Calendar of Events - Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
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Events available for Registration...

Retail & Restaurant Manager's Luminary Sign-Up
11/24/17 - 12/08/17

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2018 Annual Awards Banquet
04/12/18
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Barnyard Bash- Sponsor & Booth Registration
06/22/18
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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
11/14/17
 -11/19/17
The University Store Sale

We've rolled back the clock, now they're rolling back prices!
Take 25% off all white tagged gifts, clothing, bedding, shawls for adults, babies and children.
Many items redtagged with deeper discounts throughout the store.
Shop now for the holidays and save!
Through November 19th.

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11/18/17
The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

Hailed as the premiere comedy magician in the world today, MAC KING was just named "Magician of the Year" by the Magic Castle in Hollywood, recently broke a Guinness World Record, appeared on his seventh TV special for NBC, and has been regarded as one of the Top 5 shows in all of Las Vegas for the past ten years. THE MAC KING COMEDY MAGIC SHOW is part off-the-cuff jokes and part impossible feats of magic... and a whole lot of fun.

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11/18/17
Annual Turkey Trot

Join Fairfield Parks and Rec in their 2017 Annual Turkey Trot

Participants can choose to race in the 5k or do a 1mile Fun Run/Walk 

Registration is open to all ages.
$15 by November 9th to recieve a TShirt

Meet at Chautauqua Park at 8:30am for Check-in. The run starts at 9:00am

All participants will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 5 turkeys!!

Register Today! 

 

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11/18/17
Rustic Recyclers 2nd Annual Holiday Barn Sale

Featuring handmade and refurbished gifts and decor.

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11/18/17
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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11/18/17
Open Sew at Maker Space

Machines available for use - all monitored by expert sewers!

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11/18/17
Indoor Farmer's Market

Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts.

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11/18/17
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys

Blues & Music. The JeffCo Blues Explosion with Steve and Kevin. Then: Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin Altar Boys with West Side Andy!

Tickets: $12 advance/SIBS members and $15 day of show - available at Classic 96 Radio Studios (Fairfield), Morgan's Bar and Grill (Ottumwa), or call 641-919-7477 and 641-233-7438.

"Get your mojo workin"

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11/18/17
Fresh Booksale Inventory

Today marks the second week of the Fairfield Public Library's 14-day booksale. All of last week's inventory has been swapped out for different items. Come back for a second look!

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11/19/17
Community Chess Tournament

Registration begins at 1 p.m. Dreier Building, MUM Campus. $1 entry fee.

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11/20/17
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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11/20/17
Ag QuickBooks

Learn how to set up and manage your agricultural business through the QuickBooks software program.
Track your income/expenses, depreciation, loans, etc., as well as understand the reports needed to run your farm or agricultural-related business.
This will be a hands-on experience that will enable you to enjoy the paperwork portion of farming.

Taught by Bryan Ziegler through Indian Hills Community College.
Register online at: www.indianhills.edu/cews

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11/21/17
Let’s Draw, Fairfield

A free drawing group for all ages and experiences. Learn new techniques from peers and take part in nightly drawing themes.

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11/22/17
"Night Before Thanksgiving" at The Dewdrop

Double D DJ and Karaoke. Come on out to meet up with your friends, both local and those back for a visit!

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11/23/17
Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet

Best Western Fairfield Inn will be offering: Turkey & Hamm with all the traditional fixins! Plus breakfast, salads, fruit, cakes, and pies. Reservations recommended!

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11/24/17
Holiday Lighting Dedication

See the town square come to life! The Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 24 at Central Park in Fairfield. To kick off the illumination and subsequently the holiday season, the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce organizes this festive tradition with the lights being turned on at 6:00pm. 

The Fairfield High School Choir will set the mood by singing Holiday music at 5:30pm. The Chamber Christmas Committee chooses one citizen, whom best exemplifies the holiday spirit, and presents them with the opportunity to throw the switch on the lights and for the season. This citizen will be announced at 5:55pm so the lights can be turned on at 6:00pm sharp. After arriving to town as the lights come on, Santa can be found in the Kandy Kane house listening to the children share their hopes for the holiday season. There will also be horse drawn wagon rides around the square for the kids. An evening not to be missed!

If you would like more information about this event or have any questions, please contact the Chamber.

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11/24/17
Festival of Trees

2nd Annual Festival of Trees! Organized by Little Superheroes, and held at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. www.littlesuperheroesfairfield.com

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11/24/17
Shop Fairfield First

The Retail Managers Working Group will shine new light on the holiday shopping experience in Fairfield. Three evenings of extended holiday shopping will be made available which include Friday, November 24th during the Holiday Lighting Dedication, Friday, December 1st during the Fairfield First Friday Event, and Friday, December 8th during the ‘Shop and Be Merry’ Event. Luminaries will be distributed to all participating businesses by the Chamber. Participating businesses are expected to place and light their own luminaries each of the evenings they plan to participate. 

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11/25/17
Festival of Trees

2nd Annual Festival of Trees! Organized by Little Superheroes, and held at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. www.littlesuperheroesfairfield.com

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11/25/17
Open Sew at Maker Space

Machines available for use - all monitored by expert sewers!

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11/25/17
Indoor Farmer's Market

Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts.

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11/25/17
Small Business Saturday

We invite our community members to shop locally on Saturday, November 25th, in support of Small Business Saturday!

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11/29/17
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.

more info...
11/30/17
Open Sew at Maker Space

Machines available for use - all monitored by expert sewers!

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11/30/17
Michael Barnard Film Series at ICON

Various short films. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. $2 admission, free to members.

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12/01/17
First Friday Art Walk: Holiday Celebration

Join First Friday Art walk in Celebrating the Holiday Season

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12/01/17
Shop Fairfield First

The Retail Managers Working Group will shine new light on the holiday shopping experience in Fairfield. Three evenings of extended holiday shopping will be made available which include Friday, November 24th during the Holiday Lighting Dedication, Friday, December 1st during the Fairfield First Friday Event, and Friday, December 8th during the ‘Shop and Be Merry’ Event. Luminaries will be distributed to all participating businesses by the Chamber. Participating businesses are expected to place and light their own luminaries each of the evenings they plan to participate. 

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12/01/17
All Bugs Good and Bad - Don't let Bed bugs Hamper your Vacation

Master Gardener Webinar Series. First Friday of the month at 1:00 pm. Open to the public. A free webinar on pests. Join them!

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12/01/17
Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Young Professionals will host our annual ugly sweater party in conjunction with Fairfield First Fridays from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the new video and board game-themed restaurant and bar "Play." 

For each YP event that you have attended since June, your name will be entered into a drawing for $50 in chamber bucks. Those who have come to more events will have a greater chance of winning!

The winning name will be drawn at 6:15 p.m. (attendance at this event will not count toward the drawing)

Also, feel free to arrive at this event early. The bar's management has told me it is taking $1 off all drinks, wings and flatbread pizza from 4-6 p.m. that night.

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12/02/17
Scenic Rivers Wine Trail Annual Holiday Wine Open House

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12/02/17
Christmas Tack Swap

Do you have new or used tack? Do you have western show clothes? Do you make cute western decor? Do you make western crafts? Anything Western or Equestrian related? Then they need you! 10 x 10 booth $20.

All funds raised form booth rental will go to support the trails in Southeast Iowa! 

See the Southeast Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Iowa's Facebook Page for more details.

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12/02/17
Indoor Farmer's Market

Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts.

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12/02/17
Christmas at the McElhinney House

Bazaar, bake sale, ornaments, frozen ham balls, and chicken casseroles!

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12/05/17
Free Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screening

No appointment needed!

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12/05/17
Let’s Draw, Fairfield

A free drawing group for all ages and experiences. Learn new techniques from peers and take part in nightly drawing themes.

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12/05/17
Experience the benefits of Essential Oils

Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years to help alleviate pain, relax sore muscles boost the immune system and help induce sleep.

Just a simple smell can lighten your mood and brighten your day!

Come experience the benefits for yourself.

At Sunnybrook Assisted Living presented by:

JESSICA  LEED  MALLOY,  INTEGRATED  WELLNESS
Certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner
Young Living Essential Oil Distributor 
-Providing Emotional Release with YL Essential Oils
-Facilitating Holistic Wellness Modalities
Phone: 641-919-5377
 

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12/05/17
KRUU’S Great Taste

It’s Italian night! Ed Malloy and Pete DeCicco make Italian holiday food. With host Steve Boss. Live taping of the cooking show, with tastings and prizes!

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12/07/17
A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE on Stage

Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all new touring production A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy! 

Adapted from Charles M. Schulz's timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There's no better way to discover the magic of the season!

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12/07/17
Michael Barnard Film Series at ICON

Various short films. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. $2 admission, free to members.

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12/08/17
Shop Fairfield First

The Retail Managers Working Group will shine new light on the holiday shopping experience in Fairfield. Three evenings of extended holiday shopping will be made available which include Friday, November 24th during the Holiday Lighting Dedication, Friday, December 1st during the Fairfield First Friday Event, and Friday, December 8th during the ‘Shop and Be Merry’ Event. Luminaries will be distributed to all participating businesses by the Chamber. Participating businesses are expected to place and light their own luminaries each of the evenings they plan to participate. 

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12/09/17
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Fairfiest at the Sondheim Series

Part of the Fairfest at the Sondheim Series!

Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner RICKY SKAGGS' career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs' burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn't already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with "single-handedly saving country music." His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. 

Saturday, December 9| 7:30 p.m.
$40 | $33 | $25 | $20 | Youth & Student $10
*Purchase a Fairfest Season ticket (all 5 shows) and save 25%!

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12/09/17
Cedar Valley Winery Annual Open House!

 Find all the presents you’ll need to give the perfect Christmas gift at Cedar Valley Winery!

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12/09/17
Fairfield Christmas Craft and Vendor Event

Fairfield Christmas Craft and Vendor Event. Fairfield Christmas Craft and Vendor Event. Saturday December 9th from 10:00am-3:00pm. Come join us at the Best Western in Fairfield. Find New and Unique items to finish up your Christmas shopping list!!   Free admission, and Free door prize drawings!

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12/09/17
Holiday Trade Fair

Featuring handmade foods, gifts, jewelry, clothing, ornaments, and more.

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12/09/17
Indoor Farmer's Market

Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts.

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12/10/17
Holiday Trade Fair

Featuring handmade foods, gifts, jewelry, clothing, ornaments, and more.

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12/11/17
Free Diabetes Class

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12/11/17
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.

more info...
12/12/17
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.

more info...
12/14/17
Michael Barnard Film Series at ICON

Various short films. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. $2 admission, free to members.

more info...
12/16/17
Indoor Farmer's Market

Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts.

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