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        1Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

2Arts On Chatham Begins
Arts On Chatham Begins
Begins: December 2, 2016
Ends: December 2, 2016

Arts on Chatham 2016 starts on Friday, December 2nd and will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas. Same location as last year, (next to Wilson's Photography) 129 2nd Ave NE, Independence.
Stop in and check out the wide variety of art work from local artists in various media. The items on display make great gifts.
Open House will be Friday, December.9th from 4 PM to 7 PM, to coordinate with Jingle on Main. We are excited to have The Uncorked Wine Tasting group back again this year to serve wine.
DAYS and HOURS OPEN: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, then 9th, 10th and 11th, then the 16th, 17th and 18th.
Friday hours: 2 PM to 7 PM
Saturday hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday hours: Noon to 4 PM.

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.

3CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
Begins: December 3, 2016
Ends: December 3, 2016

Fund raiser for the Capt. D.S. Lee Mansion project                                                     (owned by Buchanan Co. Historical Society)

The Buchanan Co. Historical Society is sponsoring a “Christmas Cookie Walk” on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 10-noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence, Iowa (115 6th Ave. NW).  The admission charge of $5.00 will then entitle you to an ‘empty box’ for YOU TO FILL with cookies and goodies of your choice.  (the lid must close).

Watercolor Workshop
Watercolor Workshop
Begins: December 3, 2016
Ends: December 3, 2016

Saturday, December 3
Watercolor Workshop
The Independence Public Library will offer a one-day Watercolor Workshop Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 – 4:00 pm with art instructor Mel Sundby. The workshop is designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic skills in watercolor painting. A variety of materials and techniques will be discussed, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments. Students will paint several pictures throughout the day. All levels are welcome to attend and all materials will be provided. The class is free and open to adults and those grades 9-12. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library.

4 5Photo Editing Class
Photo Editing Class
Begins: December 5, 2016
Ends: December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5
Photo Editing
Have you been taking a lot of pictures? Join Kim Van Deest at the Independence Public Library at 6:30-8:00 pm to explore web-based solutions for editing your photos. 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.independenceia.org/library.

Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

6East Buchanan Bond Issue
East Buchanan Bond Issue
Begins: December 6, 2016
Ends: December 6, 2016

Remember to vote December 6, 2016  12 - 8 PM

Polling sites are Aurora Legion, Winthrop St Pat's Hall or Quasky Legion

Dan Gable
Dan Gable
Begins: December 6, 2016
Ends: December 6, 2016

The library is happy to offer a free motivational speech by Champion Wrestler and Coach, Dan Gable. 6:30 pm at the Jr/Sr High School Auditorium. Book sales and signing to follow his inspirational talk. More info http://independenceia.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=1170

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GAmes & Goodies & More
GAmes & Goodies & More
Begins: December 6, 2016
Ends: December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6
Games and Goodies and MORE
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. Materials will also be available for making holiday cards and zendoodle designs. All supplies will be provided. Light refreshments will 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.independenceia.org/library.

7 8Genealogy Research Tips
Genealogy Research Tips
Begins: December 8, 2016
Ends: December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8
Genealogy Research Using Google Apps
How did we ever live without Google? Join Kim Van Deest at the Independence Public Library at 6:30-8:00 pm to start or amp up your genealogy research by using the search engine or Google’s many other helpful apps. Learn about Google Maps, Books, Translate, Patents, Earth, and Gmail. 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.independenceia.org/library.

Cedar Valley Hospice Tree of Love
Cedar Valley Hospice Tree of Love
Begins: December 8, 2016
Ends: December 8, 2016

The tradition of giving continues with the annual Cedar Valley Hospice Tree of Love fundraiser. This provides an opportunity to memorialize or honor a loved one with a gift. Depending on your level of giving, you will receive a bookmark or special ornament as an expression of our sincere appreciation. Each ornament is as unique as the loved ones you choose to honor or memorialize with your contribution. A gift to the Cedar Valley Hospice Tree of Love also helps support our mission of Making Each Moment Matter at this meaningful time of year.

For more information visit our website at https://www.cvhospice.org/tree-of-love

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

9Arts On Chatham - OPEN HOUSE - Meet The Artists
Arts On Chatham - OPEN HOUSE - Meet The Artists
Begins: December 9, 2016
Ends: December 9, 2016

Open House will be Friday, December.9th from 4 PM to 7 PM, to coordinate with Jingle on Main. We are excited to have The Uncorked Wine Tasting group back again this year to serve wine.

Stop in and check out the wide variety of art work from local artists in various media. The items on display make great gifts.
- Sponsored by Buchanan County Arts

Stories w/Mrs Claus
Stories w/Mrs Claus
Begins: December 9, 2016
Ends: December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9
Stories with Mrs. Claus
Join the Independence Public Library staff at Jingle on Main downtown Independence for Stories with Mrs. Claus from 5:00-8:00 pm. Find us in the building on “Main Street” next to Pink PolkaDot Studio for stories, refreshments, and holiday cheer. For more information, call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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Holiday Farmers Market
Holiday Farmers Market
Begins: December 9, 2016
Ends: December 9, 2016

Come join us for the 2nd Annual Holiday Farmers Market!

Vendors will be selling:
- Homemade crafts (check some Christmas gifts off your list!)
- Local produce
- Jams and jellies
- Much more!

Location is Living Water Church.

Sponsored by:
- Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach
- Indpendence Farmers Market

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.

1019th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store
19th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store
Begins: December 10, 2016
Ends: December 10, 2016

Join us at the Falcon Civic Center on Saturday, December 10th from 10am- 1pm for our 19th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store. We have set aside this day for children of all ages to get their own holiday shopping done. Crafters will be on hand to sell small items for between $ .50- $5.00 to the children. All gifts will be wrapped or gift bagged by our volunteer wrappers and ready to be taken home and placed under your tree. Hey Kids!! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be stopping by as well!! Free holiday snacks will be available while they last for the adults and children while they are at the store. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or just get more information, please call Angie @ 319-334-2606. This truly is a wonderful and special event and we look forward to it each and every year!!! Happy Holidays!!

11Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House
Begins: December 11, 2016
Ends: December 11, 2016

Join us on 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for reduced price adoption fees, cookies and punch. Bring your family and register to win a holiday gift basket. Please visit our website for more information: https://www.cedarbendhumane.org

12Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

13Windows 10: Edge & Cortana
Windows 10: Edge & Cortana
Begins: December 13, 2016
Ends: December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13
Windows 10: Edge and Cortana
The Independence Public Library will offer Windows 10 class from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Community Room. Instructor Kim Van Deest from the Waterloo Public Library will focus on Microsoft Edge and Cortana. Registration is required, but no library card is needed. Please stop in, call 334-2470, or email iplprograms@gmail.com to sign up for this class. For more information about this and other classes offered, contact the library or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

14 15"$5 $10 $15 $20 Sold"
"$5 $10 $15 $20 Sold"
Begins: December 15, 2016
Ends: December 15, 2016

You and your friends are cordially invited to Independence Area Women's Connection affiliated with Stonecroft.

Thursday December 15th 9:30 AM
Independence Senior Center

Feature:  Auction Fundraiser  -  Auctioneer Randy Miller
Music: Christmas Music - St. John's Children
Speaker: Cynthia Sheppard, Egan SD

"A Christmas Heart"

She shares how we can prepare ourselves for celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Former editor. She now does a weekly column in the newspaper called "My Side of the Fence".

Reservations and Cancellations: Call Judy 319-493-8101 by Tuesday 10 AM, December 13th

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

16Holiday Fun w/Santa
Holiday Fun w/Santa
Begins: December 16, 2016
Ends: December 16, 2016

Friday, December 16
HO! HO! Holiday Fun with Santa
Join the holiday fun at the Independence Public Library! All ages are welcome to enjoy making crafts, eating treats, and visiting Santa Claus from 5:00-6:30 pm. Representatives from the Buchanan County Agricultural Extension District will also be on hand to lead one of the crafts. No registration is necessary and no library card is needed for this free event. Come join us! For more information, call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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.

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18 19Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

20Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: December 20, 2016
Ends: December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20
Games and 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 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.independenceia.org/library.

Book Discussion @ IPL
Book Discussion @ IPL
Begins: December 20, 2016
Ends: December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20
IPL Book Discussion
City of Thieves will be the topic of the Book Discussion at the Independence Public Library at 2:00 pm or 6:30 pm in the Community Room. This is coming-of-age tale set in the besieged city of Leningrad in January, 1942. It is a captivating novel by author David Benioff about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. Multiple copies of the book are now available for check out at the library and on the nooks. For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

21 22Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

23Hotdog 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.

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25 26Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

27Family Robotics
Family Robotics
Begins: December 27, 2016
Ends: December 27, 2016

Tuesday, December 27
Family Robotics
Build, program, and play with robots from LEGO WeDo or Mindstorms at the Independence Public Library. Explore our other devices too! Drop-in from 1:00-4:00 and our volunteer experts will assist you if needed. This program is free for all ages and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

28 29Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

30Hotdog 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.

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