b"PARKS AND RECREATION EVENTSDue to the COVID-19 crisis, the Parks andKeeping up with the IVCRecreation calendar is a work in progressAlthough many and events may be added or deleted.activities have Please visit www.cityondependence.orgbeen postponed and the citys Facebook pageor canceled this for updates to the calendar. year, we are so proud that our Call Parks and Recreation Facilitator Independence Community still continues to give to our monthly donation collections, beneting local nonprots.Nita Brake at (859) 363-2934 These groups are even more in need than they werefor further information.before so every donation really makes a difference. If you are interested in getting involved in our monthly donation collections, check the citys Facebook page for updates. DECEMBER5 Annual Lighted Christmas Parade6 pm. STAYING ENGAGED VIRTUALLYThe Community Appreciation Day, which helps raise JANUARY awareness and engagement for local nonprots, was unfortunately cancelled this year due to COVID-19 4 Accepting shelter reservations for 2021 safety concerns. Instead, the IVC has planned a Virtual 8 & 15 Christmas tree recyclingDrop off your trees atScavenger Hunt! The Scavenger Hunt is designed to help Memorial Park by January 14. Please remove treesour community stay engaged in the nonprot organizations from bags and make sure all decorations and wiresyou all have supported this year.are removed. NO articial trees!How do you participate in the virtual scavenger hunt? FEBRUARY On Nov. 23, please visit1 Accepting applications for spring ball eld permitshttps://independencevolunteercorps.com/24 City of Independence turns 179 years old!!and click on the link titled Virtual Scavenger Hunt (or follow the link from the citys Facebook page). MARCH You will go to multiple nonprot websites to nd the answers 19 Deadline for spring ball eld applications to questions and learn more about the local organizations. 24 Ball eld permit lottery at City Building7 pm. You will complete the Google form, including your name and email address, and submit it. Once you have completed the APRILScavenger Hunt, your name will be put into the rafe for a chance to win one of three Family Fun Prizes (prize pickup TBA Arts Unkorked ClassIndependence Seniorwill be at the City Building after Dec. 14)! The Scavenger Citizen and Community Center. Space limited to 12Hunt will run until Dec 11. people. Want to learn more about the IVC?MAYIf you haven't already started following the citys Facebook TBA Northern Kentucky Senior Games Spring Edition page, please take a moment to like the page at A month of fun activities for seniors 50 and older. https://www.facebook.com/cityondependenceKY/. TBA Arts Unkorked ClassIf you aren't on Facebook, you can always get info about our group at https://independencevolunteercorps.com/.6"