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May 2016

May 28th » Shimek Speedway Go-Kart Races

Join the excitement each Saturday night for these kid & adult go-kart races!  No admission fee for spectators.  To enter a go-kart you must own the kart & it must pass inspection.  Pit passes $13.

Location:Shimek Speedway, 1154 Hwy. 2, Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Shimek Speedway
Phone:319-878-3772
Website:http://www.shimekspeedwayfarmington1.com/

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May 28th » Alumni Breakfast

The Keosauqua Lions will serve a pancake & sausage breakfast in the NEW Riverfront Park in downtown Keosauqua.  Meal will be a free-will donation.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua Riverfront Park Keosauqua, IA

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May 28th » Villages Folk School - A Foraged Feast

What edibles lurk in your backyard? Come find out! Students need to be prepared and dressed for walking in the woods, bring bug spray, a hat, weather related jackets. Also notebooks/pencils. We will meet for a brief discussion of what we are looking for, then spend 1 to 1.5 hours harvesting spring green. We will then return to my home and will cover various ways to prepare the finds. No Fungi (mushrooms) will be picked.

Class Fee: $53.00 per student

Time:9:00am until 12:00pm
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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May 28th - May 29th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

A variety of vendors including Antiques, Crafts, Flea Market & Food set up in the Riverside Park, along the bank of the Des Moines River, in Bentonsport.  Vendors open 10a-5p Saturday & 10a-4p Sunday.  Live music throughout the day. 

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Time:10:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Greef General Store Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Greef General Store
Phone:319-592-3579
Email:greefstore@netins.net
Website:http://www.greefstore.com/event-calendar.html

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May 29th » Off The Road Antique Appraisal Show

An antique and collectible appraisal show.  Items will be appraised at $10 per item or 3 items for $25.  The appraisal show is sponsored by and all proceeds go to the Bentonsport Improvement Association.  The appraisers are: Mike Burggraaf, specializing in stoneware, advertising signs, breweriana, liquor related collectibles, trade tokens, and antique bottles & Rick Alexander, a certified appraiser, specializing in advertising, country/general store items, coin operated devices, posters, & toys.

Time:1:00pm until 4:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Stone House 26985 Rte. J40 Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Rick Alexander
Phone:319-592-3152 or 515-975-4179
Email:rickthatappraiser@gmail.com

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May 29th » Memorial Day Program

Enjoy an evening prgram of music and stories honoring the Veterans who gave their life to protect our country, particulary during the Civil War period.

No admission fee. Everyone welcome.

Time:6:30pm
Location:Historic Presbyterian Church Bentonsport
Phone:319-592-3191

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May 30th » Memorial Day Dinner

The Milton Lions Club is hosting a Memorial Day Dinner at the Milton Legion Hall from 11:30am-1pm.  Menu: Ham Balls, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Pickled Beets, Rolls, & Dessert.  Price: $8/adults & $4/kids.  All proceeds go to support community projects.

Time:11:30am until 1:00pm
Location:Milton Legion Hall, 324 N. Main St., Milton, IA
Contact Person:Ernie
Phone:641-656-4615

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May 31st » Keosauqua Farmers Market

Keosauqua Farmers Market - 3:30-6:00pm in downtown Keosauqua.

Featuring: Sweet & Saucy BBQ ~ Lemonade Stand

All Farmers & Growers Welcome - Contact Melissa!

*Accepts Iowa Farmers Market Nutrition Program & WIC Cash Value Vouchers

Time:3:30pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-3171 Ext. 1271

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June 2016

Jun 3rd - Jun 4th » FREE Camping Weekend at Bentonsport Campground

The Van Buren County Conservation Office invites you to visit Bentonsport this weekend and enjoy free camping this weekend at Bentonsport Campground.  While camping this weekend, take advantage of the Iowa DNR's free fishing weekend!  Spaces are available first-come, first-served.

Location:Bentonsport Campground Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Van Buren County Conservation
Phone:319-293-3589
Email:vbccb@netins.net
Website:http://www.vbcountyconservation.com/

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Jun 3rd - Jun 5th » River Valley Lodge Colt Starting Competition

River Valley Lodge hosts their 9th Annual Cowboy Fun Colt Starting Competition.  1st prize - $2,000 & a Peoples Choice Award!  There will also be a dance, food, cattle sorting, and more!

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 3rd - Jun 5th » Birmingham Homecoming

This 3 day event features home-cooked meals by local civic organizations!  And to add to the fun, there is no charge to attend the Car Show, Tractor Show, & Petting Zoo!

Friday:

5p Lions Tenderloin Supper

5:30p Kids Bingo

6:30p Prince & Princess Contest

Saturday:

7a Lions Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast

8a-12p Car Show Sign-In (Free Registration)

9-11a Small Engine Show Sign-In (Free Registration)

10a Parade Line Up at City Hall

10:30a-12:30p Baking Contest Sign-In (Free Registration)

  • Kids (12 & under) Cookies
  • Adult Pies, Cakes, Breads, Cookies, & Rolls

11a Parade

12p Methodist Church Lunch

12-2p Car Show Judging 12-3p Car Show Show & Shine

12-4p Barrel Train & Petting Zoo

12:30p Baking Contest Judging

1p Honey Bee Display

1p Tractor Show (All Tractors Welcome - Featured Tractor: Ferguson)

1p Ferguson Enthusiasts Regional Gathering

1p Small Engine Show & Demos

1p Free Fire House & Water Sports

1:30p Baked Goods Auction at Log Cabin

3p Car Show Trophies Awarded

3p Kids Pedal Pull Sign In - Pull at 3:30p

5-7p Firemen's Hot Beef Supper

5:30p 4H Ice Cream & Pie Social

6p Tarnished Brass Band

Sunday:

7-9a Lions Club Breakfast Buffet

10a Church Services at Shelterhouse by Birmingham Presbyterian Church

CONTACT INFO:

Prince & Princess Contest: Tiffany Warner 641-919-1568

Parade: Roger Corry 641-919-2599

Pedal Pull: Willard Hoskins 319-293-3550

Tractor Show: Roy Rains 319-498-4504

Car Show: Kelly Spees 641-919-7924

Small Engine Show: Brian Haynes 641-919-0808

 

Time:5:00pm until 12:00pm
Location:Birmingham City Park, Birmingham, IA
Contact Person:Harry Anderson
Phone:319-498-4201

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Jun 4th » Douds City Wide Garage Sales

Lots of treasures are to be found at this one day event!

Location:Douds, IA
Phone:319-288-0733

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Jun 4th » Shimek Speedway Go-Kart Races

Join the excitement each Saturday night for these kid & adult go-kart races!  No admission fee for spectators.  To enter a go-kart you must own the kart & it must pass inspection.  Pit passes $13.

Location:Shimek Speedway, 1154 Hwy. 2, Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Shimek Speedway
Phone:319-878-3772
Website:http://www.shimekspeedwayfarmington1.com/

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Jun 4th » Villages Folk School - Beginning Photography: Point & Shoot

Point & shoot Cameras (no film). Students will learn skills with their cameras- how to handle them, camera ergonomics, camera controls, and camera menu. We will take photos and download them to critique composition.

Class Fee: $45.00 per student

Location:Stonehouse in Bentonsport
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 4th » Breakfast on Main Street

Breakfast hosted by a local community organization for a free will donation.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House 614 1st St. Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Bonaparte City Hall
Phone:319-592-3400

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Jun 4th » Villages Folk School - Barn Quilt Painting

After years of providing shelter for livestock, many old barns are being given a new purpose – providing a background for an outdoor art project. Barn quilts are bright and bold public art pieces that celebrate agriculture and rural life. They may be found in almost a third of Iowa’s counties and 25 states. In this class, students will learn the basics of barn quilt painting and create a 12” X 12” barn quilt and will leave with patterns and the knowledge to create more quilts in a variety of sizes.

Class Fee: $53.00 per student

Time:9:00am until 3:00pm
Location:Carolyn's House, 28759 115th St. Stockport, Iowa 52651 (1ml N of Stockport, take right off curve, take immediate right, 1st house on left)
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 4th » Villages Folk School: Rug Weaving

You are invited to participate in our "Beginning Rug Weaving Class".  This three hour course will cover the basics of rug weaving.  Participants will make their own rug to take home. Among the techniques you will learn are:  preparation of materials for weaving, rug weaving and rug finishing.

Class Fee: $75.00 per student

Time:9:00am until 12:00pm
Location:Marion Street Workshops 21909 Marion St. Bentonsport
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 4th - Jun 5th » Villages Folk School - Introduction to Blacksmithing

Bill Printy and Mark Heisdorffer will teach workshops at the Forge and Anvil Academy, in historic Bentonsport where there are five forges for learning the fine art of taking a piece of iron, heating it up, and making a beautiful and useful item for one’s home. The Forge and Anvil Academy, where hundreds of students have learned the fine art of taking a piece of iron, and creating a beautiful and useful item, is one of a few places where artistic blacksmithing is taught in the United States. Where else can one learn to craft tools from iron at the side of an experienced artistic blacksmith in a shop with five forges? And in the words of one “village smithy” in Bentonsport, “Heat some iron—Make some stuff”!

Class Fee: $225 

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Iron & Lace Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 7th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

Keosauqua Farmers Market - 3:30-6:00pm in downtown Keosauqua.

Featuring: S & K Dance Team

All Farmers & Growers Welcome - Contact Melissa!

*Accepts Iowa Farmers Market Nutrition Program & WIC Cash Value Vouchers

Time:3:30pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-3171 Ext. 1271

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Jun 10th - Jun 12th » River Valley Lodge hosts Pony Express Riders of Iowa

Event includes trail rides, dance, kids fun show, mutton bustin, poker run, food, and more!  All to benefit Camp Sunnyside.  Special rates available for primative camping.

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 10th - Jun 12th » Farmington Strawberry Festival

Enjoy FREE strawberries & ice cream at the 34th Annual Farmington Strawberry Festival!

Friday:

5:00-5:30 pm  Registration of Prince & Princess Contest at Shelterhouse

6:30 pm  Queen & Jr. Queen Contest at Shelterhouse

7 pm-?  Band with No Name playing at Shelterhouse

Saturday:

6:30-9:30 am  EMS Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at Shelterhouse

9-11 am  Cannonball Ride Registration at Arts Council Table

9am-5pm  Book Sale, Farmington Library

9am-5pm  Arts, Crafts, Flea Market & Fun along Riverbank

9am  Strawberry Cooking Contest at Shelterhouse

10am-Noon  Bingo at Shelterhouse

9am-5pm  Pioneer Historical Museum Open (by Caseys)

10am-4pm  U of I Mobile Museum

10am-6pm  Off Our Farm Petting Zoo at Farmington Library

11am-?  Farmington Fire Dept. Fish Fry at Bank Lawn

11am-?  Dunk Tank

Noon  Cake Walk on First Street

Noon  Pork & Ribeye Sandwiches at American Legion

2pm-4pm  Strawberries & Ice Cream, Downtown courtesy of Farmington Arts Council

3pm  Talent Show, American Legion Band Stand

7pm  Shimek Go Kart Races at Shimek Speedway

7pm-10pm  Starship Enterprises at Shelterhouse

8pm  Glow Run registration

9pm  Glow Run starts around Indian Lake

Sunday:

7am  Farminton Arts Council Breakfast (Biscuits & Gravy)

8am  Community Worship Services

8am-Noon  Car Show Registration

9am-3pm  Book Sale, Farmington Library

9am-5pm  Arts, Crafts, Flea Market & Fun along Riverbank

10am-4pm  Pioneer HIstorical Museum (Church by Caseys)

10am-4pm  U of I Mobile Museum

10am-6pm  Off Our Farm Petting Zoo at Farmington Library

11am-?  Dunk Tank

11am-? Farmington Fire Dept. Fish Fry on Bank Lawn

11am-1pm  Bingo at Shelterhouse

Noon  Cake Walk on First Street

Noon  Pork & Ribeye Sandwiches at American Legion

Noon-4pm  Kenny Hamberg Memorial Car Show

1pm  Berry Good Dog Show at the Farmington Locker

2pm  Children's Pedal Pull, Riverbank & Pearl St.

2pm-4pm  Strawberries & Ice Cream, Downtown courtesy of Farmington Arts Council

3:30pm  Kenny Hamberg Memorial Car Show awards

CONTACT INFO:

Car Show:  Tina Denly, 1126 200th St, Farmington, IA 52626; 319-878-3344

Talent Show:  319-371-4534

Pioneer Museum:  319-878-4040

Cannon Ball Bike Ride:  319-878-4255

Queen & Jr. Queen Contest:  April Smith, 319-572-6754

Prince & Princess Contest:  Bambi Smith, 319-878-3772

Glow Run:  Farmington Arts Council, PO Box 63, Farmington, IA 52626; 319-878-4255

Berry-Good Dog Show:  319-850-2942

Location:Farmington, IA
Phone:319-878-4255
Website:http://www.farmingtonstrawberryfestival.com

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Jun 11th » Shimek Speedway Go-Kart Races

Join the excitement each Saturday night for these kid & adult go-kart races!  No admission fee for spectators.  To enter a go-kart you must own the kart & it must pass inspection.  Pit passes $13.

Location:Shimek Speedway, 1154 Hwy. 2, Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Shimek Speedway
Phone:319-878-3772
Website:http://www.shimekspeedwayfarmington1.com/

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Jun 11th » Villages Folk School - Chair Caning: Flat Reed

This chair caning class will cover the technique of continuous wrap flat reed splits in a basket weave or herringbone pattern.

Class Fee: $75.00 per student

Time:9:00am until 3:00pm
Location:Welcome Center 809 1st St. Keosauqua, Ia 52565
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 11th » Villages Folk School - Drawing I

This class is about observation. How to simplify what you see before you and translate it to paper. The class begins with the instructor sharing basic drawing techniques and demonstrating her approach to line work and shading. Students then are encouraged to draw from a still life set up. Creating from a photograph is optional. Hand out material covering basic drawing techniques included.

Class Fee: $55.00 per student

Time:9:00am until 12:00pm
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@villagesfolkschool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 11th » Historic Hills Scenic Byway Museum Crawl

Oak Grove Community Church & School, 15818 Iowa Oak Grove Ave., Douds, IA

The newly restored historic Oak Grove Country Church and Oak Grove No. 8 Country School will be open for tours from 10am-4pm.  Tales from former students will be from 12-12:30pm and again at 1-1:30pm.  Music from 12:30-1pm provided by Tom Allen, 1:30-2pm by VBCHS Band, & 2-3pm by Tarnished Brass Band. Homemade pie and ice cream will be served from 12-4pm.  The last remaining horse-drawn school bus will be there to give rides. There will be a special church service on Sunday, June 12 at the church beginning at 10am.

Aunty Green Hotel Museum, 210 Washington St., Bonaparte

Built circa 1845-1847 by John & Mary Green, it was the first brick building constructed in Bonaparte.  This served as their home, they rented out the extra rooms to family, travelers and railroad workers.  The open house will feature historical Bonaparte (town) displays, paintings by local artists, and riverboat card games.  The Library (housed in the parlor of the former home) will have a display of antique lighting devices and old books.

National Historic Bonaparte Pottery Archaeological Site, 411 First St., Bonaparte

This unique historical live archeological site was established in 1865.  It is a working museum featuring demonstrations of wheel-thrown and slip-cast molded pottery.  The archeological dig pits and the old kiln site will be open for viewing.  The unique barn style building, housing the pottery and gift shop are original.  

Pioneer Historical Museum, Hwy 2 (next to Caseys), Farmington

This little church, built in January 1848, was modeled after the rural New England churches of the time.  It houses many artifacts and historical items.  It is the second oldest Congregational Church building west of the Mississippi.  Maps will be available for a self-guided driving tour of local (Farmington) historic homes. 

**At each location tour guides will be outfitted in period-appropriate clothing**

Time:9:00am until 4:00pm
Location:See Above **Watch for directional signage**
Phone:Aunty Green (641-431-0581) Bonaparte Pottery (515-490-0833) Pioneer Museum (847-651-1836)

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Jun 11th » Canoe Training

Whether you need to fine tune your skills or would like to try canoeing for the first time, this is the program for you! The class, taught by a certified instructor, will help you learn basic maneuvers and strokes, parts of the canoe, how to navigate and “read” a river, and allow you to make the most of your water-time. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. Pre-registration is required and participation is limited. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets will be provided for all participants. Participants may register by calling (641)-472-4421 or emailing dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

Time:9:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Lake Sugema, 19640 Jersey, Cantril, Iowa 52542 & Des Moines River, Van Buren County
Phone:641-472-4421
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Jun 11th - Jun 12th » Pioneer Museum Special Open House

A special open house will be held during the Farmington Strawberry Festival & the Historic Hill Scenic Byway Museum Crawl!  To celebrate the Museum Crawl, the Iowa Mobile Museum will be on display near the Pioneer Museum Saturday & Sunday featuring new exhibits for 2016.  Open 10am-4pm daily!

Time:10:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Pioneer Museum, 205 S. 4th St., Farmington, IA 52626
Contact Person:Louise
Phone:847-651-1836

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Jun 11th » Villages Folk School - Drawing II

This class is structured for those that are already familiar with basic drawing techniques. The primary medium used will be pencil or pen and ink. Students will vote on the subject matter we focus on which will be drawing the local landscape, a still life set up, or basic portraiture. Class will begin with warm up exercises. Individual attention by the instructor and hand out material covering drawing and design elements included.

Class Fee: $55.00 per student

Time:1:00pm until 4:00pm
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 12th » Oak Grove Historic Church Service

Special church services will be held in the newly restored Country Church.

Time:10:00am
Location:Oak Grove Country Church, 15818 Oak Grove Ave., Douds, IA

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Jun 14th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

Keosauqua Farmers Market - 3:30-6:00pm in downtown Keosauqua.

Featuring: Lemonade Stand

All Farmers & Growers Welcome - Contact Melissa!

*Accepts Iowa Farmers Market Nutrition Program & WIC Cash Value Vouchers

Time:3:30pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-3171 Ext. 1271

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Jun 15th - Jun 16th » Villages Folk School - Pastels I & II

For those not familiar with Soft Pastel as an art medium, this class is for you. It begins with a brief demonstration by the instructor, followed with time for students to create a painting of their own. Individual attention is given during this time with hand out material on creating a good composition and basics about Pastels. For more information about supplies needed, please contact the instructor Gin Lammert by email or phone.

Class Fee: $235 per student

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:The Stone House. Bentonsport, Iowa.
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 15th - Jun 16th » Villages Folk School - Pastels I & II RE-CERT

For those not familiar with Soft Pastel as an art medium, this class is for you. It begins with a brief demonstration by the instructor, followed with time for students to create a painting of their own. Individual attention is given during this time with hand out material on creating a good composition and basics about Pastels. For more information about supplies needed, please contact the instructor Gin Lammert by email or phone.

Class Fee: $335 per student for RE-CERT

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:The Stone House. Bentonsport, Iowa.
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 17th - Jun 19th » Ranch Horse Show Series

The third show in the 2016 series!  Includes: Jackport Sorting, Roping, Barrel Racing, Extreme Trail Course, a Dance, Food Concessions & More!

This event only - Hully Gully Horse Race!

 

 

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 18th » Shimek Speedway Go-Kart Races

Join the excitement each Saturday night for these kid & adult go-kart races!  No admission fee for spectators.  To enter a go-kart you must own the kart & it must pass inspection.  Pit passes $13.

Location:Shimek Speedway, 1154 Hwy. 2, Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Shimek Speedway
Phone:319-878-3772
Website:http://www.shimekspeedwayfarmington1.com/

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Jun 18th - Jun 18th » Fly Van Buren & Lions Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Join the Villages of Van Buren for the 16th annual Fly Van Buren! The Fly-In breakfast will be held at the Keosauqua, Iowa Municipal Airport on Saturday, June 18 from 7:00am to 10:00am in the historic Villages of Van Buren County, Iowa. The Keosauqua Lions Club will be serving an all-you-can-eat Pancake & Sausage breakfast from 7:00-10:00am. Adults $6.00, Children ages 5-10 $3.00, and Children under 5 eat free. All pilots are invited to Fly-In for a FREE breakfast! The ever-popular Ottumwa Radio-Control Flyers will be demonstrating their flying skills with remote control airplanes, which are approximately a 1/4 scale of the full-size aircraft. Indian Hills Aviation Department will be on site with information about pursuing an exciting career in Aviation. The Air Evac Helicopter will also be on display. Door prize drawings for 2 Airplane Rides (to be scheduled at a later date). All children under 12 will receive a free 32 oz. Fountain soda from Circle B Convenience store in Keosauqua. KRKN Radio (104.3 FM) will be broadcasting LIVE beginning at 7am. There is no admission fee for the Fly-In, so bring the family and your lawn chairs! (Breakfast will be served rain or shine, all other activities dependent on weather.) For more information contact: Villages of Van Buren 800-868-7822/319-293-7111 or visit the website at www.villagesofvanburen.com.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua Municipal Airport Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Villages of Van Buren
Phone:800-868-7822
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Jun 18th - Jun 19th » Villages Folk School - Pottery II

Class fee $235

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@villagesfolkschool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 18th » Villages Folk School - Pottery II RE-CERT

Class fee $330 RE-CERT

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@villagesfolkschool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 18th » Villages Folk School - The Spinning Wheel

Class fee $75

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@villagesfolkschool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 18th » Villages Folk School - Sculpture Portrait in Three Dimension

Taking another element from the Earth, Chris Bennett uses clay, to capture human figures and animal wildlife in his sculptures. He carefully observes the relationships of his subjects to capture their essence. Students will be able to learn the basics of clay sculpture in a dedicated studio in historic Bentonsport from an accomplished artist and instructor.

Class Fee: $290 per student

Time:9:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Bennett Studio Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Jun 18th » Cedar Valley Winery's 7th Anniversary Party

Join Cedar Valley Winery as they celebrate their 7th Anniversary!!  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket for a fun evening celebration in the vineyard.  As always, you will be able to enjoy their signature wines!  There will be a food vendor and site, and live music provided by Sez Who!  There is no admission fee as they want to thank all of their great customers for their support!

Time:5:00pm until 9:00pm
Location:Cedar Valley Winery, 2034 Dewberry Ave., Batavia, IA
Contact Person:Cedar Valley Winery
Phone:641-662-2800
Email:contact@cedarvalleywine.com
Website:http://www.cedarvalleywine.com

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Jun 21st » Keosauqua Farmers Market

Keosauqua Farmers Market - 3:30-6:00pm in downtown Keosauqua.

Featuring: Paulette's Dance Team ~ Lemonade Stand ~ Conservation Station

All Farmers & Growers Welcome - Contact Melissa!

*Accepts Iowa Farmers Market Nutrition Program & WIC Cash Value Vouchers

Time:3:30pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-3171 Ext. 1271

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Jun 24th - Jun 26th » Douds Field Day

Celebrating 150 Years!  Most events are held at Yates Memorial Park.

Friday:

Douds-Leando High School Alumni Banquet: Van Buren Elementary Center-Douds, 5pm Social, 6:30pm Dinner.  Recognition Classes: 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961.  Call Verna Canaday for reservations: 641-693-9151.

Saturday:

7am-10am  Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at Douds Community Center

8am-9:30  Parade Line-up at Leando Memorial Park:  Top prizes will be awarded for 5 classes: Themed Float, Comical Entry, Decorated Vehicle, Oldest Running Vehicle, Oldest Running Tractor (no steel lugged wheels).

10am  Parade: Theme: "Trains Have Come and Gone but Douds Just Keeps Moving On".  Color Guard: John Hyson Reneker Post No. 494, American Legion.  Grand Marshals: David King and Douds-Leando HS Class of 1956.

Opening ceremony immediately following parade:  Flag Raising, Pardade Results, D.A.R.P. Queen Pageant and Prince & Princess Contest.  (Register before June 17th with Amanda Philips at 641-919-1512 or aphilips13@yahoo.com.)

11:30am  Cook Shack concession stand open all day

Noon  Kid's Games: foot races, bicycle races, egg toss, water balloon toss, bat race and more.

Bounce House sponsored by Van Buren Farm Bureau

Tug'o War between Brothers of the Brush and Clean Shavers

Chicken Bingo

1pm  Cake Walk

1pm  Tractor Pulling Contest, tractor drivers' meeting. Rain date July 3, 2016.  Laplander Rules, $10 entry per pull, cash prizes.  Call Alex Richards for rules, 319-310-4289.

1:30pm  Hawkeye Pedal Pull registration

2pm  Sanctioned Hawkeye Pedal Pull

5pm  Des Moines River Bridge Dedication and Douds Dash.  2 mile Color Run-Walk starts at Yates Memorial Park and crosses the new bridge twice.  Dedication Procession forms at north end of bridge walking trail and follows runners.

5:30pm  Smoked Pork Loin Dinner: Smoked pork loin, cheesy hash browns, baked beans and a roll for $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

6:30pm  Historic Costume Judging, Whisker Contest Judging.  Prizes for Oldest Present or Former Resident, Youngest Resident and Longest Distance Travelled.

7pm  Auction of home-baked goods and donated merchandise.  Drawing for $500 Moore's Grocery Certificate.  Sponsored by Farmers & Traders, Libertyville and South Ottumwa Savings Banks and Community 1st Credit Union.  Tickets ($5 each or 5 for $20) will be available at the cook shack and in advance at the following businesses: Douds Kwik Stop, Douds Lumber, Farmers & Traders Saving Bank, Lunch Box and Moore's Grocery or from any Douds Community Club board member.

Sunday:

9am  Coffee at Mt. Moriah with pastries.

10am  Community Worship Service at Mt. Moriah Church north and west of Douds.

11:45  Cowboy Church

Noon  Cook Shack concession stand open all afternoon

1pm  Fun Horse Show: pole bending, barrel racing, bat race, rescue race and more!

Kids's Games: foot races, bicycle races, egg toss, water balloon toss, bat race and more.

Bounce House sponsored by Van Buren Farm Bureau

General Contact: Kenneth Gilchrist, 641-936-4476

Parade and Run Contact: Jim Pedrick, 641-936-4485

Douds Field Day is presented by Douds Commuinty Club, Inc for the benefit of Douds Community Projects.

Location:Yates Memorial Park, Douds, IA
Phone:641-936-4476

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Jun 25th » Shimek Speedway Go-Kart Races

Join the excitement each Saturday night for these kid & adult go-kart races!  No admission fee for spectators.  To enter a go-kart you must own the kart & it must pass inspection.  Pit passes $13.

Location:Shimek Speedway, 1154 Hwy. 2, Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Shimek Speedway
Phone:319-878-3772
Website:http://www.shimekspeedwayfarmington1.com/

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Jun 25th » Bike the Byway

 

Join the 3rd Annual Bike the Byway ride along Historic Hills Scenic Byway and the surrounding countryside. 

The 53-mile route begins on the square in Bloomfield, follows J40 to Lacey Keosauqua State Park and then makes a stop in Keosauqua before heading back to Bloomfield via J40.

Along the route you will see historic sites, gaze on the natural beauty and partake in some delicious food prepared by local residents. Of course, there will also be all the amenities you expect on an organized bike ride: water and restroom stops, repair services, and support vehicles.

All profits from this event support local efforts to enhance visitor experiences along the Historic Hills Scenic Byway.

Location:Starts & Ends: Bloomfield Square, Bloomfield, IA
Contact Person:Historic Hill Scenic Byway
Phone:641.472.6177
Email:diana@pathfindersrcd.org
Website:http://www.bikethebyway.com

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Jun 26th » Birmingham Homecoming Tractor Pull

Registration - 9am

Pulling Begins - 11am

Classes:

3250 - 3500 - 4000 - 4500 - 5000 - 5500 for Antique & Classic Tractors

4000 - 4500 - 5500 - 6500 - 7500 - 9000 - 10,000 - 11,000 - 12,000 - 13,000 - 14,000 "Out of Field" Tractors

$10 Entry Fee per class.  All tractors will be weighed.

Free admission for spectators!  

Time:9:00am
Location:West Side of Hwy 1 Birmingham, IA
Contact Person:Wes Greenfield
Phone:319-498-4411

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Jun 28th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

Keosauqua Farmers Market - 3:30-6:00pm in downtown Keosauqua.

Featuring: Flea Market Flip

All Farmers & Growers Welcome - Contact Melissa!

*Accepts Iowa Farmers Market Nutrition Program & WIC Cash Value Vouchers

Time:3:30pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-3171 Ext. 1271

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