Home For The Holidays



Saturday, December 9 – 7:30pm
$25.00 per ticket

Word on the street is that tickets are close to being gone! Call Mike Smith at (319) 361-8193 to reserve your tickets asap if you’re planning to be there.

Pay at the door – cash or check only! We’re kickin it old school so dig out that checkbook or stop by the ATM.


Magical Night 2023



Magical Night returns on Thursday, November 30, 2023
A wide range of events will occur along Mount Vernon’s Historic First Street.  The following events will be taking place at the First Street Community Center:

5:00 – 8:00pm
Hot Cocoa will be served by volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints inside the First Street Community Center in the lobby on the main floor.

5:00 – 8:00pm
Jackee Austerman Photography Studio will be offering “Fun Christmas Photos” inside the First Street Community Center for families throughout the evening.

5:00 – 5:30pm
The annual lighting of the First Street Community Center building. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as Santa pulls the BIG Switch to light up the building. Music teacher Sophie Walker from the elementary school will lead local children in song as part of the ceremony.

6:00 – 6:45pm
Elliott McNulty takes on the character of “Elfiott” to share music in the Uptown Theatre as a fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Elementary School Library.

6:45 – 7:15pm
Holiday Magic from Dance Arts Iowa at the Uptown Theater. Also, tickets will be sold onsite throughout the evening for Dance Arts Iowa’s full production of “The Nutcracker,” which will take place Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Community School District Performing Art Center.


Home for the Holidays – A Christmas Cabaret with Amy Stoner


The First Street Community Center’s Uptown Theatre is proud to be hosting a wonderful musical performer, Amy Stoner on Friday, December 9th @ 7:30pm.


We invite you to join cabaret chanteuse Amy Friedl Stoner for an evening of holiday music and laughter.

Mixing traditional Christmas songs with contemporary holiday tunes, Amy and her band will remind you of your favorite songs and introduce you to new ones.

For the performance in the Uptown Theatre this evening Amy is thrilled to be joined by Cameron Sullenberger, Luke Viertel, John Hall & Tim Crumley.

The Uptown Theatre with it’s intimate layout almost erases the separation of stage and audience to let you really feel the performance and not just watch it from a distance.

Get your tickets early before this popular event sells out!

Tickets are available at:

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Take a Class: Create a Festive Holiday Wreath


Join Blooming Acres in creating a festive holiday wreath!  Have fun choosing 5 different ribbons in a variety of holiday themes to add to a mesh base.  These wreaths are easy to make and even easier to store after the holidays.  Please feel free to bring a snack and beverage of your choice.

Class dates are Saturday, November 29th 1-3 and Wednesday, December 9th 6-8.

Class and materials is $40.  Class size is limited to 10 people.

Please call Blooming Acres 319-895-6077 to reserve a spot.

For more information please see either the 11/29 Facebook event or the 12/09 Facebook event.

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