Kick off your holiday season with a favorite event - downtown Burlington's Holiday Open House from 12 -  4 PM on November 11. Get a head start on holiday gift buying, sample food and refreshments, and register at 18 participating businesses for the giveaway of $1000 in Downtown Dollars. 
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.
What:  Imagine - a thousand curious little minds just waiting to be stimulated and steered towards paths they may never consider without your guidance. Sign up today to be an exhibitor at the STEM Fest here. Showcase your business and career paths to over 1000 students from Southeast Iowa with hands on activities in the exciting fields of STEM.
When: February 23, 10 AM - 2 PM
Where: Southeastern Community College, 1500 W Agency 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.
Bent River Fall Back Brew Fest 2018 
What:  Our 2nd Annual Brew Fest - come enjoy live music, great food, and over 30 beers to sample.   Beer talk with professional brewers 11 AM - 2 PM, Eric Pettit Lion takes the stage 
2 - 4 PM.   Ticket prices are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.   All beer tasters will receive a special Bent River tasting glass.   Great beer, entertainment and great food - don't miss it!!
When:  November 3, 11 AM - 4 PM
Where: Burlington Bent River, 500 Jefferson St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Mike Anderson, 319-209-2773 or visit
The Broom Closet/Healing Haven 4th Annual Witches Ball 
What:  Join us for bewitching fun!   Prizes for the top three best costumes. Food by our favorite taco truck, cash only.   We will have music by DJ Candy.  Bring your own beverage;  $10 at the door.
When:  November 3, 7 PM - 12 AM
Where: Homestead 1839, 401 W Agency Rd, West Burlington 
For More Information: Call  The Broom Closet/Healing Haven 319-855-4013 
First Annual Greater Burlington Dream Home Tour  
What: Find the perfect new home, or design a custom residence tailored to your family as you explore home sites and finished residences. Area developers will be on hand to show you how your dreams can become reality. Presented by Midwest Realty Group and sponsored by Pritchard Broadcasting.
When: November 3 - 4, 1 - 4 PM
For More Information: Visit  here for property details
What:  West Burlington High School Blood Drive
When:  November 9, 7:45 - 11:45 AM
Where:  Junior High Gym, 408 W Van Weiss Blvd, West Burlington
To Donate: E mail Jenna Amenell

What:  Des Moines County Catholics Blood Drive
When:  November 12, 1:30 - 5:15 PM
Where:  St. John's Community Center, 700 Division St, Burlington
To Donate: C all Kathy Cahill at 319-759-3096

What:  Enterprise Rent A Car Blood Drive
When:  November 14, 11:30 AM - 2 PM
Where:  MVRBC Mobile Unit, 2209 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington
To Donate: C all Lucas Stevens at 319-754-1500
What:  Kodiak Cakes box mixes are featured on page 86 of the November Hy-Vee Mega Ad. Buy your choice of pancake and waffle mix, muffin mix, brownie mix, or all-purpose baking mix for $4.99. Join Marty Mogk of Kodiak Cakes at the Hy-Vee on Agency for product samples and coupons for additional savings on November 4, 11 AM - 4 PM or November 7, 2 - 7 PM.
When: Through December 2
Where:  Hy-Vee Health Market, 3140 Agency St, Burlington 
For More Information: Visit 
What:  20% off Christmas gifts and décor including ornaments, silk flowers and picks, garlands and wreaths. It's a magical time of year.
When:  November 9, 8 AM - 6 PM;  November 10, 8 AM - 3 PM;  November 11, 12 - 4 PM
Where:  Burlington in Bloom, 3214 Division St, Burlington
For More Information: Call  319-754-1616 
What:  Veterans Month Fundraiser at the Elks - join us for our Burlington Elks Lodge #84 Bingo, Brunch and Beverages. Just $5 gets you an all you can eat brunch, coffee and juices, plus your first Bingo sheet. Subsequent games and games without purchase of brunch cost one dollar per sheet, per game. Enjoy cash prizes, a fun, relaxed atmosphere and club drink specials. Bring your own lucky dauber or borrow one of ours. Brunch and Bingo net proceeds will go to our Veteran's programs. All Veterans will receive $1 off the price of their brunch (only one per Veteran).
When:  November 10, 10:30 AM - 4 PM b ingo; 10:30 AM - 1 PM b runch
Where:  Burlington Elks Lodge #84, 215 N 5 St, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact  Dana Johnston, 319-752-1155 or visit
What:  Jake McVey performs - $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
When: November 10, 8 PM
Where: Comfort Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1780 Stonegate Center Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Call  Comfort Suites at 319-753-1300 
What:  Save up to 50% off on all in-stock flooring products, including ceramic/porcelain tile, luxury vinyl plank/tile, waterproof carpet, hardwood, and more.
When: Through November 10
Where:  Rheinschmidt's Flooring America, 1201 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Call  319-753-1611 
What:  Salute past and present military personnel. Free breakfast for all past and present military at Edgewater Grille, free $10 casino Free Play for all Players' Club members. Also stop by to sign the Military Salute Board and receive a free flag lapel pins while supplies last.
When:  November 12, 6 - 9 AM b reakfast at Edgewater; 9 - 10 AM F ree Play at Catfish Bend Casino
Where:  Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Carole Halicki or 319-237-4275 
What:  Big Church Night out is coming to Burlington Memorial Auditorium! Make plans to join David Crowder, Jordan Feliz, Sarah Reeves, Jamison Strain, and Brock Gill for this special night of music and worship
When:   November 15, 7 PM
Where:  Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information:  Email, call 319- 753-8111 x 3 or visit
What:  At the Burlington Area YMCA we recognize that life is better when surrounded by friends. During this special, join the Y with a friend to save 20% for as long as you both remain members. This offer applies to both new and existing Y-Members.  #bettertogether
When:  Through November 17
Where:  Burlington YMCA, 2410 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington
For More Information:  Call 319-753-6734 or visit at
What:  Bring the family and enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day brunch. Reservations required. Kids under 4 eat free with paid adult.
When:  November 22, 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1 PM seatings. 
Where:  PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information/Reservations: Call  319-753-2946 
What:  Come and support the Christmas parade! Ann from Bark & Play and Barb's Dog Obedience will be sharing a float - If you would like to walk along side with your dog, please join us.
When:  November 24, 5 - 8 PM
Where:  Downtown Burlington 
For More Information:  Email
What:  F & M Bank & Trust Navigator program is hosting Colin Wellenkamp, Executive Director for the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiatives. The program is free and open to the public; lunch will be served.
When:  November 27, 11:30 AM; 12 - 1 PM program
Where: Burlington Capital Theater, 211 N 3 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Lisa Walsh or 319-754-2250
What:  Come out for a Night of Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos at the newly renovated Burlington Train Depot. This adult community fundraiser supports local Scouting and career based Exploring programs. Social hour with snacks and desserts, music, comedy and cash bar available. This Dueling Pianos event raises the funds necessary to provide a full Scouting program to 2,700 Scouts in our local communities. The local council relies on donations, directly or through special events, to ensure each Scout is able to fully participate in the program.
When:  November 30, 7 - 10 PM; 7 PM  social hour; 8 PM music
Where:  Burlington Train Depot, 300 S Main St, Burlington
For More Information: Visit
What:  SE Iowa Beer and Wine Tour, December 1, 9 AM - 9 PM, $50; Ski Winter Park, January 5 - 10, $735 for adults and $300 for children 12 and under - reserve a spot by calling Emily Stumpf at 319-457-2961; Ski Utah February 23 - Mar 1, $1430 for adults - reserve a spot by calling Paul Kay at 319-850-7143. Sign up and join us at our meeting November 8, 6:30 PM at Parkside Brewing Company, 2601 Madison in Burlington.
What:  Jazz trio performing the original Grammy-winning soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen - the whole gang will delight fans of all ages with their endeavor to create a play and capture the true meaning of the holiday season. Don't miss this chance to see and perhaps "meet" Charlie and his friends.
When: December 7, 7:30 PM
Where: Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N Front St, Burlington 
For More Information: Call 319-752-0336 or  email
What:  Kitchens Plus is offering a free sink base and free Pro Series Hardware package with every new $5,000 minimum cabinet purchase. Available on Dynasty by Omega, Homecrest and Waypoint cabinet lines. Offer valid on new purchases only; existing and past orders do not apply for this promotion. 
When: T hrough December 21; Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM; evenings and Sunday by appointment
Where:  Kitchens Plus, 3615 Flint Ridge Dr, Burlington 
For More Information: Call  319-758-0045or email 
What:  At Universal Fitness, no matter what your fitness goals may be, our certified and professional staff are here to help you meet, and even exceed your fitness goals. With our wide variety of services from nutrition counseling, personal training, complimentary group classes, technology driven workout support, gym memberships, and more, we will help get you holiday ready, golden year ready, baby ready, post-baby ready, beach body ready, winter and spring sports season ready.  Whatever life may bring, at Universal Fitness we are ready to help you live your life healthy, strong and fit!
Where:  Universal Fitness, 2750 Mt Pleasant St Ste 104, Burlington
For More Information:  Call Universal Fitness at 319-208-1744 or email Kamyrn Ell
What:  When was the last time you updated your business lighting and got paid to do it? Call Energyficient to have a lighting professional come look at your lighting at no cost to you. We will make recommendations that will save you money on your electric bill every month, and your electric utility will help pay for the cost.
Where:  Energyficient Products, LLC, 407 N 4 Ste B, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Kirk VanScoy or 319-671-3680 
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 entrée 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 other's 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: Salaried, full time position. Successful applicant requirements: Minimum of Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Early Childhood Education or Management, have extensive work experience in administrative functions, staff management, grant writing, budgets and public speaking experience.
When: Required to submit fully completed Agency application to Community Action of Southeast Iowa, 2850 Mt Pleasant St Ste 108, Burlington, IA 52601 by 4 PM on 
November 15, 2018.
Where: Applications available at any Agency location or online at
For More Information: Call Sandy Schafer at 319-753-0193  
What: Midwest Eye Clinic is changing and growing! To achieve our vision, we need a friendly, positive, creative, and outgoing team member to add to our optical team. Duties include styling patients in frames, selectively choosing lenses, ordering, frame repair, frame board management, marketing/graphic design, and a lot of patient interaction!  On the job training will be provided. This is a great full time position in a family friendly office.
When: Accepting resumes until November 9
Where: Midwest Eye Clinic, 3031 Flint Hills Dr, Burlington
For More Information/To Apply: Visit Midwest Eye Clinic in person or email your resume
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 



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November 2
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November 11
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Air Choice One
November 15
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