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  12014 Farm Bill - Program Overview
2014 Farm Bill - Program Overview
Begins: December 1, 2014
Ends: December 1, 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. Second meeting is from 6-8 p.m. at Heartland Acres Event Center.
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
2Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: December 2, 2014
Ends: December 2, 2014

Cards 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 light refreshments from 1:00-3:00 pm. Cards n Convo meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. No library card is necessary to attend this free social event. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
Along Iowa's Historic Hwy 20
Along Iowa's Historic Hwy 20
Begins: December 2, 2014
Ends: December 2, 2014

Along Iowa’s Historic Highway 20rnThe Independence Public Library will host Michael Till at 6:30 pm for a presentation based on his latest book entitled “Along Iowa’s Historic Highway 20.” The presentation celebrates a trip on the original road, illustrated by more than 200 antique postcards that show the personality of the road: the town and city scenes, rural vistas, rivers, bridges, historic sites, and more. Till grew up in Independence. “Along Iowa’s Historic Highway 20” is his fourth book. Till’s books will be 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.rn
3Holiday Sweets & Treats
Holiday Sweets & Treats
Begins: December 3, 2014
Ends: December 3, 2014

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 2014. 4;00-7:00 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence. Bake Sale: Holiday cookies, candies, and breads. Meal: Lasagna, chicken alfredo pasta, salad bar., garlic bread, desserts, milk, coffee, & water. Meal price is $8.00 12 yrs and older, $5.00 children 4-11 years. Carry outs available. Call if you need a local ride.
IPL Closed
IPL Closed
Begins: December 3, 2014
Ends: December 3, 2014

Independence Public Library ClosedrnThe library will be closed all day for staff development. Regular hours will resume Thursday.rn
4Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 4, 2014
Ends: December 7, 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!
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop
Begins: December 4, 2014
Ends: December 4, 2014

Learn to make your own holiday wreath. Supplies furnished include fresh cut greens, a wreath frame, supplies to attach the greens, a variety of cones, beads, decorations, and a pre-made holiday bow. Light refreshments will be served. Class will be Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence. Cost is $20. Call Buchanan County Exetension to pre-register at 319-334-7161.
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CDAmericas Christmas Meeting
CDAmericas Christmas Meeting
Begins: December 4, 2014
Ends: December 4, 2014

The Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 495, St/ John, Independence and St. Patrick, Winthrop will meet Thursday, Dec 4th, at Noon at the Senior Center in Independence for their Christmas Meeting. Members are asked to make a donation or contribute a layette, which is given to the Volunteer Co-op for the needy. Students from St. Johns will present a musical program. In addition, the Senior Center will be featuring musical number by Jim Kinney from 11-2 p.m. Dinner reservations must be made by Wednesday, Dec 3rd by 9 am. or Thursday by calling the Senior Center 319-334-7011.
Pizza Ranch Fund Raiser
Pizza Ranch Fund Raiser
Begins: December 4, 2014
Ends: December 4, 2014

The Independence Christian Academy will be bussing tables at the Independence Pizza Ranch on Thursday, Dec. 4th from 5-8 p.m. Ten percent of all dine-in sales, plus tips during the time will go to the Academy. The funds will be used for Academy students going to a Regional Student Convention.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
5Jingle on Main
Jingle on Main
Begins: December 5, 2014
Ends: December 7, 2014

Jingle on Main, Downtown Independence:  Check the naughty and nice off your list and enjoy a festive time with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, live window walk, treats, shopping and Santa!  Friday-Tree Lighting & Window Walk, Saturday-Shopping with Santa, Sunday-Carriage Rides through downtown Independence.
Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 4, 2014
Ends: December 7, 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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Jefferson Brandon Township Historical Society Soup Supper
Jefferson Brandon Township Historical Society Soup Supper
Begins: December 5, 2014
Ends: December 5, 2014

Jefferson Brandon Township Historical Society Soup Supper @ United Methodist Church, Fri. Dec 5th 4:30pm. Free will offering.
BCHC Auxiliary
BCHC Auxiliary
Begins: December 5, 2014
Ends: December 5, 2014

BCHC Auxiliary will meet at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5th at Oak View, 1616 1st St. East, The speaker will be Dr. Benjamin Torrez, DO, MPH, on "Joint Replacement: A place to Start."
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.
67th Annual Country Christmas
7th Annual Country Christmas
Begins: December 6, 2014
Ends: December 6, 2014

The First Baptist Church, 301 2nd St. SE, is hosting their annual Country Christmas Program with carols, hymns and the Christmas Story.  Admission is Free and everyone is invited.  Doors open at 6pm, program at 7pm.
Jingle on Main
Jingle on Main
Begins: December 5, 2014
Ends: December 7, 2014

Jingle on Main, Downtown Independence:  Check the naughty and nice off your list and enjoy a festive time with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, live window walk, treats, shopping and Santa!  Friday-Tree Lighting & Window Walk, Saturday-Shopping with Santa, Sunday-Carriage Rides through downtown Independence.
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Christmas Cookie Walk
Christmas Cookie Walk
Begins: December 6, 2014
Ends: December 6, 2014

Saturday, Dec. 6th at the Presbyterian Church. Hours: 10-noon or until  sold out, $5.00 for empty box and purchaser fills (lid must close).
Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: December 6, 2014
Ends: December 6, 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: December 4, 2014
Ends: December 7, 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!
Bear Creek Church Christmas Open House
Bear Creek Church Christmas Open House
Begins: December 6, 2014
Ends: December 6, 2014

Bear Creek Church (south of Brandon), 5177 26th Ave, Open House on Saturday, December 6th from 2-4pm. Christmas Open House “Country Christmas.” Music and refreshments and warmth from the wood stove.
Brandon Township Historical Society Kid’s Shopping Day
Brandon Township Historical Society Kid’s Shopping Day
Begins: December 6, 2014
Ends: December 6, 2014

Jefferson Brandon Township Historical Society, Kid’s Shopping Day. At Township Hall Saturday, December 6th, 10am-1pm.
No Room At The Inn
No Room At The Inn
Begins: December 6, 2014
Ends: December 6, 2014

The Buchanan County Homeless Council will be displaying creche and nativity scenes on Saturday, Dec. 6th, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the First Presbyterian Church.
7Jingle on Main
Jingle on Main
Begins: December 5, 2014
Ends: December 7, 2014

Jingle on Main, Downtown Independence:  Check the naughty and nice off your list and enjoy a festive time with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, live window walk, treats, shopping and Santa!  Friday-Tree Lighting & Window Walk, Saturday-Shopping with Santa, Sunday-Carriage Rides through downtown Independence.
Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: December 7, 2014
Ends: December 7, 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: December 4, 2014
Ends: December 7, 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!
Independence Ladies Music Society
Independence Ladies Music Society
Begins: December 7, 2014
Ends: December 7, 2014

Independence Ladies Music Society presents "Silver and Gold," a Christmas Concert. Sunday, Dec. 7th, 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Light refreshments to follow. Free donations accepted.
Pearl Harbor Breakfast
Pearl Harbor Breakfast
Begins: December 7, 2014
Ends: December 7, 2014

VFW Post 2440, 128 3rd Ave NE< is hosting a Pearl Harbor Day Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 7th from 7 to 10 a.m.
No Room At The Inn
No Room At The Inn
Begins: December 7, 2014
Ends: December 7, 2014

Sunday, Dec 7th from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Christmas at the Rowley Historical Museum
Christmas at the Rowley Historical Museum
Begins: December 7, 2014
Ends: December 7, 2014

Dec 7th 2p.m.-5 p.m. Visit the museum & Santa while eating Christmas treats.
 
8Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Begins: December 8, 2014
Ends: December 8, 2014

Construction a centerpiece. Supplies will include a main feature for your centerpiece, greens or silks, oasis pieces, cones, beads, decorations, and other natural elements. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $20. Held at the Jesup Public Library from 6-7:30 p.m.
ancestry.com Class
ancestry.com Class
Begins: December 8, 2014
Ends: December 8, 2014

Ancestry.com class rnThere 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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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
9Cub Scout Pack 75
Cub Scout Pack 75
Begins: December 9, 2014
Ends: December 9, 2014

Tue Dec 9, 2014   7:00pm – 8:00pm. Pack meeting (Caroling). St. John School, Multi-Purpose Room.
Independence Garden Club
Independence Garden Club
Begins: December 9, 2014
Ends: December 9, 2014

The Independence Garden Club will meet at the Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9th. The public is welcome to attend a demonstration to create a holiday floral centerpiece at 12:30 p.m. Please call Darlene Lorenz at 319-334-2623 if you wish to make a reservation for the noon meal.
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Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 11, 2014
Ends: December 14, 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!
Cedar Valley Hospice Tree of Love
Cedar Valley Hospice Tree of Love
Begins: December 11, 2014
Ends: December 11, 2014

This annual fundraiser is a tradition for Cedar Valley Hospice. Community donors may recognize a loved one with a contribution and in return, receive a special ornament or bookmark as a keepsake. This is opportunity to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season. This ceremony will take place at Prairie Hills Assisted Living, 505 Enterprise Dr, Independence from 6:30-7:30 pm and is free and open to the public. For more information email smelcher@cvshospice.org, visit www.cvhospice.org or call 319-272-2002.
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Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
12Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 11, 2014
Ends: December 14, 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!
Tips for Traveling
Tips for Traveling
Begins: December 12, 2014
Ends: December 12, 2014

The Independence Area Women's connection invites you to "tips for Traveling." Friday, Dec 12th, 9:30 a.m. at the Independence Senior center. Feature: Packing for two weeks with clothes in one carry on. Music: Saint John's Children, Director Shelly Reck. Speaker: Dorthy Smith. Reservations and cancellations call Donna 334-4990 by Wednesday, 10 a.m., Dec 10th.
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Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: December 12, 2014
Ends: December 12, 2014

Artist Showcase with David FoixrnThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring nature photographer David Foix. His work will be exhibited in the Community Room Friday, December 12th from 2:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, December 13th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, December 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Sunday, December 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artist will be available for comments. 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.usrn
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.
13"Just for Kids" Holiday Store
"Just for Kids" Holiday Store
Begins: December 13, 2014
Ends: December 13, 2014

Join us at the Falcon Civic Center on Saturday, December 13th from 10am- 1pm for our 17th 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. Parents should have a list ready and a little money in their pockets. All gifts will be wrapped or gift bagged by our volunteer wrappers and ready to be taken home and placed under the tree. Contact Person: Angie @ 319-334-2606.
Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 11, 2014
Ends: December 14, 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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Make n Take w/Santa
Make n Take w/Santa
Begins: December 13, 2014
Ends: December 13, 2014

Make n Take with SantarnThe Independence Public Library will host a Make ‘n’ Take with Santa for children of all ages from 9:30-11:30 am. Parents are encouraged to stay and share the fun. Make winter crafts and decorations to take home! Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will also have a craft available for the children to make. Be sure to stop and see Santa too! He will have a treat for the children. For more information, contact the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
Artist Showcase
Artist Showcase
Begins: December 13, 2014
Ends: December 13, 2014

Artist Showcase with David FoixrnThe Independence Public Library will hold an Artist Showcase this weekend featuring nature photographer David Foix. His work will be exhibited in the Community Room Saturday, December 13th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, December 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Artist Reception will also be Sunday, December 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm and the artist will be available for comments. 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
BCAS Paws and Claus
BCAS Paws and Claus
Begins: December 13, 2014
Ends: December 14, 2014

The Buchanan County Animal Shelter will be holding a two-day Holiday Open House Event "Paws and Claus" in the shelter currently under construction in Hazelton. It will be held on Dec. 13th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 14th from Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Merry Mixers
Merry Mixers
Begins: December 13, 2014
Ends: December 13, 2014

The Independence Merry Mixers Square Dance Club invites everyone to join them at the East Elementary School Saturday, Dec. 13th at 7:30 p.m. The dance called by Les Lalone of Hawkeye. Lunch will be served by the Merry Mixers.
14Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 11, 2014
Ends: December 14, 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!
Artist Showcase Reception
Artist Showcase Reception
Begins: December 14, 2014
Ends: December 14, 2014

Artist Showcase Reception with David FoixrnThe 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 iplprograms@gmail.com or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us.rn
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BCAS Paws and Claus
BCAS Paws and Claus
Begins: December 13, 2014
Ends: December 14, 2014

The Buchanan County Animal Shelter will be holding a two-day Holiday Open House Event "Paws and Claus" in the shelter currently under construction in Hazelton. It will be held on Dec. 13th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 14th from Noon to 3:00 p.m.
15Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games
Begins: December 15, 2014
Ends: December 15, 2014

Reindeer GamesrnStudents of all ages are invited to play Reindeer Games at the Independence Public Library 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. There will be several planned games and activities similar to Minute to Win It. Please be respectful of the age groups. 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
iTAB Meeting
iTAB Meeting
Begins: December 15, 2014
Ends: December 15, 2014

iTab MeetingrnThe Independence Public Library Teen Advisory Board will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. This group is instrumental in planning and implementing teen programs at the library, providing input on library services, materials and activities, and promoting the library by encouraging reading and other programs. Interested teens in grades 6-12 who would like to get involved are encouraged to contact the library for more information at 319-334-2470.rn
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Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: December 31, 2012
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm St. James' Episcopal Church 202 2nd Ave NE Independence, IA 50644
16Cards n Convo
Cards n Convo
Begins: December 16, 2014
Ends: December 16, 2014

Cards 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
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: December 16, 2014
Ends: December 16, 2014

Book DiscussionrnThe story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. The legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother in Mom & Me & Mom. This book will be the topic at the Book Discussion at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. 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.rn
17 18Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 18, 2014
Ends: December 21, 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!
Santa's Wkshp for Teens
Santa's Wkshp for Teens
Begins: December 18, 2014
Ends: December 18, 2014

Santa’s Workshop for teensrnHaving trouble deciding what to get that special someone for the holidays? Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to attend Santa’s Workshop at the Independence Public Library from 5:00-7:00 pm. Participants can make several different gifts to give to family or friends – or keep. This is a free event. For more information, please contact the library at 334-2470, visit www.independence.lib.ia.us or find us on Facebook.rn
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Candlelight Shopping at Little Red Schoolhouse
Candlelight Shopping at Little Red Schoolhouse
Begins: December 18, 2014
Ends: December 18, 2014

Thursday, Dec 18 4-8pm- Candlelight Shopping at Little Red Schoolhouse - serving hot chocolate and cookies.  In appreciation of shopping local we will have gift certificates 15% off and all Christmas 40% during the event only
Candlelight Shopping at Distinctions
Candlelight Shopping at Distinctions
Begins: December 18, 2014
Ends: December 18, 2014

Thursday, Dec 18 4-8pm- Candlelight Shopping at Distinctions - serving champagne and strawberries.  In appreciation of shopping local we will have gift certificates 15% off and all Christmas 40% during the event only.
Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
19Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 18, 2014
Ends: December 21, 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!
Ugly Sweater Party
Ugly Sweater Party
Begins: December 19, 2014
Ends: December 19, 2014

An Ugly Sweater Party is going to be at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds on Dec. 19th. Party starts at 7:30 p.m. with judging at 10:00 p.m. Come dressed in an ugly sweater or just come for the fun night. Zachary Hoover will be the DJ. Drinks will be available. Must be 21 to attend. There will be drink specials and playing some fun games as well.
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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.
20Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 18, 2014
Ends: December 21, 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!
21Arts on Chatham
Arts on Chatham
Begins: December 18, 2014
Ends: December 21, 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!
Snapshots Christmas Concert
Snapshots Christmas Concert
Begins: December 21, 2014
Ends: December 21, 2014

The joyful noise and resounding joy choirs of the Church of Christ United, Winthrop, cordially invites the public to their annual Snapshots Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec 21 at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this festive holiday tradition of music, goodies, and fellowship.
22Come 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
23Give Blood at Buchanan County Health Center
Give Blood at Buchanan County Health Center
Begins: December 23, 2014
Ends: December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Buchanan County Health Center-Aerobic Studio. Location: 1600 1st St. E, Independence, IA 50644
24Chamber Office Closed at Noon
Chamber Office Closed at Noon
Begins: December 24, 2014
Ends: December 24, 2014

25Chamber Office Closed
Chamber Office Closed
Begins: December 25, 2014
Ends: December 25, 2014

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am
26Chamber Office Closed
Chamber Office Closed
Begins: December 26, 2014
Ends: December 26, 2014

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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28 29Family Lego Night
Family Lego Night
Begins: December 29, 2014
Ends: December 29, 2014

Family LEGO NightrnFamilies are invited to the library to create and build with Legos! The Independence Public Library will host Family LEGO Night @ the Library from 5:00-7:00 pm. Participants will have an opportunity to build their own creation and, if desired, follow the theme for our challenge project. Legos will be provided by the library so please do not bring your own. No library cards are necessary and registration is not required. For more information, please call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independence.lib.ia.us. rn
BCHC Offers Safe Sitter Program
BCHC Offers Safe Sitter Program
Begins: December 29, 2014
Ends: December 29, 2014

The Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Safe Sitter Class for girls and boys ages 11-14 on Monday, Dec. 29th. Only 20 participants. The program will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants should bring a lunch. Cost of the program is $35.
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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
30 31Chamber Office Closed at Noon
Chamber Office Closed at Noon
Begins: December 31, 2014
Ends: December 31, 2014

     
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