Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St., will host an interactive teen writing workshop with author Mike Mullin from 5 to 7:30 p.m. To learn more, call the library at (319) 753-1647.

Clean Out Your Files Day is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Area Recyclers facility.

Fort Madison Public Library, 1920 Avenue E, will have a 10th anniversary open house from 4 to 7 p.m.

Keokuk Public Library, 210 N. Fifth St., will show a new release movie at 6 p.m.


Des Moines County Historical Society, 501 N. Fourth St., will host History Roundtable at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level classroom, with discussion about Des Moines County History. To learn more, call (319) 752-7449.

SS. Peter and Paul School, Nauvoo, Illinois, will host Ooey Gooey Fun Night for ages 3 to 5 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. Call (217) 453-2511 or visit

Southeastern Community College Foundation, Pzazz Convention & Event Center, the 12th annual Great Tastes fundraiser will be at 6 p.m. Friday. To order tickets or reserve sponsor seats, contact Julie Glasgow at the SCC Foundation Office by calling (319) 208-5062 or emailing


Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St., will host Sensory Sensations, sensory program for children with special needs at 10 a.m. Registration is required.

Fort Madison Area Arts Association, 825 Avenue G, will host a reception for the annual High School Art Competition from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Hamilton, Illinois, Public Library, 861 Broadway St., will host a Spring Carnival with games from 1 to 3 p.m.

Music Under the Water Tower Series presents Crane Wives Concert at 8 p.m. at the Donnellson American Legion Hall, 419 N. Oak St. To learn more, call (319) 524-5599.

Visiting Writers Series will feature readings by authors Brenda Cardenas and Roberto Harrison at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Room 333, at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington. Arrive by 7:45 p.m. for a seat. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.


Day of the Child is noon to 4 p.m. at Westland Mall in West Burlington. This free event for children and families features more than 20 organizations, free arts, crafts, games, giveaways, vision screenings, child ID’s and more. To learn more, call Tamee at (319) 753-0193.

Lee County Historical Society will host a free program at 2 p.m. at the Samuel Miller House, 318 N. Fifth St., Keokuk.

St. Vincent de Paul Society will host packaging of food bags for hungry Des Moines County children at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Catholic Church Hall. To volunteer, show up or call Edna Smull at (319) 850-6756.

***Happs Highlights***


Homemade Beef and Noodle Supper is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at West Burlington United Methodist Church, 308 Broadway St. Cost for adults is $8.

Lunch at the Top of Snake Alley is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St., serving Catfish Filet or Pulled Pork Sandwich, sides, desserts and drink for $6.


Eagles Aerie 150, 2727 Mount Pleasant St., will host Tenderloin Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Members and guests are welcome.


Vendor Blender at Big Muddy's on the Riverfront is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., sponsored by Relay for Life of Des Moines County.


Bel Canto Chorale Spring Concert is 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for students in advance at Hy-Vee, Weird Harold’s/The Medium and the Iowa Store, and $8 at the door.

Burlington Coin Club will have a Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pzazz Convention and Event Center, Hall B, open to the public. Admission is free.

Open House and Tack and Swap Meet is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Smok’N Guns Tack and More, 8331 Bridgeport Road, Danville, now selling firearms, equine tack and related items. To learn more, call (319) 850-8593. We are a licensed gun dealer.

For more Hawk Eye Happenings see page C6