on September 3rd.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
22Hotdog 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.
23BrewBQ
BrewBQ
Begins: August 23, 2014
Ends: August 23, 2014

Independence Brew-B-Q:  Riverwalk Parks, 12 p.m. till 9 p.m. Food vendors open; throughout the day enjoy the taste of great brews and barbecue, griller contest, home brew seminar, and live entertainment. Visit www.brewbq.org for more information.  
Weekly Program / Season Championships
Weekly Program / Season Championships
Begins: August 23, 2014
Ends: August 23, 2014

IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks. Grandstands and pit open at 4:00 p.m., hot laps at 6:00 p.m., racing to follow.
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Independence BrewBQ-Bike Ride
Independence BrewBQ-Bike Ride
Begins: August 23, 2014
Ends: August 23, 2014

The ride will start at 9 AM and go to 2 PM offering up a 25 mile ride through the easy rolling landscape of northwest Buchanan County. Please visit www.celebrateindee.com for more information in regards to prices and deadlines for this event!  
Fish Fry
Fish Fry
Begins: August 23, 2014
Ends: August 23, 2014

Quasqueton Area Historical Society is holding a fish fry. $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids 12 and under. Starting at 5:00 p.m.
Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: August 23, 2014
Ends: August 23, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
24 25Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: August 25, 2014
Ends: August 25, 2014

Join the book discussion group at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. We will be discussing The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. This is a “moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.” Everyone is welcome to attend. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library. It is also available for check out on our nooks. The book discussion group meets regularly each month. For more information, call 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
26Good Food and A Good Cause-Independence Eagles Charity Project
Good Food and A Good Cause-Independence Eagles Charity Project
Begins: August 26, 2014
Ends: August 26, 2014

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 26th. The Independence Pizza Ranch will be have a fundraising event for the Independence Eagles Charity Project. From 5:00-8:00 pm. Funds will be donated from receipts of dine-in.
Garden Club
Garden Club
Begins: August 26, 2014
Ends: August 26, 2014

On Tuesday, August 26th, the Independence Garden Club will meet at the Long Term Care Unit at 11:30 a.m. Following lunch at 12:30 p.m., members will make floral arrangements for the residents. The public is welcome to attend as Keith Megonigle and Eleanor Hand display their framed artwork. Please call Darlene Lorenz at 319-334-2623 for a reservation.
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Buchanan County Health Center "Mini" Famer's Market
Buchanan County Health Center "Mini" Famer's Market
Begins: August 12, 2014
Ends: August 12, 2014

Starting August 5th till mid October. From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Only on Tuesdays during the month. Call: 319-332-0850 for more information.
27PROW Meeting
PROW Meeting
Begins: August 27, 2014
Ends: August 27, 2014

Preserving Recreation & Habitation on the Wapsi is inviting all interested people to their next meeting on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30 pm in the Signs & More conference room located at 1827 1st St W. For more info, contact prowindee@yahoo.com
28Winthrop Community Tree Walk
Winthrop Community Tree Walk
Begins: August 28, 2014
Ends: August 28, 2014

Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach, partnering with Patty Petersen, Horticulturist with Trees Forever, will host free educational tree walks. Learn about Emerald Ash Borer, tree identification, tree options for replanting, and basic tree information. Walks will last 1 hour and are open to all individuals. Location to be announced at a later date. Walk starts at 2 p.m.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
29Hotdog 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.
30Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: August 30, 2014
Ends: August 30, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
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