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November 2018

Nov 2nd » Villages Folk School's 5th 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 5th - Nov 24th » Villages Folk School Classes

The Villages Folk School specializes in providing learning experiences in traditional arts and skills, while drawing upon the uniqueness of each of the eleven historic Villages of Van Buren County Iowa. Classes are held in peaceful rural settings so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village-life. Pre-registration is required for classes.

  • 5th ~ Leather Christmas Ornament with Stuart Holmes.
  • 10th ~ Goat Milk Soap Making with Heather Nelson.
  • 10th ~ Stained Glass Ornaments with Jolene Tedrow.
  • 10th ~ Glass Blown Ornament with Tim Blair.
  • 12th ~ Leather Christmas Ornament with Stuart Holmes.
  • 17th ~ Letterpress: Holiday Coasters with Melinda Stockwell.
  • 24th/25th ~ Rug Weaving Workshop with Teri Showman.

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Location:809 First St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone: 319-288-0047

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Nov 10th » Douds Annual Pancake Day

Free will donation. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee. Annual Membership Drive

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

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Nov 24th - Dec 31st » Christmas in the Villages

Numerous events and activities planned in most of the Villages.

Location:Throughout Van Buren County, Iowa

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Nov 24th » Nov 25th » Wasko Hardware's Christmas Open House

Stop by Wasko Hardware for in-store specials, prizes, food and Christmas shopping for everyone on your list. Join them as they celebrate National Small Business Saturday!

Time:8:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Wasko Hardware, 810 1st St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Susan

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Nov 30th - Dec 2nd » Festival of Trees

Theme: "Christmas Carols" Stroll through dozens of live decorated trees, wreaths, table top trees, and more available for bid during a silent auction ending on Sunday. Several cash & carry items as well.  Event sponsored by Van Buren County Lions Clubs. Proceeds to go to "Christmas for Kids" in Van Buren County.

Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 9am-8pm, Sun. 12-3pm.

Location:Roberts Memorial Center, Hwy. 1 N., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Barb

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