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August 2017

Aug 1st » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 3rd » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Aug 4th - Aug 5th » Cantril Dayz

ALLIGATOR WRESTLING will be the featured attraction at this years Cantril Dayz Celebration!

Croc Encounters from Tampa, FL will present an Alligator Wrestling Show like no other! In addition to the shows, there will be other reptiles on display, a tortoise pen and a photo booth to get your picture taken with a live 2' or 4' alligator!

Cost of the event is by Free will Donation. Show times will be scheduled throughout each day.

Location:Cantril, Iowa
Contact Person:Mary Jane Mast
Phone:319-288-0834
Email:mast6@netins.net

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Aug 4th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Fish 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:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Aug 5th » 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 the afternoon!

Location:Bonaparte Pottery, 411 1st St., Bonaparte, Ia
Contact Person:Bonaparte Pottery
Phone:319-592-3620
Email:mdtompot@netins.net

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Aug 8th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 10th » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Aug 11th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Chicken with all of the fixins' tonight. Soft drink included.  Cash bar available!  

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

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Aug 15th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 17th » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Aug 18th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

"GEODE PADDLE"

Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will be paddling this beautiful stretch of river between
stops on the rock bars as we search for geodes and fossils. 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 for the paddle, however, Pre-registration is required and participation is limited. Canoes will be available for loan if
participants do not have their own canoe or kayak. The trip is open to all but children under the age of
18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may register by calling (641)-919-6822 or emailing
dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

Time:10:00am until 2:00pm
Location:Bentonsport to Bonaparte
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller
Phone:641-919-6822
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Aug 18th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Fish 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:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Aug 18th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

"STAND UP PADDLEBOARD CLINIC"

Meet at the Beach at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
Beat the heat and try something new this summer at the Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic. You can reserve
your hour session for some paddling as the day winds down. The session will open with directions from
a certified instructor with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources then participants will be able to
put their skills to the test on the water. Sessions will begin at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Any participants
under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. 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 for the clinic, however, Preregistration is required and participation is limited. The clinic is open to all but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may register by calling (641)-919-6822 or emailing
dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Beach at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park in Keosauqua
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller
Phone:641-919-6822
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Aug 18th - Aug 20th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The 5th of the 2017 series. High Point Year End Awards for each class April - October.  Camping available on grounds.  

Friday (starts at 7pm)

Kids Barrels, Jackpot Barrels, Open Ranch Riding, Novice Ranch Riding, Open Sort A, Cowgirl Sort, Open Sort B, Youth Sort, Kids Sort, +1 Sort, & Addemup Sort.

Saturday (10am)

Open Extreme Trail Competition & Novice Extreme Trail Competition

Saturday (starts at Noon)

Barrel Race, Kids Barrels, Ranch Rodeo, Open Ranch Riding, Novice Ranch Riding, Open Sort A, Cowgirl Sort, Open Sort B, +1 Sort, Youth Sort, Kids Sort, & Addemup Sort.

Sunday (starts at 11)

Youth and Ladies Breakaway, Open Breakaway, & Jackpot Team Roping

Download the flyer for more information.

Time:7:00pm
Location:River Valley Horse Camp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Aug 19th - Aug 20th » Bike Van Buren Breakfast

All you can eat breakfast served Saturday & Sunday, raffle for bike Saturday.

Time:6:30am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua City Park Keosauqua, IA 52565
Phone:660-216-9321

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Aug 19th - Aug 20th » Bike Van Buren XXXI

Enjoy this 2-day casual, family-oriented bicycle ride through the historic Villages.

Time:7:00am
Location:100 Van Buren St. Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Stacey Reese
Phone:319-293-7111
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com
Website:http://villagesofvanburen.com/bike-van-buren.html

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Aug 19th » Celebrate Iowa Artists

Special event celebrating the late Wendell Mohr's life, work and history. Works of his art will be displayed throughout the specialty shops with various artists' demonstrations. Tour Wendell's studio, the Vernon School, from 1-4pm. No admission fee. 
Villages Folk School will host a Plein Aire Painting Class with John Preston. You can register for the class at www.villagesfolkschool.com 

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport National Historic District
Contact Person:Pam Svenby
Phone:319-293-3749
Email:pmcs@netins.net
Website:www.greefstore.com

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Aug 19th » Des Moines River Water Trail Event

"TOOLS OF THE PAST"

How Did They Do That?! For thousands of years preindustrial populations hunted and farmed in Iowa.
These people had to make everything they needed from string to houses. Join Cherie E. Haury-Artz,
Archaeology Technician Specialist at the Office of the State, as she describes various prehistoric
technologies. She will have materials to examine so participants can experiment with how they were
used. 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 and Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call (641)-919-6822 or email dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

Time:6:00pm until 7:00pm
Location: Beachhouse at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
Contact Person:Brittany Tiller
Phone:641-919-6822
Email:dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com

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Aug 22nd » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 24th » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Aug 25th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Chicken with all of the fixins' tonight. Soft drink included.  Cash bar available!  

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

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Aug 29th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 31st » 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
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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