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  1Come 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
2Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: September 2, 2014
Ends: September 2, 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.
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.
3Annual Heartland Acres Agribition Center Golf Outing
Annual Heartland Acres Agribition Center Golf Outing
Begins: September 3, 2014
Ends: September 3, 2014

Entry forms are posted on line at www.heartlandacresusa.com  and will also be available at the admissions desk in the museum. For more information about Heartland Acres and the annual golf outing please visit the website listed above or call Brian or Craig at (319) 332.0123 or see Heartland Acres on Face book.
4Geater Manufacturing In House Career Fair
Geater Manufacturing In House Career Fair
Begins: September 4, 2014
Ends: September 4, 2014

In House Career Fair on September 4th at 4:00-5:30 pm. Located at 901 12th St. NE, Independence, IA 50644
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
5Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse
Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse
Begins: September 5, 2014
Ends: September 7, 2014

Now through September 7th-Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse in Independence, IA. Location: 1302 1st St. W.
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.
6Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: September 6, 2014
Ends: September 6, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
Summer 2014 Cookout at the Independence Airport
Summer 2014 Cookout at the Independence Airport
Begins: September 6, 2014
Ends: September 6, 2014

$5 per person. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, and more are provided. From 4-8 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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Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse
Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse
Begins: September 5, 2014
Ends: September 7, 2014

Now through September 7th-Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse in Independence, IA. Location: 1302 1st St. W.
7Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse
Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse
Begins: September 5, 2014
Ends: September 7, 2014

Now through September 7th-Fall Open House at Distinctions & Little Red Schoolhouse in Independence, IA. Location: 1302 1st St. W.
8The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: September 8, 2014
Ends: September 8, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words, but memories are priceless. Local writer Jacquie McTaggart will launch “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library at 10:00 am on September 8. 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.
Adventures in Nature
Adventures in Nature
Begins: September 8, 2014
Ends: September 8, 2014

Adventures in Nature: Oaks and Acorns rnThe Independence Public Library is teaming up with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to offer a monthly program for children. The program is open to children of all ages, but the activities are most suitable for those in grades K-3. For the first session, Alexia Hamlett, from ISU Extension/Outreach will guide participants in exploring and learning about the mighty oaks in front of the library, gathering acorns, and making a craft. 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.rnrn
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Guest Night
Guest Night
Begins: September 8, 2014
Ends: September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8th, 6:30 p.m. at the Library Community Room. Feature: History of Mustang Foundation. Music: Vocal Paul Lee. Speaker: Peggy Lee, Prairie Village, KS. Optional: Wear your favorite Mustang clothing. Reservations and cancellations call Donna at 334-4990 by Friday, 10 am, September 5th.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Red Cross Blood Drive
Begins: September 8, 2014
Ends: September 8, 2014

The Independence American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, September 8th from1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church, 115 6th Ave NE.
"Guest Night" Independence Area Women's Connection
"Guest Night" Independence Area Women's Connection
Begins: September 8, 2014
Ends: September 8, 2014

Independence Area Women's Connection affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Monday, September 8th at 6:30pm, Independence Library Community Room. Tailgate Party $8.00. "Guest Night" (Men and Women)  Optional- wear your favorite Mustang or other team clothing. Feature:  history of Mustang Foundation by John Christensen, Music: Paul Lee, Speaker: Peggy Lee,  "Surviving Life's Detours" how to keep from getting lost on a detour. Reservations and Cancellations Call Donna, 334-4990, by 10 am on Friday, September 5th.
Success Center Fundraiser
Success Center Fundraiser
Begins: September 8, 2014
Ends: September 8, 2014

The Buchanan County Success Center High School is holding a fundraiser with the help of the Independence Pizza Hut. Vouchers will be available at Independence and Jesup convenient stores to be used of dine-in orders. Online orders may use coupon code: SUCCESS. Restaurant coupon code: 1130. The fundraiser is valid for dine-in, carry out, and online orders.
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
9Library Closed
Library Closed
Begins: September 9, 2014
Ends: September 9, 2014

The Independence Public Library will be closed all day Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10 for Better Access, Better Service. This mini-facelift is made possible in part by a Buchanan County Community Foundation Grant. Several new computers and a software upgrade will also be installed on these days. We apologize for any inconvenience, but think you will enjoy the improvements! Regular hours will resume Thursday.
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.
10Attention Hunters!
Attention Hunters!
Begins: September 10, 2014
Ends: September 10, 2014

Buchanan County Wildlife Association is sponsoring Hunter Education Safety Classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, September 10, 11, and 13 at their facility located at 2552 Pine Creek Avenue. Class times are 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Registration is available online at www.iowadnr.govhunting. For further information, contact 319-935-3060.
Library Closed
Library Closed
Begins: September 10, 2014
Ends: September 10, 2014

The Independence Public Library will be closed all day Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10 for Better Access, Better Service. This mini-facelift is made possible in part by a Buchanan County Community Foundation Grant. Several new computers and a software upgrade will also be installed on these days. We apologize for any inconvenience, but think you will enjoy the improvements! Regular hours will resume Thursday.
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Walk to End Alzheimer's Vendor Fair
Walk to End Alzheimer's Vendor Fair
Begins: September 10, 2014
Ends: September 10, 2014

The Buchanan County Health Center will hold a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Vendor’s Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 3-6 p.m. in the Therapy and Wellness Studio. A portion of proceeds will benefit the BCHC Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team! Many vendors will be participating. Cash and carry items will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend.For more information, call Dianne Hepke or Angie Flaucher at 319-332-0999.  
11The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
Begins: September 11, 2014
Ends: September 11, 2014

7:00 p.m. at the Independence High School, Performing Arts Center
Memorial Service
Memorial Service
Begins: September 11, 2014
Ends: September 11, 2014

Independence-The community is invited to the annual 9/11 Memorial Service starting at 8 a.m. by the Independence Fire Station.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
12Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: September 12, 2014
Ends: September 12, 2014

The Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase featuring several original oils, prints, and watercolors from local and area artists that were donated to the Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society. These works will be exhibited in the Community Room Friday, September 12th from 2:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, September 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will be Sunday, September 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm and several members of the Buchanan County Historical Society will be in attendance to discuss the artwork. All events 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.
The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
Begins: September 12, 2014
Ends: September 12, 2014

7:00 p.m. at the Independence High School, Performing Arts 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.
13Wapsipinicon River Cleanup
Wapsipinicon River Cleanup
Begins: September 13, 2014
Ends: September 13, 2014

September 13, 2014. The Littleton and Chatham Historical Society will host their 5th river cleanup of the Wapsipinicon River. Public participation is welcome. We will request participants contact the following # if they need to reserve a canoe (319)-415-1175. The route will begin at the Cutshall Park at 8:30 am. A light lunch will be provided around 12:30. Trash and recyclables will be unloaded and sorted near the Littleton bridge.
Hares Pond Fish Fry
Hares Pond Fish Fry
Begins: September 13, 2014
Ends: September 13, 2014

Serving cod loin, baked beans, cole slaw dinner rolls, lemonade, coffee, and milk. Date: September 13th, 2013. Time: 5-7 p.m. Place: Rowley Community Center. Price: $10.00. Kids 4-12 are $5.00; 3 and under are free.
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Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: September 13, 2014
Ends: September 13, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: September 13, 2014
Ends: September 13, 2014

The Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase featuring several original oils, prints, and watercolors from local and area artists that were donated to the Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society. These works will be exhibited in the Community Room Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, September 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will be Sunday, September 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm and several members of the Buchanan County Historical Society will be in attendance to discuss the artwork. All events 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.
The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
Begins: September 13, 2014
Ends: September 13, 2014

7:00 p.m. at the Independence High School, Performing Arts Center.
14Family Fishing Day at Heartland Acres
Family Fishing Day at Heartland Acres
Begins: September 14, 2014
Ends: September 14, 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
Artist Showcase Reception
Artist Showcase Reception
Begins: September 14, 2014
Ends: September 14, 2014

The Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase and Reception featuring several original oils, prints, and watercolors from local and area artists that were donated to the Buchanan County, Iowa Historical Society. These works will be exhibited in the Community Room from 1:00-3:00 pm and several members of the Buchanan County Historical Society will be in attendance to discuss the artwork. All events 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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The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
The River Art Theater Presents " Cotton Patch Gospel"
Begins: September 14, 2014
Ends: September 14, 2014

Sunday Matinee, September 14th, 2:00 p.m. at the Independence High School Performing Arts Center
15The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: September 15, 2014
Ends: September 15, 2014

Local writer Jacquie McTaggart continues the “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library at 10:00 am. Join the workshop and meet for 90 minutes every Monday through October 13. 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 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Homecoming Week
Homecoming Week
Begins: September 15, 2014
Ends: September 15, 2014

Theme Day-Nerd Day. Activity-Volleyball. 8th grade volleyball @ West Elementary at 4:15, 7th grade volleyball at South Tama Middle School at 4:15, & Freshmen Tournament at Mount Vernon High School at 5:30
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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
16Independence Community Tree Walk
Independence Community Tree Walk
Begins: September 16, 2014
Ends: September 16, 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.
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: September 16, 2014
Ends: September 16, 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. This week the group will meet in the Freedom Room. Cards n Convo generally 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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Windows 8 Class
Windows 8 Class
Begins: September 16, 2014
Ends: September 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.
Homecoming Week
Homecoming Week
Begins: September 16, 2014
Ends: September 16, 2014

Theme Day-Twin Day. Activities: Pack the Gym Night-Volleyball teams will be playing Vinton-Shellsburg. The freshman game is @ 5:00 followed by Sophomores @ 6:00 and varsity at 7:30. 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball-7th @ West Elementary at 4:15 & 8th at Marion Middle School at 4:15. HS Cross Country-At Starmont @ 5:00. 7th and 8th Grade Football-7th grade vs Vinton-Shellsburg @ VS Karr Athletic Complex and 8th grade @ 4:15  vs Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School at Lyle Leinbaugh Field.
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.
17Computer Basics
Computer Basics
Begins: September 17, 2014
Ends: September 17, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Computer Basics class from 2:00-3:30 pm. 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. To register, please stop in, call the library at 334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information about this and other computer classes offered visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us.
Homecoming Week-Pep Rally & Powder Pufff Football
Homecoming Week-Pep Rally & Powder Pufff Football
Begins: September 17, 2014
Ends: September 17, 2014

Theme Day-Farmer Day. Activities-Powder Puff Football @ 6:30 at the football stadium. Also, the 7th Annual Community Pep Rally @ 7:30 (or whenever powder puff ends.) Coronation will be at the end of the rally. No admission charge.
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Open House at Darrell E. Davis Adult Day Center
Open House at Darrell E. Davis Adult Day Center
Begins: September 17, 2014
Ends: September 17, 2014

Darrell E. Davis Adult Day Center will be holding an open house celebrating "The Power of Adult Day Services."  This will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Phone: 319-334-2401. Address: 204 2nd St SW, Independence.
18Indee Wine & Chocolate Walk
Indee Wine & Chocolate Walk
Begins: September 18, 2014
Ends: September 18, 2014

September 18- Wine & Chocolate Walk
Computer Basics
Computer Basics
Begins: September 18, 2014
Ends: September 18, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Computer Basics class from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. 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. To register, please stop in, call the library at 334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information about this and other computer classes offered visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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Pre-Diabetes Information and Support Group
Pre-Diabetes Information and Support Group
Begins: September 18, 2014
Ends: September 18, 2014

Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Pre-Diabetes Information and Support Group on Wednesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. in the meeting rooms at the hospital. For more information or to register, call the Therapy & Wellness Center, 319-332-0850.
Homecoming Week-Rough&Tough Volleyball, etc
Homecoming Week-Rough&Tough Volleyball, etc
Begins: September 18, 2014
Ends: September 18, 2014

Theme Day-Color Block Day-Each grade picks a color to wear on that day. Activities- Rough and Tough Volleyball-Game starts at 6:00 in the high school gym. Spectators are asked to bring 2 canned goods/items to be donated to the Independence Area Food Pantry. MS Cross Country will also be vs Cedar Falls Peet at Birdsall Park @ 4:00. Football-Sophomore football at Waverly @ 6:00.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
19Independence Class of '64 Class Reunion
Independence Class of '64 Class Reunion
Begins: September 19, 2014
Ends: September 21, 2014

This event will be taking place September 19th through September 21st. If anyone has questions, call Carol Fisher at 319-334-6603.
Homecoming Week-Parade, Pep Rally, Football Game
Homecoming Week-Parade, Pep Rally, Football Game
Begins: September 19, 2014
Ends: September 19, 2014

Theme Day-Mustang Spirit Day. Activities- Parade. It will start @ 1:30 beginning at the corner of 2nd St and Corrine Ave South.  Pep Rally-This year we would like to have the community members and students follow the parade to the stadium. Once everyone is in the stadium we will have a pep rally to get our players ready for the game. Football Game-Cheer on our team as they play Waverly-Shell Rock. JV starts at 5:00 pm and Varsity around 7:30 pm.
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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.
20Quasqueton, Jesup & Rowley Community Tree Walks
Quasqueton, Jesup & Rowley Community Tree Walks
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 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. Quasqueton 9 a.m.; Jesup 11 a.m.; Rowley 2 p.m. Location to be announced at a later date.
Independence Class of '64 Class Reunion
Independence Class of '64 Class Reunion
Begins: September 19, 2014
Ends: September 21, 2014

This event will be taking place September 19th through September 21st. If anyone has questions, call Carol Fisher at 319-334-6603.
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Indee High School Run-a-thon
Indee High School Run-a-thon
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 2014

The Cross country team from Indee will be running their 2nd annual run-a-thon on the grounds of the MHI from 9-noon. Join in on the fun by making a donation to the organization. Run the 5K grass course and receive a tee shirt for a $20. donation. Contact Sarah Crawford at the HS at scrawford@independence.k12.ia.us for entry forms and more information!!
DRIVE ONE 4 RETT SYNDROME
DRIVE ONE 4 RETT SYNDROME
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 2014

DRIVE ONE 4 RETT SYNDROME AT PINICON FORD INDEPENDENCE,IA. THIS EVEN IS SPONSORED BY THE INDEPENDENCE LIONS. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 FROM 8AM TO 2PM. YOU CAN SCHEDULE YOUR DRIVE IN ADVANCE BY CONTACTING NANCY KREMPGES, WHOSE GRANDDAUGHTER, TARYN ROSE, HAS THIS TERRIBLE DISORDER. RETT SYNDROME IS A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER. AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO CURE FOR THIS DISORDER.  ALL DONATIONS WE RAISE WILL BE GIVEN TO  THE RESEARCH AREA FOR RETT SYNDROME WITH THE HOPES FOR FINDING A CURE .
Mill Closes for the Season
Mill Closes for the Season
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 2014

Mill closes for the season on  Sat. Sept. 20th; although open Sat. mornings until Farmers Market closes for the season.
Oakwood Cemetery Tour
Oakwood Cemetery Tour
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 2014

This event was originally scheduled for 6/21/14 and was rescheduled to Sat. Sept. 20th. It is a guided tour with times at  12:00, 12:30 and 1:00pm. It is $5.00 per person, please wear your walking shoes and meet at SW corner of the cemetery.
Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
Homecoming Week
Homecoming Week
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 2014

Homecoming Dance-9:00 to Midnight at the HS commons. Cost is $5.00 in advance or $7.00  at the door. Theme-Mardi Gras. Volleyball-JV Tournament @ Starmont starting at 9:00 am. Varsity at West Delaware @ 9:00 am
Mustang Alumni Football Game
Mustang Alumni Football Game
Begins: September 20, 2014
Ends: September 20, 2014

First game starts at 1:00 p.m. at Leinbaugh Field. Cost: $150 per team, $25 for individual sign up. Sign up includes team t-shirt. Teams must have a minimum of 5 players, no more than 10. Teams who sign up together must have graduated all from the same year. Registration deadline is September 9, 2014 at Noon. Contact Josh Hinde: 319-327-1871.
21Independence Class of '64 Class Reunion
Independence Class of '64 Class Reunion
Begins: September 19, 2014
Ends: September 21, 2014

This event will be taking place September 19th through September 21st. If anyone has questions, call Carol Fisher at 319-334-6603.
22The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: September 22, 2014
Ends: September 22, 2014

Local writer Jacquie McTaggart continues the “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library at 10:00 am. Join the workshop and meet for 90 minutes every Monday through October 13. 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.
Reel Time
Reel Time
Begins: September 22, 2014
Ends: September 22, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a free movie in the Community Room during the No School Monday. In recognition of Banned Books Week (September 21-27, 2014) Bridge to Terabithia will be shown at 1:30 pm. It is an exhilarating and heartwarming fantasy-adventure about the power of imaginations and the magic of friendship. Based on the controversial children’s literature classic by Katherine Paterson, this story is a frequent target of censors coming in at number 8 on the American Library Association’s list of the 100-most-banned/challenged books for 1990-2000. All ages are welcome to attend and no library card is necessary. Free popcorn will be provided compliments of the Friends of the Independence Public Library. 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.
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iTAB Meeting
iTAB Meeting
Begins: September 22, 2014
Ends: September 22, 2014

The Independence Public Library Teen Advisory Board will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 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 and other programs. Interested teens in grades 6-12 who would like to get involved are encouraged to contact the library for more information at 319-334-2470.
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
23Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: September 23, 2014
Ends: September 23, 2014

Join the book discussion group at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Lois Lowry’s quintessential dystopian novel The Giver will be the topic of discussion during Banned Books Week (September 21-27, 2014). This controversial novel won the Newbery Medal in 1994 even though there was criticism among many that the book was inappropriate for young children. In fact, it is one of the three most frequently challenged books of the 1990s. The Giver tells the story of a utopian future society where poverty, crime, sickness, and unemployment are a thing of the past. Everyone is welcome to attend. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library. The book discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
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.
24Formatting Basics Class
Formatting Basics Class
Begins: September 24, 2014
Ends: September 24, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Formatting Basics computer class geared toward beginners from 2:00-3:30 pm. 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.
25Formatting Basics Class
Formatting Basics Class
Begins: September 25, 2014
Ends: September 25, 2014

The Independence Public Library will offer a Formatting Basics computer class geared toward beginners from 11:00 am-12:30 pm. 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.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: August 29, 2013

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
26Hotdog 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.
27Annual Indee Cross Country Meet
Annual Indee Cross Country Meet
Begins: September 27, 2014
Ends: September 27, 2014

This meet usually has around 12 schools and 1,200 people over all. This event will be taking place on September 27th. It will be held on Independence Campus grounds
Independence Farmer's Market
Independence Farmer's Market
Begins: September 27, 2014
Ends: September 27, 2014

Every Saturday until October 18th. It is held next to the Wapsi Mill from 8 am till Noon.
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An Autumn Capfire Concert-Michael J. Thoma
An Autumn Capfire Concert-Michael J. Thoma
Begins: September 27, 2014
Ends: September 27, 2014

Michael J. Thoma will be performing September 27th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Independence High School. Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 at the door. These are available at Hardware Hank and Fareway Grocery in independence.
28 29The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: September 29, 2014
Ends: September 29, 2014

Local writer Jacquie McTaggart continues the “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library at 10:00 am. Join the workshop and meet for 90 minutes every Monday through October 13. 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.
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
30Windows 8 Class
Windows 8 Class
Begins: September 30, 2014
Ends: September 30, 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.
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.
       
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