Pen City Current-Lee listings for Thursday, April 28, 2022

Sunday Brunch at Green Acres Golf Club – Now serving Sunday brunch 10am-2pm every week. Adults $8.99, Children $6.99. Ask about Senior & Veteran Discounts. 925 Fruit Street, Donnellson. 319.835.5011. Like them on Facebook for information about upcoming events & more.

Happy 90th Birthday Frank Baxter! – Open House with drinks & appetizers Friday, April 29, 5-8pm with cakes & singing at 7pm! Cobblestone Inn, 4901 Avenue O, Fort madison.

Namaste in Nature – Lee County Conservation offers this program at 9am, Saturday, April 30, at Wilson Lake with Zen Soul Society Yoga. Learn more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCountyConservationBoard.

DEA NATIONAL Rx TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE – National Take Back Day Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10am-2pm. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. We encourage all families, friends, and neighbors to participate. Go to www.dea.gov to find a collection site near your residence.

Finale – A Performance in the Main Gallery – Saturday, April 30. 6pm – Youth Open Mic; 7pm – Brad Kurtz & Company. BYOB – snacks & refreshments available for purchase. COVER – by donation. Presented by Fort Madison Area Arts Center, 825 Avenue G. 319.372.3996 or fortmadisonart@gmail.com.

Lee County Republicans Central Committee Meeting – The Lee County Republicans will be hosting a Central Committee Meeting on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m.  It will be held at Pilot Grove Community Room (506 North Main Street) in Donnellson.  

Dine out and help benefit Hancock County Fights Cancer – Enjoy a good meal & give at the same time! Texas Roadhouse, a steakhouse at 5120 Broadway in Quincy, will donate from 10 percent from meals served 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Diners must state as they order that they want their meal to be part of the HCFC fundraising event.

Donnellson City-Wide Cleanup – May 4th. Place items curbside by 7am, contact city hall for details.

Salute to Small Business Breakfast – Thursday, May 5, 7:30 a.m., Small Grand Things. Sponsored by Huffman’s Farm & Home and Huffman Welding & Machine, Inc. Register to attend here.

Cinco de Mayo Southeast Iowa Job Fair – May 5, 2022 10am-1pm, inside Westland Mall, West Burlington. Opportunity for job seekers to connect with prospective employers and local resources. Simply stop on out! No registration needed. For updates & more details check out the @IowaWORKSBurlington Facebook page.

United Way of the Great River Region Golf Outing – This year’s event is set for Friday, May 6 with a noon shotgun start. Contact the UWGRR at 319-524-5404 or director@unitedwaygrr.org for more information.

Burlington’s Walk to Fight Suicide – Friday, May 6, starts at 1:30 p.m, walk at 1:45, meet at port at 2:15. Meet at Bracewell, walk down Market to 6th Street to Jefferson to Front to the port. There will be multiple businesses set up at the port with information & goodies. We hope to see you there! https://fightsuicide22.itemorder.com/shop/sale. If you have any questions, feel free to contact lbray13@gapps.bcsds.org, amorgan01@gapps.bcsds.org, timmcreaz5389@gapps.bcsds.org, or tboyd25@gapps.bcsds.org.

Fort Madison Area Arts Association May 2022 Exhibit Opening Reception – Friday, May 6, 5-7pm, featuring Two Fisherman & Their Art by Mike Ericson & Steve Larimer, 825 Avenue G, Fort Madison. www.FortMadisonArt.com. Viewing until May 31st.

Crazytown presented by Old Fort Players – Take a tour of the most messed up town in America, from the police interrogation room where the nicest guy in town is issued a strange ultimatum, to the elementary school for a heated political debate on critical issues like tater tots. Welcome to Crazytown, where our motto is: Welcome to Crazytown. Written by Jonathan Rand. Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com).  Performances held May 6-8 & May 13-15. Adult tickets $15, Senior & Military $12, Students $10. Tickets are available online here. Presented by Old Fort Players in partnership with Jim Baier, Inc. and Lee County Bank.

Glo-Crazy for Education 5k timed fun run/walk – The race starts at 8:30 p.m. on May 7, 2022. Early registration ends April 23rd, which includes a t-shirt. You can pick up your packet the day of the run at 6:30 p.m. Day-of registration begins at 6 p.m. and is $30 per person. Stick around for food & drink at the Baxter Sports Complex concession stand after the run! Register here. Proceeds benefit Elliott Test Kitchen.

Expressions Art Auction – Friday, May 13, 6:30 p.m., McAleer Hall, 415 11th Street, Fort Madison. Tickets $40 each. Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres included, cash bar. Reserve your tickets or VIP table for a memorable evening and help support the FMAAA Art Center. Contact them at 319-372-3996 to place reservations, or purchase tickets here. www.FortMadisonArt.com

Larry Smith Comedy – Fort Madison Moose Lodge 671 presents this stand up comedian act Saturday, May 13, 7pm, with all-you-can-eat fish dinner from 5-7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. All you can eat fish dinner $10.

World Migratory Bird Day Hike – Lee County Conservation offers this program at 9am, Saturday, May 14, at Pollmiller Park with Clay. Learn more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCountyConservationBoard.

Kids Yoga in the Park – Lee County Conservation offers this program at 10:30am, Saturday, May 14, at Pollmiller Park with Zen Soul Society Yoga. Learn more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCountyConservationBoard.

Lions Club Raffle – The Fort Madison Lions Club will host a couple of raffles on Saturday, May 14, at Kempker’s True Value and Saturday, May 28 at Huffman’s Farm and Home. Two $250 shopping sprees for the respective stores will be raffled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five. Proceeds go towards the Lions for service projects.

Dine out and help benefit Hancock County Fights Cancer – Enjoy a good meal & give at the same time! Rally Point Bar and Grill, 120 E. 5th Street (Rt. 61), in Bowen, will give 10 percent of the proceeds from all diners on Wednesday, May 18, to benefit Hancock County Fights Cancer.

Steak Fry Fundraiser – The Fort Madison Family YMCA and Fort Madison Rotary Club are teaming up for a Steak Fry Fundraising Event on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 beginning at 5:00pm with dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. This will include a Steak Dinner complete with Ribeye Steaks topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and tea, water, beer or wine. Entertainment will include live music, auction, and kid-friendly activities.  Pre-ordering of tickets is highly encouraged to help with the planning of food. Tickets for the Steak Fry Dinner may be pre-purchased for $25 each now through May 5th, 2022 by clicking here. Limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for $30 each. 

Volunteer Workday – Lee County Conservation asks for volunteers Saturday, May 21, 10:30am at Chatfield Park for this cleanup day. Learn more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCountyConservationBoard.

Lucy Saltzgaver Trivia Night Benefit – Saturday, May 21, beginning at 7pm, Fort Madison Eagles Club. Trivia provided by Rich Pickle Trivia. Music trivia benefit to help bring Lucy home. To reserve a table or for more information/questions, call Michelle 319.561.0040, Kayla 319.470.0178, or Melissa 310.470.5183.

Creation Seminar – First Baptist Church, 301 24th St., will host a Creation Seminar Sunday, May 24. Mike Snavely will speak at the morning service and in the evening. The topic at 9 a.m. is Return to Genesis, at 10 a.m. is Lost Secrets of Ancient Civilization and at 6 p.m., God’s Way or Man’s Way? Is the evolutionary model reliable? Snavely, who co-founded Mission: Imperative with his wife Carrie, will   cover the evolution theory, nature issues, dinosaurs, the fossil record, ancient civilizations, the apes-to-man scenario, the Grand Canyon, as well as other items.

Lions Club Raffle – The Fort Madison Lions Club will host a raffle on May 28 at Huffman’s Farm and Home. Two $250 shopping sprees for the store will be raffled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five. Proceeds go towards the Lions for service projects.

Montrose Cemetery Cleanup – Memorial Day flowers will now have to be picked up no later than two weeks after the holiday.

Denmark Heritage Days – June 3-5, Denmark. Daily activities include homemade ice cream, book sale, antiques/primitives, flea market/crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, kids’ train rides, and kettle corn, plus other great activities each day! Contact information: Vendors – 319.470.8670 or 319.470.0050; Car Show – 319.759.4331; General Information – 319.470.3805; on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DenmarkHeritageDays/. www.DenmarkHeritageDay.com.

Hancock County Fights Cancer Summer Block Party – Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Hancock County Courthouse square in Carthage, the same day as the running of the 43rd Strawberry Strut and other Strut Around the Block sales events in Carthage.

Volunteer Workday – Lee County Conservation asks for volunteers Saturday, June 5, 1pm at Denning Conservation Area for this cleanup day. Learn more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCountyConservationBoard.

Iowa Wesleyan Tigers Golf Outing – June 6, 10 a.m. tee-time, Spirit Hollow Golf Course. SAVE THE DATE.

Jack Morris Florida of Iowa Golf Outing – June 10, 2022. SAVE THE DATE. Sponsorships available. Contact Fort Madison Partners for more information & registration. 319.372.5471 or chamber@fortmadison.com.

Coffee, Crafting, and Conversation – Lee County Conservation offers this program Saturday, June 11, at 10am at the Lee County Conservation Center with Lia. Learn more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCountyConservationBoard.

Youth Fishing Clinic – Lee County Conservation offers this program Saturday, June 25, at 9am at Chatfield Park with a local angler group. Learn more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCountyConservationBoard.

Burlington City Council Meeting – Held the first and third Monday of every month at the Council Chambers starting at 5:30 p.m. except holidays when the meeting will be moved to the following Tuesday.

Central Lee Community School District Meeting – Held the second Tuesday of every month at the Educational Services Center starting at 6:00 p.m.

Donnellson City Council Meeting – Held the first Monday of every month at Donnellson City Hall starting at 7:00 p.m.

Fort Madison City Council Meeting – Held the first and third Tuesday of every month at Fort Madison City Hall starting at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Madison Community School District Meeting – Held the first and third Mondays of every month at the District Office starting at 6:00 p.m.

Fort Madison Public Library Meeting – Held the third Thursday of every month at the Sheaffer Meeting Room starting at 5:30 p.m.

Keokuk City Council Meeting – Held the first and third Thursday of every month at Keokuk City Hall starting at 6:30 p.m.

Keokuk Park & Rec Board meeting – Held the first Thursday of every month at Keokuk City Hall starting at 6:00 p.m.

Lee County Board of Supervisors Meeting – Held first through fourth Mondays each week at Lee County Board of Supervisors’ Fort Madison office starting at 10:00 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant City Council Meeting – Regular meetings are held every second and fourth Wednesday (except on holidays) at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located in City Hall at 307 East Monroe Street. Special meetings are subject to posting. For meeting locations, to receive a copy of the City Council agenda, or for more information prior to a meeting, please contact the City Clerk at 319.385.1470.

West Burlington City Council Meeting – Held the first and third Wednesday of every month at West Burlington City Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m.

West Point City Council Meeting – Held the second Monday of every month at West Point Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m.

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