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            1Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Begins: October 30, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

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

2014  Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House - Oct 30 - Nov 2. Open til 8pm Thurs and Fri.
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NaNoWriMo Kick-Off
NaNoWriMo Kick-Off
Begins: November 1, 2014
Ends: November 1, 2014

Join other writers at the Independence Public Library as we begin National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo). Drop in between12:00-1:30 pm to sign up for the challenge to create a novel of 50,000 words in one month. Compare writing techniques with others on the NaNaWriMo track and post your first day’s word count. Younger writers who wish to be involved can sign up for the Young Writers Program from 1:30-3:00 pm. Participation 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.
S & K Collectibles Open House
S & K Collectibles Open House
Begins: November 1, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

Please join S & K Collectibles for Open House to kick off the Holiday Season! We will be serving treats and warm drinks both days.
2Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Indee Downtown Holiday Preview
Begins: October 30, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

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

2014  Little Red Schoolhouse Christmas Open House - Oct 30 - Nov 2. Open til 8pm Thurs and Fri.
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S & K Collectibles Open House
S & K Collectibles Open House
Begins: November 1, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

Please join S & K Collectibles for Open House to kick off the Holiday Season! We will be serving treats and warm drinks both days.
Buchanan County Democratic Women’s Club Soup Supper
Buchanan County Democratic Women’s Club Soup Supper
Begins: November 2, 2014
Ends: November 2, 2014

Buchanan County Democratic Women’s Club Soup Supper at the Senior Center. Homemade pies, chili and vegetable beef soup Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.Serving from 4-7, Free Will Donation. Everyone welcome!
3Dug-Free Workplace Supervisor Training
Dug-Free Workplace Supervisor Training
Begins: November 3, 2014
Ends: November 3, 2014

Pathways Behavioral Services will be providing a two hour Drug-Free Workplace Training for Supervisors —free of charge! This will be held on Monday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The location of this training will be at the Buchanan County Health Center, Room A.
Woman Warrior Within
Woman Warrior Within
Begins: November 3, 2014
Ends: November 3, 2014

The Independence Public Library will host Miyoko Hikiji at 6:00 pm for a presentation in the Community Room. Serving nine years in the Army and Iowa National Guard, Hikiji was mobilized twice, earning 15 military decorations Through the art of storytelling, Hikiji seeks to inspire others to be grateful, be their best, and be of service. Using intimate stories from her extraordinary year while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004, Hikiji reminds us that each day we have the opportunity to make a difference in the world we share and in doing so we are honoring our service members and their sacrifices. As Veterans Day approaches, let us celebrate the legacy of the men and women in uniform that around the clock and across the globe are faithfully standing watch. Her memoir, All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq was published in 2013. She will have books available for sale and signing after the presentation. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470, or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.
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Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
4Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: November 4, 2014
Ends: November 4, 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 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.
5iPad Q & A
iPad Q & A
Begins: November 5, 2014
Ends: November 5, 2014

Get your iPad questions answered during this discussion from 6:00-7:30 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. Kim Van Deest from the Waterloo Public Library will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.com.
Pre-Diabetes Education
Pre-Diabetes Education
Begins: November 5, 2014
Ends: November 5, 2014

Buchanan County Health Center will offer a pre-diabetes information and support group on Wednesday, Nov. 5th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the hospital. For more info or to register, call the Therapy and Wellness Center, 319-332-0850.
6Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Play
Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Play
Begins: November 6, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Independence High School Fall Play: November 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. IHS Auditorium, $5 at the door.

Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
7Littleton&Chatham Historical Society Chili Supper&Silent Auction
Littleton&Chatham Historical Society Chili Supper&Silent Auction
Begins: November 7, 2014
Ends: November 7, 2014

Chili supper and silent auction, November 7th 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: November 7, 2014
Ends: November 7, 2014

Friday, November 7rnArtist Showcase with Myrtle Miller LakernThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase featuring several original watercolors and painted ceramics from the late Myrtle Miller Lake. Thanks to her family, her works will be exhibited in the Community Room Friday, November 7th from 2:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, November 8th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, November 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Sunday, November 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm and several of the artist’s family members will be in attendance to discuss the artist and her work. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
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Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Play
Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Play
Begins: November 6, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Independence High School Fall Play: November 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. IHS Auditorium, $5 at the door.

Laree's is Celebrating 20 years!
Laree's is Celebrating 20 years!
Begins: November 7, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

Friday, Nov 7th- 9:30-5:00 Saturday, Nov 8th- 9:30-5:00 Sunday, Nov 9th- 12-4:00
Blood Drive
Blood Drive
Begins: November 7, 2014
Ends: November 7, 2014

A blood drive will be held in Winthrop at The Church of Christ United, 534 W Madison, on Friday, Nov. 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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.
8Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 8, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
Craft & Vendor Show
Craft & Vendor Show
Begins: November 8, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

2nd annual Craft & Vendor Show. East Buchanan High School Gym, Winthrop. 9am-2pm. Lunch available.
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Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: November 8, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8rnArtist Showcase with Myrtle Miller LakernThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase featuring several original watercolors and painted ceramics from the late Myrtle Miller Lake. Thanks to her family, her works will be exhibited in the Community Room Saturday, November 8th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, November 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Sunday, November 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm and several of the artist’s family members will be in attendance to discuss the artist and her work. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
Sandy's Sweets Grand Opening
Sandy's Sweets Grand Opening
Begins: November 8, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Sandy's Sweets has recently opened.  Open Saturday 10:00-4 p.m., Sundays 11-1 p.m. or order through the week by calling 319-429-5427. The official Grand Opening will be will be taking place on Nov 8th. Located at Wapsie Wares on Main Street in Independence.The times for the Grand Opening will be 9:30 to 4:00 p.m. Pies, cakes, desserts, cookies, breads, and rolls will be available.
Murder Mystery Dinner
Murder Mystery Dinner
Begins: November 8, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8th at 7:00 The Sanity Room will be rolling back the pocket watches to the 1920’s and stepping into Rosie Marie’s Juice Joint! For a Murder Mystery Dinner that you all can star in! Come join the fun, mystery, and speakeasy kind-of night. Message on FACEBOOK, email: thesanityroom@yahoo.com, or stop in! Cost per person is $40.00, which includes a 4-course meal, 2 drinks, and a hand picked character! You will receive your character the week before the event. We need at least 8-11 people.
Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Play
Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" Play
Begins: November 6, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Independence High School Fall Play: November 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. IHS Auditorium, $5 at the door.

Laree's is Celebrating 20 years!
Laree's is Celebrating 20 years!
Begins: November 7, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

Friday, Nov 7th- 9:30-5:00 Saturday, Nov 8th- 9:30-5:00 Sunday, Nov 9th- 12-4:00
Independence Community School District Garage Sale
Independence Community School District Garage Sale
Begins: November 8, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

Old Jr/Sr High School will be having a garage sale on Nov. 8th from 7:00-11:00 a.m.
Merry Mixers
Merry Mixers
Begins: November 8, 2014
Ends: November 8, 2014

The Independence Merry Mixer's Square Dance Club invite everyone to join them at the East Elementary School Saturday, Nov 8th at 7:30 p.m.
9Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 9, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
Lions Breakfast @ Senior Center
Lions Breakfast @ Senior Center
Begins: November 9, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

November 9th, from 8:30 a.m.-Noon. $8.00 for ages 12 & up, $5.00 for ages 5-11, 4 and under are free.
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Artist Showcase Reception
Artist Showcase Reception
Begins: November 9, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9rnArtist Showcase Reception rnThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase featuring several original watercolors and painted ceramics from Myrtle Miller Lake. Thanks to her family, her works will be exhibited in the Community Room throughout the weekend and during the reception Sunday, November 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Several of the artist’s family members will be in attendance to discuss the artist and her work. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprogrmas@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
Open House at Indee Food Pantry
Open House at Indee Food Pantry
Begins: November 9, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

An Open House will be taking place at the Independence Food Pantry to celebrate their remodeling project-made possible by the generosity of the Buchanan County Community Foundation. Nov. 9th, 2014 from 2-4 p.m.
Laree's is Celebrating 20 years!
Laree's is Celebrating 20 years!
Begins: November 7, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

Friday, Nov 7th- 9:30-5:00 Saturday, Nov 8th- 9:30-5:00 Sunday, Nov 9th- 12-4:00
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Begins: November 9, 2014
Ends: November 9, 2014

Evening of music & soup supper. Sunday, Nov 9th @ 4:00 at the First United Methodist Church. 313 2nd St. SE, Independence. Questions? Call Diane Shonka 563-920-3194. Free will donations greatly appreciated.
10Adventures in Nature
Adventures in Nature
Begins: November 10, 2014
Ends: November 10, 2014

Adventures in Nature: Our Feathered FriendsrnDid you know that there are over 10,000 different species of birds worldwide and they all eat different foods? Learn more about our feathered friends at 6:00 pm at the Independence Public Library with Alexia Hamlett, County Youth Coordinator with Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach. She will help children discover the differences of what and how different types of birds eat. Children will also make and take home a fun craft. The program is open to children of all ages, but the activities are most suitable for those in grades K-3. No registration is required and no library card is necessary to attend. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit our website www.independence.lib.ia.us or contact Alexia at the Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 334-7161.rn
Saks On Fifth Ave
Saks On Fifth Ave
Begins: November 10, 2014
Ends: November 10, 2014

You are invited to Independence Women's Connection affiliated with Stonecraft Ministries. Monday, Nov 10th at 6:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Feature: Fall Fund Raiser, raffle with multiple items. Music: Vocal by Bonnie Nelson. Speaker: Karen Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD "From Darkness to Light." Reservations and cancellation call Donna 334-4990 by Friday, 10 AM, Nov 7th.
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Wilson Cemetery Board
Wilson Cemetery Board
Begins: November 10, 2014
Ends: November 10, 2014

The Wilson Cemetery Board will hold its annual meeting at the Buchanan County Health Center in Meeting Room A at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov 10th. All interested parties are free to join.
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
11Cub Scout Pack 75
Cub Scout Pack 75
Begins: November 11, 2014
Ends: November 11, 2014

Tue Nov 11, 2014  from  7:00pm – 8:00pm. Pack Meeting (Veteran's Day). St. John School, Multi-Purpose Room.
Veteran's Day Assembly
Veteran's Day Assembly
Begins: November 11, 2014
Ends: November 11, 2014

Tuesday, November 11th at 2:00 in the Junior/Senior High auditorium. Following the assembly we would like to invite former veterans to stay for refreshments. The public is also invited to attend the assembly as well.
12Digital Photography Class
Digital Photography Class
Begins: November 12, 2014
Ends: November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 12rnDigital Photography ClassrnGary Wilson, of Wilson Photography in Independence, will hold a photography class at the Independence Public Library for adults and teens. Learn to make the most of your digital camera from a local professional. The class will be from 6:00-7:30 pm. Interested participants may sign up at the library, call 334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com. Bring your camera and your questions. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
13Cedar Valley Hospice Open House
Cedar Valley Hospice Open House
Begins: November 13, 2014
Ends: November 13, 2014

November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month! Community members, families and friends are invited to visit with our staff and learn more about our services. Stop by for a hot dog and chips. We will also be serving fresh baked cookies! Address: 801 1st St E, Independence. Hope to see you there! For more information call 319.272.2002.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
14Buchanan Co. Health Trust Dinner and Auction
Buchanan Co. Health Trust Dinner and Auction
Begins: November 14, 2014
Ends: November 14, 2014

17th Annual Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Heartland Acres Event Center, Independence. For more info call Brenda Fuller, 319-334-0905.
2014 Farm Bill - Program Overview
2014 Farm Bill - Program Overview
Begins: November 14, 2014
Ends: November 14, 2014

This informative meeting will help farmers and landowners understand their options under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). Sponsored by USDA and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach. Attend 1 of 3 meetings. First meeting is from 9-11 a.m. at Heartland Acres Agribition Center - Great Spaces.
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Minecraft After Hours
Minecraft After Hours
Begins: November 14, 2014
Ends: November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14rnMinecraft After-Hours rnTeen and tween Minecrafters are invited to the Independence Public Library after closing hour Friday, November 14th to create and survive! Minecraft is a large sandbox game where gamers create their own world and can fight monsters and craft tools and other items. Join the adventure into this virtual world of danger and competition from 5:00-8:00 pm. Interested participants, experienced and beginners, can sign up at the library or call 319-334-2470. Creative Minecraft snacks will be provided. For more information, call the library or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
PTO Movie Night Event
PTO Movie Night Event
Begins: November 14, 2014
Ends: November 14, 2014

Parent Teacher Organization will be having a movie night at West Elementary on Nov. 14th, starting at 6:30 p.m. It is a free event for families.
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.
15Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 15, 2014
Ends: November 15, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
CBHS 2014 Gala -- It\'s Reigning Cats and Dogs
CBHS 2014 Gala -- It\'s Reigning Cats and Dogs
Begins: November 15, 2014
Ends: November 15, 2014

The Cedar Bend Humane Society's Fifth Annual Gala is set for Saturday, November 15th. The fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Cedar Falls. Tickets are $50 each or $360 for a table of eight. Get your tickets today by calling Amy at 319-232-6887 or email cbhsevents@mchsi.com. All funds raised go directly to support hundreds of homeless animals placed in our care each year.
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Anna Toornman Benefit
Anna Toornman Benefit
Begins: November 15, 2014
Ends: November 15, 2014

Nov 15th, 5-??? at The Sanity Room in Independence. Bake sale will be taking place 5-8 p.m. Silent auction 5-8 p.m. Free entertainment at 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Show-Fabulous Fridays, Plush Salon, & The Sanity Room
Fashion Show-Fabulous Fridays, Plush Salon, & The Sanity Room
Begins: November 15, 2014
Ends: November 15, 2014

Fashion Show-Fabulous Fridays, Plush Salon, & The Sanity Room on Nov 15 at 6:00 p.m. Located at 109 1st St. E, Independence. Fashion by Fabulous, hair by Plush Salon, Fun drinks by The Sanity Room. Register on Facebook to be put in drawing for prizes.
Relay for Life Vendor Fair
Relay for Life Vendor Fair
Begins: November 15, 2014
Ends: November 15, 2014

The Buchanan County Relay for Life committee is hosting a Vendor Night at the Falcon Civic Center from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15th. There will be 30 some vendors in attendance.
16Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 16, 2014
Ends: November 16, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
17Game Day @ IPL
Game Day @ IPL
Begins: November 17, 2014
Ends: November 17, 2014

Monday, November 17rnGame Day @ IPLrnThe Independence Public Library will offer Wii games and board games all day during the Independence Community School District’s No School Monday. Students in grades K-2 are invited to the Community Room from 10:00-11:30 am. Grades 3-5 are welcome 2:00-3:30 pm and teens in grades 6-12 from 4:00-5:30 pm. The library has several Wii, board, and card games from which to choose, and participants are encouraged to bring their own for sharing. A library card is not necessary to participate. 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.rn
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
18Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: November 18, 2014
Ends: November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18rnCards n ConvornEnjoy 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
Ancestry.com Class
Ancestry.com Class
Begins: November 18, 2014
Ends: November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18rnAncestry.com ClassrnThere are many reasons you may have decided to start researching your family\'s history, and trying to figure out how to start may seem a bit bewildering at first. The Independence Public Library is offering a class with instructor Tony Bengston so you can learn how to access and utilize the free library edition of ancestry.com. Ancestry® Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. The class begins at 6:00 pm. Please contact the library for more information or to register at 319-334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.comrn
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Balls, Bells & Bands
Balls, Bells & Bands
Begins: November 18, 2014
Ends: November 18, 2014

This combination class will meet a total of 8 times and will include a variety of strength training activities. Focus in this class will be on weight training through the use of fit balls, dumbbells, and resistance bands. This class will work for all fitness levels from beginner to more advanced. Class will run from November 18- December 16 (No class of Thanksgiving) and will meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:45-6:15pm in the large meeting room at the Falcon Civic Center. Cost is $20 or $3.50 drop-in per time. Instructor will be Janet Buls. Register at the Falcon Civic Center by November 18th.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Begins: November 18, 2014
Ends: November 18, 2014

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an ancient Chinese Exercise program using slow, smooth movements combined with controlled breathing to help people with arthritis be more active. This class is for beginners and will include warm-ups, and beginning movements or \"forms\". Participants should wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes. It is gentle and designed to help improve balance, strength and flexibility. Participants will be learning the Sun or Soon style of Tai Chi. Class will run November 18th- December 16th (No class on Thanksgiving) and meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:15-6:45pm in the large meeting room at the Falcon Civic Center. The cost is $30 per person. Instructor is Janet Buls. Register at the Falcon Civic Center prior to November 18th and payment is due in full at time of registration.
19NaNoWriMo Half-Way Party
NaNoWriMo Half-Way Party
Begins: November 19, 2014
Ends: November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19rnNaNoWriMo Half-Way PartyrnNational Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) participants have challenged themselves to create a novel of 50,000 words during the month of November. Participants are invited to track their progress and check in with other NaNoWriMo writers at the Independence Public Library from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Community Room. Participants can also post their latest word count, play word games, and take home a few writing prompts to get around the writer’s block. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit the website: www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
20Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: November 20, 2014
Ends: November 23, 2014

Local Artists Exhibition in Independence! Nov 20-23, Nov 28-30, Dec 4-7, Dec 11-14, Dec 18-21. (Chatham Street is also known for the 100 block 2nd Ave NE area.) Hours: Thursdays 2-8, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Thanksgiving!
iPad Q & A
iPad Q & A
Begins: November 20, 2014
Ends: November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20rniPad Q & A rnGet your iPad questions answered during this discussion from 6:00-7:30 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. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.comrn
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Pizza Ranch Fund Raiser
Pizza Ranch Fund Raiser
Begins: November 20, 2014
Ends: November 20, 2014

The Independence Eagles will be bussing tables at the Independence Pizza Ranch on Thursday, Nov 20th from 5-8 p.m. Ten percent of all dine-in sales, plus tips, will go t the Eagles to be used on community projects.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
21Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: November 20, 2014
Ends: November 23, 2014

Local Artists Exhibition in Independence! Nov 20-23, Nov 28-30, Dec 4-7, Dec 11-14, Dec 18-21. (Chatham Street is also known for the 100 block 2nd Ave NE area.) Hours: Thursdays 2-8, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Thanksgiving!
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.
22Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 22, 2014
Ends: November 22, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: November 20, 2014
Ends: November 23, 2014

Local Artists Exhibition in Independence! Nov 20-23, Nov 28-30, Dec 4-7, Dec 11-14, Dec 18-21. (Chatham Street is also known for the 100 block 2nd Ave NE area.) Hours: Thursdays 2-8, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Thanksgiving!
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Zen Doodle Workshop
Zen Doodle Workshop
Begins: November 22, 2014
Ends: November 22, 2014

Saturday, November 22rnZen Doodle Open WorkshoprnDo 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 12 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, or markers, the artwork can be stunning, relaxing, empowering and even transformative. With our new collection of Zen Doodle and Zentangle books, participants can learn the basics that will allow them to pursue Zen Doodling on their own. All supplies are included. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call the library at 334-2470 or visit the website www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
Stephanie King and Sons Benefit
Stephanie King and Sons Benefit
Begins: November 22, 2014
Ends: November 22, 2014

Friends are holding a benefit on Saturday, Nov. 22nd at Wolfey's Wapsi Outback, 101 Water Street S. The event kicks off at 5 pm with a free will offering dinner. A silent auction runs 5-7 p.m. Live auction starts at 7:30 pm. To donate, contact Janice Smith at 319-939-8325, Lori Paulson at 319-404-5908, or Jess Ender at 319-558-8255.
Christmas Inspired Garage Sale
Christmas Inspired Garage Sale
Begins: November 22, 2014
Ends: November 22, 2014

A Christmas inspired garage sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22nd. 100% of proceeds are used to  purchase new toys to donate to children for the holiday season. The location is 704 8th St SW. Time is from 8 am – 2 pm on Saturday, Nov 22nd only.  There will be many items that are still NEW in the box  and some gently used items as well.
Mobile Food Pantry
Mobile Food Pantry
Begins: November 22, 2014
Ends: November 22, 2014

Living Water Church, 113 2nd Ave NE, will start hosting a Mobile Food Pantry on the fourth Saturday of the month. Doors will be open from 12:30-2:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted, Please bring your own laundry basket or bags.
Merry Mixers
Merry Mixers
Begins: November 22, 2014
Ends: November 22, 2014

The Independence Merry Mixers invites everyone to join them at the East Elementary School Saturday, Nov 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
23Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 23, 2014
Ends: November 23, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: November 20, 2014
Ends: November 23, 2014

Local Artists Exhibition in Independence! Nov 20-23, Nov 28-30, Dec 4-7, Dec 11-14, Dec 18-21. (Chatham Street is also known for the 100 block 2nd Ave NE area.) Hours: Thursdays 2-8, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Thanksgiving!
24Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
Begins: November 24, 2014
Ends: November 24, 2014

Independence American Legion will host a Fundraiser at the Independence Pizza Ranch From 5 PM until * 8 PM. rnrn
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
25Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: November 25, 2014
Ends: November 25, 2014

The Light Between Oceans will be the topic at the Book Discussion at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. M. L. Stedman’s debut is a “beautiful novel about isolation and courage in the face of enormous loss” according to an Amazon review. This extraordinary and heart-rending book is about good people, tragic decisions, and the beauty found in each of them as a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. Everyone is welcome to attend. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out at the library. It is also available on our nooks. The book discussion group generally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us for a list of this season’s selections.
Independence Flower Club
Independence Flower Club
Begins: November 25, 2014
Ends: November 25, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov 25th, the Independence Garden Club will meet at the Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. Please call Darlene Lorenz at 334-2623 if you wish to make a reservation for the noon meal. Following the meeting members will make book covers using their pressed flowers.
26Meet the Wrestlers
Meet the Wrestlers
Begins: November 26, 2014
Ends: November 26, 2014

Meet the Wrestlers Night is slated for Wednesday, Nov 26th at the Independence High School auditorium. Live auction viewing will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Introduction of middle school and high school wrestlers starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and only 500 tickets will be sold. Contact any Independence Wrestling Coach for tickets.
27Chamber Office Closed
Chamber Office Closed
Begins: November 27, 2014
Ends: November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Meal
Thanksgiving Meal
Begins: November 27, 2014
Ends: November 27, 2014

Where: Triumphant Church, 2383 Jamestown Avenue, Independence. A Thanksgiving meal will be available for individuals who are looking for a place to share a meal with friendly faces. The meal will be taking place at Noon on Thanksgiving Day.
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Buttermilk Cafe Free Turkey Dinner
Buttermilk Cafe Free Turkey Dinner
Begins: November 27, 2014
Ends: November 27, 2014

Date- November 27th. Beverages are not included & Free Turkey Dinner is dine in only! Also our full menu will still be available at regular price. It will be from 11-2pm. Address: 1008 1st St. W, Independence,IA 50644.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
28Chamber Office Closed
Chamber Office Closed
Begins: November 28, 2014
Ends: November 28, 2014

Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: November 28, 2014
Ends: November 30, 2014

Local Artists Exhibition in Independence! Nov 20-23, Nov 28-30, Dec 4-7, Dec 11-14, Dec 18-21. (Chatham Street is also known for the 100 block 2nd Ave NE area.) Hours: Thursdays 2-8, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Thanksgiving!
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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.
29Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday
Begins: November 29, 2014
Ends: November 29, 2014

November 29- Small Business Saturday
Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 29, 2014
Ends: November 29, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
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Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: November 28, 2014
Ends: November 30, 2014

Local Artists Exhibition in Independence! Nov 20-23, Nov 28-30, Dec 4-7, Dec 11-14, Dec 18-21. (Chatham Street is also known for the 100 block 2nd Ave NE area.) Hours: Thursdays 2-8, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Thanksgiving!
30Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 30, 2014
Ends: November 30, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, Nov 8-9 to Dec 7, Christmas at the Depot at Illinois Central Railroad Depot, hwy 150 N, independence. Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. The last day, Dec 7, ends at 3 p.m. with all holiday items going to the highest bidder. For information call 319-334-3439.
Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: November 28, 2014
Ends: November 30, 2014

Local Artists Exhibition in Independence! Nov 20-23, Nov 28-30, Dec 4-7, Dec 11-14, Dec 18-21. (Chatham Street is also known for the 100 block 2nd Ave NE area.) Hours: Thursdays 2-8, Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Thanksgiving!
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NaNoWriMo TGIO Party
NaNoWriMo TGIO Party
Begins: November 30, 2014
Ends: November 30, 2014

National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) participants have challenged themselves to create a novel of 50,000 words during the month of November. Participants are invited to this Thank Goodness It’s Over (TGIO) Party to update their word count, validate their novels, and celebrate their achievements at the Independence Public Library from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Community Room. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit the website: www.independence.lib.ia.us.
           
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