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Events in the month of September 2017
DateEvent
09/01/17
All Bugs Good and Bad - Meet our native Pollinators

Master Gardener Webinar Series. First Friday of the month at 1:00 pm. Open to the public. A free webinar on pests. Join us!

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09/01/17
Stuff the Stilettos for Alzheimer's

Stuff the Stiletto's to support Alzheimer's Research at the 1st Friday's Art Walk. Look for our table with Edward Jones on the Square.

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09/01/17
Fairfield First Fridays: Honoring the Art of the Harvest

Fairfield First Fridays continues outdoors to enjoy the summer season!  The September event, Open Mic Night in Central Park, will be on September 1st, from 6 to 9:30 pm.  Come hang out in Central Park to celebrate the warm weather, hear some of the amazing talent in our community and enjoy the beautiful summer season! There will also be after hours Open Mic at Café Paradiso, The Depot and The Arbor Bar.  

There will be live performances from 6 to 9:30, amazing food and food vendors, many local artists, local businesses, non-profits and a few new additions.   There will be a section of the square set up with lawn games for some friendly competition with your family and friends.   There will be many businesses, restaurants, galleries and venues open on and around the square.

Mark your calendars, bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the evening!

If you would like vendor space for any of the upcoming events, or would like to volunteer for an event, please call Marla Brader at 641 233-8883 or email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.  Please check our website, www.fairfieldfirstfridays.org , for more information as we get closer to the event.
 

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09/01/17
Joan Webster Price Retrospective Art Show

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09/01/17
Janu Gems Gem/Bead Show at Crest Jewel

Crest Jewel is hosting Janu Gems for a wholesale gemstone and gemstone bead Sale
Fairfield First Fridays, September 1: 7-10pm
Continuing Sept 2-5 open each day 10-5, and evenings by appointment

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09/02/17
Farmer's Market

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09/03/17
Jefferson County Ciderworks at Festival of Iowa Beers

Jefferson County Ciderworks is thrilled to announce we will be pouring at the Festival of Iowa Beers.

The Festival of Iowa Beers is the state’s longest running beer festival held each year on the Sunday before Labor Day at Millstream Brewing Company in Amana. Debuting in 2005 with 300 attendees sampling beers from eight Iowa breweries, today, FoIB attendance is capped at 1,200 while featuring over 40 Iowa breweries.

The fest runs from 1-5 pm on Sunday, Sept. 3. Admission includes a souvenir glass and unlimited beer samples. Food and live music will be provided.

Tickets ($25 in advance and $30 day-of) are available at Millstream’s tasting room or online here.

This event is for 21+ only and all tickets are non-refundable.

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09/04/17
Labor Day

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09/04/17
Storytime

Stories and songs for toddlers/PreK and their parents at the Fairfield Public Library

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09/05/17
First Day of School at FCSD

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09/05/17
Build-Off Competition

Each week we’ll be constructing something different – rainbows in a bottle, oobleck, pool noodle towers – you never know what you’ll be making! Held at the Fairfield Public Library.

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09/05/17
Childcare Provider Nutrition Trainings

Meal planning magic. No cost to all childcare providers in the pre-school, in-home, and community daycare settings. 

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09/05/17
Meal Planning Magic-AD

(2 hours DHS Training Credit) CACFP Approved Processed foods are commonly used and consumed because of their convenience. Meal planning magic provides a framework to plan and serve nutritious, convenient meals. Meals planned using MyPlate are also likely to meet Child and Adult Care Food Program criteria. Meal and snack planning is discussed, demonstrated, and sampled.

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09/05/17
Council Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of council board at the Extension and Outreach office back room. Open to the Public.

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09/05/17
Batavia Community Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.

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09/05/17
KRUU'S Great Taste

Sabita Sawhney of Sabi's Cafe will make paneer dishes. With host Steve Boss. Live taping of the cooking show, with tastings and prizes! 

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09/05/17
Fall into Shape Challenge

Join Fairfield Nutrition's 6 week challenge to get into shape ---- and stay there! Weekly weigh-ins, measurements, prizes, nutrition topics, free metabolism test, Wellness Profile, free coaching, camaraderie, meal plan, exercise plan and much more! Win $$$$. Specific rules in place. Full details at registration. Class runs Sept 10- Oct 24.
Pre-registration Tuesday, September 5, 7-8PM  all questions answered then!

 

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09/06/17
Storytime

Stories and songs for PreK/Elementary kids and their parents at the Fairfield Public Library

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09/06/17
Read to me

Build up your reading and public speaking skills at the same time!

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09/06/17
Farmer's Market

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09/07/17
Back to School Reception

Join the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the educators of our community! The  2017 Back to School Reception will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 4:00-5:30pm at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center - Expo Hall. The community is invited to help kick off the school year for both the Fairfield Community School District and Maharishi School! 

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09/07/17
LegoTime

We’ll bring Legos, you bring the creativity.

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09/07/17
Genealogy: Chasing your own tale!

Fairfield resident Richard Thompson will be giving a presentation on the genealogy research he has done and how you can begin your own journey in researching your family tree.

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09/07/17
Open Sew at MakerSpace

Bring your projects and your MAKER spirit!

Non-members of MakerSpace is $5 for one OPEN session. Members: each OPEN SEW counts as one punch. 

Available for your use: 4 portable sewing machines, 2 portable sergers, 1 industrial flat machine, 1 industrial blindstitch machine, 5x9' work table. Monitored by expert sewers.

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09/08/17
Jerry Yellin Book Signing

Jerry Yellin will sign copies of his book, The Last Fighter Pilot, The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II.

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09/08/17
Sneak Preview Book Sale

Early birds, don't miss this evening's sneak preview booksale! Those who attend will have first pick on adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. A $5.00 admission fee is payable at the door. Your purchases support library events and programs.

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09/08/17
Prairie and the Entomologist

View the prairie through the eyes of entomologist Moni Hayne. She’ll introduce participants to some of the common insect species and their role in the prairie ecosystem. Meets at the nature center.  

No fee. Preregistration is NOT required. 

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09/09/17
Farmer's Market

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09/09/17
Jerry Yellin Book Signing

Jerry Yellin will sign copies of his book, The Last Fighter Pilot, The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II.

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09/09/17
Everybody Sings!

Everybody Sings!, accompanied by a local chamber, will present an evening of spiritual and uplifting music remembering 9/11, celebrating the faith and beauty that lives on in us all.  

"Everything I managed to entertain in the way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest."

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09/09/17
Booksale

Back by popular demand, check out the Fairfield Public Library booksale! Inventory includes adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. Your purchases support Library programs and events. 

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09/09/17
Birding 101: Birds Along a Wetland

Join birdwatching.com’s Diane Porter and naturalist Therese Cummiskey at the Lamson Woods Parking lot located southeast of Fairfield at the intersection of Fillmore Ave and Mint Blvd. We’ll take a leisurely stroll through the Neff Wetlands and learn about some of the species of birds found there. This class is designed for the novice to intermediate birders. 

No fee or registration required.

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09/09/17
Open Sew at MakerSpace

Bring your projects and your MAKER spirit!

Available for your use: 4 portable sewing machines, 2 portable sergers, 1 industrial flat machine, 1 industrial blindstitch machine, 5'x9' work table. Monitored by expert sewers.

 

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09/10/17
Booksale

Back by popular demand, check out the Fairfield Public Library booksale! Inventory includes adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. Your purchases support Library programs and events. 

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09/11/17
Storytime

Stories and songs for toddlers/PreK and their parents at the Fairfield Public Library

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09/11/17
Booksale

Back by popular demand, check out the Fairfield Public Library booksale! Inventory includes adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. Your purchases support Library programs and events. 

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09/11/17
Unity Candlelight Vigil

Support unity between all people. This event is hosted by the MUM student community. They will meet in the new open amphitheatre at the bottom of the hill below the Argiro Dining Hall. All are welcome in the spirit of peace and unity. No open flames -- please bring an LED votive candle if you have one.

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09/12/17
Leadership Fairfield Opening Session

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09/12/17
Build-Off Competition

Each week we’ll be constructing something different – rainbows in a bottle, oobleck, pool noodle towers – you never know what you’ll be making! Held at the Fairfield Public Library.

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09/12/17
Jefferson County PM Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.

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09/12/17
Booksale

Back by popular demand, check out the Fairfield Public Library booksale! Inventory includes adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. Your purchases support Library programs and events. 

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09/12/17
Prairie and the Naturalist

Naturalist Therese Cummiskey will give you an introduction and general view of the prairie, its history, and information on some of the grasses and forbs found there. Meets at the nature center.  

No fee. Preregistration is NOT required for any of the hikes. 

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09/13/17
Storytime

Stories and songs for PreK/Elementary kids and their parents at the Fairfield Public Library

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09/13/17
Read to me

Build up your reading and public speaking skills at the same time!

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09/13/17
Farmer's Market

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09/13/17
Google Got it Right for your Business?

About 70% of online searches are done using Google, and 1 of 5 of those searches relate to a business. Is the information complete and correct when people search for you? Are you missing customers because there are gaps or inaccuracies in your information?
Make sure your Google Profile attracts customers by attending a work session to update your information! The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host a come-and-go workshop with digital marketing expert Mark Cohen to help local businesses “get it right on Google.”

Participants may attend during the workshop session as their schedule allows and have help updating their contact information, address, and phone number. The program will be held in the Indian Hills computer lab, allowing participants to use one of the computers in the lab (or bring their own laptop) and leave having this task completed. Participants will benefit from Cohen’s considerable experience in “traditional” marketing and the new digital customer experience.

Advanced pre-registration required.
Free for Chamber Members, $10 for Potential Members

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09/13/17
Booksale

Back by popular demand, check out the Fairfield Public Library booksale! Inventory includes adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. Your purchases support Library programs and events. 

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09/14/17
LegoTime

We’ll bring Legos, you bring the creativity.

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09/14/17
IHCC Campus Workforce Open House

IowaWORKS Southern Iowa would like to extend an invitation to the IHCC Workforce Campus
Open-House. Dr. Jim Lindenmayer will provide opening remarks at 5 p.m. Come and
experience how a vision became a reality. Through innovation, outreach and partnerships our
American Job Center provides a spectrum of services and support for our 10 county region.
Learn about services that are provided to our jobseekers and employers. Take a tour of our
American Job Center, Job Corps, and Indian Hills Community College Regional
Entrepreneurship Center. Network with employers, economic development partners, and visit
with participants who have utilized our services. RSVP to Brenda Curran.

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09/14/17
"Staying Together"

Julie Mandarino, Ph.D., former professor of psychology at Iowa Wesleyan University, will offer a free public presentation entitled "Staying Together: Three Faces of Love." Dr. Mandarino specialized in marriage and family relations, and will share some of her expertise in this talk. 

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09/14/17
Booksale

Back by popular demand, check out the Fairfield Public Library booksale! Inventory includes adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. Your purchases support Library programs and events. 

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09/14/17
Comedy legend Bob Zany Bay-Bee

With over 1,000 national TV appearances, Bob Zany is a living legend. He's been seen on everything from the Tonight Show and Last Comic Standing to the Gong Show and Family Feud. He's wry, sarcastic, insulting, lovable, and well... zany. His Zany Report is regularly on the nationally syndicated, "The Bob & Tom Show".
$20 Advance | $25 Door

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09/15/17
JCHC Foundation Golf Tournament

Held at the Walton Club.

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09/15/17
An Evening With Blues Traveler's John Popper

JOHN POPPER, the iconic, charismatic lead singer of Blues Traveler, the popular rock and jam band from the 1990's celebrating their 30th anniversary this fall, brings his harmonica and bandmate Ben Wilson, on piano, to share AN EVENING WITH BLUES TRAVELER'S JOHN POPPER - THE HITS. THE STORIES. THE EXPERIENCE. 

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09/15/17
Scratch Cupcakery Mobile Truck

Scratch Cupcakery's mobile truck, Scratch Curbside, is coming to Century Insurance!

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09/15/17
Booksale

Back by popular demand, check out the Fairfield Public Library booksale! Inventory includes adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, audio books, and children's materials--all at great prices. Your purchases support Library programs and events. 

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09/16/17
Live on the Square

The 2017 Live on the Square Summer Concert Series will come to an end Saturday Sept 16th when a Fairfield favorite Blue Cat Alley takes over Central Park at7:30 pm following the annual Kiwanis Kids Day activities. Blue Cat Alley has been an active part of the music scene in southeast Iowa for more than a decade, entertaining fans with their unique blend of upbeat and rhythmic dance music. With a mix of originals and selected covers, Blue Cat Alley have honed their songs to get you on your feet and dancing.            

With close of another great summer of music, Live on the Square will now turn its focus on 2018. If not for the generous support of this year’s sponsors; Cambridge Investment Research, Iowa State Bank, The City of Fairfield, The Fairfield CVB and KMCD/Classic 96, this free music series would not be possible.

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09/16/17
Kiwanis Kids Day

Pancake Tent opens at 6:00AM-1:00PM

Parade will line up at the High School at 9:30.

Parade begins at 10:00AM.​
The route will come west on Broadway, North on Main, East on Grimes, and then they go up to Briggs and head back to the high school.

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09/16/17
Cheers to 10 Years at the Convention Center!

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration
A celebration of a decade of enriching souls and entertaining lives

Featuring comedian & musician Tim Walcoe & humorist & mentalist Devin Henderson

Let's toast to the first decade of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and the moments we shared together that have inspired and entertained the more than 500,000 attendees. You have contributed to the Center as it's deepened it's place in our community, the place where friends meet and are made. 

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09/16/17
Farmer's Market

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09/16/17
Annual Garage Sale - Hosted by Relay for Life

The Jefferson Co Iowa Relay for Life with be hosting and expanding on the annual city wide garage sale (that was formerly sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce).
As in previous years this will be held on Kiwani's Kid's Day, Saturday, September 16th, in the parking lot South of First National Bank. 

You may reserve your spots by contacting Dawn Bechtel or Angela Berg. 

Checks should be made out to the American Cancer Society as 100% of the funds paid will be donated to the Jefferson County Relay for life.

Rain date is scheduled for Saturday Sept 30th. 

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09/16/17
Open Sew at MakerSpace

Bring your projects and your MAKER spirit!

Available for your use: 4 portable sewing machines, 2 portable sergers, 1 industrial flat machine, 1 industrial blindstitch machine, 5'x9' work table. Monitored by expert sewers.

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09/17/17
Vendor Show

This Vendor Show will be held at the Fairfield Best Western, and is still accepting new vendors. Please contact Ann Krouse for more information.

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09/17/17
Monarch Migration

Monarch butterflies cannot survive our cold Iowa winters, instead they travel up to 3000 miles south to forests high in the mountains of Mexico. We will be assisting with monarch research by catching some of these migrating butterflies, placing a small tag on their wing, recording their information and releasing them to continue on their journey. These tags help researchers learn about the migration of the monarch. The exact location of this event will be determined as the event approaches based on nectaring plants in bloom so participants should plan to arrive at the north boat ramp at Lake Sugema by 5:00 p.m. in order to carpool to the location. Nets and tags will be provided but please wear long pants and tennis shoes.

Registration is NOT required. 

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09/18/17
Storytime

Stories and songs for toddlers/PreK and their parents at the Fairfield Public Library

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09/18/17
First United Methodist Church Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.

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09/18/17
Fairfield WORKS! Opening Session

Too many students are graduating from high school without knowing all the amazing career opportunities right in their own hometown! On Monday, September 18th Fairfield High School students are invited to the Kick-Off to Fairfield WORKS! The opening session will be held at the Fairfield High School from 10:00am-12:00pm on their ‘No School Monday’. Students will be introduced to the year-long program, learn about writing a resume, participate in activities to develop their soft skills, and wrap up with a free lunch of pizza. 

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09/19/17
"Hunchback of Notre Dame" | Silent Movie on the Barhydt Organ

Organist ROBERT NICHOLLS revives the 1923 classic silent movie "HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME" with an improvisational musical theme sound track on the Barhydt Organ. Starring Lon Chaney in the role that launched his career as a major star, and featuring a 19 acre set and thousands of extras, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is a visual spectacle on a grand scale.  Robert will improvise a live sound track that moves frame by frame with the epic visual masterpiece.

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09/19/17
Monarch Tagging at Jefferson County Park

Join us for a fun evening of catching, tagging and releasing monarch butterflies as they begin their annual migration. Meets at the Jefferson County Park Nature Center for a short introduction before heading into a prairie in the park.

Pre-registration is NOT required for this free program. All ages are welcome but children under the age of 16 need to be supervised by an adult. 

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09/20/17
Farmer's Market

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09/20/17
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.

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09/21/17
3rd Annual Southeast Iowa Nonprofit Summit

It's time to submit registrations for your staff, board members and volunteers for the 3rd Annual Southeast Iowa Nonprofit Summit.  The Summit was created by community partners collaborating to bring resources to our area to assist in strengthening the nonprofit sector as a whole.  The last 2 years were a huge success and we have used the feedback  to make this year's event even better!

This free, day-long event features stimulating dialogue, presentations, learning and networking opportunities and addresses a variety of critical non profit capacity building topics. Perfect for board members, staff and volunteers! The entire day is designed to teach, inspire and connect the nonprofit community in Southeast Iowa. Look forward to creative presenters who are nationally recognized in their fields of expertise and dedication to assisting the nonprofit community.  Continental Breakfast and luncheon buffet also provided.

This event is offered at no-cost, thanks to the sponsorship of various elements by: TD&T CPAs and Advisors, the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, United Way of Wapello County, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, and the Wapello County Foundation.


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09/21/17
Free Diabetes Class

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09/21/17
Storytime

Come for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Free for children and their parents/caregivers. Enjoy free play at early learning stations during the final half hour.

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09/21/17
Prairie and the Vegetation Manager

Shawn Morrissey is the Vegetation Manager with Jefferson County Conservation. His duties include managing over 1100 acres of timber and prairie. Come learn about the work he does with tallgrass prairie. 

No fee. Preregistration is NOT required for any of the hikes. 

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09/21/17
Open Sew at MakerSpace

Bring your projects and your MAKER spirit!

Available for your use: 4 portable sewing machines, 2 portable sergers, 1 industrial flat machine, 1 industrial blindstitch machine, 5'x9' work table. Monitored by expert sewers.

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09/21/17
Film Premiere of "Life Before Fairfield"

Due to capacity crowds of the two premier screenings of Life in Fairfield, there will be one final, free encore showing.

Did you ever wonder what Fairfield was like before there was a Fairfield? "LIFE BEFORE FAIRFIELD" is a documentary film that details the history of the land as well as the huge animals and native peoples who once lived in what is now Jefferson County, Iowa, well before the first contact with the Europeans. 

Experience the impact of the Great Glacier that covered almost half of the state of Iowa thousands of years ago and how the subsequent ice melt impacted much of what is now Jefferson County. Explore the huge mammals that roamed our backyards such as huge tigers, giant ground sloths, bears, mammoths and the American Bison. In-depth interviews of everyone from local artifact hunters to state archaeologists and expert paleontologists. Tribal historians reveal the lives of the Ioway and Meskwaki tribes - the native peoples who once occupied this land until the time the Europeans arrived… before it became known as Fairfield. Hear the languages they spoke, see how they lived and discover the legacy they left behind. 

The Fairfield History Series is an educational documentary series depicting the fascinating history of Fairfield Iowa and Jefferson County. We plan to release eight films of approximately fifty minutes in length over the next two to three years. This is an exciting time for our town as we have not had an attempt at a comprehensive look at Fairfield history since Susan Fulton Welty published "A Fair Field" almost 50 years ago!  Now comes a series of films that hope to leave a lasting legacy for generations to enjoy.

Free of charge!

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09/23/17
Jefferson County ReLeaf Distribution

Customers have the opportunity to purchase a variety of landscape-sized (3-8’) shade, ornamental and conifer trees at distributions throughout Iowa during the spring and fall. Trees are $25 each through Operation ReLeaf and $30 each through Plant Some Shade. Advanced purchase is required and orders are limited to two (2) trees per household. Spring distributions are held in April and May and fall distributions are held in September and October. Order forms are typically made available to customers 45-90 days prior to distributions. Contact Extension and Outreach for more information

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09/23/17
Cedar Valley Winery Annual Grape Stomp Festival

Gather your friends and family for a friendly "grape stomping" competition that will be certain to bring laughter to all! Stompers will be given two minutes to grind, stomp and squish grapes with their bare feet and then stomp their grapey feet on a souvenir t-shirt. Prizes will be given for the stompers who "squeeze" the most juice from their grapes. Free hot dogs and chips throughout the afternoon festivities.

Pre-register by September 15th to guarantee a t-shirt. Admission to activities and t-shirt $25.

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09/23/17
Farmer's Market

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09/23/17
Open Sew at MakerSpace

Bring your projects and your MAKER spirit!

​Available for your use: 4 portable sewing machines, 2 portable sergers, 1 industrial flat machine, 1 industrial blindstitch machine, 5'x9' work table. Monitored by expert sewers.

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09/25/17
Master Gardeners Monthly Meeting

Meeting held at 5:15 on Monday Nights. Location in the back of the Extension Office unless otherwise stated.

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09/25/17
Noah's Ark Animal Foundation Blood Drive

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)452-1097.
 
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour.  Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
 
ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.  In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.

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09/25/17
Storytime

Come for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Free for children and their parents/caregivers. Enjoy free play at early learning stations during the final half hour.

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09/26/17
Master Gardener Class


Regular Master Gardener class for New Master Gardeners. Registration required.

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09/26/17
Murasaki Duo

Named in homage to Lady Murasaki, the author of the world's first novel, MURSAKI DUO'Scellist Eric Kutz and pianist Miko Kominami weave their instruments' voices together in a unique and compelling equal partnership. Formed at the Juilliard School in 1996 and ensemble-in-residence at Luther College, the Duo recently completed a tour of Europe and the Middle East.

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09/26/17
Board to Death

Join the Library for board games (and video games!) Bring a favorites from home and find new favorites at our game night. 
This program is free and open to all kids (and adults) who are game.

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09/27/17
Farmer's Market

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09/28/17
Eat your herbs!

Herbs are an easy, healthy way to add flavor to your everyday foods.    Learn how to identify common culinary herbs, their health benefits, and how to use them to enhance flavors of fruits, vegetables, and much more. 
Presented by Sara Sprouse, ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialist.
 

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09/28/17
Business After Hours with The Neighborhood Builders and Developers

Tour Fairfield’s newest condos! The Neighborhood Builders and Developers will be hosting a Chamber Business After Hours on Thursday, September 28th from 4:00-7:00pm. Tours of the new four-plex Lincoln Court condos will be available in addition to light refreshments. 

The Neighborhood Builders and Developers is a group of local investors experienced in building, development, sales/marketing, finance, and building products who are investing in Fairfield's future. The new condo development is located at 101 East Lincoln Avenue, just south of the First Christian Church. 

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09/28/17
Storytime

Come for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Free for children and their parents/caregivers. Enjoy free play at early learning stations during the final half hour.

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09/28/17
Open Sew at MakerSpace

Bring your projects and your MAKER spirit!

​Available for your use: 4 portable sewing machines, 2 portable sergers, 1 industrial flat machine, 1 industrial blindstitch machine, 5'x9' work table. Monitored by expert sewers.

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09/28/17
Lego Time

Whether you're an avid builder or a first timer, come to Lego Time at the Fairfield Public Library every Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm

Building with Lego alloweds creativity to flourish in children of all ages. We encourage team building and individual expression as the children choose. 

We provide the Legos -- just bring yourself! No registration is necessary and the program is FREE! Just remember, materials and creations must stay at the library, so please bring a camera! 

If you have any Legos to spare, please consider donating them to the Fairfield Public Library.

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09/29/17
Startup Weekend Fairfield

Fairfield CoLab Presents:
It’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find partners, like-minded entrepreneurs, or a team with whom you can actually develop an idea and launch your startup! Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of students, developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.

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09/29/17
Flip FabriQue: Catch Me

Experience soaring acrobats, trampoline superstars, mesmerizing hula-hoopers, daring diabolos and spell-binding jugglers - wrapped in humor and joy. FLIP FABRIQUE, the exciting new faces of Canadian circus bring a party like you've never seen to the Sondheim and you're on the invite list. 

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09/29/17
Party on the Prairie

An Iowan roots music, craft cider & beer festival. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15.
William Elliot Whitmore - 8:30 p.m., Dave Zollo - 7:00 p.m., Sean Constanza - 5:30 p.m.,  Jacob County and the Damaged Goods - Late night jam.
Held at Jefferson County Cider Works.

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09/29/17
The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood

Join a regional discussion about early childhood education and the impact it has on the current and future workforce. Rich Clewell and Deann Cook will present hard data and research to back the investment in businesses and communities through early ed.

Brunch will be served during this event.

RSVP by 9/22/17

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09/29/17
The Boyz at The Dewdrop

Happening at the Dew Drop: The Boyz, $5.00 cover.

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09/30/17
Farmer's Market

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09/30/17
Iowa's Freshwater Mussels

Freshwater mussels may not be the first animal that comes to mind when you think of Iowa’s rivers, but they are very important to stream ecology and biodiversity. Presenter Vance Polton, a DNR fisheries technician, will reveal the fascinating life cycle of these animals, help with identification of the various species, and explain their role in the life of a river.

No fee and pre-registration is not required. 

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09/30/17
Open Sew at MakerSpace

Bring your projects and your MAKER spirit!

​Available for your use: 4 portable sewing machines, 2 portable sergers, 1 industrial flat machine, 1 industrial blindstitch machine, 5'x9' work table. Monitored by expert sewers.

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09/30/17
Startup Weekend Fairfield

Fairfield CoLab Presents:
It’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find partners, like-minded entrepreneurs, or a team with whom you can actually develop an idea and launch your startup! Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of students, developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.

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09/30/17
Hy-Vee Block Party

Join HyVee for their annual Back to School Block Party! 

Jam out to the DJ or Join the Square Dancing in the parking lot. Vendors from all around will be open for business and don't forget to grab a bite to eat from the grill.

Family fun for Everyone at HyVee this Saturday!

 

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09/30/17
Hy-Vee Block Party

Hy-Vee Friends Block Party!

Live DJ, Grill Out, Kids Dance Competition, Square Dancers, 80+ Vendors & Organizations Attending

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09/30/17
Fairfield Lion's Club Breakfast FHS fundraiser


Come support Fairfield Lion's Club in providing Fairfield High School students with Scholarships.
 
Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door
Serving: Biscuits & Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Muffins and Coffee
 
Tickets can be purchased from a Lion’s Club member or at Fairfield Dental, Iowa State Bank (4th Street), Shawn McCarty State Farm, Jefferson County Realty or Sunnybrook Assisted Living

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09/30/17
MUM's Fall Tree Planting

Volunteers will be planting crabapple and redbud trees along highway 1 on campus. Bring a water bottle and gloves if needed. Snacks are provided along with tree planting instruction by a Trees Forever representative. Parking available at the Gateridge Court Office Building.

Location: Highway 1 along Crow Creek by the Compro High Rise Dorms & Pedestrian Bridge

Co-Sponsored by Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the City of Fairfield
 


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