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          1Shop Historic Independence for the Holidays
Shop Historic Independence for the Holidays
Begins: November 30, 2017
Ends: December 2, 2017

Ho Ho Holiday Fun with Santa
Ho Ho Holiday Fun with Santa
Begins: December 1, 2017
Ends: December 1, 2017

Join the holiday fun at the Independence Public Library!

All ages are welcome to enjoy making crafts 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.

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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.

2Christmas Cookie Walk
Christmas Cookie Walk
Begins: December 2, 2017
Ends: December 2, 2017

Join the Buchanan County Historical Society from 10 am - 12 Noon for their annual Christmas Cookie Walk at the First Presbyterian Church.

$5 admission

Come early - they go FAST!

Shop Historic Independence for the Holidays
Shop Historic Independence for the Holidays
Begins: November 30, 2017
Ends: December 2, 2017

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Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 11, 2017
Ends: November 12, 2017

There will be 75 Christmas items to bid upon with the highest bidder at 3:00 pm on December 3 winning the item.  All proceeds support 2018 Depot projects.

Illinois Central Railroad Depot (1111 Fifth Avenue NE)

FREE ADMISSION.  (Cash or canned food donations for the local food pantry would be appreciated.)

Saturdays: 12 Noon - 8:00 pm & Sundays: 12 Noon - 5:00 pm (except last Sunday - December 3 - hours will be 12 Noon - 3:00 pm)

 

3Independence Ladies Musical Society Christmas Concert
Independence Ladies Musical Society Christmas Concert
Begins: December 3, 2017
Ends: December 3, 2017

3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church (115 Sixth Avenue NW)

Christmas at the Depot
Christmas at the Depot
Begins: November 11, 2017
Ends: November 12, 2017

There will be 75 Christmas items to bid upon with the highest bidder at 3:00 pm on December 3 winning the item.  All proceeds support 2018 Depot projects.

Illinois Central Railroad Depot (1111 Fifth Avenue NE)

FREE ADMISSION.  (Cash or canned food donations for the local food pantry would be appreciated.)

Saturdays: 12 Noon - 8:00 pm & Sundays: 12 Noon - 5:00 pm (except last Sunday - December 3 - hours will be 12 Noon - 3:00 pm)

 

4Pink PolkaDot @ IPL
Pink PolkaDot @ IPL
Begins: December 4, 2017
Ends: December 4, 2017

Embrace your inner artist at the Independence Public Library with the help of experts from Pink PolkaDot Studio and make a winter craft beginning at 6:00 pm.

The program is free and open to adults only. Be sure to register as space is limited. To sign up, call 334-2470 or email iplprograms@gmail.com.

For more information, please visit 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

5 6 7Pathways Open House
Pathways Open House
Begins: December 7, 2017
Ends: December 7, 2017

4:30 - 6:30 pm @ 1827 First Street West, Suite C

Please join the staff of Pathways Behavioral Services for refreshments and a tour of their new offices while learning about the services they provide to the citizens of Buchanan County.

Teen Book Tasting
Teen Book Tasting
Begins: December 7, 2017
Ends: December 7, 2017

Get a taste for something different at the Teen Book Tasting at the Independence Public Library.

A sampling of literary genres will be on the menu for teens in grades 7-12.  Teens are also asked to bring a few of their favorite books to share with others.

Join the fun in the Community Room beginning at 6:00 pm.

For more information, please call 319-334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

8Jingle on Main
Jingle on Main
Begins: December 8, 2017
Ends: December 8, 2017

5 - 7:30 PM                                                                                                       Downtown Independence

Enjoy a festive time with Christmas tree lighting, Window Walk, treats, shopping, cookie decorating, carriage rides, face painting, stories from Mrs. Claus, and much, much more!

Holiday Farmers Market
Holiday Farmers Market
Begins: December 8, 2017
Ends: December 8, 2017

Come join us for the 3rd Annual Holiday Farmers Market at Living Water Church (113 Second Avenue NE)!

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

This event is sponsored by Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach and the Independence Farmers Market

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Holiday Fun with Mrs. Claus
Holiday Fun with Mrs. Claus
Begins: December 8, 2017
Ends: December 8, 2017

Join Independence Public Library staff during the Jingle on Main celebration @ Plush Salon & Spa for holiday fun with Mrs. Claus from 5:00-7:30 pm.

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus - and kids can make a craft!

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.

9Harry Potter Night
Harry Potter Night
Begins: December 9, 2017
Ends: December 9, 2017

Attention all Muggles and aspiring Wizards in grade 4 and up!  Join us for Harry Potter Night at the Independence Public Library for wizarding fun from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Registration is required for this program as space is limited. Please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or email iplprograms@gmail.com.

More information can be found at www.independenceia.org/library.

20th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store
20th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store
Begins: December 9, 2017
Ends: December 9, 2017

10am- 1pm at the Falcon Civic Center (1305 Fifth Avenue NE)

This special event is a day for children for all ages to come and finish up their holiday shopping for family & friends.

Crafters/Vendors will be selling small items for between $ .50- $5.00 per item. Volunteers will be on hand to help make the day go smoothly. Gifts will be wrapped at the store and ready to go home with the children.

Santa & Mrs. Claus will make an appearance and a variety of activities are planned as well.

To donate or volunteer, contact Angie @ 319-334-6711.

10 11Come 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

12 13 14Independence Area Women's Connection Monthly Meeting
Independence Area Women's Connection Monthly Meeting
Begins: December 14, 2017
Ends: December 14, 2017

9:30 am @ Independence Senior Center

Brunch $10.00

Music: Children From St. John's Elementary School

Program: "Snowflakes" by Pam Wilson of Altoona

Contact Judy at (319) 493-8101 for reservations or cancellations by Monday, December 11 at 10 am.

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

15Hotdog 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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17 18ICSD School Board Meeting
ICSD School Board Meeting
Begins: December 18, 2017
Ends: December 18, 2017

6:00 pm @ Administration Office (1207 1st Street West)

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

19Book Discussion @ IPL
Book Discussion @ IPL
Begins: December 19, 2017
Ends: December 19, 2017

Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple will be the topic of discussion in the Community Room at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The whip-smart, hysterical dramedy is about a family in crisis after the mother goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica.

Multiple copies of the book are now available for check out at the library and on our eReaders.

For more information, please call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

20 21Snow White Anniversary
Snow White Anniversary
Begins: December 21, 2017
Ends: December 21, 2017

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the release of the Walt Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Independence Public Library.

Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages from 2:00-4:00 pm. No library card is necessary to attend!

For more information, call 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

22Hotdog 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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24 25Come 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

26 27Crafternoon @ Prairie Hills
Crafternoon @ Prairie Hills
Begins: December 27, 2017
Ends: December 27, 2017

Children are invited to make snowy crafts over the holiday break with the residents at Prairie Hills beginning at 1:30 pm.

The Independence Public Library is hosting this event.  Children in grades K-5 may sign up at the library for this fun and free activity -- email iplrpograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

Participants must provide their own transportation.

For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

28Crafternoon @ Lexington Estate
Crafternoon @ Lexington Estate
Begins: December 28, 2017
Ends: December 28, 2017

Children are invited to make snowy crafts over the holiday break with the residents at Lexington Estate beginning at 1:30 pm.

The Independence Public Library is hosting this event.  Children in grades K-5 may sign up for this fun and free activity at the library, email iplrpograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

Participants must provide their own transportation.

For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

29Craftermorning @ ABCM West
Craftermorning @ ABCM West
Begins: December 29, 2017
Ends: December 29, 2017

Children are invited to make snowy crafts over the holiday break with the residents at ABCM West beginning at 10:00 am.

The Independence Public Library is hosting this event.  Children in grades K-5 may sign up for this fun and free activity at the library, email iplrpograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

Participants must provide their own transportation.

For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

Crafternoon @ ABCM East
Crafternoon @ ABCM East
Begins: December 29, 2017
Ends: December 29, 2017

Children are invited to make snowy crafts over the holiday break with the residents at ABCM East beginning at 1:30 pm.

The Independence Public Library is hosting this event.  Children in grades K-5 may sign up for this fun and free activity at the library, email iplrpograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

Participants must provide their own transportation.

For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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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.

30Device Workshop
Device Workshop
Begins: September 30, 2017
Ends: N/A

Need help in figuring out how to use a particular function of your smartphone or tablet?  Have questions about how to use your device?

Receive one-on-one instruction from the staff at Appliance Plus/US Cellular (1200 Third Avenue SE) from 9 - 10 am the last Saturday of each month.

The workshop is FREE and you do not have to be an existing customer.

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