Community Calendar

The week's events

  • August 19, 2014

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    Harmony Elementary Open House

    Harmony Elementary School has an Open House from 5 to 7 pm. All students pre-K through 5th are welcome to tour the building, meet the teachers and drop off school supplies. The Harmony PTO will be serving refreshments

    Harmony Elementary School has an Open House from 5 to 7 pm. All students pre-K through 5th are welcome to tour the building, meet the teachers and drop off school supplies. The Harmony PTO will be serving refreshments

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    HTC Unpack Your Bookbag Night

    Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary is having an Unpack Your Bookbag Night from 5 to 7 pm so student can bring in their supplies, meet their teacher, check out the classroom and meet classmates.

    Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary is having an Unpack Your Bookbag Night from 5 to 7 pm so student can bring in their supplies, meet their teacher, check out the classroom and meet classmates.

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    NAMI Meetings

    The National Alliance of Mental Health hosts a meeting tonight. The meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of the month 7 pm at United Methodist Church. Meetings are in the basement in Room 109. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Angie Goodpasture at 986-2030.

    The National Alliance of Mental Health hosts a meeting tonight. The meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of the month 7 pm at United Methodist Church. Meetings are in the basement in Room 109. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Angie Goodpasture at 986-2030.

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    Pin Pals

    Pin Pals Bowling League will meet at 1 pm at Iris Bowling Center.

    Pin Pals Bowling League will meet at 1 pm at Iris Bowling Center.

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    VB Co. Hospital Picnic

    Van Buren County Hospitals and Clinics hold a Meet and Greet Picnic from 4 to 6 pm in Keosauqua Park. A light sandwich dinner will be served. The public is invited to meet Administrator/CEO Ray Brownsworth.

    Van Buren County Hospitals and Clinics hold a Meet and Greet Picnic from 4 to 6 pm in Keosauqua Park. A light sandwich dinner will be served. The public is invited to meet Administrator/CEO Ray Brownsworth.

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    Veyance Blood Drive

    Veyance Technologies have a blood drive from 2 to 4 pm in the cafeteria. For an appointment, call Joe Alliman at 385-6902.

    Veyance Technologies have a blood drive from 2 to 4 pm in the cafeteria. For an appointment, call Joe Alliman at 385-6902.

    TOPS #212...

    Lincoln Street Baptist Church
    Lincoln Street
    Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

    TOPS Iowa #212 meets every Tuesday night at the Lincoln Street Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. Weigh-in begins at 5:00 - meeting starts at 5:40pm. Anyone who would like more information on TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) can call 319-986-5100 or 319-696-2073. New Members are always welcome!

    TOPS Iowa #212 meets every Tuesday night at the Lincoln Street Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. Weigh-in begins at 5:00 - meeting starts at 5:40pm. Anyone who would like more information on TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) can call 319-986-5100 or 319-696-2073. New Members are always welcome!

    Alcoholic Anonymous

    Alcoholic Anonymous has a closed meeting tonight at 7 pm at the basement of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

    Alcoholic Anonymous has a closed meeting tonight at 7 pm at the basement of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

  • August 20, 2014

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    Fellowship Cup Meal

    The Fellowship Cup meal will be hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. The menu includes sloppy joes, chips, baked beans and desserts. Card games will follow.

    The Fellowship Cup meal will be hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. The menu includes sloppy joes, chips, baked beans and desserts. Card games will follow.

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    Harmony Back to School

    Harmony Schools are back in session today for the new school year.

    Harmony Schools are back in session today for the new school year.

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    HTC Back to School

    Holy Trinity Catholic is back to school today.

    Holy Trinity Catholic is back to school today.

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    New London Back to School

    New London Schools are back to school for the 2014-2015 school year. They will have a 2:30 pm dismissal.

    New London Schools are back to school for the 2014-2015 school year. They will have a 2:30 pm dismissal.

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    Oakland Mills Cooking Class

    This is the last day to register for Oakland Mills Nature Center’s Outdoor Cooking Class, to be held August 24th at 1 pm. Cost is $10 and includes a sampling of all of the dishes prepared. All ages are welcome with an accompanying adult. Preregistration and fees and due today. There must be a minimum of ten people to have the class.

    This is the last day to register for Oakland Mills Nature Center’s Outdoor Cooking Class, to be held August 24th at 1 pm. Cost is $10 and includes a sampling of all of the dishes prepared. All ages are welcome with an accompanying adult. Preregistration and fees and due today. There must be a minimum of ten people to have the class.

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    W-MU Back To School

    Winfield-Mt. Union Schools are back in session today. They will have a 1:50 early dismissal.

    Winfield-Mt. Union Schools are back in session today. They will have a 1:50 early dismissal.

    Immunization Clinics

    Health Department
    407 West White Street
    Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

    Henry County Public Health Immunization Clinic from 1 to 4 pm.

    Henry County Public Health Immunization Clinic from 1 to 4 pm.

  • August 21, 2014

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    Central Lee Back To School

    Central Lee Schools are back in session today.

    Central Lee Schools are back in session today.

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    Mission Improvable

    Mission Improvable will perform at 7 pm in the IWC Chapel Auditorium. The comedy team pretends to be agents and has the audience act as co-agents and perform missions with audience suggestions. This is free and open to the public.

    Mission Improvable will perform at 7 pm in the IWC Chapel Auditorium. The comedy team pretends to be agents and has the audience act as co-agents and perform missions with audience suggestions. This is free and open to the public.

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    Youth Flag Football League

    This is the last day to register for Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec’s Youth Flag Football League. This is for boys and girls from 1st to 6th grade. The program starts in September at the East Lake Soccer Complex. Volunteer coaches are also needed. For information or to register, call the Park and Rec at 385-1475.

    This is the last day to register for Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec’s Youth Flag Football League. This is for boys and girls from 1st to 6th grade. The program starts in September at the East Lake Soccer Complex. Volunteer coaches are also needed. For information or to register, call the Park and Rec at 385-1475.

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous has a closed meeting this evening at 5 pm at the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church basement.

    Alcoholics Anonymous has a closed meeting this evening at 5 pm at the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church basement.

    Sundowners Book Club

    The Sundowners Book Club meets tonight from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    The Sundowners Book Club meets tonight from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

  • August 22, 2014

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    Alzheimers/Dementia Workshop

    This is the last day to register for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Workshop to be held on August 27 at the Burlington Public Library. This day-long workshop provides research, education and caring tips for professionals, community members, care partners and those in early-stages of dementia. There will be multiple speakers covering a wide array of topics. This program is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided. To register call 800-272-3900.

    This is the last day to register for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Workshop to be held on August 27 at the Burlington Public Library. This day-long workshop provides research, education and caring tips for professionals, community members, care partners and those in early-stages of dementia. There will be multiple speakers covering a wide array of topics. This program is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided. To register call 800-272-3900.

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    Blood Drive

    A blood drive will be held at the HCHC Health Education Center from 11 am to 2 pm. For an appointment, call 800-747-5401.

    A blood drive will be held at the HCHC Health Education Center from 11 am to 2 pm. For an appointment, call 800-747-5401.

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    CJ Farmers Market

    Columbus Junction’s Farmers Market is from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the Youth Center at the Louisa County Fairgrounds.

    Columbus Junction’s Farmers Market is from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the Youth Center at the Louisa County Fairgrounds.

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    Farmington Farmers Market

    Farmington Farmers Market is from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the shelterhouse.

    Farmington Farmers Market is from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the shelterhouse.

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    Friday Fest

    Friday Fest is at the Port of Burlington. There will be food, free kid’s games and music by West 66 from 5:30 to 8 pm. This event welcomes the Port’s Welcome Center.

    Friday Fest is at the Port of Burlington. There will be food, free kid’s games and music by West 66 from 5:30 to 8 pm. This event welcomes the Port’s Welcome Center.

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    Lights, Camera, Action

    Lights, Camera, Action presents “Yogi Bear” in Fort Madison’s Central Park at 7 pm. There will be food and beverages for sale.

    Lights, Camera, Action presents “Yogi Bear” in Fort Madison’s Central Park at 7 pm. There will be food and beverages for sale.

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    Mepo Bulldog Night

    Mediapolis Schools have their Bulldog Night tonight. A meal by freewill donation will be served starting at 5. A youth punt-pass-kick competition fundraiser for grade 1 through 8 is from 5 to 6 pm. At 6 pm there will be introductions of the football team and a scrimmage to follow. There will be autographs and free ice cream at the event too.

    Mediapolis Schools have their Bulldog Night tonight. A meal by freewill donation will be served starting at 5. A youth punt-pass-kick competition fundraiser for grade 1 through 8 is from 5 to 6 pm. At 6 pm there will be introductions of the football team and a scrimmage to follow. There will be autographs and free ice cream at the event too.

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    Senior Coffee & Tea

    The Mt. Pleasant Public Library hosts Senior Coffee and Tea at 10 am. All seniors are welcome to enjoy coffee and company. The event is free of charge.

    The Mt. Pleasant Public Library hosts Senior Coffee and Tea at 10 am. All seniors are welcome to enjoy coffee and company. The event is free of charge.

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    Town and Country Days

    Mediapolis Town and Country Days have their prince and princess contest at 6:30. The Bill Riley Talent Show is at 7 and there will be a teen dance from 8 to 11.

    Mediapolis Town and Country Days have their prince and princess contest at 6:30. The Bill Riley Talent Show is at 7 and there will be a teen dance from 8 to 11.

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    Wildlife Refuge Tour

    Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge auto tours are from 8 am to 7 pm. The tour is a loop through the wetlands and gralss land area. Bring binoculars and a camera. For more information call 523-6982.

    Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge auto tours are from 8 am to 7 pm. The tour is a loop through the wetlands and gralss land area. Bring binoculars and a camera. For more information call 523-6982.

  • August 23, 2014

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    Bentonsport Chatauqua

    Bentonsport Chatauqua presents “Southern Sympathies: Iowa Border Counties in the Civil War” at Stone House Community Hall. Refreshments open at 2:30 with the program at 3.

    Bentonsport Chatauqua presents “Southern Sympathies: Iowa Border Counties in the Civil War” at Stone House Community Hall. Refreshments open at 2:30 with the program at 3.

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    Danville Founders Day

    Danville Founders Day features a pancake breakfast, a 5K Color Walk/Run at 10 am and a parade at 2 pm. There will also be entertainment, games, vendors and food.

    Danville Founders Day features a pancake breakfast, a 5K Color Walk/Run at 10 am and a parade at 2 pm. There will also be entertainment, games, vendors and food.

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    Edible Landscapes Program

    An Edible Landscapes program is from 0 am to noon at Starr’s Cave Nature Center. Edible, medicinal and native plants will be discussed.

    An Edible Landscapes program is from 0 am to noon at Starr’s Cave Nature Center. Edible, medicinal and native plants will be discussed.

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    Fire House BBQ Competition

    The 2nd annual KCBS style Fire House BBQ Competition is today at the Houghton Knights of Columbus building. To enter there is a $50 entry fee. There are four categories plus people’s choice. To pre-register call 931-2998. There will be fire trucks on display for kids. There will be live music. All proceeds going to the Houghton Fire Department.

    The 2nd annual KCBS style Fire House BBQ Competition is today at the Houghton Knights of Columbus building. To enter there is a $50 entry fee. There are four categories plus people’s choice. To pre-register call 931-2998. There will be fire trucks on display for kids. There will be live music. All proceeds going to the Houghton Fire Department.

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    Houghton Rides and Rods Car Show

    Houghton Rides and Rods Car Show has registration at 1 pm in the shelter house with the show running during the bbq competition. People’s choice awards will be given at 5 pm.

    Houghton Rides and Rods Car Show has registration at 1 pm in the shelter house with the show running during the bbq competition. People’s choice awards will be given at 5 pm.

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    NL VFW Dinner

    New London VFW 7641

    5:00 to 7:30 PM

    Ham steak $10.00

    Ribeye steak $14.00

    Dinner includes:

    Baked potato, salad & dinner roll

    Karaoke from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    New London VFW 7641
    5:00 to 7:30 PM
    Ham steak $10.00
    Ribeye steak $14.00
    Dinner includes:
    Baked potato, salad & dinner roll
    Karaoke from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

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    Riverview Games

    Fort Madison’s Riverview Games are from 10 am to 2 pm at Riverview Park. They will attempt to break the world record for “longest human chain to pass a hula hoop” at 10 am. There will be children’s games and a sand volleyball tournament.

    Fort Madison’s Riverview Games are from 10 am to 2 pm at Riverview Park. They will attempt to break the world record for “longest human chain to pass a hula hoop” at 10 am. There will be children’s games and a sand volleyball tournament.

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    Rock for Autism

    The 4th annual Rock for Autism will be held at Press Box. Live music starts at 9 pm featuring Doug Cowan, Quay Thomas Trio, The Treats and Albert’s Ride. Cost is $10 at the door. There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction.

    The 4th annual Rock for Autism will be held at Press Box. Live music starts at 9 pm featuring Doug Cowan, Quay Thomas Trio, The Treats and Albert’s Ride. Cost is $10 at the door. There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction.

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    Town and Country Days

    Town and Country Days will be held in Mediapolis. A Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is from 6 to 9, the parade is at 10, an obstacle course will be open from noon to 4, Rivertown Band performs at noon, the Keynote Ladies’ Quartet at 1. The cornhole bag tournament starts at 1 as well. There will be frog jumps at 2, the Huletts perform at 2, there’s a pedal pull at 3, the cast of Annie performs at 3. There’s a community sing along at 4, comedy hypnotist Dan Ladd is on at 6 and world champion whip cracker Chris Camp and his Wild West Cavalcade performs at 7.

    Town and Country Days will be held in Mediapolis. A Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is from 6 to 9, the parade is at 10, an obstacle course will be open from noon to 4, Rivertown Band performs at noon, the Keynote Ladies’ Quartet at 1. The cornhole bag tournament starts at 1 as well. There will be frog jumps at 2, the Huletts perform at 2, there’s a pedal pull at 3, the cast of Annie performs at 3. There’s a community sing along at 4, comedy hypnotist Dan Ladd is on at 6 and world champion whip cracker Chris Camp and his Wild West Cavalcade performs at 7.

  • August 24, 2014

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    Harmony Back to School BBQ

    Harmony School’s Back to School BBQ is today from 4 to 7 pm at the high school sports complex. Bbq pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, salads, dessert and a drink will be available. There will be a free student raffle. There will be free games, door prizes and more.

    Harmony School’s Back to School BBQ is today from 4 to 7 pm at the high school sports complex. Bbq pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, salads, dessert and a drink will be available. There will be a free student raffle. There will be free games, door prizes and more.

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    Louisa Co. Historical Society 50th

    Louisa County Historical Society 50th anniversary celebration is from 10 am to 4 pm at the museum, located on Hwy 61 in Wapello. There will be guided tours, free hot lunches and anniversary cake.

    Louisa County Historical Society 50th anniversary celebration is from 10 am to 4 pm at the museum, located on Hwy 61 in Wapello. There will be guided tours, free hot lunches and anniversary cake.

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    Polishville Dance

    Polishville Community Center of Brighton host a free dance with Ned Francis from 6 to 9 pm. Food sales start at 4:30.

    Polishville Community Center of Brighton host a free dance with Ned Francis from 6 to 9 pm. Food sales start at 4:30.

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets today in an open session at 7 pm at the basement of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church of Mt. Pleasant.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets today in an open session at 7 pm at the basement of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church of Mt. Pleasant.

  • August 25, 2014

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    Henry County Blood Drive

    A Henry County Blood Drive will be held from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in the E3 Center Gym. For an appointment, call 800-747-5401.

    A Henry County Blood Drive will be held from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in the E3 Center Gym. For an appointment, call 800-747-5401.

    Bingo

    Veteran's Hall
    Mt. Pleasant, IA

    BINGO at the Mt. Pleasant Veteran’s Hall every Monday night at 6:30 pm. Each game is sold separately. Play as much or as little as you want. The public is welcome.

    Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 at the Mt. Pleasant Veteran's Hall.

    Alanon

    First Presbyterian Church
    902 South Walnut
    Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

    District 10 Alanon meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 902 South Walnut in Mt. Pleasant every Monday at 7:00pm. For more information contact 319-696-2082.

    District 10 Alanon meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 902 South Walnut in Mt. Pleasant every Monday at 7:00pm. For more information contact 319-696-2082.