Calendar of Events - Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
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2021 Men's Blast Off Golf Tournament
06/11/21 - 6/11/2021
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2021 Women's Blast Off Golf Tournament
06/11/21 - 6/11/2021
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2021 Barnyard Bash- Sponsor & Booth Registration
08/27/21
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2021 - 2022 Leadership Fairfield
09/07/21 - 4/5/2022
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Events in the next 30 days...
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5/6/2021
 -5/8/2021
Tulip Time 2021 - Pella, IA

After cancellation of the festival in 2020 due to COVID, we are excited to invite guests back to Pella on May 6, 7 & 8, 2021 for the 86th annual Tulip Time Festival! Things will look a little different this year in order to keep our guests as safe as possible. This includes spacing out our food stands and vendors, providing enhanced sanitation stations, and encouraging social distancing. While you won't be able to see all of our floats in a parade this year, we are excited to bring new attractions, classic floats on display, and pop-up happenings throughout the three days of the festival.


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5/8/2021
Twombly Museum in Keosauqua

Voltaire Twombly, the first Iowan to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, established a mercantile on the first floor of this unique limestone building in 1875. The building now houses exhibits featuring local treasures owned by the Van Buren County Historical Society. Make reservations to visit.

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5/8/2021
Fairfield High School Prom

Fairfield High School Prom will be held at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center on May 8th.

More details to come!

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5/8/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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5/9/2021
Mother's Day

Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

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5/11/2021
ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager Course

Food service managers and employees will learn current best practices in safe food handling. You will take an exam to be certified as a Food Protection Manager. Certified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation upon successfully passing the exam. For details, go to the ServSafe® page. Registration deadline April 20th.

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5/11/2021
FPL Baby Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and more with Youth Services Librarian Alecs Mickunas every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM for Baby Story Time online with Zoom. Stories and activities will be selected for children age 4 and under but children of all ages are welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the general public. Please log-on 5 minutes early to ensure sound and video are working properly. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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5/12/2021
Toddler Time: May

Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! We will be doing a short introduction before heading out on a hike. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather!
Pre-registration is required.

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5/12/2021
MVRBC Blood Drive

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.

We have implemented our Emergency Plan here at the Blood Center to protect donors and our staff. This includes:
• Placing only one screening station on a table (observing social distancing)...

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5/12/2021
 -5/18/2021
42nd Street

Captured live from the London stage and directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble, 42NDSTREET is one of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales. Full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards including "Lullaby of Broadway", "We're in the Money", "42nd Street" and more, plus show-stopping ensemble production numbers. Not to be missed! 

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5/12/2021
Bike Fairfield - Bike Rodeo

Our 1st Annual Bike Rodeo will be held at Pence Elementary on May 5th and 12th during the afterschool program. This event is tailored for children in 2nd-4th grades to teach them the proper way to ride a bicycle safely. They will learn the necessary skills and precautions for their age range to help them be better riders.

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5/12/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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5/14/2021
Story Time on the Square

Join Youth Services Librarian Alecs Mickunas every Friday at 3:00 PM for Story Time on the Square. Stories will be selected for preschool-age children through children in early literacy. The activity’s emphasis is on learning social skills, literacy, art and play! Masks are not required but social distancing is strongly encouraged. Let's do all we can to help our neighbors feel comfortable and safe. Hope to see you there!

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5/15/2021
Earth Friends Zoom Chat

Fairfield Public Library
This week's chat will be Iowa's Birds of Spring, a presentation by Diane Porter.
Further info TBA.

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5/15/2021
Mission Movers

CFI Mission Movers, a Statewide virtual - Walk - Run - Bike Saturday, May 15, 2021 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's virtual! You decide where, what activity, and the duration. 

Join CFI in making a difference in the lives of children and families throughout Iowa by donating to or participating in Mission Movers, a statewide virtual walk • run • bike event on May 15, 2021!  

Participants will help CFI fulfill its mission of restoring hope, building futures, and changing lives of Iowans across the state. 

Mission Movers is a fundraising event that will help support CFI’s most emergent needs. Your involvement will help victims fleeing violent homes, provide low-income children with quality child care, and give access to individuals and families in need of mental health and substance abuse services. 


 

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5/15/2021
Raffle Virtual Gala Event - Maharishi School

Our Maharishi School community has great memories of the Spring Raffle. Now, over 20 years later... it has returned!
Join us for a fun new twist on the Raffle. The evening of May 15, you are all invited to celebrate with our global school family, as we host a Virtual Gala Event. At the end of the night, FIVE Grand Prize RAFFLE winners will be announced.

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5/15/2021
Temp Associates Saturday Application Day

The Temp Associates office is open one Saturday per month from 8am-noon. We highly encourage any job seeker to stop by and see us during this time; specifically those who are unable to meet with us during our regular business hours. Currently not job seeking but know someone who is? Send them our way! While in the office, we will have you fill out an application as well as complete an interview. Did you know that one application is good for all 20+ clients we hire for?  We hope to see you Saturday and don't forget to Dress for Success!

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5/15/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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5/17/2021
Tax Day

Many United States residents mark Tax Day as the deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The date is usually on or around April 15. However, this deadline may be extended to accommodate holidays or extreme weather conditions.

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5/18/2021
Science Cafe

Fairfield Public Library
We work with the University of Iowa College of Public Health to offer Science Cafes. This topic is to be announced.

Contact: Front desk staff 641-472-6551 ext. 2


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5/18/2021
FPL Baby Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and more with Youth Services Librarian Alecs Mickunas every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM for Baby Story Time online with Zoom. Stories and activities will be selected for children age 4 and under but children of all ages are welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the general public. Please log-on 5 minutes early to ensure sound and video are working properly. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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5/19/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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5/19/2021
Growing Up Wild - ISU Extension and Outreach

Wiggling worms and giggling children — that’s what you can expect with this wildlife education session! You’ll examine ways to build and nurture children’s sense of wonder about nature, wildlife, and the great outdoors.

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5/20/2021
Bird Hike: Cedar View Trail

Join Kelly McKay with Building Better Birders for a great morning of birding. There will be plenty of spring migrants to spy. Don’t forget your binoculars! Participants should meet at the Cedar View Trail Parking lot at 2164 South 32nd.

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5/20/2021
History Roundtable

Fairfield Public Library
History buffs, would you like to share your favorite books with like-minded readers?
The library’s History Roundtable is a go-to place for connecting with others and exploring diverse perspectives whether your interest is in local, national, or international history. Present whatever history book you are currently reading (even if you’re in the middle of a book) and enjoy a spirited dialog. In a readers’ circle, conversation inevitably covers the books presented plus other topics, so everyone walks away with inspiration for further reading. We will limit group size to 10 to ensure that everyone can be heard in the time allotted.

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5/20/2021
Business After Hours: Temp Associates and West Briggs Business Suites

Join us for Business After Hours with Temp Associates and West Briggs Business Suites!

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5/21/2021
Free Movies in Central Park

Free Movies In Central Park
Movies start at approx. 8:30 pm
Concessions available for purchase.
Bring your lawn chairs, and blankets

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5/21/2021
 -5/23/2021
International Conference on Consciousness-Based Leadership and Management: Mapping the Path to a Flourishing Humanity

This conference aims to bring together leading voices from around the world to discuss broad approaches and proven techniques for promoting a consciousness-based view of leadership and management for a more blissful and peaceful world. Ideally this conference will arrive at an alignment and consensus on the best approaches for moving forward together in the right direction.

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5/21/2021
Story Time on the Square

Join Youth Services Librarian Alecs Mickunas every Friday at 3:00 PM for Story Time on the Square. Stories will be selected for preschool-age children through children in early literacy. The activity’s emphasis is on learning social skills, literacy, art and play! Masks are not required but social distancing is strongly encouraged. Let's do all we can to help our neighbors feel comfortable and safe. Hope to see you there!

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5/22/2021
Wild Edibles Hike

Forage in the forest and along the trails at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park! Naturalist, Kathy Dice will lead a leisurely hike as she points out several wild edibles, how to identify them, prepare them and explain a few with medicinal values. Pre-registration is not required for this free program.

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5/22/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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5/25/2021
Low Vision Support Group

The library's new Low Vision Support Group is designed to benefit area residents who live with macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other types of visual impairment. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, attendees will either share a book or audiobook they've enjoyed - or listen to other who share - and enjoy a discussion facilitated by John Beghtol (Iowa’s 1971 Teacher of the Year). Mr. Beghtol explains, "I have my own history of detached retinas and glaucoma. Thanks to the University of Iowa I'm able to read again, and I want to give back." The meetings provide a forum for connecting with kindred spirits and sharing helpful tips for daily activities. Library Director Rebecca Johnson will invite specialists to offer presentations from time to time.

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5/25/2021
FPL Baby Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and more with Youth Services Librarian Alecs Mickunas every Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM for Baby Story Time online with Zoom. Stories and activities will be selected for children age 4 and under but children of all ages are welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the general public. Please log-on 5 minutes early to ensure sound and video are working properly. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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5/26/2021
 -6/1/2021
Hermitage - The Art of War

A spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world, to retrace two and a half centuries. Audiences pass through the magnificent interiors that provided a meeting point for foreign artists,architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture. 

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5/26/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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5/27/2021
Foreign Affairs Roundtable

Join John Beghtol to discuss a current article for the latest issue of Foreign Affairs magazine.
Articles are chosen to provide significant background about a current international relations issue affecting American foreign policy. John Beghtol, former history teacher-of-the-year and member of the Academy of Political Science, serves as moderator. To ensure that everyone has time to contribute to the discussion, group size is limited to 10 people. Register for this free session by calling the front desk, and a free copy of the article will be delivered to your curbside vehicle.
The library can accommodate in-person attendance for up to 10 people in the Meeting Room, AND will also host this event via Zoom for those who prefer to attend remotely. Please note that the Meeting Room has its own separate air handler, and we have installed an Austin Air purifier in the room.

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5/28/2021
Avey Grouws Band

Southeast Iowa Blues Society

We don’t know of a better combination than Cider and Blues music… especially when the cider comes from Fishback & Stephenson Cider House and the music comes from the Avey Grouws Band. Billboard charting Avey Grouws Band merges the sounds of the Mississippi River into a high-energy, passionate roots and blues-rock sound. Their high-energy vocals will get you up off your weary feet and give you something to dance about! Add in your favorite craft brewed cider and you have a perfect night of escape!

Join the Southeast Iowa Blues Society, Fishback & Stephenson Cider house, and the Avey Grouws Band on May 28th at 7:00 PM

The event is free and Free will donations are accepted.


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5/28/2021
Story Time on the Square

Join Youth Services Librarian Alecs Mickunas every Friday at 3:00 PM for Story Time on the Square. Stories will be selected for preschool-age children through children in early literacy. The activity’s emphasis is on learning social skills, literacy, art and play! Masks are not required but social distancing is strongly encouraged. Let's do all we can to help our neighbors feel comfortable and safe. Hope to see you there!

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5/29/2021
 -5/30/2021
Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

Memorial Day weekend. Annual flea market and craft show. Vendors are outside along the riverside park. Food and artist demonstrations.

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5/29/2021
Outdoor Adventure Day

Get the family outside and unplugged for a morning of outdoor adventure. Families will be able to move through different activities including kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and archery. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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5/29/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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5/30/2021
Rollin' on the River - Keosauqua, IA

Enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun for the whole family at the Riverfront Amphitheater!

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5/31/2021
Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

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6/1/2021
Elwood, The World's Tallest Concrete Gnome - Ames, IA

Elwood, The World's Tallest Concrete Gnome - 

Beating out all other concrete competitors, this massive garden feature's pointy hat has earned it a world record. 


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6/1/2021
Picture This!

ISU Extension and Outreach
Want to improve your photography skills and techniques? Learn how to create more successful photographs and how to better use your cameras! We will explore camera basics, and how to create great photographs! Express your creative sides! Grades 5th -12th. Registration deadline June 1st. Actual event date June 8th.

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6/2/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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6/2/2021
Summer Sun - Local and Regional Artist Series

FREE Outdoor Concert Series!
Announcing the stellar lineup for our new Summer Sun Series! Beginning June 2nd, catch great local and Iowa-based bands every other Wednesday night. Gather your lawn chairs and all the people you like and come out to the Center at 200 N. Main Street to enjoy great music in great company again—finally!

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6/3/2021
Kayak Loan

Enjoy a calm evening on the water at Bonnifield Lake at Waterworks Park. Participants can kayak around the lake during one of two 45-minute sessions. Sessions will run from 5:30-6:15pm then again from 6:30-7:15pm and will each have 12 participants. Participants 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Staff will provide boats, paddles, and life jackets-which are required to be worn at all times during the program.

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6/5/2021
Forgotten Villages Geocaching

The Van Buren County Historic Preservation Commission has located 38 "forgotten" Van Buren County settlements and commemorated each with a plaque marker. Each plaque has historical facts on it about the Forgotten Village it marks.

Want to add some additional excitement to your Forgotten Village quest? There are now a series of 36 geocaches that coincide with the Forgotten Villages. The map and brochure are available at the Welcome Center and online.


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6/5/2021
Summer Sign-Up Day

This year's Summer Reading Program Theme is "Reading Colors Your World". Join us Saturday for take-and-make crafts, side walk chalk drawing, and so much more!

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6/5/2021
Fairfield Farmers Market

Fresh, locally grown produce; handmade crafts, clothing and household items; homemade breads and tasty treats; local honey and bee products; free-range/forage eggs of many varieties; micro-greens and SO much more!

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