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October 2019

The Hundred Dresses

October 13 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Uptown Theatre, First Street Community Center, The Uptown Theatre, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$10 – $15

Come and enjoy the fall children’s production of The Hundred Dresses, a play by Mary Hall Surface adapted from the classic 1943 children’s book by Eleanor Estes, directed by Braden JP Rood.

Wanda Petronski just wants to join the fun of having friends like everyone else. But in 1930’s small town America during the Great Depression, a Polish immigrant doesn’t easily fit in.  Wanda seeks comfort by creating drawings of beautiful dresses which she keeps at home and shows to no one.

When Maddie’s best friend Peggy starts to tease Wanda, Maddie knows it isn’t right. When the teasing doesn’t stop and the Petronskis move to get away from the town’s prejudices, Maddie is wracked with guilt. She soon realized that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself.

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League of Women Voters

October 15 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:15 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Library, First Street Community Center, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Mount Vernon / Lisbon Unit of the Linn County League of Women Voters meets the third Tuesday of every month 4:15 - 5:30pm in the library at the First Street Community Center.

Anyone (including men, students, young voters) interested in "encouraging informed and active participation in government, working to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy" is welcome to attend!

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CLASS – Twig Fairy Chairs – Instructor, Ruth Ipsan-Brown

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Ruth’s Twig Room, 221 1st St NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$30
Photo of tiny wooden crafted chairs for the class by East End Art - Twig Fairy Chairs, Instructor - Ruth Ipsan-Brown

Learn to make Twig Fairy Chairs from Ruth Ipsan-Brown, the goddess of twig and creator of twig things.

Make a small chair, figure, structure or some twig thing of your choice.

All materials included however if you want to bring a stick, please do.

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Coming Home to Ourselves: A Morning Retreat for Women with Qoya and Community

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Uptown Theatre, First Street Community Center, The Uptown Theatre, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$15

Saturday, October 26 from 9-noon. What is Qoya Qoya is a movement practice that knows: through movement, we remember. We remember our essence as women is Wise, Wild and Free. We remember the body's wisdom and we move in response, trusting that if it feels right, it is right. We remember the body's truth, that…

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Homecoming and All That Jazz! The Eddie Piccard Quartet and The Busch Brothers in Concert

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Uptown Theatre, First Street Community Center, The Uptown Theatre, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$15
poster for the Eddie Piccard Jazz concert

The Eddie Piccard Quartet will be in Mount Vernon at the First Street Community Center, Saturday, October 26th @ 7:30 pm.  Join us for an evening of New Orleans Jazz in the Uptown Theatre located in the First Street Community Center!

Once again they will be joined by the Busch Brothers.  Those who have seen these two groups play together before know this is going to be a good night.

"We love playing for the audience that comes to the Mount Vernon events, and we know people will love hearing this music. It’s classic.”


Eddie Piccard Jazz plays hot traditional favorites and cool Shearing melodies, as well as warm Latin tunes.  Eddie will be on piano and vocals, Craig Dove on bass, Jon Wilson on drums, Rich Martin on vibes, and Dave Richter on guitar.

For this show they will be joined by the Busch Boys–Marty on trombone, Larry on trumpet, and Luke on clarinet.

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November 2019

Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market – Indoor/Winter Season 2019-2020

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

The Uptown Theatre, First Street Community Center, The Uptown Theatre, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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photo of fall vegetables on display

Saturdays 10am – 12pm in the First Street Community Center Gymnasium.

We are expecting some great things including but not limited to honey, baked goods, produce including gourmet mushrooms, arts and crafts, and more! Bring your kids, your friends, and a stray neighbor or two! We have a variety of vendors and a plethora of delicious items from which to choose. Stock the cupboards and fill the pantry, it is time for the Mt. Vernon Winter Farmers Market!

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The Black Panthers

November 7 @ 6:30 pm
First Street Community Center Library – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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two photos of Black Panther free breakfast program activities

Come and listen to a historical presentation about The Black Panther political party on Thurs., Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library of the First Street Community Center.

Join us for a presentation and conversation about the Black Panthers with a woman who worked for them in the '70's.  You may be surprised to learn about the many positive things the Black Panthers were a part of.

Christine Flavin will talk about how she became involved in the civil rights movement when she was in high school.  She later went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley in 1971.

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Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market – Indoor/Winter Season 2019-2020

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

The Uptown Theatre, First Street Community Center, The Uptown Theatre, 221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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photo of fall vegetables on display

Saturdays 10am – 12pm in the First Street Community Center Gymnasium.

We are expecting some great things including but not limited to honey, baked goods, produce including gourmet mushrooms, arts and crafts, and more! Bring your kids, your friends, and a stray neighbor or two! We have a variety of vendors and a plethora of delicious items from which to choose. Stock the cupboards and fill the pantry, it is time for the Mt. Vernon Winter Farmers Market!

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