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      1File Mgt Computer Class
File Mgt Computer Class
Begins: October 1, 2014
Ends: October 1, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a File Management Basics class geared toward beginning computer users from 2:00-3:30 pm. 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.usrnThursday, October 2rn
2City Wide Garage Sales
City Wide Garage Sales
Begins: October 2, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

City Wide Garage Sales will be starting on October 2nd through the 4th.
 
File Mgt Computer Class
File Mgt Computer Class
Begins: October 2, 2014
Ends: October 2, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a File Management Basics class geared toward beginning computer users from 11:00 am-12:30 pm. 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
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Songs of the Civil War
Songs of the Civil War
Begins: October 2, 2014
Ends: October 2, 2014

Join Bob Welch as he brings history to life at the Independence Public Library with his Songs of the Civil War program. This program of music, history, and storytelling blends vocals, banjo, and guitar with interesting, sometimes humorous, stories involving General Grant, the nine year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, and President Lincoln. The program is free and open to the public and begins at 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
3City Wide Garage Sales
City Wide Garage Sales
Begins: October 2, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

City Wide Garage Sales will be starting on October 2nd through the 4th.
 
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.
4City Wide Garage Sales
City Wide Garage Sales
Begins: October 2, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

City Wide Garage Sales will be starting on October 2nd through the 4th.
 
Brandon, Fairbank & Lamont Community Tree Walks
Brandon, Fairbank & Lamont Community Tree Walks
Begins: October 4, 2014
Ends: October 4, 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. Brandon 9 a.m.; Fairbank 11 a.m.; Lamont 2 p.m. Location to be announced at a later date.
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Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: October 4, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
Girlfriend Frenzy Day
Girlfriend Frenzy Day
Begins: October 4, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

The Delaware County Tourism Association is hosting the 4th Annual Girlfriend Frenzy Day, on October 4 in Manchester. This Mystical Magical days events include, Psychic Medium & Tarot Card Readings, Pinterest Project Booth, Chocolate & Wine Tasting, Rockin' Fashion Show, Scarecrow Crawl, and VIP Discount card. The fun starts at 8:30am with registration at the Coffee Den, the day concludes at 3:00pm with the door prize give-a ways at the Castle Theater. A complete itinerary of the day can be found on the Delaware County Tourism web site or by contacting Paula Hargrafen at delawarecountyiatourism@gmail.com or at 563-608-9140.
Genealogy Software
Genealogy Software
Begins: October 4, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

The Independence Public Library will host Genealogy Software as part of our genealogy series at 10:30 am with instructor Dennis Allen from the Iowa Genealogical Society. Allen will show participants popular software programs and explain what they do and their differences. This session is free and open to the public. Please stop in, call 319-334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com to register. See the complete schedule of genealogy sessions on the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. The Independence Public Library is able to bring these opportunities to you through the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant.
Internet Genealogy
Internet Genealogy
Begins: October 4, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

The Independence Public Library will host Internet Genealogy as part of our genealogy series at 1:00 pm with instructor Dennis Allen from the Iowa Genealogical Society. In this class, Allen will review the many genealogy websites which can be great resources for finding information. This session is free and open to the public. Please stop in, call 319-334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com to register. See the complete schedule of genealogy sessions on the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. The Independence Public Library is able to bring these opportunities to you through the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant.
Kelly's Heroes Fundraiser at Dunlap Motors
Kelly's Heroes Fundraiser at Dunlap Motors
Begins: October 4, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

For every test drive taken on Saturday, October 4th from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Chevrolet will contribute $10, up to $130k, to the American Cancer Society. Kelly's Heroes will also be set up to serve food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with a bake sale.
Monica Vernon Visit
Monica Vernon Visit
Begins: October 4, 2014
Ends: October 4, 2014

Monica Vernon, Candidate for Lt. Governor, will be at Em's Coffee Shop, 324 1st St E in Independence, on Saturday, October 4th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
5 6The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: October 6, 2014
Ends: October 6, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words, but memories are priceless. Local writer Jacquie McTaggart continues “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library with two sessions at 10:00 am or 1:30 pm. 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 October 13 (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.
Antarctic Adventures
Antarctic Adventures
Begins: October 6, 2014
Ends: October 6, 2014

Antarctic Adventures – In the Wake of the Belgica rnJoin Troy Henkels at the Independence Public Library as he shows incredible images and shares stories from his experience on a historic sailing expedition to the Antarctic. Henkels was part of a team that retraced the first scientific expedition to the region that embarked in 1879. Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest continent on earth. It never fails to disappoint. The expedition proved to be no different. This program is free and open to the public and begins at 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit our website 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
7Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: October 7, 2014
Ends: October 7, 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.
Freedom From Smoking Program
Freedom From Smoking Program
Begins: September 23, 2014
Ends: October 28, 2014

Buchanan County Health Center will be offering the Freedom From Smoking® program, an 8-week smoking cessation class for adults. Meetings will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday afternoons from September 23rd to October 28th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at in meeting room A.  The public can enroll in the program by calling 319-332-0850, Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.    
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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.
8Internet Basics
Internet Basics
Begins: October 8, 2014
Ends: October 8, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer an introduction to the Internet computer class geared toward beginning computer users from 2:00-3:30 pm. Geared toward beginning computer users, this class covers the essentials of the Internet and its capabilities. Internet vocabulary is explored, as well as the functions of the various buttons and icons on the homepage. Students will also learn the benefits of tab browsing and other helpful search techniques and shortcuts. 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
Healthiest State Initiative
Healthiest State Initiative
Begins: October 8, 2014
Ends: October 8, 2014

Iowans across the state have shown their support for the Healthiest State Initiative by the thousands. By the hundreds of thousands, actually – each year for the past three years, nearly 300,000 Iowans have participated in 1-kilometer walks to show that we’re ready for a healthier Iowa. As we approach our 4th year, we need your help to keep the momentum going and make this year’s walk the biggest one yet! Be part of the movement by walking one kilometer (.62 miles or roughly 12 minutes) on October 8. Walk with us! Leaving from TWC on Wednesday, October 8th at 10:30am. Sign up online at www.iowahealthieststate.com or sign-in the day of the event. 

9Internet Basics
Internet Basics
Begins: October 9, 2014
Ends: October 9, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer an introduction to the Internet computer class geared toward beginning computer users from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Geared toward beginning computer users, this class covers the essentials of the Internet and its capabilities. Internet vocabulary is explored, as well as the functions of the various buttons and icons on the homepage. Students will also learn the benefits of tab browsing and other helpful search techniques and shortcuts. 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
Cake Decorating Class
Cake Decorating Class
Begins: October 9, 2014
Ends: October 9, 2014

Join bakery and pastry chef Jami Griffin at 6:00 pm at the Independence Public Library and learn to decorate beautiful cakes for any occasion. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Learn skills for the cake decorating contest at the library at the end of the month. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 319-334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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ICA Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
ICA Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
Begins: October 9, 2014
Ends: October 9, 2014

Thursday, Oct 9th. The Independence Christian Academy will be bussing tables at the Independence pizza ranch from 5-8 p.m.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
10Quasky Haunted House
Quasky Haunted House
Begins: October 10, 2014
Ends: October 10, 2014

7-11 p.m. Frightastic fundraiser for Quasky Community Club, 319-934-3247. Admission is $9.00 with a dollar off if you bring a canned food item.
2014 Farm Bill - Program Overview
2014 Farm Bill - Program Overview
Begins: October 10, 2014
Ends: October 10, 2014

This informative meeting will help farmers and landowners understand their options under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). Sponsored by USDA and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach. Attend 1 of 3 meetings. Third meeting is from 1-3 p.m. at Heartland Acres Event Center.
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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.
11Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 11, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
Quasky Haunted House
Quasky Haunted House
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 11, 2014

7-11 p.m. Frightastic fundraiser for Quasky Community Club, 319-934-3247. Admission is $9.00 with a dollar off if you bring a canned food item.
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Author Fair
Author Fair
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 11, 2014

The Independence Public Library is proud to host an Author Fair from 9:30 am-1:00 pm. The fair is part of the CAMEO (Celebrating Authors: Meaningful Enrichment Opportunities) Series and will feature several local and regional authors representing a variety of genres. Come visit with the authors, discuss their books and hear them speak about their work. Many authors will have books available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.usrnrn
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
12Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
13The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: October 13, 2014
Ends: October 13, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words, but memories are priceless. Local writer Jacquie McTaggart finishes “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library with the last sessions today at 10:00 am or 1:30 pm. 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 October 13 (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. rnrn
Adventures in Nature
Adventures in Nature
Begins: October 13, 2014
Ends: October 13, 2014

Leaf and Plant ExpeditionrnAshley Sherrets, Ag/ Hort Program Coordinator with Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach, will be working with Independence Public Library to host a Leaf and Plant Expedition program. Children are invited to learn why leaves on plants change into the brilliant hues that indicate fall has arrived as well as preserving some of their own leaves to take home. An outdoor nature walk will be part of the program so we as that you dress attendees appropriately based on weather. The program is open to children of all ages, but the activities are most suitable for those in grades K-3. The program begins at 6:00 pm. No registration is required and no library card is necessary to attend. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us or contact Ashley at the Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 334-7161.
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Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
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
14UFOs of the Midwest
UFOs of the Midwest
Begins: October 14, 2014
Ends: October 14, 2014

Humans have witnessed UFOs in the skies for thousands of years. Today, UFO websites are the second-most visited sites on the Internet. Terry Fisk from Unexplained Research will discuss the top UFO sightings of Iowa, the Midwest, and the world beginning at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library. He will share photos, case histories, and eyewitness accounts, talk about some of the cases he has personally investigated, and address some of the arguments typically offered by UFO skeptics and debunkers. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
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Wellness Fair & Flu Shot @ Buchanan County Health Center
Wellness Fair & Flu Shot @ Buchanan County Health Center
Begins: October 14, 2014
Ends: October 14, 2014

Oct. 14, 6-11a.m. and 3:30-5:50 p.m. Flu Shots are $30 per person. Only Medicare Part B and Medicare Advantage plans will be billed. Bring Medicare or Medicare Advantage card. FREE Bone Density Heel Scans, FREE Blood pressure checks, FREE Blood glucose testing, FREE Body Composition Testing, FREE Balance Assessment with Physical Therapy, FREE Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney information and FREE information and tips from other BCHC services!
Cub Scout Pack 75
Cub Scout Pack 75
Begins: October 14, 2014
Ends: October 14, 2014

Tue Oct 14, 2014   from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Pack meeting (The future begins with You) St. John School, Multi-Purpose Room.
Freedom From Smoking Program
Freedom From Smoking Program
Begins: September 23, 2014
Ends: October 28, 2014

Buchanan County Health Center will be offering the Freedom From Smoking® program, an 8-week smoking cessation class for adults. Meetings will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday afternoons from September 23rd to October 28th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at in meeting room A.  The public can enroll in the program by calling 319-332-0850, Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.    
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.
15Women Caring for the Land
Women Caring for the Land
Begins: October 15, 2014
Ends: October 15, 2014

Women who own or manage farmland are invited to participate in a FREE conservation discussion focused on soil health on Wed., Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Heartland Acres Events Center, Independence. Sponsored by Women Food & Ag Network and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach. Call 319-334-7161 to register by Monday, Oct. 13th.
NaNoWriMo Plot Party
NaNoWriMo Plot Party
Begins: October 15, 2014
Ends: October 15, 2014

All ages are invited to join the Plot Party at the Independence Public Library to prepare for National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Beginning at 6:00 pm, participants will learn writing tips and prompts and get signed up for the November challenge of writing their very own novel. Meet with other writers taking up the challenge and get a start on your outline. Cage you Inner Editor and vanquish you Inner Critic: NaNoWriMo is coming! Registration is encouraged at 334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information, please contact the library or visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
16Windows 8 Class
Windows 8 Class
Begins: October 16, 2014
Ends: October 16, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Windows 8 class from 6:00-7:30 pm. When Windows 8 was released in October of 2012, many users complained that it was difficult and confusing to use, especially compared to older versions of Windows. Windows 8.1 (an update released in October of 2013) includes a number of improvements and features to address some of these issues, which include a new Start Button. Join Kim Van Deest from the Waterloo Public Library as she discusses tips and tricks to make life with the ‘New’ Windows much easier! The class is free and open to the public. Registration is required at 334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information, contact the library or find us on Facebook.
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
17Annual "Pillow Cleaning"
Annual "Pillow Cleaning"
Begins: October 17, 2014
Ends: October 17, 2014

Friday  Oct. 17  8:30am-3pm located at the Wapsie Mill Parking Lot Area . All types of bed pillows: feather, foam, down, fiber fill etc. and new ticking (the outer fabric or material used on pillow). For more info, call Kraft Pillow Service at 712-378-2918 or email at pillows@frontiernet.net.
Quasky Haunted House
Quasky Haunted House
Begins: October 17, 2014
Ends: October 17, 2014

7-11 p.m. Frightastic fundraiser for Quasky Community Club, 319-934-3247. Admission is $9.00 with a dollar off if you bring a canned food item.
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Sending Love In a Quilt
Sending Love In a Quilt
Begins: October 17, 2014
Ends: October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17th at 9:30 a.m. at the Independence Senior Center. Feature: World Relief Quilts, Music: Vocal, by Rebecca Wearmouth, Speaker: Shirley Wheatley "Cups of Life." Reservations and cancelations call Donna at 334-4990 by Wednesday, Oct 15th by 10 a.m. Brunch is $9.00.
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
Waterloo Blank Hawks-Putting the Spotlight on Independence
Waterloo Blank Hawks-Putting the Spotlight on Independence
Begins: October 17, 2014
Ends: October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17th. 7:05 p.m. vs Cedar Rapids. Red zone tickets=$10.00, regular game day walk up, $17.39. Listen for Independence in the Black Hawk's radio ads! Tickets must be ordered in advance call Tim 319-296-7581. Deadline thru October 16th, 5 p.m.
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.
182014 Zombie Run
2014 Zombie Run
Begins: October 18, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18th,  2nd Annual Indee Zombie Run. Hosted by the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce & the Buchanan Co. Fair Association, 5k Zombie Run at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds with fun, food, drinks, and scares, just in time for Halloween!  Register to be a runner or a zombie at www.indeezombierun.com
Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: October 18, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
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Quasky Haunted House
Quasky Haunted House
Begins: October 18, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

7-11 p.m. Frightastic fundraiser for Quasky Community Club, 319-934-3247. Admission is $9.00 with a dollar off if you bring a canned food item.
Friends of Cedar Rock Afternoon with Frank Lloyd Wright
Friends of Cedar Rock Afternoon with Frank Lloyd Wright
Begins: October 18, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

1-4 p.m. at Quasqueton Legion Hall. Lecture topics related to the life, history, work of Frank Lloyd Wright, 319-934-3572 or email cedar_rock@dnr.iowa.gov. $10 admission
Fall Craft & Vendor Show
Fall Craft & Vendor Show
Begins: October 18, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

2014 Fall Craft & Vendor Show Falcon Civic Center HWY 150N, Independence Saturday, October 18th, 2014 9:00am- 3:00pm. Free Admission. Concessions are available. Limited booth space still available. Contact Angie @ 319-334-2606
Book Sale
Book Sale
Begins: October 18, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

Friends of the Library Book SalernThe Friends of the Independence Public Library will hold their semi-annual book sale this weekend. Take advantage of great prices on a great selection of books and movies for all ages in the Community Room Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. Profits will benefit the library. Contact the library for more details at 334-2470, visit our website at www.independence.lib.ia.us, or find us on Facebook.rn
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Lions Scrap Metal Drive
Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014

October 11th through October 18th. Located at the Signs & More parking lot (across from Pizza Ranch.) Accepting metals, appliances and batteries. For free pick-up call, 319-361-0509.
19Book Sale
Book Sale
Begins: October 19, 2014
Ends: October 19, 2014

Friends of the Library Book SalernThe Friends of the Independence Public Library will hold their semi-annual book sale this weekend. Take advantage of great prices on a great selection of books and movies for all ages in the Community Room Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. Profits will benefit the library. Contact the library for more details at 334-2470, visit our website at www.independence.lib.ia.us, or find us on Facebook.rn
Free Movie Night
Free Movie Night
Begins: October 19, 2014
Ends: October 19, 2014

St. John school is holding a free movie night starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 19th. All children 14 years old and younger are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn. Call 319-334-7173 for details.
20Reel Time
Reel Time
Begins: October 20, 2014
Ends: October 20, 2014

The Independence Public Library will show a recently released movie at 1:30 pm in the Community Room on this No School Monday for the Independence Community School District. Free popcorn will be provided by Friends of the Library. Please contact the library for the movie title and other details about this free event at 334-2470, visit www.independence.lib.ia.us, or find us on Facebook.
Legos @ the Library
Legos @ the Library
Begins: October 20, 2014
Ends: October 20, 2014

All ages are welcome to drop in to create and build with LEGOS from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Independence Public Library on this No School Monday for the Independence Community School District. LEGOS will be provided by the library so please do not bring your own. Contact the library for more information about this free event at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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Rick Stewart "Let's Talk, Iowa" 99 County Tour
Rick Stewart "Let's Talk, Iowa" 99 County Tour
Begins: October 20, 2014
Ends: October 20, 2014

Rick Stewart, Independence candidate for US Senate for Iowa iwll be at the Buchanan County Court House parking lot for about an hour starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 20th.
Welcome to Medicare Seminar
Welcome to Medicare Seminar
Begins: October 20, 2014
Ends: October 20, 2014

A "Welcome to Medicare" 2 hr seminar offered by the Buchanan County SHIP counselors will be held Thursday, Oct 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buchanan County Healthy Lifestyles Center, 400 5th Ave NE, in the dining area. Please register by Monday, Oct 20th by calling Him Rozendaal 563-920-2853.
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
21Job Fair
Job Fair
Begins: October 21, 2014
Ends: October 21, 2014

The Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC) & Sedona Staffing Services will be hosting a job fair 4:00-8:00, Tuesday, October 21 at Heartland Acres in Independence.  Buchanan County businesses will be on hand to share information on available jobs and future career opportunities.  Prior registration for job seekers in not required. Dress appropriately, bring a resume or employment history information and visit the job fair on October 21.
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: October 21, 2014
Ends: October 21, 2014

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at 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 in the Community Room. 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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Parent Cafe
Parent Cafe
Begins: October 21, 2014
Ends: October 21, 2014

Parent Led Support Group-Tuesday, October 21st from 6:00 to 7;30 p.m. This is located at the Jesup Learning Center. It is free to all parents. You will have the opportunity to make new friends, meet new people, Share ideas, Learn about resources in the community, Get new ideas from other parents, Share your hopes and dreams for your family and build a stronger family and community.  To RSVP please call: 319-827-1700 ext. 2.
Joshua Beebe Fundraiser
Joshua Beebe Fundraiser
Begins: October 21, 2014
Ends: October 21, 2014

Independence Pizza Ranch will be having a fundraising event on Tuesday, October 21st for Joshua Beebe's World Race. His parents and volunteers will be bussing tables for donations. 10% of dine-in sales from 5-8 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch will be donated to Joshua as he continues his World Race. Follow Joshua at www.facebook.com/JoshuaBeebeWorldRace or at joshuabeebe.theworldrace.org
Freedom From Smoking Program
Freedom From Smoking Program
Begins: September 23, 2014
Ends: October 28, 2014

Buchanan County Health Center will be offering the Freedom From Smoking® program, an 8-week smoking cessation class for adults. Meetings will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday afternoons from September 23rd to October 28th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at in meeting room A.  The public can enroll in the program by calling 319-332-0850, Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.    
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.
22First United Methodist Church Fall Harvest Dinner
First United Methodist Church Fall Harvest Dinner
Begins: October 22, 2014
Ends: October 22, 2014

313 2nd St. Se, Independence. Fall Harvest Dinner: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes gravy, homemade dressing, green beans, coleslaw, cranberries, rolls, beverage, and dessert. Wednesday, Oct 22nd from 5 pm-7 pm. Adults $8.00, Children 4-11 $5.00, Children 3 & under are free.
23Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
24Quasky Haunted House
Quasky Haunted House
Begins: October 24, 2014
Ends: October 24, 2014

7-11 p.m. Frightastic fundraiser for Quasky Community Club, 319-934-3247. Admission is $9.00 with a dollar off if you bring a canned food item.
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.
25Soup Supper
Soup Supper
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

Serving a soup supper on October 25th. Time: 5-7 p.m. Place: Rowley Community Center.
Quasky Haunted House
Quasky Haunted House
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

7-11 p.m. Frightastic fundraiser for Quasky Community Club, 319-934-3247. Admission is $9.00 with a dollar off if you bring a canned food item.
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Make n Take
Make n Take
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

The Independence Public Library will host a Fall Make ‘n’ Take for children of all ages from 9:30-11:00 am in the Community Room. Parents are encouraged to stay and share the fun. Make fall crafts to take home with you. No registration or library card is required to participate and no registration is necessary. For more information, please call the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Vital Records
Vital Records
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

The Independence Public Library will host Vital Records as part of our genealogy series at 1:00 pm with instructor Theresa Liewer from the Iowa Genealogical Society. Liewer will explain how documenting the important events of our ancestors’ lives such as birth, marriage, and death, is crucial in our genealogical research. This session is free and open to the public. Please stop in, call 319-334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com to register. See the complete schedule of genealogy sessions on the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. The Independence Public Library is able to bring these opportunities to you through the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant.
Military Records
Military Records
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

The Independence Public Library will host Military Records as part of our genealogy series at 3:00 pm with instructor Theresa Liewer from the Iowa Genealogical Society. Liewer will explain how Uncle Sam wanted our ancestors and how they left great records because of that. This session is free and open to the public. Please stop in, call 319-334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com to register. See the complete schedule of genealogy sessions on the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. The Independence Public Library is able to bring these opportunities to you through the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant.
A Handcrafted Event
A Handcrafted Event
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

Support local creativity! Saturday, October 25th. A handcrafted Event will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at The Sanity Room in Independence, IA. There will be home decor, natural soy products, wooden furniture and decor, accessories, candies/deserts, and much more!
Fontana Trick or Treat with Animals
Fontana Trick or Treat with Animals
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

Help carve some creative pumpkins and then fill them with tasty and nutritious treats for our resident raccoons, fox, bison, ducks, bear, crow, coyote and turkey at Fontana Park Wildlife Display. Meet near the animal display barn at 9:00 a,m. on Saturday, Oct 25th. Pre-registration is required. Call 319-636-2617.
Dorsey Family Benefit
Dorsey Family Benefit
Begins: October 25, 2014
Ends: October 25, 2014

The Dorsey family lost everything in a house fire in Independence. Friends have p arranged a benefit to help them out. It will be Saturday, Oct 25th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wolfey's Wapsi Outback in Quasqueton. A silent auction will be taking place and tickets will be sold for door prizes. Free will donation at the door. Food will be available for $5 a plate.
26Trick or Treat for Canned Goods
Trick or Treat for Canned Goods
Begins: October 26, 2014
Ends: October 26, 2014

The annual Trick or Treat for Canned Goods, for the Independence Area Food Pantry, will be Sunday, Oct 26th at 1:30 p.m. On Oct 26th put your bag outside your front door and youth crews will pick up and deliver them to the Food Pantry. Please attach the flyer to a filled bag with nonperishable groceries. If your bag is not picked up by 3:30 p.m. please call the Food Pantry at 319-334-2451.
27High Tunnel Crop Growers Workshop
High Tunnel Crop Growers Workshop
Begins: October 27, 2014
Ends: October 27, 2014

For current commercial fruit or vegetable growers and traditional farmers interested in diversifying their production. Cost is $55/person or $90/couple (or employees of the same farm). PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call Buchanan County Extension for more information - 319-334-7161.
Cake Decorating Contest
Cake Decorating Contest
Begins: October 27, 2014
Ends: October 27, 2014

Show off your skills and help raise money for the Independence Public Library by entering our Cake Decorating Contest. Stop in the library and register for the challenge any time before Sunday, October 26th. At this time you can choose your cake pan from our selection to be used in the contest. Cake pans are on a first come, first serve basis. All entries will be displayed Monday, October 27th and the public will judge by putting in coins or bills to vote for their favorite. The cake with the most money at the end of the day wins. All proceeds will go toward library programs. This event is 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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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
28Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: October 28, 2014
Ends: October 28, 2014

Join the book discussion group at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. A fast, compelling, and compulsively readable courtroom drama, Defending Jacob by William Landay will be the topic of discussion at this month’s Book Discussion. This tragic and shocking legal thriller tells the story of a district attorney’s son who is accused of killing a classmate. Everyone is welcome to attend. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library. It is also available on our nooks. The book discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us for a list of this season’s selections.
Independence Garden Club
Independence Garden Club
Begins: October 28, 2014
Ends: October 28, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct 28th, The Independence Garden Club will meet at the Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. The public is allowed to attend as a Linn County Master Gardener will speak. Please call Darlene Lorenz at 319-334-2470.
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American Legion Fund Raiser
American Legion Fund Raiser
Begins: October 28, 2014
Ends: October 28, 2014

The American Legion Post 30 will be bussing tables for tips at the Independence Pizza Ranch from 5 to 8 p.m.
Freedom From Smoking Program
Freedom From Smoking Program
Begins: September 23, 2014
Ends: October 28, 2014

Buchanan County Health Center will be offering the Freedom From Smoking® program, an 8-week smoking cessation class for adults. Meetings will be held on eight consecutive Tuesday afternoons from September 23rd to October 28th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at in meeting room A.  The public can enroll in the program by calling 319-332-0850, Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.    
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.
29Ag Lender's Seminar
Ag Lender's Seminar
Begins: October 29, 2014
Ends: October 29, 2014

Midway Best Western, Dubuque, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ancestry.com Class
Ancestry.com Class
Begins: October 29, 2014
Ends: October 29, 2014

There are many reasons you may have decided to start researching your family\'s history, and trying to figure out how to start may seem a bit bewildering at first. The Independence Public Library is offering a class with instructor Kim Van Deest from Waterloo so you can learn how to access and utilize the free library edition of ancestry.com. Ancestry® Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. The class begins at 6:00 pm. Please contact the library for more information or to register at 319-334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.comrnrn
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Begins: October 29, 2014
Ends: October 29, 2014

9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Independence High School, 700 2oth Ave SW. Those who attempt to donate in October will be entered to wina $5,000 Visa gift card. Appointment/info: www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Creating Healthier Families
Creating Healthier Families
Begins: October 29, 2014
Ends: October 29, 2014

Learn treatment and prevention strategies to combat childhood obesity. Sample a healthy recipe. October 29th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in BCHC Meeting Rooms A & B. $20 fee. Call 319-332-0850 to register.
30Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Begins: October 30, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

October 30-November 2- Holiday Preview
Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House
Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House
Begins: October 30, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

2014  Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House - Oct 30 - Nov 2. Open til 8pm Thurs and Fri.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
31Downtown Trick or Treat
Downtown Trick or Treat
Begins: October 31, 2014
Ends: October 31, 2014

Independence Downtown Trick or Treating;  Downtown Independence, 4:00-5:30pm.  All are welcome! 319-334-7178  
Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Begins: October 30, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

October 30-November 2- Holiday Preview
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Quasky Haunted House
Quasky Haunted House
Begins: October 31, 2014
Ends: October 31, 2014

7-11 p.m. Frightastic fundraiser for Quasky Community Club, 319-934-3247. Admission is $9.00 with a dollar off if you bring a canned food item.
Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House
Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House
Begins: October 30, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

2014  Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House - Oct 30 - Nov 2. Open til 8pm Thurs and Fri.
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.
 
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