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Indoor Farmer’s Market – Canceled – Please Read the Note

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vendor at the farmer's market
photo by Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market Facebook page

We know that one of the very popular activities at the First Street Community Center is attending the Farmer’s Market.  The organizers of the market have posted the following note on their Facebook page, be sure to read the “good news” section.

Be safe, be well, and we will see you again after this passes for the outdoor Farmers Market season!


This is from the Farmer’s Market Facebook Page 03/18/20

Hey there Everyone!

With yesterday’s announcement from the governor about limiting group gatherings to ten or less people, we are going to have to cancel the remaining two weeks of Saturday morning farmers’s markets. We are going to set our sights on looking forward to the outdoor markets that will start on Thursdays in May, but until then, we will have to say, “See ya in a bit!”

BUT WAIT!!!
THERE’S ANOTHER THING!!!!

There is still good news for today, here & now!

Our vendors are still offering their products for private sales and here is a list of contact information for some of the vendors:

One thing to notate about dealing directly with the owner of a small business is the fact that they are more than happy to work with you on how and when to get their quality products into your hands. For instance, Jaime from Twisted Oaks Meats mentioned that if you go to their website and click on the Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market as the delivery point for your order, she’ll meet you there! Pretty cool, huh?!?!?!

~ Beef, pork, and poultry meats
Jamie Bierman
twistedoaksmeats.com
Mobile (563) 889-0175

~ Specialty Desserts,
including gluten free products!
Linda Hurst
slicedabakeryemporium@gmail.com
Mobile (319) 321-7271

~ Specialty Cupcakes
Angie Watson
frostedhomemakecupcakes@gmail.com
Mobile (319) 430-3519

~ Raw Honey
Lynn St. John
Mobile (319) 270-6614

~ Black Walnuts and Hickory Nuts
Del Lawrence
Mobile (319) 854-7430

~ Handmade soaps and other beauty products
Rebecca Mueller
Locust.grove.farm.ia@gmail.com
Mobile (319) 551-2082
Or follow on Instagram
@locust_grove_farm

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Live Theatre – These Shining Lives – MVLCT

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The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre is presenting These Shining Lives in the Uptown Theatre.  Shows are March 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th @ 7:30 pm with a matinee March 8th @ 2 pm.

This isn’t a fairy tale, though it starts like one. It’s not a tragedy, though it ends like one.

Catherine Donohue’s opening line to the audience in These Shining Lives sets the tone for a play that is hard to categorize.

Based on the true story, it shows us the lives of the “radium girls” who painted dials with glowing radium-infused paint to create watches that could be read in the dark.

Catherine Donohue and her coworkers at Radium Dial in Ottawa, Illinois, were among the many women who worked in conditions that exposed them to a radioactive chemical that made them ill. Their fight for workers’ compensation even as they were suffering the crippling effects of the radium inspired a nation of workers to demand safe conditions from their employers.

Their efforts are described in historic accounts as heroic, but they saw themselves as ordinary people. As Catherine says: “But we’re just girls who wanted to work.”

With its simple set, small cast and Melanie Marnich’s poetic script, this story is one you will remember.

The show runs a little over an hour with no intermission; talkbacks will be held after the Saturday and Sunday shows for those who wish to stay.

Get Tickets Online    You can also purchase tickets at the performance.

Included in the Shining Lives cast are:

  • Kim Benesh
  • Schuyler Bieber
  • Larry Hansen
  • Kellyn Howell
  • Craig Jarvie
  • Mary Morgan-Blacharski
  • Kim Novotny
  • Braden JP Rood
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Lisa Smith
  • Len Struttmann

Kami Zbanek Hill is directing.


For more info check out the MVLCT website

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Live Music – Gabe and Richard Baillargeon

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Saturday, February 1st @ 6pm, the First Street Community Center’s Uptown Theatre will be hosting Gabe and Richard Baillargeon in a rare father and son duo performance with many special guest performers.  Be a part of the audience for this landmark, informal, recorded concert!

Iowa-based Richard Baillargeon has entertained Iowa since the earliest days of the Waubeek Trackers Band. That would be 1979. The Waubeek Trackers opened for acts including Leon Redbone, Joan Armitrading, Bob Gibson, Jim Post and were underwritten for concerts around Iowa by the Iowa Arts Council Performing Artists grants for two years.

Richard’s son Gabe Baillargeon has played since childhood where family music was a daily habit. His talent was delivered directly through the gene pool, enhanced by his natural enthusiasm and warm humor. Gabe was a fixture at the Stone City General Store Sundays before he moved. Gabe now lives in Boulder, CO.

Both Richard and Gabe Baillargeon have been bringing Eastern Iowa the music of many others as “soundmen” on the circuit in the Midwest. Another talent they share!

The father/son duo will share the stage with a wide variety of their musician friends, starting with Waubeek Trackers members and including other talented friends.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 1st @6pm, doors open at 5:15pm

COST:  Free will offering

WEBSITE:  Gabe Baillargeon’s Facebook page

QUESTIONS:  Contact Gabe Baillargeon, kyotemoonaudio@gmail.com, or call 763-339-2776.


The LilFest Series brings world quality performances to intimate concert settings, which are best for both the audience and the performer. The Baillargeons follow in the footsteps of performers like Freebo, Ellis Paul, Tim Grimm, Phil Heywood, Radoslav Lorković, Claudia Nygaard, Chad Elliott, Chuck Mitchell, Dave Moore, and Suzie Vinnick.

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Qoya LAST Saturday Series – Co-Hosted by Dance Arts Iowa

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Through movement, we remember. We remember our essence as Wise, Wild and Free.

Qoya invites women of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels to come and move. We focus on how it feels, not how it looks.  There is no expectation and no worry about not knowing how to do something.

Come take the opportunity to nurture and nourish yourself through movement, sharing, and laughter.   If you can breathe, you can dance Qoya. Dance with us!

This new Qoya series is happening in Mount Vernon on the last Saturday of the month, January-May. We’ll dance from 9 am – 10:30 am.

Come for one session, or all of them. Come whenever it fits your schedule.

Co-hosted by Dance Arts Iowa and Studio Sadie, and led by Mount Vernon native Sarah Sadie (formerly Martin).

Cost:  Only $20 per class, can be paid upon arrival.

Questions: Contact Dance Arts Iowa at (319) 558-9202 or Sarah at sarahsadie@atodonata.com


Click the picture below for more info:

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