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    1Engineering Recycled Racers
Engineering Recycled Racers
Begins: August 1, 2017
Ends: August 1, 2017

Kids can become engineers for the day and discover that they can engineer toy cars from materials that would be thrown away.

During this all-day workshop, participants will get rolling and design their racer, share information about their goal, and engineer their racer.

A collaborative effort with Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach and the Independence Public Library, this program is for kids who will be enrolled in 1st-5th grade this fall.

Registered participants will learn about the engineering process for successful solutions and even hold a showcase in which the present their final racer design and participate in the Recycled Racer Rally!

Lunch will be provided during this 9:00 am-3:00 pm program in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library.

For more information and to sign up, please contact the library at 319-334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or visit our website www.independenceia.org/library or Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach @ 319-334-7161.

Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: August 1, 2017
Ends: August 1, 2017

Adults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere 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. We will meet in the Freedom Room this week.

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.

2Junior Farmers Market
Junior Farmers Market
Begins: August 2, 2017
Ends: August 2, 2017

Come enjoy a summer evening buying local from youth vendors. Market will take place from 6-8 pm at the Independence Public Library. Offering locally grown produce, baked goods, crafts, flowers, bedding plants and herbs. The purpose of the market is to connect customers directly with the person who grew the products in a fun, casual environment.

All youth under age 18 are welcome to be a vendor.

Please contact Sarah Kielly, Local Foods Coordinator, Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach, at 319-334-7161 or skielly@iastate.edu for a vendor application or questions. Registration deadline is July 24.

3Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

4Hotdog 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.

5Independence Farmers Market
Independence Farmers Market
Begins: August 5, 2017
Ends: August 5, 2017

Customer Appreciation Day - FREE coffee, lemonade, and donuts!

The Independence Farmers Market offers locally grown produce, baked goods, crafts, flowers, bedding plants, and herbs. The purpose of the market is to connect customers directly with the person who grew the products in a fun, casual environment.

Located at the Wapsipinicon Mill (100 First Street West) from 8 am - 12 Noon.

Please contact Sarah Kielly, Local Foods Coordinator, Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 319-334-7161 or skielly@iastate.edu with questions or for an application to become a vendor.

6Centennial Garden Tour
Centennial Garden Tour
Begins: August 6, 2017
Ends: August 6, 2017

Join us for a FREE self-guided tour (from 1:30-4:00 p.m.) of some Buchanan County Master Gardener projects volunteers have been working on (some date back to 1997).

For more details contact Ashley Sherrets, Ag/Hort Program Coordinator, at (319) 334-7161 or email sherrets@iastate.edu.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School
Begins: August 6, 2017
Ends: August 9, 2017

Join First Baptist Church (301 Second Street SE) for their annual Vacation Bible School from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  This year's theme is Over the Moat.

Supper provided each evening, with a "Special Supper" planned Wed. at 5:30 for all the kids, parents and community (Pork loin and corn on the cob).

For more information, call 319-240-7935

7Farmland Leasing Meeting
Farmland Leasing Meeting
Begins: August 7, 2017
Ends: August 7, 2017

$8 per person if registered in advance/$10 per person at the door

Registration fee includes a 100-page comprehensive workbook.

Sponsored by BankIowa

For more details contact Ashley Sherrets, Ag/Hort Program Coordinator, at (319) 334-7161 or email sherrets@iastate.edu.

Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
Begins: August 7, 2017
Ends: August 7, 2017

Discover eclipses at the Independence Public Library with David Voigts from the Black Hawk Astronomy Club!

He will give a basic introduction to eclipses including why solar eclipses are so rare.  Voigts will also talk about safely viewing the upcoming total eclipse at the end of the month including a hands-on activity.

The presentation is free, open to all ages, and will begin at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.

For more information, contact the library at 319-334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit our website at www.independenceia.org/library.

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Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School
Begins: August 6, 2017
Ends: August 9, 2017

Join First Baptist Church (301 Second Street SE) for their annual Vacation Bible School from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  This year's theme is Over the Moat.

Supper provided each evening, with a "Special Supper" planned Wed. at 5:30 for all the kids, parents and community (Pork loin and corn on the cob).

For more information, call 319-240-7935

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

8Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School
Begins: August 6, 2017
Ends: August 9, 2017

Join First Baptist Church (301 Second Street SE) for their annual Vacation Bible School from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  This year's theme is Over the Moat.

Supper provided each evening, with a "Special Supper" planned Wed. at 5:30 for all the kids, parents and community (Pork loin and corn on the cob).

For more information, call 319-240-7935

9Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School
Begins: August 6, 2017
Ends: August 9, 2017

Join First Baptist Church (301 Second Street SE) for their annual Vacation Bible School from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  This year's theme is Over the Moat.

Supper provided each evening, with a "Special Supper" planned Wed. at 5:30 for all the kids, parents and community (Pork loin and corn on the cob).

For more information, call 319-240-7935

10Your Unique Fragrance
Your Unique Fragrance
Begins: August 10, 2017
Ends: August 10, 2017

Join the Independence Area Women's Connection affiliated with Stonecroft for their monthly meeting 9:30 am at the Independence Senior Center.

Feature: Tips for Traveling - Packing for 2 Weeks

Music: Vocal by Noel Beyer

Speaker: "Your Unique Fragrance" by Dorothy Smith of Moline, IL. Dorothy helps the group find out what their best fragrance is.

Brunch $10.00

Reservations or additional information, contact Sharon at (319) 327-4164 by 10 AM Monday, August 7.

Gardening with Youth
Gardening with Youth
Begins: August 10, 2017
Ends: August 10, 2017

The Buchanan County Master Gardeners are partnering with the Independence Public Library to offer 3 free educational programs as part of the Master Gardener 2017 Summer Webinar Series.

The second program, “Gardening With Youth”, will be held at 6:00-8:00 pm in the Community Room of the Public Library.

Learn the best practices for gardening with children with FoodCorps Iowa staff. The FoodCorps program engages kids in school gardens to build healthy eating habits.

These webinars count towards Master Gardener education hours. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP is requested.

Please contact Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach for more information at 319-334-7161 or email sherrets@iastate.edu.

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

11Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live
Begins: August 11, 2017
Ends: August 11, 2017

5 - 9 PM                                                                                                             Riverwalk Parks                                                                                               Theme:  Back to School                                                                                           Band: The Duovers

Enjoy live music, food, and fun for all ages.  No charge for live music, but costs for food and fun varies.

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.

12Independence Farmers Market
Independence Farmers Market
Begins: August 12, 2017
Ends: August 12, 2017

Wellness Fair - Come see what local organizations and businesses have to offer to keep you happy and healthy!

Pet Portraits by Wilson - Support the Indee Bark Park by having a professional photo of your dog taken by Wilson Photography! 5x7 is $7 and 8x10 is $10.

The Independence Farmers Market offers locally grown produce, baked goods, crafts, flowers, bedding plants, and herbs. The purpose of the market is to connect customers directly with the person who grew the products in a fun, casual environment.

Located at the Wapsipinicon Mill (100 First Street West) from 8 am - 12 Noon.

Please contact Sarah Kielly, Local Foods Coordinator, Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 319-334-7161 or skielly@iastate.edu with questions or for an application to become a vendor.

13 14Open iTAB Meeting
Open iTAB Meeting
Begins: August 14, 2017
Ends: August 14, 2017

Calling all people in grades 7-12!

iTAB is looking for new members! The Independence Public Library Teen Advisory Board (iTAB) is designed to energize teen programming and services, as well as allow teens a greater voice at the library.

We meet monthly to discuss books, movies, ideas, volunteer opportunities; plan upcoming events; and talk about what’s going on. We also eat snacks -and sometimes play games or make crafts.

Want to make a difference at IPL? Maybe you just love reading and making new friends? We’d love to hear from you. If you are interested in joining iTAB, please join us at this meeting and find out what we’re about!

We will meet Monday, August 14th at 4:00 pm in the Community Room. Contact Kara/Lulu at the library for more information at 319-334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.com.

Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Begins: August 14, 2017
Ends: August 14, 2017

A calculated marketing strategy can drive sales, increase market presence and enhance your brand's overall value to customers.

Get a marketing overview from Alyssa Connell at the Independence Public Library beginning at 6:30 pm.

Connell, CEO and owner of Connell Communications, is a nationally-recognized industry leader in public relations, marketing, and social media. In this session, she will cover marketing and branding basics, social media, and public relations tips and tricks. Learn how to effectively inform your target audience through social media about features and benefits of your product and its competitive advantage.

No registration is necessary. For more information, please call the library @ 319-334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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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

15Grill Out Fly In
Grill Out Fly In
Begins: August 15, 2017
Ends: August 15, 2017

Walter Aviation would like to invite you to the Independence Municipal Airport on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm for our Grill Out. Dinner includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, pasta salad, and a drink all for $5 per person (children 5 and under eat for free).

Weather permitting, pilots will be giving airplane rides over Independence for a discounted price of $20 per person!

If you are feeling adventurous, you can try an aerobatic thrill ride for the discounted price of $100!

There will be lots of different aircraft to check out to make this a fun event for the whole family!!

Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: August 15, 2017
Ends: August 15, 2017

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.

16Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club
Begins: August 16, 2017
Ends: August 16, 2017

Teens! Join us for a new program this fall – a Teen Book Club!

We will be discussing We Were Liars by E. Lockhart at this initial meeting.  We will also decide our next few books and discussion dates.

We Were Liars focuses on the theme of self-acceptance, family morals, and the possibly-deadly consequences of one's mistakes.  It is centered on the wealthy, seemingly perfect Sinclair family, who spend every summer gathered on their private island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Multiple copies of the book are now available for check out at the library. Teens going into grades 7-12 are welcome to attend at 6:00 pm in the Community Room.

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

17Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

18Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.

19Underground Independence Tour
Underground Independence Tour
Begins: August 19, 2017
Ends: August 19, 2017

Join the Buchanan County Historical Society for their annual Underground Independence Tour from 10 am - 2pm.  Tickets for the self-guided tours are $10 for individuals or $20 for families.

No advance tickets available -- purchase tickets on event day at the Wapsipinicon Mill (100 First Street West) from 8:30 am - 12 Noon.

Independence Farmers Market
Independence Farmers Market
Begins: August 19, 2017
Ends: August 19, 2017

The Independence Farmers Market offers locally grown produce, baked goods, crafts, flowers, bedding plants, and herbs. The purpose of the market is to connect customers directly with the person who grew the products in a fun, casual environment.

Located at the Wapsipinicon Mill (100 First Street West) from 8 am - 12 Noon.

Please contact Sarah Kielly, Local Foods Coordinator, Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 319-334-7161 or skielly@iastate.edu with questions or for an application to become a vendor.

20 21Solar Eclipse Splash
Solar Eclipse Splash
Begins: August 21, 2017
Ends: August 21, 2017

Everyone is invited to come to the Solar Eclipse Party at the Independence Public Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm for one last splash before school begins!

Plan to see NASA’s live coverage of the event, use eclipse glasses or an indirect viewer to view the actual eclipse, make astronomical crafts, and there will be free hot dogs and chips!

Contact the library at 319-334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com or visit our website at www.independenceia.org/library.

Solar Eclipse Party
Solar Eclipse Party
Begins: August 21, 2017
Ends: August 21, 2017

Join the staff at Advanced Family Eye Care for a solar eclipse party from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

ISO Certified eclipse glasses - $3 each or 4/$10

Sunglasses on sale!

Lunch served.  Bring your own chair or blanket.  Weather permitting.

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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

22Book Discussion @ IPL
Book Discussion @ IPL
Begins: August 22, 2017
Ends: August 22, 2017

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson will be topic of the book discussion at the Independence Public Library this month.

Bryson is one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language.  This utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in Des Moines is not only an exercise in nostalgia for what it was like being a child in the 1950's but a wonderful recapturing of what it is like to be a child.

Multiple copies of the book are now available for check out at the library. All are welcome to attend at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.

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

23 24Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

25Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.

26Independence BrewBQ
Independence BrewBQ
Begins: August 26, 2017
Ends: August 26, 2017

The Independence BrewBQ is a one day outdoor festival featuring BBQ vendors, live music, a Craft Brew Zone, a bike ride and is a fundraiser for charity at the same time! This year is our 12th year and we are looking to make it the biggest and best yet.

Admittance into Riverwalk Parks is FREE with the opportunity to purchase delicious barbecue and brews on tap. Everyone can enjoy live music from our headlining band PHILO and opener Williams and Wallace. Those wishing to check out the Craft Brew Zone can purchase brew tasting passes in advance or on the day of the event.

The Craft Brew Zone is a separate fenced area with over 75 craft brews from breweries and home brewers. Each paid entrant will receive a commemorative BrewBQ glass for the tastings, and several hours to taste all of the magnificent creations from home brewers and breweries alike. Tasters are welcome to come and go as they please from the Craft Brew Zone until 7pm.

New this year! Purchase a limited V.I.P. Craft Brew Zone pass to gain early entry into the tasting area starting at 3 pm. Taste some exclusive options during the V.I.P. hour, get a first crack at the full list of options, and chat with our brewers.

The BrewBQ Bike Ride Too! is set to kick off early in the morning. Ride at your own pace around the beautiful rolling landscape of Buchanan County all on hard surfaced roads - some of the best in the state. Participants can register for the ride only or for the ride plus craft brew tasting.

Even more information can be found on our website at www.brewbq.org.

Independence Farmers Market
Independence Farmers Market
Begins: August 26, 2017
Ends: August 26, 2017

The Independence Farmers Market offers locally grown produce, baked goods, crafts, flowers, bedding plants, and herbs. The purpose of the market is to connect customers directly with the person who grew the products in a fun, casual environment.

Located at the Wapsipinicon Mill (100 First Street West) from 8 am - 12 Noon.

Please contact Sarah Kielly, Local Foods Coordinator, Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach at 319-334-7161 or skielly@iastate.edu with questions or for an application to become a vendor.

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Buchanan County K9 Golf Fundraiser
Buchanan County K9 Golf Fundraiser
Begins: August 26, 2017
Ends: August 26, 2017

Buchanan County Sheriffs Office is having a golf tournament fundraiser for the K-9 unit.

Spots still available!!

Contact Ben or Kristy Ward or the Three Elms Golf Course to get your team registered!!

27 28Pink PolkaDot @ IPL
Pink PolkaDot @ IPL
Begins: August 28, 2017
Ends: August 28, 2017

Embrace your inner artist at the Independence Public Library with the help of experts from Pink PolkaDot Studio. Come to relax, enjoy, and create a canvas painting beginning at 6:00 pm.

No painting skills are required. Enjoy step-by-step instruction.

Pink PolkaDot staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free.

The program is free and open to adults only. No library card is needed. Be sure to register as space is limited.

To sign up, call (319) 334-2470 or email iplprograms@gmail.com.  For more information, 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

29 30 31Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

   
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