Special Events 2017


Fall Craft & Vendor Show

Our Fall Craft & Vendor Show will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 9am- 3pm at the Falcon Civic Center. Admission is FREE and homemade concessions will be sold. Everyone is welcome to attend!! The fee for a booth is $30 which includes an 8'x8' booth space with one 8' table and 2 folding chairs. One additional table costs $7.50 if needed. Please Note: No one is put in the show until payment w/ signed agreement has been received. If you mail an agreement in to the Falcon Civic Center, it may be a good idea to call a few days later to make sure we have received your agreement w/ payment and ensure your spot. Temporary Sales Tax Permits are not available, crafters/ vendors must have a permanent sales tax number through the Iowa Department of Revenue. Reminder to Falcon Civic Center Patrons: We will set-up for the Fall Craft & Vendor Show on Friday, October 13th. Only the weight room will be open to public use on Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14th. If you are interested in a booth space, please contact Angie @ 319-334-2606 or email angieiprd@indytel.com
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All Ages Welcome!! The Independence Public Library with the Falcon Civic Center are brewing up fun for families from 5-6:30pm. All ages can enjoy games, stories, crafts, snacks, and a photo booth to celebrate Halloween. Wear your costume and stop in at the Falcon Civic Center for what is sure to be a SPOOKtacular good time... all ghouls, ghosts & goblins are welcome!! Typically held the Friday prior to Halloween. More details to come!! Call the Independence Public Library at 319-334-2470 or find us on Facebook or Twitter!!!

Letters to Santa

The Independence Parks & Recreation Department has placed a very special mailbox at the Falcon Civic Center for children to send their "Letters to Santa" at the North Pole. All letters need to have a legible return address on them so Santa may write a letter and send it back to the children. Parents/ children may also mail your letters to the following address and we will personally make sure they get to the North Pole: Santa Claus
c/o Falcon Civic Center
1305 5th Avenue NE
Independence, Iowa  50644
The mailbox will be at the Falcon Civic Center and "Letters to Santa" will be accepted from December 1st- 17th.
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20th ANNUAL "Just for Kids" Holiday Store Special Event

Believe it or not... we have offered this very special event every December for the last 20 years!!! We are celebrating the 20th year right!! Join us at the Falcon Civic Center on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 10am- 1pm for our 20th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store. We have set aside this day for children of all ages to get their holiday shopping for family members, teachers, friends, etc... DONE before the Holiday. Vendors 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. Volunteer Elves may be available to assist the children with shopping, so the gifts may remain a surprise for the people they are shopping for. All gifts will be wrapped or gift bagged by our special volunteers and ready to be taken and placed under the tree. FREE holiday snacks and goodies will be available (while supplies last) for adults and children to enjoy while they are at the "store". Hey Kids!!! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be here too! Don't forget to say "Hi!" I am always looking for wonderful individuals to volunteer for this SPECIAL holiday event. We will need helpers to assist the children with shopping, wrap gifts, donate wrapping supplies and basked goods. Please contact Angie @ 319-334-2606 if you would like to join the holiday spirit by volunteering or donating.