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October 2017

Oct 25th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Wednesday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Chicken and all the fixins tonight! Soft drink included. Cash bar available! 

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Tim

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Oct 26th » Bonaparte Farmers Market

Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, home-based businesses, crafts, flea market items, etc. Vendors vary week to week,

All vendors welcome. Free setup. 

Time:3:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:703 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin Troutman

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Oct 26th - Oct 30th » Haunted School House

The basement of the former Bonaparte School Building has been transformed into the "School of the Depraved". Come prepared to be scared "spitless" in the "Hellway." Age 12+ recommended. Anyone under 12, please be accompanied by an adult unless you are fearless! Roasting your own hotdogs/marshmallows and a hayride also available on Saturday evening the 28th. Young kids' games in the gymnasium also on Saturday evening, along with their own haunted house. $10.00 per person. Oct. 26th & 30th 7-10pm. Oct. 27th & 28th 7-11pm. Will not be open Oct. 29th or 31st.

Time:7:00pm until 11:00pm
Location:602 8th St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Teresa Green
Phone:{903} 571-3844

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Oct 27th - Oct 29th » Spooky Halloween Retreat

Trail ride, dance, wine tasting, fun contests and much more!

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Location:River Valley Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA

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Oct 27th - Oct 31st » Trick or Treat in the Villages

Friday, October 27th

Keosauqua Chamber Safe Stops - Trunk or Treat: 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday, October 28th

Bentonsport Shops: 12:30-2pm

Douds: 5:30-7:30pm

Monday, October 30th

Milton: 5-7pm

Bonaparte: 5-7pm

Cantril: 5:30-7:30pm

Farmington: 5-7pm

Tuesday, October 31st

Keosauqua: 5-7pm

Stockport: 5-7pm

Location:Villages of Van Buren

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Oct 28th » Howl-O-Ween Parade

Join the fun at the Howl-O-Ween parade in Bentonsport. Prizes will be given for the best owner and dog costume. Lunch will be served in The Shelter House from 12-1pm. For more information or to register contact Pat McLeland at 319-288-1042.

Trick or Treating for children will be from 12:30-2pm at the Bentonsport shops.


Location:Downtown Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Pat McLeland

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November 2017

Nov 3rd » Villages Folk School's 4th Annual Bottomless Bowls Soup Supper

Choose from a large selection of handmade bowls and enjoy all you can eat homemade soups!  Homemade bread, dessert, and drink included.  $25 suggested donation handmade bowl to keep or good will offering for disposable bowl. 

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Stone House, 26985 Rte. J40, Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Mel

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Nov 4th » 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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Nov 11th » Douds Annual Pancake Day

Enjoy unlimited pancakes and sausages.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Community Club, 14159 Hwy. 98, Douds, IA
Contact Person:Lisa

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Nov 19th » Thanksgiving Praise Service

 Join Milton Christian Church Thanksgiving praise service. songs that really celebrate God’s goodness and invite participation, at a time of thankfulness to the Lord for his blessings. God gives to us so that we might give to others.

Location:301 E. Oak St. Milton, IA
Contact Person:Paul Wells

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Nov 25th » Wasko Hardware's Christmas Open House

Stop by Wasko Hardware for in-store specials, prizes and refreshments as they celebrate National Small Business Saturday!

Location:Wasko Hardware, 810 1st St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Susan

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Nov 25th - Dec 31st » Christmas in the Villages

Numerous events and activities planned in most of the Villages. Visit our Christmas in the Villages webpage for a complete listing of events taking place through December 31.

Request a brochure to be MAILED to you,

Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa
Contact Person:Stacey Reese

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Nov 25th » Calico Press Holiday Open House

You will find unique artist made gifts including Letterpress Christmas Cards, Bags, & Art Prints with personalization available. 

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:The Calico Press Design Co., 23096 Rte. J16, Birmingham, IA
Contact Person:Mel

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Nov 26th » Milton Christian Church Fellowship Lunch

Carry-in dinner following worship service at 10:30am. Every 4th Sunday. 

Location:301 E. Oak St. Milton, IA
Contact Person:Paul Wells

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