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September 2016

Sep 29th - Oct 2nd » BFMFRW at River Valley Lodge

Join River Valley Lodge for their annual Bentler Family Memorial Fall Ride Weekend.  There will be a dance, trail rides, food, 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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Sep 30th - Oct 1st » Kitchen & Bath Showroom Grand Opening

Come in and see our brand new Kitchen & Bath Showroom!  Join us for lunch.  We will have specials, prizes and more.

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Wasko Hardware, Inc., 810 1st St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Susan Wasko
Phone:319-293-6468
Email:susan@waskohardware.com

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October 2016

Oct 1st - Oct 5th » River Valley Lodge 5th Annual Horse & Tack Sale

 

There will be a riding horse preview.  Call Gary at 309-268-6948 or Terry at 309-657-1602 for more information.

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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Oct 1st » 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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Oct 4th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

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

Featuring: 

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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Oct 7th » All You Can Eat Chicken Buffet

Every Wednesday night All You Can Eat Chicken for $10.95 plus tax, soft drink included, cash bar available!  Menu includes fried chicken, livers, gizzards, sides and salad bar.

Time:4:45pm until 8:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Oct 7th - Oct 8th » Amish Buffet-Style Dinner

Home cooked Amish buffet dinner!  Menu:  Oven Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Homemade Beef Noodles, Sweet Corn, Green beans, Salad Bar, Homemade Bread, Dessert (variety of pies) and homemade Ice Cream.

Price:  $11 Adults and $5.50 Kids aged 5-12.

 

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Sunrise Bakery, 31154 210th St., Bonaparte (North of Bonaparte on W-40)
Contact Person:Sunrise Bakery

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Oct 8th - Oct 9th » Scenic Drive Festival

Visit our Scenic Drive Festival webpage for a complete list of activities and events held during our biggest festival of the year! You won't want to miss it!

Request a brochure to be mailed to you.

Download and print the brochure.

Location:Villages of Van Buren County
Contact Person:Villages of Van Buren
Phone:800-868-7822
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Oct 8th » Freedom Float: The Underground Railroad Along the Des Moines River (Van Buren County)

Uncover the secrets of the Underground Railroad as we paddle along the river! Participants will hear the legends and stories of the Underground Railroad in Southeast Iowa as they paddle from Austin Park to Keosauqua. At the end of the paddle, participants will be invited to walk a few blocks to the Pearson House, a confirmed station on the Underground Railroad. 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. If you do not have your own canoe or kayak, some are available for loan. The trip is open to all but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may register by calling (641)-472-4421 or emailing dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

Time:10:00am until 2:00pm
Location:Austin Park to Keosauqua Boat Ramp Austin Park, Pittsburg (2m NE of Keosauqua)
Phone:641-472-4421
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Oct 11th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

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

Featuring: 

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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Oct 12th » All You Can Eat Chicken Buffet

Every Wednesday night All You Can Eat Chicken for $10.95 plus tax, soft drink included, cash bar available!  Menu includes fried chicken, livers, gizzards, sides and salad bar.

Time:4:45pm until 8:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Oct 14th - Oct 16th » Ranch Horse Show Series

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

This event only - Final competition and awards for the 2016 series.

 

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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Oct 15th » Villages Folk School - Marbling Paper

This class covers the ancient technique of marbling paper through the years. We will analyze the first record of paper marbling in 986 CE and follow the ever changing  process from East Asia to Turkey and eventually North America. You will learn fist hand how to coat your paper, prepare your paints, mix your size, and lay-on your paper. Each student will make several beautifully marbled papers. These papers can be used to line books, create cards, or scrapbook pages. Do not wear nice clothing, bring rubber gloves if you need.

Class fee: $80 per student.

Time:9:00am until 1:00pm
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@villagesfolkschool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com

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Oct 19th » All You Can Eat Chicken Buffet

Every Wednesday night All You Can Eat Chicken for $10.95 plus tax, soft drink included, cash bar available!  Menu includes fried chicken, livers, gizzards, sides and salad bar.

Time:4:45pm until 8:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Oct 22nd » Villages Folk School - Chair Caning: Flat Reed

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

Class Fee: $75 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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Oct 23rd » Trick or Treat on Main Street - Bonaparte

Children are invited to come in costume and trick or treat downtown businesses.  The children are invited to return to the park after trick or treating for a weenie roast & hot cocoa.

Donations for the event are being accepted.  Contact Linda McCarty at 641-233-8450 or Trudy Workman 319-592-3305.

Time:1:00pm until 3:00pm
Location:Bonaparte City Park 805 1st St. Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Linda McCarty
Phone:641-233-8450

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Oct 26th » All You Can Eat Chicken Buffet

Every Wednesday night All You Can Eat Chicken for $10.95 plus tax, soft drink included, cash bar available!  Menu includes fried chicken, livers, gizzards, sides and salad bar.

Time:4:45pm until 8:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Oct 28th - Oct 30th » River Valley Lodge Spooky Halloween Weekend

River Valley Lodge hosts their annual Halloween event featuring trail rides, dance, costume contests (for you, your dogs, & your horse!) 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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Oct 29th - Oct 30th » Villages Folk School - Rug Weaving Workshop

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 4:00pm
Location:Marion Street Workshops 21909 Marion St. Bentonsport , IA
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com/

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Oct 29th » Villages Folk School - Beginning Letterpress

Letterpress printing is a relief printing process created by equipment that was specifically built for printing text (letters). This class will introduce you to this tactile process, equipment, and variations on the process. Learn what press to use, paper to select, and how to prepare your inks for various print projects. We will be covering the basics and you will be taking home several of your own prints. Do not wear nice clothing, bring rubber gloves if you need. Class will be held in an actual letterpress print shop.

Class Fee: $115 per student

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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Oct 29th » Cantril's 5th Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Cantril residents along with Cantril Grass Roots Corp. are hosting the 5th Annual Halloween Spooktacular.  The event will take place on October 29th, 2016 at 2:30pm, at Township Hall, in Cantril, IA.

Event Activites: Spider Egg Hunt, Hay Ride, Bobbing for Apples, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Contest, Pumpkin Tick-Tac-Toe, Zombie Walk & Mummy Race.

Time:2:30pm
Location:Township Hall, Cantril
Contact Person:Crystal Jones
Phone:573-881-1607
Email:crystal.kauk@gmail.com

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Oct 30th » Villages Folk School - Letterpress Christmas Cards

Class Fee: $65

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:The Calico Press 23096 Rte J16 Birmingham, IA 52535
Contact Person:Villages Folk School
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@villagesfolkschool.com
Website:http://www.villagesfolkschool.com

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Oct 30th » Bentonsport Shops Host Trick or Treating

The shops in downtown Bentonsport will be sponsoring a Halloween Trick or Treet on Sunday, October 30th from 2-4pm.

Time:2:00pm until 4:00pm
Location:Downtown Bentonsport
Contact Person:Cheryl
Phone:319-592-3579
Email:greefstore@netins.net

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