January 26, 20197:00 am
The annual 4-H Soup Supper and Auction is set for today .This event is open to the public and all proceeds help cover the $35 4-H Fee that each member is responsible for each year. Tickets are $7 (3 and under are free) and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Henry County Extension office.
The Winfield Fire and Rescue Appreciation Dinner will be held at Twin Lakes.
An Eagle Watching Caravan will roll out of the Port of Burlington to count and watch eagles at Sullivan Slough River Access. The Des Moines County Conservation vehicle will lead the caravan out from the Port of Burlington Welcome Center at 10:20 a.m., after a brief program on eagles. The Eagle Watching Caravan will begin at the Port of Burlington Welcome Center at 10 a.m., and last approximately 2 hours. Participants may leave the group at any time, and should plan on driving their own vehicles or carpool with others. Birdwatchers will be given instruction in eagle identification and counting methods used for the survey. Binoculars will be available for loan. There is no fee or registration required for the program. For more information please contact Starr’s Cave Nature Center at (319) 753-5808.
Join IW Athletics for their Tiger Athletic Appreciation Day from 12 to 5 pm. Tiger men and women's basketball team will host Spalding University. Doors open at 12, the women's game tips off at 1, and the men's game will follow at 3. There will be games and giveaways throughout the day and the Tiger Fan Zone will be open for face painting and much more.
Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation is hosting a low-cost Microchip and Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, January 26th from 11 am to 2 pm. The clinic will be held at the Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation, 1986 Gear Avenue in Fairfield. No appointment is necessary. This clinic is open to the public; offering micro-chipping by a licensed veterinarian for $25, which includes free registration of the chip. Rabies vaccinations, as well as yearly vaccinations for both dogs (DA2PP, Bordatella) and cats (FVRCP), are also being offered for only $15 each. Dog toenail trims for $15 and cat toenails $10. All proceeds benefit the animals and programs of Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation.
The Mt. Pleasant Veterans Hall has a Wild Game Feast today, with alligator, buffalo, elk, deer, rabbit, pheasant, and much more! Serving starts at 6pm. Tickets are $12.50. For more information call 319-385-8521.
Set designer for Mount Pleasant Community Theater's production of Guys and Dolls, Dawn Wiley, will be working on the set every Saturday from 9:30 am to 2 pm at the Heatilator Performing Arts Center, 307 E. Monroe St. in Mt. Pleasant through February 9. Everyone over the age of 14 is welcome, and experience is helpful but not necessary. Those attending are asked to wear closed toed shoes and clothes you can work in. If you have any questions you can contact director Barbara McRoy at 309-369-5187 or MPCT Vice President Kadie Johannson at 319-721-2729.
The four Henry County Rural County Trash Collection Sites will be closed 1/28 thru 1/31 due to extreme cold. The Central Site in Mt Pleasant will be open from 8:00 am to 3:00pm instead those days.