Community Calendar

The week's events

  • July 28, 2014

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    Summer Merchant Movies

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies continue this week with a showing of “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies continue this week with a showing of “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

    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.

  • July 29, 2014

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    Summer Merchant Movies

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies continue this week with a showing of “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies continue this week with a showing of “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

    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.

  • July 30, 2014

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    MP Farmers Market

    The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market is from 4 to 6 pm at McMillan Park.

    The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market is from 4 to 6 pm at McMillan Park.

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    Square Dance

    A square dance will be held at the Houghton Knights of Columbus Hall from 7:30 to 10 pm by the Circle 8 Square Dance Club. Tom Manning will be the caller.

    A square dance will be held at the Houghton Knights of Columbus Hall from 7:30 to 10 pm by the Circle 8 Square Dance Club. Tom Manning will be the caller.

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    Summer Merchant Movies

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies continue this week with a showing of “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies continue this week with a showing of “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

    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.

  • July 31, 2014

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    MP School Registration

    Mt. Pleasant Community School District will be held today from 8 am to 6 pm. ALL grades Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade will register at the High School.

    Mt. Pleasant Community School District will be held today from 8 am to 6 pm. ALL grades Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade will register at the High School.

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    MP School Registration

    Mt Pleasant Community School District registration will be held on Thursday, July 31st from 8:00AM-6:00PM.
    ALL grades: Jr Kindergarten thru 12th grade should register at the High School.
    Informational letters will be sent out on Friday, July 18th.

    Mt Pleasant Community School District registration will be held on Thursday, July 31st from 8:00AM-6:00PM.
    ALL grades: Jr Kindergarten thru 12th grade should register at the High School.
    Informational letters will be sent out on Friday, July 18th.

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    Oakland Mills Ice Cream Social

    An Ice Cream Social will be held from 6 to 8 pm at Oakland Mills Community Church. Entertainment is provided by the Rhythm Rockers, Fiddlin’ Grannie, Bryan Katchay, the Trentonaires and the OMCC Choir. The event benefits the Ladies Aid of Oakland Mills Community Church and is by freewill donation.

    An Ice Cream Social will be held from 6 to 8 pm at Oakland Mills Community Church. Entertainment is provided by the Rhythm Rockers, Fiddlin’ Grannie, Bryan Katchay, the Trentonaires and the OMCC Choir. The event benefits the Ladies Aid of Oakland Mills Community Church and is by freewill donation.

    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.

  • August 1, 2014

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    Art Guild Unveiling

    The Art Center of Burlington has their unveiling of the County Seat Project benches at 4:30 pm. There will be a gallery hop from 5 to 8 pm.

    The Art Center of Burlington has their unveiling of the County Seat Project benches at 4:30 pm. There will be a gallery hop from 5 to 8 pm.

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    CJ Farmers Market

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

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

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    Crooked Creek Days

    Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days starts today. The carnival is open from 1 to 11 pm. Dinner will be served by the Methodist Church at Twin Lakes at 5 pm and the Cardboard Boat Regatta starts at 6.

    Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days starts today. The carnival is open from 1 to 11 pm. Dinner will be served by the Methodist Church at Twin Lakes at 5 pm and the Cardboard Boat Regatta starts at 6.

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    First Friday Art Walk

    Fairfield’s First Friday Art Walk is from 6 to 10:30 pm in the City Square. Blue Cat Alley performs from 6 to 7:30 and then Bob Dorr and the Blues Band will perform from 7:30 to 10:30. There will be a bbq contest with audience judging. There will be food vendors, artist, area non-profit organizations and children’s activities.

    Fairfield’s First Friday Art Walk is from 6 to 10:30 pm in the City Square. Blue Cat Alley performs from 6 to 7:30 and then Bob Dorr and the Blues Band will perform from 7:30 to 10:30. There will be a bbq contest with audience judging. There will be food vendors, artist, area non-profit organizations and children’s activities.

    Fairfield’s First Friday Art Walk is from 6 to 10:30 pm in the City Square. Blue Cat Alley performs from 6 to 7:30 and then Bob Dorr and the Blues Band will perform from 7:30 to 10:30. There will be a bbq contest with audience judging. There will be food vendors, artist, area non-profit organizations and children’s activities.

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    Lights, Camera, Action

    Lights, Camera, Action presents “The Jungle Book” at 7 pm in Central Park of Fort Madison. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

    Lights, Camera, Action presents “The Jungle Book” at 7 pm in Central Park of Fort Madison. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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    Rock Around the Block

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies wrap up this week with a showing of “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

    The 2014 Summer Merchant Movies wrap up this week with a showing of “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” at 2:30 pm. Movies are free, pick up your tickets at KILJ and other participating merchants.

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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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    Witte Observatory Open

    The Witte Observatory at Big Hollow is open for public viewing from sunset to 10:30 pm. It is hosted by the Astronomy Club.

    The Witte Observatory at Big Hollow is open for public viewing from sunset to 10:30 pm. It is hosted by the Astronomy Club.

  • August 2, 2014

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    Ainsworth Breakfast Buffet

    Ainsworth Opera House serves a breakfast buffet from 7 to 9 am. Adults are $8, children 10 and under are free with an adult.

    Ainsworth Opera House serves a breakfast buffet from 7 to 9 am. Adults are $8, children 10 and under are free with an adult.

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    Blue Ribbon Blues Fest

    Southeast Iowa Blues Society present the Blue Ribbon Blues Fest starting at 4:30 pm at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. It’s an outdoor blues festival with four groups performing. There will also be a beverage garden and food vendors. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 the day of the show.

    Southeast Iowa Blues Society present the Blue Ribbon Blues Fest starting at 4:30 pm at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. It’s an outdoor blues festival with four groups performing. There will also be a beverage garden and food vendors. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 the day of the show.

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    Bluebird Breakfast

    Former Bluebird employees will have a breakfast at Papa George’s the first Saturday of the month.

    Former Bluebird employees will have a breakfast at Papa George’s the first Saturday of the month.

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    Breakfast on Main Street

    Breakfast on Main Street is from 7 to 9 am at the Whitely Opera House. It benefits Harmony PTO.

    Breakfast on Main Street is from 7 to 9 am at the Whitely Opera House. It benefits Harmony PTO.

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    Cheri Benge Benefit

    Cheri Benge benefit hog roast and auction will be held from 4 to 8 pm at the Salem Park shelter house. A pork sandwich dinner is $5 starting at 4. The auction starts at 6:30. The benefit is for Benge, who is battling cancer.

    Cheri Benge benefit hog roast and auction will be held from 4 to 8 pm at the Salem Park shelter house. A pork sandwich dinner is $5 starting at 4. The auction starts at 6:30. The benefit is for Benge, who is battling cancer.

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    Chicken Dinner & Bingo

    The United Methodist Women hosts a chicken dinner and bingo at 5 pm at the Morning Sun Community Center. Fried chicken, potato salad, relishes, desserts and drinks are all by freewill donation.

    The United Methodist Women hosts a chicken dinner and bingo at 5 pm at the Morning Sun Community Center. Fried chicken, potato salad, relishes, desserts and drinks are all by freewill donation.

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    Crooked Creek Days

    Winfield Crooked Creek Days continues today. A pancake breakfast will be served at the Presbyterian Church starting at 7. The 5K Fun Run starts at 7:30. The dog show is at 9, there’s kids games from 9:30 to 11, the parade starts at 10 and the carnival opens at 11. A Vendor Fair is from 11 to 6. The adult co-ed slow pitch softball tournament starts at 11. Lunch is at 11, provided by the Open Bible Church. There’s an adult pizza eating contest at 12:30, a kids pedal pull at 1, the Bill Riley Talent Show at 5 and dinner is served at 5 by the Henry County Cattlemen. The auction begins at 6:30 and there’s a family friendly street dance from 8 to 11.

    Winfield Crooked Creek Days continues today. A pancake breakfast will be served at the Presbyterian Church starting at 7. The 5K Fun Run starts at 7:30. The dog show is at 9, there’s kids games from 9:30 to 11, the parade starts at 10 and the carnival opens at 11. A Vendor Fair is from 11 to 6. The adult co-ed slow pitch softball tournament starts at 11. Lunch is at 11, provided by the Open Bible Church. There’s an adult pizza eating contest at 12:30, a kids pedal pull at 1, the Bill Riley Talent Show at 5 and dinner is served at 5 by the Henry County Cattlemen. The auction begins at 6:30 and there’s a family friendly street dance from 8 to 11.

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    Dave Aamodt Run/Walk

    The Dave Aamodt Run/Walk is today. The 5K and 10K timed event starts at Mediapolis School at 8:30 am. Signup begins at 7:30. Cost is $25.

    The Dave Aamodt Run/Walk is today. The 5K and 10K timed event starts at Mediapolis School at 8:30 am. Signup begins at 7:30. Cost is $25.

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    Holtkamp Auto Open House

    Brad Holtkamp Automotive holds an Open House from 10 am to 2 pm at their new facility at 907 East Washington Street. There will be free pancakes, tours and door prizes. KILJ will be broadcasting live!

    Brad Holtkamp Automotive holds an Open House from 10 am to 2 pm at their new facility at 907 East Washington Street. There will be free pancakes, tours and door prizes. KILJ will be broadcasting live!

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    Wesley Chapel UMC Garage & Bake Sale

    Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church’s annual garage/bake sale is this weekend. They are at 401 East Washington Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from to 11:30. These are multi-family donations. Proceeds from the sale benefit the mission work of the United Methodist Women’s group.

    Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church’s annual garage/bake sale is this weekend. They are at 401 East Washington Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from to 11:30. These are multi-family donations. Proceeds from the sale benefit the mission work of the United Methodist Women’s group.

  • August 3, 2014

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    Burlington Band Performs

    The final performance of the season of the Burlington Municipal Band is tonight starting at 7:30 pm at the Crapo Park Band Shell. Admission is free.

    The final performance of the season of the Burlington Municipal Band is tonight starting at 7:30 pm at the Crapo Park Band Shell. Admission is free.

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    Crooked Creek Days

    Winfield Crooked Creek Days wraps up today. There a volleyball tournament at 8 am, a horseshoe tournament at 10, lunch is served by the Henry County Pork Producers at 11 and the carnival opens at 11 too. The tractor pull starts at 11, the car show at 1 and water fights begin at 3. Karaoke is from 3 to 8, the frozen t-shirt contest is at 6 and fireworks start at dusk at Twin Lakes Country Club.

    Winfield Crooked Creek Days wraps up today. There a volleyball tournament at 8 am, a horseshoe tournament at 10, lunch is served by the Henry County Pork Producers at 11 and the carnival opens at 11 too. The tractor pull starts at 11, the car show at 1 and water fights begin at 3. Karaoke is from 3 to 8, the frozen t-shirt contest is at 6 and fireworks start at dusk at Twin Lakes Country Club.

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    Off-Road Antique Show

    Bonaparte Main Street’s Off-Road Antique Show is from 1 to 4 pm at the Whiteley Opera House in Bonaparte. Appraisal cost is $6 per item or $15 for three. There is a three item limit.

    Bonaparte Main Street’s Off-Road Antique Show is from 1 to 4 pm at the Whiteley Opera House in Bonaparte. Appraisal cost is $6 per item or $15 for three. There is a three item limit.

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    Polishville Bazaar

    The Polishville Bazaar is from 11 am to 1 pm at the community center in Brighton. They will be serving grilled chicken or pork loin lunches, $8 for adults or $4.50 for children. There will be quilt and cash raffles.

    The Polishville Bazaar is from 11 am to 1 pm at the community center in Brighton. They will be serving grilled chicken or pork loin lunches, $8 for adults or $4.50 for children. There will be quilt and cash raffles.

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    Trenton UMC Ice Cream Social

    Trenton United Methodist Church hosts an ice cream social from 2 to 4 pm in the Sunrise Room. Homemade ice cream and treats are available by freewill donation. The event is open to the public.

    Trenton United Methodist Church hosts an ice cream social from 2 to 4 pm in the Sunrise Room. Homemade ice cream and treats are available by freewill donation. The event is open to the public.

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    West Point Pancake Breakfats

    The American Legion pre-sweet corn festival pancake breakfast is from 8 to 11 am in the West Point City Park.

    The American Legion pre-sweet corn festival pancake breakfast is from 8 to 11 am in the West Point City Park.

    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.