Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Night Hike, “From Twilight into Darkness, Jefferson County Park, 8:30-10 p.m. Do not bring flashlights. Preregistration appreciated, but not required. Second-graders and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Information: 472-4421.
Fairfield Trojans Athletic Boosters Club, Fairfield Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Information: email@example.com.
Fairfield Farmers’ Market, Howard Park, 3-6 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m.
Community Support Group, Optimae Lifeservices, 4 p.m. Call 472-5771.
Fairfield’s 175th Birthday Celebration, wine and cheese reception, Carnegie Historical Museum, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; unveiling of new exhibit space; unveiling ceremony of new bench and lamp pedestal, 5:30 p.m.
Fairfield High School Class of 1959, monthly coffee, Yummy’s, 9 a.m.
Fairfield High School Class of 1956, monthly breakfast, Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store, 7:30 a.m.
Richland Homecoming, Richland Central Park, opening ceremonies, 6:30 p.m.; Bill Riley Talent Show, 7-9:30 p.m.
Story Time, Fairfield Public Library, 10-10:30 a.m. Information: 472-6551.
Drop-In Legos, Fairfield Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Information: 472-6551.
NEST Classes, Jefferson County ISU Extension Office, 11 a.m.-noon, 2-3 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 472-4166.
Celebrate Recovery, New Life Community Church, dinner, 6 p.m.; large group, 7 p.m.; small group, 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Fairfield Friends Church, noon and 8 p.m.
Because of the July Fourth holiday, some regularly scheduled events could be postponed. Call ahead to check on schedules.
Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, part of Fairfield’s 175th birthday celebration; “pARTy in the Park;” welcome, presentation of colors and veterans recognition, Ron Prill Bandstand, 6 p.m.; C.J. Gaston performance, Ron Prill Bandstand, 6:30 p.m.; Kevin King and the All Iowa All Stars band, Ron Prill Bandstand, 8 p.m.; vendors, artists, children’s activities, more.
Richland Homecoming, breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; Color Run, 8-10 a.m.; bicycle race, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; basketball tournament, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; water fight, 1 p.m.; dunk tank, 1 p.m.; barbecue contest judging, 3 p.m.; barbecued dinner, 5-7 p.m.; Richland’s Got Talent Gong Show, 7-9 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
Keosauqua Celebration, July Fourth and 175th birthday, breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; pedal-tractor pull sign up, noon; kids games, 2 p.m.; bingo, 2 p.m.; Silver Mine dig, 4 p.m.; Harvest Band, 6 p.m.; fireworks over the Des Moines River, dusk.
Family Swim Night, Roosevelt Aquatic Center, 6-8 p.m. Information: 472-6159.
Packwood Community Coffee Club, sponsored by Packwood Betterment Committee, Packwood Community Building, 9-10 a.m.
Rotary International, Fairfield Golf & Country Club, 12:05 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Fairfield Friends Church, 8 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous, New Life Community Church, 7 p.m.
Fairfield’s 175th Birthday Celebration, antique tractor show, Maasdam Barns, 9 a.m.-noon; historic photo display, Iowa State Construction, 9 a.m.-noon; food, children’s activities, historic games, Bonnifield Log House tours, more, Old Settlers and Waterworks parks, 4 p.m.; music, country dancers, 4:30 p.m.; welcome ceremony, 6 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.
Richland High School Alumni Tea, Mother Cabrini Hall, Richland, 2-4 p.m.
Richland Homecoming, kiddie parade, followed by main parade, 9 a.m.; pedal-tractor pull, 1-3 p.m.; garden tractor pull, 1-5 p.m.; bean bag tournament, 1-5 p.m.; Mr. Illusion magic show, 3-4 p.m.; state trooper dunk tank, 3-5 p.m.; cookie contest and auction, 4 p.m.; 50/50 drawing, 6 p.m.; women’s club quilt raffle, 6 p.m.; street dance with Dan Miller Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Keosauqua Celebration, July Fourth and 175th birthday, breakfast, 7-10 a.m.; parade, line-up, Van Buren High School, starts at 8:30 a.m.; parade, 10 a.m.; lunch; petting zoo, bounce house, kiddie train, 1-3 p.m.; supper, 5 p.m.
Breakfast on Main Street, Bonaparte Opera House, 7-9 a.m.
Iowa 5K Run, Walk or Tic, fundraiser for Tourette Syndrome sponsored by Iowa Tourette’s Support Group, Whispering Pines, Keosauqua, registration, 3 p.m.; race, 4 p.m. Petting zoo, bounce house, music. Information: 641-680-1403.
Reading Program, for 3- to 12-year-old children, reading, crafts, Birmingham Library, 1-2 p.m.
Fairfield Farmers’ Market, with Nauvoo on The Road activities, Howard Park, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: email@example.com.
Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, noon.
Narcotics Anonymous, New Life Community Church, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Alanon, New Life Community Church, noon.
Fairfield’s 175th Birthday Celebration, Fairfield 175th Celebration Car Show hosted by Andy Nelson and Heartland Rod & Custom, Fairfield square, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; historic photo and memorabilia display, Iowa State Construction, 9 a.m.-noon; Jake McVey acoustic concert, 1-3 p.m.; raffle for commemorative quilt, 1:15 p.m.
Richland Homecoming, ecumenical church service, Richland Central Park, 10 a.m.
Keosauqua Celebration, July Fourth and 175th birthday, community church service, City Park, 10 a.m.; lunch; kids parade, 1 p.m.; kids activities, 1 p.m.; Tarnished Brass Band, 2 p.m.; free ice cream and birthday cake, 3 p.m.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia South-Central Iowa Support Group, Good Samaritan Home, Ottumwa, 2-3 p.m. Information: 800-272-3900.
St. Louis Cardinal and Fairfield Trojan Baseball Games, Fairfield Park and Recreation Department bus trip to Busch Stadium, bus departing 7:30 a.m. Roosevelt Community Recreation Center. Information: 472-6159 or www.fairfieldparksandrec.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m.
Submit calendar items to: The Fairfield Ledger at PO Box 110, Fairfield 52556; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 112 E. Broadway Ave. Include: event name, location, date, time and a phone number to call in case of questions.