The following is a list of current events and happenings in Fort Madison and north Lee County as submitted to the Pen City Current.
Weekly Book Sale
Friends of the Fort Madison Public Library is holding a weekly book sales from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Thursday’s at the Public Library.
United Way Oktoberfest
The United Way of the Great River Region is hosting a Tri-States Oktoberfest by the River on Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Southside Boat Club with Jive Radio at 7 p.m. Meals, beer and contests are including as well as a 50/50 drawing.
YMCA Sailfish Parents Meeting
A new parents meeting will be held Oct. 25 at the YMCA Preschool Room starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Jason Dixon at 319-759-5972 or Jen Fett at 319-850-2439.
Brakes for Breasts
Griffin Brake & Muffler Center will be holding a Brakes for Breasts where the center will be giving away free quality brake pads and shoes and will donate 10% of labor and other necessary parts to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund during the Month of October.
Non-Scary Halloween Hike
The Lee County Conservation District will hold its annual Non-scary Halloween Hike at the center on Oct. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 319-463-7673. Cost is $2 per person.
Flashlight Maze Nights
Each Saturday, weather permitting, the Harvestville Farm Corn Maze will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with last entry at 9:30 p.m. Bring your own flashlight. For more information call 319-470-1558.
Special Olympics Fundraiser
The Fort Madison Eagles Club will be hosting a fundraiser Oct. 12 for area Special Olympics athletes. The event will feature a Diving for Dollars from Bobby Reid and Bob Chesnut. Reid will skydive onto a field next to Cobblestone Inn and Suites and the number he lands on will win $500 if present and $250 if not present. An $8 meal will served after the drop at the Eagles with half the proceeds going to area Special Olympics athletes. The jump takes place at 4 p.m with the dinner at 5 p.m.
Lighted Parade Float Work Nights
Float work nights for the annual holiday lighted parade are held every Monday starting Sept. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1200 Avenue I. Entrance is through the back. Call the Chamber at 319-372-5471 for more information.
SCC Vendor Blender
A vendor blender will be held on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with proceeds benefiting SCC student club activities. $3 admission and lunch will be available in the SCC cafeteria from 11:30 to 1 p.m.
Old Settlers Trick or Treat
4th Annual “Trick or Treat” in Old Settler’s Park will be held on Thursday Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A light supper will be provided by Fraise Auction & Real Estate.
Wear a witch costume and come downtown in Fort Madison for an evening of fun. The event will be held Oct. 18 from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. in downtown Fort Madison and is presented by the Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce.
No Tricks Just Treats
The 3rd Annual Lee County Sheriff and Lee County CrimeStoppers will be holding their annual No Tricks, Just Treats event at the sheriff’s office from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the sheriff’s office at 2530 255th Street in Montrose.
The Kensington is offering Senior’s Only Community Bingo on the second Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. The event is free for seniors and cash prizes are awarded. Caregivers Connection is held the 4th Tuesday of every month at noon. Call 319-372-4233 to reserve your seat.
Lee County Health Department clinics
Family Connections will be held at Madison Baptist Church from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with child care provided. Senior Health Clinics will be held at Mississippi Terrace in Keokuk from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Hillview Village in Fort Madison from 10:30 a.m. to noon.