Community Calendar

The week's events

  • March 17, 2014

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    AMP St. Patrick's Day

    AMP, the young professional group for the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance, has a St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 6 to 9 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club. There will be party favors and games.

    AMP, the young professional group for the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance, has a St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 6 to 9 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club. There will be party favors and games.

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    Coffee Chat

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

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    NL VFW Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

    New London VFW hosts a St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage from 5 to 7:30 pm, or until its gone. It is by freewill donation with proceeds going to post upkeep. The public is welcome.

    New London VFW hosts a St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage from 5 to 7:30 pm, or until its gone. It is by freewill donation with proceeds going to post upkeep. The public is welcome.

    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.

  • March 18, 2014

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    Bat World with Live Bats!

    BAT WORLD with LIVE BATS at 7:00 p.m.Oakland Mills Nature Center. Vera Blevins from Bat World Heartland returns to Oakland Mills Nature Center. Educational for all ages. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is appreciated, but not necessary. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC and QP&P.

    BAT WORLD with LIVE BATS at 7:00 p.m.Oakland Mills Nature Center. Vera Blevins from Bat World Heartland returns to Oakland Mills Nature Center. Educational for all ages. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is appreciated, but not necessary. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC and QP&P.

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    Brown Bag Lecture Series

    The Brown Bag Lecture Series continues with “Early History of Southeast Iowa Through the Writings of Women.” Mike Zahs will share letters, diaries and other letters to tell the story of live in the 19th century. It starts at noon in the International Room the of IWC’s Chadwick Library. Everyone is invited.

    The Brown Bag Lecture Series continues with “Early History of Southeast Iowa Through the Writings of Women.” Mike Zahs will share letters, diaries and other letters to tell the story of live in the 19th century. It starts at noon in the International Room the of IWC’s Chadwick Library. Everyone is invited.

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    Coffee Chat

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

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    Friends of Lacey Meeting

    Friends of Lacey annual meeting will be held at Lacey-Keosauqua Park Lodge at 7 pm. Everyone is invited.

    Friends of Lacey annual meeting will be held at Lacey-Keosauqua Park Lodge at 7 pm. Everyone is invited.

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    Harlan-Lincoln House Brown Bag Lecture

    Friends of the Harlan-Lincoln House will host their annual Brown Bag Lecture presentations at noon in the International Room at Chadwick Library, Iowa Wesleyan College. There is no charge. Guests are invited to bring a lunch. Michael Zahs, retired Washington, Iowa, social studies teacher will use letters, diaries, and other writings of women to tell the story of life in 19th century Iowa. Zahs has been awarded several teaching awards, including the 1996 Iowa Distinguished Teacher Award for dedication to his students and profession. Humanities Iowa awarded funding for this presentation through their Speakers Bureau. Humanities Iowa is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Friends of the Harlan-Lincoln House will host their annual Brown Bag Lecture presentations at noon in the International Room at Chadwick Library, Iowa Wesleyan College. There is no charge. Guests are invited to bring a lunch. Michael Zahs, retired Washington, Iowa, social studies teacher will use letters, diaries, and other writings of women to tell the story of life in 19th century Iowa. Zahs has been awarded several teaching awards, including the 1996 Iowa Distinguished Teacher Award for dedication to his students and profession. Humanities Iowa awarded funding for this presentation through their Speakers Bureau. Humanities Iowa is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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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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    Othello at IWC

    The American Shakespeare Center will present the comedy Othello on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium. This is a free performance open to the public.

    The American Shakespeare Center will present the comedy Othello on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium. This is a free performance open to the public.

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    Othello Performance at IWC

    7:30 p.m. “Othello” presented by the American Shakespeare Center
    Funded by the Haselmayer Endowment for the Arts
    Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium, 601 North Main, Mount Pleasant
    Free and open to the public

    7:30 p.m. “Othello” presented by the American Shakespeare Center
    Funded by the Haselmayer Endowment for the Arts
    Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium, 601 North Main, Mount Pleasant
    Free and open to the public

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    Tip Night for WACO Special Olympics

    WACO Special Olympics is hosting a tip night at Unc & Nephs in Washington from 5pm to close. All proceeds will go to the WACO team to help raise funds towards the needs of the team. Unc L& Nephs is located at 1015 West Madision Street in Washington.

    WACO Special Olympics is hosting a tip night at Unc & Nephs in Washington from 5pm to close. All proceeds will go to the WACO team to help raise funds towards the needs of the team. Unc L& Nephs is located at 1015 West Madision Street in Washington.

    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.

  • March 19, 2014

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    Coffee Chat

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    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.

  • March 20, 2014

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    Coffee Chat

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

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    Free Nutrition Program

    Henry County Health Center and the Mt. Pleasant Rec Center are offering a free community program on at 9:15 a.m. at the Rec Center. March is National Nutrition Month, and Elise Klopfenstein, HCHC’s Clinical Dietitian, will present a program “Enjoy Eating Right.” The public is invited to attend the presentation; you need not be a Rec Center member to attend.

    Henry County Health Center and the Mt. Pleasant Rec Center are offering a free community program on at 9:15 a.m. at the Rec Center. March is National Nutrition Month, and Elise Klopfenstein, HCHC’s Clinical Dietitian, will present a program “Enjoy Eating Right.” The public is invited to attend the presentation; you need not be a Rec Center member to attend.

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    Mepo Theater Annie

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

    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.

  • March 21, 2014

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    Coffee Chat

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

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    Eagles Fundraiser

    Eagles Auxiliary host a fundraiser dinner for Paws and Effect therapy dog training. It is from 6 to 7:30 at the Burlington Eagles Club. They will be serving hot roast beef sandwiches and tuna noodle casserole.

    Eagles Auxiliary host a fundraiser dinner for Paws and Effect therapy dog training. It is from 6 to 7:30 at the Burlington Eagles Club. They will be serving hot roast beef sandwiches and tuna noodle casserole.

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    Houghton Fish Fry

    The Houghton Knights of Columbus hold their monthly fish fry from 5 to 8 pm serving whole catfish or shrimp. Carryouts are available.

    The Houghton Knights of Columbus hold their monthly fish fry from 5 to 8 pm serving whole catfish or shrimp. Carryouts are available.

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    KC Fish Fry

    The Knights of Columbus host a fish fry today at Manning Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

    The Knights of Columbus host a fish fry today at Manning Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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    Maybells Perform

    The Maybells perform tonight at Starr’s Cave Nature Center Leopold Loft. Doors open at 7 with the show starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $2 for students. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

    The Maybells perform tonight at Starr’s Cave Nature Center Leopold Loft. Doors open at 7 with the show starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $2 for students. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

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    Mepo Theater Annie

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

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    Notre Dame Fish Fry

    A shrimp and fish fry will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Notre Dame cafeteria. Desserts are available. Proceeds benefit the Notre Dame Choir’s Road to Rome 2016 trip.

    A shrimp and fish fry will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Notre Dame cafeteria. Desserts are available. Proceeds benefit the Notre Dame Choir’s Road to Rome 2016 trip.

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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.

  • March 22, 2014

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    Central Lee "Swing Show"

    The Central Lee Music Department along with Central Lee Music Boosters are proud to present “Swing Show 2014, The King of Pop”, featuring the music of Michael Jackson. The show will be at Central Lee High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the main show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 for Dinner & Show and $5.00 for the 7:00 p.m. show only. For ticket information, contact Linda Brown at (319) 470-4953.

    The Central Lee Music Department along with Central Lee Music Boosters are proud to present “Swing Show 2014, The King of Pop”, featuring the music of Michael Jackson. The show will be at Central Lee High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the main show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 for Dinner & Show and $5.00 for the 7:00 p.m. show only. For ticket information, contact Linda Brown at (319) 470-4953.

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    Century Strong Gala

    Century Strong Celebration Gala, a Holy Trinity Catholic School fundraiser, starts at 6 pm in Roling Hall in Fort Madison. There will be dinner, music, entertainment and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $50. Funds go towards teacher salaries. For more information, all Lori at 371-4028.

    Century Strong Celebration Gala, a Holy Trinity Catholic School fundraiser, starts at 6 pm in Roling Hall in Fort Madison. There will be dinner, music, entertainment and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $50. Funds go towards teacher salaries. For more information, all Lori at 371-4028.

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    Coffee Chat

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

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    Forest Education Day

    Friends of Shimek have their 2nd annual Forest Education Day. This is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Shimek and trees. It starts at 9 am at the Forest Headquarters. If you plan to attend, contact John Byrd at 878-3811.

    Friends of Shimek have their 2nd annual Forest Education Day. This is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Shimek and trees. It starts at 9 am at the Forest Headquarters. If you plan to attend, contact John Byrd at 878-3811.

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    Grand View Choir Performs

    The Grand View University Choir from Des Moines performs at the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7:30 pm.

    The Grand View University Choirfrom Des Moines performs at the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7:30 pm.

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    Legislative Forum

    Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance hosts a Legislative Forum today starting at 8:30 am in the International Room of Chadwick Library at IWC. The focus of this forum will be mental health care and corrections. Area legislators will be present and there will be a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public.

    Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance hosts a Legislative Forum today starting at 8:30 am in the International Room of Chadwick Library at IWC. The focus of this forum will be mental health care and corrections. Area legislators will be present and there will be a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public.

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    Mepo Theater Annie

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

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    Music Under the Watertower

    Music Under the Watertower features the Maybelles in concert starting at 7 pm at the Donnellson American Legion. Admission is $10.

    Music Under the Watertower features the Maybelles in concert starting at 7 pm at the Donnellson American Legion. Admission is $10.

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    NL VFW Dinner

    The New London VFW hosts a catfish and chicken dinner from 5 to 7:30 pm. Dinner includes a roll and choice of two sides.

    The New London VFW hosts a catfish and chicken dinner from 5 to 7:30 pm. Dinner includes a roll and choice of two sides.

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    PAW BBQ Chicken Dinner

    PAW Animal Shelter hosts a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser at 5:30 pm at the Fort Madison Eagles Club. Carryouts are available.

    PAW Animal Shelter hosts a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser at 5:30 pm at the Fort Madison Eagles Club. Carryouts are available.

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    Prom Dress Sale

    Burlington High School Prom Dress Sale runs from 9 am to 1 pm in the BHS cafeteria. Proceeds are for the junior class raising funds for prom. To donate a dress, call Heather at 753-2211.

    Burlington High School Prom Dress Sale runs from 9 am to 1 pm in the BHS cafeteria. Proceeds are for the junior class raising funds for prom. To donate a dress, call Heather at 753-2211.

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    SEISO Concerts

    The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its 63rd season Spring Concerts. Performances will be held at 7:30 PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington this evening; Sunday March 23, 3:00 PM at Indian Hills Community College St. John Auditorium in Ottumwa; and again Sunday evening at 7:30 PM in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium in Mt. Pleasant.

    The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its 63rd season Spring Concerts. Performances will be held at 7:30 PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington this evening; Sunday March 23, 3:00 PM at Indian Hills Community College St. John Auditorium in Ottumwa; and again Sunday evening at 7:30 PM in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium in Mt. Pleasant.

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    Trail Cleanup Day

    Trail Cleanup Day is from 8 am to noon at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, starting at the old refuge office near Wapello.

    Trail Cleanup Day is from 8 am to noon at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, starting at the old refuge office near Wapello.

  • March 23, 2014

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    Coffee Chat

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

    Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

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    Day of the Child

    Day of the Child will be held at Westland Mall from noon to 4 pm. Community agencies and organizations will provide free games, activities, crafts, arts and special events for families. There will also be free eye checks.

    Day of the Child will be held at Westland Mall from noon to 4 pm. Community agencies and organizations will provide free games, activities, crafts, arts and special events for families. There will also be free eye checks.

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    Grand View Choir Performs

    The Grand View University Choir from Des Moines performs at the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church at 10 am.

    The Grand View University Choir from Des Moines performs at the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church at 10 am.

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    Mepo Theater Annie

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 2 pm. Doors open at 1. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

    Mediapolis Community Theater presents “Annie” in the Mediapolis Community Auditorium at 2 pm. Doors open at 1. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.

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    Polishville Dance

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

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

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    Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts

    The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its 63rd season Spring Concerts. Performances will be at 3:00 PM at Indian Hills Community College St. John Auditorium in Ottumwa; and again at 7:30 PM in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium in Mt. Pleasant.

    The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its 63rd season Spring Concerts. Performances will be at 3:00 PM at Indian Hills Community College St. John Auditorium in Ottumwa; and again at 7:30 PM in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium in Mt. Pleasant.

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    St. Peter's Soup & Sandwich Luncheon

    St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Franklin holds their annual Soup and Sandwich Luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Pilot Grove Savings Bank Community Room. Oyster, vegetable, chili and potato soups, beefburgers, chicken and hot dog sandwiches, pie, desserts and drinks are on the menu. The meal is by freewill donation and everyone is invited.

    St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Franklin holds their annual Soup and Sandwich Luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Pilot Grove Savings Bank Community Room. Oyster, vegetable, chili and potato soups, beefburgers, chicken and hot dog sandwiches, pie, desserts and drinks are on the menu. The meal is by freewill donation and everyone is invited.

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    Symphony Orchestra

    7:30 p.m. Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert in the
    Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium, 601 North Main, Mount Pleasant.

    7:30 p.m. Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert in the
    Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium, 601 North Main, Mount Pleasant.

    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.