Calendar of Events - Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
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Application Day
05/02/18
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Men's Blast Off Golf Tournament
06/08/18
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Women's Blast Off Golf Tournament
06/08/18
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Barnyard Bash- Sponsor & Booth Registration
06/22/18
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Events in the next 30 days...
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04/22/18
Earth Day at the Eco Barn

Southeast Iowa Sierra Club and the Sustainable Living Coalition invite the public to a free and friendly Earth Day celebration, Sunday April 22, 2-4 p.m. at the newly renovated Eco Barn -- just south of the Abundance EcoVillage off 185th Street. Activities for all members of the family include:  children's outdoor games, a spring gardening workshop, a butterfly workshop (with a limited number of free milkweed seedlings), workshop for international quilt project, walking,
and guided tours of the EcoVillage.

Location:  2143 185th Street, Fairfield


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04/22/18
Derik Nelson and Family - The Family Sound of Velvety 3-Part Vocal Harmony

Derik Nelson & Family's signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. They've garnered more than 3.5 million views on YouTube, and toured over 40 locations across the West Coast to raise money for music education. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television's "Glee," among other shows.

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04/22/18
Gospel Concert - That Old Time Religion...It's Good Enough For Me!

Come join the Choir of the 1st United Methodist Church in Fairfield IA for a good old fashioned gospel concert. You will hear old time favorites and some new songs. There will be some solos, duets, groups and of course, the wonderful choir!! You might even be able to sing along!

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04/24/18
Garden Pests and Helpers

Gardening brings many joys and challenges. Join Moni Hayne, entomologist and author, as she discusses mitigating pest problems in your garden this year!

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04/24/18
Parent's and Student's Night - Agri-Industrial Plastics

Interested in learning more about career opportunities at Agri-Industrial Plastics? Join us for an evening of fun!

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04/24/18
Garden Day 2018

Fairfield Public Library will host a free Garden Day event on Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30-7:30pm.  Meet Iowa’s Honey Queen, Joy Westercamp, who will bring beekeeping equipment and know-how.  Learn from 15 local gardening experts, including Roy Eubanks, who will show everyone how to keep pesky critters away from a garden harvest.   Explore seed saving with Master Gardeners, and visit the Rain Barrels booth manned by employees from the Wastewater Treatment plant.  Peer through microscopes at Faith Reeve’s “living soils” station, and pick up shade gardening tips from Julie Johnston.   Cider Works promises to share what they know about growing apple trees and making delicious apple juice.  Additional topics will include no-till gardening, making bread from homegrown wheat, indoor hydroponics, food carving, pickling techniques, and grape growing.
 
Attendees will be presented with a “passport” as they enter the library.  Booths can be visited in any order, and each presenter will stamp the passport.  Completed passports can be delivered to the front desk, where they will be entered into a drawing for garden-related prizes.   
 
 

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04/25/18
HER Women's Luncheon

On Wednesday, April 25th the HER Women in Business Luncheon will be at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. The event will welcome keynote Gale Mote, Gale Mote Associates, for the program entitled "Leadership doesn't just happen in the C-suite". A brief description is below. Registration for the event begins at 11am.

Every woman wants to know that she is a valued and respected contributor in the workplace. Each of us want to make a positive impact in our workplaces. Some believe that they need to be in the C-Suite for that to happen.


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04/25/18
How Local Retail Can Gain Edge Over Online Retail

Can brick and mortar retail stores remain viable and successful in the age of internet commerce? What is the future of retail?


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04/26/18
Business After Hours: Carnegie Historical Museum

Celebrate Fairfield’s rich history! The Carnegie Historical Museum will be hosting a Business After Hours on Thursday, April 26th from 4:00-7:00 pmLight appetizers and Cedar Valley Wine will be served. The Carnegie Museum is on the third floor of the Former Fairfield Public Library. The Foundation will unveil Gene Copeland’s recently donated collection of Edward S. Curtis photographs of Native Americans. Curator, Mark Schafer, commented this is a ‘Beautiful complement to our Native American collection which the Museum has preserved for over 100 years.’
 

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04/26/18
Biz Training Lunch and Learn - Employee? Contractor?

The distinction between an independent contractor and an employee can sometimes be blurry. but it has important tax ramifications. Learn the tests used by the IRS to determine whether someone is working on their own as an independent contractor or is really an employee. 


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04/27/18
Carol Young Fashion Jewelry Sale

Carol Young will be bringing her new line of Jewelry with a Message to Fairfield for one day only.  Incredible, inspiring jewelry priced at just $5.00 to $25.00.

A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

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04/27/18
Cabaret

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd - and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? 

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04/28/18
Birding at Jefferson County Park

Join birdwatching.com's Diane Porter and naturalist Therese Cummiskey for a morning of spring birding at Jefferson County Park. Meet at the nature center and we’ll head down the entrance road in search of thrushes, orioles and early warblers.

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05/01/18
Tuesday Book-to-Film Series: Persepolis

Each Tuesday evening from April 10 thru May 1, a local English literature teacher will lead discussion about a book and same-title film in the library's meeting room.  The sessions begin with an overview of the book, and points to note in the film.  After viewing the film, attendees will compare and contrast the two versions of the story.

Tonight's title is "Persepolis" presented by Nynke Passi, MUM Assistant Professor of Literature and Writing.

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05/01/18
Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening

Location: Jefferson County Health Center Lobby

JCHC is offering Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening on May 1, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 am.


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05/02/18
Application Day

Open to all Fairfield Area Businesses who are actively hiring employees for long term positions & summer jobs. 
As a follow up to our Fairfield Area Career Fair, the Chamber of Commerce and Fairfield High School are inviting all hiring Fairfield Area Businesses to the Application Day on Wednesday, May 2nd. Juniors and Seniors will be excused from the last hour of their school day to interact & apply with potential future employers. If a business was unable to attend the Career Fair, they are still welcome to attend the Application Day. Businesses should be ready to engage with students about job positions they have available and students will be encouraged to come with a resume in hand. Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 27th at 5:00pm.

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05/02/18
After School Adventures

After School Adventures at the Fairfield Middle School on Wednesday, May 2nd from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.

 

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05/02/18
How Local Retail Can Gain Edge Over Online Retail

Can brick and mortar retail stores remain viable and successful in the age of internet commerce? What is the future of retail?


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05/04/18
Fairfield First Fridays: Gallery Hop

Fairfield First Fridays: Gallery Hop. Galleries and shops open around the square. Music, entertainment, food. 6-9 p.m., Fairfield Square.

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05/04/18
Adela's Grand RE-Opening

Join us for our Grand RE-Opening! Meet our new owner, Kara Waugh, and shop our new spring and summer merchandise with plenty of ideas for all the gift occasions in your life!
 

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05/05/18
Mother's Day Vendor/Craft Fair

Mother's Day Vendor/Craft Fair at the Best Western in Fairfield on Saturday May 5th from 10-2.  34 Vendors and Crafters.

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05/05/18
Masquerade Gala - Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity

Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Masquerade Gala on Saturday, May 5th at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. 
 

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05/05/18
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, herbs, flowers, baked goods, and more. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes, Fairfield.

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05/05/18
Service Quality and First Impressions

A four part seminar with Sabita Sawhney; Service Quality and First Impressions, held in the morning from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Fairfield Public Library.

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05/05/18
Adela's Grand RE-Opening

Join us for our Grand RE-Opening! Meet our new owner, Kara Waugh, and shop our new spring and summer merchandise with plenty of ideas for all the gift occasions in your life!
 

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05/07/18
Food Finance Boot Camp

Join the four-session Boot Camp for your food business! 

Unprecedented change in the food industry is rapidly raising the bar for all food and value-added farm enterprises. Old or young, big or small, food businesses across the United States are scrambling to become more financially resilient and capable of adapting quickly.

Financial Management Boot Camp combines training, one-on-one consulting, and networking, taking food business managers like you out of your day-to-day environment and giving you the tools you need to build a more resilient food
 

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05/07/18
First United Methodist Church Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
 

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05/07/18
Noah's Ark Animal Foundation Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
 

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05/08/18
Food Finance Boot Camp

Join the four-session Boot Camp for your food business! 

Unprecedented change in the food industry is rapidly raising the bar for all food and value-added farm enterprises. Old or young, big or small, food businesses across the United States are scrambling to become more financially resilient and capable of adapting quickly.

Financial Management Boot Camp combines training, one-on-one consulting, and networking, taking food business managers like you out of your day-to-day environment and giving you the tools you need to build a more resilient food
 

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05/08/18
Martin Soderberg

A fresh, new approach to a classical piano concert, "A Musical Journey" was conceived as an entertaining musical event with the purpose of winning new audiences to classical music. Like a tour guide, MARTIN SODERBERG engages his audience throughout the "Journey," pointing out the wonders of each piece, inviting the "travelers" past the barrier of notes, into a deeper, more meaningful and satisfying listening experience. "A Musical Journey" is an entertaining, educating and thrilling ride that keeps the listener on edge throughout the trip.

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05/08/18
Jefferson County PM Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
 

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05/09/18
Biz Training Lunch and Learn - Protecting Your Idea

Protecting your idea, the when and how of intellectual property law with Vicki Herriott 12 noon at the Fairfield Public Library.

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05/09/18
Fairfield High School Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
 

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05/09/18
Boy Scouts of America Troop 64

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
 

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05/09/18
How Local Retail Can Gain Edge Over Online Retail

Can brick and mortar retail stores remain viable and successful in the age of internet commerce? What is the future of retail?


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05/10/18
Junior Master Gardener Class Begins

Junior Master Gardeners grows good kids through an interdisciplinary program combining academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, and school & family engagement.

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05/10/18
Fairfield Annual Job Fair

IowaWORKS and Fairfield Economic Development Association will host our Annual Job Fair on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Expo Hall.

The event will promote full and part-time career opportunities, summer positions, apprenticeships, and will bring available job seekers, ranging from entry level talent to experienced professionals together under one roof with employers.

The Annual Fairfield Job Fair is free to all employers and job seekers.

  • Employers will not want to miss this excellent opportunity to fill both current and future positions with high-quality talent
  • Job Seeker Candidates of all ages, experience levels and industries are encouraged to attend

Please contact Nikki Sobaski with any questions, or for more information nikki.sobaski@growfairfield.com


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05/11/18
Plant sale, cookie walk, garden art

Events organized by the Fairfield Women's Club, through the McElhinney House.

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05/12/18
Fairfield Area Weighted Blanket Making

Weighted blanket-making is open to all ages and gender, and there is no charge to those participating; though donations are welcome, they are not requested. 54 blankets have been given free to area children and adults who will benefit due to their individual special needs.

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05/12/18
Plant sale, cookie walk, garden art

Events organized by the Fairfield Women's Club, through the McElhinney House.

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05/12/18
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, herbs, flowers, baked goods, and more. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes, Fairfield.

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05/12/18
The Hit Men - Time Travel Tour

Want to feel like you're 23 years old again? Time travel through the most magnificent years of rock 'n' roll with THE HIT MEN, legendary performers who toured and recorded with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, Carly Simon, Carole King, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and many more huge stars. 

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05/12/18
Service Quality and First Impressions

A four part seminar with Sabita Sawhney; Service Quality and First Impressions, held in the morning from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Fairfield Public Library.

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05/12/18
Warblers at Lacey Keosauqua

Join birdwatching.com's Diane Porter and naturalist Therese Cummiskey for a morning of spring birding at Lacey Keosauqua State Park which is one of the best places in the state to look for migrating warblers. It’s also a great location for tanagers and pileated woodpeckers.

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05/15/18
Mobile Food Pantry

Free food for those in need. Available to all Jefferson County residents. Bring bags, baskets, or boxes to help carry your food.

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05/15/18
Batavia Community Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
 

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05/16/18
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center - Community Blood Drive

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center welcomes you to the Mississippi Valley Blood Drive Center's Community Blood Drive. 

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05/16/18
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.
 

more info...
05/17/18
Free Diabetes Class

Location: Jefferson County Health Center
JCHC is offering a Free Diabetes Class on May 17, 2018 from 9:00-4:30 pm.

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05/17/18
Metrics and Analytics

A four part seminar with Tom Palladino, held at the Fairfield Public Library in the evening from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

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05/17/18
Mastering Microsoft Excel

A four part seminar with David Goodman on Mastering Microsoft Excel, held at the ISU Extension Building in the evening at 7:00pm.

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05/18/18
Leadership Fairfield Reunion

Reconnect with your Leadership Fairfield classmates and meet others who have graduated from the program as well. The first ever Leadership Fairfield Reunion will be held on Friday, May 18th at Jefferson County Ciderworks from 4:00-7:00pm. Presenting Sponsors, Washington State Bank and Jefferson County Ciderworks are providing a free drink ticket and appetizers for all past graduates of Leadership Fairfield! 

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05/18/18
MJ LIVE!

Michael Jackson's legacy of music, dance, love and unity will moonwalk across the Sondheim stage with MJ LIVE! TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON. Witness the distinct music and pure joy of the legendary King of Pop and relive the energy, excitement, spectacle that is MJ!   

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05/19/18
Dutch Oven Cook Off

Our Spring Into Summer Dutch Oven Cook Off is coming up on May 19th. You can register to compete OR just come to eat!

Competing: Whether you’re a newcomer or have been Dutch oven cooking for most of your life, we hope you’ll join us for our 10th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off on Saturday, May 19th at Jefferson County Park! The goal of this event is to have fun, demonstrate Dutch oven cooking skills, and to amaze the public with the great food that comes out of cast iron.

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05/19/18
Service Quality and First Impressions

A four part seminar with Sabita Sawhney; Service Quality and First Impressions, held in the morning from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Fairfield Public Library.

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