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‘Naturalist Stroll’ Sunday afternoon; Children’s ‘Village Life’ Oct. 14; Iowaville Cemetery tour Oct. 14

Oct 04, 2017

‘Naturalist Stroll’ Sunday afternoon

Naturalists Therese Cummiskey and Brittney Tiller will lead a free “Naturalist Stroll” at 4 p.m. Sunday through Jefferson County Park.

Those interested in viewing the autumn colors and learning about what nature has to offer in October should meet shortly before 4 p.m. at the backstop in the picnic area of the park.

The fall hike is family friendly. No registration is required.

Children’s ‘Village Life’ Oct. 14

KEOSAUQUA — The Des Moines River Water Trail, along with Jefferson County Conservation and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting “Village Life” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Pearson House in Keosauqua.

The free family-friendly event gives youth a chance to try their hand at the chores that would have been done in Iowa 2,000 years ago by the Native Americans. An introduction will be given at 11:30 a.m., and then participants can rotate through various chores and tasks once done by children their age.

Attendees do not have to be children to participate, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required.

For information, call 919-6822 or email dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

Iowaville Cemetery tour Oct. 14

SELMA — The Des Moines River Water Trail, along with Jefferson County Conservation and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting “Iowaville Cemetery Tours” at 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 14 near Selma.

Historian Mike Zahs will be sharing the rich history of one of Iowa’s most interesting cemeteries. The little cemetery is now the only sign left of the once thriving town of Iowaville.

Preregistration is required. Call 919-6822 or email dmriverwatertrail@gmail.com.

Due to limited parking space at the cemetery, participants will meet at the Log Cabin in Selma City Park before carpooling to the cemetery.

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