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    1Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: September 1, 2015
Ends: September 1, 2015

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 & 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
2 3Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Begins: September 3, 2015
Ends: September 7, 2015

Fall Preview - Sept 3-7  Open Labor Day
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
4Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Begins: September 3, 2015
Ends: September 7, 2015

Fall Preview - Sept 3-7  Open Labor Day
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.
5Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Begins: September 3, 2015
Ends: September 7, 2015

Fall Preview - Sept 3-7  Open Labor Day
Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: September 5, 2015
Ends: September 5, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
6Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Begins: September 3, 2015
Ends: September 7, 2015

Fall Preview - Sept 3-7  Open Labor Day
7Chamber Office Closed
Chamber Office Closed
Begins: September 7, 2015
Ends: September 7, 2015

Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Preview
Begins: September 3, 2015
Ends: September 7, 2015

Fall Preview - Sept 3-7  Open Labor Day
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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
8Computer Basics Class
Computer Basics Class
Begins: September 8, 2015
Ends: September 8, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, Computer Basics Class. The Independence Public Library will offer a Computer Basics class from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 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. 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
9Heartland Acres Annual Golf Outing
Heartland Acres Annual Golf Outing
Begins: September 9, 2015
Ends: September 9, 2015

or the Heartland Acres Annual Golf Outing to be held Sept. 9th - shotgun start at 10:30am at River Ridge Golf Course. There will be prizes for hole-in-one challenges, including a new car sponsored by Dunlap Motors. There will also be other hole prizes and raffles for meat bundles. A box lunch will be provided, as well as a steak dinner after the golf outing. Entry forms are available at the museum or by calling Craig Johnson at 319.332.0123.   Prizes for individuals and teams will include time tested favorites of beef and pork products.   Several hole-in-one prizes will also be offered including a new car, a trip, and assorted golf related products. For more information about Heartland Acres and the annual golf outing please visit www.heartlandacresusa.com  or call (319) 332.0123 or see Heartland Acres on Face book.
10Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Fall Open House  Sept 10-13
Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13 Hours during the open house: Thursday, 10-8 / Friday, 10-5 / Saturday, 9-5 / Sunday, 12-4 OPEN SUNDAYS through Christmas beginning on the 13th 206 2nd Street SE, Independence IA - 319-332-1616
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Senior Center - Healthy Aging & Exerise
Senior Center - Healthy Aging & Exerise
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 10, 2015

Susie Toale, Buchanan County Health Center, will talk to folks at the Senior Center about Healthy Aging and Exercise. Free program begins at 11:30 a.m.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
11Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Fall Open House  Sept 10-13
Fall Festival
Fall Festival
Begins: September 11, 2015
Ends: September 12, 2015

Friday and Saturday, September 11-12th. Take in views and smalls of fall in Independence. Shop local for latest fall merchandise!
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Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13 Hours during the open house: Thursday, 10-8 / Friday, 10-5 / Saturday, 9-5 / Sunday, 12-4 OPEN SUNDAYS through Christmas beginning on the 13th 206 2nd Street SE, Independence IA - 319-332-1616
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.
12Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Fall Open House  Sept 10-13
Fall Festival
Fall Festival
Begins: September 11, 2015
Ends: September 12, 2015

Friday and Saturday, September 11-12th. Take in views and smalls of fall in Independence. Shop local for latest fall merchandise!
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Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: September 12, 2015
Ends: September 12, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill  
Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13 Hours during the open house: Thursday, 10-8 / Friday, 10-5 / Saturday, 9-5 / Sunday, 12-4 OPEN SUNDAYS through Christmas beginning on the 13th 206 2nd Street SE, Independence IA - 319-332-1616
13Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Little Red Schoolhouse Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Fall Open House  Sept 10-13
Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Primitive Peddler Fall Open House
Begins: September 10, 2015
Ends: September 13, 2015

Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13 Hours during the open house: Thursday, 10-8 / Friday, 10-5 / Saturday, 9-5 / Sunday, 12-4 OPEN SUNDAYS through Christmas beginning on the 13th 206 2nd Street SE, Independence IA - 319-332-1616
14Beef Quality Assurance Training
Beef Quality Assurance Training
Begins: September 14, 2015
Ends: September 14, 2015

This class is being offered to those that work with or raise beef - presented by Doug Bear, Director of Industry Relations Iowa Beef Industry Council. Hosted by Buchanan County Cattlemen's Association and Buchanan County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Dinner served at 6pm. Training 6:30p to 8:30p. Heartland Acres Event Center. To register call: 319-994-7161
Tailgate Party - Independence Area Women's Connection
Tailgate Party - Independence Area Women's Connection
Begins: September 14, 2015
Ends: September 14, 2015

You and your friends are cordially invited to Independence Area Women's Connection affiliated with Stonecraft Ministries. Monday, September 14, 6:30 pm, Library Community Room. "Tailgate Party". Feature: Build-a-Bears with Personal Messages, by Robin Gove. Music: Mustang Cheerleaders. Speaker: Robin Gove, Stoughton, WI - "Who's Knocking at the Door???". Robin explores what is behind the doors in her life and what happens when she opens them to find out. Author and motivational speaker. Reservations and cancellations call Judy 319-493-8101 by Friday, 10am, September 11.
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Senior Center - Exploring Grandparents' Rights
Senior Center - Exploring Grandparents' Rights
Begins: September 14, 2015
Ends: September 14, 2015

Attorney Sarah Rothman will offer a free presentation about Grandparents' Rights beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center.
BCHC Fall Vendor Fair
BCHC Fall Vendor Fair
Begins: September 14, 2015
Ends: September 14, 2015

The Fundraising Committee of Buchanan County Health Center will hold a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fall Vendor Fair on Monday, September 14th from 3-5pm in Meeting Room A at BCHC.  A portion of the  proceeds will benefit the BCHC Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team. Participating vendors include:
  • The Pampered Chef, Anne McMillan
  • Norwex, Paula Kies
  • Scentsy, Nikki Thompsen
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics, Nikki Thompsen
  • Origami Owl Jewelry, Tammy Corbin
  • Hair bows by Hope, Hope Langel
  • Young Living Essential Oils, Amy Johnson
Open to the public, cash and carry items will be available.  Raffle tickets for a queen-sized quilt, crafted and donated by Deb Hinde will also be available.  The BCHC Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team will participate in the annual walk on September 26th at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre in Waterloo.  For more information, contact Dianne Hepke at 332-0914 or visit BCHC on Facebook.
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
15Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: September 15, 2015
Ends: September 15, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 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 & 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
Family LEGO Night
Family LEGO Night
Begins: September 15, 2015
Ends: September 15, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 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, find us on Facebook, or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
16IPL Goes Bananas!
IPL Goes Bananas!
Begins: September 16, 2015
Ends: September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 16. IPL Goes Bananas! We are full of surprises! The Independence Public Library is recognizing the birthday of H. A. Rey with a banana giveaway! Patrons who check out an item today will receive a banana. Come early, supplies are limited. Hans Augusto Rey, born Sept 16, 1898, was an illustrator and a writer, known best for the Curious George series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey created from 1939 to 1966. Thanks to the IPL Foundation for making these fun surprises possible! For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470, find us on Facebook, or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
Wild Wednesday: Geology Rocks w/Play-Doh
Wild Wednesday: Geology Rocks w/Play-Doh
Begins: September 16, 2015
Ends: September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 16. Wild Wednesday: Geology Rocks with Play-doh Rock on with this after school program at the Independence Public Library from 3:30-5:00 pm. Alexia Hamlett, from the Buchanan County Agricultural Extension District will explain the different types of rocks, how they are formed, and how they are useful. Participants will also make and play with play-doh and learn fun facts. Snacks will be provided. 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, find us on Facebook, visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us, or contact Alexia at the Buchanan County ISU Extension at 319-334-7161
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Senior Center - Avoiding Slips, Trips & Falls
Senior Center - Avoiding Slips, Trips & Falls
Begins: September 16, 2015
Ends: September 16, 2015

September is Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Month. Millennium therapy staff will offer a free training to reduce your risk beginning at 11:15 at the senior center.
17Wine & Chocolate Walk
Wine & Chocolate Walk
Begins: September 17, 2015
Ends: September 17, 2015

Thursday, Sept. 17th. "Wine Down" in downtown Independence; enjoy wine, chocolate while shopping!
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
18Hotdog 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.
19Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: September 19, 2015
Ends: September 19, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
20 21Come 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
22Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: September 22, 2015
Ends: September 22, 2015

Monday, September 22, Book Discussion. The book discussion at the Independence Public Library this month is Reader’s Choice! That’s right; bring in a favorite book you have read and share why you enjoyed it. It could be a book you have recently read or an old favorite. This discussion will begin at 6:30 pm. Homemade refreshments will be served. No library card is necessary to attend and no registration is required. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
23Senior Center - Benefits of Honey and Honeybees
Senior Center - Benefits of Honey and Honeybees
Begins: September 23, 2015
Ends: September 23, 2015

Beekeeper Mary Wiltgen of Fredericksburg will talk about her honey operations. Enjoy the chance to sample some gourmet honey flavors. Free program begins at 11:15 a.m. and honey products will be available for purchase.
24CREATE: Canvas Painting
CREATE: Canvas Painting
Begins: September 24, 2015
Ends: September 24, 2015

CREATE: Canvas Painting, Thursday, September 24. Embrace your inner artist at the Independence Public Library. No painting skills are required. Enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artist, Jessica Ott beginning at 6:30 pm. Jessica will guide you through the entire process. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. Participants will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and possibly a new found talent to explore. Beginners welcome! Teens (grade 9 and up) and adults, please register at the library 334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information, please find us on Facebook or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us
Senior Center - Buchanan County Humane Society Update
Senior Center - Buchanan County Humane Society Update
Begins: September 24, 2015
Ends: September 24, 2015

Dr. Shelley Reid, Jesup veterinarian, will offer talk about progress at the humane society shelter beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the senior center.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
25Hotdog 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.
26Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Begins: September 26, 2015
Ends: September 26, 2015

Buy Fresh, Buy Local! 2015 Independence Farmers Market Saturdays 8am to Noon at the Wapsipinicon Mill May 16 through October 17
Friends Book Sale
Friends Book Sale
Begins: September 26, 2015
Ends: September 26, 2015

Friends of the Library Book Sale, Saturday, September 26. 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.
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Art Under the Oaks
Art Under the Oaks
Begins: September 26, 2015
Ends: September 26, 2015

Saturday, September 26 - 10:00 to 4:00. In front of the historic Lee Mansion - next to the Independence Public Library. 805 1st Street East. For more information visit www.facebook.com/buchanancountyarts or email: buchanancountyarts@gmail.com Lee Mansion will be open for tours from 10-4 - donations will be accepted for restoration of Lee Mansion.
Got Drugs? DEA National Take Back Initiative 2015
Got Drugs? DEA National Take Back Initiative 2015
Begins: September 26, 2015
Ends: September 26, 2015

Buchanan County Health Center - 1600 First Street East - Independence IA - Meeting Room "A" - South parking lot available by First Street. 10am to 2pm. Turn in your unused expired medication for safe disposal.  For more information call: BCHC at 319-332-0999 or Buchanan County Sheriff's Office at 319-334-2568 or Pathways at 319-235-6571 Ext. 446.
27Farm to Fork Harvest Celebration Tour
Farm to Fork Harvest Celebration Tour
Begins: September 27, 2015
Ends: September 27, 2015

From 1:00pm to 4:00pm (Self-Guided Tour) - Dinner at Independence Jr/Sr High School 4:00pm to 4:30pm.  Pre Registration Requested. $15 per person, $25 per couple or $30 per family. Tickets may be purchased at Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach Office (2600 Swan Lake Blvd, Independence) Call 319-334-7161 with questions or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan for more information.
Friends Book Sale
Friends Book Sale
Begins: September 27, 2015
Ends: September 27, 2015

Friends of the Library Book Sale, Sunday, September 27. 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.
28Come 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
29Formatting Basics Class
Formatting Basics Class
Begins: September 29, 2015
Ends: September 29, 2015

Formatting Basics Class, Tuesday, September 29. The Independence Public Library will offer a Formatting Basics computer class geared toward beginners from 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Participants 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.
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