Dyersville Happenings

Bingo - Held every Thursday at St. Francis Xavier parish hall in Dyersville from 7pm to 10pm.

Tuesday/Thursday - Every Tuesday and Thursday come play progressive euchre at the Dyersville Senior Center from 9-11am. Cost is only a quarter, and prizes are given away. Also, every Wednesday from 9:30-11am come play bingo at the Dyersville Senior Center. Cost is .50 for a set of four, prizes are given away.

November 15th - The Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Giveaway promotion starts. Start signing up at participating businesses for a chance to win $2000 in specialized Chamber Dollars! See the Dyersville Commercial/Eastern IA Shopping News for the list of businesses.

November 21st - JKPL Memoir Project at James Kennedy Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone has a story to tell, what's yours? Join us for this monthly writers' group that focuses on writing about personal stories and family history. No previous writing experience is necessary, please come and learn with us! This group will meet the third Monday of each  month.

The James Kennedy Public Library is partnering with the Dyersville Layette Ladies to share with you the work and talent of the Layette Ladies as well as raise some funds for both organizations. Several quilts made by the group will be on display at the James Kennedy Public Library from November 28th thru December 18th. During these three weeks you will be able to purchase raffle tickets to win the quilt of your choice! Cost for raffle tickets are 1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00 or 10 for $10.00. One winner will be able to select their favorite quilt out of those on display to keep. The winner of the raffle will be drawn on Monday, December 19th. Need not be present to win. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be split evenly between the Layette Ladies group and the JKPL.

Now - Downtown stores and many around Dyersville are open late on Thursday's!

 Santa & Mrs. Claus will be making their appearance at a variety of locations:

December 10th - Santa will be at Hartig Drug from 10am - 2pm

December 10th - Santa will be at TOMY from 2 - 4pm

December 6th - The Chamber's last Christmas Giveaway Drawing will be on Tuesday, December 6th. Look for the sign up box at participating stores. Remember, think local first!

Monticello Happenings

 US Cell Tech Class (4-6pm) Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for all your technology questions. Bring in your mobile device and learn all you can use it for. Held at the Monticello Public Library (205 E Grand St.)

December 8th - Monticello Public Library: Join us for Family Gingerbread House Making. They will supply the materials necessary for your family to decorate a gingerbread house. (5:30 to 7:30pm) This will be held during Cookies, Cocoa and Carols.

Santa Visits: December 10th from 10am to 12:00pm at the Pocket Park (downtown Monticello)