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November 2017

Nov 3rd - Nov 4th » Sunrise Bakery Grand Openings

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. 

Time:9:00am until 6:00pm
Location:21913 White Ave. Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:John & Marie Bontrager
Phone:319-677-0865

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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
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:villagesfolkschool@gmail.com

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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 10th » Prehistory Along the Des Moines River

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.

Time:10:00am
Location:Main Lodge in Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller
Phone:641-919-6822
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Nov 11th » Douds Annual Pancake Day

Enjoy unlimited pancakes and sausages. $6 age 12 and Older; $3 age 5-12; Under 5 Free & All Veterans eat for free!

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Community Club, 14159 Hwy. 98, Douds, IA
Contact Person:Lisa
Phone:641-936-4476
Email:lisaplowman@netins.net

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Nov 17th - Nov 22nd » HOLIDAY PIE SALE

Get your holiday pies and candies! November 17th,18th, 21st & 22nd.
Pumpkin, cream and fruit pies available. For every pie sold, get the 2nd one half off. Pies are regularly $8.00, so buy one and the second one will be just $4.00.
Call to order pies ahead of time.
Holiday candies, other baked goods and homemade noodles will also be available.
Bakery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm.
Closed Sun & Mon.

Time:9:00am until 6:00pm
Location:Sunrise Bakery, 21913 White Ave., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:John & Marie Bontrager
Phone:319-677-0865
Website:https://www.facebook.com/BontragerFamily/

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Nov 18th » COASTERS & COCOA

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.

Time:9:00am until 11:00am
Location:The Calico Press, 23096 Route J16 Birmingham, IA
Contact Person:Melinda (Mel) Stockwell
Phone: 641-919-7323
Email:melinda@thecalicopress.com
Website:http://www.thecalicopress.com

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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.

Time:6:00pm
Location:301 E. Oak St. Milton, IA
Contact Person:Paul Wells
Phone:319-397-2396
Website:http://www.facebook.com/miltoniachristianchurch/

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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
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com
Website:http://villagesofvanburen.com/

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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!

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

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Nov 25th » Small Business Saturday

The Keosauqua Chamber urges you to look local first! Explore our members' websites and visit "Keosauqua Chamber" on Facebook for Small Business Saturday sales and events.

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Keosauqua
Contact Person:Mandi Maras
Phone:319-293-3752

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Nov 25th » Sip & Stroll

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. 

Time:1:00pm until 4:00pm
Location:Bonaparte, IA

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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
Phone:319-397-2396
Website:http://www.facebook.com/miltoniachristianchurch/

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