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June 2018

Jun 20th - Jun 26th » Dutchman's Store Customer Appreciation Days!

FREE Hotdogs and soda on June 20-22 from 10am-2pm. FREE soft serve Ice Cream Cones all week!

Check out our special deals on our Facebook page! 
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Hours: Mon-Fri 8a-6p, Sat. 8a-5p, Closed Sunday. 

Time:8:00am until 6:00pm
Location:Dutchman's Store, 103 Division St., Cantril, IA
Phone:319-397-2322
Website:http://dutchmansstore.com

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Jun 21st » Ice Cream Social

Enjoy ice cream and music by the Galvinators (A Hill Country Porch Band). Free will donation. Proceeds to benefit the Bentonsport Rose Garden.

Time:6:00pm until 8:00pm
Location:The Stone House, 26985 Rte. J-40, Bentonsport, IA

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Jun 22nd - Jun 24th » Let's Paint the Trails

A women's all-inclusive trail riding, camping, instructional painting, and enrichment weekend! $85 plus camping fee. Meals provided. For details call 641-919-4021.

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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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Jun 22nd - Jun 24th » Bentonsport Rendezvous

Step back in time to the early American frontier pre-1840's. Demonstrators showing crafts and skills from the early American frontier. Vendors selling period items will be on site. Free admission, fun and entertaining for the whole family.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverfront, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Trinity
Email:froglegtrinity@outlook.com

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Jun 23rd - Jun 24th » R.A.R.E Mystery Dinner Theater

This is an audience participation dinner theater. Some of the audience will get scripts and props. The rest of the audience will have to figure out "who dunnit" 
Cost is $25 per person. 

Dinner includes salad, entree, vegetable, potato, roll, dessert, coffee or iced tea. 

The proceeds will be used for renovations of the upper story of the Bonaparte Opera House. 

Saturday, June 23rd: Doors open at 6pm.
Sunday, June 24th: Doors open at 2pm.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be obtained by calling 641-233-7793.

Location:Bonaparte Opera House, 103 Main St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Rhea
Phone:641-233-7793

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Jun 23rd - Jun 24th » Villages Folk School Class

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.

  • 23rd/24th ~ Pastels I & II with Gin Lammert.

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Location:809 First St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:http://VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Jun 23rd » Bentonsport Farmers Market

Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Time:10:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverside Park, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy Hardin
Phone:641-919-8412

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Jun 23rd » Douds Field Day

Fun for the whole family all day long!! 

Friday

Douds- Leando High School Alumni Banquet - 5pm Social & Dinner at 6:30pm - Van Buren Elementary Center. Recognition Classes: 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, & 1963- call 641-693-9151 for reservations.

Saturday

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast - 7am-10am (Douds Community Center)

Douds Dash - 8am (2 miles, fun run/walk. Starts at Yates Memorial Park. Call 641-919-6632 to register by June 16.)

Parade Line-up - 8am-9:30am (Leando Memorial Park)

Parade - 10am (Centennial of Douds-Leando Consolidated School)

Prince & Princess Contest - 10:30am

Kids' Game & More - 12:30pm

Cake Walk - 1pm

Farm Horse Skills Demo - 1pm

Tractor Pull  -  1pm

Pedal Pull - 2pm (Registration at 1:30pm)

Motorcycle Show - 3pm

Goehring Bros. BBQ Pork Dinner - 5:30pm

Auction of Baked Goods & Donated Merchandise - 7pm

Street Dance - 8-11pm

Sunday

Community Worship Service - 10am (Mt. Moriah Church. 14889 120th St.) 

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Time:6:00pm
Location:Yates Park, 14168 Walnut St., Douds, IA
Contact Person:Jim
Phone:641-936-4485
Email:jgpedrick@iowatelecom.net

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Jun 26th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4-6pm through October. Watch for further details.

  • The S&K Dance will be performing.
Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org
Website:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jun 29th - Jul 1st » Donkey Sorting Series

Friday 7-9pm: Donkeys will be numbered up and in pens. People will be able to just ride and a chance for anyone new to get their horses used to the donkey. No admission fee.

Saturday 11am-3pm: Full arena sort. All teams will be drawn, the number of rounds will be determined by the number of people. Teams of 3 people. $15 a person will enter you in all the rounds for the day. You will also need a $5 wristband if you are not camping. Sign up will be 10-10:45am. There will be a Jackpot round at the end of the practice rounds. This will cost $5 a person and each person can enter 3 times.

Sunday 11am-3pm: Sort-n-penAll teams will be drawn, the number of rounds will be determined by the number of people. Teams of 3 people. $15 a person will enter you in all the rounds for the day. You will also need a $5 wristband if you are not camping. Sign up will be 10-10:45am. There will be a Jackpot round at the end of the practice rounds. This will cost $5 a person and each person can enter 3 times.

There will be year-end awards for top 3 teams presented at the final sort for both full arena and sort-n-pen.

Location:River Valley Lodge and Horsecamp, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:Mike Wright
Phone:217-430-5527
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 30th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

Fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held every Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Time:10:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverside Park, 21964 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy Hardin
Phone:641-919-8412

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Jun 30th » Raku Firing at Bonaparte Pottery

On-site potter will teach the art of Raku Firing using a pre-fired bisque piece of hand-crafted pottery. Prices vary per piece. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of hot dogs, s'mores and fireworks!

Time:11:00am until 10:30pm
Location:Bonaparte Pottery, 411 1st St., Bonaparte, Ia
Contact Person:Marilyn Thomas
Phone:319-592-3620

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Jun 30th » Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July in Bonaparte! Vendors, parade, fireworks and more.

Time:1:00pm until 10:30pm
Location:Downtown Bonaparte, 803 1st St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Holly Richardson
Phone:319-592-3400
Email:clerk@cityofbonaparte.com

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