What:  The Port of Burlington Welcome Center will be closed on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and New Years Day to allow our staff and volunteers time to celebrate the holiday season.
Where: Port of Burlington Welcome Center, 400 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Emily Pattee or 319-752-8731 
What:  The Annual Dinner of the Greater Burlington Partnership is a great time to showcase your business by donating to the Silent Auction. Businesses that donate to the Silent Auction are recognized in the program and on the bid sheets for their donation. Businesses can donate a basket, products or gift certificates, or a monetary donation, and the volunteers will do the shopping for you. 
For More Information:  Contact Kay Sackville Breuer or 319-208-0041
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
Twisted Christmas Double-Feature 
What: Enjoy a double dose of yuletide fear with a Twisted Christmas Double-Feature at the Capitol Theater. Green monsters take over a sleepy town on Christmas in Gremlins, followed by the premiere of "the best holiday movie you've never seen," Dial Code Santa Claus.
When:   December 21, 7 PM Gremlins; 9 PM Dial Code Santa Claus
Where:  Burlington Capitol Theater, 211 N 3 St, Burlington 
For More Information: Visit
Players Workshop Presents Free Workshop for Youth    
What:  Players Workshop's Young Actors Productions invites area youth to a free workshop, "An Introduction to the Stage & More." Topics will range from auditioning and acting to lights, sound, and backstage business. There will be 2 sessions, and those attending are asked to come to the session corresponding with their current grade levels in school
When: December 29, 9:30 - 11:30 AM for those in 2nd - 5th grades; 1 - 4 PM for 6th - 12th grades
Where:  The Players Workshop, 1431 Grove St, Burlington 
For More Information: No RSVP necessary
Date Night Playcare     
What:  Enjoy a night kid-free! Go on a date, catch up on errands, or have some alone time at home. Drop your kids off for a night of fun and food! We will watch your kiddos, feed them dinner and a snack. Relax knowing your kids are having a blast in our Tiny Town! Reserve your spot today.
When: January 5, 5 - 9 PM
Where:  Shug's Tiny Town & Educational Toys, 3200 Agency St Ste 120, Burlington 
For More Information: C all Ashley at 319-754-7484 or visit Facebook 
Great River Health System Offers Diabetes Classes in January    
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. Most insurance companies cover the fee for the class series. A family member or friend is encouraged to attend at no additional cost.
When: Afternoon series begins January 7, 2:30 - 4:30 PM; morning series begins January 24, 10 AM - 12 PM
Where: Great River Health System, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information/To Register: C all 319-768-4165
Friends of Community Field Winter Banquet  
What:  Please join us for the 16th Annual Friends of Community Field Winter Banquet featuring speaker Rick Mathews, a scout for the Colorado Rockies. The annual fundraiser includes a dinner, dessert, live auction, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Sponsorship and tickets for a table of 8 is $500, individual tickets are $65.
When: J anuary 11, 6 PM
Where:  PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: C ontact Kim Parker or 319-754-5705
Friends of the Library Trivia Night  
What:  Trivia Night consists of 6 epic rounds with 10 questions each. The Friends will award $25 Footnote gift cards to the winning team. There will also be a prize for best table decoration. Bring snacks and drinks to make it a fun night all around! Registration can be paid at the door in cash or check. $12.50 per person - up to 8 member teams.
When: J anuary 11, 6 - 9 PM.
Where:  Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Sam Helmick, 319-753-1647 or visit
What:  Nearly 60 years after their tragic deaths, Burlington Civic Music Association will honor the legend and music of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper with John Mueller's Winter Dance Party.
When: J anuary 11, 7:30 PM
Where:  Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 Front St, Burlington
For More Information/Tickets: Visit or purchase the night of the show
Live Comedy Show
What:  Come prepared to double the laughter as comedians Tim Sullivan and Mike Marvell team up to bring a hilarious show at Comedy Night 2019 hosted by the Burlington Area YMCA. Bring your friends, your co-workers or your significant other for an amazing meal and an unforgettable night. A table for 8 can be purchased for $500, or individual tickets for $65. Social hour includes drinks and appetizers.
When:  January 18, 6:30 PM social hour; 7:30 PM dinner; 8:30 PM show
Where:  Catfish Bend Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information/Tickets: Contact  Blaire or 319-753-6734 x 132 
Ultimate Elvis Tribute at The Legacy Theater   
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 he 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
New Year, New You
What:  In 2019 don't get left behind; it's a new year to be a new you. Universal Fitness is fully staffed with a professional and caring staff that will be with you on your journey to a life of happiness, good health and fitness in 2019. $30/month gym memberships and $55/month gym memberships for couples.
When:  Promotional pricing is seasonal and temporary
Where:  Universal Fitness, 2750 Mt Pleasant St Ste 104, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Universal Fitness at 319-208-1744 or email Kamryn Ell
Acu Cupping Therapy at Healing Haven 
What:  Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. As an add on to your full body massage, or as an area focused session, the benefits are amazing.
When:  Acu Cupping Therapy available beginning December 26
Where:  The Broom Closet/Healing Haven, 1110 Agency St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Contact The Broom Closet/Healing Haven at 319-855-4013 
Great River Health System EXCEL Service Hero  
What:  Heather Nelson, Quality Resources, has been named an EXCEL Service Hero at Great River Health System. The health system recognizes employees who demonstrate actions that extend beyond routine,expected employee behavior. 
Where: Great River Health System, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Melissa Jones,  Director of Marketing and Communications, at  319-768-3300
Great River Health System's Kid Zone Earns Top Rating  
What:  Kid Zone, Great River Health System's child care center, has earned a five-star rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services' Quality Rating System (QRS). It is the only center in southeast Iowa to hold the top rating.
Where: Great River Health System, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Melissa Jones,  Director of Marketing and Communications, at  319-768-3300
What:  Applications for Great River Friends scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are available. Two types of scholarships are offered to students pursuing health care careers: 1) applicants for high school scholarships must be seniors with minimum 3.0 grade point averages. They must live in or attend schools within Great River Health System's service area (about 60 miles); 2) applicants for continuing college student scholarships must have graduated from high schools in Great River Health System's service area in the last 10 years and have completed at least one year of college. Students in graduate school may apply. Scholarship applications are available at
When:  Applications must be postmarked or delivered by February 15.
Where: Great River Health System, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington
For More Information: C all Volunteer Services at 319-768-3340
Holiday Pet Parade
What:  Dress your pet up for a chance at a pet gift basket. Santa will be here from 2 PM to 4 PM, and the parade will be at 3 PM. $5 entry fee goes to the Des Moines County Humane Society. Call Sunnybrook with questions or to register your pet for the parade.
When:   December 21, 2 PM - 4 PM
Where:  Sunnybrook Burlington Assisted Living and Memory Care, 5175 West Ave, Burlington
For More Information: Contact  Ashlee Hoskins or 319-752-0260
The Longest Day - Early Bird Registration Deadline December 21
What:  The Longest Day - the longest day of daylight is the day we fight! Help fight Alzheimer's by getting involved in this DIY for your scheduled event! Centered around the June 21 summer solstice, the longest day of light in the year, participants choose and activity to raise funds to support local free services and research on any date that works for them (special messaging focus on June 21). The only limitation is your creativity! Club or restaurant partnership event, scrapbooking, trail ride, block party, bake sale, trivia night. concert, sport, video or bridge tournament - you name it - anything goes!  Register before  December 21 deadline to receive an upgraded dry fit special edition tee, a signature TLD cooler and specialized toolkit to organize and run your event.
For More Information:  Contact  Michelle, visit or 800-272-3900
Lisa Rock in A Carpenters' Christmas 
What: The Capitol Theater Presents Lisa Rock in A Carpenters' Christmas. Singer Lisa Rock and her band are keeping the Carpenters tradition alive and bringing their unforgettable holiday songs to the stage. Based on the music from The Carpenters' two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, it's a concert that spreads joy and cheer to all!
When:   December 22, 2 & 8 PM
Where:  Burlington Capitol Theater, 211 N 3 St, Burlington 
For More Information: Contact
Christmas Buffet Dinner at The Edgewater Grill
What: Join us for a C hristmas Dinner Buffet.  All are welcome, reservations are not necessary.
When:   December 25, 11 AM - 8 PM.
Where: Edgewater Grille at Catfish Bend, 3001 Winegard Drive
For More Information: Contact Carole Halicki or 319-753-2946
New Years Eve at Bent River
What:  Bent River will be open for a special New Years Eve celebration! We have early reservation spots at 5, 6, & 7. Want to make a night of it? This is the place to be! Drink & dinner specials with free live entertainment by Double Vision starting at 9 PM. Call for your evening reservations at 7, 8, or 9.
When:   December 31
Where:  Bent River, 500 Jefferson St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Mike Anderson or 319-209-2773
Livestrong at the YMCA
What:  The Burlington Y is running a free program for cancer survivors in the area. It is open to any adult who has had a cancer diagnosis and at any stage of recovery or treatment. Specially trained instructors guide participants through areas of exercise focusing on cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. The twice weekly classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of the participants. Included is a membership to the Burlington YMCA for the run of the program in order to encourage participants to work on their fitness goals outside of class time. Registration is open from now until the program begins January 8.
When:   January 8, 2019, 1 PM - 2:15 PM
Where:  Burlington Area YMCA, 2410 Mt Pleasant, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact  Jo Helling or 319-753-6734
Job Opportunity at Hope Haven Area Development Center
What: Hope Haven has positions available for  Direct Support Professionals, c aseworkers,  LPN/RNs and P eer Support Specialists.   Full-time, part-time and fill-In positions available.
When: Open immediately
Where:  Hope Haven Area Development Center, 828 N 7 St, Burlington
For More Information: Stop by Hope Haven Area Development Center or visit  
Seeking Full-Time Department Manager at Huffman's Farm and Home
What:  Leadership, communication and organizational skill needed. Previous retail experience preferred. Competitive pay and benefits offered.
When: Apply Now
Where:  Huffman's Farm and Home, 201 E Agency Rd, West Burlington 
For More Information:  Visit our Farm and Home Store or email your resume
Seeking Full-Time Clothing Associate/Cashier at Huffman's Farm and Home
What: K eep inventory organized and stocked in your assigned area, specifically in the clothing area. Use POS system to manage inventory and order/transfer as necessary. Learn cash register and help checkout customers. Retail experience preferred.
When: Apply Now
Where:  Huffman's Farm and Home, 201 E Agency Rd, West Burlington 
For More Information:  Visit our Farm and Home Store or email your resume
New Job Opportunities at DVIP
What:  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is hiring for two new positions within their southern rural communities thanks to a new grant. The position descriptions for rural program manager and rural advocacy specialist are listed on our website. DVIP encourages anyone interested to reach out with questions.
When: Deadline December 19
Where: Mount Pleasant
For More Information:  Contact Alta Medea-Peters or Email



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