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            12nd Back to School/Get Warmed Up for Winter/Mea's Mission
2nd Back to School/Get Warmed Up for Winter/Mea's Mission
Begins: August 1, 2015
Ends: August 1, 2015

School clothing, winter coats, shoes, winter boots, back packs, a few school supplies, Halloween costumes, warm clothing, knick-knacks, and much more to help you get prepared for the new school year and the cold  weather! Saturday, August 1st 9:00 a.m.-Noon. It will be at Living Water Church, 113 2nd Ave, Independence.
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: August 1, 2015
Ends: August 1, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
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Lamont Parade
Lamont Parade
Begins: August 1, 2015
Ends: August 1, 2015

On Aug 1st, Lamont's parade will start at 11 am.
Zen Doodle Day
Zen Doodle Day
Begins: August 1, 2015
Ends: August 1, 2015

Saturday, August 1. Zen Doodle Day. Do you doodle? Then you have all the skills you need for this purposeful and relaxing form of art. Zen Doodling is beautiful artwork that anyone can learn to do. Most suitable for ages 10 and up, this open workshop will be in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library between 1:00-3:00 pm. Created using pens, pencils, markers, and even watercolors, the artwork can be stunning, relaxing, empowering and even transformative. With our collection of Zen Doodle and Zentangle books, participants can learn the basics that will allow them to pursue Zen Doodling on their own. We will even have detailed coloring pages for those who prefer not to create their own. All supplies will be provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us
2 3Come 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
4Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: August 4, 2015
Ends: August 4, 2015

Tuesday, August 4. Games & Goodies. Adults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, dominoes, Scrabble, or other game. Light refreshments will also be served. Games n Goodies meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. 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
5 6Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
72015 Friday Night Live
2015 Friday Night Live
Begins: August 7, 2015
Ends: August 7, 2015

Friday Night Live @ 5, Riverwalk Parks, Free to the public, 5-9pm, live music, food and drink available.  319-334-7178 or indycommerce.com.
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.
8Independence Class of 65' Reunion
Independence Class of 65' Reunion
Begins: August 8, 2015
Ends: August 8, 2015

Independence High School Class of 65' Reunion
East Iowa Storm vs Central Iowa Bandits, IN-STATE RIVALS
East Iowa Storm vs Central Iowa Bandits, IN-STATE RIVALS
Begins: August 8, 2015
Ends: August 8, 2015

With Special guest Cory Ford from 97.7 KCRR! Its an MFL Inter State Rivalry!! Join us as the Storm hosts the Central Iowa Bandits in Midwest Football League competition. Gates open at 5pm with kickoff at 6pm. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.eastiowastorm.com.
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Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: August 8, 2015
Ends: August 8, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
Brandon Parade
Brandon Parade
Begins: August 8, 2015
Ends: August 8, 2015

On Aug 8th, Brandon's parade will start at 10 am.
Class of '95 Reunion
Class of '95 Reunion
Begins: August 8, 2015
Ends: August 8, 2015

The Class of '95 Reunion will be held on Aug 8th at Rivers Edge from 6-11 pm.
9Relay for Life of Buchanan County 8th Annual Golf Tournament
Relay for Life of Buchanan County 8th Annual Golf Tournament
Begins: August 9, 2015
Ends: August 9, 2015

What a Wonderful way to spend a Sunday Afternoon, and supporting a worthy cause. 4 Person Best Shot: 9 Hole Tournament / $20.00 A Person 1:00 Shotgun Start Cookout to follow end of play! Call 334-4235 today       Three Elms Golf Course      Independence, Iowa      Sunday, August 9th 2015  
10Come 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
11 12 13Independence Women’s Connection
Independence Women’s Connection
Begins: August 13, 2015
Ends: August 13, 2015

Thursday, Aug 13th, 9:30 AM at the Independence Senior Center Brunch costs $9.00 "The World Race" Feature: 11 Countries in 11 Months by Joshua Beebe Music: Keyboard by Bill Pedrick Speaker: Deb Predrick, Urbandale, IA "Who's in Control When I'm Out of Control?" When events in your life shake your inner core, who do you want to be in control? Reservations and Cancellations: Call Judy (319)493-8101 by Tuesday 10 AM Child care provided upon request.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Begins: August 13, 2015
Ends: August 13, 2015

American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at the Presbyterian Church in Independence. 1:00pm - 6:00pm. New donors always welcome. Appointment preferred: walk-ins welcome. Please bring your Blood Donor Card or 2 forms of ID for registration. Questions? Call Vicki at 319-334-6520
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
14Hotdog 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.
15Underground Tours
Underground Tours
Begins: August 15, 2015
Ends: August 15, 2015

"Underground Independence" 2015, the 3rd Sat. of Aug. Need to buy ticket at the mill ‘that day only’ – ticket sales are from 8-1pm, BUT self guided tours are from 10-2pm.
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: August 15, 2015
Ends: August 15, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
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Make Pet Toys!
Make Pet Toys!
Begins: August 15, 2015
Ends: August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 15. Make Pet Toys! Do you ever feel exasperated when you buy your pet a brand new, expensive, toy and they’d rather play with the box it came in? Join us at the Independence Public Library Saturday, August 15th from noon to 2:00 pm as we show you how to make awesome homemade pet toys out of things lying around your home. Durable, inexpensive, and brain-teasing toys will be sure to delight your furry four-legged family member. Registration is not required and all supplies will be provided. Make the toys for the pets in your life or donate them to the Buchanan County Animal Shelter for the pets waiting to be adopted. Check the Chip Day is also Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm. See separate article. For more information, please call the library @ 319-334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
Check the Chip Day
Check the Chip Day
Begins: August 15, 2015
Ends: August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 15. Check the Chip Day @ IPL. The Independence Public Library is teaming up Dr. Shelly Reid, from the Jesup Veterinary Clinic and the Buchanan County Animal Shelter, and Dr. Eike from Pipestone Veterinarian Services for Check the Chip Day from 1:00-4:00 pm. Check the Chip Day is meant to serve as a reminder to check and update microchip registration information. Implanted microchips greatly increase the chances that you will get your pet back if he/she is lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. The few minutes it takes could make all the difference. Checking the chip and updating your information will be free of charge. All animals should be current on shots and on a leash or in a carrier. The doctors will also provide information on chip implants and general health topics for your pet. This Check the Chip Day event is serving as a fund raiser for the Buchanan County Animal Shelter and free-will donations will be accepted. Dog and cat toys will be available to make and take or donate from noon to 2:00 pm. Dr. Reid will also bring a dog and kitten for adoption. Call the library @ 319-334-2470 for more information or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
Mustang Athletic Boosters Golf Outing
Mustang Athletic Boosters Golf Outing
Begins: August 15, 2015
Ends: August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 15 - Nine hole 4 person best shot beginning at 9am. Entry is only $20 per person plus cart. Lunch is included. Call Three Elms at 319-334-4235 to enter.
16 17Family LEGO Night
Family LEGO Night
Begins: August 17, 2015
Ends: August 17, 2015

Monday, August 17. Family Lego Night. All ages and families are welcome to create and build with LEGOs in the Community Room from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Independence Public Library. Bring the entire family and participate in the LEGO challenge or create on your own. All 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
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
18Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: August 18, 2015
Ends: August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 18. Games n Goodies. Adults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, dominoes, Scrabble, or other game. Light refreshments will also be served. Games n Goodies meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. 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
Blood Drive at Senior Center
Blood Drive at Senior Center
Begins: August 18, 2015
Ends: August 18, 2015

(Independence, IA)- The Buchanan County Health Center Community blood drive will take place on Tuesday, August 18th from 12:00-5:30pm at the Independence 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. Currently, there is a need for all blood types during the summer months.  Community members are encouraged to donate to help maintain a consistent supply of all blood types. Please consider giving the gift of life to your friends and family across the county.  Blood donation is safe and takes about an hour to complete.  Interested donors may schedule an appointment by calling 800-287-4903 or by visiting www.lifeservebloodcenter.com.
19Prediabetes Education at BCHC
Prediabetes Education at BCHC
Begins: August 19, 2015
Ends: August 19, 2015

(Independence, IA)- On Wednesday, August 19th, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Prediabetes Information and Support Group, beginning at 5:00PM in Meeting Room A at BCHC. Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic. Risk factors for prediabetes include:
  • Being overweight
  • Are age 45 years or older
  • Have a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Do not get regular physical activity
  It is estimated that 1 in every 4 adults has prediabetes.  Diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States with as many as thirty percent of the population developing the disease.  Attend this class to find out what you can do to reverse this disease process and lower your chances of heart, artery and kidney complications in the future. For more information or to register, contact the Therapy & Wellness Center at 319-332-0850. 
Independence Senior Center presents Accordion Duet
Independence Senior Center presents Accordion Duet
Begins: August 19, 2015
Ends: August 19, 2015

Independence Senior Center proudly presents: A Vernie Kirkendall & Marian Woods Accordion Duet on Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. More than 120 years of accordion playing expertise will be center stage when Vernie Kirkendall and Marian Woods serenade us on Wednesday, Aug. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. Join us! To reserve a lunch call 319-334-7011.
20iPad Q & A
iPad Q & A
Begins: August 20, 2015
Ends: August 20, 2015

iPad Q & A Thursday, August 20. Get your iPad questions answered during this discussion from 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library. Learn how to make the most of your iPad, apps and accessories. Get great tips every iPad owner should know, learn how to personalize your iPad and how to turn it into a practical and purposeful tool – even how to download free eBooks. All are welcome to attend library programs and classes; no library card is necessary. Katie Christensen will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.com.
BCHC First Aid Class / CPR
BCHC First Aid Class / CPR
Begins: August 20, 2015
Ends: August 20, 2015

(Independence, IA)-On Thursday, August 20th, the Wellness Center at BCHC will hold a first aid class, followed by a health care professionals CPR course.  Beginning at 1:00pm, the first aid class will teach students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive.  Immediately following, at 2:00pm, a CPR course will be held for health care professionals in need of CPR training or recertification, as well as other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.  The cost to attend the first aid class is $20.  The cost to attend the CPR course is $40.  To register, contact the Wellness Center at 319-332-0850.  Reservations are required by August 19th.  For more information, visit bchealth.org or follow Buchanan County Health Center on Facebook.
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Scratch Cupcake Curbside
Scratch Cupcake Curbside
Begins: August 20, 2015
Ends: August 20, 2015

Scratch Cupcakery’s Curbside will be in Independence on Thursday, August 20th in the south parking lot at Buchanan County Health Center.  Beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m., the public is cordially invited to visit the campus of BCHC and purchase these sweet treats. “If you have never tried a Scratch Cupcake, you are in for a real treat!” explained Dianne Hepke, Lexington Estate Activity Coordinator and captain of the BCHC Alzheimer’s Walk Team. “These are big, beautiful gourmet cupcakes with names like ‘Chocolate Turtle,’ ‘Raspberry Love,’ and ‘Oh Happy Day.’” The BCHC Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team will be selling raffle tickets for an extra-long, twin-sized quilt, created by artist Deb Hinde and Billie Wienhold. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. In 2014, the team raised over $2,000.  With anticipations to meet or exceed this amount in 2015, funds will be donated to the 2015 Cedar Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 26th, at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre in Waterloo. For more information about this event, contact Dianne Hepke at 319-332-1450.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
21Hotdog 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.
22Independence BrewBQ
Independence BrewBQ
Begins: August 22, 2015
Ends: August 22, 2015

Independence BrewBQ will be held on August 22, 2015. Visit www.brewbq.org for more information.
East Iowa Storm vs Kansas City Panthers
East Iowa Storm vs Kansas City Panthers
Begins: August 22, 2015
Ends: August 22, 2015

With special guest Cory Ford from 97.7 KCRR! Join us as the Storm hosts the Kansas City Panthers in Midwest Football League competition. Gates open at 5pm with kickoff at 6pm. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.eastiowastorm.com.
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Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: August 22, 2015
Ends: August 22, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays, 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
Quasky Fish Fry and Silent Auction
Quasky Fish Fry and Silent Auction
Begins: August 22, 2015
Ends: August 22, 2015

The Quasqueton Area Historical Society invites you to join the fun! Live Entertainment - Plenty of Door Prizes - Good Company - Home Cooked Food Crisp fish, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, home grown tomatoes, homemade desserts, beverages - only $8.00. Children (12 & under) $5.00. Serving begins at 5pm in front of the Quasky City Hall (or down the street in the Quasky Legion Hall if it happens to rain.
23Butterfly Garden @ IPL
Butterfly Garden @ IPL
Begins: August 23, 2015
Ends: August 23, 2015

Butterfly Garden Takes Flight @ IPL Sunday, August 23. The Master Gardeners and Adam Kurt will introduce the new butterfly garden situated southeast of the library at 1:00-3:00 pm. They will explain the design of the garden and landscaping procedures. They will also describe the variety of plants and species of butterflies they are intended to attract. All ages are welcome to join us for a magical morning. Following the presentation, the public is invited to meander throughout the grounds of the beautiful gardens behind the Buchanan County Historical Society’s Lee Mansion that the Master Gardeners also manage and maintain. For more information, please contact the Independence Public Library at 319-334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
24Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: August 24, 2015
Ends: August 24, 2015

Monday, August 24, Book Discussion Hilarious and horrifying, at once raucous and deeply disturbing, Running with Scissors will be the topic of discussion at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. This memoir by Augusten Burroughs tells the story of Burroughs's bizarre childhood life after his mother, a chain-smoking aspiring poet, sent him to live with her psychiatrist. It is a funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library or on our nooks. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
25Cinerama Holiday w/ Randy Gitsch
Cinerama Holiday w/ Randy Gitsch
Begins: August 25, 2015
Ends: August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, Cinerama Holiday with Randy Gitschrn Cinerama Holiday is a 1955 film shot in Cinerama with Independence native Randy Gitsch. Structured as a criss-cross travelogue, it shows an American couple traveling in Europe and a European couple traveling in the U.S. Like all of the original Cinerama productions, the emphasis is on spectacle and scenery. The European sequences, for example, include a point-of-view bobsled ride, while the U.S. sequences include a point-of-view landing on an Aircraft carrier. Unseen for decades, Cinerama Holiday has been digitally remastered from its original camera negatives, and shines bright emitting both a panorama track as well as a fascinating time capsule of the 1950s. Randy Gitsch is a Hollywood film producer and archivist. Originally from Independence, Gitsch will be here for the screening beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rnrn
26 27Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
28Hotdog 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.
29Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: August 29, 2015
Ends: August 29, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
30 31American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Begins: August 31, 2015
Ends: August 31, 2015

American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at the Presbyterian Church in Independence. 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. New donors always welcome. Appointment preferred; walk-ins welcome. Please bring your Blood Donor Card or 2 forms of ID for registration. Be sure to look for the Red Cross symbol when you donate. Questions? Call Vicki at 319-334-6520
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
         
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