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April 2020

Apr 4th » Villages Folk School Classes

CANCELLED

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.

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for April Classes

Location:809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Apr 4th » Breakfast on Main Street

CANCELLED

Full hot breakfast for a free-will donation.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House
614 First St.
Bonaparte, IA 52620

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Apr 10th » Bonaparte Fire Dept. Annual Catfish Dinner

POSTPONED 
Event will be on
October 10th, 2020

Join the Bonaparte Fire Dept. 5-8pm for their Annual Catfish Dinner. Serving: whole catfish, potato salad and baked beans for a free-will donation. 6pm-12am, beer Tent & live music by Rod Rider & The Chickadees. Prize giveaway at 8pm.

Get your raffle tickets for great prizes by calling 641-777-9764. 

All Proceeds of the dinner & raffles are going for equipment upgrade for the Bonaparte Fire Dept.

Time:5:00pm until 11:45pm
Location:Bonaparte Fire Station
608 2nd St.
Bonaparte, IA 52620
Phone:641-777-9764

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Apr 11th » Villages Folk School Classes

RESCHEDULED TO 2021

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.

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for April Classes

Location:Villages Folk School
809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Apr 11th » Easter Egg Hunts

  • Lacey-Keosauqua State Park ~ 1st Shelter House - CANCELLED
  • Stockport ~ City Park CANCELLED
  • Milton ~ City Park CANCELLED
  • Douds ~ Yates Park - CANCELLED
  • Farmington ~ Indian Lake Park - CANCELLED
  • Birmingham ~ City Park CANCELLED
  • Cantril ~ Waubonsie Park CANCELLED
  • Bonaparte ~ Former Elementary School Bldg. CANCELLED
Location:Villages of Van Buren

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Apr 17th - Apr 19th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

PENDING, PLEASE CALL 319-878-3888

Ranch Horse Show Series - The first of the 2020 series. Jackpot sorting, roping, barrel racing, extreme trail course competition, food concessions, and more. Camping available on grounds.  

Special Weekend Event: Vet Clinic, Vaccination & Coggins with Dr. Bill. Also, both a farrier and an equine dentist will be onsite for your convenience.

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Apr 24th - Apr 26th » Donkey Sorting Series

POSTPONED

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-pen. 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.

There will be year-end awards for top 3 teams presented at the final sort (Oct. 9th-11th, 2020) for both full arena and sort-n-pen.

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Location:River Valley Lodge and Horsecamp
29080 Hawk Dr.
Farminton, IA 52626
Contact Person:Mike Wright
Phone:217-430-5527
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Apr 25th » Villages Folk School Classes

RESCHEDULED TO 2021

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.

Pre-registration is required for classes.
Register for April Classes

Location:Villages Folk School
809 1st St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Mel Stockwell
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:register@VillagesFolkSchool.com
Website:http://www.VillagesFolkSchool.com

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Apr 25th » Birmingham Lions Pulled Pork Supper

CANCELLED

Birmingham Lions is hosting a Pulled Pork Supper for just $5. Serving: pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, various desserts, soft-serve ice cream and drinks. 

Time:5:00pm
Location:Birmingham Lions Building
110 North Cross St.
Birmingham, IA 52535
Contact Person:Harry Anderson
Phone:3192880727
Email:hjbla@netins.net

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