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Thanks for visiting the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa! Browse our Building Directory to see all the exciting shops, businesses and services that make this former Middle/High School building their home.

Small Business Saturday will be in Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa on three different Saturdays this year:
September 26, October 24, and November 28
10am – 4pm

Shoppers will have opportunities to win prizes each of the three Saturdays.

New this year is the addition of outdoor shopping to the annual event to allow shoppers to properly social distance.

Come Enjoy the Show

If you are looking for something fun to do in the Mount Vernon-Lisbon area you should keep an eye on the activities coming up on our Events Calendar.  There’s always something exciting going on at the First Street Community Center!


Here’s A Sample of Events We’ve Hosted:

  • Poster for the Shakespeare Comedy - Twelfth Night
  • Dan Bern wearing a hoody and playing guitar
  • Picture of a marionette of Don Quixote by the Edgar Wibble Puppet Theatre
  • Save the tapes with the A-Go-Go girls and Dean Traver
  • Robert Campagna Book Signing Event
  • picture of Malcom Holcombe
  • Highway 151 Band's logo
  • photo of Tony Brown and Dan Johnson
  • picture of the musicians of the Frances Luke Accord
  • A Lawn Concert with Hudson & Overly present by the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG).
  • photo of Goatsinger Show: "Gathered" - From Spring 2014


Have Us Host Your Event

If you would like to host an event with us, please Contact Us online or call at (319) 895-8060.  Big or small, private or public, we have spaces available for almost anything you might want to do.  Check the “Venue Reservations” drop-down menu at the top of this page for each venue to see their availability.

We’ve Got Class

The First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa was once a building overflowing with students coming and going to class.  We are bringing that excitement and energy back with new and exciting adult and family friendly classes covering a wide range of topics with new ones added each month!

Keep an eye on our “Classes” section, we will be continually be adding more exciting and interesting activities for everyone.

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For info about all of the events at the First Street Community Center check out our Events page.