Special Events 

2020 Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Wellness Challenge

Looking for a fun, healthy competition to kickstart the New Year? Live Healthy Iowa can help! Gather a few friends, family members or coworkers and join the 10 Week Wellness Challenge! It’s a great way to create healthy habits in 2020! Brief Overview: Over the course of 10 weeks, teams (2-10 people) track activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website at https://livehealthyiowa.org/10challenge This simple and affordable challenge provides Iowans an opportunity to improve their health while engaging in fun, friendly competition. 

Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Show

Our Fall Craft & Vendor Show will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9am- 3pm at the Falcon Civic Center. Admission is FREE and Everyone is welcome to attend!! The fee for a booth is $35 which includes an 8'x8' booth space with one 8' long 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 16. Only the weight room will be open to public use on Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17. If you are interested in a booth space, please contact Angie @ 319-334-6711 or email angieiprd@indytel.com
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All Ages Welcome!! The Independence Public Library is brewing up fun for families from 5:00-7:00pm on the Friday prior to Halloween at the Falcon Civic Center. ALL AGES are invited to 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!! 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- 16th.

23rd ANNUAL "Just for Kids" Holiday Store 

Join us at the Falcon Civic Center on Saturday, December 12th, 2020 between 9am- 12pm for our 23rd Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store. This special event is a day for children of all ages to come and finish up their holiday shopping for family & friends. Crafters will be on hand to sell small items for between $ .50- $5.00 to the children. Volunteers will be on hand to help make the day run smoothly. Gifts will be wrapped at the store and ready to go home with the children. Thanks to a wonderful group of very generous people, we will have baked goodies available (while supplies last) for adults and children to enjoy while they are at the "store". A holiday craft station will be set-up, a photo booth will be decorated for you to take your own holiday pictures in, and Santa & Mrs. Claus will stop by for a  visit with the children and adults! If you have never made it out to experience this event, please stop by. It is a true expression of the Holiday Spirit!! Many volunteers and donations of wrapping supplies are needed to help make this special event successful!! Please contact Angie @ 319-334-6711 or email angieiprd@indytel.com if you would like to join in by volunteering or donating. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!