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June 8

Celebrate the 24th Annual Fly Van Buren in the Villages of Van Buren from 7:00am-10:00am at the Keosauqua, Iowa Municipal Airport. The Keosauqua Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast starting at 7:00 am. Enjoy a delicious meal for just $8.00 with children’s meals (ages 5-10) at $4.00. Pilots who fly-in will receive a FREE breakfast! Some highlights from the event include an Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter, door prize drawings (including an airplane ride!), career opportunities through the Indian hills Aviation Department, and a coupon for those under 12 good for one free small icecream come from Misty’s Malt Shop in Keosauqua. Admission is FREE and make sure to bring your lawn chairs. For more information contact the Villages of Van Buren at 800-868-7822 or 319-293-7111.

It’s a City Wide Garage Sale in Wayland from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. today!  A list of locations can be picked up at Wayland City Hall or at the garage sales.

The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market offers local and homegrown produce, baked goods, and more!  Open 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. today and every Saturday at the Wright Family Pavilion in McMillian Park!  Also, stop by the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m!

It’s the second annual “Cops and Bobbers Fishing Derby,” sponsored by the Burlington/West Burlington Optimist Club and the Burlington Police Department! The Derby is from 9:00am – 11:00am. at Starker Lake in Crapo Park, 2800 Madison Avenue, Burlington, Iowa.

Zen Soul Yogapothecary and Lee County Conservation are partnering for a Namaste in Nature hike with a yoga class before or after the hike at 8:50am.Wilson Lake in Donnellson. Cost is $15 and must be paid ahead of time. You can pay for it using @zensoulsociety on any payment apps or by messaging Zen Soul Yogapothecary with credit card information on Messenger. RSVP is required and can be completed at www.zensoulsociety.wordpress.com/classes.

The Children’s Discovery Center at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library is open today from 10:00am – 12:00pm!  The Discovery Center is geared toward younger children, there is something to “discover” for all ages!

At the park: Beekeeping! Find out all  about bees, such as how they make honey, from 10:00am – 12:00pm today! There will be expert beekeepers to answer all questions, and stick around to sample some honey. This is at the nature center building at 2593 Nature Center drive, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Explore Lee County for The Love Lee County Tour today from 10am – 6pm. This annual event includes over 20 local businesses offering a wide variety of made in Iowa products from raised in Lee County beef to grown in Iowa flowers and produce. View and download the interactive GPS map by visiting Love Lee County Tour event on Facebook. Click each stop for a description of what you can expect to experience there.

Mount Pleasant Community PTA Family Fun Pool Party from 1pm – 6 pm. at the Mount Pleasant Community Pool! Open to elementary students in the Mount Pleasant Community School District and their families. Register HERE!

Explore the Historic Harlan-Lincoln House at 101 W. Broad Street in Mt. Pleasant.  The museum features memorabilia featuring Senator James Harlan & President Abraham Lincoln.  The Harlan-Lincoln House is open Saturdays and Wednesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

The 42nd Annual Strawberry Festival is underway in Farmington!  Enjoy FREE Strawberries and Ice Cream; served today and Sunday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The Kenny Hamberg Memorial Car Show will be held on Sunday with registration from 8:00am – 12:00pm.  Enjoy Live Music, Crafts, Flea Market, 5K run/walk, Talent Show, Inflatables, Train rides and much more!  Find a complete list of events and times on the Strawberry Festival Facebook page.

“GET STUNG BY THE FUN” as the Burlington Bees face the Jackson Rockabillys at 6:30pm.  Tonight is Family Game Night and enjoy FIREWORKS at the game!  www.GOBEES.com!

VFW post 7641 in New London will be serving their annual Liver and Onions dinner from 5:00pm -7:00pm. The second entre is a 2 piece baked barbeque chicken. Dinners are served with mashed potatoes, corn, and a roll and are $8.00 each.


June 8