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.

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.

Fourth Monday of each Month - The James Kennedy Public Library is hosting a NEW monthly open mic night at Brew & Brew on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Performers (age 13 & up) are encouraged to sign up for ten minute time slots and show off their talents. Poetry, music, readings and comedy are just a few examples!

Internship Available - The National Farm Toy Museum is seeking a qualified university or college student desiring to gain hands-on experience in a museum setting. This paid internship is available during May-August 2017 and made possible with the assistance of an internship grant from the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. This internship will focus on the digital curation of the museum's collection to create a digital tour guide of the museum. Send to : Museum Manager, Amanda Schwartz at aschwartz@dyersville.com

Dyersville Farmers Market will start on May 25th, running every Thursday until October 5th. Held at the Dyersville Commercial Park 2:00-5:30 p.m. For vendor information, contact Karla at 563-875-2311.

Master Gardener Call Center Have plant questions? The Master Gardener have answers! Simply bring your plant sample or question in to their office during call center hours, or call and talk to a Master Gardener one-on-one. Held at Dubuque Co. ISU Extension. April through October: Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm Call 563-583-6496 http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/MGcall-center

Don't forget to pre-order blizzards for your office and/or your family to support the Children's Hospital in Iowa City. All proceeds from blizzards sold on Thursday, July 27th are donated to the Children's Hospital. This is a popular event and DQ suggests you pre-order to avoid the long lines. You can get an order form at the Chamber and email to dyersvilledq@iowatelecom.net Pre-order 6 or more blizzards by Monday, July 24th and be entered into a drawing for an ice cream cake party.

July is almost over! Don't forget to donate new toys to the "Toys for the Needy Project" AND non-perishable food items to the Dyersville Food Pantry for the "Christmas in July" project. Please drop off your items at the James Kennedy Public Library during open hours.

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.)

Monticello Farmers Market: Wednesday's from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday's from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

July 27th @ 6 p.m. - Free & Open to the Public - Architectural Preservation and Revitalization with Michael LeClere
Michael works as a Graduate Architect with Martin Gardner Architecture located in Marion, Iowa. He was born into a fourth generation farming family in NE Iowa. He went to to study design at The University of Iowa and The University of Oregon with a focus on community revitalization, preservation, and sustainability. These interests lead him to first tackle issues of decline in his rural hometown of Coggon, IA. Light refreshments will be provided.