What:  Let your voice be heard at the February Eggs & Issues. Hear the latest from Des Moines with your elected officials. February will feature workforce and education. RSVP to Belinda Colwell by February 12. Breakfast $5.
When:  February 15, 7:30 AM
Where: Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 N 4 St Ste 200, Burlington
For More Information:  Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
What: With Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, DPI presents the Open 4 Business competition for a for-profit business locating in downtown Burlington. Chosen local applicants will pitch their business concepts, with the winner competing to be a semifinalist in May for a chance at $8,000. Five finalists will present their ideas in a statewide contest in July for an additional $20,000 in funding.
When: Deadline to apply is April 2
To Apply: To apply for the Open 4 Business competition, visit or contact Downtown Partners at 319-208-0056.
What:  Do you know a Des Moines County Small Business that goes above and beyond? The Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Committee is seeking nominations for the 2020 Small Business of the Year. The business may have outstanding customer service, served the community for a long time, stand out on a community partnership or simply operate an outstanding small business. Nominate at by March 28.
For More Information:  Contact Rachel Lindeen or 319-208-0046
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:  Live music and great dinner specials for all the lovers. Featuring prime rib and desserts from the Ivy Bake Shoppe.
When:  February 14, 3 - 10 PM
Where:  Burlington Bent River, 500 Jefferson St, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-209-2773
What:  FunClub Member exclusive sale! Buy $20, get $25. Buy $40, get $50. Buy $80, get $100.
When:  February 17
Where:  FunCity Rotunda, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946 
What:  We are excited to offer a Sensory Friendly Family Night! Come enjoy playing in our town and check out the sensory activities in our party area. Admission is $8 per child and $3 per adult. Wheelchairs are welcome. We want your kiddos to be comfortable, so kick off your shoes and relax at this fun, family event.
When:  February 21, 5 - 7 PM
Where:  Shug's Tiny Town & Educational Toys, 3200 Agency St Ste 120, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call Ashley at 319-754-SHUG or visit Facebook
Players Workshop Presents The Radiant
What:  Shirley Lauro's inspirational docu-drama of the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of the widowed Mme Marie Curie, who survives a scandalous affair and the great bias against women scientists of her time, going on to win two Nobel Prizes, revolutionizing the world of science forever and leading the way to discovering the first cure for cancer.
When:  February 21 - 22 & 27 - 29, 7:30 PM;  February 23 & March 1, 2 PM
For More Information: Call the  Players Workshop at 319-753-6623, visit or Facebook
Burlington Little League Registration 
What:  Register all kids ages 4 - 12 for tee-ball, coach pitch, minors and majors baseball and softball. Register online now or visit during walk-in registration.
When:  Walk-in registration February 22, 9 AM - 2 PM; register online now thru March 29
For More Information: Contact  Marty Bowen, 319-850-1221 or visit
What:  One-stop shopping destination for home products and services, featuring vendors from Southeast Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
When:  February 22, 10 AM - 4 PM; February 23, 11 AM - 3 PM
Where:  PZAZZ! Convention & Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946 
2020 Severe Weather Spotter Course 
What:  Do you have an interest in the weather and want to learn more about storms? Do you have a fear of storms? Are you responsible for the safety of your team while they are working outdoors? Join us to learn about weather hazards, general storm structure, movement, important features, and more. The course is free, and registration is not required.
When:  February 25, 2:30 - 4:30 PM or 6:30 - 8:30 PM
For More Information: Contact  Gina Hardin, 319-753-8206, x 3 or 
Mardi Gras Charity Trivia 
What:  Parkside Brewing Company and Des Moines County Conservation present Mardi Gras Charity Trivia! Grab up to 7 of your friends to compete in team based trivia. $20/person, up to 8 on a team. 8 rounds of 8 questions. Proceeds benefit Des Moines County Conservation Environmental Education programs, including classroom curriculum, summer camps and the Starr's Cave Nature Center. Prizes awarded to top 3 teams.
When:  February 25, 6:30 PM
For More Information: Visit Facebook
Great River Medical Center Offers Health Careers Workshop 
What:  For high school students and others to help them decide if health care is a possible career choice for them.  The workshop will include a tour of Great River Medical Center, information about a variety of health careers and tips to help participants become good employees. Registration is required.
When:  February 27, 12 - 3 PM
For More Information: C all 319-768-4070
What:  Join us at Sunnybrook Burlington as we welcome Native American Eagle Dancer Rudy Vallejo. Native Americans have their own unique style of dance that accompanies a range of rituals and is a valued tradition among the first nations of North America. Rudy's ancestry is Kickapoo and Pottawatomie tribes. For years, Mr. Vallejo has performed all over the area. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome!
When:  February 28, 2 PM
Where:  Sunnybrook Burlington, 5175 West Ave, Burlington
For More Information:  Call  Ashlee Darley at 319-752-0260 
What:  Join us for this hilarious comedy act! Semifinalist on NBC's AGT, and proclaimed by David Letterman as one of the "top 5 ventriloquists in the world," your whole family will love this show.
When:  February 28, 7 PM
Where: The Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan St, Carthage
For More Information:  Call  217-357-9479 or visit
What:  Registration is now open for the Shamrock Shuffle, the St. Patrick's Day 5K Run/Walk and color bursts, benefiting area programs for children and sponsored by Burlington Kiwanis. Entry forms must be submitted by March 4 for registration discount. Sponsorships are available to promote your business and support the after school programs.
When:  March 14, 10 AM
Where:  Crapo Park, 2900 S Main St, Burlington
For More Information:  Email , register  online   or visit Facebook 
Limited Slips Available 
What:  We might have a limited number of in-water slips available for summer 2020. Call today! We will put you on our preferred waiting list for a slip on April 1, 2020.
For More Information: Contact  Jon D. Billups or 319-753-2590
What:  If your child will be four years old on or before September 15, 2020, he/she is eligible to attend the free Grayhound Preschool Program.
When:  Registering now for 2020-2021 school year
Where:  Application packets are available at 1429 West Ave, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call the Administration office at 319-753-6791, x 1409 
What:  Stop in for 40% off all dollhouses, kits , miniatures, and accessories. We are the largest miniature shop in Iowa and our selection is huge! If you can't stop in - check us out online.
When:  Now
Where:  Dollhouse Dreams, 820 Ave G, Ft. Madison
For More Information:  Call Brenda at 319-372-0599, visit Facebook or
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: By appointment only
For More Information: Call Ann at 319-752-7682 
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 
What:  Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Domestic Violence Intervention Program! This year, celebrate the good in relationships! Signs that your relationship is going well - someone who respects your personal space, makes you laugh, doesn't pressure you into doing something you don't want to, makes an effort to get to know your friends and family, communicates openly, and trusts you. Concerned about your relationship or someone you care about? Call our 24-hour confidential and free hotline to talk with someone anytime - day or night.
When:  Toll-free hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-373-1043
For More Information: Contact  Alta Medea-Peters, 319-930-2030 or visit
What:  The updated energy efficiency program information is now available on our website!
The rebate claim forms, booklets and reference guides are available online to download.
For More Information: Visit
Valentine's Day Special at The Boogaloo 
What:  Surf and Turf Special with glass of champagne and red rose.
When:  February 14, 5 - 10 PM
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946 
PZAZZ! Big Band Series 
What:  Join us for a Valentine's Day soiree! Dinner and dance with musical entertainment by The Bullis Rutter Big Band of Keokuk. $80 per couple, no individual seats, reserved table seating.
When:  February 14, 6 PM doors open
For Reservations:  Call 319-753-2946
Valentine's Day Date Night Done Right 
What:  Come to the Bart Howard Lounge, located in the Des Moines County Heritage Museum, where singer/songwriter Lewis Knudsen will be performing while guests enjoy dinner.   Italian cuisine from La Tavola will be on the menu, with drinks available from the cash bar.   Fun surprises and prizes are planned for the evening.   Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased over the phone* or in person at the Heritage Center Museum. Tickets are selling fast!  Sorry, no "will calls" will be accepted. *Tickets may be purchased over the phone with a credit/debit card with a 4% convenience charge added.
When: February 15, 5:30 PM social, 6 PM dinner
For More Information: Call 319-752-7449, message us on Facebook or email
Burlington Civic Music Presents Russian National Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty
What: Dancers soar in Tchaikovsky's score of this well-known fairy tale. Magical stage effects and courtly splendor lend perfectly to this full evening ballet in a storybook kingdom.
When: February 15, 7:30 PM
For More Information/Tickets: Call 319-752-0336 or visit
BLCMS Concert: Music for Violin, Clarinet and Piano 
What:  Jeffrey Phillips (violin), Jason Edwards (clarinet), and Leigh Pirtle (piano) perform Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale" and Alexander Goehr's "Manere" in the February installment of the Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series. The concert is free and open to the public.
When:  February 19, 12:15 - 12:45 PM
For More Information: Visit Facebook
Volunteer Training Open Call 
What: Training session for those  looking for an opportunity to help victims/survivors of intimate partner violence. Consider joining the DVIP volunteer team! We are always in need of volunteers for a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to tabling at events, picking up donations, helping out in the office, and more. All volunteers have to complete a training that should last a couple of hours.
When:  February 27, 5 PM
For More Information: Contact  Rose Cooney or 319-325-9223
Season Ticket Special  
What:  The Burlington Bees have a special ticket promotion running until February 28. Purchase season tickets and receive $10 in Bees Bucks, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Visa gift card. Season ticket prices save fans between 40 - 78% from box office prices, giving season ticket holders the most value! And box seat season ticket holders have an added bonus - they can exchange their unused tickets as general admission tickets at any game.
For More Information:  Contact Jill Mason or call 319-754-5705
SCC Great Tastes 
What:  Mark your calendar for the SCC Foundation's annual Great Tastes event. The fun starts with fabulous hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, beverage tasting of dozens of wines, beers and spirits, silent and live auctions, live music - and a few surprises! Reserved tables for eight are $500, individual tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.
When: March 27, 6 PM
For More Information/Tickets: Contact  Julie Glasgow, 319-208-5065 or visit
ServSafe Manager Certification Course 
What:  Food safety training program and certification exam. Please email for a registration form. Registration deadline is March 19.
When:  March 31, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
For More Information: Email  Ann Brotherson
Des Moines County Inter-Agency and Community Partnership for Protecting Children (CPPC) 
What:  A gathering of community members and helping agencies who get together monthly to share resources, events, and helpful information to benefit the community. Come if you have something to share or would like to learn what is available in our community.
When:  Second Monday of every month, 12 - 1:30 PM
For More Information: Email  Rachel Albrecht, 319-753-0193 or visit 
Salvation Army Food Pantry in Need
What: Help stock our food pantry. Currently in need of canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta items and canned sauce, cereal, peanut butter, canned meat, canned soup and any non-perishable foods.
For More Information: Call 319-753-2038
What:  The Community Foundation of Des Moines County makes grants only to Des Moines County 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, and qualified governmental agencies. This year, grants are available up to $1,500. CFDMC committee members will review applications and grant recipients will be notified by May 1, 2020. Grant applications can be downloaded at
When:  Through March 15, 2020
For More Information:  Visit
Community Foundation of Des Moines County 
What:  Community Foundations help local philanthropists of all income levels create or support permanent charitable funds that issue grants to the causes and organizations they love. Community Foundations are especially good vehicles for carrying out donors' legacy giving plans.
For More Information: Call 319-752-6365
Patient Visiting Restricted at Great River Medical Center
What:  People who are 14 or younger are not allowed to visit because they are at high risk for getting and spreading influenza. People can infect others with the flu about 24 hours before they have symptoms. If you have been exposed to someone with the flu or if you have flu symptoms, don't visit patients. Emergency Department visiting is limited to one adult. Only spouses or partners, grandparents and healthy siblings of the baby may visit in the Obstetrics Unit. Only parents and grandparents can visit patients under 18 in the Pediatrics Unit.
For More Information: Contact Melissa Jones, Marketing and Communications Director, at 319-768-3300
Great River Health Casual Day Donations Top $11,000
What:  Great River Health System employees donated $11,410 through casual day contributions in 2019. On designated Fridays, employees may wear jeans to work in exchange for $2 casual day stickers. The money was given to 22 organizations and services. Employees also donated hats, mittens, coats and other winter gear to area schools.
For More Information: Contact Melissa Jones, Marketing and Communications Director, at 319-768-3300
Part Time Cashier Needed
What:  Job requirements include helping  checkout customers using point of sale software, a bility to learn computer system, checkout merchandise efficiently, with good customer service and h elp direct phone calls and customers to appropriate sales associates for customer service.
When: Now Hiring
Where: Huffman's Farm and Home, 201 E Agency Rd, West Burlington 
To Apply:  Visit our Farm and Home Store or email your resume
Full Time Sales Associate Needed
What: Requirements include l earning store inventory and product locations to help customers, k eep inventory organized and stocked, and k nowledge on a relative product category in store (farming products, animal products, power equipment, pet goods, clothing, etc.)
When: Now Hiring
Where: Huffman's Farm and Home, 201 E Agency Rd, West Burlington 
To Apply:  Visit our Farm and Home Store or email your resume
Open House for LPNs and RNs 
What:  LPNs and RNs - are you interested in private-duty nursing? Do you like working with pediatric patients? Want to learn more about home health care? If yes, we want you to come to our open house! Walk-in interviews encouraged and welcomed; bring your resume. No babysitter? No problem, bring your kids along.
When:  February 17, 8 AM - 12 PM and 3 - 6 PM
Where: Advanced Home Health Care, 550 S Roosevelt Ave, Burlington
For More Information:  Call Becca or Chelsey at 319-753-6270 





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