Villages of Van Buren - Event Calendar
Discover fun things to do all year long!
Sunrise Bakery grand opening, at their new location. Free coffee and donuts. There will be pumpkin pies, fruit pies, cream pies, fried pies, & other baked goods for purchase.
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.
Have you ever wondered how an arrowhead was made? This is your chance! A program covering the prehistory along the Des Moines River.
Join Mark Anderson, Archaeology Research Specialist, as he gives a brief overview of 12,000 years of human occupation in the Des Moines Valley. Beginning with the end of the last ice age to the first contact with Euro-Americans. Mark will share about the variety of human activity along the Des Moines River. He will also cover the quarrying, manufacture, and use of chipped stone tools with demonstration of flint knapping.
This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation.There is no cost, however, pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (641) 472-4421 or email DMRiverWaterTrail@gmail.com.
Get your holiday pies and candies! November 17th,18th, 21st & 22nd.
Warm up with some hot cocoa and print your own Holiday Coasters! Small antique printing presses being inked up with Holiday images, ready for you to try your hand at letterpress printing. Make your Thanksgiving and Christmas Season special by using and giving handprinted items. The Calico Press has a large selection of letterpress printed Christmas Cards, Coasters, Gift tags, Shirts, Bags, and Prints available.
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.
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.
The shops will be decorated for the holidays and owners will offer shoppers specials and discounts. Enjoy wine tasting, hot chocolate, mulled cider, appetizers, old-fashioned holiday cookies and candy. Create memories with family and friends and make Bonaparte a part of your holiday Shopping tradition.
Businesses participating include; Boxcar Treasures, Simply Irresistible, Bonaparte Pottery and other local businesses.