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Ongoing Events 2019

Jun 1st - Jun 30th » Van Buren County Bible Reading Marathon

Local Churches and Van Buren County residents will be joining the 98 other Iowa counties in reading the Bible out loud throughout the month of June. 

Everyone is welcome to join, just choose a book "Genesis to Revelation" read out loud, alone or with others.

For more information visit Van Buren County Iowa Bible Reading Facebook page or your local church.

Location:County Wide
Contact Person:Emily Wide
Phone:293-6352
Website:https://www.facebook.com/VBBible/

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June 2019

Jun 19th - Jun 22nd » Dutchman's Store Customer Appreciation Days!

Stop by for free food and special deals. 

FREE soft serve Ice Cream Cones all week!

Check out our special deals on our Facebook page! 
https://www.facebook.com/DutchmansStore/

Hours: Mon-Fri 8a-6p, Sat. 8a-5p, Closed Sunday. 

Location:Dutchman's Store, 103 Division St., Cantril, IA
Phone:319-397-2322
Website:http://dutchmansstore.com

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Jun 19th » "Rock Hounds Day Camp"

Turn your child into a Geologist for the day! Rock Hounds will focus on rocks, fossils and end with a creek hike! Thanks to the Iowa DNR Water Trails for their partnership on this program which waives the program registration fee. 3rd-6th grade Van Buren County youth will get first preference for this camp. After May 15th if not filled, it will open up to youth entering 3rd-6th grade in all counties. Camp will be limited to twelve participants.

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 camp, however, Pre-registration is required. 

Time:10:00am until 2:00pm
Location:Beach House at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Brittney Tiller
Phone:641-472-4421
Email:JCCBNaturalist@gmail.com

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Jun 21st - Jun 23rd » Douds Field Day

Enjoy a great weekend with the family! 

Friday, June 21st
Douds-Leando High School Alumni Banquet, 5pm & Social, 6:30pm. Dinner at Van Buren Elementary Center
Recognition Classes: 1939, 1944,1949,1954,1959 & 1964
Call Verna Canaday for reservations, 641-693-9151

Saturday, June 22nd
7-10am ~ Pancake & Sausage Breakfast- Douds Community Center
8am ~ Douds Dash- 2 Mile Run/Walk
                  Contact Paige: 641-919-6632 by June 16th
10am ~ Parade
10:45am ~ Flag Raising Ceremony
11am ~ Kids' Games & More!
11:30am ~ Cook Shack & Grill opens for the day
1-3pm ~ Bounce House                                                       
                *sponsored by Van Buren County Farm Bureau
1pm ~ Cake Walk
1pm ~ Don Garrett Memorial Farm Horse Show
                 demonstration across the street from Yates park
                 Contact Tony: 641-799-9228
1pm ~ Tractor Pulling Contest
                 $10 entry per hook, trophies
                 Contact Alex: 319-310-4289
2pm ~ Sanctioned Hawkeye Pedal Pull
                 registration @ 1:30
3pm ~ Bingo
3pm ~ Motorcycle Show
                  $10 entry, trophies for 5 classes
                  Contact Tara: 641-919-4029
5:30 pm ~ Dinner by Chef Doug Dick
7pm ~ Auction of Home-Baked Goods and Raffle Drawing
7:30pm ~ Live Music by John Boyer and Guest

Sunday, June 23rd
10am ~ Community Worship Service
             Mt. Moriah Church, Northwest of Douds
            

Location:Yates Memorial Park, 14220 Walnut St., Douds, IA
Phone:641-799-7953
Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/643981439374976/

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Jun 21st - Jun 23rd » 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 21st - Jun 23rd » 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-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 for both full arena and sort-n-pen.

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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 22nd - Jun 23rd » "Mystery at Buzzard Bend" Dinner Theater

Enjoy a Spaghetti dinner with dessert and a western mystery about a handsome scoundrel that comes up missing!

The Sheriff, Bea Lawful Awful has to figure out, with the help of the audience, what, when and who did it.

$18 per person or call 641-233-7793 for group rate: $15 per person.

June 22nd: Doors Open 6:15pm
June 23rd: Doors Open 1:30pm

>>Get Your Tickets Now<<

Location:Bonaparte Opera House, 614 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Rhea Huddleston
Phone:641-233-7793
Email:rhuddleston58.54@gmail.com

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Jun 22nd » Bloom and Bark Glass Blowing & Local Artisan Market Grand Opening

Join Bloom and Bark for the grand opening of the Glass Blowing & Local Artisan Market! They will be offering Discounts, Drawing for a Giveaway, Refreshments and Drop-in Glassblowing Ornament Making. 

No appointment/reservation taken, drop in only, first come first served, $25 for ornament making. Not able to accommodate folks if they show up in synthetic clothing, short shorts and flip flops. 

**Clothing and Age Requirements for Glass Blowing**

Time:10:00am until 4:00pm
Location:18517 Rte. J40, Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:319-293-6168
Phone:Kim & Tim Blair
Email:bloomandbark@netins.net
Website:http://bloomandbark.com

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Jun 23rd » Milton Christian Church Community Cookout

Join the Milton Christian Church for a community cookout at the Milton Park. Free hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks & live music by the Sonshine band. 

Time:6:00pm
Location:Milton's City Park, Corner of Main St. & E Delaware Ave., Milton, IA
Phone:319-397-2396

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Jun 25th » 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 8, 2019. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park
Corner of Park St. and Market St.
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Contact Person:Amanda Payne
Phone:319-293-8701
Email:amanda.payne@vbch.org

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Jun 29th » Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration & BBQ

Celebrate Independence Day with vendors set-up throughout downtown 11a-9p, kids games and bounce houses in the park. Parade begins at 5p. Immediately following the parade come enjoy a great BBQ at the Opera House! Serving: brats, burgers, homemade potato, macaroni & pasta salad, cole slaw, baked beans and homemade desserts. $8 per person. Rain or Shine! The day ends with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk!

BBQ Sponsored by the Friends of Bonaparte Library.

Time:11:00am
Location:Downtown Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Holly Richardson
Phone:319-592-3400
Email:clerk@cityofbonaparte.com

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