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SEVEN. 20

• Board Game Night @ Clinton Public Library Makerspace, 6-7:30pm Join us to play board games with other board game enthusiasts in the area. The library will provide a few board game options to play, including Ticket to Ride and Codenames. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring their own favorite board game to play with the group.

• River Cities Quilters Guild, 7:00 pm, Fulton Presbyterian Church, Fulton, Illinois. There will be rotations in small groups to hear tips and tricks from the guild’s seasoned quilters. Topics are: how to make a stuff sack for your quilt, apply edging, binding techniques, seam allowances and ironing At the October 18 meeting, Joyce Franklin of Piece Works Quilt Shop in Winterset, Joyce will host a workshop on Improv Curved Reconstitution starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $20 for non-members. At the October 18 meeting at 7 p.m., Joyce will be exhibiting old and new quilts. These meetings are open to anyone interested in the textile arts.

SEVEN. 21

• Farmer’s Market in Lyon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Parc du Foursquare de Lyon.

• Clinton Public Library Storytime, 10:30 am in the storytime room on the second floor of the library. Storytime is offered continuously, with breaks later in December and August, and features entertainment, stories, songs, puppet shows and a craft to take home.

• A free community meal, The Table, will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at CrossView Church, 703 14th Ave., Fulton. The menu will include a macaroni and cheese casserole, Jimmy John’s bread, green beans, apple slices and ice cream bars.

• The towns of the Quad Club of Gilda. Bullet Journaling at the Clinton Public Library, 10-11 a.m. Join us for a free workshop to learn how to organize your thoughts, feelings, goals, tracking habits, medications, appointments, self-care, triggers, etc. Bullet journaling allows us to be creative and artistic as we would like – or not at all. Learn different bullet journal styles and how to create a simple, inexpensive version when you don’t have time to buy one. Vincent Solis, MSW, is the featured presenter. This program is offered in person and RSVP is required. To register for the program or for any questions, visit gildasclubqc.org/calendrier or call (563) 326-7504.

• Afternoon adventures, 2:30 pm, at the Clinton Public Library in the Makerspace/second floor depending on activity. Every Wednesday, K-6 students are invited to join us starting at 2:30 p.m. for fun STEAM activities. The activities last from 45 minutes to 75 minutes. Caregivers are encouraged to join in with their young children. Registration is required from carers and if they are not joining their children for the activities, we encourage them to stay in the building. Children under the age of 8 should not be left alone in the building without a guardian who is at least 14 years old.

• Creation of an angler, 5:30 pm, Malone Park. Providing new experiences in nature to children helps develop an appreciation for the outdoors at a young age that they can continue throughout their lives. We have worms, poles and tackle…let’s just catch the fish. Experience and licenses are not required unless you plan to fish yourself. We will teach you how to encourage your angler even if you are not an angler yourself. This is a free event sponsored by Clinton County Conservation and open to the public.

SEVEN. 22

• Sunset Eco Cruise, 6 p.m., Rock Creek, Camanche.

SEVEN. 23

• Device Advice, Clinton Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Is technology a problem for you? Visit the library for one-on-one help during device advice hours.

• Switchback will perform at 7:30 pm at the Savanna Museum & Cultural Center in Savanna, Illinois. This duo has performed across the country, including appearing on three PBS specials. They combine the sounds of American root music with the Celtic sound.

SEVEN. 24

• Farmer’s Market in Lyon, from 8am to 12pm, Parc du Foursquare in Lyon.

• Third Annual Riverview Bacon & Brew Fest, 4-7 pm at the Riverview Bandshell. Local food vendors will be on hand to sell $2 bacon-inspired food samples along with their regular entrees. Additionally, local breweries, including those in the 7G distribution network, will provide free samples of their specialty beers. Live music will be provided by The Mamiltons and your favorite beer drinks will be available for purchase by the Jaycees.

• Wild Rose Casino & Hotel Wild Rose Wine Festival. This is an outdoor event in Wild Rose’s courtyard from 1-4pm and is open to the public. Attendees can sample wines from some of eastern Iowa’s finest wineries. Local band 3 On The Tree, led by Pat Jones, will perform. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks (sorry, no coolers allowed). Drinks will be available for purchase and local food trucks will be present.

• Lyons Branch Library Cookbook Club, 2-3 p.m. If you love telling stories, sharing recipes and meeting new people, join us at Lyons Branch Library to share family recipes, whether new or old, and a story about the recipe. We will be creating a cookbook for the Clinton Public Library during this 9 month program. We welcome all levels of culinary experience and diets. Please bring a “weather recipe” for our sixth meeting. Registration is encouraged. Call 242-5355.

SEVEN. 25

• Clinton County Democrats will host 12 state and local candidates at a free soapbox event, 1-4 p.m., at the Clinton County Fair in DeWitt. Complimentary homemade pie and ice cream served while supplies last.

SEVEN. 27

• Toddler Hour, Clinton Public Library, 10:30 am Similar to Baby Dance Hour, but for ages 2-3. Music and toys will be available.

SEVEN. 28

• Clinton Public Library Storytime, 10:30 am in the storytime room on the second floor of the library. Storytime is offered continuously, with breaks later in December and August, and features entertainment, stories, songs, puppet shows and a craft to take home.

• Afternoon adventures, 2:30 pm, at the Clinton Public Library in the Makerspace/second floor depending on activity. Every Wednesday, K-6 students are invited to join us starting at 2:30 p.m. for fun STEAM activities. The activities last from 45 minutes to 75 minutes. Caregivers are encouraged to join in with their young children. Registration is required from carers and if they are not joining their children for the activities, we encourage them to stay in the building. Children under the age of 8 should not be left alone in the building without a guardian who is at least 14 years old.

• Lyons Reads Book Club, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Hy-Vee Market Grille. The Lyons Reads Book Club is relaxed and we have fun conversations about books and authors. We each read our own book and discuss it with our group. This meeting will be held at the Hy-Vee Market Grille, 1122 N. Second St., Clinton. Registration is encouraged. Call 242-5355.

SEVEN. 29

• Cricut for Beginners: Heat Transfer Vinyl at the Clinton Public Library Makerspace, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to create custom items using heat transfer vinyl, a Cricut machine, and a heat press . Participants will learn how to weed, layer and press a heat transfer design onto a canvas tote bag. Materials for this course are provided free of charge. The course is limited to 15 participants. Call 242-8441 to register. This course is suitable for ages 16 and up.

OCT. 1

• Concert by the Clinton Symphony Orchestra, featuring a musical suite by composer Jennifer Higdon from her acclaimed opera “Cold Mountain”. The Clinton Symphony has joined similarly sized orchestras across the country in commissioning the work, and Clinton audiences will be one of the first to hear it.

OCT. 5

• GROW Clinton and DeWitt Chamber & Development Co. Candidates Forum, 6:00 p.m., Clinton City Hall, 611 Third St. in Clinton. The event will be streamed live on the “City of Clinton Iowa” YouTube channel. Questions can be submitted before the event, but no later than Friday, September 30. Send your questions to [email protected]g. Submitting a question does not guarantee that the question will be asked, the DCDC said. Daily questions will not be taken by the virtual audience, and daily questions may be submitted by the public in person for review by the moderator, organizers said.

OCT. 12

• Grow Clinton is sponsoring a fall job fair at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort, Clinton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All companies are invited to participate in this event free of charge. If you would like a table, contact Director of Workforce Development and Talent Attraction Stacy Borgeson as soon as possible as seating is limited, at [email protected] or call (563 ) 559-2205. Job seekers will be able to find opportunities in manufacturing and welding, healthcare, construction, retail, federal facilities and more. Direct your questions to Stacy Borgeson at [email protected] or (563) 242-5702.

• Community Safety Information Forum, 7:00 pm, Clinton Community College Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

NOV. 13

• RiverChor Fall Concert, 2 pm, Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton. With a theme of “Choiral Cornucopia,” the concert has something for everyone, from William Billings and Mozart to Fats Waller, Irving Fine and Aaron Copland.

Jennifer C. Burleigh