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 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!

Dyer-Bostford Historical House & Doll Museum is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 22nd & July 27th - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the James Kennedy Public Library. Have basic computer questions? Come to the JKPL! The library is hosting drop-in hours so you can bring your basic computer questions and they'll do their best to answer them. Laptop computers will be available for use but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop if they own one.

Beginning May 24th - Farmers Market - every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dyersville Commercial Club Park

May 23rd - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center. Join the EKLC as they are holding an "End of Life Choices" Educational Session on the 2nd floor, upper level. Call Stacie at 563-875-6323 to see if there's room for you to attend if you didn't already RSVP.

Monticello Happenings

May 28th - Memorial Day Events Planned - The morning will start off with a Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. followed by a procession by the Monticello Drill Team and Monticello High School Band at 9:30 a.m. Father Paul Baldwin will lead the service at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, the Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Church.

At 10:00 a.m. the parade will start at the Monticello Middle School parking lot, travel south on Main Street, east on Oak Street, and stop at the Kitty Creek Bridge for a wreath presentation to honor those lost at sea in defense of our country. The firing squad will also shoot, and a bugler will play "Taps". They will then proceed to Oakwood Cemetery for a communitywide service where the public is welcome to attend. The ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery will take place inside the Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Monticello if raining.

US Cell Tech Class (4-6pm) Join them 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.)

Grief Support Group (Above & Beyond) Grief is: Normal - A Natural Reaction To Loss - Experienced Uniquely - A Means To Reconciling Loss. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Above & Beyond Offices 417 E 1st St Monticello. Free to the public. Must be 18 or older. Questions? Contact Carol DeJong, Bereavement Coordinator cdejong@abovebeyondhc.com  
or 319-465-4637.

Available beginning May 1st - Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library. Check out an Adventure Pass.

Quad Cities - Putnam Museum & Science Center, Niabi Zoo, QC Botanical Center -- 2 adults and up to 4 children who reside in the same household (18 and under)
Figge (Quad Cities) - 2 adults and all dependents
Grout Museum District (Waterloo) - 2 adults & 2 children
Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines) - 2 adults & 2 children
A non-expired Monticello Public Library card. Age 18 and older to reserve. Account in good standing (fines below $5.00). Each pass can be reserved once every 365 days. Passes may be reserved for either Tuesday thru Thursday or Friday thru Monday. Card holder must be present when pass is presented for use.

Monticello Farmers Market - Held at the Willow Shelter (next to Pizza Ranch)
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

PLANNING IS IMPORTANT - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Jones County can help you plan ahead for future care. Finances of Caregiving is a series of sessions focused on:

Understanding Where to Begin - Plan before a crisis occurs. Determine what you need to know.
Planning Essentials - Prepare documents to make financial and legal decisions when necessary.
Paying for Care - Understand the different types of care and costs. Learn about resources to pay for care.
Communicating Effectively Community Resources - Identify communication practices for a subject that is difficult to discuss and community contacts.

FREE series from Jones County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 7th (Sessions 1 & 2) and June 14th (Sessions 3 & 4) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a light lunch.

Includes folder of financial records, presentations by community experts, case studies, and lots of discussion.

Register by calling 319-465-3224 or online at http://bit.ly/foc10069

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