Get hooked on free fishing, taste homemade ice cream, join a Memorial Day service


American Legion Auxiliary will deposit pennies on veterans’ headstones at 10 a.m. at Keokuk National Cemetery. Anyone interested in helping them should go to the front gate of the old section of the cemetery.

homemade ice cream is 3-6 p.m. at Wever Odd Fellows Lodge, 1696 US 61, which also serves maidrites, ham salad, hot dogs, pies, cakes, and drinks.

The McNamara Band will play at 3 p.m. at the Rand Park Pavilion, 1401 Stripe St., Keokuk. To learn more, visit


Burlington Area Veterans Council The Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium. Coffee will be served before the service, and after the service with donuts.

Moose Lodge 579, 2529 Mount Pleasant St., Memorial Day Picnic will serve chicken, potato salad, baked beans and spring salad. Service starts at 11:45 a.m., cake walk is at 1 p.m., bingo starts at 2 p.m. There will be draws.

Nauvoo, Ill., the special Memorial Day picnic with musical performances and a patriotic flag ceremony, sponsored by the Nauvoo Betterment Association, is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of the meal is a voluntary donation.


TOPS IA 1234 meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1015 S. Roosevelt Ave. For more information, call Ginger at (319) 753-2243.


Burlington Art Center, 301 Jefferson St., the artist-to-artist chat room is 6-8 p.m., also hosted by the Fort Madison Area Arts Association. To learn more, visit

Flower arrangement workshop is 6 p.m. at Danville Station, 102 N. Main St., Danville, with ISU Assistant Professor Dan Brabec. Commercially grown flowers and various floral supplies will also be made available to attendees. The cost is $25. Contact the Des Moines County Extension Office at (319) 671-7165 to register.

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant St., will host Golden Oldies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the party.


Jefferson Street Farmers Market is 4:30-7 p.m. every Thursday through October in downtown Burlington. To learn more, visit

Kayak loan is at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. Participants can kayak around the lake anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Kayaks are first come, first served. Staff will provide boats, paddles and life jackets, which must be worn at all times. Participants must meet at the Lacey-Keosauqua State Park boat launch.

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant Street will host bingo, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m. Yolanda’s food will be available on site or to take away.

Mount Pleasant Rotary The 67th Annual BBQ is served from 5-7 p.m., drive-in only, at the Wright Pavilion in Old Threshers McMillan Park. Enter Walnut Street.

Steamboat Senior Center, 501 Jefferson St., will have music from the House Band playing country rock and waltzes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dance or listen. The cover charge is $2.

Tullie Brae, acclaimed blues performer and multi-instrumentalist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theater, 211 N. Third St. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Capitol Theater box office or online. To learn more, visit


Heritage Days in Denmark starts with garage sales across the city at 8 a.m., followed by live music in the StumpTown hideaway at 7 p.m. Registration opens at 7 a.m. for anyone wishing to bring a tractor or gas engine to display. The tractor parade is at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For a full program visit Denmark Heritage Days on Facebook.

First Friday The program is at 10 a.m. at the Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St. Russ Fry will explore Iowa history, delving into the question “Does the University of Iowa have Blackhawk’s remains?” Registration is not compulsory. Everyone is welcome.

Friday Night Art Hop for Kids is 6 p.m. at the Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St. For more information or to register, call (319) 754-8069 or visit

Friends of HCHC and the opening reception for Mount Pleasant Arts Impact’s Third Annual Colors of Summer Art Exhibit will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Iowa Wesleyan University Art Gallery in the PEO building. Funds raised from ticket sales will benefit the Friends of HCHC. The show will run until June 30.

Iowa Residents Can Try Fishing without buying a permit on June 3, 4, and 5, as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Free Fishing Weekend. All other regulations remain in place.

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mt. Pleasant St., will serve chicken or fish, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and a bun from 5-7 p.m. Ned Francis will play from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Wake N Bake Breakfast Company713 Jefferson St., will host live music by Autumn’s Waiting at 7 p.m. For more, follow Wake N Bake Breakfast Company on Facebook.


Don’t blame the bard“Iowa Lifted, Ireland Rooted,” returns to Corked 101, 514 Jefferson St., at 7 p.m.

El Perro will play The Washington, 306 Washington St., from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and are available on The Washington’s website. Doors open at 7 p.m. Those 21 and over can bring their own drinks.

Heritage Trust Preservation Station213 Valley St., is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, selling unique decor and historic building materials.

Impakt band will play at 7 p.m. at the Rand Park Pavilion, 1401 Stripe St., Keokuk. To learn more, visit

Ride like a pro with Rusty Crabtree is 8 a.m. to noon at Heartland Harley Davidson, 117 S. Roosevelt Ave. To learn more, visit the event on Facebook.

Sunny’s Legacyhelping sick, stray and feral cats and kittens, accepts exchangeable cans and plastic bottles from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in the old Burlington ShopKo parking lot.

This is yesterday’s news with Terry Abrisz is at 10 a.m. at the Burlington Public Library, serving coffee, buns and Burlington history. This month’s event will look at baseball in Burlington in 1889. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Youth Jamboree is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big Hollow Creek Recreation Area, 18853 152nd Ave., Sperry. The jamboree is free and all necessary equipment is included at no cost. To register, go to


Burlington City Band free concert 7:30-9 p.m. at Crapo Park Bandstand, 2600 Madison Ave., overlooking the Mississippi River. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. To learn more, visit

Family walk for the summer by Healthy Henry County is 2-5 p.m. at East Lake Park, Mount Pleasant, beginning at the tennis courts. Visit fun, family-friendly activities and educational stations such as the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Kid’s ID Kits, Car Seat Check, Giveaways, while looping through the park.

To Ukraine from Iowa with love The fundraising concert takes place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lee County Fairgrounds, 1100 N. Main St., Donnellson. For more information, call (319) 524-5599.

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