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August 2017

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 5th » 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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Aug 5th » Dump The Ducks

Paddle, Pedal & More will be having a "Dump the Ducks" contest, on the lower Des Moines River Water Trail. Everyone will meet at 9am to sign waivers and pay. The registration fee is $10 per person for those who rent their equipment. $15 per person for those who bring their own. Ducks will be dumped from the footbridge earlier in the morning. After reaching the Bonaparte Ramp you will be shuttled back to Bentonsport and they will tally the scores. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. No nets or other catching devices are allowed. Kayak rental $25 / Canoe rental $30 / Tandem Kayak $45. Please, no youngsters under the age of four. Text  "Dump the Ducks" with your email address to 641-919-9414 regarding registration information.

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Time:9:00am
Location:Paddle, Pedal & More 21903 Hawk Dr. Bentonsport,IA
Contact Person:Sandra Dimmitt
Phone:319-592-3220
Email:sandidimmitt@mac.com

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Aug 5th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

The Bentonsport Farmers Market will have fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held each Saturday from 10am-1pm through October.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy
Phone:641-919-8412

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Aug 8th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

There will be a Story Book Walk during the Farmers Market in Keosauqua from 4-6 pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy a story while you are at the market.  

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:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 9th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Wednesday 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:http://www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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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 12th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

The Bentonsport Farmers Market will have fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held each Saturday from 10am-1pm through October.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy
Phone:641-919-8412

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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 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:http://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"

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS EVENT!

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 esources 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. Register by calling (641)-919-6822 or email 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 » 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

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Download the 2017 Schedule of Events

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 » Keosauqua Lions 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.

Online Registration is CLOSED.

Walk-up registrations are welcome!
Sat. 7a-8:30a & Sun. 7:30a-8a.
Keosauqua City Park, 
100 Van Buren St.

Download Registration Form to complete and bring with you to registration desk the morning of the event.

Download Release of Liability Waiver to sign and bring with you to registration check in.

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.  Wendell Mohr will be honored by sharing his life history and artwork in specialty shops and the Mason House B&B  from 10am–5pm. An expanded exhibit of some of his original artwork will be at the Stone House from 10am–4pm. 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 9am-4:30pm. 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:http://www.greefstore.com

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Aug 19th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

The Bentonsport Farmers Market will have fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held each Saturday from 10am-1pm through October.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy
Phone:641-919-8412

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Aug 19th » BBQ Iowa Chop Dinner, Music & Dessert

Keosauqua Lions will serve a plate dinner consisting of BBQ thick Iowa Pork Chops, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Macaroni Salad and drinks for just $8.00!

Tarnished Brass Band will perform from 5-6:00pm. Bring a lawn chair!

Ol' Fashion Homemade Root Beer Floats served from 5p-7p. $1.50 ea.

Time:4:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St.

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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 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:http://www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Aug 23rd » All You Can Eat Buffet

Wednesday 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:http://www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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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 26th » Car Seat Safety Check

Free Car Seat Safety Check. Open to the public. This event will have Certified Technicians checking to see the correct car seats are being used and if it is the correct seat for the size and age of child.

Time:9:00am until 12:00pm
Location:Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 1 North, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:melissa.daugherty@vbch.org

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Aug 26th » Bentonsport Farmers Market

The Bentonsport Farmers Market will have fresh produce, homemade crafts, baked goods, plants, flowers, jams, etc. The market will be held each Saturday from 10am-1pm through October.

Time:10:00am until 1:00pm
Location:Bentonsport, IA
Contact Person:Randy
Phone:641-919-8412

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Aug 27th » 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://facebook.com/miltoniachristianchurch

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Aug 27th » Keosauqua Chamber 12th Annual Golf Tournament

4 - person best shot. Open to everyone! $120 per team of 4, Lunch Included. Win cash prizes, door prizes, and fun shot prizes. If it happens to rain they will reschedule to Saturday, September 9th. Registration 8:30am Tee off 9am. Download Registration Form

Time:8:30am
Location:Riverview Country Club, 217 Riverview Drive, Keosauqua 52565
Contact Person:Debbie Randolph
Phone:319-293-3171 ext # 8728
Website:http://www.keosauqua.com

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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 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:http://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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