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January 3, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Comfort Suites
Guest speakers, lunch and networking for farmers - gain insight for the 2020 season! Register by contacting the Des Moines County Extension Office at 319-671-7165. Sponsored by Merschman Seeds Inc., the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the University of Illinois Extension Service.
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January 3, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Burlington YMCA
Students in grades 3-8 can enjoy dodgeball, Zumba, bingo, basketball, racquetball, swimming, group games, arts & crafts, pizza and more. Activities are supervised by adult volunteers, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Older students (9th-12th grades) may use weight and cardio rooms only. For more information,... Read More
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January 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
On the first Saturday of each month, travel back in time with local history buff Terry Abrisz. Your time machine? The reproduced pages of historic local newspapers. This month's topic will be The Burlington depot: A History, chronicling the rise of the current depot, originally built in 1944 as the... Read More
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January 4, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Every third Wednesday from September through June, add some cultural enrichment to your lunch hour with the Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series. The concerts are free and open to the public. This special afternoon concert features violinist Vidya Mullangi performing works by Bach, Max Bruch and Debussy. For more information,... Read More
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January 4, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Southeastern Community College
Boys and girls in grades K-5 get free admission to the SCC Blackhawks basketball game vs the Moberly. MO Greyhounds - and the Blackhawks will sign autographs for the kids, too! For more information, visit scciowa.edu.
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January 4, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Washington
Visit with presidential candidate Andrew Yang over beers at The Washington. For more information, visit yang2020.com.
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January 5, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Greater Burlington
Let the Boy Scouts haul away your Christmas tree this year and save yourself the hassle while helping out a great organization! Place your clean, real tree outside and for a minimum donation of $10, scouts and volunteers will dispose of it for you in an environmentally healthy way. Your... Read More
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January 6, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Kick off the opening of the library's indoor rock garden with this Random Rocks of Kindness event. Paint a rock to add to the garden or to gift to a stranger in a random act of kindness that really rocks! For more information, visit burlington.lib.ia.us
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January 8, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Based in Chicago and featuring musicians from Bosnia, Spain, the UK - including two Grammy award nominees - and the US, Fandango! has been hailed as " ... the most exciting new group on Chicago's musical scene." For more information, visit burlcivicmusic.com
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January 9, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St
Homemade meatball stroganoff or chicken bacon ranch sandwich, plus two sides, dessert and a beverage, all for just $7. Call ahead to carry out, or dine-in the social hall and enjoy fellowship in this beautiful historic church at the top of Snake Alley. Call 319-754-4807 for to go orders. For... Read More
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January 10, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: 514 Jefferson St
Help celebrate Greater Burlington's newest hot spot - Corked 101 - as they cut the ribbon on this exciting downtown wine bar, then make sure to return on Saturday, January 11 for the grand opening!
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January 10, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Think you've got what it takes to unseat the reigning champions? come test your knowledge on a variety of topics at Friends of the Library Trivia Night! Five epic rounds of 10 questions each, with a $25 Footnotes gift card for each member of the winning team and a special... Read More
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January 10, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Starr's Cave Nature Center
Wander through the night-time woods and learn about its sights and sounds, then warm up with a campfire and warm drinks. Plan for a 3-mile hike and dress for the weather! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit dmcconservation.com.
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January 11, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Legacy Theater, Carthage, IL
For anyone who's ever been a boy-band fan, this show is a must-see. The Boy Band Project invokes all the energy, excitement - and especially the music - of groups like NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, Hanson, O-Town, One Direction and more, with talent direct from Broadway and London's West End.... Read More
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January 11, 2020, 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: The Washington
GA-20 is a brand new electric blues band out of Boston, opening for iconic bluesman Biscuit Miller. Award-winning bluesman Biscuit Miller and the Mix bring their high energy, fun & funky blues to The Washington. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at Weird Harold's in downtown Burlington and online... Read More
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January 11, 2020, 10:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: The Boogaloo at PZAZZ!
The Midwest's premier 80s tribute band, big hair and all! 10 PM to 1 AM. 21 & over; no cover charge. For more information, visit thepzazz.com.
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Classes & Workshops
January 12, 2020, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Harvest View Farms, Sperry
Head to the farm this weekend and learn to foxtrot like a pro! Start with a hearty brunch with Brenda's Chuckwagon Specials from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, then check out beginner dance lessons in basic foxtrot from 1-2 PM. At 2 PM Bloom hits the stage to entertain and... Read More
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January 13, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Dance your way into the new year at the library! Channel your inner Jane Fonda and practice your jazzercise skills while listening to classic '80s jams. This family-friendly program is presented by Public Services Manager Sam, who invites you to 'sweat it out,' then check out your favorites from the... Read More
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January 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Port of Burlington Welcome Center
Lori Carnes of the Raptor Research Project answers all your questions about the majestic bald eagle. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit dmcconservation.com.
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January 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Starr's Cave Nature Center
Build a life-sized eagle nest with Lori Carnes of the Raptor Research Project. All ages; please dress for outdoor activity. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit dmcconservation.com.
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January 15, 2020, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Every third Wednesday from September through June, add some cultural enrichment to your lunch hour with the Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series. The concerts are free and open to the public. This week's concert features music for one piano, four hands - with Joel Brown and Heidi Riepe. For more... Read More
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January 16, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 552 S Roosevelt Ave
Help celebrate progress in Greater Burlington! Following the ribbon cutting, Kozlowski Law Group invites you to an open house at their new location from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. For more information, visit kozlawllc.com.
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January 17, 2020, 8:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Friday is for the boot-scootin' boogiers! All ages welcome for honky-tonk and line dancing with David Kroll and Heartland. Just $5 cover and your first drink is free!
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January 17, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: West Burlington United Methodist Church
All are welcome to participate in game night at West Burlington United Methodist Church. Bring your family's favorite games, or learn to play a new game! Snacks and bottled water will be offered for sale; cost is $1 per person. For more information, follow the Board Game Group on Facebook.
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January 17, 2020, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Catfish Bend Casino at PZAZZ!
Head to PZAZZ! for an unforgettable night of amazing food, great friends and hilarious laughter. Comedy Night featuring Jose Sarduy is a fund-raising event hosted by the Burlington Area YMCA to benefit LiveSTRONG, a free 12-week program designed to help cancer survivors rebuild their physical and emotional strength. This unique... Read More
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January 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Burlington Bent River Brewing Co
Put your team together and head to downtown Burlington to take on the Arctic Challenge and raise some cash for your favorite charity. Dress warmly - these challenges take place outdoors! Afterward, you can warm up with food and drink specials plus live music. For more information, follow Burlington Bent... Read More
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January 18, 2020, 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: The Washington
Local bands Atlas Take Charge and Beyond the Heavens are joined by Des Moines rockers Main State. All ages; $10 at the door. Fore more information, visit thewashingtonmusic.com.
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January 18, 2020, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Treat yourself to a post-holiday trip to the not-so-distant past with this talented, high-energy Elton John tribute band! Opening for the legendary Rocket Man is the equally fabulous Robb Stewart - from Maggie May to Bennie & the Jets, this performance promises to throw it back to the glory days.... Read More
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January 18, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Saturday is for the headbangers! Throw it back to the days of big hair with music from Def Leppard, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Poison and more. Just $5 cover; all ages admitted. For more information, visit burlingtonriverfront.com.
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Classes & Workshops
January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Starr's Cave Nature Center
Learn about America's majestic national bird with Lori Carnes of the Raptor Research Project. After the informational program, participants and presenters may caravan to Lock and Dam 18 to view eagles. This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit dmcconservation.com.
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January 20, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Sometimes we're so busy taking care of everything and everyone else, taking care of ourselves is difficult to figure out and schedule. Make a self-care cube to help focus on your own wellness. This family-friendly program is presented by Library Aide Sara. For more information, visit burlington.lib.ia.us Sweating to... <a href=Read More
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January 22, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Sunnybrook Assisted Living
Donnellson educator Ernie Schiller of the Rebuild Nepal Education Foundation will discuss ongoing efforts to assist Nepalese children whose villages and families were devastated by the 2015 earthquake which killed 9,000 people in Nepal. Schiller and a group of 45 teachers and volunteers will travel to Nepal in May of... Read More
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January 23, 2020, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care
Chamber members and associates are invited to attend this social gathering to build networks and grow businesses! Stop in for a few minutes or stay to enjoy refreshments and appetizers. For more information, visit the Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care website.
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January 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Greater Burlington's version of the Piano Man returns to Wake N Bake - and he's taking requests. For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com or follow Wake N Bake on Facebook.
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January 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Local guy Nic Fry rocking the west end of Jefferson Street. For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com or follow Wake N Bake on Facebook.
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January 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: West Burlington United Methodist Church
All are welcome to participate in game night at West Burlington United Methodist Church. Bring your family's favorite games, or learn to play a new game! Snacks and bottled water will be offered for sale; cost is $1 per person. For more information, follow the Board Game Group on Facebook.
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January 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
CineLife Entertainment and More2Screen present a new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, filmed in France, Tahiti, the United Kingdom and the Marquesas Islands, followed by a 30-minute private view of the first-ever exhibition of Gauguin's portraits, Gauguin Portraits at the National Gallery in London. Tickets are... Read More
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January 25, 2020, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Greater Burlington Partnership
Eggs & Issues is an excellent opportunity for Chamber members to talk informally with Des Moines County's state legislators and hear their updates and forecasts on legislative action. Breakfast is available at 7:15 AM; cost is $5. January's breakfast is presented by U.S. Bank. RSVP to Belinda Colwell at bcolwell@greaterburlington.com.... Read More
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January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Port of Burlington Welcome Center
Learn about bald eagles during a short program at the Welcome Center, then head to Lock and Dam 18 to help count eagles. Dress warm! All ages, free, no registration required. Visit dmcconservation.com for more information.
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January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Shug's Tiny Town & Educational Toys
Come and meet Rosie, a Goldendoodle Canine Good Citizen therapy dog! Bring your favorite book to read to Rosie and see how well-behaved she is. Rosie can't wait to meet you and hear your story! For more information, visit shugstinytown.com.
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January 25, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Loren Walker Arena at Southeastern Community College
The SCC Blackhawks continue conference play hosting the NE Nebraska Hawks. Game tips off at 7 PM, doors open at 6 PM. Game night is a RED OUT - wear your SCC apparel that is red!
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Health
January 26, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Homestead 1839
Homestead 1839 and Mother Moon Yoga are teaming up for the kids! Beginning Sunday, January 26, Homestead will host weekly one-hour yoga classes for a free-will donation. Proceeds will be split equally between Homestead 1839, a local non-profit farm which provides educational programs for both youth and adults, and Yoga... Read More
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Festival & Fairs
January 26, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center, 3001 Winegard Drive, Burlington
The Pritchard Broadcasting Bridal Fair and Event Expo invites brides, wedding and event planners and anyone anticipating a major event to visit with over 50 vendors in one convenient location, with giveaways, door prizes and wine tasting. Plan to attend the area’s biggest and best Bridal and Event Expo! Visit... Read More
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January 27, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
This healthy snack dates back to 13th-century Egypt and is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Learn to make your own hummus in the Create Space with Sarah and Sam. Please register to ensure sufficient materials are available for all participants - just call the library or register on the... Read More
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January 27, 2020, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Burlington Area YMCA
Enjoy a jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing fun of playing the drums! Designed for all fitness levels, POUND helps you let loose, get energized, improve your health and rock out! This event is free for Y members and open to all with the purchase of a day pass.... Read More
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Classes & Workshops
January 27, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: CBIZ, 610 N. Fourth St
This workshop will guide you through the basics of starting a small business. Learn how to write a business plan, what legal structure to choose for taxes, how to conduct market research, marketing ideas, and what financing is available for small businesses. Cost is $19. Register today by calling CBIZ... Read More
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January 29, 2020, 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Corked 101, 514 Jefferson st
All downtown business owners, property owners, employees and residents are invited to attend this free, casual info and networking event at the newly remodeled Corked 101 wine bar at 514 Jefferson St. This month's topic will be snow removal, and you'll have a chance to share news about your downtown... Read More
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January 29, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
The public is invited to attend a listening session regarding the next steps for Burlington's historic Cascade Bridge. For more information, visit burlingtoncascadebridge.com.
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January 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Burlington Bent River Brewing Company
Sometimes, you need a beer. Sometimes, you need yoga. Sometimes, you need both. Liquid Flow is a beverage-friendly yoga class with a happy-hour vibe in a judgement-free zone. Classes are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM and Sundays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Class is $10 and includes a... Read More
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January 30, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Eagles Aerie #150, 2727 Mt. Pleasant St
Kick off the 2020 softball season! Meet the Southeastern Community College Blackhawks, plus enjoy food, raffles, music and karaoke.
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January 31, 2020, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: PZAZZ! Convention & Event Center
The Annual Dinner is the largest event of the year! All Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend, giving your company the opportunity to reach business and community leaders. Sponsoring the annual dinner highlights your business as one of our community's top supporters and gives you exposure to some... Read More
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January 31, 2020, 10:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: Boogaloo at PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex
Dance the night away with Chicago's premier event band, To the 9s. 21 & over only; no cover charge. For more information, visit thepzazz.com.
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