Downtown Chocoholic Frolic
In the middle of winter, you deserve to indulge a bit! Sample a rich variety of delectable treats at the Chocoholic Frolic in downtown Burlington on February 8 from 1 - 5 PM at 
13 different tasting locations. Advance tickets are $10 at Weird Harold's or online . They are $12 the day of the event. Thanks to Kodiak Cakes for sponsoring the Chocoholic Frolic.
What:  Now available for purchase - Mississippi River ribbon maps, Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm jerky and summer sausage, Burlington afghans, Sterzing's t-shirts and more! Like the Port of Burlington Welcome Center Facebook page to receive updates on new merchandise.
When:  Open daily, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Port of Burlington Welcome Center, 400 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information:  Call 319-752-8731 
What:  Cheer on the big game at The Boogaloo! Domestic beer buckets 5 bottles for $10, and $2 off all appetizers during the game.
When:  February 2, game time
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946 
What:  After work, head on down to Friday Fest inside the Memorial Auditorium with live music by Jera & the Absoluts! Burlington Riverfront Entertainment will give away 10 Meet & Greets to meet the contestants from The Voice show on February 22 with Cali Wilson, Katie Kadan, Max Boyle and Alex Guthrie throughout the night! This event brought to you by Burlington Riverfront Entertainment and Pritchard Broadcasting. Admission is free!
When:  February 7, 5 - 9 PM
For More Information:  Email 
What:  Weathers has been cancelled; The Pleiades will play a free show in their place.
When:  February 7, 7 PM
For More Information: Call 217-357-9479 or visit
What:  This country rock band returns to The Boogaloo for the Burlington SnowBull Kickoff Party! 21 and over, no cover.
When:  February 8, 10 PM
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946 
What:  Play bingo for a chance to win Tupperware products. Three different types of rounds for three different types of prizes. Join us for free bingo, a $10 card round, and an exclusive round with your order. Bring a friend and have some bingo fun! Please RSVP.
When:  February 12
For More Information: Call  Siarra Jones at 772-713-0188 or visit Facebook 
What:  Every day, managers and professionals are getting buried under a continuous stream of both useful and useless email. If you would like to get control of your email "beast," you should attend this program. Learn a proven system for taming your email account, with strategies for keeping your inbox efficient and under control by building and administering a personal "email infrastructure." Learn key technical tips for better managing your email using market-leading software like MS Outlook and Gmail from The Email Sanity Expert, Randy Dean.
When:  February 13, 9 - 10:30 AM
For More Information: Contact  CBIZ, 319-208-5375 or visit
What:  EntrĂ©e choices this month are chili or pulled pork sandwich with two choices of cole slaw, peas, peanut butter sandwich or tropical fruit. Complete this meal for just $7 with a desert and beverage. Call 319-754-4807 to order a carry-out meal, or enjoy your meal in our Social Hall.
When:  February 13,11 AM - 1 PM
For More Information: Visit 
What:  In honor of Valentine's Day, all Melissa & Doug stuffed animals are 25% off! Pick up the perfect furry friend for your sweetheart. We have a huge selection of little to giant plush.
When:  Now - February 14
For More Information: Call  Ashley at Shug's at 319-754-SHUG, or visit Facebook; call Brenda at Dollhouse Dreams at 319-372-0599, or visit Facebook
What:  From "Team Blake," Cali Wilson returns home to Iowa after breaking the top 13 on this past season of NBC's The Voice. She will be joined by 3 other contestants from the show - Katie Kadan, Max Boyle and Alex Guthrie!
When:  February 22, 7 PM doors open; 8 PM show
For More Information:  Email 
What:  Did you know the Burlington Bees support 180 full time jobs and approximately 
$4.7 million in wages in Des Moines County? By supporting the Burlington Bees, you are also making an impact on our local community. The Bees are looking for special event sponsors, season ticket holders and are booking group outings of all sizes. Group outings and suite rentals are filling up fast, so book your dates as soon as possible.
When:  Sponsorship and season tickets order prior to the end of February
For More Information: Contact the  Burlington Bees, 319-754-5705 or visit
What: $300 l ip plump, $50 li bido boost injection, $50 brow lift, $60 lash lift and tint.
When:   Month of February
For More Information: Call  319-237-1771 or visit
What: The  Domestic Violence Intervention Program invites the community to join us in raising funds for those most vulnerable. Enjoy soup donated from Keokuk restaurants, non-alcoholic drinks, and dessert for $7! DVIP advocates have assisted over 150 individuals in the past year by providing them with free and confidential safety planning, medical and legal advocacy, support groups, housing assistance, 24-hour crisis hotline, and other vital resources. Get your tickets here
When:  March 9, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
For More Information: Contact  Alta Medea-Peters, 319-930-2030 or visit
What:  If your child will be five years old on or before September 15, 2020 he/she is eligible to start Kindergarten. Please contact your attendance center as soon as possible for roundup and registration information.
For More Information:  Call the Administration office at 319-753-6791 x 1409 
What:  Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is proud to announce the 2020 Woman of Distinction. The honoree is Beth Fleming, Divisional Director of Operations for Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care.
When:  April 30, 5:30 PM
For More Information:  Contact Joyce Vance or 319-752-3639 to make a reservation or a donation in honor of Beth Fleming
What:  Make sure to book your DJ and Photobooth early! It's Electric Entertainment is Burlington-based and has all of your event needs covered. Professional set up, event lighting, a huge selection of music, and a custom photobooth for your guests to enjoy. Let's chat about how we can make your wedding an experience that no one will forget. Reach out and book early to get the date you want!
When: L imited dates left in 2020; currently booking in 2021 and beyond 
For More Information:  Contact It's Electric Entertainment, 563-419-6140 or visit
What:  Chicago's premier event band, To The 9's, know how to get the party started and keep it going all night long. 21 and over, no cover.
When:  January 31, 10 PM
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946
What:  Grilled burgers and bratburgers served with a side and dessert - only $7. Koozies for sale at the door for $20. Drinks provided for the evening. Prize for best '80s dressed table. Prizes for 1st and 2nd places. $200 per table, 8 person teams. Tables are limited, sign up soon! Thank you for supporting Burlington High School Athletics.
When: February 1, 5 PM doors open; food served until 6 PM; 6 - 10 PM trivia
For More Information:  Contact Kim Taeger or 319-759-5444
What:  Diabetes Education - Great River Medical Center offers a four-week group diabetes class every month. The group diabetes class is for people who are newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. A family member or friend is encouraged to attend at no additional cost.
When: Thursdays beginning February 6, 10 AM - 12 PM
For More Information/To Register:  Call 319-768-4165
Heritage Trust Grants Available
What: The Heritage Trust grant is available for exterior historic preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation projects within the city of Burlington for properties that are at least 50 years old. It can provide up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds. The organization's grant committee reviews applications in February and August; the first round deadline is February 15. The grant application can be downloaded  here.
When: February 15 deadline
For More Information: Visit
The Bark Spa Is Open
What:  The Bark Spa is now open for Thera-Clean baths. These deep cleaning, therapy baths help with odors, shedding, skin irritations, and so much more. Call to make an appointment for a completely hypo-allergenic Thera-Clean bath!! Grooming coming in May.
When: B y appointment only
For More Information: Call  Ann at 319-752-7682 
Save the Date for the Shamrock Shuffle
What: Burlington Kiwanis is excited to announce that the Shamrock Shuffle is back! The Shamrock Shuffle is a 5K Run/Walk, and proceeds benefit area programs for children. Sponsorships are available to promote your business.
When: March 14, 10 AM
For More Information: Email, register online, or like us on Facebook
Save the Date for the Beaster Bunny
What:  The Beaster Bunny 5K is a fun, timed 5K run/walk. This year there will be a 5K run/walk, as well as a kids race with an an Easter treat. Register here.
When:  April 4, 8:15 AM kids race; 8:30 AM 5K run/walk
For More Information: Visit  The Beaster Bunny 5K on Facebook or call 319-621-4450 
Ping Pong Tournament at Burlington Bent River
What: Free ping pong tournament every Tuesday! All skills welcome - it's just for fun!
When: Tuesdays, 7 PM
For More Information: Call 319-209-2773 
What: Casual yoga class with a happy hour twist. All are welcome - alcohol is optional.
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 PM; Sundays at 11:30 AM
For More Information: Call 319-209-2773 
Help Shape the Future for Des Moines County 
What: Strong nonprofits build strong communities. Contact Community Foundation of Des Moines County to find out how you can support a local cause or create your own fund.
For More Information: Visit or call 319-752-6365 
What:  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is always accepting donations in the form of groceries, supplies, and in-kind donations. DVIP is also always in need of volunteers - if you can drive a car, pick up donations, play with children, help out in an office or do maintenance, we could use your help! Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for more information on how you can help at
When:  24-hours a day, 7 days a week via our toll-free hotline at 1-800-373-1043
For More Information: Contact  Alta Medea-Peters, 319-930-2030 or visit
What:  Angie McCall was named Employee of the Month at Great River Medical Center. She is a patient service associate in the Cardiovascular Care Unit.  McCall took a patient home to Mount Pleasant after the patient was discharged. The patient didn't have any family or friends who could take her, and she would have had to pay a $75 taxi fee.
For More Information: Contact Melissa Jones, Director Marketing and Communications, 
at 319-768-3300
What:  Iris City Cleaners in Mt Pleasant is offering a special of $25 savings on wedding gown cleaning and preservation. We meticulously inspect and hand clean your gown, press it, and envelope in in a muslin blanket, then place it in a completely acid free preservation chest. We have been cleaning and preserving gowns since 1947. 
Where: Contact us for a local pickup and delivery at 319-385-9707, or drop at Ellen's Quilting Corner in West Burlington
For More Information: Visit
Help Wanted at Danville Telecom/iConnectYou 
What:  Full time Outside Plant and Fiber Optic Technician wanted. High school diploma or GED with technical school or related work experience in Telecom/IT required. Valid driver's license. Generous compensation package. Full job posting is available at
When: Open until the position is filled
Where: Danville Mutual Telephone Company, 102 S Main St, Danville
To Apply: E mail cover letter and resume to
Certified Pest Technician Position Open 
What:  Seeking someone interested in working for a local, family-owned pest control company. No prior experience needed. A high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license with a clean driving record for 2 years, good communication skills, and a genuine desire to learn the pest control business.
When: Position open until filled
Where: C-CAT Pest Control, 3640 Flint Ridge Dr, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-752-7675 





February 8
Downtown Burlington
1 - 5 PM

February 15
Greater Burlington Partnership
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February 25
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