Plans for the holiday season are already underway in Downtown Burlington! Area businesses, schools, churches and organizations are encouraged to participate in Downtown Partners' annual Lighted Holiday Parade on November 24. This year's theme is "Winter Wonderland." Download the parade entry forms here. Cash prizes for the top three entries.
Ghosts and goblins will have a chance to haunt downtown Burlington today from 4 - 6 PM with treats available at dozens of participating merchants. Call Downtown Partners at 
319-208-0056 for more information.
What:  The Government Relations Committee wants to hear from you. Submit your question to be asked during the State Representative forum for Districts 87 & 88 here
When: Deadline October 29, 4 PM. Forum is 5 - 7 PM
Where: West Burlington City Hall, 122 Broadway St, West Burlington
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
What:  Candidates running for State Representative in Districts 87 & 88 will address questions asked by representatives of the Greater Burlington Partnership's Government Relations committee at this upcoming forum.
When: October 29, 5 - 7 PM
Where: West Burlington City Hall, 122 Broadway St, West Burlington
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
What:  Greater Burlington Young Professionals is a great way to expand your or your staff's professional network and meet new people. Join today and have your membership covered until the end of 2019!
Where: Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 N 4 St Ste 200, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
What:  Remember to submit your events to the free Events Calendar on the Greater Burlington Partnership website! Locals and visitors are referred to the calendar for information on what is going on in the area, and GBP staff often field inquiries regarding events. Make sure we are all informed of the opportunities in Greater Burlington and check it out yourself when you're looking for something fun or interesting to do!
For More Information: Call the Greater Burlington Partnership at 319-752-6365
Burlington was named one of "America's Best Small Cities to Move to Before They Get Too Popular" by They asked dozens of writers around the country to find small American cities where they'd put down roots. We join the ranks of Estes Park, Colorado, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Bozeman, Montana and more!  Check out the article for yourself here.
What:  HERO  (Helping at English River Outfitters) r aising money to support our men and women of the military with PTSD and MST. Open to the public. Tenderloins and fries will be served. Auction will include artwork, gift certificates and several miscellaneous items of value, followed by karaoke by Songbird Entertainment.
When:  October 26, 5:30 PM; 7 PM auction
Where:  Burlington Eagles, 2727 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington 
For More Information: Call  Burlington Eagles at 319-752-4781 
What: Four  floors of pure terror! $ 10 entry fee - if you dare.
When:   October 26 - 27, 30 - 31, 7 - 11:30 PM
Where:  Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information:  Email, call 319- 753-8111 x 3 or visit
What:  Take an extra 10% off all closeout, clearance, one-of-a-kind appliances, tools, lawn and garden items.
When: Through October 31
Where: Sears Hometown Store, 2750 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington
For More Information: Call  Sears Hometown Store at 319-753-6580 
What:  With choreographed dances and ripped abs, this show won't disappoint - and makes for the perfect ladies night out! Bring all your friends and sit at one of our VIP tables next to the runway, or purchase a general admission ticket and join the fun. Ladies, your guys are invited to attend the after party for $5 with DJ Magic Mike.
When:   November 3, 8 PM; 10 PM after party
Where:  Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information:  Email, call 319- 753-8111 x 3 or visit
What:  Hungry? Choose an entrĂ©e of either hot chicken salad casserole or beefrite, along with two sides including Jell-O, soup, corn or apple salad. Finish off your meal with a slice of pie or other homemade dessert and tea, lemonade or coffee, all for just $6. If time is of the essence, call in your order for carry-out, or else enjoy it in our warm and friendly Social Hall. 
When:  November 8, 11 AM - 1 PM
Where:  First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St, Burlington 
For More Information: Visit
What: Featuring music from Dixon Duo, Stumptown, and The Reunion. $10 at the door. Admission free for all military and veterans. Food truck on hand.
When:  November 18, 3 - 6 PM
Where: Burlington Capitol Theater, 211 N 3 St, Burlington
For More Information: Call 319-237-1099 or visit
What:  Non-league bowlers who bowl three strikes in a row in any one game at KingPins receive a certificate for a free turkey at Fareway Foods . Limit two per person per promotion.
When:  November 1 - 20, during non-league bowling every day of the week
Where:  KingPins at FunCity, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Carole Halicki or 319-237-4275 
What:  50 minute massage just $50. Appointment required.
When:  Monday - Wednesday in November, 9 AM - 6 PM
Where:The Spa at Catfish Bend, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Call  The Spa at 319-237-1271 
What: Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all-out passionate attack transfixes the audience and has changed the perception of chamber music performance. From Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad, Sybarite5 promises excitement! 
When: November 8, 7:30 PM
Where: Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-752-0336 or  email
What:  Winter Golf Leagues at the new Shankopotamus Golf Academy at Lambo's, sponsored by Top Tracer. Senior, Ladies, Couple, and 2-person teams available. Monday -Thursday morning, afternoon and evening leagues available.
When:  Beginning in December for 16 weeks
Where: Spirit Hollow,  5592 Clubhouse Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Jayson Wulf, 319-752-0004 or visit
What:  We specialize in private dog lessons. Actually - if your dog has you trained, it is now human obedience!
When:  We work with each others schedule to pick the best time to suit us both. All classes are held outdoors.
Where: Barb's Dog Obedience,  12378 US 61 Burlington 
For More Information: Visit
What:  Wall Street hasn't experienced a week like this one in quite some time. It's likely many investors are feeling some stress or anxiety as a result. Buckingham's director of research, Larry Swedroe, wrote this article that offers perspective and context on what may be an awakening bear market. 
When: Business hours are  Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Where: Buckingham Strategic Wealth,  320 N 3 St Ste 501, Burlington
For More Information:  Kent Schmidgall, CFP at 319-758-6792
What:  Join us for food, games and prizes.
When:  October 26, 9 AM - 7 PM
Where: All Two Rivers Bank & Trust locations
For More Information: Visit
What:  Comics, games, toys, art. Free to vend and free to attend. $50 gift certificate give away at 2 PM. Video game tournament at 11 AM. Cosplay contest at 1:30 PM. $40 FunCity cards for $20.
When:  October 27, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where:  PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Visit or email
What:  Live DJ performs, no cover. 21 and over.
When:  October 27, 10 PM
Where:  The Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grille, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Megan Bell or 319-237-4318 
What:  Great River Christian School will have their annual hog roast and auction. Come join us for a wonderful meal and an evening full of bidding on many wonderful items generously donated by community businesses and school families. Tickets available from Great River Christian School, Great River Christian School families or Jeff's West Avenue Automotive.
When:  October 27, 5 - 8 PM
Where:  National Guard Armory, 16815 Hwy 34, Middletown, IA 52638
For More Information:  Call Great River Christian School at 319-753-2255 
What:  Join Jr. Optimist TICO Club in supporting the 2018 Red Ribbon Week Campaign for the Annual Red Ribbon Week Trivia Contest! Great fundraising opportunity, but also a healthy family friendly event for families or friends who want to put together a team. All ages are encouraged to participate.
When:  October 28,  1 - 4 PM
Where:  Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington 
For More Information: Call Becky Ruberg at 319-572-6416 
What:  We get it - days get shorter, air gets colder and snow happens! But just because you can't ride outside doesn't mean you can't ride at all. Indoor bike trainer rides just got a lot more fun with virtual reality! When you buy a smart trainer now through Oct 31, you can get up to 12-months free Zwift - the virtual reality training program that makes it fun to ride your bike inside when you want, where you want. Stop in and try it out! We'll even throw in a free water bottle if you do.
When:  Now - October 31st!
Where:  Bickel's Cycling & Fitness, 305 East Agency Road, West Burlington
For More Information: Visit
What:  This workshop will take a look at issues with the aging workforce from the safety point of view.
When:  November 1,  7:30 - 9 AM
Where:  SCC Center for Business, 610 N 4 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  CBIZ, 319-208-5375 or visit
What:  Great River Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month.  Group diabetes classes are for people newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician referral for diabetes education is required. Diabetes educators will assess needs for specific information and skills, teach self-care and provide continuing help. Most insurance companies cover the fee for the class series. A family member or friend is encouraged to attend at no additional cost.
When: Morning series begins November 1, 10 AM - 12 PM; afternoon series begins November 5, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Where:  Great River Health System, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information/To Register: C all 319-768-4165
What:  Illinois Rail is a high energy bluegrass/gospel band that hails from central Illinois. Several of the members have over thirty years of bluegrass band experience.
When: November 3, 7 PM
Where:  The Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan St, Carthage, IL 62321 
For More Information: Visit
What: First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a harvest celebration with an elegant brunch, silent auction and cookie/candy walk. Advanced tickets $14 adults, $7 children 
(5 - 10 yrs); at the door $16 adults, $9 children (5 - 10 yrs). Children 4 and under eat free.
When: November 4, 10:30 AM - 2 PM
Where: The Loft, 416 Jefferson St, Burlington
For More Information: Call 319-754-8421
What:  Join the SCC Athletic Department for their Celebrity Night Fundraiser & Auction featuring Fran Fraschilla, ESPN college basketball analyst and former college head basketball coach. Tickets $50 in advance or $60 at the door. VIP tables for 8 are $600.  Proceeds benefit all SCC sports.
When:  November 8, 5:30 PM social; 6:30 PM dinner; 7:30 PM auction; 8 PM speaker
Where: PZAZZ!  Convention and Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Julie White or 319-208-5121
What:  Back by popular demand! You know him and you love him and he's back in the area for a special performance. Tickets on sale now. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the front desk or by phone at 319-753-1300. $15 at the door.
When: November  10, 7 PM Doors; 8 PM E ric Pettit Lion; 9 PM  Jake McVey
Where:  Comfort Suites, 1780 Stonegate Center Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Call Comfort Suites at 319-753-1300 
What:  Michael Londra, the Irish tenor best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway, presents an evening of "Christmas from Ireland" told in song, dance and classic stories of his youth. You will hear traditional, heartwarming Irish carols like "Winter, Fire and Snow" and versions of Christmas songs like "Silent Night." The evening will also feature Celtic songs of a new Ireland including Michael's popular carol "Beyond the Star." Michael also sings many carols more familiar to international audiences like "O Come Emmanuel" and "The First Noel" but sung in a more Celtic traditional style.
When:  December 13, 7 PM;  December 14, 7 PM;  December 15, 2 PM
Where:  The Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan St, Carthage, IL 62321 
For More Information: Visit
What:  In August of 2010, Elvis Presley Enterprises held a contest in Memphis and invited the top Elvis tribute artists from around the world. Justin came in first place and Graceland named him the "World's Ultimate Elvis!" Justin Shandor is the only Elvis Tribute artist to make the front page of USA Today, and was recently featured in an issue of French Vogue magazine.
When:  January 19, 2 PM
Where:  The Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan St, Carthage, IL 62321 
For More Information: Visit
What:  Often physical therapy can eliminate or prolong the necessity of surgery, and when surgery is necessary, Universal Therapy Group gets you back to functioning as quickly as possible. No matter who your surgeon is, it's your choice where you go for physical therapy. At Universal Therapy Group you'll be surrounded by a team that will treat you and your loved ones like friends and family.
Where:  Universal Therapy Group, 2750 Mt Pleasant St Ste 104, Burlington
For More Information:  Call Universal Therapy Group at 319-752-7727 or email 
What: The Greater Burlington Partnership is looking for a friendly and outgoing individual to work 8 to 20 hours per week promoting Greater Burlington as a premier Midwest tourist destination. Interested individuals must possess excellent people and communication skills, be a self-starter, organized and tech savvy. Duties will include maintaining the Port of Burlington Welcome Center, providing visitors community information and directions, working with volunteers, obtaining surveys and developing relationships with visitors. Knowledge of Greater Burlington and some retail skills are preferred. The position requires a flexible schedule, including a day or two during the week and a few weekends a month.
When: Accepting resumes until November 5
Where: Port of Burlington Welcome Center, 400 N Front St, Burlington
To Apply: Email a resume and references to Emily Pattee, Welcome Center Manager.  
What: Becker's Jewelers is growing, and we are looking for some amazing people to grow with us. Please submit a resume to our West Burlington Store in person.
When: Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Where: Becker's Jewelers, 401 S Gear Ave, West Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-752-3196 
What:  We are looking for a friendly, customer focused person to join our team as Department Manager! Leadership, communication and organizational skills needed. Previous retail experience preferred.
When: Now Hiring
Where: Huffman's Farm and Home, 201 E Agency Rd, West Burlington 
For More Information/To Apply:  Visit our Farm and Home Store or email your resume.



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