What:  Bring your friends and entire family for an all-access pass to fun.  Come early to walk the red carpet, take your photo with Team Burlington, and chat about their crazy adventures.  As the premiere begins, Team Burlington will share about their adventures on the open road, followed by the showing of an episode from Fireball Run: Big Country.
When: January 4, Cocktail Hour 6 - 7 PM; Premiere 7 PM
Where: Cocktail Hour: The Gallery Lounge at the Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St, Burlington;  Premiere: The Capitol Theater, 211 N 3 St, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Chelsea Lerud or 319-752-6365
What:  The Port of Burlington Welcome Center will be closed on 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:  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
Volunteer Your Skills and Help End Alzheimer's!   
What:  You can help us make it happen...a world without Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is looking for passionate, inspired volunteers who want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease in our communities in Southeast Iowa.
When: Whether you can spare a few hours a month or make a more significant time commitment, please consider becoming a volunteer. Multiple areas of service are available including community educators, support group facilitators, event planners and community outreach and awareness. Support and training resources are available for volunteer positions.
Where:  In-person and virtual opportunities available.
For More Information: Contact Michelle or 319-237-900
Blondes vs. Brunettes 2019
What:  Love playing football? Enjoy cheering your team on for the win? Help out a great cause while doing something you love! Blondes vs. Brunettes is a The Longest Day fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association and is currently seeking volunteers and players for the 2019 season. Prefer to help on the side lines or behind the scenes? Not a problem!  Multiple areas to volunteer are available.
When: Registration now open
For More Information:  Email  Sean Jellema or  visit
NYE at Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill
What:  Kinny Kindig rings in the new year at Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill. No cover, 21 and over.
When: December 31, 5 PM - 10 PM
Where: Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Megan Bell or 319-237-4318
NYE Dinner at Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill
What:  New York Strip on New Year's Eve at the Boogaloo along with Shrimp Scampi just $24.99. Dine in only. No other discounts apply.
When: December 31, 5 PM - 10 PM
Where: Boogaloo Sports Bar and Grill, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington
For More Information: Contact Megan Bell or 319-237-4318
Book Your 2019 Events Now!
What:  Regal On The Hill Event Center would like to wish everyone a happy new year! Our event calendar is filling quickly; don't wait to plan your 2019-2020 events. Meet with one of our event coordinators to pick your date, decor, vendors, and much more. Remember all packages are for 3 days and include chairs, tables, and linens. We are happy to offer day rates as well! Whether it's a wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation, or work meeting, Regal has you covered. Extraordinary events don't just happen, they are planned!
Where: Regal On The Hill Event Center 1204 Washington St, Burlington
For More Information: Visit or 319-208-9077
What: Don't miss the  Jimmy Pardo and Hannah Hogan comedy show at PZAZZ Convention and Event Center New Year's Eve. Tickets on sale at Catfish Bend Casino Player Services or at ADULTS ONLY.
When: December 31, Doors 6:30 PM.  Show 7:30 PM
Where: Pzazz Convention and Event Center 
For More Information: Contact Megan Bell or 319-237-4318
Win a Snow Blower at Catfish Bend Casino
What:  3 winners each Saturday in January can take home a 2x4 Cub Cadet Snow Blower from Huffman Farm and Home. See Catfish Bend Casino Player Services for details.
When: Drawings Saturdays in January at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Where: Catfish Bend Casino, 3001 Winegard Dr Burlington 
For More Information: Contact Carole Halicki or 319-576-3026
Lunch at The Top
What:  On a cold winter day, warm up with a lunch of either Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich or Beef & Noodles, then compliment your entrĂ©e by choosing two of the following; mashed potatoes, carrots, cottage cheese or peaches. Complete this meal with a desert and beverage. Call 754-4807 to order a carry-out meal, or enjoy your meal in our Social Hall.
When: Thursday January 10, 11 AM - 1 PM
Where: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St, Burlington
For More Information: Visit
New Year's Eve Party with the Comancheros at Big Muddy's
What:  The Comancheros are back! ($10 cover charge) Join us for a night filled with music, appetizers, and New Years Eve-worthy drink specials. Our gourmet dinner specials include Maple Bacon Salmon, Smothered Chicken, Oh My COD - It's 2019!, and our New York, New York Strip!
When: December 31, Dinner 4 - 7 PM, Comancheros 7 PM - Midnight
Where: Big Muddy's - 710 N Front St, Burlington
For More Information: 319-753-1699
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
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 has 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
New Year's Eve at Bent River
What:  Bent River will be open for a special New Year's 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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