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January 2018

Jan 27th » Douds Fire Dept. Annual Soup Supper, Raffle & Auction

The Douds Fire Department will host their Annual Soup Supper & Auction at the Douds Community Club.  Chili, vegetable, potato, & oyster soups will be served for a free-will donation. Auction begins at 6pm. There will also be a raffle for a gun. 

Location:Douds Community Center, 14159 Hwy. 98, Douds, IA
Contact Person:Brian

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February 2018

Feb 3rd - Feb 17th » Villages Folk School Classes

The Villages Folk School specializes in providing learning experiences in traditional arts and skills, while drawing upon the uniqueness of each of the eleven historic Villages of Van Buren County Iowa. Classes are held in peaceful rural settings so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village-life. Pre-registration is required for classes.

  • 3rd/4th ~ Rug Weaving Workshop with Teri Showman.
  • 10th ~ Stained Glass Ornament with Jolene Tedrow.
  • 10th ~ Glass Blown Ornament with Tim Blair.
  • 16th ~ Custom Crochet with Pat Crawford.
  • 16th ~ Pottery: basics of wheel thrown pottery with Betty Printy. (5 sessions)
  • 17th ~ Custom Crochet with Pat Crawford.

Register for February Classes

Location:809 First St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell

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Feb 3rd » Breakfast on Main Street

Full hot breakfast for a free will donation.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House, 103 Main St., Bonaparte, IA

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Feb 10th » Sausage & Pancake Supper

Sausage and Pancake Supper for a free will donation. Sponsored by the Cantril Dayz Committee with all proceeds benefitting the Cantril Dayz activities.

Time:5:00pm until 8:00pm
Location:Cantril Fire Station, 104 W. 3rd St., Cantril, IA
Contact Person:Susan Smith

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Feb 17th » 4th Annual Heart for Hooves

Winter fund-raiser for a great cause. Donation dinner starts at 1pm. There will be a benefit auction by Widmer Auctioneering and entertainment by Cody Vanderau and Bourbon Outlaws to follow.

Time:1:00pm until 11:00pm
Location:River Valley Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge

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Feb 22nd - Feb 25th » Broadway Musical "Annie"

The Van Buren Community Players will be performing "Annie". A Broadway Musical about a girl who escapes the clutches of her calculating foster mother and charms her way into the heart of a hard-nosed tycoon, who's running for mayor.

There will be a matinee on Sunday Feb. 25 at 2:00pm.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for age 18 and younger.
Sunday only for seniors 65 and older will be $8 for the matinee. 

Tickets available Jan. 30 at First Iowa State Bank, Keosauqua. Tickets will also be available night of the show at the doors if the show is not sold out.

Location:Roberts Memorial Building, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua, IA

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Feb 23rd » Milton American Legion Annual Soup Supper

Join the Milton American Legion For their annual all-you-can-eat soup supper, served with drinks & dessert for a free-will offering. Drawing for items at 7:30 pm.

Time:5:30pm until 8:00pm
Location:Milton American Legion Bldg., 301 N. Main St., Milton, IA
Contact Person:James Sheets
Phone:319-397 -2129

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Feb 24th - Feb 25th » Hoot Owl Shootout

Come and sign up for a fun 2 day co-ed pool tournament with your friends. Abate sponsored. $25/couple. Must be 21 to enter.

Location:Town & County Tavern, 203 East Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Randy

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