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      1Peeps Contest
Peeps Contest
Begins: April 1, 2015
Ends: April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 Peeps Diorama Contest @ IPL. The Independence Public Library is hosting a Peeps Diorama Contest for any and all ages. Create a book-or movie-themed diorama and take it to the library for display during library hours April 1st and 2nd. Judging will be based upon originality, overall appearance, creative use of Peeps, choice and use of other materials, and difficulty of design. Winners in each category will receive Peeps prizes! Interested participants can find all the contest guidelines at the library or on the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
2Passover Service
Passover Service
Begins: April 2, 2015
Ends: April 2, 2015

Living Water Church, 113 2nd Ave NE, invites you to a Jewish Passover Service on Thursday, April 2nd from 6-8 p.m. Come enjoy a full meal as well as the symbolic tasting of the original Passover meal. Please call for reservations, 319-334-6723. $5.00 donation per person. Contact Pastor John Sheda for more information.
Peeps Contest
Peeps Contest
Begins: April 2, 2015
Ends: April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 Peeps Diorama Contest @ IPL. The Independence Public Library is hosting a Peeps Diorama Contest for any and all ages. Create a book-or movie-themed diorama and take it to the library for display during library hours April 1st and 2nd. Judging will be based upon originality, overall appearance, creative use of Peeps, choice and use of other materials, and difficulty of design. Winners in each category will receive Peeps prizes! Interested participants can find all the contest guidelines at the library or on the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
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Malware Class
Malware Class
Begins: April 2, 2015
Ends: April 2, 2015

Thursday, April 2 Detection and Prevention of Malware Lately, there has been a larger than usual outbreak of spyware, malware, and adware infecting computers. It seems even if you visit legitimate websites, you are a target for these malicious programs. Join Kim Van Deest for this class at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library. She will share with you where to look for malicious software, how to remove it, and what to do to try and prevent future infestations. 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.usrn
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
3Pony Express Riders
Pony Express Riders
Begins: April 3, 2015
Ends: April 3, 2015

Pony Express Riders of Iowa will be collecting money for Camp Sunnyside on Good Friday, April 3rd, from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. downtown Independence. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raiding money for children and adults with disabilities.
Seafood Boil
Seafood Boil
Begins: April 3, 2015
Ends: April 3, 2015

The Sanity Room will be holding a Seafood Boil on April 3rd. It will be from 6:00 p.m.-till it's all gone! It is a $20.00 fee. RSVP by April 2nd at thesanityroom@yahoo.com or by Facebook.
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Living Last Supper
Living Last Supper
Begins: April 3, 2015
Ends: April 3, 2015

First United Methodist Church will be having a "Living Last Supper" on April 3rd at the Independence High School. It will be held at 7:00 where they will be accepting good will offerings.
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
4Brandon United Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast & Bakesale
Brandon United Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast & Bakesale
Begins: April 4, 2015
Ends: April 4, 2015

Brandon United Methodist Church Annual Pancake Breakfast and Bakesale-Saturday, April 4, 7am – 10:30 am at Brandon United Methodist Church. 507 Main St., Brandon, IA 52210. Serving Pancakes & Ham and Beverages. Free will donation.
5Okoboji Easter Dinner Buffet
Okoboji Easter Dinner Buffet
Begins: April 5, 2015
Ends: April 5, 2015

Easter Dinner Buffet on Sunday, April 5th at Okoboji Grill located at 1749 Golf Course Blvd., Independence, Iowa. #319-334-6576. This will be held from 11:00-3:00 p.m. Full Menu also available. Adults $13.99, Children 12 & under-$5.95. Dinner Buffet. Dinner Buffet Excludes Kids Eat Free.
6Archery Class for Youth
Archery Class for Youth
Begins: April 6, 2015
Ends: April 6, 2015

Free for youth in Buchanan County. Held at Wapsie Bowhunters\' Indoor Shooting Range (next to McGraw\'s). Co-sponsored by Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach.
Spring Shape-Up Sampler
Spring Shape-Up Sampler
Begins: April 6, 2015
Ends: April 6, 2015

This combination class will meet on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:45-6:30pm from April 6th- 29th at the Falcon Civic Center Gym/ Class will include a variety of class topics including: boot camp, easy step, strengthen & tone, kickboxing, and more/ Class will work for all fitness levels/ Cost is $22 for the entire class or $3 per drop-in/ Instructor: Janet Buls/ Register by April 6th at the Falcon Civic Center
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The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: April 6, 2015
Ends: April 6, 2015

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

American Legion Post 30 will hold meeting in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library on Monday, April 6th. The Auxiliary will meet at 6:00 p.m. and the Legionaires at 7:00 p.m. All members are invited.
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
7Computer Basics Class
Computer Basics Class
Begins: April 7, 2015
Ends: April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 7 Computer Basics.  The Independence Public Library will offer a Computer Basics class from 10:30 am-noon in the Community Room. 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, but 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.usrn
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: April 7, 2015
Ends: April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 7 Cards n Convo. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, lively conversation, and light refreshments from 1:00-3:00 pm. Cards n Convo meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. No library card is necessary to attend this free social event. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
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Formatting Basics
Formatting Basics
Begins: April 7, 2015
Ends: April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 14 Formatting Basics. The Independence Public Library will offer a Formatting Basics computer class geared toward beginners from 10:30 am-noon. 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.rn
8Independence Farmer's Market Organization Meeting
Independence Farmer's Market Organization Meeting
Begins: April 8, 2015
Ends: April 8, 2015

The Independence Farmer's Market will be holding an organization meeting on April 8th. This will be held at 5:00 p.m. at Pizza Ranch. Everyone interested in being a vendor at the market is encouraged to attend. The first day of the market is Saturday, May 16th. If you have any questions or need more info, contact Joe Olsen at 319-334-2709.
9Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
102 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament
2 Person Friday Night Bags Tournament
Begins: April 10, 2015
Ends: April 10, 2015

Registration & Warm-up at 5:30pm at River\'sEDGE or you may pre-register by calling 319-332-1525. The cost is $10 per team of 2 and the start time is 6pm. Teams will be bracketed upon registration and 100% pay-back to the top 4 teams. This is a double elimination Tournament with an 0-2 single elimination bracket with registration fee paid back. 32 Teams max for this tournament-- more teams that play, the more money awarded!! Teams officiate own games and $2 cans will be sold.
Hookanliner Smelt Fry
Hookanliner Smelt Fry
Begins: April 10, 2015
Ends: April 10, 2015

Littleton-The 56th Annual Hookanliner Smelt Fry will be held on Friday, April 10th starting at 4:00 p.m. $1,000 in cash prizes. Tickets: Adults $10, Children $4.00. Carry outs available.
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Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
11Food Drive -Cub Scout Pack 75
Food Drive -Cub Scout Pack 75
Begins: April 11, 2015
Ends: April 11, 2015

On Saturday April 11th, Cub Scout Pack 75 will be walking the neighborhoods of Independence collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry. Please watch for a bag left on your front door to fill, or Scouts knocking on doors that morning. There is no Feinstein Challenge this year so the boys are doubling their efforts to help the Food Pantry.
Dance Clinic
Dance Clinic
Begins: April 11, 2015
Ends: April 11, 2015

A Mustang Dance Team Dance clinic and Performance will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 11th at West Elementary Gymnasium in Independence. Grades 1-12 are encouraged to participate. A dance fee includes a sack lunch and a Mustang Team t-shirt. Deadline to submit registration is Friday, March 27th. Please call 319-424-0005 during business hours with an questions.
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6th Grade Play "Forgiven: A Fairytale"
6th Grade Play "Forgiven: A Fairytale"
Begins: April 11, 2015
Ends: April 11, 2015

The Independence 6th graders will be putting on a play called "Forgiven: A Fairytale" on Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 at the Independence High School Auditorium.  Good will donations at the door are very much appreciated. There will also be baked goods available with a good will donation as well! 
Cub Scouts Pack 75 Collecting for Independence Area Food Pantry
Cub Scouts Pack 75 Collecting for Independence Area Food Pantry
Begins: April 11, 2015
Ends: April 11, 2015

On Saturday, April 11th, Cub Scouts Pack 75 will be canvasing Independence neighborhoods to collect non-perishable items for the Independence Area Food Pantry.
126th Grade Play "Forgiven: A Fairytale"
6th Grade Play "Forgiven: A Fairytale"
Begins: April 12, 2015
Ends: April 12, 2015

The Independence 6th graders will be putting on a play called "Forgiven: A Fairytale" on Sunday, April 12th at 3:00 at the Independence High School Auditorium.  Good will donations at the door are very much appreciated. There will also be baked goods available with a good will donation as well! 
Natl Library Wk Contest
Natl Library Wk Contest
Begins: April 12, 2015
Ends: April 12, 2015

National Library Week + Contest Celebrate National Library Week (NLW), April 12-18, 2015 at your Independence Public Library! National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country. The National Library Week theme this year is “Unlimited Possibilities.” Some of the possibilities during the week are The Memoir Project, Adventures in Nature, a Formatting Basics Computer Class, the Friends Book Sale, and a Superhero Contest! Enter our National Library Week Superhero Contest and you could win $50, $30, or $20 in Chamber Bucks! Work to identify our local heroes as we build excitement for our summer reading program, “Every Hero has a Story.” See the heroic photos in the library, on our website, Facebook page, or in the newspaper. Submit your completed entry form by Wednesday, April 22 at 8 pm. An online entry form will also be available on the library\'s website: www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
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Buchanan County Animal Shelter Fundraiser Breakfast
Buchanan County Animal Shelter Fundraiser Breakfast
Begins: April 12, 2015
Ends: April 12, 2015

The BCAS will be hosting a Fundraiser Breakfast on Sunday, April 12th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Independence Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. The cost to attend is a free will donation.
13Archery Class for Youth
Archery Class for Youth
Begins: April 13, 2015
Ends: April 13, 2015

Free for youth in Buchanan County. Held at Wapsie Bowhunters\' Indoor Shooting Range (next to McGraw\'s). Co-sponsored by Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach.
Charity Fundraiser for Prevention of Child Abuse
Charity Fundraiser for Prevention of Child Abuse
Begins: April 13, 2015
Ends: April 13, 2015

Charity Fundraiser for Prevention of Child Abuse, Monday, April 13th, 2015 at the Independence Pizza Ranch from 5:00-7:00pm. We are asking the Independence Community to come out and give your support to the Prevention of Child Abuse Fund. The Independence Eagles are applying for a State Eagle Grant for the Independence Mentoring Program from this fund. A portion of the proceeds of this fundraiser will go to Operation Threshold Child Abuse Prevention Programs.  
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The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: April 13, 2015
Ends: April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13 Memoir Project. A picture is worth a thousand words, but memories are priceless. Local writer Jacquie McTaggart leads the “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library at 10:00 am. Learn to record your memories for future generations and create a written record of the people and events that have shaped your life. Past and future participants are encouraged to join the workshop and meet for 90 minutes every Monday through May 11 (6 weeks). Each session is self-contained. Suppress your fears and join us for an enjoyable and rewarding experience! Free and open to the public, thanks to the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant. Please register at iplprograms@gmail.com or call 319-334-2470. Find more information at www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
Earth Day
Earth Day
Begins: April 13, 2015
Ends: April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13 Adventures in Nature: Earth Day.  Learn about recycling – and upcycling- on this year’s 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Children are invited to the Independence Public Library beginning at 6:00 pm. Ashley Sherrets from the Buchanan County Agricultural Extension District will share how easy it can be to recycle and exactly what can be recycled in the Independence area. Participants will also play games and upcycle items, that is, convert waste materials or useless products into products of better quality or for better environmental value. We’ll make bird feeders and bead necklaces! The program is open to children of all ages, but the activities are most suitable for those in grades K-5. No registration is required and no library card is necessary to attend. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470, visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us or contact Ashley at the Buchanan County ISU Extension at 319-334-7161.rn
In House Career fair
In House Career fair
Begins: April 13, 2015
Ends: April 13, 2015

Interested in joining a growing company? Geater Machining & Manufacturing Co. looking for individuals to fill open positions. This will be taking place on April 13th from 4:00-5:30 p.m. On site interviews will be conducted for those that meet the qualifications of their current open positions. Please visit www.geater.com to complete the online application prior to attending the career fair. Please make not on the application that you will be attending the internal job fair. Due to ITAR regulations anyone who enters the facility must bring a photo ID and wear close toed shoes for safety reasons.
Littleton Cemetery & Historical Society
Littleton Cemetery & Historical Society
Begins: April 13, 2015
Ends: April 13, 2015

There will be a Littleton Cemetery meeting Monday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the former Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, followed by a Littleton and Chatham Historical Society Meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
14Cub Scout Pack 75
Cub Scout Pack 75
Begins: April 14, 2015
Ends: April 14, 2015

Tue Apr 14, 2015 from  7:00pm – 8:00pm Pack Meeting (Scouting for Food Wrap-up / May Day Baskets). St. John School, Multi-Purpose Room.
Children's Act in the Show Ring
Children's Act in the Show Ring
Begins: April 14, 2015
Ends: April 14, 2015

Tuesday April 14th- 6:30 Bingo & 7pm - Children's Act in the show ring. This will be some juggling acts, smaller animal acts and pony rides! This will be at Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence. 
15 16Independence Area Women's Connection "This Old House"
Independence Area Women's Connection "This Old House"
Begins: April 16, 2015
Ends: April 16, 2015

Independence Area Women's Connection invites you to attend "This Old House" on Thursday, April 16th at 9:30 at Independence Senior Center. Feature: Remodeling a 115 year old house. Music: a vocal duet by Larry & Janice Kaberle. Speaker: Karen Blankenship, Reservations and cancellations call Karen, 334-4942 by Tuesday, April 14th by 10 a.m.
Buchanan County Senior Center Volunteer Ice Cream Social
Buchanan County Senior Center Volunteer Ice Cream Social
Begins: April 16, 2015
Ends: April 16, 2015

The Buchanan County Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center will honor its volunteers with an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, April 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Independence meal site. All volunteers attending are asked to RSVP to 319-334-7011 by Monday, April 13. Guest speaker is Craig Johnson, executive director atHeartland Acres. Guest servers are St. John’s eighth graders. If you have given your time at the Buchanan County Senior Center this past year, please plan to attend this special event!
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
17The Church Basement Ladies
The Church Basement Ladies
Begins: April 17, 2015
Ends: April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Junior/Senior High Auditorium. Tickets are $28 a piece.  Vist the following to get tickets: www.immanuelindy.com, http://immanuelindy.seatyourself.biz/, www.facebook.com/ChurchBasementLadies.Independence.  For direct sales and handicap seating call: 319-334-2511.
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
18Friends Book Sale
Friends Book Sale
Begins: April 18, 2015
Ends: April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18  Friends of the Library Book Sale. The 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
Buchanan County Childhood Fair
Buchanan County Childhood Fair
Begins: April 18, 2015
Ends: April 18, 2015

The Buchanan County Childhood Fair is being held on Saturday April 18th, 2015 from 9am-12pm at the Falcon Civic Center in Independence. The Civic Center is located at 1305 5th Ave NE, Independence, IA. The theme for this year is “Welcome to the Jungle” and will include:
  • Information on Area Services and Activities for Children Ages 0-12
  • Hands–On Games & Activities,
  • Boy Scouts/ Girl Scouts,
  • Just For Kix,
  • Balloon Artist-DeWayne,
  • Poor Vision Screening
  • Free Books
  • Ambulance and Fire Truck
  • Grout Museum Exhibit Car Seat Safety Checks- call 334-6081 for appointment.
The goal of the fair is to showcase what services and activities are available in Buchanan County, and provide a fun-filled day that families can enjoy. Admission to the event is FREE and the activities and services are geared toward kids 12 and under but anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, fair goers can look at our facebook page (Buchanan County Childhood Fair) or email emily@bdclp.com or khoward@co.black-hawk.ia.us
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Fly-In/Dive-In Breakfast
Fly-In/Dive-In Breakfast
Begins: April 18, 2015
Ends: April 18, 2015

Independence Municipal Airport . Free to attend. Breakfast is $5 per person, kids under 5 eat free. Airplane rides $20 per person. April 18th, from 7 a.m.-Noon.
19Dad's Belgian Waffle Breakfast-Lion's Club
Dad's Belgian Waffle Breakfast-Lion's Club
Begins: April 19, 2015
Ends: April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19th at the Independence Senior Center
Littleton&Chatham Historical Society Breakfast, Raffle, Rummage
Littleton&Chatham Historical Society Breakfast, Raffle, Rummage
Begins: April 19, 2015
Ends: April 19, 2015

The Littleton and Chatham Historical Society is holding a breakfast, raffle and rummage sale on Sunday, April 19 from 8 to noon at the former Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, 601 State Street Independence (Chatham). Meal will be free will donation for the Littleton and Chatham Historical Society. Email tonybengston@yahoo.com or call (319) 415-1175 for additional information.
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Friends Book Sale
Friends Book Sale
Begins: April 19, 2015
Ends: April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19 Friends of the Library Book Sale.  The 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
Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast
Begins: April 19, 2015
Ends: April 19, 2015

The Rowley Fire Department is holding a pancake breakfast at the Rowley Community Center on Sunday, April 19th. They will be serving 8 a.m. to Noon.
Juvenile Diabetes Fundraising Breakfast
Juvenile Diabetes Fundraising Breakfast
Begins: April 19, 2015
Ends: April 19, 2015

East Buchanan High School National Honor Society and Student Council students will hold a breakfast to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Sunday, April 19th at 8:30 a.m. to Noon at St. Patrick's Parish Center, Winthrop. Students will serve sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, muffins and cinnamon rolls. Breakfast is a free-will donation.
20Archery Class for Youth
Archery Class for Youth
Begins: April 20, 2015
Ends: April 20, 2015

Free for youth in Buchanan County. Held at Wapsie Bowhunters\' Indoor Shooting Range (next to McGraw\'s). Co-sponsored by Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach.
The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: April 20, 2015
Ends: April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20  Memoir Project. A picture is worth a thousand words, but memories are priceless. Local writer Jacquie McTaggart continues with “The Memoir Project” in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library with the last sessions today at 10:00 am. Learn to record your memories for future generations and create a written record of the people and events that have shaped your life. Past and future participants are encouraged to join the workshop and meet for 90 minutes every Monday through May 11 (6 weeks). Each session is self-contained. Suppress your fears and join us for an enjoyable and rewarding experience! Free and open to the public, thanks to the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant! Please register at iplprograms@gmail.com or call 319-334-2470. Find more information at www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
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Superhero Masks!
Superhero Masks!
Begins: April 20, 2015
Ends: April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20 Superhero Masks!  Children and adults of all ages are welcome to stop in the Independence Public Library to color or create a superhero mask today between 9:30 am and 6:30 pm. Mask templates and markers, crayons, and colored pencils will be available for use. The library’s Summer Reading Program theme revolves around superheroes and the mask you make can be worn for months to come! Contact the library for more information about this free event at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
Circus
Circus
Begins: April 20, 2015
Ends: April 20, 2015

Circus Pages will be coming to the Buchanan County Fairgrounds, HWY 150 North, Independence. Monday, April 20th at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
21File Mgt Basics
File Mgt Basics
Begins: April 21, 2015
Ends: April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21 File Management Basics. The Independence Public Library will offer a File Management Basics class geared toward beginning computer users from 10:30 am-noon. 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.usrn
Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: April 21, 2015
Ends: April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21 Cards n Convo. 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.rn
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Film Screening: Monuments Men
Film Screening: Monuments Men
Begins: April 21, 2015
Ends: April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21  Film Screening. Enjoy a viewing of \"The Monuments Men\" at the Independence Public Library in the Community Room beginning at 6:30 pm. Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, this 2014 film follows the art historians, collectors, and curators who risked their lives to rescue artworks from theft and destruction during WWII. This PG-13 film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and John Goodman. The movie is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be provided by Friends of the Library. Guests are invited to watch the movie before attending Nancy Trask\'s presentation April 30th of Iowa’s Own Monument Man. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
BCHC Community Blood Drive
BCHC Community Blood Drive
Begins: April 21, 2015
Ends: April 21, 2015

The Buchanan County Health Center Community blood drive will take place on Tuesday, April 21st from 12:00-5:30pm at the Buchanan County Senior Center located at 400 5th Ave NE in Independence. The blood drive will be facilitated by Lifeserve Blood Center, the sole supplier of community based blood products to BCHC. Interested donors may schedule an appointment by calling 800-287-4903 or by visiting www.lifeservebloodcenter.com.
Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners
Begins: April 21, 2015
Ends: April 21, 2015

A master Gardener Meeting will be held Tuesday, April 21st at St. James Church. There will be a potluck at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program at 7:00 p.m. The meeting with be on "Native Perennials for Sun."
22First Presbyterian Church Annual Pork Loin Dinner & Auction
First Presbyterian Church Annual Pork Loin Dinner & Auction
Begins: April 22, 2015
Ends: April 22, 2015

The Annual Pork Loin Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser will be Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets are on sale, advance pricing for adults is $7.00 each, tickets for Kindergarten-6th grade are $4.00 in advance or at the door and 0-Pre-K are free. At the door an adult ticket will be $8.00. Call 319-334-3523 or see your favorite Presbyterian for tickets.
Earth Day Lecture
Earth Day Lecture
Begins: April 22, 2015
Ends: April 22, 2015

Evangelical Christian and climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe is offering a live simulcast of her presentation at Iowa State titles " Climate Urgency." The lecture will be shown at the Independence Public Library Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22nd.
23Facebook Q & A
Facebook Q & A
Begins: April 23, 2015
Ends: April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23 Facebook Q & A Want to learn more about the social media phenomenon that is Facebook? Join Kim Van Deest at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm for a question and answer session. Please bring any and all questions you may have about the website. If you have your own personal computing device, feel free to bring it along as well. 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.usrn
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
24Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.
25Spring City Wide Garage Sale
Spring City Wide Garage Sale
Begins: April 25, 2015
Ends: April 26, 2015

Spring City Wide Garage Sale the weekend of April 25th
Wilson Cemetery Cleanup
Wilson Cemetery Cleanup
Begins: April 25, 2015
Ends: April 25, 2015

Anyone interested in helping at the annual Wilson Cemetery Cleanup is asked to meet there at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25th.
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Quilt Show
Quilt Show
Begins: April 25, 2015
Ends: April 26, 2015

The Calico Cut-Ups Guilt Guild is presenting the "Scraps of Beauty" Quilt Show on Saturday, April 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 26th at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John' School Multi-Purpose Room.
Rocky Mountain Oysters and Chicken Gizzards
Rocky Mountain Oysters and Chicken Gizzards
Begins: April 25, 2015
Ends: April 25, 2015

Quasqueton-American Legion Post 434 is serving Rock Mountain Oysters and Chicken Gizzards with potatoes, beans, and bread on Saturday, April 25th from 5-8 p.m. Adults are $10; Ages 6-12 $5; Under 6 are free
Third Annual Tr-Rivers Waterfowers Banquet
Third Annual Tr-Rivers Waterfowers Banquet
Begins: April 25, 2015
Ends: April 25, 2015

April 25th at Wolfey's Wapsi Outback. Event includes a prime rib catered meal, silent auction, and raffle. Social hour and games begin at 5 p.m. with supper at 6:30 p.m. TRW is a non-profit ground with a mission to support local conservation and assist in educating local youth about enjoying outdoor activities. For tickets to the event, call Wolfey's at 319-934-3445 or Ronnie Wolfe at 319-350-9260 by Friday, April 20th. Tickets are $30 per person with spouse and child tickets (17 and under) at $20 per person.
26Spring City Wide Garage Sale
Spring City Wide Garage Sale
Begins: April 25, 2015
Ends: April 26, 2015

Spring City Wide Garage Sale the weekend of April 25th
Church of Christ United Spring Breakfast
Church of Christ United Spring Breakfast
Begins: April 26, 2015
Ends: April 26, 2015

The Winthrop Church of Christ United Annual Spring Breakfast will be held at Fellowship Hall in Winthrop on Sunday, April 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, juice, milk, and coffee. It is a free will donation.
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Quilt Show
Quilt Show
Begins: April 25, 2015
Ends: April 26, 2015

The Calico Cut-Ups Guilt Guild is presenting the "Scraps of Beauty" Quilt Show on Saturday, April 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 26th at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John' School Multi-Purpose Room.
27Archery Class for Youth
Archery Class for Youth
Begins: April 27, 2015
Ends: April 27, 2015

Free for youth in Buchanan County. Held at Wapsie Bowhunters\' Indoor Shooting Range (next to McGraw\'s). Co-sponsored by Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach.
The Memoir Project
The Memoir Project
Begins: April 27, 2015
Ends: April 27, 2015

Monday, April 27 Memoir Project. 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 the last sessions today at 10:00 am.. Learn to record your memories for future generations and create a written record of the people and events that have shaped your life. Past and future participants are encouraged to join the workshop and meet for 90 minutes every Monday through May 11 (6 weeks). Each session is self-contained. Suppress your fears and join us for an enjoyable and rewarding experience! Free and open to the public, thanks to the Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Grant! Please register at iplprograms@gmail.com or call 319-334-2470. Find more information at www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
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Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
28Internet Basics Class
Internet Basics Class
Begins: April 28, 2015
Ends: April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28 Internet Basics Class. The Independence Public Library will offer an introduction to the Internet computer class geared toward beginning computer users from 10:30 am-noon. 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,
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: April 28, 2015
Ends: April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28 Book Discussion The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat will be the topic at the Book Discussion at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. Edward Kelsey Moore says his intention in writing this novel was “to celebrate the joy of true friendship and to invite readers to remember the smart, funny, and strong women in their lives.” 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. rnrn
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Photography Workshop on April 28th, Reg Deadline April 21
Photography Workshop on April 28th, Reg Deadline April 21
Begins: April 28, 2015
Ends: April 28, 2015

A photography workshop will be held on April 28th at Heartland Acres from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. led by Gary Wilson. It will cover camera basics including flash, composition and even a few judge pointers if you plan on taking a picture to the county fair. There will be hands-on activities. The workshop is $10 per person. Participants must bring a 5x7 photograph. Deadline is April 21st, please call 319-334-7161 to obtain a form or email ahamlett@iastate.edu
29 30Iowa\'s Own Monument Man
Iowa\'s Own Monument Man
Begins: April 30, 2015
Ends: April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30 Iowa’s Own Monument Man. The Independence Public Library will host Nancy Trask at 6:30 pm for a presentation entitled “Iowa’s Own Monument Man: George Stout.” Trask will discuss the childhood and young adult years of George Stout, who worked during World War II to protect important monuments and historical buildings from bombings. The presentation will include historical slides about the Monuments Men, highlighting George Stout who was born and raised in Winterset, Iowa. George Clooney\'s character in the 2014 film \"The Monuments Men\" was based on George Stout, although the character was named Frank Stokes for the sake of artistic license in the movie. rnTrask is the director of the Winterset Public Library. Her slides have been collected from extensive research, including correspondence with Stout\'s granddaughter, magazine and newspaper articles from a publicist working on the Hollywood movie, historical Winterset resources, Internet resources, and historical books. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
   
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