Downtown Chocoholic Frolic Tomorrow
In the middle of winter, you deserve to indulge a bit! Sample a rich variety of delectable treats at the Chocoholic Frolic in downtown Burlington tomorrow from 1 - 5 PM at 
13 different tasting locations. Advance tickets are $10 at Weird Harold's or online . They are $12 the day of the event. Thanks to Kodiak Cakes for sponsoring the Chocoholic Frolic.
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:  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 just 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 
The History of Hershey Chocolate 
What:  Milton S. Hershey worked hard and failed often before his chocolate company was finally successful. And when he did become a household name and had earned a vast fortune, Milton and his wife Catherine decided to give it all away. Because of their generosity, tens of thousands of orphans have been saved, protected, and educated. Attend this illustrated presentation to hear the "behind the scenes" story of this beloved American company and enjoy some chocolates.
When:  February 8, 10 AM
For More Information:  Contact Rhonda Frevert, 319-753-1647 or visit
SCC Softball Tournament 
What:  SCC Softball hosts seven teams in a round robin tournament.
When:  February 8, first game starts 8 AM. S CC set to play February 8, 8 AM & 
8:15 PM and February 9, 4:45 PM & 8:15 PM
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
Save 20% on All Bike Service Packages! 
What:  Warmer and brighter days will be here before you know it. Beat the spring service rush, pocket the difference, and get your bike ready to ride the moment it's just right outside. Have you tried our Advanced Ultrasonic Cleaner? If not, now is a great time to do so! Our certified mechanics service all bike brands and models. Call ahead, same day service also available.
When: Through  February 29
For More Information: Visit
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; next meeting February 10
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
What:  After work, head on down to Friday Fest inside the Memorial Auditorium with live music by Jera & the Absoluts! Burlington Riverfront Entertainment will give away 10 Meet & Greets to meet the contestants from The Voice show on February 22 with Cali Wilson, Katie Kadan, Max Boyle and Alex Guthrie throughout the night! This event brought to you by Burlington Riverfront Entertainment and Pritchard Broadcasting. Admission is free!
When:  February 7, 5 - 9 PM
For More Information:  Email 
What:  Weathers has been cancelled; The Pleiades will play a free show in their place.
When:  February 7, 7 PM
For More Information: Call 217-357-9479 or visit
What:  This country rock band returns to The Boogaloo for the Burlington SnowBull Kickoff Party! 21 and over, no cover.
When:  February 8, 10 PM
For More Information:  Call 319-753-2946 
What:  Play bingo for a chance to win Tupperware products. Three different types of rounds for three different types of prizes. Join us for free bingo, a $10 card round, and an exclusive round with your order. Bring a friend and have some bingo fun! Please RSVP.
When:  February 12
For More Information: Call  Siarra Jones at 772-713-0188 or visit Facebook 
What:  Every day, managers and professionals are getting buried under a continuous stream of both useful and useless email. If you would like to get control of your email "beast," you should attend this program. Learn a proven system for taming your email account, with strategies for keeping your inbox efficient and under control by building and administering a personal "email infrastructure." Learn key technical tips for better managing your email using market-leading software like MS Outlook and Gmail from The Email Sanity Expert, Randy Dean.
When:  February 13, 9 - 10:30 AM
For More Information: Contact  CBIZ, 319-208-5375 or visit
What:  EntrĂ©e choices this month are chili or pulled pork sandwich with two choices of cole slaw, peas, peanut butter sandwich or tropical fruit. Complete this meal for just $7 with a desert and beverage. Call 319-754-4807 to order a carry-out meal, or enjoy your meal in our Social Hall.
When:  February 3,11 AM - 1 PM
For More Information: Visit 
What:  In honor of Valentine's Day, all Melissa & Doug stuffed animals are 25% off! Pick up the perfect furry friend for your sweetheart. We have a huge selection of little to giant plush.
When:  Now - February 14
For More Information: Call  Ashley at Shug's at 319-754-SHUG, or visit Facebook; call Brenda at Dollhouse Dreams at 319-372-0599, or visit Facebook
What:  From "Team Blake," Cali Wilson returns home to Iowa after breaking the top 13 on this past season of NBC's The Voice. She will be joined by 3 other contestants from the show - Katie Kadan, Max Boyle and Alex Guthrie!
When:  February 22, 7 PM doors open; 8 PM show
For More Information:  Email 
What:  Did you know the Burlington Bees support 180 full time jobs and approximately 
$4.7 million in wages in Des Moines County? By supporting the Burlington Bees, you are also making an impact on our local community. The Bees are looking for special event sponsors, season ticket holders and are booking group outings of all sizes. Group outings and suite rentals are filling up fast, so book your dates as soon as possible.
When:  Sponsorship and season tickets order prior to the end of February
For More Information: Contact the  Burlington Bees, 319-754-5705 or visit
What: $300 l ip plump, $50 li bido boost injection, $50 brow lift, $60 lash lift and tint.
When:   Month of February
For More Information: Call  319-237-1771 or visit
What: The  Domestic Violence Intervention Program invites the community to join us in raising funds for those most vulnerable. Enjoy soup donated from Keokuk restaurants, non-alcoholic drinks, and dessert for $7! DVIP advocates have assisted over 150 individuals in the past year by providing them with free and confidential safety planning, medical and legal advocacy, support groups, housing assistance, 24-hour crisis hotline, and other vital resources. Get your tickets here
When:  March 9, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
For More Information: Contact  Alta Medea-Peters, 319-930-2030 or visit
What:  If your child will be five years old on or before September 15, 2020, he/she is eligible to start Kindergarten. Please contact your attendance center as soon as possible for roundup and registration information.
For More Information:  Call the Administration office at 319-753-6791 x 1409 
What:  Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is proud to announce the 2020 Woman of Distinction. The honoree is Beth Fleming, Divisional Director of Operations for Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care.
When:  April 30, 5:30 PM
For More Information:  Contact Joyce Vance or 319-752-3639 to make a reservation or a donation in honor of Beth Fleming
What:  Make sure to book your DJ and Photobooth early! It's Electric Entertainment is Burlington-based and has all of your event needs covered. Professional set up, event lighting, a huge selection of music, and a custom photobooth for your guests to enjoy. Let's chat about how we can make your wedding an experience that no one will forget. Reach out and book early to get the date you want!
When: L imited dates left in 2020; currently booking in 2021 and beyond 
For More Information:  Contact It's Electric Entertainment, 563-419-6140 or visit
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 
Help Wanted at Danville Telecom/iConnectYou 
What:  Full time Outside Plant and Fiber Optic Technician wanted. High school diploma or GED with technical school or related work experience in Telecom/IT required. Valid driver's license. Generous compensation package. Full job posting is available at
When: Open until the position is filled
Where: Danville Mutual Telephone Company, 102 S Main St, Danville
To Apply: E mail cover letter and resume to
Certified Pest Technician Position Open 
What:  Seeking someone interested in working for a local, family-owned pest control company. No prior experience needed. A high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license with a clean driving record for 2 years, good communication skills, and a genuine desire to learn the pest control business.
When: Position open until filled
Where: C-CAT Pest Control, 3640 Flint Ridge Dr, Burlington 
For More Information:  Call 319-752-7675 





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